Monday, October 15, 2018

One Health Tip That Doesn't Include Working Out

Hi Foxy Friends! Happy Monday. Okay I lied, the last 3 days I've been vacationing with some fellow Blended Bloggers and I got some inspiration. I wasn't originally going to post, but realized I did have something to say about some Health Tips.



Most people think health tips include...

1. Eat healthy food
2. Work Out
3. Get enough sleep
4. Drink enough water
5. Avoid excessive drinking and smoking

I'm here to tell you what the health tips don't say...make some time for yourself! I can't tell you how great I feel, getting some time away from Mom life, time with my friends, laughing, eating, and having nothing on the schedule but eating, shopping and enjoying the sunshine. Like I said on Monday, make time for yourself,  don't feel guilty, it's part of living a healthy, well rounded life.

Head on over to The Blended Blog to see some other Healthy Tips.


Friday, October 12, 2018

Girls Weekend, See you Wednesday!

Happy Friday Foxy Friends! It's currently 1:49am eastern and I just had the traveling day from hell. I thought I would have all this time to type up a post, but nope, the weather had something else in store for me today, so after 9 hours in a plane and 4 hours in a car (not including the hour it took me to get to the airport), I'm finally here with some of The Blended Blog Ladies!

So if you need me I'll be laughing, shopping, talking, eating and drinking with these lovely ladies!


And these lovely ladies


And we can't forget the lovely Shaunacey, about to go back to work next week from maternity leave. What a way to end maternity leave!


Alright, even though my West Coast body is saying not bed time yet, but East Coast friends are going to be up early.

Happy Weekend friends, hope it is a great one and you are enjoying all things Fall!

Linking up here

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Favorite Jeans and Camo Look

Hi Foxy Friends! Happy Wednesday, it's my last day of work this week, woo hoo! I'm headed off to a girls weekend to meet up with some of the ladies from The Blended Blog. Last time we were together was in Toronto, and we had such a blast. We decided that it wasn't enough time together, so this time we're spending Thursday through Tuesday together, woo hoo!

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Today the theme of the week is favorite jeans. I just bought these jeans at the nordstrom anniversary sale and I'm loving them! So soft and a great price too!


Jeans / Shirt / Vest / Boots (similar)

I am loving this shirt so much too. I recently bought it when I was out returning stuff to Nordstrom. Of course I was walking past this and it was practically calling my name and jumping out at me. I grabbed it as I was walking by, tried it on and didn't care that it was full price. That's how soft it is!

I added a vest to keep my torso warm during this fall season we're having. It's slightly cooler (meaning low 60's) in the morning, so this is a perfect addition to the outfit.



Make Up: Foundation / Eye ShadowEyeLashes Blush Eyeliner / Eyeliner for cat eye  / translucent powder/ Lipstick is Lipsense (Nude Pink, Bella, Nude Pink)

Then in the late morning, I can take the vest off and still have a super cute outfit.



My necklace is from BEXO, she has the cutest jewelry EVER! Her moon necklaces are to die for. I have it in black, which it looks like she doesn't have any more.


What are your favorite jeans lately? I'm also loving this burgundy pair of jeans.




Monday, October 8, 2018

Why You Matter And It's Okay To Be Selfish

Hi Foxy Friends! Happy Monday, or is it? Not sure, jury is still out, just kidding. This week is a short week for me because I'm going to see some of the ladies from The Blended Blog! I'm so stinkin excited. We've been planning this trip for 17 months now...it's about time that it's here! Anyway, today over on The Blended Blog we are talking about Self Care...I've previously wrote about 5 Tips For Mom's To Take Care of Themselves, and didn't want to repeat that. Instead I am going to talk about why YOU, as Mom, matter.


       So many times we forget that we were people before we became a Mom. We are so busy creating the childhood that we want our kids to remember that sometimes we forget to take care of ourselves.  But in order for us to be the best we are, we need to make sure that we are taking care of ourselves first. That might look like a coffee in the early morning before the kids wake up, some devotional time before kid pick up, or a workout at the gym. I know for me, when I get so busy carting the kids around and don't make time to workout, I get snippy at the kids, I am not patient, I use harsher tones, and my over all demeanor is off. Now I know, that if I don't make time to workout I am grumpy. I can't be my best self or be the mom I want to be without getting that time to workout.


        Some might say, but my kids NEED me, there is no time to do those things, but really, everyone suffers when Mom is not happy. You NEED to do things that make you happy. To remember who you were before you had kids, before tiny humans needed three meals a day, laundry done, boo-boos kissed, shoes tied, snot wiped, and the list goes on. If you can't do something for just you, when no one is needing anything for you, you yourself can't reset and say, yes I'm ready to conquer the day.

       Guilt: Everyone feels it at some point or another, but just STOP it. Your kids are not going to perish and die, they will be cared for by whoever you have chosen to leave them with. And quite frankly, they'll probably miss you like crazy and welcome you with open arms. You know, distance makes the heart grow fonder. So go and get those nails done, get your hair done, or a massage, work out, take a girls weekend, whatever it is that you need to re-energize so that you can be the best person you can be. Because let's face it, if mom is upset, angry or mad the whole family knows and no one is having a good time.

   So remember, it's okay to take some time for yourself. You matter, you are still who you were before kids, so try not to let them define who you are now. They accessorize who are are, but do not define you. Be a little selfish (although it's not being selfish if you are working on being the best you), and do what makes you happy, even if for just a few minutes a day.


What do you do that is just for you?


Linking up here


Friday, October 5, 2018

Friday Favorites #181

Happy Friday Foxy Friends! It's my off Friday and I have no plans other than going to the gym...and maybe filming a few videos, we'll see how lazy I get. I do need to do some laundry and clean the house a bit...so that will probably happen at some point this weekend, haha! . Okay let's get onto my weekly favorites.

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Monday: TBB Asks
Tuesday: Amazon Prime Purchases
Wednesday: Fall Booties
Thursday: Sentence A Day

I also posted to my YouTube channel this week. 10 Beauty Tips for Beginners.



Mini Fox started her first gymnastics class last week. Prior she was just doing a preschool class, so there was no real structure, really just playing on the equipment. Now she's in a class and learning stuff. In the two weeks she's gone, she's learned how to do a cartwheel. She sort of knew how to do it before, but now it actually looks like one.

She is the bendy one in the middle with the pink leo on, belly completely on the ground.



Bridge, she's the one on the far left.



We've had a change in who watches the kids this year, so Mr. has been taking the kids to school. I love getting all of the pictures before school. Quick game of Left Right Center before school.


Mr. is now in charge of doing her hair every morning. It's a learning curve, but he's doing pretty good at it.


She wanted chips and quac for dinner the privous night, but she had already brushed her teeth, so Mr. said should could have it for breakfast...she didn't forget.


Climbing on pillars before school.




Saturday was pretty much a mommy and Mini Fox day. We hit up Target, where of course we had to try on all of the costumes. She puts it on and says, take my picture.






This one cracks me up.


Then I asked if she wanted to go to the grocery store or Costco, because I could get what we needed at either place..she picked Costco, because samples...duh. She takes her samples seriously.


Then we headed out to a birthday party.




Then the mall...where ever we go she always seems to find dogs and they all LOVE her.


Then we hit up Sephora...on my IG stories, I showed you how Sephora had this app that you could try on make up with, it was super accurate and awesome...in case you missed it...


Then Mini Fox had to try it out...hilarious...but I had trouble getting her away from it...I'm going to be in some seriously trouble! Yep it even puts winged liner and lashes on you, it's crazy cool! You have to go check it out. I didn't try or see that there were other options to choose from, hard to do anyting with a 5 year old wanting to try it too.





Then some totally random things from the week...I decided I was going to be on a hard boiled egg breakfast kick...this one I got two yolks..crazy and delicious.


Wednesday was unoffically Nation Mean Girls Day...so I whipped up this shirt to wear to the gym on Tuesday for Wednesday.


Last night I had to line the fields for Mini Fox's soccer game on Saturday...not sure why they want it done on a Thursday, but I rolled with it. Super easy, I thought it was going to be all hard and complicated so I made my Dad go with me...he was late and I figured it out...then we just chatted while me and the kids lined the fields.


Mini Fox had her last swim lesson and this was Baby Fox's bored face. In case you are wondering, my shirt says "Everything Hurts and I'm Dying"



So what are you up to this weekend? We're going to see my cousin play in the Washington/UCLA game. I hope he gets to play! See you on Monday with TBB Monday question Self Care. Link up with us!


Linking up here

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Sentence A Day: September Edition

Hi Foxy Friends! Today is the first Thursday of the month, which means we're all sharing our sentence a day. It's only October 4th, so join us next month with your sentence a day! Come on you know you want to, it's fun to look back at what you were feeling and thinking, oh yea! That was a cool day. Anyway, let's get started: 

1 -Baby Fox took his karate test for purple belt, so proud of him, then Mr. and I went out on a birthday date and instead of going out to the movies, we decided to watch one at home.


2 - Kids friends spending the night as their parents are off gallivanting in Paris, they had a blast together.


3 -Happy Labor day...which means I'm not prepping for party week like I should...but I did finish the photo book for the kids care taker, who's last day is tomorrow....waaaahhhh!!!!

4 -It's party week, and I have yet to start any crafting for the party...oops!


5 - Mini Fox's first day of school, and then more crafting.



6 - Finally a soccer schedule for Baby Fox, soccer practice tonight!



7 - Crafting, crafting, crafting, so many flowers to make...skipping dinner with friends.



8 - First soccer game, karate tournament where Baby Fox won 2nd and then more crafting and getting ready for the party tomorrow, aaaaahhhhh!!!!




9 -Happy birthday Mini Fox, I can't even believe you are 5, when did that happen?!?



10 -Nice day off/working from home after the party, I almost always take the day after a party off.

11 - Busy day, Baby Fox to soccer, Mini Fox to Soccer, back to pick up Baby Fox from soccer, and then luckily Mr. got to Mini Fox soccer practice, all in an 1.5 hours.

12 - Back to school night followed by dinner with other parents, because we all had sitters, might as well, right?


13 - Soccer practice for Baby Fox.

14 - Baby Fox won Scholar of the month for his class, 3 weeks into school and already winning awards, so proud of him.


15 - 2 soccer games spread out over 5 hours, ugh, there goes our Saturdays this Fall.

16 - 5K run, Mini Fox is such a trooper, did the whole run with us (walking) and turns out she had a 101.6° fever and then threw up all over my aunts kitchen floor...that was messy.




17 - Mini Fox got a rest day with Nana, no fevers thankfully!

18 - Mini Fox back at school...hopefully she is on the mend, no soccer, just in case.

19 - Dang it, Mini Fox had a rough night and the fever is back and Baby Fox took 2 naps yesterday...he has what Mini Fox has...dang it!

20 - Both kids are taking a day off of school...I'm working from home, Grandpa is here keeping the kids occupied, thank goodness for Grandparents that live close!

21 -Watching our friends kids, they are so cute, love when they come over, plus we got ice cream afterwards.


22 -Day full of soccer, and the family pictures, I cant' wait to get them back!


23 -Apple picking with friends, such a good time, sad I forgot my big camera...waahhhh!!!


24 -Karate, gym and dinner, nice day.

25 - First day of 3 day cleanse, I might die, why do I do this to myself?

26 - No working out today, 3 day cleanse is better today.



27 - Bunko night, I love these nights...end of 3 day cleanse, and I was pretty good at the party.

28 - Watching some friends kids while they get some much needed adult time in, glad we can help a friend out.

29 - Soccer day, birthday parties, errands oh my!

30 - Day 2 of our family photo session, followed by home time watching a ton of movies.

Now link up your sentence a day, and join us next month, remember it's the first Thursday of the month!