May 9, 2017

My Week Recap: IG posts

So, I want to start a new series on my blog titled something a little more creative then the above haha. Any suggestions are truly welcome, tysm! Basically I want to start doing a behind the post recap where I share some of my Instagram posts and give you all a little BTS (behind the scenes) on them ;)! In a world of perceived perfection I find honesty rather refreshing definitely something I value so why not be a little more open and real because not everything really is as picture perfect as it seems. Anywho, I hope you like this series and let's get to it 💁🏻.

I'm a member of Influenster and depending on what you qualify for they send you products to review. Here they sent me a bottle of Life Wtr which is the same company as Aquafina owned by PepsiCO and honestly I really loved it! It features different art from different artists every 3 months I believe. When it came to taking the picture...I have like another 30 similar photos I've yet to delete; my baby girl was not sitting still #loveofmylife.

My favorite thing in life is when you get something better than you even expected. I swear I thought it was accurate and cute and when I received it and realized the mug holds at least three cups of coffee I laughed at the accuracy of the message. Buy it for any coffee loving mom and she'll love yah! Target for the #WIN! This was probably my 3rd mug of coffee in the AM. Photography is no joke...I've been using my iPhone for all my latest photos my camera is collecting dust from how little time I have to use it. Any baby schedule suggestions are welcome?!

I took this on my moms birthday we had taken her out for brunch at my one of my favorite breakfast places and what you don't see is it was super packed and I literally had to beg my husband to take the picture. The stuff I make him and people do for the gram smh! On a side note my daughter was very fussy and I had to shove my food down my throat. Mom's of more than one little I applaud you it's so not easy, but definitely rewarding. Shoes are amaze!!

No shame in my game, took this as I was passing this place...I passed by Goddess and The Baker dipped my head in there took this and was on my way. We had plans to go to the Lincoln Park Zoo and instead ended up strolling Maggie Daley Park then we ate at some cool burger joint and I had a burger called the"Obama". That day was so quick, but I think the burger was good lol I can't even remember.

Had my husband take over 50 shots (I need to relax), this was a day after I chopped my hair. Can we just talk about how important it is to use purple shampoo if you go blonde #brassyhair (yikes!) So glad I colored it! My stroller is the Graco Click Connect. Not too big a fan of the toddler transitioning part of it. What's your favorite stroller?

This is the first selfie I've taken in a light year. I look back at all the selfies I took over the years and I'm always so stunned as to how different I look. I really need to take collagen pills or something because the first place I lose weight from is my face. It's astounding how aging takes a toll on each one of us. What are some of your trouble areas? Lipstick I'm wearing.

This ice cream was pretty good and all, but looking back at it I'm not sure how I feel about paying $7 for two scoops of it ya feel me!?! Also, can we take a moment to appreciate dip powder? I never had a gel manicure even last this long especially since I'm always cleaning.

This is one of those pictures I wish I had a before to go along with! Our room is so small and we had such bulky furniture in it that when I got the chance we revamped it with newer pieces that didn't break the bank. I love how it turned out, as a tumblr girl, I'm actually pretty obsessed with it. It's so refreshing, simple, and calming. We definitely saved a lot of money redoing it, but those prints took forever and a day to find. We put a lot of time picking out pieces, coming up with a makeshift nightstand in the little corner for walking space. Love how this turned out. Any DIY's you'd like to see?

Passed a beautiful church on our way out of Obama's favorite breakfast place "Valois" and really loved this door and architecture. Follow me on Snapchat! Snapped a quick picture and moved along. If you notice my shirt is tucked in all wrong because I had just fed my daughter nothing says mom life more than trying to look put together and then looking back and laughing. Nothing makes me happier than enjoying nature and the beauty of life around me.

That's not my Louis, but you bet I've always wanted one. Which has me thinking... I finally got a Kate Spade bag last year and for the most part you can't even see the brand logo... what's the point of wearing something so expensive? Why do certain brands resonate with us so much?  Quality? For Show? What in your closet have you splurged on big time? Also, this "Soho House" is rather expensive, but honestly the food was delicious and the vibe and aesthetic of the place is perfection! P.S. my daughter made a big food mess when we went and literally went and almost grabbed the knife, knocked down my water, and filled her clothes with carrot puree #MomLife #BeindTheScenes

If I look awkward it's because taking the photo least my husband felt weird doing so. It's official he's definitely an #InstagramHusband. I'm sorry babe!!! I really liked my outfit though we were on our way to my b-i-l for a BBQ and stopped to get them Ice Cream Cake. For real you definitely need these Gucci shoe dupes because they go with everything and their mama. I'm so in love with them like you don't even understand!

This company called Personal Creations reached out to me to send me something from their line and I ended up choosing this canvas. Go read my caption on it. Honestly it's so beautiful and it makes me feel happy in that in whatever I do by Trusting In God I know everything will be alright despite whatever turmoil all you need is love and faith. Totally check out their site for any gifts you have to purchase in the future! 

That's it for this Recap. I really hope you liked my thoughts and a little of the BTS on my latest posts. I look forward to doing more of these posts. As for now, I have to clean up the big mess, my house, before baby and hubby wake up.

My Golden Ruel 
for today is cherish time, really be in the moment and don't take things too seriously. 
XOX, Rue

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