The Beauty in… My FAAVVVOOORRIITE Things!

I’ve had quite a few request for a return, since I aim to please, here I am! It’s been a little over a year since my last post; that break felt good, however I do miss sharing my beauty tips. Last April I broke up with all social media outlets. Our relationship was all take, very little give, so I said good-bye and haven’t regretted the decision. However, if you subscribe to my blog, feel free to share my post on your social media. If you don’t subscribe, no pressure, but since I won’t be promoting my blog on any other platform, you’ll miss out! Continue reading “The Beauty in… My FAAVVVOOORRIITE Things!”

The Beauty in Holiday Decor…

It’s been a while. Somehow, my beloved October breezed by with only a couple post. If it’s the thought that counts, here’s what I meant to post about. My love for fall and October. My anniversary (9 years- we went horseback riding, it was so relaxing) and DIY Halloween costumes. There, that catches me up!  My mind, heart and calendar have been so full the last month. I’m looking forward to sharing what’s been keeping me so busy, aside from my 3 crazy-daisy-cute babes, but I’m not ready to give out all the details yet (have to keep you on your toes.) Here are a couple teasers- I had the privilege of interviewing for a book by a prestigious author, my husband and I both were able to observe a major surgery IN the operating room, AND I worked my last wedding. What a month.

This weekend we took pictures for our Christmas cards. I wanted to get a couple shots of the kids on the front porch so up went (some) of the Christmas décor. I did a little DIY and it turned out pretty cute so I wanted to share! ** My neighbor was so cute, last night he walked by and said “someone is an eager beaver” I promised him I wasn’t nuts, just needed a faux-December backdrop for our picture 😉

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FIRST- We had a ton of the fake pre-lit garland but it looked so…fake once I put it up, so I got crafty. I picked a bunch of magnolia leaves from the tree in our back yard and since everything  is better metallic, spray painted about half of them silver. Then I used floral wire to bind together 3 leaves. I attached the trios randomly to the existing garland.

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SECOND- I posted on Facebook asking if anyone had seen the large plastic Christmas ornaments out anywhere. I kid you not, I got countless messages and texts with pictures of where I could get the ornaments. It was so sweet. I ended up finding the one’s I used at The Dollar Tree. In case you don’t already know, I’m fancy-frugal. Using twine and thumb tacks I pinned them to the roof entry way of our porch.

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THIRD- I went to Lowes and found the most wintry plants I could to put in the urns flanking both the front door as well as the front steps.  I asked my mom to plant them, lucky for me she did! I had bought metallic (it’s the theme of our house, my life etc) picks as well at the dollar store and my mom put those along with silver spray painted Pine Cones and trimmings from a pine tree into the urn. They turned out oh so Martha, thanks Mom.

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LASTLY- I bought all different sizes of Christmas ornaments as well as a round branch-like wreath and glue glue glued the ornaments onto the wreath.

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I put out a couple nut crackers we had and it was just enough to doll up the house for Christmas cards. The weekend after Thanksgiving I’ll finish the front of the house and start the inside (yay!)

Early for Christmas, I know, but if you’re like me and already planning for December try some of my DIYs!

Now go raid the dollar store! 😉

XxOo Spoiled Gal

Tuesday Quick Tip…

stilletoHow many gals are intimidated by wearing heels, especially for a long period of time? The answer- a lot! I hear it all the time “I don’t know how you are wearing heels, I could never!” The truth is that after my third baby, I don’t wear heels as often as I used to but I do still wear them at least once a week. There is a little trick to making your heels feel more comfortable as well as keeping your balance. Trust me, I am as clumsy as they come, so if I can put on a pair of 2.5″ heeled booties and go the grocery store, so can you! Continue reading “Tuesday Quick Tip…”

T.G.I…Friday Favorite

faMy favorite this week is so *Fall Worthy* nails, nails, nails. I found a new formula that actually does what it says.  My nails are super shiny and chip free! Also, the liquid went on a little thicker than traditional nail polish so it was quick and easy. The Sally Hansen Miracle Gel is a two step process. Fist the color, then the top coat.  You don’t need a light to “cure” the gel, so there’s no harmful UV damage to your hands. My FALL fav is the color HEAD BANG. You’re going to love it!

*Click my picture to send you to the link, both the color and top coat cost less than 1 manicure! You know I love a deal!

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Au Revoir September, and hello to October, my favorite month of the year!

XxOo Spoiled Gal

 

The Beauty In No Make Up…

fullsizerender-26Just kidding. The beauty in no make up-make up is more like it. Probably the question i’m asked most often from people who see me regularly is “do you ever leave the house without make up?” In short- the answer is no. BUT I can assure you I am not doing three different school pick ups with false eyelashes and perfectly applied lipstick. With a few products you can have a polished, natural look that takes 5 minutes and feels great all day long. Here are my favorite products to achieve a no make up look… Continue reading “The Beauty In No Make Up…”

TUESDAY Quick Tip…

Today’s tip isn’t about beauty or hair but it’s something EVERYONE should know. One of my many amazing neighbors is a firefighter/parametric. He and his wife have 4 sweet kids that we adore. This weekend I was out front when he got home from his work week and we started chatting about how it’s hard disconnecting yourself between work and home especially after some of the traumatic calls he goes on. Without giving me too many details he told me a story about a call he had went on, then he gave me the advice I have to share with you. Continue reading “TUESDAY Quick Tip…”