Paint War Gender Reveal

Saturday, April 27, 2013

This past month, life has been going along and I really haven't felt inspired to blog much.

And then...I see this pin on Pinterest:



I'm pretty sure by now everyone has heard about the "gender reveal" phenomena that has been sweeping the nation. If you haven't, google that right now.  We'll wait for you to see the pics of the parents-to-be opening boxes with pink balloons streaming out and the cakes with the blue frosting that ooze out of the center when you slice into them.
Oh but it's about to get a lot better.
Two words for you:  PAINT WAR.

The "PAINT WAR gender reveal" is all sorts of awesome.
It makes the "It's a boy!" phone call I made to my friends and family back in the day seem soooooooo nine years ago.

Let's examine this phenomena closer, shall we?

So the pregnant couple goes into their doctor appointment, after a quick stop at Home Depot I assume, and unload their quarts of blue paint, pink paint, white unmarked empty bottle, and paint stirrer in front of the doctor.

Ok, I don't know if they really bring a paint stirrer.

I just took the liberty of adding that item in because the paint stirrers are always sitting there at the paint counter, like take me home, I'm free.
So you throw like six of them in the bag.
And the Home Depot guy gives you a look.

Anyway......back to our story....

Aisle Four of Home Depot is now located in exam room #2 of your ob/gyn's office.
In my mind, this is how it goes down:

"Doctor, I know you are extremely busy with the business of birthing babies all day long but we need your help. You see, we would like to do a gender reveal paint war photo shoot!!  As such, we will need you to please choose the paint that correlates with the sex of the baby and put it into the white bottle. Please be careful that NOT A DROP OF PAINT gets ANYWHERE on the outside of the bottle.  Because that would ruin the purpose of our gender reveal paint war, of course."

"A....gender reveal....paint....war."

"Yes. It's all the rage on Pinterest right now."

"And you want me to squeeze paint into this white bottle.  Because.......?"

"Because are going to blindfold each other and then squirt the paint all over each other, all while being carefree and laughing giddily and being photographed! Naturally, we will remove our blindfolds at some point and see...we are having a boy! Or a girl! It's going to be SO adorable."

"Right. So you are telling me you are going to squirt this paint all over each other. And make a mess of yourselves."

"An adorable mess."

" And by whatever color you are slimed in, that's how you tell the sex of the baby."

"Yes, that's right."

"Well, this is sheer brilliance.  Consider me on board. Nurse, call Labor & Delivery and tell them I'll be a little late.  Now, pass me a paint stirrer.....or six. I can hardly wait to see how the pictures turn out. I'm sure they will be a timeless keepsake!"

Be jealous.

Friday, April 5, 2013

You know what's awesome?

~When you essentially do not sleep the entire night.....and when the alarm goes off at 6am, you have a little 6 year old standing in front of you telling you they are "so itchy".
Because truly....what is more awesome than waking up to red rash all over your child's chest, back and face when you are on two hours of sleep?!

~That I'm about to watch a Dateline episode (I recorded last night) while folding a severe case of laundry.
The episode topic?
A guy goes missing, but his friends and family receive texts from him saying he's "ok" and just had to "figure some things out"......
They find out the texts were not coming from him at all!!
It's so scary awesome when your real life mirrors a Dateline episode.   #BringMattHome

~That I couldn't tell you which is the before and which is the after of Real Housewives of Orange County Vicki Gunvalson's face:

And know what's awesome?

When you are sitting at your desk wolfing down a PB&J sandwich......

...and your girl crush Sophia Vergara instagrams a pic of HERSELF eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich!

And you are sitting there all ME TOO, SOFIA!!  

Who writes blog posts at 3am?

Thursday, April 4, 2013



Well, sometime around 2am, Matthew woke up screaming "MOMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!" at the top of his lungs.

I bolted up in bed as if someone had sounded the fire alarm. I fly into his room and he is sitting up in bed, telling me he heard a car horn.
He’s also half-asleep.

So I tuck him back in, go back to my bed, and am now lying here WIDE AWAKE.
And listening for car horns.

2am turns into 3am.

And hello,what is with ALL THE RANDOM THINGS that run through your head at 3am???

“I wonder if he really did hear a car horn?  Well at least he wasn’t waking me up to tell me he was sick. Strrrrrrretchhhh. I should really take a yoga class one day. Bethenny Frankel has those weird yoga toes though.  I don’t want those.  Did I return the field trip form back to Carter’s teacher?   What should I make for dinner tonight? Maybe I should just get up and make the kids’ lunches now and get that over with. How many more days this week do I have to make lunch? What day is it even today?  I still can't believe Heidi Klum rescued her son and two nannies from an undertow. Those pictures are insanely incredible.  Am I hungry?  I think I want a bowl of Lucky Charms.  I'm pretty sure I did return that form to the teacher.  WAS THAT A CAR HORN?” 

Now it’s 4am. 
And I’m here writing a post I had no intention of writing when I went to bed last night. 

Once you have kids, you never sleep blissfully unaware ever again, do you?

p.s. The bowl of Lucky Charms was SO GOOD.  Cereal tastes even better at 3:40am.

Can't Live Without My....{under $20 beauty edition]

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Here is what I'm loving lately.....and bonus???  All under twenty bucks! we go!   I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT MY.......

Smashbox Limitless Eyeliner in Onyx Black $19.99
I've never owned an eyeliner that glides on like this.  LIKE BUTTAHHHH, I tell you!
Love.  I'll be a fan for life.

Sonia Kashuk Foundation Brush $14.99
Confession: I've never used a foundation brush before now.  However, when I was in the market for a new foundation a little while back, the girl at MAC applied foundation to my face with a brush.
W-O-W what a difference! Made my skin seemed airbrushed.
I was sold...but not enough to pay $40 just for a brush (which, I know, I normal for makeup brushes.  But STILL, it just doesn't sit right with me!)  Then one day I saw this one at Target and thought I'd give it a  Well, just look at the title to this post.

Nuance Salma Hayek AM/PM Anti-Aging Super Cream $19.99
Let me just tell you right now, I have zero loyalty to any cream out there.
I think it is because I'm a cream fanatic and I always think there is something possibly better than whatever empty bottle I just finished and tossed into the trash.  Well, this cream?
I bought at CVS....three times in a row now.  So I think that means something.
It makes my skin feel silky smooth, doesn't feel too heavy or too light, and smells divine.
The only thing that bugs me is that "Salma Hayek" is in the name.
I hate buying anything that has a celeb name tied to it.  What's next for me?  Lady Gaga perfume?  Ew.

Smashbox Lip Gloss in Pixel
I know.  It's not the fabulousity that is nipple cream lip gloss (now THAT'S a story for the new readers here) but it's a close second for me.  Little known fact about me:  My co-worker claims she always knows when I'm having a really stressful day because it's the only time I don't re-apply my lip gloss.  Hi, my name is McMommy and I have a lip gloss re-application addiction.
ANYWAY, this color is a great neutral that I can wear alone or over a lip stain....which brings me to my next product......

NYC Lip Stain $4.99

I've yet to meet a color I don't like in this collection. (Confession: Although I've never tried that dark one on the end.  And I never will.  Too dark for me, I bet.)  Bonus?  These lip stains do not dry out my lips!

CVS Facial Cleansing Brush  $19.99
All this makeup know what your face NEEDS???  A good scrubbing.
The CVS facial cleansing brush is a knock off of the Clarisonic one (I'm too lazy to spell check that) but I've never used the Clarisonic one so my face doesn't know the difference.
But my wallet does.
Spending $150 for a face spinny brush isn't in my cards right now but I will gladly use this knock-off because it works so well!  Just a dab of my facial cleanser on it and boom....the magic begins.
My face feels so clean afterwards, as if those bristles have scrubbed out every last pore.  
A little smear of Salma Hayek cream (Ew! I still hate celeb names in my products!) afterwards and my face feels like it's in heaven.

Let me know if you have any products YOU can't live without....I love a good recommendation!

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