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A Random Picture Post + Giveaway Winners Announced!

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Running, Sprinkles | 4 comments

Happy Fri-Yay! This week flew by for us, which is just the way I like it! We’ve got big plans tonight of catching up on the Bachelorette (JoJo is my girl crush). I’m hoping most of our weekend we will be spent by the pool, although Dave does have to work a bit, so we’ll see.

But before we head into the weekend, I wanted to share some pictures from life lately and a few things I’m loving!

My {current} favorite snack…

Reese's Snack Mix

If you take nothing else away from this blog post today (& there’s a good chance you won’t because I’m just rambling today) – take special note of this snack mix. It is addicting and it takes all my will power not to eat it for breakfast. If you see it in your grocery store, grab as many as your cart will hold.

My Current Cravings…

Cute Romper

This new romper by Albion Fit. How freaking cute is that? And they say you can even run in it, but I would totally rock that thing on date night. I think I’ve showed Dave a picture of that romper no less than 15 times. I’m super good at dropping subtle hints.

Jetsetter Bag

Okay! Have ANY of you heard of Henri Bendels? Whenever people ask me what I miss most about living in NYC, I usually say Henri Bendels and they look at me with a blank stare and I’m all, “Wait! You’ve never heard of Henri Bendels?!” It is one of my all time favorite stores (I’m pretty sure it is my sister’s #1 favorite store) and they have the cutest bags/jewelry/accessories/sunglasses. I have this bag pictured above in black & grey and I use it as a diaper bag and it is AMAZING because it is a backpack (so my hands can be free, which is awesome because I need my hands to carry ALL the babies), but it can also be worn as a purse. I love when I see a picture of a fashion blogger or Taylor Swift wearing this bag because I’m like, “OMG! That’s my diaper bag!” And for one split second I feel like I’m totally with it. Anyways, this new cognac color was just released and I’m lusting after it big time and I wanted to share it here for any of my mama friends looking to invest into a stylish diaper bag. And if you haven’t checked out Henri Bendels, go to their website. Seriously. Go now.

My Naughty Boy…

My Naughty Boy

This kid is so gosh darn cute, but boy can he be naughty. We were walking the dogs last night and the kids were sitting in their stroller and all of a sudden Andi Rose started screaming and I looked down and Atlas was biting her leg. He immediately said he was sorry and kissed her and tried to hug me because he knows that’s the quickest way to avoid getting in trouble. He is such a naughty little booger and he knows how to turn on the charm when he needs it. Lord help me.

My little fashionista…

My little fashionista

I love picking out my clothes for things like church, Bible study and date night but I love picking out Andi Rose’s clothes even more. The other week when my mom was visiting she said, “Andi Rose has a cuter wardrobe than all of us.” She’s totally right – this little thang is always styling…except when I just let her run around in her diaper because sometimes there’s just nothing cuter than a baby in a diaper. But anyways, she was killing me in this little hat at the pool the other day. And for those of you wondering, No. She does not use my neulash. Those are her natural eyelashes and I’m super jealous.

My jam…

Count On Me

I have my nephew, Pierce, to thank for introducing us to this song. Atlas is now obsessed with it and we listen to it no less than 8 times a day and I love it because Atlas sings every single word and Andi Rose dances her little booty off to it (even though it isn’t a booty-dancin’ song – she would shake her booty to church hymns because that’s just how she rolls). The lyrics are so sweet and it’s been the perfect tune to play in our house this week. Bruno Mars can really do no wrong in my book – I always love his music.

My new running shoes…

New Running Shoes

My running shoes were getting pretty worn down, so Dave surprised me with new shoes and I can’t believe what a difference I can feel in my legs now that I have some cushion back during my runs! I’ve sort of been getting that itch to sign up for a long distance race and I think having new shoes may be just the added push I need to get me to find a race and commit! Also, here is picture proof that I really do wear my Bic Bands during every single workout…

Running

Ignore any gray hairs if you spot them. I’ve tried pulling them out, but I think that myth is true. When you pull out 1, 7 more grow back. I blame Atlas & Andi Rose a little bit.

My treat…

Kai Perfume

I’ve used Kai products on and off since high school and I’m obsessed with the smell. I think I’ve actually mentioned it on the blog before. Anyways, I snagged this little roll on perfume + a bottle of lotion during the #nsale last week and I’ve loved wearing it every day. Last night when we got in bed, Dave said, “Wow! You smell good!” It’s just a good clean everyday scent. Check it out, if you’re in the market for new perfume or lotion.

My best friend…

My Babes

I’m so so glad to have Dave back home after almost 10 days apart. Since we had to cut our Florida trip short for him to fly to Pennsylvania, the kids and I went several days without seeing him and we all missed him so much. He did a giant water slide last night in his work clothes with Atlas because Atlas didn’t want to do it alone. Dave was’t wearing a bathing suit, but he didn’t want Atlas to miss out on the fun so he just owned that water slide in his work gear. Isn’t that so great? I married him because he was hot, but turns out he is also fun and selfless. Bonus! 😉

Giveaway Winners

Last night, I wrote down all the names for each giveaway and Dave drew the names out of a glass container (I’m sure there is a techy way to do giveaways online, but we old school). I was so stressed about it because I seriously wanted everyone to win. I told Dave we need to win the lottery so I can give away all the things (and buy all the cute rompers and handbags, obviously). I would totally be like the Oprah of bloggers.

Anyways…the winners are…

  • Face Edition (Savvy Sleepers Satin Pillowcase): Mo_Likens 
  • Hair Edition (Kerastase L’Incroyable Blowdry Serum): NancyWander
  • Fitness Edition (Yoga Mat + 3 Bic Bands): LianaGarmon
  • Lip Edition (Dior Lip Maximizer + Rose Salve Lip Balm Trio Pack): Kathilanoue

If you are a winner, check your e-mail or IG direct messages, as I will be reaching out to you today. 🙂 I’m super excited for each of you to try a few of my favorite things!

Thank you so much to all who participated. I really do wish I could give away all these things and more to each one of you! I had so much fun reading all your comments and I hope to host more giveaways in the weeks to come!

Have a fabulous weekend, friends! I’ll see ya next week – I’m coming at ya with some workout posts, including a fun and fast-paced plyo circuit, so be on the lookout!

My Favorite 5 – Lip Edition

Posted by on Jul 28, 2016 in Girly Things | 5 comments

Hola! Today is the last post in this series. I’ve had so much fun writing these ‘favorite 5’ posts and I’ve loved reading all your comments about products you love. I hope you’ve enjoyed it and thank you so much for playing along with me. If you liked this series, leave a comment letting me know and maybe I can do another similar series in a few weeks…

But in the meantime, today’s favorite 5 is all about lip products I love and there’s one final giveaway, so read on, girls! 💄💋

Lip Renewing Serum by Rodan + Fields

The Best Lip Serum

I want to preface this product by stating that I am not a consultant for Rodan + Fields, so I’m not selling you anything with this product – this is an unbiased review. 🙂 I’ve tried several of the Rodan + Fields products, but this lip serum is by far my favorite. The product comes in these tiny little capsules and I apply it at night right before bed. I usually try to make 1 capsule last me 2 nights because I’m cheap like that and because I find half the capsule still works great for me. It makes my lips feel like silk and it is supposed to be rich with antioxidants that help prevent wrinkles and I definitely think it keeps my lips smoother. I also find my lipstick applies better when I’m using this consistently. Love! I’m actually currently out of this product and I’m seriously missing it.

Prep + Prime by Mac

Prep + Prime Lip

Speaking of lipstick, I hate putting on lipstick without putting on Prep + Prime by Mac first. I started using this product several months ago and I don’t think I’ll ever go without it again. One tube has lasted me a long time and I find it makes a big difference in the application of my lipstick because this lip base allows the lipstick to glide on without looking blotchy. Does that make sense? If you wear a lot of lipstick (especially matte style), I highly recommend this to prevent your lipstick from flaking.

Sugar Lip Treatment Advanced Therapy by Fresh

Fresh Lip Therapy

I adore this sugar lip treatment by Fresh. I’ve purchased this product a few times and I’m currently out of it and I find myself still looking for it in my make-up bag out of habit and I miss it during the afternoons when I just want to swipe something on for that hydrated, soft feeling on my lips. This product seriously saved me during the winters in NYC when my lips would get SO dry and even though the price is a bit steep for chapstick, I can’t not list it because it is one of my favorites.

Intense Therapy Lip Balm SPF 25 by Jack Black

SPF for Lips

If the Sugar Lip Treatment is my must-have lip product for winter, then I would label this Intense Therapy Lip Balm my must have for summer. I love that it has SPF 25 in it and I usually put it on before I run because I love the smell (I buy the natural mint & shea butter) and I like knowing I have the added SPF protection on my mouth. It stays on great and leaves my lips feeling very moisturized. It is only $7.50 and I would say if you weren’t wanting to invest into the R+F overnight lip treatment, then this would be my 2nd runner up because the consistency of this lip product reminds me of the R+F product.

Lip Maximizer by Dior

Dior Lip Maximizer

I know I just wrote about the Lip Maximizer by Dior in this post, but I had to share it one more time because it is my current favorite lip gloss. I love the scent (I think it may be vanilla?) and I love how it kind of tingles when it goes on (I think that may be due to the collagen in it?). I use it over my lipstick and I love the added shine it gives. I’m not sure if it really makes my lips fuller, but I do love how shiny it makes my lips without being too sticky.

…And 1 More…

Rose Salve Lip Balm

I know this is only supposed to be a list of 5, but I want to add this rose salve lip balm to the list because I picked it up on a whim during the #nsale 2 weeks ago and oh.my.word. I LOVE it. It makes my lips so soft. The only downside is I have to apply it with my finger, which I sort of hate doing with lip balms…but this is worth it. You can get a 3 pack right now for $11 at Nordstroms, so it is a great price point for a great product! I give it 2 thumbs up! 🙂

Giveaway

Today I’m giving away the Lip Maximizer by Dior AND a 3 pack of the rose salve lip balm I mentioned above (so you can share with your girlfriends, or keep it to yourself if sharing ain’t yo thang) to 1 lucky reader! To enter, follow me on IG and comment on my Instagram picture associated with this post by tagging a girlfriend. You can leave multiple comments tagging a new girlfriend each time for additional entries. You can also share this post on Facebook and leave a comment telling me you did and I’ll be sure to add your name to the giveaway!

All winners from the week will be announced in tomorrow’s blog post, so be sure to submit any entries by 9pm tonight! 🙂 Thank you so much again for taking time out of your day to read my blog – it means so much to me.

Do you have a favorite lip product? Share it in the comments below! 😘

 

My Favorite 5 – Fitness Edition

Posted by on Jul 27, 2016 in At Home Workouts, Girly Things, Running | 12 comments

Today may be my favorite post of this week’s series because it is the Fitness Edition and it is no secret that I love my workouts! This was the hardest post for me to write though because I had such a tough time picking only 5 products.

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There’s another giveaway today, so be sure to read the bottom of this post and spread the CnC love for a chance to win! 🙂

Bose Headphones

Bose_Headphones

For as long as I’ve been a runner, I’ve never been a headphone snob. I have always ran with headphones that either came with my iPhone or headphones I found at the checkout counter at CVS or the occasional pair that Dave surprises me with. However, when we moved to Atlanta my headphones got lost in the move (no clue where they ended up). I went out for a run one day and asked Dave if I could use his headphones and he handed me his Bose headphones. Now, let me say that my husband is most definitely a headphone snob. He will only run in Bose headphones and he scoffs at any other brand. Well, after using his headphones on my run, I could totally see why! I swear I could feel the beat of the music in my bones because the headphones were pumping the tunes into my ear that good. It was such a difference from the cheap headphones I was used to. I told Dave how awesome they were when I arrived home from my run and then a few days later, a pair of my very own showed up! Dave surprised me with them (I really did marry the best) and now they are without a doubt my favorite headphones ever.

Fun Workout Mat by Ban.Do

Fun Yoga Mat

This is actually another gift that Dave surprised me with! ♥ #lovethatman My yoga mat was getting rather gross, so Dave got me this fun workout mat and I love it! It has way more cushion than my old mat had, so it is way more comfortable, the pastel pink color is so pretty and it is freaking hilarious (because it is true – I always think, “after this, I’m eating _____”).  I use a workout mat several times a week, either after a run when I’m doing some ab exercises (or letsss be real…after I run, when I’m laying on the mat thinking about doing ab exercises) or when I’m working out at home during nap time, so this product had to make the list!

21 Day Fix Workout DVD’s

21_Day_Fix

And speaking of working out at home…Let’s talk about the 21 Day Fix. I think these are some of the best at-home workouts I have ever tried. I am not a Beachbody coach, but I absolutely love the 21 Day Fix DVDs. In full transparency, I’m currently in a ‘gym phase’ where I prefer to go to the gym than work out at home right now, but I find that even in my own workouts, I’m incorporating new moves I learned during my time spent doing the 21 Day Fix. If you are thinking about trying it out, I really do recommend it and if you want to read more about my experience with the 21 Day Fix, you can check out this post.

‘Cashmere Mist’ Deodorant by Donna Karan

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Okay, this one is a little weird but I felt like I couldn’t talk about working out without highlighting my favorite deodorant. I like to seriously sweat when I workout, but nobody likes to smell when they workout, right? I have tried so many deodorants (I really think I sweat more than the average person), but this deodorant by Donna Karan is my absolute favorite! If you are a sweaty mess like me then add this to your shopping cart. It is the best ant-perspirant I have ever used and in my opinion, totally worth the price. Oh, and since it is the Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale you can get a 3 pack of this deodorant + a little perfume at a discounted price (I think it is $25 off, so you basically get 1 deodorant and the tiny perfume spritzer for free).  If I was stranded on an island & I could only take 1 thing, I would take this deodorant. (←In that little hypothetical scenario I’m assuming necessities like water, a toothbrush and reese’s peanut butter cups are being provided on the island.)

Bic Bands

Bic_Bands

Maybe I just have a weird head shape, but I swear headbands just don’t stay on my head very well. I get so annoyed when I’m running or doing burpees and I can feel my headband slipping off. I have to wear a headband though because I have all these tiny hairs that are growing back around my face from all the hair I lost after giving birth to Andi Rose (File that one under hashtag: things nobody tells you about having a baby). If I don’t wear a headband those tiny hairs stick to my face and drive me insane. I’ve tried quite a few headbands and Bic Bands are, without a doubt, my absolute favorite! I own several and I can’t workout with out them. In fact, we went out of town for a weekend once and I forgot a Bic Band and I wouldn’t even attempt a run without it. That’s how insane I am about those tiny hairs not getting in my face. Crazy, right? Bic Bands come in so many different adorable patterns – I especially love the sparkly ones! Check them out!

Giveaway

Now for today’s giveaway… 🙂

The sweet people at Bic Bands have agreed to give away 3 headbands to 1 lucky reader (you get to pick your 3 headbands if you win)! In addition, Dave & I will be giving away a Ban.Do yoga mat. So you get my favorite headbands AND my favorite yoga mat if you win (And just to clarify, you will be getting new headbands and a new yoga mat, not my used headbands and used yoga mat because that would be weird and gross)! Since there are TWO prizes today, you have to tag TWO friends on my Instagram post that corresponds with this giveaway. You can also share this post on Facebook and leave a comment on this post letting me know you shared it, and I’ll be sure to enter your name into the giveaway.

The winners will be announced on Friday and don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for 1 final giveaway in this series!

Thank you so much for reading my little blog & participating in this week’s series! Reading your comments really makes my day & your {virtual} friendship means so much to me. 👯

And now tell me your favorite fitness related product!

My Favorite 5 – Hair Edition

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Girly Things | 24 comments

Continuing with the Favorite 5 series, I’m chatting about my favorite hair products today. I am certainly not a hair stylist, but I always get so excited when I find a product that actually works for me. I would love to know what hair products you swear by, so tell me about them in the comments below.

Oh! And there’s a new giveaway with today’s post, so keep on reading! 🙂

 

GHD Hair Dryer

GHD Blowdryer

Ugh. I kind of hate listing this one because it is so pricey, but you guys! It really is the best hair dryer. When my last blow dryer died (more like blew up) I bought this one and when Dave realized how much it cost, he was a little bit upset with me (as he should have been – I’m crazy). But, I told him all of the research I did (something he taught me to do….so, you know #hisfault) pointed to this blow dryer! And the reviews were right – this thing is the jam! My hair drys smoother and faster. My mom came to visit us and she used it and I didn’t even mention anything about how nice it was and after she got done doing her hair she came in the room and was like, “Oh my gosh! I need that blow dryer! What is that thing?” It is definitely a splurge, but if I’m talking favorite hair products today, I just can’t leave this one out.

GHD Curling Iron

GHD Curling Iron

Okay, so this is kind of like the above product. It is pricey, but it is amazing! AMAZING, I tell you. I’ve tried a lot of curling irons and this GHD curling iron beats them all! My hair doesn’t usually hold curl that well, but with this curling iron, I can curl it and it will stay for 3 days! 3 DAYS, ya’ll! And I don’t use one ounce of hairspray (I think hairspray makes my face breakout). My mom has the GHD flatiron and she swears by it too – I used it last week when I was with her and it is amazing and now I kind of want that too, even though I rarely wear my hair straight anymore….but, seriously – I just don’t think you can go wrong with GHD products. I’ve actually been eying this curling wand because every beauty blogger on the planet swears by it, but I just can’t imagine anything better than the GHD curling iron because it is that good..and I think it would be even better if I actually knew what I was doing…but I don’t really know how to do hair. I just try to make it look like the pictures I see on Pinterest and this GHD curling iron gets me as close as I’m probably ever going to get, considering my amateur efforts. #realtalk

L’Incroyable Blowdry Miracle Reshapable Heat Lotion by Kerastase

L'Incroyable Blowdry Spray

This product is new to my arsenal, but it has quickly claimed a spot as one of my favorite hair products. After reading so many rave reviews about it, I decided to give it a try and it has lived up to the hype. If you don’t wash your hair everyday and don’t like adding a bunch of product to your hair, then I think you will really like this product. It allows you to style and re-style your hair without adding more product to your hair – you just need heat. So, when you use a curling iron or straightener or blowdryer this magical wax (←my term, not Kerastase’s) in the product activates and allows you to reshape your hair so easily. I was shocked at how smooth my hair was after using this product. I used it one day, then the next day I worked out, didn’t wash my hair, took it out of it’s ratty pony tail and ran the blow dryer over it to dry the sweat (I know, so gross), took my GHD curling iron to it and voila! My hair looked super fresh. I was shocked because typically the second day post wash, my hair is a little frizzy and flat (most likely because I workout/run). I have loved almost every product I’ve ever tried by Kerastase, but this one might just be my very favorite.

Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo

The Best Dry Shampoo

I’ve tried a lot of dry shampoo, but the Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo (I use the dark tone) is definitely my favorite. I’ve recently tried the Drybar’s dry shampoo and Sally Hershberger’s 24K dry shampoo and both left my hair feeling a bit too dry. This dry shampoo by Moroccan Oil smells fabulous (like all their products) and it absorbs some of the oil/sweat in my hair without over-drying it.

Texture Expert Lift Extreme by L’Oreal Paris

The Best Mousse

I love using this mousse on the roots of my hair (I apply it before I blow-dry) to add some lift and volume. I’m actually currently out of this product and I can always tell if I really love a product if I really miss it when I run out. I’ve bought this product multiple times and I keep going back for it because it works and I notice a difference when I don’t use it. I have a lot of hair, but it is fine and it falls pretty flat and this product helps provide some volume that stays for a few days. This mousse isn’t sticky or heavy and it smells great.

Giveaway

Today I’m giving away the Kerastase L’Incroyable miracle heat lotion to one reader, as a thank you for supporting Cupcakes n Crunches. 🙂

To enter the giveaway, simply comment on this post and tell me what your favorite hair product is! 🙂 For a double entry, leave a comment on my Instagram under the picture that corresponds with this post, tagging a friend who you know loves all the girly things. That’s it!

The winner will be announced on Friday’s post.

Your turn! Favorite hair product….and go!

My Favorite 5 – Face Edition

Posted by on Jul 25, 2016 in Girly Things | 10 comments

This little post is part of a short series that I thought would be fun to share on CnC. I’ll be sharing 5 of my favorite products (not sponsored), as they relate to specific things (i.e. face/hair/lips/etc). And the best part is that each post this week will include a fun GIVEAWAY and/or some coupon codes so you can get some of my favorite products discounted.

Today I’m sharing 5 products I absolutely love for my face. I’m a product junkie and I’ve tried a lot of oils/creams/scrubs/masks/you-name-it, but these are my tried-and-true things that I keep on using.

Savvy Sleepers Pillow Case

Savvy Sleepers

I know this one might sound strange but about a year ago, I bought one of these satin pillowcases and I love it! You know how sometimes you wake up in the morning and you have those lines on your face from your pillow? Well, I never get those with this pillow case. And I think it helps keep my hair smoother while I sleep because when I wake up (assuming I didn’t go to bed with ratty hair), my hair is still in good shape and it isn’t frizzy and my curls are still totally in tact. Savvy Sleepers claims that their pillowcases can help prevent long-term wrinkles from creases that are typically made on your face night-after-night from sleeping on a bad pillow case. Obviously, at some point we are all going to get wrinkles – it is unavoidable, but I do like the idea of possibly slowing down the process and if nothing else this satin pillowcase is so gosh-darn comfortable – it reminds me of a pillowcase I would lay on in a super swanky hotel! After reading so many rave reviews about it, I caved and bought it and was pretty skeptical but after sleeping on it for a year, I’m a believer!

‘The Reparative SkinTint’ SPF by La Mer

La Mer

Unfortunately, during my pregnancy with Andi Rose I got melasma (brown spots on my cheeks and forehead) and while it has definitely lightened up since giving birth to her, it is still kind of noticeable. Since I’ve got that going on, I need a bit of coverage. Obviously, sunscreen is so important, but it feels even more important to me now because those brown spots come back with sun exposure. I typically wear SPF 50 everyday and then I also use this La Mer SPF 30 since it is tinted (I just put it on after I put on the SPF 50). The formula is so smooth and while it is pretty expensive, I think it is worth it because it leaves my face feeling silky (not greasy) and it doesn’t make me breakout like some other sunscreens I’ve tried. Also, a little goes a long way and it doesn’t burn my eyes if it gets into them. Have you ever had certain sunscreens get into your eye and you’re convinced you’re going to go blind? I’ve had to stop a run before because the sunscreen I was wearing was getting in my eyes and I literally couldn’t see. True story. Anyways, love this product and I use it in shade “light medium” for reference.

Wild & Radiant Illuminating and Bronzing Palette by BHcosmetics

Highlighter

This is my go-to product for achieving a faux glow. Since I don’t like to get a lot of sun on my face due to those pesky brown spots, I like to fake my bake. This product goes on so pretty and I use it to leave a glow on my cheekbones. It isn’t expensive and I would label this a ‘must have.’

Neulash

NeuLash

When people ask me what mascara I use, I always tell them it really isn’t my mascara, it is this product that they want (although I do love my mascara). I’ve used Neulash on and off for years and I love it. My mom and sisters use it and I’ve gotten so many of my girlfriends hooked on this stuff too. This product helps your lashes grow and let me tell you – it works! Also, it is currently on sale via Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. You can snag 2 tubes of this product for the price of 1.

Radha Rosehip Oil

Rosehip Oil

The idea of putting oil on my face always scared me because I am prone to breakouts, but apparently some oils are good for your face. After doing some research, I ordered this rosehip oil from Amazon and I put it on every night before bed and I really love it. It doesn’t make my face break out, but it does make my face feel smooth and hydrated. I also used it on my hands last winter while we were living in NYC and it helped my dry hands so so much. Rosehip oil is supposed to serve as a natural toner, reduce wrinkles and help improve skin’s moisture levels. This oil isn’t expensive, but I’ve been using it for months and I really don’t like going to sleep without it on now. It is less than $15 and I’m not alone in my love for it because there are over 4,000 reviews for this product on Amazon and it has almost 5 full stars!

Giveaway + Coupon

And now for the really fun part! The giveaway! 🙂 You have a chance to win your very own satin pillowcase via Savvy Sleepers! To enter the giveaway, you must:

  1. Follow me (Ashleyandrews6) and Savvy Sleepers on Instagram AND leave a comment tagging your favorite product-junkie friend on my Instagram page under the picture related to this blog post.

That’s it! Easy Peasy!

AND! To make it even better, the kind people at Savvy Sleepers are offering a 15% coupon to all CnC readers who want to purchase their very own satin pillowcase. The code is CNC15. You also get FREE shipping on orders over $50.

I’ll be hosting a little giveaway everyday this week and the winners will all be announced in Friday’s post!

Your turn! What is one product you can’t live without for your face?

*Disclaimers*

*I obviously use more than just these products on my face (i.e. cleanser, toner, primer, etc). These are just some of my very favorites.

** None of the posts in this week’s series are sponsored, but some affiliate links are included. Savvy Sleepers was kind enough to agree to a giveaway after I reached out to them because I genuinely love their product that much. All opinions expressed on this blog are always my own. I really appreciate your support. 🙂

Life Lately: A Picture Post

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Family Fun | 1 comment

Happy Friday! I’ve been enjoying putting together these little ‘Life Lately’ posts the last few weeks and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them! Feel free to share things from your life lately that you’re loving in the comments below. 🙂

My Diva…

Diva

He said the sun was burning his eyes, so I gave him my sunglasses to wear. I think he wears them better than me!

My mini me…

My Mini Me

My putt putt dream team…

Putt Putt

My favorite girls…

My Girls

My aquarium squad…

Squad

My mom and I could not stop laughing at this photo because of the way Andi Rose is sitting! I guess I need to teach my child how to sit like a lady. And Atlas’ ice-cream stained shirt…and my untucked and wrinkled shirt…#hotmessexpress – but we had so much fun at the Georgia aquarium!

My jam…

My Jam

I looove this song and Dave knows how much I love this song, so every time we ride in his car together, he will have it playing when I get in the car. Isn’t that so sweet? If you haven’t heard this song, check it out – it is seriously the cutest!

My share bears…

Share Bears

My book…

Art of hearing Heartbeats

This book! Gah! My neighbor recommended The Art of Hearing Heartbeats to me (she is an avid reader) and she said it was the best love story she’s ever read and you guys! It is SO SO good. I just started it, but the writing is so beautiful and I can already tell that it is going to be one of those books that just stays with me and will most likely leave me in a puddle of my own tears. But I love that sort of thing. If you’re looking for a summer read, I would check it out. Like I said, I haven’t finished it, but I’m loving it so far.

My workout…

My WorkoutI got to try Orange Theory last week with my sister and it was so great! It was 1 hour of interval training that included time on the treadmill, rowing machine, TRX and free weights and it got my heart rate pumping and my muscles burning. If you ever have a chance to check out Orange Theory, I recommend it!

My happiest memory from the week…

My Happy Memory

I loved watching Atlas laugh his head off with his cousin, Pierce. I remember when Pierce was Atlas’ age and I think it is just the sweetest thing in the world to watch those 2 interact.

My treat…

NSale

Oh, ya’ll! That Anniversary Sale got me good this year. (Insert that emoji of the monkey covering its eyes here. Or you could also use the emoji of the money flying away. Both would suffice). The sale goes live for the public today (only cardholders could shop it last week) and I definitely recommend checking it out if your fall wardrobe needs an update. I thought about doing an entire post about my favorite buys from the sale, but wasn’t sure if anybody would be interested in that? The (super) short list of my faves includes…

  • This t-shirt (its funny because I’m not a happy camper – I need AC)
  • These Nikes (obsessed with the floral pattern)
  • This leather jacket (even prettier in person & so comfy & I think it will be so stinkin’ cute with black pants or white pants and riding boots or ankle boots…seriously the possibilities are endless) ← That comment is more for Dave who is probably reading this and thinking, “WHY did you buy another jacket?!” I need that dang monkey emoji again.
  • This amazing beauty buy (I swear by this stuff)

If you want to know more of my faves from the sale, comment below and I’ll try to put together a post that will publish Saturday or Sunday. I’ll have to hurry though because stuff sells out fast during the #nsale.

Next week I’m doing a mini-series on CnC that will include some fun little giveaways, so be sure to pop in on Monday to see what it is all about and enter for a chance to win a few of my favorite things. It was supposed to publish this week, but unfortunately we had a rough week so I postponed it, but I appreciate your support and look forward to chatting with you all next week.