Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Favorites: the lips

This product is literally my addiction of choice!  For every single Mother's Day, birthday, and Christmas for the past 4 to 5 years I have asked for this Trish McEvoy lip gloss in Irresistible Petal.  My children make fun of me for how attached I am to this one product!  It gives the perfect amount of shine and I love the texture.  And bonus points, I feel like it makes my lips appear a little more plump!  If you haven't tried any Trish McEvoy products, make this one you start with.  (Their make up brushes are fantastic, too if you are in the market for any new ones!)
This Aquaphor Advanced Therapy ointment isn't necessarily a lip product, but I will say it has been a great little discovery for me during these winter months.  I like to do a little sugar scrub and then put a dab of this on before bed and I wake up with silky smooth lips in the morning!  A+ in my book! 

Happy Friday everyone!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Looking for a change

The Faithful Family have decided to put our home on the market come Spring!!  Eek!  We want to build a cottage farmhouse, but can't move forward with that dream until we are out of this home.  This has been a dream of our's for some time and with Lovebug only getting older we knew we wanted to be in a new home in time for her to have many happy memories there and for it to feel like "home" when the day comes she heads out on her own.  To say I am a little nervous is an understatement, but I am completely faithful in God's timing and know things will happen as they should.  I'm also dreading the constant cleaning up after the little people (and a messy Hubby!), but I know that is just part of the process. The last time we sold a house we managed to do it in one week, but I only had one child to clean up after and take care of at the time.  If any of you have recently purchased or sold a home, any tips or words of wisdom you would like to share would be greatly appreciated! 

Monday, January 12, 2015

Weekend Highlight

This was hands down the highlight of my weekend.  Laying in bed trying to learn how to arm knit while enjoying a mini mocha cake with homemade whipped cream.  No sugar or flour used!  I even delivered one to a sweet friend for her birthday yesterday.  This is the ticket to curbing my sugar cravings right now.  The recipe can be found in the Wheat Belly Cookbook.  Our entire menu this week is coming from this book so I'll be sure to post a review of the good and bad soon.  Happy Rainy Monday my friends!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Saturday Steals

 I snatched this cute little top up at Old Navy for the Glitter Girl for under $12.  If they had one in my size I swear I would have gotten it for myself!  The picture doesn't do it justice.  I swear it looks like something from J. Crew in person.
This was my major haul.  All 3 jackets came in under $100.  I went in to see about a green quilted vest (they didn't have any left!) and came out with all of this!  The camo jacket is for moi while the other two pieces are for Lovebug.  She showed resistance at first, but after I styled the them for her she came around to my way of thinking.  Loving finding some cute new pieces for a great price!

Friday, January 9, 2015

Five for Friday

I haven't had a brain dump in a while so I thought I'd give it a go.

1. I've learned in my attempt to cut grains and reduce my sugar intake, that living without bread is easy.  Living without sugar, not so much.  I love sugar.

2. Having a young teen isn't as horrible as I prepared myself for (so far).  I love being able to have real conversations with her.  Sharing shoes can be an added bonus (especially since she just got the coveted L.L.Bean duck boots for Christmas!).

3. Birdie would like to have her name changed on the blog to Glitter Girl. From here on out, the middle child shall be referred to as Glitter Girl.  She needs a cape with a big G on it with lots and lots of glitter!

4. Boys are different.  They never sit still.  I need moments of quiet and stillness...he does not.  Too bad it doesn't count as exercise for me just watching him buzz around.

5. My wonder lust daydreams intensify while I'm stuck inside during cold weather. 

Cheers to the weekend my friends!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Yummy Yummy

I have decided I am going to try to give up grains and reduce my intake of sugar to see if that helps clear up my skin issues as well help me lose those 5 pounds that I let creep up on me.  Here's this mornings breakfast and all I can say is "Delicious!".  It's one egg over easy & some uncured meat (any of your choice will do) over sliced tomatoes with a sprinkle of fresh basil and a little salt and pepper.   Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015


It's cold.  Really, really cold.  I did manage to wear my Frye boots paired with a super cute plaid jacket when I was out in public, but the minute I walked in the door I slipped on the bedroom shoes and got comfy.  If I have to get out of pj's on days like today, this is exactly how I need to be! 

Bundle up peeps and pray the snow skips over us for now!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

One liners

"Mama, you're a pie---a cutie pie"~~~ the perfect pick up line straight out the mouth of the 5 year old, G Money! 

Monday, January 5, 2015


While I am not usually a fan of all the rain, I have enjoyed the gift it has given me. I can't remember the last time I spent this much time just "being" with my little family. The other night I was out with some girlfriends talking about resolutions and choosing a word of the year instead to live towards. The rain has made me realize my theme for the year, Just Be. Just Be in the moment. Just Be happy. Just Be myself. Just Be.