If these walls could talk they would tell you about the many indoor scooter rides, the sleepless nights of navigating life with a newborn (& pumping💆🏼♀️) and then a newborn & a toddler. They would tell you about Henry’s ‘Santa Secrets’ & his yellow obsession, Oli’s crib gymnastics & her Club Oli nights. They would give you a glimpse of all of the holidays w/ family & friends, baby & weddings showers, Halloween parties & low country boils. If these walls could talk, they would tell you how I would lay down next to Henry every night to pray, sing & talk before he fell asleep. He would keep his hand on my hand as he went down & if I moved before he was in a deep sleep, we’d have to start our nighttime routine all over again. I did this again with Olive but in her rocker. We rocked & checked for the ‘monstas’ in her closet every night. If these walls could talk, they would tell you about the 496 needles that it took to make baby Oli. Fast forward to going into labor with Olive & shuffling around the home with a swifter & a confused toddler. And bringing Oli home from the hospital & being greeted at home by Henry & Nana on the front porch. If these walls could talk & replay a reel of our last 5 years, you would see lots of superheroes & sometimes those superheroes would run the streets in our neighborhood trying to save lives & fight crime. These walls would also tell you that a certain boy in our home wouldn’t let mommy wear her hair in a ponytail. They might even tell you a tale or two about a flocked Christmas tree & our pet Mini Gator. If these walls could talk, they would tell you about the first time that Henry saw leaves on tree thanks to his new glasses. I never want to forget Oli taking her first steps to daddy in the kitchen either. If these walls could talk, they would tell you how we started waiting for daddy to come home when Henry was still sitting in a bumbo on the front porch. Most nights included bubbles, popsicles & only a diaper, which turned to big kid undies. It’s not about the paint on the walls, the pretty lights that hang from the ceiling, or the things that are inside. It’s about the memories that were made! 😭😭 Bye, bye sweet home.
Last sleep/ sleep stalking Oli girl in Huntersville! Tomorrow’s the day! 🌸📦🚚🏡🌸 #asleepingoligirl
Three more sleeps in the house that we made our home… why is moving such an emotional rollercoaster?! Excited for change, but so sad to say goodbye to the home of so many firsts with the kiddos and a home that holds so many memories. Every time I turn a corner I think back to Henry’s first steps or walking thru the door with a baby Olive for the first time! 😭 More than anything, #shovethatshiz is kicking my butt right now and I haven’t seen my Mini Gator in weeks! 🦎🏡🚚🚛😭 Give me another week and I’ll stop talking about all of this! And a big thank you goes to @bwalkerclt for making all of this happen for our family! Pic by @rachelelisabethm
This is something I'm excited about!! I've talked about the @supergoop line for two years now - long before they launched in stores like Anthropologie, Nordstrom, and Sephora! I researched the product line, purchased, tested on myself, and fell in love. I've used everything too; from their primer + sunscreen, mineral sunscreen, sunscreen for the hands, mousse sunscreen, makeup setting spray, lip sunscreen, part line sunscreen... you get the picture. I love their line of products! They recently launched their children's line, and they sent me a sneak peek to review several months ago! Sunnyscreen is SPF 50, @Supergoop's gentle collection of three sunscreens for babies and kiddos six months of age - six years and I've been slathering my two in their line! Sunnyscreen combines zinc oxide, sunflower seed oil and shea butter, extracts from camu camu and green micro algae, which provides antioxidant protection. What's NOT in it? Fragrances, parabens, PEGs, silicones, phenoxythenaol, petrochemicals, phthalates, mineral oils, GMO, and oxybenzone. I have a full blog post up about their Sunnyscreen! You can shop this post directly in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app too! #ad #inpartnership @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKfamily #LTKkids #LTKbeauty http://liketk.it/2BSqH #supergoop #sunnyscreen
A little curl, some twists, pins, a little pull and we have @mckennableu’s wedding updo! #updo #weddinghair #bridesmaidhair #beprettycharlotte
For all of my Too Faced 'Better Than Sex' mascara ladies out there, @HSN has a three-piece-set available with 'Pretty Rich Girl Glosses’ for $39. It's an exclusive set that includes Too Faces famous volumizing mascara that separates, coats and curls each lash and defines the lashes for some intense volume. This is a body-boosting mascara that truly doesn't flake or transfer. The great thing about this wand is that it scoops/ lifts and individualizes each lash. In addition to the mascara, there are colors, 'Pretty Penny' and 'Social Butterfly' from the 'Pretty Rich Girl Gloss' line. A high-shine, shimmery glosses that can be worn alone or over a lipstick/ lipliner. @HSN has several bundles beauty deals and I’ve linked up my favorite in this post. Today - free shipping and use code NEW2019 for $10 off your first purchase. Download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app to show this post - you can view my stories for more information and a demo on these products as well. @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKbeauty http://liketk.it/2BPvQ #LoveHSN #ad
Went on a little shopping adventure to @southparkmallnc with my friend/ bride @mckennableu to pick out a wedding day lipstick before her trial… and made her take my picture in front of the Anthro window because of FLAMINGOS! Back to lipstick talk... I think most makeup artists encourage their clients to go in person to the mall to select a color specific for them. There are a million different lipsticks, sheens, long-wear vs. gloss vs. a traditional lipstick and while “Angle” by MAC might look good on one bride, it might not be the right shade of pink for you. So, I always encourage my gals to treat themselves to a new tube of lipstick before a big event like a gala, wedding, etc. Anyways, that’s my tip of the day - make lipstick shopping something fun that you do before your wedding. Bring a friend, your sister or your mom and go test them all out before you decide on a finish and a color! You can’t go wrong! We decided on a YSL lippie in color Trapeze Pink! #ShopSouthParkNC #weddingmakeup #weddinghair
Cap & Gown pictures today for our graduating preschooler! So many chapters closing in the next few weeks! 😭🎓📚💙🦎 #missingourMiniGator
My sweetest blessings!