July 2014 Instagoodnessinstagram

#Hello July #Urban Decay love♥ #Endless Weekend #Free Slurpee day #Midnight I love you #11 year anniversary #Look ahead and believe #Lavender in the golden hour #Little sunset watcherphoto 2

 #My little Lovey and I #Happy 4th #Chalk art #Fireworks #Bounce house fun #Balloon lover #Wild little monkey #Smore’s cookies #You are my SONshinephoto 1

#31 #Celebrate #Gift time #Malt cake #Little backscratcher #Make a wish #Birthday bbq #July Ipsy #Sunshine toesphoto 4

#Park fun #Strawberry cream cheese French toast #Do more of what makes you happy #My love and me #Such a gem #Key to my heart #Walmart randomness #Frozen yogurt with my boys #Na na na na na na… Batman!photo 3

#Toasted coconut almond brownie bites #Feels like early fall #White chocolate almond amaretto bark #Coffee and a good book #Happy Birthday to my Dad #Mama’s boy #I heart pizza #Thankful for your lovephoto 5

#Summertime dinner on the patio #Fresh & clean #Red velvet cream cheese cake #Birthday celebrating #Car wash boysphoto 6

Counting My Blessings On A Sunday Afternoon

 Counting My blessings On A Sunday Afternoon 

is where I reflect on a few of the many blessing and special moments in my life at the end of every week♥  photop;kp;l

   This week I am especially thankful for!…

~Summer evenings, watching my little love skip rocks by the river.

~Lovey “planting flowers” in the backyard. As it turned out, the flower seeds were really foot soak salts. In his defense the bag did have flowers on it so I see how he may have misunderstood its use. Such childhood cuteness! This incident kept me laughing all afternoon.

~Seeing the Ninja Turtles movie with my boys. Such a boy movie but I grew up watching the cartoon with my brothers so it was enjoyable for me as well. Lovey wore his Ninja Turtle shirt and watch. He was so excited that he showed it off to our waitress at dinner before the movie and they ended up discussing who their favorites are. Lovey’s is Mikey, the pizza loving turtle.

~An entire lazy Saturday at home with my loves. It was a homemade burritos, couch cuddles, tv watching, ice cream eating Saturday. ♥

~A sweet mom let me know how much she appreciated Lovey’s manners and kindness when he was playing with her little boy while at Chuck E. Cheese. Hearing that always makes me feel like I am doing something right. Lovey truly is such a respectful and kind-hearted little boy. I’m a lucky Mama.

~We redboxed a race car movie Sunday night that Lovey could watch too and all three of us cuddled up in Mister Mister’s and my bed and watched it together. Life doesn’t get any better than when you are overcome with the feeling that there is nowhere in the world you would rather be than exactly where you are. ♥


Thank You Lord,

for Your many gracious blessings in my life!


June 2014 Instagoodnessinstagram

#Hello June #Flip flop shopper #Following bliss #National doughnut day #July Ipsy #A team #Portland waterfront #Doggie love #Mocha cookie crumblephoto 1#My Daddy, my hero #Super Dad #Red & yellow sweets #Super Dad and his sidekick #Father’s Day 2014 #My boys #Kick back gifts #Father’s Day dinnerphoto 2

#Time with my guys #Sundae boy #The Lego Movie #Life quote # Eat well. Laugh often. Love much #Mommy’s little champion #No sun outlasts its sunset #Rainy day relaxing in Toy Story stylephoto 3

#Breakfast for my boys #I’m in love with a robot #Wanted for hugs #Strong man #Snow cone time #True story #More please #Let the sun shine #Create your dreams #My loves, my life #Always seek the light #Sunset ferris wheel ride

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Ipsy Pretty In Paradise

photo 1ipsyJune Ipsy Pretty In Paradise!

What I received:

*Be A Bombshell mascara. I have received other Be A Bombshell products in previous Ipsy bags and I was happy with them. That was not the case with this masara though. It did nothing to lengthen my lashes or make them appear fuller and it had a very overwhelming chemical/ plastic odor. It was also as if the tube was old and dried out even though it was brand new. I ended up tossing it out.

*NYX lip gloss in shade apple streusel. I was happy to receive this because I had wanted to try this line out. I love this gloss; color, taste, consistency. It made me want to purchase one in each shade!

*Marc Anthony Dream Waves Beach Spray for my hair. I wasn’t excited to receive his because I have stick straight hair and never even attempt the beachy tasselled look because it wont hold. It has a very summery, coconut scent to it. I haven’t tried this product yet but I will give it a shot before summer comes to an end and update this post.

*Laneige BB cushions. Another product I have yet to try. Maybe in the back of my head I’m saving it for a special occasion or date night! It came with three samples; light, medium, dark and an applicator sponge. I get that they give a variety of colors in with the sample but obviously the dark is of no use to me. I figure possibly I can mix the dark with concealer and create a shade that I could use?! At least that way it doesn’t go to waste. We will see.

*Nickak New York green shimmer liquid eyeliner. I think I would have preferred the blue option but the green will go well when I wear purple eye shadow. A product that I would not have purchased on my own but that I didn’t mind receiving in my bag. 

The bag print reminded me of  Hawaiian vacation. I like the black with the red lining. I’m a definite floral lover but these in particular are not my favorite. Still a cute bag overall.