Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Favorites

Hey!  Hey!  It's the weekend!  Andrea, Narci, and I are sharing our Friday Favorites.  We'd love for you to join the fun!  Simply blog a favorite (anything), link back to us, and then join the link-up!  In typical fashion, my favorites today are super random.  :)

The Lash Atelier:
The Lash Atelier is a premier eyelash extension studio here in North Texas.  Trina is the owner and I was introduced to Trina through a friend.  She is fabulous!  I'd never tried eyelash extensions before and I absolutely loved them.  With extensions you never wear mascara!  I was shocked at my before/afters!  Check them out...
How did I live thirty-one years without them??  hahahaha!!  Trina is the sweetest and is so fun to work with.

 Another before/after 

I absolutely love mine!!  I don't wear mascara.  I pretty much get up and am ready to go!!  They're perfect for anyone....stay-at-home moms, working girls, brides, or a girl attending a big party??

If you're in the North Texas area (or you're willing to travel), and would like to give eyelash extensions a try you HAVE to contact Trina.  She's the best!  You can follow her here on Instagram @the_lash_atelier.  Trina is generously offering a coupon code for any blog readers.  If you'd like to make an appointment, give her a call @ 214.668.8097.  

Trina...thank you SO much for that awesome discount code!!!  Trust me, girls, you will absolutely love her!!  She's the sweetest!

Girly Day:
 Can you see their fancy make-up??  :)  These pretty girls came home with Ebby Lee after lunch on Monday.  Our plan was to go see Paddington.  I totally had a big mom fail moment.  I didn't think about the entire county going to an afternoon kid movie on a school holiday.  When we arrived I was told there were plenty of tickets but absolutely not five seats together.  
EEK!  I panicked and we quickly drove to give theater #2 a try.  Imagine me giving the girls a pep talk about how we're going to walk quickly and all stay together because it totally happened.  I should mention that this theater is in a mall.  Our parking place felt like it was miles away AND the escalator was out of order.  The girls were AMAZING!!  They were huffing and puffing behind me.  I was sweating!  We were a mess!  haha!  Fail #2!!!  As soon as we made it to the top, I saw the "Sold Out" sign on Paddington!!  WAAHHH!!  I quickly came up with a (another) back up plan.  Manicures AND ice cream sundaes!  They were easily persuaded and instantly on board with plan C!

It was a super fun girly day!

You guys know I'm a big fan of the Downy Unstopables.  They're an in-wash scent booster and they make your laundry smell AMAZING!!!  I saw the Unstopables candles and thought I should give them a try.  

I love lighting a candle when I'm working at home.  As crazy as it sounds it keeps me motivated (I know that sounds nuts).  It's easier to fold laundry and vacuum when there's a candle burning!  So finding a cheap candle I can burn all the time is great.  The price was fantastic!  The smell?  Not so much!  In order for me to smell it, I couldn't have any other candle in my entire house lit.  It wasn't a delightful was just "eh".  The Unstopables for my laundry is a FAVORITE.  The candles...not so much.  Has anyone else tried them??

A little bit of to wrap it up.  Have you ever tried eyelash extensions??  Or...the Unstopable candles??  

Happy Friday, Ladies!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Throwback Thursday

I thought this Thursday deserved a little "Throwback".  I'm throwing it back to some past Januarys...all the way back to 2007 (because that's when I started blogging-ha).

January 2007-us, the Coxs, and the went out to dinner to celebrate some January birthdays.  This was so far back in the day that I didn't have to get a babysitter.  :)

January 2008-We finally bought furniture for our bedroom and "finished" it.  Up to this point we had random bits and pieces family members had given us. I felt so grown up!

January 2009-This was actually from Christmas, but I blogged it in January.  :)  One year we went to the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at Christmastime to hear the Christmas music.  I was pregnant with Ebby Lee. Probably not the best place for a preggo girl.  I remember getting REALLY sleepy.

January 2010-Ebby Lee and Athena (Tab's brother's daughter) got matching outfits and had a little fashion show for us.  

January 2011-The most beautiful day in January.  We hit up the backyard and played and played.

Look at this little kid!!  I completely don't remember him ever being this little!

January 2012-I remember us having a lazy Sunday night.  We headed out for and Nix in matching camo pants.

And these two were looking just as cute!

January 2013-Nixon was the best big brother.  While watching television, I could prop Bowen up in his arm.  Win-win....Bowen thought he was being held (which he kind of was) and Nix was watching a show.  Mama could get some stuff done!

January 2014-I just thought this was funny!!!  7 years later...we had dinner with the same two couples (celebrating the same birthdays).  This time though we all shelled out some cash for those babysitters.  

Thanks so much for taking a little trip down memory lane with me.  XOXO

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What We Wore

First of guys brought it.  I was ALMOST wishing I was pregnant with lots of boys, so I could use a bunch of those adorable names!!  Sheaffer, put down the brown paper bag, I said, "almost".  :)  hahaha!!  We always joke about how I bring a lot of the kids to any party!  Seriously...I was blown away with your names!  Thank you SO much for commenting, playing along, and sharing some of your favorites.  If you missed it, yesterday we all shared our favorite baby boy names.  Check it out here.

All about the clothes today, ladies!!  This week I did a pretty good job of taking pictures of what I was actually wearing.  I definitely kept it real!

Jesus Loves This Hot Mess Tee:  Be Still Clothing Co.
Tank:  Exact tank here.
Leggings:  Similar choice here.

One of the most comfortable outfits of the week!!

Plaid Shirt:  Similar shirt here.
Red Puffer:  A striped option here.  (Only a few sizes left.)
Jeans:  Exact jeans here.
Booties:  Exact booties here.

White Tee:  Exact tee here.
Grey Tank:  Exact tank here.
Cardigan:  Brassy Blueberries but similar here.

Scarf:  Brassy Blueberries but similar here.
Black Puffer Coat:  Exact coat here.
Workout Pants:  Similar pants here.
Boots:  Exact boots here.

Can you believe I went out like this??  hahaha!  I just had to run some "drive-thru" errands and then we picked Ebby Lee up from carpool. case you're curious about my super cute bath robe.  Shay shared hers and somebody bought me one for Christmas!  Now it's on sale! :)

That's a wrap for today!  Enjoy the last day of our warm weather (at least where we are).