Friday, May 16, 2014

Friday... random posting

It's been a long week... one of those week where I constantly think we are day ahead, like, why is today second Friday?

 You know, like second breakfast, or second lunch....

Not sure I'm going to hit five, but here's my obligatory catch all post for the week (yes, I know I had one on Monday, too)

Turns out Kenley did have double pink eye, and by the time we headed to the doctor on Monday it was obvious.  I was so glad I put the call in that morning when it was borderline maybe it's just a cold or allergies.  Some antibiotic drops and they were clearing almost immediately.




Some low grade fevers and a rough Tuesday night where she cried, like cried like a newborn again, from 3-5am mainly over what seemed to be gas.  By 6am she vomited and thankfully seemed happy as clam after that.  When she woke that afternoon (Wednesday) and had a fever of 100.8, I gave her some Tylenol and checked in with her pediatrician since I thought fevers should be down by now and not rising back up.  She had warned that pink eye can sometimes lead to ear infections, even though her ears looked good on Monday.  We went in and she was diagnosed with an ear infection... her first two illnesses at 5 months and my first ear infection as a parent.

Of course, now when we give Sissy medicine to get healthy, Ashlynn requests "ashie medicine", so she gets a mouthful of water.   Whatever keeps these kids entertained, looks playing "check up" just got messier.

Root Pretty.  I'm sure a lot of you have seen other bloggers or friends on instagram share their love for Root Pretty make up, but I'm joining in.  I ordered some samples of the pearl powder foundation - for $2 a pop each - two months ago, and after finding my shade ordered a full size pearl powder foundation (I'm a 3) and a vegan kabuki brush.

I used to Smashbox Halo powder years ago and loved it.  I stopped when I was experiencing (hormonal) breakouts that were leaving behind dark spots and needed more coverage.  Since having children, two years ago, I pretty much only use my Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage to cover the circles under my eyes and any uneven skin tone.  If I'm going out I use a sample of Bobbi Brown BB creme I got at some point.  I used the blogger loved Garnier for a hot second, but prefer the Bobbi Brown.  Of course, I'm not in love with any of these products.  After seeing some of the side by side shots on Root Pretty's IG account, I took a look at the site and figured why not, the price is totally affordable, $15, and I used to love powder foundations.

Well simply put, it's amazing.  I don't even use concealer anymore!  I wear it daily with some blush, mascara, and my brows filled in.  Probably a 2 minute process, which is all I have time for these days.  I was a little weary of the brush quality, being vegan (synthetic) and only $12, but nope, it applies the make up perfect, doesn't shed, and is really soft.  Big fan, definitely check it out!

Baby food!  We are most likely starting this weekend, so plan for a lot posts soon that will be reminiscent of November 2012 when Ashlynn started solids.  It will definitely be interesting seeing what Kenley's habits are like compared to Ashlynn. 

Off to break out the Beaba Cook!



Happy Weekend



16 comments:

  1. She's already big enough for baby food?!! Oh my stars. That went so fast.

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  2. Double pink eye sounds like no fun. I am glad you didn't catch it, it's highly contagious!

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  3. double pink eye followed by an ear infection?! your week was no joke. . . i'm hoping everyone is feeling way way way better. and solids!! yay!!

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  4. I had pink eye back in october and let me tell you it is no picnic. i cant even imagine getting a double whammy plus an ear infection - poor baby girl! looking forward to food posts!!

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  5. you might have just convinced me on root pretty. & happy to hear everyone is back to feeling better!

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  6. Interesting on the Root Pretty! I've always been pretty loyal to my Bare Minerals, it's one of the only things I can use. How would you compare the two, if you've ever used BM? Love the Babycook! And yuck on the pink eye. Glad Ashlynn didn't get it.

    xx Viv at JoieDeViv

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  7. Yay! Thank you so much for sharing your love for our makeup! It means so much to us. 💗

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  8. Root was created after wearing Bare Minerals for over a decade! We removed the irritating filler Bismuth Oxychloride that cause a lot of people who wear it to break out. I think you'll love it! -Krista

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  9. Personally I never used BM, because my mom and some friends had problems with it because of the Bismuth Oxychloride. All I know, is that I'm very happy with Root's formula and that it doesn't contain the chemical.

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  10. Definitely worth getting a sample, $2 can't beat that!!

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  11. I had pink eye as a kid a few times because I've been wearing contacts since I was young, it definitely sucks! She's been such a champ, little happy girl.

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  12. And I was single parenting! of all weeks!

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  13. I figured I'd be okay with my handwashing, I'm just surprised Ashlynn didn't get it!

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  14. I know, I can't believe it either - goes so fast!

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  15. Good luck with the baby food! I hope the eye infection is all cleared up!

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  16. Yay for Root makeup! I've been using it since it first launched and am slowly converting everyone I know! Boo for all of the sickness! I can't imagine pink eye and an ear infection all while flying solo for the week with TWO little ones! Sadie caught her very first cold (she's almost 2!) a few weeks ago from a flight to PA and it was no picnic, especially being away from home! Hope everyone is back to feeling great and that you have a good weekend :-)

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