Happy Monday Everyone! I feel like the past couple of months have been a whirlwind and I truly can’t believe it’s already mid October. With that said, the fall months are my favorite and I feel like the fall season is always a great time to really reflect on the year in general.
Work has been pretty busy trying to train my co-worker who is taking over my old position, and simultaneously trying to get started on projects for my new role, but all in all I’m pretty happy and excited for what’s in store next.
In the blogging realm, I’m really excited to officially be working with brands and doing sponsored posts. So far, I’ve had the honor of working with both Clear Eyes® & Walmart in creating this gorgeous fall makeup look and SNICKERS® and CVS with this adorable game day hairstyle. I also already have some fun collaborations planned for the upcoming months on my blog and Instagram, so stay tuned for those! 😉
In general, I’ve been trying to get back into creating makeup and hair tutorials again, as that’s where my passion lies. I truly hope you all are enjoying my posts lately and I’d love for you to let me know in the comments if there are any specific tutorials or posts you’d be interested in me creating next. I’m also seriously toying with the idea of starting my own YouTube channel specifically for beauty tutorials, and would love to know what you all think!
Lastly, life with my family lately has been amazing. My oldest son is just getting settled into his school year as a 1st grader, and I’m blown away every day with how smart he is. It’s amazing to just sit with him in the evenings and work on homework together and watch him learn things for the first time. Last week was homecoming week and he loved dressing up for all the themed days. Here’s my little hunk dressed up for “Blast to the Past Day.”
My youngest son is a ball full of energy non-stop, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. As soon as I pick him up after work, he always runs up to me and hugs me with such excitement. It literally melts my heart every day. He’s also my little helper and you can always find him right beside of me anytime I’m cooking, cleaning, or working on something at home. Here’s a picture of him from the other day after I picked him up from his Mam-Mam’s.
My husband and I celebrated a decade of being together this past Thursday. We started dating on Friday, October 13th back in 2006 and have been together ever since. It’s always nice to look back and reflect on all the years spent together, and we had a nice evening watching a movie together at home on the couch. Nothing glamorous, but it was nice and special, nonetheless. He’s not huge on photos, but I love this one we snapped together back in the Spring.
Life Lately in Photos
This past weekend we took a mini trip to Knoxville, TN. It was the perfect weather for a fun trip to the zoo, and the boys had an absolute blast. Here’s a couple of photos from our trip:
That’s what’s been happening in my life lately. What fun plans do you have for the fall months ahead?
Thanks for stopping by!-Cara
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Happy anniversary! We started dating back in 2005 and it’s crazy how time flies! And your boys are the cutest 🙂 Have a great weekend!
Thanks Alexis! Time is flying!
What a beautiful family! Congrats!!
So many exciting things going on for you! Congrats on the new position and on all of the collaboration opportunities. Your little guys are so adorable and it looks like you all are having so much fun. Beautifully Candid
Thanks Sierra! It’s definitely an exciting time around here, so I’m just enjoying the positives and having fun! 🙂
You have a beautiful family! It looks like you have been having a great time! Congrats on 10 years! That is great! Wishing you many more!
Thanks Jena! So sweet of you to say! 🙂
Congrats on your 1o year anniversary! We also hit 10 years next May:) Glad you are enjoying the fall season even though you are busy.
Thanks Marta! Happy early anniversary to you both! 🙂
Start a YouTube channel for sure! Your babies are the cutest… You have lots of awesome things going on and it’s all well-deserved, lady!
Thank-you so much! I appreciate you’re encouraging words! 🙂
Congrats on your anniversary!! What a beautiful family you all are!
Rachel | http://www.theconfusedmillennial.com
Thanks Rachel! I appreciate that! 🙂
Beautiful photos. Love the fall colors 🙂
Looks like you guys are enjoying the fall season to the fullest. Your family is so cute! xo
Thanks Lexi! It was a fun trip!
I love your hair and makeup tutorials. Keep it up!
Greta | http://www.gretahollar.com
Thanks Greta! I appreciate that!
Beautiful post and what wonderful happy memories you share. Congrats on 10 years we celebrate ours next year!!
Thanks Kate! Oh yay, happy early anniversary! 🙂
Congrats on 10 years with your husband! How exciting! I would like to work with brands on my blog but really haven’t gotten to that point yet. I have been wanting to do more beauty posts. Which I have some in the works soon. I’ve also thought about doing a youtube channel but I don’t like being on camera. Yah for new and exciting things for you!!!
Thanks Mistle! I think I just need to take the plunge and do it. You should to! 🙂
10 years, how special! Congratulations 🙂 I love all your hair and makeup posts- keep them coming!
Thanks Emelia! I appreciate your encouragement! 🙂
Congratulations on your 10th anniversary. How exciting. Your boys are adorable. Thanks for sharing the fun updates!
Thank-you! They’re all my world! 🙂
Awe, happy ten years of being together! How sweet!! Dressing up on themed days at school is always fun, glad he got to partake in that. I love watching youtube beauty videos so I say go for it!
Thanks Nadine! He really enjoyed it, and liked cowboy day too haha. I’ve wanted to start a youtube channel for so long, I guess I just need to actually do it and stop talking about it haha.
Cara your boys are adorable!
I also started dating my husband in 2006! Time flies!
Thank-you! Gosh it really does! I can’t believe a decade has already come and gone!
Oh Cara! Such sweet pictures and what a great lil get away! You guys are precious, congrats on a decade of love!!
Thanks Andrea! We had a blast! 🙂
Congrats on 10 yrs!!!!!!
Nice Pics and glad you had fun.
Sounds like you have such a fun, wonderful life! Your boys are adorable.
Thank-you! We stay busy, but have fun and that is what matters in the end! 🙂
Oh my goodness, your boys are just SO cute! That’s so funny that you started dating on Friday the 13th. My parents met on Friday the 13th – in October too. So, we always say Friday the 13th is lucky for us. Glad all is going well, and love watching those kiddos grow!
Thanks Jennifer! Oh that’s awesome that your parents met on that day too! My boys are growing too fast!
Your mini trip looks so fun! It’s always nice to get out and go somewhere fun.
Thanks Ali! It was a nice little getaway! 🙂
Happy anniversary! 10 years strong! My husband and I will be celebrating 10 years next year…crazy how fast time flies, right!? You guys have the cutest little ones!
Beauty With Lily
Thanks Lily! Happy early anniversary to you and your husband! 10 years is amazing!
I’m so glad you are doing so well! Sponsored posts, son hugs, family adventures, new job tasks – its all so exciting! I’m sure it’s also stressful but you seem to be very positive about it all. Best of luck with your future!
Thank-you so much for your kind words! It is very exciting and can be stressful, but I’m just staying focused on the positives/blessings! 🙂
How fun! And your makeup is flawless, looking forward to more posts!
Thank-you so much! 🙂
A match made on Friday the 13th? 🙂 that’s awesome … in your face superstitions!
Yep! We didn’t even plan it that way either, it just sortof happened. Haha crazy huh?
These are great pics! All adorable but love the personalities coming out in the first two.
Thanks Steph! It’s crazy how much they’ve grown! I compare pictures to this time last year, and I can’t believe it. 🙂
Congrats on being with your husband for 10 years! That’s amazing!
Thanks Christina! We bring out the good in one another, which is nice! 🙂
Congrats! 10 years is amazing! You have a beautiful family!
Thank-you Emilee! It doesn’t seem like it’s been 10 years in one way, but in another way it feels like I can’t remember a time where they weren’t in my life. 🙂
Oh my gosh! Too cute!
Petite in Pearls
It looks like your boys had such a great time at the zoo! And happy anniversary!
The Lovely Latte
Thanks we had a blast! I know a lot of people only celebrate their marriage anniversary, but to me the day we started dating is a special day to remember. 🙂
Congrats on the decade together, cheers to many more. This is the perfect weather for things like the zoo, hopefully it got some of the energy out for the little one.
Thank-you! Haha it did. They both were tuckered they napped all the way home. 🙂
look at that pose! haha so cute. isn’t it incredible to watch them grow and learn so much?
and happy anniversary!!
Thank-you! It really is! Sitting and watching him figure out math problems for the first time and reading new words is so awesome to witness.
Aww it looks like you’ve been having a fun fall so far! Your boys are so cute!
Thanks Rebecca! They’re something else for sure! 😉
Aw looks like you guys are having so many fun family adventures!!
Thanks Chelsea! It was a fun little trip!
A great post…I plan on getting out and enjoying this beautiful fall weather and maybe a hike up in the mountains with my grandkids. Love your top!
Thanks Renee! It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy the outdoors! 🙂
Your pictures look SO much fun! I looooove the camel picture & you are gorgeous in each one!
Aw, thank-you! It was a fun trip and experience riding a camel haha! 🙂
Life is fun and busy but we wouldn’t have it any other way. Look forward to see your new posts on hair and makeup.
Thanks Candy! Staying busy and having fun is the best way to spend life, I think.
Oh my goodness! Look at your little man being all “too cool for school” against that wall! So adorable! And your trip to Knoxville looks like a blast! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes
Thanks Pamela! He definitely loved me fixing his hair different that day. 🙂
Congrats on your 10 year anniversary! How exciting ? Your sons are so adorable! I love this update with mostly pictures. Thanks for sharing!
Thanks Nicole! It’s crazy to think we’ve been together for a decade now! 🙂
I live in Harrogate so Knoxville is a fairly common weekend trip for me! Haha. Mainly because it’s the only city near us.
Where do you live?!
Lebanon, VA a teeny tiny town in Southwest Virginia. I’m about 30 mins from Abingdon, VA and an hour from the Bristol VA/TN area if you are familiar. Knoxville is a great place, I really enjoyed spending the weekend there! 🙂
We hit the cider mill this weekend. I love your cold shoulder top!
Thank-you! It was the perfect weather to go to the zoo! Not too hot, not too cold! 🙂 Glad you all had a fun weekend as well!