. . . for Lauren and Lauren: a meal, makeup, and another maxi

July 11, 2013

a meal, makeup, and another maxi

top: shade maternity   skirt: giveaway win from so kate   necklace:  curated by kelly

1.  I won this skirt from a giveaway a few weeks ago and of course was happy to have another maxi skirt option these days.  I'm pretty sure that even if I wasn't pregnant I'd still be wearing maxi skirts all summer.  
2. I bought this book last week and cried in the store reading it.  I'm going to bring it with us to the hospital and have people who come visit us sign it.  
3. It was my week to host girls' night, which is always good motivation to make a "real" full meal.  I made this chicken casserole recipe, tomato, avocado and mozzarella salad and of course the best part, these s'more bar desserts.   All three pretty easy and delicious. 
4.  I am not a huge makeup person and could use some serious lessons in applying makeup as I do the same thing if I'm running errands or going to a wedding.  I was really excited when I got the MaryKay Influenster box to try out their products. 
MaryKay Lash Love Lengthening Mascara: I normally buy the $1 elf brand mascara but did really like this one and it stayed on longer for sure. 
Mary Kay Cream Eye Color & Concealer Brush:  It's hard to see in the picture but it is this pretty violet color and I loved it. 
Mary Kay Lash Primer: I've never used a lash primer and do have short eyelashes so anything that makes them a little longer is good in my book. 
MaryKay True Dimension Lip Stick: I never wear lipstick and am so glad this color was lighter because it was even a stretch for me but I did really like it and will definitely wear it.  This was my favorite product of the group as I keep telling myself that someday I'd wear lipstick. 
5. While I'm getting a little anxious waiting for our baby girl to make her appearance I am trying hard to enjoy this time of relaxing until she comes.  Last Sunday Chris, Molly and I spent a good amount of time just laying around and it was wonderful.  

Want to see more instragram pictures and make sure to see whenever our baby girl does arrive? Follow me @katiejvale.

I hope you have a great weekend!

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(I received the MaryKay products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.)




47 comments:

Danette said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Both of my sisters sale Mary Kay. Their products are just so good.

Veronica and Daniel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I got the MaryKay box too!!! I liked all of the items, except for I'm not a huge fan of that lash primer...I never even heard of lash primer before I got my box ;) You hair looks super cute in that make-up picture too! :)

Jodi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I recently got the Mary Kay primer and mascara and I love it. I had never used MK before. I have to make those s'mores bars. Yum!

Ginny said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Grant for this book of a baby gift and it is my favorite! Love te Mary Kay makeup on you too :)

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

OMG lady friend... my mouth is seriously watering over those smores!

Kristin said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm the same way with makeup. I missed that day they taught us to use it in jr. high or something.

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love Mary Kay lip scrub!!! I haven't tried many of their other products. That s'more dessert looks delish!!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love Mary Kay lip scrub!!! I haven't tried many of their other products. That s'more dessert looks delish!!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute skirt! All those eats look delish!! Good work! Just keep on relaxing mama!

KateAdam Florken said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I bought that same book for my sister this week -- who will be giving birth any day now to the first grandchild in our family! I literally started crying in the middle of Barnes & Noble and my fiancé told me I looked like a crazy person. A little kid asked his mommy if something hurt my feelings! HAHA! Such an amazing book!

-Kate
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Erica G. said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your necklace is so cute!

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Desiree Macke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That book is one of our favorites! We've read it every single night since we brought our little man home. We also recently picked up "Wherever You Are My Love Will Find You," by Nancy Tillman and that's been added to our nightly list as well.
They both have me teary eyed. Still. :)

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That book? I might need to go buy it! Have a restful weekend, and keep us posted on any news!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Denise said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

good post.

Izabela Majkut said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

ohh you look so pretty ! cake seems to be very tasty :)

+ do you want to follow each other?

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Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

She's almost here! That tomato and avocado salad looks so good!

Niki Caron said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aw, Molly is so sweet! Have I ever told you that my brother and his wife are Chris and Molly? Haha. Random. That's so fun that you got to try all the Mary Kay stuff! And the s'mores bars look amazing!

Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Bringing the book to the hospital is such a great idea! The smores bar dessert looks so yummy!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Mmm that food looks yummy, and your makeup looks gorgeous! Very natural and pretty.

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That tomato/mozzarella salad looks so good! I never wear lipstick either...I always feel like it looks weird on me.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Helene said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

that book looks so perfect!!!! love it! and the maxi!

Amy Disbrow said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love maxi skirts and dresses for summer they are just so comfy and so cute!! You look great and that makeup makes you look flawless!! That book looks sooo soo sweet I would have probably cried too. What a great idea to have people sign it. I have always loved and cried when I read "The Kissing Hand".

Britt Whit said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ooh MaryKay! so fun! I love the sleeping pup shot!

love from San Francisco, Britt+Whit

The Girl with the Coffee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You look great, I love your hair! And this picture with all of you relaxing is so cute :-)!
xx Katja

still being [molly] said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you are looking AMAZING, katie!! hang in there!!! <3

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I'm so jealous of the Mary Kay makeup! I wish I would have recieved that VoxBox. :-) And I adore that yellow skirt! :-)

Blogger Ash said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can't wait to hear the news of the big arrival! I love days were you can just lay around and read. Your selfie looks great! You should consider letting me use it for the "Selfie Esteem" portion of my blog. ;)

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smk053078 said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I want to make that entire meal from Girls Night!! Holy yummy! And I am loving your new cut and color! Happy weekend, lady!!

Mostly Lisa said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great outfit! Looks super comfy. That "real" full meal looks so scrumptious! Glad you enjoyed it, I know I would have. :D

I am definitely following you on IG now. (Username: piccadillytown)

Hope you have an absolutely fabulous weekend.

Always,
Mostly Lisa

Pooja Mittal said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Hey,
Nice post..
Would you like to follow each other..!!
Keep in touch,
www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Mmm the s'mores bar dessert looks YUMMY.

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

You KNOW I love me a good maxi! And this one falls right in with my "favorite Katie maxi outfits" haha... Love the necklace you paired with it also. :)

Autumn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Can I just say... Your hair color is gorgeous!

Amy Harris said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i wish i would have gotten a book like that for the hospital..so sweet :) also, yeah even after pregnancy i still frequent the maxi dresses and skirts. so comfy and practical with a new babe.

K&R said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

eeeeee im so excited for your little baby to come!

K

Angela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I use that Lash Love mascara but it's not the lengthening kind... I will have to check it out!

Faith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love Mary Kay's products! One of my girlfriends sell their stuff and I'm always hounding her.

So soon! So exciting! Can't wait to read she's here!

TwoFourFive said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Adorable! I love your outfit!

Annie L said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your makeup looks fab and the meal is mouthwatering!
xo Annie
newenglandromance.blogspot.com

Jamie Sefcik || Hello Little Scout said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Way to rock that bump! You look amazing!!

Emmett Katherine said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

my mom bought tavi that book before she was born! I love it :) I lived in maxi skirts and dresses too when I was pregnant, you are rocking them!

Joyce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That sounds like such a lovely book to have! And LOVE the color of your maxi skirt:)

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

YOU'RE A MOM!!! SO Happy for you!!!! happy dancing all the way from Atlanta! XO

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a sweet idea to have everyone sign the book! That book will hold very special memories one day :)

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love that idea of having all your hospital visitors sign the book. So sweet!! Glad you are getting some R&R time too before the baby comes. What are you reading? :)

Jessica said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Congrats!!!! she is beautiful :)

Erika said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I got that book as a baby gift when my son was born, and I cried too. Lots of kids books will do that to you!