• Friends,  Life Lessons

    Personal Inventory: Comparison, Change & Other Grown Up Issues

    I have had versions of this very post saved as drafts in my blog for quite some time, but I’m taking the time now to actually sit down and organize my thoughts, put it all out there, and press publish. I’m a diehard people pleaser. Like, to my core. Nothing upsets me more than thinking about letting someone down, or meeting a low expectation that has been placed upon me. I give myself stomach aches overthinking and overanalyzing everything, and being a mom has magnified this trait in me even more. Here are three areas I’m working hard to conquer right now. The Burden of Social MediaLast night, I actually…

  • Beauty,  Hair,  Product Love

    Every Woman’s Quest: The Perfect Sea Salt Spray

    There are a few things that we women desperately want in life. To marry our best friend To have a couple of beautiful, healthy children A body that looks good in a two-piece. …and, a good sea salt spray. CAN I GET AN AMEN. I have tried them all. The expensive salon ones that leave my hair sticky or so stiff that I could probably rock a faux-hawk, the cheap ones from the drugstore that are literally like spraying water in my hair, and the oily ones that leave me looking more like I sprayed tanning oil on my head. Triple eww. I don’t scrunch. I can’t. Ain’t nobody got…

  • Date Nights,  Life Lessons,  Married Life,  Mom Life,  My Favorite Things

    Date Night With Myself

    Last night, I took myself out. It’s been a rough week in the Burton home. Paul is sick with the flu, Porter was sick and is now on the road to recovery, and I desperately needed a moment to breathe. So, I sent Porter with Grammy and Opa to clean the clinic, made sure Paul was comfortable on the couch, and I left. I drove out to Ulta and spent a good hour pouring over all the makeup and hair products and curling irons I could handle. I bought another new sea salt spray, a new BB cream, about forty new concealers (#momprobs), and then I took myself to the only…

  • Beauty,  Favorite Things,  Makeup,  What I Love

    What I Love: January 2014

    I wanted to share some of my favorite new beauty finds with you guys today! Now, I can’t take credit for all these finds. I blogged-stalked some of my favorites for these recommendations, and I adore them all. One of my IG BFFs, Britt Havens, (did I really just say that? IG BFFs? How creepy am I?) posted about this on her makeup blog, which I randomly happened to find through her baby blog (like, I said, I’m a creep). She talked about how this smells deliciously like Chanel’s Coco Mademoiselle, and I have to agree. It’s amazing. And, it works really well for my winter-chapped skin, and it’s small enough to…

  • Random

    Happy New Year, I’m Still Alive

    (Oh this thing? It’s a blog, Corianne. Something you keep updated somewhat regularly.) *crickets* I’m baaaack. Took a much needed holiday hiatus and enjoyed time with my family, as unplugged as possible. It’s so hard when my work requires me to be on a computer, at home, 24/7. Once I’m done with my day, I want to bury the computer in the backyard turn off the computer and not look at it again until I have to. Christmas was lovely. Porter could care less about presents, was way more into the wrapping paper and empty boxes. A couple of his favorite toys, though, once we got them set up and…