Monday, February 19, 2018

Savannah Mommy Bloggers Dinner with Beauty & Lifestyle Magazine

A couple of weeks ago I was invited to a dinner with Beauty & Lifestyle Magazine. It was such a great evening surrounded by amazing company. One of the unexpected things about becoming a mom is the other moms you meet. There's so much we share that no one else quite understands as well as we do. 

Our hostesses, Faythe and Kate, editors for Beauty & Lifestyle Magazine did a beautiful job with all the details. It makes me want to host a dinner party! Get inspired by reading how you can host your own dinner party here and see more of the beautiful details from our night.

Location: Savannah Airbnb
Florals: Ivory & Beau, IG: @ivoryandbeau
Invitations: One Nine Design Co, IG: @oneninedesignco
Cake: Vintage Soul Cakes, IG: @vintagesoulcakes
Drinks: Barefoot Wine
Glass Straws: Hummingbird Straws

Dinner was so delicious and dessert was divine. I mean, take a look at that cake! It's like a work of art!  
I loved the opportunity to get together with other local moms and laugh over our stories. I'm excited about what's to come for us and I hope to share it with you all soon! 

Meet the Bloggers:
From left to right, Kelsey of Pardon My French and on Instagram @kelsey_pardonmyfrench, Kailey of Little Miss Payne and on Instagram @little.miss.payne, Megan of Being Mrs. Fowler and on Instagram @beingmrsfowler, Tori of Life After a Little and on Instagram @toricasanova and myself, Julia of Glitter & Juls and on Instagram @glitterandjuls. Definitely swing by their blogs/Instagram and give them a follow and say hi! 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

This is Love

Valentine's Day is coming up and all things LOVE is in the air. This morning an article from the @Today's Parents  Facebook feed shouted at me.

If you are a couple with small children go read this post called: Love in the Age of Parenting Young Children from blog, Roussel Six Pack! I can relate to it so hard and I was inspired to piggy-back off her.

Noah and I have been married for almost 10 years and in the last 7 we have created four beautiful babies. We are way past the "big, romantic, make-me-swoon love" but are celebrating another season of love that comes after having children. We will most likely be celebrating Valentine's Day differently for a little while and that is perfectly okay.

For your amusement and because I was inspired by Chrissy Rossel, I'd like to share my own list of what love really is in this season of life after four young kids!

1. Love is shutting the bedroom door on the weekends and attempting to give me 15 minutes of extra sleep while you have been up since the crack of dawn with our bossy two-year old.

2. Love is starting my car in the mornings on top of loading the millions of bags I have to carry to work/daycare.

3. Love is doing the endless loads of laundry so it 1) gets done and 2) because you know I hate doing it.

4. Love is preparing the whole family for bedtime by ensuring our rooms are at optimal lighting and temperature- Turning on the fans, making sure the night lights are turned on in all our rooms.

5. Love is ensuring all the kids eventually hear my requests after I have given up all hope that they are even listening.

6. Love is looking past the unsexy nursing bra and not-thong undies and still making me feel like you only have eyes for me.

7. Love is going along with all my sunny beach family vacation plans even though you hate the sun and sand, my Disney during the worst possible time vacations and all my crazy family fun-filled adventure plans.

8. Love is getting me ice cream, french fries, or a coke when my head is about to explode from having an off-parenting moment.

9. Love is following me around the house and throwing away the forgotten rolled-up soiled diapers and making fun of me by telling me "I'll just throw this away..." multiple times a day.

10. Love is making sure I don't have to handle this parenting thing all on my own. It's about making sure attention is paid to all the kids when they need it most.

11. Love is tucking Ava and Lily in every night and making sure all the hugs, kisses, high-fives, checking for monsters, good-nights are in before they agree to go to bed!

12. Love is running to get me another burp diaper, towel, or something to mop up the puke the baby has just yacked all over me.

13. Love is ensuring my cell phone and my keys are in my handbag before we leave the house because everyone knows I'll leave it and make you run back inside or turn around to go get. Oh yeah and the diaper bag!

14. Love is not calling or texting me when I actually get a moment out of the house sans kids even when the baby has been crying non-stop since I left

15. Love is distracting the kids in the grocery store so I can check off my list in peace

16. Love is standing by while I take a million photos of the kids documenting our every memory

17. Love is taking adhoc trips to the store because I left off a bunch of items off my list I forgot add

18. Love is understanding and loving my crazy before kids and after!

19. Love is singing all the silly songs we have learned and doing so with no shame at all!

20. Love is laughing together when the kids say or do something cute/funny!

21. Love is sharing in all the good, bad, and ugly with raising four kids. For sharing in the worry and celebrating all the beautiful things that make up our crazy and hectic parenting journey!

You probably think I don't notice ALL the things but I DO. I love you and this life we share!

Friday, February 2, 2018

Ulta Beauty Haul

I ran out of foundation the other day and finally got a chance this week to head to Ulta. I could spend hours in that store! I love trying new beauty products so I thought I would share my recent haul with you.  If you have used any of these products or can provide suggestions for items you love using please let me know! I'll definitely keep them in mind when I make my next trip!

1. The reason for my Ulta trip was to pick-up a new foundation. I have been using the touch mineral liquid foundation from Younique. I actually really liked it. It was light but still provided full coverage. I did't have to use a powder either. But I like to mix things up so I decided I'd reach out on my Instagram stories for some recommendations! I had so many people tell me they love the CC cream from It Cosmetics. I like that it provides full coverage and also had the added bonus of anti-aging skin care and will protect me against the sun with SPF 50 sunscreen.

2. My next item is something I'm very excited to try. I have issues with imperfections and blemishes on my face and I saw this powder as I was browsing the It Cosmetics section. I also have pretty oily skin and this breakout powder eliminates the shine. Have you tried this? 

3. I found these wild Biore strips and thought Noah and I would use them over the weekend to give our pores a deep clean! Plus, I get satisfaction pulling these babies off! And how fun is this zebra print?! It comes in a leopard print too but the were out of stock. 

4. I have been wanting to take a stab at contouring. Its amazing what it can do to transform your face! I really need someone to teach me but I picked up this Maybelline Master contour/highlight duo stick. If you have any tips for a newbie like me I'd love to hear them! 

5. My last item was for my kids. Ava and Lily always give me a hard time whenever I brush their hair at night and in the morning. I am all for smoother morning and night time routines so I thought I'd try this brand. I love how this detangler smells and it's also only $5.99!  

I hope you enjoyed me sharing my latest beauty haul! 

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