Tuesday, 12 December 2017

These Days | December 2017



We run around fast to the song "Run Run Rudolph" 

We sing all the Christmas carols

We talk about Jesus 

We run the mall and do small amounts of Christmas shopping 

We eat more treats than usual

We build a lot of forts 

We read Christmas books 

I get to experience Christmas from a child’s perspective 

Hope is stronger in my life than it has ever been before

I am very aware of my blessings 

I try to balance my passion for motherhood, wife life and excitement for my business because too much of everything is not good for me

I am learning self control is a large component to success in all areas of life 

I am not good with self control  but I am getting better 

We get to spend so much time with family

The home renovations continue 

I feel God’s direction in all areas of my life stronger than ever before, it’s not always comfortable 

I am sinking into the slowness of winter 

We snuggle on the couch 

We pile marshmallows on our hot chocolate 

I have yet to write and send my Christmas cards, (it may not happen again this year)


These days are a blessing, all of these days, thank you Lord for these days.






















Saturday, 9 December 2017

How To Apply False Lashes | HAL Makeup Artistry



False lashes are the perfect topper for any holiday makeup look. In this tutorial I am giving you some techniques to make your personal false lash application easier, check it out below.

I am now booking makeup appointments for New Years Eve, you can email me to book your time heatherlapier@gmail.com, I travel to you.





Friday, 8 December 2017

LOTD Winter Weekend Wardrobe | Knit Wit





I wore this look last weekend to Christmas On The Farm. I don't follow a lot of rules these days when I get dressed so while some may think this is a lot of knit in one outfit, I loved how it came together and the comfort level was equal to wearing a blanket.

I remember when I was a girl I would make fun of my mom for dressing super warm but not always looking super chic. Now that I am a mom (and mature woman) I am so over sacrificing warmth for style (sorry mom now I get it) but I think I struck an even balance with this outfit. I did wear a coat to Christmas On The Farm  and my rule for winter coats these days is, they need to cover my bum to truly do the job. Lessons learned along the road I guess.

All of the pieces in this outfit are items I have had for years but I found similar items and showcased them in the carousel below if you want to shop this look. I featured some key makeup pieces I am wearing as well.

Please share your Canadian winter dressing rules, tips and tricks in the comments.


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

James 1:17



This was my memory Bible verse from two weeks ago. I love reading and reciting these Bible verses daily, they strengthen me. I have always heard people say "let the word penetrate your soul" reading the same verse everyday for a week really does that, it penetrates me on a deep level and lifts me up each morning. 

EVERY, I need the reminder regularly that all this good and all the successes in my life are from above. It is not by my own strength or ability that I have obtained or accomplished anything, it is all a blessing from God. It is my hearts desire to know God, submit to Him and live a life lead by Him. Thank you Lord for taking this hot mess woman and turning me into someone who is able to do some good work for you. 

Walking and learning by faith everyday....
xoxo
Audrey 

Monday, 4 December 2017

Christmas On The Farm Sarnia



I have been known to say that Sarnia is the most fun in the summer but it might be the most fun all year long. Christmas On The Farm hosted by the Seaway Kiwanis  was a holiday event right from a Hallmark movie and we loved it. There were horse drawn buggy rides, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, ice sculptures and Christmas cheer for all.

I am so grateful for our Sarnia community, the organizations and volunteers who work hard to bring these events to life. I can only imagine the work that goes into creating them. I would love to say thank you for all the work, it was completely enjoyed by my family. With busy little ones, these events allow us to get out of the house, experience new things, connect with our community and create wonderful family memories. 

Below is a video of our day and some pictures of our adventure on the farm, I hope you will take a few minutes to check it out. Please comment and let me know what your favourite Sarnia events are during the Christmas season.

Merry Christmas
Audrey












Friday, 1 December 2017

My Favourite YouTube Channels 2017

When I tell my friends how much I love watching YouTube they always ask what my favourite channels are and then ask how I find them. Most of my favourite channels have been discovered through blogs and random searching on the topics I love. Here are my current favourite YouTube channels. YouTube is the new reality TV you guys! I would love to know what your favourite YouTube channels are, please comment below.

Alex and Michael

I fell in love with this couple last Christmas during VLOGMAS. If your new to YouTube lingo, VLOGMAS takes place in December and vloggers post daily. This couple lives in Michigan and film their everydaylife. They are an endearing couple with awesome style and enjoy some pretty cool vacations with their friends Mallory and Kyle. This is a super fun time of year to become a part of their YouTube community and get to know them.



Mallory Ervin 

I found Mallory's channel through Alex and Michael because they all show up in each others videos. This southern girl gets so pumped about everything in life and her over the top personality is so wonderful to watch. Her content includes, fashion beauty and lifestyle. She is a former pageant princess and Amazing Race contestant and always has lots of great stories to tell about her big family.



Allyson Rowe

Allyson's videos are short, to the point and inspirational. She is a woman of great faith and shares biblical truths on modern day topics that matter to me. I love that I can always get a quick message from her videos that fire me up for the day.



Desi Perkins
The Perkins

Desi has a beauty channel and a vlog channel with her husband. I first fell in love with her beauty tutorials over three years ago and now love following the trips she takes with her husband and friends. This LA girl has mad style, her videos always have the best music and she makes me laugh!



I cant wait to discover new YouTube channels with you, share yours in the comments.

Happy Weekend, Happy Chilling!
Audrey


Monday, 27 November 2017

Glitter Eyeliner Makeup Tutorial | Christmas Makeup Tutorial


I am so excited, Christmas is the most wonderful and fun time of the year. I love to show off my joy by wearing glitter during the holiday season. I wear glitter all year round but especially do not shy away from it this time of year. The look I am creating in this video is not a dramatic glitter look, its just a bit of sparkle around your eyes. If you are new to wearing glitter, this might be a good place to start. And, if your comfortable in glitter, maybe this is a fun everyday look for you during this season.

I hope you like this makeup tutorial, I had fun creating it! This is the first of a few Christmas makeup tutorials I will be sharing from now until Christmas so don't forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don't miss any of the fun.



Products featured in this tutorial.


Thank you for watching, liking, commenting and sharing, I love to spend time with you hear!

xoxo
Audrey





Friday, 24 November 2017

A Christmas Tree Tradition



I totally have Clark Griswold syndrome: 'a person who dreams of unachievable standards for special family events'. That is my personal definition of the syndrome but explains me well.

The Christmas tree farm was so fun and continues to be a Christmas tradition that I look forward to but the reality of so much of these holiday activities don't always show up in the pictures shared here so let me break it down for you a little.






Raise your eggnog with me, to the real memories we are creating with our families

Heres to:

missing your turn, backtracking and arguing about directions

crying babies as you jam them into snowsuits that restrict them from walking

bringing the hot dogs to roast over the fire but forgetting to bring pokers for actually roasting them

ornament clusters created by littles, close to the bottom of the tree

kids who loose interest in tree decorating after 5 minutes

eating candy canes and sticky messes all over the house

trying to take a billion pictures and sometimes annoying your husband








These are the things we will probably forget as we look back at the pictures of our holidays and remember all the best parts. But really its all the best parts, its all part of the journey, the experience and the memories we create.

Here is a vlog of the day as well. Feel free to share any of your candid holiday moments in the comments below, I love you guys and love hearing from you.



I hope your Christmas is off to a great start.

xoxo
Audrey

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