I’m honestly slightly in shock that Christmas is over. Like… what?! I feel like I always build up such anticipation and forget that it’s just a single day – it has the same 24 hours as every other day of the year. And fun times with family seem to make it go by quicker, ya know? This was an exciting Christmas for us. Having a kid sort of brings back the Christmas magic that you lose as you get older. Ya know what I mean? And while Clementine was fun last year, she didn’t really know what was going on. She […]
I think it’s safe to assume that everyone’s favorite part about the holidays is all the treats! Who doesn’t love sweet, delicious treats that are made with love?! But making them can be down-right stressful! Planning, prepping, measuring, mixing, scooping, cleaning! I feel a little frazzled just typing all that out! So I’ve discovered three amazing recipes that take 5 ingredients or less. They’re all easy to buy for, easy to make, and don’t produce a ton of dishes #winwin Oreo Truffles This first recipe comes to us from TheCozyCook.com. She decorates her truffles with drizzled chocolate, but I recommend crushed up […]
Cinnamon rolls were always the delectable breakfast of choice for Christmas morning while growing up. The scent as they baked clung to the air, warm and sweet at the same time. There was nothing like biting into a warm, fluffy cinnamon roll slathered in tangy cream cheese frosting after opening presents. Even just typing this now makes me close my eyes and zoom back to my childhood with a smile on my face. This is a tradition I’d like to keep alive in our household. Not only are cinnamon rolls delicious, but they’re easy too, which means I don’t have […]
Before we get into the makeup look, I just wanna share a couple links to my favorite Christmas flash mobs. I honestly have no idea why I love flash mobs, specifically Christmas ones, so much, but I do. I think they’re so fun and spontaneous and the performers had to muster up so much courage to do it. And it just makes me so emotional to see the audience signing along. This first one literally brings me to tears every time. It has over 6 million views and I’m pretty sure I’m responsible for a quarter of them because I’ve […]
Fact: I love Christmas. Fact: I hate spending all day decorating for Christmas. Christmas decorations are easily my favorite! They’re so pretty and sparkly and really add to the overall atmosphere of the season. But that yuletide excitement is easily dampened at the thought of spending an entire day decorating – at least for me! The compromise is to have a small amount of quick, easy decorations. Derek and I easily set up all of our décor within a matter of a few hours. It’s not stressful but still brings in the holiday spirit. Here’s a peek at what we […]
After starting to go live on Facebook for my Halloween looks, I got tagged in so many candy cane eye liner videos on Facebook. And it’s finally that time of year! Before we get started… I’d like to offer a word of advice. This is definitely one of those looks that you can get wrapped up in and obsess over. You can literally spend an hour going over it again and again to get the lines perfect. And then you’re running late for your party because it took you three times as long as you thought it would. My advice: don’t sacrifice […]
Christmas is right around the corner and that means Christmas parties! Especially if you belong to a church! Man, do we really like to celebrate Christmas for some reason 😉 And the holidays are a great time to get glam! Think sparkle, shimmer, glitter, and red lipstick 💄 That was the inspiration for this look! I wanted something pretty and extra but still simple to do. I went with timeless winged liner, a pearly highlight, and contoured cheeks. And while my (overdrawn) lips are obviously eye catching, the real fun is in the glittery silver eyeshadow! To achieve this look, […]
Now, if you aren’t into makeup, venturing into the world of makeup for the sake of a gift for someone else can be intimidating. Trust me – I’ve seen the panicked look in my husband’s eyes as he realizes he has to go into a Sephora or Ulta without me to buy me a gift.