Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Long Cardigans and Catching Up

Today you're getting a two for one. I'm linking up with The Blended Blog and the host Lana for the theme Long Cardigans. Truth be told I don't have a ton of long cardigans, although I think it looks great on other people, being on the shorter side, it's hard to find the right length that doesn't make me look WAY shorter than the look I am going for.

10. What I'm Wearing

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Pants (similar) / Shirt (similar) / Sweater (similar) / Shoes (similar)



 I'm also linking up with with  ShayMel and Sheaffer for their What's Up Wednesday.

1. What We're Eating

I made a crock pot lasagna this weekend and it turned out great! I made a video on how I made it and will write a full post on what I would do different next time, so stay tuned for that!


Also eating these, I really like them and can finish them off within a week...oops!



2. What I'm Reminiscing About

Past Halloween costumes, awww, the kids were so small! I love that we have created a tradition with friends to dress up. My favorites are the family themed ones, this year, we're in full family theme, and I cannot wait for Wednesday!

2017


2016


2015


2014


 2013


2012


2011



3. What I'm Loving

Watching the kids thrive with their activities that they've chosen.

Mini Fox:

Soccer


Gymnastics


Baby Fox

Soccer


Karate


Being promoted to Purple Belt

4. What We've Been Up To

It almost feels like, what have we NOT been up to? Hanging out with friends, doing all the things Fall related, like apple picking, lots of pumpkin patches, watching the Dodgers loose, boo!






5. What I'm Dreading

Not much right now.

6. What I'm Working On

The Halloween costumes! I'm sewing, sewing sewing. I still have my top part to sew...so I think I'll be okay, but I need more TIME! Sneak Peek....


7.  What I'm Excited About

All the holiday things coming up and decorating for Christmas. With tomorrow being November 1st, is it too early? I'm thinking we might start next weekend though, it takes a couple of weekends to get everything up, I want to enjoy it for a long time!

8. What I'm Watching/Reading

Watching all of the shows that have finally come back for the Fall. Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family, Blackish, Fresh Off the Boat.

9. What I'm Listening To

The sound track to A Star is Born, my favorite song is this one:



11. What I'm Doing This Weekend

Going to my...I'm going to date myself, but most of you roughly know how old I am, but I'm going to my 20 year high school reunion! Like what?! How has it been 20 years?! A few friends and I are ditching the husbands and going together. We're going to get our hair done stay at a hotel, it's going to be a blast catching up and talking about the past.



12. What I'm Looking Forward To Next Month

Thanksgiving and going to the Polar Express in Arizona. Two of my favorite things to do!




13. What Else is New?

Not much, I pretty much told you everything...

Bonus Question: What's your all time favorite Halloween costume?

Hands down it's going to be tonights costume. We're going to be glow in the dark stick figure family. We are all so dang excited, and so far the couple of dry runs we did turned out great and gave me a chance to tweak them a bit each time. Don't worry I've been taking pictures and video on a full tutorial for you.

Now link up your fashion posts with Long Cardigans over on The Blended Blog.


Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Color Street Nails Review and Tutorial

Hi Foxy Friends! Today I'm sharing how I get all the cool nails I've been sporting lately. It's my new obsession and it's called Color Street. Have you heard of it yet? No? Well let me give you a quick recap. They are stickers...and get this, it is actually nail polish! Yep that's right, they are stickers that you stick right to your nails, then apply a top coat and you're good to go. I use a quick dry top coat and I'm doing the dishes 5 minutes later! And the best part, you can take it off with nail polish remover. Simple as that, get really cool designs and you just stick them on your nails. Here is a video I put together for you. Sorry it's so long, but I really wanted to explain how to use Color Street nails and how to apply them. There is a slight learning curve but after a few nails you'll get the hang of it, and by the second time you use them you're a seasoned pro.



I also wanted to tell you, I do no sell these, but I do have a party open if you want to buy some!

Okay, now if you need the pictures and not the video, this is for you:


What You'll Need:




Color Street Nail Polish Stickers
Wood Cuticle Pusher
Nail File
Top Coat (all time favorite of life)

Directions:


Step 1:

Wipe off your nails with the nail wipe, make sure all previous nail polish has been removed before using the wipe.



Step 2:

Find the nail sticker that best fit your first finger, and tear apart from the rest of the nails.



Step 3: 

Peel off the top clear layer of the nail sticker.



Step 4: 

I find that you can't do this with your thumbs, for your thumbs use the entire sticker, you can cut it to size, so you don't have to file off as much. But for the other fingers you're going to want to try and make the most of the pack that you bought and get two full manicures from it. Which means you're going to have to cut each one in half and use one sticker for two nails.


Step 5:

Stick on nail. If you don't get it right, you can lift up and replace, don't worry about ruining it you won't.



Step 6:

Using the wooden cuticle pusher, remove excess sticker that doesn't fit on your nail around your nail bed.



Step 7:

Using the cuticle pusher and the nail file, file off the excess sticker on the end of your nail. I use the cuticle pusher so the file doesn't have a lot to take off.



Step 8: 

After all nails are done in the manner, use your favorite top coat, and you're done!

How to apply sticker nail polish

Easy application tutorial of Color Street Nails

Have fun with it! There are so many designs and they just came out with a marble design...need to add that to my list!


TIP: Make sure you really rub down the sticker on the nails towards your cuticles. I even try to use the cuticle pusher to push the sticker under the cuticle. If you don't, then they tend to lift a bit and your hair can get caught under them when doing your hair, if that makes sense.

Step 9:

Since this is nail polish, you need to preserve the left over sticker nails. Put your nails back in the plastic package and I use a flat iron to seal shut.


Enjoy and have fun putting on the fun designs that they have. Here are some of the ones that I've done before.

leopard nail polish

A little 4th of July fun.


And of course I have some Halloween nails on right now. They are even glow in the dark. Can I tell how weird it is to see glow in the dark nails when trying to fall asleep, weird.


So who's ready to try it? Here is the link again to buy your own, it's buy three get one free, so you might as well buy 4 right? haha, that's what got me! If you do try them out, tag me so I can see what you did!

Linking up here

Monday, October 29, 2018

Halloween Decorations

Happy Monday Foxy Friends! I can't believe that it's the end of October already. Today over on The Blended Blog the Monday theme is Fall Creative...we'll I am working on our Halloween Costumes, which aren't ready yet... I bet I'll be sewing up until we leave the house to go trick or treating...so I can't share that just yet. So instead you get to see my Halloween decorations. I don't go all out for Halloween, but I like the touches of Halloween here and there.

I love a good mantel. Don't you?


I like to incoroprate the kids Trick Or Treat bags, I mean I paid all that money, might as well use it!



The other section I decorate is our entry way table. It would be fun to change out the picture to a Halloween one, but my question is, how do people store all that stuff?!


I have no idea where I got the orange lights, but while going through my bins, there it was, so I must have bought it at some point.



So that is my Fall creativeness for now. I'll post about our Halloween costumes when I get my act together...it's a lot of hand sewing. Go link up your Fall Creativeness over on The Blended Blog.


Friday, October 26, 2018

5 Favorite Hilton Head Purchases

Hi Foxy Friends! Finally Friday! Felt like a super long week but we made it to Friday! Remember this picture from last week Hilton Head recap? Yeah...that was just one day...we had another day with just as many purchases. We really helped the economy when we travel...we all bought so much we thought we would share our top 5 favorite things we got.




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This (similar) red coat, I die, it's so cute. Do I need a coat? No...did I get it anyway, yes. You'll be seeing it a lot...going to wear it any time it dips below 65°(18°C). So Shaunacey might kill me (but she looks super cute, so hopefully not) for this...but she bought the same coat and I didn't take a picture of my jacket. It has the cutest hood EVER! I feel like little red riding hood.



Date Night Dress, it's like I HAD to buy it. A Michael Kors dress for $34 yes please! I have yet to wear it, as the date night we went on last weekend we didn't want to dress up. Maybe I'll save it for Mr.'s birthday in March.



My favorite part is the straps.



I wanted to buy another cross body bag, and I didn't have anything in brown. I like that it is bigger than my other cross body bags and can fit more crap...stuff in it.


Brown Kate Spade Bag (similar)


While at the Kate Spade outlet...I NEEDED this bag, I mean black and white stripe? It was calling my name too. But I had already fond the brown bag...so what did I do? I bought both, duh...it was a "good" deal.


Black and White Kate Spade Bag   (similar and similar

I bought this bag on the way to the airport...yep we stopped at the outlets, so that we could stop here to buy bags so we could get all of our purchases home! haha. Oops. 



Vera Bradley Travel Bag (similar not the same color)

Now go check out everyone else's favorite purchases from our trip.

Deena | Abbie | Lana | Shaunacey | Katie | Alison | Sarah
Linking up here