Step out of the comfy box….

So, I’m talking to one of my best friends about making changes to our hair and she tells me she’s afraid to step out of her comfort zone. I realized that she’s right. When did I bunker down into this cozy little box with a fear of being confident? Just because I’m a mom now and I’m struggling with weight loss does not mean that I still can’t love the skin I’m in.

I decided to take a leap today and get a pretty dramatic hair cut. I was so nervous to cut so many inches off my hair, but I went for it anyways. I love it!! I think that it gives me just the little spunk that I was missing. I love having big hair, so I got a very steep inverted bob. I can stack my layers in the back really big. Big sexy hair products are my go to when I’m styling. I am currently obsessed with the texture powder play. It gives me so much volume and it holds all day. The spray and play harder hairspray is all it takes to finish off the look for the day. If you’re interested in those products I put the links below for the cheapest prices I can find them for. I hope you love them as much as I do.

Big Sexy Hair Powder Play

Sexy Hair Spray Play Harder


Coffee First

Our morning routine has never been much of an actual routine! It usually involves me scrambling around to find something cute to wear to work and putting half my face on.  Andy and I usually rock, paper, scissors for who has to drag Braxton out of bed (he is seriously so much like his dad) and ten minutes later we rush out the door.

Well those days are over….

6:30 am ~ I forced myself to get out of bed when my first alarm went off. I’ve mastered starting the Keurig in the dark, and it’s actually kind of nice to be alone for a little while to enjoy the first rush of caffeine to my veins.

7:00 am ~ Messy bun? Curl it? Blow it out? Ugh I struggle with the decision to put effort into my hair or throw it on top of my head every morning. I’m actually getting pretty sick of having this boring hair style. I might get something with some spunk? What do you think?? Keep it longer or go fun and spunky??

I decided to keep it naturally wavy today, but I’m sure it will end up piled on top of my head soon enough.

I went with the basics for my face today, too. Just a little eyeliner, mascara, and lip gloss. I spent too much time debating over my hair and I ran out of time to do my whole face.

7:45 am ~ Braxton is still laying in his jammies watching Paw Patrol on his Kindle Fire, but at least he has started munching on his toast. Some days we have to delay breakfast until we are in the car…don’t judge!! He asks for toast every morning and that is pretty easy to bring along for the ride. I quickly eat a yogurt and a piece of toast. I really want to start making smoothies for breakfast. I don’t have a blender yet…does anyone have a good blender at home that they recommend? How about some smoothie recipes? Kid friendly would be really helpful!!

8:17 am ~ Two minutes late isn’t bad!! Now I have to go to work for 10 hours and puff air in people eyes!


12 hours later…

8:00 pm ~ I only work 2 late nights a week but I hate it. By the time I get home on these nights my boys have already had dinner and done bath time. I barely get to see Andy before he goes to work, and Braxton goes to bed a few minutes after I walk through the door. I am thankful that it’s only 2 nights, and it does make me happy that they get to spend some alone time together. My work hours make it a little hard to stick to a nightly routine, but we try.

8:30 pm ~ I’ve started a new nightly skin care routine. For 10 years I was a preschool teacher and I didn’t often wear make-up other than simple eye liner and mascara, but now I’ve become a huge fan of putting my full face on. I shared with you what I look like before all my beauty routines….tune in tomorrow and I will share the after results and some of my favorite products.

Good night guys!!

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Let the fun begin…

At 6:30 this morning I was standing in my bathroom putting my face on. Braxton was still asleep and Andy hadn’t returned home from work yet. My house was completely silent and the aroma of coffee filled my kitchen. A lot of moms thrive during this time of the day. Me, not so much. I wanted so badly to climb back into bed and snuggle with my soon to be 3-year-old. This is something that I am trying to change!

I don’t think I will ever be a morning person but I would like to stick to the routine of getting out of bed while the rest of my world is still quiet. I didn’t feel rushed out the door and I didn’t have one fight with Braxton about making me late to work. I did however still manage to wear my sweater inside out all the way to work and half way through my first patient. Andy of course made a joke that my brain only works in scramble mode.

Anyways over the next few days I plan on posting about the new ideas I have been implementing in my house to keep us all on a better schedule. Our routines are switching up a bit. I’ve been creating some fun ways for Braxton to get more involved with the routines as well. I have found a few chart ideas on Pinterest and I think the one we are crafting is pretty cool. I’m excited to share it with you.

I’ve also been trying to cook more meals at home and try new recipes. My boys are so insanely picky that it makes meal planning almost impossible, but I have been spending a lot of time trying to figure out a new system. I’m hoping that you guys can throw out any ideas that you use at home to help me become more successful with this. So moms get your recipes out and please take a moment to share!!