You never know

So my mom is one of those Superhumans.
She can get more done in a half a day than I can in a week.
The woman bore 9 children.
When she writes a “to-do” list she literally just does everything on the list…one after the other…until it’s DONE?!

I have, to my knowledge, never accomplished such a feat in my entire existence.

Sometimes when I see her (or any of the other Supers) bustling around making everything great for everyone and I’m just, you know, in pajamas on the couch cleaning boogers off my baby, I start to feel like a loser. That looks harsh in my post but I promise, it sounds even harsher in my head.

Today was one of those days. Where everything I do seems small and irrelevant and everything I don’t seems vast and suffocating. I just start to think, why even try?

But then, randomly…luckily… I stumbled on this video and it really struck a cord.

It made me feel a lot better.
Maybe it’s not so bleak after all:)

I thought I’d share just incase any of you beautiful ladies were feeling the same way.
I know so many of you have encouraged me and then went about your day never knowing how much I needed to hear that or how much it meant to me.

Love you, Have a wonderful day!
cara

White summer dresses

When I find something this pretty and well made at forever21 I feel like it needs to be shared in a very real way! This one I was pretty stoked on.
Nick is so funny about maxi- dresses. He just doesn’t understand me wanting to cover up my ENTIRE LEG (heaven forbid), especially when I’m wearing a dress. So this dress is perfect because it feels like a maxi but still has a little bit of skin showing…which also doesn’t hurt in the middle of the raging heat!

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Photos by Janae Godfrey

Dress: Forever21
Necklaces: Urban Outfitters

(and just because I stumbled on it while looking up this dress online I thought this one was beautiful too!)

Happy Wednesday to you! I’m almost 100% not sick anymore which is giving me a whole new lease on life!:

cara

Makeover Monday

So…it’s not Monday. I’m so sorry about that! Billy got sick and a few days later I got saddled with the same thing (a really bad head cold) and that totalled about a week of terrible sleep and a stuffed up foggy head and got me BEHIND on pretty much everything. Gone are the days when getting sick was bad but it was also a little good because it meant skipping work & cozying up on the couch to some chick flicks. Instead it’s about slothing around the house making pathetic attempts at entertaining a 10 month old and napping at the same time. Which – turns out – isn’t possible.

Monica is such a beautiful woman. She has my favorite mix of brown eyes + freckles that I can’t get enough of!
I has so much fun playing up those brownies and giving her a 1000 watt glow!
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What I used: {makeup capsule approved}

IIID Foundation in Medium Dark (sunlit + stone + ruby + pearl)
Sunset from the Naturally Pretty Palette on her eyes
Demi Wispie Ardell Lashes
OCC Liner in Sebastian on the lips
Hot pink gloss on the lips (strawberry parfait)
Brun in the brows

cara

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Last year I was big old pregnant during this sale and I had some SERIOUSLY high hopes about what I would fit into come fall…”Baby weight? It all comes off in the hospital, right?” Wrong.  I had to return/save for later pretty much everything I bought. So this year I’m definitely gonna take advantage and ya know, buy things that fit me.

I know I might be a little late on this for all you fancy “card holders” who got in on the sale early but I cannot be trusted with Nordstrom cards. So to me the sale starts today! Hurry and get the cute stuff cause it goes fast!

I had a really hard time narrowing down my favorites but here’s what I loved the most!

tops

1. Soft fit tee
2. Soft Chambray (have this – love it)
3. Striped Hi-Lo 

sweaters

1. Striped Pull Over
2. Wear EVERYDAY cardigan
3. Leith open front Cardi

beautypicks

1. Hourglass Kit. (fav primer & LOVE this lip & liner! Haven’t tried the mascara yet but I have high hopes based on the look of it:)
2. Bobbi Brown Kit. I’ve been dying to get my hands on this palette so now is the time! I know I would use every single color. The eye liner is one of my #1’s so that’s a no brainer.
3. Laura Mercier Chubby eye sticks. I am a huge fan of these. They are such pretty colors and perfect for a quick on-the-go eye.

boots

1. Boots with the fringe
2. Heart eye Frye’s
3. Devi Boot

Have great weekend guys!
Love you,

cara