An Autumn Terrarium

I am currently terrarium-obsessed on Pinterest, but I haven't ventured out to making my own yet. Mostly because I pretty much believe that I will even kill a succulent (Also, "succulent" is my least favorite word. No idea why, just don't like it). I do not have the greenest of thumbs. 

Anyway, I wanted to create a Autumn-inspired terrarium-of-sorts to decorate my home with lately and I made a bit of a silly/faux/pumpkin one. 

ONE. Layer rocks, candy pumpkins, rocks and candy corn in a pretty vase (mine is from Goodwill). TWO. Find one of the smallest little pumpkins that your grocery store offers and add it on top of the layers. THREE. Add a few pieces of fake greenery to the top. I plucked pieces from one of my many FEJKA plants from IKEA. 

It's a little fun and a little silly, but I love the way the pumpkin looks like it's "growing" from its own little patch. 

Happy Fall, Y'all!


My Little Work Cave

A little while ago, I moved up from "Intern-Savannah" to "Full-Time Savannah" in my school district. In doing so, I got to stop mooching in on people's office spaces and got one of my own. I call it "my little cave" because it's one of the smaller offices and a little hidden away from others. Here's how I've dressed up my cave since I moved in:

You probably noticed on some of my social media, but taking this full time position meant having to leave nannying. I haven't really written about it because it breaks my heart a little every day, so I keep the poster the girls made me on my very top shelf in the office. Miss them all the time! 

Happy Monday!


About Those 3D Lashes

By now, you've probably been invited to a Younique facebook party and if you haven't, you should be worried you don't have any friends. I'm totally kidding! I've been invited to several online parties and finally gave in and bought myself some Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes.

At first, it's a little different to get used to the application process (watch some Youtube tutorials!). Not hard, but it's definitely just different than we're used to. 

Here's the evolution of me using Younique lashes: 
without mascara -> with regular mascara -> with Moodstruck 3D Fiber Lashes

My only small complaint is that this stuff is pretty tough to get off. My usual makeup remover just can't get it all (similar to trying to remove really good waterproof mascara). After a few trials-and-errors, I've figured out that coconut oil really helps to get it off quicker than anything else. A little bit of oil smeared onto a cotton ball (one for each eye) gets it all gone and clean. 

I don't use it every morning, as I'm usually a zombie before work and do the least possible makeup as I can get away with. However, I'm totally in love with stuff. It was truly worth the purchase for weekends and special occasions. I'll be buying it again...and again. And maybe buy some for others as gifts! If you need a place to buy some for yourself, check out my friend Kristina's shop!


Sweet Cruz is One

I can't believe it has been a whole year since little Cruz was born. You may remember his newborn pictures, as we used a referee whistle and some stripes to represent his coaching parents. Well, now he's a little more in charge of how his photo shoots go, as all toddlers are. 

We had some fun running around in their backyard with Cruz's favorite toys, some colorful balloons and a few iPad music dance sessions.  

By the way, have you ever put a toddler on a trampoline before? With all safety precautions taken, of course, this makes for some of the happiest smiles I've ever seen. He must love that thing. 


Happy First Birthday, Cruz!


Doodle Pumpkins

Now that I don't have to sit in classes all day and doodle my way through, I still get the urge to participate in that teen-perfected art form every once in a while. Last weekend, I thought, "Why not doodle on some fall decor?" 

Using the only permanent marker I could find (seriously, where are my gold and black markers?!), I begin drawing whatever came to me. A little polka dots here, zebra stripes there, etc. It was fun, fast and they turned out cute. 

This would be fun to let the kiddos practice their doodle and drawing skills. Carving can get a little extreme, so when it comes to Fall pumpkins, you can always use some fun decorating options!

Have Fun Doodling!

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