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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.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

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!

Want It Wednesday: Disney Fashion

Is it just me or do trips to Disney seem to becoming more of an insta worthy fashion show than just a simple trip to the happiest place on Earth? Not that I'm complaining... I love any chance for a good photo op. 

Well if you have a Disney Trip in your future, a Mickey themed kids' party or you're simply obsessed with those ears, then today's wish list is just for you. The availability of these products will depend on your local store, because they have been flying off the shelves. So if you see something you want, I wouldn't sleep on it! I'm personally wanting to get my hands on this L'oreal line!


So let me know, is there a piece you have your eye on?!

Want It Wednesday: Summer Fashion Dupes

Happy Hump Day! Not only are we half way through the week, but we are two days away from the beach and 5 school days away from Summer! That's a lot to look forward to and I've been feeling all of the summer vibes!

Unfortunately, I don't have infinite dollars to spend on everything I want for a heat friendly wardrobe, so I've been on the lookout for dupes wherever I can find them! As of now, the only item on my list that I can't find a cheaper version of is this pair of Marc Fischer Sandals... so if you see anything similar, let me know!
For everything else; I threw together this little info-graphic. If you want to check out any of the pieces just click on the Pictures!

Are there any designer pieces that you have your eye on? I'm happy and willing to do a little dupe hunting!

My Morning Routine : 2018

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

Head HERE to learn more about Left Field Farms!

It's finally Friday and I'm sitting at home in my sweats. While the kids and Jamy are watching the basketball game, I decided to hop on here and check in with you guys! I guess this is what weekends in your thirties look like! 😂

If you are one of my Insta friends, then you probably know we moved in with my mom recently! What's meant to be an interim housing situation has it's perks and set backs. The kids have been in heaven with Nana's home made pancakes every morning. And our dinners have been a million times more nutritious. But, with three adults and two young kids, alone time is scarce and morning routines are getting a little bit of tweaking. 


Previously, I would wake up, quickly get the kids ready and then spend thirty minutes or so at my Vanity. I would use this time to mentally prep for the day, relaxing with my makeup and listening to sermons or podcasts. But, I don't have a vanity (or even any designated "Brittany" space anymore) so things look pretty different now.

FIRST THINGS FIRST: COFFEEOne of the perks of living at mom's is the coffee is already brewed when I wake up. So the only thing holding me back from my caffeine is the 30 seconds it takes to grab a cup and pour in the creamer!

I'll pause for a few seconds here to check emails and social media. Then it's off to the kids' room to start getting them dressed and groomed for school.

MY REFLECTION TIME IS NOW MINIMAL MAKEUP APPLIED OVER THE BATHROOM SINK:Once the kids are dressed Nana takes over with pancake duty and I head to the bathroom for some quick skincare and makeup.

Morning Skincare:
Cleanser
Toner
Moisturizer

For my quick Makeup Routine check out this video!


FINDING QUIET TIME:
With a less inviting place to do my morning routine, I find myself spending less time getting ready which then gives me a few minutes to settle my heart and mind for the day ahead. So, I take those minutes and my coffee to go. It's not quite the same as being alone at my desk, but being on the road with my favorite worship music and the sounds of my sweet kids singing along, is a close second.

All of this is still a work in progress and I'm toying with the idea of waking up earlier so I can have the house to myself... but sleep is precious... so we'll see. If you have any pro tip secrets for how to keep your mornings productive but still relaxed, I would love to know them!
 


P.S. None of this would be possible without my morning coffee! (Jk... sort of 😉) So, I'm super excited to share my favorite Coffee Creamer with you all again! Check out this post to see some of my favorite ways to use it!

You can grab Left Field Farms creamer for yourself at your local Wal Mart for less that $4! And you don't have to sacrifice anything for the price/convenience. Left Field Farms is actually the FIRST national dairy brand to be Non-GMO Project certified. So you can rest assured that your getting nothing but the real deal!

Summer Essentials | The Shirt Dress

I can not believe this month has flown by so fast! Honestly, I've already missed a couple of engagements because I thought we were still in the beginning of April! (Oops! 🙈) In my defense our life is in a major transition right now, so organization is a bit out the window.

Even though the heat hasn't quite hit us yet, you may be looking to purchase some new essential summer pieces for your wardrobe... So I've put together a complete round up of all of my favorite Shirt Dresses. They're the best way to stay cool in the summer heat and they easily transition from running errands to a night out. Just throw on some heels and jewelry.


⇧DAYTIME | NIGHTIME⇩


I already have a couple of these so I'm sure you'll be finding them all over my Insta this summer!
                                                                                                  
CLICK ON ANY DRESS TO SHOP
                                                                                                  

What are you stocking up on this Summer?!

Time: The Best Gift For Mom This Mother's Day

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #StyledForSpring #CollectiveBias




There couldn't have been a more perfect time for me to show my mom how grateful I am for her. If you've been watching my Insta stories, then you probably know that I recently moved back in with her!! And I brought along my husband, two small kids and one smelly dog! So, yeah... I think she deserves something nice this Mother's Day and what better gift, than the gift of time!

By giving her time, I mean spending time with her, doing whatever she likes most. Taking a walk down memory lane, reminiscing about all of the time she has invested in making me the woman I am. And of course bringing it all together with an amazing time piece.

(Simply Hover over the photo to Shop her watch!)

Life is sooo hectic lately, there's no better gift than uninterrupted time where I'm not looking at my phone, not thinking about the kids and not rushing off to do the next thing on my schedule. I'm thinking a movie date or mani/pedi. With lots of chocolate, of course!



As a busy mom myself, I don't remember the last time I really sat down to tell my mom how much I appreciate her and how much time she's spent taking care of me, guiding me and now even doing the same of my children. If you know me well, you may know that my home life wasn't always rainbows and sunshine. But, my mom was always there as a beacon of stability and hope. When things were rough we would usually hit the road. Whether it was for ice cream, window shopping or just joy riding, I always found comfort in her company.





Actually, one of the main reasons I love the idea of gifting her an Anne Klein piece is because on one of those very nights escaping to window shop at Macy's, she let me pick out a beautiful new watch that I still have to this day. And it was Anne Klein. I love that now, all of these years later, I was able to go back to that very store and buy one for her. And I know she'll love the elegant and trendy style as well!



Have you planned out what you're getting your mom this Mother's Day yet? How about doing a Time theme like me? I'm sure your mom will love it just as much as mine! Just click HERE to start shopping!