Monday, January 16, 2017

Special day

Today is very special day for me. 

Today, 13 years ago, I went on my first date with Robert Samuel Lewis and the rest is history. 

2 years ago, I announced on my blog that we were expecting our first child together. 

I love this day so much. So many new beginnings happened today. I always try to find the good in each day. I always try to stay positive because I want Brody to live in a positive household. So days like today just remind me of that. It also reminds me of how blessed I am. A girl took a chance on a boy for a bind date that turned into more than we could have ever imagined that lead to getting married and having Brody, who we just can't believe most days he is ours! God is truly the painter of my picture because there is no way I could have painted such beauty. 

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On another note....Congratulations to Kara Smith on winning the 3D Fiber Lash Mascara contest for my 600th blog post. Thank you to those who entered. 

Friday, January 13, 2017

600th Blog Post

600!!!

Like seriously. How have I had 600 ideas? What a journey I have been on through this blog. I have shown you all my life, my family, my friends, my plans, my ideas, my thoughts, my failures, my pregnancy, the birth of my son, his little life weekly/monthly and everything in between.

I thank you all for taking time out of your day to come to this blog and read. I thank you all for the support, the feedback, the love. I started this on a whim because I was feeling lots of ways and it was my out. I had no idea where it would take me.

In honor of my 600th blog post, I am giving away a new 3D Fiber Lash Mascara! 

I know I know I know....you are as excited as me! Enter the contest below. Contest ends Sunday at Midnight and I will announce the winner Monday on the blog! 
Good Luck and Thank you all again!

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Color Run is coming

Dear Diary,

The Color Run is back! And it is better than ever. I am so excited about it this year. This year they are having a foam zone along with all the other colors. Plus they added PURPLE this year and a dream tunnel! 

If any of you are interested in coming along with us and running/walking/dancing it.....we would love to have you join our team. We don't have a team name yet or a link....I am only getting people to let me know if they want to join our team. Price starts at $24.99 for a team of 4 or more, so please....only serious people who will join the team please let me know. 

The date is March 25 and it usually at Fair Park and it usually starts at 8 (if I am remembering correctly). 

Once I have all of you who are interested (either let me know by replying below, on Facebook, text, email or private messenger) I will create the team name and send out all the info you need to sign up. 

I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!!! It seriously is one of my favorite things to do.


Love, Me

more info can be found ~here~



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Ring Bearer

So a lot of you have asked how Brody did as being a ring bearer. And I have been debating on to tell you the whole story or just simply answer the question. 

So I have decided to just simply answer the question and show you how adorable he looked. 

Brody did great as a ring bearer.......except for the fact that he never made it down the isle. He was 16 months old after all and has a mind of his own and without going into a massive detailed story and naming names and getting all pissed off again......he simply did not make it down the isle. And if you happened to be at the wedding and you happen to know the whole story then you understand why I chose to not explain it all haha! 

But look how adorable he was! The wedding was beautiful, Jasmine looked AMAZING (how could she not) and David was dashing in his military suit. 

This by far was the best picture of the night. I couldn't believe I captured it. Brody was on point with his cheese face and was ready for pictures. 

Brody and Bobby. 

When I saw Bobby fixing Brody.....I had this weird feeling come over me. All of a sudden Brody was a man and this was his wedding and his daddy was still fixing him, getting him ready. I seriously almost broke down in tears when I saw this. But instead I picked up my phone and started snapping, to distract the already stressed out mom that I was. 


BTW: those were NOT the shoes I had bought. But those stupid shoes and I had a huge argument and I did not try them on his feet before we left and he has fat feet like me so after 10 minutes of trying my hardest to get them on his feet, those brown boots won instead of the black loafers I bought. 








David, Brody and Bobby. Don't Bobby and David look like they could be brothers? Probably why Brody loves David so much. Well plus David is one of the best people I know and is so good with Brody. 






Our attempt at taking a photo with the ring bearer and flower girl. Charlotte made it down the isle and did an amazing job but it wore her out. I had all of 5 minutes to get ready for this wedding. I was completely worn out and I can see it on my face here. But its OK. I had such a great time because after Brody left with his grandparents for the night, Momma was able to get her wine on! 

Brody was all about the selfies after this. He kept making this cheese face and then he would bark like a dog. So I just kept snapping and below are the results. 













My boys! God I love them so much!!



This was the only photo I could find of them and her. When you are the bride, you are needed everywhere and I didn't want to get in the way. Isn't she beautiful?! 

David and Jasmine- I love you both so much. Sorry Brody didn't make it down the isle but I am so glad you asked him to be apart of the wedding. It made for such a fun ride for us. God has blessed our lives by allowing us to be friends with you, to be apart of this journey with you. Congrats and I can't wait to see where this long, loving life takes you! 

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Me in 3D

So last week I told you that Younique launched their new mascara. Well not new, just enhanced. And I got mine in over the weekend and thought I would share my results with you. 

I have no other makeup on except the 3D mascara. I only applied one coat so you can see what it's like that way. I almost always only apply one coat, unless I am taking pictures or having a night out. 

What the new packaging looks like, plus the mascara and fibers themselves and me. 

Me looking up. First one is no mascara, second picture I have mascara on one eye and the third picture is on both eyes. I thought it was important to show you how it looks on one eye compared to the other. 

Looking straight on

Looking one way.

And looking the other way.


I must say I really do love it. It feels easier to go on and lighter too, if that makes sense. When I say I put one coat on, for those of you who have never used it, one coat means I apply the transplanting gel, then the 3D fibers while the gel is wet, then the transplanting gel again to lock in the fibers. If you were to add more coats, you would wait for it to dry and then repeat those steps till you have the look you are going for. It is still $29 and if you use it everyday, I would say you would get 3-4 months worth out of it. If you use randomly, I would say close to 6 months. It's recommended to change your mascara every 6 months anyways so there's your excuse to buy a new one! 
For some reason, I feel like it brought out the green in my eyes. Funny how mascara can just give you that awake look and feeling. 

Here is the ~link~ to my website where you can purchase the new 3D Fiber Lash Mascara. Feel free to ask me any question you might have. 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Golden Globes 2017

Jimmy Fallon--- You seriously are the BEST person besides Ellen. My love for you is through the roof. Even though I only felt like I saw you in the beginning and then randomly you would pop up, I think you did a great job. 

 Can we talk about Meryl Streep for a minute? WOW that lady is just something else. Her speech was just beautiful and had so many wonderful, inspiring words. If you missed it or fast forwarded or want to watch it again, here you go! 

I am in a little shock. I think Courtney B Vance and Sterling K Brown should have won for The People VS OJ. I have no idea what The Night Manager is but they beat them out for actor and supporting actor. La La Land got a lot of wins and I am excited for that. Ryan and Emma totally deserved those awards for this movie. I felt like last night gave awards to a lot of different shows. It didn't feel one sided (except for La La Land) and a lot of newbies got awards. All in all last night was great!!!! 
For those of you who did not watch last night or missed it.....here are the nominees and winners in each category below.

Best film supporting actor

Mahershala Ali, Moonlight
Jeff Bridges, Hell or High Water
Simon Helberg, Florence Foster Jenkins
Dev Patel, Lion
WINNER: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Nocturnal Animals

Best actor in a TV series (drama)

Rami Malek, Mr Robot
Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Matthew Reese, The Americans
Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
WINNER: Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath

Best actress in a TV series (musical/comedy)

Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce
Issa Rae, Insecure
Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin
WINNER: Tracee Ellis Ross, Black-ish

Best TV series (comedy)

WINNER: Atlanta
Black-ish
Mozart in the Jungle
Transparent
Veep

Best actress in a miniseries or TV movie

Felicity Huffman, American Crime
Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
WINNER: Sarah Paulson, American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson        Charlotte Rampling, London Spy
Kerry Washington, Confirmation

Best miniseries or TV movie

American Crime
The Dresser
The Night Manager
The Night Of
WINNER: American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson

Best supporting actor in a series, limited series or TV film

Sterling K Brown, American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson
WINNER: Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager                                                                              John Lithgow, The Crown
Christian Slater, Mr Robot
John Travolta, American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson

Best film score

Moonlight
WINNER: La La Land                                                                                                                         Arrival
Lion
Hidden Figures

Best original song

Can’t Stop the Feeling, Trolls
WINNER: City of Stars, La La Land                                                                                              Faith, Sing
Gold, Gold
How Far I’ll Go, Moana

Best supporting actress in a motion picture (drama)

WINNER: Viola Davis, Fences                                                                                                             Naomie Harris, Moonlight
Nicole Kidman, Lion
Octavia Spencer, Hidden Figures
Michelle Williams, Manchester by the Sea

Best supporting actress in a series, limited series or TV film

WINNER: Olivia Colman, The Night Manager                                                                            Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
Mandy Moore, This Is Us
Thandie Newton, Westworld

Best actor (comedy/musical)

Colin Farrell, The Lobster
WINNER: Ryan Gosling, La La Land                                                                                              Hugh Grant, Florence Foster Jenkins
Jonah Hill, War Dogs
Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool

Best screenplay

WINNER: La La Land                                                                                                                         Nocturnal Animals
Moonlight
Manchester by the Sea
Hell or High Water

Best animated film

Kubo and the Two Strings
Moana
My Life as a Zucchini
Sing
WINNER: Zootopia

Best foreign language film

Best actor in miniseries or TV movie

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
Bryan Cranston, All the Way
John Turturro, The Night Of
WINNER: Tom Hiddleston, The Night Manager                                                                      Courtney B Vance, American Crime Story: The People v OJ Simpson

Best actress in a TV series (drama)

Caitriona Balfe, Outlander
WINNER: Claire Foy, The Crown
Keri Russell, The Americans
Winona Ryder, Stranger Things
Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld

Best TV series (drama)

WINNER: The Crown
Game of Thrones
Stranger Things
This Is Us
Westworld

Best film director

WINNER: Damien Chazelle, La La Land
Tom Ford, Nocturnal Animals
Mel Gibson, Hacksaw Ridge
Barry Jenkins, Moonlight
Kenneth Lonergan, Manchester by the Sea

Best actor in a TV series (musical/comedy)

Anthony Anderson, Black-ish
Gael Garcia Bernal, Mozart in the Jungle
WINNER: Donald Glover, Atlanta
Nick Nolte, Graves
Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

Best actress in a film (comedy/musical)

Annette Bening, 20th Century Women
Lily Collins, Rules Don’t Apply
Hailee Steinfeld, The Edge of Seventeen
WINNER: Emma Stone, La La Land
Meryl Streep, Florence Foster Jenkins

Best film (comedy/musical)

Best actor (drama)

WINNER: Casey Affleck, Manchester by the Sea
Joel Edgerton, Loving
Andrew Garfield, Hacksaw Ridge
Viggo Mortensen, Captain Fantastic
Denzel Washington, Fences

Best actress (drama)

Amy Adams, Arrival
Jessica Chastain, Miss Sloane
WINNER: Isabelle Huppert, Elle
Ruth Negga, Loving
Natalie Portman, Jackie

Best film (drama)

Friday, January 6, 2017

Five on Friday- Christmas Edition

There were so many good photos taken over the Christmas Holiday that I narrowed it down to my top 5 favorites of Brody to share. 


one. The Lewis Clan
Every year we take a Lewis children photo in matching pj's. This year the boys were Santa, the girls were reindeer's and the babies were Elves. They couldn't get any cuter. 

two. Momma Billie
No one gets in the way of Billie Marie and her babies. She was upset that she didn't get to hold Jace or Brody and demanded a picture with them, just her and them. Brody is so use to her all in his face and this picture about sums up their relationship. 

three. Cheese face
He has mastered the smiling cheese face. And he couldn't be any cuter. Plus he was excited about his new tractor. The shirt btw is Emerald Sky. 

four. Santa
Santa came to our house this year and brought Brody this 66 inch elephant. He was so excited to get it. He sits in his lap, he reads books in his lap, he runs and tackles it. Santa did good! 

five. Chocolate pie
My sister makes the best chocolate pie and this year, Brody got a taste of it. He LOVED it. Bobby let him sit by himself like a big kid and use a real spoon and he went to town. You can tell by that smile he's one happy kid. Thanks Aunt Kiki.