Saturday, March 17, 2018

Luck of the Irish ☘️🍀

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!!

Friday, March 16, 2018

Everything Is Coming Up Green!

Linking up with Erika, Narci & Andrea for...

Happy Happy Friday!
This week has been all about green in so many ways!

We once again kicked off the weekend/week with some Friday night Basketball!
I can't believe tonight is X's last game!
It has been stressful fun watching him play and learn something new :)

My dad and step mom came over after the game, so we munched on pizza and X decided to make his own ninja warrior challenge course :/
 He was jumping, crawling under and over things, and even set up a "buzzer" at the end :)

 Saturday afternoon I met up with some friends in Columbus for a little shopping and food :)
I have never been a girl's girl, but as I get older I realize that some time alone with friends is good for the soul!

Saturday evening/Sunday morning was not much fun :(
X sick woke up in the middle of the night (right about when the time changed) and was getting sick all over :(
Just when we all thought things were settled he would get sick again!
I swear it went on for hours like this.
Poor kid :(
He was so bummed that he was going to miss my mom's surprise get together.

Thankfully, it only seemed to last 24 hours and he was almost 100% when school rolled around on Monday morning.

So while Mic and X chilled at home on Sunday afternoon, I headed north to surprise my mom for a belated birthday lunch.
That cake was SO GOOD!
Actually I am still nibbling on some I brought home with me!

My niece was there and I swear she grew over night!
She was cracking me up licking the food off her plate!
She obviously has been watching the dogs at her house a bit too closely ;)

Tomorrow is one of my favorite holidays of the year!
So is it any surprise that I have sporting green & gold nails this week?
And yes, I change my polish every couple of days to match my clothes, etc.
Plus, once I see the slightest chip I have to remove it all!

On the blog this week I have talked about my favorite Skincare Products and routine.

Admitted some of my daily Mom Fails.

And posted a fun Lego Star Wars Giveaway!

It's March Madness time for high school basketball, and "our" school won the District Title earlier this week.
I am typing this Thursday night, so fingers crossed they come away with a win tonight and another one on Saturday afternoon!
And then they will be State bound!!!!!
Let's Go Big Lex!

X had Spring pictures at school on Tuesday, but I forgot to take his picture that morning.
When I asked to snap a pic that evening I got a portfolio full! ;)

This is by far my favorite!

Not only is it high school basketball finals, but it is March Madness for college basketball as well!
It is seriously one of my favorite times of year!
I watch check in all the games throughout each day and then turn them on TV as soon as I get home.
Mic, X, and I filled out brackets with each other and we all have Xavier going all the way ;)

I mentioned above that one of my favorite holidays is tomorrow.
We are looking forward to watching some more college basketball and celebrating St. Patrick's Day with some good friends tomorrow night.
I will be wearing all the green things as well as this pin my grandma gifted me over the weekend.
This picture doesn't do it is super nice!
And I believe it is real!

It was my great grandma's pin that she gave to my grandma and now me :)
My mom's side of the family is always celebrating our Scottish heritage, but I like to celebrate the Irish blood I get from my grandma :)
She gifted me this pin because I am the only one who does.
I absolutely love it!!

And that my friends is it for the week!
I have a check up this morning and then I am taking the rest of the day off to get some things done around the house.
Looking forward to a great weekend!

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lego Star Wars Giveaway

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

How We...Mom Fails

Linking up with Shay & Erika for...

There are so many things I feel like I fail at when it comes to being a mom.
But here are a few I do all the time :/

There are quite a few nights I let X have dessert before dinner.
I know that is a no-no for a lot of moms/parents, but I have lucked out and he will still eat his dinner afterwards.
Fingers crossed this one doesn't come back to haunt me in later years.

I am the absolute worst at telling him no when we are at the store.
I go in with every intention that he doesn't get to go home with a new toy, or pack of Pokemon cards, or some other little trinket.
But it never works!
And then I try to justify it in my head as to why he deserves that item....great check up at the doctor or dentist, moved onto another color for his sight words, didn't whine today, gave me a hug, etc. lol!
I'm pathetic I know!

This one is probably my biggest fail as a mom, but I just go with it.
X is 6 years old and still sleeps with us.
And the only way he will go to sleep is if you are in bed snuggling with him.
He started out in his crib when he first came home from the hospital, but that last about 6-8 weeks.
I couldn't do the crying it out stuff, so we moved him into our room.
And he started sleeping better.
And we were able to sleep better.
And it has been like that ever since :/

Mic has said for quite awhile he needs to move into his own room.
I find excuses reasons why he can stay for just a little bit longer ;)
For example, we have to move out of our house why the remodeling is taking place.
So it will just be easier to keep things the way they are so we can store all that excess furniture and such until things are done :)
Granted I may have created a monster, because at the moment he has said that he won't be moving into his big boy room until he is 10 years old :/

Please tell me I am not alone :)
What have you failed at as a mom and lived through?

Monday, March 12, 2018

TBB Talks: All About Skincare

Happy Monday!
I had every intention of having a post up and ready to go by 5am this morning, but life hit this weekend.
And when I say life, I mean X having a major case of food poisoning or a 24 hour flu bug!
It was bad folks :(
Thankfully, he improved over night so much that he went to school today!
Add in the time change and this girl is exhausted today.
Hence the delayed post.

But, I am posting so cheers to that!

Today I am linking up with TBB to talk about skincare.

I briefly mentioned last week that I decided to give some new products from No. 7 a try.
But before I get to that let me give you a few other details about how I take care of, or at least try to take care of my skin.

First things first....I always wash my make up off before I go to bed.
That makes a huge difference right there!
Honestly, I can count on one had the times I have slept in my make up in my entire life.
I can't even take a nap without washing it off.

Another thing I do is let my skin breathe.
On weekends I don't have an ounce of make up unless we are doing something.
And even then I wait until the last second to apply it.

This one might sound weird, but I am always wearing sunglasses!
Does that mean I don't have any lines?
But, fingers crossed it helps me to prevent a few more from sprouting up before I am ready for them ;)

Now onto the products I use.

I have mentioned on here before that for the last couple of years I have been using Rodan and Fields products.
I would use the Soothe line in the morning and the Redefine line in the evenings before bed.
I also use the eye cream in the morning and in the evening.
I felt like they have really made a difference in the overall appearance of my skin.
Unfortunately, over the last few months my skin has been changing :(
I am not sure if that is a side effect of a fairly new medication or what.
But my skin is drier than normal and these products just weren't helping me control that.

Another blogger shared the No. 7 products recently so I decided to give them a try.
The price is reasonable, and I can pick up the products at my local Target or Walgreen's instead of having to order online and wait for them to arrive.
Here is what I picked up...

I knew without a doubt that I wanted to give the Total Renewal Exfoliator a try!
After the first wash my skin was SO soft and smooth!
It isn't something you want to use every day, but definitely something I would pick up and try out for yourself.

The Beautiful Skin cleanser was another one I knew I wanted before I got to the store.
It is a fairly mild cleaner in my opinion (I have sensitive skin), but was strong enough to remove all of my make up.
That makes it a winner right there!

I decided to get the Lift & Luminate Skin system as well as the eye cream.
This line seems to be the most comparable to the Redefine line from R&F.
The eye cream goes on nice and smooth,
the serum is very similar to the night time serum with R&F,
but the day and night cream are the game changers for me!
They are thicker in texture, but don't feel think once applied.
And boy oh boy do they hydrate my dry skin!
They even add a nice glow :)

I have officially been using the No. 7 products for a week and I might have found a replacement for R&F.
I'll report back soon if things continue to go well, or if I decide they aren't for me.

Have you tried No. 7 products before?
If so, which one do you use?

Friday, March 9, 2018

Either Or, No 7, & More!

Linking up with Erika, Narci & Andrea for...

We started off another week with Friday night basketball!
This week the kids got to ask their dads to come out on the court with them during practice time.
X was PUMPED!!!!

X played another great game.
I try not to record/take pictures the entire time/every game so I don't have anything showing X laying down "a move" on the court.
He juked and then took it to the hoop.
It was great!

On Saturday morning I took X to a birthday party at the new trampoline park.
He loved it and is already asking when we can go back, and can he have his birthday party in December there! lol!

After the party, Mic and I dropped X off at my in-laws for a bit and we headed to Amish country for a Home & Garden show.
We are still tying to narrow everything down for our remodel, so it is always nice when you can get some hands-on experience with some of the items you are looking for.

This my friends is a table made from a whole tree!
It was GORGEOUS!!!!!!!
Mic and I are already trying to figure out how we can incorporate it into our design plans!
They are from a place called Created Hardwood.

Instagram was making me laugh, tear up, etc. this week!
This is 100% me :)

And this is 100% X!

I don't even watch The Bachelor, but you couldn't avoid knowing what happened with Arie due to social media.
One of the only seasons I actually sat through a few episodes of was Juan Pablo's season because a local girl was on the show that year.
I couldn't help but laugh when I saw this meme :)

Have you seen these fun little questionnaires on instastories?
I am addicted to them!
Here are a few I have filled out so far this week.

X's latest take home project for Kindergarten was to decorate a shamrock and fill out this paper.
He is currently OBSESSED with golf!

I posted this on Sunday night to my instastories because...#keepinitreal

I joined The Blended Blog not once, but twice this week for some fun posts!
Monday was their monthly Ask Series and it was all about Beauty :)

And then on Wednesday I linked up for their weekly dose of style with my latest shopping haul from Target & Shein.

X had his 6 month check up at the dentist this week and everything checked out perfectly :)

So we did what any logical mom and son would do with the an hour or so to spare...we headed to TARGET!!
He scored a new NERF gun since they were on sale,
and I picked up some new skincare products to try out :)
A full post about these will be coming to the blog soon.

I may or may not have stopped by the Dollar Spot/Bullseye section as well :/
I just love St. Patrick's Day! #irishgirlhere

On my way to work the other day I turned on Hair Nation on Sirius and it immediately got me thinking...
Really...I truly feel sorry for those that didn't get to grow up in the 80's/90's.
From Hair Bands, no Internet, etc.
It was such an amazing and magical time :)

Mother Nature has decided we aren't done with winter just yet.
Yesterday, it started snowing right before I got home from work and it was just so pretty!
This picture doesn't do it justice!

And then some of our friends stopped by to hangout for bit ;)
Deer :)

I had to run into Kroger yesterday morning on my way to work and spotted these right by the checkout for $1!
You would have thought I would have let them sit there since I just bought some from Target, but nope!
I grabbed three packs to come home with me!

Last thing before I go....Who remembers this song?

I still love it and know every word of it.
But when I hear it I smile and then laugh because many years ago a couple of friends and I were in a lip sync competition.
We put together matching "costumes" and choreographed a pretty decent routine.
We got on stage in front of our whole school and performed this song!
I still remember it like it was yesterday!
So much fun!

That is all for this week!
We have a busy weekend ahead with basketball,
shopping and such with friends,
and more!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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