Monday, July 09, 2012

All Things Loved in June

Hello friends! I hope y'all had a Happy 4th! We just returned from our annual vacation to Myrtle Beach. Vacations are just awesome, don't you agree? Seriously! It was nice to spend quality time with my family and reset. Just a few days away from the craziness of daily life can really put things into perspective. It also helps you to see what is most important. It was so wonderful being able to spend a week as a family of four. Two kids are a lot easier when you have constant, man-on-man coverage and Jillian loved having her some extra Daddy time!

I wanted to take a moment to say hello to all of my new readers!! Thanks for stopping by and for following along! For those of you who are new, I typically blog a little more than this,  however,  this cute face has been keeping me pretty busy!!

I also wanted to point out that I added an About Me section to my menu bar which gives more information about me and why I blog. I would love it if you would check it out!!
I haven't completed an All Things Loved post in awhile so I thought I would at least try to whip one together for June. Without further ado, here is what I was loving in June:

{MAC Fluid Line Eyeliner}

After watching Mandy's make-up tutorial, I had been wanting to try the MAC fluid line eyeliner. This eyeliner sounds amazing and it was also recommended by my favorite make up blogger, Tiffany D. Between these two ladies I was sold. I have to admit, I was skeptical at first about using an eyeliner from a tub but it certainly lived up to the hype. I bought the MAC eyeliner brush that was also recommended and loved how smooth it was to apply, especially around the lower water line. My only recommendation is to make sure you keep your make up brush clean because once it gets gunky, it no longer works very well.
{Newsify iPhone App}

Reading blogs from my iPhone has become a fun way for me to pass the time while I nurse Nicholas. Since I do spend so much time nursing and catching up on blogs, I have turned into a bit of a RSS reader snob. The new Newsify App is phenomenal! It's a fun, new way to read blogs and is now my go to reader app. I like the clean and organized look of all my blogs waiting to be read. If you spend a lot of time reading blogs from your iPhone, I highly recommend it!
{The Bachlorette}

I just got caught up on last week's episode of The Bachlorette since we returned from Myrtle Beach and all I can say is wow!! What is Emily going to do? She has three great guys and would be lucky to end up with any of them. I have officially picked a favorite and am Team Sean all the way!!  I don't think anyone could be more perfect for her!! I also came across Sean's sister's blog which is adorable.  So not only is Sean seemingly perfect, his sister blogs too??? ABC, you have out done yourself this time!

{JCrew Bubble Bib Necklace}

If you follow me on Instagram, you have seen me wearing this necklace a lot lately.   Its the JCrew Bubble Bib necklace and it really makes a statement and dresses up any outfit. It retails on JCrew's website for $150 or you can pick one up at the outlets for $88. I have received a lot of compliments on it and wanted to share a little secret with you.   Mine was only $15! Can you believe it?? I bought it on eBay!! If you go to eBay and type in JCrew Bubble necklace in their search field, you get all sorts of colors to choose from for a fraction of the retail cost. I am thinking of buying an orange or red one next.
Thanks for stopping by!!  Have a great week!

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  1. You already know I LOVE that Necklace!! LOVE IT! And your cute lil man- hello snuggle on him for me! Emily has 3 amazing guys- can't wait for tonight Karen!!!!!! :)

  2. I think i told u i love it too! I need to check ebay. Nicholas is getting so big!

  3. I am so glad that you had a great vacation.

  4. Glad you had a good vacation. You know I'm in love with that necklace - I need to choose a color. It's just too cute.

    Also, thanks for the newsify recommendation. I am checking it out.

  5. love that necklace!!! and i LOVE mac eyeliner. it's one of my fav's and has been for years! but you are SO right about keeping the brush clean...ugh! :(

  6. Sounds like a great vacation. I hear Myrtle Beach is so much fun! Baby boy is getting so big and you look amazing, as always! xo ~Liz

  7. Thank you thank you thank you for the Newsify recommendation!!! I read ALL of my blogs on my phone and the app I've been using forever SUCKS! this app is amazing!

  8. I'm definitely going to check out the Newsify app. Thanks!

  9. love the necklace! What seller did you use on ebay? I am trying to decide and some of the colors look more blue than turquoise. I want to be sure to get the one like yours ;)

    1. Hi! The eBay seller is loveshop80. Good luck! Hope you find one you like.

  10. Love that necklace. I've been wanting it for a long time so maybe I'll try your trick!

  11. Cute pictures and I love MAC :) Hope you are enjoying your summer!

  12. Karen, I love that Bubble necklace (beautiful photo of your and your babe)! Thanks so much for the tip. I might head to ebay after this. I agree that vacation away is a great way to clear your head and your plate. We head off on vacation Saturday morning and I can't wait. Looking forward to endless beach days, great food and no wi-fi or tv!

    Have a great weekend.


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