Monday, July 29, 2013

It's a love story...

My ten year wedding anniversary is just around the corner. I have to say it is making me get all sentimental and romantic! I have reminisced about when The Hubs and I first met. I LOVED dating him. Seriously, he was a great boyfriend. He knew just how to fill my love tank. If you are familiar with The 5 Love Languages book(I have mentioned it before), you will understand what "my love tank" is and how it gets filled. This is a great tool to not just understand how your spouse wants to be loved...but also to understand how you want to be loved. During our year of being friends I learned a lot about Scott's character, as a friend. He was such a loyal friend. He is very unselfish as well. Both of these character traits I do not possess. Then after a year of being "friends" we started dating. I learned even more about his character, but also how he wanted and needed to be loved.
Most men are physical. That is just a given. But, that does not mean that is the way they want to be loved. Scott and I love each other and of course I love kissing my man and holding hands...etc, but what he desires most from me is Words of Affirmation. I am sure if any men are reading this...they are like yeah...whatever! It is true though. The way my husband feels most loved by me is when I encourage him and build him up. When we are united in the way we feel about something and when I back him up.

I am not good with spoken words. So, this is funny that God would give me a husband that needs verbal public affirmation. For years, I showed Scott love by buying him things or making things or giving him cards. He feels loved...but if he was on empty in his love tank the line would barely budge up when I did these things. It was really frustrating. Scott did the same thing. I want gifts! This seems selfish...but it could be a simple card or a donut...seriously...I am not kidding. It is not the actual gift...again I am not kidding...The Hubs thinks I am full of it. I mean a Coach purse is awesome..but it is the thought behind it that really counts! I want him to think of me. He is a busy guy. His mind is going constantly all day with work related things. When he stops to think of me and picks up a card or flowers or feel the love! He also tries to love me the way he wants to be loved. It is appreciated but it doesn't fill me up.

I don't believe this is the only way we feel love. If he talks about me to others that does make me feel so loved. If he kisses me goodbye I feel loved. If he grabs my hand while walking...again I feel loved. If he does the dishes or any "chore" I feel the love. I don't feel that kind of love too often...hahaha. But that is ok...acts of service would probably be last on my list.

So, even after 10 years we are still learning so much about each other. Our marriage has been nothing but a fun adventure. We rarely fight. It is a beautiful thing. Scott has taught me so much. I depend on him as our leader and I am excited to see what the next 10 years have in store for us. Our wonderful marriage is all because God has blessed us. No matter how hard we try to understand each other as male/female...mother/father...friend...lover...the most important relationship we have is the one in Christ.

*****As soon as I finished typing this...The Hubs brought me a cookie from Subway! I am feeling the love.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Girl Talk: summer summer summer tiiiimmmme

Hello there beautiful peoples! I am still obsessed with makeup tutorials on youtube!!! I mean really when is it going to end??? I realized I only have time for one hobby in my life at a time (pathetic..I know..I am not a multi-tasker kinda gal). So last year it was coupons...this year it is makeup. Although, coupons save me money and makeup costs...a ton...I can use coupons on my makeup at the see I can focus on two things at once. I actually got a really good deal on some Smashbox items a few days ago. Smashbox is my favorite makeup to use at the moment. I will tell you all about my "deal" in a bit.

So, I don't know about you...but I sweat like a pig during the summer. Especially, this summer. I normally have skin more on the dry side...but not in the summer. It is a greasy mess. I usually lose weight in the summer...woo woo...because I am pretty sure I sweat a pound a day. I actually have no idea if that is how you lose weight, as weight loss is not one of the hobbies I have been too great at. I went to the gym once though!!! Yes...once...I have commitment issues. Ok...there I go again rambling. Back to makeup.

With it being so hot. I kind of gave up wearing foundation....until....I started using my Primer and BB Cream from Smashbox. My foundation actually sticks to my face all day!!! I also got a sample of Smashbox's 15 hour foundation...ohhh gurrrl...let me tell you...this stuff stays!!! Let me run down the amount of products I have on my is a bit ridiculous..but I just turned 31 and I am convinced every year older you get past 30 you have to add another 5 products to your routine. "30's were my best years" they say "It only gets better" mmmhmmm...ya'll are crazy. My thirties have given me nothing but gray hair, bags and droopiness!!!

Face Products/routine:

1.Primer- this feels like velvet on yo face! Ahhhhhh.
Source- I also just read you can use this to tame your frizzy hair!!! It has Vitamins A & E, grape seed extract and green tea.

2. BB Cream- this is a newer product it can be used all by it self and really smooths out my skin and adds a little coverage. It is a little thicker than foundation and usually has SPF. This one I use has SPF 35! Great for a simple summer look..or anytime of the year.
Source- I have this in Light. This is 39.00...sayyyy whaaa? But I joined their Pretty Points Reward program. I got a free full size lip gloss(they run specials on tues and thurs) a deluxe sample of their mascara(for my bday) and got to choose two samples. Otherwise, I would never spend 39.00 on BB Cream..I love you and all but NO!

3. Foundation- Lately, I have been mixing two. I am a little bit darker than my normal marshmallow self so I got a sample of Smashbox's 15 hour foundation and mix it with my Mary Kay foundation.

Source- I don't have the full size of this. I got a sample with my order. I reallly lurrvve it though!
Source- Great foundation...just wish it had an SPF. I do have enough in my other products so that works.

4. Set with powder. Powder is important because it keeps everything in it's place. Otherwise it would melt off your face quicker than the bad witch on The Wizard of OZ...I'm melting...I'm melting.I don't use anything special. I use CoverGirl's pressed powder. If anyone has a good setting powder let ya girl know!

I obviously have many other products I use but this is the base. It is always good to set a good base or "foundation" to allow your other products to go on smoothly and stick in place.

Stay cool. K.I.T and have an .....awesome summer:)


Hello, orange camera decided it liked this setting all of the sudden. Photography...another hobby I have not spent any time on!!!
Falsies!!! These drive me crazy...but I have the straightest...shortess lashes ever!
And now I feel really vain for posting so many selfies...but I actually did my makeup and am dressed before I had to document it:)

Monday, July 15, 2013

Welcome to my Kitchen

I haven't blogged in so long I decided to do two posts today! The reason for not posting more is due to the fact that we moved!!! It was a six month process, but we are finally in our beautful home. It is so nice to not have to rent any more. God blessed us with the home we rented, but it just never felt like ours...because it wasn't!

I will show you a few pics of my favorite room in the house...the kitchen. Our home is a Mid Century Modern. Apparently, this is all the rage right now. We have been on the hunt for MCM furniture for awhile now and it is so expensive. Everyone wants it and so people spike up the prices. Lucily we have found some amazing pieces for cheap. It is a style I am not too familiar with so it has been fun learning about it and meeting other crazy MCM fanatics.

Anyways, as you can tell I have a lot to write about. Hopefully, I can finish all the deor soon and remember to get shots of everything.

Once I get everything picked up I will post better pics. Love my counterspace! Oh how I have missed you!

The wood wall was one of the selling features for me on this home and the counterspace...did I mention that I love my counterspace:) Oh and no grout lines. My last place had tile EVERYWHERE...this house only has tile counters in the bath room. Everything else is a solid surface. Hallelujah!!!!
 Since, I love my new kitchen..I have been enjoying cooking again. I added some butter into a pan with some olive oil. Added the bread...mozzarella..tomatoes and then spinach (but pretend it is basil). Added the top piece of bread and toasted each side. Put in the over at 350...for 10 minutes and viola...melted cheesy action in full affect. This is a Caprese Sandwich. You could also add a pesto to this(however I forgot the most important ingredient, basil). Hope you try won't be disappointed.

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I don't know why I get back into my unhealthy eating habits. Well, actually I know why because junk food tastes great, but makes me feel like an 80 year old. My anxiety starts to get worse. My body aches and my hormones go cray cray!!! So, now that I am all settled in our new home (which I will post about later) I need to start eating healthier.

I had my kitchen all packed up as I thought we were moving a week earlier than we we ate out for lunch and dinner EVERYDAY! about feeling like my body was a trash can at a fast food joint. I lost five pounds because I was running around like crazy for the move...but once things slowed did my metabolism and I gained it all back. I woke up one morning all puffy. I also packed all my tanning supplies and so I truly looked liked a marshmallow.

My first shopping trip was great. I loaded up on veggies and fruit. I decided to make this recipe I found on Pinterest for a Roasted Veggie Quinoa Salad! Yum Yum!!! It was so good. I didn't use all of the same ingredients. I used an orange bell pepper, zucchini, garlic and red onion. I think mushrooms would be a great addition as well. Anyways, if you like quinoa this is a winner! I also wanted this for dinner so, I added some cubes of chicken, that I cooked up. It was filling and so tasty!

***P.S. I was so excited to eat this I forgot to make the dressing for it. It was great without it but I will have to make it next time.

***P.S.S. I also am using my new my pics will look less like a 2 year old took them:)

My new stove:) It is electric...but so far I haven't had any issues making the switch from gas.
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