Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Tuesday Musings

Good morning! How was your long Memorial Day weekend?  It was such a nice, relaxing weekend, even if we didn't accomplish much. Aaron worked a little on a couple DIY projects around the house (one I am SO excited to share with you and hoping it will be finished this weekend). As a family we did a little errand running, lunching, house shopping, and etc. I have to admit that I was a little sad that yesterday didn't consist of a big BBQ with friends and family but it was also nice to not have to do that too. So equal parts sadness and content I guess.

Do you like the Forever 21 contemporary line? I am obsessed!

contemporary And this is just from the first page of the "new arrivals". I have like 50 things in my shopping cart with only about $100 to spend, so I'm going to have to make some decisions! And can we talk about those overalls?....I swear my mom had a pair of those back in 1988!

So I got a gym membership last week! Haven't seen the inside of a gym or worked out for that matter since I got pregnant with Elle. Actually a few months before I got pregnant with Elle. And honestly, fitness isn't my number 1 reason for getting a membership. It's sanity. I needed something for us to do this summer and the gym is close to our house and has a pool. And then there is fitness. I would love to get back into shape. I think as I get older my health should eventually become a priority!

Since I haven't been to the gym or have partaken in any sort of exercise my tennis shoes needed an upgrade so I went shopping for a new pair. As far as I'm concerned tennis shoes are just tennis shoes. They are never anything special to me but I've seen these on Pinterest and on several style bloggers I like so I really wanted them, but couldn't find them anywhere! So I had to settle on another pair. Which is totally fine but I can't lie that I wasn't a little sad that I couldn't find these anywhere... Come to find out they are just kind of what they call a "lifestyle" tennis shoe so the pair that I ended up getting are more for exercise and not just for casual wear. Although, I wouldn't say they are great for running but would be for classes other than pilates and yoga (which I think will be mainly what I do at the gym.). I would love to get back into running like I used to (25ish miles a week) but I just can't imagine that I will ever be there again but maybe you never know!

I've asked a few of my friends that are gym-goers what their favorite brand of workout clothes are and the common brand has been GapFit. I haven't tried any of it on but I do love the look of it. Apparently its the best, so I will definitely be investing (and at their prices, it is an investment) in a few pieces.

GapFitCollageI did my first class at the gym over the weekend. Pilates! Loved it! But I am SO sore today. I knew while taking the class that I was definitely going to be sore as I was using and stretching muscles I forgot existed! My chest, shoulders and obliques are the most sore! I also discovered how WEAK I am in the that class. I have NO upper body strength...especially on my right side.

I started a new Lianne Moriarty book last night, The Hypnotist's Love Story, and so far so good. I just really love her writing style.

LM_collageI have read these books and enjoyed them ALL! My favorite was probably Big Little Lies . I recently read that Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon have the movie rights to it too, which would be so great!

BIG LITTLE LIES is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, school-yard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

A description about the book on the authors website. Doesn't that sound like it would make such a great movie?! Let's just say I NEVER saw the end coming.

Saturday morning I had a makeup instruction (more on that later) but I left with the cure for dark circles. I have the WORST circles (thanks, Mom!) and have always had to wear concealer and reapply throughout the day as the circles get worse as the day goes on. I've been wearing Laura Gellar Real Deal Concealer [here] for a couple years now and have really loved it. Honestly, no complaints. Great, lasting coverage. But, Saturday at the instruction, the makeup artist used a combination of  Trish McEvoy Instant Eye Lift and Laura Mercier Secret Brightening powder.

I loved the coverage of the combination and the eye lift tingled as it was applied. I wear Laura Mercier foundation so I know its a great product and the concealer was the same price as the other concealer I use so I went ahead and got this combination and so far am loving it.

Weekends bring lots of family time and a huge mess! No matter how hard I try to keep the house picked up it ultimately gets destroyed. And since yesterday was a holiday I'm about 8 loads of laundry behind and my house looks like a tornado swept through it so I better take advantage of this preschool day (since we only have 1 left) to get some things done! Off to the laundry and the mess!


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