What People with No Children Do Not Know…

This post is inspired by a video clip my sister in law showed me. An English Comic was doing stand up and he was talking about what life is like for those who do not have children and for those who do. It got me thinking about how much my life has changed since my son was born. Here are a few scenarios that pertain to my personal life and I’m sure to others as well.

 

When you are exhausted from a long day..

No Kids:
– I am going to bed now. Good night.

Kids:
– ugh I cannot wait for these kids to go to bed.
– No johnny don’t do that you’re going to wake the baby! (Insert crying baby)
– 2 hours later…finally I can go to bed… (insert whinning toddler)
– Mommy I need water… (insert baby crying)
45 minutes later…
-ok NOW I CAN GO TO BED…its only 12am…

When you want to watch your tv show..

No Kids:
– Oh honey look NCIS is on…
– Good babe turn it on!

Kids:
– (Changes Channel and Turns on NCIS)
– Mommy! (Toddler crying)
– ok ok I’ll turn sponge bob back on.

When you want to go out…

No Kids:
– Babe, Lets go out for dinner.
-Ok hun let me grab my purse.

Kids:
– Babe, can you get the baby dressed? Is the diaper bag ready?
-Johnny come here let me put your shoes on.
– no no no! Johnny come here!
– ok where is your jacket?
– No it’s not time to play. We are going bye bye.
– Did you go potty?
– Come on lets go!

(3 hours later you get out the door)

Talking on the phone..

No Kids:
– hey what’s going on?
– oh not much just sitting here relaxing with a glass of cabernet.
– that’s great. I had a great date night out last night and slept until noon today.
With Kids:
– hey what’s going on?
– Not much just in the middle of…. No Johnny! Give that back to the baby! Ugh don’t climb on that! No don’t put that in your mouth! Stop jumping on the couch. (Baby crying)
– I’ll have to call you back.

Going to the Movies…

No Kids:
– What time is the movie?
– 8
– ok great lets get dinner beforehand

Kids:
– Did you get a sitter?
– Yeah they should be here in 15min…
(20 minutes after sitter arrives)
– ok and this is how Johnny likes a story read to him and make sure you give him cuddle bear and oh no juice after 7 and make sure he brushes his teeth….
(10 minutes later finally leave)
– We are going to be late.
– ugh oh well lets just grab something to eat and go home…
(Sits down to eat and phone rings)
– Hi Johnny won’t stop crying…
– ok we are on our way home

So before you have kids make sure you are ready! Children are a complete joy and blessings! I love my babies and wouldn’t change a thing! Every sacrifice and changes we have made is more than worth it. God bless my babies.

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Top 5 Beauty Pins of the Week

I must have a hundred Beauty Pins on Pinterest that I find just AMAZING! I highly recommend checking these out if you are looking for good tips and tricks! 

1.) This girl looks amazing!
contouring tutorial

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2.) The 14 best e.l.f products
14 Best e.l.f products

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3.) Beautiful Eye Makeup

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4.) Clarify Hair from product buildup

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5.) Heal Cracked Heels

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Irena Sendler – a hero!

Have you ever heard of a woman named Irena Sendler? I never have. In my eyes she should win the Nobel Peace Prize every year. She is someone that our children should learn about in school.  She should be in history books! She risked her life to save 2500 children during WWII. Then after the war tried her best to reunite the children with their families if the family was still alive. God bless this woman! 

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Marriage.

I am so heartbroken by the fact that so many people take marriage so lightly. Marriage is supposed to be a sacred sanction between two people who love and cherish each other. I completely understand that over time, people change and things happen. However, I feel like people are supposed to grow up and old with each other. Remain Loyal and Loving. I am not quite sure how one falls out of love with someone. Maybe I am being naive. It just seems like instead of working on your relationship, you just give up because divorce seems easier. All marriages and relationships have their rough patches.

“Till Death Do Us Part” – is supposed to mean something. It meant something to me when I married my husband and still does.

You should try everything you possibly can to save your marriage or work through a rough time. Go to counseling, read articles, or just communicate. Communication is a huge problem in a lot of relationships.

Instead of just  listening and taking in everything someone is saying; people either tune them out after the first two statements or go on the defensive right away.  So try your best to listen to what your partner is saying to you.  If you have a hard time verbally saying what is wrong or how you feel, write a letter. Some get very overwhelmed with their feelings and can’t verbalize what they exactly want to say.  Another huge issue is communicating over text messages or some kind of messaging application. Do not discuss important things like relationship issues through text messaging! It can make things one hundred times worse! Just do not do it! Cosmopolitan or Woman’s Day Magazine doesn’t always have the best or worst advice. Not every relationship is the same. Love is not a fairy tale, unfortunately. As we grow up we picture the perfect partner and it is not always who you end up with. That is OK! Do not give your partner expectations that only a perfect person from a fairy tale could manage to achieve.   My last piece of advice is, do not bring family or mutual friends into the situation. Do not discuss your marriage with those who will make things worse for you both. I understand that sometimes it is easier to run to a family member for help; But when everything is better, how is that family member going to treat or look at your partner? Will they dislike them? Do they know the WHOLE story? Probably not.

Ways to keep your partner happy and yourself! A happy partner usually ends up with you being happy as well.  Those who are happy in relationships can make those around them feel happy as well.

  1. Give them all your attention at some point during the day. (no phones, no real distractions)
  2. Simple reminders of how in love you are with them throughout the day.
  3. Cuddle! Cuddle! Cuddle!
  4. Appreciate them and make sure they know it!
  5. Be spontaneous!
  6. Compliment them here and there.
  7. Sweet Gestures i.e. opening and closing doors, kisses throughout your day, just letting them know you love them.
  8. Let your partner have their OWN time. Whether they like to knit, play video games, hunt or bake.
  9. Try to do things together and have fun with whatever it is you are doing. (grocery shopping, laundry, or cooking)
  10. Treat them like your queen or king.

I am not promising that this will fix all your problems or guarantee that these will make your relationship perfect. But there is nothing wrong with trying.

“Happy Wife = Happy Life!”

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Makeup 101: Contouring

Ladies!
Ladies!
Ladies!

Contouring is an amazing way to update your look and look fabulous! I love contouring and I do it every time I put on my makeup! I just love how it thins out my face and gives my face some structure.

These aren’t the best pictures of me but I want to show you how awesome contouring is!

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I use bronzer because I am so fair skinned.

Its very easy to contour your face too!

I love this video tutorial and this girl uses exactly the same items I do and makes its so easy to do! Contouring Tutorial

Stay Beautiful!
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Makeup Application 101: Makeup Brushes

Every woman needs to do know what makeup brushes are for what. Also you need to wash them after every application. Trust me it makes a huge difference! 

I wash all of my brushes with Dawn Dish Soap, Olive Oil, and water.

I put a few squirts of soap on a plate with a few drops of Olive oil. I swirl my brushes around on the plate and then hold the brush under running warm water until all the soap and makeup is out.  Let them air dry and viola! All is clean!! Having clean brushes helps makeup apply flawlessly and keeps your skin from breaking out.

Here are tips on how to use which brush for applying makeup to your face.

Stay Beautiful! 

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Recipe Review#4 – Cheesy Pull Apart Bread

I decided to test out this recipe before making for Thanksgiving as an appetizer. I did tweek this recipe a bit. I added less cheese and added onion powder to the butter and garlic mixture. Also – i did not cook it for the extra 15 whole minutes. I cooked it for about 8 minutes after the initial 10.

My family found it delicious and I cannot wait to make it for Thanksgiving! I highly recommend this recipe. If you try it please let me know if you enjoyed it too.

This recipe is courtesy of The Brown Eyed Baker Blog  http://www.browneyedbaker.com/about/

CHEESY PULL-APART BREAD

yield: 4 to 8 servings

prep time: 10 minutes

 

cook time: 25 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

1 large loaf or boule-style Italian bread (Sourdough or French could also work)
½ cup butter (unsalted or salted is fine), melted
1 clove garlic, minced
1 bunch scallions, trimmed and thinly sliced
8 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)
8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (about 2 cups)

Chopped fresh parsley, to garnish (optional)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a sheet of heavy-duty foil with non-stick cooking spray and set aside.

2. Cut a cross-hatch pattern into the top of the bread by slicing ½-inch grid lines into the bread, stopping about ¼-inch from the bottom of the bread so that it stays together. Place the bread on the piece of foil that has been sprayed.

3. Stir together the melted butter, garlic and scallions.

4. Gently separate the bread with your fingers, then spoon the butter mixture in all of the seams, making sure it is evenly distributed among the whole loaf. Wrap the loaf up in the foil and place on a baking stone or directly on the oven rack and bake for 10 minutes.

5. Remove from the oven and increase the oven temperature to 425 degrees F.

6. Open the foil and sprinkle the shredded cheese on top of the bread. There will be a lot of cheese, so try to push down as much as you can in between all of the crevices in the bread. Leave the foil open and return it to the oven. Bake until the cheese is completely melted, bubbling and starting to brown on top, about 15 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving, then sprinkle with parsley (if desired) and dig in!

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