Monday, June 1, 2015

DIY: Simple Gender Reveal

We aren't the most festive people so having a Gender Reveal party just didn't seem like it was in the cards for us.  I personally don't like surprises and a whole event dedicated to surprising me just wasn't going to happen. We also felt that it was something that we should find out together...first.  Anyway, we decided to reveal the gender in a not so cliche way and we brainstormed this cute, simple idea to announce the gender to our families.

What you will need:
Small trinket box
Keepsake (We chose a pink button since we nicknamed our baby Buttons)
Tissue Paper

How to:
1. Put keepsake in the middle of tissue paper.
2. Stuff box so it builds anticipation as they unwrap
3. Cut two ribbons.
4. Wrap ribbon tightly around box however only knot once.
5. Take second ribbon and wrap it perpendicularly to first ribbon and make sure to loop ribbon through the first knot.
6. Knot second ribbon and tighten all knots.
7. Cut ribbons evenly along edge of box.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Joie De Vivre

Yummy tacos avec the Lambert's. My dear friend and her brother are exactly 364 days apart so I had the pleasure of having lunch with them at the Rum House. I'm a sucker for fried plantains and a shrimp taco.

Yummy present from a wonderful girl. I sometimes forget how sweet people can be. I see a lot of crazy people through out the day so to have a random act of kindness for me was so special. It really made my day when my old co-worker popped in to bring me this surprise.

The bump finally appeared 3 weeks ago!  Its a little bigger now and only going to get bigger from here on out.

Sooo.... I love burgers. I truly do. This burger is from Lee's in Metairie. I'm obsessed. I sometimes go here on my lunch break just to get a fix.

I kind have been obsessing about kid's fashion.  I don't love the girl's outfit but how cute are those boy's loafers???  I've been following fashion kids instagram accounts and looking for website to shop at. If you have any recommendations send them my way!

My favorite response meme. As most of you know, I love cats and have adopted hissing for showing displeasure. I'm aware that is weird. Anyway, I find that this picture is the perfect way to show displeasure via text message.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Current Beauty Faves


I am particularly obsessed with the above beauty products at the moment and for great reason!!  Unfortunately, part of the reason is age but I'll get to that in second!

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure Polish in Shell We Dance? Love this color. Its so natural yet pretty. If you are over all the loud colors and even the pastel blues and greens- give this a try.  It's a "grown up" color but still so fresh and youthful for those of us in our late 20 somethings.

Kat Von D Tattoo Liner I have FINALLY found the holy grail of liquid liner. When I say that this liner stays on all day and does not smudge... it's literally true. I have been so content with this product that I'm telling everyone about it.

Eucerin Original Healing Lotion My skin has been extremely dry lately. I'm talking desert dry- not fun at all. Now part of this problem is pregnancy (I can't seem to drink enough water) and the second part is ageing. As we get older our bodies don't lock in moisture as much. This lotion has been the answer to my prayers. I have never been one to have to lotion up twice a day and I wasn't about to start now. I particularly like it because it doesn't feel too heavy and gets the job done.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer With age comes wrinkles. :(  I have been noticing the laugh lines starting to set in and possible crows feet coming through.  I've been using this product for 2+ years now and I've never been so grateful for it. I also have found that since I've started using it that my skin has a healthier glow to it.

bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Maverick This is simply one of my faves because I've been using it daily. Its just a nice wash of color to make you appear done up but effortless.

Bobbi Brown Eye Corrector in Peach Latetly my nights have consisted of me waking up between the hours of 2-4 am to use the potty and then it takes me 45 minutes to fall asleep again. I then wake up at 8 am (latest) to pee again. Long story short, my bags are looking glorious. I'm sure its age a little too but, the lack of sleep is not letting me look so young. Eye corrector is a must these days. I tried Neutrogena's because I heard really great rumblings about it but nothing beats this!

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

I'm Pregnant

13 Weeks
My first reaction to a positive pregnancy test was nothing like I imagined. My intuition told me that something was different and I just knew I had to be expecting- seeing the positive test just made it sink in more.  I felt a rush of glee over me and then immediately after I was frightened.  I left the bathroom and told Shane the news and I could hear it all over my voice that I was in shock. I'm going to be someone's MOTHER!

I'm starting to type this at 10 weeks pregnant- by the time you read this I will be 15 weeks along.  So far its been a bumpy ride. The first ultrasound was done when I was 6 weeks and I was so surprised to see my little baby's heart beat.  I was speechless to say the least.  I didn't get the wonderful "morning" sickness until about 7 weeks and wow I didn't know that I could vomit so much.  As most of you know, I ADORE food.  These days, food really isn't on the top of my list of things that make me happy.  Other than that, I am seeing a little bump arise from my usually squishy/chubby tummy and I'm always super tired. I keep telling myself that it's all temporary. :) Now at 15 weeks, the vomiting has subsided and I am getting my energy back- my sense of smell is my worst enemy.

We have nicknamed our baby "Buttons"- simply based on the fact that Shane resembled an elderly man when he was just a baby.  This, of course, made me think that our child may look fresh out of the retirement home and I thought of Benjamin Button- hence Buttons.

I'm fixated on making sure that our little baby is set up for success. I'm researching like crazy on everything an anything baby related. I have also been harassing people about their birthing stories. My mother has challenged me to an all natural birth but I'm not as bad ass as she is- so we will see.

 For anyone interested, I will be giving updates via blog.  I also have other posts regarding beauty and fashion on the way. :)  Overall, we feel so blessed to have Buttons on the way.

button's wave.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Gifts Under $15

Gifts Under $15

These products are sure to please the recipients as well as your wallet!  

1. Statement Necklace- $15 This particular necklace is now sold out but check out to find some great pieces and awesome prices.
2. Lime Crime Eyeliner- $14 This is perfect for a girl who can not live with out her cat eye. If you haven't heard of Lime Crime... shame on you!!
3. Sketch book Book $9.95 Barnes & Noble
4. Sephora Collection All Access Glam Pallete- $15
5. Awesome R2D2 Ornament. They have a wide array of cute ones- $6-$15 at Target
6. H&M Pile Lined Thick Sock- $6
7. Claire's Floral Beanie- $6
8. Guess? Ring- On Sale for $12

Friday, December 12, 2014

Flashback Friday: Gaucho Pants


UUUUUUUUUUggggggghhhhh!!!!!  I can proudly say that I did NOT participate in this trend. My wonderful friend, Laura, had the pleasure of working at Talbots while this awful style was in full effect. She loves to recall how older women wanted to pair these with knee high boots and she was glad to interject that "it wasn't cute".

Anyway, I know some of you thought it was the new yoga pant or that they were just comfortable... but boy they were so unflattering. I detested seeing girls pairing t-shirts, gauchos and wedged flip flops together! Gag me! :) So please... reminisce of that time you or your sister/friend/coworker/teacher wore gaucho pants and let's celebrate that it is no longer a trend!!

Friday, December 5, 2014

Flashback Friday: Jon B.

Some of you may not have a clue who this is... but I dabbled with BET when I was in elementary school soooo I was quite aware of who Jon B. was and I had a little crush on him. I can't even watch one of his videos now with out cringing but that is what was so amazing about 90's R&B.  Also, "They Don't Know" is a classic- so no shame! So this Friday, I chose to remind everyone of the talents of Jon B.- ENJOY!! By the way... if you want to see what he is up to you can follow him on twitter or visit his website!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

2014 Gift Guide for Trendy Girls

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Preppy girl holiday guide

  1. Kate Spade "This is the Year to" Idiom Bracelet.
  2. Ugg Australia Robe
  3. J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer
  4. Michael Kors Stockard Boot
  5. Ann Taylor Cashmere Scarf
  6. J. Crew Dragonfly Necklace
  7. Monogrammed Clutch
Rocker Gift Guide
1. Kat Von D. Ladybird Palette
2. Leather Leggings
3. Steve Madden Globaal Bootie
4. Alexander McQueen 3D Skull Bracelet
5. Wine Velvet Skater Skirt
6. Ear Cuff

Boho Gift Guide

1. Free People "Ayla" Necklace
2. Jade Bangle
3. Tarte "Makin' Waves" Set
4. Big Buddha "Jodi" Satchel
5. Crochet Tunic
6. Temporary Metallic Tattoos

Gift Guide Trendy Girl
1. Christian Louboutin Nail Colour
2. Fur Vest
3. Marc by Marc Jacobs "Katie" Turnlock Bracelet
4. Tory Burch Snow Leopard Crossbody
5. Leopard Gloves
6. Chanel No. 5 

Country Girl Gift Guide
1. State Necklace
2. Southern Marsh Pullover
3. Ray Ban Aviators
4. Justin Western Boot
5. Fringe Handbag
6. Plaid Infinity Scarf

Gift for Urban Queen
1. Timberland Earthkeeper Tall Boot
2. Marc by Marc Jacobs Saw Tooth Studs
3. Juicy Couture Slim Leg Joggers
4. Nixon Monarch Watch
5. Moschino Quilted Napa Leather Backpack
6. Sassy Beanie