Make Up of the Day/Hair of the Day

From Yesterday!

Smashbox "Sable" in the crease (seriously does every brand have an eye shadow named Sable?)
MAC "Pink Freeze" on the lid
Smashbox "Headshot" on brow bone
MAC Playland "Sweet Experience" on the lips

I was going for a springy make up look again. I've been addicted to the Lorac Pro Palette all fall and winter, so I figured it was time to switch it up. 

My latest obsession is the Smashbox Master Class Palette 2. Has a lot of really beautiful shades, perfect for Spring and Summer. 

Sweet Experience has been my go to lip color since I got it. I LOVE this color! So perfectly pink! I can't get enough. 

Teacher Appreciation Day Gifts #3 and #4

Just realized I completely forgot to update the blog on what else we did for Teacher Appreciation Week last week.

Day Four
The kids picked out flowers for each of their teachers, I picked out the cute tin with the chalkboard from, and I got the tag from 733blog.com.

We stuffed mason jars with chocolate and a hidden gift card! Tag from indulgy.com

Wellness Wednesday

I love switching up my workout routine. It's good for your mind and your body - your body won't settle into the same routine and you will enjoy the challenge a new routine brings.

For the last few weeks, I have been following a routine by Kris Gethin on BodyBuilding.com. It's a lot of weight training - which is my favorite - and some cardio. I personalize every workout for my needs and I'm still getting a feel for this one.

Check it out over here: Kris Gethin 12 Week Plan

Healthy Eating Tips:

Clean eating can do so much for your body. Keep it simple, keep it natural. Buy from the outer ring of the grocery store - fresh organic veggies and fruit, lean meats, organic eggs and milk, etc. Luckily, I live in a location where there are many organic and whole food stores close by. It really opens up options for variety!

My current favorite recipe is Quinoa Avocado Tacos from Food Babe. Using all organic ingredients and zero processed foods. Check out her site - she has a lot of great information and delicious recipes!

Food Babe’s Quinoa Avocado Tacos

Prep time
Total time
Serves: 2 – 3
  • 2 romaine hearts or 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • ½ cup dry quinoa cooked to package instructions + 1 tsp chili powder
  • 2 large ripe avocados diced
  • juice of one lime
  • 1 and ½ cups of cherry tomatoes diced in half and squeezed of excess liquid
  • ¼ cup white onion diced
  • handful of cilantro diced
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ tsp fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 jalapeno or serrano pepper diced with seeds removed

  1. Combine quinoa and chili powder in water and cook to package instructions
  2. Make guacamole by putting all ingredients except romaine in a bowl and combine well
  3. Place washed and thoroughly dried romaine leaves on a platter
  4. Serve family style – Make the tacos by using a romaine leaf as the shell, adding a scoop of quinoa and a scoop of guacamole to the middle
  5. Make it fancy by adding slices of lime, salsa, hot sauce, tortilla chips, sour cream and/ or goat cheese to serve as toppings or on the side


Teacher Appreciation Gift Day #2

Today the kids gave their teachers these keychains.

Truly, all of their teachers have been so amazing. I have not experienced better teachers in my time as Mom of a student. 

The kids even helped me make them. I hope the teachers all enjoyed them :)

Maddie's Outfit of the Day

Little Maddie is wearing nautical theme today. 
Her entire outfit was a steal:

Chambray shirt from H&M for $3
Striped tank from Oshkosh found at Ross for $2.99
Yellow shorts from Carter's found at Kohl's for $2.60
Blue sandals from Gap for $8


Teacher Appreciation Day #1

It's Teacher Appreciation Week!

I have had some great experiences with teachers for my children. All three of my big boys attend school and each one of their teachers have gone above and beyond. They are caring, loving, and sweet - the epitome of true elementary teachers.

This week we will be sending a gift every day to show how much we care!

Today we sent these:
(I had to crop this one because it showed our last name)

I got the image originally from Pinterest, but the link was just to a media cache of this photo, which I then printed directly onto cardstock. 

Starbucks has these awesome Teacher Appreciation gift cards! Love it!

Check back all week for more crafts and gift ideas :)


Make Up of the Day

Make Up of the Day 

Eyes: Smashbox Master Class Palette 2
Nectar in the crease
Headshot to highlight brow bone
Wheat in the outer V

Lorac Pro Palette
Champagne over the lid 

Lorac Front of the Line Pro Liners upper lid
MAC Costa Riche bottom line 

Carnation by Smashbox blush

and the MAIN EVENT

MAC Sweet Experience Lipstick from the brand new Playland Collection. 

In. Love. 

Perfect color for spring and summer! 

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