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luke's 3rd birthday

Sorry I have been MIA, readers. I went away for the weekend to celebrate Luke's third birthday in California. It was really wonderful to get away and spend time with my family, especially because we were in the happiest place on earth. We went to California Adventure and Disneyland. It was so m…

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what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Curry My mom makes a delicious green curry dish. We chowed down on Sunday while we watched the Emmy's.
2. Swimming Nugget loves to swim, so we are enjoying the end of summer by going in the pool. 3. Mornings I love waking up early to go to the gym and then come home to enjoy breakfast on the p…

eyebrow how-to

If I were to choose one thing to do for my makeup if I am in a rush it would be to define my brows (and maybe some under eye concealer hehe). They can really turn your whole look around. Since so many of you asked, asked how I do them, here is how I fill in my brows. It's pretty easy! I use …

vega

Vega was kind enough to send me some starter packs for me to try. The pack comes with three flavors: Chocolate, French Vanilla, and Berry. They all taste delicious. I like blending mine with almond milk and ice to make a shake.

Each packet has 50% of your daily vitamin and mineral intake, and 15 gr…

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priceless wish list

Ever since the amazing Priceless sent me sweaters (seen here), I've been a little obsessed with their store. I'm stuck in that summer mindset because I want all the crop tops, shorts, and mini dresses there are. I have to get in a cooler weather frame of mind.
Aztec Print Knit Dress High Volt…

foodie fridays

Three-ingredient cupcakes? Yep. And they're pumpkin spice, which make them perfect for fall. These babies were moist, and very low in fat. Forget the oil and butter and milk. All you need is a box of spice cake mix, 1 cup water, and 1 can of pure pumpkin. Bake at the temperature and for as lon…

what i'm lovin' wednesday

1. Mom's cooking I went over to my mom's for some family time and for a delicious Italian dinner. It was the delicious.
2. Sunsets Nothing beats Arizona sunsets! 3. Sleeping pups I am obsessed with how Charlie sleeps. She's such a snuggler!

happy 6th birthday

Happy 6th Birthday to my furry best friend, Charlie.  I couldn't ask for a better pup. You've been there for me with unconditional love and a companionship I'm so blessed to have. You've made me laugh until it hurts, licked away my tears, and slept in my arms.
You are the best little…

truth about love

I have always adored Stephanie of Bliss Bombed. She is so honest in her thoughts and her writing, and she is just real. She tells it how it is, and is incredibly empowering. If you ever want to be uplifted or get some advice on love, then check her out.

Here are her twenty truths about love...


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shop priceless

The lovely people of Priceless sent over some adorable sweaters for the upcoming fall. While it's still a little warm in Arizona, I can't wait to wear these out. Fall is my favorite season because of all the cute pieces and layering you can do!

Priceless is full of cute clothes that are righ…

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