Paint The Stars Photography || Valentines Day Shoot

We all have that friend that when you get together, a “quick” visit does not exist. When you add hot coffee, french toast sticks and lots of raw real life talk filled with struggles and accomplishments, a simple play date turns into half your day- literally. That is the case with my sweet friend Amanda who is the talented woman behind Paint The Stars Photography. She has the vision and skill of a true artist with her dreamy, vibrant and whimsical fine art portraits. Every time is say “oooh this photo is my favorite, you’ve out done yourself”, she turns around and blows me away with her next shoot!

How to sew a skirt in 20 minutes!!!

I am very excited to share with you one of my favorite nap time creations!!! Having two little girls who are very girly, skirts that are twirl worthy are important in our house. This was one of my first clothing projects and from here I’ve been able to create more detailed outfits. I am obsessed with matching skirts and dresses for my girls! If your ready to get crafty, grab some coffee or wine, beautiful fabric and lets get sewing!!!

 

Our journey through infertility

This is one of those post that has taken me a while to finally hit “publish”. I would type some, leave it and come back weeks or now in this case months later. I woke up with a conviction to share my story. Each persons story and struggles with infertility are different, yet the same and relatable heartache.

Nursery Tour

My youngest daughter’s nursery was so much fun to put together. While this was done just about 3 years ago, this room is fit for a princess! When I had my first daughter almost 6 years ago, that popular site called Pinterest, was just making it’s popular entrance. Now, it’s my go to “search engine” for ideas, projects, and to get my creative juices flowing! Now that I’ve finally established a blog, seems only right to post it!

For this nursery, I knew that I wanted a simple, yet glamorous feel that could grow into a toddler room. My vision were pearls, crystals, gray and satin baby pink.

A Royal Birthday Party

I’ve been blessed to have two girls, not only born in the same month but a day apart! Everyone’s first comment is always “oh wow, how did you plan that!?”, just years of struggling with infertility- but we will save that post for another day! So, as you can assume this makes birthday planning for this Pinterest-Party-Perfection momma a tad more interesting.  For my oldest daughters 4th birthday and youngest daughters 1st birthday, I wanted them to have separate parties. A first birthday is special, not a spotlight to have to share with your sister. After back to back weekends full of parties, I vowed the next party to be joint! The following year to celebrate their 5th and 2nd, I couldn’t think of anything better than a Royal theme for my two Princesses! Clearly we LOVE Disney!

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Winter time here in the North East means boots, scarves, and soup! This recipe is packed with a healthy balance of vegetables and chicken. It’s so simple to throw these ingredients in a crock pot in the morning and let your mouth water with the delicious smell that fills your home! I promise it will make you feel all warm and cozy inside on a chilly day!

Lash boost results

Long…Fuller…Darker Lashes…. YES PLEASE!

As a busy mom always on the go, when it comes to “getting ready” mascara is a key piece to my beauty routine. If my lashes look good, I feel like I can tackle the day while the rest of me may or may not be put together. When R+F announcing the new Lash boost product, I was all for it!

What exactly is it? Its a nightly serum formula that improve the appearance of lash volume and length, 100% yours 100% real.

My 7 week results

I was so hesitant about trying Rodan + Fields, in fact it took me months to finally order. After numerous failed drug store products, specialty brands, I was just in desperation mode. I looked in the mirror and I thought to myself  “There is no way my skin really looks like this”. Well it did. I was starting to fit the stereotypical mom look- yoga pants, messy bun, tired face, yep I had it all [insert eye roll].

About Rodan + Fields

WHO ARE WE

Founded by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, world-renowned dermatologists and creators of Proactiv® Solution, we are a premium skincare brand built on a legacy of innovative dermatology-based skincare products backed by clinically proven results. Our mission is to help people solve common skincare issues without a visit to the Dermatologist. R+F was originally sold in department store, but quickly realized those coming in for the products weren’t coming in because of the department store, but because of word of mouth sending them in. The doctors broke out from behind the glass counter and in 2008, Rodan + Fields became the first prestigious skincare brand to exit retail and enter the direct sales market.

What is “Raising Little Lub’s”?

What is “Raising Little Lubs”?

Every time I come across a blog, and I (obviously) see their blog name, I think to myself what does it mean. It’s got to have a personal meaning, enough to give it a name. You name your children, dog, blog… yea you get it, it’s pretty important and needs careful consideration.