Thursday, July 13, 2017

Golden Hour

Fill your life with experiences, not things.
Have stories to tell, not stuff to show.





Dresses: Olive Mae Clothing
Flower Crown: Wild Flowers & Wander
Shoes: Crazy 8

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Squirt gun canvas paint project

This is the first summer where we have been busy busy busy.  It's like we've been going non stop since the girls got out of school.  I'm not complaining one bit though, it's been a total blast.  We spent a week at the beach, the girls took a dance class, Kendall did swimming lessons, lots of swimming at grandma's, play dates with friends, out on the boat a lot, baby showers, and still have a few more things planned before these girls return to school in August.

On those days when we have down time and nothing planned, as a mom I know I need to have something planned for the girls to do.  If not they tend to get into trouble, they need to get there energy out or they start running around the house, fighting with each other or just not listening.  So I'm totally excited to have teamed up with french toast for there #FTextracredit campaign, a way for children to spend a summer day doing an enjoyable and educational project and having fun while doing it.  We got to choose between 2 boxes, an art box or bird house.  Since my girls love ART, I knew they would love that.

When the box arrived on our door step it was like Christmas, the girls tore into the box and may have screamed when they say what was inside.  Mommy was surprised too.  Think super soakers, large canvases and paint.  We waited a couple weeks before doing our project for our schedule to slow down and for it to cool down outside as well.

 Well last night while daddy was out running errands, I was feeling defeted as a parent.  The girls had been naughty all day, which was a little my fault for not giving them something to do, they were fighting over barbies, spent lots of time on there beds for not listening and my patience were wearing thin.  I felt bad for being a jerk parent all day, so to make it up to them, it was the perfect time to bust out the paint project.  We gathered up all our supplies, put there hair up, put on our super cute french toast outfits and headed out for some fun.  It comes with 4 primary colors (red, blue, green & yellow), so to make it a little educational I asked the girls what 2 colors could be mixed to make another color, so we mixed blue & red to get purple and then we mixed red & yellow to get orange.  Since the squirt guns are big and kind a awkward for Kendall to use, I did a demonstration for the girls to show them how to do.  After that it was all over, there was a squirt gun for each of the 6 colors.  Lots of giggles and paint all over the grass was had.  This paint project is the perfect amount of fun for kids of all ages and it'll give mom enough time to enjoy a glass of wine while her kiddos make a masterpiece (maybe even 2 glasses).  I'm excited for them to dry and cut each of them and frame them, not I just have to find the perfect place to hang them.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Pampering Yourself with the perfect skin care product

As moms its hard to find time to pamper ourselves, or even just take time for ourselves.  I mean really, when your raising kiddos who has the time to spent more than 10 minutes on themselves?!  As I get older I've been trying really hard to take better care of my skin.  It's been hard, I've tried lots of different skin care products and haven't really found anything I've loved.  It can be discouraging, but with some trial and error I think I've found a product I love, Willing Beauty.  I've been using it for a couple weeks and have noticed a big change in my skin.  My skin is glowing, its softer, and just feels amazing and less dry.

When I first received the box (which had super cute packaging) I did the #HY5challange, which was to give the product 5 days, using it morning & night to get happy & healthy skin.  The HY5challange is Hyaluronic acid + 5 forces of nature = HY+5 Complex.  As a busy mom I don't have much time to spend on myself, so it has to be quick.  I love that in 3 easy steps morning/night I'm on my way to better skin. My biggest problem is consistency, I start something, I'll do it for a couple days or weeks and then stop doing it.  But with Willing Beauty I've stuck with it and I'm loving the results I'm seeing.  It's definitely making for a more confident mama.

If you want to give these amazing products a try and take the #HY5challange then visit Willing Beauty / if you do try it make sure you use the same hashtag and then let me know what you think.

Another thing I love about this product is that it's safe for even my little one to use it.  We all have a little one who likes to be in the bathroom while your getting ready and wants to be like you, including putting everything on that you put on.  After I take a shower, Kendall is usually right there stuck to my hip, so we like to moisturize our face together.  I love that we can spend time together and keep our skin looking amazing at the same time, WINNING!

  Willing Beauty and some of my other favorite beauty products.  I don't wear a lot of make up so getting ready takes me 10 minutes, wash my face, apply the moisturizer, then the tint primer/SPF and then put my makeup and I'm ready to go.

Before using Willing Beauty I would NOT have ever stepped in front of the camera to take a picture, but since my skin is looking so amazing lately I had to show it off.  Seriously, yall need to try this here for amazing skin of your own!