Hey everyone! I’m wife and a stay-at-home mom (SAHM) to two adorable little angels, Lyla (5 1/2) and Brady (3). I was an event planner in a former life, it’s still in my blood! I cant help it, I never turn down the opportunity to plan an event.
These days I’m funneling my creative juices into my blog and of course into some super fun activities for the kiddos. My personal mantra as a SAHM is, “I’m a memory maker, dammit!” I am constantly striving to make each day the best day ever like it’s my job, because it is and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Here’s a fun little piece I did for a fabulous blog called Folsomette. I think it’s a great way to get to know me a little better. I update the info from time to time.
What’s your beauty secret?
Latisse! Love love love Latisse. Life changer! I’ve been using it for almost two years and I can’t imagine my life without it. Seriously, that stuff is liquid gold.
You asked for one, but I’m giving you another because I’m a giver…well actually an over sharer. So the other thing I’m wild about is any form of a retinoid. I don’t use it in the summer because it makes skin so sensitive to the sun. But, when it’s fall and I’m back baby!
There are several prescription and cosmetic products available containing tretinoin/retinoic acid. For me, it’s less about acne (although some days it’s all about acne, amiright???) and more about cell turnover. By promoting new skin cell production and sloughing off old skin cells your skin will look healthier than ever. It also reduces photoaging of your skin (the impact of the many years out in the sun or in the tanning bed. Sorrynotsorry.). Contact a dermatologist to inquire about a similar regimen. After all, they are the experts.
What’s your favorite product in your make-up bag?
My Clinique Chubby Sticks. I am obsessed with these lip color balms! I have “Two Ton Tomato” the most perfect red and “Pudgy Peony” a super fun pink. They feel so good on and the color really lasts. It seriously feels the way it does when I have Aquaphor (BTW – one good thing to come out of butt rashes is the discovery of Aquaphor as a lip balm.) on my lips. The small size of these babies fits perfectly into your evening clutch or your diaper bag. They sell them at Ulta as well as department stores, so it’s really convenient that you don’t even have to leave town to pick one up.
What item in your closet do you wear the most? AND, what’s your favorite item in your closet?
I wear my jean capris from Express the most. Best. Purchase. Ever. They are a part of my spring, summer, and fall “mom uniform”. I plan to wear them with boots and ballet flats this fall. They just fit so great. (FYI – they have a tighter fit on me than on the model in the picture.)
These Ink Ruby Jeans from CAbi are a staple of my winter “mom uniform”.
What 3 things would we find in your purse right now?
1) The biggest snack bag for the kiddos in America. Seriously, there is something for all palates in there!
2) A bottle of water and pack of Trek Mix nuts from Trader Joe’s. Fills you up in between meals without extra calories and anything fake. They are delicious, plus they are packaged in individual serving packages. Easy and healthy fast food to go! Food is fuel! And, wine is therapy…but I rarely carry wine in my purse.
3) A small notebook. I know, I know… the trees! Ahhh! But I just love actual paper. Yes, I have an iPhone and yes there is the note app. I jot down notes all the time when I’m out and about.
What do you do for fun?
I’m at a park like 2-3 times a week with the kids. Other than that I’m always running on the trails in The Parkway. For fun with the hubby it’s usually dinner or a movie or a local event. Fun with girlfriends is shopping, local events, drink or dinners.
What’s one thing that people would be surprised to find out about you?
In the spirit of over sharing, here’s a list from some close friends:
- I’ve done more than 500 weddings as an event planner
- I’ve competed in the Ms California Pageant as Ms Sacramento County
- I tent camp at least once a year
- I can catch crawdads with my bare hands
- I take boxing lessons
What happened today (big or small) that made you smile?
My hubby let me sleep in a bit. Super awesome! And of course playing hide and seek with my kids at the park. My 5 year old is getting to be a super duper hider.
What advice would you give your 13 year-old self?
Ignore the mean girls! They’re just trying to figure themselves out too and taking it out on you in the process. It’s not you, it’s them. Oh, and you’ll hear that phrase a few more times in your life.
And, DO NOT get that perm, you know the one where you perm your bangs too. Yikes! It’s a bad look girl!
What’s your motto, favorite quote or song lyric?
“I’m a memory maker dammit!” and, “This is going to be the best day ever!”. Are what I find myself saying the most. But I wish it was something like, “The things you take for granted someone else is praying for.” I saw this on Pinterest. You can follow me on Pinterest here. I am a very thankful and grateful person. So is my hubby. He says, “What you think about and thank about you bring about”. That’s basically our family’s motto.
What motivates or inspires you?
My kids and my hubby. The way they look at me is so motivating. It’s amazing to see such unbridaled love and admiration in their eyes. I feel so much responsibility to be the best person I can be so these little humans can try to be the best they can be too.
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