Double Whammy … a deal and a giveaway!

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How adorable are these baby moccasins?! Originally $56 but for the next 2 days you can get them on GroopDealz for $19.99 and they have 6 colors you can choose from. I ordered them in blush (pink) for D. What color would you get for your little one?? (use the code CYBERMONDAY to get 10% off)

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Shay aka Mix and Match Mama is giving away a $500 Nordstrom gift card to kick off the first day of her 12 days of Christmas. Hop on over to Mix and Match Family and enter to win. {and if you happen to win, I’ll send you my address so you can buy me a nice gift :)}





Holiday Gift Guide (for her)

With Black Friday quickly approaching, I’ve been making my list and checking it twice. It’s never hard to come up with things for myself so I’ll share my list with you first. It’s kind of random and all over the place, but so am I! 🙂 I even know think some of these are already under the tree!! And yes, my house is already fully decorated for Christmas. Thanksgiving is at our house this year, so we will just call it a “Merry Thanksgiving”.

Happy Shopping…

Midi Rings

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*nails: OPI Shellac “Did you ear about Van Gogh” ❤

I was skeptical at first but now I’m borderline obsessed.  These are from Francesca’s.

Drop Earrings


similar found here

Initial Bracelet

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This bracelet from Turkoyz with the inital “P”. Love.


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I’ve been a Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue girl for a couple of years now and it’s still one of my favorites. A friend just introduced me to the new Tory Burch perfume and it’s pretty much AMAZING. Get it, or both.

BB Cream


More like a stocking stuffer. I’ve become quite the BB cream connoisseur and this is my new favorite.

Piko Shirt

Slate Gray Piko Knit

Hands down the most comfortable shirt on the planet. I’m currently on the “get one in every color” mission.  I get mine from Indigo here in Memphis. You can also get them from and most boutique stores.

Minnetonka Moccasins


I also want these in every style and color. It was so hard to decide which ones. I ordered mine from Amazon and used Prime for the 2 day free shipping. Buy a size smaller than you usually would, I’ve been told they will stretch.

Ugg Bailey Button Triplet in Chestnut


Welly Socks


I just got my first pair of Hunter Boots a couple of months ago. I LOVE them. Now, I am eying these Moss Cable Cuff Welly Socks in Cream. Must. Have. Them.

Pure Barre


Joining Pure Barre doesn’t work for me for many reasons (No childcare, it cost an arm and a leg, I LOVE my gym, etc…) but I borrowed the Pure Barre DVDs from a friend and I am LOVING them!!!!! I can see why people are so addicted. It is a great workout and I’ve really enjoyed doing it  on days when I can’t make it to the gym or out for a run.

Pro Compression Socks

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I just got my first pair of Pro Compression socks. When I say they are worth every penny, I mean it. Coming off a stress fracture last year and constantly getting shin splints, these babies are the best most comfortable thing I’ve purchased. Here’s to keeping me injury free!! And, if you are an avid reader of Skinny Runner, you know that you can uses the promo code SKINNY and get 40% off. I’m eying the chevron pair next!

Sticky Be Socks


Obsessed with these yoga/barre/pilates socks. I’ll take all 6 please and thank you. Love.



I often go straight from the gym to the grocery store, lunch with Will, Hayden’s school etc… I’ve been wanting a pair of shoes to wear when I’m not working out to try and get some extra miles out of my running shoes. Since I practically live in all black workout clothes, I kind of obsessed with this pair of Nike’s. Need… Now.

So that’s my random holiday gift guide for me her. Maybe there is something that you haven’t thought of yet either and now you really really need can’t live without!

What’s on your Christmas List?!



The Power of Makeup

I don’t call myself a “Makeup Guru” by any means. Since I did go through Cosmetology school, I do know a thing or two about makeup. However, I don’t wear makeup often. Yes, I probably should. I am definitely not one of the blemish free olive skin tone I don’t wear makeup kind of girls. I am the complete opposite. My day consist of running my kids around town in my workout clothes and going to the gym and sweating my tail off in between stops. So, I don’t really have the time or want to put makeup on. Although, I’m sure the general public wishes that I would. When I do wear makeup I get an overwhelming amount of compliments. Sure makes a stay at home mom feel good. I’m not sure if its actually because of my makeup or the fact that its just so much better than what I look like without.. see below. Scary! I have spent a lot of time and money on makeup. I have been through countless tubes of the “fad” things that they tell you to buy in magazines or the internet and I have finally (after many many years) come across my makeup “MUST HAVES”. I have even experimented enough to find drug store buys for some of my favorite higher end brands. You can thank me later. 🙂

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These 2 pictures were taken the SAME DAY…less than 12 hours apart from each other. Now, tell me you don’t believe in the power of makeup. I look downright scary in the left ones. #1 I can’t believe I even posted them on here and #2 no wonder people always compliment my makeup, anything at this point is probably better than seeing face on left everyday. oops. I’ve seen these pictures side by side for 4 months now and I still continue to go without makeup daily. Maybe I should change that…Maybe not.

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In my defense, I did just finish running a half marathon and had been awake since 4:30 a.m. in the pictures on the left. Don’t judge me too hard. Too late? I thought so.

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Below is a list of the makeup I use, maybe you will find a new favorite, too!

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I have fair , normal/oily skin. I can’t use moisturizer or my face becomes a grease fest and I can’t use astringent because my face becomes dry and flaky. So, I just skip those steps.

1. Primer

Bare Minerals “PRIME TIME” Foundation Primer – $23.oo (Sephora)


Smashbox “Photo Finish” Foundation Primer – $36.00 (Sephora)


e.l.f. Mineral Infused Face Primer – $6.00 (Target)

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Monistat Soothing Care Chafing Relief Powder-Gel – $7.99 (Walgreens)


I know you are thinking chafing gel? Surely she didn’t mean to put that on there. Wrong…I did. I came across this article on pinterest and I am a sucker for a dupe. ( ) This stuff is AWESOME. You get more ounces for less money and it is EXACTLY like using bare minerals prime time or smashbox photo finish primer. I use it everyday. Amazing.

2. Concealer

L’Oreal True Match super blendable crayon concealer “fair/light W1-2-3” – $7.99 (Target)


Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Treatment/Concealer “Light Pale” – $7.99 (Target)


3. Foundation

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream “Medium Sheer Tint” – $7.44 (Target)


I use the BB Cream more as an everyday light coverage and save my expensive MAKE UP FOREVER for special stuff. I don’t use both together. One, or the other.

MAKE UP FOREVER Mat Velvet + Matifying “No. 40 – Natural Beige” – $36.00 (Sephora)


4. Powder

Physicians Formula Mineral Airbrushing Pressed Powder “Creamy Natural” – $12.69 (Target)


Clinique Almost Powder “Medium” – $25.00 (Sephora)


5. Bronzer

Physicians Formula Mineral Correcting Bronzer “Bronzer” – $12.69 (Target)

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Nars Bronzing Powder “Laguna” – $36.00 (Sephora)


6. Eye Shadow

Cover Girl eye trio “Shimmering Sands” – $4.44 (Target)


7. Blush

e.l.f Blush “Mellow Mauve” – $3.00 (Target)

Nars Blush “Orgasm” – $29.00 (Sephora)


8. Eyeliner

Bare Minerals Big & Bright Eyeliner “Midnight” – $15.00 (Sephora)


9. Mascara

Maybelline Falsies Mascara “Black Drama” – $5.94 (Target)


10. Lipstick

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain “Honey” – $7.49 (Target)

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain “Crush” – $7.49 (Target)


These are some of the most commented on “what make up do you use?” pictures. In all of these but the last one I am wearing the “Crush” lipstick. I have the “Honey” on in the last picture.

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Thanks for enduring the before and after shot from before. You know I don’t like being a lone ranger so, here are some of my celeb BFF’s without makeup too. It’ll make you feel good about yourself today. I promise.

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Did you go out and buy any of the makeup that I use? Did you love it/hate it? I’d love to know!!