Category Archives: Mom Life

Halloween Spider Makeup

Hi luvs!

I always consider Halloween a great opportunity to get super creative with my makeup. Last year I did a little spider web eye. It was pretty subtle but still fun and creative.

This year I decided to take the spider web action up several notches. I did some research on Pinterest and found this extremely impressive spiderweb makeup by MadeULook by Lex.

I love how crazy realistic this look is! I totally felt like trying to recreate this was way out of my league, which frankly made it perfect! I love a challenge. It’s the only way to improve. I used a simple black eyeliner pencil by Jordana and a few shadows from my bh Cosmetics palette. Here’s where I ended up

Although lacking a lot of depth I was very happy with the final look which I completed in 30 minutes. I used part of Zakai’s nap time to do it and that’s all the time he gave me.

Had tons of fun with this spider web makeup! Zavien was a pretty amazing looking Ninja. He was totally in character. 


Zakai wore a batman onesie, but of course I didn’t snap any pics before daycare (uugghh!) 

They both had s great time and of course we have tons of candy to show for all the fun tHey had.

Looking forward to next year!

XOXO 

~TJ

New Pantry Organization

Happy Friday Luvs!

Super late blog post tonight but I had to share my new pantry organization with you all. I’ve been wanting to get things more organized at home and I’ve finally taken the plunge by designating a project space and just going for it!

I wanted to start with a space that when organized would benefit the whole family so the pantry seemed like the perfect space.  I neglected to take a true before photo, so the one below will have to suffice.  In this photo I had already cleaned out the very bottom, which was a mess, and started organizing the third row.


As you can see there was no method to my previous madness, and as a result I really had no idea how much food I actually had in my pantry!

So, I began by determining what type of storage pieces would serve as a solution to this disaster of a space. Big Lots, Dollar Tree and Walmart were my go to stores for getting what I needed. The clear bins pictured above are from Big Lots. The teal canvas bins and teal cereal containers below are from Walmart. And the other plastic bins are from Dollar Tree. I stuck with teal and red for pops of color since those colors are consistent with my living room which is right off of the Kitchen. 



I pulled everything out of the bottom of my pantry which had become a storage space for pretty much anything. My little person helped me go through everything 


After I got through that I went on to pairing like items in each bin. This is when I realized how much food we had! It was crazy to see just how much we had been over purchasing. After two days of hard work I completed our new pantry organization and couldn’t be happier. 


I’m so excited I just leave the doors open since the colors flow so nicely with my family room decor.  The black chalk name tags are from Walmart.?I spent roughly $50 to complete this project. I’m so inspired and ready to move on to the next space. Stay tuned! 

XOXO 

~TJ

Birthday Weekend!

Hi luvs!

Late last week all through the weekend I celebrated my baby’s first birthday with a lot of my family! It was a full but fun weekend. My in-laws and two of my nephews on David’s side came up from Florida along with my mom, both of my sisters and two nieces. Yes, we had a full house!

I spent a lot of time with my family preparing for Zakai’s first birthday party. My baby turned 1 on September 29. Seems like just yesterday this was me, extremely pregnant awaiting his arrival. 

Time really has flown by. Well, this weekend we celebrated with a race car themed party. I had so much fun putting this party together and I was really happy with the way it turned out. So, let me jump into some party pics!



My porkchop was not a fan of getting all messy with his cake but he did end up enjoying what David fed him.

Outside of the celebration one of the coolest parts of the weekend was having both of my sisters and my mom here together. This was my oldest sister Tina’s first time coming to GA. I made sure to get some pics which is huge because she NEVER takes pictures. She let me do her makeup too which was lots of fun


We even managed to get some picture of all three of us which is extremely rare. We served and we smiled


What a great weekend. Well that’s it for now. I’ll finish up with some more pics


XOXO,

TJ

Date Night Curls In 12 Minutes!

Happy Monday luvs,

I hope you all had a great weekend. Today I want to share a fast way to take a daytime hairstyle and transform it into a date night style starring some beautiful bouncy curls in just 12 minutes! Yes, I’m going to show you how I take this daytime bun look…


Into these sexy up front curls perfect for date night!


This is perfect for those surprise date nights your hubby or significant other might spring up on you after a day of working, cleaning or chasing kids all day.  You want to give them something different and a little more sexy to look at while you’re out but don’t have an hour to pull it together. This quick curls tutorial is perfect for a scenario just like that. Want the deets? Click here.

XOXO,

~TJ

5 Dope Ways To Style A Beanie

Happy Friday luvs!

Beanie season is right around the corner (Yay!!) so I wanted to show you all some different ways that you can style your beanies.

I’ve got 5 pretty dope looks to share with you. They’re all super easy, cute and fast to do.  Here they are:

1. Statement Pompadour & Beanie


2. Reverse Pompadour & Tilt Beanie

3. Twisted Faux Bang & Beanie

4. Twisted Side Bang & Beanie

5. Hair Jewelry Twists & Beanie

If you’d like to see how I achieved each of these looks just click here. More getting ready for fall videos to come!

XOXO

~TH

GRWM/TJ Talks

Happy Monday luvs!

I hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was filled with lots of exciting things! Yesterday I decided to film a get ready with me video for this pretty look topped off with a coral lippie while I update you all on what’s been going on

Here are some pics of the final look.


If you want to check out this get ready with me video click here.

XOXO,

TJ

7 Pregnancies, 5 Losses, 2 Miracles, ALL Worth It

Mother’s Day weekend always reminds me of how worth it these last 9 years 7 pregnancies 5 losses and 2 Miracles were. I’m so grateful for my boys. It was a rough ride getting them here but I can’t imagine my life without them. If you haven’t heard my pregnancy journey story you can watch the video here.

Sitting around watching them play this evening put such a big smile on my face

   
 
  
  
It’s definitely rough at times but I can’t imagine life without them. They both brought me home goodies today that were beyond sweet

   
 
I’m going to attempt a little Mother’s Day photoshoot tomorrow and hope to share those with you all next week. Until then I wish you beauties a very happy Mother’s Day weekend

XOXO

~TJ