Two Months

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You turned two months old this past week.  Life with you has settled down and the Lee family has our new normal.  Every day is a blessing me and it amazes me and breaks my heart at the same time at how quickly you are growing up.  You are smiling, cooing, and sometimes even chuckling.  You are no longer a little lump of cuteness, but a baby boy that is starting to interact with your surroundings.

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You are a big boy.  At your two month appointment the doctor exclaimed “oh Lord” when he read your height and weight stats.  Then very quickly apologized for the slip.  You weighed 14 lbs 10 ounces and were almost 25 inches tall.  That puts you in the 95th percentile for height and weight and the size of an average 4 month old.

You still love looking out the window, your pretty down with your swing, you LOVE smiling at the toys on your bouncer, you enjoy being worn by mama in your baby K’tan (you would sleep in their forever), you are a fan of baths, and overall your pretty good with anything.  You don’t like your feet touched much and you don’t love you car seat.  You don’t hate your car seat, but you don’t really sleep in it unless we are moving and if you are awake in it you don’t last long before you want out.

 

I heard your cry a little more this month, but only a handful of times.  Almost every single one of them were on days where you were running errands with me all day and you were just done.  But for a two month old you do great keeping up with your mama on busy days.

You and your sister are still getting along great.  For the most part she goes on with her busy toddler life, but occasionally makes a pit stop to give you a hug, put in a paci, or share a stuffed animal.  She also loves treating you like her little baby doll (under mommas supervision).  She tries to swaddle you, helps with diapers (shes oddly obsessed with your poop), hold you, and cuddle you.

Your eating and sleeping great.  When you get a bottle you eat almost four ounces.  No wonder you are such a big guy.  You eat about every three hours during the day with lots of sleep in between and then usually give me a six to eight hour stretch at night.

We had lots of adventures this month.  We went to the park, chick fil a (or as aria calls it “chicken fil a”), science spectrum, out to eat, the duck pond, the splash pad, dance classes and this month we had our first big family vacation with you.  You travel great!  You just slept the whole car ride.  We went to San Antonio and then down to Hunt Texas to go hang out by the river with Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Sarianna.  It was so beautiful.  You didn’t get to go swimming yet, but you got loved on by your grandma and grandpa and you got to sit by the river and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

 

We are so blessed that God has given us this little family.  Every day is “the best day ever”.

 

 

A Classy Fourth of July

jaclyn2015-1Happy Fourth of July!!! This has been a wonderful weekend so far. We decided to stay around town instead of attempting a quick trip (which can be stressful especially with a toddler). I am SO glad we did. Yesterday was a fabulous day. My hubby, daughter and I spent the morning messing around the house and playing outside. Later we met up with family to swim. I LOVE swimming. I’m pretty sure I was a mermaid in another life. This morning we are participating in some local Independence Day fun that’s going on at the park just across my house. I chose this classic ensemble for a BBQ with some friends and family later tonight. It’s perfect for getting into the spirit of the holiday, but with a touch of class! To me everything about this outfit screams America. When I am wearing it I just want to be holding a hot apple pie!

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Colourpop Summer Collection: Swatches + Mini Review

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Colourpop is quickly becoming one of my go-to makeup brands. If you are not familiar with Colourpop, they are an online only makeup brand based out of Los Angeles that JUST had their first birthday.  They are one of the fastest up and comers due to the uniqueness and quality of their products.  Their eye shadows, lippie stix, and lip pencils are $5 a piece and all blushes, bronzers, and highlighters and $8 apiece (aka dang affordable). I recently went a little crazy and hauled some things from their summer collection, as well as a few new permanent releases.  I have tried most of them and I love them.  Here are some of the goodies I got.

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How to Prep Your Look For Summer

prep coverThis past week marked the first 100 degree day of the year…summer is officially here. This means it’s time to get ready for the loooong, hot (way hot in Texas) days to come. Here are some things I do to prep for summer!

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Lorac Pro Contour Palette: Review + Swatches

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Are you tired of me reviewing contour palettes yet?  Too bad here is another.  Lorac is about to Launch their Lorac Pro Contour Palette.  I was fortunate to get my hands on one before the official release. This palette has three contour shades, three highlight shades, and a synthetic contour brush.  The packaging is very sleek, slim and similar to the Lorac Pro Eyeshadow Palettes.    This is a very similar set up to the Anastasia Beverly Hills Contour Kit, the Kat Vond D Shade of light Palette, and The Nyx Highlight and Contour Pro Kit (which I recently reviewed).

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Urban Decay Afterglow 8 Hour Powder Blush in Bittersweet

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I was so excited to hear that Urban Decay was releasing a blush line. The Urban Decay Afterglow 8 hour powder blush line has twelve shades with some pretty scandalous names (umm quickie?!). I knew I wanted to pick up one of these blushes with a Sephora gift card my husband and daughter got me for Mothers (awwww). Bittersweet is a straight up purple blush. I have nothing like Bittersweet in my collection and I was really drawn to the color so in my collection it went.

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DIY Picture Frame Makeover

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Hello lovely. We had a beautiful weekend a few weekends ago so I dragged the kiddo outside and finally took some time re-purpose a frame I found at Kirklands for about $7. I have had this picture frame for a while now and was waiting for a good weekend to work on it. I love trying to find things that I can repurpose for a good price. I wanted some chunky frames for my bedroom, but they can be really expensive. Almost nothing in my house is new. I have a hard time paying big chunks of money for home décor so I am always looking for a deal.

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Benefit Roller Lash Mascara: Review

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There is a ton of hype surrounding the Benefit Roller Lash Mascara. I was lucky enough to get my hands on a sample from Ulta last week. The Mascara is due to launch this Friday. I went to Ulta today and the place was plastered in Benefit Roller Lash Posters. Benefit is promoting the crap out of this Mascara so I have got me some high expectations people.

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