Disney

2015 Our First Disney Trip In Photos

Ah Disney World 💜

We are ready!

The amazing pool at our first hotel. We couldn’t swim in it though because it poured like crazy when we were there.

Orlando Eye
Planet Hollywood before they made it lame!

Hubby likes Small World

Baby gorillas playing

Then this float caught fire in early 2018

Hubby at Chinese Pavilion

Epcot
beauty · blogging · Momma life

Beauty Product Review:Mary Kay, Maybelline, Jamberry, The Color Workshop

Today I wanted to give you all a Makeup Review! Most of these products are from Mary Kay. But I do not work for this company NOR do I sell it. But I do enjoy most of their products!

Anyway, take a look at what I use everyday and my final look!


I love my Timewise Travel Set! After the second day of ever using it I could see a huge difference! My pores were smaller, and what little acne I had completely disappeared!

My face feels so refreshed after using the cleanser. Then the moisturizer is heavenly! This is actually only a 3 -step product. You use the pink in the morning and the gray at night, which also feels and smells amazing!

$25


The Corrector and Cc Cream by Mary Kay is great! It quickly erases the bags under my eyes while also highlighting and brightening my skin. The corrector is a peach tone color which counters the blue hues of the under eye areas. I also use my corrector as a foundation primer getting all the uneven spots first then blending everything together with the CC Cream. It’s very easy to apply as well!

Corrector $16, Foundation $20


For my contour and highlighting I use two products depending on what I need that day. Master bronze by Facestudio-Maybelline New York.

The other is the Nude Eyeshadow pallet by The Color Workshop. (Price?)


I use brushes and liquid eyeliner by The Color Workshop. I also use the liner for my brow color. It just makes them pop. (Price?)


The best mascara I have ever used is my current Lash Intensity tube by Mary Kay. I no longer use falsies because this product has a special wand that gives 200 % volume. There are two bristle lengths in the brush that allow for the maximum draw out of your eyelashes. I also do not have to do anything for my bottom lashes because the wand is perfect for catching both top and bottom at the same time! Bonus!

I pair it with Mary Kay eyeshadow-London Fog. This is a light grey purple.

Mascara-$18, Eyeshadow-$8


I originally was so excited to get this lotion. But once I got it I was not impressed. It left a greasy film on my legs and feet. The mint smell was a mix between tooth paste and vapor rub. VERY MINTY-BUT this is extremely uncommon for a negative review for Mary Kay, as all their other products make me feel like a million dollars!

$11


Now I’m so thrilled to tell you about the Lipbalms and glosses! Highly recommend the set! And again, I do not sell Mary Kay, I have just found a great consultant who introduced me to the products! I instantly fell in love with the beauty regiment! So first I use the lip scrub. I rinse it off and apply the balm. Both taste so yummy! The scent is White Tea & Citrus. Think spa day meets pleasant fruit. And I finish the look with Mary Kay’s Lip Gloss -Fancy Nancy $18, Lip Set-$22


Right now I’m in love with these colors! Business professional meets romantic! I use the warm plum by The Color Workshop. (Price?) Then I accent my ring finger with my Lovestruck Top Coat by Jamberry. $15-$18


And final result! Ta-Da! Mary Kay is awesome! A little pricey- but if you are willing to throw a Mary Kay party, a lot of this comes for free!

P.s. I put makeup on today just for you!(Usually I’m a bum because my daughter doesn’t need mommy to get all glammed up to play!) 💜

And of course I’m wearing my Winnie the Pooh Sweatshirt 😍 gotta show my Disney Spirit!


What do you use? What’s your absolute favorite product that makes you feel like a million dollars? If you’re a guy, let us know too! Yes! I know a lot of you guys are into beard oils and use products! 😀

Comment below, and always remember to like, comment, and follow on the posts that inspire you 💜

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How to Influence People

Firefly picture source: beautiful_earthy_things

I have recently had a couple trolls on my comments throughout WordPress World. It has me thinking a lot about our actions and their consequences. And also what makes one person stand out as a light in the world versus someone who chooses to spread lies and darkness.

So here is my list of what makes an exceptional person who influences people.


1. Don’t start or enter fights. Everyone has opinions, but it’s better to error on the side of caution for this one. Decide what you might say and review it in your mind before posting. Would your comment be beneficial or hurtful? Put yourself in their shoes.

2. Even if you are just entering a conversation, leave a comment that is not only engaging but encouraging. A little love can go a long way. If you are not one to use loving nicknames for strangers like love, lovely, friend, mate, ect. These can put your reader at ease and open the doors to their hearts and minds. Wishing them well, letting them know they are in your thoughts and prayers, and encouraging them through a tough situation (as if you are a close friend, even though you don’t even know them) will have a lasting and peaceful affect.

3. Never ever enter a battle with a troll. Don’t even go there. You won’t win that nasty fight. The best thing you can do is ignore them and extinguish whatever it is that attracted them to be so hateful. Nothing positive is ever gained by trying to win a negatively born argument.

4. Be true to yourself and others. When you do let your opinions be known, season your answers with Grace and back up your position with personal experiences. Don’t let anyone tell you what to think or how to feel. Unless you are trying to self help! Then yes of course, but I’m talking here about social media, complete strangers.

5. Get involved. Comment on people’s post. Encourage. Get to know. Participate. Like. Follow. Reblog. And Inspire. Be sure to let the writer know how much you appreciate them sharing and what about it was impactful to you. And be ready to learn something new!

Momma life

New Adventures and Letting Fears Go

I’m a stay at home mom, and for the last two years I have struggled with what is my identity and fears that have held me back (see previous post).

I often would rather stay home instead of getting out and doing something.

I have since had a longing to become someone useful in my community not just in my child’s life.

I thought about going back to work but quickly realized at the interview process that I wasn’t ready to devote that much time away from my little one.

But today I will be having an “interview meeting” with some very special individuals who are investing in marriages!

I am seeking a position on their board!

I’m so excited as this presents an opportunity to pour into other’s lives, and to volunteer for something bigger than myself. The organization that I will most likely be supporting focuses on premarital and marriage advice and growth. We shall see if they think I’m a good fit and a beneficial addition to their team!

I’ve started to let go of my fears (see my daughter’s story-previous post). And that means getting involved with people!

What do you like to pour yourself into outside of work? What organizations speak directly to your heart?

Stay Strong,

Mrs. M ❤️

Disney · Momma life

Best Friends & A Disney Dumbo Party

My toddler daughter has a friend who is only 32 days older than she is and they are quickly becoming best friends. The two of them are cute as buttons 💜

So today I hosted a Disney Dumbo Party for the two of them. We had cotton candy, circus peanuts, animal crackers, and hotdogs with ketchup of course! We also had juice and a fruit medley.

I’m not sure how much we all watched the movie 😉 but they sure partied it up!

They even decorated matching heart-shaped boxes for all their “treasures,” played with the princess castle and ran all over the place squealing as loud as they could.

They had so much fun! This stage of life is just the best. They are learning everything; life is so new. Almost anything fills their little eyes with wonder. And they love their friends so deeply💜🎀

Mine is the One Shoe Wonder as I like to call her. She’s always losing a shoe. Just like Cinderella 😂

blogging · Disney · food · Momma life

He’s 30! Golden Birthday Celebration

My hubby who is also co-author to our blog, turned 30 earlier this year! It was his golden birthday too which meant he was 30 on the 30th! We celebrated with a surf and turf feast! Snow crab, king crab legs, lobster tails, and shrimp Skewers, and sweet potatoes. I’m not a huge fan of seafood so he and our toddler daughter got to eat it all!

I am so blessed to walk through life with this guy. He’s smart, funny, and an awesome dad.

He actually started and fueled my Disney obsession. He has a hard time relaxing because he works hard all the time. But something about planning Disney trips changed his life a few years ago. I obviously jumped on board as soon as I saw that it was genuinely making him a happier person. We have bonded over our mutual obsession with everything Mickey Mouse and become even better best friends that we were before ❤️

So here’s to my other half! Happy Birthday John! Can’t wait till our next adventure!

Teriyaki barbecue glazed steak bites
blogging · Disney · DIY · Exploring · Momma life · tips and deals

It’s Blog Party Time! Good Morning! ❤️ (Post #1)

Good Morning Everyone! And welcome to our all day Blog Tea Party!

Feel free to share your blog link on the comments and repost our posts! Let us know who you are, what you write about and Where Are You From? 💜

Let’s get started!


My husband and I are John & Ashley M. We run Blooms & Beautifuls. Which is a Disney Blog! We have a beautiful little girl who overcame a monumental unexpected health crisis after she was born. She’s our miracle baby! I will be sharing her story soon! Anyway we usually save our money, but since our daughter almost died we realized life isn’t about money or things. It’s about the time that we spend with our precious family and friends. So we’ve become Disney obsessed!


Here are some lovely recipes to get your day going! Whether you like tea, coffee, or juice, there’s a recipe for you to start your day perfectly.

Recipe by Monterey Bay Spice Company

Brought to you by Valya’s Taste of Home
Brought to you by BlogLovin.com

Now I’d like to share with you an American Tradition. It’s a verse that is written on a brand of our egg cartons for breakfast everymorning.

It says

“This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24

So let’s get this beautiful day started! I can’t wait to get to know you!


Love. Mrs. Ashley M. 💋xoxo

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Blog Tea Party August 3! Get to know bloggers all over the world!

 

hop online anytime from 11 pm New York Time (EDT) on August 2nd and we will go ahead and post the first post which will be Tea, coffee, and Juice Recipes. That way they will be there for when all our readers on the Eastern side of the world wake up ready for a delicious morning brew! Feel free to anytime share your blog link and thoughts all throughout the day on the various posts! I would love to get to know you! If you haven’t already started following us, go ahead and sign up for automated posts so you can catch the Tea Party all day long! It will end 11:59 pm (EDT) on August 3rd.

 

Here are the Countries we Have represented!

Germany 

Ireland 

Saudi Arabia

United Kingdom

Phillipeans 

Italy

Indonesia

Nigeria

Australia

Latvia 

Canada

India

Finland 

Belgium

Romania

Switzerland

South Africa

Spain

Vietnam

Japan 

Egypt

Denmark

Kenya

Oman

wow! That’s amazing! One of my favorite parts of blogging is getting to know people all over the world! Thank you all for following our site and getting to know us as well!

Disney · Exploring · Momma life · tips and deals

Connecting Your Blog To More Readers

One great way to get to know other blogs is through a Multi-Blog Event. I’m inviting you to my online Tea Party Blog Day on August 3rd. This is a great way to get your blog link out there and get to know a bunch of new readers. For this event we will be discussing lots of things: travel, saving deals, family and of course Disney.

Theme: Mad Hatter: Alice In Wonderland

so be sure to follow our blog and get the updates! 

Disney · Exploring · Momma life · tips and deals

Blog Party on August 3!

Announcing Tic Tock Tea Blog Party on August 3!

This will be an ONLINE tea party and you can join in the fun from the comforts of your home! Follow our posts while making yourself some tea! We will be chatting about everything including Disney, vacations, family & more! We will be giving out Tea recipes and savings tips!

Leave your blog link on the posts that day so others can get to know you as well!

Make sure to subscribe to our blog so you can get the updates in real time! Check back with us all day on August 3!

Disney · DIY · Exploring

Ear Inspirations

Rafiki- The Lion King, my absolute favorite of her ears

So I do make my own ears, but I want to showcase another designer in this blog post

agirlandagluegun.com

Some of these are just absolutely amazing! Especially,  Rafiki from The Lion King.


I personally do not sell my ears due to Disney Copyright 😦 but others are willing to do so and have great product!

I plan to make Winnie the Pooh, Mulan inspired, and Minnie Mouse ears for my next pieces in my collection.


After that, I will be looking at these to see some character inspiration. One thing I will have to say about this websites ears, I prefer a simpler profile. And some of these ears are kind of complicated.

But anyway check her ears out!

Flounder- The Little Mermaid
Heart of Tafiti- Moana
Small World Ride
Merida-Brave
Hollywood Studios – Tower of Terror

Flora, Fauna, and Merryweather

Thanks for reading the blog! Make sure to click follow and sign up with your email for our blog updates! Upcoming this week we will be talking about Tea Recipes, Ways to earn free money doing simple savings deals on Disney, obtaining flyer points, and possibly releasing another Disney Pair of Ears!

Disney · Momma life

The BEST sleepy music for babies, toddlers, and parents!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CIbcEOQ9dg8

When I was pregnant with my daughter, I would play this video near my tummy. At that point I wasn’t sure if it was soothing her or what. She’s a toddler now and I know it had a lasting impact on her. I don’t do this very often, but some nights I will turn the video on and she’s out within 3-5 minutes. I know she remembers it because she immediately calms down. EVERYTIME! And I love it to ❤️ it brings back memories of feeling her kick around and just the beautiful blessing of pregnancy.

The music is very soft and I love how They are all Disney songs. Yes yes not everything has to be Disneyfied but this hits all the heart strings for memories at Disney world. It even plays a soothing version of small world! Which is amazing because the first time I went on that ride, I had a headache that lasted well over half the day. But not here!

So don’t fret! There is hope to get your littles calmed down after a busy exciting day! Just click on the video!

☺️

Momma life

Dear Tired Momma

I find myself as a mom, wife, human, so tired lately. My husband is so encouraging and a stronghold in our family. Im very blessed. As a newer family though, it’s hard to work the daily grind and figure everything out. All the sudden my toddler is learning all kinds of new things and I begin to wonder Am I teaching my child the most important lessons of life? Am I spending quality time with her? Am I being the best wife I can be for John? I start to doubt myself and let Satan’s lies tell me I’m the reason I’m tired. And I’m the reason I’m “failing.”

So I got to thinking.

Dear momma,

You try so hard to be the perfect rock. The one that supports the frequent emotions behind the toddler meltdowns. You try so hard to teach your children to follow all the right paths but struggle to find your own way too.

You give everything you have to your babies and then more than you thought you could.

You give your faith every ounce. And trust that Gods grace is enough to get you through. You know it is. But you still wonder if you will fail.

You love your man with everything you have, but the daily rush of life has got you only reaching out from afar.

Dear Momma,

Hold onto your Jesus a little more.

Hold onto your man a little more.

Hold onto your babies a little more.

And love yourself. Giving grace a little more.

And maybe hold onto your coffee just a little more 😉

💜xoxo

ashley m