Saturday, February 26, 2011


I follow several design blogs to get fun decorating and storage ideas for my home. After reading blog posts here and here I knew that I needed this little beauty in my life--The Expedit Bookcase!

I couldn't stand the way Hattie's toys were piling up in the red bins and it was definitely time for a change. So the hubby and I went on an Ikea date and came home with one of my most favorite purchases in a long time. It holds all of her toys perfectly and keeps them so much better organized. I keep telling Sean that I want 5 more! HA!

Window Frame
I have had two old windows for so long and I've wanted to put pictures of Manhattan in one. Once she had her 1 year pictures I knew that they were the ones! I took it to Red Plum Designs in Orem and they did a fantastic job matting/framing it. I love the finished product! Now I just need to hang it :)

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Fun Finds

On President's Day Sean and I did a little shopping and we were both pretty excited with our finds. Sean got two J.Crew Sport Coats for less than $30 at DownEast! They are so perfect for him it was just meant to be--not to mention the fact that he could totally be a J.Crew Model {See Mr. Pack right} :)
Then I found a shelf at Savers for $5 that I want to spruce up for Hattie's room. The vintage kitchen scale and bird cage came from this little place in Lehi called Nook and Cranny. It is filled with TONS of cool stuff and a lot of junk too :) But they were having a 20% off sale and I got them both for $36. I was so excited!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Bath Bum and Beauty

I have been wanting to take pictures of Hattie getting in the tub for quite a while. I've needed to replace the old pictures in her bathroom because they are way too similar and I'm tired of looking at them. One night I brought my camera up and did it! I think they turned out so cute {I must say, she has the cutest backside EVER!} Love my girl!

{Beauty Review}

I have seen many posts lately with peoples fave beauty products. They are all so fun! Sooo...I thought that I would follow suit and post some of my all time favorite things that I use when getting all dolled up.

-Bare Minerals Powder Foundation

I have used so many foundations over the years and this one is BY FAR my favorite. It goes on evenly, isn't cakey, and lasts all day. I love it because it's pure minerals and like the picture says, you can sleep in it...and I do all the time...shhhh...don't tell :)

-Acne Free Face Wash

I used ProActive for a long time but I got so tired of paying so much for such a small bottle. Then my brother's dermatologist recommended AcneFree and said that it is the exact same as ProActive but you get more for a lot less! I picked it up at WalMart and have been loving it ever since!

-MAC Paint Pot in Bare Study

I put this on my entire eyelid before applying my eyeshadow. It makes the color more vibrant and it keeps my shadow in place all day without rubbing off or creasing.

-CoverGirl Blush in Cheekers

This is a new found favorite. I was in need of some new blush and I read in COSMO that this is the closest shade to the infamous NARS Orgasm but ton's less ($26 vs $4). I picked this up and am loving it so far!

-Aveeno Positively Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in Medium

I apply this before bare minerals and it gives me the perfect "tan" without paying the price of wrinkles and age spots and it even has SPF 30. If you know me, you know that I won't go tanning and I use sunscreen/self tanner like it's going out of style. The reason(s): 1. I have faily light / sensitive skin 2. Melanoma runs in my family and I don't want cancer 3. I don't want to bring on wrinkles and age spots any faster than they will come :)

-Maybelline Great Lash Mascara

I have been using this little pink and green bottle since I was 12 and have never turned back. LOVE IT!

-Rusk Wired

I have naturally curly/wavy/crazy hair and I have to use product in order for it to do anything that I want. This is another thing that I have been using for years. I put this through my wet hair before I style it and it works really well and smells nice too.

-Paul Mitchell Freeze and Shine spray

I cannot say enough about this. It is my life saver! It smells lovely, keeps my hair in place but still manageable, and it doesn't give that nasty film or flakes that some other hairsprays do. I can't live without this stuff!

Now tell me, what are some of your favorites?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Momma's little helper

Je t'aime

The month of love is always one of my favorites. I think it is so fun to give little gifts to those that mean most to you. This year I made Valentine's for all of Hattie's friends. They turned out so cute and it was so much fun delivering them.

Because Valentine's Day fell on a Monday, Sean and I decided it would be easier if we celebrated over the weekend. My mom took Hattie on Saturday afternoon and we headed up to Bucca di Beppo and it was SO YUMMY! We ate so much and still had plenty of leftovers to take home! We then went and saw the movie Just Go With It and it was pretty funny--a typical Adam Sandler movie though. :) Then, we were lucky enough to have my mom keep Manhattan overnight! It was nice to be able to get a full night's rest--yes, our child wakes up at least one time during the night and must have a full sippy cup of milk before going back down--UGH! In the morning I made breakfast in bed for Sean--yummy waffles with the BEST syrup that his brother Shane makes!

Just when I thought our Valentine's celebrations were over, on Monday Sean surprised me with 2 dozen gorgeous roses! Love :)

As a side note: You should check out the fun V-day shoot that I did with Amanda Hendrickson! I must say that it was so much fun to play dress up for a day--complete with hair, make-up and nails :) See them here: Part 1 and Part 2

Sure hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day! XOXOXO

L-O-V-E blocks that I made
Another project

Hattie's Valentine from Momma and Daddy
What was inside the mailbox? Shoes of course :)
Aren't they SO pretty?!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A Holly Jolly Christmas

Santa Time + Temple Square

A few days before Christmas we took Manhattan and Erica to go see Santa down at the Riverwoods Mall. It was so nice because there was NO line, the set up was darling, and the Santa was so cute! Hattie was not a fan of Santa and we made the poor girl see him twice...yeah, it didn't go any better the second time around, HA!

Afterward, we headed up to Salt Lake with all of the Pack family to see the beautiful lights and gorgeous temple. In our faith temples are very important. You can learn more about them here

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was spent up at the Pack home. It was so nice for the entire family to be together this year. We all got the cutest matching jammies from Lynn and Janice. We also played games and had a lot of fun as a family.

Christmas Day

Christmas morning we woke up to many gifts under the tree. I always love see the entire living room filled with presents. We opened presents at the Packs in the morning and then we went over to the Ayers home for more presents in the afternoon. Hattie had so much fun ripping the wrapping paper!