This blog post has been a fan favorite for a few years so I'm back with my newest version of what's in my makeup drawer and this time I added some hair products. I feel like I've found some new products the past month that I've been dying to share with you. I am just loving all the items I've stumbled upon lately. If I had to pick my very favorite new item it would be the Anastasia Brow Gel, it is seriously amazing.
I read to Leo often but sometimes my husband gets over all the "cute" little stories. So when our friends from Hazy Dell Press offered to send us this Monster ABC book I knew it would be the perfect book for not only Halloween but I also knew it would be my husband's new favorite book to read to Leo. Ok this book is seriously awesome, boys and girls will love it. But being a boy mom I know this is the perfect book for my little monster. We also got a little carried away with some photos, so don't mind the baby picture spam to follow. The best news is we are giving away one of these books this week. Read more below on how to enter!
Are you in a lunch rut? I often find myself in one. I had planned to post a few different lunch ideas and I will add a few others in the weeks to come. But I ended up making this and have been eating it non stop for the last 2 weeks. So when I get back from vacation I promise to test out those other recipes. Life is busy so I try to have something healthy in the fridge to eat for lunch. I find that if I make something healthy like this on Monday. I tend make better eating choices the rest of the week if I start the week off on the right foot. So here is what I'm currently eating for lunch!
I love unexpected colors and patterns for fall. I never would of thought I would be wearing so much cobalt blue this fall. It is a nice departure from the olives and beiges that I usually wear. Don't worry those colors aren't out of style we are just seeing some new colors grace the clothing racks this season. Including this cobalt blue and lots of dark florals.
Yesterday's rainy Sunday forced me to stay inside and not get in my daily walk or run. I instead turned to doing a quick but intense 15 minute workout to get my legs and booty burning. When I only have time to do a 15 minute workout I try to make sure it has enough cardio in it as well, cue the burpees and box jumps. Sorry friends but when you only have 15 minutes to workout it isn't going to be a walk in the park. I put together 3 workouts with different moves I do on a daily basis. You can clearly switch things up but the whole point is to keep moving the entire 15 minutes. No water, breaks it is time to get that heart rate going and get that booty burning.
Give me an excuse to overdress and I'll take it! So an October wedding in Seattle was the perfect opportunity to try out "Rent the Runway" and get myself a long dress. I'd normally never buy a $300 long dress to wear once, but I was dying to wear a longer dress. So I turned to rent the runway and stole this little number for $50 (cause I had a coupon for first time order). I know so many people are afraid to use this service so I thought I'd blog all about it!
With apple season in full swing I wanted to share with you another apple recipe. I try and find a new apple dessert recipe every year. This one might be the best one yet. Basically these cookies are mini apple pies. I am not a baker, but I am very proud of the way these turned out.
We are a Husky family, my Dad played football for UW, my brother and I both graduated from UW so there was no choice for our spouses to become UW fans. We recently had family pictures taken and this was my favorite one. Everyone sporting their UW gear. It inspired my blog post on cute game day clothing. Boy has athletic wear changed since I was in college. And therefore my game day style has changed a lot since college.
Our friends from Bella Simple Jewelry decided to make a bracelet to give away to my blog viewers! (Remember her from the Personalized Kids Item blog post?) She actually made me 2 bracelets one to give away and one to keep. So whomever wins it will share an awesome custom made bracelet with me. So there basically is one way to win the bracelet. Like both Champagne and Shimmer and Bella Simple Jewelry on instagram. Below is an official entry that will easily guide you through the process if you don't have instagram you should probably get it cause this is an "instagram giveaway"! Your email is only needed so we can contact you after the giveaway is over.
This weekend I felt like being a little crafty. I wanted new mantel decor and thought it would be fun to use some pumpkins. I really wanted to find white pumpkins but no can do. So instead I just spray painted them. It was super easy and the entire project took probably 20 minutes or less. This is such a simple project and the perfect way to add a fall touch to your home. You can write anything on your pumpkins, some other suggestions are autumn, fall, october, grateful, and harvest. Read below for step by step instructions.