I’m A Mom of 2 And Haven’t Run Away From Home Yet + Cool Baby Clothes Giveaway

You know those women who spent a great chunk of their girlhood wanting to be Moms? That wasn’t me, y’all. I’m not even going to sit here and pretend that “Be A Mom” was on my list of things to do while adulting. People freak out when you admit this kind of stuff because it may sound like I don’t want to be a Mom, but come oooon, my kids are too awesome to deny.

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I don’t flood my social media accounts with pictures of my kids, but have you seen even a glimpse of these beings? They’re gorgeous and I could not be more proud to be their mother. But I’m sayin’…I totally didn’t expect this life of mommy’ing and I’m still shocked that we’re all semi-surviving. I thought parenting a toddler would send me running to the hills. Toddlers are craziness and it’s the most challenging part of parenting, so far.

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Merry Christmas!

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I’ve been unapologetically ghost for most of this month and last month and I am in sheer shock that 2016 is right around the corner. I don’t know if it’s postpartum hormones or the 90 degree temps around here but I haven’t been in the Christmas spirit and this is a shocker since I LOVE Christmas everything.

The few gifts that I purchased were actually wrapped by Amazon. Which, by the way, is the best idea ever. Mama is tired and it shows. I’m grateful my kids are young enough to be entertained by the small (and inexpensive) things of life. Next year I’ll be more prepared…maybe!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. 

My favorite beauty discoveries of 2015

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Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Clumps of Mascara – Wanna smell pretty? I don’t! I can’t handle strong fragrances and I love when brands give us body care products that have gentle scents. Yessss.

EauMG – Every year Victoria puts together a holiday gift guide for her favorite people – freaks, goths, post-punk dames, vintage vamps, alt-chics. Here’s Victoria’s Holiday Gift Guide for anyone that leans towards a “darker” aesthetic.

Gouldylox Reviews – Everyone is talking about Wen and the lawsuits. Should you stop using Wen?

Love for Lacquer – The MAC x Ellie Goulding collection is a neutral lovers dream. Check out these gorgeous pieces!

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Migraine Inducing Fragrances and Why I’d Rather Smell Like A Goat

I cared for my skin from the inside out with Aveeno® as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #Aveeno

Okay, I’m kidding. For the record, I never really want to smell like a goat. No offense to goat lovers out there. But I’ll tell you what…fragrances make my head hurt. And not even a little. I’m talkin’, straight up passed out in bed don’t even know my name-type hurt.

I’ve suffered from migraines. Listen here. If I had to pick between giving birth and having a migraine, I’d pick giving birth. Call me crazy but you may know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever had a migraine. 

Years ago I swore off of fragrances completely. Everything from my body products to my laundry detergent and dish liquid went fragrance-free. And the migraines disappeared. I can’t say that’s the reason WHY they disappeared but I’m running with it and will continue to live as fragrance-free as possible.

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Tales of an Unfaithful Car

Wanna feel like a boss? 

Buy a car.

I’m not kidding. I thought I had hit the jackpot the day I went to that used car lot and purchased my first car. Yeah, it was used, but honey, that was MY car. I saved up the money for a down payment. By.myself. I felt like such a grown up. 

Last month I finally paid that car off and while le’ Nissan and I have had our share of fabulous road trippin’ memories, ole’ girl is acting like she wants to give up the ghost. I mean, what? I pay you off and you want to start acting up? This is sad.

NOCO Genius Boost

Getting the opportunity to review the NOCO Boost Jump Starter could not have come at a better time. Poor Esposo is now rollin’ with my car (while I get to tote the kids in his car, hehe) and every few weeks, he finds himself getting stranded. Okay yeah, we know it’s time to buy a new car but we will literally rock with this bad boy until the wheels fall off. And this Jump Starter has literally saved us time and time again. 

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What one beauty item would you really love to receive this holiday season?

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Hey y’all! Happy Weekend from me and my Lipstick League sisters. Check out these hot posts circulating the web. 

Blushing Noir – Neutral for days! The MAC x Ellie Goulding Collection was made with me in mind – even though it’s all about that Ellie.

Clumps of Mascara – Tis the season for fabulous beauty finds from Target. But hey girl, don’t forget the pretty packaging, too!

Gouldylox Reviews – Need to survive the holidays in style? Determine your Elf-type and grab these to win the season!

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The Day My Daughter’s Teacher Found Out I Was A Beauty Blogger

This post is sponsored by Target.

Elle has been attending a formal preschool for a little over a year now, and I’m one of those parents who wishes her school was open on the weekends.

I’m not even kidding. Parenting a toddler is SO difficult, and sometimes I find myself needing a break from my (not so) darling little angel. Elle’s teachers have always been so wonderful, and I make it my business to really get to know them. I’ll never forget the day one of the teachers found out I had a beauty blog.

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“Seriously?!” she said.

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Bub’s Birth Story

I just went through 200+ pictures that my birth photographer took of Bub’s birth and I still get all emotional. Because ohmigoodness, what an INCREDIBLE birth!

Very rarely do you see words like incredible, life-changing and spectacular used next to “birth” but seriously, y’all…I love giving birth. I love everything about it. I love the mystery. I love how each contraction brings me closer to seeing my  baby. I love how if and when I trust my body, my baby and myself, a baby is…born!

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