Life Lately

Elliot's one year post will be up soon, I've just been editing  photos here and there as I get a chance.

Bare with me, I've been sick as a dog since Sunday afternoon. The kids at school think I'm nuts because I also haven't worn makeup... but why where it when you're about to blow your nose constantly.


Harrison had a blast on Halloween as per his usual. This child loves a holiday and one that allows you to gather candy is even better. We just went to the Trunk r Treat at church and that was plenty of tricking and treating for this mama. 

Elliot meanwhile, he isn't allowed to laugh in photos anymore. The child does not have a pretty laugh. He's a full on tossing your head back, turning beet red, and ceasing to breathe kind of laugher. 


Jeremy had the idea that we should all dress up this year... I doubt this becomes a yearly thing. Mama is apparently not a medium in an adult onesie. Found that out the hard way. 


The birthday cake, it was great and quickly turned into mom's daily treat after work. If you haven't made this layer cake... you need to. 


It's officially been cold enough that frost has hit. It was so cold the first of November that my car actually still had frozen spots when I got to work. Not to mention Jeremy's trunk wouldn't even open for me. 

Heaven for this winter lover! 

It's been staying chilly and that is something we don't see on the regular in South Louisiana. 


Plus... hello open doors! 

Oh, and with the coming of November has also come the end of nursing our youngest baby. I was ready for it to end this time. I think had we not moved I wouldn't have felt this way, but this new phase of life has thrown me off enough that I didn't enjoy stressing over milk. If anything I've learned a few things I'll do different when and if I have another. When I took a break from pumping this summer my supply tanked and it was a hot mess from then off and I never recovered. 

But with that I am able to get back to using Retinol. Just so happens that back when I was pregnant I ordered a bottle of Buffet serum from The Ordinary and they accidentally sent me their Retinol 1%, I was told to keep it and I've hoarded it away in my beauty drawer. This week I busted it out and am using it nearly like I did RetinA. 

Granted RetinA was twice a week, but I am using this every other day... washing my face, waiting about 10 minutes, putting Retinol on, waiting 20, putting on my moisturizer and then going to bed. I can't find a good post anywhere about how to use The Ordinary Retinol so I thought the safest way would be to mirror my use with RetinA. The squalene in this is supposed to make it much more gentle on your skin and you won't see the RetinA peeling. 

As soon as I'm done with this bottle I'm ordering tried and true RetinA though.