Monday, July 28, 2014

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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Hey ladies!  Today I wanted to share some of my favorite items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I had early access and was one of those crazy people who stayed up until midnight just to shop.  This is seriously the greatest sale of the summer and the perfect time to get a few items for Fall before the prices go up on August 4th.  My favorite purchase from the sale would have to be these sneakers that I scored for $56.90 (reg $85.00).  I'm considering ordering them in another color because I find them to be quite comfy and the perfect "mom" shoe.  I also bought Aviana a pair of pink sneakers, this adorable sweater, and some really cute grey Ugg boots.  

Did you purchase anything from the sale?  I would love to know what you bought!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Red, White, & Blue Cheesecake Cupcakes

If you like cheesecake, then you will LOVE these cupcakes!  I made them last night and they are delicious!  It's like little bites of heaven in my mouth!  I gave one to Aviana this morning and she kept nodding her head saying "good, good".

These cheesecake cupcakes are the perfect 4th of July treat and are so yummy!


-1/4 cup of sugar
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 tbsp flour
-8 oz cream cheese
-6 oz vanilla Greek yogurt
-2 large egg whites
-12 vanilla wafers


-Line the cupcake pan with liners
-Place a vanilla wafer at the bottom of each liner
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-In a mixing bowl, gently whisk together the sugar, vanilla, and cream cheese
-Pour in the flour, Greek yogurt and egg whites and stir until well blended
-Pour mixture in to cupcake liners filling half way
-Bake 20-23 minutes (center should still jiggle a little)
-Remove from oven and allow to cool at room temperature for an hour
-Transfer to refrigerator and chill for 2 hours
-Before serving, top with strawberries and blueberries

Enjoy and Happy 4th!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Pops of Red

Dress: Anthropologie | Shoes: Zara (old, similar) | Handbag: Saint Laurent | Ring: Henri Bendel | Lips: Russian Red by MAC | Nails: Tiny Winey by Essie

I'm kind of obsessed with this dress!  I wore it out for a last minute dinner date with my husband and Aviana.  I was actually wearing it during the day with this necklace and these sandals for a casual look.  I added the heels and red lips for a night time look.

Hope you ladies are having a great week!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Aviana's 2nd Birthday

We had such a wonderful time celebrating my baby girl yesterday.  We kept things small and simple this year and had a fun day of swimming with close family.  We had Minnie (she is obsessed with "MeeMeeeee") balloons set up around the house and opted for a donut cake since she LOVES donuts (who doesn't?)!!!  I keep asking her "How old are you Avi?" and she says "TWOOOOOO!!!".  She is actually saying it in the first photo.  So sweet!!!  
Avi's Dress: Nellystella (sold out, similar styles can be found here) | Avi's Swimsuit: Nordstrom (sold out, similar, similar) | Birthday Hat: Target | Float: Swimways | Maxi Dress: Anthropologie

You bring so much joy in to our lives baby girl.  Mommy and daddy love you so much.

I can't believe I have a TWO year old!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Memorial Day Sales

Half-Yearly sale for women and kids // up to 40% off // Ends June 1

40% off regular price styles // Code EVENT // Ends May 26

20% off everything // Code WEBEGRILLIN // Ends May 28

40% off everything // Code MUSTSHOP

*click on item for details*

Hello and Happy Memorial Day weekend!  Hope you all have something fun and relaxing planned for this long weekend!  The weather is amazing in Houston right now so I think the hubs and I are going to take Avi to the park today and the pool tomorrow.  I'm not sure we can actually get in the pool because I think the water is still a little cold, but mama needs a major tan so I think I'll lay out and let Avi play with her new water table.

There are so many great sales going on right now and I wanted to share some of my picks.  I think now is the perfect time to add some new summer pieces to your wardrobe.  I picked up a couple of items for Avi from Gap and ordered a couple of pieces for myself from Asos and Loft.

Happy shopping and more importantly, happy kickoff to SUMMER!!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

Lithograph Shorts

Top: Halogen via Nordstrom | Shorts: Anthropologie | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Clutch: Tory Burch (old, similar, loving this one for summer) | Hat: Gap | Bracelet: Tory Burch | Ring: Henri Bendel | Nails: China Flower by Revlon

I've been wearing a lot shorts (and rompers) lately because the weather has been gorgeous here in Texas (low to mid 80's).  I bought these high waisted shorts from Anthropologie about 3 weeks ago and have already worn them 3 times.  This has to be one of my favorite outfits because it is casual and comfy (just how I like it), but still cute and put together.  I also think these shorts would look great paired with a black or white crop top and strappy heels for a fun night out!

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Friday, May 16, 2014

My Everyday Makeup Routine

Hey girls!  Today I am going to share with you my everyday, fresh face makeup routine.  This look is soft and simple, and takes less than 10 minutes to apply.

I start off using Benefit's Porefessional primer.  I have acne scarring and I find that this primer does a great job of evening out my skin.  I then use Root Pearl Powder Mineral Foundation.  I apply this using a damp makeup sponge.  If I'm having a bad skin day, I will use a BB cream before applying my foundation.  I am loving Maybelline's Dream Fresh BB Cream right now.  For under eye concealer I am currently using Maybelline's Instant Age Rewind.  I have been using this for about a year now and I think it is an excellent drugstore concealer.  I only use this under my eyes.  I don't typically apply concealer to my face because I feel like it cake's up after a couple of hours.  I apply Root mineral bronzer to my forehead and temples, and Too Faced Matte bronzer to contour my cheeks and nose.  I lightly dust blush to the apples of my cheeks (wearing Bobbi Brown's blush in "Sand Pink") and apply one coat of Loreal's Voluminous Mascara.  For my brows I use Anastasia's brow powder, and for my lips I typically just throw on a lip balm.  I am currently loving Soap and Glory's Lip Moisture Balm

I use different products for my date-night look and will do a post on the products I use for that soon.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

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**Root products were sent for consideration.  All opinions are my own.**