Author Archives: Mrs. O.

This blog is for the average woman. The everyday woman. The budget friendly woman. The woman who can only spare 40 minutes to get herself ready in the morning. The working woman. The vivacious woman. The woman who wants to be healthy, confident, and beautiful. 

With still so much to accomplish, I have realized how much my story and daily routines have the possibility of sparking sharing amongst women, and the ability to help someone else.


Our 3rd Bundle Of Joy is A

Our 3rd Bundle Of Joy is A_______!

As most expectant moms know, the thrill of the gender reveal is truly a rollercoaster. While we all sincerely just want a healthy baby, there is an entire team of uncles, aunts, mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers in-laws and sometimes even husbands, that have their 'preference' of what they would like to see added to the family. With that being said, when you're on baby #2 or 3, the pressure is immense!

So needless to say, I am on my 3rd bundle of joy. I'm very familiar with ultrasounds at this point, so the moment I saw between the legs I knew what I was having. My bundle of joy is a BOY!

3cupcakes revealed

A pretty big boy at that for just under 19 weeks. He's currently measuring in the 90th percentile overall, and 88th percentile for his legs alone!



I am one proud mother of boys and anyone who knows me, knows this. At times I find that it just may be my calling in life. To raise strong, God-fearing, respectable, intelligent, loving children that will grow to be incredible husbands and fathers one day. So ladies, I'm challenging you to have those girls READY for great men!


While we have 1-2 more shots at the girl that everyone in my family wants *smile*,  I couldn't be happier bringing another handsome and healthy boy into this world. All hail the reigning Queen of the household for another couple of years!LOL

March Boxycharm: What’s Inside

March 2016 Boxycharm Reveal


What's Inside:

(2) Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Shades (Retail Value $12.00) - For $6 each, these eyeshadows have some serious POP. Love them. Started wearing them the moment I cracked open my box.

Clark's Botanicals Anti-Puff Eye Cream (Retail Value $87.00) - Yes, you read that correctly - this product retails at $87.00 and was in my $21 subscription box! My skin is not sensitive, so as I've mentioned in previous posts, I always use any and all eye creams that I receive as samples or in my Charm Box. It's an amazing savings, and I can tell you that I've never had to purchase an eye cream to date. No matter how young you are moisture is key, and the thinnest layer of skin in need of moisture on your face is under your eyes. Keep them super hydrated!


Click to see past boxes!

                                                   Click to see past boxes!


Luxie Beauty 512 Small Contour Brush (Retail Value $16.00) - While I'm not a girl that contours, this brush still proved great for my concealer blending. The quality is actually a pleasant surprise compared to other brushes that I've received in my boxes to date. One day, maybe I'll enter into the contour world and use it for its purpose!lol

Chella Tantalizing Taupe Eyebrow Pencil (Retail Value $18.00) - I've found that the twist-up pencils for brows glide on much smoother and and neater than sharpened pencils, so I was excited to receive this item. While the color is not a direct match, I always also fill lightly with a powder so the pencil serves as the perfect outline.

Catherine Malandrino Style De Paris Perfume (Retail Value $20.00) - I'm always skeptical with fragrances, but this one is a WINNER! It's perfect for spring/summer with amazing floral notes, and I received compliments the first day wearing it!

This is honestly a huge surprise to me given my stints with Ipsy and Birchbox, but my Boxycharm subscription has been a consistent hit every time. I always use the products, and it truly limits beauty impulse buying at Sephora, Ulta and the like.

It's so exciting to reveal each month's Boxycharm goodies with you all! This month I received 6 full size products retailing over $150 for just $21/month. What beauty subscriptions do you all have and love? 

Win a $100 Home Depot Gift Card!

Enter for a chance to win a $100 Home Depot Gift Card.

As a new blogger, I really do appreciate the support of all my friends and family. Luckily, I've been able to share my journey and connect with other everyday women. Empowering other women, wives, and mothers has always been my goal, but meeting new people through blogging has been a true joy. To show my appreciation you have the chance to win a prize. I thought a great way for us to meet other bloggers and new readers would be to join in the Giveaway Promote Spring Giveaway. So, just in time for your homeowner Spring DIY projects, landscaping chores, and planting beautiful flowers; how would you like the chance to win a $100 Home Depot Gift Card?




I like to plant my flowers on Mother's Day weekend, so if I could enter that's what I'd do with it. My siblings and I used to give my mother a Home Depot Gift Card every year with her Mother's Day gift so that she could plant her impatiens. So I guess that's where I got my love of flowers.


Enter to win a Home Depot Gift Card


While I'm sure that the lucky winner will put it to good use, I am curious to know what you would do with the prize? Leave a comment and I can't wait to hear about your projects. Thank you again for supporting my blog.

Now let's get to the fun! You don't have to complete all the entries on the Rafflecopter. BUT, the more you complete, the better your chances are to win. You have some time, so come back as often as you like to finish. You will also get extra entries for inviting your friends. Best of luck and have fun finding some great new blogs too. 

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February Boxycharm: What’s Inside

February 2016 Boxycharm Reveal


What's Inside:


Beauty For Real Blush + Glo in "Smoky" (Retail Value $24.00) - Love this stick, and goes very well with my skin tone! Great for on-the-go application as well if needed.

Spongelle "You Have My Heart on a String" Sponge (Retail Value $15.00)- I haven't had the opportunity to use this yet, but it's infused with body wash cleanser, and even has a buffer side. Super creative product that I look forward to using.

Shray Ms. Amazing Facial Mask (Retail Value $12.00)- This is also a product that I plan to use on a relaxing weekend or evening. With hydrating ingredients that tighten pores and seal in water and moisture, it's a nice way to give yourself the spa treatment without the spa price tag. 

Realtree For Her Travel Spray (Retail Value $12.99) - I actually LOVE this soft, floral scent, and it's the newest edition to my on-the-go purse fragrances. I literally just ran out of my travel size roll ons, so this came right on time!     

Freeze 24/7 Anti-Aging Eye Serum (Retail Value $54.00) - You are NEVER too young to experiment or start using anti-aging products. I collect and use all types of these samples until the last drop - specifically those that focus on eye care. I've also noticed a huge difference in how my under eyes look without makeup. I used this a few times this week already, and it seems like a great product thus far. 

OFRA Banana Powder Godet (Retail Value $12.00) - The most exciting item by far. A beauty enhancer that I use daily to set my concealer, so this is always a nice steal to find in your Boxycharm! The consistency and quality is very comparable to my Bobbi Brown powder in Soft Honey, and 3 times less in price. It's nice to discover good alternatives when trying to cut back on spending, so ladies, this is definitely one of them!


For months now, my Boxycharm subscription has been a consistent hit. It's so exciting to reveal each month's Boxycharm goodies with you all! 6 full size products retailing well over $100 for just $21/month. What beauty subscriptions do you all have and love? 

Make Up Of The Day – Soft Spoken

Eyes: Bobbi Brown Cosmetics "Banana" (Lid) & "Cocoa" (Crease)

Lippie: NYX Cosmetics Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in "Soft Spoken"

Cheeks: Studio Makeup Blush in "Petal"