Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Luke Riding His Dirt Bike Solo

We are at the cottage right now and having more fun than I could have imagined. Lizzy is napping and Luke and Tyler are playing with the other kids and adults in the boat house. You guys know  I am taking a billion pictures and videos right?! I am so excited to share this place with you, it's not fancy but it's awesome.

A few weeks ago Luke got on his dirt bike, with training wheels and went for his first big ride alone. A few months prior, when we originally put the training wheels on his bike he went for a quick ride alone but got scared. We took them off and him and dad continued to ride together but we kept asking him if he wanted to ride alone. In his own time he decided he was ready and he had a blast ripping around our back field. Below is the video of his first ride. I am so proud of him for simply doing something he loves in spite of a little fear. I am also a little nervous as dirt bike riding is a dangerous sport. That being said, I just want my children to be happy evem if their sports of choice are a little more daring.

I would love to know what kinds of passions your children have and when you started to notice their love for that specific spot, please share below.

Thanks for watching and being a part of the conversation.


Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Summer Capsule Wardrobe

Lets talk summer fashion! I am so excited to be partnering with Lace and Charm to bring you my summer capsule wardrobe. In this video I share the classic and trendy key pieces of my summer wardrobe and how I mix and match them to create tons of different outfits.

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Monday, 17 July 2017

I Don't Want To Be Afraid

Yesterday I got out on a paddle board for the first time. It felt so good to be up on the water but when I looked down into the river, I got a little scared.

I have grown up on the beach but I have always been afraid of deep water because I am afraid of what swims below me while I float above. I don't like the unknown. My logical mind knows that any fish that swims below does not look at me like dinner but I can't help but feel the panic most of the time, when swimming in deep water.

As I paddled I had the internal battle of exhilaration and fear, wanting to go faster but afraid I may fall, wanting to try a little yoga but fear I may fall. As I paddled back to shore and rationalized with myself "what's really the worst that could happen?" I had a realization.

I don't want to allow fear to stop me from experiencing adventures in life.

The battle continues, I will let you know how I make out.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Warm Tones | MakeupbyHAL

In this makeup tutorial I create a classic warm tone eye. This is a look I create frequently for brides and other special events. I am offering lots of makeup application tips in this weeks video. I hope you will hang out with me and take part in the conversation too.

If you would like to book my makeup services for your special event, please email

Links mentioned in the video:
Makeup Geek

Powder Before Foundation Makeup Routine Video

This is the Jaclyn Hill video I used to create my first custom Makeup Geek eyeshadow palette. 

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