Thursday, January 25, 2024

Makeup Favorites

 Over the past year, my makeup choices have changed and I am using things right now that I really love. I thought I would share with you what I'm using just incase you're looking for something new.

1 - cleanser - I switched to this foaming cleanser because I ran out of my BeautyCounter cleanser. I wanted to be able to run into the store and grab something and really like this. Ilia is a clean brand so I was happy with the ingredients that were in all their products.
2 - foundation - I use shade 1.75
3 - concealer  - shade 1.5
4 - cheek set - I love the options this provides. I use the dark for bronzer on my forehead, side of the nose, and jaw line.
5 - eyeshadow - I've had this palette for years. Some of the colors are almost gone. I keep going back to this palette over and over again.
6 - brow pencil - Dark Blonde
7 - liquid liner  - Midnight Express Black
8 - mascara -Lash lengthening in black

I'm by no means a makeup artist. I've done the same thing for years. Although not all of these products are "clean" I do try and look for clean products. I have tried several cream products and I prefer powder which makes my search harder.

Tuesday, January 23, 2024

Baked Pizza Tortellini

 Last week we tried a new to use recipe and it was a hit! Everyone ate and no one complained, that's all that I really care about. In case you're looking for an easy weeknight dinner, here's a good one!

It took about 40 minutes total to make so for a busy weeknight, it is quick!

  • 1 pound ground Italian sausage
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (18-22oz) package of frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 (14-16 oz) jar pizza sauce
  • 1 can condensed cheddar cheese soup
  • 1 (3.5 oz) package pepperoni
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (8 oz) package shredded mozzarella cheese
Preheat oven for 350ยบ and lightly spray a 9 x 13" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large skillet, over medium heat, brown the sausage until it's cooked through. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, drain grease.

Remove from heat and add in the uncooked tortellini, pizza sauce, cheddar cheese soup, about 3/4 of the pepperoni, salt, and half of the cheese. Stir to combine and then add to prepared dish.

Top with the remaining cheese and add the pepperoni to the top.

Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top is bubbly and the cheese is melted.

Monday, January 22, 2024

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday, friends! We had a really great weekend over here.
On Friday, I took treats into Colson's classroom for the very last time to celebrate his birthday.


He invited a couple friends over for a sleepover so pizza was on the menu.

A group of 11 year old boys is much different than the group of seven year old boys we had over for Peyton's party. These boys can eat and are loud! They stayed in Colson's room all evening playing all the video games. They only made their way out to eat...

So, the three of us watched a movie and hung out together!

I'm not kidding, these boys only came into my kitchen when they were hungry!

They all managed to sled on the pile of snow before I took them all home!

One of his friends lives in Boise, so after dropping him off we went to the Village and had pizza...

And we can't go to the village without throwing a penny into the fountain!

Sunday was lazy! After church we all put on comfy clothes and watched movies and football all day. It was a great family day together!

I hope you all had a great weekend also!

Friday, January 19, 2024

Friday Favorites


Charlee's favorite activity is painting and coloring. She loves to draw!

She is constantly grabbing supplies and making a creation.

My newest favorite afternoon pick me up is a Sonic dirty Diet Coke.
Diet Coke, lime, coconut, and sweet cream!

An extra day off from school is everyone's favorite. Even though not everyone was feeling 100%.
It allowed us to lay in bed and snuggle for extra time in the morning.

We tried out some new recipes this week and some were our favorite and some were not! I'll share the recipes soon from the ones we liked!

Wednesday was a snow day and Colson's job was to clear the sidewalk. His favorite neighbor came to help him...she's seriously the best!

I went out to shovel after it snowed again all afternoon and the kids were gone. It's not my favorite task either. I'm ready for sunshine!

Playing a lot of games of Uno is our favorite. I've decided we need to play a lot more games in our home so we can learn to lose and win. Our home is full of competitive people! 

My kids' favorite new movie is The Parent Trap which makes me so happy since I loved it as a kid also. I remember going and seeing it in the movie theater! We watched it together this week!

I hope you've had a great week! Happy weekend!

Thursday, January 18, 2024

Valentine's Day Favorites

 Valentine's Day is less than a month away and these are a few things I have my eye on...

skirt   how cute is this skirt! I love that it can be worn all spring and summer. Not just on Valentine's! 

class valentine slap hand I think these will be perfect for Colson. It's his last class party!

kicks shirt Peyton will be sporting this cute shirt!

mug Anthropology always has my favorite mugs. This Valentine's Day mug is no exception. 

popcorn class valentine We've done something similar in the past and it's such an easy class valentine.

jacket I love this Free People look alike. It's even better because it's pink and the price is amazing!

coffee sweatshirt I love coffee so this sweatshirt is very fitting!

love you sweatshirt How cute is this for Charlee?! I love holiday outfits!

Do you have any fun plans for Valentine's Day?

Wednesday, January 17, 2024

Celebrating Colson

Yesterday was the first part of our celebrations for Colson! 

Travis always takes the kids to to lunch on their birthdays. Just the two of them. Colson requested La Costa again this year so Travis checked him out of school and took him. The best part for Travis is the one on one time he gets with each kid.

Last night we had grandparents up for dinner. Colson requested tacos and burritos with rice and beans.

He's just like his Mama with his love for Mexican food!

He requested banana pudding which is so much easier to make than cake!

He was very happy about his gifts and he's even happier today since it's a snow day so he can use them all!

It's hard to believe he's 11, but I'm so glad I get to be his Mama and watch him grow!

This weekend we're going to have a couple of his friends over for a sleepover. He asked if he's old enough to stay up all night and I quickly said no and then regretted allowing a sleepover all together. ๐Ÿ˜† So I'm hoping for a smooth evening!