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Post Baby Weight Loss Journey

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Has it really been since May since I last blogged?! I never knew how hard it would be to juggle life with a newborn until I had one. I promise to fill you in on life lately but right now I’m going to talk about what a lot of people have been asking me about lately…. My weight loss. The photos below are still a bit embarrassing to me because I still have more to lose and tone up my body. But I’m proud of how far I’ve come in 4 short months.

Once I was cleared to workout 8 weeks postpartum, I started off by cleaning up my diet and working out everyday. I did 2 rounds of Insanity Max 30. Man, was it HARD!! By that time I hadn’t worked out in almost a year. I lost about 15lbs in 60 days. Towards the end of the 60 days I was starting to stall. I needed to lose a total of 30lbs to get to my pre-pregnancy weight, ya’ll!! I needed to do something more. Something better with my diet. I was chatting with my talented makeup artist/stylist friend Lindsey Thorne one day because I had noticed how much weight she had lost after having her son. I asked what her secret was! She told me it wasn’t a secret at all; that it was a lifestyle change! She had started back at the beginning of the year on a nutritional cleanse and it completely transformed not only the weight but her energy level, her outlook on nutrition, and it’s made her feel overall amazing. I was hooked, I had to start immediately! And when I did, this new lifestyle of an alkaline diet and releasing nasty toxins at a cellular level completely changed me. The weight started to finally come off again, I felt energetic, I slept better (which was amazing for me because I’ve always been a light sleeper and when I had Vivian I became an even lighter sleeper. I think my brain was on high alert!), and I didn’t crave high caloric foods and alcohol like I used to.

The gist of this nutritional cleanse is simple. You begin by loading your body with optimal nutrition in order to allow the body to do what it needs to do – which is cleanse out toxins. Once toxicity is out, you can once again free your body to perform in optimal capacity in everything (including weight loss). The system is one that really is about making the body alkaline, reducing inflammation and boosting the immune system.

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The system is so easy and guess what?! You get to EAT!! I have 2 meal replacement shakes a day, a 400-600 calorie meal, 2 snacks in between and half my body weight in water. It’s literally THAT easy. With the 30 day system you have 4 cleanse days. The cellular cleanse is notfast for your body… but a way to absorb the nutrients, allow your digestive system to rest and to rid the toxins and replenish your cells!  It is about putting the essential nutrition back into your body. The cleanse and shake days create the cornerstone of continuous, ongoing good health!

So here I am, 15lbs lighter and many inches lost after starting Isagenix. I’m still continuing my weight loss journey so I will be here, cleansing and ridding my body of those awful toxins I put into it while I was pregnant. image1-9

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As I continue with Isagenix, I workout everyday. I mix it up at home with different DVD workouts. My favorites are 21 Day Fix Extreme, Pure Barre, and Yoga. I never thought I would love yoga because of it’s slower pace but with all of my added energy, I am able to appreciate it more.

Now through Sunday September 20th, if you want to sign up and be a part of an amazing community of “cheerleaders” doing the same thing as you, your $29 membership fee is waived! Email me at casey@peachesandglitter.com for more information. I would love to help you on your weight loss journey or even if you just want to feel better!

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I’ll end this with words I’ve lived by since my baby girl came into the world!

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Xoxo

Where Has The Time Gone?!

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I feel like a horrible person. I thought that I would for sure have plenty of time to blog since I stay at home with Vivian during the week. Boy, was I WRONG! It’s truly amazing how much time and attention infants need! Not to mention I went back to work when she was 7 weeks old. It’s definitely been a big struggle to get into a groove on the weekend getting Vivian ready early in the morning, dropping her off at Nana and Papa’s, picking her back up, and getting everything ready to do it all over again the next day. Peaches & Glitter blog is my ‘safe place’ so I like to be honest. It’s been very hard for me. With my husbands schedule, I’m basically like a single mom. So working on top of that has pushed me over the anxiety edge a few times. I give MAD props to single, full-time working mothers! I know this is just a phase and it’ll all work out.

For almost 2 weeks now I’ve started my workouts and new diet. I’m not following a specific diet, just eating healthy. I’m not the type of person who can stick to a strict diet. That’s when I cheat and give up. And giving up is not an option because I have about 20lbs to lose to get to my pre-pregnancy size and then ANOTHER 10lbs to get to where I feel best about myself. I invested in ‘Insanity Max 30’ DVD’s and have absolutely loved it!! Last week I lost 3 pounds! So it’s definitely working! It was hard when Vivian was about 5 weeks, I all of sudden had this horrible pain in my right hip. It got to the point where I could barely walk. I went to the chiropractor and found out that as my pelvis was shrinking back down after pregnancy it shrunk back crooked so one leg was higher than the other and I developed sciatica. I can’t tell you how painful it was. Carrying around Vivian definitely didn’t help it heal but after 3 long weeks of many chiropractor visits and massages (a major bonus!), I’m finally back to normal with very little pain.

Since babies change and grow so fast, I can only promise to blog maybe once or twice a week. I miss it so much! But like I said, its crazy how much time and attention babies need. And honestly, I don’t want to miss a milestone for anything! I love being this little girls mommy. From things I read and talking to other moms, she’s a dream baby! She’s so calm (most of the time!) and content. For my first post back in over a month I thought that I would share a short survey on Vivian! She turned 2 months old on April 17th. I can’t believe it’s been now 9 weeks already! I hope you enjoy learning a little bit about my pride and joy and some candid photos from the past 8 weeks! I’ll be back next week with a fun prom inspired blog post since it’s prom season!!!

How old: 9 weeks

Weight: 10 pounds 13 ounces. She’s in the 50th percentile for weight.

Height: She is now 23 1/2 inches long which is the 75th percentile. This surprised me because her mommy and daddy are SHORT!

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Milestones: Smiling, cooing, discovering her hands and feet, reaching for toys, grabbing toys (this has only happened a handful of times), holding her head up during tummy time, and my favorite, sleeping through the night!!! When I was pregnant I read the book ‘On How To Become Babywise’ and have been following it since I brought her home from the hospital. I recommend it to anyone and everyone! If any new mommies have any questions or need advice, I happy to help! Sleep is VERY important to me! Hehe.

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Eating: As you all know from this post I have suffered from clinical depression since I was young. I thought since I was okay during my pregnancy that I would be okay once we brought Vivian home. But postpartum hit me HARD. As much as I wanted to breastfeed, I knew my mental frame of mind was more important so I could take care of my daughter and be there 110%. So I went back on my medication and stopped breastfeeding when she was 2 weeks old. I’ve had her on Baby’s Only Organic formula ever since. Little miss Vivian is a spitter-upper! I have to always have a bib on her! Her doctor said it’s completely normal and that she should grow out of it around 6 months. I thought maybe it was the formula but no, she just spits up! I never thought I’d do so much laundry in my life!!

Sleeping: We put her down for bed at 7:30pm, wake her for a “dream feed” at 10:30pm, and she sleeps until we wake her in the morning at 7:30am! I worked long and hard to get her on a good schedule and get her sleeping through the night. A dream feed is a feeding where you basically feed them while they’re asleep. I tried not waking her too much but she never took a full bottle. So I finally started waking her enough to where she would get in a full feeding. I know she’ll have the ability to sleep 12 hours by 12 weeks old so what I’ve been doing is pushing her dream feed time up 10 minutes at a time every couple of days. That feeding is now at 10:10pm and she’s still sleeping until 7:30am! Once I get to about 8:30-9pm, and she’s sleeping until morning then I’ll drop it. My sweet girl has no clue the blessing she has given me for her ability to sleep well! Now naps on the other hand need a little bit of work! They were great when she was a few weeks old but around 7-8 weeks, she hasn’t napped well at all! Next week we’ll start getting into a better nap routine!

Favorite moment: Everyday there is a new favorite moment! I love my bedtime routine with her. We take her upstairs, keep the lights low, we give her a bath (she LOVES bath time!), give her a lotion massage, dress her in her pj’s, feed her in the comfy glider and read her a book. I swaddle her and say a prayer with her and shower her with kisses before putting her in her crib. It’s become my favorite time of the day.

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Worst moment: This past Tuesday she had her 2 month checkup and had her first shots. She was a champ and just cried during the shots but fell right to sleep. But when we got home, she had a bit of a fever and wasn’t feeling well so needed mommy and daddy cuddles all day along with some baby Tylenol. Thank God the next day she was feeling much better!

Looking forward to: Everyday with her! It will be nice when she stops spitting up so much so she won’t have to wear a bib all day!

Newly found wisdom? The love I have for this tiny little girl is unreal…. <3

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Xoxo

2014 – Year In Review

What a year….. I’ve had many milestones this year. Even though we all have our bad days, days of doubt, days of depression, and days of anger, I’m still so incredibly thankful to God for this life I lead. Looking back, this has been the greatest year of my life. So many changes and different paths. It’s been scary but incredible at the same time. So here it is, my year in review!

February 1, 2014: The day I married the love of my life. You plan for so long for the day you get married. And boy does it go by too fast! But thank God for our amazing photographer Richard Israel for capturing the best day of our lives.

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February 3rd-9th: Honeymoon in St. Lucia. This island is AMAZING!! The people, the food, the mountains, the ocean, everything! We had the best time being lazy and exploring this tropical paradise. And we were lucky enough to be on the island the same time as Megan Gielow of Morning Wild Photography and her husband. We did a shoot with them right by our hotel. You can read about it and see more images here.

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June 2nd: We became home owners of our brand new, spacious home! Moving is so stressful but I’m so happy to be in a bigger space with more storage! It’s been so fun creating a home with my husband! You can see more photos of our home here.

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June 6th: The day my older brother got married. I love my new sister-in-law, Liz! She’s the yin to my brothers yang. I had the best time in Santa Monica celebrating their marriage! I didn’t find out for another week but little did I know that I was pregnant at the time. Looking at the photos, I can definitely tell though! I was puffy from day one!

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June 13th: The day my life would change forever……. I took a pregnancy test AT WORK and found out I was pregnant!!! You can read about it here.

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June 23rd: The start of Peaches & Glitter!!!! Oh, how long I had worked on this precious venture of mine! And I’ve loved every single second of it!

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August 28th: The day we found out we are expecting a baby GIRL! Our little Vivian Grace Lombardi. =)

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November 1st: The day I stepped away from my first business venture with my best friend Lauren, Dollface Skin & Makeup Lounge. That was a sad and scary day. But an exciting one for both Lauren and I. You can read all about it here.

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November 9th: The day of our baby shower! Oh, how perfect it was!!! You can read about it here!

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November 16th: The day my husbands NASCAR team came in 2nd place at the last race of the season! Ya’ll don’t understand how incredibly proud of him I am. He’s been in the sport for almost 10 years and this was his first year in the Sprint Cup. And they came in SECOND!!!!

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December 25th: Matt and I spent Christmas this year at home with my parents, brother, and sister-in-law. This was Matt’s first year spending Christmas in Charlotte away from his family. It was hard for him (understandably) but we showed him a great time!

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And more than anything I’m so thankful for all of my beautiful clients this year! Here’s a few:

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Like I said, it’s been the best year of my life. I’m so excited for 2015! I have so many goals for next year that I plan to share with you next week. I hope everyone has an amazing and safe NYE! I’ll see you all next year!!!

Xoxo

15 Weeks – Pregnancy Survey

What an AMAZING week this has been! We got to hear Vivian’s little heartbeat this past Friday and then yesterday we got to SEE her in all of her little glory. I will recommend this to any expectant mommy’s; if you can, go get a 3D ultrasound! It was the most amazing experience. We went to Lake Norman 3D Imaging in Cornelius. Roxanne was a SWEETHEART! As a nurse, she told us as soon as we came in that if she saw anything wrong she would immediately step out of the room and call my Obgyn. Thank God that she never had to leave the room! I thought we would be in and out in at the most 30 minutes but we got to spend an entire hour peaking inside at our little girl. Roxanne had the ultrasound on my belly for about 10 minutes before she was “100% confident” what her gender was. She asked if Matt and I were ready and we said YES!! She congratulated us and told us we were having a daughter! I still can’t believe it!! I honestly was convinced we were having a son. Why did I think that? Well, I had some pretty awful morning sickness but not nearly as bad as I’ve seen some mama’s with girls. My skin is for the most part stable. I have the occasional breakout but not like the old wives tale says of mom’s expecting girls…… We have a precious baby girl waiting to come into this world. How did I get so lucky?!

It’s just been such a surreal week and I’m thankful for every single second of it! Let the decorating, clothes, bows, headbands, tutu’s, dresses, sparkle, leggings, hats buying BEGIN!!!!

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Week: 15 weeks!!

Total weight gain: I’m so embarrassed to say that I’ve gained 15 pounds already!!! I already know that I’ll probably be a 50 pounder when baby girl gets here. *sigh*

Maternity Clothes: Going shopping tomorrow!!!

Stretch Marks: I’m hoping with gaining about a pound a week that the stretch marks don’t come since my doctor said that I’m gaining at a steady pace. But I know that’s just wishful thinking and I’ll get some. I hope Matt likes a tummy that looks like a road map!

Sleep: I’ve been anxiously waiting for our ultrasound that it’s affected my sleep a bit. But now I know that Vivi looks healthy as can be I hope to start sleeping through the night again.

Miss Anything? I’ve had a major craving for a turkey sub and I don’t like them heated up so I’ve missed being able to just drive up to Subway and ordering a nice cold turkey sub!!

Movement: After watching Vivi on the ultrasound and how much she was moving and not feeling it, I’ve realized that those little flutters I’ve been feeling is more than likely gas! Sexy, huh?!

Food Cravings: Turkey subs!!

Gender: BABY GIRL!!!!!!!

Labor Signs: Next question please…

Symptoms: Just your typical hunger every 2 hours and not the best sleep.

Mood/Hormonal “Episodes”: I just cry at the drop of a hat watching any animal or baby video on Facebook now. I did cry and laugh simultaneously when Roxanne announced we’re expecting a girl. =)

Looking Forward To: Our anatomy scan in 3 weeks so we can see our precious baby girl again.

 

*One last thing I wanted to share was this profile picture of Vivian. We had been poking and moving her all around trying to get her to turn her head away from my placenta for about 45 minutes so we could see her beautiful face and she just wasn’t having it. So what does she do?! She flips us off!!! Like a true Lombardi!!!

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Xoxo

My Happy Place

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It’s Monday August 11th around 8pm. I’ve been sitting here with my husband and dogs for the past hour trying to decipher why someone with such an impact on so many lives felt that there was no way out. Felt that he was all alone. Felt that no one would be affected if he was gone. No one will know the exact reason. That’s the hard truth behind depression.

When I started this blog, I wanted to share my knowledge on makeup and skincare. I also wanted to show a small glimpse into my life as a makeup artist. I never thought that I would be able to use it to write about my journey through pregnancy. And most of all, I never thought that I would use it to tell my story of something I’ve kept private for 16 years except for my family and close friends….. Until now. I’m not here to gain attention. I’m not here to “glorify a hot topic”. I’m here to let people know that they aren’t alone. That it’s more common that you think.

I was first diagnosed with clinical depression my sophomore year of high school. I fought tooth and nail with my mom when she forced me to go to countless doctors appointments to find out why I had no energy. Why I felt alone even though I was surrounded by a loving family and friends. Why I felt like I was nothing. No one wants to admit they have a problem. Especially one that society leads us to believe that we can control on our own. I can’t remember the exact moment I succumbed to my fate. Maybe it was when my physician told me that I wouldn’t feel the way I was feeling anymore. That I would have a self worth I had been longing for. Maybe it was the conversation my mom had with my middle school and high school theatre teacher. But I gave in.

I was prescribed 10mg of Prozac to start off. It’s funny because I remember the exact moment I felt like how a human being is suppose to feel. I was sitting in algebra class and I was alert, awake, and ready to learn! Which was bizarre behavior for me because I despise math. But it was such a profound moment because I felt like I could finally do anything I set my mind to. One little pill helped me find my happy place!

Through the years, under my doctors supervision, my condition stabilized with the help of medication. I had ups and downs as I moved down to Orlando, FL after high school. As I tried to figure out my purpose in life. As I ultimately decided to go to esthetics school in St. Petersburg, FL and then move back home to start my new career. During this time, I was switched over to Effexor XR. Where most antidepressants are serotonin inhibitors (SSRIs), Effexor is an SNRI. SNRIs work to increase the activity of brain chemicals called serotonin and norepinephrine. We found that I was deficient in both chemicals. So therefore I was put on a stronger medication.

All in all, I couldn’t complain about my life with depression. It was controlled. But then a life was made. And the first thing I wanted to do was get off of my medication. I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if something happened to my unborn child that could’ve been prevented by coming off of my medication. It’s a chance I wasn’t willing to take. I met with my doctor right after finding out I was pregnant. We decided on a plan to wean me off of the Effexor slowly for the following 7 weeks. Slow and steady is the key when coming off of antidepressants. Otherwise your body goes through severe withdrawal symptoms. My doctor reiterated that if I started to feel less energetic or down, that I could be put back on a milder antidepressant such as Zoloft or Prozac.

I was ready! Ready to start my new life off of medication! I thought that I would be on such a high from being pregnant that the transition would be a breeze. It’s funny looking back just a few weeks ago that I thought that I wasn’t depressed. I finally had an amazing husband, a new home, and new career path. The first few weeks went as well as can be expected. Besides the typical morning sickness, pregnancy exhaustion, and hormonal episodes, I felt like my transition was going well. But that changed about 2-3 weeks ago. I was on my last dose of Effexor and my depression reared it’s ugly little head. It took every ounce of my body to get up and get ready for the day. A couple of times I even broke down and just cried by myself. I was so achy like I had a bad fever. I felt like a burden to my husband and family. I felt…. Alone. But through all of this, I’m lucky enough to have “that person” in my life. And that person is my mom. Don’t get me wrong, my husband is my person too! He’s my rock, my everything. But my mom has been there for me since the very beginning of this journey. She gets it and just knows exactly what to do and say. I spent the weekend at my parents house the weekend I started to feel my depression come back. She helped me give in. She helped me see that it’s okay to reach out for help. For some reason I lost that. That’s the awful thing about depression. You feel alone because you don’t want to burden others with your feelings. You feel like people won’t understand. It’s so hard to push through that barrier. I know, I’ve been there….

I had my rock-bottom moment that weekend. I called my husband late at night hysterical because I thought that if I went to sleep, I wouldn’t wake up. I don’t know why I felt that way. But I felt like I was slowly dying.

After speaking with my doctor we decided to try a couple of other methods before going back on medication. It hasn’t been an easy transition. But I learned that I’m not a burden. That I’m not alone. By the grace of God I’ve never wanted to take my own life. I’ve hit rock bottom and thought there was no way out. But the idea of death scared me more than living with depression. So this is where I stand. Living with depression.

If you or someone you know is suffering from this ugly, ugly disease please call 1(800)273-8255. People care. People love you. And people will suffer if you’re gone…..

Xoxo

Finished Dining Room… Update!

I didn’t think I’d be giving you an update so quickly but here it is! The hubs went to work and we got the dining room FINISHED!! Hope you enjoy the photos!

Had to take one of the guy hard at work!

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The end chairs were yet ANOTHER great find on Joss & Main. They’re so comfy! I would also like to note that the “chandelier” (if that’s what you want to call it!) will be coming down ASAP. It came with the house and I absolutely LOATH it! You can find the dining room table here, candle holders here, and here, frames here, here, and here.

 

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I’ve had these mirrors for a few years now and will have them for the rest of my life! I’m obsessed with them because they can dress up any room! You can find them here!

 

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It’s so amazing how family photos can make your house feel like a home. MY family…. Me, Matt, Dave, and Lucy!

 

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The bar on the end of the wall actually came with Matt when we first moved in together. It was the only piece of furniture of his that I could deal with! The photo’s of Marilyn, Joe DiMaggio, and the Rat Pack were a find from my dear mama and daddy. They found them at an auction at their church. SCORE!!!

 

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Dave and Lucy wanted to say so long and we’ll see you next time!

 

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Finished House… Not Really!

Happy rainy Monday! Well, at least it is here in the QC. Ugh! I’m glad to be back and blogging again! Matt and I were pretty productive during our “staycation”. Although I wish we were a little more productive. We don’t have a finished house just yet. Matt needed a little relaxation time because the man works so hard everyday at his job so I can’t be too upset. But I do have to say it feels so good to finally have some photos on the walls and new hardware on our bedroom furniture. And it feels SO GOOD to not have suitcases full of clothes sitting in my beautiful walk-in closet! You’ll notice I don’t have any photos of our dining room and two other bedrooms yet. I was so excited to share our dining room with you as I was planning to hang some beautifully framed photos of our little family on the walls and hang mirrors on the other wall but that smart little husband of mine started to hang the photos in the wrong place on the wall while I was out  and the project never got finished. I promise, I’ll share them soon! Without further ado I present our somewhat finished house!

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This is our master bedroom. I found this AMAZING chandelier canvas on Joss & Main and knew it would be perfect over our bed. You can find the duvet here, curtains here, bed frame here, and nightstands here. We added the hardware on ourselves to make them look a little less dorm-like!

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The floor mirror was a great find from Home Goods. Thanks mama Lombardi! You can find the glass vases here, frame here, and the glass candle holders here.

 

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I wish I had the link for this makeup organizer but I found it on Joss & Main and the sale is over! =(

 

 

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This vanity is the GREATEST! It’s so nice to sit down and put my makeup on everyday! You can find it here, and the chair here. Eventually we plan to upgrade our bedroom furniture but for now, we’ve found some really awesome pieces at Ikea!

 

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I LOVE our master bathroom! It’s so spacious and I’m able to store everything in the drawers and under the sinks. I’m not a fan of the generic building-grade vanity lights but again, they’ll do for now. You can find the white vases here.

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In my opinion, Marilyn Monroe was the most beautiful woman that ever lived. And I wanted our master bed and bath to feel sexy. What better way to make a bathroom sexy than to add my favorite photo of her to our bathroom?! I bought the photo from Ebay about 10 years ago and had it framed at Michaels. You can find the glass candle votives here.

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This is our second bathroom upstairs. The shower curtain, towels, and bath set are all from Bed, Bath and Beyond but they’re no longer listed on the site. I’m obsessed with the texture in the curtain! Hopefully in the Nascar off-season we’ll paint this room a pretty light taupe color. =)

 

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This was our wedding program designed by the oh-so talented Elisabeth Connolly with Elisabeth Rose. I didn’t want to print our individual programs because everyone just throws them away and I wanted a keepsake. Our theme was Old Hollywood so she made us a beautiful program to look like an old movie poster. It goes perfectly in our front hallway as you walk in the door!

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This is our guest bedroom downstairs. The furniture, bedding, and canvas were in our old master bedroom. It fits perfectly in this room. We chose to make this room into a guest room because Matt’s sweet father walks with a cane and can’t get up and down the stairs. So now his parents can stay with us comfortably downstairs!

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Our third bathroom downstairs next to the guest bedroom. We made it into a full bath for the same reason as above. And it’s great for resale value! The shower curtain was another Joss & Main find and the canvases I found at Home Goods about 4 years ago.

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Don’t judge our wrinkled curtains! Hehe. I love this little corner in our living room. We found this end table along with our coffee table at Savvy Spaces when it was going out of business. The reclaimed wood is to die for! And its great because if you make a dent or scratch it, it fits right in!

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This picture makes me smile. Dave looks a little like Where’s Waldo down on the floor!

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My client/friend Mandy makes the most fragrant soy candles you’ll ever smell in your life! We have them all over our house! I’d like to blog about her one day soon! I’m telling you, they are the BEST!

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I love our sofa and chair. I told Matt that we needed to invest in good quality sofas, mattress, and dining room furniture. We got these at West Elm. You can find the sofa here, and the chair here.

Peaches & Glitter - kitchen

Peaches & Glitter - kitchen

Peaches & Glitter - kitchen

 

We ate all of that cake! And it was so GOOD!! I hope you enjoyed these as much as I enjoyed opening our home to you!

Xoxo

 

Staycation Time!

IMG_0157 Could it be true?! Does my husband REALLY have the week off?! Thank you Nascar for this one WHOLE week I get to spend with my husband! Matt and I discussed going somewhere this week but decided against it because we still have so much to do around the house for a “staycation”! Lot’s of hanging, installing hardware to our furniture, oh yea! And finish unpacking! So we plan to stay home this week and get our house in full order. I’ll be on hiatus this week as I get to spend this little bit of precious time with the hubs. But I’ll be coming back in FULL FORCE with new photos of the house, a couple tutorials, and product reviews! I hope everyone has a great week and try to stay cool! IMG_0158   Xoxo

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I honestly can’t believe this day has come. It’s here. It’s live. And it’s mine. It’s funny how things just fall into place in your life. I’m a very private person when it comes to my spirituality and religious beliefs. But as I sit here at our new dining room table, in our brand new home, writing this post, a song that truly moves me is playing. ‘Everything’ by Lifehouse. “And how can I stand here with You and not be moved by You? Would You tell me, how could it be any better than this?” It’s very fitting for this moment. Right now. =)

For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Casey Nelson Lombardi. I’m a makeup artist in North Carolina. I’m obsessed with what I do for a living… Literally! People ask me how long I’ve been doing makeup. Well, forever! I’ve never called myself a writer though. However, I’ve always loved it. After my husband and I got married I got the typical “bridal withdrawal” depression. But it lingered and I thought, well this can’t be right! So I did some soul searching and realized I needed to do more to further my career. I was complacent. Ugh! I had a couple good cries, a few meltdowns, and then I picked myself back up and said, “Hey! Let’s start a blog to go along with my passion!”

So I introduce to you Peaches & Glitter! A beauty and lifestyle blog! Yes, I know there are thousands of beauty blogs out there. Does that scare me? Not one bit. I always strived to be different my ENTIRE life! My mom can vouch for me on that one!

I can only hope and pray that this sweet, little blog of mine will give some insight into the wonderful world of beauty and glimpse into my new life as the first Lombardi blogger (At least I think so)! I hope you will be inspired. I hope that you walk away learning something new. And I hope more than anything you reach out to me with any help you need!

And with that let me just say, let’s get this bad boy started!!

Xoxo

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