26 Things I Have Learned In 26 Years

1) My universe revolves around me. To some this may sound self-centered but it's the truth and I'm not going to apologize for it.
 2) Blood does not mean family and family does not mean blood. Some of my closest friends I consider family.  Also, just because we share DNA does not mean we are family. 
3) Some people are meant to be in your life and some are not. No matter how much you try or how much you want someone to be in and apart of your life it may not work out. It can be difficult to understand but meant to be. 
4) God has a plan for you.

6) Success can be measured by many things. Success can be measured by money, job, family, house, or many other things in life. To be successful, you need to find what success means to you.
7) Wealth is not measured by how much money you have. This goes along with success. Wealth can be defined by different things. You need to find which definition works for you.
8) My dogs can be better listeners than most people. They m…

The Family Tree

Have you ever wondered where your family came from or how you are related to someone? With my family, I can go back a few generations but I know very little about them. Not knowing much about my family history or my family tree makes me wish I would have paid more attention to the stories when I was younger. So I have set out to try and find more out about my family. I can't wait to learn more about my heritage and my family. I also look forward to keeping everyone up to date during this journey.

Stupid Song on the Stupid Radio

This morning started out great. Woke up to a "Happy Valentine's Day" text, my hair was cooperating and my mascara was looking great. For once, I wasn't running late. I finished getting ready and hopped my car to drive to work. That's when my day changed.  I've always found it amazing how there is a song for every mood you could possible be. I find it amazing that when you're in a bad mood, you can find a song to brighten your day. I never thought that a song could ruin my happy mood, but it did today. When this song came on the radio, I couldn't change the station fast enough. Even though it took less then 5 seconds to change the station, I could tell my mascara was ruined.  So I guess what I'm trying to say is... Thank You "stupid song" for ruining my day. Its been almost two and half years and I still wish to never hear you again.  

#TBT- Take Me Back to the Beach

The temperature doesn't seem to be getting any warmer and snow seems to be in the forecast every other day makes me wish I was back here. Waking up to this in the mornings. 

Hanging out on the beach with the family. 

As the count down to Spring continues, I'll just keep dreaming of palm trees. 

Natural Christmas Makeup

I want to start off by saying make-up is something that should be used for fun or to enhance natural beauty. Make-up should never be a necessity.  With that being said, with Christmas right around the corner, a natural glow make-up look would be great for all the photos that will be taken. 
To get this look I started with a tinted moisturizer and a light concealer under my eyes, on my nose, chin and forehead. I blended it all in and set it with a loose face powder. 
For the eyes I used a deep burgundy in the crease and a shimmery champagne color all over the lid; blending them together in the outer corner of the eye.  I finished the eyes with a brown eyeliner on the top lash line and some black mascara. 
I then filled in my eyebrows using an eyebrow pencil and added some bronze blush to my cheeks.  To finish off the look I added some lip gloss. 

I hope you enjoy this look and check out my previous makeup post if you haven't done so already.

30 Days of Thanks- Day 30

Today I am thankful for everyone who has taken the time out of their day to read these posts.  There is no way to show you or to tell you how thankful I am for each and every person who have read any post on this Blog.  If you have read one, ten, or all of them; there is a special place in my heart for you.  When I uploaded Day One, I didn't know what I was getting myself into.  I didn't know if people would actually read them. I didn't know how I was going to come up with 30 different posts but somehow I did.  The past 30 days have been amazing.  I've been able to share with so many people what I am thankful for.  There is so much more that I am thankful for that didn't make it into this 30 Days of Thanks. Just because November is over, doesn't mean I am done posting.  I'm trying to come up with a way that I can regularly especially since Christmas is coming up.  I have a few ideas in mind but haven't decided which to go with yet.  If you have any suggestions for …

30 Days of Thanks- Day 29

Today I am thankful for cloudy days.  Since today was a very cloudy day, it was perfect to cuddle with my dog and watch Christmas movies.  I came home after work, ate lunch and curled up in bed with Daisy and watched a couple Christmas movies that I had recorded previously in the week.  It was nice to have a relaxing day after a few weeks of nonstop work and getting ready for thanksgiving. 

(Oh... and I'm also thankful for wine.)