I thought it might be nice to take a little break from my SuperHero tutorials and do a post all about Sweet Summer Time!!! I’m definitely a girl who loves all 4 seasons but Summer will WIN each and every time in my book. This girl loves sunshine and happiness and SUMMER is undeniably FULL of both!!!
So i’ve been so busy enjoying this BEAUTIFUL Summer that i’ve been neglecting my “summer” post. HaHa, oh well. The summer months are simply glorious and are usually over way too quickly.
We’ve been busy working during the week and living life to the fullest on our days off. We had a fun mini vacation, enjoyed an awesome and totally crazy 4th of July, and a pretty bridal shower and bachelorette bash for my sister-in-law. Here are a few other Fun Summer updates:
#1 – Wedding Season has officially arrived!!!
PS…one of my favorite movies of all time…”Wedding Crashers.”
Wedding Season is in full swing and i’ve been a busy little bee busting out beautiful chalkboards for some clients & getting all my Brides ready for their big day!! I absolutely love this time of year because not only do I get to see all my gorgeous brides, who I haven’t seen in months, but all the work and energy that goes into creating a wedding comes to fruition!!!
Love seeing all my stunning brides in their beautiful wedding gowns!!!!
Knowing that I had a small part in making their big day beautiful and perfect is the best feeling in the whole world!!
This year is extra special because i’ve added a new element to my title as “Bridal Consultant” and that is “Wedding Chalkboard Artist.” I’m doing 2 beautiful weddings this year and am supplying custom chalkboard art for the ceremonies and receptions!!! Can’t give away any other details other than they are going to be gorgeous!!!
#2 – CrossFit Initiation
In other fun news, i’ve finally jumped on the CrossFit bandwagon and joined a CrossFit gym! I’m actually sitting here writing this post watching the 2014 ReeBok CrossFit games in the background. Hello crazy strong uber-intense workout people! Man, this stuff is fun though. I’ve never worked out so hard , felt so ridiculously uncomfortable, or so insecure/anxious in my entire life. And I keep going back!!!! I always joke with my hubby that he doesn’t “sell” CrossFit well in that he is always hurt or sore and completely tanked ALL the time. But now i’m addicted and understand the draw and desire to become better. CrossFit goes beyond “looking good” or simply improving your athleticism…this is about real world strength and taking your mental and physical body to a whole new level. Holy Shit, i’ve drunk the CrossFit kool aid.
#3 – Summer Lovin’ Favorites
Here are some of my current favorites that I’ve been enjoying this summer!
#1 – Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil in “Honey Kissed” & Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil in “Honey Gold” #2 – EOS Shave Cream #3 – Songza App #4 – Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm in “Petal Glow” #5 – Beach Babe Texturizing Sea Salt Spray #6 – Lemon Mint Leaf Mason Jar Candle
All these products have been super awesome finds this summer. My special favorites include the EOS Shave Lotion, Honey Bronze Shimmering Dry Oil, and Neutrogena Lip Balm. Love Love Love them all!!!!
I can’t rave about the EOS Shave Cream enough!! My current favorite is the Vanilla Bliss! If you haven’t heard about the EOS Lip Balm yet, PLEASE STOP whatever you are currently doing, go immediately to your local Walgreens, Target, Walmart etc. and grab a dozen (or possibly 2 dozen) of these PHENOMENAL lip balms. These little round balls of wonderful have officially changed my life. My fav is “Sweet Mint.”
DISCLAIMER: You might become addicted to ALL of the EOS products!
I recently came across the EOS Shave Cream and immediately snatched it up. This stuff is beyond amazing! I used regular body wash and was constantly cutting myself etc. Now, my skin is continuously moisturized, shaving is a breeze, and the smell is amazing!!!!
I’m super porceiln white during the winter months and during the Summer I usually get a mild tan. This year I tried the Shimmering Dry Oil from the Body Shop.com and immediately fell in love with it. I’ve gone back and forth trying different sunless tanners and I really enjoy this one because its not really a “self tanner” at all. Its more of a sparkly oil that you can apply, it only lasts the one application, it doesn’t have any “orange” tint to it, and it doesn’t smell funky at all. I read several reviews about the product before officially committing and i’m so glad that I took the plunge. I wasn’t sure about the two color options they have so I bought them both. My go-to-fav is the “Honey Gold.” It is perfect for everyday use and great to add a small amount of color for work or shopping! The “Honey Kissed” is quite a bit darker and would be perfect for a date night or special event. I recently wore it to a Bridal Shower and was so happy with the color it gave me. I love how it doesn’t streak, isn’t too oily, and isn’t too glittery!!! The smell is fantastic and really isn’t strong at all. Both products are overall amazing and add the perfect amount of SPARKLE to any look.
Back in June I was on the hunt for a moisturizing SPF chapstick to use during Hoopfest weekend. I came across the Neutrogena Revitalizing Lip Balm and was very impressed! They are mostly a chapstick with a little bit of light color added. I have never been the lipstick type and always struggle with dry lips. This is the perfect combo of moisturizer and a little bit of color for special occasions, with a bonus of SPF for added sun protection!!! I use my EOS lip balm multiple times per day and will throw this on top if we are headed out on a date or if I have an important client/ appointment to attend to! My favorite color is the “Petal Glow.” I love this product and will definitely be purchasing it again!
#4 – Happy 3rd Wedding Anniversary Mr. & Mrs. Haguewood!!!
On July 30, 2011 I married my Best Friend and Soul Mate!!! I can’t believe how quickly we shot through the years…but I am beyond grateful for every Year, every Day, and every Moment we’ve shared. The wedding was gorgeous but the marriage is EPIC!!!! I’m so beyond happy and beyond in love with my husband! The life and family we are building together is simply BEAUTIFUL and better than anything I could’ve ever imagined!!!
#5 – We said GoodBye to my beautiful Grandmother, Helen Theresa Allen!!!
On August 4, 2014 we said goodbye & God Bless to my kind and wonderful Grandmother. She was a stunning example of what a strong and loving woman could accomplish throughout a lifetime. Wife to her husband and love of 62 years, mother to 7 beautiful children, and grandmother and great-grandmother to many, she will be forever LOVED and forever missed as well as cherished in all our hearts!!! The Catholic funeral mass was gorgeous and very lovely! We honored her with a full police funeral escort and sang a jig in honor of her memory as we lowered her casket. Beautiful pink lilies and carnations adorned her grave and we will forever remember the beauty and heart that she carried with her.
TO MY GRANDMOTHER IN HEAVEN:
I will always remember your petite frame and endless capacity for love. You are a beautiful example of strength and willpower as well as compassion and LOVE! Thank you for raising the most wonderful woman I know, my mother Nancy, and I hope and pray that someday I will be half the woman and mother that you have been in your lifetime. You are a shining example of everything I strive to be in my life, All Woman, All Strength, and All Love!!! Thank you for your endless inspiration and faith in me as an individual! I will forever Love you!!!
I hope you are enjoying every beautiful moment of this gorgeous Summer!!!
Thank You for Reading,