Thursday, December 31, 2015

A look back on 2015

Happy New Year!!! 2015 was a wonderful year with many ups and downs in our world.

Last Year I told myself I would blog and blog and blog about our life and the kids growing so fast. But I let the year slip me by. Time has gone by faster than I could have imagines!! I didn't achieve my goal which I thought would be an easy one!! But gosh it was tough and both my computers crashed and I thought I could use my smart phone. Anyways it just didn't happen the way I planned. Looking back at old pictures on facebook and instagram and my phone make me sad how fast these kids are growing before my eyes!!! So I promise myself no matter how hard it gets and how fast the day slips by me I will record them much more!!!! I'll also be doing a lot vlogging on my youtube channel My Channel as much as possible. I want to be to look back at my babies and their growth and share with the world and family. SO please join us as we get a bit silly and serious at times and share our life with the public.

What will you find here and on my channel???? Well a bit of everything. I started my channel as a beauty channel because I love makeup so much and I was a bored SAHM. No adays I've gotten into so much more in life. I've always been into food and recipes and have taken that passion on as I went through a new lifestyle change. A few years back I became a Vegan. I'm more of a Vegetarian now because I just love cheese, but eat mainly Vegan. With that I'd love to share my recipes with you. My family doesn't eat fully Vegetarian so you'll be seeing meat as well. Also I have a new job as a cook/manager at my daughter Elementary School, I just love it so much. on youtube I've gotten more into watching family videos which has inspired me to share mine with you. Join us this New Year with little peices of our lives.

So here's a recap on 2015

We got to eat most of our meals from my huge garden I planted this year!!! We even got my daughter an Apple tree for her birthday. Some good organic goodness!!!
I've lost almost 20 pounds from eating mainly all fruits and vegetables. But I hope to gain about 10 pounds back this year. Why??? Well I just have one of those body types that loses all curves with weight lose. I'd like to get them back. Along with some toning up this year. Which reminds me I bought the Tone It Up book and it's amazing!! I'm going to touch more on that in another post.

My girls took on an instrument this year. Briella is playing the Cello and Kaleigh is playing the Violin. Both beautiful strings and they are working hard on them.

This is Hubby & I at my cousins wedding. It was beautiful and so much fun!! Loved seeing the Family I haven't see in awhile!!! We wore matching black and red!! I thought we were pretty good looking that night!!!
The girls enjoying the amzingly warm and gorgeous Fall we had this year!! This was at one of my sons Cross Country meets. Due to the fact I haven't had a computer for half the year I don't have very many pictures in this new one.
Last Month we went to Vegas for our Anniversary. My dream of going to Paris was closely filled by Hubby & I celebrating our Anniversary at the Eiffel Tower Restaurant. They even had a vegetarian meal for me.
It was a blast and a much needed Mommy & Daddy Vacation. 
Devin does Track in the Spring & Cross Country in the Fall. The girls love cheering their big Brother on. He even won an award and plaque in his honor. Next year he'll be in High School but he gets to go back for the first meet and shoot the gun.

Daddy & his little Loves

Trader Joes came out with Spray coconut oil!! Mama bear was one happy cooker.

My Husband might kill me for this one!!!! But damn he's the sexiest Husband in the whole world!
Aren't they just darling! They are in the 4th grade this year. Learning lot's of new things. Home has gotten harder and they are reading more and working hard.
Halloween. One of our favorite holidays!!! The girls were Monster High's this year. Of coarse Devin and my nephew didn't want a picture taken.
The girls were in the Christmas Parade walking Santa to his Village. It was so exciting for them!!
We waited almost 6 hours for Santa. Yup you heard that right. We are nuts!!!
The kids and Santa

Oh and we got a new member to our family this year!!!! A bunny and it was Kaleigh's turn to name a pet this time. She named her Carrots and she's the cutest and sweetest little baby bunny.
This was Thanksgiving. We had the Family over and it was such a lovely day. Sadly my mom had surgery so my parents couldn't come over. The weather has been so Gorgeous and warm this year. I fear by next year the girls might get almost as tall as me. I've excepted the fact that I'm small and everyone is out growing me. Hahhaaaa

Well I don't wan to go too crazy with this post so that's all for now!!! What a lovely year we have had and i hope to have an even better on this year!!

Happy & Healthy New Year to everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!

The DuHaime Family

New Years Makeup Collab w/ MzBeautii24

I did a Makeup collb with my youtube friend Shea. Glitter was on my mind for this look so I had to find some glitter. Though the Revlon one I bought didn't work out how I wanted it to luckily I had some back ups. It was fun to do a makeup look again. Though I guess I filmed it wrong cause when I put it in my editor the video was upside down so I loaded it as is. Sorry no editing here just the real deal.

Here's so pictures to go along with the look


Monday, July 27, 2015

Our Camping Trip

Hello world!!! We our back from our annual camping trip. 9 days with 5 kids and some rain but we survived. It was really nice to get away for a bit and not have to worry about the house and bills and everyday life. Our 2 nephews came with us, which keeps our older one busy since he has 2 little sisters.

Camping is our favorite little get away. It's fairly cheap and everyone has a great time. We went to the beach, where I got burnt like always. We had a scavenger hunt that was so much fun I recommend every family to do one at least once in your life lol. I made a list for everyone and gave them all bags. We all just went through the camp ground and woods looking for things like flowers,acorns,pinecones,something yellow,a feather and more. I loved seeing what everyone found.

During the last weekend we celebrated our youngest 9th birthday. The whole family came up and we went to the beach and cooked on the girl and has cake and drinks by the fire. She got a camper and a jeep for her American Girl Doll so that was the high light of her trip.

It was a great trip and hopefully before the summer ends we can go back for at least a weekend. Ughhh now I'm still doing laundry and putting away all this camping crap. Feels like we took half the house with us!!

Hope everyone is having a great summer!!!

Monday, June 29, 2015

My oldest turns 14

Wow where does the years go?? 14 years ago I gave birth to my first child, Devin Louis. This kid has grown up do darn face it seriously makes my head spin. His last visit a few months back to the pedestrians office confirmed him being 5'8 and 150 pounds. Oh my not a baby anymore that's for damn sure. That makes him 8 inches taller than me and I'm pretty sure he may have grown an inch since then.
I remember bring him home for the first time. This tiny little bundle of joy on a hot Summers day. We lived in this tiny little apartment on the 3rd floor learning to be parents for the first time. He had blonde hair and blue eyes looking like a mini version of my husband. Then he grow into the funniest wildest little boy. So much energy came from this cute little guy. I remember him banging his head crying at my mom's house cause I had to leave him and go to work. I would cry driving to work wishing I could just turn around and scoop him back up. He's daddy would parade him around cars shows with his friends and we would go swimming and take him camping during the summer.
Watching little boys grow up is a ton of fun but I was meant to only have one!! We had 2 little girls after our rough tough messy little boy. He ran around the yard with sticks and searched for worms in the yard. He played rough and got extremely dirty all time. Back then he thought he was a power ranger and an army guy all in one. Kept me on my toes from morning till night. I had to climb in his car bed and read him like 7 books before he fell asleep for the night.
By the time he was 7 we bought our very own house with a huge backyard and a new puppy to to entertain all that boy energy he held. He grew so fast and became a great student and and amazing track star. Devin will be going to 8th grade this year, his last year in the middle school. His hair has become darker and curler and his eyes changed to a beautiful green. His big dimple remains the same. He's a great big brother to his younger sisters and loves animals,video games and the solar system!!
Happy Birthday to the not little boy anymore.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Makeup Monday

No school again today. Boy we've had a lot of days off. 2 week vacation then snow Friday and today. We'll the kids sure love a long weekend.

So trying to blog every day is extremely hard unless I blog about dumb stuff. I really can't come up with that much interesting things to talk about everyday, not to mention some days life just keeps you busy and I'm too tired. I'm going to have to find a schedule for me that will work out but keep me blogging a lot this year. First we have Makeup Monday.

I went to Sephora and got some new makeup for my birthday. I was thibking of getting the Too Faced Semi - Sweet Chocolate bar pallette, but seriously do I really need another eyeshadow pallette in my life?? No not really. So I got other things. I'm very happy with the goodies I did pick out.

First I got the Benefit How to Look The Best At Everything. This little box comes with the pore fessional, Hello Flawless oxygen wow, 2 boi-ing concealers, and Hello Flawless powder. Love love it all. I've used the powder before which has a cute name "I'm cute as a bunny" Honey. I also had it in the color Honey before and it was the perfect match for me. It's so soft and smooth and I almost like it better than my MAC studio Fix. The foundation is called "I'm so money" Honey. Cute names right. This foundation is so so so nice. It's been awhile since I've loved a foundation like I love this. It's very lightweight and a light to meduim coverage.  The first time I put it on I thought maybe it wasn't going to cover enough. It's just that light. But once I applied it all I saw how well it actually did even out my skin tone and look flawless.  Not full coverage flawless but like nice pretty real skin. Almost like you can't even tell I have Makeup on. I have dry skin and this is perfect for my dry skin. The concealer is nice too but I don't know if I'm sold on it just yet. It's a cream concealer but not as thick and full coverage as MAC. The 02 was more for under eyes and the 03 which is a bit darker was more of the same shade as the foundation.  I just think maybe I need to give it a few more tries. The primer, Pore fessional is so silky smooth but not silicone kind of smooth it's just right. Seriously I need a full size bottle of this. Way better then the Maybelline pore easer I've been using.

The too Faced 5 Star Favorites comes with 3 eye goodies. The shadow insurance which is your eye primer and my all time favorite primer. The better than sex mascara, yes you heard that right. It's not better than sex but it's a good mascara.  I've only tried it 2 times so not sure if I love it just yet, but it's a very good mascara. I'm not a fan of how big the brush is on my small eyes. I do love that it dries super fast. With hooded eyes I find that very wet mascara makes a mess on my lids and usually ruins looks for me. But this passed the test. The perfect eyes eyeliner is to die for!!! Yes yes yes I've been needing a good liner for some time now. I wanted the Urban Decay 24/7 but they were all sold our of the zero (which is black). So that's why I grabbed this. Great product it's super duper black and very smooth and glides on so nice. I'm in love with it and will repurchase this again. It's one of those liners that's very nice to blend out but yet it also dries nice and stays put. I feel asleep with it on and it was still there the next day.

Lastly there was my free birthday gift from Sephora. This month they had the skin care or Urban Decay lip crayons. The lippies looked nice but one was red and I rarely wear red so I opted for the skin care. It's Peter Thomas Roth anti - aging cleansing gel and a cucumber gel mask. I tried them only once so far. The cleanser made my skin feel really dry and tigh. Not a fan of that feeling. I use Cetaphil everyday for my dry skin. The eye mask was nice but not really sure I felt anything from it. I guess I can try it more and see what it does. So I'm not sure if I will continue to use the cleanser or not??

So those are by Sephora goodies. I just love Sephora so much. It's like a kid in a candy store. So hard to make a decision in that store.

Have a lovely day!
Xox Lisamarie

Monday, January 5, 2015

Vacation is over

Well the kids and I have been on Christmas for the past two weeks. It's been nice to be home with the kids. Though it seemed to go by very fast.
I still need to take down the Christmas tree. Yesterday would have been perfect but I guess I just got to lazy to do it. Well I have all week when I get out of work. Also I'm ready to take down my Christmas decorations with the tree.
The girls were very excited to wear their new outfits and boots they got from Grandma for Christmas. They are so cute and at such a cute age right now. Hope they are always so close. I know them wanting to wear matching clothes might not last too many more years so for now I'm soaking up the cuteness.
Going back to work was kinda hard for me today. I got used to staying up late and then waking up and just lounging with my cup of coffee and watching youtube videos.  Though I work only 4 and half hours I was so tired after work today.
We'll our day went well. Nothing exciting. The girls had their after school program today. Now they are sleeping and Hubby and I are watching devin play xbox with my nephew online.
Happy Monday time to start relaxing and off to bed! Can't wait for some coffee in the am.

Oh and on a side note my hair is looking very red todau. Ughhh I should stop messing with it. Should have left my perfect blonde alone.... Grr 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Sunday Funday

We're having a pretty lazy day over here at the DuHaime's. Been lazing around drinking coffee and the kids on their new tablets from Santa. Hubby and I went grocery shopping and that's about it. Now the boys are playing video games and the girls are getting ready to play Sorry. Even the dogs are being lazy today hehe.
Tomorrow is back to school for the kids and back to work for me. The perks of being a lunch lady I get to have all the same days off as the kids do. We had a nice vacation even though it's gone by so darn fast. The kids played with all their new stuff from Santa. It finally snowed around here yesterday and it's been yucky out all day today.
We took a picture of the 2015 ice sculpture down the street today it's so cool looking and barely melted yet. Also the whole road is blocked cause a plow truck hit and killed a guy going for a morning run. Crazy. I feel like a lot of things have been happening around here. Lots of house fires lately too, very sad.
Well not much to write about today cause its just been a day of relaxing.  Good day for coupons though. We go 4 inserts today. Yay can't wait to see what deals there are fir this week. Haven't couponed in a couple weeks because of the holiday and I used all my extra care bucks up on last minute Christmas stuff.
Well till tomorrow.  Happy Sunday Funday! !

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Our NYE Popping Corn &Wine

Our NYE Popping corn and drinking Wine:

So for New Years we stayed home with the kids and had a lot of fun. We used our new popcorn maker that grandma gave us for Christmas. We goofed around and laughed a lot. Also watched the all the entertainers in NYC and the ball drop on TV.

I love NYE it gives hope to a new start for a fresh new year!!! Also a reminder that my birthday is next week and that I'm going to be old. HEHEE but also getting a pinch closer to Spring!!! Ughhh as I type and the snow is fall so fast outside. I do hope this year is a great one and less stressful then the past year.

I'm so excited for all the things we can do this year though. Winters are long here and seem to never end. Though we haven't had much of any snow this year. Again it's snowing right now as a speak and it's annoying me!!!! LOL Snow is very pretty and I love watching the kids have fun in it but I just hate the cold weather and that it's 4pm and already getting dark out. Well Spring will come right??? Then I get to garden and be outside with the kids playing in the yard with the dogs. We love opening our pole and spending the day outside with the kids. Summer is my favorite time of year. I just love hot long sunny days!!!! We play cards by the pool and cook on the grill and chase the dogs around the yard!! Oh and did I mention my garden! Heehee I just love to garden. I live in a cold state but Summer is my all time favorite. It's also when we get to go camping, which is always my favorite time with the Family. Fall is pretty too!!! That's my second favorite time. You never know if it will stay warm here or get cold quickly. The colors of Fall our my favorite all it's beautiful colors and smells. I'm Pumpkin obsessed!! Also I really love decorating for Fall time and Halloween is the funnest Holiday. Then Winter will come creep up on us pretty fast like every year. It gets very cold and the days are very short. We just like to drink coffee (maybe some wine) cuddle and watch a lot of netflix.

Well I am excited to see what 2015 has in store for the Family & I this year! Maybe I'll win the lottery and buy a log cabin and some boobs oh and all the makeup in the world. We can go on Vacation to Disney and take the kids to a really nice fun spot for our Summer vacation.!!!!! Oh who am I kidding!! Day dreaming is fun though. I'll be over here cutting my coupons and couponing the crap out of my drugstore beauty items. Working on my budget and meal planner. But also enjoying my crazy silly family and making lasting memories with them!! Even if it is just writing in the driveway with chalk and baking with the kids or cuddling with my Hubby and drinking some wine. But please 2015 I'd ask you nicely to make my kids a bit neater around the house!!! Also maybe the dogs can stop getting into the garbage and leaving big messes for Mama to clean up before coffee time!! Thanks

Hope everyone else had a great New Years Eve.

DIY Jack Daniel's Lamp

Good Morning World.

So for Christmas I made Hubby a lamp. I saw on Pintertest how you can cut glass bottles in half. Pretty cool right? Well It took me 3 tries and I almost lost an eye. Yup I'd say pretty dangerous. You have to also set it on fire so that really ups the danger. I just wanted to make something fun and unique. So I knew I wanted to make something with a Jack Daniel's bottle but wasn't sure till I was throwing out an old lamp of the girls. I noticed the cord was just tied onto this cheap lamp so I took it apart and knew I had to make a lamp. All the supplies were on hand that I found around the house, so I guess we can say it was a free project.
We've been collecting bottle tops for a table we want to cover some day. I took some of those to rim the lamp shade. To cut the bottle you wrap a string or yarn around it nice and tight. Trim the excess off. Pul the string off and soak in rubbing alcohol and then place the string back to where you want to break the glass. Light it on fire and spin the bottle for about a minute then quickly while still on fire place it in a bucket of ice water. It's a scary process and it didn't work at first. This time it did but I had to pull it apart. It didn't just break off in the water like videos I saw. It broke a small piece off which worked in my favor, cause I needed a spot for the wire. I would have preferred it to be in back but oh well it was my first time playing with glass and fire so I'm happy. Maybe this didn't come out as pretty as I would have like but I'm still proud of the home made lamp I made for Hubby and makes for good conversation.
Well I hope you like my project. I'm completely obsessed with Pinterest and all the fun ideas you can get from that site. It's by far my favorite site to visit. I'm not that computer savvy and don't really know how people link all their stuff up on there but I'm hoping to learn. My pinterest is LisaLuvs MAC

Thanks for stopping by!!
LisaMarie from Meet The DuHaime's

My Goals for this year

The New Year is here and I know everyone likes to make New Years Resolutions. I'm not very good at keeping mine. I kind of am the person that lives for the moment. Even though I love to plan and organize simple things in life. Well I seem to have adult ADD cause I jump around from things to things all the time. I need to focus better and organize my brain more. ( LOL) it's true. I just want to stick with something for a year and look back at it all.

I have a youtube channel (LisaLuvsMac), I've been doing this on and off since 2009. It never really seemed to go anywhere I guess because I'm not very constant with keeping up on it and also networking. Anyways I started it cause I was a SAHM to 3 very young children and I needed a hobby for myself. Makeup was my big interest aside for being a Mommy & Wife so that's what I decided to do on youtube. Once in awhile I would post videos of the kids, but not as offend as I would have liked. Recently I was going through my video's and was said I didn't post more of the family on there. They look so cute and so young. I know I'm with them everyday and enjoy being with them and watching them grow and learn. Yet it's also so nice to be able to look back and see them afterwards. So my goal for this year is to blog everyday and to post more videos of the children. I don't care if nobody watches it's all for me and my family. To look back at our year and see all the fun things we've done as family and to see how the kids have grown through the year.

Blogging everyday for a year may just be a challenge for me but I'm ready to take that challenge and have fun with it. I love to write even though I'm not a very good writer and I'm really bad with words, but maybe this will help me grow as well. I'm a couple days behind my first couple blogs but that's ok I had to organize my thoughts first and here I go!!!!! Blogging.

This is not just for the kids either. I really want to keep sharing recipes because I love to cook and I'm good at it. Also I will post about other things as well, such as beauty, couponing, DIY, and home decor. Probably just some every day family life. The simple things we all do day to day, along with fun adventures.

Happy New Year and here's to a new start. A fresh new year to do new things and improve ourselves. SO I'm pretty excited to share my family with you and be able to reflect back on it later.

xoxo The DuHaime's