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Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Distractions. Hopes. Goal.

*I've tried like 5 times to get the font larger, and it's not working so bear with me.*

I'm not one to sit down and write out goals, even at the start of the new year. I tried choosing a word for the year one time and totally forgot about it. This year isn't going to be any different & I'm fine with that. Last year I learned a lot about myself and I'm happy with it. 

I do have a list of hopes.

I hope to continue to step out of my comfort zone.
I hope to teach my girls new things, even if they are just simple around the house jobs.
I hope my marriage continues on this beautiful path it's taken lately.
I hope to learn a new thing or two.
I hope to take more adventures. 
I hope to sit down & make my blog grow again. 

Why just hopes and not goals? I don't know, just feels like it flows better for me. I like to stop thinking about my "goal" or "hope" and just be. I feel I grow better and my life has more beauty when I just let it be. Just go with the flow and make the changes I need as I see them.

 I sound crazy I know, but there's something about just being in the moment that I need. I've never been that way and the more I get to know myself the more I find that's what needs to happen. Just to be. Just to let life be my distraction. Get distracted by my girls laughing. Watch them play. Get lost listening to my husband and his goals. Just be there. Hmm... maybe I've found my goal.

Are you one for making goals?

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Lip Color.

This post is for all my makeup lovers!
Can your lip color do this?

I bet it can't! This was just under an hour after it was applied, but it does this right away also. In this video I'm wearing LipSense in Peach, topped with Glossy Gloss. If you haven't heard of LipSense yet let me tell you, it is awesome!

LipSense is unlike any conventional lipstick, stain or color. It is a long-lasting lip color, it sets in place,  is waterproof, does not kiss-off, smear-off, rub-off or budge-off for up to 18 hours! There are over 70 gorgeous shades! Nudes and neutrals, bold pops of pinks, purples, browns and reds. One of my favorite parts is that you can layer the colors to make your own unique lip color! How awesome is that! If you have questions feel free to post them down in the comments! 

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016


 I've always been addicted to buying books. So is my husband, makes for shelves full of books here. I tend to follow people on Goodreads and steal their favorite books.


Lately I've been into picking up cook books mostly. I've recently picked up:

Skinny Suppers: 125 Lightened-Up, Healthier Meals for Your Family by Brooke Griffin

Skinnytaste Fast & Slow: Knockout Quick-Fix & Slow Cooker Recipes by Gina Homolka
The Skinnytaste Cookbook: Light on Calories, Big on Flavor by Gina Homolka
And let me tell you! I'm in love! I can't wait to try more, I've filled this entire week with recipes from them! I can't wait to let you know how everything went! I'm still looking for more recommendations on good cookbooks or blogs to follow! Leave your favorites below!

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Ready... or not??

I just sat there with a pen and notebook next to me. The only notebook in our house that had more than a couple empty pages.  Purple ink (because its a favorite color around here) covers one page full of school information for my big Kindergartner. How were we there already?

Typical mom thought right? I've seen post after post about "their First Day", and how "I cried in the car", not realizing how fast our big moment is approaching. In August my oldest started Kindergarten. I was ready. Not in the typical "they are driving me crazy" or "I'm so ready to have time without them" type way. There were a lot of big changes happening in our life.

Our Kindergartner started school with kids she's never seen before, not even one was a familiar face. There wasn't a neighborhood carpool, or the excitement of seeing a neighbor/church friend in class- at least not at first.

Just weeks after our 5 year old started school we packed up our first home and moved to our next step. Though we didn't move very far, just to the next city over, and only a couple main roads our lives changed.

We closed one chapter and started another. And that is why I was ready for my oldest to go to Kindergarten.

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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Farmhouse Love

It's about time I sit down and get started on updating you on my life! Guess what! I moved! In June we found a home that we loved and within a month sold our very first home and by the end of September we were in our brand new home! 

It's been a wild ride & I can't wait to share more with you! There were so many things we learned and so many new experiences we had. And of course you need a tour of the new place! 

We're going with a farmhouse type theme! (Obviously, right?) I spend SO much time on Pinterest & am starting to get some decor ideas there! 

What styles are you loving right now?

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