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Save Time and Stress During the Halloween Rush

This post is sponsored by Red Baron but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Well guys, it finally happened! We own a house! Praise God! We actually closed on it today which is my birthday, so it's safe to say this will be the fanciest birthday present I ever receive. With the chaos of work, school, two kids and pregnancy we're going to take our time moving in as we plan to paint and fix up the house this week and move in over the next weekend or so.

In other exciting news, we have our 20 week anatomy exam this Monday! Which means we'll finally get a better look at our newest babe and find out what the gender is! Which is perfect timing, because I'm ready to start decorating a nursery!

Needless to say... life is busy. In a very good way. So, I'm all about saving time wherever I can.







Which brings me to my partner for today's post, Red Baron!

Halloween has always been in my top two favorite Holidays and when I can I love to go all out as you can see in these pics.






But, some years I just can't deal with the added effort of dressing Jamy and myself up along with the kids. Actually, this Halloween is looking like it will be one of those years. We'll be lucky if we can even get the kids ready in time for trick or treating since it's a school night. Two Halloween's ago we were so pressed for time, poor Holland ended up in an old kitty costume that was so small for her I had to just cut the feet off of it and call it good! 😂





So instead of spending too much time preparing dinner we'll be popping one of these Red Baron Brick Oven Pizzas into the oven and having a spooky pizza night! And hopefully we'll be able to avoid any future costume war stories!



Speaking of costumes, I would love to know what you and/your kids are going as this year? Let me know in the comments. And don't forget, to check out Red Baron to help with the Halloween Rush!


Treat The Whole Family This Back-To-School Season



Hey Y’all! It’s good to finally be back into the swing of things with the blog and my day job. It gives me a sense of normalcy while we go through our whole house hunting situation. Both of the kids are officially back in school and I am finally back at work. For those of you that didn’t know, I take care of the sweetest babies at my Church’s MDO during the week. And funnily, enough caring, for 9 babies feels like a welcomed break from parenting my own two munchkins all Summer. (Is that awful? Haha). It’s mainly nice to get out of the house and have a routine. Plus, I have awesome co workers and who doesn’t love to cuddle babies?

As the weekend approaches, I’ll be honest though.. We’re all needing a little release. Hudson is having to adjust to real school hours for the first time. (Which he says are “very long”.) And Holland is busy mastering big kid skills as she starts pre-k. So we were pumped to partner with Mr. Gatti’s this past weekend for a night of family fun!



For my local mom’s, we went to the Range Ave. location in Denham Springs and we could not have had a more pleasant experience. From the moment we entered the door we were greeted with the best customer service and the friendliest staff I’ve ever met. We even got to have a touching conversation with the manager about their location and how they rebounded from the 2016 flood. As we looked for a little R&R from our Back-to-School mania we got to hear how this  Mr. Gatti’s provided that same, much needed, respit for a recovering community. When they opened their doors for the first time after the “1,000 Year” storm, families were lined up to the parking lot waiting to finally relax and get back to having fun. I just wanted to mention that anecdote because it was really the perfect example of the kind of family oriented vibe you’ll feel there.



On top of the family-friendly atmosphere, the food is delicious! I’ve always been obsessed with the sweet flavored sauce Mr. Gatti’s uses and their dessert pizzas are to die for! Everytime we went back up to the buffet the cooks would run to make sure there was enough cinnamon pizza for Jamy! I think he left there feeling like he was hot stuff. When in reality, they’re just always on top of their buffet selections. Haha. Don’t tell Jamy, though.




Finally, once we were done eating, we made it to the kid’s favorite part; the game room! It was stocked with skee ball, racing games and crane machines. And when we had used up all of the credits on our game cards, the kids got to trade in their points for a ton of prizes! Holland left with a new princess tea set and Hudson got some sticky wall climbers. All and all it was an amazing way to spend the evening with the entire family. And not having to cook was a major plus in my book!



So if you’re looking for a little break from the Back-to-School madness then find your nearest Mr. Gatti’s location HERE. Your kids will thank you for it and I know you’ll end up having a blast as well!

Where I've been + Pregnancy Update

Yes, you read that right! If you don't follow me on Instagram or know me in real life you probably missed the big announcement that we have baby #3 coming this February! (Due, Exactly 2 days after Holland's fourth birthday)


OUTFIT DETAILS

So, It's been a lifetime since I've posted to the blog and I wanted to drop in and give you a life update to explain my absence and give a little insight into the pregnancy.


THE HOUSE HUNT
I'll get the boring stuff out of the way first: We STILL haven't found a house. And we are STILL living at my mom's. When we nixed the building plans this summer, we had no idea  the house hunt would be this difficult. The market seems to be at an all time high. And since Jamy is a real estate appraiser his insight on home values has knocked a lot of potential homes from the "That's Pretty" list to the "Bad Investment" list. And here we sit.... Just waiting for something reasonably priced and big enough to come on the market!



THE BABY
Now, for the fun pregnancy stuff. This third one has been far different from the other two. I never experienced morning sickness with the other two. But I was popping Dramamine for two straight months just to cope. (Zofran wasn't doing it for me.) Thankfully last week, the tides changed as I entered the second trimester and I feel SO much better! That is the main reason that I haven't been around here lately. Feeling like crap sort of takes the wind out of your sails. I'm hoping to get things back into full swing for the next few months before #3 arrives!

Another fun thing about the third pregnancy is how much sooner everything seems to happen. My belly popped out almost instantaneously. I already have to pee every few minutes and struggle to sleep at night because of this. I guess, my body just Knows the routine so it's hopping to it quickly.

So far, baby seems healthy at my checkups and things are going well. We'll also find out the gender at our 20 week anatomy scan in October. And no, I don't really have a preference or much of a feeling about what it is.



Finally... the name. We have a few boy names we like but are completely stumped for girl names. We have tried to think of an 'H' name we like that isn't too popular or too out there. And I also want the middle name to be Rose, so we have to find something that flows with that.

I'll be taking suggestions in the comment section!

THINGS I'M LOVING

And before I go, I wanted to share a few of my favorite things that have been helping me survive the last few months!(Click on the images to shop!)

That's it for now! I'll be back sooner than later, I promise!

How I'm Avoiding Mom Brain


This post is sponsored by Zynga, but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Our life has been in a state of flux for the last few months. We have a lot of major life changes happening right now. As most of you know we are currently living with my mom while we house hunt. It's been a good transition, but also one that has made me feel a little brain dead. I've been missing deadlines and social dates left and right. And I feel like my brain may be stuck in a state of chaos until we get back into a normal routine with a space of our own.

But you don't have to be in between homes to feel chaotic. Just being a mom is enough to make your head feel foggy and overwhelmed. So I thought I would share some tips and tricks to keep your brain sharp!



FREE UP SPACE IN YOUR BRAIN

It's getting close to that time of year when I invest in a new planner and organizational tools galore! While my heightened since of organization usually lasts for a couple of months. Studies have shown if you utilize tools to organize the mundane things in your life, i.e. appointment dates, where your keys are, etc., you can devote more mental energy to the important things.




KEEP LEARNING NEW THINGS

Have you noticed that the further removed you are from your school days the less sharp you feel? I swear I was pretty bright back in high school! Well, actively learning new skills helps to maintain brain cells.

STAY SOCIALLY ACTIVE

Being a mom, especially if you are a SAHM, it can be hard to keep up with your social life. Believe me, this is not an area, I excel in . But, staying present in the world outside your home/kids is an important part to keeping up your mental and emotional energy. Mommy and me groups are great for this kind of interaction. But, groups with a focus on learning or studying something are even better. I've personally benefited from the women's bible studies at our church. I get the social connections that I desire and use the time to learn and think deeper than diapers and toys.



REPITTION

Just like taking notes in high school, when you learn new things, they'll stick better if you repeat them aloud or write them down. I've been keeping a journal with me in my car the last few months, so when I make a new discovery in my counseling sessions or bible study, I can write it down while it's fresh on my mind.



WORD AND NUMBER GAMES
I've always loved completing the puzzles in the newspaper or crosswords in the back of a magazine. Even in my college days I preferred trivia night at the local bar over a night out dancing. So, I love to pop out my phone after the kids are in bed for a little word action with Words With Friends 2.

Jamy and I love playing WWF2 because it's a quick and easy way to interact with our friends in other states or with each other throughout the day!

Other great tips to help your brain stay fit are to keep your body active and diet healthy! Easier said than done, but I figured it was worth mentioning!

So, if you've been feeling in the mental doldrums lately, I hope some of these tips will be helpful! Get out there, buy a planner, join a class and download WWF2 HERE!



Let me know what other tips you have to stay on top of it through Motherhood, in the comments. And come find me on WWF2 (username: Bcanfield11)

NORDSTROM GIVEAWAY!

Hey y'all! I've been a little under the weather lately and that's been keeping me a away from the blog and Instagram more than I'd like. But I didn't want to let this Nordstrom Giveaway end without making sure everyone of you had a chance to enter!

Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is coming in just a couple of weeks and it's the perfect opportunity to stock up on clothes for the rest of summer and to get a jump start on your fall wardrobe. I've picked out a couple of my favorite pieces from the catalog which you can preview HERE!

And most importantly make sure to enter for your chance to win a shopping spree just in time for the sale!

$1,000 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Giveaway featured by popular Houston fashion blogger, The Styled Fox
Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway! I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give YOU a chance to win: a $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time to shop the Anniversary Sale!
Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada only and runs until 7/9. Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
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3 Summer Makeup Tips You Should Know | Nordstrom Giveaway!


It's hot as Hades out there y'all & I think I sweat off about ten pounds the day these pics were taken (wishful thinking). In light of the sweltering temps I thought I'd bring you two fun treats today. I'm sharing the beauty products and tips I've been using most to stay looking fresh and not like a sweaty mess. AND I'm giving away a huge Nordstrom Prize just in time for you to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Check it all out below the pics!



Grab this super cute Kimono HERE for only $11!


::HOW TO NOT LOOK LIKE A SWEATY MESS::

-Avoid The Cake-
That's not a diet tip. But unless you're going to an all night event there's no need to pound on layers of makeup. Plus, sweat dripping down over a full face of cake is never a flattering look.

Instead, opt for a light weight foundation like the L'Oreal Paris True Match Lumi Cushion Foundation or Clinique's Stay-Matte Oil-Free Makeup.

-Powder Is Your Friend-
If you want your liquid products to stay put, it's a general rule that you'll need to set them with some powder. This doesn't mean you need to do a full bake. But a light dusting of Coty Airspun Face Powder will keep your foundation in place without breaking the bank.

Bonus Tip: If you find that your mascara often transfers to your under eye area on a hot day, then setting that area of skin with powder can make a huge difference. It should prevent the oils from your skin from causing your mascara to run. Here's a quick video tut on how to do it.

-Set It And Forget It-
I've found that once you get your base perfected most blushes and bronzers will stay put as long as you set it all with the right setting spray! Urban Decay's All Nighter is the industry standard and will never let you down. But it isn't cheap. I've said many times that I like to use the Wet N' Wild Photo Focus Natural Finish Setting Spray as my daily spray. It's less than $5 and gets the job done.

Bonus Tip: Once you're out and about it doesn't hurt to carry a small translucent powder compact with you (I like the Rimmel Stay Matte or Charlotte Tillbury's Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder). And blotting papers are a good addition to every summer handbag.

But the best tip I can give you is; NEVER wipe the sweat from your brow or wherever your glands may be overachieving. ALWAYS blot. Grab a tissue if necessary and use blotting motions to remove excess oils. Then, you can even spritz another wash of setting spray over your face to feel a bit refreshed.


Now it's time for the fun! You can definitely stock your summer makeup arsenal with this Nordstrom Gift Card!
$1,000 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Giveaway featured by popular Houston fashion blogger, The Styled Fox
 I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give YOU a chance to win: a $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time to shop the Anniversary Sale!
Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada only and runs until 7/9. Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
Void where prohibited. By entering the giveaway you acknowledge that you are agreeing to complete each task, which involves following, liking and subscribing to newsletter's.
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Super Casual Summer Date Nights


TOP | BRALETTE | CARDIGAN (SIMILAR) | JEANS | SANDALS | SUNNIES





Getting dressed up and being super trendy is always fun. But honestly, this is a more accurate depiction of my everyday style. Comfort. Laid back. A touch of girly. I'm a firm believer in black jeans and a good makeup look. Everything else is just icing on the cake when it comes to my daily style.

So in that spirit I thought I would share some of my favorite casual pieces for the summer time. You can check them out below and click on any of the pictures to shop.



Staying Balanced During the Unbalanced Seasons of Life


 This post is sponsored by Activia but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.


Hey all! I'm popping in for a quick life update because it's been a hot minute since I've talked about anything outside of shopping on here!  First things first... we are still living with my mom! Which is still going well, but obviously not quite as nice as having your own place. Also on the subject of houses, we are potentially switching gears from building our new home to buying a fixer upper. (But not a major project.) I'll update you more on that when things become more final.

With this blog business, I've been taking on a few fun projects that I'm really excited about! I recently started working with our local Children's museum doing promotional posts and full Instagram takeovers to give live coverage of their bigger events. This past weekend was all about their first annual Duck Derby fundraiser. It was tons of fun and you can check it out HERE. I'm also in talks to participate in another blogger crawl at my favorite local shopping center. The last one was such a great experience and this one seems like it will be even better!

Now, onto today's post! I teamed up with Activia to outline a few  ways I'm trying to keep my life balanced and in check while our living situation is a little out of the norm and very busy.

Mental/Spiritual Balance:

I'm sure it's no surprise that being stuck in a small bedroom with my husband and sharing a home with two young (loud) children and my mom isn't the best environment to find quiet or alone time in. It was a bit of the struggle in the beginning to fit in Me time.



Lately I've been finding refuge during my daughter's bed time routine. She likes to have me stay with her until she falls asleep. Which can take a while. So I've taken to reading my bible under a small book light while I sit next to her bed. It kills two birds with one stone. And sitting in the dimmed room with her sound machine on is actually kind of relaxing!

I'm also continuing to visit my counselor every few weeks as I mentioned in a previous post HERE.

Fitness & Diet Balance:
Between running kids around between summer camps, trying to get our old condo ready for market and meeting deadlines for the blog I haven't been as motivated or available to eat well or head to the gym. The number of times we've eaten out or ordered pizza this month is pretty shameful.


  • Fitness: I've essentially been donating $80 to my gym every month, since I haven't been there in ages! So when the kids are playing outside I try to go out with them as much as possible. We just introduced Hudson Flag Football which has been a good way to work up a sweat.

    I also love to search YouTube for 10 - 15 minute workouts that can be done at home!
  • Diet: As I said, Pizza has been in regular rotation around here. And when snack time comes around it's been a lot of chips and candy.... I'm basically living like a college student. Without the high metabolism or lack of acid reflux.

    So lately I've been trying to stock up on healthier options that are easy to take on the go. Nuts, Fruit and Pre packed salads for work. When my sweet tooth hits me, I have a secret stash of chocolate chips. I grab a few to satisfy my craving without over indulging in a full on candy bar.




    To help balance it all out, I also started the Activia Dailies two week challenge! So far, I've actually been pleasantly surprised. In combination with the other lifestyle changes, I feel a lot better. The new Activia Dailies are a small yogurt drink packed with billions of live and active probiotics! Since I've started drinking them, things have been a lot more..... um.... regular? I'll just leave it at that. But overall having my gut health in check makes the rest of my to do list a lot easier and more comfortable! They also taste great and are easy to consume quickly twice a day!
So, the moral of the story is Less Pizza; More Activia!




And right now you can try them out with a $1 rebate from ibotta by clicking HERE.

What things do you do to stay calm and balanced when your life circumstances are out of the norm? I would love to hear more in the comment section, or feel free to DM me on Insta/Facebook! Especially if you have experience living with parents!

Looking forward to chatting with you! 😘

Peach Everything for Summer Style

::This post is sponsored by Perrier® Carbonated Mineral Water but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.::



From scented makeup pallets to coral toned fringe, Peach is no doubt the color, scent and taste of the Summer. And I am definitely on board with that. I've been obsessed with all things peach since I discovered Fuzzy Navel Snoballs as a kid! (My Louisiana Girls will know what I'm talking about!)

Lately my uniform has been white denim with pops of peach and my makeup has been all coral all the time! And when I've been feeling extra colorful I've been adding peach eyeliner on my lower lash line and winging it out. I think it's perfect for a fun and artsy summer look.

I'm currently putting together a list/mood board of all of my favorite Summer peach items which you will be able to find on the Shop page 👆 of my blog! And one of my newer favorites is Perrier’s new Peach flavored carbonated mineral water! With the awesome flavor and sparkling bubbles,  it's a perfect afternoon refresher without any calories or Sweeteners! Head HERE to order yours! 










What trend are you feeling most this Summer? Find your flavor inspiration at Perrier.com/flavors and enter to win a year’s worth of Perrier flavors!


Before you go: Check out my all peach makeup look inspired by Perrier Flavors!