Friday, March 22, 2019

Weekly Favorites #11

Hi Foxy Friends! Happy Friday! I have today off and Mr. decided to take the day off with me and we're going to do a day date. Our anniversary is coming up in a couple of week, so we thought this would be the perfect time to go shopping for some gifts and to get some us time. We love day dates. Anyway, here are my favorites from the week:

Last Wednesday Mr. and I went out with some friends to the Improv to see Jo Koy, so hilarious! If you ever get a chance to see him, do it, you won't regret it.

Friday night was Mr.'s birthday, so we broke Lent and ate meat...shhhh, don't tell. But I am pretty proud of these grill marks. Mr. Sous Vide'd it, and then I grilled it on the grill outside.

I made all of his favorite foods, Filet, Homemade Mac and Cheese and Baby Broccoli.

I realized just before the kids went to bed we hadn't taken a picture this was our attempt.

Sunday we headed to my parents house to celebrate Mr's birthday. I typically make his favorite cake (carrot), and our neighbors favorite cake is carrot as well, so I made split the batter up and make her her own cake too, two for the price of one. note: the cake recipe is for 3 9" layers, I make 2 smaller, 8" layers and then make 2 more super small, 5" layers for her cake. Anyway, when we dropped off the cake her daughter and kids were there, and they were playing with her new baby chicks. We could have stayed all night, they were so cute and soft.

Forgot to take a family picture, but got the kids in their St. Patrick's Day jammies.

What are you all up to this weekend? Unfortunately as I type this Mini Fox isn't feeling well and has a slight fever, so our day date is up in the air. But on the flip side we'll get lots of snuggles and maybe watch a few movies.

Linking up here

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Winter to Spring Transition Sweater

Hi Foxy Friends! Happy Hump day, man the last two days have been long. I've been not sleeping well so it's been rough at work to say the least. Can we talk about Target for a minute? I'm loving their new A New Day line, all of the sweaters are so soft and perfect for Spring, when we're transition from cold to warmer temps. I got this sweater a while back, so it's not available, but I found one that is similar. It's so soft and light weight, I can hardly believe it's from Target.

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Sweater (similar) / Jeans (similar) / Shoes (Only  $40!)

I'd like to thank Abbie for taking all of the photos. We had three kids between us and we were trying to keep them occupied while taking photos at the same time.

They really did come at the best time, a week between all of the rain. It has pretty much rained almost every weekend since they left.

Mini Fox wanted in on the action.

Her and Abbie's daughter were fast friends and wanted to do everything together.

Alright, go link up your fashion post on either our host Vanessa's blog or The Blended Blog.

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Monday, March 18, 2019

5 Beauty Hacks

Hi Foxy Friends! Today I'm linking up with The Blended Blog and we're sharing all of our beauty hacks. I figured I'd make it an odd number and do 5, 3 seemed not enough, 4 seemed 5 it is.

If you want great curls in the morning, a quick hack is to curl your hair with a thin curling iron (I use a 19mm wand) and I make 6 big spirl curls. I leave them as is, hair spray them and sleep in it. Don't need to wrap it or anything, when you wake up, use your fingers to comb through your hair and you'll have soft curls.

This dry shampoo puts all other dry shampoos to shame. It gets rid of the grease and it lifts your hair from the roots, unlike other dry shampoos that somewhat get rid of the grease, but leaves it a little flat. Trust me I've tried all different kinds of dry shampoo, up until this week my favorite was this one, but no longer, I'm ONLY going to buy the IGK one. Seriously it looked like first day hair...although didn't feel like it, but it would be the perfect time to do a fancy hair style with the grit and lift that it left. Okay I'll stop gushing, just go get it and you'll thank me later. It also comes in a travel size, add to cart! See this video on how to use Dry Shampoo.

If you have clean hair and you want to give it some texture and life you use this Amika Un.Done Texture Spray! Helps to give your hair some life without having to go 5 days of not washing it to get that look.

Now that your hair style is done, you have to use this, to tame those fly aways. You'll wonder how you went so long without this product in your life.

Next hack, I always thought you used a comb to tease your hair, but this teasing brush gets the job done way faster with way less steps! See this video on how to tease your hair.

Last hack, you need to get better bobby pins. Sounds easy, and not really hackish, but seriously once I started using better ones, my hair game went up, the styles I was doing was holding better and longer. They come in bronzesilver and black. I'm sure you can get quality bobby pins at Sally Beauty Supply too, so bottom line...drop the drug store bobby pins and get something better. Also did you know that the bumps go down? Yep, that's what holds your hair in place, those bumps, so take advantage and use those bumps against your head. See this video on how to use a bobby pin correctly. 

So those are my 5 beauty hacks. Do you have any beauty hacks you want to share? Sign off below! Doesn't have to be about hair, can be about make up, clothes anything beauty related! Head on over to The Blended Blog to link up your beauty hacks.

A video on these beauty hacks. You can see it in action.