Thursday, September 11, 2014

September Wantable Box


Wantable is a monthly subscription box where you can choose from intimate, beauty and accessories!
I chose the accessories box since I am (overloaded) in beauty stuff!
You get 4-5 Boutique pieces for $36/month
Click here to get your Wantable Box:

Want to see what I got this month? click the video below! enjoy!


MORE Kids?!?

I seem to get this question a lot. From those who know us, its usually asked and followed with a "you'll have more". From those who don't know us its with a bit of… how shall I say, judgmental skeptic tone? haha!! and then there are those you genuinely are just curious of "when do you feel done?"
I feel like it's been a process, and before baby #4 we did not feel complete…and I always had that longing for more. Is that feeling gone? not completely. 
I am sad, definitely going through the process of mourning the thought of not having any more kids, eventually not having a baby in the house and no longer needing to go down the baby aisle. I think I am sad that-that phase of my life is over. That as a woman, I was able to carry, deliver and nourish a baby from my body and understanding that it won't happen again is sad to me. Babies are miracles. Absolute miracles. Our bodies are miracles. I still can't wrap my head around the whole thing, BUT back to my point. Knowing that-that part of my life and body is over is kind of sad. Sad, but also exciting. We get to go into the next phase of life. We can go camping, We won't need diapers, we will sleep better at night…and we get to watch our little ones develop and grow. Which in itself is exciting, freeing and scary all in one too.
So my answer is, we are complete.
Our family has each perfect component it needs. and we are happy. 
God has blessed us and we are thankful. 
(did I mention I was told I couldn't have kids?!) 

Memebox Superbox #43 Fall/Winter Colors


My first super box! love that it was all makeup and love all the colors!

click to watch my unboxing:

July/August Favorites!

I know… I am so behind in posting these!! trying to catch up today!
Here are some of my favorite things from July/August



Product Links:
Join Adore Me's Monthly VIP Membership and get your first set for $24.95
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Phone Charger: Danboard (off amazon)
Gold Bar Necklace: http://www.mynamenecklace.com 
use code "aboutalot14" for 10% off

All Time Favorite Beauty Products

These are some products that have been tried and true. I have not found any products that live up to these, maybe some of them will become some of your favorites too!

August Boxy Charm

I'm gonna make a crazy statement here and say that Boxy Charm is my favorite beauty box. Yup. I said it. It far outdoes any other box. for $21/month you get 5 full sized products. did ya hear that FULL SIZED products, not some dinky samples you can get walking through the mall…and they are products that I would actually want, but maybe not want to spend the full retail for. 

Get your boxy charm here!

Click the video to see what I got!


This box was graciously sent to me by boxy charm. All opinions are honest and my own.

Memebox #13 Unboxing


memebox is a beauty box full of korean products, unlike other beauty boxes it is not a monthly subscription box. You get to choose the one you want!! they vary is size, price and contents so if you see an unboxing you like, you can go and get that specific box!

Get your memebox here:



Memebox has graciously sent me this box for review, all opinions are honest and my own

Friday, September 5, 2014

Aquarium of the Pacific



We took a little family trip to the Aquarium of the Pacific and had so much fun! Watch the video below to see our trip (vlogging on the go is much harder than it looks, but I need to capture these moments so I can remember the kids this little… why are they growing so fast?!?! oh and yes, the battery died too. I'm taking notes for next time!)







Thank you so much to the Aquarium of the Pacific for having us come visit, our kids had such a great time. Love that ocean breeze too!


Click to watch, enjoy!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Lover's Tempo Giveaway WINNER!


The Winner is Ana Calderon!!!
Congratulations, I have emailed you at your hotmail account.
Winner will have 48 hours to respond, if I don't hear from you a new winner will be chosen. 
Thank you to all who entered, I will have another giveaway soon!
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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August Wantable Box Unboxing!


Click the image to get your Wantable Accessories box full of 4-5 boutique accessories for $36/month
And if accessories aren't your thing, they also have an intimates box and a beauty box!


I love opening my mailbox and seeing my Wantable box every month. I love accessories but don't always have the time or luxury to go look for some, so this way I get a treat and have some new fashionable accessories to vamp up my wardrobe every month!


Box was provided for review by Wantable. All opinions are honest and my own.

August Ipsy Bag!


Get your Ipsy bag for $10/month

I usually love my Ipsy bag, this month was  little bit of a let down. Watch my video below to see what I got!

August Fabkids Picks!



Get your first 2 outfits for $29.95 (buy one get one free! click above to get started)

Here are my August FabKids picks! My 2 year old has been wearing the purple galaxy dress every day and I literally have to hide it from her so I can wash it!! Definitely a favorite! 
Watch my FabKids unboxing below






Product Empties!

Here are some products I've used up and my opinion on them, enjoy!

Secrets of a YouTuber Tag

Questions:
1. How long have you been on YouTube?
2. At what point will you stop?
3. The best thing about YouTube?
4. The worst thing about YouTube? How do you make it okay?
5. How many thumbnail options do you take?
6. Youtuber crush?
7. Who's on your collab wish list?
8. What are you wearing on your bottom half?
9 How long until you press record?
10. How do you feel about the YouTube community/culture?
11. What's your secret to a successful YouTube channel?
12. Who do you tag?

Click to watch my answers!


What Kind of Facebooker Are You?


If you are like me, Facebook is part of your daily life. In observing people on Facebook, I've realized that most people fall into one of these categories. What kind of Facebooker are you?

Like Threateners
These are the people who love posting pictures that have a ridiculous caption that threatens you if you don't  like it. For instance, a picture of a baby with the caption "like if you think this baby is cute, ignore if you want the baby to die" or a picture of Jesus with the caption "like if you love Jesus, ignore if you want to go the hell" haha!!

Trackers
These people find it imperative  to share their day with you step by step. Every place they go, they check in. Everything they eat, they share a picture. They let you know about every single interaction they had and how they felt about it. 

Ghosts
You never see that they are online, but they are there. looking, watching…but never leaving a trace of their existence.

Crusaders
Always on a crusade about something. Informing, Online Picketing, Ranting, Shaming, Pushing, Informing…passionately about something and everything. Usually there is a long thread of comments of people who either totally agree, or totally disagree. Crusaders like controversy and love a Facebook fight!

Dear Diary Writiers
These people seem to think that Facebook is their personal diary. Disclosing anything and everything. Usually in a "woe is me" sort of tone, hoping for some sort of comfort, concern or pity from anyone who might give it to them.

Taggers
They tag you in everything. Whether or not you were there, in the picture or have to do with what they are doing. You're tagged.

Bumper Sticker Collectors
These Facebookers love sharing EVERY single picture, quote, ecard that they find online. I mean, E V E R Y single one!

Vague Venters
These people love to complain…vague enough to deny they were talking about you, specific enough to know they were talking about you. c'mon people. If you have a problem, don't post it on Facebook! grow up and talk to the person… and as entertaining it is for us to watch, it also gets annoying.

News Reporters
Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Yahoo news. Any article they read… they gotta share it. They just gotta!

Negative Nancy
Negative about their job, kids, husband, wife, mom, neighbor, shirt, coffee, weather. Whatever they post about, rest assured…it's going to be negative. 

Investigators
I'm guilty. I Facebook snoop and investigate all the time. c'mon, you do it too…admit it! You snoop through peoples pictures, friends, click click click and click some more…you know the low down about everything and everyone. Who's dating who, who is doing what. You know way more than you should…and you like it. You just have to be careful not to disclose information that you know they didn't tell you! haha!

I wrote these in fun, but I heard something once that really stuck with me. Facebook is a highlight reel of your life. You share what you want to share, and show what you want to show about yourself. If someone who doesn't know you were to scroll through your Facebook, what would it say about you?
I hope people would see that I love God, my family and don't get caught up in nonsense. 
None of the above are "bad", just remember…that YOU get to choose what you show to people, choose wisely!


Monday, August 25, 2014

Memebox #12 Unboxing




Memebox is a beauty box full of korean beauty products. Unlike other beauty boxes that are a monthly subscription, you get to pick the box you want…whenever you want!

Get your Memebox
www.us.memebox.com
use code EREPL for $5 off any purchase until the end of August

Memebox sent this box for review. All opinions are honest and my own

Cute Swimsuits For Mom!


Swimsuit scare me. Whether you're a mom or not, we all have issues with our bodies. I thought I would share some of my options when I go to the beach or the pool. I don't want to spend time feeling self conscious or 'adjusting' when I could be having fun! 

Click the video to see my swimsuit options for mom!



Bikini Top: Target
Swim Shorts: Target
Long Tunic Tankini: alloy.com
Swim Suit Insterts: Target
Miracle Suit: Swimnsport.com

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lover's Tempo Haul & Giveaway!

I have to say, one of my love languages is definitely gift giving. I love giving gifts, so any chance to do a giveaway is more exciting than receiving items myself!
A friend of mine from high school contacted me about her sister's jewelry line and after looking at the gorgeous pieces I was more than happy to do a giveaway. You all deserve a little treat too right?!
here are some of the pieces I chose from her shop, really though… they are all so gorgeous. feminine, delicate and classy.


Glitter Oval Post in Opal

Feather Posts in Silver

Shell Leaf Earrings in Abalone

Sunrise Drop Earring in Chalcedony

Bambi Necklace


One winner will receive this gorgeous set of earrings and the necklace!



you can visit her website by clicking any of the images above or:




Giveaway will end on 8/28/14 at 12:00pm PST
Good luck!
Thank you for this giveaway Elaine!


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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Lip Monthly: 6 Full Sized Products for $5.99?!


http://mbsy.co/7WQWq?s=e
Click the above link and use code "SUMMERLIPS" to get your first bag for only $5.99!!

Seriously, 6 full sized products for $10 a month is awesome! and if you are like me and are addicted to lip products, this might be the bag for you!


*bag was provided by Lip Monthly for review. All opinions are honest and my own

Friday, August 15, 2014

FITNESS Update & Fabletics Haul



At my heaviest on my left, pregnant with baby #1. I told the doctor if I got to 200lbs not to tell me… she told me i was 199lbs and winked at me. soooo…..  who knows how much I weighed!! 
on the right is me now at 143lbs and 4 kids later!


I told myself after I lost 20 lbs postpartum with baby #4 I would buy myself new sneakers. 
Got these Reebok sneakers at Nordstrom Rack. So much more comfy than the Nike's I kept trying on and way cheaper!


 I posted the above pictures a couple of days ago on instagram and first off I have to say THANK YOU!!!  I didn't feel like I had made as much progress as I had and your encouraging words really motivate me to keep on going. I am excited to see how healthy I can be!

There are so many factors that go into getting healthy, but I cannot believe that after 4 kids and about to turn 35 I am healthier than I have ever been!

Here is my update video and fabletics haul!

 

A big part of it is motivation, I definitely feel like you can't force it… and it can't be coming from other people. You need to find it within yourself. Decide that you are worth it, and go for it. (maybe that is why it took me so long!)


get your first outfit 50% off and get free shipping! (click the link above to get your outfit!)


Rio Run Capri and Oula Tank 
I got both of them in a size M, I have to say the pants are a bit snug on the belly, but it is motivation to lose that last big of flab. For reference, I am 5'10" 


Ok but seriously, first time I have ever seen any sort of definition on my arms!! wooohoo!!


Salar Legging and Oula Tank


*outfit was provided by fabletics. all opinions are honest and my own, as always!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Turn Any Scarf into a Kimono Vest


The other day I saw this video clip on Facebook and my mind was blown. Such an easy way to repurpose a scarf! I tried scrolling through my history to find it and I couldn't find it, so I thought I'd film it real quick to show you. If you are like me and you have piles of scarves, hope this helps!

Sally Hansen Color Foil Nailpolishes


So in love with these Sally Hansen color foil nail polishes. You can't quite see how chrome like they are in person, but they are gorgeous. 
I have a question though, why do all metallic polishes wear down so fast? I wish I could find a way to make them last longer, or a top coat that didn't change the finish of them. If you know, let me know!


Happy Tag!

I was tagged to do this tag and I absolutely loved sharing! Some times I think we need to make a conscious effort to remind ourselves that there is so so so much to be thankful for.  
Hope you enjoy hearing 10 things that make me happy!
xoxo, Jeannie

July Ipsy Bag!

ACK! I'm so behind on updating my blog with my videos! sorry gals, here is  my July Ipsy Bag!
Ipsy is a $10 a month beauty bag full of goodies

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

NEW! Milani Color Statement Nailpolishes


Yo girl got the hook up! 
The other day I opened the door to find a HUGE and heavy package from Milani Cosmetics. My jaw dropped when I opened the box. You all know how much I love nail polish…. these colors, you guys… AMAZING. 
I don't care if something was given to me for free, or if I paid a gajilion dollars for it.. if its good I say its good, if it sucks… well, I say it sucks (just in a nicer way… or I just don't share! haha!)
I'm pretty picky when it comes to nail polish, and I can already say these have to be my favorite.

I swatched some of the blues on my hand just to see the application and opacity. 
Girls, this is one coat. umm hello? ONE COAT. 
more surprising, they retail for $3.99!!! what in the world?!? so much better than some of the fancy expensive ones!!!


Then I took this picture after wearing it for 3 days. That is 3 days of washing kids, dishes and dirty diapers. floors and everything else….and… they are still in tact!! oh yeah girl!

I thought I'd show you all the colors!

Beauty Basics: Foundation Routine

My every day foundation routine!

Beauty Basics: Winged Eyeliner



hey everyone! here is my every day winged eyeliner. Hope it is helpful, remember practicing makes it a lot easier! I still have days where it looks a total mess, haha! click the video below to see how I do mine!

Beauty Basics: Bright Lipstick

A lot of people don't feel comfortable wearing bright or red lipstick. I get it, it can feel scary and if you are not confident you might feel silly.
If you apply it right, and it stays put… it makes it a lot easier to wear.
Maybe today is the day to put on a bright lip!
Here is a quick tutorial on how to put on bright lipstick!

Minute with My Man

Here is the second "Minute with My Man" a segment where you can ask questions and my husband answers in a minute or so!
This question was "How do I find or attract a Godly man?"

Hope you enjoy his wisdom!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Memebox Oil & Trouble


Memebox Oil & Trouble unboxing.
Memebox is NOT a monthly subscription, so if you see an unboxing you like… you can go and order THAT box! sound great to me!!



Memebox was sent for review, all opinions are honest and my own

Favorite Summer Nail Polishes


I love bright colors, so the summer is my favorite time to whip out all my bright nail polishes!
Here are some of my favorites:


June Favorites!

Here are some things I've been loving in the month of June!

June Fabkids Picks!


Here are my fabkids picks for June! such cute pieces, get your first outfit for under $15


Thursday, July 3, 2014

4th of July Nails | Salon Perfect











Last night I couldn't sleep (thanks to my genius Venti white mocha at 8 pm) So I thought I'd lie in bed and schnazzy up my nails! I rarely get to do nail art any more, by the time the kids are asleep I'm too tired to do anything…but since I was awake, and I had piles of laundry and dishes to do…. I decided to do my nails. hah! and its kind of a relaxing therapeutic time for me. 

Salon Perfect sent me this Seeing Stars and Stripes goodie package the other day, so I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to play! Hopefully it will give you some inspiration for the 4th! 
All of these products are super affordable and available at Wal-Mart and drugstores!
(in a moment of insanity, I almost whipped out my camera to film me doing it…. then my body said, nuh uh… you are NOT getting up, haha!)