May 11, 2015

Let's talk MAKEUP.

Ever since I was little, I've had an interest in makeup.

I remember begging my mother to let me wear it growing up, and admiring her putting it on as she got ready for the day.

"Gosh, I cannot wait 'til I'm old enough to play with that junk."

I remember going school shopping for entering junior high, and the surprise that came with it. My mother walked me over to the makeup section in the store,

"Dad and I decided you can wear a little for school. Just mascara, light eyeshadow, and lip gloss. ok?"

Oh it was totally ok! I was over the moon.

I remember picking out a light baby pink Mary-Kate & Ashley eye palette, some lip smackers chapsticks, and the signature pink and green Great Lash mascara tube. (I'm sure that was quite the combo, yikes!)

Fast forward several years, and hundreds of daily practices later, and sure enough, I'm still just as obsessed, if not more! I have somehow managed to fill an entire dresser into a makeup station, watch YouTube tutorials constantly, and am always on the lookout for products to try and love.

I feel its a creative outlet,  my "me time" between working and being a mama, and something I am passionate about.

Since this blog of mine is where I write about things I love, why not share it here once in a while?

I don't think I'm an expert...AT ALL. Nor a guru of any sort.

I just would like to share what is functional and affordable!

I don't use all high-end. In fact, I love drugstore products. It's so much fun to mix and match and get more for your buck. Honestly, in some ways you get more in certain high end products, such as quality and the usage you will get out of it. In others, I have found drugstore products to hold up and own the show for a budget friendly price.

Anywho, this is going to be my quick intro post, hopefully I can coordinate some helpful and entertaining makeup posts really soon.


May 5, 2015

Bun in the Oven!

So, it's been a while since I've been on the bloggy blog. 
Thought I might share this teensy little update??
Why yes, that little squish is our baby #2!

This little one came as such a surprise, but yet not haha. 
I remember one day just feeling SUPER nauseated and SUPER exhausted. 
I just knew it. 
C'mon, that kind of sickness is easy to recognize.

I headed out to the grocery store and to run some errands while the boys relaxed at home, and I just couldn't get the thought of that possibility off my mind. 

I passed a Family Dollar, and sure enough, before I knew it I was buying a test and confirming it in no time at all. 

Then I ditched the grocery shopping and errands. 

I raced home with my hands on my cheeks in pure shock and happiness, and went immediantly inside to tell Hank I needed to talk to him.

I told him the big news. 

...and he did not believe me. at all. 

oh, did I was trying to tell him on April Fool's Day?!

yes, the irony made it that much more hilarious to me :)

Needless to say we got more tests and scheduled our first appointment to be in the next few weeks. 

We are so very excited!

So, why don't I tell you some basic baby q and a's ??

how are you feeling?
oh man, so so sick and so so exhausted. With Henry I remember being nauseated but only getting sick a few times throughout. This time however, is a total 180. TMI I know, but I throw up 1-3 times a day. It's so awful. All I want to do is crawl in bed and sleep it off. This first trimester is kicking me lately. 

when are you due?
November 28th, 2015. The day after Black Friday this year. 
(What is it with us and having children around crazy holidays?!)

how did Henry take the news?
well, I'd a toddler. I showed him the ultrasound and he told me it was a "baby doggie" and then asked to watch Elmo haha. I'd say he has no idea what's in store for him. 

how far along are you?
10 weeks. 

any gender guesses?
Hank has a strong feeling it's a girl. When I ask Henry what it is, he says baby sister. 
I was SO wrong guessing with Henry, so I just have no idea. But I'll guess different.
I'm guessing boy! We have no preference though. Healthy has always been whats important to us.

Thank you for all the warm wishes, love, and support!
We are so very overjoyed, grateful, and excited!