Friday, September 23, 2016

Friday Favorites #88


Happy Friday Foxy Friends! I have today off, woo hoo! Have to take the kids to the dentist, wish me luck...Mr. took them the last time, the first time I took them Mini Fox screamed the whole time. The second time Mr. said that Mini Fox did pretty good, the hygienist was super good with her and used the tooth whirly thing on every single one of her fingers to show her what it felt like before he put it in her mouth...talk about patient. Anyway, long story longer, wish me luck. Onto my favorites from this week:




In case you missed it this week:



Monday: $10 Target Haul (and I actually did something with everything)
Tuesday: Little Mermaid Birthday Party
Wednesday: My Favorite Summer Outfit
Thurdsay: I Confess

 Back in Holy Cow, it's been almost a year...anyway, back last October, I won a Stitch Fix style fee from Courtney from A+Life 
I have no idea why it took me so long to use it. But hey, better late than never. Anyway, I decided to give it another try, and it's coming next month! I'm so excited to get that little brown box with the teal sticker. I'm obsessed with reading everyones stitch fixes, like Elizabeth from Chasin Mason. 

So next month you'll be getting a Stitch Fix reveal from me! Stay tuned.



  Baby Fox is doing so good in soccer. Saturday Mr. went to play golf so Baby Fox helped me carry Mini Fox and all of the treats (it was our turn), Mini Fox was just too tired to walk, we woke her up 1.5 hours before her normal wake up time. Actually both kids were pretty tired.



Saturday night Mr. took Baby Fox to the ballgame so Mini Fox and I hit up the mall, of course!


She picked Cheesecake Factory for dinner, it was delicious.



 Sunday we hit up a party for a friend at the kids favorite play place. They would come here all day everyday if they could.

My friend did a great job with the decorations, it was a Power Puff Girls take on Godzilla.


I thought these were super cute.


Girlfriends, nothing better.




That Mini Fox is a dare devil I tell ya. I had a mini heartattach when she was coming down.




Some videos I've been liking lately...for whatever reason I could no stop laughing at this...


Linking up here


 

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Confession Time...

I've always seen people do Thursday confessions, but I have never done one before, I'm not sure why. So here I am linking up with Danielle for some confessions..hopefully you still like me when I'm done.


- That keeping the windows open makes me a better mother, I think twice before I yell because what would the neighbors think

- That the reason I want to yell above is that I hate bath time...they never listen and I always get wet.

- That I hate closing my eyes in the shower, I've watched one too many horror movies and I always expect someone to be standing there when I open my eyes. When I use my Clarasonic in the shower, it give so much anxiety because I have to keep my eyes shut for 2 minutes...torture I tell you.

-  That every month I say I'm not going to buy any clothes and within a few days of a new month I'm buying new clothes, oops! I made my first purchase to Shein last week, looking forward to getting the new stuff.

- I go out of my way to break up a line of ants...just to see them run around all crazy. Ants are the bane of my existence (I am not even exaggerating, words cannot express how much I hate them).

- I can't have more than one swipe to the right of apps on my phone. If I have to go to three screens I either delete an app or I group a bunch together, which always makes it harder for me to find it.

- I NEVER set my alarm on a "0" or "5", I haven't since I started setting my alarm, and I don't plan on stopping now, typically I set my alarm in the morning for 4:28am, also my clock is 10 minutes fast, so I can really mentally prepare to get out of bed.

- I cannot for the life of me figure out Snapchat. Seriously, I've tried, and tried, but just cannot get it. All those cool over lays all of you do, have NO IDEA how to do it...

-I hate not putting a picture of something other than graphics, but what else goes with this? I could try to find some awesome meme's or .gifs like Rebecca Jo does, but I'm just not even going to try, she's the master. Give me lessons :)

I think that is enough confessions for one day. Make me feel better, any confessions you want to fess up on?

Don't forget to enter the giveaway, only one day left!


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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

What I Wore - My Go to Summer Outfit

Hello Foxy Fashion Friends! We're here in that time frame when the summer if fading and Fall is coming, but not quite yet. Okay so where I live that might not be applicable, but we are having an unseasonably cooler summer (I know I"m going to be eating those words come October when the 100° weather finally hits us), and I am loving every second of it. That being said, on Sunday it was 91° out which calls for my go to summer outfit.

These are probably the most comfortable shorts I own, if I could wear them all day everyday I totally would, unfortunately that thing called work, boo!


I haven't been feeling the hair thing lately, I did curl my hair though, so that's something. I haven't done that in a while. I felt that a simple get the hair off of my face would be perfect for going to a kids party at a play place.


I do have to say that my hair did turn out pretty good, I often wonder what do I do different that make my curls look good one time but not others...still trying to figure that one out. If I figure it out you'll be the first to know.



I had Mr. take this super close up picture of me so I could show you my lipstick. I've mentioned the Kylie Lip Kits on Friday, and here is the Posie K, I put it on about 10:45am, and I'm taking this picture at 5pm, I have no reapplied at all. Amazing right? I highly recommend them. I am ordering some Colour Pop next, which is apparently a dupe of the Kylie Lip kits but only $6 instead of $29. I'll keep you posted.



I only did things to my hair this week that you've seen before...boring I know. I'll get back on the wagon...promise. I have Friday off, so during naptime I'm going to record a video on how to pancake your braid...anyone want to know how to do that? Or would you rather see something else? Let me know in the comments and I'll make it on Friday.

Now that summer is coming to an end...in some places, what have you been wearing to transition? Link up below to show us the must have before summer ends!

But wait before you go! Don't forget to enter our $150 giveaway over at The Blended Blog, we're celebrating our 1 year blogiversary and want to share the occasion with you! You have 2 more days! So get to answering those questions!




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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Little Mermaid Birthday Party

Happy Tuesday Foxy Friends. I hope everyone had a good Monday. I'm still recovering from Mini Fox's birthday party last week. Literally I'm too lazy/tired to clean up the party stuff from last weekend...I really need to get on that...I will, this weekend, maybe. Anyway, I thought I would show you more details of her Little Mermaid party.


I tried to be better about taking pictures. I might have done only slightly better in the past...Mini Fox has been obsessed with all things Ariel for a while now, so when I asked her what she wanted her birthday theme to be it came as no surprise that she wanted an Ariel party. Although if you say Little Mermaid she always corrects you and says, NO it's Ariel.

We have a super big open space in our living room, typically I will create a huge background for it. I always start with a plastic table cloth from Party City and go from there, tutorial coming soon.



The net I got from Oriental Trading Company. It's pretty thin, so I didn't have to worry about the plates being uneven on them. The shells I borrowed from a neighbor, I think it really makes the whole table, something that you can get at Michael's or Hobby Lobby I would think.

My mom said that she wanted to make the cakes and cupcakes, one less thing on my plate, I'm all for it. I ended up buying the Ariel cake pictures, turns out it's pretty hard to find a mermaid cake, or anything that my novice skills could recreate, so I went the easy route. My mom definitely thanked me for that one. They also found these cute fishy cupcakes and ice cream cone mermaid tails, aren't they just the cutest?






For the drink I knew I wanted to do those circles in the background. I basically cut out the circles on my cricut and then sewed them together. Literally the easiest thing on the planet to do. If you want a quick video tutorial on that, comment below and I can put that together!



I also made those same circles to decorate Mini Fox's door when she came out of her room. She loved it, and they are currently still there on her door.

Full on bedhead right there
 The table I just did the easy stuff, Mermaid tablecloth and the normal table decorations you can find with any themed party you want to throw.


For the thank you's I had some left over sea horses that I didn't use for the background, so I stuck them on the all and I happen to have enough to spell out Thanks, perfect right?


I couldn't think of what I wanted to do for thank you's and I felt that the normal goody bag filled with stuff that mom's don't really want to deal with, so instead I decided to make some cake pops. Hey I wasn't making the cake so I might as well make something else right. I bought these tongs that had shapes on the end of it, that you put the cake pop mix into, that's how I got the star shape, They also had a shell and a heart shape, but the star looked the best.


The last thing I did, super last minute was put together a wreath. I could have used my normal wreath, but decided to make a new one so I could sell it when I was done, or put it on Mini Fox's bedroom door if she wanted it there. I bought the burlap and Mini Fox decided that she wanted pink and the teal color to go with it. I had bought the cupcake toppers thinking I was going to make cupcakes, but my mom ended up making them and she didn't need them, so I last minute stuck them into the wreath. I think it turned out pretty fantastic. Click here for my basic wreath tutorial, and click here for the color burlap and extra decorations. I make every single one of them the same, so apply those same concepts to this wreath as well.



All in all I think the birthday girl had a fantastic time and she said that it was the best birthday ever. Worth all of the hard work I put into it. 



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Monday, September 19, 2016

Target Haul: September Edition

Happy Monday Foxy Friends! I actually got my act together enough to go my Target Haul early plus I actually did something with the things that I got, win! Since it was late August when I went there was a lot of school stuff. I'm so jealous of my friends who got the awesome first day of school sign in the dollar bin. Next June I am so all over that. Let's get to it.


I got some really fun things. I actually picked these up and had no idea what I was going to do with them. I originally bought both of the signs thinking Baby Fox would use one of them for his first day of school sign. After I had asked him which sign he wanted, everything just fell into place.


Baby Fox decided that he wanted to use the big green chalkboard for his first day of school photos, done. I tried to buy the chalk paint and guess what? They don't work. It doesn't come off. Oh well, now we have it forever.


I was trying to figure out what to do with the crayon sign and then realized it would make a great wreath for Fall, along with the apple garland, which I ended up cutting apart. This is what I came up with. If you want the tutorial click here.


Have you found any good deals at Target lately?


Linking up here  and  Becky, Beth, Courtney. Elizabeth, Rachel, Stephanie, Tif  and Whitney for $10 Target Haul

Friday, September 16, 2016

Friday Favorites #87

Happy Friday Foxy Friends! It's been a super long week,  Friday could not come soon enough. As usual here are some things that I've been loving.

If you missed it on the blog this week, here's what been happening.

The most important thing, The Blended Blog is celebrating it's year Blogiversary! To celebrate we're hosing a fun scavenger hunt giveaway. You could win a $150 gift card of your choice. Get to know other bloggers, answer some questions win some money. What could be better?


Other happenings on the blog:


Monday: The White Lies I Tell My Kids
Tuesday: Kids Behind The Blog
Wednesday: What I Wore Link Up
Thursday: How To Decorate Your Mantel for the Holidays


I just realized that I haven't downloaded any pictures since August, and it's now mid September...so here are some things I found while retrieving my photos off of my cameras and cell phone. I figures I should you last week a picture of Mini Fox sweeping...this time, she chose a Fox outfit...literally.


Hung out with these folks, they just love each other so much, it's so nice to see them all together and loving on each other.


My friends and I ordered some of the Kylie Jenner Lip Kits, so far I'm loving them! I actually first heard of them from Christy, and as soon as she said she loved them and had them in multiple colors (click here to find out the colors she has) I had to find out for myself. So my friends and I went in, shared the cost of shipping and we each got some. I got KoKo K and Posie K.

 
Me wearing Posie K, stayed on my lips from 11am till I took it off with make up remover at 11 at night. No joke, I was shocked and now I want every color.
 
 
Celebrated my birthday with some friends, so much fun to get out of the house and get together for a nice meal that didn't involve screaming kids.
 
 
Last one of the randoms...we went to my cousins house for dinner and a little slumber party and her husband has an arcade in their garage...I think Baby Fox died and went to heaven...he could have done that all night.
 

Of course Mini Fox had to get in on the action.



Mini Fox is officially 3! Say what?! Her party was fantastic and couldn't have gone any better! Here's a sneak peak:


Here she is, her last day as a two year old.


She wanted brother in the picture.


We decorated her door for when she woke up, she loved it! Although she had just woken up and I'm fairly certain we woke her up...but she did really love it.


We're letting our passes expire...so we had to go one more time, and of course I picked Labor Day...oops, it was super busy but we still got to do a lot.


Just me and the kids and we had a blast, I was exhausted, but it was worth it. All Baby Fox wanted to do was ride on Star Tours, but since Mini Fox is not tall enough I had to find a friend. Luckily a good friend and her family were there to take him on the ride while Mini Fox and I rode on the rockets...which she hated. This is my friends daughter, the kids are only 3 weeks apart. Aren't they too cute. I actually met this friends in the Nordstrom nursing room bathroom, LOL. We met from our shopping addiction, LOL. Friends for life.

 
Waiting in line for Star Tours, before Mini Fox and I got kicked out of the line for her being too short.
 

Then we hit up Buzz Lightyear.


Jungle Cruise


Disney Jr. Live show, the kids said this was their favorite thing the whole day, even though Baby Fox protested when we got in line.


Discovered that Mini Fox HATES the Ferris Wheel even though she was the one that wanted on it. She said maybe when I'm three I'll like it...and sure enough she woke up on Friday and said...I'm three, I like the Ferris Wheel now.


 
Had to hit up Little Mermaid for our little mermaid...
 


We had a great last trip, until next time Disneyland!


As always here are some of the videos I've been loving.

Now that both kids are fully into Legos...yes, so, so true!



This is just so funny, you can't help but laugh.


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