Monday, January 21, 2013
Ahoy anyone who is reading this. Here are a few products that I have been trying. The first few things I am going to talk about are from Bath and Body Works from their now discontinued :( Paris line. They are not discontinuing the Paris Amour though at least. I am trying to add pics but I cannot!!! Ugh so first of all my favs are all of the Paris Collection. Paris Amour, Paris nights, Sweet on Paris, and Spring in Paris. I also love the Paris Amour candle, Sweet Macaroon, and Cafe Au lait. LOVE THESE!!! I am so depressed they aren’t carrying these things anymore. And one my most fav gifts of Xmas was the Paris Amor Eau de toilette, OMG it has a beautiful red bow on the lid. I DIE!!!! Also I received as a Xmas gift the Sweet on Paris Eiffel Tower spray and it has glitter in it!!! Loves it. I love the smells of all of these items. If you see them grab them! The candles are amazing and the shower gels lather well and smellllll so good. Your skin feels soft and clean. As with all shower gels it takes forever to rinse out of your loofa thing which is annnnoooying! Next thing, I got a Burts Bees gift set from a friend. Now I love the pomegranate lip balm. It’s a bit pricey so I usually don’t buy it. Anywho the lotion which is called milk and honey body lotion 24 hour moisturization, makes my skin burn, which I must have sensitive skin. The body bar smells so good and lathers well. But as all bar soap other than Caress leaves your skin super dry. Don’t like that. But it has gravely thingys on the surface of the bar I guess to help buff off dead skin. I do like that. And the last Thing was the sugar scrub, love the way it looks and feels. But it leaves everything too greasy. No likey. But I am going to use it up. Not going to use the rest of the lotion on my legs maybe just my hands. I did start using another Bath and Body Works product, it was the Peach Citrus body scrub . I love this stuff! It soaps up a bit like soap and rinses off well. Smellllls delightful too. And I usually am not a fan of peach. Yum! Get this fo sheeze. Another great product for moisturizing your face is St. Ives Timeless skin with Collagen Elastin Facial moisturizer. I have seriously been using this since I was an early teen. My mom still does. It leaves your skin airy and cool. Loves it. I also have started using Curel Ultra healing intensive lotion for extra dry skin lotion for my legs and feet. No scent which I think is best for my skin. And its super nice, bit pricey but worth it and it lasts a while. And lastly I am using a daily moisturizing lotion/ dry skin which is the Target brand it is compared to Aveeno Active Naturals. I use it on my face and my body. No scent again. Oh I did buy three make-up products. I do have some expensive items but these are the cheepos that do the job. I got the e.l.f Wet gloss lash and brow clear mascara for those unruly hairs that want to act crazy. I have decided I need to start darkening my eyebrows a bit so I am going to try wet n wild Dark brown c652 pencil and see how that goes. And lastly I mean it I got the e.l.f Tone correcting powder. I have redness on the apples of my cheeks which I do not enjoy. I have tried the L’Oreal brand but it never seemed to sink into my skin, poo on that. K I am so sorry there are no colorful fancy dancy pics which can make this a bit boring but I told myself I would do these blogs so by George I am. Thanks for reading, Katherine, mommy of twins and lover of all things pretty.
Sunday, January 13, 2013
So hi anyone who read this bloggy. I wanted to start over and get a whole new blog but I cannot figure out how to do that unless I do a whole new gmail and I just dont feel like it. So I have been thinking well I do a lot of thinking while I chase babies, try to keep up with laundry, clean the kitchen, feed babies, chase babies some more, put the dogs out, and so on and so forth. I have been thinking that I just dont know how to manage my life anymore since I had the twins. I forget to pay bills, I struggle so much to keep up with chores. I am just proud of myself for getting to six oclock that I am ready for bed and I cannot fathom doing anything else. So I made a calender on my Ipad, fancy I know and I am going to print that sucker out and try my hardest to keep up with it. I also want to start meal planning, like for real. I am so sick of not having anything for lunch. We mostly have breakfast and dinner things but nothing really for luncho. I like watching candidmommy on YouTube because she is really teaching me how to feed my kids. HA! Also I want to start doing reviews of body care and make-up. I am no beauty guru I just like these things, and these wont be often. I am also going to talk about books I am reading, what I think about them and if I think they are worth reading. Which I dont have energy to read like I used to but I try. I of course love DIY things, since I want to teach art which I passed my art content test for teaching, Thank God. That sucker left me feeling like I had run a marathon. And I obviously I will sneak in our family life here and there too. Please come and join me, I so enjoy this community as well as YouTube. So here we go.... Katherine
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Funny how just 8 months ago I was a woman carrying twins. Yes I knew and felt pregnant but I wasn't a mom yet. I still was selfish and carefree. I really didn't know what life was supposed to be like as a mom. You can be pregnant your whole life and never truly know what's it like to be a mom until you have a child. I never quite grasped the whole mama concept until we were home with the babies. Of course even then you're are still in such shock you don't know what you just brought home and your are so scared of these little wrinkled creatures that resemble you that you just stare at them until they cry. Just the other day I felt like the old me again, the scared lonely little girl that I used to be keeps trying to peak through, I hate that little girl to be honest with you. She represents pain that I don't want to feel again. That pain is from my parents' divorce and yes I know many people have gone through this as well but for some reason I was blindsided when my parents split up. I was a daddy's girl through and through. So now that I have my own its hard to understand how anyone a mom or dad could walk away from their child. It's still nearly 19 years ago and it can still bring me to my knees to think of being dropped off by my dad and to not see him for more than two years. As a nine year old that is a huge pill to swallow. Having a niece that is 8 really has brought back many memories as well, I see a lot of me in her and its hard sometimes to have to re-hash those ugly memories. My coping skills can be a bit shaking at times, I get hurt easily and I don't take rejection well but as I have grown up it has become somewhat easier. All I know is that my children will never feel the abandonment that I felt, they will never dread coming home to an empty house filled with memories that felt like ghosts moving from room to room. For a week I was down in the dumps and now I am feeling a more light again. That little girl that I don't like must be asleep. I try to comfort her at times but sometimes I just wish she would die....
Saturday, June 23, 2012
So OMG!!! That's what I have to say about the last 7 and a half months with my twins. It has been such a whirl wind. From getting pregnant to having the babies to hormones to depression to now it's been nuts! I feel so much more in control of my emotions now thank goodness, I was a bag of tears for a couple of months after the babies were born. So I am still staying home with the babies as of right now. I am going to take an art teacher certification test soon so that maybe next year or the year after I can find a full time teaching position. But for now I am with the babies and in August I will try my hardest to sub at least 3-4 days a week, unless I find anything else that is long term. The babies are growing like little weeds, they are chunky and just so dang adorable. Samuel is crawling like a little monkey, he is all over the place. So now I have to really my eyes on him. Samantha is getting the hang of crawling, she has taken a few scoots here and there. She used to get her little legs tangled together but not anymore. Samuel can crawl up into my lap and he can pull himself up to his knees to play with toys that are for standing. Baby Samantha is not there yet. But she likes to bang toys and toss them aside when she's done with them. Samuel enjoys Sippy cups whereas Samantha doesn't, she learned to suck out of a straw so that's all she wants to do now. I have pulled out all of the annoying toys that makes loads of noises and they are wearing majority of their clothes in 9 months. I am now starting to weed out things we no longer need, which is so nice due to our already limited space. Ever since the babies were born I have been itching to clean out junk, I am so tired of clutter. So with all my spare time I keep thinking over and over in my mind how I am going to de-clutter this and de-clutter that. But to be honest at 6 or 6:30 when the babies are down all I want to do is eat dinner and crawl into bed. Being a mama is hard work and especially to twins. I have to say I am in love with my two little monsters. They are the light of my world, I wake up every morning joyful that God has given me another day and when I hear those little voices over the baby monitor I whisper a "Thank you God" and I am up, or I beg my husband to get up. One of the two lol. I have so many exciting ideas now that I am a new mama and staying home helps too. I have done so many crafts and art projects in the past 3 months then I have in years. It really pleases my soul to create. Either by creating a project, painting furniture, writing a story for the babies or blogging. It's all art baby! My husband and I can't wait to start sharing things with our babies, we are so excited for their one year birthday that is around the corner, I can't believe that still. And we can't wait to take family trips together. I just never knew such joy was possible when you have a family, they are truly little gifts from God. Well everyone is healthy as a horse thank ya Jesus and we are alive and well. We're loving the socks off each other and staying right with God. Thanks for reading! Katherine and the Clan
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Hi guys and Happy Mother's day to all! I am so excited that it is finally a day for me to celebrate. For almost four years I didn't get to have the joy of being a mommy due to my infertility. But this year I was blessed twice with our twins. I thank God every day for them. To the ladies out there struggling, know that you are not alone and God will bless you with your family. I just wanted to post some things I have been using for the twins. And update you on their progress. They are six months old now! What?! I know it's crazy and I still can't believe my eyes as the grow. They are now reaching for their little toes, they can hold onto things very well and are grabbing for things and for each other. I have to keep an eye on them when they do that as to not poke each other's eyes out. They are eating all kinds of different fruits and veggies. And the really cool thing they just started doing is sitting up, they are still a bit wobbly but it's awesome how far they have come from just being newborns. They are also rolling over like crazy which makes for difficult diaper changes. We are back to sleep training and we are only on day three but it is working somewhat. I hate to hear them cry and I want to go and try to soothe them but I have noticed when I do give in and go to them they freak out more. I know that they just need to soothe themselves and mommy makes it worse because I won't pick them up. No more bottles in the middle of the night either which helps with no more diaper changes and no more leaks at 2 am. So we are just chugging along and I am hoping within two weeks they will be sleeping through the night. I must say it's odd to get more sleep then I usually do. My back actually hurts when I get up in the morning from being in bed so long. I do get up when each one first fusses to reassure them unless I hear a cry of pain I let them cry themselves back to sleep. It's more like scream and cry and roll around and then talk to themselves, maybe look at their hands and twirl them around or play with their paci. It's actually pretty cute to hear them cry and yell and then become distracted and begin to coo. Anywho the unfortunate demise of my stay at home mommy job is possibly coming to an end come August and I am struggling with this immensely. I have so many ideas of ways to make money but would it be consistent enough? I just wish my hubby made more money. So as for now I am going to begin studying to become an art teacher. Now ever since I was 17 and I had the privilege to fly to Paris with my art history teacher I have always wanted to be an art teacher. I fell in love with art from then on, but now that I have the twins my priorities are a bit different now obviously. So now I must bite the bullet and remember this is going to benefit us and not hurt us necessarily. I will miss my babies like crazy but at least one day I can take them to Paris and maybe entice a love for art through their eyes as well. Thanks for reading! Katherine
Monday, April 16, 2012
So the hubby and I have been discussing the fact that we is broke as a joke right now. Now we arent broke in the sense that we need to live under a bridge or anything, but things are a bit tighter then we like. We are paying our bills but like all new parents there isnt much money anymore for fun things. And to me thats ok, but to the hubby it is not ok. He likes to be able to have extra money as all people do. But we have twins people who has money anymore after twins? I mean really. So now we are pushing me in the direction of going back to work. But honestly in my heart I already have my job and its being a mommy and stay at home wifey. And even though its highly stressful some days and I just want to crawl into one of the twins beds and nap with them or run down the block to get away from the screaming, I love my new job. I am still adjusting to mommyhood but I love it. I look at my babies everyday usually when they are sleeping that is when they are most beautiful and peaceful and well just plain out perfect. And I thank God over and over again in my mind. I still cannot believe after three long years for us that God blessed us with these two angels who happen to drive me bonkers some days. Anyway, I turned in my paperwork today for subbing in the district I used to work for and granted I love love love the peeps I used to work with I just love to be home more. Who wouldnt really? So I just keep praying and having such a heavy heart and hoping God will pull through and help us somewhere in our finances and allow me to stay home and keep living this life I love so much. Anywhosers just blabbing my heart out, I always feel better when I do. Thanks for reading and prayers would be great.