Red, White, and Cute

18 May 2017 Permalink

Redhead, star sunglasses

red, white, and blue

red, white, and blue star

dino hat

boy summer outfit

kids

If you can’t tell from looking at these pictures, we’re majorly excited for summer. (And if you think their smiles are big, you should see mine!) There’s one more week left of the school year. We can’t wait to get our break started!

From cookouts to pool parties to neighborhood festivals, summer is packed full of fun activities! These two kiddos are at the perfect ages where we can just go and enjoy the different street fests and parties. No strollers or diaper bags needed! I love being able to just walk out of the house and go.

Memorial Day will start the summer fun for us, and this year we’ll be hanging out poolside. Family, friends, and a little grill action…just what we need for the perfect 3-day weekend!

And what’s a party without some cool threads??

Gymboree has these two set for celebrating in the most patriotic of ways with their One Big Happy Red, White & Cute campaign! I mean, how adorable are these outfits?! Julia’s accessories alone are beyond awesome. And I’m loving how Ivan’s star shirt and star shorts look with the dino cap. And those flag sneakers?? Too CUTE!!

One of the things that I love most about Gymboree, besides for their very reasonable prices, is that their clothes stand the test of playtime. Julia and Ivan have a number of pieces from Gymboree, and they far outgrow them before the clothes even begin to give. Definitely a plus in my book!

With these two lookin’ so fly for Memorial Day, I know that we’re going to have a blast! Now if I can only find myself a pair of matching flag sneakers…

The kids’ outfits and accessories were provided for this post as part of a collaboration with Gymboree. All opinions are honest and my own.

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

03 Jul 2015 Permalink

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

Glo Minerals Summer Collection

I’ve learned to enjoy my makeup. We could probably debate for hours whether or not beauty truly is skin deep, but there is just something about adding color to my face that makes me feel great. Obviously that debate wouldn’t last hours…if you would even call it a debate. A person really is only as beautiful as her character. And I know that many ladies out there don’t bother too often with putting on a full face of makeup. I don’t blame them. It can take a decent amount of time to get all dolled up. But looking fresh-faced doesn’t have to be that time consuming at all. All you need is a little eye shadow and some lipstick.

glō∙minerals recently launched their summer 2015 collection and I am OBSESSED. Their Cream Glaze Crayons and eye shadows are available in a handful of ultra-flattering shades and take just minutes to apply.

I tested out the lip crayons in Dahlia (first picture), Mimosa (last), Praline (not pictured), and Jetset (middle). I also tested the eye shadows in Graphite (last picture), Coy (middle), Dove (first), and Vintage (not pictured).

I love how the colors from the lip crayons and the eye shadows balance each other nicely. And each of these looks are very easy to do! The crayons apply really smoothly. They have built-in sharpeners in their caps to keep the tip at a precision point. The eye shadows applied just as easily! I started with a eye shadow brush then used my ring finger to blend the edges. After following up with a little eye liner and mascara, my makeup was good to go.

Makeup that’s easy to apply and helps showcase your true beauty…sounds like a win to me.

glō∙minerals sent me products from their summer collection to review. All opinions are my own.

Summer in Squares | #instasummer

11 Aug 2014 Permalink

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

PicMonkey Collage

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Time seriously flies by too quickly!  I can’t believe that I’m back in school TODAY for meetings and will be with my students tomorrow.

This summer I tried documenting the best parts of my everyday on Instagram.  I know some people aren’t fans of social media, but I love using it to help me remember the fun/interesting/cute things that have happened.  I think of it as my online photo album.  And whenever I need a quick pick-me-up, I take a few minutes to browse through the pictures.

Anyway, since the start of the school year marks a new beginning of sorts, here’s a few of my favorite Instagram entries from this summer that I’ll be looking at to boost my spirits…

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Orange and gold is such a pretty combo!  These colors are going to look great in the fall too.

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

One benefit of having a daughter?  I’ll always have someone to try out lipsticks with!

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

…and paint nails with.  Julia totally gets the credit here for picking out our rainbow colors.

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Adult time is always a plus…especially when its with my other blogger babes.  Jessica and Sarah are always a blast to hang out with!

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

These guys are fun to hang out with too.  Mostly I just like watching them for a little comic relief!

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

Shh…don’t tell.  This tropical floral top is actually a nighty!  I love how it looks tied up as a shirt.  This outfit reminds me to play around with my clothes and experiment wearing pieces in different ways.

Knocked Up Fabulous on Instagram | http://instagram.com/april_kuf

And seriously, how cute are these two?!  Fresh hair cuts for both and a first pair of glasses for Jules…they’re just growing so quickly!

Now that school is in session, I’m sure my Instagram feed is going to include plenty of art work and outfit of the day posts.  Consider yourself warned.

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Mommy and Daughter Style | Summer Edition

12 Jul 2014 Permalink

Mommy and Daughter Style | Summer Edition @thredup @fabkids @aprilgia

Mommy and Daughter Style | Summer Edition @thredup @fabkids @aprilgia

Mommy and Daughter Style | Summer Edition @thredup @fabkids @aprilgia

Mommy and Daughter Style | Summer Edition @thredup @fabkids @aprilgia

Jules and I have both been about dresses this summer!  Her toucan print dress (and leggings) from FabKids are so perfect for her active lifestyle!  (We went to the park right after taking these pictures.)  And I went with my Calvin Klein dress from thredUP.  It’s just so easy to throw on a dress and slip on a pair of sandals!