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Every Day Fall Makeup Tutorial

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Happy Hump-Day, ladies!

It's been awhile since I've posted a makeup tutorial, hasn't it?? I've been doing my eyeshadow this way for the past few weeks because it's SO easy (literally 4 steps total) and I think the deep pinks are gorgeous for Fall. 

Since having Sawyer, I'm incredibly aware of the products we use, and it's more important than ever to me that we keep things as preservative-free as possible. I'm also one of those lucky people who suffers from incredibly dry skin and eyes (especially during these windy, cool months!) and nearly all brands of artificial tears are full of preservatives, until Clear Eyes® Pure Relief™ for Dry Eyes. Preservative-free eye drops exist, but they're pretty darn pricey, and only sold in wasteful single-dose vials, so Clear Eyes® Pure Relief™ is truly the first of it's kind in a multi-dose bottle that doesn't break the bank. I love this product and wouldn't share it if I didn't, and I even found an online coupon for 3 dollars off your Clear Eyes® Pure Relief™  purchase. I found them at Walgreens in the Eye & Ear care aisle.

So let's get started. First, I moisturize, add a few drops of Clear Eyes® Pure Relief™  to keep my eyes bright all day long. One use lasts up to 12 hours so I find that the relief really does last all day.

From here, it really couldn't be any more simple.

Step One: I start with a sparkly pink shadow mixed with a bit of matte pink and pat this all over my lid with a flat shadow brush.

Step Two: Using a tapered blending brush, I take a matte medium taupe color and blend it into my crease. Blending really is the key here!

Step Three: Next, I take the same tapered brush, and using a deeper taupe, accentuate my outer corner in a v-shape.

Before my final step, I use a nice fluffy blending brush to make sure I don't have any harsh lines and all of my shadows blend seamlessly!

Step Four: Finish with a winged liner and your favorite mascara, and voila! Fall bright-eyes in four easy steps. :)

Thanks to my friends at Clear Eyes® Pure Relief™  for partnering with me on this post. You can find them on FacebookInstagram, and Twitter!

What are some of your favorite Fall shadows right now? Do any of you suffer from crazy dry-eyes this time of year like me?

Until Next Time,

Our Trip To the Pumpkin Patch 2016

So there isn't anything groundbreaking about this blog post, but I really wanted to get back to my bloggin' roots and share what I love. My family! Some of my favorite posts to look back on over the years are just the ones where I share photos or family stories so I thought I would pop in and do just that.

We took Sawyer to the Pumpkin Patch last weekend and this little guy had a BLAST! He wouldn't even smile in the beginning because he was so overwhelmed with all of the things he wanted to touch and do that he sort of just sat there. Once we took him to the hay-maze though, it was all over. He crawled so fast through that little tunnel and then he was OFF! Climbing over every pumpkin, shoving fistfuls of hay and dried corn into his mouth. It's safe to say, Sawyer-bear loves Halloween as much as his mama ;)

I know you read it over and over again, but the holidays are SO much more magical when you get to do them with your kiddo! Even though he is still so little, watching his face light up just makes the season.

It was a bright and sunny morning when we took him to the patch, so a lot of the pictures were just too bright, but really, the day wasn't about getting a perfectly lit photo as much as it was capturing the excitement in his eyes at every turn. I'll cherish these memories forever!

Until Next Time,

Tips for Decluttering Your Closets

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With the changing weather upon us, I am reminded that the “season of stuff” is upon us, and some de-cluttering is in order. Over the weekend, I took to my closet to rid it of anything I wouldn’t need through the new year, and fill it back up with cozy coats and blanket scarves to survive the cool winter!

As I was decluttering, I came across a ton of things that I really didn’t need to hold on to anymore, so I thought I would share with you a few tips for cleaning up your space!

1) I love to start clearing space by emptying it out. It helps to visually see a closet empty before filling it back up! You don’t have to take every last thing out of your closet before starting, but I would encourage you to be ruthless and anything you know won’t be staying, must come out!

2) I utilize the bin system! I separate my clothing by season and store it in clear plastic bins, and as the month's change, I refresh my wardrobe with what is in storage. I love doing this because it helps me make quick decisions when getting dressed in the morning (fewer choices = no decision paralysis!) and also, taking my clothes out of storage is like shopping! I find things I have completely forgotten about, and I usually fall in love with them all over again. (This weekend it was time to say goodbye to my pretty summer dresses, and hello to blanket scarves!)

       3) Purge, purge, purge! This is my favorite part of decluttering.  Repurposing or selling items you no longer need. For example, have you ever thought of selling your Wedding Gown? When space is limited, this is one piece that is probably taking up A LOT of precious real estate, and by listing it on a site such as, you’re making another bride’s dream come true, and making some money off of your initial investment! It really is a win-win for everyone.

      I pulled my wedding dress out of storage and held it up to myself, admiring the beading I fell in love with, and I knew it would just make someone else's day perfect. It seemed sad to me to leave the beautiful gown hidden in my closet when it could be part of someone’s special day!

      Here's how it works, I browsed and found that when a gown is well described, and well-priced using their wedding dress cost calculator, the dresses sell FAST! The Wedding Dress Value Calculator is a great way to find out how much your dress could be worth. It's not the price you have to set for your dress, but it's a great starting point!

       I also like how they don’t take a large percent of commission from your sale, rather, they take a flat $25.00 fee, meaning you make the most money back on that pricey wedding investment. It might seem crazy, but selling your wedding dress really is the modern thing to do, and you'll be making another bride's special day in the process. I absolutely loved my wedding dress, but it definitely felt like this was the perfect time to let another bride enjoy it! Wear, love, and share!

Remembering that special day :)

4) When I take a look at my home, I really do like to repurpose whatever I can. Diaper boxes make EXCELLENT storage containers, believe it or not! Wrap them in some pretty paper, and they become the perfect storage solution for your scarves or belts.

5) Be willing to part ways. This is sort of an extension of #3, but it really helps to be honest with yourself and ask, "will I really need this?" If you really aren't sure, move it to a storage bin. Chances are, if you haven't missed it all season, you'll be ready to part ways on your next clean-out!

I hope this helps ya'll get your closet space in check! There really isn't anything groundbreaking about it, but sticking to these few rules really will make your space far less cluttered, and leave you with plenty of space to shop for the changing seasons. :)

Thank you for stopping by!

Until Next Time,