Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Spa bathroom DIY for Under $10

We all love a good spa day so why not just have one at home and save some money with a little diy. I am all about pampering myself with face masks, long baths and bath bombs. All of those things are a lot more relaxing when you have pretty candles and flowers around. I have a DIY that you can do for you're spa bathroom for less than $10! I picked up everything at the dollar store except for the candles; I got those from walmart for about $3 for both. 

First you're going to need to take the stand and put some glue around the rim, I used E6000. You will want to use this or something similar because you want it to hold. Then just place the vase on the glue and make sure it is in the middle and even. 

You should let dry for 24 hours and decorate with anything you want. I chose to add a little bit of rocks and candles but you can add anything you want pebbles, marbles, plants etc.

Super easy and inexpensive but gives you the feel of a spa. I also like to add some essential oils to my bath for extra relaxation.


Monday, June 26, 2017

Attack of the killer mosquitos and a beach trip

Since moving to Florida we have been exploring the different beaches around the city we live in. So far Siesta Key and Crescent Beach/Fort Myers beach is our favorite. Saturday morning we woke up early to head out for a trip to the beach. Apparently we didn't get up early enough because there wasn't one single parking spot; so after driving around for about 15 minutes we decided to check out a different beach. We headed to Longboat Key beach which was like something out of a magazine it was absolutely beautiful but not great for kids. There wasn't a lot of space for them to play in the sand and there was a huge dip once you got in the water which made me super nervous with the kiddos. Back up to getting out of the car for Longboat we started unloading the wagon and cooler and then all of a sudden we were all covered in at least 15 mosquito bites in that short amount of time so when we left Longboat we ran to the car through everything in and jumped in the car so we wouldn't get attacked by all of the mosquitos!  

(Longboat Key)

(These were taken at Turtle beach the sand there was more like gravel it wasn't pretty)

After spending time time at Longboat Key we went to check out turtle beach which was similar to Longboat Key as far as the dip in the water but it wasn't as pretty. So we packed up and headed to Siesta Key, we had to drive around for a little while to get a parking spot but we finally did!!! Siesta is where we spent the rest of our day. If you have not visited this beach you are missing out. The white sand and light blue water that you can see through is absolutely stunning, it is the #1 one beach in the USA for a reason. 

Sunday we woke up and headed to Naples. We stopped at Barefoot beach which was awesome we got to see a land tortoise and the kids loved it. This beach was very pretty but we decided to head into Fort Myers and go on a dolphin cruise. We went through Estero Bay Express dolphin tours. Kaden and Bryleigh had a blast and so did Travis and I. We got to see so many dolphins and the Captain even got them to play behind the boat. If you are ever in Fort Myers check out the Fish Tale marina and go in this dolphin tour; you will not regret it.

Everyone started to get hungry so we checked out The Salty Crab. It did not disappoint, they have a ton of different colored picnic tables, you are right in the sand and on the beach. Perfect way to end an amazing day. Travis and I got the grouper po boy and some gator bites for an appetizer the Kaden and Bry just got chicken fingers, although Kaden loved the gator bites. After dinner we went for a walk on the beach and let the kids play in the ocean for a few and headed home. This is definitely something I can get used to, I love living so close to the beach. 


Friday, January 27, 2017

Five on Friday

I'm back for another Five on Friday! This week is all about the drugstore mascaras. Honestly mascara is my least favorite cosmetic item because I have short lashes and it is just easier for me to throw on some falsies and go. I am also terrible at putting on mascara and always get it all over and then have to sit and wait for it to dry to get it off. I am going to share my favorite mascaras all under $10!

Covergirl Flamed Out
This has been my ride or die mascara since high school. It makes my tiny lashes look big and voluminous. I really like the wand it really gets in and coats my lashes. It is a little bigger but small enough to get right on the lash line. You can buy here

Wet N Wild mega length
I really like this one for my lower lash line because the wand is so tiny. I never use it for my top lashes because it really doesn't  add volume or anything but it is perfect for the lower lash line. It is super black and separates and coats every lash. buy here

Covergirl lash blast volume
This mascara will definitely give volume. I like the big wand, it coats the lashes really well, and makes them naturally voluminous and beautiful. You can buy this mascara here

L'oreal telescopic
This is a favorite for length and definition. It does not clump and holds a curl like no other mascara i've tried before. You buy this mascara here 

L'oreal voluminous carbon black
This mascara is one of my all time favorites. It is super super black and gives amazing volume and thickens as well. If you are in need of a great mascara for a great price this is the one to get. You can get this mascara at any drugstore. I got mine from target.

I need to try some new mascaras, what are some of your faves?!