Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Ten on Tuesday [No.56]

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ONE
 The first Tuesday of each month brings my Inter Se meeting, a ladies philanthropic group that I belong to.
This month we met at a local flower/gift shop that always does beautiful florals (Jody did the florals for my wedding!) and everything was beautiful, as always.
All the pretty flowers and bright colors made me so excited for Spring & warmer weather!
TWO
This first year with Charlie has been so much fun already because we adore getting to experience all these firsts with him...like his first Alabama Young Farmers Conference!
Chris & I have been going to this conference since before we were even married, it's one we always enjoy because we get to spend time with friends we don't see often & we always get to meet new friends, too.
We were unsure of how Charlie would do being completely off of his schedule, but he honestly did really well. We went on farm tours and he soaked up every single minute-he is definitely an outside guy!
 Checking out the cows at the Tallapoosa County Sheriffs Girls Ranch
 He loved Blue Ribbon Dairy! We taste-tested some chocolate milk & played with the bottle calves
(You can find his cow wubbanub here)
We loved these sweet little calves!
THREE
Y'all-I am SO excited for Charlie to wear this shirt for Easter/Spring that I couldn't wait to show you-I had to show you now!
If you want one of these, I had a sweet girl in my hometown do this for Charlie (it's personalized to be a black lab, just like Forrest) but you can order them on her Etsy shop too. She's so reasonably priced & the work she does is impeccable!
FOUR
 I've been so looking forward to taking Charlie to Mt. Cheaha since before he was born! This is the highest elevation in the state of Alabama and is just fifteen-twenty minutes away from where we live. I grew up coming here, Chris and I have been here so many times, and we look forward to bringing Charlie!
My oldest sister was in town with her two littles, so a bunch of our fam loaded up and went to Cheaha. The weather was so nice and Charlie & Forrest were both so glad to get out and explore for a little while.
FIVE
Charlie has been sporting his shamrock pajamas lately-I love how the green brings out his pretty blue eyes! You can pick them up here (still plenty of time to get them before St. Patrick's Day!)
They are so affordable right now...less than $7!
SIX
So, since we went to New Orleans back in January-I've become a big King Cake fan and it's next to impossible to find in Alabama (at least in the part I live in!)...but our local bakery made King Cake cupcakes for Mardi Gras and they were SO yummy!
SEVEN
Influenster recently sent me the BareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick to test out and y'all, I have never liked a foundation stick in my life.
I usually find them to dry and feel like they pull at my skin and like the product never spreads out...but I really like this one!
Since having Charlie (combined with the winter temps) my skin has been really dry lately. This foundation actually feels like water/skincare going on to your skin.
I'm inserting a couple of pics from the first day I ever tested it out (and realizing that I need some botox or something for those forehead wrinkles...yikes!)
The top photo is right after application in my bathroom's lighting. . .
 And this picture is after about five hours of wear in natural daylight. I love how it melted into my skin as the day went on. It has a very natural, buildable coverage and it leaves my skin feeling dewy and looking glowy but not greasy.
It has SPF 25, so along with that and the hydrating benefits I feel like it will be the perfect foundation as we come into Spring & Summer.
A little goes a long way, is at a good price point, and comes in 20 shades.
And if you didn't know-you can join Influenster, too! You don't have to be a blogger, just as long as you have a Facebook or Instagram account, you can join and get sent free stuff too-just click here to join for free! ;)
EIGHT
Just needed to give a little love to my first baby, Forrest!
We took him to the pasture the other day and I had to grab a couple of shots because he's just so handsome-this picture actually got shared on our local news...guess he's a pretty handsome guy!
NINE
My middle sister went with me to a doctor's appointment in Birmingham last week & while we were there we went to our first kids consignment sale in Irondale and found SO many good deals.
I'm going to show everything I got...for just over $100!
 A similar activity cube at Target retails for $60, I got this one for $20!
Charlie already loves to play with the steering wheel when we're just sitting in the car, so I got him this driving toy to play with to encourage him to sit up more often & of course, I picked up a Cowboy book for him!
 I loved that little vintage Carter's bubble, my sister found this sweet pirate ship bubble (with a C on the sail!), of course we picked up the Auburn outfit, and those little pjs have whales all over them!
 These two outfits are sets; a vintage Carter's polo and khaki shorts and a little tractor tee with green seersucker shorts!
And of course, some sweet western cowboy jammies, a cowboy smocked bubble, a seersucker tractor bubble, and a smocked gingham tractor bubble.
I didn't pay over $10 for any of those outfits either-which is a steal, because even on resale pages I pay between $15-20 for similar smocked or appliquéd outfits.
If you have a consignment sale like this near you, I encourage you to go!
TEN
Another first for Charlie-his first trip to Bow & Arrow (in Auburn)...it was our first trip too 😂
If you've read here before then you know my love for Auburn's restaurant, Acre and this restaurant is owned by the same chef, David Bancroft. Bow & Arrow is a little more "fast casual" but the food is still all homemade and delicious! Chris & I shared a half chicken and an order of brisket, mac & cheese and tater tot casserole as sides, and Chris had fresh tortillas and I had homemade beer bread...y'all-it was SO good. Definitely want to go back again, asap!

Well, that's what has been going on in our neck of the woods...let me know below what each of y'all has been up to!

Until next time. . .
xoxo,

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