Currently Loving : Podcast

I never really took advantage of Podcast until this year and I have become obsessed. I find it to be so ironic because as a kid I would complain about talk radio all the time because my parents loved it! Now it is what I listen to all the time – it is true what they say, you become your parents… lol. Below are a few of my current favorites and why I am loving them

1. Girl Boss Radio – This was created by the same bad ass woman as Nasty Gal and it is all about success and what it means to have it all. She interviews all kinds of women and it is not only amazingly inspirational, but also funny and relatable.

2. Side Hustle School – I found this podcast randomly and love it. They are short episodes all about side hustles that turned into successful businesses. This really makes you brainstorm about all the ways money can be made – like having a chicken rental company?! Lol, you will have to listen to know what I am talking about

3. The Dollop – I love to learn about history and laugh so this is the perfect Podcast! Two friends read about a historical events, one has no idea what the event is and as they tell it jokes are shared and laughs are had.

What are your current favorite podcasts? I am always looking for new ones to try and also would love to hear your thoughts on the three I am currently loving

Happy Tuesday,

Allison

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Favorite Halloween Movies and Treats

I feel like October is the beginning of “human hibernation season” meaning time to start staying indoors and eating a lot… Although many people dread this time of year because of those things I try to enjoy it while it is here and cozy up with the family. Today I thought I would share my favorite Halloween movies and treats for once the kids are in bed, after all, tis the season!

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Halloween is my all time favorite scary movie and there is no treat that represents Fall and Halloween more than a caramel / candy apple. You can make this dip, or just get the container of caramel dip in the produce section at the grocery store. Or you can be a real OG and make the real deal caramel apples. either way it is a very seldom had treat and totally necessary for fall.

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If you have never seen the movie Cabin in the Woods then you are missing out! This is not your typical slasher movie and has some major twists. Definitely one I can watch over and over again – the merman makes the entire movie worth it! I am also a big fan of salty and sweet so homemade popcorn on the stove with some M&Ms mixed in is the perfect treat to share.

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I have never met someone who does not like Hocus Pocus, and if you are the first then BYE! Bette Midler is queen and no matter how many times I see this it never gets old. Cinema gold people! And I know that we already talked about green apples, but this green apple licorice is bomb! it can be somewhat hard to find, but I am usually able to track some down at Sprouts. If you have never had it before and try it let me know what you think

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I had never seen Trick R’ Treat until a few Halloweens ago and it is now one of my favorites. I don’t think it is very popular so some of you may have no idea what it is, but if you love Halloween and scary movies it is worth the $3 to rent. Also, I know all the other treats have been sweets, but I am a big meat and cheese girl so I had to include this. I usually will choose savory over sweet so this would be my first choice for any movie night.

What are some of your season food and movie favorites?

-Allison

Style and Beauty: Halloween Manicures

October 1st is only a few days away and I am giddy with excitement. It it my absolute favorite time of the year! I love the change in season; everything becomes so much more cozy and creepy… 💛🎃🕷

One thing that I especially love about Halloween is all the possibilities for manicures! Below are a few of my favorites found via Pinterest. What are your thoughts, love or hate?

Happy Wednesday

-Allison

Chic Skull Decor

Do you ever have those weeks on end when you feel like you have no extra time? The house is a disaster, work is stressful, family craziness – when does it end!? Well it has been like that for me for two weeks and BabyFaceBetty has been lacking because of it. That being said, I will do better! Any-who on to the post….

I am sure you saw that title and was like, girl what!? But I am totally into skull decor! For Halloween or not – I think the human body is fascinating so I love anatomy books, skulls and all sorts of that fun stuff! I am so excited for Halloween and have already been searching Pinterest for craft ideas to share (and before you say so I am fully aware it is still September, I won’t pop peoples Christmas bubble so please don’t pop my Halloween one, lol)

Have a great Wednesday!

-Allison

MamaHood Monday : Teething Favorites

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Every new parent knows the struggle that it teething. Not only is it a unpleasant experience for your baby, but it really sucks being in a situation where not much comforts your little one. Well the good news is that in this day and age you are bound to find a product that works for you and your little love. Today I am sharing my top five favorites and a few tips that worked for us as well.

#1. Nuby Ring 

Rosalie loved this thing! so stimulating to hold and chew on and she loved the primary colors. It is also awesome to throw in the fridge for a few and once chilled is a good source of relief

2. Banana Toothbrush / Teether

At Rosie’s one year appointment the doctor suggested we start brushing her teeth, even if it was not with toothpaste. After hearing this I remembered that I received two of these bananas at my baby shower so they came out of the closet and got put to use. I love them because they not only brush her teeth, but she also uses them as teething relief and as a toy.

3. Latch Pacifier 

If you have been here for a while you know I love these pacifiers! They are my complete favorite and Rosie’s (when she does take a pacifier these are the only ones)

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4. Nuby Teething Keys

These are a oldie but a goodie! My mom made me get these before Rosalie even started teething and I was so thankful that she did. You are able to cool it in the fridge or freezer and boy does it help. I also really like these keys because I can use a pacifier lanyard to clip them somewhere so there is no chance they will be thrown* on the ground.

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5. Fresh Food Feeder

If you are not familiar with these I am sure it looks completely odd, but it is such a good idea! a way for your little one to enjoy large foods safely – For us it was all sorts of melon. I will definitely suggest cold watermelon (or any melon) if you have a baby teething around the summer. healthy food, and a cool relief on those little gums.

 

My last few tips for a teething baby is to first, have lots of patience – remember your little one is in pain so they are going to need you!

Sometimes a cold or frozen towel will do the trick – Rosie used to gnaw on all her blankets!

And finally, playing helps. Keeping their mind off of the discomfort makes it more enjoyable for all, and it may be a challenge to get them to sleep, but hopefully all that play wore them out enough that they will stay that way!

Hop you are having a great start to the week!

-Allison

Beauty : 5 Products I Use Daily

I am a firm believer that not all great things or products have to be expensive, and often times the unexpected can surprise you. Even though Fall is approaching and a change in season usually means a change in products I thought I would share 5 of my favorite products that I use daily.

1. Ciate Eyeliner and Stamp This eyeliner is hands down my favorite and that is a huge statement to make because I have tried a lot of eyeliners! It is so pigmented, dried matte and does not crack it flack at all. The application is really smooth and what’s better is it comes with a star stamp on one end. I do however this this is a limited release as I could not find it on the Ciate website, but Fierce Flicks liner is great as well

2. Tarte Shape Tape If you watch and beauty vloggers or influencers you already know that everyone is obsessed with this stuff! I was skeptical at first, but I too love it. The coverage is great, it is super easy to blend and it has a citrus sent that I love. Although it is on the more expensive side it is the best concealer I have found thus far

3. Essence Rock & Doll Mascara this is just so good! I would compare it to Benefit, There real mascara but better because it is around 6$!

4. Profusion Contour Kit I bought this as one of those end cap gift ideas around Christmas and have used it almost everyday since! It is so affordable and it really does have perfect contour colors, and the included highlighter is not bad either as well as the matte base color I use as a eyeshadow base before colors.

5. Maybelline Fit Me Loose Powder I prefer a loose powder over pressed when setting my face and this one is awesome! Really does last all day and also works well to bake oily areas. A really great option is you need a more affordable setting powder

What are some of the beauty products you use on a daily basis?

Happy day to you!

-Allison

Currently Loving : Fall Fashion Finds from Zara

Colorado is getting its first Zara and I am thrilled! Jerrod and I have only ever been able to shop at Zara when we visit other cities and I really love all of their stuff so I am so excited! Another thing that I am super excited for is Fall; so while perusing online I thought I would share some of my favorite prices right now from Zara for the upcoming colder months.

I am all about the fact that the plaid pant trend is back and can I also mention the PVC shoes and purses. I love! They are such a blast from my past because I totally remember things like that when I was in middle school, but as they say all fashion comes back in at some point. 😝

What is your favorite fashion trend?

Happy Tuesday!

-Allison