This & That {Back to School Edition} + More Winners!

Happy Monday!
It's been a week since we started school.
I forgot how exhausting the first week is!
It was a great week, but it was so tiring!

Here is some THIS & THAT for your Monday:

The last week of summer, I went to go see Bad Moms with some of my favorite moms!
I LOVED the movie...so funny!! Have you seen it?

This year marks year 13 of teaching for me. Last year was a rough year of teaching. I have a feeling this year will be better.
I saw this quote the day before school started & it totally spoke to me! 
It was the perfect thing for me to read the day before the first day of school!

Here is what I wore on the first day of school, another awesome dress from Stitch Fix :
If you haven't signed up for Stitch Fix yet, I highly recommend it. It's like Christmas morning everytime a box arrives! I get one once a month, but you can get one every other month, every 3 months, every 4 months, etc.

This long wear Lip Gloss is my all time Favorite & I love that now that school is back, I apply this lip gloss in the morning & it stays on ALL day...until dinner! It's the BEST!
Get it HERE

I heard from a girl at the MAC counter that they are discontinuing it...I am bummed about that, so I am STOCKING up!
I have 3 of the colors. They stay on for hours! Best lip gloss EVER! Get it while you can!

Our kids elementary school has a fundraiser event every year called Cougars on Cruisers. (Our mascot is the Cougars) They put us in teams & it was an Amazing Race.  
We were the yellow team!
We met at my house before hand to decorate our cruisers & then we biked over to the starting house.

 All of the cruisers:
All of the ladies:
Go yellow team!
 Getting our instructions for the first clue:
Getting more clues....
 It was such a blast!
I look forward to this event every year. The yellow team didn't win, but we had FUN! 
The final stop we had to eat a slice of anchovy pizza....it was my first time ever trying it. SO salty. SO gross!
Our party favor....darling cookies!
 Can't wait for next year's event!

I have a Rodan + Fields Back to School Special going on!
For my Back to School special, all new preferred customers who buy a regimen will get get $20 cash back, 10% off your order, free shipping AND a FREE EYE cream  (a $60 value for FREE!!) 

I started using the eye cream right after Luke was born and WOW, it got rid of the bags under my eyes that I had from lack of sleep with a newborn. 

Our  Multi-Function Eye Cream combines powerful peptides to minimize the appearance of crow’s-feet, helps reduce the appearance of both puffiness and dark under eye circles while special optical diffusers noticeably brighten the eye area.

This brave consultant only used the eye cream on one eye for 3 weeks!
It's less puffy & she doesn't have bags under that eye! 
We have products for ALL skin types! 
Anti Aging, Sun Damage, Acne & Sensitive Skin
The FREE eye cream deal also goes with our other amazing deal that is going on right now.
If you buy our Redefine Regimen & AMP Roller, you get a box of Acute care for FREE! And, a FREE eye cream! That is over $600 in product for $283. Amazing deal!
 All our products come with a 60 day empty bottle money back guarantee.
You can literally return the EMPTY bottles after 60 days for a full refund if you don't like the products.  
I love seeing Before & Afters....
She used Reverse, which is what I LOVE.
It got rid of my pregnancy melamsa & tons of my sun damage!
What is your biggest skin concern?
Take my Solutions Tool HERE to find out what products are best for your skin!
Email me to claim this deal and get your FREE eye cream!

One of my favorite Back to School traditions is giving my kids teachers these:
I made them 5 years ago when Kate was going into Kinder.
I love giving them to their teachers & getting to know them better & so I know what kinds of treats I can spoil them with throughout the year. 
You can download it {HERE}

Now that Luke's Party is over, I am planning Claire's since her birthday is in September!
I made Claire 2 different versions of her invite. She can't decide which one she wants to use, so she told me to ask you guys to vote :)
Choice #1

Choice #2
 Which one do you like best?

I am really excited about this theme that Claire picked. She LOVES flamingos!

Now that school has started, Meal Planning is back in full force!
I love meal planning. It makes my week go much smoother.
I use a snap in meal plan card from Erin Condren.
It just clicks into your planner & you use a white board pen on it. So easy. 
Here was our meal plan from last week:
Also....I need to blog my stuffed peppers recipe....SO good! 

Erin Condren planners are great. I have been using these planners for 4 years.
  This is the cover of my 2016 planner & I love it!
They launched their 2017 planners earlier this summer. I need to order mine soon!
Click HERE to check out all the awesome designs!

I am excited to announce the final 2 winners from my Blogoversary Giveaway Week!
 Giveaway winner from my $100 Rodan + Fields giveaway is:
Send me an email or leave me a comment so I can get your prizes!

Congrats to everyone who won my Golden Blogoversary Giveaways! 
That was fun!

Hope you all have a great week!


  1. Would you be willing to make one of her invites a printable!? I was planning a flamingo 2nd birthday party for my daughter and you did such an amazing job!

  2. I like the 1st invite best which surprises me b/c I love gold!!

  3. They are both cute, but I vote for #1!

  4. happy second week of school! :)

    and oh yay thank you so much! my email is kaleywagner@gmail.com (if i'm the right kaley!)

  5. Both invites are great but I like number 2 the best!

  6. Yes please blog your pepper recipe.... :) your recipes are always keepers...

  7. I like the second invite best (both super cute though). Can't wait to see party pics next month!

  8. They are both adorable, but if we have to pick, #2!

  9. Invite #2! Love the flamingle! This was a cute flamingo party recap that I saw a few weeks ago: http://www.hellohappinessblog.com/2016/06/carsons-pineapple-party-official-recap.html

  10. Yellow team RULES! Anchovies are DISGUSTING! I LOVE R+F! #1...2 is pretty, but 1 seems SO Claire! :)

  11. My 10 yr old daughter says invitation #2 :) I helped my bestie throw a flamingo party for her daughter's 1st birthday last year...SO FUN!!!!! I absolutely LOOOVE looking at your parties!!!

  12. I vote for #1. More classic looking. Can you please share the brand and color of the dress you ordered through Stichfix? I would like to order it online if I can find it. I do not want to sign up with them.

  13. I love, love the favorite things printable! We've used it for Kindergarten and now, 1st grade! Thanks so much for sharing!!



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