Sunday, July 10, 2011


My makeup has been super super lame lately.  I'm not kidding.  Seriously, it's been a lot of makeup for me to even put mascara on lately.  This is the most exciting look I've done haha

See, I told you!  I do love pink lips with grey on the eyes though!  I can't even remember what eyeshadows I have on, but I know I have a layer of MAC "Pink Friday" lipstick with NYX soft matte lip cream "Addis Ababa" on top.

But I have been having fun with my crazy kiddo, hubby, and puppy lately.  It was hot outside so we broke out the sprinkler and Briana had a blast playing it in.  I've always wanted to have a professional photographer come and take pictures of our family but that's super expensive so we haven't done that so I had fun trying to make my pictures look professional-ish.  So here are a couple of my Briana.
This cracks me up.  I just love it.
Aw, little buddies.  My daughter told him to lay down just so she could put her head on him.
I think this is a cool picture.

And my dog
Haha, I was trying to get pictures of his eyes and I got this one but I actually like it
He has the coolest eyes.

And then I decided to be a good North Carolinian wife and make some southern food this weekend.  I made some Southern Sweet Tea, BBQ Pork Spare Ribs (which the hubby LOVES!!), baked sweet potato fries (which I love), and some peach cobbler yesterday.  I'd never made peach cobbler before but it was so yummy!  I have been on a wicked peach kick lately so I thought it was a good time for me to try my hand at peach cobbler.  It was along the same lines of an apple crisp.  Definitely a keeper!
Sorry this is a picture of the container of leftovers!  I totally forgot to take a picture when it was fresh and warm!
If anyone is interested, here's the recipe!

     - 9 (it called for 8 but I knew all 8 wouldn't make it in haha, so I used 9) fresh peaches peeled and sliced.  I also learned that to help peel peaches, drop them into boiling water for about a minute, then put them right into cold water and that helps loosen the peel.
      - 1/4 C. white sugar
      - 1/4 C. brown sugar (I used dark brown)
      - 1/4 tsp. ground cinammon
      - 1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
      - 1 tsp. lemon juice
      - 4 tsp. cornstarch

      ~ 1 C. flour
      ~ 1/4 C. white sugar
      ~ 1/4 C. brown sugar
      ~ 1 tsp. baking powder
      ~ 1/2 tsp. salt
      ~ 8 tsp. butter chilled (I used salted butter so I only used 1/4 tsp. of salt) 
      ~ 1/4 C. boiling water

      - 3 T. white sugar
      - 1 tsp. cinammon

1. Preheat oven to 425
2.  In a large bowl combine all ingredients from the first ingredient list group (peaches, white sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, lemon juice, cornstarch).  Pour that into a 9"x13" baking dish and bake for 10 minutes.
3.  While that is baking, combine the second group of ingredients except the boiling water.  Cut the butter into the other ingredients until it resembles coarse meal.  Then stir in water until just combined.
4.  Remove peaches from oven and drop the topping by spoonfuls over them (it won't be totally covered).  
5.  Combine 3T. white sugar and 1 tsp. cinammon and sprinkle on top.  
6.  Put back in oven and bake an additional 20 minutes or until the topping is a golden brown.  Serve warm (and preferably a la mode???  I'm just sayin... haha).

But that's what I've been up to.  I just wanted to do an update and show you guys some of my pictures that I like.  I hope you guys are all doing well and enjoying (if you live here in the United States) your summer!  Have a great day everyone!!


  1. Awesome pics- they are both adorable! I swear I thought your lippie was Candy Yum Yum! Pretty! I looooove peach cobbler so much and our peaches here are so yummy now! Southern food is really popular where I live but I could never get into sweet tea hehe!

  2. Great pics! I think your look was great! I don't wear make up everyday, so I can understand. I wish there was a way you could also share teh taste of that peach cobler with me :)

  3. Awesome pics :D your Dog really has amazing eyes :D

  4. nice pics! Such a lovely family you have :) & sometimes its nice to have a break from makeup, still looking gorgeous!

  5. You still look gorgeous girl and your daughter is sooo adorable! Southern food....yum!

  6. @Amalia: that'd be awesome if it was a decent dupe for that color because every time I see it, I want it haha even though that's impossible!!! I'm not so much into the sweet tea either, but my husband and daughter love it!!

    @Foxy Aries: I wish I could share it too! I do love to bake (probably too much haha!)!

    @Copycat: Thank you! I love them too!

    @Ashii: Thanks you! I love makeup though and I feel better when I do wear it but some days I just don't feel like it, ya know? But hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things!

    @Meme: Thank you! I'm not a true Southerner so I don't really know if I make things correctly or not haha. Oh well, I at least try!

  7. Nice makeup and nice photos.
    Thanks for sharing the recipe too.

  8. Your pup is the cutest thing ever. I love him! :)

  9. This makeup is gorgeous! I know this is different from what you usually do but I really really love this!