I feel like a deadbeat father that keeps promising his kids I'm going to make regular visits & I only show up every other month & on holidays... lol I know it's 'just a blog' and you guys all live your normal, regular lives & time gets away & you understand, but I feel bad, because I let myself down, here we are in September almost and my goals have pretty much went out the window... but life's been good, so I can't complain too much! When I took on my job I had NO idea how demanding it'd be during summer, I was working 3x more than normal plus trying to maintain a normal life for the boys during summer vacation, it was rough!
But my favorite time of year is quickly approaching (fall), my oldest is back in school & work has dramatically slowed down until the new year... we're back on our routines & life is calming down.
I haven't had beauty products on the brain much, but I have a few things I'll haul & some new stuff to try out! Who's ready for fall/winter looks, darker lips, pumpkin everything, comfy clothes & boots!? I'll be happy when it starts cooling off so I can straighten my hair & wear a full face of makeup without the heat ruining my hair or melting off my face... The summer heat has been no joke this year!
Thank you, as always, for sticking by my side!
Mother's Day already came & left, but I really enjoyed my time with my family. This was my first year celebrating with my baby, Hezekiah so it made it even more special! The day before we celebrated Zachariah's 3rd Birthday, so we were all pretty tired. The two little ones slept in while Ezekiel & Hubs ran some errands. The boys & their daddy let me go at my pace, so I spent time doing my face & hair, got dressed up & no one complained or 'interrupted' me while I was getting ready. It was heavenly!
They had plans but were surprising me... We ventured out of town & went for a little ride. Once we were close to our destination they had me close my eyes until we got to our 1st stop. We were at a BRAND NEW ULTA! It was the Grand Opening Weekend, so everything was still in stock & the store was so nice, but packed... Before we got out of the car they gifted me with a nice gift card & sent me in to shop. I went in wanting a couple palettes, but walked out with something completely different...
I have a dilemma! I've been on the hunt for a new bag. As you all know, if you read my previous post "Because Life Happens...", I'm working so I wanted something specifically as a "work bag" but being that I'm a mommy I also want something with a lot of space that I could take with me when I went somewhere with the boys, too.
I'm currently rotating between my Henri Bendel Jetsetter Black Convertible Canvas Backpack & my Michael Kors Rhea Medium Backpack. I love the space & functionality, but I want something a little 'dressier' for work. Nothing that screams, "I'm carrying around 500 diapers, and chasing after babies." I LOVE these bags, don't get me wrong, but these were purchased specifically to make toting around little ones easier, I want something classy & sophisticated, that's timeless, preferably black or neutral.
For the past few months, I've basically been absent from social media as most of you could probably tell... My priorities got mixed up & this (meaning my blog, Facebook, Instagram, everything) all got put on hold temporarily. In February we all were S-I-C-K! I know I touched on it in my 40+ Beauty Questions post, and I thought we were getting better but that didn't happen. The two little ones ending up getting pretty sick, my oldest had to miss some school & there went all my time. Between doctor's visits, cleaning runny noses or throw up, and trying to make everyone comfortable, by the time I had free time, I was exhausted. It's no fun taking care of sickies, but it's even worse when they're infants/toddlers and can't tell you exactly what's wrong. It's an emotionally draining situation, any mom knows that...
Then... An opportunity presented itself the end of February that I took interest in. A part time job, only a couple blocks away from home was going to be opening. I always said I wouldn't go back into the workforce until my boys were in school, but I had a lot of time to really think & pray about the situation, and it was just right.
I interviewed the beginning of March & was offered the job only hours after I interviewed! It was pretty exciting & life changing, that meant my WHOLE routine was about to switch up - and the kids I'd been with pretty much 24/7 since the day they were born were about to go through a change too. My main focus was to make sure it was a smooth transition for all of us. I'm only away from home for a few hours, my boys have the BEST childcare, their Grammie & it's less than a minute away so it's been working out great. I love my boys more than anything and I loved being home all day with them, but it's been great to get back into the 'real world', to wake up everyday & get ready and to do a little work & then come home after a few hours. It opened my eyes and made me really, really appreciate the time I have with them.
I never intended to take such a long break, but I'm back now. I thought May 1st would be a great 're-starting' date, it's a fresh new month & a Monday. I still have the same Goals & Resolutions that I posted about in January, but some things might need a little tweaking. I also have figured out my NEW blogging schedule. You can expect posts from me every Tuesday & Thursday, sometimes Monday or Friday, too... but you'll get at least 2 NEW posts weekly.
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We're a week into 2017 & I finally have my goals & resolutions figured out... When it comes to a new year & setting some goals or having resolutions, I've been on both sides... There have been years where I'm dead-set on change & other years where I'm like, "I'm me, whether you like it or not!" This year I'm ready for some change... I am so focused & determined on doing and being my best this year when it comes to my blog. I've put so much thought & effort into it already, yet I know there's room for growth & improvement. I've set some big goals that'll remain personal, but I'm excited to share my journey. At the end of the year, I'm hoping for a checked-off list... In order for that to happen though, I need to de-clutter my mind and the space around me, be the best mother and wife I can be, make plans and stick with them & take better care of my body, mind & soul. A lot of times I think mommies and wives spend so much time taking care of everyone else & trying to make them happy that they neglect themselves, their hobbies & interests in the process. My family will always come first, but I need to make positive changes that'll benefit my happiness, too! This year, trinityallyn.com, will be a top priority!
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