Hodge Podge

Happy Monday, Everyone!

Today is a HODGE PODGE day of all the random thoughts and pictures I’ve got floating around in my head and on my camera roll.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Let’s get started!!

We’ve loved getting to watch Nixon play some baseball.  Miss Britt is a trooper at baseball games.  As long as she has a snack, this girl is GOOD!  And her snack preference is popcorn.

*After taking this, I realized her strap was ALL messed up.  While we waited for Tab, I had PLENTY of time to fix it.  ๐Ÿ˜‰

 A day full of baseball…

 The weekend before Spring Break, Shay hosted our Bible Fellowship girls for a night of appetizers and desserts along with a Favorite Beauty Product Exchange.  We were all supposed to bring a beauty product ($15 limit) that we loved for a little Dirty Santa style exchange (you know the kind where you can steal the gift from others).  I took cash with the instructions for the recipient to purchase themselves a Play Box by Sephora.

I’ve talked about the Play Box by Sephora before, but I’m about to do it again.  This month I received a Buxom lip liner, a Sephora powder foundation, a Lancome make-up removing cleanser, Verb Ghost Oil, and Murad’s SPF sunscreen and primer combo.  All of that to try and sample for $10!  If you’re needing a great gift for a girl who likes trying new products, this would be perfect.  I’ve mentioned before that I loved getting my Birchbox, but often times that box had products I could only order online through Birchbox.  I really like this Play Box because the products can all be found in store at Sephora and many are found in department stores as well.

 On that note, every month around the 20th, I start looking forward to my box.  And any other online orders I’ve purchased.  ๐Ÿ˜‰  Anyone else?

I can also get pretty excited about my groceries getting delivered too.  haha!

This picture…

1. Look how high my hair is.  I’m hoping that’s due to the winds?
2. Britt made a little friend and kept hugging him.  She thought she was too funny.
3.  Photo credit goes to Bowen Slaughter.

I’m telling you-she was REALLY proud of herself.

My sister-in-law made a last minute trip through town the Friday of Spring Break.  We were knee deep in mounds of laundry so a quick break to meet them was exactly what we needed.  We met up at Obstacle Ninja Warrior.  Britt almost had the little kid area to herself so she was all about this trampoline.

On this day, Britty was hanging out at M’s house coloring AND snacking on Cheetos.  She was living the life!

I know I’ve mentioned before that Shay and I carpool.  Miss Madeley is a good time.  ALWAYS.

Do you have the Chatbook app?  If not, you should think about grabbing it.  Chatbook sends you a book full of your Instagram posts as soon as you have a full book.  We just received a couple in the mail and this one in particular was all about our China trip.

We recently attended the cutest little unicorn parties for two of our favorite little girls.  Ebby Lee got asked to face paint and to be honest, I was a bit nervous.  BUT…you guys I should have taken a picture of her unicorn.  She has some face painting SKILLS!  Bowen had asked for a sword.  

Bowen had his first tee-ball game of the season on Saturday.  This year is SO much better than last year.  He just GETS it so much more.  He had the best time and that’s what it’s all about.

My favorite number 6!

I wore this dress on the Disney Cruise and bought it from a local boutique in McKinney, but I just found it on Nordstrom’s website!

What’s your food that you just can’t quit?  My snack of choice would be chips and salsa everyday BUT that just doesn’t seem right.  I’m having a THING with these Triscuits right now.  Do you have a food like this?  One you just can’t quit?

I just ordered my first three Dry Shampoo options for my challenge.  My plan is to try them all and then pass them on to some friends so I can combine the results.  The first three I ordered to try (in no particular order)…

I hope you Easter bunnies out there have already done your shopping.  I stocked up on spring things just last week…chalk, bubbles, goggles, etc.  And I just added the ingredients for these Resurrection Rolls to my grocery order this week.  They’re the perfect way to help kiddos understand the resurrection in a super tangible way.

I hope you enjoyed the Hot, Random Mess I had going on today!  See you back here tomorrow for my LAST SPRING BREAK RECAP!


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  1. 3.26.18
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    I lol'd at your hair! I hope it WASN'T the wind. ๐Ÿ™‚ I have that black embroidered dress and love it. A shift dress with embroidery is my favorite.

  2. 3.26.18
    Narci said:

    Aw, that picture of Brittโ€™s smile after hugging her friend is the cutest thing ever!! So Sweet!

  3. 3.26.18
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Okay, someone just told me to buy the Amika hairspray. Have you tried that too? I'm so curious about the dry shampoo now as well!

  4. 3.26.18
    Simple Purposeful Living said:

    What a fun post and I heard great things about suave (cheap but good)…and batiste? I have the Aveda one and it's ok but the way it applies is funny! xoxo ERIN

  5. 3.26.18
    Mother Henn said:

    I just tried Dry Bar's dry shampoo mousse. It is specifically for roots, and I'm loving it so far. Smells great too!

  6. 3.26.18
    Laci said:

    Those triscuits sound good, not better than chips n salsa but a girl can dream. Speaking of things I love to splurge on-the multi-grain Tostito scoops are SO much better than the regular! Try them out-you will be hooked! Give me all the hair and make up post!

  7. 3.26.18
    Tess said:

    That picture of Britt all proud after hugging her friend had me smiling so big. Britt is too cute! Also, just wondering, where did you get the black slip-on shoes you were wearing in that photo? I've been on the search for something similar!

  8. 3.26.18
    Tess said:

    Britt being all proud after hugging her friend had me smiling so big. She is too cute! Also, in that picture, where are your black slip-on shoes from? I've been on the search for shoes that like those!

  9. 3.26.18
    Amanda @ That Inspired Chick said:

    I missed y'all so much at baseball!!! I was all set to catch up!! So bummed. ๐Ÿ™ I think Craig missed his little buddy, Bowen. ๐Ÿ˜‰ That Inspired Chick

  10. 3.26.18
    Karen Ward said:

    The food I can't quit right now?? CHEERIOS!! I'm not sure what the problem is but it's like I'm addicted!

  11. 3.26.18
    brookerichardson said:

    I have the Amika blow dryer and straightener and I love it!

  12. 3.26.18
    Mel said:

    I got the Amika dry shampoo in my Sephora box a few months ago but haven't tried it yet!

  13. 3.26.18
    Unknown said:

    Oh my goodness….I got the exact same things in my box that you did! I loooove the play box and look forward to it each month…itโ€™s an awesome way to try out new things without committing to a full size! I am looking forward to next monthโ€™s already…you will have to let us know whatโ€™s in your box! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  14. 3.26.18
    Stephanie said:

    We are going to be doing resurrection rolls for the first time this year, and I'm so excited! And I LOVE that dress!

  15. 3.26.18
    sholden said:

    Try Moroccan Oil Dry Shampoo. I have tried so many kinds of dry shampoo and this has been the winner for me. I love that it comes in light and dark too.

  16. 3.26.18
    Unknown said:

    You need to try Verb, Ghost hairspray. Best.stuff.ever

  17. 3.27.18
    Unknown said:

    Someone gave me the Amika dry shampoo a few months ago and I tried it and immediately ordered it. So good.

  18. 3.28.18
    Sally Hepworth said:

    I bought Triple Sec when I was in the States last week and I adore it. Itโ€™s like dry shampoo and volumiser (and something else, I guess?) in one. Obsessed.