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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Hi Loves!!!!! Here it is!!! the highly requested Holiday Makeup Look......Makeup, for me, is FUN!!!! I LOVE creating different looks....for this tutorial, remember the number 3!!!! It's a great trick for countouring the face!!!! Click the picture below to watch!!!!
Eco Tool Eye Set
Eco Tool Correct and Perfect
Eco Tools Large brush
Real Techniques Sponge
Happy Friday!!!!!! It really feels like the Holidays!!!! FA-LA-LA-LA-LA, LA LA LA LA........This weekend our Holiday parties seem to be if full swing!!!! Im definately curling my hair this weekend!!!! For me the higher the hair...the closer to God....Is anyone else planning to curl their hair for a holiday party this weekend?!?!??! Comment below and let us know!!!! We love interacting!!!!!!
This week we share our favorites that we've been loving......Links below!!!!
Eco Tools- In Stock!!!! Any of the sets are a great value and will be useful so if you are on the fence for a larger set.....go for it!!!! I'm actually going to pick up the matte one!!
I forgot to meantion this but if you plan to go to Target for the brushes!!! Snag this beauty sponge!!!!!! I've been using and LOVE!!!!! Beauty Sponge
Redefine Retinal Caps!!!! Just do it!!!! I can't say enough about these amazing caps!!!! They are so so so so good!!!! This is something you will use daily, see and feel the results!!!!! Excellent skincare is so so important!!! If interested, message me for details on the Holiday Sale!!!! Redefine Caps
Market Fresh Ceaser Salad Mix- we ditch the curtons bc of the gluten but I personally think they are not needed!!!! Now I haven't had gluten in over two years but this salad can stand alone!!!! So so so good!!! Salad Mix
We wrote and sent our letters to Santa!!!! I thought I'd share our list again......I just love how this sets some "rules" to our list.......it helps us contemplate and enjoy so we can ask for things we really want, need......etc!!!!! Here's our general format!!! Each kiddo adds more details about the year and items!!!!! Let us know if you do something similar!!!!
I've been good this year helping with my brother and trying hard in school! This year for Christmas, I would love
Something I want.......
Something I need.....
Something I'll wear.....
Somwthing I'll read....
And Something For My Family!!!
We are planing our first Candy Cane Savanger Hunt for the holidays. I'm so excited about this!!! We will update after and let you all know how it goes!!!! So fun!!!!
Lastly I shared my heart on Ransom Acts of Kindess!!! I truly believe in them......,for me personally !!!! It's easier to judge than to consider someone else!!!! This Holiday I'm making it personal to me.......I want to spread kindness.....I want to put good into the world!!!! Why.......because life need more good!!!!
Hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend!!!! Cue theHoliday music!!!!Much love to all!!!!
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Here is our first tutorial type video!!!! Ahhhhhh I was so so so nervous!!!!! I get a lot of question on hair, and how I curl mine......so I decided to show!!!!! You have to let us know if you liked or if you try it out!!!!! Blogmas is really really turning out to be super fun for us!!!
Libks below of products used or mentioned!!!
Wet Brush teasing comb
Kenra 25 Hairspray
Monat Finishing Spray- consultant based. Newly trying (more to come)
Hi loves....we had such a great weekend!!! I had one of those heart melting Momma moments!!!!! It's the little things!!!
We also started checking things off our Holiday Checklist!!!! We made our list and now we will check it once-maybe even some twice!!! You never know with us!! We are a Little Extra!!!!
Here is our list:
Six Flags Holiday Lights
St Louis Zoo Wild Lights
PJ and Cocoa/Coffee
Shrine Way of Lights
S'More the Merrier
If you are from the St Louis area, let us know if we should add other places......if you are not, what you do in your area- we'd love to hear!!!!! Comment below!!! We love to read your comments.
Today on Blogmas, I wanted to focus on Holiday Cards and decorating ideas!!!! Click the picture below to see!!!
We are so excited for Blogmas/Vlogmas...This is are first year trying it so you have to let us know your thoughts!!!!
What is Blogmas/Vlogmas. Well.......This holiday season we decided to post a blog or vlog THREE times a week until Christmas/ Dec 25th....blogs on Holiday favs, skincare, baking, coffee chats, lifestyle and more!!!!! Just a fun way to celebrate what we are loving in our home to yours!!!!!!
Here is our first video!!!! We hope you enjoy!!!! Comment below your thought, loves or etc!!!
Links attached below!!!!
Bath and Body Works Candles!!!!!
Mac Lipstick and Liners
OPI nail polish
Hot Tools 1 1/4 Curling Iron
Bio Ionic 1 inch Curling Iron
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