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Gray Monroe & Just Happy Mommy are the perfect pair

I am so thrilled to announce that I have partnered with Gray Monroe!

Gray Monroe is an online boutique that was started by fellow Oklahoman Jenny Collier!

I love to support fellow Mom’s and local businesses so this was a perfect fit for my first affiliate link!

Gray Monroe has a wonderful array of  women’s and girls fashions at affordable prices. Some pieces are classic staples everyone needs and others are more trendy styles. All while still being practical and like I said reasonably priced.

  1. I ordered this $32 Jasmine Romper

Demi Wedges $40

The shipping is free and I can already tell these are my new favorite pieces for spring! The romper is on trend with a cool floral pattern, bell sleeves and is a steal at $32!

The Demi wedges are classic tan espadrilles that will go with any outfit! And at just $40 you can’t go wrong! Also wedges are a great way to add height and length to your legs without falling on your face in stilettos.

Here is the link to check out more fashion!

Gray Monroe

Happy Shopping

xoxo,

just happy mommy

Easy Makeup Tutorial

Here it is! My first VLOG! I did 3 recordings and I quickly realized I could be working on this FOREVER. So I just decided to wing it and post what I think is the best one. I also tried REALLY hard not to make it very long but, um, its 30 minutes! CLICK the LINK TO WATCH it NOW!!! The audio levels need some help . Considering it took me almost 36 hours to upload this beast I am just happy it is LIVE! And apparently it cuts off like the last 4 minutes of my video UGH whatever.

Easy Makeup Tutorial YouTube

The Ending that was cut off YouTube

OMG I know.

But there are cute transitions and since this is my first video being a one woman band, I am gonna go ahead and say it is ok. I already have more ideas on how to make the next one even better. Just like trying something new, you figure out what you like, what you don’t like, how to make it better etc.

I know I need better lighting. I will work on fun music and giving myself more editing time. I do NOT plan on doing a hair tutorial in front of my fake desk in my living room.

It has been a very fun process but also it is labor intensive. This is my hobby and what I love to do but it does take some work. Even tho I worked in TV for years I was behind the scenes. I feel like I could take a month making a video or give myself a deadline like its a day turn. It has still taken me a week to shoot, edit & now upload this monster. Finalizing a movie in iMovie takes time then you have to upload it to YouTube or Vimeo and it does NOT help when your kids literally unplug your computer during the upload! I know this is a shock to ya’ll but I do not have the virtue of patience and the little I do have goes to my little nuggets and hubby.

Sooooo, I really hope you all like it.

It’s just me in my dirty robe/ momiform with all my random & corny banter. I am nervous about putting myself out there because people are mean. On the flipside when I have been the most scared about my posts are when they are best received. I have been saying lots of prayers and trying to embrace my double chin.

There are about 12 products that I use in the video. Here are the links and photos to those products. You should be able to get them at Ulta, Target, Walgreens, Walmart, Amazon etc.

I am going to try and do more VLOGs but I really need you guys to share my stuff and follow me on social media.

Instagram

Facebook

Snapchat

Twitter

YouTube

Loreal Magic Lumi Primer

Loreal True Match Lumi Makeup

Loreal Original Voluminous Blackest Black Mascara

Loreal Super Slim Infallible Eyeliner Black

Loreal Brow Stylist Definer Brunette

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Concealer Neutralizer

Under Eye Concealer & Highlighter glow/fair

 

ELF Concealer & Highlighter Fair/Glow

Victoria’s Secret Hello Bombshell Blush & Bronzer

Rimmel Natural Bronzer, Sunshine, 0.49 Fluid Ounce

Rimmel Natural Bronzer Sunshine

Maybelline 24K Nudes Eyeshadow

First Love

LipSense First Love
If you are interested in purchasing LipSense message me on Facebook, Instagram or comment below and I can order it for you.
As always thank you so much for reading and watching! I will have a new VLOG next week when I get my Botox done.
Hopefully this time my video
1) wont be 30 minutes long
2) wont take a year to upload
3) I will get better lighting
4) I will wear clothes.
XOXO
Just Happy Mommy

Girls Night In Party with POSH Style

Of course I had to giveaway soemthing from one of my favorite places, POSH Style!

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I am biased because once you are part of the POSH family you always will be. I loved working there! Playing dress up and getting some precious time to myself all while working for my friends was a HUGE win for me!

Owned & operated by the best mother + daughter team in town, Susan & Melissa built their boutique with a dream, passion for fashion and have conquered all the ups & downs of owning a small business. Not to mention they are SUPER fun & fabulous!

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The Girls Night In Party is an amazing giveaway! Grab your favorite girls and head over to POSH style at 1701 South Boston Avenue for a private shopping experience. POSH will be hosting the party and providing appetizers, beverages and $25 gift certificates towards any originally priced shoes or handbags only to each guest in attendance (maximum of 50 guests). You just pick a date and shop to your heart’s desire. One lucky Just Happy Mommy will win this awesome prize! Sign up below! Merry Christmas from the girls @posh_style_llc & ME!

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XOXO
Just Happy Mommy

Hot Mess to Hotness in 30 minutes 

Hot mess to hotness in 30 min 
You know when you have a big event, and the night before you think, “I got this”, and then in the morning you don’t?! Well that’s my life most of the time. I can plan my outfit, jewelry, makeup, shoes, hair, and all that but something usually happens where I’m more of a hot mess than hotness. 

A few examples. My wedding night. I’m not going to get drunk and stay up late with all my amazing friends. Bahahaha ya right. Good morning father I’m sorry most of our wedding party smells like red bull vodka. But I still managed to look fabulous. I think being 25 and 125 lbs had something to do with it. 

Also, knowing I was going to be on TV this week, I’m all like “I’m going to workout, do a cleanse, drink lots of water, do a face mask, body wraps, sauna, etc.” Then the night before, eat my weight in Mexican food and wash it down with some queso. Oh yeah. That was my choice last night. Work hard, then get bloated before getting camera ready. 

PS I do NOT think cleanses are safe for moms. At least not this mom. I need coffee and chips ‘n salsa er’ryday. And if there is any type of baked good in this house, consider it gone down my gullet. I had cookies during my cleanse. Like, I eat Cheez-Its when I wrap. 

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Also I’m pretty positive kids know when you have something going on. They know when you have been out on date the night before and they get up at 6am on a Sunday and then they sleep in till 8am on Monday. Sunday nights go like this:
 “I need water!” “I need to go peepee!” “I need a snack!” “I had a bad dream!” “Can I have the iPad or watch minions??” 
“No! I will take all your hot wheels away.” Hello!!! We have a TV interview in the morning and mama needs her beauty sleep. 

It’s just like the book “Go the F to sleep!”

Go the F*** to sleep book

After a night of musical beds we accidentally sleep in and Of course it’s raining and I think I have a pinched nerve in my back. I feel like the princess and the pea. 

Ok for real. I get to my parents’ house dressed like this. 


In a bath wrap and rain boots. Aka Mommy is a hot mess! I got 30 minutes to get camera ready. And go…

We get to the TV station, and let me tell you what! Being back on the other side is waaaaay better. I used to have to set up the interviews and coordinate with people. It was pretty hilarious to see it played out as the interviewee. 

Thankfully the producer is a doll, and our photog is the bomb.com. Funny thing is, we are being interviewed about parenting. Bahahaha says the mommy blogger who says that I love Jesus but I cuss a little. And the mom who has accidentally locked her kid in the car, not once, but twice. Thank you Pop-a-Lock and Tulsa Fire Department. 

Here’s a tip. Don’t let your kids play with your keys as a distraction to get them in their car seats. Anyway, sorry for the side bar. 

It’s pretty funny. We tried to answer the questions, and I felt more like just Douche Mommy than my bad ass self. Can’t wait to see the finished product. KJRH NBC Channel 2 Friday night at 10pm or at KJRH website

It’s the real life ugly stuff we don’t post, but I’m certain we all have these moments all the time. Now instead of stressing out too bad, I think, “OK for real. Blog post!” I need a Mouseketool to get me thru the rest of the week, and it’s called sleep. It’s only Tuesday, and I’m already ready for a massage and our date night Friday night. 

Why do I feel like I can do a zillion things? The calendar and to do lists never end, but this week is CRAY!!! The last days of school, TV interview, lunch, teacher appreciation gifts, MIL in town, out to dinner, SAM’s club, baths and thunder game, go to the doctor, deliver lunch to friends, no nap for baby, swim lessons, dinner, blog post, clean house, dentist, park, B-roll footage at our house. Going to work, haircuts, swim lessons. Friday. Finally date night!!! Saturday workout, birthday party, block party. 

So as you can see, I’m a hot mess. But I try to do it all looking a hotness. Cheers to the super mamas out there. Love you all! 
Xoxo

Just Happy Mommy 

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Like always I am keeping it real! So I am going to do something I have been wanting to do since I had my second little boy; a body challenge with before and after pictures and a reveal after 60 days. There is no real diet, cleanse, pills, or gimics. I am doing a collabo if you will, of what I know works for me and trying out a few new things I am curious about as well. I DO NOT WEIGH MYSELF! And if any of my dietician/medical friends are reading this I am sure they will cringe LOL.

I know health and wellness are the keys to life but if that means I can’t eat cookies or have a beer then I’m out. I love smoothies and salads but I also have to have cheezits and cheese almost daily. Trust me I have come a long ways from my TV days of drinking magnums of wine with my coworkers.

Anyway, we are going to the beach in less than 60 days so I am wanting to lose a few pounds. I am going to try a little harder to eat less and workout more. Notice I did NOT say eat better. If there is one thing I know about myself it is that denying me food and drink is a sure fire way to get me to be a hangry biatch and aint nobody got time for that. But I am making time everyday to excercise even if it is to walk to the neighborhood park with the boys.

Bare with me I am pretty scattered and not sure where to start. Instead of giving you a grocery list, some pretty colored containers, telling you how many calories you need, how much tea to drink and what kind of toilet paper to use. I am just going to say everything in moderation. If you are better with a balls to the wall approach and need to follow a diet, cleanse or whatever then do that. I just know I like seeing what other people do and maybe I am weird for sharing this but whatever here it is I really hope you all can laugh along with me because after reading this back I think it’s pretty dang funny. 

I started Sunday February 28 and walked/jogged around my neighborhood

Monday we went for a walk outside

Tuesday we played outside with our neighbors

Wednesday took a day off because 3 days in a row is a lot for me ????

Thursday walked on the treadmill and did elliptical

Friday Yoga class

Saturday Barre class

Sunday walk to the park

Monday Blast & Furious class

Today Yoga flow

Last night I tried my first “It Works” Body Wrap! I wrapped my stomach hips and tricep flaps. I am so excited to finish the application. One box comes with 4 wraps and you can cut them and place them anywhere from the neck down to help tighten, tone & firm your skin. I saw some results with my first time but I have 3 more to go and you can only wrap every 72 hours. I am drinking lots of water and using the defining gel that came with my kit twice a day and massaging that into my problem areas to get faster results. Stay tuned for my reveal.

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The food part I am sure is controversial because somedays I am healthy and others I am NOT. So here is my food diary for a week. (I always have at least 2 cups of coffee & water in the morning! Also I am trying to workout on an empty stomach.)

I already started backwards with a cheat day on my first day. We had Jimmy Johns after mass and then Arby’s roast beef ya ya ya I know “we have the meats!” When I decide not to cook I let my husband decide where to go because on the weekends I am tired of making decisions. Also I cant remember everything hello I am chasing after 2 kids. And I do the mom thing that you aren’t supposed to do and finish their food. Finally I gave up chips and salsa my #1 fave for lent. 

Thursday: Breakfast burrito, steak & feta salad and like 4 baby snickers from work 

Friday: Spinach chicken salad with strawberries, pecans, tomatoes and blue cheese, 1.5 massive M&M/ chocolate chip cookies from our fave local bagel shop, 

http://oldschoolbagelcafe.com/site/

1 tosada & 2 beef tacos, Dr. Pepper

Saturday: Scrambled eggs with turkey bacon and 2 english muffins with REAL butter, queso, Stella beers and fireball shots. See what I mean healthy then NOT!

Sunday: No doubt fireball and mommying do NOT mix! But we get up anyway put on some coffee, watch Star Wars and eat McDonald’s egg mcmuffin, then 1/2 digornos pizza, and chef salad with ranch and 2 magic cookies for dinner.

Monday Zoe’s orzo salad with pita bread, popcorn & cheezits

Breakfast burrito and green apple and 2 chick-FIL-a sandwiches with chick-fil-a sauce boom! 

So when I say I mix it up I really mean it. I do NOT do the same workouts over and over. I know running gets you in the best shape but I will pretty much do anything but run. Also I make healthy choices and I make junk choices. So judge away. You only live once right?!?!

Now the really crazy part I am going to show myself in a bikini before and after. I am really mortified and scared but I am also strangely motivated by fear. I have learned so much from facing my fears. One of which was starting this blog. So here it goes. 

XOXO
Just Happy Mommy

 

One Okie Girl's Style Evolution

First off, I usually do NOT do mirror selfies so please forgive!

Ok I come from a long line of sophisticated, sexy and well dressed women. I know it is hard to imagine a little girl from Oklahoma with so much style inspiration, but she exists.  My mother is, was and always will be the most gorgeous human being on this planet. Point. Period. Paragraph. 

She is my beacon of light, hope and solace. She is my ultimate style icon. We would play dress up and I would always admire her jewelry. 

My family loves to quote me, “Let’s go shopping! I need everything!”

When I was a little girl my mom said I would only wear dresses with black patent shoes. No pants. No tights. No tennis shoes. I preferred to be naked. And my cute little apples didn’t fall far from the tree. They love to match and prefer diapers and undies. 

I wore a uniform from age 5-17, so accessories and hair were everything!

I would flip my bags and curl my hair everyday and have temper tantrums if my hair sucked.

Going to private school, free dress days were rare and a big deal. Jeans, Doc Martens and an Abercrombie sweater was the usual choice. My mom made my homecoming dress and my senior prom dress. Yes she can sew. She is all sorts of amazing!

Off to College! Back then it was not all about game day couture, skirts and cowboy boots and looking like a hussy at 18. More like black pants, bare midriff, clunky heels and a fake ID.

Main Goals: Get into a sorority, go to as many date parties as possible, don’t get called to standards, collect tee shirts, workout, go to class and and make out with new boys.

After I conquered those, I only lasted a few years in that conformity then I ventured out on my own and learned a lot of valuable life lessons.

Don’t drink and drive. 

Mexi dips and chips, parliament lights and booze is not a good diet or life choice.

Being a bank teller, a size 8/10 and having short hair were all wrong for me.

Having 8 piercings at one time ended up being weird and uncool

(6 ear holes my belly button and my nose)

“Sinead O’Rebellion! Shock me,shock me, shock me with that deviant behavior,”

if you know that quote I love you! If you don’t, well then go rent Empire Records.

And finally, turns out Carrie Bradshaw and Britney Spears are not ideal role models.

I knew who I wanted to be and the life I wanted and thankfully I met the love of my life. He helped me become the real me! The perfect mixture of fun, sexy, classy and traditional with a touch of adventure. I found my confidence when I fell in love.

I found my own style. It’s a mix of Traditional, Funky, Classic, Trendy & Fun.

My fashion confessions

I love knockoffs (gasp) sometimes can’t afford the real stuff or justify it

I have never bought a Lululemon item

My favorite Item is my barefoot dreams Robe

I do go on Pinterest for inspiration

I love Uggs 

Wardrobe Must Haves

Skinny jeans

Black legging pants

Pink pop of color (Lips, purse, etc)

Jean jacket

Classic white tank/tee/button down

Leopard anything

Pearl stud earrings

Black pointed toe pumps

Mix gold and silver

I could go on and on…

I love that I have come full circle after working at a bank, retail in college, televison and now as a SAHM who works retail for fun. I love to play around with clothes and get creative. Fashion and outfits make me happy.

I have many style icons

Jacqueline Kennedy

CoCo Chanel

Audrey Hepburn

Marilyn Monroe

Carrie Bradshaw

Kate Hudson

Britney Spears

Gwen Stefani

Reese Witherspoon

Rachel Zoe

I follow several blogs and fashionistas on social media and each one owns their look. There is something about the female being that likes to feel pretty. Whether it be a black tie affair, date night, lunch with girlfriends, fancy active wear or your robe, when you feel pretty you glow and no one can take that away from you. Own it. Just be Happy!

A couple of famous quotes before I go tonight 

“Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends.” —Kate Spade

“Clothes mean nothing until someone lives in them.” —Marc Jacobs

“Fashions fade, style is eternal.” —Yves Saint Laurent

XOXO Just Happy Mommy

P.S. Mama I love you! You are It, Everything and more.