Friday, September 22, 2017

Five on {Friday Favorites}

Happy Friday! Whew what a week! I'm having some technical trouble with the video I posted yesterday {insert embarrassed emoji}. Let's see if I can get it working today. In the meantime, like every other Friday I am linking up with Smidge of This and a few other blogs to share our favorites from the week.

1. I am SO EXCITED to share with you all that I am a new boutique owner/trunk keeper with Matilda Jane Clothing! I actually shared the news via Facebook live Wednesday night {connect with me on Facebook if you would like to keep updated with my weekly live videos}. I just LOVE this brand and HAD to be a part of it. Have you ever heard of Matilda Jane? If not, that's ok! I answer a lot of questions about MJ here so please check it out!

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2. I finally got my butt back in the gym and it felt SO GOOD! You can't beat the feeling of accomplishment you get after going to the gym

3. Today is the first day of Fall! Today is the first day of Fall! Definitely a favorite this week.

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4. Local weekend happenings: Johnny Appleseed Festival @ Weber's Cider Mill Farm, St. Joseph's Fall Family Festival @ Angel Park, Fall Harvest & Craft Festival @ Steppingstone Museum, Ravens vs. Jaguars @ M&T Bank Stadium

5. Ok I've posted about Lipsense twice this week so now makes three times. Are you annoyed yet? Definitely don't want to sound like a broken record of here but I am enjoying Lipsense. Which color should I go with next? I have my eye on Kiss For a Cause but that is definitely BAM! A sweet reader suggested Bombshell. I would love to hear some more suggestions because let's face it, I'll probably grab another 2 or 3 colors!

My before and after with the color Aussie Rose

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also Luke 12:34

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Lipsense Application Video

You guys I felt so silly recording this video. I am just not a natural. But I wanted to show the difference in layers when applying your Lipsense color. If you didn't catch my review, you can read it here.

In the video I mention a cool Halloween look that my distributor shared with me. If you're interested, here it is:

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also Luke 12:34

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

My Lipsense Review {Aussie Rose color}

I'm always late to the party it seems. Have y'all tried Lipsense yet? If not, don't worry because I just did. Although it has had a cult following for a while now and I've been secretly stalking it for about 3 months!

I don't usually wear a lot of makeup unless I'm going out somewhere. While I was on vacation a few weeks ago I found myself wearing a lip color almost the entire time because... vacation. I was also kissing my baby a lot because... I do that all the time! It was then that I hit the trigger and ordered myself some Lipsense. Smudge proof? Kiss proof? Water proof? You got me!

I chose to go with Aussie Rose as my first color because I felt it was pretty neutral. I also have my eye on Kiss For a Cause but that one is definitely BAM! Might be better for a second or third color. I liked Aussie Rose although on me I think it goes on with a tint of orange. Different skin and lip tones may have a different reaction. 

The correct way to apply your lip color is in 3 layers followed by a gloss {see tomorrow's post for my application video}. The color is a very thin consistency and has a very strong chemical/alcohol smell that I was not expecting. That smell goes away but it is definitely something I wish I knew to expect beforehand. By the 3rd layer I was very happy with the way it looked... not so much after the 1st or 2nd layer, though. The gloss is thick and somewhat sticky. You need the gloss because your lips feel way too dry without it. There is no need to reapply your color... it should last you all day. But you will need to reapply your gloss. 

Before and after

At the end of the day, I used the oops remover and I really have to say that I love it. My color came off in basically one swipe and the remover has a great smell! Somewhat like a vanilla flavor. My lips felt really great afterwards! Some of you may think about not purchasing the oops and just using other methods to remove your Lipsense color which is fine but I cannot say enough great things about the oops remover. I am so glad I bought it!

If you are interested in trying Lipsense feel free to email me and I will get you in contact with one of the distributors I know. If you have any questions also feel free to email me or leave a comment!

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For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also Luke 12:34

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Sienna's Baptism

On Sunday our sweet girl was baptized at Saint Margaret Church. It was such a memorable time because Sienna cried screamed the ENTIRE time! Poor girl was just NOT feeling well... she has some tummy issues going on plus she had her 4 month shots on Friday which led to a low grade fever on Saturday. What was I thinking scheduling her baptism just two days after her shots? Mom fail.

We opted to have the reception in a building at the church. We figured it was easier than making everyone go somewhere else after the ceremony. So on Saturday evening my mother in law and husband set up the room while I put the baby to bed. I arrived on Sunday and put some finishing touches on everything and waited for the food delivery.

Around 12:30 is when Sienna started to fuss but I was able to hold off the full blown meltdown with a bottle and some cuddling. The ceremony started at 1:30 pm and she fussed here and there. Stressful, yes... but nothing I couldn't handle. As soon as everything was over and it was time for pictures, she had enough. Enter in full blown meltdown. Screaming, face red, the whole 9 yards. As much as we all wanted pictures I just had to make the hard decision as a mama and tell everyone we couldn't do it then.

We walked over to the reception and Sienna fell asleep. She was just SO TIRED. We were all able to eat in hopes that Sienna would wake up refreshed and ready for pictures. She woke up and five minutes later it was full blown meltdown again! My poor baby wouldn't take a bottle and as just not feeling well. So, no pictures... and that's okay. We gave her a small dose of tylenol and her aunt Lauren held her with a warm compress on her belly and she soon fell back asleep.

Our family started to make their way out and it was time to get our girl home. Yesterday we had an appointment with her doctor and we are doing some new things to help her belly. Please keep her in your prayers!

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also Luke 12:34

Friday, September 15, 2017

Five on {Friday Favorites}

Today I'm linking up with Smidge of This and a few other blogs to share our favorites from the week.

1. On Sunday one of my very best girl friends was visiting from California. Now that she lives on the other side of the country, I only get to see her once or twice a year. This girl is more like a sister to me! And it was the first time Sienna got to meet her Aunt Meg!

2. Chip and Joanna Gaines announced their new home and lifestyle brand, Hearth and Hand, that will be launching at Target this November! I can't wait!!!

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3. Speaking of Target, I snagged this gorgeous plate for $5 on Tuesday

and the pumpkin is a dollar store find!!

4. Local weekend happenings: Dogfest @ Bmore Humane, Perry Hall Apple Festival @ Chapel Hills Farm & Nursery, Parktoberfest @ Mount Vernon Marketplace, Bel Air Festival of The Arts @ Shamrock Park, and Ravens vs. Browns @ M&T Bank Stadium.

5. And lastly, my baby girl experienced the spoon for the first time this week! It was mostly milk with just a little bit of rice cereal. We will slowly make it thicker and thicker and then we will start the pureed fruits and veggies. Time. slow. down.

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Have a good weekend, y'all. I'll just be over here pinning all things Fall because I'm obsessed...

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also Luke 12:34

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Fall Bucket List

Y'all, Fall is my favorite season. The weather gets cooler, leaves change colors, and the smell in the air is different... I love it all! It might also have to do with the fact that my birthday is in October... maybe. So here's my bucket list this season! Go ahead and pin it because let's face it, everything on this list is SO FUN to do and will definitely make this season THE BEST.

Here's what else I have on my Fall board. Do you follow me on Pinterest?

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also Luke 12:34

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Show and Tell Tuesday What's in Your Bag

Today I'm linking up with Momfessionals for Show and Tell Tuesday where today we are sharing what's in our bags. These day's I carry a diaper bag on the regular and very rarely do I get to leave the house with just my purse. So for that reason I'm going to share what's in my diaper bag! I like to keep it simple and most of my personal things {like earbuds and mascara} are kept in my gym bag. Also, before I leave the house I always grab an extra change of clothes for the baby! Ok, so here's what's in my diaper bag...


Hand sanitizer

Softest lovie

Keys, wallet {thirty-one}, and perfume roller with lip gloss {anthropologie} for me. Bib {my absolute favorite are by aden + anais}, monkey teether, diapers, cream, wipes, formula, bottle, lovie, pacifier wipes, and car seat cover for the baby. The funny thing is she doesn't take a pacifier anymore! I originally bought the pacifier wipes when she was about a month old and we were at the pool and her pacifier dropped on the ground. It took me a while to get to the bathroom to wash it and I didn't want to use a wipe {that we would use on her hiney} to clean what was going into her mouth so I thought to myself there just has to be a better way... and thus, I went on to amazon later that day and snagged them! Maybe one day she will take the pacifier again. Until then I just use them to wash her hands since she is a thumb sucker. What's in/was in your diaper bag? Am I missing anything important mama's?

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For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also Luke 12:34

Monday, September 11, 2017

Sienna Raquel 4 Months Old

4 month development: she can now soothe herself to sleep and she sleeps in her crib all night {hallelujah}!

And since I wasn't blogging for her first 3 months, here is a recap:

3 month development: sucks her thumb and started in her jumper

2 month development: holds her head up very well

1 month development: knows mama and daddy

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For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also Luke 12:34
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