Friday, March 23, 2012

My Little Mission Field

I'm not called to the mission field but I am called to raise the five precious children the Lord has intrusted me with for Him! Most of what I know about motherhood was taught to me by my Mom. She gave my sister and I a beautiful legacy for raising Godly children. And she also taught us that God equips each of us with wisdom and abilty to carry out His calling and plan for our lives! Recently, I was listening to Andy Stanley's wife Sandra Stanley talk about homeschooling their children. She talked about a verse in Nehemiah that ministered to her during this season of homeschooling. She felt sad because she had to say "no" to many good things because she just didn't have the time but God gave her Nehemiah 6:2&3... "I am doing a great work and I cannot come down." This is the message Nehemiah sent when he was trying to rebuild the walls of Jeresulam. So powerful! I immediately connected with what she was saying and this scripture! It's so true. I am doing a great work and so are you whether you are a homeschool Mom, working Mom, stay at home Mom, Mom of 1 or Mom of 20! Whatever God has called you to do, YOU are doing A GREAT WORK!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Can I just be all over the place for a minute?!

Am I the only one out there who enjoys a good random post? I'm kinda all over the place, today. I am a perfectionist and sometimes I really like that about myself and other times not so much. Like when it causes me to procrastinate because at this moment in time I can't make it perfect due to one reason or another. I find myself coming up with ideas for the blog or something totally unrelated to makeup and then I think I can't blog about that, this is supposed to be a "Makeup" blog....well its still a blog mostly about makeup but in an effort to be a better blogger there may also be some random "stuff" that I blog about. Like today....

* We are currently in the process of making a 3 bedroom home work for a family of 7. We just moved the babies out of our master bedroom into their own room. We are ALL moving to different spaces. Every closet has to be changed and 2 rooms are going to be painted. I was reading a Barbie book to Libby last night and it said something to the effect that " A clean house makes a clear mind." How true is that? Thanks Barbie! Ha! Lets just say I can't wait to have both again!

* I have been trying new makeup products as I use up the ones I already have. I am trying not to buy my "old faithful" product and give some new ones a chance. I'll of course keep you posted on my likes and dislikes. I normally buy products that some one else recommends to me. Do y'all do that or do you go to the store and buy what looks/ sounds good to you? So far I've tried new foundation, eyeliner and lip stick but I have used up a lot of my products and need to figure out exactly what I'll be replacing them with.

* We of course have lots of birthdays around here, Libby's is next. She will be three! She is so easy to please but I really want it to be special for her! She is technically the middle child but she hangs with the big kids one second and is sucking her thumb with the babies the next. haha!

* My husband is on a new adventure with his job! It's exciting to fully trust God!

* We are going to a wedding tomorrow! I LOVE weddings!

* I once agian loved Mila Kunis' makeup for the Golden Globes. Some of my other favorites were Charlize Theron, Emma Stone and Julianne Moore. What was your favorite Globe makeup?

* Can't believe this was my first post in 2012! Better late than never....I guess.

* And I leave you with this cutness!
The twins at Christmas!

Relax a little and enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Corney but Cute

May your stuffing be tasty,
May your turkey be plump,
May your potatoes 'n' gravey
have nary a lump.

May your yams be delicious,
May your pies take the prize,
May your Thanksgiving dinner
stay off your thighs.

Told ya corney but cute! I saw this on a friends facebook status.
I serve a wonderful God who has giving me so much to be thankful for!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Five Ways To Update Your Fall/ Winter Makeup Without Spending a Dime!

Even though it may have been 79 degrees here a few days ago, Winter is a mere 30 days away. And since buying makeup isn't on the top of my priority list during the holiday are a few money saving ways to freshen up your Winter makeup slump!

1. Apply moisturizer to your face directly after washing it while it is still slightly damp! Seriously, if you're not doing this it will change your good moisturizer to a great moisturizer.

2. Leave off the powder! Nothing worse than a chalky face, am I right? If you are extremely oily apply powder only in the T-zone. You will look younger and more fresh faced, trust me!

3. Use a cream blush AND if you don't have one go a little "old school" and use a peachy/ pink lipstick. Just dab it on your finger tips and gently tap upwards right below the cheek bone. Your fingers can be a great makeup applicator!

4. Change things up, line your upper and lower water line. You'd be amazed how something so simple can really give you a different look!

5. Get back out that bronzer from Summer, use a big fluffy brush and apply it around your hair line and down your nose lightly to add dimension to your face.

Happy Fall!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Getting to Know You...

I thought an introduction was long over our twins!
Gentry Cate 5lbs. 5.5 oz. and Rhett Cullen 5 lbs. 11 oz.
The twins arrived about 6 weeks early but we are so blessed and thankful for two happy, healthy babies!
1 month
2 months and ready for bed!
3 months and in REAL clothes! Yay!
4 months
5 months
6 months of pure preciousness!
These two bring more joy and laughter into our home than I could ever have imagined! I am so blessed to be their Momma and to get to kiss those sweet cheeks all day long! Love em!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Drug Store Cleansers

A while back I had a comment asking what was a good Drug Store cleanser.... and my answer may have taken forever but here's what I think...
When I was a teen my face was super sensitive and my Dermotologist recommended Neutrogena cleansers to me. They worked great on my oily, sensitive skin! I always love answering your questions even if it takes me a while to get the answer to you!

Here is an updated picture of the five sweet reasons why it takes me a while to get your questions answered! Haha!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Whats in My Makeup Bag

So here it is....the perfectionist in me wanted to wipe down all my makeup before showing it but I wanted this to be the real deal, well minus two old q-tips I used to blend my eyeliner (I didn't think y'all would mind not seeing those.)

I took one of the bags off my Mary Kay travel roll up bag because its clear and I like to see what I'm digging for. Here's whats in my bag, my must have's that travel with me, even to the grocery store! haha!
The run down of my products
Mac Mineralized Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus
Mary Kay Mineral Powder Brush
Tarte Blush in Amused
Mary Kay Cheek Brush
Mary Kay Lash Lengthening Mascara in Black
Mary Kay Lash Love Mascara in Black
Mary Kay Mineral Eye Color in Coal
Bobbi Brown Essentials Ultra Fine Eyeliner brush
Urban Decay 24/7 in Zero
Urban Decay Grind House (sharpener)
Revlon Eyelash Curler
Mary Kay Mineral Bronzing Powder in Sandstone
Mary Kay Nourishine Lip Gloss in Fancy Nancy (2 of them for my girls because a little lip gloss is a BIG treat)
Mary Kay Lip Liner in Chocolate
2 Mary Kay discontinued lip sticks one in Paradise Pink the other ones name is rubbed off
Mary Kay Lip Gloss in Cream & Sugar
Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets
The mirror of a broken compact
AND last but not least 2 bobby pins
I don't carry a purse when my babies are small, simply not enough arms. Here is the super cute bag I carry all my "supplies" in!

Thanks for taking a tour of my makeup bag!

I also wanted to add a BIG thank you for your feed back and very kind words! I have tried to comment back to each of you but it does not post. I'm sure its something I'm doing and I hate to sound dumb but thats why you haven't gotten a response back from me!