Showing posts from December, 2011

My favorite hair products of 2011!

I wanted to share my favorite hair products of 2011 with you all :)
Stay tuned for my favorite beauty/makeup products, that will be in a video on my you tube channel :)
So when it comes to hair care.. I like to spend a little bit more money (when it comes to hair care I believe you get what you pay for) So no drug store products for me, when I say drug store I mean Pantene, Dove, Suave.. etc. they do nothing for my hair. At the same time Im not one to spend $20+ bucks on shampoo and conditioner either. So I try to stay on a budget while getting quality products! So with that said here are my favorite hair products of 2011!

Rusk Sensories Smoother  $9.99 ea. @ Marshalls This product tamed my frizzy/dry hair! The smell is great, light & floraly. Leaves my hair feeling clean and super soft.

Nexxus Therappe Luxury Moisturizing $12 ea. @ Target or Walgreens I have pretty damaged hair so its hard to find a product that makes my hair feel and look healthy! This i…

Mommy Tip Monday: Makeing time for YOU!

Being a mommy to 4 sometimes 6 (I have 2 step boys), a business owner and being pretty much "married" I feel like saying having a boyfriend doesnt sound serious but were basically married haha in our hearts!;) Gets pretty overwhelming and can be draining.. its not as easy as I make it look haha! Its so important to recharge your batteries and take a few hours out the day or night for yourself and I dont mean once a month! So for todays blog Im just gonna go over some things I like to do for myself!
DAILY: Things I like to do before the kids wake in the morning: My makeup :) I dont get to do this daily but Im trying to get in a routine where Im always ready, as busy as I am theres too many occasions where I need to run out the door and I got on flip flops, sweats, my "boyfriends" shirt on with some type of poo or spit up on it and some CRAZY hair! haha So yeah getting off topic here.. A lot of girls ask when do you have time to do your makeup, DO IT IN THE MORNING when t…

Mommy Tip Monday: My kids bedtime routine

I thought it would be fun to discuss bedtime routines. In my home, bedtime isnt always the funnest part of my day I have to admit. It can be a big struggle. So we have established some bedtime routines to help the kids understand that bedtime is…bedtime! I love routines and I think they are so important to have~
So here it is... my kiddos bedtime routine <3
Bedtime starts shortly after dinner and last about an hour.
1. Brush teeth, we do this before their bath cause they usually get tooth paste on their p.j's
2. Bath time
3. Pj's on and take a few minutes to help them set their clothes out for school the next day. 
4. Potty time
5.Story Time
6. Small talk, depending on how many children you have, I start with the oldest to youngest.. I ask them things like, "What did you learn today?" or "What was your favorite part of the day?"
7. Lights go off and night light goes on!

I usually have this set up so Im walking out of their rooms around 7:30 and they are actually…

Fab Fav's Friday

Welcome to Fab Fav's Friday!  Where I share my favorite "things" :)  Ahhh the swiffer sweeper vacuum, this things makes life so much easier!
I use it daily, after every meal or every time I see something on the floor! (TILE) I buy the filter every 3 months and I've had it about a year now, I LOVE THIS THING!
The next best thing.. Swiffer wet jet! Again I use this daily, Great for quick pick ups and I use this by the front door. I use this for in between cleanings. So Mondays are my weekly deep cleaning and on that day I will use an actual mop but to keep up with the house I use the swiffer wet jet! Its my 2nd bff! <3

I am a sucker for a great candle and I cant get enough of Bath & Body works candles. They are amazing! I have one in my office, family room, bathrooms, my room and kitchen.
You can never have to many wicker baskets! I love these baskets, I use them to store my kitchen wash rags/bathroom wash rags. I keep a large basket at the end of the stair case downstai…

Total Beauty Thursday: 5 Makeup Essentials

Products I use daily !
Nyx Natural Lipliner
Still GlamorUs Eye & Lip primer
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in Ecru
Mac Mineralize Skin Finish in Light/Medium
Still GlamorUs Soleil

Leave a comment.. what are your top 5 products (essentials)

Tonights Dinner Tuesday: Chicken Fajitas

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 tablespoons olive oil3 tablespoons lime juice2 cloves garlic1 cup packed cilantro leaves 1/2 jalapeno, seeded Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced 2 tablespoons olive oil 3 potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes Salt and pepper Cayenne 10 flour tortillasI eat whole wheat tortillas without the cheese and sour cream :) Directions Flatten chicken breasts to 1/2 inch thickness between two sheets of plastic wrap with a mallet or rolling pin. Place chicken breasts in glass baking dish. In a blender combine oil, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno and salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and pour over chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and let chicken marinate for 30 minutes. In a large skillet over medium heat oil. Add onions and peppers and cook until they are tender and begin to brown. In a 9x13 glass baking dish toss potatoes with oil an…

Mommy Tip Monday

Family Fun  

The other day my kiddos Mariah(7) and Noah(3) kept saying "Mommy we're bored.. we have nothing to do"  It was lunch time and I thought of the perfect plan. Lets play restaurant! We took out some paper and crayons.  Me and the kids created a couple menus. They made up the restaurant name "A good place to eat" :) We listed a few food choices on the menu that were actually their options. After we did this I pretended to be the waitress and sat them at the table. I took their drink order..brought out some cheese and crackers, came back with the drinks then took their food order. While cooking what they "ordered" I kept checking to see if they needed refills and if my "customers" were enjoying them selves :) As soon as their food was done I served them their plates. Corn dogs and Mac N Cheese... yummy ! :) Again, I kept checking on them refilling drinks. After they were finished eating I offered dessert and of course they wanted dessert. The onl…