Throwback Thursday (my version)

Throwback Thursday (my version)

It’s throwback Thursday!  You know what that means? It means you get to see pictures all over social media of everyones kids when they were babies or even better……pictures with bangs from high school 🙂

Hello 1997!

lar car throwback

 Apparently I have missed that hair (not in the least) because somehow I
managed to chop about 6-7 inches off of my head over the weekend. I
probably need some kind of intervention when it comes to getting a stupid
idea in my head and not letting up until I do it. #whocutstheirownhairanyway  #thisweirdodoes

new hair

Do I miss my long hair? YES.. Do I wish I would stop doing stupid things? YES.. Did it take me long to fix this? that trumps EVERYTHING ! I am going to be perfectly happy with it moving forward EVEN if it won’t all go in a ponytail…I just lied, that doesn’t make me happy.

So, I decided to use Throwback Thursday to show you a few things that I love and can’t imagine not having in my life. Dramatic, but true. So, basically what i’m saying is after you see what I have you will want to throw what you are using right back in that drawer.  Get it? “throw” it “back” in the drawer??  One day I will figure out how to put emojis on my laptop (other than that generic smiley)  because how will you ever get my sarcasm without those little guys?? …..I bet my 9 year old could show me 😉

This first little jewel is something fairly new to me. I have only been using it for about 2 months, maybe less. Let me start off by saying I have probably used every product on the market when it comes to makeup. I can be perfectly happy with something but if something new comes out, I have to try it!  Another intervention needed……

urban decay


So this is  Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector by Urban Decay.  $34

I am not a ‘full coverage’ makeup kinda girl for several reasons.

  • I have lots of freckles and the more I apply the more obvious it is i’m wearing too much.
  • I have crazy skin that peels.
  • My husband would be perfectly happy if I wore no makeup at all (weird).

However, if you do like full coverage this is completely buildable so you can have a little or a lot. My absolute favorite part about this is that it has a blurring effect on your skin. It somehow manages to make you look airbrushed…and who doesn’t want to look like that?

Did I mention it doesn’t take much at all? This will last you a very long time:)

I like to use the Good Karma Optical Blurring Brush by Urban Decay  $26 but it’s not necessary if you have others you like to use. The blurring still happens with or without it, this brush just enhances it even more.



Moving on….

I have been a fan of Dior for quite a while. Pricey, yes…but when you find something you love it’s worth it. .Right!?  I love their “Glow” line. Basically it claims to enhance your natural color (which it does) so even though you and I may use the same exact color it will  look completely different on each of us. They offer a lip balm (♥) and this blush that i’m now crazy about.

It’s called Rosy Glow Healthy Awakening Blush by Dior. $44

I know that’s a steep price for a little ol thing of blush. I  wasn’t even a blush person so who knows what came over me to drop $44 on something I rarely used. Fact is, I already have rosy cheeks so i’ve never been able to find a blush that seemed to work. I just couldn’t find a decent match.

This has been a game changer! It only comes in one color and I will warn you, it’s alarming. It looks like hot pink bubble gum. For me it only takes one swipe on each cheek and the magic happens. Just go get it and thank me later 😉


Tomorrow is FRIDAY which also means FAVORITES! This is probably the part of my blog I have looked most forward to. I’m always going to show you things (daily) that I would consider a favorite ..but Fridays I’m going to mix it up with things like recipes, books, TV shows, or maybe even my new pillow that is AMAZING!


Enjoy the rest of your Thursday!











You’re welcome in advance :)

You’re welcome in advance :)


Happy Hump Day !

Anyone else have their weekend countdown on? I know I do!

It seems like the closer we get to summer break the less motivated I am first thing in the a.m.  Our morning went something like this..”Mom, I don’t feel good”.  Me-“Really, what’s wrong? You seem perfectly fine. Ok, you can stay home.”…


Tomorrow I will do better 🙂

So, it’s finally here. Over the last year I have given a lot of thought about what I would post  and how I would go about it. Unfortunately, I didn’t take in to account how tricky the computer part was going to be…I should have been studying.  So for now, I’m still taking baby steps trying to figure it all out (and feeling a little dumb)… So bare with me please 😉

I decided a good starting place would be the shoes I mentioned yesterday in my bio. I mean they are the best thing in my whole entire closet, so why wouldn’t I ?… I can’t go wrong and neither can you 🙂

                                                                 I’m talking about UGG’S. 

I know, I know it’s technically Spring but have you been outside lately? The ONLY good thing about this weather is that I am still wearing these shoes!!

Hello Patsy Bootie

bootie blog

You were thinking I was still wearing my big tall clunky Uggs weren’t you?

Obviously this pair is needing a makeover but I wanted to go ahead and talk about them anyway because they are on sale right now! Love love love a good sale!

When I first saw these I was a little hesitant to buy because of the ankle cutouts . I can’t not wear socks. My feet are always freezing… way could a sock show because that would ruin this whole cute look 😉

bootie 2

TA-DA !   Nothing but warm, comfortable, cozy goodness inside ♥ No socks needed 🙂

bootie 3   bootie 4

Really…How cute are these??!!

So, my plan going forward is to always try and show you my favorites paired with everything else i’m wearing….but since I’m still taking baby steps and getting used to the link this here, tag that there, post this up there stuff (that and i’m in my pjs ) ..maybe a few more days:) I will also add a link to everything I show so you will know exactly where to buy in case you have to have it as much as I did.

Back to this bootie. I have yet to wear these with a dress. Not because it wouldn’t be darling it’s just because I need to go dress shopping 😉 I wear them with skinny jeans or slouchy boyfriend jeans but they can go with any jean (or almost any dress) your heart desires.

For reference my boot color is PRIMER. I chose this color because it goes with anything and everything.

They also come in black (leather) and chestnut (suede)

all booties.

For size reference they are True to Size. I’m almost always a 6 1/2 and these fit perfectly.

UGG® Official | Women’s Patsy Boot | – $125.99. This is where I ordered mine from… HOWEVER I just found this….

UGG® ‘Patsy’ Ankle Boot (Women) | Nordstrom– $120.57 AND as always with Nordstrom FREE shipping and FREE returns.

You can’t go wrong with these shoes. I can literally run in them comfortably ..and by run I mean if a bee is chasing me…(because- I-don’t-run-) . I think I will go ahead and order the black ones since they are on sale and just let them stare at me all summer 😉

Well, somewhat of a short post but just give me about a week to get things going…(seriously this computer part is tough)..I will soon have much more to add 🙂

◊ As always, feel free to leave a comment or send me a message with questions ◊

Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday ♥


My first post !

My first post !

♥  I have a good mix of excitement and fear going on tonight! In case you haven’t already checked out my “About Me” page I will attach here and save you the trouble 😉

carrie blog
Hi! I’m Carrie and this is my blog.

I am a wife, a mom, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. In my spare time
i’m also the house cleaner, laundry doer, grocery getter, school to
and from driver, house chef (nothing to brag about here), and fixer of
whatever is broken. I’m forgetful and clumsy, I can tell you anything you
want to know about the Bachelor, Big Brother, and Housewives of
Wherever, and I never get more than 6 hours of sleep. Zzzzz
Most importantly, I love the Lord and am so
thankful for my many undeserving blessings.♥

blog pic lar and car
I married my high school sweetie in 2001 and we have 2 really cute kids. ethan and caleigh bug

. We have an adorable mini Schnauzer
named Roo and she’s about as perfect as you can get…except for the
running away every chance she gets part.roo roo
I am obsessed with chocolate. You know that question that asks if you could only have one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
That would be more like a dream come true for me than a tragedy. Sign me

So, besides my love for family and chocolate I have another that ranks
pretty darn high up there….I love to shop!! By shop I mean anything from picking out a card at Hallmark to a gas station bag of chips. Ok, that was probably not completely accurate …although road trip gas stations with
all of those different candy and chip choices from stop to stop.. be still my heart.
If I’m not buying cards or candy i’m buying clothes, clothes, and more
clothes. If I could just move in to Nordstrom I probably would…you know,
to save on gas $.. 😉

I have been told over the last few years that I should start a fashion
blog. I kept putting it off for fear of the unknown (i’m good at doing that). I finally decided to research it and I can definitely see the fun
in sharing my love of clothes with the world. I’m a product review junkie
so nothing would give me more pleasure than shopping, finding and trying
new things (clothes, shoes, bags, accessories, makeup), and giving you my honest opinion. In
fact, my absolute favorite pair of shoes I own I discovered from another
blogger. Thank goodness for her!

My goal is to hopefully be that girl for you 😉

Welcome to my life. I can’t wait to meet you!


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