Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Top 10.

These are the top 10 products from Younique as of Septemebr-December 2015. I've personally only tried 6 of these top 10. That is definitely going to change soon. I want to try them all! Which products have you tried and loved?!

If you have any questions email me at alilynnbush@gmail.com. You can shop at www.youniqueproducts.com/AliBush 

For the whole month of February you get FREE shipping on all orders $50 or more! Usually you have to spend $100 for free shipping, so take advantage of this!

Sunday, February 14, 2016

halfway, baby boy.

I went in for my 20 week ultrasound and baby was measuring a full week ahead at 21 weeks! I'm hoping that means my doctor will change my due date to a week earlier. We will see what he decides. So now I'm either almost 22 weeks or almost 23. It's so exciting! 

During the ultrasound baby boy kept putting his little fingers in his mouth. It was so cute to watch him do that. It was a long appointment because they have to measure everything to make sure baby is growing correctly. Towards the end the ultrasound tech was trying to get a good picture of his profile and he wouldn't not corporate. So daddy started poking my belly and talking to him. It was so cool and super funny to watch little man move around when daddy poked my belly! We love him so much already. 

I've definitely gained weight. It's rather depressing how much it went up in just one month! I couldn't believe it. I have been exercising and eating healthy and also indulging on occasion. But I did not expect to see my weight go up as much as it did. I've gained 11 pounds since the beginning. Halfway and 11 pounds, that's okay right? Hopefully! We will see how it goes from here. I'm going to try to eat better and continue to exercise! As long as I look and feel good, I shouldn't worry about what the scale says. But we all know that's easier said than done. 

I keep buying baby clothes. Help me! I don't know how to say no to baby GAP skinny jeans for baby boy. They are just too adorable. Plus they were on sale! Baby boy has lots of cute clothes already. Can't wait to dress him in them soon!  Where are your favorite places to buy baby clothes?? 

I'm loving this growing belly of mine! It's so fun to actually have a baby bump now and not jus look extra chubby! 

Happy Valentine's Day everyone! ❤️

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Valentines Sugar Cookies.

Valentine's Sugar Cookies! I posted these yesterday and had some people asking for the recipe. So I decided I'd post it on here. If you've had these cookies before, you know how yummy they are! If you haven't, you are missing out and need to make them right now! Seriously, do it. Valentine's is this weekend so it's the perfect time! You can use this recipe for any holiday or any occasion. All you do differently is use a different cookie cutter and whatever color frosting you want! This is my momma's recipe and she taught me everything I know! It's tradition that we make them every year for Christmas and then again for Valentines Day. I had to keep the tradition going even when I'm out of state!

note: I usually don't bake with  margarine but for this recipe I do!!

Sherry's Best Ever Sugar Cookies

Cream together: 
1 Cup Blue Bonnet margarine
1 1/2 Cup sugar
2 Eggs
2 tsp mexican vanilla (or regular)

Add in:
3 3/4 Cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt 

Roll out to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shakes with cookie cutter. Bake at 375 degrees from 6-10 minutes depending on thickness of dough and size of cookie. Cookies should just be starting to turn golden brown on bottom. If too brown, they will be crisp rather than soft. Let cookies cool before frosting them.

Cream cheese frosting:
1lb powdered sugar 
1 (8 oz) cream cheese
6 T. Blue Bonnet margarine
2 tsp. Mexican vanilla

Mix all ingredients with electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Frost cookies as desired. If using a decorating bag, you may need to add more powdered sugar to make frosting stiffer so it will hold its shape. 


Here are a few pictures of some sugar cookies my mom and I have made for different events. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday rambles.

This is a very exciting week for me! First, tomorrow I'll be 20 weeks! I can't believe I'll be halfway! I have an ultrasound tomorrow and I'm so excited to see baby again. It's my favorite thing ever. Hopefully we will just be confirming that he is still, in fact, a boy. I've heard a few people who found out early that they were having a boy, only to later find out that it's a girl. Crossing my fingers that doesn't happen. We already have a lot of boy clothes and that's what we've been planning on the last 5 weeks. I guess we will see!

MY BEST FRIEND IS COMING TO VISIT! Yes those all caps were necessary. Carlee is coming on Wednesday for a whole week! I couldn't be more thrilled about. We've had this planned for a few months now and it's finally here. This will be our first visitor besides Collins parents and siblings. Nobody wants to come to Lawton haha. I'm sure we will find something fun to do! 

Singing in the car and singing in the shower are completely different. Don't you agree? I don't sing well. At all. And I know it. It's fine. That doesn't stop me from singing though. I sing all the time. But for some reason, when I sing in th shower I sometimes feel like I sound pretty good. I put on my Adele album and start singing and I'm like damn! I'm good. I sound (almost) just like her! (Not at all.) But the shower does something to your voice that makes you think you're really great. Or am I the only one that thinks that? Awkward..

I need more maternity clothes. But for some reason I hate spending money on myself. I can buy my husband or baby boy anything and everything. But when it comes to myself, I can't. Most of my regular clothes just fit awkward now and I just look chubby in them. (Do you ever delete a sentence just because you don't know how to spell a word? Well that just happened to me.) 

I cleaned my entire house today! Gotta get it ready for the bff. I even got down on my hands and knees and mopped the floor. Hubby got mad at me for that. Said I shouldn't be doing that. Next time I'll let him mop then ;)

This post was me completely rambling about life right now. I have no sense of direction or organzation.