Why You Must Experience Lipstick at Least Once in Your Lifetime

July 29th, 2015 Tags: lipstick makeup opinions tips

It’s National Lipstick Day! Bet you didn’t know that, huh? I didn’t really either, until I saw it trending on Twitter (thanks social media). It always seems like there is a day for something (thank goodness for National Doughnut Day), but I love the idea of talking about lipstick, so I thought I’d run with it. As a teen, I hated lipstick. I always felt like it was “too old” and “too much work” for me to worry about. This probably stems from the fact that I’ve been wearing lipstick since I was 3 (ballet recitals, plays, marching band, etc.), so any opportunity I had to shed my “womanly” lipstick was done so with fervor.[more ...]

What’s Happening, Birmingham?

July 27th, 2015 Tags: family kiddos local mom life summer

While my girls aren’t school-age just yet, I do know that many parents of school-aged children are scrambling to fill up these last few weeks of summer with fun before the busy pace of school life sets in. Don’t let you kids say, “I’m bored!” during these last few weeks of freedom. Check out what’s happening locally and let me know if I missed any great upcoming events!

  • The Red Mountain Theatre Company Presents: “Mary Poppins.” Now through August 2, take your children to see this supercalifragilisticexpialidocious production based on the classic children’s novel by P.L.
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FROZEN Birthday Goody Bag Tutorial + A Free Printable!

July 24th, 2015 Tags: birthday decorating family kiddos parties

frozen, birthday, party, #shop #bdayonabudgetThis shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #BDayOnBudget #CollectiveBias Does planning a spectacular birthday party for your child stress you out? It shouldn’t have to. Do you feel like if you don’t “go all out” you’re not doing your best for your children? I know I tend to feel that mommy guilt way too much. Whenever I’m trying to party plan, I’m usually my own worst enemy. I want everything to be perfect. Do you know what my children want from their birthday party?[more ...]

What is Periscope and Why You Should Be Using It

July 22nd, 2015 Tags: apps blogging opinions social media

What-Is-Periscope-And-Why-You-Should-Use-ItAre you on the Periscope bandwagon yet? Have you even heard of it? If you haven’t given it a try yet, and you are into blogging and/or social media, you really shouldn’t wait any longer to grab your account and start broadcasting!Periscope is a brand new app that launched in March of this year, and it is quickly becoming one of the fastest growing apps of 2015. It is integrated with Twitter, so you’ll want to set up a Twitter account to join (or you can use your phone number, but that’s not a road I wanted to go down), and I promise it will be worth your time. [more ...]

It’s Ok to Be A Little Different

July 20th, 2015 Tags: family kiddos love mom life

IMG_1232I am a mom of fraternal twin girls.Fraternal, as defined by Google, means “(of twins) developed from separate ova and therefore genetically distinct and not necessarily of the same sex or more similar than other siblings.” In plain English, that means my girls are completely separate beings. They did not split from one, but, instead, were two separate individuals right from the beginning.You would be amazed at the people who argue with me about their “fraternal-ness.” As if I, their mother, did not know any better.[more ...]

Iced Coffee Brownies

July 17th, 2015 Tags: blogging food local photos recipes

Iced-Coffee-Brownies-from-Sarah-In-The-SuburbsYou all know I’m not much for the kitchen. In fact, if I don’t burn the grilled cheese for my kids’ lunches, it’s been a good day. But seriously, Ree Drummond I am not. I often wish I was as creative as her in the kitchen, and maybe one day I’ll get there, but I’m not sure it will be any time soon. I will say, however, I am good at 1 or 2 things kitchen-related: making desserts and eating them. I seem to have a good knack for making yummy, edible desserts, so when the Birmingham Bloggers community issued a challenge to create a recipe using Icebox Coffee, I had to at least attempt it.[more ...]

Family Fun Review: Let’s Play Birmingham

July 15th, 2015 Tags: family kiddos local opinions reviews

IMG_1670As a mother of two kids under 5, I am constantly looking for fun, new ways to entertain my kids. Living in the south, while having lots of great perks, can make outdoor summer play a struggle. It is just so. dang. hot. Thankfully we have a lot of great places too cool off like the McWane Science Center and the splash pad at the Birmingham Zoo, but now I can add another spot to our list: Let’s Play Birmingham. Located right off of highway 280 in the old Party City building (next to PetSmart and TJMaxx), Let’s Play Birmingham is a fun, interactive, indoor children’s play center.[more ...]

Coming Soon: The Finest Hours

July 13th, 2015 Tags: at the movies disney new

TheFinestHoursIf you’ve been following me for any length of time, you know what a movie lover I am. Whether we’re talking action/adventure, romance, sci-fi, or suspense/thrillers, you can be guaranteed that if you ask me to go see a movie with you, I’m there. Walt Disney Pictures has recently released buzz worthy information about one of their new movies titled “The Finest Hours.” This new film is based on the incredible true story of the United States Coast Guard’s most daring rescue mission. Here’s how Disney Pictures describes the movie: On February 18, 1952, a massive nor’easter struck New England, pummeling towns along the Eastern seaboard and wreaking havoc on the ships caught in its deadly path, including the SS Pendleton, a T-2 oil tanker bound for Boston, which was literally ripped in half, trapping more than 30 sailors inside its rapidly-sinking stern.[more ...]

Some Like It Hot, Some Like It Cold

July 10th, 2015 Tags: differences family food opinions random

Team-Hot-Pizza-vs-Team-Cold-PizzaMy husband and I have an ongoing food debate (yes, we often debate about food). Our current debate is over cold pizza vs. hot pizza. He thinks it tastes much better when it’s cold, and I vehemently disagree. Which side are you on? Let’s preface this debate by saying we are only talking about take-out pizza from your favorite pizza place (we happen to like Domino’s the best at the moment). We are not talking about frozen pizza or microwave-style pizza (although I think we eat those different ways after initial cooking too).I prefer my pizza the right way hot.[more ...]

Fashion that Won’t Break the Bank

July 8th, 2015 Tags: affiliate fashion shopping style tips

fashion-that-wont-break-the-bank-from-JaneI love getting a good deal when I’m shopping. Whether I’ve planned it out or happened upon an unexpected sale, it truly makes me giddy when I manage to score some amazing clothes and accessories without busting my budget. One of my favorite online shops that won’t break the bank is Jane.com. Jane is a one stop shop for all your fashion needs from clothing to jewelry to accessories and more! They even have adorable outfits for kids and home decor too.I ordered some awesome boots from Jane.com 2 years ago, and they held up very nicely![more ...]