Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Let love spread like fire

I was down and out with food poisoning for a few days and recovering from it has not been easy! Especially when I have two kids to take care of and house that needs some serious cleaning! I came across this quote on pinterest while I was stuck on the couch one of the days I was sick and it really hit home with me and inspired today's post.

There is a place inside all of us that is beautiful. A place where beauty, peace, love, and hope radiate out of us. Sometime it's hard to find that place, especially when life is just crazy and chaotic and it seems like the world is working against you. It's there though and if you search hard enough during those chaotic times, you'll find it. When you find it, let it grow and flourish. Let that beautiful fire spread inside of you and consume you. Let it push away the bad. After you let it warm you, spread that love and beauty around to others.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Let love spread like fire


This world is so full of hate, sadness, and pain. Everyone has a place inside of them that hurts. A place that they struggle with. Some people take that hurt and pain and lash out with it, they spread that pain to others and unfortunately it catches and keeps going. We have the power to change that. We have that love and hope and we need to spread it around. Smile at every stranger you pass, open a door for someone unexpectedly, strike up a conversation while you're waiting in line with the cashier or the person behind you at the store or the bank.

Why you might ask? Why should I go out of my way to engage with others, when they don't do it with me? My answer, it's because people need people. People need interaction, they need a friendly smile or open love. People need to know their not alone. Your smile could change a persons day, that one smile could catch and spread like fire. That is what this world needs if it's ever going to change, it needs people who want to make other peoples day, even if it's in a small way. Change starts with you, with us. Change starts with a smile or a warm conversation.

So, spread it and let that love flow out of you, let it catch and spread like a beautiful fire.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

6 Delicious Dessert Recipes

Happy Tuesday friends. You may recall from this post where I talked about having time to realize what I wanted to bring to my blog. This is one of the new things I'm going to start doing. Every Tuesday I will have a different collage featuring some of my favorite things. It might be some of my favorite posts, favorite pregnancy clothes, favorite pictures, favorite beauty products, etc. I love these types of posts and I feel like it always gives me a little more insight into what the blogger really likes when I see some of their favorite things. Lets get started!

This weeks collage is brought to you by yummy desserts. I've had a major sweet tooth for the past month and have been pinning some yummy dessert recipes that I want to make! Here are 6 delicious dessert recipes I've found on pinterest!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // 6 Delicious Dessert Recipes

1. Cheesecake Swirled Fudge Brownies from Lovely Little Kitchen.
2. Cookies and Cream Ice Cream cake from She Wears Many Hats.
3. Bunny Tails Popcorn Mix from Framed Frosting.
4. Banana Split Mousse Cake from The Kitchen Mccabe.
5. Homemade Cosmic Brownies from Life Made Simple.
6. S'mores Parfait from The Pinning Mama.

What's your favorite dessert recipe?!

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Monday, July 14, 2014

Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Awhile ago {wayyyy too long ago}, I posted a picture of my frizzy, curly, long hair on IG and a picture of it non frizzy and straight, I asked if anyone wanted me to do a tutorial on how I tamed the mess. The answer was a big yes! Well, I was a total slacker and didn't get around to it and I wound up chopping my hair off! The only thing is, my hair is still super curly and crazy even with it short so, I thought why not go ahead and do that tutorial. This is seriously the easiest way I do my hair. It takes me all of ten minutes and I always love the result! There are only three main things I use for this. Two hair products and my straightener.

Here is my super easy and quick way to get my hair from curly to straight!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Step One: After you get out of the shower. Spray in this leave in conditioner. It helps make your hair so soft and smooth. I swear by this stuff! I'm pretty sure I got it at cvs. Either blow dry your hair afterwards or let it air dry. I usually let mine air dry.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Step Two: Pull most of your hair back into a ponytail, only leaving a little bit down. Apply a small amount of Shine Shield to the section of your hair that is down. Right after you apply that, straighten that part of your hair.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Step Three. Let a little bit of your hair out at a time. Apply the shine shield and straighten the parts that are down. Repeat this until all of your hair is out of the ponytail.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Step Four. Flip all of your hair to one side, tilt your head slightly down on that side, and run your straightener over all of the hair. It doesn't have to be perfect. You just want to do a quick straighten. Flip your hair to the other side and do the same thing.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Step Five. Flip all of your hair over your head. Bend your head down as far as you can and carefully straighten the underneath part. This helps to get any bumps you might have missed and actually helps to give your hair a little volume.

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

Step Six: Flip it back over and brush it out. Now you can either keep it straight like it is or use your straightener to flip out some of the ends. I like flipping out some of my hair on both sides because it just makes it look cuter in my opinion, but if I don't have the time, I just leave it straight!

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Hair Tutorial: From Curly to Straight

There you have it! My two favorite products! All you need are those, your straightener and 10 minutes and you will have a cute and easy hair style!

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Friday, July 11, 2014

Sharing what's on my heart for our coffee date

Hey friends. I was supposed to have my vlog done and up for today, but between getting sick yesterday and the boys not wanting to listen at bedtime, I’m hoping to have it finished and up tomorrow! So, in the meantime, if you have any questions you want me to answer… ask away and I’ll answer them in tomorrow’s vlog! Now, on to our coffee date.

If we were meeting for coffee…

Live.Laugh.L0ve. // Sharing what's on my heart for our coffee date

I would probably talk about the pregnancy. We had a doctor’s appointment on Wednesday where we were supposed to listen to their heartbeats, but baby A was being stubborn and kept moving every time she put the doppler on it so, we got an unexpected sonogram. We loved getting to see the babies and their heartbeats were perfect. They are growing right on target and look so great. Baby B even decided to wave at us. Baby A was pretty much just relaxed and wanted nothing to do with being on screen. Lol. I would tell you that I’ve started feeling a little bit of movement. It’s not all the time and I can’t feel them really good, but every once in awhile, I’ll be laying in just the right position and I can feel them moving around. It’s such a beautiful feeling and I can’t wait until I can feel them move everyday.

If we were meeting for coffee…

I would tell you that I’ve been thinking about what life is going to be like with twins. For the most part I am really excited for what our future is going to be like with our two boys and the twins, but I also have a couple of moments where I freak out. I mean, how can you not freak out when you already have two kids with twins on the way? Knowing that they are probably going to be hungry at the same time, crying at the same time, etc. and having to take care of both of them at the same time and take care of the boys. Thankfully the boys are at a really helpful age, but they still need their momma. I know for awhile I am going to be beyond sleep deprived, beyond tired, and my heart is going to be beyond filled with love. I know it’s going to be chaotic at first, especially until we get into a routine, but I’m trying to remind myself to embrace the chaos that is to come.

If we were meeting for coffee…

I would tell you that when we first found out I was pregnant and my mom started joking around about me having twins, I was completely against it. The thought of twins terrified me. It still kinda freaks me out a bit, but from the moment I saw both of them on that monitor, I wanted them bad. I loved them instantly and I couldn’t imagine not being pregnant with twins now. I would tell you that my morning sickness is finally started to go away. I still get sick once or twice a week, but that’s much better than multiple times a day so I’ll take it. I would tell you, watching my belly start to grow is truly beautiful to me. There is nothing in this world like being pregnant and knowing a life, or in my case, lives are growing inside of you. Watching your stomach take on the shape it needs to, to make room for the growing babies, is truly amazing. I have a feeling I’m going to get huge, but for now, it’s just a little bump and I’ve only gained a pound.

If we were meeting for coffee…

I would tell you that I finally had to buy maternity clothes because my regular clothes no longer fit. I really, really dislike maternity bottoms so I haven’t bought any and I probably won’t, but I did find a couple of really cute maternity tops that I think are going to last me awhile.

If we were meeting for coffee…

I would ask you… How are you? How’s life? How’s your family? Now that I’ve shared with you what’s on my heart, share with me what’s on yours.

I'm linking up with Casey for On My Heart.

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