new make ups!


my target make up purchase

i’m not much of a make up person and when i do wear it, i don’t wear much. i like to look as natural as possible. most of my eye shadows are either browns, violets or neutrals. i think i only have 1 green and 1 blue. i also don’t wear foundation as it is too heavy. tinted moisturizers, mineral powders, or the like is okay. the thing is, i don’t want to feel like i’m wearing anything at all. :excited

i wandered into target today to buy some formula for alex and checked out their health and beauty clearance isle. there were a bunch of cosmetics from jk, pixi, and np. :heart

i’v never heard of any of these brands or see them before but i found some things to buy. i haven’t try them yet but they were cheaper than the drugstore brands at $5 – $7 a piece on clearance.

i bought:

jk pro finish moisture tint spf 20 in 02 medium $7

jk on set matifying powder in medium $5.25

jk lip ID color adapt gloss $5

pixi fat face (retractable) brush $5


it’s not always cheap…

to live a bit greener. at least, that is what i’m noticing. maybe it’s just me? i can’t use any drugstore shampoo brands or my scalp will itch like crazy. i’m running out of the sonoma soap shampoo and conditioner that i bought last time. we’re also running out of bar soap.

i’m not sure where i can locate more of the sonoma soap brand so i bought goat’s milk tearless shampoo and body wash for baby. i figure the whole family can use these, including me and the new baby!


shampoo and body wash

we have used canus goat’s milk products before, like their bar soaps and LOVE IT!! it smells great, lasts a long time and doesn’t get all soft and gooey like regular soaps.


moisturizing body soap bars

instead of ordering the bar soaps again, we’re giving the body wash a try.


body wash

before i said we were going to buy these for the place but changed our minds. that means we have some leftover money on the jcpenney giftcard. so today, james bought this:


coin sorting machine

sometimes, i just find that i can’t always be frugal on the personal care stuff. faith have ezcema and she would always break out on her arms and legs. after we made the switch to more natural products (like no dyes and fragrances  and skipping fabric softener and bleach altogether), she has been fine since and have no break outs. maybe because of the switch jaelynn never had that problem.

it’s not always cheap but it’s worth it.


my petty pottery barn kids purchase

i saw this on slickdeals and jumped in because i NEED a reusable lunchbag; so does james and faith. :D aren’t these so cute? i got them for about $5.86 each with shipping. see them here at pbk.


i got the pink polka dots, lavender polka dots, and blue roll-top bags

from pbk’s website:

Our stylish expandable lunch bag is packed with top quality features, phthalate- and BPA-free insulation, and an easy-to-clean outer surface. Made of durable, water-resistant 600-denier polyester, it’s shaped like a paper lunch bag. Sized perfectly to fit our food storage containers and juice boxes. 12.5 x 6.5 x 13″ h. Available colors listed below.

now i need to find some reusable sandwich bags. gosh, i hate those ziplocs or whatever-you-call them plastic sandwich bags with a passion! these don’t look so bad hmm…?



i made some purchases using most of our giftcards from our thank you points. (lots of photos :D)


i got wash clothes, hand towels, and bath mats in “natural” and “green tea” for both bathrooms from west elm. vegetable dyed shower curtain from overstock.


tomorrow i’m ordering these sets of rugs from jcpenney. they come with a 5′ x 8′ area rug, 24″ x 40″, and 22″ x 60″.


we bought this memory foam mattress from overstock. it’s going to be our first memory foam. keeping fingers crossed. also bought a mattress protector.


this is on our shopping list from jcpenney. looks great huh? it’s on backorder so we probably won’t place an order until the weekend.


my new bedding from west elm!! i love it, don’t you? it’s a duvet and 2 shams – i got it in “sea spray”.


in white.

after using all gift cards, we would end up spending about $100 out of pocket. i’m also getting another $100 giftcard from thank you and this time, it is most likely for bed bath and beyond. i need a new pull-out trash and laundry sorter.