Weekend Coffee Chat

I’m back!  I have been pretty absent from both my blog and my YouTube channel lately.  A little over a month ago we sold our house and moved right outside of Nashville.  We have been so busy trying to sell our house and then with our move, so I decided to take a break and focus on getting this move all finished up.  We are getting settled into our new house and loving it so far!

Have you ever had something happen in your life where you just knew God was leading you to go in a certain direction?  That’s how this move felt for me.  We were originally waiting to move to Florida with my husband’s job, but it was taking a while.  We were patiently waiting, but then an opportunity came up with the Nashville area instead of Florida.  God just took care of every little thing with our move to make it work out perfectly!

We have already made new friends and the girls have started their new school.  We absolutely love this Nashville area!  I plan on doing a home tour soon to post on the blog and YouTube channel.

Recently I bought some new skincare products that I’m really liking so far! I have been using this Vitamin C serum every morning before my moisturizer.  It smells so fresh and sinks right into my skin.  I got this moisturizer to use in the morning before my makeup.  The watermelon smell is so delicious, but I’m not 100% sold on this being my all time favorite moisturizer.  I really like it, but I probably will not buy it again.  It is a gel moisturizer and feels slightly sticky on my face for a while.  It doesn’t leave my skin feeling quite as moisturized as I would like it to.

I use this mask once a week.  It is supposed to dramatically smooth the texture of your skin, minimize the look of fine lines and wrinkles, unclog pores, and boost overall clarity.  Honestly, I expected to be blown away by this mask.  I have used it twice.  The first time, I applied way too thin of a layer and found that I didn’t have many results at all.  The second time, I applied a better amount and still didn’t have the “blow me away” results I was hoping for.  It is very popular and most people love this mask, so I will definitely continue to use it and hope that over time, I will see those results I’m hoping to see.

This marula facial oil is wonderful!  I apply this at night after my eye cream.  It doesn’t just sit on top of my skin like some oils do.  I hate getting into bed at night and feeling like I’m going to wake up with a greasy pillow because my facial oil has gotten all over it.  This oil sinks in just enough and doesn’t leave me feeling like a big grease pit on my face.

I have some exciting things coming up!  I will have a new nephew either Monday or Tuesday of this coming week!!  I cannot wait to see his little face and get to cuddle him!!!  We are planning our next trip to Disney World early 2019.  Disney is absolutely my favorite place on earth!!  I’m even starting to dabble into being a Disney travel agent.  I’m starting the training now.  This will be something I do very part-time, but I look forward to helping others plan their Disney vacations!  I love planning our trips so much, so I thought it would be so much fun to help others!!

I hope you all have an amazing week and thanks for joining me today for these updates!!

Weekend Coffee Chat

weekend coffee chat

Welcome back to my Weekend Coffee Chat!  I hope you all are having a relaxing start to your Saturday.

I previously mentioned these in my Minivan and Car Organization Hacks post, but I wanted to give them a shout out because they saved me when my youngest daughter recently got a stomach virus.  Using these bags kept everything nice and clean and I didn’t have one mess to clean up!  That was the first stomach virus we have had where I wasn’t constantly cleaning up a mess.

Currently, I’m reading this book.  I just started it and haven’t had much time to jump into it, but I’m really enjoying what I have read!

My dad kept our girls last week for two nights!  My husband and I had fun spending time with each other shopping and going out with friends kids free!  I hope all the dads out there had a great Father’s Day!  My husband had to work so we plan on celebrating Father’s Day tomorrow when he will be home.

I am working on finding the perfect makeup that will give me great coverage but allow me to have a ten minute makeup routine in the mornings when I’m in a hurry.  I have been using this powder with this brush and so far, it’s working out really well!

We have a new week ahead of us and I hope you all enjoy it!

Weekend Coffee Chat

Welcome back to my weekend coffee chat!  We made it to another weekend!  It has been a busy week around my house.  We have had my mom and little brother and little sister visiting.  They got to go to vacation Bible school each night while they were visiting.  It has been a blast!

We went to a local park and got some pictures while they were here.  They had fun running around while we snapped some pictures.

This is me with my youngest daughter, Reese.  She was walking with her hand on her hip shaking back and forth.  Neither of my girls lack sass and drama, that’s for sure!

I sure do love my girls!!

As I have mentioned before, I work from home.  Most days I avoid staying in my pajamas all day.  I am all about being comfy and cute while I’m working.  I bought this shirt in both black and grey recently.  The first one I bought was a medium and it ran a little big, so I got a second one in small in a different color.  These shirts are so comfortable and really cute!

My hair has been so dry lately.  I switched to this conditioner last week and I am so impressed!  Not only does it leave my hair feeling so soft, but it also smells incredible and leaves a minty fresh tingly feeling on my scalp, which I love.  I wanted to try it for a while but was hesitant because of the price, but I found it at Sam’s Club for almost half the normal price!!  I was excited!

Since I have lost a little over 90 pounds, my wedding bands literally fall off my finger.  I haven’t taken the time to get my rings resized yet, but I wanted to have something on my finger as a wedding band.  I bought some of these from Amazon and I may never go back to wearing my wedding set again!  They are so comfortable!  I like how they come in different colors, although I usually always wear the white one.

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I hope y’all have a great week!!



Weekend Coffee Chat

Happy Saturday!  Welcome back to my weekend coffee chat!  I’m enjoying sitting on my patio in the warm weather to drink my morning coffee.  We also redecorated our patio.  I love it!  My girls got out of school this week, so we have officially started summer break!  I couldn’t be happier about that!

We have a fun week ahead of us.  My mom, little brother, and little sister are coming to stay for the week.  We plan on going out and doing some fun things outside, weather permitting.

I got a new haircut recently.  It was a little shorter than I was expecting but I have grown to love it, especially for these hot days!

Did you catch my new YouTube video about some great hacks for keeping your minivan or car organized?  I plan on doing a blog post about it this coming week.  I will include the link to the video.

I bought these new shoes recently.  They are so easy to slip on quickly and get out of the house.  I love the blush color and they are very comfortable!  I usually wear flip flops in the summer, but I have been wearing these quite often.  I also got a pair in gray.  I will probably be living in these when the weather starts getting cooler again.  (Let’s not talk about the weather getting cold again.  We finally got it to warm up!)

My favorite nail color this summer has been from OPI.  I mentioned a favorite top coat during my May favorites video recently.  This top coat from Essie is great to help your polish last longer!

Have you all started online grocery shopping?  If not, why not!?  I started online grocery shopping in my area about six months ago.  I can’t imagine going grocery shopping any other way now!  As you can imagine, going grocery shopping with kids is not always a fun experience.  I knew that ordering groceries online and then pulling into a parking lot and having someone load the groceries into my van would be so convenient, but I didn’t realize how much money I would save!  I spend about half as much on my groceries since starting this.  It’s easy to have those impulse purchases which add up while you’re walking around the grocery store.  When I do it online, I stick to exactly what I need, and I’m not tempted to get a bunch of food we don’t need.  Try it!  Let me know what you think!

I hope you all have an excellent week!