Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
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During the work week, I am quite the stickler about our evening routine. We come home, we eat, we finish the boys' homework, and then we do baths and bed time. Every year, on Halloween, we find a way to fit it all in and have fun at the same time. Usually, I cook a meal ahead of time and quickly heat it up for dinner. This year, I'm making it a little easier on myself. I also want them to be full before they try to eat all of the Halloween candy.
I stopped by Wal-Mart to pick up a box of Hot Pockets. My Wal-Mart is conveniently close to my office, so I went there during my lunch hour. Since our kids love pepperoni pizza, I decided to get the pepperoni Hot Pockets.
There are a couple things that help us squeeze everything in between school and trick-or-treating. I let the kids eat outside. They actually eat better when they sit out on the deck, so I don't have to nag at them every two minutes to eat. I also serve things they love -- Hot Pockets, corn, my homemade mac'n'cheese, and sliced apples. Again, no nagging for them to eat. They finish eating in time to look over home work and get into their costumes.
Luckily, Halloween falls on a Friday this year, so we won't have to work about homework!
Even the cats want in on the dinner!
My sweet little Izzie was excited about dinner. When gets super excited, she'll say "thank you" to anyone who's within a two-foot radius (slight exaggeration). She hopped up and said "thank you, thank you!!"
And with that, we're ready for costumes!
So.... anyone else have kids who want to dress in the same costume? They could not be convinced to get different costumes, so we have two Hiccups (from How to Train Your Dragon 2).
Unfortunately, Izzie does not like costumes, so I don't have a picture of her in one. But, just like I'm prepared for dinner, I already have a costume set aside for her in case she changes her mind the night of Halloween!
I'd love to hear your tips for squeezing it all in for Halloween night!
Linking up with Molly and Carly.
Friday, October 17, 2014
After my September Stitch Fix, I was obviously super excited for my next fix. This one was a little disappointing, but I really love the item I kept. Here's what I got!
I'm going in order of least-loved to most-loved.
Fate Mazzy Colorblocked Button-Up Cardigan, size M, $68
This was so bulky and grandpa-ish on me, it was a definite no. As in, the moment I pulled it out of the box I knew I wouldn't keep it. It was really cozy, but not in a stylish way.
41Hawthorn Filber Polka Dot Print 3/4 Sleeve Blouse, size M, $58
I LOVE this top, but I got stuck in it. Obviously, it was a size too small. It's super cute, though!
Kensie Jeans Sophia Ankle Length Skinny Jean, size 14, $88
These jeans are amazing!! I felt so comfortable in them. I didn't have the money in my budget at the time, but I've requested them for my next fix. It was really hard to send them back, but I didn't want to go over budget this month.
Urban Expressions Rex Hardware Detail Crossbody Hobo Bag, $68
This was another item that was hard to let go. I saw this purse on Stitch Fix's Pinterest boards, and I specifically requested it. It was very nice, and I like that there are multiple ways to wear it. Not only was it not in my budget this month, I also felt like it had too much going on. I was on the fence about it liking it, but I did have to send it back so I wouldn't go over budget.
Olive & Oak Mulliken Raglan Striped Knit Shirt, size M, $48
This shirt is so comfortable. I forget that fitted shirts are actually slimming on me. This is the second well-fitting top that Stitch Fix has sent to me. I still regret sending back the one from my last fix, so kept this one!
Have you tried Stitch Fix yet? I think it's so much fun, and I already have my next one scheduled!!
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction (thrifted, similar)
Photos by Em Grey
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
This past month, I decided to order some new glasses. I've had my Warby Parker Nedwins for a couple years, and I've been ready for a change. Priscilla from The Readables has amazing glasses, and I saw on Twitter that she has the Socialites from Bon Look. After thinking on it for a few weeks, I decided to order them. These are $99.
I was a little nervous, since I couldn't try them on prior to ordering them. However, their 30-day return policy made me feel better. I could at least return them if they didn't work out. The ordering process was very easy, since I already had my prescription from my last eye appointment. I had to scan and upload a picture of it, and that was it!
I received an update when they shipped, and they were at my front door two days later. I love them!
I took this picture after I received them (and there are about a million pictures of my wearing them in yesterday's post).
Overall, I am pretty pleased with Bon Look's service. The minimal experience I had with their customer service was pleasant. I am also pleased with the quality of the frames. The only negative aspect was the smell of the Glamazons when I took them out of the box. They had a heavy plastic scent, but that went away within in a day.
Have you ever ordered from Bon Look before? Any styles you think I should try?
p.s. I am not affiliated with Bon Look in any way. I paid for these glasses with my own money. All opinions are 100% my own.
Monday, October 13, 2014
I love doing seasonal beauty round ups, so today I'm bringing you my fall lip product favorites!
L'Oreal Glossy Balm in Lovely Mocha
I love nude glossy balm. Although it's neutral, I do feel it's more autumnal with the brown tone. In addition, these glossy balms feel very good on my lips. Since my lips get dry during the fall/winter months, this will be perfect!
L'Oreal Collection Privee Lipstick in Julianna's Nude
When I want to wear a lipstick, this will be the nude to use. It has just enough color that I don't look washed out, and it lasts quite a long time on my lips.
Model Co Party Proof Lipstick in Dusk Till Dawn
I don't usually like brown liptsicks, but this one is very pretty. I don't know what it is about this color, but I love it. It lasts forever and has a cream-matte finish. This formula is so nice, I want to pick up some more colors in it.
Clinique Lipstick in All Heart
You know those random Clinique lipsticks that you get in your gift with purchase? Those usually end up in teh back of my lipstick drawer, never to be seen again. Not this one! It's the perfect warm pink for fall. I love it!
Revlon Colorstay Moisture Stain in Barcelona nights
Because it wouldn't be a lip product round up with a Revlon product!! These came out in the summer, and they are still my favorite lip-gloss-ish products. These go on like a liquid lipstick, stain your lips a bit, and basically make your mouth look amazing.
Revlon Lip Butter in Red Velvet
And... it also wouldn't be a lip product round up without a lip butter! I usually wear Candy Apple, but Red Velvet's at the top of my list. I have really been enjoying a deeper red lately.
Collection Deluxe Lipstick in Prohibition
Like I said, deeper reds. :) I love this lipstick formula. It's so creamy and smooth. It's actually really great for your lips, too! It contains lip conditioners that moisturizer your lips while you wear it.
Sonia Kashuk Velvety Matte Lip Crayon in Coraly Nude
If I'm honest, I love to wear coral shades all year long. These matte lip crayons are another summer find. They are (obviously) matte without sucking the moisture from my lips. That's a bonus, in my book!
What lip products do you wear when it gets cold outside?
Linking up with Molly and Carly.
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