Praise the Good Lord!! It feels like spring is FINALLY here. I am definitely going to cross my fingers, do a spring dance, and knock on every piece of wood I see… because as soon as I say that, another ice storm or something is going to come slam us.
It was almost dang near too hot for this outfit when I was out yesterday… I’m going to really struggle once the warm weather actually does arrive. When I did my last closet cleanout I got rid of almost ALL of my spring and summer clothes because they just didn’t fit anymore.
Soooo yeah… I’m going to need to hit up some serious spring sales or something soon. Otherwise I’ll be rocking the same dress and same pair of shorts every day. Which, I guess wouldn’t be so bad… it would make getting dressed in the morning easier.
It is quite sad though that my daughter literally has like 4x the amount of clothes that I do. Haha! Probably even more.
Oh well, she’s cuter anyway. I don’t know if that really has anything to do with anything, but it is what it is.
On a separate and totally unrelated to fashion side note, who watched The Bachelor finale on Monday? What. A. Trainwreck.
A couple points of note:
I did not like Clare all season, but when she told Juan Pablo off when he dumped her… she immediately earned my respect. He deserved to be put in his place, and in his place she put him.
The fact that he said “I’m glad I didn’t pick her” when she walked off… ummm SERIOUSLY?!
Chris Harrison is THE MAN. When he said “Good on ya‘” to Juan Pablo and Nikki, I almost fell out of my chair laughing.
Sharleen’s makeup looked GORGEOUS.
I still LOVE Sean and Catherine. By far my favorite Bachelor couple ever. Sean was cracking me up…
I truly feel sorry for Nikki… I actually liked her this season and I hope that things either truly work out (which I doubt they will), or she woman’s up and gets the heck out of that relationship. That thing is sinking fast.
The whole thing was just so awkward. Everything was awkward.
I am excited for Andi to be the Bachelorette! I found out Andi is a Phi Mu and so now I totally want to root for her!
So we are home, our internet is back on (yay!), I’m playing catchup on work and we’re getting back into the swing of things. We had such an amazing time on our Disney Dream cruise! We left Port Canaveral last Thursday and headed to Nassau on Friday and Castaway Cay (pronounced “key”) on Saturday. We were so blessed to get the chance to go on this trip with some people from John’s work and we enjoyed every single second.
I just thought I’d recap (just a LITTLE bit) of our time on our trip.
The Dream is an AMAZING ship! It looked so beautiful at night.
On the first night on the ship, John and I decided to check out the “Match Your Mate” game and we TOTALLY DOMINATED. We beat out two other couples – one couple had four kids and one couple had been married 30 years… yet we knew more about each other. It was hilarious! Continue reading →
We are home from our Disney cruise and oh man we had such a good time. I can’t wait to share some photos and stories! It was so good to just be totally and completely unplugged for a few days. No phones. No internet. No social media. Nothing.
However, it turns out we missed a crazy ice storm while we were gone and our house had no power for a while and we STILL have no internet.
Thus, I am actually composing this little blog post from the WordPress app on my phone. I think that God wants me to stay unplugged for just a little while longer.
So I’m going to do just that.
Sometimes being unplugged is exactly what you need to force the pushing of a “reset” button on things. You know?
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It’s no secret I love putting bows and headbands on my little Lilly. Once she was born and found out she was a girl – I’ve basically had a little bow on her head ever since. I know, I know, some people give me a hard time for “dressing her up” – but come on, she’s only so little for so long.
PLUS, the couple times I have taken her out of the house without a bow on people have thought she was a BOY! Actually, one time she was WEARING a bow and someone thought she was a boy. I mean, really?!
Anyway, the SUPER sweet (and crazy talented) Katie from Sweet Angel Kreations, sent Lilly a few GORGEOUS bows and headbands and I am just IN LOVE with them.
As you are reading this, my husband, Lilly and I are boarding a DISNEY CRUISE to the Bahamas!! AHHH! I am so excited. For many reasons… but mainly because 1) I’ve never been on a cruise… EVER. 2) John and I haven’t had a vacation since our HONEYMOON. For real. NO time off since our HONEYMOON. 3) We need a vacation. Badly. 4) I’m tired of cold weather and ready to feel the sun on my back! It’s okay to be jealous. Hehe just kidding!
I realize that I share a lot of “easy” recipes… but that’s because I really don’t have time to be making complicated, sit overnight, gotta marinate for three days-type recipes. AIN’T NOBODY GOT TIME FOR THAT. When you work from home and when you have a baby and you have to come up with dinner every night, you need things that are DELICIOUS and EASY.
A dear friend of mine from church shared this recipe with me and OH-MY-GOSH it is so stinkin’ good. I’ve already made it like four times. It’s definitely a new household favorite. It’s just hearty, delicious, comfort food. So, shout out to Ashley for sharing it with me!
Maybe it’s because I’m naturally nosy, but I LOVE seeing what’s in other people’s bags. Whether it’s a purse, a backpack, a diaper bag, a suitcase… whatever – I just love seeing what people carry around with them!
So, without further adieu, I thought it would be fun to share what I carry in my diaper bag!
One of the things that I have loved most about having this blog over the past six years is I’ve been able to use it as a way to document the major things going on in my life, I’ve been able to document my personal style at the time, my likes, my dislikes, my life happenings, and I’ve even been able to use it as a place of self-reflection.
The latter of all of those is basically what today is.
I’ve mentioned before that one of my goals in 2014 is to work on being less deprecating. It’s a disease, really. I have an awful habit of using self-deprecation as a defense mechanism when I’m in situations where I feel uncomfortable. I noticed for a while that I was getting better at being less self-deprecating but I’ve gotten back into a habit of it as of late and I’ve got to cut it out.
A lot of it goes back to just all this self-doubt I have within me about my parenting. Parenting is the greatest, most awesome, most rewarding, most difficult job ever and thus is it so easy to think that you’re the worst at it. Continue reading →
Posted on 28 February, 2014 By still being [molly]
*I received the BA Star Natural eyeshadow palette for review as a part of the BrandBacker review program. No other compensation was provided and all opinions are 100% honest and my own!
I’m back with another makeup tutorial! Woot! Woot! I’ve been on a big kick recently of playing around with different looks. I used to play around with makeup ALL the time and then I got into the habit of basically wearing my makeup the exact same way for about two years. And I don’t know, within the last, oh, say six months or so, I’ve just had fun trying new things when it comes to makeup.
I think, honestly, it’s because I’ve been so limited in my wardrobe that makeup has become more of a creative outlet for me than it has been in the last few years. If that makes sense.
Anyway. I was recently sent the new BA Star Natural eyeshadow palette to review and test out and create a look with. BA Star makeup has traditionally been for the theater or cheer and dance people – so the makeup is SUPER pigmented and bold.
BUT, just because it was originally *intended* for the stage and for the lights, doesn’t mean it can’t work for the everyday. I love bold makeup and I love eyeshadows that have a strong pigment. There’s actually nothing that annoys me more with an eyeshadow than when I have to really WORK to get the color on my eyelids. Continue reading →
Posted on 27 February, 2014 By still being [molly]
*This is not a sponsored post. I was gifted a canvas to review from Easy Canvas Prints (recently) and Printcopia (in 2012). No other compensation from those companies was provided. All other canvases (which there are a lot) were purchased with my own American dollars. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.
I. Love. Canvases.
No, really. I LOVE canvas prints. They are beautiful and big and amazing and I have kind of an addiction to ordering photos on canvas. We have, and this is not a joke, close to 15 canvases throughout our home. That’s a lot of canvases (at least in my opinion). Canvases are like ARTWORK! But personal! They can really transform a room.
After having tried a bunch of different companies (and being sent a couple canvases for review with a couple other companies), I thought it would behoove me to share my thoughts / opinions / and experiences with the different companies I have tried and used.
I’ll go over each company, quality of canvas, ease of ordering, speed of shipping, customer service (if applicable), price point, etc. and then at the end, I’ll tell you which companies are my favorite and which to stay away from.
I should also add that these really do not compare to ordering a canvas from a professional company through a wedding or professional photographer. While some of our canvases are professional images that I ordered myself, I wish I would have ordered more through our photographer. Not only to get the best quality, but also to support her!