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

E.L.F. Newness Review

Alright friends I have tested out many of the new products from E.L.F that I had recently purchased and here are my initial thoughts.

  • Clarifying Charcoal Bubble Mask- I really enjoyed this mask. It did tingle a bit as I let it bubble on my face for about 10 minutes. After rinsing it off my skin was left clean, tight, and smooth. I would definitely recommend it!
  • Lock On Face Primer- I have only used the primer once but.. this primer is very tacky and kind of thick. I like it but it is almost a little difficult to use. When I applied my foundation it went on a little patchy. Not sure this is really a win for me, I’ll have to keep testing out using it.
  • Blending Sponge- This is a little like the beauty blender but when you wet it, it gets huge! I have to give it a few more tries because with that primer it was just a difficult day for foundation. They are super soft tho!
  • Beauty Shield Antioxidant Finishing Powder- I really like this powder. It was super smooth and silky and photographed well. This one is a win!
  • Bronzer- I got the shade light matte. I like this bronzer because you could build it up and it was the perfect cool tone for contouring but also warm enough to warm up the skin a bit.
  • Blush- Shade bright pink. I actually love this color! It looks really nice on the skin and can be built up. Winner!
  • Highlight- Shade Glow. This shade was beautiful but not blinding. It also was much more golden of a highlight than I expected but still very pretty for an everyday glow.
  • Liquid Matte Lipstick- This is the last product I tried out so far and I really loved it. It does require 2 layers to get a super full opaque look. The color I am wearing in the picture is Vampy Violet.

photo1IMG_2384From bottom to top: highlighter, blush, bronzer, liquid matte lipstick in the colors- vampy violet, smokey taupe, coffee(sorry it smeared), lip liner- natural and deep berry.

I have just a few last products to try still but so far things have been pretty great!

xoxo Erin

E.L.F. Haul- MAJOR HAUL!

Alright friends! As you may or may not know depending on how much you stay up with me, I went on a ELF shopping spree because of the 30 days of new new! I wanted to share my haul with you and then on friday I will be doing a first impressions/full face of new products. I am so excited!

Screen Shot 2017-09-19 at 10.38.02 AMScreen Shot 2017-09-19 at 10.38.25 AMScreen Shot 2017-09-19 at 10.38.37 AMScreen Shot 2017-09-19 at 10.38.51 AMScreen Shot 2017-09-19 at 10.39.04 AMWHEW! did you even make it down to the bottom here?? If you did I am so glad. I won’t go through and repeat a list of everything you can see but I am so excited and have really high hopes on these products. Lots of lip products to try out. Possibly a dupe for the Laura Mercier powder? Lots and lots of products! I really love elf because of the affordability and quality of their products so Im excited for all the new new!!

xoxo Erin

Baby Shower!

First things first.. Congratulations if you are expecting! So many fun things are about to unfold- tiny socks, tons of picture taking, late night diapers. Okay maybe not all of the things are fun but it is exciting. Now for one of the most fun parts is the baby shower! Now if you are anything like me you may be a control freak and want to take all of the planning into your own hands. Sure someone else is supposed to throw it for you but you can help if you want right? After you get your registry all set up then you can go into party mode! One of my best friends is technically hosting and I am helping out. So on to the planning!

Picking a theme was super easy for me. I am obsessed with the ocean and If you haven’t noticed already, when you walk thru the baby sections of anywhere, whales are everywhere! So I went with a whale them for my baby boy. If you check out Amazon and type in whatever theme you choose you can find tons of super cute decorations. I chose vista print to make my invitations. I love using them for just about everything!

Pinterest of course gave us some amazing ideas so definitely use that to get some ideas going!

 

Here are some photos of what Jenn and I put together with the help of my husband and her boyfriend. Majority of the items were either recycled from my wedding or purchases from the dollar tree and amazon. I got the It’s a boy sign from amazon and the anchor cut outs and nautical toothpicks as well. The chalkboard signs came from my wedding but were purchased from hobby lobby I believe. My husband and I used mason jars at our wedding as favors/drinking glasses and we used the left over jars as favors for the baby shower. We added loofas in a perfect matching color in the jars and labeled them “From our shower to yours.” Jenn made a beautiful diaper cake you can see on the table and also made a diaper flower arrangement.

Games! Okay so I was a dummy and didn’t take pics of… well anything! I tried to be much better about documenting when I went home to Ohio for the baby shower my momma is throwing for me, but I wasn’t.. I was distracted! But we played a few games that were a lot of fun. We had a timed game where the ladies had to blow up a balloon, diaper it and decorate it. Then I get to be the judge of whose baby was the cutest. We also played a game where the ladies raced with a balloon under their shirt and a cork between their knees. They had to run down towards a jar and drop the cork into the jar or start over if they missed! It was hilarious and so much fun.

Lastly is all of our food! As the pregnant lady in the room I am all about the food. I made babies in a blanket by taking little smokies and wrapping them in crescent rolls that I cut smaller and baked them. Jenn cut out watermelon in super cute shapes, we bought the cupcakes already made and put them on a cupcake tower. We made clams out of butter cookies and icing with a sixlet pearl. Jenn made “sea snails” out of cinnamon rolls and marshmallows for eyes. Other than that we had spinach dip and pizza rolls. We made our ocean water punch with a container of blue Hawaiian punch, 46oz can of pineapple juice, and a 2 liter of sprite.

Alright alright I will stop talking so much!! Please leave me comments guys with any questions or comments. I would love to help in any way I can with your party planning!!

xoxo Erin