Here Comes the Bride....

29 May 2017 4 comments
With spring here and summer just around the corner ( I think, the weather here would make that questionable!) we all know what is upon us.....Bridal showers, Bachelorettes and Weddings! Between going to these events and having to do hair for a number of weddings this summer, my weekends are booked!

We all love spending time together and having a great time with bride but something that can be hard is deciding what to get the bride! She already has everything, she is really picky etc etc. I often want to find something a little different for the bride because their are some standard gifts towels, candles, gift cards that brides always seem to get. But finding that perfect gift can be hard. So I have teamed up with Adore Me to help give you some ideas!

For the brides that lives away, I always like giving them a taste of home, so a beautifully framed picture or collage of different places she loves from around your local area. Maybe some coasters from her favorite local shop. I think when the bride is living away it is always nice to have some little nods from home.

I know they can be boring but I do like giving practical gifts at wedding showers as well but really just because they are practical doesn't mean they actually have to be boring! Dish clothes we all need them but why not look around and find some cute/funny ones on places like Etsy? At one shower I was at they got some dish clothes custom made for the bride with different things she loved. One of the best gifts I think she got that.

One of my favorite ways to do any type of shower gift is a gift basket, for my future brides I like to do up something pamper wise for them. Mine normally consist of hair products, body lotion, bridal magazines, lavender scented candle and bubble bath to help them de-stress. Just a few fun/luxury items for them all wrapped up in a pretty package!

Adore Me has some great Bridal Shower gifts from cute new pjs, sexy panties and bras, swimsuits, lounge wear, active wear and of course gift cards for when you can't pick that one you think the bride will love. The best part about Adore Me they carry all sizes! Petite to Plus and everything in between. Also a bonus you can browse for yourself as well! I personally would like one of almost everything from their site. Adore Me has also added in some great gifts as well! You should not have a problem with your gift giving this Bridal season!

Also, check out their Pinterest for more great ideas and shopping!

Confessional Thursday

25 May 2017 3 comments
Yes, hi hello! Did you miss me? Yeah I know but lets not dwell on the past! Let just move forward because I see a light at the end of this tunnel of no blogging! And to ease myself back into it I'm linking up with Danielle for Confessional Thursday!

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Confessions
 
- I have been an awful blogger the last few months and I hope to change that soon.
 
- I thought the reboot of Dirty Dancing on ABC was the worst thing I have ever seen! It was so bad I think Jerry Orbuch and Patrick Swayze were rolling over in their graves! Just thinking about it makes me mad that they did that!
 

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- I'm ready for another vacation, somewhere fun please.
 
- I haven't meal planned in far too long and honestly that means meals haven't been so hot lately example toast.
 
Thoughts

- I need to print some vacations photos so I can scrapbook some of them and just have some of them to put in frames.

-Must remember my eye appointment tomorrow! I honestly have forgotten about it twice this week already!

-I need to make some lists of things to accomplish this weekend

Anyways, I hope you're all having a great week. Fingers crossed I will see you tomorrow with another post!

Girly Chat: Favorite Beauty Products

11 May 2017 6 comments
It is time for another Girly Chat link up! Feels like I just did the one for April! Time is flying....while you're having fun right? I can't believe it already almost the middle of May but lets get back to the link up because it is about our favorite beauty products!

We all know I have a small addiction to make up so I excited when I saw that we got to gab about our favorite products. I could probably write a novel with the list I could make but I decided to pick just a few to talk about so here we go...

 
Looking for a good face mask? This one from Lush is by far my favorite. I have combination skin that leans to the oily side of things and this mask is perfect for me. I don't mind the smell of it but I know a lot of people don't like it. My skin feels amazing after I use it.
 
 
All Nighter Foundation by Urban Decay is one of my holy grail items. Like I have said my skin can be on the oily side and this makes and keeps me matte which I like a lot better than looking like an oil slick! Bonus it is full coverage but doesn't feel too heavy!
 
 
Nicole's Glow kit! Love it! Now, saying that if you don't like a lot of highlight don't get this haha But I love me some good highlight and this is perfect!
 
 
I have tried LOTS of mascaras since I have started wearing it and honestly I will forever come back to the Diorshow ones. Hands down they are my holy grail mascara. When I haven't had it in awhile and I pick one up again I also think why do I ever pick a different mascara!?
 
Started using this when I was teenager and I swear anything else works as well. It is just heavy enough, helps keep acne at bay and just is an awesome product!
 
 
There you go some of my favorite beauty products. What are your holy grail products? Or what is the worst product you have ever tried?
 
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What's Hap'pinning' Wednesday: Vacation Update!

10 May 2017 3 comments
So I went to Cuba for a week for some sun, sand and surf and boy did I get it! It was exactly what I wanted and needed! I don't think I could have asked for a much better to be honest. Lots of sun, swimming and tanning all week.

This year we decided on the resort Ocean Casa Del Mar in Cayo Santa Maria. This is the same area we went last year but a different resort. When we picked it the reviews on trip advisor were good but of course by the time we were leaving there a number of bad reviews. I have to say some people complain about the littlest things and overreact! Cuba is a third world country so do not think a 5 star is the same as here. Anyways, we all went with open minds saying as long as it is clean and the beach is nice we don't care. Well, it was clean and the beach was fantastic! There was 4 of us going, myself, my mom, cousin Jody and aunt Sandra. None of us really had any issues that you would have actually complained about. The front desk staff once you checked in were not much help and were almost rude when you asked them a question but they were the only 'problem' we had.

The beach was fantastic! Yes, it was a tad narrow when the tide was high but still my favorite part of the vacation. Myself and mom were on the beach by 8:30am everyday we were there and stayed until at least 3 everyday. The pool was nice too but since we have a pool at home it isn't a novelty for me to sit by the pool all day especially when there is a gorgeous beach 2 minutes away.

Our room was lovely and very clean. Our little maid was wonderful and always took care of everything we needed. The bed were comfy and the sheets were wonderfully white. All the staff was friendly (minus front desk), honestly some of the sweetest people and some of them are so young! The food was okay but that is what I was expecting because honestly the food to never really that great when I have been in Cuba but none of us went hungry and Jody is a fussy eater and she was fine. So, no you're going to have amazing meals but you're not going to be hungry all the time either.

This vacation was much needed and it was lovely to get away with my mom, cousin and aunt since we had never traveled together before. We are already planning for next year and telling more of them family they have to come as well. I will leave you with some vacation pictures....and I will sit here crying because it has been crying for days now haha I miss my Cuban sunshine!





 
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And I'm back....

09 May 2017 No comments
Well, that break was a little longer than I thought it was going to be but it happens right? I do feel much more refreshed since I got home from my vacation which was much needed. Mind you it has been so busy since I came back I almost feel like I didn't have a vacation!

Anyways, I was planning on a vacation post today but I haven't gotten my pictures transferred onto my computer so it will have to wait until tomorrow or Thursday. Fingers crossed and I will have some time to work on some posts.

I know it isn't the first of the month anymore but it is close enough still right? For May Goals, it is for me anyways!


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  • make it through the election! haha
  • get back on meal planning since vacation is over
  • finish spring cleaning
  • work on blog more
  • spend more time reading
Not a lot of goals for this month but just some stuff to work on and hopefully get myself back on track now that I'm back from vacation and it is time to get back into routine. I love going away on vacation but I do love to come home and get back into my normal routine.

Hope you're all having a great day! Vacation post soon!