9/13/16

Night in the Life With Owlet

Many of you know, if you've been following me for a while, that we have been trying for a long time to get pregnant. We didn't have any problems with the boys and so we figured once we wanted another one...no big deal. How wrong we were! We tried for just over 5 years for another smoosh only to be disappointed each month. Then along the way we got pregnant...four times and lost the baby four times. I can't describe the heartache and confusion that ensued. 
I remember the day very clearly that I found out I was pregnant again. Kev and I laughed, a lot, and then reality kicked in. I cried and cried telling him that I just couldn't spiritually, emotionally or physically go through another loss and that I was scared. I made an appointment that DAY to go in and see a doctor and try to better our odds of keeping this baby. They were very kind to send me home with tons of information and some meds.
I think it was at month 4 that I looked at my husband and said, "I think I might be pregnant." It was sinking in that this might actually happen...we were going to have a baby!!!
Excitement heightened when we learned that our little rainbow baby was going to be a girl, a GIRL!!!! I was going to have a daughter, the boys would have a sister...these were such foreign words in our house full of boys. I cried and cried and had many conversations with my belly lol. When it was time for Sophie to finally come into this world we were still a little nervous that something would go wrong and we would somehow lose her. I think my mind got very jaded during all the years of hoping and of loss. There were a few hiccups but she was strong and healthy! I'll be sharing her birth story later =). I opted for her to stay in our room the whole hospital stay and to have her sleep in our room when we got home. I didn't do either of those things with the boys but I was strangely protective over this miracle from Heaven. Rewind to an event I was invited to put on by Ergo Baby about a month before giving birth. It was a beautiful breakfast filled with vendors and an amazing panel with doctors and specialists. I met the team from Owlet Baby Care and learned about their product to help keep baby safe.
They showed me how this little sock, when placed on the baby, can monitor her heart rate and her oxygen levels...what the WHAT??? Anytime your baby's oxygen or heart rate drops, an alarm is designed to sound and you can run to their aid. This was an answer to a prayer. Owlet was kind enough to send me their product to review and BOY do I have words for all of you with babies.....this product is worth every single penny!!!! We spent one week with Sophie not having the sock and were able to see, feel and taste the difference. I would jump at any noise before, and not sleep at all wondering if she was breathing. When we placed it on her for the first night I slept...I actually slept WELL knowing I would be notified if anything was wrong. It was like being back in the hospital where nurses would monitor and check on her every so often while I slept. It was the most peace I had felt in a long time. 
 Here is sweet Sophie wearing her sock. It's soft and comfy and she doesn't mind it at all. It comes with a right and left sock to alternate in the newborn size and then a larger sock for when she is a bit older. Look at her....I can't stop staring I love her so much and I feel so safe and secure knowing her Owlet sock is on her when she sleeps.

6/25/16

Cents Of Style Warehouse Sale!

If you are a local in Utah, you are NOT going to miss this sale! Here are all the deets, happy shopping loves!

5/16/16

*GIVEAWAY*


Good morning everyone! I am so excited to be bringing you guys this giveaway because it has a few of my most FAVORITE obsessions right now. And who the junk doesn't love a good giveaway RIGHT??? Right! This giveaway will be happening mostly on Instagram (IG) so if you are not already following me on there....get ON it! You will have chances to comment and have multiple entries from there. You'll have the chance to win:
- The new nude Beauty Blender
- Two Kat Von D liquid lipsticks
- Demi Lashes
- DUO brush on adhesive

I have partnered up with Eyelashes Unlimited to give you a few extra treats. They are sponsoring the lash and adhesive part of our giveaway AND offering all Classy followers a 15% discount on ALL your lash purchases on their site for this whole week!!!!!! Just use the code CLASSY15 at checkout to receive your discount. Guys, they have TONS of lashes and they are already super affordable so this is just icing on the cake! Here are the mandatories and some optional extra entries:

*MANDATORY*
- Follow me on Instagram (IG) @classycozmetics
- Follow Eyelashes Unlimited on Instagram @eyelashesunlimited
- Like the photo of my Makeover Monday (the giveaway post)
- Tag a friend in the comments on Instagram

*EXTRA ENTRIES*
- Tag as many friends as you'd like but in SEPARATE comments 
- Follow me on Periscope
- Follow me on Facebook (Classy Cosmetics)
- Follow me on Twitter (Classy Cosmetics)
- Follow me on Youtube (Classy Cosmetics)
- Comment with what your fav go to beauty product is on my IG account


5/9/16

Jen's Breakfast Burritos


This recipe has to be one of the top if not THE top requested dinners in our family. I don't know why but breakfast dinners aaalllllways sound good to me! Again. I am not the leanest of cooks....or girls lol, so this may be a meal that you can cook sparingly if you are watching the scale. The "innards" as we lovingly refer to them freeze beautifully so that you can just grab them out for a quick meal. Okay, let's get out all of our ingredients.

- flour tortillas (any size and however many to feed the fam that night)
- 1 lb Jimmy Dean Sausage (natural with no MSG)
- 4 cups frozen tater tots
- 6 eggs
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 4 cups shredded cheese divided (I use Cheddar)
- 6 slices bacon (I use Costco's precooked bacon)
- 2 Tbsp Oil (I use avocado oil)
- mayonnaise (optional....but encouraged lol)

Preheat oven and cook tots according to package directions (you may also use hashbrowns if desired).
 I always do this first because tots can take quite a bit more time than the rest of the ingredients.
When those are about half way done, start to brown up your Jimmy Dean sausage.
In a mixing bowl combine eggs, sour cream and a 1/4 cup of the shredded cheese and mix well. Transfer into pan and cook just like normal scrambled eggs.
As your sausage is cooking, microwave bacon then slice up and add to the sausage.
Once eggs are done, add them to the meat mixture and blend.
In a bowl crunch up cooked tater tots and add to the innard mixture. If I am cooking for a large group and KNOW that I will be using up every last bit of innards, I add the rest of the cheese (more if desired) to the mix. If I know it will go into the fridge or freezer I skip this step.
Assemble burritos my spreading the thinnest amount of mayonnaise (optional) on tortilla to help the mixture stay together. Spoon innards inside, top with cheese (if you didn't add it to the mixture) and roll. Pre-assemble all burritos and place on a plate.
In a separate pan pour in oil of choice and coat pan well.
Fry up them burritos and enjoy!!! I like to use a lil sour cream to dip each bite in.....remember I didn't say it was lean lol!

Now the innards will make a total of about 12 large burritos and about 16 small burritos if using the smaller tortillas. I usually only make one burrito per person since they can be quite filling and freeze the rest of the innards. One other great meal that you can make with this is breakfast quesadillas. Pour oil in your hot pan, place one tortilla down, place some cheese down, spoon in mixture, top with a little more cheese and the second tortilla and flip when its ready. Super yummy!
There are so many things you can add to these delicious morsels.
- green onions
- white or yellow onions
- sweet peppers
- tomatoes
Hope you guys enjoy this as much as we do!
xoxo
Jen