Friday, December 27, 2013

All gold all the time

I love gold and polka dots, put the two together and it's a win-win. While I was Christmas shopping a couple weeks ago, I couldn't pass up this adorable gold polka dot makeup bag from Forever21. I haven't shopped there in forever as I'm just not that into their clothes anymore, but I couldn't pass this up for under $5.

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas pictures

Raise your hand if you've went to bed really late these past couple of days, you ate too much food, and indulged in too many sweets...

It was worth it though wasn't it?

I love the holidays and once again it feels like it went by too fast. It was nice to spend time with both of our families and watch everybody open presents. I hope all of you had a great Christmas!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gather round girls, it's Christmas picture taking time..

I know, I know. I've been getting behind every single holiday all year. Hey, I did start Christmas decorating early. See this post. However here we are with no Christmas tree yet....

We do have a little tiny one sitting high in the living room though. The main reason we haven't gotten a big one yet is because I know my girls, and I know I will be struggling every single day with trying to get the girls to leave the tree and ornaments alone. Not to mention my fear that they will pull on it and it will topple over on them. I'm sort of thinking maybe I don't need that added stress right now. So maybe no big tree, but the girls have definitely enjoyed other Christmas activities this season.

On Sunday I took several pictures of the girls for our Christmas card (virtual one that is, because remember I'm behind here), and these are a few of the outtakes. 

2014 is almost upon us and you know what one of my resolutions is going to be? Start early with gift buying and holiday decorating and I'm not just talking about Christmas. I know I'm not giving myself enough credit because I do make it special for the girls every holiday, but the perfectionist, task juggling person in me always tries to accomplish many things at once. That should be second on my resolution list. Taking it a little easier. 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Mariam's Baptism

We baptized Mariam this past Saturday and everything went smoothly. Well there was that moment were Layla started screeching because we wouldn't let her out of the pew, and then that other time when she screeched again because she wanted to watch Mickey Mouse on my phone, but other than that! It went pretty smooth. Mariam was very well behaved and quiet. Just sitting there looking around. Sadly I didn't take that many pictures, but I have a few more on my computer. 

The baptism dress she's wearing is extra special to me because all three of the girls have been baptized in it. Serena in 2003, Layla in 2012, and now Mariam in 2013. I will treasure this dress forever. 

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mustard & Plaid

That's about as creative with a title I can come up with on a Monday morning. I tend to exhaust myself on my product descriptions for the Shop.
I hope everyone had a great weekend. Mine was alright. The one thing that did break up this groundhog day of a week was the baptism of my friend's baby. That was nice. Oh and I had a good hair day as well so yay for that. I will now shamelessly post my outfit from Saturday because I hardly get to wear dresses and heels these days so there you have it.


Monday, November 25, 2013

The early bird catches Santa!

So since Halloween pretty much got away from us minus two miniature pumpkins which was as far as our decorations went, I decided I better get started early on Christmas this year. 

You know I hadn't opened up the bar doors in quite some time. Maybe I should start enjoying a nice glass of wine to calm my nerves some days when the girls have me all frazzled. Who am I kidding? I keep saying this, but I don't do it. Ha-ha! I'm still nursing anyways so it's not happening anytime soon.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Makeup Review: NYX Satin Finish Black Liner

If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one product I would want with me would be eyeliner. Forget a hair brush, forget foundation, forget mascara, but give me eyeliner! It's my favorite makeup product to put on and probably because I spend the most time on my eyes. Most days I don't wear foundation but I always have eyeliner on. I consider my eyes one of my best features, so I just like to play them up--and I do that with a pencil eyeliner. 

I'm really no good at eye shadows and I feel because my eyes are on the exotic side that too much eyeshadow or bottom liner is just too much and I feel overdone. However I would love to learn how to blend and maybe change my makeup look a little, but whenever I do try, I always chicken out and end up taking some off before leaving the bathroom.

Last week I ran out of a cheapie eyeliner I had bought from Walgreens, so I loaded up the girls and headed to Target to pick up some things--besides diapers and baby stuff this time. One of the first things I spotted in the makeup section was the NYX brand. At only $4.99 I was intrigued after I swatched it. Let me just say, that I am loving this eyeliner! It goes on super easy and stays put! I haven't had any issues with smudging and it comes off easily with eye makeup remover. 

With just eyeliner

Completed look. I like to add a little bit of black shadow right on top of my eyeliner. It tends to bring my eyes out and will give a fuller lash look. Mascara was added after this and then concealer, L'Oreal lip gloss and NARS blush.