Wednesday, October 5, 2016

September Instagram Roundup

  Hey y'all! I hope y'all are having a great October so far. I thought I would do a little roundup of my Instagram feed to catch y'all up on what we've been up to.

         The very 1st pumpkin spice latte of the season, a moment to be savored (and then captured on Instagram of course!)

             The Muffin. Artsy, understated, delicious.

            My 1st selfie of Fall? Is that a thing? It is now!

        Miller is not ready to accept that summer is over, so he decides to sunbathe indoors.

          Our kitchen window is all decked out for the season!

        Miller is trying out costumes for his 2nd Halloween.

     Our Fall mantle, complete with woodland creatures!

Chicken pot pie, the ultimate comfort food.

       Miller is all dapper for a big Saturday afternoon!

The Fall cups are here, this is NOT a drill!!!!

       My new favorite lipstick for Fall! Avon's Beyond Color lipstick in Divine Wine

Here's the close-up of the lipstick I'm wearing above. You can buy it in my Avon eStore.

      Clearly Miller is thrilled that it's officially Fall....

 I was thrilled to break out my sweaters! Even if it was only in the high 60s that morning.

And lets be real, every day is National Coffee Day.

I have tons more pictures on my Instagram, but I didn't wanna bombard y'all with pictures. If you want to follow along just follow me on Instagram. I don't just share cups of coffee, I also share EXCLUSIVE coupon codes for my Avon eStore customers. Happy Instagraming!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

My Avon Weekly Deals

   Hey y'all! Most of y'all know I'm an Avon representative. So today I thought I would share a few of my favorite exclusive deals you can score this week in my Avon eStore. I wanted to put it all together in one convenient place so my customers don't miss them!

October 4th - 6th

You can get a FREE 5-piece Skin So Soft Soft & Sensual Set + Clear Pink Trim Cosmetic Bag when you place a order of $55 or more. Use coupon code: PAMPER.

October 7th

Then you can get FREE shipping on orders of $25 or more by using code: FORYOU.

October 10th

The last of my exclusive coupon deals for this week is in honor of National Handbag Day ( who knew that was a thing?!). You can get a FREE Grommet Saddle Crossbody Bag in Black with a order of $60 or more. Just use code: BAGLOVE. You can take a look at the bag here.

If you have any questions about any of these deals or just questions about Avon in general, please ask away! Happy shopping y'all!

Friday, September 30, 2016

The 5 Stages of Fall

  I wasn't always in love with Fall like I am today, but with each passing year I love it a little more. Maybe it's all of the pumpkin spice lattes. Maybe it began with the invention of Pinterest and their insanely cute and often time-consuming DIY Fall projects. Either way Fall has inched it's way into my heart where Summer used to be. My love of Fall is why I bring you the 5 stages of Fall today.

1. Pumpkin Flavored Coffee Creamer

  This. This is where it all begins. You're strolling down the dairy section. You need milk. 2%. Then you see it. The pumpkin spice coffee creamer. Hey it may just be August, but suddenly you wanna break out your favorite sweater and jump in a pile of leaves. Okay I don't actually jump in piles of leaves when Fall comes around, but you get my point.

2. Fall Décor

   Once I found the pumpkin creamer I had to put up the Fall decorations, it's the only logical step. So I put up my Fall mantle décor on August 28th this year. Of all of the seasons I like changing the mantle for Fall the most, well right after Christmas haha. The vibrant colors are so soothing and put me in a cozy mood. I think that's all the reason you need to put your decorations up a little earlier, so you can enjoy that cozy feeling just a little longer.

3. Pumpkin Spice Lattes

  I know I already have pumpkin creamer on this list, but this is totally different. That first day you know you can pick up a pumpkin spice latte wherever you would usually get your vanilla or caramel latte or regular coffee, well it's a little magical. Okay, I guess that's just me. Oh by the way, I recently heard someone talking about getting the pumpkin flavoring in their chai latte (for those of y'all who don't drink coffee), so give it a try and tell me how y'all like it. I need a few more people to endorse it first before I'd give up my coffee.

4. Fall Clothes

This is Miller on Thanksgiving last year.

   I get very excited about switching out my wardrobe for Fall, but honestly I'm looking forward to switching out Miller's even more. Little sweaters, little coats, little pants. The best part about this age right now is I can dress him like I want with zero eye rolls. I highly doubt he's going to let me put him in pumpkin overalls once he knows better, so I have to soak this time in while it lasts.

5. Oh Yeah, The Weather

  This part is where I remember it's not truly Fall yet. Sure September 22nd (the official 1st day of Fall) has come and gone, but everyone knows Fall isn't truly here until the weather is nice and crisp. We've had a day or even two where the morning felt slightly brisk. But that's about it. Although we don't have a shortage of rain by any means. The leaves seem like they're trying their best to stay green but every morning I see a few more of 'em resting on our lawn.

  When is it truly Fall for you? What's your favorite season? What's your favorite thing about that season? I can't wait to hear!

Linking up with April and Christina

Monday, September 19, 2016

A Book Review: That Mama is a Grouch

   When I was pregnant with Miller my sweet blogger friend Sherry was thoughtful enough to send us a few of her lovely children's books. I was touched by the gesture, and I was even more pleased when I sat down to read the books with Miller. Today I wanted to share with you our favorite of them all. That mama is a grouch.
     The basic premise is about a mama who is not so secretly frustrated by the things her daughter gets into, and the daughter decides her mama is, you guessed it, a grouch. It's funny, clever, and thought provoking for little minds. The illustrations are adorable as well. My son loves books and was instantly taken with this by the pictures and poetic words. He's still a little young to understand the concept of the book but I know this will be a book we can enjoy for years to come.
   I highly recommend this book to other moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas, and babysitters, or really anyone who knows a child that enjoy books. It makes a unique birthday present, or maybe it could be a new baby present like it was in my case. Either way, you can buy any books by this award winning writer, Sherry Ellis, on her blog. Happy reading y'all!

Miller says "thanks for the books, I love them!"