A Moment for Mama

When was the last time you were able to grab a cup of coffee, sit under a shade tree at a park and read a book? When was the last time you went a got a manicure or pedicure? When was the last time you had a moment to yourself? However long it has been I recommend you stop reading right now, go grab a venti iced black tea with lemonade at Starbucks, park yourself in a massage chair at the nail salon get your toes done and then finish reading this post. If you’re anything like me, you have a million trillion things to get done in one day. BUT if you’re also like me you love to enjoy a moment to yourself. I have worked on this blog post for about two months now. I wanted to make sure everything I shared was from an actual experience I had as well as thoughts that came from my heart. I get a feeling that some of you don’t know where to begin when it comes to having a moment for yourself. I have put together a list of my favorite places to go to have mama time.

  • It’s Lash O’Clock

After smithboy#2 was born a lot of hair fell out, including my lashes. I would have to were falsies every day to make it look like I still had lashes. One day my friend Alaina posted on her Instagram she was now providing lash extensions. I was nervous at first to get them done because I had them before at a different salon but always felt like they were ruining my real lashes. Shortly after reading her post about providing lash services, I decided to follow her salon page Blush Studio. I noticed every Tuesday she would post a lash tip and explain a little behind the tip. I realized when I was getting my lashes done before I was not treating them properly. I saw she was running a special and decided to give it a try once again. Alaina did an a phenomenal job! Now every time I leave her salon I fall more in love with my lashes. It has been two months since I have put on eyeliner that’s how amazing she is. She showed me the correct way to wash and brush my lashes, gave me insight on what to not put on my face to make my lashes stay longer. If you ever need a moment for mama and a nap too go see her. I promise you won’t regret it! HERE is the link to Alaina’s website to schedule an appointment. Make sure you stop by her Instagram to read all of her lash extension tips!


  • The Perfect Hair Salon

Many of you have asked me where I get my hair done and who does my hair. Well, look no more because the answer is here! Blonde Faith Salon! I have been with  Alyssa Patterson for years now. Thet first time I sat in her chair I was a dark brown and she has transformed me into a beautiful blonde. If we are being completely honest, there is a small number of people I let touch my hair because it means that much to me. Call me crazy but I am VERY particular when it comes to my hair and brows! BUT she is nothing short of amazing, she was able to make my hair transition easy and perfect. Although I am in her chair for a couple of hours, she makes every minute calming and relaxing. Blonde Faith Salon is my number one place to get a small piece of mama time. Look at the photos below for the transformation of my hair journey.


Yes, you read that right! Alyssa and I completely understand that mamas need some time away, so we have joined forces and decided to give away a special prize to one lucky mama or lady! For a chance to win, all you have to do is follow Alyssa as well as myself on Instagram (links below), like the final stage picture on her page, and tag someone else who you think needs a little moment to themselves! The contest ends Friday @ 6pm. We will be announcing the winner on our pages so be on the look out to see if you won! Good luck everyone!

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My last but not least place for mama time is getting my brows spayed by Candice at Luxe Wax. Now I know what you might be thinking… Why go somewhere and get waxed for some mama time? Well, I will tell you! Candice does more than just waxing, she also provides services like microblading and powder brows. Every time I go see her my brows come out looking amazing! I honestly don’t have to do anything to them in morning besides filling them in. & if you decide to microblade your brows then you’ll have to do nothing at all in the morning. The process is so quick, easy and in my opinion painless. Like I said before I am very particular when it comes to people messing with my hair and brows but Candice is no exaggeration PERFECT! IF you are looking for someone new or want to try her services please click the link HERE and book your next appointment!


I must share one last thing…

I am a last minute scheduler, ask any of these ladies. But all three of them are amazing at working myself into their busy schedule. Although you can get a moment for mama in your bathtub, in the car, or better yet during nap time, it is always fun and more relaxing when you can step away from your home life to pamper yourself. GO get a message, your hair did, lashes put on, or a fresh wax! All I am trying to say is no matter what you do just have a moment for mama. Why? Because you deserve it!


Word of God

March 18, 2018, | Matthew 26-27 | The Injustice of Life

 1) Injustice in the life implies blame.

They falsely accused Jesus which led to a false execution. Have you ever felt falsely accused? Have you ever felt that life was simply unfair? We live our life continuously asking if it was fair or unfair.

Entitlement steals any sense of being gifted by God.

The injustice of life < deserved

In life we go through the blame cycle; God, other’s, then finally us.

2) The just reward for sin is death.

Injustice < deserved = death

God never was unfair to anyone except one person and there was only one time that God allowed pain, hurt, and injustice to someone who didn’t deserve any of it.. that was to his son Jesus Christ. That injustice changes everything for us. Because of his wounds, we were all healed! Every one of us has messed up and partaken in sin, but the gift of God is enteral life.

injustice < deserved > gift

Maybe we have missed used the words “deserved and right”, instead of us having the right to do xyz or deserve xyz we have the GIFT from God to do xyz! All of life is a gift, it is the grace of God we are able to be forgiven of all our sins and not to carry the burdens of an unfair life.

Today I experienced this thing we call an “unfair life”. I had a feeling my husband deserved something particular and he shouldn’t have to deal with nonessential problems especially on his day off. As we were discussing the “nonessential problems” in the kitchen, the smithboys were playing on the patio pretending to be captain underpants. I stopped listening to my husband (he of course noticed) and watched them run and laugh outside. It then dawned on me that I needed to remember that life is a gift. I immediately opened my bible app and went straight to my notes that I took at church. My thought process of the problem my husband and I were facing was nothing compared to what Jesus went through on the cross. I was doing exactly what my Pastor was talking about at the service today. Not that I was blaming God or others, but demanding a life that I wanted for my husband and myself. Once I finished re-reading my notes, I talked with daddysmith and told him what we were planning to do was not something we have control over. Our life, our sons, our family is all a gift from God. We can’t control what HE has already planned for us. We might not like the problems we face it at that exact moment but we must embrace it because HE has designed our life for us many years ago. I wanted to share my experience with you because not only do I take notes to help myself grow, I share my heart and thoughts as well, in hopes that others know they don’t have to be alone walking along their path that God has given them.

Mom of 2 Superheroes

Being a mother of only boys means tons of sword fights, action figures flying, finding legos in your bed, loads of dirty clothes, and constantly reminding them not to shoot each other in the face with their nerf guns. But one of their favorite interest is pretending they are superheroes. With daddysmith and myself owning every superhero movie in the world {not kidding} the boys have definitely picked up some popular heroes and moves, hence the Avengers bedroom Since daddysmith is the BEST DADDY EVER, the boys have tons of costumes to boost their creative thoughts. Every time smithboy#1 comes home both smithboys suit- up and “fight bad guys” or in this case each other. I know in this generation a lot of others will disagree with my parenting and allowing my sons to wrestle/fight and honestly that is okay. This is just what us Smiths do.  Now sometimes they do get a little rough but daddysmith and I have taught them the difference when it comes to fighting out of anger and simply using their imagination. For example; intentionally hurting each other is never okay and when you feel that the other or yourself has gotten to that point the wrestling needs to stop. Another rule we have taught them is NEVER EVER WRESTLE without daddysmith or mamasmith (myself) around. We watch them very closely when they are play fighting because we never want them to jump off the bed and body slam each other. (kinda like what I did with my cousins and I were little). We as parents take caution with wrestling and when they play with their action figures. We obviously don’t want them to grow up hurting themselves or others but at the same time, we want them to have fun and most importantly express their imagination! Anyway, the last time they wrestled it was so much fun to watch! I couldn’t help but take pictures and videos of all the action. I swear their creativity ran wild that day.  Although they are loud, wild and full of crazy cool moves, I wouldn’t want it any other way. I absolutely love the sound effects smithboy#1 has learned from daddysmith and is now teaching smithboy#2. I say this all the time on Instagram and FB but their bond is just incredible. They protect one another, they support one another and above all else, they love being each other’s best friend. Their love, bond, however you would like to call it, is something daddysmith and I dreamed about while I was pregnant with smithboy#2. & y’all to see it grow every day makes my heart fill up with so much joy. Trust me when I say this, being a mom of two superheroes is extraordinary but being a mom of two smithboys is truly phenomenal.

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