Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Fall 2014 Wish List

Hey guys! I have been lusting after some items for fall lately. I love summer but I think fall is my favorite season of them all. I love the smell of fall, hot chocolates, boots and scarves. Can I just win the lottery so I can go buy everything now?! I went to Old Navy the other day and found some sweaters I want to get and plan on getting soon. Here is my list of items from there and some other stores that I want to buy for this coming fall season.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Black Sparkles

Hey guys! Sorry I've been MIA the last week, vacation two weeks ago totally threw off my boys and I have been struggling with getting them back to their normal schedule. Today's post is a quick outfit of the day. I love the sparkles on this top of this basic black tank top. I think it dresses up the outfit a bit. I paired the shirt with dark denim shorts from American Eagle.


Monday, August 11, 2014

Makeup by One Direction Review and Tutorial

Hey guys! I'm back with another makeup tutorial today and wanted to share with you how I did my makeup with the One Direction Limited Edition Makeup Tin. I received this product in the mail while I was on vacation and was excited to come home to it! The tin that I received is the "Take me Home" Collection. The other two tins offered are "Midnight Memories" and "Up All Night" collections. Each tin comes with an eye shadow palette, chubby eye/body crayon, mascara, lipstick, lip gloss, nail polish and a set of stencils to decorate your tin how you want it to look.


The tin came with a card to explain the other collections available.





Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Black Wrap Top

Hey guys! I was recently contacted by the company eShakti to review their website and products. Let me just tell you, they have such beautiful clothes! They offer dresses that remind me of the 50's and plenty of beautiful blouses. It was so hard for me to choose and item from the site. I will definitely be going back and ordering more clothes from them very soon.



Tuesday, August 5, 2014

July Favorites: Makeup and Hair

Can you believe how fast this year is going? I swear, the older I get, the quicker the years go. July was a good month. A lot of summer parties and get together's and we went on our family vacation last week down to Virginia Beach which was amazing! I had several products in July that became my new favorites and I wanted to share those with you. Some products I have used before and others are new to me.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pretty Bows and Pink


Hey guys! Can You believe how fast this month is going? It's the last day of July already which is crazy! I guess the only good thing about summer moving quick is that fall fashions are just around the corner, which is my favorite season to dress for. Boots, scarves, jackets, love them all! But for now, let's just focus on summer.



Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Day to Night Summer Outfit

Happy Friday! I am so excited that it is Friday because we leave for vacation this Sunday! If you can't already tell from the mention of this in most of my previous blog posts, I am overly excited for our family vacation. This is the first vacation for our boys and the first one we've been on in 5 years. This outfit post is something I will be taking on vacation for those days where we are doing something outdoor all day and night, I can just throw on a jean jacket to help with the chill of the night. Added bonus: Jean jackets are light weight so they are easy to carry along with you.


Day Time Look
I love mint mixed with white. A majority of the time that I'm wearing the color mint, i will pair it with white pants, shorts or even a white jean jacket.


This top is one of my favorites! It is very light and airy, perfect for hot summer days. Plus, it was very affordable! I bought this at Old Navy.

Night Time Look


To change this look to a night time look, I simply added this jean jacket and a pair of hoop earrings with little diamonds around it. Easy enough, yet it changed the look of the entire outfit.


I got these sandals at Walmart and I love them! They are very comfortable and fashionable at the same time.



Top: Old Navy  (Similar)
Jean jacket: Old (Similar)
Shoes: Walmart
Earrings: Old (Similar

Hair: Curled around a curling iron. 

Thanks for reading! How do you change up your daytime outfit once the night hits?

XOXO

*Linked up at Style Elixir *

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Makeup Tutorial: Everyday Neutral Look

 Hey there! Being a mom to 2 toddlers can make it hard to get ready some days. You'll find me in a pair of yoga pants, hair in a messy bun, and no makeup a few days a week. But when I get the chance to do my hair and makeup I will. I'm a girly girl and enjoy dressing up and looking nice. I am by no means a makeup artist but I do my makeup the way that I know how to and I enjoy the way it looks.


Monday, July 28, 2014

Potty Training: What Worked for us

Potty training is one of those things that every parent dreads. Sure, it's great amazing once they are potty trained but trying to potty train can be a nightmare. We struggled with potty training for over a year. Trying off and on when he was two and a half, he just didn't want anything to do with it. I felt like he was going to be in high school wearing diapers. I'd be the mom that had to follow him to school to change his diaper every few hours. OK, maybe I freaked out a little bit, worrying that it was never going to happen. He just didn't seem to care, he was perfectly content in wearing his diaper.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Makeup by One Direction + Giveaway

I'm sure you've all heard of One Direction. Weather you've heard about it from your teenage daughter and her friends screaming about there new song release or a picture they spotted of their favorite singer or you simply like them yourselves. They are a wide known pop group sensation with a wide range of different projects and products. Their newest project; a makeup collection by Markwins International.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wearing a Scarf in the Summer

Morning all and sorry for the missing post yesterday. We've been so busy with getting ready for vacation that I ended up not being home all day. Today I bring you an outfit that I like to wear during summer time. I think scarves may be my favorite accessory. It's funny because when scarves first became popular to wear a few years ago I hated the trend. I don't know why but I just didn't like the look that was created when people wore scarves. I think maybe it's because that was back when I wore a lot of Hollister and American Eagle t-shirts instead of actually dressing more girly.


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July Ipsy Bag

Hi guys! The middle of the month is always my favorite time because I get my Ipsy box in the mail. It feels like Christmas every time, opening up the little bag and seeing all of the fun products I get to try out. I love the surprise of subscription boxes. One day I'd like to try some others out , but for now Ipsy is all I need.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Office Attire

I used to work at a bank and had to dress professional everyday. The dress code called for business casual, which means we didn't have to wear blazers every day or dress suits (unless we wanted to). This made it fun to try out different styles of outfits that were professional but not over the top.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Simple in White

Hey guys! My style is very simple and casual a lot of the time. I'd say 4/7 days a week I dress more on the casual side. This outfit is one of those outfits. I love the how the shirt just flows over my stomach. The top stretches to make it even more comfortable.

I paired the white strapless top with my favorite skinny jeans from Aeropostale. My shoes (sorry I'm horrible at remembering to get pictures of my shoes) are white and grey striped flats (seen in this post).

The earring were hand made by my mom and the necklace adds a slight pop of color.


The back of the shirt ties together into a very cute bow, making it very feminine. 


Shirt: Hollister
Jeans: Aeropostale
Shoes: Zulily
Necklace: American Eagle 

Thanks for reading!

XOXO 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

How to Turn a Scarf into a Summer Shrug

I love wearing scarves in the winter time. They are a great way to dress up an outfit plus they help keep you warm! I always have a difficult time trying to figure out how to wear my scarves in the summer time. I don't want to get too hot but I love the colors and patterns on scarves. I figured out a way to tie up your scarf so that you can wear it as a nice shrug over a tank top.


Monday, July 14, 2014

Vacation Makeup Essentials

My family beach vacation is less then two weeks away and I am starting to figure out everything I want to take. We will be swimming, tanning, going to Busch Gardens, Going to the zoo , shopping and more. Some days I will wear my normal full face of makeup and other days I will wear only a few items. I decided to share with you all what I plan on bringing with me for putting my face on in the mornings.


Friday, July 11, 2014

Summer Bucket List

I realize that summer has already begun and I'm a little behind on posting my summer bucket list, but here it is anyways. Summer is not my favorite season, however, I still enjoy being able to go outside without bundling up in winter armor. Plus, my kids love playing outside and the best time for that is the summer. Sure, the heat can get crazy and the humidity makes my hair frizz out and look like I'm playing dress up as a clown, but nothing beats a summer BBQ, swimming, fairs and the smell of fresh cut grass.


(Photo taken by myself at Watkins Glen, NY)

Here is my list of things I want to do during the summer. Some of these things I may have already done and others will be done during my vacation at the end of this month. Either way, I will get them done!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

OOTD: High Low Crop Top

Hey guys! Today's outfit is very casual yet girly. I bought this top at the Outlet Mall when I went to Ann Taylor. It was on sale for only $7.00 so I couldn't pass it up! I'm normally not a fan for crop tops, but this one was a bit longer than normal so it covers up my tummy. I kept this outfit dressed down with a pair of flip flops and capri's.

During the summer I like to be as comfortable as I can be. The heat and humidity are not my friend so the more lightweight items I wear the better. This shirt is very lightweight and breezy.


The design on the shirt is white leaves. I like the style of it. I feel like I can wear this during fall time as well with a cute cardigan over it and with some skinny jeans.


Shirt: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Target

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a great day.

XOXO

* Linked up over at The Jenny Evolution *

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

5 Reasons why Target is so Addicting

Ever wondered what it is that makes Target so addicting? I mean really, why are a good majority of us so addicted to Target? It's seriously a problem! I can't get enough of Target. If I could buy the whole store, I probably would! (Except my Husband wouldn't allow that, what a party pooper.) I decided to make a list of the 5 reasons why I think Target is addicting. Here it is!

(Image Credit: Ryan Companies )

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Influenster Surfs Up Vox Box

Hello lovelies! At the beginning of June I signed up for Influenster. What is Influenster? It is a program where you give your opinions and answer questions about almost anything and earn badges for it. From beauty to being outdoors they have a badge for everyone. You can also connect your social media to Influenster and you earn points towards your impact score. They send out Vox boxes every few weeks and depending on your score and the badges you unlocked you may qualify to receive one.


Friday, July 4, 2014

Erin Condren Life Planner 2014/2015 Unboxing and First Impression

Hey guys! Sorry for being MIA this week, I've been feeling under the weather since last Saturday. But I'm finally feeling better and ready to get back into the swing of things! I have something very exciting to share with you all today. It is my 2014/2015 Erin Condren Life Planner. I ordered my planner the day they released the new ones, June 12th, and have been anxiously awaiting it's arrival. 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

OOTD: Country Chic

Hey guys! I don't know what it is about this outfit but when I wear it I feel like I'm wearing a "mom" outfit. I know I am a mom but i feel even more like it with this outfit. Maybe it's because the top is from Ann Taylor which is a grown up store in my opinion. Or maybe it's all the cut of the shirt, who know?! I really am liking this outfit though.


Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tasty Tuesdays: Taco Ring

Hey guys! I'm back today with another Tasty Tuesday post. Today's recipe is one of my favorites! My family and I are big fans of tacos. But sometimes it's nice to make your taco's a little differently to add variety. I found this recipe for a taco ring in a Pampered Chef recipe book and have changed it a little to make it more my own and what my family likes.



Ingredients 
1 pound ground beef
1 taco seasoning mix
2 packages of crescents
cheese
sour cream
lettuce
tomatoes

Friday, June 27, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: Black Eyes, Lego Movie and Sleepy babies

Happy Friday Everyone! I feel like this week flew by. I did some grocery shopping on Monday, Tuesday my kids and I did some baking of treats, Thursday we had some more errands to run and today we are spending time with my nieces and nephew.

(Photo Credits: Google)

Thursday, June 26, 2014

OOTD: Pastels and Stripes

I've been wanting to find a pair of the perfect pastel pants for the longest time. I finally found them when we went Outlet shopping last month. These are a pretty blue pastel pair of Capri's. I bought them plus the shirt at Ann Taylor. 


Wednesday, June 25, 2014

OOTD: Aztec Maxi Dress

Good afternoon lovelies! It's pretty gloomy weather here today which means its humid and warm. I decided to wear my new maxi dress to keep cool. I bought this dress on Saturday at JC Penneys. I bought it for our vacation at the end of July but decided to go ahead and wear it today anyways. Not like I can't wear it again at the beach!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Toddler Talk: Temper Tantrums

Hey guys! Have you ever had your toddler throw himself on the ground in a fit, kicking and screaming for minutes and minutes when it really seems like its been hours? Of course you have, your a parent to a toddler! They don't understand how to control their emotions when they're mad or upset. But even with all of those fits and screaming you still love them unconditionally.


Tasty Tuesdays: Yogurt Drops

Happy Tuesday everyone! The week is on it's way and the weekend is slowly getting closer. Here is a recipe to make with your little ones. It's very easy and delicious! It's a great snack for your toddlers to enjoy that is also good for them.


Monday, June 23, 2014

Vacation Prep #2 - Packing lists

Happy Monday everyone! Today I bring you part 2 of my Vacation prep series. One of the first things I start for any vacation is my packing lists. I make several packing lists, from clothes/beauty/accessories to the car packing list. I'm a huge list fan! If I don't make packing lists I'll feel like I'm scrambling around when it comes time to pack and I will most likely forget something. The reason I make them a few weeks before vacation is because as my days go by I'll think of random things to add to the lists.

Friday, June 20, 2014

June Ipsy Bag Review

Hey guys! I'm here with my first review of the Ipsy Bag. I have been receiving Ipsy bags for over 2 years now and it is my favorite subscription service. I was signed up for Birch Box for about a year but I didn't like the products most of the time. With Ipsy, there's at least 2 things per bag that I like and would use.

Weekly Wrap-up: Chuck E Cheese, Swimming and stalking my email

Happy Friday everyone! What a quick week! Even though I'm a stay at home mommy, I still get excited when the week is over and the weekend is here. It means my husband will be home with us all weekend which my boys and I love! We have a beginning of summer party this weekend and then were also going shopping for swimsuits for our vacation next month. I love shopping but swimsuit shopping is probably my least favorite. I've lost all the weight I gained after having my 2nd son plus some but my body is definitely not the same proportions as it used to be. My thighs and hips are bigger,  stretch marks have taken over my belly, and I'm pale as a ghost. I'm OK with it all though because my 2 precious boys were worth all of it, and I'd do it again and again.


Thursday, June 19, 2014

OOTD: Comfy Maxi Skirt

Hey guys! I'm back today with another outfit of the day post. I went with a comfy and casual outfit for today. It's starting to really warm up outside and the humidity doesn't help with the heat (or my hair). 


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

5 Summer Fashion Must Haves

Hey guys! I decided I wanted to make a list of my summer fashion must haves. These are items that I already have in my closet or items that I would like to purchase for my over flowing closet! I can't help it, buying clothes is my hobby ( does that count as a hobby?). Maybe I should say COLLECTING clothes is my hobby!

I always love when summer time hits because you have more options for what you can wear compared to fall and winter. In summer you can wear dresses, skirts, shorts, carpi's, tank tops, halter tops, and the list goes on and on.

OOTD: Statement Necklace for a night out

Hey there! I purchased this statement necklace 2 months ago and have been trying to figure out what I want to wear it with. I thought it would look really pretty with an all black outfit since it would give it a nice pop of color! So that's what I wore it with. 



Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Tasty Tuesdays: Chicken and Rice

Good Morning Loves! Today is another tasty Tuesday post! This recipe was given to me by a friend and it is one of my favorites. It is another quick and easy recipe that I like to do on days when I'm just not feeling cooking or when we are in a hurry.



Monday, June 16, 2014

Organizing Monday's: Family Vacation Prep Series #1

Summer is almost here and one of the best things about summer is taking a vacation. This year my family and I are taking a week vacation to the beach at the end of July. We have 6 weeks until we leave and I like to start preparing early.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Father's Day!

Hey guys! Just wanted to wish all those wonderful dad's out there a Happy Father's Day! I hope you all had a great day with your loved ones and were shown just how special and important you.
 (My beautiful family of 4, Easter 2014)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Weekly Wrap-up: Erin Condren Life Planner, new phones, and grumpy kids

Hey there! What a week, I didn't really do much this week but it sure did fly by! It was rainy all week up here in pennsylvania. Am I the only one who enjoys gloomy weather? I don't know what it is about a cloudy rainy day that I love so much. It makes me feel relaxed and calm. The more of those days I can get in before the summer humid heat kicks in, the better.


Review: NYX Baked Blush and NYX Illuminator

 Happy Friday Lovelies! I'm here this Friday with another review/ first impressions of some more NYX products. I love NYX products. They are affordable and most of their products are very good quality. I recently purchased these items at Ulta. The great thing about buying drugstore products at Ulta is that they always have sales on them. This was buy one get one 50% off.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

OOTD: Soft and White




Good afternoon lovelies! I'm here today with another Outfit of the day post. I bought some goodies off of Victoria's Secret the other day and this shirt is one of my favorite things I purchased. 

It has a nice beachy feel to it. It's very lightweight and soft. The sleeves are mesh and have a nice billowy look to them. The shirt is a crop top with a tie on the bottom of it. I wore a white tank top underneath it because the shirt is a bit see through.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

OOTD: Living In Polka Dots

Hey guys! I decided I'd go ahead and do an outfit of the day post today since my Fitness Journal post was a bit boring with not much to update. I wore this outfit the other day to go shopping. It's a very comfortable and relaxed outfit.

I love flowy shirts and this one is definitely one of my favorites. It's a royal blue with white polka dots and very sheer. I wore a white tank top underneath it to cover my unmentionables. The shirt has a tie at the bottom that you can pull as tight or leave as loose as you want to create a bunched look. I wore mine fairly tight as I didn't want the shirt to hang too loose on my body.

Fitness Journal #2

Hey guys! I guess I'll start off with how my week went last week and if I hit my goals. Well, I didn't do as well as I would have liked. I was doing good with the squat and ab challenge but a couple days ago I stopped doing them. I had done 8 days worth of it but I decided since I haven't done the squats or abs for a few days I'm going to start from the beginning again.

Another goal was to cut out fast food, and so far so good! I haven't had any fast food in over a week. I'm already to the point where the thought of fast food sounds gross.

As for my last 2 goals of starting HIIT workouts and going on 3 walks a week... I started the workouts a couple days ago but the walks unfortunately didn't happen. It's been extremely warm one day and then raining the next out here so I haven't really had a chance ( I know, excuses, excuses) .