Friday, November 30, 2018

Bearizona and Polar Express Recap

Hi Foxy Friends! As some of you know, Mr. and I took the kids to Arizona a couple of weekends ago, and I never had a chance to recap. So here goes the recap...I decided to break it into two parts, cause I took over 600 pictures...yikes! Don't worry I'll only show you about 15 (let's see if I can do it in 15), think you can handle that? Okay let's get started.

The drive is 7 hours long...that's without stops, so it's quite a drive, but the kids did great. We usually don't let the kids have any sort of electronics for the first few hours, so this kid did this most of the time. Mini Fox tried to make a dress out of tissue paper (the only thing she had in the back seat with her), and some dolls...it didn't work out, turns out you need tape of some sort of thing to hold it all together.


Friday was spent driving. Saturday we had a lazy morning, waiting for my brother to show up. He lives about 3.5 hours away, he came and went home the same day, crazy pants. But the kids LOVED that he was there with us. We headed to Bearizona right away. If ever have a chance to go to Williams, Arizona Bearizona is a MUST. Let me show you why.

You get to DRIVE your own car through animal habitats...the only instruction? Keep your windows rolled up and your doors locked. Yep we're rebels, we rolled down the windows, we didn't think we were in any danger.


We also saw some Wolves




Bears


Deer


And at the end of the drive you get to got to a small zoo. It's pretty fantastic.


Some Jaguars.


There's a petting zoo. Mini Fox was in her happy place.


Could have watched these bear play all day, they were so cute chasing each other around.


There's a bird show.



The foxes were just adorable. I mean that yawn, so dang cute!


Afterwards we headed back to the hotel to relax and wait for our train ride. We tried to get dinner in the restaurant but it was packed so we got it to go and ate in the lobby, which strangely enough was not weird and others were doing it too.



Time for the Polar Express, all aboard!


Ticket please...




Got some hot chocolate and cookies (he would stop to take a picture, he just kept drinking, haha)


Finally reached the Big Man.


Everyone got a bell.


Tried to get a picture, but gotta be quick!


She got sleepy, and wanted Uncle snuggles.


and he sang along with everyone else for the sing along on the way back.


It was a great first day in Williams that's for sure, and we're so happy my brother drove 7 hours round trip to spend time with us. Stay tuned for recap of day #2, where we go to the North Pole Experience and Sedona.

So I went over my 15 pictures, but hey, it's pretty good considering I started with over 600!


Thursday, November 29, 2018

7 Reds Of Lipsense For The Holiday Season + The Wonderland Collection

Hi Foxy Friends! Yep another Lipsense post. I don't even sell the stuff, but I'm loving all of the red colors for the upcoming holiday season. I realized that I have 7 different color red lip colors. So I figured I would show you them all.


Crimson


Fire 'N Ice



Fly Girl


Hurricane Red



Blu Red


Brick


Candy Cane


So I might have also just received the new Wonderland Collection too. I know I have a problem! But I put a video together of all of those colors too!


You can see Candy Cane above. But here are:

Sugar Plum with Glossy Gloss


This color is just okay for me, I would rather mix this one up to make some of my darker colors lighter. But for those days I don't want any color on my lips but want some shine, this will definitely be my go to.


Cause everyone wants to see an up close and personal look at my lips...said no one ever, but you got one anyway.

Sugar Plum with Red Glitter Gloss

The red glitter gloss makes it a tad more pink, which I like. I love how this gloss has some glitter in it, makes me feel fancy.


Currant


Okay I promise that's the last Lipsense video for a while...I think. Maybe one day I'll do a video with all of my other colors that I haven't shown you, but it's a lot of work to film that many colors, as I can't just put it on and take off right away. They are individual days I have to film each color. Not that you wanted to know that...anyway...hope you are having a great day, and if you made it to the end of this post...congrats! I know it was a long one! If you would like to buy any of these colors click here for the rep I buy from.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Holiday Attire

Hi Foxy Friends! Wow, it's been a lot of late nights trying to take advantage of Shutterfly's Cyber Monday sales..which they extended till yesterday. So I did our Christmas cards, made a whole calendar and made a 101 page book for my parents, phew! Full confession, 60% of the book was done before I started on Tuesday. Okay, back to the post. It's Vanessa's pick, so head on over to her blog, or The Blended Blog to link up your fashion posts!

*Some of the links are affiliate links and I will  either receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you click on it or if you make a purchase from one of these links, I may also receive a commission on the sale of the product. Click here for my disclosure page.

If you have been around for a while you know my love affair with tulle skirts. I've been wanting to get a full length tulle skirt and one day I just bought one, and I found it of all places on Amazon! It's way too long on me, need to cut it, I'm going to attempt it myself, but didn't have time before I took these pictures. So I think with it being a little shorter and a little steam it would get rid of the wrinkles. But I'm in love, and can't wait to wear it!


Skirt / Shirt / Heels (not that you can see them)

I love this skirt, even though Mr. is just eh about it. He thinks it's too poofy, I say, no such thing! I mean for uner $40 you can't really beat it. If you have ever wanted to get a tulle skirt, try this one. The tulle is not scratchy, it's lined on the inside, and if you're tall, this will work for you, I'm going to have to trim quite a bit.


Funny when you are wearing something so poofy, if I laid my arms down straight, it made the skirt look weird, so I'm actually holding my arms out about 6" or so....I felt like one of those dancers that don't ever put their arms down straight...you know what I'm talking about.


Let's talk about the shirt now. How perfect is it for Christmas? It didn't end up staying up, which was a disappointment. So I've ordered another shirt, I really hope this one pans out. They are having a huge sale, so originally it was $69 and I got it for $32, I love a good deal.




Lipstick color is Lipsense Candy Cane, I have a full video on their new Holiday Collection over on my YouTube channel. Go check it out.


Alright that's all I have for now. I know the prompts are done, but don't worry, we have a whole new set of prompts for you! We decided instead of doing specific things, we were going to give you a category and you can interrupt however you want. That way it gets your creative juices flowing! Speaking of creative juices, I have another outfit all planned for this skirt, so stay tune for that...now which category will it fit into...I'm thinking December 12th, cause tulle makes me happy.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Nordstrom, Sephora and Old Navy Haul + Video

Hi Foxy Friends! I actually made this video awhile ago, but just got around to editing it. But thought I would share some of things that I've bought lately.


From Sephora:
Lipstick (in Hot Flash)
Primer
Lip Paint (in Fly)
Moroccanoil Conditioner
Moroccanoil Dry Shampoo

From Nordstrom:
Long Sleeve Tee (my pattern is longer available but here is the style) - I styled it here
Camo Long Sleeve Tee (plus size is the only one available, but this one is cute too) - I styled it here
Dress (similar)
Jacket

Old Navy:

Textured V-neck Sweater
Sleeveless dress (limited sizes)

Sorry, some of the things from Old Navy were sold out and no longer available. I need to post these videos sooner than 3 months later! Oops! Live and learn.

Monday, November 26, 2018

10 Christmas Gifts For Everyone

Hi Foxy Friends! I'm linking up with The Blended Blog for our Monday Themed posts. Today we're talking about Christmas lists. So I guess we'll just get right in to it.

*Some of the links are affiliate links and I will  either receive a small commission, at no cost to you, if you click on it or if you make a purchase from one of these links, I may also receive a commission on the sale of the product. Click here for my disclosure page.

| ONE | Kindle

I really love real books, I like the way they smell, the way they feel in my hand, unfortunately, just like the VCR, books are going to be a thing of the past. I do admit though, it's nice that you can have all your books located in one spot...and I can carry it around everywhere I go and instead of breaking out my phone, I can break out my Kindle and at any time.



| TWO | Tile Mate

I can't tell you how much I need this in my life. Especially for my phone, I can't seem to keep track of that thing! I hear good things about the Tile Mate.




| THREE | Popcorn

I love popcorn, I mean love making it! See video here how I make it. Anyway, my aunt got this for me for Christmas and I can tell you hands down the best popcorn EVER! It pops way better and tastes amazing. If you have a popcorn lover in your life, this is a MUST get.





| FOUR | Phone Holder

If you're like me and have an older car, I don't have the convenience of a screen in my car to see directions, etc. I didn't love how some of the ones attach to your air vent, I'm thinking, I need all that cool air...so I found this, it goes in your CD player. Remember those? Yeah you do, because you have a car that doesn't have a screen in it. Anyway, this goes into your CD player, attaches perfect, and gives quick at a glance that I need when trying to navigate somewhere.




| FIVE | Star Night Light

My kids LOVE this, it has four LED lights, you can have on color on or mulitple colors on, it also can blink and rotate if you want. Currently Baby Fox likes blue solid, and Mini Fox likes all color, rotating and blinking and has a timer for up to 99 minutes. My kids currently share nights with this, and so far they both love it and enjoy when it's their time with the light.



| SIX |  Wireless Headphones

I got these a while ago, and so far so good. I have trouble keeping headphones in my ears, but these stay put and for the price, you can't beat it. Easy to set up and use and the battery life lasts forever! Consider it an awesome stocking stuffer. Actually this is currently the ONLY thing I have on Mr.'s Christmas presents...I need some more ideas. So hopefully this link up will produce something else I can get him!




| SEVEN | Colored Pencils

I never really gave much thought to colored pencils, but we bought these for the kids and man can I tell you it's a huge difference. You know when you use Crayola crayons and then you try to use some off brand and it just doesn't feel "right"? Well these, feel right and they color amazing. So if you are getting someone in your life an adult coloring book, or you have a budding artist, get these!





| EIGHT | Portable Speaker

Again big bang for your buck. This little speaker is a great portable speaker. It's loud, and fairly good sound quality for under $30, and if you lose it or it gets damaged your not totally made/bummed.


| NINE | LCD Writing Board

I know Mini Fox is obsessed with drawing and we go through a lot of paper! When I saw a friend have something similar to this, I knew I had to get it for her for Christmas. Of course I'm going to let one of the grandparents get it for her, so they can get the credit, but how cool is this? You draw all you want, push a button and it's gone and a new screen appears for your drawing pleasure.



Of course you have to get the carrying case too, right?

This one is slightly cheaper, doesn't come with all the stencils, but gets the job done.



| TEN | Left Center Right Dice Game

This is another great stocking stuffer. If you haven't played this game, it's the easiest game in the world. It was the first game my daughter played at 2.5, and then we played again at a cousin party with adults and everyone got into it. Super simple and easy to play!

So what is on your Christmas list? Anything interesting I need to know about? Head on over to The Blended Blog and link up your Christmas list!