Thursday, January 18, 2018

TBT: Avery and Mason

Happy Throwback Thursday, Islanders!  In celebration, I'm sharing pictures of two littles who combined their birthday parties this year.  Don't worry.  Mason and Avery are super cute and I can't wait to share their super cute party.  Oh, you can check my Instagram story for more cool pictures and ideas for hospital gifts and activities, baby showers and nursery decor!  For now, let's just throwback to some cute baby cheeks!

Here's a sneak peek of their adorable birthday photos. 

See you tomorrow with a cute party theme!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Well and Pretty: An Update.

Howdy, Islanders!  

Yesterday's Wordless Wednesday post was a pictorial update on some of my favorite things to keep myself well and pretty.

Life Water

Have you heard of the many benefits found in alkaline water.  I love water.  I tried Life Water and I LOVE it.  I can FEEL the difference from the inside out.  

I drink a bottle of alkaline water everyday.  Some of the benefits include, but are not limited to:

- digestion support
- urinary health
- flushing bodily systems
- balancing and countering an acidic diet

So, drink water... LOTS of water.  If you can, try to incorporate alkaline water into your water intake routine.

Bare Minerals Makeup

I found a makeup routine that works for me.  Its fail-proof technology and consultations at the time of purchase have helped to give me a polished and dewy complexion when I want to get all dolled up or add a little somethin' extra on any given day.

Check out the website(here) for the latest updates, discounts and product information!

100-calorie Candies

OMG!  At the checkout lines in Walmart, they've introduced the perfectly sized candies for my sweet tooth.  They're these nifty 100-calorie bars that are made for a small variety of candies including Snickers, Twix, Starburst, and Skittles.

They larger than the fun-sized bars and offer a guilt-free opportunity to indulge.  They've quickly become my go-to treat once a week.


While I've always kept a fruit bowl, I've cut back on the unhealthy snacks in our home.  Oh, and by cut back, I mean practically cut off all unhealthy snacks.  I mean, we used to have all kinds of snacks but not anymore.  

Every week, I stock the fruit basket.  I love to have my daily dose of 3-5 fresh fruits a day.

I have specific updates to share.  I found an amazing eyebrow pencil, I found a great soap to keep our skin moisturized, I have a facial regimen that keeps my skin clear (for the  most part), I have been sleeping better, I have decreased my carb intake... things (physically, mentally, emotionally) are on the up and up.  

What are you doing to improve yourself?  Share some ideas in the comments! I'm always looking for ways to improve.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

WW: Well and Pretty, The Sneak Peek

Thursday, January 4, 2018

DIY Brush Tree Frame Tutorial

Howdy and happy 2018!

I am still on a holiday high.  Our Christmas was awesome.  We enjoyed time with family, time with our friends and some time together as a family.  We set up a beautiful impromptu tree at the parents' home.

It was last-minute and totally unplanned but it was also really nice.  We returned home after the new year to a home that was frozen in Christmas time.  It smelled so good.  The tree looked so perfect and so perfectly frozen in time.  The stockings were still hung... stuffed and ready for us to enjoy the contents.

Then, it hit me.

I wasn't ready for Christmas to end.

I just -- I wasn't ready.  

I took photos at our family Christmas Eve celebration.  I can't wait to look back and smile... to print my fave and to place it in a frame for prominent display next year.  My goal is to keep the cheer of this season all year long.  I am starting to take down the Christmas decor and I removed a piece from the wall that I loved.  It reminded me of a tutorial I wanted to share.  I can't believe I almost forgot to share a fabulous and EASY frame idea PERFECT for the entire winter season!

DIY Brush Tree Frame Tutorial

TBT: Avery and Mason

Happy Throwback Thursday, Islanders!  In celebration, I'm sharing pictures of two littles who combined their birthday parties this year....

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