Life Lately

We have been so busy the past few weeks, I feel like I never get a chance to really sit down and just relax! First of all Bryan got a huge promotion at work and is finally back on day shift. I can't tell you how glad I am to have him home at night again! Working night has it's perks but I much prefer having him home at night. Of course on the flip side is the fact that he is working 6 days a week because things are hectic at work and he has to be there. But it's par for the course and things will eventually calm down so he can get back to a more normal schedule(if you can call his work regular work schedule normal!). 

Brinley is about to finish her second year in cheer, and will be trying out for her third year in a couple weeks! We are really excited about it because this year we are going to let her try for full fledged allstar, we will get to travel a little more and got out of state a bit including a trip to Florida and the beach at the end of the year! She is also doing softball this year which is an interesting change of pace. She thinks its "okay" but it's definitely not her favorite like cheer, but she insisted on playing this year and of course we have to make her finish the season. 

We are also moving right along with the home renovation project(s) I mentioned a bit ago! The worst part is that the aforementioned 6 day work week for Bryan means we are trying to cram as much work as possible into one day, and it's a pretty big project so it seems like it's taking an extra long forever! We are in the home stretch though, and shouldn't be too much longer.

I also wanted to post some recent pictures.

The first few are from cheer pictures we had taken a couple months back,

End of the year cheer banquet. This girl was awarded the "sparkler award" which is essentially
teammate of the year. We are so proud of her! 

First softball game! She might not be much of a softball player but she sure is cute! 


Favorite Beauty Products

Anyone who knows me knows I don't wear a lot of make-up. I used to wear a full face of makeup in high school but after 7.5 years of being a stay-at-home mom it's just not necessary to my day. I wear it when we go out on the weekends and all of that but that is pretty much it. That said I do love to buy make-up...even though I rarely wear it ha! I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite products that I do use and share them for Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life link up! 

One of the newest products I have is this amazing Revlon Photo Ready Eye Primer + Brightener. I bought it about 2 weeks ago and it's fantastic. I personally only use it as a brightener and apply it under my eyes so I can't speak for it's primer abilities.

I also LOVE this Sonia Kashuk luminating foundation. It gives my skin such a healthy glow and just brightens my face! I've also noticed that it works similarly to a lot of highlighting and contouring tips I've seen, but without all that work and makeup caked on your face!
Another product I can't live without is my beauty blender. I thought people were crazy for spending $20 on a make-up applicator but I'm telling you this is so worth it. 

I'm also a big fan of ELF products. They are dirt cheap but still work wonderfully in my opinion! This is the blush I use and it's only $3!

For skin care I use ELF Makeup Wipes which are great for removing even the most stubborn waterproof/long wear makeup. 

I'm also a big fan of neutrogena facial soap! (Fancy I know!)