Recent Purchases

Hello! It's been awhile since I've checked in on what I'm loving lately + recent buys, so I wanted to share them with you today.  Obviously after-holiday sales bring a lot of great deals so I may have taken advantage of that! ;)

I just bought this SUPER cozy scarf in tan {also love the green color} and can't wait to wear it. It's oversized and so soft--perfect for all the snow we've been getting lately!

I've always used a small barrel (19 mm to be exact) for my curling wand, but wanted to try looser curls and I had heard a lot of great things about Sultra, so I bought the 1.5 inch wand and really love it so far!

As a late birthday gift to myself, I finally splurged on this suede moto jacket that I see EVERYWHERE on the internet lately. I haven't received it yet, but it gets such amazing reviews and I think it will go well for tons of different occasions.

As a New Year's gift to myself {are you sensing a theme here!?}, I got the Inspiralizer and have used it a couple times already! I love it--it's such a great alternative to carbs. You can usually see our latest creations on my IG stories or Snapchat {schuelove}.

We have a local store in town {Live Love Yoga} that sells high-end yoga wear and I happily scooped up these moto-inspired leggings. They're a nice thick material and super cute too! I also got this puffer vest, which is almost sold out online...additional sizes here!

Have you taken advantage of any of the after-holiday/new year sales?

Happy Friday...have a great weekend!

xo natasha

Favorite Drugstore Beauty Products

We don't have a department store conveniently located nearby, so overtime, I've learned to seek out alternative drugstore beauty products. Surprisingly, there are a lot of great options out there--some of which could easily pass for the much more expensive product!  Here are some of my favorite buys...

Wet 'N Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Palette: I use this for my bronzer/blush right now. It gives off the most perfect iridescent glow, which is especially ideal for the winter months.

Clean & Clear Oil Absorbing Sheets: I've sung its praises before, but really cannot say how much I love these little sheets. They are truly miracle workers for people {like me} with oily skin.

Sonia Kashuk Cosmetic Brushes: I love Target's Sonia Kashuk's brand and these cosmetic brushes are no exception!

Vaseline Rosy Lips: The perfect way to keep your lips moisturized and with a tint of color!

Maybelline Baby Skin: My favorite primer, and I've tried a dozen of them!

Maybelline Colossal Volume Mascara: My favorite mascara and I swear I've tried them all!

Maybelline Master Probing Stick: Great for conturing...I've used both shades and love them equally.

Maybelline Age Rewind: Amazing for under the eyes, around the nose, and at the top of my forehead. Mama needs all the age rewinding she can get! ;)

Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream: This was actually the first BB cream I tried and really liked it from the start. I've thought about trying the "name-brand" version to compare. Does anyone have one they love?

I swear this is not a Maybelline sponsored post...I quickly realized, while putting this post together, that I use a lot of their products! Oops! Maybe I should branch out! 

What are your favorite drugstore beauty products?

xo natasha

Wyatt's Turns TWO + Birthday Party

I still can't believe I have a two year old again in my house...ho boy, we are in for it! But celebrating a birthday is always a good idea and we weren't about to skip out!

The morning of Wyatt's actual birthday, we surprised him with balloons in bed...

and a cupcake before bedtime! He loved both!

His birthday was this past Saturday, and thanks {or no thanks} to the recent storms we've been having, a good majority of his party decor and gifts did not ship to us in time, which sent me into a complete tailspin! I really feel like I pulled this party out of my ass, but glad we had this inspiration from Minted, by way of birthday invitation, to help me stay on track.

I literally ordered his month-by-month photos at our local CVS that morning. The ones I had ordered online didn't make it, but I was so happy that we had this solution. The banner is from the $1 section at Target.

Thankfully, his cake topper bunting from ReadyGo, did make it and totally completed our {store-bought} cake!

The darling backdrop I ordered didn't make it either, so thanks to K-Mart's 70% off Christmas clearance, I made this tinsel work instead!

And really, what can't a couple balloons and Star Wars not cure?

I know this party was more about me than Wyatt...he was just so thrilled to have all of his little friends there and there was plenty of good food and company to make it a successful event!

I can't believe how quickly this last year has flown by...and I REALLY can't believe we have two, full-fledged toddlers in the house. Wyatt starts pre-school on Tuesday...halp!

xo natasha

Wyatt's TWO Year Old Birthday Details

Wyatt turns TWO tomorrow and we're having a little party for him this weekend. Winter babies are HARD to plan for, especially when it's AFTER the holidays and there is TONS of snow! I am sure he will grow to love having a winter party, where he can ski or sled with friends, but for now, we're homebound for the party.

When I saw these adorable invitations on Minted, I knew we could put something festive together! I love Minted because they have so many cute options and in this case, we ordered the matching Thank You cards too! 

To keep the theme going, we were fortunate enough to receive the most darling cake topper bunting from Ready Go Wedding Co. We also received these super cute mini party hats and party favor envelopes from EventEphemera. I can't wait to create the party around these special elements and want to give a huge shoutout to the owners for helping me shape the party. Etsy is the best!

Last, I got some fairy lights from Target and a simple banner to tie it all together. I printed some Instagram photos from Wyatt's last year and will hang them with mini clothespin along the mantel. There will be some yummy food and drinks and the kids will run amok around the house...oh joy!

Can't wait to share more after the party this weekend!

xo natasha