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Dress: Old Navy, Sweater: Old Navy, Shoes: Soda, Flower: Fossil Outlet, Watch: Fossil Outlet, Necklace: Lisa Leonard Designs´╗┐

On Sunday I showered.  AND did my hair. AND then put on a dress for Church. It was quite a a feat for this packing Momma.  The last ten days have been sweats and baseball cap kinda days, and I imagine the next few weeks will be the same. So let’s soak in this pretty and simple summer dress together shall we, Ahhhhhh.  Because it’s all grease and grime from here on out. 

Tomorrow is day one of moving day.
Bitter sweet.

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Shirt: Old Navy, Sweater: Old Navy, Pants: Banana Republic, Shoes: Bakers, Watch: Fossil, Ring: LMM
So a couple of things:
1. The idea was to wear all one color so as to highlight the fact that I finally painted my nails a color. But now I’m starting to think I just kinda look like a dolphin…a dolphin with yellow finger nails. 
2. Did you notice my new watch. I’m pretty smitten about it. It’s my late Momma’s Day gift from the hubs. I have been eyeing this watch by Michael Kors for over a year, but its $495 and that’s just cuh-razy! So I found mine at the Fossil outlet store for $85.
3. I love ya guys, I really do. Just wanted to put that out there.
4. Did you know that right now, the Gap and Banana Republic are having an additional 40% off their clearance items, right now.  Yep, its true. That’s how I got me these skinny cargo pants.  And we like BR because their sizes run large, so I always end up buying a size smaller than I really am–oh yeah, and they have skinny mirrors in the dressing rooms.

5. Have you ever wondered what happens when you accidentally use self-rising flour instead of normal flour when making chewy chocolate chip cookies? You get cookie biscuits–that turn into cookie rocks in 30 minutes.
6.   I added a whole bunch of goodies to the shop today. If ya feel like shopping, be sure to use the code: SUMMER for 10% OFF.
7. I have been a painting fool the last few days. Can’t wait to unveil all the refinished furniture.  Happy colors!
8. Final thought:

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So here is the 411 on my day-to-day beauty care products. 
Nothing special here, all super affordable, and all used daily. 
I feel it is important to note that I have NO idea what I am doing when I pick out personal care products. In fact, my skincare regimen should be taken lightly, considering I still breakout like a teenager on a regular basis.  I would love to be one of those girls who just slips out of the house in jeans and a t-shirt with nothing on but vanilla lip smacker–but that is far from my reality.  I must where at least some makeup, or else…Well, let’s just say it’s not pretty–I’m serious.
1. Matrix Amplify Shampoo and Conditioner:
smells amazing, gives volume without causing tangles.
2. Kirkland Make Up Remover Wipes {from Costco}:
not sure what I did before I found these puppies.
3. Bare Minerals Prime Time, foundation primer:
just introduced to me by my Momma, and I am now hooked. This primer totally fills in large pores, wrinkles and other irregularities so that your foundation doesn’t look caked on.
4. St Ives Apricot Face Scrub:
having been using this since I was 16.
5. CO Bigelow Mint Lip Gloss:
Always, always have one in my purse–can’t live without lip gloss, and this is the best.
6. Neutrogena Healthy Skin face lotion:
I have an oily t-zone, and this moisturizes without being greasy.
And here is my latest little not-so-secret secret.
Someone who is very special to me introduced me to this product, and it is basically a miracle to anyone with thinning hair.  Believe it or not, Joan Rivers is selling this magic powder on QVC, and because of its awesomeness, I can wear my hair down in public without the stress of people staring at my secret.

 For some reason, since becoming a Momma, I never ever have my nails painted. I think mostly because even if I find the time to paint them, I certainly don’t have the patience to let them dry before smearing them on my jeans zipper or my kiddos Legos.  Well, this season, I am determined to paint them fun, young summer time colors. mark.my.words.
For the scoop on my makeup products, click here.
And for my hair tutorial, click here.
What is your can’t live without beauty product?
Particularly a face wash,
I’m ready to try something new.
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Congrats to comment #80
Danielle, you won the Mod Tots $100 Giveaway.
Whoop Whoop!

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Shirt: TJ Maxx, Skirt: La Vie Petite, Shoes: Forever 21
I once heard a rumor that Mariah Carey had her two bottom ribs removed so that she could fit into clothes better…or was it Janet Jackson? On either account, I fit into that category of girls with an extra large rib cage.  Put it this way, in middle school my ribs protruded further than my tatas–and it was cause for some major juvenile teasing. Which may be why I am totally stoked that high waisted skirts are back in. They give me some semblance of a waist and they totally hide the post baby pooch that every old man at church mistakes for a preggo bump, not cool.
Visit La Vie Petite if you want your very own handmade, mustard yellow, pooch-hiding, high waisted, glorious skirt.
I will be linking this outfit up to to:


the pleated poppy blog  Momma Go Round

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What to get Dad for Father’s Day
I always have trouble finding the perfect gift for Father’s Day.
Do I go with something sentimental, something he needs, something personal, small, big???
And if any of you are like me, then you’ve been struggling too.
Here are some ideas I found around the web {some with your help}.
Lap Top Case
{shop}
Grill Guru Kit
What are you getting for Dad this year?
Links?

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I can see you.
And today you can see me over at Momma Go Round.

Head over to see me suffocating in skinny jeans.
It’ll be good times.

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Yep, I did it.
I added some more goodies to the shop.
AND then I gave you an excuse to shop
with a limited time 15% OFF coupon.
code: HAPPY

Note: MANY of these items only have one in stock, so when they’re gone they’re gone.
Click HERE to have a look around the shop.