Practice Makes Progress

I’ve always worn makeup. It was something that naturally happened in my life because my mom always wore makeup. I still remember my first makeup brush set that I got for Christmas in middle school. And if I’m being honest, I still use a few 🙈🙊 But when 9th grade me started wearing makeup, I never could have guessed it would become a passion and hobby of mine. After graduating high school, I went through a phase where I wore significantly less makeup. Between working split shifts and going to college during the day, I just needed to simplify my […]



Life Update: Summer 2017

Okay, we already established yesterday that it’s been awhile. So much has changed and I wanted to take some time to address those things on a platform that allows for lots of explanation. Summer Break Summer is a unique time for our family. With Derek being a teacher, he’s home. It’s a big adjustment for him. We both spent a lot of time delving into our personal hobbies: me with makeup and him with drumming. We spent a lot of time swimming, listening to music, and lots of Pinterest activities. At the end of summer break, Derek also started his […]


Harmony Doesn’t Exist

Harmony Doesn’t Exist

Time in one area is time away from another. – Pamela Shaw You guys, I know it’s been awhile, but this post is going to somewhat explain my absence of posts. I know I’m not the only mom in the world who feels overwhelmed. I’m in about a gajillion Facebook groups and all of them are overflowing with moms who are at their breaking point. Moms who are working hard, day in and day out, and are exhausted. They are mentally drained and physically touched out. They are wrought with anxiety and depression and turning to wine to cope. If […]




My Breastfeeding Journey

Just to get it out of the way – this post is gonna talk about my boobs a lot. I’ll probably use the word “nipple” at least a dozen times. So if that makes you uncomfortable then #bye ✌️



Summer Makeup Hacks

With summer right around the corner – you guys, it’s supposed to be 104 on Friday 😠 – it was time for me to update my makeup for summer. Because when it does get to 112 degrees outside, I’m not going to want to be wearing much makeup or spend much time doing it.  Here’s what I’ll look like, for the most part, when I do my makeup this summer. Some things will vary, sure, but this is it.  The biggest changes are my foundation and the fact that I don’t wear eye shadow.  Hack #1: CC Cream/Foundation Combo Can I […]


Unicorn 🦄 Inspired Makeup Look

Unless you live under a rock, you have undoubtedly heard about the famous Unicorn Drink from Starbucks. And the amazing thing about being an artist is that you can take inspiration from anything. One of my Mary Kay sisters did just that! You see, we offer completely customize-able eye shadow palettes…*pause for dramatic effect*… I know, right?! SO AMAZING. Anyways, one of my fellow consultants was so inspired by the Unicorn Frapp that she customized her own eye shadow palette. I love that this palette is so bold and fun! I wouldn’t call this my everyday, go-to palette; however, it’s great […]