My Son is Turning ONE!!

Hello everyone!! I hope your October is going so well! I can’t believe that I have done so well with posting every day so far! haha So today marks the one month mark to my son’s first birthday and as most moms I am so excited!!! I have been planning this birthday party for a while now but everything is closing in on the big day. I wanted to share some of my ideas and party planning tips.

DECOR: I am doing a Dr. Suess themed birthday. I found some decor at Target that I can use to label food in cute Suess ways. I picked up some fabric at Hobby Lobby to create a “banner” to go around his high chair. At the dollar tree I picked up blue and red table cloths and blue, red, and white poster board. I cut up the poster board to create a banner that will display his month by month baby pictures.

FOOD: We are doing a BBQ and grilling lots of yummy foods. I am going to be doing lots of Dr. Suess themed sides, snack, sweets, and drinks.

  • Pink Yink Ink Drink- pink lemonade
  • New Blue Goo- blue punch
  • 1 fish 2 fish red fish blue fish- colored gold fish in a fish bowl
  • poodles with noodles- pasta salad
  • green eggs and ham- pretzels with white chocolate and green candies
  • Dr. Suess Soup- homemade chex mix/ trail mix
  • Truffala Fruits- fruit tray

There are so many ideas that you could do, these are just some that I am doing. I am also making a smash cake and cupcakes. I also ordered a party pack that includes plates, napkins, cups, cutlery, and a table cloth all in my theme.

I consider myself crafty so I am doing my best to make and craft everything that I can instead of buying a lot of the things. I have lots of ideas and I have been working away to make this a great party!

(all photos are courtesy of pinterest, i take no credit but hope to recreate some of these and do them justice. After Baby K’s birthday I will add my own pictures and share how the party went!!)

xoxo Erin

Halloween Look #1

This will be a quick little post friends but I wanted to share some of the halloween looks I have done. This is one of my favorite looks I have ever done. Me and my husband dressed as a Voodoo Doll and a witch doctor. The look took me many hours to put together and about an hour to apply. I could see but not very well, which meant no driving for me and drinking was difficult. I had to use a straw and eating was not possible. But I had a blast scaring people and everyone wanted to take pictures which is always fun for me!

It took lots of liquid latex, masking tape, hemp string and fake blood.

Over all was such a fun night and costume. I loved it!!!

xoxo Erin

It’s BLOGTOBER!!

Screen Shot 2017-09-28 at 9.41.34 AMI really want to put my best effort in to doing Blogtober for the first time. With the help of some fabulous twitter friends I have some great Ideas for what to right about! So if you are new to blogtober, like me, let me introduce you. I will be writing some of my normal posts like monthly goals and a few reviews but I will also post some fall outfits, makeup looks, decor, recipes, and of course Halloween looks!

Writing a post everyday in October is going to take quite a bit of work but I think it will be so fun. Who doesn’t love fall?? It seems like people go crazy when it finally hits autumn. Even though it is still 90 degrees here where I live I want to be full on in the spirit of fall! I hope you enjoy and hopefully this will be a great success!

Talk super soon friends!

Let me know what fun fall things you’ll be doing or I should write about!

xoxo Erin

Tarte Holiday Collection

So Tarte has brought out lots of new goodies in really beautiful packaging. There are so many so I am only going to share a few but you can see them all on tartecosmetics.com.

These pieces are some of my favorites. Who doesn’t love a good brush set?? Tarte makes my favorite gel liner, it seriously doesn’t budge. The blush palette is so beautiful and has warm and cool tones along with two highlighters.

I really love the packaging of this collection and will definitely have to pick up a few items!!

xoxo Erin

Stila Holiday Collection

Alright friends! I have already been scoping out the holiday collections for this upcoming season and I can not wait! So I will be doing a mini series on some brands with holiday collections, starting with Stila. Stila has one of my favorite collections so I am starting with them!

Screen Shot 2017-09-20 at 9.20.17 AMWritten in the stars – Glitter & Glow liquid eye shadow set 36$ Add starry-eyed sparkle this holiday season with this trio of long-wearing, lustrous eye shadows. The perfect mix of pearl and glitter adorns eyes with incredible sequin-like shine. Includes three deluxe sizes of our favorite dazzling shades. Shades:

  • Diamond Dust (sheer silver and multi-color glitter)
  • Kitten Karma (champagne, silver and copper glitter)
  • Smoky Storm (light pewter and silver glitter)

Screen Shot 2017-09-20 at 9.26.24 AMStar Studded Eight- stay all day liquid lip set 45$  Gorgeous and great – times eight. Lavish lips with this decadent, deluxe size set of our comfortable, long-lasting, full coverage, creamy lip color. Includes a mix of six iconic matte shades plus a preview of two shades of NEW Shimmer Liquid Lipstick, making its debut in the Spring!

  • Creamy-matte, full coverage liquid lipstick stays in place for up to 6 hours of continuous wear.
  • Weightless, color-rich formula won’t bleed or transfer.
  • Enriched with lip nourishing Vitamin E and Avocado Oil.

Shades:

  • Patina Shimmer (dusty rose with shimmer) – NEW!
  • Beso Shimmer (true red with shimmer) – NEW!
  • Perla (pale dusty pink)
  • Patina (dusty rose)
  • Aria (magenta plum)
  • Chianti (deep plum)
  • Rubino (beet red) – NEW!
  • Sogno (warm rose) – NEW!

Screen Shot 2017-09-20 at 9.29.53 AMThe Chosen Ones- Smudge pot eye liner set 32$

Long-lasting and concentrated, this deluxe size set of gel eyeliners/shadows leaves powder formulas in the dust! Offers the precision of a liquid liner with the application ease of a gel. A makeup artist staple for sultry, smoky eyes.

Shades included: 

  • Black
  • Pomegranate
  • Cobalt

Also includes full size La Quill Precision Eye Liner Brush for easy, breezy application.

 

So these are the three best sets and there are 5 smaller lip sets as well. All information was taken from http://www.stilacosmetics.com and also where you can find these fabulous sets!!

Till next time,

xoxo Erin

Movies You Must Watch By Halloween

Hello Friends! If you know me at all you know I am in full Halloween swing. I have been working on lots of looks for the 31 days of halloween and in prep for that I have been trying to watch as many scary, thriller, horror films as possible! Here is my list of must see movies.

  1. Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 8.53.22 AM Classic slasher movie. Watch the original before the Rob Zombie remake. Both are good!
  2. Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 8.56.56 AM Nightmare on Elm Street is a must see classic. What is freakier than this creep tying you up and literally cutting you up??
  3. Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 8.58.55 AM Okay so I haven’t seen the first Scream yet… I know but is definitely on the list and I have to watch it before Halloween.. So should you!!
  4. Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 9.01.13 AM The Shinning is not super scary but is a thriller. If you haven’t seen it you definitely need to watch Jack Nicholson lose his mind!
  5. Screen Shot 2017-09-12 at 9.06.38 AM The Exorcist is definitely a favorite of mine. Exorcism movies of all kinds actually. They are freaking and so captivating.

Okay I will be adding more to the list the closer we get to Halloween! What are your must watch halloween movies?? Let me know in the comments so I can see more. Me and my husband love scary movies!!

xoxo Erin

Easter With Littles!

Easter is personally my absolute favorite holiday! Though every holiday is now exciting when you have a baby. But I have been working on his easter basket, keeping in mind that he will only be 5 months old but he still gets an easter basket!!

So here is what I have so far and what I plan on adding to his basket:

basketOf course I had to start with a basket. I got this cute little bunny at target for 5$ and stuffed some green (fake) grass in the bottom. My husband then picked this little pirates bath toy set and I added a pack of sippy cups and some packs of baby food. I normally make my own baby food but sometimes it is nice to have these ready to go. I also added a couple movies like Moana, gotta work on getting a kid friendly collection of movies for him. I wanted to fill his basket with things that were useful and not going to go to waste.

I am too excited for this! Hope you all enjoy and have a great Easter!!! Let me know what other ideas you have for your little ones baskets!

xoxo Erin