Under Eye Concealer Tricks

Concealer is my one true love. Aside from my husband…and my kids…and food. It really is is one of the makeup products that I just can’t live without! I still have acne, and now I’m a super tired mom (HELLO dark circles!) so I’m sure you can image why I need it so much in my life. Continue Reading

Favorite Things Party

Have you ever been to a favorite things party? I have ALWAYS wanted to go to one! So, when my cute friend Dani invited me to her Favorite Things Party I was so excited!! Dani and I met in cosmetology school years and years ago. I always say that hair school friends are like sisters. They have seen you at your worst, you have been through it all together (including every hair color), and you most likely have ruined each others hair and/or nails at one time or another. I can go years without seeing my girls and we can always pick up right where we left off! Continue Reading

Gorgeous MAC Eyeshadow x 15 Palettes

Oh how I love MAC. I suppose that I may be a little bit partial because when I was first trained in makeup artistry, I learned with MAC products. Even after all these years, there are still many MAC products that I prefer to any other brand of makeup. I love how affordable it is, even as a high end makeup brand, and that their products are highly pigmented and basically last forever. I also love that they are a company that gives back with the MAC AIDS Fund and their Back-To-MAC program. Did you know that you can return 6 empty MAC makeup containers and they will give you a lipstick for FREE? It’s amazing! You know what else is amazing? Giveaways! Make sure to read to the bottom of this post for information on how you can win one palette for you and one for your bestie! Continue Reading

Veda + Jude

Photo by Terra Cooper Photography

We have been going through a bit of a rough patch with Veda and Jude. Veda is the epitome of a mean big sister and Jude is the most sensitive little guy on the planet. He is either giggling to the point of hiccups or having a total cry fest. So, the two of them together is usually a recipe for disaster! Continue Reading

Best Ever Stuffed Mushrooms

Super Bowl Sunday and I have a love/hate relationship. The truth is, I don’t get football. I try so hard to care and I just don’t! Maybe if my mom brain could hold one more iota of information…just kidding, no. I still don’t care. If I could summon an incurable disease that conveniently descended upon me at approximately 4 pm on Super Bowl Sunday and dissipated around 9 pm, I probably would. The only, and I mean THE ONLY, time that the Super Bowl is semi-tolerable is during the commercials and half-time (I’m looking at you Lady Gaga- make it worth my while, girl!). Then there is the Super Bowl party. I can’t wait to go to someone’s house to chase my kids around and keep them from breaking things while my husband watches football. So fun. Like honestly, where do I sign up? Continue Reading

Life On the Spectrum

 

Photo by Terra Cooper Photography

A few weeks ago I wrote about Veda having autism for the first time publicly. It was somewhat nerve-wracking, not because I am ashamed by any means, but saying it out loud and publicly makes it more real. Being the mom of a child with autism can be challenging, but it also has been my greatest joy. Veda brings so much laughter and happiness to our home (as you will see below!). I have so many thoughts that I want to share, and many have asked about how I felt when she was diagnosed.  Those are all feelings and experiences that I do want to share and will share. However, our journey with autism did not start 8 months ago. We knew the diagnosis in our hearts much sooner than we ever saw it on paper. Continue Reading

Pepto Bismol Face Mask

Pepto Bismol Face Mask

AHHHH the many glorious powers of Pepto Bismol. We all remember the jingle “nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach……….” but did you know that we can add large pores, acne, redness, and dull skin to the list? It’s true!!! Using Pepto Bismol can reduce the size of your pores, clear acne, reduce redness AND make your skin glow! Continue Reading

Goodbye Dry Skin!

Is it just me or are you really sick of winter too? I am from Utah, and it has been DUMPING snow here for the past few days, or months really. Don’t get me wrong, I love living in a place where I can enjoy all four seasons, but snow is for Christmas. And then it should go away. It probably has something to do with the fact that I am a mom and there are far fewer activities that I can do with the kids during the winter. Also, it’s cold and I fall almost every day walking from my door to the end of the driveway to get Veda off the bus. Not cool! We are getting cabin fever up in here! Continue Reading

True Beauty

I’ve had a serious case of writers block today. Most days what I want to write just comes to me, almost like an actual light bulb in my brain. This post has been different. I feel like I have so much to say, and yet nothing is coming. So I’m going to write what is on my mind right now. I usually call it word barf, but for some reason that seems unappealing so maybe we’ll go with word trail mix. Minus the raisins. Continue Reading

Family Game Night!

I can already hear my family members dying of laughter, not because I am envisioning our family game nights… though those are always full of tears and belly laughs. They are laughing because I am writing a post about games that I love. You see, I am actually not the biggest fan of playing games. Some of the reason is because I’m usually horrible at them, but they also give me anxiety! My mom brain is usually so tired by the end of the day that it can barely tell my hand to pick up the diet coke and pour it in my mouth. Ok, that might be a bit dramatic, but it sure seems that way sometimes! Continue Reading