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Happy Easter Love Bugs.  I hope you all had a great and fun filled day.  I was quite excited today because my husband was able to get the day off, so we got to spend the day together as a family… Yay Us!  I figured I would share with you the makeup I rocked out today as well as a few photos from our day.  Read more to find out my Easter FOTD.

Easter FOTD

My choice of makeup today was super simple because I wanted a soft sweet look for Easter.  I only had my phone on me so all my photos were taken using my Note 2.  I am truly terrible at taking pictures of my makeup looks on a consistent basis, so I’m working on making it a point to take photos of my looks – even if only with my phone to post.  I used the following products:

Easter FOTD Products

I like to be festive for the Holidays so I pulled out my trusty bunny ears (had these for about 5 years now) and earlier in the day I dressed in a bright yellow dress.  I figured my eye makeup was perfect for the day since it was wearable but still offered a statement.

Easter 2014 FOTD

Of course, no Easter look is complete without a flower crown on your head.  I thought it was very “spring” and I got a lot of compliments on it.  Easter was a lot of fun and I enjoyed dressing up.

Easter Sunday 2014

My parents came up to spend time with the boys and I was able to get a quick camera opp with my sissy – who came up to spend a little time with us too.  The boys got to find eggs two times today, since we spend the day with both my side of the family and then later in the day with my hubby’s.  I am so lucky to be able to have these opportunities with my family – because we know that moments like this are never guaranteed and we need to really enjoy them and take advantage of them when we have them.  I’m truly blessed and had a great day.

I hope you all had a fabulous and wonderful day.  Happy Easter to all of you who celebrate it and those who do not – I wish you a fabulous Sunday!

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial.

Hugo - the secret to happiness

As a mother of 3 (two of which are twin 4 year olds), reading together is family fun time and we enjoy doing it together and reading one another stories.   The Twins (Luke & Isaiah) especially love reading books that offer fun colorful photos and a well written story behind it.  We were all very excited to have the chance to read the E-Book HUGO THE HAPPY STARFISH – THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS, because the boys have seen starfish up close and have had the opportunity to touch them and this book brought their memories to life.

In a World filled with bullying and so many negative things, it is a breath of fresh air to read a book to my children that talks about how happiness can easily be achieved with sharing, caring and love.   The E-book was easy to download via my Kindle on my Android Tablet as well as via my Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Phone.  The boys have been enjoying reading the story with me over and over again and I love that I can always pull it up on my phone and we can read it together as they request.  As a busy mommy who is running one son to Basketball practice and games and doing errands and running a household – having an e-book is very convenient and useful.

HUGO - The Secret to Happiness

The pages are filled with eye attracting colors and characters.  The story line is filled with positive reinforcement that allows me to remind my children each time we read the book that sharing is a great way to make us feel good inside.  The boys (even my eldest who is 10) enjoyed reading the book as well and thought it was a great way to encourage sharing and making new friends.  The book is not only educational but fun.  I also love that it is available in more than one language which makes it easy for those around the World to read the story.  As a mother, I not only recommend e-books for children since it is easy to travel with, but I also enjoyed this book and others from author Suzy Liebermann and highly recommend this and the rest of her books for your family.

Hugo - Award Winning Book

HUGO The Happy Starfish THE SECRET TO HAPPINESS is an award winning children’s book:  Award-Winning Finalist in the CHILDREN’S MIND/ BODY/ SPIRIT, category of The USA “Best Books 2012” Awards, sponsored by USA Book News.

For more information about HUGO Books and the Author visit: http://www.mystarfish.org/

I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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Halloween comes but once a year and this year the twins are just a little older to truly understand what is going on.  Last year, the twins were Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and while they enjoyed themselves, they were still learning how to say “Trick or Treat” and getting the concept down.  This year they had an absolute blast.  We took the boys to my Sister In Law’s neighborhood where tons of people come from all over the Island since it is always a nice neighborhood filled with Candy giving houses.  It was lots of fun and even more so that my husband had the night off and could join us.

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My eldest was not in the “dress up mood”.  I think he is at that stage where he is now “too cool” to wear a costume.  He did want me to do some zombie makeup on him and since I only had a couple of minutes, I through together what I could so we could be out the door quickly.  He really liked how it came out and I was happy that he enjoyed it.  I thought he looked super cool and so did other people we came across through the course of the night.

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The twins went through my eldest’s past Halloween costumes and found some they really liked.  Luke loved the Dragon costume, but it never came with a mask – so he was just going to wear it like that.  However, since Isaiah would be using a costume that would have a mask (one that we lost and couldn’t find), Luke wanted one too.  Since I did the face paint for Isaiah, I decided I would do one on Luke too.  This was my interpretation of a dragon face.  I wish I took a better pic of what it looked like without his costume covering it – but you can see the video of it here.  I took a print screen capture of part of the video so you could see some of the detail.

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Luke really loved how it came out and honestly, I thought it was super cool as well.

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As I mentioned above, Isaiah found one of Kaeo’s Spiderman costumes but we couldn’t find the mask for it anywhere.  So I promised Isaiah I would paint his spiderman face on.  He was so excited and absolutely loved how it came out.  Here is the Instagram video for that one, here.  I actually filmed a little before I completed the mask and this video obviously was taken before he decided to play and smear it (the picture above was after playing, so I had to redo it a bit. lol)

We had a lot of fun that night and I’m always looking forward to hanging out with my boys and husband.  These times are rare and it’s important to make each and every moment count.  I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween.  The boys got a lot of candy and was sad to bid the day adieu but at the same time, they also know that “Ho! Ho! Ho!” which is what they call Christmas, is going to be here soon.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and an awesome upcoming week!

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