GRWM: New Years Eve Smoky Eye!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Sunday Sizzles & Fizzles 12-29-2013!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

OOTD: Cozy Grey Cardigan!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Hi My Loves!!!

Today we had a few errands to run and we were running a little late so I didn't get a chance to put my makeup on but I thought I would do an OOTD post :) This is one of my most favorite outfits because it's so comfy and I love these boots. They have to be my all time favorite. They are incredibly slippery and I did actually slip on the ice today (too bad I didn't get that on camera haha) but they are just so comfortable and cute. 

Cardigan ~ Ross // Grey Top ~ TJ Maxx // Rockstar Skinny Jeans ~ Old Navy // Romesha Boots ~ Just Fab


If you have never tried the Old Navy Rockstar skinny jeans.... you are missing out and you should! They are seriously like wearing leggings or yoga pants. They are so comfortable. I did actually get a couple new pairs and they are a tad stiffer, so I think it depends on the wash of the jean but the light ones that I'm wearing today are the best! I am OBSESSED!


Hope you are all having a lovely weekend so far!

Thanks for reading :)





What I Got For Christmas!

OOTD: Workout Gear & Sparkles!

Friday, December 27, 2013

Hi My Loves!!

I got some new work out gear yesterday. Even though I don't go to the gym I love workout clothes. They are comfy, flattering and can be used in so many ways other than working out. It's like wearing pj's but cuter ;) Today I added my new sparkly shrug from my Nanny in England and my favorite black boots (it's still snowy here) and oila.... a cute and comfy outfit perfect for running errands with the family.


Dogeared Love Necklace ~ Nordstrom


Excuse the bump in my top (it's my vlog camera lol) but here's what the top looks like :)



Boots: JustFab

Not only did I love this outfit because I was so comfy, Jay said he loved it too because my booty looked juicy (that's what he said, not me lol)... These leggings held everything in the right places, really helped to pull in my tummy pooch and are thick enough to be able to wear a shorter top and not feel like everyone you walk by can see every inch of cellulite you may have. They really are delightful. Plus they are super soft and warm :) 

Hope you all have a great weekend! We are taking Moo to the salon tomorrow to get her all beautified :)

Here's what we did yesterday:

And here's my latest beauty video:

Bright and early tomorrow morning, my Christmas Present Haul will be up. So grab some brekkie and enjoy :)

Thanks for reading!





Our Christmas Pictures 2013!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Hi My Loves!!!

I hope you all had a great Christmas! We had such a great day and the kids had so much fun. It was so nice to be with family all day and we even got to skype with my brother and Tam Tam so that was perfect :) If you haven't watched our Christmas vlog.... you should! It's full of cuteness, laughs and lots of fun!

WATCH IT HERE:

Here's a few of my favorite pictures of our Christmas :)

We did a really great Gingerbread house this year. I'm rather proud of it. Last years was a complete mess as it came completely broken, so it was nice to have one that actually turned out to be a house.


Our elf "Christmas" was a big hit with the kids. They had so much fun looking for him every morning, seeing what he got up to.


Baking cookies for Santa is definitely going to be out new Christmas Eve tradition. They turned out so good too! For the recipe CLICK HERE :)


After Santa had come I snapped some pictures so I could remember what it looked like before the chaos of opening began :) Here's what Phoenix and Lily woke up to. 


He was pretty excited when he walked in to see all this. Lily woke up first so she saw it from our bedroom angle and she was just super excited about the bear haha!


When I was young, I remember every year I asked for the Barbie riding Jeep. Every year I would wake up hoping to see it and it never came. This year Santa fulfilled my childhood dream by getting one for Phoenix :) And he LOVES it! It's definitely his favorite present. It's funny the things you remember as a kid. I don't remember one present that I asked for and received..... but I do remember the one thing I never got haha! Kids eh??


We found these super cute bean bags chairs at Target for the kids. I just couldn't resist! So cute!!



This Minnie Mouse kitchen for Lily is a big hit! She absolutely loves Minnie and Santa nailed it with this. 


Every girl needs a Little Mermaid vanity. She's got to get beautified in the mornings you know!


Our friend and Dad & Shelli have one of these huge bears at their houses. Every time we go over there, Lily gets so excited about the big huge bear so we decided it was time she should have one too. These are so soft and you just want to snuggle him. 



BS and BF got Phoenix a piano which he absolutely loves. He's going to be the next X Factor winner I think :)


After opening all the presents at our house, we headed over to Grandma & Grandpa's for a delightful Roast Beef dinner that Shelli prepared (which was amazing). 

We snapped some really cute pictures with the kids.

Phoenix has been doing the "Miley" with his tongue. Not quite sure where he got that haha! 


How cute is his Christmas sweater? My cousin from England got it for him and I love it. England has some really cute kids clothes!





My Aunt sent the cardigan and leggings for Lily. Aren't the just the most festive little beauties you've ever seen??



My favorite picture of all is this one. Our beautiful little family. I am just so blessed to be able to spend my life with them. Every day I am so happy to wake up to their smiling faces :) Jay's flannel is from Target and my top is from Ross.



This is a super cute one of BS & BF too. Lily's face cracks me up!


Young love ;)


You can't have a Christmas picture without Grandma & Grandpa and a horse!! Haha!!





That was our Christmas :) Hope you had a great one and the new year is even better!

Thanks for reading and watching :)

Here's my latest beauty video:


Get Ready With Me: UD Naked 3

Chocolate, White Chocolate & Macadamia Nut Oatmeal Cookie Recipe!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Hi My Loves!!

Today we made Santa some homemade oatmeal, chocolate & macadamia nut cookies. It's a recipe I've actually used for years but this time I just put my own spin on it by adding the white chocolate and macadamia nuts. These cookies turned out delicious!! They are rich and hearty and so so good. I'm pretty sure Santa will love them, as well as anyone else who appreciates a good homemade oatmeal cookie :)

Here's the recipe.... ENJOY!

Here's what the batter looks like once everything is mixed. It's very thick and will give you quite the arm workout (or in my case Jay an arm workout haha)...


Here's the delightful cookies once they are done. I made ours big so they were in the oven for 11 minutes.


WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
½ lb butter or margarine (2 sticks)
2 c. brown sugar
½ c. white sugar
2 eggs
½ c. water
2 tsp. vanilla
3 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
5 c. old fashioned oats
(1)  12 ounce bag of chocolate chips
(1) 12 ounce bag of white chocolate chips
1 cup chopped macadamia nuts

       Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
       Cream together butter and both sugars, then add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.  Add water and vanilla.
       Sift together flour, baking soda and salt in separate bowl.
       Add sifted dry ingredients to butter/sugar mixture (about ½ cup at a time), stirring after each addition.
       Add oats, then chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. (I add these ingredients a little at a time, mixing well after each addition). The dough will be very thick and dense, best if it is blended using a big spoon rather than a mixer.
       Drop cookie dough by rounded teaspoonfuls onto cookie sheets.
       Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Let cool for two minutes then remove from baking sheets and cool on wire rack.
       Store tightly covered.
       Makes at least 6 dozen.  Dough freezes well if stored in airtight container.

I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you do decide to make them, please let me know how you and your family liked them!!

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and hope that the new year brings you so much love and happiness :) I love you all and I appreciate you all so very much. Thank you for supporting me in all that I do :) Ok, enough sentimental blabs on a cookie recipe ;)

Thanks for reading :)


Urban Decay Naked 3 Review & Swatches!

FOTD & OOTD: Grey & Flannel

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Hi My Loves!!!

Yesterday we went to gymnastics and I wanted to wear something that was comfy but still cute. I decided to wear my favorite skinny jeans and new flannel top that feels like you are wearing pj's. It's seriously so soft!

Here's a breakdown of everything I wore from head to toe :)



FACE:
Michael Todd Citrus Spray
Revlon Age Defying Firming & Lifting Makeup ~ 30 Soft Beige w/Beauty Blender
Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Dark Circle Treatment Concelaer ~ Light
Jane Bronzing Powder ~ Dream
Essence Beauty Beats Blush ~ Groupie At Heart
Benefit High Beam

EYES:
Em Michelle Phan Arched Brow Liner ~ Medium Brown
Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette ~ Strange, Dust, Burnout, Limit & Liar
Kardashian Beauty Out To There Mascara

LIPS:
Revlon Lipstick ~ Pink Cognito

The pictures won't center up for some reason today, so please excuse the wonky layout but here's what Lily and I wore :)




Rockstar Skinny Jeans ~ Old Navy // Flannel top ~ Ross // White Top underneath ~ Target // Cardigan ~ Ross // Romesha Boots ~ Just Fab 


Lily's shoes ~ Old Navy & Outfit by Carters :) Headband by Graceful by Anna

Thanks so much for reading :) Hope you are all having a nice week so far!