Saying Goodbye to 2015...

December 31, 2015

Jaimie Rogers Editor in Chief
       

Another year has come and gone. I feel like I was writing this post yesterday for 2014. A lot has changed for me and my family. This year has definitely had some high, highs, and some really low, lows. From buying our first home, for our children to grow up in, to injuries, and devastating losses. We definitely grew as a whole.

 Every year I look back at my own personal growth, and I must say just in the last three months I have changed the most I ever have. Some I'm proud of, others not so much.

It Cosmetics: Top 5 Superstars Collection

November 19, 2015

Jaimie Rogers Editor in Chief
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**Update: It has officially started on QVC Channel get your Top Superstars for the starting price of $59.94 +S&H. Thats a $185 value, yours for only $62.94 TOTAL! 
HURRY HURRY!**

    IT's no secret I love IT Cosmetics! I had my first experience with their products this past June, and have been in LOVE ever since. So, you can imagine my excitement when I received an email informing me I had yet another special package on the way! 
Today, I'm telling you all about the Top 5 Superstars 6- Piece Collection. Available on QVC tonight at midnight until tomorrow night at 11:59 P.M.

Easy Fish Tacos

October 13, 2015

Jaimie Rogers Editor in Chief

     Hey Ya'll 
So a few weeks ago I went grocery shopping, and found Tilapia Fish Fillets on sale. Of course I swooped them up, got home and thought crap how am I going to prep these. They sat in my freezer for about a week and a half before my awesome Auntie said, "Watch this!" The following is her awesome recipe that's perfect for a quick week-night meal.

Photo Via: The Foodie Affair

Dear Mr. Claus...

October 7, 2015

Jaimie Rogers Editor in Chief

Dear Santa,
All I want for Christmas is....

Kids that know the difference between inside voice, and outside voice.
Kids that eat whatever I put on their plate.
Kids that don't tattle.
Kids that don't argue back.

A free maid.
A free laundry folder.
A free personal cook.
A free personal shopper.
Free gas.

A dog that doesn't pee in the house.
A dog that doesn't bark.
A dog that is flea resistant.

Basically, just bring me a million dollars, and a miracle. I'll be good!

I can dream.
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DIY: Wax Your Brows

October 5, 2015

Jaimie Rogers Editor in Chief
       

Hey Ya'll!  
   As always I will start out with, "My life has been super busy!" Blah blah so boring waste my time typing my life away. Okay! Now to the real biz! 
   I made this video before my previous baking  video. I was having such a time getting it downloaded, (technical difficulties), but now I have it ready to go. I made a similar video a few years back that has since been deleted, so here's an updated version. From the comfort of my bathroom, without further adieu, your comedic how to video. 
Enjoy!!

Hit Or Miss: Baking

September 18, 2015

Jaimie Rogers Editor in Chief
      
The following is a laugh out loud original by me! 
I got a great laugh out of the final edit of this video. I had fun doing it. I am quite silly, I think I was on my sixth cup of coffee. Anyway, hope this gives you guys a great laugh on this lovely Friday! 
Click below to watch! 

Life As I Know It

September 9, 2015

Jaimie Rogers Editor in Chief

     
Life as I know it for the past five years has been dramatically wronged!
Just kidding actually it's been dramatically changed. I think we all can see I obviously hate change so all this nonsense is driving me crazy!

IT Cosmetics: Brush Love

August 19, 2015

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So the other day I was cleaning the house, and my husband walks in with a package. I wasn't expecting anything I could remember so I was a little shocked to open it to another awesome goody from IT Cosmetics! I had been trying to talk myself into the rigorous task of cleaning my brushes for the last week. So this couldn't have come at a more opportune time. I immediately tested this product.

Age, Stress, and Tears...

August 7, 2015

       
This has easily been the hardest week so far this year.
I went to my orientation for college went through all my paperwork, got it all together, thought I was totally done just to get told I was missing one more paper. No big deal right? WRONG! The paper I need has to be ordered, and takes five days for me to get, then they have to process it, and I only have until the fourteenth. So I'm rushing on that...

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel

July 28, 2015

 
   A few weeks ago I found myself in the nail aisle at Walmart.  I was on my weekly search for the perfect nude shade. I'm looking for a pinkish nude if ya'll happen to know of one. Any who I found the set of the Sally Hansen Miracle Gel. I liked the coral color so I decided to try it. I added the nude to my cart too, but I honestly don't like it that much. After several little brick scratching tests, and lots of hand-washing dishes, I conclude this is the best polish ever!


Small Hiatus

July 27, 2015

       

     
My Family and I are getting the hell outta dodge for the week.
I have some posts scheduled, and may share a little of our loooong road trip on instagram. Depends on how I feel considering I'm driving. I hope you all have a great week. Please if you haven't already like us on facebook, twitter, and instagram. Also please subscribe to our mailing list and get the latest posts straight to your inbox. You can find all that in our left sidebar. Please feel free to catch up on our previous posts, and as always...
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It Cosmetics: Bye Bye Pores

July 22, 2015

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I cannot express enough how much I love IT Cosmetics. At first my thought was wow this is too expensive for me, but after trying the products, I don't know how I'll ever live without them! After receiving their products I've noticed such a change in my skin. Less acne, softer, supple skin. My skin-tone is more even, and believe it or not but my old acne scars are diminished. I have not changed anything in my skincare routine. I just added IT Cosmetics to my makeup routine.
Recently the company sent me the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder, and let me just say.. this stuff is legit! I have been playing with it for about a week or so truly testing its boundaries. No, seriously I mowed with a full face yesterday. FLAWLESS! I paired it with my Naturally Pretty Face Palette for the perfect highlight and contour, with perfectly rosy cheeks. You can read more about that palette here

Life Lately...

July 21, 2015

My life has been a series of wake up, study, stress, forget to eat, sleep, redo. I am studying for an entry test into college. Yep, I'm doing it! I realize its not a pass or fail test, but it is a test and they freak me out all the same. I have taken a practice online six times. Every time I fail... MAJOR! I already know when I take the real one I'm either gonna freak out, and have to take extra classes to make up the knowledge, or pass get into regular classes and not understand a damn thing. 
Why am I being so candid? I want you to show this to your son or daughter. I want you to save this to show the younger ones when they get to the age they need to be thinking about college. The next words your going to read are ones I heard personally, but never took the time to think about. 

Easy Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes

July 15, 2015

So a few weeks ago I posted a picture on instagram of the most delicious random creation I've made thus far. These awesome treats were a huge hit with the kids, and were so easy.
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The Honest Truth: Letting Go....

July 14, 2015

I wrote about six posts on motherhood this past week. Erasing everyone, starting over, until I wrote this one. It's leery to post because it's so personal, but I felt like if I felt this way maybe other moms do too. Maybe too, someone out there has a different spin on it, maybe they can help me, and others like me. This is my moms honest truth.

Celebrate The Week With Recipes

July 1, 2015

Hey Ya'll!!
So this Saturday is July 4th!! So proud to be celebrating our Independence! I like to celebrate all week, especially if I'm having a super awesome week!! Today I found all my blogging cameras!! Which I really can't begin to explain how happy I am to find my still camera since my phone just doesn't cut it sometimes. I can't wait to bring ya'll super better pics, and more videos!! I actually got some feedback from my sister last night and she gave me some pretty legit ideas on quick and easy segments.

Via @ASimplyLovelyLife Instagram

Kardashian Beauty Dry Shampoo

June 22, 2015

       
I bought this Kardashian Beauty Dry Shampoo from Walmart, when I went and go my hair cut this last time. Yes I go to Walmart. I have this girl I always use, and prob would follow her if she ever left and was still affordable for me. Any who, I saw this on sale, and was curious since I had seen the Kardashians on instagram advertising. So I spent my $15.00 and took it home.

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Easy Wonton Soup Recipe

June 16, 2015

I love brothy soups when I'm under the weather. So when I was prepping for my wisdom teeth removal. I needed something quick and easy. I made my homemade Wonton soup, and today I'm sharing that recipe with you.

Time: 30 Minutes

Eraclea Skincare Review

June 15, 2015

*I received these products from Eraclea Skincare to try and review. All thoughts, and opinions are my own.*  

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Today I bring you this review from the comforts of my lovely bed. I had my wisdom teeth removed this past week, and have been on a very hard recovery since... I miss food... 

During my down time, and all the people touching my face, these products have definitely been a lifesaver. Eraclea Skincare is a company I found just scrolling and clicking around the internet. I saw they were actually in the Dallas, Tx area which is really close to me so I contacted them. They responded very quickly, and were gracious enough to send me two of their products. 

It Cosmetics: It's All About You Collection

June 7, 2015

     *I received these products from IT Cosmetics to try and review. All thoughts, and opinions are my own.*  
  
 I was super excited to hear I would be able to review products for IT Cosmetics. I had heard about this company online, and decided I needed to try some products for myself. The company decided to send me four products from their limited-edition, one-day-only, It's All About You Collection. Airing on QVC. This collection features a world-wide launch of two brand new products, as well as two top selling products. 

Naturally Pretty Face Palette
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    The face palette is one of my favorites. This is one of the two new products being released in the world-wide launch on QVC. It features the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Blush, this blush was a gorgeous rose color. Vibrant, yet light and soft. The Vitality Matte Bronzer, is a deep warm bronzer. Perfect for contouring, and easy to blend. The Hello Light Crème, in radiant is my favorite highlighter! IT Cosmetics makes it easy with this product to achieve a soft dewy complexion with ease, and the Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder, a wonderful translucent powder that erases the appearance of pores for a beautiful smooth finish!
This is a great product, especially for on the go. Compact, easy to apply, and blended wonderfully. I was left with a beautiful glow. I had a full face of makeup that was long lasting, without feeling weighed down. It was easy to wash off at the end of the day as well, and I don't feel like it clogged my pores.

Celebration Foundation SPF 50+, and Heavenly Luxe Complexion Brush
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     The Celebration Foundation SPF 50+ is another new product being released in the QVC launch. It's a full coverage foundation with UVA/UVB broad spectrum SPF 50. For me that is definitely a huge plus, since I burn so easily. A day at the zoo proved that for me Saturday. My shoulders are lobster red, my face is sunburn free! And what would be a great foundation without a great brush! The Heavenly Luxe Complexion Brush makes it so easy to blend evenly and beautifully. The soft bristles are like therapy for the face and leave an airbrushed look. The small brush end makes it easier to contour and highlight with precision, and again the soft bristles make it exactly like the name a heavenly finish.

Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer

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     For years I had dark circles under my eyes. It was mostly genetics, but thinking I could change it I tried everything from eye rollers, to coffee grounds with no luck. So I finally caved, and started searching for the perfect concealer. I thought I had found it once, but that was before my run in with the Bye Bye Under Eye Concealer. With just one little dab and the small end of the Heavenly Luxe Brush I can cover imperfections on my entire face. The full coverage anti aging formula never creases or cake-up. A little can go a long way, and covers even the darkest raccoon eyes!

     I really enjoyed testing these products. They are all quality products, and I'm grateful to IT Cosmetics for sending me these products. The products are priced retail for $150, but you can get it on QVC for less than $60! That's a great deal, so don't miss out!! 

      All four of these products debut today only, June 8, 2015 on QVC. Starting at midnight (ET) until 11:59 PM (PT). For more details tune in to your QVC channel midnight, 3 AM, 6 AM, 10 AM, 12 PM, 3 PM, 4 PM, 7 PM, and 9 PM (ET).

You can visit QVC online here,  download the app on Android (US) or Apple (US), or call QVC at 800-345-1515. Item #A265298


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To Judge or Not To Judge...

June 3, 2015

     This post is going to be a bit different than most. Some of you may call me crazy for posting this here, but ultimately that's why this is also a lifestyle blog. I created this blog for myself. A place for me to vent, and share. For me, personal sharing is hard. Trials from my past make it hard for me to open up. Until lately. I'm sure there's still other things I'll still bottle away, but this in particular I personally feel I should say.

Green or Black Thumb For The Busy Mom?

May 21, 2015

With everything happening in the world lately. I had this gut feeling it was time to start prepping. I know. I know. I'm crazy right? Either way I felt it necessary. Along with all the inside stocking, I decided to try my hand at gardening.  

Lillian Eve Review

May 12, 2015

       A months ago I was lucky enough to win some awesome goodies in a mommy and me giveaway. Included in that was a gift card to Lillian Eve, and I have to say it was one of the best gifts a girl can get!


Beach Wave Bob Tutorial

February 19, 2015

Todays tutorial is for my short haired girls. You can do this with long hair too you will just curl  the bottom half, but this is an easy fast tutorial to keep you looking cute! 
It works out better if your hair is a bit dirty, but if its not thats ok just spray a little dry shampoo for texture and go from there!

Valentines DIY Mani

February 12, 2015

Here's a sweet little DIY tutorial just in time for Valentines day. 

Vicks Coolmist Humidifier Review

February 10, 2015

*I received this product free through Influenster to try and review. All opinions are purely my own.*
So a few weeks ago I came home to the best package on my doorstep. I was skeptical when I first received the email saying it would be sent to me to try, but thought, hey my whole house is sick. Perfect timing! 
I tested it on my snotty husband first. BIG mistake! Let me tell you why..

Smothered Montreal Pork Chops

January 21, 2015

This recipe is my favorite, possibly even before steak! My mom used to make this for us growing up, so I took her recipe and made it my own. Its a quick and easy 30 minute meal. 

Back In Action!

January 20, 2015

Hey ya'll!  Hope you had a great holiday! Ours was great, had plenty of food, family, and maybe just a little too many presents for our spoiled kids. Haha 
In all the craziness I realized I never really got to introduce the newest additions to our family.
 

The Gnarly Whale: Makeup Remover Review

January 14, 2015


*I received the following products free as an affiliate from The Gnarly Whale Shop. All opinions, feelings, and words are of my own.*

So you wash your face, pat dry, look in the mirror, and see your raccoon eyes from your eyeliner or mascara. It's frustrating! Well struggle no more! I have recently had the opportunity to test a new product from The Gnarly Whale Shop. The Gnarly Whale Makeup Remover is the greatest remover I've used yet!!
I used to wash my face with just soap and water. But, after I got this product everything has changed. I've tried so many different brands, but none as good as this. It is completely organic and vegan. Which, if you haven't noticed I've been moving more towards lately. This product even removes my waterproof makeup COMPLETELY! You just apply to a cotton pad and wipe clean, it's that easy! And as always follow with the Gnarly Whale Toner to complete your beauty routine! You can get this product and more over at The Gnarly Whale shop. Get 20% off your entire order by using the code below. 
*Use the code: 'Jaimie20' for 20% off your entire order at The Gnarly Whale.*

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