Dec 22, 2014

Get The Heck Out of Here Santa!

The idea of Santa to Joc is a really weirdly dressed stranger that wants to take her away from her mom. So for this year...get the heck out of here Santa, she's all mine...aside from the photo op of course:)

Dec 11, 2014

A Tree A Tree!





The moon and the warm weather told us to go find a tree.
So we did.

Merry Christmas To All - A Christmas Printable!!


Christmas season is just infectious isn't it, it leaves me feeling all sorts of warm and fuzzy. So I wanted to pass on the warm and fuzzies to you! I painted this the other night for my Christmas wall and was immediately thinking, I need to sell this!! And you know usually Christmas prints are like $10 and what not and I can just never work up the gusto to actually buy them and so I thought, What if I sold my artwork for something stupid like $1.00 (cuz mama's still gotta pay the bills with her skillz) just to spread a bit of Christmas cheer. 
So here you go, you can buy this print here for a buck and I'll email you the print for your personal use!! 
Wahhoooooooooo, what do you think? If you like the idea please let me know because I have plenty more prints I would love to do this with if you're interested!

* Oh and please no sharing the image I send you, please keep the warm fuzzies I'm giving you for your personal use only. And if you do choose to post it online please credit me back. Thanks a bunch:)

Dec 9, 2014

Buffalo CHECK!


coat: c/o OASAP (buy it here)  jeans: JcPenney (buy them here, they are the softest ever)  shoes: Nordstrom sweater: target   mittens: target   head wrap: F21

This outfit is adorable, I mean I think it is. My taste is questionable these days, I also think shirts without spit up on them are practically coutour. That being said five minutes into wearing it Joc had turned my hair into a ratty mess with the usual sucking/pulling/ripping out fistfulls. My jeans had applesauce flung all over them and I was like f with these mittens, ain't nobody got time for that. But this coat, oh this coat feels just like one of your super soft blankets and the more you snuggle in it the better it looks. So I wrapped myself up in it and got in my pj's and called it a day. People keep telling me that she'll grow out of the hair pulling but um....hi...I'M WAITING!!







Dec 7, 2014

Thanksgiving In Cali

 Would you believe it, for our big Thanksgiving trip I didn't take a single picture on Thanksgiving day...but I did capture a lot of McCammon family goodness. It was so fun to have the entire family together this year. After part of the family moved to Japan and another part moved to Oregon it has been hard to get us all under the same roof at the same time, so this was definitely a treat for us to spend the entire week together.
    ^^ A bonfire complete with smores!

    ^^ And spoooky stories (but not too spooky of course, we keep it kid friendly up in here)

    ^^ Lot's of time for Matt to tease the little ones
    ^^ Apparently this ghost story was not a crowd pleaser
    ^^ Why are the little ones always the best at bowling...ah yes bumpers!!
    ^^ Jocelyn bowled a 300, hence the smile, duh.
    ^^ We really like bowling okay.
^^ Joc loved to wave to her cousin, and she was so pleased with herself when Eli clapped everytime she did it:)
    ^^ A nice little hike and snacks
    ^^ At the zoo getting a groundhogs view
    ^^ And what is a zoo without a couple of goats to befriend
    ^^ If you look real hard you can see her two front teeth, I DIE!!
    ^^ She's skeptical but I know she secretly loved it.
   ^^And I leave you with a goat in a bucket, because really how else could I leave you.

Nov 17, 2014

How Sarah Got Her Groove Back



I'm wearing: scarf: No Two Fish  sweater: Target     jeans: Mother   shoes: Call It Spring
Jocelyn's wearing: jeans:Target  Coat: Baby Zara   hat: Baby Zara   shoes: Freshly Picked

The other night I was texting my friend outfit pictures...you know those times that you just need a second opinion on your crazy-a outfits that are fugly and you just need someone to tell you to never wear that again. Anyways, I was sending her pictures of said ugly outfit and joking about how I needed to go back to my fashion blogging because I was losing any sense of style I once had. She told me that if I do, I needed to name it How Sarah Got Her Groove Back. And besides the fact that it is a brilliant name, thanks April:) I realized that it was so true, I desperately need to get my groove back. I had a baby, wore nothing but shirts with spit up on them and leggings for like six months and felt like junk, partly because I looked like junk and partly because I am still struggling to figure out my self worth in all of this motherhood/giving everything you have to someone else and forgetting you even exist/isolation chamber business. Long story short, I don't want to feel like junk anymore, and while I need to focus on the deeper issue WAY more, dressing nice is my shallow way to help me on my path. And I'm cool with that. So fashion blogging is back, I have no idea how often, but it's officially back...and Sarah is indeed getting her groove back and also speaking in the third person right now.
Also. Video of said clothes because YouTube is my addiction!!

Nov 9, 2014

Empty Products #1

It's time to go through all of the beauty products that I've emptied out lately! I have some serious keepers in this pile!

Oct 27, 2014

VLOG| Our Fall Weekend

My mom came into town so we tried to cram in as many fall festivities as possible. It is fah reals my absolute favorite time of the year. Everything around you is bright and beautiful, things are starting to feel cozy and hellooooo SOUP!!! This weekend felt like a big fat HELLLOOOO FALL!

Oct 24, 2014

Fall Makeup Tutorial

I don't know about you but I totally get in makeup ruts where I do the same makeup over and over and over again, so I switched it up with a new fall makeup look. It has rich fall tones on the eyes and a classy matte face. Sit back with some nice apple cider (I promise it will make the video even better) and enjoy!

Oct 16, 2014

Big Things Are Happening!!

Jocelyn is FINALLY napping, so of course I'm coming here to pour my heart out to you guys. Tell me if it's just me, but I feel like after I became a mom and got the hang of things and felt like I could ya know...survive..ha. I felt like I needed to rediscover myself again. I mean I literally stopped thinking about myself for so long that I kind of forgot that I existed. I had to discover everything, and especially what I wanted to do to revive myself on those hard days when nothing goes right. And of course, you guys, how did I know I would return to clothing:) Oh my weakness!!! I wanted to rediscover what fashion meant to me now that I was a size (uhh hmmm or two) bigger and now that I needed stuff that was comfortable but still cute. Guys I discovered that I am a t-shirt and jeans girl at heart, and I kept looking for cute shirts that were different from a plain every day t-shirt and you know what I found, that you could only find really cute t-shirts for like $30 or more. Whaaa?? 
So my friend Shelly and I got to talking and we were like, "Let's stick it to the man!! Let's make our own designs!! And then sell the shirts so that people can actually afford them!!" So the next day I said hello to my beloved sketch pad for the first time in like 6 months and drew out some designs that I would love to wear, after making the designs it was just a matter of figuring all the details out, which my girl Shelly is the bees knees at. So without further ado I give to you Tres Frais (Tray Fray). All of our shirts are on pre-order now (all orders must be placed by Nov 1st) and the shirts are only $17!! There's only a few weeks left to place your order so get it in now! I'd love your support! You can shop all of the shirts here at www.thetresfrais.com!

Oct 15, 2014

VLOG| A Day At The Zoo

My noodle got to noodling and I thought, what really do I want to get out of blogging? Besides of course all of you amazing people that I get to meet I've come to one solid conclusion. I want to have something that I can look at and think, Hey I remember that time! And wasn't it beautiful/terrible/the best/worst thing ever! So well one thing led to another and well vlogging just kind of happened, There's just nothing better than a video to capture the actual moments themselves. So the vlogs will obviously just be about my life and what's going on with the likes of us, and I have no clue how often I'll do them, but we'd love to have you come with us too!

Oct 5, 2014

Momiform Monday I

Top: JCPenney
Leggings: H&M (Similar) Similar Here
Shoes: Target
Watch: Invicta
Bag: Zara
Rings: Nordstrom Rack, Amazon and Etsy
 
Every mom...okay not only moms, EVERYBODY needs outfits that they feel comfortable but cute in. Here's one that I have been loving lately! I know I know, I said I wasn't doing anymore outfit/ fashion related anything but ummm....can we blame it on the postpartum hormones? I needed a break to say the least but here's to trying to be a mama and fashionable at the same time, we'll see how this goes :) Also fashion videos?? I'm So Fancy...but really I want to know what you think because I'm kind of loving it.

Oct 3, 2014

September Favorites!

Whaaaa? Where did September even go...did it even happen?! Here are my favorites for this September, you can find all of the product links to the items I talk about in the video description! And now to a happy birthday month for me!!

Sep 29, 2014

DIY "IT'S OK" Banner


I have been seeing these cute banners EVERYWHERE and of course they are so expensive so I decided to make my own. Here's a tutorial to make your own, I also made you a video so that you could have a visual of how to make it (for some reason seeing things makes it so much easier for me) Enjoy!
 
Supplies:
1/2 yard cream fabric
1 wooden dowel
1/4 yard black felt
scissors
sewing machine
black and cream thread
string to hang banner
 



Sep 22, 2014

Fall Baby Haul

Dressing a baby is kind of the funnest thing ever, like now I get mom jeans, we'll just wear frumpy junk so we can dress our babies adorable!! Don't worry I'm not wearing mom jeans just yet, just a house coat:) You can find all the links to the clothing in the description box in the video!

Sep 21, 2014

Shop My Closet!

For those of you guys that don't follow me on Instagram, I'm doing a huge closet clean out of both vintage dresses I've revived and everyday clothing. I just want the space so I'm doing the highest bid is the winner! The bidding ends at 7 PM MST so if you haven't yet you should check it out, everything is selling for pretty dang cheap. You can find the shop at @shopfromsarahsleeve and as always you can find me at @fromsarahsleeve

Sep 14, 2014

You Know You're A Mom When...


You know those moments as a mom when you think to yourself, "I am such a mom" and then you never repeat whatever embarrassing thing just happened to you. Well the silence ends today. I'm sharing all of my "You Know You're A Mom" moments with you today.

Sep 8, 2014

First Impressions: Younique 3D Fiber Mascara

The 3D Fiber Mascaras have been a huge trend lately and I wanted to see if it was worth all the hulabaloo. Here are my first impressions. As always, thanks for watching:)

Sep 5, 2014

For Moms Struggling With Breast Feeding: My Breastfeeding Story


Okay this is a looooong one all about my struggles with breastfeeding and to be honest it's a hard one for me to talk about because wow it did not go well for a looong time. So, please be kind, it's something that's super personal for me but that I want to share for other moms struggling with breastfeeding. I've TOTALLY been there!

Aug 25, 2014

My Skincare Routine

It's taken me a while to finally feel like I have a skincare routine that is getting great results, but I finally have one that I am so happy with! Here is my skincare routine as of late!


Not mentioned but I'm really loving the Ole Henriksen Visual Truth Eye Creme, it's so rich and has helped with my under eye darkness as well!

Aug 19, 2014

Sephora and Ulta Summer Beauty Haul


I went on a slightly ridiculous beauty haul and wanted to share it with you guys! Videos might be my new THANG (I can manage to make one while Jocelyn naps!) I'm planning to share lots of beauty, fashion and probably way too many thoughts on my life as of late. Please disregard my ridiculously disheveled hair, Jocelyn loves to wrap, tie, suck on and mangle my hair, so lets just consider it a miracle that it was down in the first place:)

If you're wondering all of the products that I talk about are listed below in the video description on YouTube. For those of you wanting to subscribe to the channel so you can get regular updates you can find it here!

Jul 16, 2014

6 Sales You MUST Shop Right Now

I'm always here to help a sista out, you know I love sales, you guys, you know this. Here are a few sales that I just can't stop clicking between I mean HOW many times to I need to go from tab to tab before I just decide to buy these already!!

1. Oui Oui Top (On sale at Nordstrom for $20)
2. Secret Garden Calendar ($13 at Rifle Paper Co.)
3. IID Makeup Palette (Haven't tried it but would LOVE to, I've heard good things about the reformulation. It's on sale at Brickyard Buffalo right now)
4. Salt Water Sandals (On sale for $29 at Brickyard Buffalo)
5. Black Maxi (On sale at HandM for $10)
6. Live Simply Print (On sale at The Painted Arrow for $5)

Jul 11, 2014

Just A Few More





 ^^It's so sweet getting to see family fall in love with our little Jocy.
^^These cousins are just three days apart. Best friends in the making right here:)
 
^^Jocy's first time at the beach. Okay so it doesn't look like it but she actually really liked getting her feet dipped in the water.
 ^^I told you she loved it.

Jul 2, 2014

A 'Lil Video

We just got back from Jocelyn's first trip away from home and it was SOOO good to see family in California. She was not lacking in the kisses and cuddles department this week.

If we're being real here though, yes it was so great to see family but traveling alone with a new baby is HARD. Okay maybe not hard for everyone but traveling alone with a baby that doesn't feed well (hunger strikes galore!!!) and goes from 0-10 in a half a second is hard. I haven't posted about it on here but Jocelyn hasn't been a good eater from day one, it's a daily battle STILL (do you want to hear more about it? I figure no one wants to know THAT much detail but hey if the info could help a momma out there that feels like she's going to lose her mind then I'm all for it) anyways, I thought we could handle it, turns out we could, but that it was just ridiculously stressful for the both of us. All of our trips out were 30 minutes or less for the most part, by some miracle she made it 3 hours at the beach??? but we did our best to enjoy the happy moments that we could. We sure do love our family and getting to spend two weeks with them was such a treat. Thanks for having us California!

May 23, 2014

The Many Faces Of Jocelyn

She's deep unto an ocean. So complex I tell you what. And so I give to you my friends, the many faces of Jocelyn. How the heck is this girl 12 weeks old already?!

It has been a whirl wind I'll tell you that much. Other than the fact that now by three months my hair is falling out in the handfulls, my pre-pubescent acne has conquered any leftovers of my "glow" (I'm still not convinced that glow even existed, I'm pretty sure it was just sweat because I was hot all.theeee.time)  and I'm STILL not fitting into half of my closet like I thought I would (these things take time, but patience my friends is not one of my virtues), yes other than THAT, it has been amazing.

I have to say that 3 months is kind of my jam. I feel like I woke up one morning and she just had this huge personality. She's as sweet as the dickens this one, her little eyes turn into squinty half moons with one look in her direction. If waking up to this one doesn't start your day off right I don't know what could. She gives me a cry that sounds like, "MA HEY MA, I'M ANNOYED BUT NOT IN TROUBLE!" and I mosey over to her crib and she's just there with this full grin on her face, just smiling to herself and giggling as she sucks on her fists. I die of cuteness everytime!!

She will give anyone and everyone a big 'ol cheesy grin but I tell you what, this girl wants it her way. And when she demands to have it her way I tell her to go to McDonalds instead (I kid I kid) but lemme tell you if you don't do something just to her liking she will let you know. Didn't get her the sweet nectar in time, she'll let you know. Didn't get to her fast enough in the morning, laid her down instead of sitting her up to see the world, this girl will WAIL. I mean there's practically slave labor going on over here. But for some reason when you're a mom when they say jump, you say, would you like that on one leg, or would it make you happier if I jumped while singing patty cake. You would do anything for those baby blues ya know. So here's to my Jocey, for wrapping me around her slave driving whip and somehow making me love it at the same time:)

Apr 25, 2014

5 Baby Items You Don't Need

So last week when I shared a few of my favorite baby products I was asked if there were any products that I really didn't use. Yes and YES. Holy cow, I feel like with baby products they make you think that you need everything and that it has to be the best and most expensive thing out there. So not true. Here are a few things that we totally didn't need and what we use instead of them.

||1. Baby bath|| We live in an apartment and so we wanted to stay away from having a ton of huge baby items that we had to store. I'm so glad that we didn't get a baby tub. Instead I would go for either a baby bath sponge or a folding mat, we just slip it into our sink and then fold it up when we're done. They are both super inexpensive and can be stored extremely easily.

||2. Wipes Warmer|| I had quite a few people swear by their wipes warmer to me and so we ended up getting one but guess what, warm things make babies pee...on you. Every time I changed Jocelyn's diapers she would pee on me when I used warm wipes, I couldn't figure out what it was until we had to switch wipes because she was so sensitive. When we started using cold ones it magically stopped. So yes, wipe warmers made the whole diaper experience way more difficult then it needed to be.

||3. Diaper Genie|| My sis in law passed this little piece of info on to me and I am SO GLAD she did. Instead of paying tons of money for the dumb diaper genie refills we just use good 'ol zip loc bags to put the diapers in. No smell and no expensive refills!

||4. Bassinet|| Matt and I got a little Pack n' Play bassinett and I really regret it because in the beginning weeks when she was getting up every hour I had to get out of bed to even really see her because the bassinett had deep sides that I couldn't see into. Instead looking back I would do a co sleeper like this or something like this that can be moved around really easily.

||5. Changing table||  I looked at a ton of nursery furniture when I was decorating and they are all so overpriced. Instead of getting a changing table I repainted a dresser that I found at a thrift store and then put a $20 changing pad on top of it. It works perfect, I have all of her clothes right underneath for blowouts (because lets be real that happens like at least twice a day) and all of her changing stuff on the top and it only cost me $40!!

***okay so I just though of one more that's not in the pic above. I would totally skip out on a monitor. For me at least I got serious mommy radar after I had Jocelyn and I can hear her little grunts before she even starts to cry from our bedroom at night. If I had a monitor too I might lose my mind. She's always close enough for me to hear really well and I had no idea how easily I got accustomed to being tuned in to her. So yes, monitor is a no go for us:)

Apr 21, 2014

One Of Those Weekends

This weekend was one of those weekends that keeps you smiling during the week. We went to a tulip festival, had some good eats and then celebrated Easter. It's crazy how with a baby going out into the world takes on a whole new meaning. Going to the tulip festival worked out perfect, we weren't in any kind of rush so we just left when Jocelyn started napping and then stayed there until she woke up. But church was a total failure. Right when we needed to be at church Jocelyn needed to eat, so she was just crying until we pulled up to the building, we were so frazzled that she got to church in her sleeper and didn't even make it into a dress.Once we got there Matt got to go in to the meeting while I just sat in the bathroom and fed Jocelyn, to which she squirmed and kicked the whole time because she was under a nursing cover and didn't know what the heck was going on. I just stared at the other moms like, "She never does this.ha." Finally after fighting the battle for 40 minutes I grabbed Matt and told him we had to go home so Jocelyn could eat. And there you have it, that was our first week back to church. If I've learned anything since having Jocelyn though it's that you just have to keep trying. Try over...and over....and over again until eventually things work. So we'll try again next week, and hopefully this time we'll all be fully clothed:)

Apr 19, 2014

My 5 Essential Baby Products



So over the past weeks I have realized that there are some things that I bought that were a total waste of money. It's kind of depressing really. But then there are a few products that have completely saved my life and I wanted to share a few of them with you!

||1 Bag Balm|| So Jocelyn has the most sensitive bum in THEEE entire world. I'm talking welts and blisters that would not go away no matter what I tried. I tried Decitin, Butt Paste, Mustela, Balmex...seriously there's just an entire full of diaper rash creams that didn't work just sitting there all full and useless. This has been the only one that works and that continues to work. I don't go a single diaper change without it. I got mine at Walgreens but you can also find it on Amazon here.

||2 Honest Company Baby Wipes|| See above for horrifically sensitive bum explanation. Should we talk about Jocelyn's bum some more...oh the humanity!! The alcohol in all the other brands of wipes completely irritated the rash and prevented it from healing too. It was only when I combined these wipes with the Bag Balm that the rash finally went away. You can find them here.

|| 3 Woombie|| So I first tried this when Jocelyn was a day old and it was a total joke, she was way too little for it, she first slept on and off for sometimes only fifteen minutes at a time so putting her in this was a nightmare. But when she started to sleep longer stretches at night I started using this only for night time and it increased the amount of time that she slept at night by 3 hours. You guys, three precious hours. That's like years in newborn time. Anyways, it keeps them tight in a swaddle while they sleep so that their startle reflex doesn't wake them up. It.is.a.game.changer. You can buy it here.

|| 4 Solly Baby Wrap|| There are just times when Jocelyn won't stop crying unless I'm holding her. And holy crap it seems impossible to get things done. I got this wrap and put her in it and she passes out and then I can get things done!! Can I get a what what for actually being able to function!! You can buy it here.

|| 5 Lansinoh Nursing Pads|| I got a ton of washable nursing pads before I had Jocelyn but the second I started actually nursing I realized just how much I needed to change the nursing pads and I would have to wash them once a day if I wanted to be able to use them, so HELLO disposable pads. They are my best friends. I never leave the house without a stash in my bag. You can find them pretty much anywhere or you can get them online here.

Are there any baby products that you swear by?! Because I am willing to pay you in brownies for some good 'ol mama knowledge:)

Apr 11, 2014

Glasses USA Review

 So I agreed to do this review before I decided to stop doing fashion posts and I'm a woman of my word so here goes one last fashion item...ish review!!

I made it super clear with them that I was going to be really honest about my experience with GlassesUSA so let's get talking!

So I decided it was high time I get myself some dang glasses. I'm usually a contact only girl and it had been forever since I'd had eyeglasses because they are typically super expensive with my high prescription but when I was contacted by GlassesUSA I figured I'd give it a go!

Picking out the glasses was actually really easy. They have this shnazy virtual mirror feature where you can upload a photo of yourself and see what the glasses would look like on your face shape which was awesome because shopping online for something like glasses can be hard when you don't know what they'll look like on but the virtual try on is actually a pretty good representation of how the size and shape will look like on your face.

Here's the tool below if you want to give it a whirly whirl.

           
           
           
           
           

Buying the eyeglasses online was easy too, I just uploaded my prescription information, chose my lenses and checked out. I was actually surprised by how cheap the glasses were at check out. They're competitive with Warby Parker prices (especially because they're always running different promo codes) but I actually liked the quality of my glasses better than Warby Parker (I had some sent to my house to try on a long time ago but ended up not ordering any because they felt like they would break WAY easy, has anyone else noticed that or is it just me??), anyways for being discount glasses they have a great quality.

The glasses then were delivered to me in about a week! Here's where the trouble came in though, when I received the glasses that I picked out which were originally a different pair, I ordered them with the thinnest lenses possible because of my high prescription and figured they wouldn't look thick. But once they arrived the lenses looked coke bottle thick, I'm talking grandma style in the worst way possible. I was super bummed, I'd ordered the thinnest lenses possible and they still looked huge. So I contacted a sales rep, told them my story and they actually explained that certain glasses styles go better with certain prescriptions and I had chosen possibly the worst style of frames to go with my prescription.

So they let me send back my frames that were too thick and pick out this new style. Even though it took longer than I would have liked and took two tries to get the right pair I was really impressed by how committed the customer service was to getting me a pair that would work for me at no extra cost. It's great to know you aren't buying from a company that will leave you high and dry if something goes wrong.

Wow, this is way too long for glasses ammmiright. Anyways, glasses, love them, wear them all the time,moral of the story, buy glasses online. They are cheap eyeglasses compared to the price you would pay when going to a store. But definitely pick out your frames carefully and if you have any questions about what style of glasses works best with your prescription then call customer service. They were super helpful!

If you're interested in getting glasses you can find some juicy promo codes here, or use the code Blog10 to get 10% off your glasses.