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Hey Ya’ll! Hope you had a wonderful weekend. It’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared a life update post, so today’s post is all about what’s been going on in my world lately, full of fun photos.
I always enjoy sharing these life lately posts with you all because being a mother to my two sweet boys is the best job in the world, and it’s nice to let you into the fun behind-the-scenes.
Life Lately- Family, Blogging, & Favorites
Movie nights are always my favorite (Someone is having trouble staying awake, though) 😉
Not gonna lie January started out a little rough with everyone in my family being sick with the stomach flu, then the flu, then again with sinus infections. But we all prevailed nevertheless, and we are all thankfully feeling much better now. If there’s a lesson to be learned, it’s a. don’t leave the house from December to March without a mask on and b. bubble baths like this one are heaven sent.
On the home front, it’s been nice to just relax in our new home this winter and really make it our own space. We’re pretty much all settled in, although I still haven’t finished putting up wall decorations in all the rooms. I personally like taking my time in decorating spaces and making sure I really love something before I put it up on the wall, so to me this isn’t really a big deal. (Do others do this?)
Brady doesn’t like photos (lol)
I’ll also be doing an office reveal in a post on here soon, which I think you all are going to love. I’ve been wanting to have a dedicated office space for years and I’m so excited that I’ve been able to decorate it the exact way I wanted.
On the other end of the spectrum, we still haven’t sold our home in Virginia. This of course has been super stressful, as paying double mortgages is never any fun. The area we’re trying to sell our home in is a really distressed economy, so finding a specific buyer in the price range we’re selling in is very difficult.
The pressure is definitely high right now for us to get it sold, but all we can do is continue to hope and pray that it sells soon and that we can move forward with our lives. I know this isn’t exactly rainbows and sunshine news, but it’s #reallife and I always like being honest with you.
In way better news, my youngest cutie pie turned 6 years old last month! (I know, I’m still in total shock too) Him and his brother are both huge spongebob squarepants fans right now, so of course I had to make him one of my homemade cakes. I’m no professional, but I always enjoy making cakes for my boys for their birthdays.
Needless to say, I think he loved it!
Lately, I’ve really been trying to make more time to play with my kids and it’s been such a blast. They’re both at such fun ages and they have the best imaginations. Blanket forts, building towers, and hide-and-seek are their current favorite activities. 🙂
Just look at their friend “Bear” who they dressed up. 🙂
This is from Creative Color Day last week during Dr. Seuss week.
Of course, I can’t not show you my new hair! After having the flu it was time to treat myself to blonde balayage and I absolutely love how it turned out!
Earrings c/o Sugarfix by Baublebar- Shop Here
Last but not least, on the blogging front, I’ve been working my tail off this year so far on growing my readership and creating great content. As I mentioned in this post last year, one of my goals has been to really narrow in my blog’s focus, and in doing so I’ve found my blog to continually grow.
I’ve also introduced three new series on the blog lately including an Ask Cara Beauty Series, All About Blogging Series, and a How To Save Series.
And now onto some of my beauty and fashion favorites lately!
- This Illuminating Hair Care Collection– I especially love the hair oil which makes my hair so shiny and silky looking, without weighing it down!
- These gorgeous rose gold glitter shoes as seen on my Instagram here.
- This beautiful floral monogrammed romper– I’m such a fan of Marleylilly and love anything monogrammed.
- This adorable gingham dress for spring– Give me all the ruffles and this print is darling!
Catch Up On My Recent Posts
In case you’ve missed some of my most recent posts, I’m sharing them below! Also, just a heads up- Bloglovin is currently having serious issues with not showing mine and others’ blog posts until almost a day later from the time it’s posted. I’ve reached out to them regarding this and they weren’t helpful at all in resolving it. If you’ve been missing my posts, the best way to keep up is to subscribe to my newsletter here. 🙂
You don’t want to miss these…
- The Best Sheet Masks For Every Skin Need
- Best Colourpop Lipsticks
- The Ultimate Makeup Brush Guide
- 6 Must Have Beauty Products for Self Care and Pampering
- Lorac Mega Pro 4 Palette Review
- The Best Affordable Beauty Products of 2017
- 12 Ways to Save More Money at Target
- 7 Tips and Tools for Organizing Your Life
- 10 Easy Laundry Hacks to Save Time, Stress, and Money
Hope you all have a great week ahead! Tomorrow is mine and my husband’s 9th anniversary- which is insane! Time truly flies you all. 🙂
Let me know what you’ve been up to in the comments!
Thanks for stopping by!-Cara