It's been a huge while since I've made a wallpaper. With the holidays starting its full swing, and the Black Friday advertisements blaring, I was reminded about how we can get so blindsided about buying the best presents that the reason behind it gets forgotten. So use this wallpaper was a reminder to not forget to show love this holiday season!
So this kiddo has been hanging out with his grandparents in Florida. Lucky dog! We played at the beach and flew a kite together. Julian is super dexterous with his hands and totally controlled that thing. I will admit when I flew it I tangled it up quite a few times, eventually making it unflyable. Luckily being buried waist deep in the sand was a fine alternative to kite flying.
Thanksgiving is today! I'm looking forward to spending time with my large immediate family. With my 3 of my 4 siblings having multiple children -it's a lot to take in. Large groups of family doesn't intimidate me, but I do get quiet because it's a lot to take in. Not to sound corny because it's Thanksgiving time, but I am so glad I have a family that can gather 'round a table and totally get each other. I'm very thankful that Julian gets to grow up around these awesome people and hopefully become pretty cool himself.
There's something just lovely about a beautiful pattern on a skirt, and my favorite length currently is right below the knee. I've never been a fan of short minis, for some reason show off my gams is a bit of mental hurdle, so I've always gravitated right to mid length skirts.
Now, I'm 5'2 and I easily can look stout if I'm not tiptoeing around in heels. Knee-lengths can be tricky because some will some how hit you wrong. But every now and then I find a skirt that reaches the "sweet spot" and just makes me look glam.
So, I'm now the intern of this killer New Orleans apparel company, Bats on Tees. Founded by Tiffany Napper, this clothing and accessory company specializes in the little details that make their clothing uniquely Louisiana. I love this company and have had nothing but good things to say about working with them. I will start posting my graphic design work once it's published by them.
I am so thankful for all the freelance work I get. I take any opportunities that I can to work with clients, and so far it has paid off well. I don't think I could have pictured myself where I am today a year ago. It's amazing what taking leaps and having confidence in yourself does to change your life. I thank my friends and family for supporting me, and most of all my clients for taking a chance with a newbie :).
This featured guest post was written by self taught makeup artist (and twin sister), Ann Riché.
BB Cream is one of the latest fads that has hit the US with an unstoppable force. Almost every major cosmetic company has come out with their own version of Korea's famous foundation, even some going as far coming up with hair BB Creams or CC Creams. First developed in the 1960's by German Dr. Christine Schrammek for her patients' sensitive skin, it was then perfected by the Koreans in the mid 80's.
I first used Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in 2008 and fell in love with its creamy and light consistency, yet potent coverage. Thicker than a tinted moisturizer and lighter than a regular foundation, it truly deserves the praise it gets for being one of the best BB Creams out there. With the success of BB Creams in the US, the Asian BB Creams have come out with a diverse number of shades to fit different complexions.
While I am glad the US has made their foray into BB Creams, I have yet to try one that can top Missha Perfect Cover. Most American BB Creams are nothing more than tinted moisturizers and some brands have even repackaged their existing tinted moisturizers to hop on the BB Cream craze.
Before and After
I recently won a gorgeous ring from Billie Jean's blog giveaway! This 2-finger ring is courtesy of Kendra Scott. The ring is playful, yet glamorous as it sits delicately between my fingers. Amazingly, it's very comfortable to wear. The only downside is that it's very distracting, I can't stop staring!
Thanks again Crystal!
Boy, let me tell you. My son has just turned three and it's been a battle to get that kid to quit the diapers. I couldn't break it down as to why. He's smart, picks up skills quickly, adaptive, so why the struggle?
I read him books about pottying, we watched videos where Elmo dances to the enchantment of taking a deuce, I even implemented a sticker program. Now Julian did take to the sticker program: a chart where he gets a sticker for every time he potties. He would even remind me of the prizes - Ice cream for 3 potties, No bedtime for 5 and a Toy for 10. We never even made it to the ice cream.
Feeling destroyed, his Granny sensed a moment to help out this new mom. A potty training veteran, she was determined to get this boy trained.
So far the best method is constant nudity. And many, many accidents. I was always afraid of him making a mess and ruining a trip to the store, or worse the couch, so I never tried it longer than an hour or so. But apparently it's what he needed most.
He now stands (or sits) 90% pee trained. The number twos are a bit of a struggle, but she reminds me that sometimes boys just like keeping that to themselves.
Thank you, Mom! You've been a life saver.
Hey folks. Moving things around the blog a bit, and I think there's going to be some things lost in the move! I'm moving from Blogger to Weebly.com for a more professional blog atmosphere as my business is expanding. Unfortunately, Blogger doesn't sync well with Weebly - an issue which might be resolved in the future.
Any-hoo be patient as I try to rebuild my blog in my new place.
Now on-to a real blog post:
Ryan and I had a little photo shoot today just for the fun of being kid-free this weekend.
The floral headband was a UO steal at $5 - it was on sale for 75% off! There's nothing better than finding great things practically free.