Saying hi to spring with old navy

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Paige: Top I Pants I neckerchief 

Ruckus: Top I Pants I Shoes

Milo: Dress I Shoes

When Ben got back into town and the weather was finally nice, we jumped on the opportunity to be outside.  The kids had fun running around and we met some new friends with the most adorable St. Bernard puppy whose name was Brutus.  Brutus was loving on the kids and luckily they’re used to some good ol’ slobbery smooches.

Have you seen Old Navy’s new line Spring line?!  There are so many amazing looks for not only women but kids, toddlers, babies and men!  The best part is that it’s not just the tops or dresses that are good but even the accessories are great.  I’m that mom that couldn’t settle on specific items, I purchased a few full outfits for the kids.  Have a look and you will see what I mean.  The best part- everything is affordable!

Happy Shopping friends!

Paige

This post is in collaboration with Old Navy

our unplanned day

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Some days you just need to embrace having no plans and find adventures along your way.  I packed up the kids and decided we were going to go house hunting in our little town.  While we were driving around we found this beautiful barn that was surrounded by cows.  We’ve been on the search for some horse property so we can have a little farm of our own so seeing the kids around the cows and their excitement for them, it totally made my day.

Milo was cracking me up because she became Ruck’s mom/ tour guide the moment we got out of the car.  She led him all around explaining what everything was and was letting Ruck know all of the “cow sounds” they make.  I’m pretty sure that at one point she barked but hey, what brother doesn’t understand won’t hurt him!

Today was simple and I’m almost positive that we need more of these unplanned days where we have nothing on the schedule.

Hoping you all get to go on an adventure soon.

Paige

 

Fridays Facts and how I embarrass Milo

 

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  1. This is Milo’s third day in a row wearing this Alice and Ames jumper.. I think she’s taking after me.  Whenever I get something new, you know I like it if I wear it every day for a week straight.
  2. My kids have been dancing to the Trolls soundtrack and James the Mormon on repeat
  3. Milo told me that she doesn’t like when I pick her up from school wearing my pajamas and that I need to change before I come to get her.  Yep, I’m already that embarrassing mom!  I thought there was a rule that if there is snow outside you don’t have to get dressed..

Happy weekend friends!

 

 

Maskcara? I’ve got you covered!

 


 

As you all know (if you’ve been following along) is that I’ve been the biggest Maskcara fan ever since the beginning.  I tried their makeup two years ago and instantly fell in love.  I even have a tutorial I made about how to apply the makeup in a previous post.  The best part is that Cara makes contouring SO EASY.  I never thought I would be able to contour but it’s a cinch!

Here is another tutorial just to give you a better idea of how I apply my makeup each day.  I love the way that it looks and how it isn’t a heavy makeup.  I love a good natural look!  If you have any questions, want to be color matched or if you want to see a certain tutorial- please let me know!  You can email me at paigeachristensen@gmail.com

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Find your color here: MASKCARA 

Paige

Winter Wonderland

        

Paige: Jacket I Denim I Boots  (they’re sold out all over but found a few sizes on Amazon)

Milo: Beanie I Denim I Boots

Ruck: Beanie I Denim I Boots

We’re living in a real life snow globe!  It’s been snowing where we live for the past two weeks and my kids are loving it.  I always complained about the cold after growing up in Arizona but it really just takes the right clothing and layers.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m still learning and have my moments but it’s a work in progress.  I may live in my pajama’s and socks 99% of the day but the struggle to go outside in the snow is real!  Or at least for me.. but hey, baby steps.

Paige

Christmas Cards with artifact uprising

Christmas Cards

This is our first year really doing Christmas Cards!  Let’s just say, we’ve been slacking just a wee bit in that department..  When we found these cards by Artifact Uprising, there was no question that we would finally be sending out cards this year.  Artifact Uprising makes it incredibly easy with all of the different options they have to choose from for holiday cards.  They even allow you to upload your own photo’s as an example so you can see what each card will look like once they’re completed.

I have so much more respect for those of you that have been sending us cards every single year.  I had no idea the amount of time and work it takes to do these things!  After spending over 3 hours working on collecting addresses, writing them onto the cards and putting the cards into the envelopes, I finally recruited my husband for the sealing process.  He started on one with a wet towel and was instantly over it.  That’s when he created his own way of sealing the envelopes that literally cut down the time almost down to nothing!  I’m adding this hilarious video of what he does to seal the envelopes because I feel for all of you that are doing your cards right now!  Watch this and see how it takes him maybe 5 minutes to seal 125 cards!

No this is no professional video, he took it last night as a joke but I had to share.

 

1. Lay out about 5 envelopes and stack on top of each other so the seals are showing

2. Using a spray bottle- lightly spray the seals making sure you get each envelope BUT DON’T DRENCH THEM. You don’t want to do too much to the point that they won’t seal

3. Fold over each envelope putting them into a pile

4. Once they are in a pile, press down on cards so that they are sure to seal.

Voila!  You’re done.  I like to refer to my husband as a genius ; ).  I seriously can’t stop laughing that he figured that out.

Happy Holidays!

Paige

Tutorial with Maskcara

 


I’ve used one makeup line for over 10 years and when it came to my face, I was never really happy with the foundation, bronzer and blush I had been using.  I always stuck with it because that was all I ever knew!  Last year I stumbled upon Maskcara and have never looked back.  Maskcara makes it EASY to apply makeup and not only that but its incredibly quick to put on too.  When you get your palette in the mail, you also receive a sheet that shows you exactly where to apply the makeup.  I love this makeup because it gives you that “I just spent four hours getting my face done by a glamour squad” look in literally 4 minutes without the parade of people to help!  I’ve never known a thing about contouring but Maskcara breaks it down for you and truly makes it simple.  You can find more tutorials on their Instagram and website.  I will say that one of my all time favorite things about this makeup is that you don’t have to carry around a whole tub of things with you when you’re going out of town or just out on date night.  You have your highlight, blush, illuminator and contour all in one small and convenient palette.

Here are the colors that I use: Light Palette

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I also use:

MAC Fluidline Eyeliner- Blacktrack

MAC Brow Liner- Brunette

MAC Lipstick- Steady Going

Feel free to ask me any questions that you may have!

Paige

 

boys boys boys

Ruckus: Overalls I Top I Shoes I Paige: Top I Pants I Boots

Something I’ve had to learn quickly is that boys are just plain ol’ busy bodies!  Since I’ve had Ruckus, I’m always ten times more tired at the end of the day compared to when I only had Milo.  It’s a good kind of tired though.

Not only are boys busy but they also love to torment their siblings.  Yesterday we had to put Ruckus in time out for the very first time because he would not ease up on hitting Milo.  It doesn’t matter if he’s being a pest because to him, any attention is positive attention.

Despite all the naughty that they come packaged with, boys are truly the sweetest and most sensitive little things.  If Ruckus knows he’s in trouble he instantly gets the biggest frown and slowly crocodile sized tears begin to trickle down.  In the end what I’m trying to say is that boys are perfect.  They’re the perfect example of the Sour Patch Kids- sour then sweet commercials.  When they’re naughty, they make it up to you with a million kisses just at the right time.  Even with the crazy, I’d still take ten more of my little Ruckus!

Paige

New adventures + DANCING LIKE A FOOL

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Milo sweater (currently out of stock) I Milo Coat I Milo Pants I Ruck Sweater I Ruck Pants I Ruck Shoes

By moving to a new and small town its encouraged the kids and I to explore a lot more.  We’ve always had a taste for it but now we do it on the daily and the kids look forward to it.

Amongst trying new things I’ve started a HIGH fitness class and I LOVE it!  When I heard about it I instantly thought it sounded like choreographed dancing and thought, “no way would I be able to do that”.  Don’t get me wrong, I love to dance but when I do I’m making up my own random moves because even if I look like a fool, it’s almost somewhat acceptable.  That’s like the “in” thing now, right?  Dance like a fool but make it look like you meant to? Orrrr maybe that’s just me.. Anyway, it’s been a great way to get my body moving again without it being a dreaded workout.  I suggest giving it a try!

Paige

Little man outfit

Sweater I Pants I Shoes

Moving to the mountains made me instantly go into panic mode thinking that I needed everything warm!  I still think it was a logical decision to go on an online shopping spree but my husband may disagree..  This week I will be posting some of my favorite kid outfits so keep your eyes peeled!

Paige