I FINALLY did it…... I cut my hair….. Im one of those people who once I decide I just do it….switch my part , which everyone should totally do, change my color, cut my hair, grow it long….. I usually don't regret my decision once I've made my mind up…. Except for bangs- I just don't have the face shape for bangs…. I regret every time!!!!! I digress, back to my current hair and in this case… NO REGRETS…. I LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!……. I’ve had longer hair for roughly 7 years…. After Carter, I decided to grow it out and follow the Kardashian curl trend…this transitioned to the beach waves, then the sea salt beach waves, then the sock bun (which of course I needed long hair for- or I told myself) then it was the long pony…… the Hair Tale just keeps going…. This summer I decided enough is enough and ever so slowly…. 3 weeks to be exact…I took more and more and more off my hair….. AND I LOVE IT……Because it is still my thing… I used Pintrest and some Instagram photos to get inspiration… Here are my inspo pics….I went to a mid length LOB (long bob)......
Styling this shorter hair took time to adjust… I didn't just jump right into styling the way I wanted but now it so easy…..I wear it a couple of different ways……
2. Mid Pony With Some Height.
Products I love….. These are products I use to help style my hair…. Some Ive used for years and you have heard me talk about before… others I've just discovered once jumping into the LOB trend….
2. Monat Blow Out Cream......I purchased through a consultant....I’m not one, but contact your local gal or guy!!!
3. Kenra 25 Hair Spray….. Absolute MUST….Like NEED in your LIFE…. It can make any hair look ready…..
4. THIS HAIR BRUSH….. I still use my Wet Brush, but this I use for styling… A fellow R&F girl recommended this, and when she talks…. I listen……
Check out my video where I chat about all these products and show you how I use them….CLICK HERE for the VIDEO!!! Also comment below if you would like a hair tutorial on either of these looks… I can totally do a LIVE video on it….. Much Love dolls……
AHHHHHHHHH loves…..it’s been a hot minute…. Well way longer than a hot minute…..5 months to be exact….. YIKES…. I dont like saying that….it doesnt feel good but it was needed. I have to be honest with y’all. This last year has been hard: I lost Grams (My number one supporter, sounding wall, and someone who really knew), Colby needed surgery, and then we lost both my grandpa and grandma back to back….all three in one year…. BUT that wasn't all of it….those are just extra details that made life harder….. The real issue was ME…… I need/needed work…..Let’s start at the beginning…… 5 months ago I posted a video post on “Special and the R-Word.” From that post, I had a large number of amazing comments or support and reflection, but I also received a DM that stated, “You just need to get over it!”
…...Now let’s be real…. I put my life out on the internet. I write about things. I video things… I share and share and share but that’s not my whole life…… When I read that comment, something inside me broke… it had been coming for a while. It wasnt the only straw, but it was the final straw…and what’s broken must be fixed….easier said than done-right?.... But it’s the journey…..My journey….. That has led me to some amazing amazing personal growth books and podcasts- to help me be the best partner, mother and friend that I can be…..and in return, Im truly the most happy Ive ever been...you can hear it in my words…. Click the image to watch the video!!!!!
Now….. I'm still in the midst of things…I’m still growing, I’m still learning, and I’M STILL an imperfect HUMAN!!!!! I share this with all of you because my friends, my besties, my PIC, and all who make me a good human, shared this with me… these are tried and true things Ive found from friends, and they have been amazingly helpful in my growth…… things I wanted to share with you….. This list is my personal arsenal for growth….it has helped me self reflect, create amazing friendships and become a better version of myself!!!
1. Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis. Holy COW just go get this book- Library, Audio, Target….. Wherever you are...this book is life changing….
2. Five Love Languages by Gary Chapman. I should have read this 20 years ago…. I wish I could/would have…. Im definitely going to make my boys read it…… YUP, I am…..
3. “Rise Together” Podcast by Rachel Hollis and Dave Hollis.....can you tell Im a Hollis fan....- THIS IS MY FAVORITE…. MY MOST GROWTH, MY LISTEN TO REPEATEDLY….. If you’re in a relationship, this is something I highly recommend!!!!
4. The Secret Enneagram by Christopher Heuertz. I took this test…Click HERE for the test I took. There are tons out there..but this is the one I took. I just wanted to see what I was… I hadn't bought into the whole idea YET….. After 14 pages of questions, I had my results… that’s where the true learning began…. I scored a “2- The Helper.” Well what in the Sam Hill does that mean…..so I read and I read and I read about “2’s” more and more and more-it was me…. Really me… the good, the bad, the hidden...it was me…..I heard about the Ennagram Test on the Rise Together Podcast…..I decided to Google the book and bought it off Amazon. I figured this could only help right…. While waiting for the book, I decided to look at the other types…. I type-casted Travis right away… I figured the best way to see how we communicate and etc was to know his number. Two Day shipping- thanks to prime- and I had the book…. What is the first thing I read, “DON’T TYPECAST YOUR PARTNER”- not those exact words but similar… yup that’s me. HERE I AM….. Just start singing “Issues” by Julia Michaels…..
The rest is yet to come….. I’m still learning...I’m still growing…. My grams always said 40 was when she learned happy… every year after just got better…. I’m 25 plus 10 years experience, and I want to be her… I want to be happy and content…. She was right, you know, when I started learning about me, and truly understanding myself...I was able to communicate what I needed to my partner, friends, and family…...And in return, I have grown…. I say this scripture daily…….
Oh Winter, I loved you for your Snow and Scarves…. Chunky gray sweaters….. but I feel our time has once again ended...... Where is SPRING??? (Im now singing Oliver Twist Where is Love- anyone else)…I read this meme the other day. It literally made me laugh out loud…. “ONE MORE THING…..” Does anyone else feel like this weather is just crazy….. Maybe it’s just me… So so ready for warmer weather….
Time seems to fly by so quickly…… The days seem long but time just seems to go…… Carter and Colby are wonderful. Mr. Colby is continuing to work towards his goals and what he needs. I get asked a lot about Colby speaking. Colby is non-pverbal, but that doesn’t stop him from communicating. His eyes can speak volumes, and he will sign what he wants…. If someone doesn’t understand him, he will find a way to show you….. it’s amazing. Truly the little things are such a wonder. I can’t help but think of what is happening in our world….. I don’t like to talk politics…. Actually I was taught at a very young age that it isn’t appropriate…. Along with religion and sexual preferences ….. to each his own, but for the sake of Colby, I feel the need to share just a bit….. In our world, Down Syndrome is looked at as a defect… something that could be eradicated by selection….. I just can’t wrap my mind around this….. My child is a person and very special person who loves each day just like my Carter. To think that certain countries are trying to put this into place is unquestionable in my mind….. It’s like a dystopia that makes it ok to look down on people with Down Syndrome….. I just can’t….. For Colby’s life and my life as well…. I feel strongly about this…. Remember our main goal is acceptance….. no string… no chains…no walls…. Just acceptance……And one more thing….. I did receive a comment that I just needed to get over things…. That I needed to not be so sensitive…. To all who think that… this isn’t the blog for you… My life with Colby is amazing but I will NEVER EVER get over the injustices that the world has against people with Down Syndrome. I will continue to speak about it until my last breath… because THIS IS MY BABY… THIS IS MY CHILD and the ignorance of “just get over it” is what is truly wrong with the world….it’s that ignorance I will always fight against…. Ok Ok enough soap box for now….LOL…… back to life….
Since I last posted, we celebrated Colby’s and Carter’s birthdays. Star Wars and College Basketball…… I love planning parties…. If I can create a theme, I will…… I thought about writing a blog on how I party/event plan. Does that sound interesting??..…. We had such fun…. Every year we love spending time with family and friends…..
Springtime means Baseball season…… Sunflower seeds, late night games, loads and loads of ball uniform laundry…. Carter is his father’s son… I cant say it enough….. He never stops…. I swear he plays ball in his dreams. We started another season and we love it….. I really am one of those Sports Moms…..
In all this madness that is our life, family time is key. Between work and meetings, sports games and practices….Travis and I are running here and there and everywhere, but one thing we ALWAYS make time for is being together….even just for a bit….This time together changes with the seasons or months… For example: March was the college basketball games and NOW… NOW it’s back…. DC has officially set sail …. We are addicted to Deadliest Catch… Sounds super fun right……… A NEW SEASON JUST STARTED….. Sig, Edgar, Josh, Jake….. I feel like I know them…. Tuesday nights we make it a point to sit together and watch….. What’s it about? Crab fishing on the Bering Sea…King, Berdi, Opilio… told you I was addicted…… I know what you’re thinking… How could this be interesting? .....I can assure you, from a Bravo TV junky, Deadliest Catch so much fun to watch…..14 seasons of fun….. It’s the little things in life…. Try it…. You’re going to be surprised……
Videos…. I been sharing my Loves, Thoughts, Randomness on Facebook doing LIVE videos… This is something I just think is FUN!!!!!! I feel like Im having a chat with each person that watches and love seeing the comments of what people tried and love just as much as I do….. With that being said.. I may have been a little ambitious with 2 videos a week, working and being a mom… I just can’t keep up but Im trying… I also want to stay authentic and share what is interesting to me… not just fluff……Here are some I’ve done over the past couple of months……Im also going to post a video this weekend on how I do my Sports Game Hair Look…..High Pony Baseball Hat…. It’s my go to…… More to come!!!!
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Hi Loves.... Let's meal prep together.... My lunches for the week... Hope you enjoy... Let me know if you make this recipe. Much Love!!!
2 16oz Cans Diced Tomatoes
1 8oz Can of Diced Tomatoes with Green Chili
2 Pounds Ground Turkey- lean
2 Golden Potatoes
3 tbsp Chili Powder
1 Tsp Cumin
Salt and Pepper
Hi Loves!!!! Here ya go!!! A quick makeup look by request!!! This is my "Go To 5 Minute Makeup Look!!!" Using my beloved Laura Mercier!!!! My talk- through slowed me down a bit but normally it's 5mins and done!!!! Comment below your thoughts!!! Feel free to share our videos!!! Much Love!!!!
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New Video!!! My Top Sweaters.....I'm kinda addicted....warm, cozy, classic....here are my top sweater for this season!!! Just loving!!! Let me know if you've added to you NEED list!!!
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Marc Jacob Eyeliner
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Real Technique Sponge
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The Body Shop Body Butter
YSL Mon Paris Perfume
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Setting goals for the New Year......my mantra and more!!!!!
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Here it is......our latest addition...... We had so much fun with our LIVE Vlogmas videos that we are going to continue videos on our NEW Youtube page. Here is our Introduction Video. We try to post two times a week: Wednesdays and Sundays...well Tuesday and Sunday this week...... We will share our videos through Facebook but, if you want, please Subscribe to our Youtube Channel for more..... we have great plans: beauty, fashion, lifestyle, and so so much more..... We also will throw in a LIVE videos too..... Much love!!!!
Hey shorty, it's your Birthday.......It's my BFF's Birthday!!!!! We stopped aging after 25 so every year is just more experience!!!!! This year, we decided to take you all with us as we made a day of it!!!!!
We been friends for years and years....... I mean technically Kate is my wombmate, but Jen's been by our side for just as long!!!! We taken this exact same pic for years and years!!!! Even before digital we were snapping this same pose with film!!!
A couple of weeks before, we sent Jen an oh so official invite text.......
We started our day with Starbucks!!! A coffee must for our group!!! What do you normally order!!! My order is of course "Extra"......I get a Venti Double Cupped Americano with 2 pumps vanilla and room for cream. I add my own half and half from their coffee station!!!! I like my coffee on the light tan side so I just add the cream myself!!!!
Ive been told that Americanos are suppose to be double cupped already, but I always ask for it!!! Again a little "extra"
Next stop....IKEA......it's like a train station of all
things I love......at every turn there is home decor, bits and bobs!!!! Oh we could just get lost in this store!!! My BFF loves the cinnamon rolls!!!! Has anyone else ever tried!!!! They are so so good.....or so I'm told.....I can't eat because of the gluten, but they look divine!!!
I just don't want to leave!!!!!!!!
On to the surprise portion of our trip!!!! It was Boxing Day so we decided to make a stop by Lululemon!!!!!! Clearance racks were calling our name!!!! January is turning into the month of the serpa so......if you can beat them.....join them!!!!! And let's throw in a Scrunchie just because we wore them all the time as kids!!!!!! Scruchies were like the big bows of the 1990s!!! Anyone agree!!!!????
Next and last stop!!! Cheesecake Factory for lunch!!!! Our favorite!!!! This day....of all days....the CO2 machine was frozen because of the extreme cold!!!! My sis and BFF are SODA drinkers......I thought we were going to have tears, very pitiful huge alligator tears,.....but luckily the lemonade had to do!!!!! I actually highly recommend the lemonade- delicious!!!!!
We ordered food to spilt!!! We are plate sharers!!!! Edamame, Herb Crusted Salmon, and Cobb Salad (no croutons) with Ranch!!! Little bit of trivia- even before I stopped eating gluten, I didn't like croutons on salads!!! They would get all soggy and totally grossed me out!!!! Croutons alone- yummy...... but NOT with salad dressing!!! My sis and BFF agree!!!! That's prob why we've been friends for over 30 years.....did I just give away my age.....lol!!!!
We ended our day here....Momma life called......we only get a few precious hours away before we have to get back but......there is something so refreshing when I get to spend time with my besties!!!! It's good for my soul!!!! Do any of you have any traditions with friends!!!!Hope you enjoyed our day......we sure did!!!!!
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To old acquaintance be forgot.......3, 2, 1.....Happy New Year!!!! Whether you're going out for the night or you're planning a night in, here are some outfit inspirations that I've been loving for the New Year!!!! Click the pictures for details!!!
1. Go with Sequin!!!! I can NEVER have too much glitter!!! It's just a little bit extra!!! I'm loving these sequin pants! They are perfect to wear with a black turtleneck and heels for a night out or dressed down with a black t-shirt for a dressy night in!!! I will definitely be ringing this year in with bling!!!!
2. Jumpsuits!!!! A black jumpsuit is such a classic look!! Flattering for multiple sizes, this one piece is a staple in my closet!!!! This one from Lulus is a classic piece that can be paired with statement jewelry to take your outfit to the next level!!!!
3. Velvet. It's the year of velvet!!! Velvet is a great way to dress up jeans!! Paired with a blazer and heels, you can create a festive look that can transition you from dinner to drinks to a night of fun!!!!! Camis are a great way to buy trendy pieces and pair with classic staples you already have in your closet!!!! For $13.98 this piece is just FUN!!!!
Try these outfit inspirations for your 2018 count down!!!! Let us know if you try any of these!!!!
What an amazing year!!!!! 2017 was definitely a year!!!! Moments made, loved ones passing.......an abundance of love and joy!!!!!
Colby started Pre-School!!!! Such a monumental moment for us!!!! It was so hard to let my baby go but so so worth it!!!! He had just turned 3!!! THREE and was heading to the "big" school!!!! It was the best decision we ever made!!!!
Carter continues to thrive with school and sports. He's such a little Travis- I say this with pride!!!! My 4'10 baby....que the tears!!!! The older he gets, the more I see how fiercely loyal he is......it's one of his greatest qualities, and he gets it from Travis!!!!!
Carter soothing away an Ouchie!!!!!!
Travis and I are still creating this beautifully messy life together one moment at a time!!!! Through ups and downs, we still can't wait to see what the future has to bring!!!!
This year we have great plans for Destined For A Little Extra!!! Our LIVE videos were a great way to creatively explore!!!! So......we are going to continue them!!!! Check out our last video!!! It's an emotional one BUT one that I finally put into words our life!!!!!
We hope everyone has a blessed and safe holiday!!!! From our hearts to yours, we wish you a season of love and laughter with time spent with your loved ones!!!!!! Such a nostalgic time BUT so excited for "what's to come!" Until 2018!!!!
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Let's unbox together!!!!!! My favorite way to shop for trends is through boutiques!!!! They always have fashionable finds and trendy pieces that I can mix and math with staples from my closet!!!!
Check out my unboxing of an order I placed from a Vici Collections!!! Click the picture to watch!!!!
Christmas is days away........who needs last minute gifts!!!! We've got you covered with our favorite Holiday Gifts for her!!!!!!! These are tried and true......comment below if you've tried these or want to try!!!!!!
It's the season for giving but these's nothing wrong with treating yourself.......these products are the BEST!!!!
Lash Boost- contact a Rodan and Fields consultant.
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Have you ever wondered??????? Well, here are some details about us!!!!! 25 question on likes, life and more!!!!!
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