Monday, November 28, 2016

'Tis the Season!


To be completely honest, I am one of those crazy people that still holds on to the idea that Christmas comes after Thanksgiving. Ridiculous, I know. I am just a traditionalist that believes you can't put up the tree until you eat the turkey. Momma raised me that way. Anyway, once the turkey is gone, it is Christmas all over the place. I love it, Christmas all the time, through Christmas Day. That being said, I am really excited for a few things that come along with the Christmas season. All of which are listed in a cute little list below.

10 Things I am excited for this December:


1. Christmas Tree Lighting
Last year we attempted to go to the Christmas Tree Lighting after making Christmas cookies. Needless to say, we didn't make it. Not that I was going to complain too much, I was super pregnant. This year though, as long as the weather is decent I am so ready to go and see the lighting downtown and let Little Man stare in awe.

2. Baby Boy's 1st BirthdayHold on and let me get a cry out really quick...okay, I can do this. My baby is turning one! I really cannot believe that he has been around for a year already. I have a pretty awesome birthday party planned for him to not remember though. I'll take pictures and make sure he knows how awesome his first birthday was.

3. Christmas Movies
Not going to lie, I have already watched one. Lele was sick this weekend and we cuddled on the couch to watch Winnie the Pooh Christmas Super Sleuth (or something like that). It was a new one. I can't wait for all the other though.

4. OrnamentsI love ornaments, especially the old ones. Both Nate and I have an ornament from every year of our life (pretty much), and they add a little something extra to the tree. A little love. They are my favorite. It is our tradition to buy each other a new ornament every year now too and I love that just as much.

5. More Family TimeThanksgiving is a tease for family time. I can't wait for even more time with our families over this month. We have a birthday party and then Christmas to get our fill. Living away from both sides of family takes a toll on you eventually, and you really start missing all of those people.

6. VACATIONYes Lord, this mom needs a vaca! It is coming though, and I can't say that I am not counting down the days to the sun. Can you guess where we are going?

7. Pictures with SantaLast year we were the crazy people at the mall to have our 1 week old son's picture taken with Santa Claus. Well, this year we won't look as crazy. Time to schedule a picture with Mr. Claus.

8. Christmas CardsThankfully I was writing this post and remembered to order them today to get the savings, but I am super stoked for Christmas cards this year. Not just sending them, but receiving them also. Cards are so nice to get and I love seeing family and friends on a festive card each year. Plus, last year we didn't get to send one out because timing didn't quite work out. So hooray for Christmas cards! Anyone want to pay for stamps? Ha!

9. CookiesMmmm, cookies. This girl loves cookies, all the cookies. Even better, cookie dough. Yup, there aren't words to describe my love for the treats.

10. Laughter
As with all holiday's and family gatherings, eventually people get silly and the laughter starts to flow. There is nothing better than laughter for the soul.

What are you excited for this holiday season?

Cheers loves!



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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Why is choosing Christmas pajamas so hard?


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Now that we are parents, I've decided we need to add a pajama tradition to our new ornament each year tradition. That being said, I can't choose! I have decided to buy them from Target, because well it is Target. 

Sidenote, as I walked out of Target Sunday my husband so nicely pointed out that every lady that walks out of Target is either dressed up like I was or in the perfect workout outfit. Y'all the stereotype lives on. #targetmom

We are choosing between the ones above, hopefully they don't sell out before we get there again!

So, what are you thinking?
1.) Bear Family
2.) Red Stripes
3.) Grinch Onesie
4.) Buffalo Plaid

I legitimately can't choose. Help!!!

What traditions do you have for your kids? I love being a parent.

Cheers loves!



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Saturday, November 19, 2016

When you love something, love it hard.


I have shared my love for Valentia products over and over again. Why? Because I legitimately love them. 

Recently the lovely people at Valentia (http://valentia.com) sent me this Pure Glow Brightening Moisturizer to test out. Good heavens, I am so glad they did. There hasn't been a day gone by that I haven't worn this moisturizer. I also added it to my makeup kit for weddings lately and have had so many questions on where you can buy it (here or here).

I was sent this product c/o BrandBacker and Valentia for review, but all thoughts and opinions are 100% mine. I would never lie to you, that is dumb.

It is lightweight, not greasy, and extremely hydrating. I pair it up with some of my other Valentia products and my newest Estee Edit products every single morning. Never in the last 5 years have I had so many makeup free days. 

Beyond the actual benefits I have felt and seen, the people over at Valentia are doing things right and creating a good for you product to begin with. Their skin care products are natural, free of toxins and paraben-free, because natural ingredients with an organic base have proven most effective at repairing skin damaged by sun or wind, preventing signs of aging such as wrinkles, dark spots, and reversing the effects of oxidative stress on the skin.

This moisturizer is made with:
  • Botanical Hyaluronic Acid
  • Kojic Acid
  • Ginseng
  • Safflower Oil
  • Shea Butter


Yup all good things. Plain and simple, I love it. 

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Cheers loves!



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Monday, November 14, 2016

Where have you been?

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Yea, I bet you are wondering that (or maybe not). 

Truth is I have been just living life. There have been some big changes and some things that stayed the same, but life has been moving. No rest for the weary. I will say I missed this space though. Just somewhere to write and share with whoever cares to listen. 

Well, if you are listening, I am about to drop a much needed life update on you. 

About Nate lately.
Nate got a new job. He is out and about doing sales and is as happy as can be doing it. 

About Leighton lately.
He is about to be 1! What!? I swear that year went by way too fast. He is learning so much, running all over the place and talking up a storm (in his own language). Follow me on Instagram for updates on this little guy.

About Remington lately.
This dog is living the life. Leighton is now his best friend and I am so glad they have each other to play with. He is so loved by all of us. 

And about me lately.
So I am no longer working from home. I am now part of the daily Indy commuter club (is that a real club?). It is actually really nice to get up and out of the house, put on something other than pajamas and interact with other adults. My job is tons of fun (still in Marketing) and I really enjoy it. 

Other fun updates.
So as of now, we are still in our house that we moved into last year. We are trying to sell it though because we have this adorable 1852 bungalow downtown that we are dying to move in to. Legitimately all we have to do is sell our house,  which is easier said than done. That being said, if any of you are looking for a house in the Indianapolis area hit me up!

So that is life. New jobs, new schedules, trying to move yet again, and trying to raise a little gentleman in this crazy, crazy world. 

Anyway, I will be back. Like I said, I have missed this place. There are so many things I want to do and this helps to keep me moving toward those things. 

Cheers loves!



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