Friday, January 29, 2016

Friday Favs!

Friday Favs!!!
It's FRIDAY and I am sharing some of my favorite things!!
This product has changed my life! I use it with which ever face wash I am using. I use it once a day and when I am not being lazy I will use it before bed too. I absolutely love the way it makes my face feel no matter which cleanser I use with it.

A little obsessed with this right now! I use this so many different ways & am so glad I bought it. LOVE the highlight it gives and the extra SPARKLE. becca-x-jaclyn-hill-shimmering-skin-perfector-pressed

Yes The Bachelor is ONE of my favs lately. Watching people make themselves look like fools makes me laugh! Also reading these recaps make me LAUGH! So if you watch DEFINTELY check out //pinteresttoldmeto/ Her weekly recaps are the BEST way to start your Wednesday. This season is much more interesting than farmer Chris, but I just don't think there will ever be a bachelor season as good as Sean's.

Vanderpump Rules is set to record and not going to lie sometimes I wake up extra early to watch this before work! I love love love LISA so of course I got hooked on this show.

I am slightly obsessed with chocolate labs. I have TWO! This is for all my chocolate lab lovers! These things are so comfy and were a Christmas present from my mom. They were on backorder so I just got mine a week or so ago.

This is how I keep my life together. I will not lie and say I don't still forget things but this definitely helps. Last year I used the vertical layout and this year I decided to use the horizontal. For my life, the horizontal works best. I usually write a few things a day and with the vertical planner I always seemed to run out of room. This year they have a layout with the hourly option for those that schedule appointments. I think this is a must have planner! 

I got these as a gift and love them. Fit true to size and feel amazing. 

I loved the other BOOTIE so much I had to get another pair. I picked these in black. I can't get over how tall the wedge is and how comfy they are. 

Well there you have this weeks favs! The future Friday favs post will have some outfits too! I love trying new products and seeing must have clothing, leave them in the comments!

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Past Mardi Gras.

Since this week we are preparing for our 3rd year riding on a float in the Centaur parade, I thought it would be fun to post about the last two parades.
My husband and I ride on a float with my in-laws, husband's aunt, cousin, and his grandma. I grew up going to the parades and never thought I would want to be on a float. It is so much fun! Adults and kids jumping and screwing to get your attention for anything type of throw!
Our first year as riders we had to redecorate the float. Our theme was Princess and The Frog.
Here is the float.
The Saturday before we ride we get together and cook out while loading all of our throws onto the float! See pictures below.

The night before the parade we have a float loading event. It is open to the public to walk around all the floats and see them up close in personal. Some members of the Centaur krewe will give out beads or other goodies. Each float has a specialty bead designed to match their float and on the night of the float loading party you can walk around with your floats specialty bead and trade them until you have one from each float. (see pic of my daughter with all the specialty beads and with the QUEEN!)
Each parade has a grand marshal and last year we had Bill Paxton. You may recognize him from Twister, Apollo 13, Titantic, Tombstone, The Good Life, and many many more. (Pic below is Bill Paxton, My Sis-in-law, and myself)

The day of the parade we set up food and eat and hang out until its time to load up and ROLL! Which is usually a few hours.

That's me as Princess Tiana.
Some frogs dancing and happy that we are about to get moving!

 My sweet charming hubby.
The blessing of our float.

The Queen!

Prince and Princess us!

We are in line and rolling through the crowd. Our float is an old school bus.

Food in the middle in case we get hungry.

Its getting dark and the crowd is getting to be larger and larger.

I can't remember but I think this was when it was over. Now that I will be blogging this years parade I will make sure to take better pictures and more of them! As I was writing this post I realized I didn't take any pictures of other floats... so this year I will try to do better.

Mardi Gras is such a HUGE part of Louisiana! If you have never been to a parade, then you are MISSING OUT! Look forward to my post next week about this years parade. Spoiler alert: We are now a DOUBLE DECKER float and Ill be wearing a cop hop outfit!
If you have ever been to a parade leave a comment and tell me where the parade was and if you have a great time!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Being a blessing.

Zurvita. Zealforlife.
This company is such an amazing company.
Last weekend my daughter and I got to be apart of
FEED500 in Shreveport.
On Saturday morning we drove to a church where we met and packed over 500 sack lunches to pass out to people in need. Before packing these lunches Zurvita Ministries prayed for all of the volunteers and for all of the people we would come in contact with that day.

After explaining how our day would go and praying, we began packing lunches!

My bow head in the assembly line!
Each lunch was packed with juice, bag of chips, fruit snack, granola bar, sandwich, and of course a little info about God!
We packed 500 lunches and had extras so we opened more ziplocks and continued packing until we ran out. Once the lunches were packed we loaded up.
This was the BIG BUS group.

Riley and myself were on the smaller bus.

We went to three different areas to pass out lunches and met some sweet grateful people. One of the areas we went to was a senior citizen apartment complex. It was so nice to see them smile and be so thankful for a free meal brought right to their door. We received hugs, smiles, and many thanks. I know this will be a day we will remember forever.

Thank you so much to 

I encourage everyone to get involved somewhere. There are so many places that are in need of volunteers. If you need some ideas please email me and I will try to get some options for you.
- Lauren

Sunday, January 24, 2016


Meet Lauren!
About me:
Jesus Christ is in my Heart!
Married to Matt.
Mother to daughter, Riley.

Two chocolate lab furbabies, Jackson & Suzie Q.

Fan of the Bachelor/Bachelorette & all Real Housewives.
Dreamer of vacations.

Take a million pictures.
Nordstrom. Nordstrom. Nordstrom.
Have always loved shopping but never really had an eye for fashion.
Obsessed with watching make-up tutorials. In hopes of one day I learn something.
Jaclyn Hill is one of my favs
Have a super big heart for animals.
Love being on the lake with my family.
Have some of the BEST friends ever near and FAR.
I've always wanted to start a blog and document things my family and I do. I always joke that I have to take a million pictures because when I get old I will not remember anything! So here goes starting my dream! I plan on using this as a travel journal, will be sharing products that I love, and of course sharing my favorite clothes. I know I have A LOT to learn... but I'm READY!