Wednesday, April 16, 2014

{Glam Series} Beauty Secrets

I'm so glad the Glam Series is back, I missed it. Talking beauty is what this girl loves! 

This weeks theme is beauty secrets/tips. I thought about my favorite ones and wanted to share 3 with you today. (mine is a day early due to our Thankful Thursday link up)

One- I shared this last week in my March favorites, it's newer but something that I'm absolutely loving. Egyptian Magic all purpose skin cream. I'm not the only one who loves this stuff, Lauren Conrad and Kate Hudson swear by it too, they actually matter ;) I have been using this on my chin/neck area for some crazy acne I've been having which is causing scaring. I can see a difference for sure. I also have been using it on my feet, cuticles and lips. It's greasy, it's not a lotion texture so you kind of have to get used to it.

Two- All of those perfume samples that come in your magazines, tear those babies out and keep them. They actually pack a good amount of scent and are perfect for a refresher when needed. I keep them in my desk or purse, they're great when you have to be somewhere and want a little extra scent after yours has worn off. Rub them on your wrists, arms or clothes. It's a good way to test out several scents. 

Three- This is something I started doing about a year ago, I wish I'd started doing it sooner. When you're blow drying your hair, make sure and finish with a good long blast of cool air. I do it a few times throughout the drying process as well. It gives you a great shine and helps with frizz. I see a big difference in the shine department! 

Linking up with Love Always, Nancy J 
this week for The Glam Series
The Glam Series
What is your favorite beauty secret? 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Car Ride Q&A- Nuttle Style

I've seen the interview with the Mr's going around and I love them! I first saw them on Katie and Maegen's blogs. They're adorable. 

I wanted to interview Dustin, I thought this previous weekends car ride to Kansas would be the perfect time. Ours is a little different... tables turned and he interviewed me! We try to have a good time and make time pass quickly on 6+ hour car rides, this time was no different!

First up, I'm interviewing Dustin-

M: What does OOTD stand for?

D: Am I supposed to know this? Optional Opaque Testing Disorder
M: huh?

M: My Fave TV show?

D: Oh you know, all the housewives, including Nashville.

M: Name 1 thing about me nobody knows?

D: Your feet are ticklish.

M: We're at Starbucks, what am I ordering?

D: Iced Skinny Vanilla Latte
M: What size?
D: Grande Burrito
M: These days it's a Venti, but close enough 

M: What is your favorite thing for us to do together?
(Just like ALL the other men, an evil grin took place right here...)
D: Walks around the neighborhood 

*BONUS QUESTION* I had to ask for fun, so glad I did. We each had a mouthful of sunflower seeds, hence the trouble understanding.... 

M: What is a Hunter Wellie?

D: Huh?
M: What is a Hunter Wellie?

D: A Hunter Belly?
M: Wellie! It's a boot!

Now I let him ask me a few questions-

D: What is something I wish I had more time for?

M: The yard (wishful thinking) Just kidding, tinkering in the garage or fishing.

D: What would you say is the funnest thing we've ever done together?
M: I have 2- snorkeling in Cancun and hiking the Grand Canyon

D: What is my beer of choice?

M: Coors Light or Blue Moon or Guinness 

D: What is my hunting weapon of choice?

M: A bow and arrow, Katniss Everdeen style 

D: What is my favorite food I never order?
M: Ohh that's hard. I have no idea.

D: Christian always orders it.
M: Steak! 
D: Nope.
M: Ribs!
D: Yup.
M: Well why don't you ever order them?
D: They're messy and I'm lazy. 

That's it, we just did 5 questions to keep it short. We had a fun time doing it. If you haven't already you should too! 

Then on the way home, this happened. Any other SNL Gilly fans out there??

Linking up today with Sassy Wife/Classy LifeThe Ledford Life and Frankly My Dear for some Tuesday Tea. 

Monday, April 14, 2014

My Favorite Spot.

Do you have a spot in your home that is your favorite? The place where you go to relax and where you love being most?

I do, and today I thought I'd invite you in for a little peek.

Welcome to our master bedroom, a.k.a my calming oasis

Below is what hangs above our night stands. These are so special to me. Both pictures are from 2 separate family members weddings. Their photographers captured these moments while Dustin and I were dancing and I am so grateful for that. One was obviously a slow song, the other probably some group dance. The sweet one hangs on my side, the goofy one on his. These 2 pictures are my favorite things in here. 

All the decor in our room is from TJ Maxx or Hobby Lobby. I had an itch to redecorate a few years ago, bought everything and we did it all in a day. I love the mix of black, dark red and gray/silver. 

My favorite thing to do is curl up in our bed at night and just unwind. I will miss this room when our house sells, but hopefully I can transfer this feeling to our new home.

What is your favorite spot in your home and why?

Friday, April 11, 2014

Five on Friday.

Friday is back ladies, who wants to share a glass of wine with me tonight? I wish we really could, virtually?

Dustin and I are off to KS this afternoon for a weekend spent with family celebrating someone special, which brings me to my first spot on my Five on Friday post! 

My longtime childhood friend married my husbands brother last year, they are pregnant with their first child and we're celebrating with a baby shower this weekend! I always knew I'd be honorary auntie Mia to Kelley's kids, but now I'm actually going to be their aunt! They aren't finding out the gender, so it'll be a surprise for everyone, but this baby will be LOVED! I can't wait to hang out with everyone this weekend and celebrate.

Kristal and I attended the Mamarazzi class Saturday. It was awesome and I feel like we learned exactly what we needed. We can now shoot in manual mode which means I can take pictures anytime and not just during the day in front of the windows, annoying. The class is taught by Jenny Collier and Ashley Thompson. They are now going to be hosting their first webinar class tomorrow, but I'm sure they'll be doing more. It was a great class and learning experience, I'd highly recommend it! 

I got a fresh new do for spring, I chopped about 6 inches off. It feels so light now! So far, I'm loving it. Anyone have any good humidity/frizz recommendations? I don't wear my hair down often, the slightest hint of humidity causes a Chia pet like reaction. I know we've all seen this, but I have to share because it cracks me up and it's SO ME! Ladies, help

I've been wanting and thinking about a blog redesign for months now and I finally got the ball rolling earlier this week. I'm not going to go into details on why, but I need a fresh start, a new look and a new designer. I'm working with someone new and I think it's going to be a very good thing. Hopefully within the next couple weeks my site will have taken a good little turn. I'm excited for upcoming changes. 

Kristal and I had a nice little dinner last night at Panera. We have LifeGroup on Thursdays but our other friend couldn't make it this week, so we opted for a girls dinner date. Love our time together! We shamelessly took umpteen pics in front of this pretty tree in the parking lot. 

I'm linking up today with Lauren Elizabeth for High Five for Friday and A. Liz Adventures and her friends for Five on Friday and Jennie for Friday Favorites

Have a good weekend my sweet friends.

Anything fun going on this weekend?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

{Thankful Thursday} 4/10/14

It's Thursday, which means it's Thankful Thursday link up day. My girls and I are sharing a few things we were thankful for this week, big or small!

Make sure to visit my sweet co-hosts

Katie Elizabeth - The Strong Family - Carly Blogs Here

So, what was I thankful for?

Another house showing. Our house has shown 5 times now. Just waiting on that call, it'll happen when it's supposed to happen. The beach is calling our name.

This silly face. Pixie makes me smile. We enjoyed some intense playtime this week! 

Spending my Sunday with Christian. I went to Ft. Smith Sunday and spent the day with my little brother and my family. It was so good to see him, he's still making improvements every single day, thank you for your continued prayers! (mom brought him his tiger he's had for 16 years, sweet huh) 

Cute + affordable finds. I found this dress when I ran into Sam's for fruit, of course. It caught my eye and I had to have it. But hey, it was only $16!

Thanks for stopping by, and we hope you'll link up with us and share what you've been thankful for lately. 
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