Makeover Party Madness with #HummusMadeEasy

This post is sponsored by The Women Bloggers, LLC and its advertiser Kendal King Group #SoapBoxInfluence. All opinions are mine. #HummusMadeEasy

A couple of weeks ago I went to a fun makeup party with some family and friends.  If there is one thing I know from growing up with a twin sister it’s that MAKEOVERS ARE AWESOME!  I love to play with makeup, always have, and always will.  My sister and I went through a tragic phase…like most teens…until we learned to straighten our hair and conceal those pimples.  Ha!

Anyway, I digress…

Nothing brings girls together like makeup and good food am I right?

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We had the best time chatting and talking about different looks.  I love a liquid eyeliner myself (I like to channel my inner Katy Perry).

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I didn’t get a photo of my makeup darn it!  That’s what happens when you are always behind the camera, but I promise you I looked fab!BBP_8121

Oh the choices we gals have to make to look beautiful.  Actually, I think it’s quite fun to change-up your look and play with different options.  BBP_8120

Nothing makes a party like good food in my opinion.  I mean what’s better than “party food”???  To this gathering I brought some YUMMY….I mean totally DELISH Hummus.  I love me some hummus lady friends.

CHECK IT:

Someone asked me what my recipe was.  Well, I’ll tell you all three of these hummus creations took less than 15 minutes to put together.  It was incredibly easy.

I used BUSH’S® Hummus Made Easy.  It comes in three flavors:  Classic Hummus Made Easy, Southwest Black Bean Hummus Made Easy, and Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Made Easy.

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TOP IT OFF:

Classic Hummus Made Easy: Topped with a bit of cracked pepper feta.

Black Bean Hummus Made Easy:  Topped with diced jalapeno peppers.

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Made Easy:  Topped with paprika.
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Serve with pita chips, veggies, and pretzels.

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I know we all had a great time!  I always love get together with the girls.

Look at my beautiful sister in laws…Rebecca and Kim.  Aren’t they so pretty!!!  Love you girls!  I can’t wait until we can get together for another party!  (I’ll bring the hummus 🙂 )
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Being a Mom through the Storms #SickJustGotReal #AMomCanDream

The video and gift card have been provided by Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. All thoughts and reviews are my own.

The years just keep on passing by so quickly!  I just shared how Connor boy turned 6 years old.  It seems like yesterday he was an itty bitty baby and now he’s in school.  I’ve heard once they get in school time passes even quicker.

I remember those sleepless nights & Doctor visits so well 🙂

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As a first time Mom there are so many things that run through your brain.  “Am I doing this right?” “What do I do with this little human I just brought home from the hospital?”  

And the WORST feeling is when your baby gets sick.

I remember one night so vividly.  Connor was an infant and he had a super high fever and it wasn’t breaking.  I was so nervous and it was late at night.  Terence and I were pacing the house trying to figure out what to do.  We had given him medicine and a bath and tried to lower the fever…nothing was happening.  I called 911 because I was so scared and didn’t know what to do.

The lady on the phone began to yell at me and tell me “What kind of Mother lets her son get a fever that high?”  “You need to go to the ER” and she continued to tell me horrible things and judging me for something that I just wanted help with.  I felt helpless and angry after that phone call.  I just started to cry and pray that everything would be okay.

Who was she to judge me?  I was a scared first time Mom and all she did was scold me!

Obviously everything worked out, but the situation could have been so much easier if the lady would have just shown a little bit of patience with me.

As Moms we love our kids beyond all reason and there is nothing we won’t do for them.  Check out this site for tips and support, because when the sick gets real that’s exactly what you’ll need—->>> support and advice!

So they can grow up healthy, happy, and enjoy a full childhood 🙂

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Check out this super cute and funny video below.  If you’re a Mom I know you can relate!

Check out the video HERE  & follow along on the Facebook page.

Share your story…what’s your worst sick story???  

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FabFitFun Spring Box Reveal + Coupon Code

This post is sponsored by FabFitFun via Bloggin’ Mamas.

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It’s spring time lady friends and that means it’s time to polish and shiny up your skin and get yourself in tip top shape!  If you’re looking for some inspiration to get you in the mood for spring time, look no further than the FabFitFun box!

You can check out the box HERE and use coupon code:

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for $10 off your first box.  FabFitFun is a subscription box with full-size fashion, beauty, fitness, and lifestyle products.  It retails for $49.99 but always has a value over $200!  These boxes sell out so fast and only come out seasonally…so move fast gals!

So….OMG Becky what’s in the FabFitFun spring box???

Here we go…

Marrakesh Hair Oil (Value $23)

I have dry, frizzy hair so this is perfect to tame my crazy tresses.

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An ISH Beauty Contour Kit in Light/Medium or Medium/Dark ($32 Value)

I had been looking for a good contour kit before I received this one.  I have been using it for the last couple of weeks and I just LOVE it.  The color and pigment go on really smooth and it does a great job.  I highly recommend this contour kit if you are looking for one.

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A Jook and Nana Gold Plated Tag Necklace ($65 Value)

I love this necklace, it’s so easy to pair with anything and layer with other jewelry.  They come in several different styles that say different things.

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Kitchen Herb Garden DIY Kit (Value $35)

I’m loving this cute little herb kit.  Now that we live in an apartment we don’t have a yard.  I love fresh herbs, and this sits perfectly on our balcony.

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Hello Legs Lotion

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Jus D’Amour Bath Bomb Trinity (Value $28)

These smell AMAZING!  Perfect for bubble bath and a glass of wine or if you want to share with guests…they look super cute in your guest bathroom 🙂

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Merrithew Mat Strap Plus (Value $15)

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Bodypure Glove and Socks (Value $10)

My skin and nails have been so dry from the winter, I’m excited to use this to get my skin soft and ready for spring.

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A Thirty One Bits $25 Gift Card & Sterling Forever $30 gift card.

I’m never disappointed with the FabFitFun box.  Every season it gets better and better.  If you want to check out what was in my fall box go HERE.  The overall value of this box is worth $282.91!  You get all of these goodies for $39.99!  Use code “Becky” to get $10 off.

Follow along with FabFitFun on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and YouTube for more reveals and fun!

Life Happens

What’s up yuns?

I’ve been crazy busy with….well….just life.

Things get crazy when your kids start school.  I had visions of all this time off while Connor was at school, but in reality Connor brings home something new every day and has homework every night.  I’m not sure how I feel about a kindergartener having homework?  I get reading books and all that, but homework and the pressure on kids at such a young age is a little jarring.

We have soccer practice and then soccer games on Saturdays.  I’ve also had a ton of photo-shoots lately.  Not to mention my day job!  Sometimes I feel like I over extend myself, but I’m the type of person that has to be doing something or I go crazy.

My Mom visited for a few days and right after that my sister came to visit too.  I love it when friends and family come stay.  It’s already getting hot….sigh….

Me & Bon- NOT getting in trouble Mom!

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I cannot stand hot weather.  I would much weather have a cool breeze and no pit stains on my shirts.  Calgon take me to NYC or Seattle…UP NORTH!

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When Bon was here we got to meet up with our good friend Adrian, who is also a bomb-diggity author.  (We missed our red-headed twins!!!)  If you haven’t read Adrian’s books check them out here!  She’s so awesome and we just adore her 🙂

We had a good Easter and Jarrett was here to Easter egg hunt at Grana & Pops house.  Of course we had to dress the boys alike.  It’s a twin thing!

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Connor lost TWO teeth last week while he was at school!  So the tooth fairy has been a frequent visitor.  I love this age so much.

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Still house hunting.  We’ve put in what seems like a ton of offers and have looked at so many homes at this point I don’t know UP from DOWN.  I know God has the perfect little gem out there for us….we just haven’t found it yet.  It has been quite the process and God bless our sweet realtor Courtney who has been with us every step of the way.

Prayers appreciated that we will find something soon because Becky is tired of hauling my groceries up 3 flights of stairs.  UGH.

xo Becky


Connor’s SIXth Birthday! Star Wars Party

Our sweet Connor James turned six years old this month.  I’ve been a bad “party Mom” for the past couple of years and let celebrating kind of slide.  This year we went to Summit Climbing in Grapevine and everyone had a blast.

Of course the theme was Star Wars!  As if we had any other option right?  Everything was really laid back and that’s just the way I like it.  I think all the little Jedi’s had a great time and we are thankful to everyone who came to celebrate our ray of sunshine!

xo- The Branches

Enjoy the pictures 🙂BBP_7064BBP_7065

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