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Brynleigh Kate Turns 5!!

Yesterday our sweet Brynleigh turned 5!  I seriously can’t believe she’s 5, you guys.  She still seems so little to me, she will always be my sweet baby! Brynleigh fills our lives with so much love and joy.  She has the funniest personality- if you follow me on Instagram Stories you’ve seen how she keeps us laughing everyday.  She’s the sweetest sister and is always so concerned with Brielle’s feelings. She wanted to pick out an American Girl doll yesterday for her birthday so we went to the store and the whole time she would point at things and say “Brielle would love this!” or “We should get this for Brielle…” – she’s seriously such an Angel. We’re having a little party this weekend with her friends (she insisted on Chuck-E-Cheese- lol!) but we had a family dinner last night with my parents to celebrate. We had so much fun and Brynleigh was loving all the attention! 😉
We are big birthday people in our house and love to make a big deal about birthdays so we’ve pretty much been celebrating all week!  A few days ago we had a lunch date with my friend Shelly at one of our favorite little bakeries in Indy, the Cake Bake Shop.  It’s the CUTEST little cake shop and it’s decorated so girly so of course the girls love it.  I wanted to spend some one-on-one time with Brynleigh for her Birthday. We had the best time.  I think she downed half of a giant piece of red velvet cake!  She cracks me up.  The Holidays are getting closer and I recently picked up some cute new things for the girls from Nordstrom including this darling tulle dress she wore to our Birthday lunch.   These adorable leggings are so soft and I love that they are extra thick for the colder months.  Indiana has cold winters so I like to dress the girls in clothes that are made with quality, thicker fabric so they will be warm!  I’m also DYING over these rose gold metallic flats with the pom-poms!!  They will be SO cute for our family Christamas card photos and for church.  Both of our outfit details from Nordstrom are listed below! XO

Brynleigh’s Outfit:

My Outfit:

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

Photos by Shelly Ruth Photography

Holiday Beauty Favorites with Ulta

Hi friends! We are fully into the swing of things in November and Christmas is right around the corner! Even though it’s still early, I’ve already started to do a little Christmas shopping. I love to get a jump start on my Holiday shopping so I’m not panicking for gift ideas last minute. I recently stopped into Ulta to stock up on some of my beauty must-haves and I also picked up some gifts for my mom and sister. When it comes to gift ideas for all of the women I love in my life, I can never go wrong with beauty products! Ulta has so many gorgeous Holiday palettes and gifts from some of my *favorite* beauty brands like Tarte, Urban Decay, and It Cosmetics. My mom, sister, and friends are all makeup obsessed like me so Ulta is the perfect place to check off my Holiday shopping for them! I’m a sucker for pretty packaging and anything sparkly so of course I couldn’t resist picking up a few of the gorgeous Holiday palettes for myself as well ;). I’ve included some of my favorites below! XO

Not going to lie- the gorgeous packaging is what immediately caught my with this palette. I tried it out and the colors are GORGEOUS and the eyeshadows and blush are so pigmented!!

This brush set is the perfect gift! I have been a huge fan of It Cosmetic brushes for years- the quality is amazing and they are so soft! I love the pretty metallic carrying case! Also that fur pom– so cute!

This palette is stunning and, once again, I’m obsessed with the pretty packaging! The box actually opens up like a present so it makes for the perfect gift. It comes with so many amazing eyeshadow shades and also includes blush, highlighter, mascara, bronzer, and lipgloss!

I’m a sucker for a good blush and these four in this palette are GORGE. They are super pigmented and the perfect combination of peach & pink shades, so pretty for the Holidays!

More Holiday Beauty Favorites:

Thank you to Ulta for sponsoring this post!

Photos by Shelly Ruth photography

Fall Nordstrom Sale Picks

Happy Friday Babes!!  If you haven’t heard, Nordstrom is having an *amazing* Fall sale right now!  I talked a little about it on my IG story today and I wanted to share all of my favorite things from the SALE here with you guys.  I already own so many of these items and can’t believe how many Fall essentials are marked down!  I’ve linked all of my favorite items from the sale below!  Happy Shopping! XO


Tops & Sweaters

Jackets and Cardigans

Jeans & Leggings

Boots & Booties

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