August Confessions

Choose Happy

Happy Wednesday, ya’ll! Life has been a little cray-cray lately, and I haven’t had a lot of free time. Between finishing up work projects before my last day (this Friday), prepping the house for selling, buying a house in Georgia, and trying to enjoy the last little bit before my 2 kiddos start school next week, it’s been chaotic for sure.

Nevertheless this too shall pass, and I’m just trying to take it one day and step at a time. Saying goodbye to a lot of great friends and colleagues at work makes this week a little sad, but I’m excited for all the good things ahead.

Anyways, it’s been a super long time since I’ve did a confessions post and I always love sharing random tid-bits with you all! So here goes.. *cue the Usher music*

August Confessions

  • I think I might literally be the only fashion blogger who did not partake in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Not that there wasn’t cute stuff by any means, but I just wasn’t feeling it this year.
  • I was, however, feeling all of the recently released eyeshadow palettes and scooped up the Jaclyn Hill Morphe Palette (currently sold out) and the Lorac Mega Pro Palette (just restocked). I told my husband it was Christmas in July. πŸ˜‰ Anyone wanna see reviews/makeup looks created with these?
  • I watched Parenthood for the first time ever the other day and I’m seriously hooked now. I have a feeling I’ll be binge watching very soon.
  • I find it so strange that my dog is obsessed with ice and acts like it’s candy anytime it falls out of our ice maker. Does anyone else’s dog do this?
  • I’m so sad that my youngest is starting kindergarten and my oldest is starting 2nd grade next week. I keep asking myself where the time went and keep trying to figure out how they’re not still babies.
  • My husband turned on the seat warmer in the car the other day to play a trick on me and it took me probably 2-3 minutes before I figured out it was him instead of just the heat from the sun on our leather seats. Needless to say I’m currently accepting ideas as to how I can prank him back! lol
  • Although I’m sad to leave behind so many great co-workers, I’m looking forward to not having to wake up early next Monday morning for the first time in 4 years. πŸ™‚


funny minion

We’re heading out of town this weekend for a fun mini-vacay before the kids start school and I’m so excited! Really looking forward to some much needed relaxing and fun! What are you guys up to this weekend? Share your confessions with me in the comments!

Thanks for stopping by!- Cara



  1. Some many great things going on!! I just discovered Jaclyn Hill, I can’t stop watching her videos. Would love to hear how her palette is. A friend of mine have been trying to get that for months but it is always sold out.

    1. I literally had it in my cart within a minute of it going live the last time and it still took me 16 minutes to check out, because of the popularity and the site being bogged down. As long as you can get it in your cart though, you’re good! πŸ™‚

  2. Love this post, girl! Parenthood will give you all the feels and you’ll find yourself binging it and watching it over and over. My dog is also obsessed with ice. Our lab loves it and now our older dog is starting to like ice because his “little” brother likes it. I’d love to see looks with Jaclyn’s palette. I’m still not sold on if I should get it and I totally suck at eye makeup, so I love seeing others’ looks. Good luck with everything. XOXO

    1. Thanks Alexis! I’m already almost finished with season 1 haha it’s so good! And I think I’m going to do a full review and show a couple look ideas. I’m really into more vibrant colors, so if that’s your thing you’ll love this palette! πŸ™‚

  3. I haven’t watched Parenthood, but I watch This Is Us. I’ve heard that if you like one, you’ll like the other. Jealous you got the Jaclyn Smith Morphe Palette!!

  4. Wow that’s a few changes happening in your life right now but change is all for the better and life may just spring us a surprise…your husband is really creative in his pranks…lol….have a great vacation!

  5. My mom has liked riding to the hospital to see my dad in my brothers car because he had seat heaters for her back pain – so when she rode in mine yesterday, I told her my black leather had been in the sun for 4 hours – its the same thing πŸ˜‰ haha

  6. Lots of fun and exciting things coming your way girl!! Good luck with your move!! Leaving behind great friends and coworkers is always hard but hopefully you’ll keep in touch with them. Enjoy your vacation!!

  7. I didn’t take part in the Nordstrom sale either… it’s overdone, like gift guides haha. Plus, their sale prices really aren’t that great. LOVE that I wasn’t the only fashion blogger who didn’t partake!

  8. SAME with the NSale. I actually found the whole thing a little annoying this year. I know this is how a lot of bloggers make an income, but some took it too far. I don’t mind posts on things on your wishlist or items in your cart. But seriously 20 different posts with “picks” for every single category, especially ones you’ll never even buy is a little much.

    – Claudia

    1. Exactly! I have no issue with people creating posts listing items they’ll ACTUALLY buy, but don’t be recommending a $500 purse that you’d never even dream of buying lol.

  9. I didn’t know you were moving! So are the kids going to be starting their new school in GA? Good luck, and yes for a review. I scored that Jaclyn palette too and it’s amazing!

    1. Yep, we’re moving Labor Day weekend. The kids will actually start up here in VA and go for about 3 weeks and then they’ll transfer to GA, since the schools down there have already started. I’m hoping the transition will be easy for them. And that palette is so beautiful! The pigmentation is awesome. πŸ™‚

  10. Both of our dogs love ice cubes! Our older one eats it, but our younger one freaks out like it’s a brand new toy every time. She then proceeds to let it melt somewhere where I’ll later step in it in my sock feet. Whaddya gonna do? I start watching some new drama every time my husband goes away for work. Parenthood was one and he needs to go away again so that I can keep watching it.

    1. I’m so glad to know it’s not just my dog lol. It’s so funny every time I’m getting water/ice from the fridge he comes over and wags his tail ready for me to “accidentally” drop one.

  11. I didn’t get anything from the Nordstrom sale either. My dog loves ice cubes too! That Minion meme about missing a step made me laugh so hard bc I know EXACTLY what you are talking about lol Enjoy your mini vaca!

    1. Haha it’s so strange! He gets literally so excited when I drop an ice cube- I guess it’s like a treat to him? And oh my gosh I always think I’m going to die when I miss a step lol. Hope you have a great weekend too!

    1. Exactly. I honestly think sometimes people get a little tired of seeing the same post done over 27,000 times lol.

  12. Hahahahahaha that forest creature ecard, yes!!!!!!!!!!!! Why aren’t they cleaning my house?????? I hope you have the best last week ever! I know it is sad to say goodbye to good people, but I know you are destined for great things on your new adventure!!

  13. I didn’t shop the Nordstrom sale either, it was definitely tempting but I’m trying to save money right now and I honestly was beyond sick of it after seeing every.single.blogger post the same items over and over and over. Sending lots of hugs as you say goodbye and start a new exiting chapter <3
    Green Fashionista

    1. Same! I guess I just didn’t see anything that wowed me enough to blow extra cash, lol. And thank-you! I’m bracing myself for the goodbyes tomorrow and tears that I’m sure will come with it lol, but trying to look forward to the exciting new chapter! πŸ™‚

    1. I love that it’s so realistic. So many shows are overly dramatized or aren’t accurate representations of real life, and this one seems very much on point. I’m really enjoying it so far!

  14. Kindergarten is the best!! Wish I was like you and opted out of the NSale! My wallet is suffering from it…HA! Have a wonderful vacation!

  15. i hope you have a great last few days at work…yay for no work on a monday, that will be glorious! what a good prank from your husband..haha- i probably wouldn’t have noticed for longer than that! have good mini vacation, enjoy!

    1. Thank-you! I’m definitely going to soak it up! πŸ™‚ And I know, I just kept thinking man this seat is hot, all the while he was cracking up! haha

  16. Moving sounds fun, but definitely time consuming! I will say I am a little jelly that you won’t be with the majority of us waking up early Monday morning. ?

    1. Haha, I’ll definitely enjoy it for sure! Unless my internal clock wakes me up. I’m pretty much used to rising early, so I might not get to sleep in like I had planned.

  17. Well girl, so much going on! I did not even realize you are moving to Georgia, what a beautiful state! We are getting our house ready to sell too so I know how much that work is. Super happy you get to take a little mini vacation with the boys, that will recharge you!

    1. Yes, we’re excited it! I shared all the news in a recent post over here. And yes, moving/house selling is SO much work! But hopefully worth it in the end! Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

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