Monthly Archive May 2015

Kate’s Flamingo Party

 Little miss Kate had a cute little flamingo party. I am a little obsessed with those pretty pink birds. I know my days are numbered for picking the girls party themes so I do as i pleased for now.  I can’t believe my baby is two! You will notice that she stared out her terrible twos with off with a BANG! Her pouting in front of her tickled pink to be turning two sign is just classic! Totally true to Kate form. She is a little sassy thing but I wouldn’t have her any other way. She’s perfect!

I have had some requests to see the whole party. You can find all the party details are below!

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Flamingo Party

Flamingo Party

Flamingo Party

Flamingo Party

Flamingo Party

Flamingo Party

Flamingo Party

Flamingo Party

Flamingo Party

Flamingo Party

Flamingo Party

Flamingo Party

Flamingo Party

Pink flamingo family here // Flamingo straws here // Flamingo tooth picks here

Chalkboard Sign from You doll Designs // Flora Flamingo book// The lovely cake was made by a family friend

 

Half Up French Braid Tutorial + florals & stripes

Half up french braid- That one blonde chick

Half up french braid- That one blonde chick

Half up french braid- That one blonde chick

 

So I’m pretty much in love with this slouchy braid! Looks amazing with jeans and a tee shirt and also transitions into night flawlessly! Its also really easy and its a laid back twist on the traditional french braid. Watch the tutorial for all the dirty deets! (cause this hairstyle works great for masking dirty hair!) Kate didn’t want to coopertate for these pictures! I’m like ‘LOVE ME KATE!” and she’s like “nah mom” We did however soak in all the beauty that surrounds the Salt Lake Temple. Joss got a small free photo of the temple and she lost it at dinner and she was absolutely heartbroken! She is so tenderhearted and already has a great love of the gospel. The tutorial is below if you recreate this hairstyle we would love to see it! Tag me on instagram @christineyallen or use hashtag #MMMbeauty

Summer Boho Dutch Braid

This weeks tutorial for Mindy Mae’s market is this summery boho braid perfect for casual days. its super simple and only takes a few minutes! Its one of my new favorites! Mindy Mae’s is having a bunch of new releases coming up. Cant wait for you all to see!

Shop Mindy Mae’s Here

Hope you learn can something new from this tutorial if you have any requests I’m always all ears! Leave a comment below or on my instagram @christineyallen and if you recreate this look I would LOVE to see it. Tag me on insta or you can you the hashtag #MMMbeauty.

boho hanging dutch braid

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Spring Denim on Flare Denim


Spring denim on denim|| That One Blonde Chick

 

    Sure skinny jeans are cool and stuff but do you guys remember when it was all about the flare?? I love flare jeans!! Maybe its just me but they are so much more flattering on me! they are fitted in all the right places and give the illusion of inner thighs. Lets be honest skinny jeans don’t do anyone any favors! I guess they do really accentuate how skinny your ankles are. So thats…… just neat! If your ankles are your best asset then work it girl!

    I’m just really glad flare jeans are cool again and this is my favorite way to wear denim on denim! It’s my go to spring look. big trend for this spring are hats (even wool ones yay!) if your dome gets a little sweaty in wool then straw hats are a great way to go and sneaky braids coming out of the hat!

Since Mother’s day is this weekend I had to show off my little ladies and their spring style! I can’t believe how big they look in these pictures! In most of these pictures Kate is standing at my feet and spouting out so much gibberish and nonsense and making me laugh! I kind of love the fact that I’m the only person on the planet that can decipher and translate what she is saying. I love my girls and I’m so grateful that I get to share that mother daughter bond with my two little angels! It is such an overwhelming blessing to be a mother. I can’t believe I got so lucky to have these little sweethearts in our family! These girls and I are lucky enough to have 2 ridiculously amazing mothers/grandmothers in our lives. I could only dream to be as selfless, kind, loving, and as amazing as they are!

Chambray button down || White flare 7 jeans || Hat Similar

Pink avaitors  || Pink Shoes

photography by Kevin Cox

Spring denim on denim|| That One Blonde Chick

Spring denim on denim|| That One Blonde Chick

Spring denim on denim|| That One Blonde Chick

Spring denim on denim|| That One Blonde Chick

Spring denim on denim|| That One Blonde Chick

Spring denim on denim|| That One Blonde Chick

Spring denim on denim|| That One Blonde Chick

Spring denim on denim|| That One Blonde Chick

Spring denim on denim|| That One Blonde Chick

Spring denim on denim|| That One Blonde Chick

Spring denim on denim|| That One Blonde Chick

 

Bloke Body

Chai Vanilla Scrub. Bloke Body

Chai Vanilla Scrub. Bloke Body

Chai Vanilla Scrub. Bloke Body

Chai Vanilla Scrub. Bloke Body

Chai Vanilla Scrub. Bloke Body

 

 

As of late I have been googling and pinteresting (is that a word?) DIY coffee scrubs and thats when Bloke Body came into my life THANKFULLY! Cause I can tell you all of the foul smelling coffee concoctions I would have fallen short of the beautifully packaged heaven that is in each pack of Bloke body scrub! Its a really great idea to exfoliate once a week to keep your skin fresh and glowing!

Fun fact. your skin cells regenerate every 28 days. Your new skin cells are fighting their way to the surface but if our old dry flaky skin cells are in the way, then we are so not putting our best face forward!! 2, 4, 6, 8, do yourself a favor and exfoliate!!! Thats a cheer we should all say sometime. Or maybe not…. yeah probably not.

Instructions:For best results and easy clean up I do the full body scrub in the shower. I shampoo and rinse then I throw on conditioner (a deep conditioner would be perfect for this) and I turn off the water and get a heaping fist full of scrub and rub it all over damp skin using circular motions till I’m sufficiently scrubbed then rinse off and continue my shower as usual! Then my skin feels great and I feel like I got pampered for a sec, then its back to diaper duty!!

So im reviewing my experience with the scrub. Let me hit you with some pros and cons.

Pros: 

My skin feels brand new. Like newborn baby brand new. So Soft

Love using it on my face its gentle leaves my skin glowing  and makes my make up go on like BUTTA!

Its all natural organic and vegan. not tested on animals only on babes. (their words not mine)

The smell is what dreams are made of. Its like sugar cookie heaven.

 

Cons:

It doesn’t taste as good as it smells. I know this because I accidentally (on purpose) got some in my mouth. So just take my word for it!

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