Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Nordstrom's SALE, Yasss please

 Nordstrom's SALE, Yasss please

Im so glad so many of you will have a chance to try out Nume's curling wands, they will not disappoint! I'll have more coupon codes for you guys soon if you werent able to scoop one up this past week, the previous sale is over but there will be other opportunities so stay tuned.  For now, i wanted to share Nordstrom is having a sale, at first i went online to check out their Nike sale (which you can browse below, sooo good) but then i got caught up looking at all of the other items on sale, with those prices for quality items they're too good to pass up. Im a bargain shopper so i though i'd share the love!  Check out those Nordies prices!

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 Okay first lets talk active wear, everything i purchase from low end brands ends up falling apart. Nike and Lulu Lemon are where its at (: . I wear active wear daily running around chasing my littles, as well as for workouts 3 days a week (if im lucky), so a couple quality pieces are important for me if i want them to last a long time. I also love the bright colorful shirts, and usually pair them with a gray or black workout pant.  I threw in some boyfriend jeans, you really cant beat $39 for a good pair! That $13 wide brim hat is perfect for winter and fall and adds a lot of character to an outfit.  Loving those two long sleeves and the cardigan that hits right at the knee.  And i could live in those gray nike sweatpants, with a simple white tee or even a long sweater those would be so cute.

Happy Sales shopping!!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Big Loose Curls: Nume Curling Wand Deal!

Big Loose Curls: Nume Curling Wand Deal! 


Ladies! I had to jump on here and share the latest Nume wand i have been using the last couple weeks for big loose curls! I ordered the Magic 32mm Nume wand and i have been loving it. Its swivels at the end so you never get tied up in the chord and comes with a glove for heat protection so you wont burn your hand as youre curling your hair.  I love that its healthier for your hair and gives extra shine because its 100% titanium.  GOOD news is Nume is offering ANY WAND for $26 dollars today! I recommend this wand but you can also select a different one that works for your hair length and style. I love bigger curls so i went with the 32mm which is 1 inch thick.  You can check out the photo i snapped quickly last week after styling my hair in 5 minutes only the top layer while i was testing it out.  I am so happy with this selection and excited to share that this $149 wand is only $26 from now until October 25th! So hurry on over and scoop one up! Comes with a trial shampoo and conditioner too!

Click here for the link & be sure to use code NUMEFORME: WANDS

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Weekend Fun, Birthday Bash's & Pumpkin Pick'n

Weekend Fun, Birthday Bash's & Pumpkin Pick'n

Hey loves, I hope you're all enjoying this great Fall weather as much as we are over here! Im taking full advantage of wearing jeans and boots again & being outdoors as much as possible because its no longer blistering hot!!  Anywho, I have had a TON of questions about where i purchased my blouse i wore over the weekend and on Laylas little beanie she wore this morning. SO i figured i might as well do a little post on those items so you guys can quickly and easily find them.

We had a blast over the weekend celebrating our best friends little girl turning One! Its so bittersweet watching these babies grow up. On one hand you love seeing them hit their milestones and become little funny people with personalities but on the other hand you miss and grieve each baby stage they grow out of, like sucking their baby toes, cooing, and that yummy fresh newborn smell! GAH! i live for these sweet tender years, i just cannot even believe Layla is already 4.5 months old, this second kid thing sure does fly by!   We went to the pumpkin patch twice this past week, ill share photos from there later this week. And today we took the kids on a fun morning hike, if you follow me on snapchat (tessa_rayanne) im sure you have been seeing a little glimpse into our real life and my busy boy who is always wanting to explore and adventure, and i dont mind it one bit!

Anyhow, happy shopping & happy Fall!

The first blouse is the exact one i purchased and i actually shared it here a couple weeks ago when i ordered it online. Its $32 i mean, you cant beat that! Everyone needs a good pair of ripped skinnies and i just bought this pair of Ralph Lauren and i love them! They have the perfect amount of stretch to them. They actually fit me perfectly when i put them on and stretched out a little bit by the second time i wore them, so you could even go a size down if you wanted to and they'll stretch to fit you perfectly, or if you order true to size like i did they work just as well they'll just be a tiny bit of a looser fit on your 2nd or 3rd day of wearing them.  I couldnt find the boots i own because theyre a year old so i posted a couple budget friendly options for a tan ankle boot because everyone needs one, they go with evvvverything.  I hope you have fun! There are some other peasant blouse options i listed below as well because im in love with this look and could buy them all!

Also, Laylas gold bow headband is c/o Swirl On Top shop and you can find it here.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Infant + Toddler Fall Fashion & Halloween Costume Picks!

Infant + Toddler Fall Fashion & Halloween Costume Picks! 


Hey guys, Im so glad you liked the makeup post as well as my fall picks post! I will try to do more of these more often instead of seasonally.  I wanted to share some of our favorite items for Fall for toddlers and babies. I always try to find sales, especially with Gap, so you can check out the deals i spotted below. And i also included some of the cutest little Halloween costumes for babies and toddlers, as well as threw in a couple in there for the older kids if they were too cute not to share.  I hope you like them if you're in search for an adorable or creative costume. 

**hit the arrow on the right to browse more.** I hope you like these picks..obviously i have a thing for babies in furry animal costumes. TOO CUTE! Also, i added in there the Avent binkys we use for both kids, alot of you guys have asked me over the years what binkys we like and which ones we use for Cash. I also shared our favorite Fall and Winter boots, the toddler Hunters! They are a must, especially if you live somewhere with snow or a lot of rain. My son loves his boots and asks to wear them even in the summer if we are watering/gardening, he looooves them (we started with size 4 ..they run super big, and now he is in size 7 i believe, and theyre big on him but he will grow into them for winter, we double layer socks when theyre too big, its better to get them bigger so they can wear them longer)! He also lives in his Nike's. Theyre my favorite for toddlers because they have more arch support than converse and vans, but those sure are cute too and we own a couple pairs of them as well. He loves the bright blue ones so much that he has a second pair in a bigger size now. I feel like we are always having to upgrade his shoes to a bigger size, this boys feet keep on growing like weeds! There are some super cute baby Gap jammies i added for Halloween in the above post as well..because whats cuter than festive jams! Especially matching sibling jammies. We live in cozies during the winter so of course i picked lots of cozy leggings and long sleeve shirts. Also, American Apparel makes great beanies for kiddos, the pink beanie link will show you they have all different colors.  Sleep sacs are a must for the cooler winter months for infants. So are uggs, and close toed baby shoes to keep their feet warm. Socks too!

I hope you guys enjoy your week and are having fun decorating for Halloween! We'll  be going to the Pumpkin patch next weekend, IF the weather cools down. Its been so dang hot im nervous to take Layla out when its 100 degrees and she'll need to nap in the wrap, so its even hotter! Gotta be careful in this heat with little ones.  So heres to hoping it cools down asap~!  Also, im on Snapchat now so add me for daily adventures with these little people, username: tessarayanne


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Updated Makeup Favorites

Hi beauties, so many of you have asked about what products i've been using as of late on instagram and via email over the recent months. I havent dont an updated makeup post in a whiiiile so its about time i share some of my new favorites and those items that i've been loving for years and years. I've been a makeup lover since i was able to hold lipstick in my own hands...lets just say i could apply it without a mirror and no smudges at age 4 (says my mama) lol. I'm pretty much wearing makeup in every Christmas family photo that i was allowed to.  Its pretty funny!  i was a girly girl but also a tom boy. With that said, i have tried my fair share of makeup, but im always on the look out for items that you can purchase at the local drug store for reasonable prices, however some items you do have to splurge on if you want the same quality.  So here are my current favorites that i use weekly:

Lets start with face... i have used both olay facewash and sensitive lotion for years! I swear by it. Its gentle and an easy routine. I wash my face and lotion twice a day, once in the morning and at night when im getting ready for bed.  After putting lotion on i use Mac studio fix powder foundation. Its so easy and takes me 1 minute to apply and it gives an overall even coat but its not too thick and has just enough coverage. Its pretty much the easiest/quickest way to do your face makeup. I use liquid foundation for special occasians but my everyday, work, and weekend look is with Macs studio fix.  Next I recently purchases this contour and blush pallet and its supppper affordable and does the job.  OKAY, now that highlighter by Becca is a MUST, i have never ever tried a better highlighter.  Its pricey but so so worth it. I apply it to the bridge of my nose and on my cheekbones when i want that glow! I posted the sephora brush i love for blush and bronzer.  I am a huge fan of Anastasia dip brow, its literally the best for brows.. you need an angled brush so i posted the one i've been using above.  I also sometimes use their pencil.  I do Revlon skinny liquid liner for my cat eye on the weekends when i want to add some drama.  I love smashbox exposure pallet that ive been using for almost a year, i use mostly the matte colors.  I found this Milani lipstick at the local drug store and i use the color "matte naked" #61 and its my favorite lipstick ive ever tried... its afforable at just $5 and its SO good you guys.  I sometimes do a tint of revlons "Premium Pink" posted above and this stays on for hours... i just do a tiny dab and rub it all over with my finger because its bright if you apply it like normal lipstick, this will last you forever because youre just using a teeny tiny bit for a little tint..i even put the Matte Milani lipstick over it for a slightly more pink nude, thats been my favorite the past few months mixing the two.    Okay, and lastly i have used the same Maybelline Volume mascara since 7th grade people!! Thats a lifetime, but this is theeee only mascara that comes close (and i might even say better because its all natural, organic, vegan paraban and preservative free) and its by Arbonne..love love love their mascara, ive been using it for a month and i am in love.  So there you have it ladies! You can order through my girl Kelly by shopping (here).  These are my current favorites and i swear by them!

I am dying to try Honest Beauties new line of natural organic products. If you ladies have any suggestions of makeup you love love love please share below in the comments section. Im always looking to try something new!

**^^^^By the way those who have emailed me about the Nume Megastar straig
htener i use to curl my hair in THIS OLD TUTORIAL (click here) i did a while back (also use it daily), i have a new coupon for you, its the Megastar straightener & trial Hydro Punch Shampoo/Conditioner for only $68 total, deal ends October 31st! So get on it!! LOVE this straightener because its rounded so i can curl my hair with it! Heres the link to take you straight to it: $68 with code MEGACLEAN ^^^
 ^^^what you're getting^^^ (: 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Fall Fashion Picks

Hey loves, this week started off sooo good with some real Fall weather. We had rain both yesterday and today, hurray!!! And some cooler weather and gloomy skies. Im so much more excited about candles, soup, and all things Fall when the weather matches! I just cant do soups and warm chunky sweaters when its 90 degrees out, who can?! Anyhow, which the cooler weather coming our way, finally, and hoping its here to stay.. lets get into some of my favorite current Fall picks! Most of these are budget friendly with the exception of a couple items that will last longer and that are better to splurge on, like a really good statement piece or a neutral sweater you can wear with pretty much everything. I love spending more on pieces that are timeless, like a good boot too! check out my picks below and be sure to share your favorites or places you love to shop online (easier for us mamas) for winter weather finds/good basics for warm or cold weather!

starting with a couple things i just ordered..
I ordered a black and dark gray of the v neck tees because theyre simple basics you can layer with cute sweaters or wear on warmer days with a pair of ripped jeans & lets face it for quality tees theyre only 14 on sale! . I ordered that cream peasant blouse because the details and the price! I ordered that free people loose boyfriend V neck that goes high to low (can be worn on or off the shoulder, love!) and im obsessed with the cut and fit, you will love it,... and its on sale (i ordered size small and bought it in lavender and love the grayish color tone to it.. i might need the maroon!). Below are a few other picks for Fall that i think are too cute to pass up.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Life Lately: Via My Camera Roll

Life Lately: Via My Camera Roll


^^^A Shake Shack day date with our babies^^^

Hey all! I havent posted in a while..which should tell you ladies that life lately has been a little busy! Life with two just gets busier by the day! Im back at work, but my girly decided on my first day back to not take the bottle any longer after taking it 1-2 times a week from 4 weeks until 14 weeks she decided to boycott it.  Any tips on that would be great!! Anyhow im working two nights a week after shes in bed, thankfully girlfriend set her own bed time for 6-6:20 and is usually almost asleep by the time i leave.  Its kind of a blessing in disguise because im not ready to leave her just yet so now i get to spend the day with both of my kiddos and leave right around their bedtime.   

I've been adjusting to her naps and wake time changing as well.  I have become a planner when it comes to leaving the house, i have to plan around when she'll need to nap (usually after 50 mins of wake time shes ready to go down) so i have to stay wherever i am once shes fallen asleep in the wrap for a least an hour so she gets a solid nap in. I know there are moms that just bring their baby wherever whenever and let them crash on their own once theyre to the point that they cant keep their eyes open any longer, and there are moms whos babys nap short naps here and there while driving and wake up when they arrive at their destination. But im not that mama. I just feel guilty keeping her awake when shes tired or making her wake up from a nap when she isnt ready to. I know sometimes i dont have a choice if we have to be somewhere or leave somewhere, but if i can ill always do whats in the best interest for my kiddos, even when thats inconvenience. Im seeing more and more that im probably not the mama whos cut out to have 4 kids, i think i would always  feel bad inside that my 4th was being neglected and getting the short end of the stick, lol.  But anyhow we are all different, there isnt a right way to do it.  I struggle with mom guilt on the daily so i know im probably not cut out for a huge tribe.  God created all of us moms with unique personalities and we parent differently based on that. Im someone who likes a schedule and having my kids be really great sleepers who can fall asleep in their cribs and take naps and have early bed times. I love knowing theyre well rested, that theyll sleep when someone else is babysitting them (because i work), and that their little bodies and brains are getting the sleep they need. I also enjoy the break!  Im all about giving them the love that they need and try my best daily to spend quality time with each of them together as a family of 4 as well as one on one.  Its hard work but to me its worth it. I life for my family, they are the reason i get up and do everything i do each day.  There was once a time when i did a lot for myself and put my needs first but the moment i became a wife and a mama is the moment God really taught be about unconditional love and selflessness.  The "me" time i once had is very minimal. I know its important but theres also a time and a place for it. Right now my babies are little and i soak up as much of these short years as i can.  Im all for going out on dates with my husband and girls nights etc, but its nice that i dont miss out on much with my kids because theyre asleep when we leave.   Now that my son is older he has a ton of fun hanging out at daycare at MOPS, going on play dates with his grandparents etc.  He truly is so loved by our families and we are so blessed that he has such a special close relationship with each of them.  I am thankful for a little break here and there during the day when hes off playing with them for a couple hours.  My little lady is only just about 4 months and as i mentioned doesnt take a bottle so she doesnt quite leave mamas side quite yet and im perfectly ok with that and prefer it when theyre so tiny and dependent on you.

Lately, we have been playing a ton with family since my sisters have tiny babies a month apart from layla and kids similar in age to my toddler Cash.  Its such a blessing and i dont take it for granted for a second that they live close and theyre my best friends.  A lot of my girlfriends have little kiddos similar in age as well so thats always fun when we get together.  

Im looking forward to coming out of the newborn phase and all the foggy sleepless nights here very soon! At least thats my hope. haha.  Layla usually does a 5-7 hour stretch at night frm 6/630pm to around 12ish.  After that its every 2-3 hours sometimes another 4 if im lucky that she'll wake to eat.  Then shes up for the day around 7/730 and takes 4 naps a day usually around an hour sometimes less sometimes more.  She eats every 2 hours on average (1.5-2.5) and is a good nurser.  She is the happiest smiliest little baby and we are so thankful we were gifted with her.  I look forward to the day that Cash and Layla can play and be best buddies, but for now ill snuggle her up close while shes little and immobile. lol.  

What else is new.... i guess we are just enjoying being a family of 4 and adjusting the past few months.  If you guys have any questions please let me know in the comments below.  Love you all and cant wait to share more of our new family member. (;

On another note, im grieving that its the end of Summer and Fall is on its way here (even though the hot weather is telling us otherwise).  

^^^This summer we had plenty of swim days at Nana and Papas house (my parents)^^^

^^^this guy doesnt really like veggies so we sneak them into daily juicing or smoothies. I usually add in Bolthouse Farms "green goddess" and carrot juice plus a handful of spinach, almond milk, ice, and strawberry/bananas.  He loves it! .... also those snuggles she gets from him are unreal.. he is suuuuuch a good brother!^^^

^^^we had our fair share of beach days! this guy loves when there are no waves. ^^^

^^^I could snuggle this angel all day every day for the rest of my life ^^^
^^^for you mamas with new babies and toddlers, finding ways to entertain them is Crucial for a lot more time indoors with a newborn when its 90-100 degrees outside.. so we made some fun ocean scenes with paper markers and his little animal creatures, and also spend time at the mall playing in all the cars/stores^^^

^^^We just celebrated our 3 year anniversary! I love my hubs so much, 3 years and 2 babies... we have been busy!^^^

^^^These cousins are too cute! Their second beach day together. My parents just bought a vacation/second home in Newport a couple houses from the beach, needless to say, you'll be seeing us there plenty in the months to come!^^^

^^^this guy is addicted to water, its his favorite thing to play with... so we created some make shift "Cuzzis" as he calls them this summer.  And a sweet date night at Sundried Tomato, highly recommended this restaurant!^^^

^^^This guys pretty much potty trained after 3 days! Look how cute those boxer briefs are!, im such a proud mama. He picked it up so quickly and it was pretty much all self directed. He was showing he was ready and just went on the toilet one day. So now we reinforce with treats (skittles, licorice) threw some underwear on and got rid of the diapers and that seemed to do the trick.

                          ......and lastly this sweet face to end this post (16 weeks here)!