IPSY – September 2014

Happy mail!

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I got my September IPSY bag and I must say, I’m pretty impressed!

Here’s what I got:

An awesome zip top bag that combines two of some of my favorite things – gunmetal and studs. Win!

Three full sized products:
Hikari Lipstick (I think it’s in Cabernet) – value $13
Be A Bombshell Smooth Criminal Powder – value $12
Pacifica Nail Polish (in Red Red Wine) – value $9

Two sample sized products:
Mitchell and Peach Luxury Hand Cream – value – I have no idea because it’s not in American money - HA!Nourish Organic Moisturizing Cream Face Cleanser – value – about $2.33

So for $10 I got about $36 worth of products. SCORE!
I am really happy with this bag. I don’t think anything will go unused which is great.

My verdict: As mentioned above, I LOVE the bag.
I don’t wear lipstick but the color on this one is really nice and maybe (maybe maybe) I’ll give it a try. Otherwise I’ll give it to my mommy.
I’m really excited to try the Smooth Criminal Powder. I don’t wear a lot of make up in the Summer, but I do tend to wear more in the Winter and I plan on trying this product out as an under eye setting powder. I tried a few last Winter that I didn’t love, so I’m excited for another option.
This nail polish is actually 100% cruelty free which is pretty cool. It’s the perfect color for Fall!
The hand cream smells FABULOUS! I don’t mind at all that it’s a sample size because it’s perfect for my purse.
I tend to shy away from skin care items that aren’t in my normal routine because I have sensitive skin. I tend to stick to what I know works, BUT the fact that this face cleanser is 100% natural, which is what I look for in my skincare products, makes me feel better about giving it a try.

Overall, as I’ve already mentioned ten times, I’m really impressed with this bag and I can’t wait to use the goods!

Midnight Manicure – 09122014

 

I really need to stop watching nail art tutorials on Instagram. It’s a becoming a problem.

As most of you know, I have a baby so I can’t paint my nails until he’s down for the night. Hence the phrase “Midnight Manicure”. I know, I’m so clever. ;]

Fun, random fact: I actually really despise painting my nails. Hence why watching the videos isn’t a good thing.

I’ll stop saying hence now.

Here is my first attempt at Cheetah print!

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Some of the responses I got:

Me: Look at my midnight manicure!
Friend: I love the cow print!
Me: It’s supposed to be cheetah…

Me: Look at my nails! (full of excitement) My first attempt at cheetah print!
Hubs: -blank stare and silence-
Me: (claps my hands repetitively) Yayayay!
Hubs: Oh, that’s good?
Me: *punch* :]

Peanut at Eight Months

Has it been a month already? Sheesh.

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The only change to report is that Peanut’s hair has gotten longer. The end.

Just kidding, sort of. As you can see, his hair has definitely gotten longer! It’s craziness. And the back? I could braid it! Hubs is against cutting it though so… ya. I’ll just keep telling him that “so and so” thought he was a girl (which happens ALL THE TIME) and maybe he’ll get tired of hearing it and decide it’s time for Peanut to get a haircut. As of right now, Hubs says we will discuss it on the day before his first day of Kindergarten…….

Let’s compare hair… this is at six months:

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And here he is again at eight months:

Long hair, don't care. ;]
Uhh… Can I get some of what he’s taking because I’ve been pleading with my hair to grow for the last two months! :]

Moving on.

We got lucky with this little nugget on many fronts, but I have to point out that we got extra lucky with this guy as far as his car seat. I know quite a few people with kids who just DO NOT like their car seat (sorry @onpinsandneedlesnc). Peanut doesn’t have any adversities to his car seat at all. We have been on quite a few road trips already and he is just a little angel!

I sit with him in the back until he’s asleep and then I move on up to the front seat.

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Cutie baby.

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He is sitting up really well on his own now. When he gets really excited he will throw himself backwards though, so I don’t leave him “alone” unless he’s on the bed or in his crib/playpen aka somewhere soft. (“Alone” meaning I’m not right next to him, but I can see him and am only a couple of feet away.) He is a rolling little guy too. I have to be careful with that! I literally have to watch him at all times because he will keep on rolling, not realizing the bed ends at some point – ha!

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He still doesn’t have any teeth, but he does likes to chew on things. I’m sure he’ll have a tooth pop up sooner or later – hopefully…

He is also doing a lot better at standing. I got him a “Sit and Stand” toy and he does really well with holding on and standing upright. He tried to move forward once but the wheels were set on the wrong setting, he went too fast, and I had to catch him. He’s got the right motion though – one foot ahead of the other. :]

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He is still sleeping really great –  it just freaks me out that he sleeps on his face. He’s also started balling up his blanket in his hands and holding it to his face. It’s cute – like a security blanket type of thing – but I’m too worried that he can’t breathe or something so I always move his hand.

Tell me this worries you too.

Tell me this worries you too.

He’s also still really loving bath time. It’s been way too hot to take him to the pool so that was kind of a bummer over the Summer. I think he would have really liked that.

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8 other things to know about Peanut at 8 months:

1. He is successfully napping in his crib during the day.
2. It’s his parents’ fault that he is still in a play pen in our room overnight.
3. He started getting (pureed) meats and he LOVES them.
4. He now dances, and it’s the cutest thing ever.
5. He really likes dogs.
6. He has such a great bond with his dad, it honestly warms my heart.
7. He WILL kick and punch you – out of love.
(If you remember from this post, he head-butted me and gave me a canker sore. It was ALMOST healed as of yesterday, but then he decided to kick me in the lip RIGHT where my canker sore is… I bled pretty good. Stinker.)
8. He is almost holding his own bottles now!

 

Sharing My Weekend – Trip to VA

This past weekend Hubs, Peanut, and I made our first road trip to my mom’s house. Again, Peanut was a perfect little angel. ;]

We were originally going to leave early Friday morning, but we decided at the last minute to head out Thursday night. It worked out really well because Peanut slept the whole way there. We left our house around 6:30 PM, and after running a couple errands before really heading to my mom’s, we got there around 10:30 PM. Want to hear something funny? Want to know what I forgot to bring with us? THE WHOLE BAG OF PEANUT’S CLOTHES…. what!? Ya, that just happened. Luckily he was already wearing the sleeper he was going to wear that night and the diaper bag had a couple of onesies in it, but I was going to need to get him some new clothes for the rest of the trip – WOMP! :]

My mom actually had to work on Friday, so while she was at work we ran some errands. Hubs has been on the hunt for a vehicle for quite some time now and he found a VW Bug that he wanted to go look at in Richmond (which is about an hour and half from my mom’s). So Friday morning after eating some breakfast, we headed to Richmond. Unfortunately, the Bug wasn’t AT ALL what the owner said it was – which was, of course, very upsetting. Hubs had gotten his hopes up on this one. =\ First of all, they (Hubs and the Bug’s owner) had talked on the phone many times and Hubs had asked AT LEAST five times about any there being any rust on the body. The owner was very adamant that it was in excellent condition and there was no rust. Well, we got there and the first thing Hubs noticed was… RUST. But in addition to that (which the owner failed to tell him beforehand – which is RUDE considering HE KNEW we were traveling pretty far to look at this vehicle) the “pop doors” didn’t work, there was a patch on the back panel, the gear shifter was so loose that Hubs had to yank it into place, the gas pedal was so out of order that you had to slam it to the ground to even go a little bit, the speedometer didn’t work, the wires on the steering column were taped to the column so you had to really turn the wheel to turn the car slightly, etc. It was bad. Hubs was pretty frustrated about it, but at least he wasn’t left wondering “what if”.
While he was out there looking at the vehicle, Peanut and I stayed in the air conditioned van. :] I had the back seats down and there was just enough room to let him roll around and stretch his limbs.

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After we were done there, we headed to the local mall for lunch. There’s a Japanese food place there (yes, in the mall’s food court, of all places) that is SO good. We had talked about going there every time we were in town to visit, but never actually made it until this time. It was delicious.

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Get in my bel-ly.

"Hey Dad... you gonna share that chicken??"

“Hey Dad… you gonna share that chicken??”

The cutest baby. Ever.

The cutest baby. Ever.

After we ate, we walked around for a little while just to kill some time, got some cinnamon sugar pecans (aka German Pecans – something new I learned) and then headed to Target to get Peanut some clothes. When we were done there we drove into Hubs’ old neighborhood and man, I can’t believe how much that place has changed in the four years that we’ve been gone. Around 5 PM or so we headed back to my mom’s, hung out, had dinner, hung out some more and went to sleep.

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On Saturday morning, my mom, Peanut, Hubs, and I got ready and headed out to Duck Donuts. None of us had ever been before and it was pretty cool. It’s a made-to-order donut place. You walk in and there tons of bare/plain donuts. You pick what icing you want and what kind of toppings you want and they make it for you, box it up, and you’re good to go.

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I thought it was pretty cool! The donuts were pretty good! They weren’t fantastic, but they were good enough that I would go again. :]
After that we headed to my mom’s work so she could show Peanut off to all of her coworkers, we had lunch, then headed home to hang out a bit before dinner.

Babiators. <3

Babiators. <3

Those thighs!

Those thighs!

Fur hat.

Fur hat.

I wish we would have bought this hat!

I wish we would have bought this hat!

For dinner we were going to Surf Rider and we were so excited! Hubs and I had been before, but my mom had not. It’s pretty much a really nice seafood place. Yum! My friend, A, met us there and I was SO HAPPY to see her again!! I hadn’t seen her in almost three years!! So it was definitely nice to catch up. My brother and nephew also met us there. I couldn’t believe how big my nephew had gotten! He’s super cute. :]

Peanut hadn't decided what he wanted to eat yet... ;]

Peanut hadn’t decided what he wanted to eat yet… ;]

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My nephew (and Hubs).

My nephew (and Hubs). The Plaid Twins.

We ordered the Tuna Steaks for appetizers and the Shrimp and Crab Plate for dinner entrees.

SO. GOOD.

SO. GOOD.

After dinner we headed home to rest our super full bellies.

My nephew and Peanut.

My nephew and Peanut.

My brother and Peanut.

My brother and Peanut.

I call this Peanut’s karate kick. I catch him doing this in a lot of photos lol (*Hi-ya!*)

My mom and Peanut.

My mom and Peanut.

My nephew and Hubs.

My nephew and Hubs.

This trip was the first time my brother met Peanut, by the way! It was a really fun trip and I’m glad we finally made it up to see my mom. (She’s come down a few times to see Peanut, but this was our first trip to her house.)

We got back Sunday afternoon around 2:30 PM, unpacked, I did some laundry, and we relaxed until bed.

How was your weekend?!