My Fave Face Masks

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It's no secret I am a bit of a face mask whore. If you follow me on IG, you will more than likely see me in a mask or using my light therapy mask in my stories!

I have gone through alot of masks. I've burnt my skin with them, & even literally torn off my skin with some. Yes, those peel masks. Just don't. Take it from me. Any peel you should be doing should be being put on by a dermatologist. It's only tearing off your skin & causing damage. BUT alas, I'll get off my skin high horse & get back to my faves.

Like most of us I spent the better part of my teenage life tanning. Yall, so much tanning. So, so much. At one point I was tanning twice a day. Listen..I know. I don't know what I was thinking. Any tan that you should get should be from a can. & lord do I love my spray tans. Anyway, I messed up my face so so much. & I am constantly trying to do things to better my skin aside from a good skin care regimen.

So through my trials I bring you my favorite face masks that I have in rotation to save you the time & pain (quite litterly)

Before I get started let me preface by saying while uploading these pics, Kensley walked in & asked if I was naked in these photos, completely appalled {& rightly so} But I promise I am not, half are with a tank on the other half I'm in a wrap towel out of the shower, promise!

1. Tula
This is newer mask of the lineup for me! It only stays on for about 5 minutes which makes this my weekday go to. You leave it on for a bit then when you rinse it over you move your fingers in circular motion to really get your face exfoliated! It's super gentle so I don't have to work out redness or anything after! It contains probotics & just over all makes your skin feel good afterwards. I have just started their entire skin regimen & can't get enough. This one is more pricey than the other but it my top recommended! 

2. Loreal
Loreal sent me some samples of this mask line before it came out last year. I really loved all of the masks, but this  Pure Clay one was my fave, although I use the others. I use a face mask brush for this because the clay really gets under your nails & just isn't fun to get off your hands.This sucker has been my saving grace. I has really helped my complexion, that thanks for ongoing medications has suffered. This sucker gets deep in your pores, & I don't even have large pores. It brigthens my skin & makes it feel more firm. It gives a good tingle, which i'm unsure happens for everyone. But the tingle really makes me feel like its working ya know? For all that it does I love the price tag! 

Oh HEYYY pores!
I had to try this, mostly because of peer pressure. Everybody & their brother has been using this mask. Don't shoot me yall. But I don't get it. It was a good mask & feel it was semi comparable to the Loreal I mentioned it above. It left my face very soft, & I did love it, But it isn't only in my current rotation so I can use it up. 

4. E.L.F
This is the most affordable of the bunch. The packaging on this is my fave. It has a little push down dispenser which is so easy & mess free. I super love it. This does not bubble up like the ones you see on youtube but it does get a good bubble to it! Your have to start with a pretty wet face for it to bubble!  I use this often, even to just to remove my makeup. It doesn't need to stay on very long at all. I was about to go on about how its main asset is how freaking hydrating this mask is {hello winter dryness, amirite?} & then I look at the dang bottle & right there it says "Hydrating Bubble Mask" ha! This is def a keeper & will be kept on my counter!

These defiantly aren't completely elimating all my skin problems, but she defiantly are helping it & making it easier to makeup-less! Have you tried any of these before? You will have to let me know what you think if you end up using any!

& Here's a post mask selfie, that I can't believe I am posting; but its turns out your skin feels incredibly soft after doing 4 masks back to back in one day haha!

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#mfamilyfridays Movie Night Ideas : Lady and the Tramp

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I grew up with friday night always being a movie or game night. It started out with just some Americans Funniest Home Videos ala Bob Saget, it was wrapped up with Americas Most Wanted, & COPS. ha! But most the time, we got to pick a VHS from the tiny video store rental part of our small town grocery. We were allowed to get a Cream Soda Faygo, & 99.9% of the time we choose Funyons as our snack. It is something my mom always did, we generally order pizza or could pick out what we wanted for dinner. I will always remember the rush of getting off the bus on Friday knowing it was movie night, I could have a Cream Soda & spend time with my sister! 

Life is so busy for us. We have kinda always have had a movie/game night. But, last year I made a conscious effort to make sure we did it routinely. We needed a time at home, to slow down & just be together.Which is where #mfamilyfridays begun. We make pizza almost every Friday. We make our own dough & the girls make their own with their own toppings & Brandon & I make our own. For dessert (there always has to be dessert) we switch between root beer floats & more recently we make our own banana split bar. The girls countdown til Friday. They love it so much. We vote on a movies & games. & its seriously the best time of the week. Every single one of us enjoys it so much.

With dance season upon us, every Friday is going to be just whenever we can fit it in. Like this weekend, our #mfamilyfridays ended up on a Saturday. & that's okay. Since it is going to be a little more scarce, I am switching things up a little bit the next few weeks & taking you along with us! Our movie nights will be completely themed (because I loooove a good theme) down to food & other elements. Each week I'll most a menu ect for you all try yourself with your family! 

This week it was Lady & The Tramp! Just in time for the new release of the movie! You can preorder it HERE before February 20,2018!

The girls knew we were watching Lady & The Tramp but I didn't tell them anything else. I love a good surprise ;) So I sent them upstairs & set everything up for them to come down.

First I laid out the iconic red & white checkered table cloth on the coffee table.(we also always eat whatever food we eat in the living room while watching a movie, another part that makes it fun for the girls)  I used a Chianti wine bottle with a basket bottom, which was rather hard to track down. I wish I could find a link for you to easy order & save yourself this hassle. I tried the wine so it wouldn't be a complete waste of just using it for a candle holder. & it tasted like garbage. Luckily, the wine is super affordable so it wasn't a total waste.

I used the stuffed animals, Lady & Tramp to finish the look with of course some hanging spaghetti noddles between them! I swear this was their favorite part because I am a mean mom and never let them get stuffed animals! haha & of course added a spaghetti dinner!

I couldn't find our exact projector, we just upgraded our old one this year. But this one seems very similar. I flip the living room around every week so we can use the blank wall as a screen!

I hope everyone enjoyed & can use these ideas on their movie nights! Im excited to share with you all! I would love some suggestions on movie you would like us to do! Leave them below!

This is give our attempt at taking a family in pitch black room lolol

Valentines Playlist with Spotify

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I heard from so many people that loved that my Christmas playlist, with the help of Spotify I put together the perfect playlist for Valentines day! 💓 As Kensley says when listening, "these songs are just so lovey" & she right! This playlist has been on repeat in the kitchen, when"The Greatest Showman" isn't on that is! The girls will say "Alexa, play my valentines day playlist"! It's also been on in the car to dance! 

Here are the girls favorite top 3 picks.
Kennedy: Sugar, Sugar, L-O-V-E {Nat King Cole Version} & If I Ain't Got You
Kensley: Another vote for Sugar, Sugar, As Long as You Love Me {Backstreet Boys baby!} & A Your Adorable
They both had a very hard time not choosing Baby Love by The Supremes, so they wanted me mention that! ;)

As you can see, it has a little bit of everything, plus Dolly Parton & Backstreet Boy because..well every good playlist should. 


& because I know I will get asked, the phone case was a Christmas gift from my friend Kara; but you can purchase it HERE!

IMPORTANT: For best results, play on shuffle! I promise cranking this up will mostly ensue a dance party in the living room or kitchen.

If you use this playlist let me know! Tag me in your dance parties or it playing in your home so I can repost!
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Easy Peasy DIY Valentines

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Valentine's Day is almost here! Before we know it is time for sending Valentines to school. I know I may be in the minority but I live for any & all holidays. & that means, my little holiday heart lives for crafts like Valentines. This year for my girls we have a mix of JoJo Siwa Valentines, & pre packaged DIY Valentines the girls had to have going down the Valentines isle freshly after Christmas! {let's hope I can find where I stashed them since then ha!} 

BUT that didn't stop me from putting together a roundup of my fave easy DIY Valentines for you that are prime-able {thats a word right? If not, it should be} for convenience. Because honestly, what the point if you can't prime it! All of these just our one item & a quick printable, easy peasy!

I mean the title says it all! These play-doh valentines are so cute! Any kids, just about any age will love this Valentine! Here you can get a party pack of 15!

I love that this one, is A. obviously they are super funny but also B. they are not super lovey dovey. I get obviously the point of Valentines is love. But, I feel sometimes the sayings on Valentines are so awkward to be putting  in my preschool & first grader's backpacks, ya know? You can get a pack of 24 whoopee cushions here!

This one is so yummy. I don't think I know a single soul that doesn't love starburst. Well besides the yellow ones of course. I am not always a huge a fan of candy Valentines, but this just one piece! This one does take a teeny bit more than just a printable. But I love that your child can help out doing the stamp. Of course you could sub it for anything else, or even not do it at all.

I know what you are thinking...bubbles? No thanks. But, guys..its a holiday. & every child loves bubbles! & I know what you thinking, its still bubbles. But heres the best part, this is like 5 blows worth of bubbles. & If your child is anything like mine they will spill 80% of it anyway. Your child gives a super cool Valentine, & every mom in the class won't hate you ;)

And where you have it! My top easy, prime-able Valentines!  If you order today you will have them before the weekend! They will be good to go to for Valentines parties next week! Also: Some of them used twine to secure the objects onto the printables, click here to use what I do & love! Now, I am off to find those Valentines.....

Small Laundry Room Ideas - Small Laundry Room Storage

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Small Laundry Room Ideas

Laundry Room Makeover 

Finding laundry room ideas for our laundry room makeover was tough because our space is so small. It's actually not really a room at all, it's more of a hallway & the first thing you see when you walk into the house from the garage. Our laundry room has gotten more revamps than I think the rest of the house. Each time though I didn't really love, love it and its functions just didn't stick. I've been revamping all my organization "systems" in the entire house this past month. And since our laundry room is small, it was one of the first spaces I started on.

I went really out of my comfort zone with choosing this wallpaper in a bold, for me, print! I am so glad I did! It really livens up the space & makes such a statement for a small area. It is just peel & stick & was a sinch to get up by myself!

Laundry decor is kinda scarce & what you get you want to be practical. So it generally consists of some kind of sign that is themed. I wanted to do something a little different to decorate the space since it is a go-between space. This wreath was perfect & adding a rug to the laundry room made it cozy!

Small Laundry Room Ideas

 Like I said, my Laundry room isn't a room at all. It's a hallway, you enter it from the kitchen, then the wall directly in front of the washer/dryer is the garage door. If you keep walking from the kitchen right through it leads to the powder room. It is a very "seen" part of the house, so keeping it neat & tidy is a must as guests can see it & have to walk through to get to the powder room.

The laundry room cabinets above the washer & dryer house the toilet paper & paper towels. I am toying with eventually making doors instead of having open shelving.
Small Laundry Room Ideas

On the opposite wall from the washer & dryer that has the door to the garage, I hung this scroll to write notes to see as we are walking out the door!

Before I was trying to decorate and organize but concentrated on it being pretty! And while that still was a big factor. I had to get systems that work better for me. So much big hocking jars had to go. I replaced them with baskets. I reorganized the drawers underneath the washer and dryer and put my fundamentals on top in an easy to grab tray that keeps everything corraled! This tin totally pulls in my "farmhouse" vibe & is completely functional, I put all of my laundry pods in it! It also came with a scoop for those that use powder!

 Here was the closest thing I could find to a before picture from a few years ago with our last wash & dryer but you can see it's a huge difference even with the old ones, the wallpaper & decor change the space completely:

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I say this all the time but I truly mean it. I really feel like even the most mundane spaces should be pretty in your home. Whatever "pretty" means to you! Since I spend so much time washing clothes, why not make this space, a happy place for me while I'm cursing the millions of loads?? It makes me want to keep it clean and organized more. I mean, I'm still not going to be thrilled with doing the laundry. But, you get what I mean ;)

I realize now I probably should have taken photos of the organization I did in the baskets & drawers, so if you would like to see that please let me know in the comments! Overall, I really am in love with this space. I think the wallpaper is a bold but neutral statement to make that hallway pleasing to the eye but neutral enough to be a hallway that gets a lot of traffic!