how we change

I love make up! i haven't always loved make up. even in highschool, i rarely wore anything but eyeliner- GASP at my inexperience. explains my lack of boyfriends in highschool for sure. it was in college that i finally started to wear it. it was a few years later that i would grow to absolutely need the stuff. thank god for it because i think i look horrible without it!

i have a girlfriend who is a make up guru. she is the one who got me interested in make up in the first place. we live two hours apart and on our get togethers, which happened too infrequently, we were sure to bring our make up bags in order to share our newest purchases. the funny thing is, most of the new stuff came out looking like the old stuff. you find yourself always purchasing the same shades in make up. i think i own about 10 different lipsticks and within that 10 you will probably only find two different shades.

i am dying to go make up shopping right now for some new fall colors. i never did buy much new this past spring/summer, so needless to say my drive to purchase some new things is in full force. i think i will have to take a few hours for myself one day and go to one of my two favorite make up counters, stila & bobby brown, and have a mini make over. i am so out of the loop on the newest colors for fall that i could use all the help i can get.

do you want to know why i am out of the loop on make up?
here she is:

oh how i love her so.

now instead of buying make up, this is what i find myself buying the most of:

isn't it the absolute cutest dress. it is from crewcuts, the cute kids line from jcrew. i love the silhouette & the color. sweet cheeks is going to look so freakin sweet in it this fall. i will post pics of her wearing it once she actually wears it.


you say it's your birthday

it has been way too long since my last blog. vacation will do that though. sweet cheeks, her daddy, and i spent my 31st birthday weekend at the beach. we traveled with a few friends and their kids, who just so happen to be only 3 &5 months younger than sweet cheeks. it couldn't have been a more perfect weekend.

now, as i said, we were there with two other couples and a total of 3 other toddlers. sweet cheeks had a playmate 24/7 and was in heaven. it also worked out well that the other kids were on the same daily schedule as sweet cheeks, so when she ate they ate, when she slept they slept, when she threw a tantrum they threw a tantrum. ok, maybe it wasn't so extreme but it was nice that things just seemed to flow so well. it was even a bit of a break for us, the parents, since we weren't her only form of entertainment. she really enjoyed having friends around her all of the time.

anyway, we did lots of sand playing and swimming with the kids on our mini-vacation. i have so many fun shots to share, so enjoy

no, i know what you are already thinking. it wasn't enough to make sweet cheek's parents want to give her a sibling! playmates work out so well, i just don't see the additional need for another child just so she can play with someone. who is to say she would even get along with the sibling. there is no guarantee, so we'll play it safe and leave her as an only child. it is what works for us right now

for some reason on our way home in the car i noticed a sign on an 18-wheeler truck that was driving in front of me. the small sign on the back of the truck posted "safe driver needed." i realize this small sign was only meant to suggest that the trucking company was in need of some additional employees. that is what they intended to say anyway, but i took something else from it. to me, it meant i better floor it and get around this truck. to me the sign said that the driver of the truck in front of me was a crazy bad driver and i did not need to be anywhere close to him. to me, "safe driver needed" was because the one currently driving wasn't capable. we quickly passed it

has anyone heard the song "bubbly" by colbie caillat? i have heard it on the radio a few times and now Oxygen uses it on a commercial of theirs. i absolute adore this song right now. it just sounds so happy and makes you want to smile.

one song that i absolutely loathe at the moment is "hey there delilah" by plain white tees. drives me frickin nuts and it seems like every single radio station is playing it!