March 16, 2018


drunk elephant skincare, josie maran, clarisonic and supergoop sunscreen

Okay friends, we are way overdue for an updated skincare routine! If you all know me, then you know there are a few things I will drop some coin on, it's good skincare, good shoes for the fam but otherwise, I am perfectly content with a good ol' fashion Target tee. I'm really not a shopper, but I would describe myself as a quality over quantity type person, when it comes to products and things. So, if I'm willing to pay for some good skincare then it must be worth it! I also wouldn't recommend something that I didn't love because I wouldn't want anyone spending their hard earned money on products that didn't work. 

favorite luxury skincare drunk elephant, super goop sunscreen, josie maran

The skincare lines I'm loving are Drunk Elephant, Josie Maran and for sunscreen Supergoop! , I've been using these products for 6-9 months now.
At the time my skin was changing and I wasn't seeing the results I wanted from Origins anymore and during the summer I watched a YouTube video on Drunk Elephant and it sounded like this was exactly what I was looking for! Before I made the investment, I started out by trying "the littles", which is sort of their travel size products. I used them for about 2 weeks and I was hooked!

drunk elephant skincare review

Anytime you start a new skincare regimen, it takes at least 2 weeks or more for the products to build up in the skin and to start working. So keep that in mind, but I know you will see instant results after using the Sukari Babyfacial!

Here are the products I use from Drunk Elephant:

Cleanser Bars: Baby Juju + Baby Pekee Travel Duo
C-Firma Day Serum
T.L.C. Famboos Glycolic Night Serum
T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial 

In the morning I cleanse my face with the Baby Juju bar (white), then I follow it up with the C-Firma Day Serum, then the Josie Maran Face Butter and finally the Supergoop! sunscreen.

At night I wash my face with the Baby Pekee bar (grey), then T.L.C. Famboos Glycolic Night Serum and finally the Josie Maran Face Butter. *Every other night I use my Clarisonic in conjunction with the cleanser bar.  

Once a week or every other week I use the T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, usually Friday or Sunday evening.

That's it, EASY and my skin has never looked so good!

drunk elephant skincare, supergoop! sunscreen, josie maran clarisonic mia 2

The way I found the Josie Maran Whipped Argan Oil Face Butter was through the Sephora samples they were giving out when you earn beauty insider points. My sample was the Wipped Argan Oil Face Butter and my skin drank it up and it was not greasy at all!!! From then on, I made the switch to Josie Maran for moisturizer.

My way of finding Supergoop! sunscreen was just from browsing the shelves at Sephora....honestly I'm never at the mall and from the sound of this post, you'd think I lived there but seriously, I think I was there purchasing a new Josie Maran Face Butter and saw it on the shelf and gave it a try!?

Obviously from the title these are my favorites, so you know I love it and use it everyday!

When I was in my 20's I hardly ever applied sunscreen to my face. I hated the oily-greasy feeling that sunscreen left, I wanted it to soak in like lotion. I would eventually get a towel or something and wipe it off.  For that reason I didn't take care of my skin when it came to sun protection. I would wear hats or sunglasses but rarely sunscreen on my face or body. 

Well this Supergoop! sunscreen doesn't feel greasy at all and it soaks in just like lotion!

clarisonic mia2, josie maran, supergoop! sunscreen

Last but not least for skincare is my Clarisonic Mia2, I have been using this face brush for almost 2 years now and it has helped so much with deep cleaning my pores and exfoliating. I normally use it every other night, in combinations with my night cleansing bar.

mehaffey moments family selfie

My philosophy is that you should spend money on good skin care so you don't have to wear lots of makeup, but makeup to just enhance your natural beauty!

Onto hair care.

Monat Shampoo & Conditioner

My sister Riley, who is a hair stylist in California, started raving about this hair care line that she sells called Monat. She was saying how great it is for your hair, that it's naturally based, sulfate free, doesn't strip your hair, it's anti-aging and since hair care has never really been on my radar, I never really knew the importance or the difference for that matter. I usually bought Pantene or whatever was on sale or smelt good at the time.

Well a few weeks later, my sister gifted me a shampoo & conditioner and y'all, I AM HOOKED ON MONAT!!!

Let me just tell you, it has totally changed my hair! Before using Monat my hair was dry & frizzy, my ends needed alotta-help, my hair felt flat, thin, it would get oily super quick and it would always get that bump or dent in my hair if I put it in a clip or pony tail for a minute.
Now I can go about 3-4 days without washing my hair, (I still take showers,lol) and before I would need to wash my hair every other day like clockwork! My hair has life back in it, my ends are strong, I don't get that ridiculous bump in my hair after putting it up at the gym, it's not just feels and looks healthy!!!

If you are interested in Monat or want more info, here is the direct link where you can learn more.  

Now I know these are mostly luxury skincare products, but the bang is worth the buck and if there is only one product you can afford, I recommend the sunscreen! 

Thank you all for taking the time out of your busy day to read my blog and I hope you enjoyed. 

Talk to ya soon,


March 13, 2018


Hey y'all!

Last week was Naomi's 2 Year "Gotcha-Day" Anniversary!!!
(Gotcha is an adoption term for the day she came to us)

Can you believe it? It doesn't feel like she's been with us for only two years or already two years.

Naomi was 3½ years old when she came to be apart of our family and now she is 5½ and will be starting kindergarten in the fall!

We have been thru a lot together, lots of ups, lots of downs, many memories made together as a family and many more to make as the months turn into years.

In these last few months Naomi has really came into her own and absolutely loves playing with Maddie. She has turned into a great little sister and helps me out a lot with Maddie. I can ask Naomi to help Maddie with a task or she has learned over time to assist Maddie when she knows she may need help with something. 

Growing up with a special needs sibling teaches you compassion and patience, something both Naomi & Bryce have learned.

Some of the things Naomi loves:

Food, she absolutely loves her meals and snacks!
Playing with Maddie!
Arguing with Bryce, lol!
Playing in the Sandbox!
Riding bikes or scooters!
Going for family walks!

I know that Naomi is going to do great things in this world and if I would have to guess, it would probably be something in the public service category: teacher, police office, nurse, etc. (all things she has mentioned wanting to do) and she is one determined little girl.

I hope you enjoyed my small compilation of photos over the past two years. GOD knows I have waaayyy more but these are sort of the highlight reel.

Have a great day and thanks for reading,  

March 6, 2018


Hey guys, how are you all doing?!?

Can you believe we are in March already!!! This year is going by so fast for me, aahhh... There's so much that is going to be happening this year and one of the ways I stay sane and manage my stress level is by working out. I always say it's my therapy, but seriously it is! As a Stay at Home Mom of 3 school aged kiddos, it is one of the ways I'm taking care of myself and putting my health first. If you've been a long time reader of my blog, then get ready to hear a lot more involving health & fitness, because this is something that is really important to me and also something I love.

"Our Health is our Wealth!"

As Moms we are always worried about our kids getting enough sleep, are they physically active enough, are they eating properly, are they taking their vitamins, scheduling their well-doctors visits and where are the bottom of the list; Am I Right?!?

This is the year we are going to change that!

Let's have a show of hands, (no shame, remember I can't see you) who made a New Year's resolution to workout 3-4 times a week and has already broken their goals?!? You picked out really cute workout clothes, new shoes, possibly equipment, a cute reusable water bottle and you were going to rock it!

But somehow what you had planned didn't work out....

I get it, I've been there and I bet your goals didn't match your reality. Things got in the way, you weren't seeing results like you would of liked and you just stopped.

Here's the thing, you don't need cute workout gear, the hippest hottest gym that has everything to offer, the cute reusable water bottle blah, just need to show up for yourself. When you start on your health & fitness journey, your intentions need to be in the right place.
You need to do this for yourself!

Now if you got off track and are looking for a little motivation, then read my 5 tips below!

Here are 5 ways to turn your fitness goals around:

1. Re-evaluate your goals. Lets get truthful with ourselves! Do you need to loose weight for your health? When was the last time you went to the doctor and had labs? Do you want to tone up, but not necessarily loose weight? Do you want to workout to feel good and in doing that you reap the benefits of a more fit & healthy you?

You need to make the right fitness goals so you can tailor your workouts to your fitness level and for what you are trying to reach.

2. Make it a Habit! The definition of habit is: a regular tendency or practice. So when in your schedule can you regularly practice fitness and nothing else is vying for your attention. Is it the mornings, evenings, lunch hour, afternoons...
The best time for me is in the morning after I drop off all 3 kids at school. I aim for Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri. and if I have errands or appointments I try and make them on Tuesdays. If it doesn't work out (no pun intended, ha) I try and go at least 3 times a week and praise myself for doing just that!
It's important to give yourself grace if you can't make it all 4 times or your sick or you have a sick kiddo home from school or it just didn't work out, only when your intentions are in the right place.

3. The right environment. Where do you want to workout? The gym, at home, outside, group classes, cycle studios, small gym settings... These are all questions you need to ask yourself, do you have self motivation or do you need accountability! If you have self motivation then maybe forego the gym membership and download an app on your phone or pin exercises off of Pinterest or download printable workouts off the internet.

Here are two apps that are my favorite and show modifications for beginners!

SWEAT by Kayla Itsines'


These are both apps you can download from the app store on Apple & Android devices. They both cost a monthly fee or you can pay for a whole year, but it is still cheaper than a gym membership!

If you need the accountability of going to a gym then I recommend working out with a friend that knows what they are doing to help you and teach you, get a trainer for a week to set you up or join classes so you don't even have to think about setting up your workouts for the week. They do it all, you show up, attend the class, have a good time and 45-60 minutes later you are done, bam!

Another way to workout and is very much over looked is WALKINGGGGG!!!

I LOVE a good sunshine walk, it is good for my soul!

Go for family walks, throw those little ones in the stroller and go, walk with hand weights, get a walking buddy, that can be your four legged friends too. Just get out and go! If your neighborhood isn't walk friendly go to a park or walking trail!

Ride a bike, go for a family bike ride!

The point is there is so many ways to be more active in your everyday life, make the change!  

 4. Make Fitness Fun! Make working out something you look forward to. Here's what I do! 
When I am doing cardio on the treadmill, elliptical or bike I like to watch YouTube videos I specifically saved in my watch later list that's around 30 minutes. I watch a Netflix episode of a series I'm loving and before you know it that 30 minutes is over!

When I'm done with cardio and I'm onto strength & toning exercises I listen to a Podcast or music. I like Pandora's workout playlist and it keeps me going. I recommend Bluetooth (wireless) headphones, then you don't have some cord swinging around everywhere.
If you are working out with a girlfriend it is your time to catch up and talk about what's been going on!

Last but not least...

5. Diet. When I say diet, I don't mean extreme dieting trends, I mean what you put in directly effects the results you see and the way you are going to feel! Have you ever heard the saying, "Abs are made in the kitchen"? It's true, if you want to see results, you need to eat a balanced diet, keep your carbs in check, have healthy snacks on hand and keep in mind your portions when serving yourself. Now I'm not about to give dieting advice because I'm not a nutritionist and what works for me doesn't work for others. You may have food allergies or restrictions and your age may play into what you eat so I am not recommending any way of eating. 
For me I stick to an 75/25 diet. 75% of mostly whole foods and the other 25% is for me to enjoy life with what I want to eat. Part of me doing cardio is for me to enjoy the things I shouldn't eat a lot of!
But if you are looking for food inspirations I recommend going to Pinterest, there is so much there to offer: low carb, grain free, vegetarian, Italian, Mexican, you name it, it's there!. 

Another important thing is to drink water!!! It's recommended you drink 64 oz. of water a day! I struggle so hard in this department but I am constantly working on keeping my water intake up.

Below I have my Workouts for Gym or at Home and Health & Fitness Pinterest boards you should follow along! 

In the end I think any movement is good movement. Remember to be truthful with yourself and the importance of physical activity. We all can carve out 20-30 minutes of our day to focus on our health!
Alright y'all, I hope you enjoyed this post or at least I inspired you to take a sunshine walk or to think about your activity level.
Talk to ya soon,

February 27, 2018


This weekend was a breath of fresh air!

Saturday we still received a lot of rain but, Sunday cleared up to be a beautiful sun-shiny-day. 🌞

One of our most treasured things to do after a big rain storm is hike down to the creek. The kids absolutely love it and of course we do too. Jer and I like to watch the kids play and build with sticks and rocks, the most basic of basic things. Bryce, Maddie and Naomi really come alive in this environment and like to build beaver dams so the water is diverted in different directions. 

I also noticed there's a lot less fighting involved when we are playing in the creek, ha!
After a summer storm we would of been down here with shorts and sandals.

When you are down here and there's water running through the creek, it is so peaceful and any worries seem to fade away. You really feel like you are miles and miles away from everything and everyone. 

I'm sure you will notice, Naomi doesn't have rain boots on, well that is because all of a sudden she out grew it was little cowboy boots and playing on the creek side.

She still loved and enjoyed!

Jer and I hiked up to the pond to check on the water level and it was pretty much at level with just a little spill over.

I could just stay down here alllll day!

It makes my heart happy when the kids are one with nature! 💓

Bryce was testing and feeling the power of the current where it was at its strongest!

The farm looked extra beautiful on Sunday.

Here's a picture of little old me, unless I take a selfie, it's like I wasn't even there, lol!

Have a great day and enjoy the video!

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