Thursday, October 27, 2016

MyTop 5 Favorite Essential Oils

Tis the season for cold and flu symptoms, my friends.  Is it just me or did the weather turn super crumby super fast?  These cold rainy days are no fun.  Paired with the fact that Ben and I have been so busy this past week, running non-stop, we barely have time to take a breath.  By the end of the day my body has that acky feeling you get when you're about to get super sick.  I'm looking forward to things slowing down for us next week and luckily we haven't gotten sick yet so I wanted to round up a few of my must have essential oils that are helping our family promote less stress and good health.  

Lavender-  This is my favorite and one I use most often.  I use it every night either in the boys diffusers or a few drops in their bath water.  It's a great way to sooth and relax before bedtime and it also has anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.  No need to use in a combination with other oils. It holds it's own very well.

Eucalyptus-  Another one I use by itself in the diffuser.  This has been a great decongestant for little stuffy noses.

Lemon- The "oil of focus".  I love pairing Lemon and Rosemary to the back of my neck mid-day when I'm starting to hit the wall. The lemon acts as a pick me up and the rosemary helps me push through and get $h*t done.  Side note:  If you have any pesky stickers or labels that have left a yucky film behind.  Use a few drop of lemon and watch the sticky film rub right off.

Peppermint-  I love combining Peppermint and Wild Orange together for a refreshing wake up call.  I use a few drops of each in the difusser and really love the smell.

On Guard-  Great for immune support.  This blend includes Wild Orange, Clove, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary.  This combination also helps support the bodies natural antioxidant defenses.

Hope everyone is staying warm and keeping healthy!  I'm so excited to share the boys costumes next week:) Until then, Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 21, 2016

Giorgio Armani Beauty

For most of my adult life I've been trying to find my own signature scent.  I started using CK One way back in the day, I don't think I necessarily loved the smell I just wore it for the same reasons I was french cuffing my jeans and shopping at Delia's, because I thought it was cool. I moved on to Victoria Secrets Super Model, which I really did love but sadly they discontinued it after only a few years.  After that I was all over the place.  I bought Lolita Lempicka because my friend Jessica wears it and I always love the way she smells but it just doesn't smell the same on me.  I also bought Thierry Mugler's Angel because my friend Rachael wears it and even though I love the scent I always think of her when I wear it and don't feel like it's truly my scent.  It's the same reason why I could never wear Red Door.  It's my moms scent, when I smell it I immediately think of her.  Enter Giorgio Armani Si Eau De Parfum Intense.  I've finally found a warm musky scent with sweet under tones and a dash of floral's that fits my "scent style" and I'm over the moon in love with it!  Also, If your looking for a matte-ish type lip gloss that performs like a Kylie Lip Kit but isn't nearly as dry you will love Lip Maestro.  They sent The Red and Dark Velvet, both beautiful, long lasting and oh so sexy lip sticks.   The Lip Maestro collection has perfect shades for this fall/winter season.  I seriously look forward to nights out just so I can wear my new lip stick.  Giorgio Armani Beauty is killing it with their new line of scents and lip stains!  Go treat yo' self, ladies!

Have a great weekend! XO

This post was sponsored by Giorgio Armani Beauty.  All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Halloween Favorites

We had another fun fall weekend this past week.  While Ben and his brother were busy with some electrical work on our house, my sister and I took the boys to a little fall festival down the street at a family owned farm near by.   We spent most of our time looking at the animals per Charlie's request but we also got to take a hay ride and pick out some baby pumpkins.  I can't wait to take the boys to an actual pumpkin patch and apple orchard in the next few weeks too. 
I've rounded up some of my favorite Halloween swag for boys.  That mummy hoodie and sweat pants could totally pass for a costume.  So cute!  Charlie decided a few months ago what he wanted to be for Halloween so I snagged his costume early before they jacked the prices.  I can't wait to see all the fun creative costumes this year!
One / Two / Three / Four / Five / Six
And here is a little #Throwbackthursday for ya! What a difference a year makes!
Hope everyone is enjoying the start of this holiday season!

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Happy October!

I can't believe we are already a week into October.  This month is going to fly by for me, it always does with my birthday, anniversary and Halloween so close together.  They come and go in a blink.  My wild Friday night consisted of putting the boys to bed in their festive pj's so they would wake up kicking off October 1st in style.  I live for this $hit!
Then Ben and I were off to one of my best friends since elementary schools wedding.  It was a beautiful ceremony at a big cathedral church.  The bride and groom looked amazing and the bridesmaids were beautiful.  We headed to the Hilton Downtown Cleveland for rooftop drinks, a cocktail hour and reception where we danced the night away.  This wedding was especially fun because all my girlfriends were there and Ben was a dancing machine.  We loved every moment of your wedding, Brett and Sheena and we love you too!  Thanks for letting us share in your special day!
Hope everyone has a fun weekend, Happy October! XO