Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Favorites

Hello Ladies!

Today I am linking up with Andrea , Erika , and Narci and sharing my Friday Favorites!  Be sure to grab the graphic and link up too!


ONE
I always have a candle burning...and the Volcano candle from Anthro will always be my favorite, but this yummy scent from Circle E Candles is quickly becoming a favorite!  When you walk in my house you can smell it, but it is not too overpowering!  If you are looking for a great new candle for spring and summer...check it out!


TWO

I am loving my new laptop skin...if you are looking for something fun to add to your laptop, you should check out all the fun designs here .


THREE
We are a big YETI family over here..the products are a little pricey, but in our opinion they are totally worth it.  We have been using the colster for over a year now, every single day and we swear by them!  They keep your drinks in a can ice cold!  We also have a soft cooler that we love and is AMAZING!  Just last week I got this super cute pink powder coated rambler and LOVE LOVE LOVE it.  We use a Keurig and though the coffee comes out hot, I find that if I don't drink it quick enough I have to stick it in the microwave to reheat it...well not when I use this fun little pink cup...it seriously keeps my coffee hot for HOURS!  


FOUR
Last weekend we packed up St. Patrick's Day and brought out the Easter/spring stuff...fun little holiday touches around the house are always a favorite of mine!


FIVE
Last week we celebrated St. Patrick's Day...and our Corned Beef dinner was our FAVORITE!


SIX
Great looking nails are always my favorite...you can read all about my go to colors here !


I am so glad my hubby isn't working this weekend...not sure what we have planned yet, but I am just glad we can be together all weekend!  Hope you all have a great weekend.  See you back here next week.

xoxo,
Kimm











Wednesday, March 22, 2017

My Go-To Nail Colors

Hello Ladies!

Hope you are all having a great week...and yay for being halfway through it!

I know I am not the only one who can relate to this!!!

There is just something about having a great manicure that just makes me happy!  As far back as I can remember I have always loved nail polish, and I can't remember a time that my nails were naked!  Many years ago I had the full on acrylic nails, super long, sometimes bright neon and crazy designs, then I jumped on the pink and white band wagon, then I did them myself for a while, and now I am a shellac/gel girl.  I don't love sitting and getting my nails done, and I love that getting the gel, there is ZERO drying time!  And I love that I get a full two weeks, sometimes more, out of it.  

I am pretty basic when it comes to my nails, and I find myself constantly wearing the same colors over and over again...ZERO variety over here!  During the winter months I pretty much wear black or OPI Lincoln Park After Dark.  During the holidays this past year I had them done red, with my ring finger gold, and though it was cute I couldn't wait to get back to the salon and have it taken off and go back to my "go-to".

99% of the time I wear a very neutral color..and I feel like I have tried them all!  It took me a long time, but I seriously think I found the two BEST neutrals out there!  Because I love what I love, I always bring my own polish with me.  

My go-to's!



This is hands down my FAVORITE color to wear....CND Shellac in Studio White ...it is not too white...it is perfect!  


OPI Let's Be Friends is another absolute favorite of mine.  It is the perfect pink/white color and so great for spring.  


As much as I love these light colors, I would always find that after about a week they would yellow a bit, and that made me NUTS!  So what I do to prevent them from yellowing is when I get home from the salon, I put one coat of clear polish over them, just cheap Sally Hansen clear I grabbed at Walgreens.  And every few days I just take a cotton ball with some non-acetone nail polish remover and take the clear top coat off, wash my hands, and just re-apply the clear again....and it works.  My nails never discolor or yellow at all!  Definitely a great little tip if you love a white/light pink polish but hate it yellowing!

These two products are my other must haves when it comes to my hands/nails.  The Aveda Hand Relief is the BEST hand cream there is.  A little goes a long way, and my hands are always smooth and soft!  My other must have is CND Solar Oil , it really helps keep my cuticles looking good and not dry.  

I am always looking for great neutral nail colors, so if you have a favorite, or a favorite product for your hands or nails...please share with me!

#truth!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  See you back here soon!

xoxo,
Kimm











Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday Favorites

Hello Ladies!

Happy St. Patricks Day!

Today I am linking up with Andrea , Erika , and Narci and sharing my Friday Favorites.  Be sure to grab the graphic and link up too!


ONE


My favorite favorite this week was celebrating my sweet girl turning 9!  


TWO
I got some new pineapple sheets for our bed, and anything pineapple is my favorite!  These are a microfiber sheet set from Target, and they were only $29 for the king size set.  We have been using them about a week now and so far we are loving them...they are crazy soft!  King size sheets that are not $100+....definitely a favorite!


THREE
This bath bomb....my favorite this week!  


FOUR


Mark and I took a little day trip last Sunday, and this beautiful blue water was my FAVORITE!



The drinks, the nachos and the lunch view were also my favorite!


FIVE
This guy is my favorite...I'm so thankful he makes us a priority.  Spending one on one time with him is my favorite!


SIX
Since we don't have school today, Olivia sported all her St. Patrick's Day attire on Thursday.  Her looking super cute is my favorite!


And Bella was awfully cute sporting her little St. Patrick's Day bow!

Tonight we are going to enjoy some Corned Beef and Cabbage, and then enjoy a low key weekend home. Hope you all have a great weekend!  See you back here next week!

xoxo,
Kimm











Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Royally Waiting Link Up

Hello Ladies!

Today I am linking up with Shelly , Holly , and Katy for their weekly "Royally Waiting" link up.  You guys should be linking up too!



...and here are the prompts....



Waiting on spring break to hurry up and get here.  Last year our spring break was in March, and this year it is the week before Easter, which seems like SO FAR AWAY!  I am not sure exactly what we will be doing, but I know I am just so looking forward to no early alarms, no homework, no signing agendas and reading logs, and no packing lunches!

Thinking...now I am currently thinking what are we going to do over spring break...ha!

Reading...I started reading "It Ends With Us' a few weeks ago. and have not found the time to finish it...I am only a few chapters in but already am loving it!

Planning...right now Mark and are I trying to plan a little getaway to celebrate our 5 year wedding anniversary in April.

Listening to Alexa play me country music pretty much all throughout the day lately!

Cooking/eating....lots of salmon and brown rice!  I have been really trying to eat healthier and salmon and brown rice has been my go to for last few weeks for lunch and dinner...and surprisingly I am not sick of it yet!

Celebrating...March has been a busy month for us and we been having fun celebrating mine, Jack's and Olivia's birthday!  Next month we are looking forward to celebrating being married for 5 years!

Feeling...lately I have been feeling a little weepy about my baby turning 9...and yes I realize it sounds so silly being sad....but she is my last baby so it is for sure bittersweet.

Wearing...I have been wearing the heck out of my yellow Tieks, along with a pair of jeans and a comfy tee has been my uniform as of late.

Loving...right now I am really loving the weather.  I have been trying to spend as much time as I can sitting outside.  Our weather is perfect right now, not too hot (but still warmer than I would like) and I know before long the heat and humidity will be here in full force!

Drinking...this beautiful, spring weather has me drinking lots of Peach Green Tea Lemonades from Starbucks...if you have never tried it, trust me you need to go and get yourself one...and then you can thank me later.

Watching...we are currently watching and loving Bull, NCIS, Criminal Minds and Superior Donuts.  If you guys have not yet checked out Superior Donuts, it is on Monday nights, and it's just a fun show.

Texting...always Mark...I am always sending him random things throughout the day!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  See you back here soon.

xoxo,
Kimm


Tuesday, March 14, 2017

St. Patrick's Day Decor

Hello Ladies!

I am super excited that this is a short week...my kiddos have off Friday and I am super pumped for a long weekend!

I love all holidays...the big ones and even the not so big ones.  I love being able to put out a few decorations for those not so big holidays.  My kids love it, and I love seeing little bits of it around the house.  Since October I feel like a soon as I take one holiday down, the next day the next holiday goes up!  As soon as we took down our Valentine's Day decorations, we busted out a few St. Patty's day decorations.  And then on Saturday they will all get boxed up and we will break out Easter!

We don't have a ton of stuff, just a few things here and there to make our home feel a little festive.  Pretty much every thing I have I either bought at the Dollar Store or the dollar spot in Target...I love that I don't have to spend a lot of money!

This door goes into our home office.  That cute little wooden sign came from the Dollar Store..yup $1!!

This is my FAVORITE table and I always love adding some holiday fun to it.  And I love that the strand of shamrocks lights up...so fun!


I grabbed this cute pillow from Kohls and found the shamrock blanket on Amazon!

Just a fun glittery shamrock for our chalkboard


And a little festiveness for the bar cart 


And a few fun touches in our little coffee corner!

Nothing too crazy or over the top, but just enough!  And I can't wait to bring out all our spring and Easter stuff this weekend!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

xoxo,
Kimm



Monday, March 13, 2017

Happy Birthday Olivia Grace

Hello Ladies and Happy Monday!

If you need me today, you will most likely find me in the fetal position, sobbing due to the fact that my baby is turning 9 today.....I am not even sure how it is even remotely possible that my little baby girl is not a baby anymore, and is just a little girl.

I just love this little girl so much!

I always wanted a big family, but we thought we were done after 4....well God had a bigger plan for us..Olivia was the BEST surprise! 

The absolute most precious bundle of pink there ever was!

The second they placed my sweet, perfect baby girl in my arms I instantly felt complete...she was the missing piece that I didn't even know was missing from our family.  

Of course having a healthy baby was the most important thing to me, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't ridiculously, over the moon happy that I was having a little girl.  After having 3 boys in a row, having all things pink again in my world was perfect!



Being a mother has brought me the absolute greatest joy in life...people often ask me if I regret having so many kids, and having kids at such a young age, if I felt that maybe I missed out on anything, and my answer is ALWAYS NO....there is no job, or anything else I could have ever done in my life that would have brought me as much joy and happiness as being a mother has.

Those of you that know me well, know that I struggle with my babies growing up.  I have two adult children, and I will say it is truly wonderful being able to be done raising them, and be able to be their friend and have a completely different relationship with them...I love it so much...however, I say it all the time, and it is true..the years have gone much quicker than I would have liked.

I have always tried to treasure every minute, every stage with all my kids, but with Olivia it has been so different.  She is growing up to be the absolute sweetest little girl ever, and it has been so much fun watching her grow up, and change and become her own little person.  But at the same time I am just sad.  I feel as though I have blinked my eyes and she just isn't a baby anymore.  I remember like it was yesterday giving birth to her, and now 9 years has gone by..how is that possible?  

Everything with Olivia has been so bittersweet...all of her milestones...all of her firsts...they are my lasts as a mother, and that has been tough for me.  



Olivia brings so much joy to us all every single day.  She is smart, funny and oh so sweet, and we all have a really hard time telling her no!  She has been such a bright light in our lives, and I am so honored to be this little girl's mom.


Happy 9th Birthday my sweet Olivia Grace...you are everything I hoped you would be and so much more.  You are so loved!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  See you back here soon!

xoxo,
Kimm





Friday, March 10, 2017

Friday Favorites

Hello Ladies

Today I am linking up with Andrea and sharing my Friday Favorites.  Be sure you grab the graphic and link up too!




ONE

I have been on the hunt for an affordable eye cream that actually works, and I think I found it.  If you are looking for a new eye cream that will not break the bank and actually works go check it out!


TWO
Those cherry and watermelon gummy bears.....DELICIOUS!  I am definitely grabbing a bag of the apple to try them also!  Candy....always a favorite!


THREE
Still majorly loving my bath bombs over here!  A relaxing, colorful bath is for sure a favorite!


FOUR
Getting to spend a few hours sitting outside at Starbucks is always a favorite for me.  Enjoying the nice weather before it gets too hot and I am trapped indoors!


FIVE
This birthday shirt is a sure favorite for me and Liv!  My sweet girl will be 9 Monday and she is super excited to wear this!  If you are looking for cute birthday shirts, here is where we got ours!


SIX
I am still loving my Tieks ....they are super comfortable and I have worn these yellow ones pretty much everyday...they are such a fun pop of color each day!

Not sure what we are up to this weekend, I am just excited that Mark doesn't have to work.  Thanks so much for stopping by today....see you back here next week.

xoxo,
Kimm