Monday, March 30, 2015

Spring Randomness


These two have been frequenting our yard a lot lately.

The hawk even ran into our window the other day going after a bug or something and scared the bejesus out of me. I wish I could get a better picture but he always flies off when I get my good camera out. Confused smile


This little cardinal is so stinkin’ cute. He especially likes to sit in our big magnolia.

red bird


Our Bradford Pears are blooming and my Japanese Magnolia is filling out really pretty this year and we have our first bloom.


japanese magnolia 1


Our windows have been open more and Matilda could not be happier.


She loves to smell the fresh and to feel like she is a part of our outside activities.



The guys spent most of Sunday playing wiffle ball in the beautiful weather to help Bub practice for a youth group competition with another church.



Excuse our weeds we are fighting the good fight right now with them and we will win…Rolling on the floor laughing


I love it when it is in the 70’s and there is a nice breeze. I wish it would stay this way but our spring usually lasts maybe a month and then it’s so hot you can’t go outside unless you are going straight to the pool.

Happy Monday! Sun

Monday, March 23, 2015

Makeup Organizing and Storage

make up monday new

Yesterday I decided it was high time I organized, sorted and purged some of my makeup.

I may or may not need makeup hoarders anonymous! Smile with tongue out

This little gem holds all of my makeup. It was my husbands grandmothers and I believe it was actually her mothers as well so its pretty old and I absolutely adore it.


I used to have all my makeup under my sink and then I had it in a silver makeup train case as I got more palettes but when we finally brought this home from being at my brother-n-laws I was beyond happy cause I finally had a place to get ready and that was designated for my makeup.

Red lips

On top I have a bunch of little storage books from Michaels that holds all my glosses, lip liners and chapsticks/lip balms. I have my glosses separated by season. Cause I am OCD like that. Winking smile

On the top table

Then I have a cute little cheetah print bucket that holds my brushes and a cute little wooden 4 drawer piece I got a Kirklands that holds my lipsticks.

Red lips

Top Drawers

The first drawer hold all my powders, concealers, primers, eyeliners, mascaras, brow stuff, sharpeners, and tweezers. They are all in a little straw drawer divider that I have had forever.

Top two drawers

The other drawer holds all my palettes and the only divider in that drawer is a short metal file holder I got at Target for the bigger ones.

Red lips

Bottom Drawers

The first drawer holds pigments, foundations, cream shadows, a little hair donut I use with my eye brushes to transition to different colors and liquid blushes. There is also some random stuff in here and samples from Sephora and Ulta. All the storage things I got from Target dollar spot or Michaels.

**Hair donut trick I learned from Coffee Break With Dani.**

bottom left drawer

The other drawer hold my blushes, bronzers and some single shadows. Oh and two more palettes LOL! I got the cute boxes from Michaels and the case is from a benefit gift with purchase.

bottom right drawer

This is next product is in that drawer as well & is my favorite palette. Can you guess why…Laughing out loud I absolutely love the packaging of this Urban Decay book of shadows and it has some pretty awesome eyeshadows in it as well.

book of shadows

My side table was actually built by my grandfather and holds my mirror, a blush palette I got at Christmas from benefit and a couple more storage boxes I got a Michaels.


I have my bare minerals in one of the boxes and some round concealers and eye shadows that would fit in there. Then in the other box I have all my backup mascaras, brow pencils and liquid eye liners. Note to self I have enough mascara!!

side table makeup boxes

Red lips

So in the end I put a couple items to the side that I don’t give enough love or that did not work for me but might work for someone else.

bag o goodies

They will find a home with a family member. I think through out the week more might be added to this bag but I was to pooped from sorting and organizing that this was as far as I got.

I blame all my purchases on Kandee Johnson, Xsparkage, YWP, Beauty Broadcast, Sam Schuerman, etc…..  YouTube!! Flirt male

Happy MondayRed lips

Red lips

**I never buy anything full price. I either have a coupon/discount, go on deal days, or when they are having major sales. Reward Bucks & Kohl’s cash also helpWinking smile. Some of the items were also sent to me  by Bzz agent or Influenster or are part of my Ipsy subscription I get monthly**

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Spring Break

Spring break is coming to an end. Sad smile

We had a staycation this year and just did day trips since Ginger was pretty sick with a stomach virus a couple weeks ago and I did not want to go far.

Ginger sick 2015

My helpers during the sickness. More Matt then Tilda.

Matt and Tilda during Gingers sickness

But we had a good week none the less.

Island with a palm tree

It started off with our family reunion which I blogged about here.


Island with a palm tree

Then on Monday was my Mom’s birthday so we headed over there and celebrated with presents, lunch, donuts and some swimming.

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Island with a palm tree

We had a couple days of piddling around, shopping and baking.


Click ↑ For Cinnamon Bread Recipe.

**Note: next time I will swirl some of the cinnamon streusel topping throughout the bread because I want that flavor all in the bread not just on top.**

Island with a palm tree

Spent a day in St. Augustine and brought along one of Bub’s friends. It was a beautiful day even though it was a tad windy by the water.

St. Augustine Collage

We were going to go to the pirate museum but it was bombarded with a elementary school field trip so we opted for the Potter’s wax museum which is a place my parents used to take me when I was a kid.

wax museum

The boys said after that they were glad the pirate museum did not work out cause they liked the wax figures. Especially the horror movie section.

snow white at wax museum

Island with a palm tree

One of our last grand adventures was to Fort Clinch which is located on Amelia Island. It is one of the most well preserved 19th century forts and it is pretty cool especially on the foggy day we were having.

fort clinch

Bub loved it with all the nooks and crannies to explore.


We also ventured down to the pier/beach while we were there. My husband used to fish here all the time growing up and again it was super cool with all the fog that day.

Fernandina Beach

After we went to my favorite restaurant Barbara Jean’s. If you have never been you need to check it out next time you are in Fernandina Beach. It is soooo good and the view is beautiful!!!!


Island with a palm tree

Tomorrow is back to real life but we will just enjoy this picture of the sunset for now!


Happy Sunday! Rolling on the floor laughing