Happy Friday Friends! I am excited to bring to you a new ongoing series called Friday Frenzy. The Friday Frenzy’s will be dedicated to highlight five top moments/purchases from the past month/months. So let’s dive in!
1. I am going to have to say my top moment this past month was getting to have a night out with my husband. Our nights out without Alyson are few and far between and it was super nice to get to spend time just the two of us. It also happened to be at the Florida Georgia Line stadium tour concert. We saw Florida Georgia Line in Florida when they toured with Jason Aldean and they were awesome. When I heard that they were touring and bringing Nelly and the Backstreet Boys I kept giving nice little hints to Ryan, that we should go. Lucky for me , he caught on.
2. Most days I am lucky to wear something other than pajamas or work -out clothes [ that rarely see a work out]. I am sure you have seen people selling LipSense on Facebook or Instagram and probably thought it’s just another one of those annoying products, scams etc. You may still think that but let me tell you, this stuff is amazing. They have other products besides lipstick but I have only tried the lipstick so far. When I do wear make-up, I love getting to wear lipstick but I would always worry about it smudging, wearing off and now with Alyson I don’t want to leave lip prints all over her face. I have a few different colors now and Dark Pink has to be my favorite. It gives just enough color to pull together any outfit! [ I am wearing it in the picture above ]
3. I am a sucker for trying any new beauty products. I have always struggled with acne though my teenage years and even at the very beginning of my 20’s [ woah I am half way through my 20’s , cue breakdown now]. The older I get, the more aware I have become of the products I use on my skin. I have not always taken the best care of my skin and I am trying my best to make up for that before it is too late. I spend way too much time and money [ my husband would agree] at Ulta. The other week I saw this cute little pack of different face masks. Each mini mask also comes in a larger version but I grabbed the box with a sample of all five to give them each a try, and find out which was my favorite. So far I have tried three of them and the pure to the pore is my favorite. I will say the berry bubbly mask was the weirdest feeling mask I have ever tried. It actually makes bubbles on your skin as you apply the mask and they just start popping. It is hard to even describe but let’s just say I will not be purchasing the larger version of that one.
4. Getting to work from home has been a huge blessing on our family. After I had Alyson , I could not imagine having to leave her. I wish all mommas got to stay at home with their littles. Maybe I was just a little naive on how easy working from home with an infant soon to be toddler would be. Somedays are just plain down rough, she has been going through a rough sleeping phase and it has also been throwing off her nap schedule. When the baby is not happy, well let’s just say it’s hard to get anything accomplished. The other day after a rough morning, I decided to say screw it, let’s just get out of the house, so I packed up her diaper bag, got us both ready and we headed out to lunch and the park. We were only gone a little over an hour but boy what a difference it made for both of our moods. While I am so thankful I get to be at home with Alyson all day, she does not get my full attention as I am also balancing working, and boy do I feel guilty of that sometimes. It was so nice to get to just enjoy being her momma and give her hugs and kisses without trying to send emails or answer phone calls in between. These days are going by so fast and I just want to make the most of them.
5.I did a post a few weeks back about Faith In Motherhood, and how important that is to me. Sometimes life gets chaotic and while I am not proud of the amount of time I have been dedicating to my bible or time with God, I know this “busy” season will pass and soon enough I will be getting to share more about God and doing a bible study with my mini. Motherhood is beautiful and I would not change it for the world but sometimes it can also feel lonely. I was searching for a devotional dedicated to motherhood that was something quick that I could read every day.I found this one on amazon and it has been exactly what I needed. Have you ever been reading through your devotional and one day the message just speaks to you like, God knew exactly when you should start it because of that one day , you would come across the verse that was exactly what you needed to hear. I have had a few of those while reading through this so far, and it is such a wonderful feeling to know that through any season of life I have entered, going through or about to go through, I never have to walk through them alone.
Next week we leave to go “back home” [ no matter where we live, or how long its been Pennsylvania will always be home to us]. I will be taking these next few weeks to just enjoy our time with family and friends, so I will be taking a short break from posting. Hope you all enjoy your weekend and these last few weeks of warmer temps!