Target Beauty Boxes Spring 2018 | Are They Worth It?

I was so excited when I saw that Target was offering their Beauty Boxes in store! If you don’t know, a Beauty Box is a box filled with beauty products. Weird, right?! It costs $7 and was originally only available for online ordering. There are five different boxes to choose from, and I went with the Wake Up and Makeup box and the All the Masks box. I filmed another video for these boxes soooo… This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for full details. I’ve had these Target beauty boxes for a few days since recording this. […]


Parenting Goals: teaching discernment

Parenting Goals: teaching discernment

At a moms group meeting at my church recently, I was asked to define my parenting goals in just a few short words. As you can imagine, I found this quite challenging. I felt like there was so much I wanted to impart on my daughter. To sum it up in a few words was impossible. And then one word popped in my head: discernment. My parenting goals all wrapped up in one word. Discernment. That word felt so perfect when it came to what I want to teach my daughter. Discernment is an important skill that would behoove her to develop. […]


Blend Foundation Quickly: the tool that has changed my life!

Blend Foundation Quickly: the tool that has changed my life!

If you’re looking for a way to blend foundation quickly, then look no further! I have discovered the secret – and that secret is simply using a large sponge! I’d say that a sponge is one of the most popular ways to blend out foundation. Some of the most popular brands are Real Techniques, Beauty Blender, and EcoTools. While they vary in shape, they are generally the same size. But I recently picked up a Sonia Kashuk sponge from Target and noticed it was huge and that it greatly cut down on my time spent blending. This post may contain affiliate […]


5 Challenges Moms Face Today

5 Challenges Moms Face Today

This post was inspired by an old post of mine. I wanted to delve deeper into my claim that moms have it harder today than they did even 30 years ago. Moms today are facing challenges of motherhood that previous generations of mothers couldn’t even dream up. The point of this post is mere encouragement. Motherhood is hard, and it can be even harder when you feel like others are looking down on you and judging you. Just remember – moms make the best decisions they can for their families, and doing it differently doesn’t make you wrong. Lets get right […]


April Beauty Product Empties

A couple of months ago I did a post about some beauty product empties. It was basically me going over my hoarded makeup trash and discussing whether or not I would repurchase those products. It did relatively well, and it’s about time I did another! So here’s how it goes: picture of trash followed by a mini review and if I would purchase the product again. Pretty simple. Got it? The first thing on my list for April beauty product empties iiiiissss… Mary Kay Translucent Powder At the risk of sounding dramatic, I’M OBSESSED WITH THIS POWDER. Translucent powder can […]


When Being Right Is Wrong

When Being Right Is Wrong

Firstly, I want to start off by saying that I’m preaching to the choir here, sister! There’s nothing sweeter to me than being right; however, as I get older and mature, I’m seeing ways in my life in which that is causing more harm than good. I’m seeing more disruptions caused by my drive to be right than anything. I’m often times finding myself at a crossroads, asking myself “is it really that important to be right about this?” Truthfully, when I really ponder it, being right often isn’t worth what I’m sacrificing. And usually, as the mother to a stubborn toddler, […]


Beauty Products for Everyone: Products that are so good they work for everyone

Beauty Products for Everyone: Products that are so good they work for everyone

When you’ve played around with enough makeup – like I have – you discover that some products are just plain, ol’ good. They’re so good you feel comfortable recommending them to just about everyone, and that’s exactly what this post is about. Here’s a list of beauty products for everyone to enjoy! Other beauty related posts you may enjoy… Ardell Magnetic Lashes Review How I Do My Eyebrows 4 Tips for Wearing Bold Lipstick Beauty Products for Everyone 1. Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow I’ve talked about the Stila glitters in several other posts for good reason! So finally […]


How to Soothe Colic: Baby Items that Helped Me Survive

How to Soothe Colic: Baby Items that Helped Me Survive

If you’re currently living through colic, my heart goes out to you, mama. I wouldn’t wish a colicky baby on my worst enemy. Since I know the toll that colic can have, let’s not waste any time and get right into how to soothe colic. This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure for full details.   1. An Exercise Ball When it comes to soothing colic, an exercise ball was my most hated and most helpful item. This worked to soothe my daughter when nothing else would. That being said, it was killer on my back, especially because […]


Ardell Magnetic Lashes | Review & How I Got Them To Work For Me

This post contains affiliate links. See my disclosure here. If you follow me on my makeup Instagram account, then you may have picked up on the fact that I despise full-band false lashes. I find them absolutely uncomfortable and hate wearing them. So, to still add some drama to my looks, I’ve been using Ardell or Kiss lash trios for the last year or so. Those are comfortable to wear and I love them, but they do take quite some time to apply. So I was thrilled when I saw these Ardell magnetic lashes! They looked so easy peasy, comfortable, […]


Date Night Ideas For Parents When the Kids Are Away

Date Night Ideas For Parents When the Kids Are Away

If you follow me on Instagram – which like *ahem* you should – then you know that my daughter, Clementine, recently had her first sleep over at her grandparents’ house a few weeks ago. My husband and I had our first night of freedom since having her and – let me tell you – it was life changing. After racking our brains for date night ideas, we finally settled on what to do. We went out to dinner, came home to let our food digest, went out for dessert, came home again, and eventually ended up at the Waffle House at […]