Three Makeup Tips to Fight ALLERGY FACE®


This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of ZYRTEC®. I'm not a super fancy girl.  Most of the time I'm covered in paint and sawdust.  But when I go out, I try to look decent--meaning I actually do my hair and makeup.  This year I wanted to try to do more with my makeup, rather than the same tired routine I've been doing since I was 14.  So I've been researching here and there and trying to figure out ways to help bring out my natural … [Read more...]

Vera Bradley Holiday Bag Giveaway! #vbwishlist

vera bradley large bag

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Vera Bradley for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. Guess what.  In almost eight years of marriage to my husband, we have never had a weekend getaway together.  {Gasp!}  There was always some excuse to not do it, but this year for my husband's birthday I asked my Mom to watch our kids overnight and I am kidnapping him to Park City.  I'm super excited for 24 hours away from my lovable … [Read more...] Deal Site and Giveaway!

andruby sweatshirt

I am part of the Mom it Forward Blogger Community and this post was compensated by  All opinions are my own. Seems like Deal sites are taking over the world.  I, for one, am okay with this takeover.  Being a mom with little kids, the days of shopping leisurely are long gone.  Taking my kids clothes shopping is something akin to Water Torture.  Half the time after I get home I look at my stuff and I'm like, "I bought this??" … [Read more...]

12 Cozy Fall Fashions

cute fall fashions

It's finally cool enough to start thinking about fall fashions:  sweaters, cardigans, and scarves.  I've tried to wear them in the past few weeks, but always abandon them shortly after putting them on due to the heat.  But I'm currently wearing a cardigan, jeans, and boots, and the prospect of months more of these types of styles has me tittering. One of my all-time favorite sources for fashion is Polyvore.  This is where I find outfits to put … [Read more...]

Favorite Fall Boots

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This September has been hot and cold, but mostly hot.  I'm excited that October has the prospect of true, cool fall weather, accompanied by one of my favorite things about the!  Well, boots and clothes.  But mostly the boots.  I actually wore some fall boots last week to a thing I had and I was just sweltering the entire's just too warm for boots. I probably won't be buying boots this year (whoops, I already bought a … [Read more...]

Albion Fit $50 Giveaway

albion fit athletic wear

When I first started running, I would wear old tee-shirts and some running tights.  I knew there were better options for tops for running, but I didn't really want to spend the money.  So when Albion Fit contacted me to try out some of their fitness clothes, it seemed like the perfect time.  I had a fun time picking out my outfit since pretty much everything on their site is really cute. I did not have as much fun taking pictures of myself … [Read more...]

Toddler Style: Jelly Shoes

cute toddler jelly shoes

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Jelly Beans but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #JellysAreBack As the ninth child of eleven, I didn't get a whole lot of new things for myself.  Actually no one in my family did.  My mother was (still is) extremely frugal and efficient with money, which you would have to be to have eleven kids!  Needless to say, when the … [Read more...]

8 Modest Swimsuits Summer Outfits

Summer Swimwear

It may be May and still a little on the chilly side for some of us mountain folks, but summer will be soon upon us and it's already here for some you down South!  I am not the biggest fan of squeezing into a swim suit each summer but with three little kids, swimming is really one of the best activities to do frequently in the summer. I am not a bikini wearer so this collection of swimsuits is all things that I could see myself wearing.  And … [Read more...]