The light from within

Beautiful girl looking down“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within”  Maya Angelou.


Chic lips

3 Chic Lipstick COLORS for Fall brought to you by Chateau Salon

After months of wearing tinted lip balms and barely-there glosses—the makeup equivalent of sheer, gauzy sundresses—fall signals the return to rich, full-bodied lipstick. So which shades should you slick on first? Go for an array of high-impact reds to kick off the season right. Garden-like shades of tomato red are shaping up to be major for fall. A touch of orange looks fresh on any skin tone. A rich wine stain is exceedingly chic for crisp autumn nights. A classic red lipstick will never let you down, which is why we love a vibrant, full-impact vermillion for day or night.

Have you caught lightning bugs…

boys holding hands jumping in lake
boys jumping in lake by paige p. photography

Have you caught lightning bugs yet, played in the water, laughed until your stomach hurts, gone to an amusement park, gone fishing, felt the sand between your toes? Looked at your child who has gotten a little bit too much sun and wondered how you created someone so perfect? There’s a lot more summer left, get working on those sweet summer memories.

Beach hair

Deb from Chateau Salon is back for beauty Wednesday helping us to achieve the pretty beach hair look ourselves. A slightly ruffled, bedhead texture is made possible by blow drying volume into the roots and setting face framing sections into rollers. L’Oreal Professionnel Lift Extrême is essential for volume and texture when used on damp hair. L’Oréal Professionnel Mythic Oil Nourishing Oil adds softness while smoothing fly-aways and L’Oréal Professionnel Infinium 3 Hairspray provides flexible hold to set the final look. You’ll look as chic as any of the women in St. Tropez.

Because your heart says so

Cole going to the beach 2 fix
This little guy is 4 years old. He’s my son. And now he’s 13 almost 14. My eyes are welling up with tears as I write this. I feel like it was yesterday that I took this picture. Just recently he did something both my husband and I were extremely proud of.  He got in a fight.  I know crazy, who is proud of their son for getting into a fight?  I’m not going to get into the details but bottom line, he didn’t think, he followed his heart and his gut to defend a friend for a very good reason.  It’s amazing how your children become so much better than you ever thought possible. When was the last time you followed your heart whether it made sense or not?  This summer have ice cream for dinner.   Splash in the water with your kids until you can’t stop laughing. Stop thinking so much and follow your heart. Time flies by too quickly not to.

Silly? Maybe, but most likely true

Take a look. Does it look familiar? You don’t need to speak Spanish for this to ring a bell! Now I want to ask why do you do this?


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