5 on Friday

Wow, this week has been definitely different, to say the least!

Starting off with Brielle, I must say that I am just amazed at how much our two year old girl just understands about life.  I have never met another 2 year old with the thirst of knowledge, like she has!

Alright, now let’s get to the meaning of this post, and describe 5 happenings this week! 🙂

⊗  First of all, let me just tell you, that I FINALLY went to the Dentist after 4 years.. yes, four, long, awaited years.  My wisdom teeth have been giving me SO much pain, that I finally made the call to go in, and I have had a coupon from Christmas just staring at me to use for the past 2 months ($79 for x rays, cleaning, and consult).  I am so glad I went, because I found out the root cause (quite literally) of my pain, is because my bottom 2 wisdom teeth are coming in almost diagonally, causing them to almost hit my nerve, and pushing my other teeth together.  My top two wisdom teeth are in as well, but not causing me so much pain..yet.  I got referred to an oral surgeon which I will see in 4 days for my first consult.  UGH! I just hate going to the dentist, but I do understand and know the importance of taking care of your teeth when your young. Just imagine, bleeding gums, a lot of pain, and leaving with my mouth hurting worse than when I came in.. lol! It will be a reminder to not wait so long next time, I have already made my 6 month follow-up appointment! 🙂

⊗  My daughter has officially entered the “why” phase… for everything.  I remember when I was a Nanny before, almost 10 years ago, and I didn’t understand all of the answers to give, and almost got “annoyed” with the phase.  Well, now that I am a mom and understand the importance of answering all of their questions to the best of your ability, I wish I would have done better when I was 17/18 years old.  I can’t imagine how Brielle is putting everything together in her head, but once I give her answers that she can understand, she will state it back to me in a way that she understands and I will tell her “that’s correct, good job” and she has the biggest smile on her face. That means the most to me in the world.


⊗  Another huge thing I did, just two nights ago, was work a night shift.  Let me just start off by saying, that I would have rested and recovered ALL day yesterday, if that was possible.  It was a good shift (nothing major went wrong), but I can definitely tell that my body did not know what in the world I was doing staying up all night, instead of sleeping.  I picked up 2 back to back shifts next week, so that should be interesting as well.

⊗  We have been doing so much on the outside of our house to get the house “ready” for the home inspection on the 25th, next week.  It is crazy that we are so close to being able to foster/adopt, yet it still feels so far away! I have heard some great stories/horror stories of the journey that we are about to embark on, but we know that God would never give us another we couldn’t handle.. well, at least he hasn’t yet! 😉 Here is a picture of the progross made in the backyard..


⊗  Last, but not least, I am going to be doing my first own giveaway soon, so stick around!  I have never hosted one on my website, so I am very excited as another thing I get to check off my list of things I want to do in 2016!!

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High Five Friday!!

This is seriously one of my favorite days! I LOVE when I have the weekend off, and as a nurse that works two part-time jobs, this is such a rare occasion, but this happens to be my first weekend in 5 weeks that I have a full weekend off! HOORAY!

Today I decided to share some of my five favorite simple beauty tips I use everyday (ok, everyday I work) ;).  Ever since I have gotten my hair cut, I just feel like make-up just makes my entire look change and it works really well with my hair.

My eyeshadow.  I was gifted this satin gold bare minerals eyeshadow from my best friend and I love it! It gives my eyes just the right amount of pop, without being too bold. It has lasted me over 8 months and all you have to use is just a tiny bit.


My eyeliner.  After searching for the perfect eyeliner, I settled on the Maybelline Line Stiletto liquid eyeliner.  It is amazing! It lasts for 12+ hour work shifts and doesn’t smear at all! I have loved it ever since the day I got it, and it does complete the look!


Mascara.  This is something that I could do without, but come on, who doesn’t want longer, bolder, thicker lashes? I love this Maybelline lash sensational.  It’s amazing and doesn’t clump like other ones that I have used.  It keeps my lashes looking soft and bold all day! 🙂


Foundation.  I like to use a foundation base under the powder, but at the end of the work day, it gets way too thick (or at least feels like that).  I am currently using covergirl tru blend minerals medium and I love it! It has a shimmer to it, and I love any aspect of glitter, so this is perfect! It stays on all day, without getting thick and it covers my tiny blemishes that I have and evens the skin tone.


Lip Gloss.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE a good lip gloss! My current favorite is Artisty, Glitz.  My friend sells artistry and they use all natural products and they are affordable and last a LONG time! It gives just the right amount of pink color without being too bold and matches pretty much anything!


I would highly recommend all of these products! Happy Friday!! 🙂