Life Update: Numero Dos

I GOT A SALON!   Ok... well, I didn't really get a salon, but I will be working inside of one. Yep, I'm now the beauty girl at Shutter & Shear.   What I Offer: Lash Extensions SeneGence Productions Radio- Frequency Skin Tightening And soon to come... Microblading, Eyebrow Threading and Tinting, and more! (yep, totally saving the more for another life update. I love to keep you on your toes. *wink face*)   The salon is located in Huntsville, Alabama. The pictures in the post are actually done by the owner, Sarah Swain. That's where the name comes to play- Shutter & Shear. An all in one place for beauty and capturing that beauty. Yes! A studio is in the back of the salon. Think about how much fun you're going to have after getting all dolled up. Make over and head shots? So much yes. You're probably blown away from the pictures above and you haven't even seen the beauty room yet. You just wait!   For more information and to book follow my beauty page on Instagram @beautybykayladene. ...

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Baby’s First

Every first moment is precious. First smile, laugh, crawl, sneeze, yawn all the way to watching them play with their toys for the first time. Your heart just melts away as you're watching your baby grow. Something that is very bittersweet because you're happy that they're growing, but it also happens super fast! So you hold a little tighter, kiss a little longer, and always let them know you love them. This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. Riley Blake has been blowing us away with first for the past month. It started off with her crawling to picking herself up and standing to her saying mama. Yes, she finally said the words I've been waiting for. Through each darling milestone, Carter's has been there. For her first time sleeping through the night with their cozy onesies. Now, she doesn't always sleep through the night, but when she does we do a little praise dance. I think the definition of parenthood has to be when you want your baby to sleep through the night, but also don't mind them getting up just so you get some extra time in. When Riley wakes up for a bottle she is so cuddly and I cannot deny my love for that moment. I guess you could say the journey of being a mom or dad is filled with bittersweet moments. Her first time laughing. When I finally found something to make her laugh for the first time, I made sure to do it back to back. I didn't want the laughing to stop. It was the best. My favorite sound. For her first time crawling. It started off with RB crawling backwards... until one day. She surprised us and took off crawling forwards. The whole house went crazy. "Yay, go Riley!' Her first gymnastics class.  Oh boy does RB love to dance! I knew I had to get her into some type of class and thanks to Google I found something. Gymnastic class is filled with lots of dance moves, laughter, and forward rolls. My baby is already a little gymnasts. For her first time saying mama! My ...

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Let The Music Take Control

Oooh, that flow just filled my soul. As soon the music hit, I was instantly started dancing. I just love how music can take control over my body, my mood, my senses.   I get lost into each sound. Each instrument. And just jam out.   Forgetting about everything else, I just ride out. Find Your Genre Get Hip  Let The Music Take Control Ah, how good it feels to find new sound. I spend hours on end bumping the same song. In the shower. In the car. In the gym. Everywhere. It calms me down through anxiety attacks. It puts me in better moods. Oooh, just let the music take control.  Mhm, bob your head.  Twirl Around.  Just feel the music. Who cares who's around. Feel free. Dance away. Music can be so therapeutic. From creating it to listening to it. Take time to truly grasp on to the waves of sound and let it fill you up. Spend an hour a day letting it take you away. Maybe it's while you're cleaning. Before bed. In the morning. Listen Live Nothing like live music. It takes the listening experience to a whole new level. Be sure to go out and support the local artist in different areas too, not just the big names. It's amazing the talent that lies within a small town. Always support local! Don't be scared.  Dance in the rain. Sing at the top of your lungs. Beat box. Bang on the trash cans. Just have fun with it. Life is too short to be any other way. Let music bring you to life.     Find what genre pulls you in and vibe out. Any and everywhere.  ...

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Farewell Maryland

Maryland.   A place filled with creatives. From middle school age and up, the streets of Maryland have souls searching for their next project. Clothing, music, photography, dance. Any and everything. They have found their art and they aren't afraid to show it. "When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy." -Rumi And that's exactly what I saw. As soon as I touched down to Maryland I was ready to meet new people and start working. It started off with me looking for photographers via Instagram, which led me to Marc who introduced me to just about the whole state of Maryland. I could see his true love for connecting people. 1) "Collaboration is always good! I think it opens up a whole new set of possibilities, fresh perspectives, and promotes inspiration."   Introducing me to everybody was just the beginning. Each time we linked up he gave me new insight, angles, and desire.   "For my projects, I write em down in a journal and then organize photos and ideas for them in mood boards specific for the project. After that I just wait for the right model I think fits one of them to come along, typically I don’t search for them. It tends to feel better when I’ve organically crossed paths with a model I think fits something I want to do. This hurts sometimes though because I may not shoot one for months. Besides that when I feel inspired by something I’ll go shoot that right away in that moment, not too much thought put into it just how I’m feeling." Follow Strvno aka Marc on IG here.  The very first place I go to when in a new state is the downtown area. Downtown Frederick. As soon as I pulled up I was in awe of the beauty. It was breathtaking. Apparently I went on the right day because there was an event going on called "First Saturday." I spent time wandering around. In the midst of it all I saw a flyer for a fashion show. The next day I made a call to the person running the show, Brianna ...

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BodyBoss Method

BodyBoss. No, really this method is BOSS.   *Sponsored post but all opinions are my own*   The BodyBoss Ultimate Body Fitness Guide is a 12-Week Step-By-Step Fitness Program that includes workouts that are not only intense, but super fun. Yes, working out can be fun. Plus, do not get me started on the way I feel afterwards! Each work out has me feeling refreshed, confident, and like a boss.    Things I love about BodyBoss Method: It saves me so much time. The work outs are under 24 minutes, 3 times a week. Making it easy to do while at home, with my daughter. I can take it anywhere with me, too- on vacation, friends house, outside, anywhere! The Program is uniquely designed and highly structured to drive big results in a short time. So after week 12 my body will be transformed. I have already seen progress physically, emotionally, and mentally. Those three things are important! Working out is more than just seeing physical results.  There is bonus 4 Week Pre-Training Program. Before the 12-Week Step-By-Step Fitness Program starts, you have a pre-training that gets you prepared. It gets your mind and body worked up to really push it when the real things come. I love it! Many options on how you can go about purchasing BodyBoss. You can order the online version, which gives you access to the online training program or you can purchase the package which is the online version plus the 200 page booklet. It is great to have the option of doing it online only.    I am so unbelievably happy to have found BodyBoss Method. Since giving birth, I have been trying to get back into exercising. I even wrote about it in my Love Yourself Series. Boy, did I underestimate that. Being a stay at home mom can be rough some times and I now have a plan to help me with getting my work outs done all while taking care of my daughter. Not only that, I have a legit plan that shows me exactly what and how to work out. The form and how many reps is ...

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