Friday, April 29, 2016

Friday Favorites #67

Happy Friday Foxy Friends! Low key weekend coming up, and I'm really looking forward to having Mr. back home with us! I'm linking up with some of my favorite ladies here for my Friday Favorites.

In case you missed it on the blog this week:


Remember that giveaway I did to win this t-shirt?

Well the winners are:

Sarah T. (size M) // Sarah M (Size S) // Melanie S (Size XS)

I swear I used the random generator and it picked both Sarah's. Coincidentally all of these ladies I met through Baby Center when we are all pregnant with our 5 year olds...We created a small group from that HUGE few thousand people group, and narrowed it down to the coolest 44 people. Together the past 5+ years we've gone through so much, we've cried, laughed, supported and lifted each other up when we needed it most. I love them so much and am so happy to have them win!

All winners have been notified.

I missed last weeks recap of wear everything in my closet so today I have two weeks worth outfits. I did miss a few and I have no idea what happened...but I have 12 outfits for that's something. Not sure how much longer I can go wearing things in my closet, I'm pretty much down to 1 million t-shirts and sweaters that are almost too warm to wear, but I'll keep going until I run out of options.

Now some random favorites.
You see that orange there on her lid? She wanted an orange like our friends iced she put it on her lid...she is so cute.

Went to get Chinese food for the first time since I discovered I can eat what I want, and there was a coy pond...if the kids had it their way they would have watched the fish and not eaten at all.

Love that they can now almost smile on command, my dreams are starting to come true!

They went to Spaghetti Factory for lunch and they sat on the train to eat...Mini Fox was NOT happy that they train was not going to take them off to some magical land.

They had Stella and Dot on Zulily the other day and you better believe I snatched some up at an great price! So excited to wear them!

How cute are these taco cookies? Let's have a fun cookie party shall we?

Sugar Cookie Tacos #TastyJuniorRecipe Inspired By Edy's
Posted by Tasty on Monday, March 7, 2016

Happy weekend! I'm linking up on Monday with Deena for my April in numbers, you should too! You have all weekend to put it together!

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Would You Rather: Beauty Edition

Cara from Kindly Unspoken did this tag last week and I thought it was so fun. Here I go.

Would You Rather…
Wear only one eyeshadow color or only one lip color for the rest of your life?

Oh this is a hard one...I think I like playing around with eyeshadows too much, so I'm going to go with lip color...I think I would search heaven and earth for my signature lip color and then and only then would I wear that everyday.
Live without makeup or without nail polish?
Definitely without nail polish. My newfound love for make up is too new and too great to give up now! :) 
Have dark nails or bright nails year round?

I'm a dark nail gal through and through. My dad HATES it with a capital H. He prefers bright reds and pinks. But my jam is Dark...although I do wear brights in the Spring and Summer just so I don't get the side eye from people. My favorite dark color?

Lincoln Park at Dark* by OPI, it's a super dark purple almost looks black, but has a hint of purple and then when you're in the sun it's this super gorgeous dark purple shade.

*I did buy these with my own money, but linked products are affiliates and I will receive a small commission if you click on it. Thank you for your support!
Leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?

Hmmm...that's a tough one. I'm going to go with overdone blush and then go to the movies, hehe. I'm so vain. But definitely over done blush, seems more forgivable than foundation line?
Have no eyebrows or sharpie drawn-ones? 

Geez, these are all tough, although I guess the game is called would you rather this horrible thing or this horrible thing. I'm going to go with no eyebrows, you can always give yourself bangs to hind the fact that you don't have eyebrows right?
Go out with messy hair/nice makeup or nice hair/no makeup?

Definitely nice hair no make. With my hair challenge lately, I do this everyday at work :)

Have a bad haircut or bad hair color?

Since I don't color my hair I guess my default answer is bad a matter of fact I got a pretty bad one last year...blunt cuts...not my thang...I need layers lady!
Be able to buy only drugstore makeup or only high end makeup?

Okay I'm a snob and have super sensitive skin, so I'm going to go with high end make up. Not that drug store doesn't have stuff for sensitive skin but ever since I started wearing make up I have always gravitated towards people telling me what to do, and where do you get that? At counters that sell high end stuff...
Spend $1,000 on clothes or makeup?

Hand down without a doubt clothes! I could do some real damage at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale coming up after 4th of July! Heck last year I did some real damage on my own.

So that's it, how would you answer these questions? Answer one of them in the comments down below or if you have a blog answer there and let me know! I'd love to hear how you answer.

Linking up here

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Style Perspectives: A Plaid Look and Hair Challenge Week 17!

Hello Foxy Fashion Friends. Yet another week of the Style Perspectives with The Blended Blog! I am loving seeing everyone style the prompts and meeting new people through the link up! Keep 'em coming!

This week Alison is up with a plaid look, go check out how she style her signature look.

Summer Plaid look

Now onto the hair, I found a thing that can twist your hair at Target, so I had to try it. This was the result.
I thought it was different, but I'm thinking my hair might be too long to use it. I was watching a youtube video and she made it look so wasn't. This took me a good 20 minutes.

Twisted Hair

In case you missed it, we all styled Deena's signature look with a good 'ol graphic tee. Here's the recap.

We're on week 17 of the hair challenge. I feel like each week I'm getting a little better. Monday I talked about my favorite products I use in my hair if you are interested.

I forgot to take a front shot of this hair style when I did the back, that's why it's so dark #bathroomlighting


This was the newest  hair tutorial from Cute Girls Hair Styles.

Pull Thru ponytail

This was the style I was trying to do in Vegas, but totally failed, but then ended up with that cool braided bun, so it all worked out in the end. But I finally conquered it, woo hoo!

Pull Through Braid

Sunday just felt like a high pony tail kind of of day.

High Pony Tail

Monday, my hair was a wreck and I tried to do a messy bun...but it really just didn't work. I seriously have not conquered that stupid hair style. Everyone always makes it look so darn easy! It's not...I repeat it is not easy!

Nor is it easy to take a pictures of said bun with black hair...

This was like picture number 10, and I just started making faces because they all looked dumb. See I even showed you the dumb pictures I took, and you can't even see the hair.

That's it for this week! Did you do anything fun with your hair this week?

Next weeks prompt is: Leggings and a scarf! Start thinking of your outfits!
Now go check out how the other ladies styled their Plaid look.

DAILY STYLE FINDS: The Personal Stylist
FOXY’S DOMESTIC SIDE: The Crafty Engineer
SIMPLY SHAUNACEY: Reformed Frumpy Mommy
TWO TEENS AND THEIR MAMA: Stylish Midlife Mama
RSQUARED: The Not So Nerdy Accountant
SHOES TO SHIRAZ: The Shoe Hoarding French Teacher
PUPPIES AND PRETTIES: Cube Dwelling Fashionista
MAKING THE MOST OF EVERYDAY Classic Yet Current Over Forty
NICKANDNIK: Mama with Curves
LIVING ON CLOUD NINE: Blissful Fashionista
WHITNEY À LA MODE: A book-loving French Teacher
Linking up here

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

What's Up Tuesday...Wednesday...I'm Confused

Hi Foxy Friends! Today I finally remembered to link up with  Shay, Mel and Sheaffer for What's up Wednesday...on Tuesday, cause tomorrow is our Style Perspectives Link Up, we are styling a plaid look, so get your outfits ready for tomorrow!

What we're eating this week:

Well Mr. is out of town so I think we're going to take out one night and then I'm going to make some tacos, yum! But last weekend, oh my goodness had the best meal of my life at Table 10 in Vegas, seriously you have to go there for dinner! Take a look at Carrie's post for the details on what we ate.

But I've been going through a salad and fruit kick for lunch lately.

And guess what? I had my very first bagel and cream cheese in 8 years...thank you Deena for the delicious Saskatoon Berry Jam!

What I'm reminiscing about:

I know this is too much Vegas talk, but missing these ladies! I think it really brought us closer as a group, even those that weren't there, I think The Blended Blog is doing great things!

What I'm loving:

All the shopping that got done last weekend.

These kids, they are just the cutest! We had Mini Fox in the Ergo but Baby Fox really wanted in it...he's so darn big!

Swimming, I can't wait for the summer to really hit and the pool to be a lot warmer! I'm a wimp when it comes to cold water.

The kids warming themselves on the pavers, remember doing that as a kid? It's like a right of passage...

What we've been up to:

See above, swimming!

We celebrated my dad's birthday last week, and we light and blew out the candles at least 3 times :)


What I'm dreading:

Not really dreading anything, other than Baby Fox is starting Kindergarten in the Fall! It is just around the corner, I can't believe he's going to be going to school 5 days a week and have homework. Crazy...where is this little boy?

What I'm working on:

Working out more...I've gotten a little lazy and now that I've added new foods to my diet, I have no self control...not eating stuff for 8 years will do that to someone...need to get it under control!

What I'm excited about:

Sunday going to see these guys! I'm so super excited!

What I'm watching/reading:

Watching Songs of Anarchy...loving it! Read 10 things I Learned from Sons of Anarchy.

What I'm listening to:

I hate to admit it, but I'm loving this song and it's on repeat...shhhh, don't tell anyone.

What I'm wearing:

Participating in The Blended Blog Style Perspectives and we have a great series coming up for you in June called Create 28, yep that's right Carrie and Whitney have passed on their baby to The Blended Blog. Stay tuned for that.

What I'm doing this weekend:

Going to see Pentatonix on a double date! I don't think Mr. and I have actually been on a double date before. But looking forward to a good concert and some great food with great friends.

What I'm looking forward to next month:

My Mother-In-Law visiting, the kids just adore her and I love that she's been visiting us more often!

What else is new:

I think I pretty much covered it. While in Vegas with the ladies we did a lot of The Blended Blog talk and we have some really exciting series coming up. More to be announced later! Be excited, very excited!
 Linking up here