Sunday, October 23, 2011

M.I.A

Sorry that I have been M.I.A. lately...we have been busy little bees!

I hate doing 'bullet' post and feel like thats all I've done recently, but to catch you up....here is our lives in bullets!

*I was sick the whole week before last with a horrible sinus infection, I am almost 100% again, but it's still lingering around...

*Last Saturday we left for Branson, MO to meet his parents and grandparents there....we had a blast! We went ziplining (AMAZING...this was one of the scariest things I've ever done, but it was by far one of the most enjoyable things as well...), we went to so many shows--one of my favorites was Yakov Smirnoff (I thought this was just going to be mostly comedy, but it was much more than we could have imagined it would have been. The whole 2nd half was dedicated to marriage, struggles and how to keep a healthy relationship...before we knew it Zach and I, along with most of his family was in tears...this is a show I highly recommend to anyone going to Branson, esp. if your going with your spouse! We did alot of other things as well--this is a town we will be going back to several times! We enjoyed it that much! 

*My mom had to have semi' emergency surgery while we were gone--that stressed me out for a whole day! She is perfectly ok, so no worries---she just had a little infection going from her last surgery-enough to concern the doctors to want to do the surgery asap! She is in a little more pain this go around due to them digging around in her lower back to make sure all of the infection is out, however she is at home relaxing doing ok!

* As most of you have seen the video in my last post we have had our family pictures done and we love every one of them! Our photographer does an amazing job--we do have another mini' session coming up soon that I am excited about due to the fact that our first session was cut short due to the rain! 

* Zach and I have decided that early next year we will be doing another IVF. We however we will not be announcing it, so if you don't read this post then you likely will not know about it when it becomes closer..if you read this post consider yourself one of the few that will know about our upcoming journey. We appreciated the support more than anything our first go around, but we just want this time around to be more private...only a handful of close family and friends will know the actual date--and plus if God should choose that this time it actually works we will be able to surprise our loved ones like we have always wanted, unlike our first go around where there really is no room for surprise. I thank you all in advance for understanding and supporting us throughout everything. Means more than you know!! <3

* Other than that...we are just living our crazy-hectic-busy-beautiful life...

I do apologize for being so M.I.A and hopefully now things will be settling down and I will be able to blog more---AND if my computer will ever cooperate I will be able to post a TON of pictures! :)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Simply Beautiful

Our photographer made this for us, it's simply beautiful! I love it!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

COVERGIRL LashPerfection Mascara



 I have never been  big on caking on layers and layers of makeup. However I am defiantly one who wants to wear the basics before I step outside of the house and scare our neighbors at my zombie-ish looks!

Mascara is the #1 'must have' for me...my eyelashes are pencil straight without anything!! I have struggled with many name brands in mascara (from the most expensive to the least expensive)...I want you to be able to see my eyelashes, but no need to look like I have a tarantula living on my eye! However years ago when I was still in highschool I found that COVERGIRL mascara worked wonders for my straight eyelashes, it stayed on...no fading and no tarantula eyes for me! I have been a loyal customer for years it has seemed!

So I was beyond thrilled when BlogHer asked if I would consider a review for COVERGIRL LashPerfection™!

I received the COVERGIRL LashPerfection™ mascara in the mail the day before we were heading to a local event The Cattle Barrons Ball to see Dwight Yoakam, as I was a little nervous to try out a new mascara (even being it's from COVERGIRL) I decided to go for it!

Below is a picture of one of my best friends Ashley and I at the concert--I am loving the mascara!

My husband jokes around because I was so “addicted” to my other COVERGIRL mascara (and when I say addicted, I mean ADDICTED- -I didn't go a day without wearing it!) that I was a little unsure if I would be able to convert wholeheartedly to this new one... but I have used it every single day so far! It's absolutely amazing! In fact, Zach loves it much more because of how NATURAL it is! My eyelashes are 3x as long and voluminous as they were before.


COVERGIRL LashPerfection™ is so lightweight, I have received so many compliments throughout family and friends on how natural my eyelashes look. People are complimenting me on how long they are--the formula in this mascara is so lightweight that it provides luxurious volume that helps keep lashes feeling soft and lifted--you do not have to worry about flaking like most products--and it doesn't smear or smudge either!!

I personally think all the magic is in the brush!! It seems to capture just 'enough' mascara for your eyelashes, nothing more-nothing less!!! 

What would the world be without products such as COVERGIRL LashPerfection™ to make a woman feel beautiful? While we’re on the subject of make-up and looking great, you might want to check out the “Looking Your Best” posts in the Life Well Lived section of BlogHer.com. There are some great application tips and ideas for switching up your look for fall!

Want a chance to win a $50 gift card to drugstore.com? In the comments, tell me about a time when using makeup gave you the added confidence you needed for an important event in your life

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