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So, it’s been awhile….like awhile. 

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Fall Favorites Tag!

Hello friends!

I saw this video from Jaclyn Hill pop up on my YouTube feed and since I have not done a tag post in forever, decided to give it a shot!


Favorite Candle I’m not really a candle person. If I have them, I enjoy them but it’s not really something I go out of my way to try a lot of to have a favorite candle. I hope that made sense 🙂
Favorite Lip Color I recently grabbed Too Faced’s La Creme Color Drenched Lip Cream in Bumbleberry to be my go to fall lipstick. I included a photo of the swatch from Too Faced’s website, but it is a slightly different on my skin as you will see below. This is my first Too Faced La Creme purchase and I am really loving it!

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Favorite Drink I’m not really a coffee drinker, but I love tea! I ordered some of this year’s fall collection from David’s Tea and my favorites so far have to be Pumpkin Chai and Peanut Butter Cup. If you are into tea at all, do yourself a favor and go check out David’s Tea. They offer all their loose leaf teas in sachet form, so you have a choice between loose leaf and bagged.

Pumpkin Chai

Pumpkin Chai

Peanut Butter Cup

Peanut Butter Cup

Favorite Blush I usually have three go to “fall” blushes that I use in rotation. It Cosmetics Vitality Cheek Flush in Radiant in Rose, theBalm’s Cabana Boy and Tarte’s Exposed. I love them all, so I decided to put them all in this post. Apologies for cruddy cell phone pics on a throw pillow, I seriously just threw this post together instead of sticking to my planned out schedule!

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Favorite Clothing Item  If you have been reading for awhile you know I live in Florida. We don’t have real seasons, but this time of year it occasionally gets down to around 70 degrees in the morning, so I love wearing cardigans over a tank top or short sleeve shirt so that after lunch when it’s back up to 80, I can just slip off the cardigan and not melt. Light layers are a Floridians best friend! I just snagged this cardigan at an outlet because it is super soft and chunky but is still thin enough that it won’t make me feel overheated. Just a reminder that I am not a style/fashion blog, so if you think my cardigan is hideous that’s cool, you wear what works for you!

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Favorite Fall Movie I may be dating myself with my choices but I have to go with You’ve Got Mail and Practical Magic.

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Favorite Fall TV Show Supernatural! Season 11 starts in a few weeks. If for some strange reason you have never watched Supernatural, you need to go to Netflix right now and start watching Seasons 1-9.

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Favorite Thanksgiving Food Mashed Potatoes and Gravy and the Sour Cream Muffins my hubby makes. YUMMY!
Favorite Halloween Costume Liam as Mickey Mouse last year! It is hard for us to find a costume that works with Liam’s ASD Sensory Issues, but last year Liam wore his costume the whole time we were doing Trunk or Treat without trying to rip it off/have a meltdown, Mickey Mouse worked great, plus he was really really cute!

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Well guys, that’s about it for the Fall Favorites Tag! I’m not going to tag anyone specific because I’d love to see everyone do it! If you do this tab, please leave me a link so I can check out your answers!!

Thanks for reading!

#BreakYouMake with Chobani

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I love Chobani Greek Yogurt. I use it for protein in smoothies (the pineapple and blood orange flavors work great in green smoothies) and the plain greek yogurt is a great ranch dressing alternative, so when Chobani challenged me to participate in the #BreakYouMake campaign I said absolutely!!

The #BreakYouMake Campaign is running throughout the month of June and it is a project that honors someone in your life who deserves to take a break. I knew immediately who I wanted to honor and that is this guy:

This handsome fella is my husband, Trent. Trent went back to school and became an electrician, which I could never have done because electrician = a ton of math. I hate math 🙂

He works overtime whenever it is available so that I can stay home with our son, Liam. He works hard every single day (without complaining!!) to make sure our family is taken care of and still makes time to hang out and have fun with our family. He is awesome and he 100% deserves a break!

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Who in your life deserves a break?

So Yeah…

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So my laptop is dead. 100% dead. I was staring at it yesterday and today and was just:

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This post is coming to you from my phone, which is not a fun way to post.

I will still be around reading/watching/commenting on your posts (yay Kindle!) and will try to borrow my mom’s computer for a post here and there until I get a new laptop.

Do you love your laptop? Help me decide which computer to buy! My max budget is $500ish.

I hope this post looks ok, hard to tell on my phone!

Thanks for reading!

So Tired

I apologize for the lack of posts lately! Liam has been going through a not sleeping cycle for the last week or so and I am just exhausted!

Some kids with autism seem to require less sleep than neurotypical kids. Which means that every once in awhile Liam stops sleeping through the night. He will sleep for a few hours and then be up for three to four hours and then sleep for a little while longer and then be awake for school. It is basically like have a four year old who is randomly back on an infant sleep schedule.

When Liam slips into his not sleeping through the night cycle, it means I don’t sleep either. Trent has been working crazy hours, so he hasn’t been available for me to go to bed early to get a jump on sleep before Liam wakes up, so I am very zombie like right now.

I do have several posts that are mostly finished but whenever I start working on them, I start to look like this:

So, once I get more than three hours of sleep at a time, I will be back to posting on schedule, in the meantime, please have patience with me as I push through the next few days!

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Thanks for reading!

 

 

 

 

I am on Vacation!

The first week of school for Liam equals a Staycation for me!

It is a time for me to catch up on sleep and just be totally lazy and self indulgent during the day.

Yesterday, Trent took the day off (he always takes the first day of school off, so we can drop Liam off together) and we stayed home and marathoned most of Season 2 of Teen Wolf.

Today is an at home vacation day for me. I plan to lay in bed and rest! Liam doesn’t need as much sleep as a typical four year old, so I am going to be lazy today!

Tomorrow or Friday I plan on hitting Sephora and getting some samples of products I want to try and eating lunch (all by myself!) in a nice (non fast food) restaurant and reading a book!

It is going to be glorious!

I will be back next week with lots of blog posts that I have planned out, so stay tuned! This week, I will be on Twitter and Instagram and will also be getting caught up on my favorite blogs, so I will be around!

Thanks for reading!

My Makeup Story Tag

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I saw this tag over on I Am Your Beauty Whisperer’s Blog and it seemed fun, so I thought I would give it a try!  If you haven’t checked out Angela’s page, go do it now!

1. How old were you when you started wearing makeup?  I know I was allowed to start wearing makeup in high school, but I don’t really remember using a lot of it…like ever?

2. How did you get into makeup?  I was never really into makeup.  Even in my 20’s I wasn’t super interested.  I had the basics, but that was all.  It wasn’t until my 30’s that I wanted to start finding the best products I could that would work for me.  This past January (2014) I made a resolution to get my makeup act together and that is when things kicked into gear for me.

3. What are some of your favorite brands? Ooohh I have a bunch!

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It Cosmetics. They are amazing. This is a pic of some new products I am trying!

Also, Too Faced, Urban Decay, NARS, Wet n Wild, Flower Beauty, Ole Henriksen and others I am sure I am forgetting!

4. What does makeup mean to you? It is FUN! I really am just enjoying trying different products.

5. If you could only wear four products on your face what would they be? It Cosmetics CC Cream, Anastasia Brow Wiz, the Balm’s Frat Boy Blush and It Cosmetics Tightline Mascara.

6. What is your favorite thing about makeup? How it can give me a shot of confidence. Sometimes when I have a meeting with teachers or therapists or condescending doctors, having a look that is pulled together can feel like armour.

7. What do you think of drugstore vs high end makeup? I have and enjoy both! However, I have found that as I get older, my skin needs more help and skin care and BB Cream/Foundation/CC Cream are worth the investment.

8. What is one tip/advice you would give a beginner? I still consider myself a beginner because there is a lot I don’t know.  I guess I would say to concentrate on one aspect at a time to master.  Don’t try to do everything at once!

9. What is one makeup trend you never understood? I’m not sure.  Makeup is so personal and different people have different ideas of beauty.  So, while there are some trends that I would not personally embrace, I love to see everyone’s makeup looks.

10. What do you think of the YouTube/Blogging beauty community? I understand some people have had negative experiences, but everyone I have interacted with has been extremely kind and generous!

Well, that is the tag!  I hope you enjoyed it! I am not tagging anyone specifically but let me know if you decide to do it and I will come check it out!

Thanks for reading!