• Baby
  • Happy Halloween!



    Here we are in downtown flemington, new jersey! They have the best halloween parade and trick or treating every year! So many kids go, the streets are blocked off so you don’t have to worry about cars!


    Best costume of the year goes to…



    cropped-img-maddox-mom.pngIt’s that time of year! I searched high and low for the perfect halloween costume to top last years outfit, I think it turned out cute but I wouldn’t say it ‘topped’ last years. If you remember I was Cruella De Vil and Maddox was a little Dalmation (see here) puppy. This year we were a scary skeleton family! We stayed out a bit and did some trick or treating with my brother and his family, (Maddox’s cousins). I couldn’t believe how brave Maddox was, he didn’t get scared once!

    Xx
    Loren


    COSTUME: HERE // OR HERE  // MASK: HERE
    HALLOWEEN MAKE UP: HERE // OR HERE


  • Beauty
  • 5 minute makeup routine

    I can barely remember the days pre-baby. What did I do with all my free time before Maddox I often ask myself. How nice it must have been to get ready in my own quiet time without rushing to get done before Maddox wakes up or trying to multitask while he’s on the floor in a hurry to pull everything out of the closet, or tear all the toilet paper down (yes he’s done that). Today I’m sharing my 5 minute makeup routine for the busy moms who have barely any time to get ready! Hope you Enjoy!


    After moisturizer I apply a primer before applying foundation (also love this one) . I prefer to use a sponge to apply for evenness. After I use a liquid foundation I brush on a bit of a powder to keep it set and apply some quick blush.

      After all that I use a pencil to fill in my brows.


    I’ve tried so many different kinds of Mascara, from various price points but always come back to this one by Maybelline.


    This is my favorite lip primer! I have a lot of pigment in my lips, so it really helps me be able to get the exact lipstick color I use.


    If i’m really feeling like doing up my look I’ll add a eye liner. I use a liquid and lately have been just doing the top.


  • Fashion
  • JORD Giveaway


    Since becoming a new mom I’ve begun to fully appreciate all that my own Mom has done for me a whole lot more! It’s amazing how you seem to take for granted all that they’ve done for you! Just thinking about the late nights I’ve enforced, all the early morning rises, the constant care a mother has to provide for their child who’s still so helpless to do anything themselves (I’m not even going to get into the later years of carpooling around, hobbies, taking them to sports, etc.). You really never start to realize all the time your Mother gives to you until you become a Mother yourself.

    With Mothers Day around the corner I started to search for the perfect gift to get my mom, what better gift to give someone who’s given so much of their time than to give a gift that will help track their time! 🙂

    I really love these wood watches – I’ve got one for myself and get so many compliments on it! The color goes great with anything and it comes in such fancy packaging – a wooden box!

    Here’s a special gift for you: A chance to win $100.00 E Gift code to JORD watches! All you have to do is enter on https://www.jordwatches.com/g/maddoxandloren. Even if you don’t win – at the end of the contest you’ll receive a $25.00 E Gift code! Enter quick because contest ends on May 7th at 11:59pm.

    Xx,
    Loren

    Post sponsored by JORD Watches.
    *All gift codes will expire on June 30th, 2017 so be sure to use it promptly!!

  • Baby
  • 9 month milestones!


    TIE DYE PANTS: HERE // BONJOUR SWEATSHIRT: ZARA


    cropped-img-maddox-mom.pngMaddox is 9 and a half months old and he is on the move! His latest milestones are crawling up the stair (yes just one step)! He also likes to crawl under anything, even if he has to squeeze his little body under it! He is enjoying eating anything that he can fit in his mouth which has left me to make sure I pick up anything within his little arms reach!! His favorite time of day is still bathtime! I can always count on a bath to calm him down no matter how tired or fussy he is! Hope you enjoy these little milestone pics! Love this little guy!!

    Xx
    Loren

  • Fashion
  • Trick or Treat

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    GLOVES: HERE // WHITE HAIR SPRAY: HERE // BLACK CRAYON MAKE UP (MADDOX NOSE!): HERE // DALMATION COSTUME (SIMILIAR): HERE  // FAUX WHITE FUR: HERE


    cropped-img-maddox-mom.pngMaddox made the cutest little Dalmatian puppy for Halloween! It took me awhile to find the perfect idea, but I don’t think I’ll be able to top this one. At first I thought he could be a little lamb, but Troy didn’t exactly approve of that idea. :/ We went to this cute little town with some family and friends where they had a little costume contest before going trick or treating. Maddox passed out after contest – all that hard work and he ended up going to sleep! Still was a wonderful first halloween that I’ll never forget! 

  • Fashion
  • One Month Favorites – Newborn Necessities

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    RING SLING: SAKURA BLOOM OR SIMILIAR // CREAM: NATURAL NIPPLE BUTTER I ALSO USED THIS // NURSING PILLOW: BOPPY // SOUND MACHINE: DOHM // SHEET SAVERS: BABIES’R’US


    Hard to believe one month has gone by! It’s been a lot of sleepless nights, but so worth it! :) I wanted to put a list together of my favorite items that have helped me get by over the past few weeks! I’ve had a few friends turn me on to some of these items but for me they are truly necessities!!

    My top five: 

    1. Sakura Bloom Sling – I have put Maddox in this when I go out to dinner, to the grocery store, visiting friends.. for almost everything!
    2. Natural Nipple Cream – A friend gave me this and it’s great and all natural
    3. Boppy – Maddox is not a super fussy baby, but has his moments, this is one thing he has really liked to lay in, it keeps him calm for a few minutes just long enough to give me time to eat..pump..etc.
    4. Dohm – Another item given to me by a more experienced mother! We use this sound machine to give some white noise so we don’t have to lower our voices so much. It’s been really great!
    5. Sheet Savers – These are great to have a few of to put on top of the sheets so I don’t have to change the sheet everytime he spits up.
  • Fashion
  • Maternity Shoot

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    OUTFIT 1: LOVELYBRIDE (SOLD OUT): SIMILAR HERE OR HERE // OUTFIT 2: THANTH // SHOES: KEDS OR SIMILAR HERE //


    #37 Weeks and almost there! I came a week early so these were done just in time. We decided to just do them at our house because I wanted to get pictures in Maddox’s Nursery (check back soon to see the full post on how we decorated the nursery)!

    Special thanks to DANA B PHOTOGRAPHY


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