Wednesday, July 31, 2013


Makeup has always been a weird "thing" for me. I didn't really like makeup until after I had my son when I was 26. I never really was taught how to properly apply it and I never really cared for anything more than eyeliner and mascara.
When my self esteem evolved so did my interest in makeup. I love to find new makeup styles for shows and I have the hardest time applying it correctly. I've been all about watching these tutorials lately from Letz Makeup. She's AMAZING and I love her Irish accent.

Every year I treat myself with a nice makeup kit. Something that includes lots of eye shadows and blush at a low cost. My current kit is over a year old and getting kind of worn. Thank goodness E.L.F is having a sale tomorrow on their HeatWave collection. Normally $46. It's gonna drop to $19.78. Go grab one for yourself too :)

  Get the e.l.f. Collections Heatwave Collection for just $19.78 (57% off)! This offer is valid 8/1 only with coupon code HEAT.

Monday, July 29, 2013

To Renew or Not to Renew

A while ago Brian and I discussed renewing our vows when we had been together 13 years. That was last year. Needless to say we dropped the ball on that one.
This year he said would be better since we've been married for 10 years in October. At the beginning of the year I was all gung-ho about planning a renewal ceremony and then a couple months ago when Brian's mom passed away I didn't consider it important any longer.
But he brought it up a few days ago and he feels its really important for us and would be a great celebration of our relationship.

So I've started to plan again. I love that pintrest has a ton of resources for stuff like this, and I have found a shit-ton of inspiration there.

Here's a link to my board:

I really had no idea where to start so I went to the same site that helped me 10 years ago when I was planning my wedding. TheKnot.

What type of Renewal ideas do you have or have witnessed?

Friday, July 26, 2013

Dogs can't have sugar

Last night we had cereal for dinner. It was a late night after practice and we didn't really have time to make anything.
As we ate Barley watched begging.
Brian offered him a small bite of cinnamon toast crunch and Hayden said: "DAD! Dogs can't have sugar. Didn't you go to high school?"

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Sizzling Summer Wishlist

My summer has been jammed pack with lots of work for my day job and little time for my life time outside of family togetherness. It has been a super hot summer here in Vegas and the sky is filled with smoke most days because of the Carpenter 1 fire. So we've been spending most of our family togetherness time inside, playing video games.

Now that the smoke has cleared a bit I would like to actually enjoy my Summer and it's almost payday. I've really been digging the bright colors this year. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

What do you do when it's 111 degrees in the desert?

'Tis the season of unbearable heat in Las Vegas. All I feel like doing is lazing about in my comfortably air conditioned house watching hours of b-rated goodies via Netflix and playing video games with my son.
The evidence of my indoor summers is all over my lack of vitamin d tinted skin.
However, we have spent a good amount of time in our neighborhood pool and Hayden has the cutest little tan.
Our summer survival kit currently consists of :
Baby sunblock for Hayden and my face
Frozen grapes
Lots of diet iced tea and water
dinners of salads and sandwiches

With today being the 4th of July we have a plan for a bbq with friends, pool time, and fancy drinks.

Hope you all have a safe but fun 4th!