Wednesday, April 25, 2018

WAYFAIRS BIGGEST SALE OF THE SEASON. WAY-DAY!

WAYFAIR is having their biggest sale of the season, Way Day and there are some serious deals to be had. Here are some of my top picks and this is just a couple items. There are so many more online. Some of their larger discounts are changing every 6 hours so be sure to check back throughout the day. There is also FREE SHIPPING on everything. 

Great outdoor furniture deals, lighting, bedding, nursery furniture and so much more. 






Friday, April 20, 2018

SEPHORA'S SPRING SALE EVENT

Sephora's Spring Sale is going on right now and it's a great time to stock up on your favorites. Sharing my favorite tried and true's because these are items that I personally love. You can read more about why I love them below. 



My Sephora Picks

FACE: THIS MAKE UP FOREVER MIST AND SET IS MY GO TO. SPRAY IT ON AFTER YOU DO YOUR MAKEUP AND I NEVER HAVE TO TOUCH IT UP. I LOVE THAT BECAUSE I'M NOT REALLY A TOUCH UP PERSON. I GET THE TRAVEL SIZE. 

A FRIEND INTRODUCED ME TO THIS LAURA MERCIER BRIGHTENING SETTING POWDER AND I USE IT AFTER I APPLY MY CONCEALER

HANDS DOWN MY FAVORITE FOUNDATION. I TRY OTHERS AND ALWAYS GO BACK TO THIS ONE. I NEED MORE OF A FULLER COVERAGE AND THIS DOESN'T FEEL HEAVY OR MAKE ME BREAK OUT. 

EYES: I HATE HAVING A MILLION EYE SHADOWS LAYING AROUND AND LIKE TO TRAVEL WITH JUST ONE PALETTE. I PREFER MATTE EYESHADOW AND THIS GIVES YOU PLENTY OF NEUTRAL OPTIONS. 

BETTER THEN SEX MASCARA IS IN MY OPINION STILL THE BEST MASCARA OUT THERE. 

I RECEIVED THIS HOURGLASS BROW SHAPER AS A SAMPLE AND I REALLY LIKE IT. I HAD TRIED A DIFFERENT BRAND THAT MADE MY BROWS ALL CRUNCHY AND LOOK FLAKY AFTER AWHILE AND YOU CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU HAVE ANYTHING ON WITH THIS ONE BUT HOLDS THEM IN PLACE. 

LIPS: I'M NOT A BIG LIPSTICK GIRL SO THIS SUGAR LIP IS MY GO TO IN ALL SHADES

OUR NEVER ENDING WINTER HAS TAKEN A TOLL ON MY LIPS. THEY WERE CONSTANTLY CHAPPED UNTIL I FINALLY CAVED AND GOT THIS LIP MASK. 

ONE OF MY FAVORITE LIP GLOSSES IS BOBBI BROWNS

SKIN: THIS WATERMELON MASK SELLS OUT FREQUENTLY AND THERE IS A REASON. IT MAKES YOUR SKIN FEEL SO SOFT!

I STARTED USING THE SUNDAY RILEY BRIGHTENING SERUM BECAUSE HS TANNING BED REGRET IS SHOWING ITS UGLY FACE AND IT'S NOT ONLY LIGHTWEIGHT IT'S BEEN BRIGHTENING MY SKIN TOO. I HEAR GREAT THINGS ABOUT ALL THEIR PRODUCTS SO I MAY TRY THIS LITTLE TRIO SET. 

SO THIS MAGNETIC MASK ISN'T SOMETHING I'VE TRIED BUT I REALLY LIKE DR BRANDT PRODUCTS AND I'M SO INTRIGUED BY THIS. HAS ANYONE TRIED IT? I HAVE IT IN MY BASKET. 

HAIR: I HAVEN'T TRIED THIS DRY SHAMPOO BUT I ALSO HAVE THIS IN MY CART BECAUSE I HEAR GREAT THINGS ABOUT IT AND IT'S SUPPOSED TO HELP CLEAN THE SCALP. I CURRENTLY USE OSCAR BLANDI'S DRY SHAMPOO POWDER BUT MAY HAVE TO ADD THIS INTO THE ROTATION TOO. 

MAYBE IT'S MY RECENT BIRTHDAY THAT'S MAKING ME FEEL OLD BUT I'VE BEEN WANTING TO TRY THIS ANTI AGING HAIR SERUM. I'VE NOTICED MY HAIR ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE AND I DON'T NORMALLY DO HAIR MASKS OR DEEP CONDITIONING TREATMENTS SO THIS MIGHT BE A START. 

DYSON HAIR DRYER I HEAR IS A MUST HAVE AND A GREAT TIME TO SCORE IT ON SALE!

BODY: HANDS DOWN THE BEST SELF TANNER BUT MAKE SURE YOU GET THE MITT TOO

I RECENTLY PICKED THIS UP A COUPLE MONTHS AGO AND I DIDN'T EVEN REALIZE THAT THERE WAS A SUNSCREEN LIP GLOSS ATTACHED TO THE TOP. THAT MAY BE MY FAVORITE BECAUSE I'M ALWAYS FORGETTING SUNSCREEN ON MY LIPS AND IT'S STARTING TO SHOW. THIS OLD AGE THING IS FOR THE BIRDS! 


YOU CAN SHOP MY FAVORITES HERE: 

         
        

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

DOMINO FEATURE BACK BAY CONDO

I'm so excited to finally share this project with all of you. This has been one of my favorite projects to work on and I can't wait for you to see how it turned out. I'm even more excited to be sharing it via Domino. I'm so fortunate to work with such great people who make all of this come to life. Including my fabulous photography Jessica Delaney Photography.


















Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Easter Basket Ideas

       
The other day I shared some cute Easter baskets and today I'm sharing what to out in those baskets. I like to do a mixture of non-candy and candy items because there is nothing worse then a sugar high kid at church and brunch. I also like to include a gift from us. When I was younger that gift used to be live floppy eared bunnies. My dad built homes for them and it was one of my favorite memories growing up. I grew up in the country where coyotes didn't roam your neighborhood so I think we'll stick to stuffed bunnies instead and maybe a new bathing suit and towel because that's my traditional gift for the kids. I love getting them personalized towels like these cute Pottery Barn Kids ones or if you have a local embroidery shop you can have any towel monogrammed. 

Here I rounded up some of cute basket ideas and you can find them when you click on the link below











 

       

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

12 Chic and Adorable Easter Baskets

        
Easter is one of those holidays that just seems to sneak up on you so quickly. Maybe it's all the nor'eastors we've been getting that it hasn't really been on my mind. I realized the other day I better get myself organized. Meaning basket fillers, outfits, etc.. 

Growing up we had personalized easter baskets and I still have mine. It was something I thought was really special so I wanted to do that for my kids too. have the Pottery Barn Personalized sabrina easter baskets for my kids, which I use every year and they've held up really well. What's nice about these is they pretty much stay the same each year with the exception of different designs. So if you're adding another sibling, like we are, you can still get a coordinating basket for them too. They have so many adorable options and are on sale right now too!  

I've rounded up some of the chicest and adorable small baskets that would make perfect Easter baskets. Although we all know the kids don't care about the baskets, they just care about what's inside. I'll be sharing some basket filler ideas on the blog later this week. You can check out some more ideas here




         
        

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

SHOPBOP SALE

Shopbop is having their Buy More, Save More Sale with code GOBIG18.

15% off orders of $200+
20% off orders of $500+
25% off orders of $800+

On Full Price and Sale items

It's a great time to take advantage of items that rarely go on sale. Stock up on your favorite name brand jeans, that handbag you've been eyeing up or grab a pair of new espadrilles for the spring. I'm sharing some of my favorite picks for Summer because I'm sort of over winter at this point. 

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Daytime Outfit-I love a good blue and white striped cover up that can serve as a dress too. The back of this one is so cute. Pair it with a jean jacket and your favorite white sneakers for the cooler spring nights with accessories that can easily carry over to a night time look. 

Quay sunglasses // Rope Handle Market Basket  // Blue White Striped Dress // Rebecca Minkoff earrings // Cocobella Sandals // White Bikini (Pricey but so cute! Why are bathing suits so $$?) 

Stacking Bracelets-Tassel Bracelet // Cuff Bracelet // Adjustable Bracelet 

Nightime Outfit- I love a good maxi dress and the cut of this one is so pretty. I still have yet to embrace the feminine floral prints but it looks like they're not going anywhere anytime soon and I like that this is a smaller print. Dress is up with a pair of cute earrings and a fun clutch. 


Shop more of my picks here: 

         
        



Thursday, February 15, 2018

WE’RE HAVING A BABY!







Surprise... we’re having a baby! I’m sure you’re about as shocked as I was. Let’s just say this wasn’t planned but it also wasn’t not planned. I always wanted 4 kids but life hands you obstacles you weren’t expecting when you have kids such as Autism and children who still don’t sleep and sometimes it stops your original dreams in their tracks. We’re finally in a good place with the kids as some call it, the sweet spot. We can sleep in on weekends, sneak away for a couples getaway and (sometimes) I can shower in peace. Well, we can kiss all that goodbye! I may have cried this to my husband as I showed him that little positive sign on the pregnancy test. Going back to diaper bags, sleepless nights, plastic shit everywhere and being pregnant for 9 months was not something I could get my head wrapped around even though in my heart I always knew wanted more kids. We said to each other the only way this was going to happen was if it’s a surprise and that it was. Rob was beyond excited and I’m not going to lie I was a blubbering mess. You see, I don’t have good pregnancies, like puking from 5 to 18 weeks with month long migraines that I can do nothing about. This is one of the reasons why we stopped at 2 kids. I was actually researching more about adoption before we got pregnant because I was so traumatized by pregnancy. So as you can imagine I was terrified of what was to come. Fortunately this little one saved me from hugging the toilet bowl and mostly free of migraines but instead left me a zombie. Like SOOOOO tired I fell asleep at a red light and was terrified to drive for a bit. I’ve never slept so much in my whole life. It could be my advanced maternal age (gotta love those words) or the fact that I’m battling hypothyroidism during this pregnancy but I don’t remember this with my other 2 maybe because I was throwing up so much I didn't realize how tired I was. So I apologize for going MIA the past couple months but I had to save every bit of energy I had for my family and clients and it’s been a struggle. I’m hoping to round the corner soon and regain some energy as I head into the second trimester. Like any day soon would be great! 

Although this wasn’t in our plans, I mean who in their right mind would choose to be 9 months preggers in the middle of August, it’s such a blessing and we couldn't be more excited. Our youngest is soooooo excited to be a big brother. He has asked for this forever (actually he asked for 6 kids and I may have mumbled you’re the reason we only have two under my breath) and our oldest, well let’s just say he can’t believe he now has to worry about 2 siblings, my god you’d think it’s like we’re asking him to raise the baby. Which by the way he’s informed us he doesn’t have time for... 6th graders!!! Their reactions were exactly what I expected and I can’t wait to see them with a little baby. I’m hoping our oldest has a change of heart when he sees how much his younger brother admired him and I may be more excited about seeing our youngest as a big brother then he is. 



So as we embark on another exciting chapter in our lives that I’m more nervous about then I was with our first two. All I pray for is a healthy baby/pregnancy and that my husband is still as supportive in August as he has been these past couple months. God bless him though. I’m already miserable in the heat when I’m not pregnant I just can’t imagine how pleasant I’ll be pregnant. So if you see him this summer give him a drink. Just make sure it’s not a margarita because it may get ugly because that’s all this baby craves right now. Well that and Dairy Queen oreo cheesecake blizzards and since I can’t have one of those I think it’s ok to have 2 of the other. 

Cheers to thinking I can eat whatever I want! 🐷 



We'll also be doing a little re-arragning and remodeling of a couple boys bedrooms as we prepare for little brother to arrive so I can't wait to share all of my ideas and progress as the kids soon get the coolest rooms in the house. 

 

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