Like It Twice

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I’ve discovered Twice, a concierge-style online store that buys and sells secondhand clothing, shoes, and handbags for women. You can sell your clothing, shoes, and handbags to Twice or shop popular brands at up to 90% off retail. Basically thrift store shopping from my house! I clicked one of their ads on Facebook (that ends badly sometimes, but not this time!) and was pleasantly surprised by the selection and prices.

The best part was that I had a 50% off coupon code, so my whole purchase was less than $30!!! Score.

I have been looking for some maroon pants for fall/winter and was scouring eBay for a pair of floral jeans and found both on Twice! Plus a fun pair of paint splattered jeans for good measure. All three pants fit perfectly and were in impeccable shape. They look completely unworn and came beautifully packaged!

What I bought:
Gap – Maroon Skinny Corduroy Legging Jeans $11.95
BDG (Urban Outfitters) – Printed “Mid Ride Twig Ankle” Skinny Jeans $17.95
Gap – Paint Splatter Always Skinny Jeans $21.95

And try this coupon code for 50% off your first order: U5T4VAR6
Happy Shopping!!!

October 10, 2014 - 1:02 am

Peggy Hyatt - too cute

The Wilkinson Family

I loved capturing this evening with the Wilkinson family.
They’re getting ready for the arrival of a baby girl and are excited about becoming a family of four! But I’m so glad they decided to freeze these moments of just the three of them. We joked that this is the “calm before the storm”. :)

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What I Wore

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… to a dinner party on a Friday night.
And then again the next day while I ran errands with my family.
I’ve always laughed at Anderson for having “weekend uniforms” that he throws on as we run out the door. He’ll basically wear the same thing all weekend. (We’re on the go a lot on weekends.) Then I tried it. And I think he’s onto something!

Also, these boots belonged to my brother in middle school. He’s always made fun of my style. And I’ve always said he has none, so what does he know? And now I’m wearing his 15-yr-old roper boots. Just don’t tell him. Okay? :)

Caleb and Kelly Are Engaged!

Okay. Now THIS was a fun afternoon!
Caleb planned the sweetest engagement, his family helped him get everything set up, and I got to hide behind a tree and capture the big moment!
We’ve known Caleb for about five years, and his family is a huge blessing in our lives. So it was truly an honor to be there for this exciting day!

Congrats Caleb and Kelly!
I pray that God blesses your life together in ways you can’t even imagine!


October 7, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - Thanks Mom!

October 7, 2014 - 4:43 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - You guys are the BEST!

October 2, 2014 - 11:29 pm

Lesley - LOVE the lady in the background of the one picture who’s just as shocked as his fiancee!

October 2, 2014 - 9:41 pm

Peggy Hyatt - soooooooo sweet . Good job Lynds

October 2, 2014 - 11:52 am

Lauren Bumgarner - LOVE these! You are the best Lyndsay!

October 1, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Matthew Walsh - Wow…I'm kind'a liking this guy….always loved the girl

October 1, 2014 - 5:05 pm

Deborah White - Oh my goodness! Thanks for sharing, so we can share in this very special moment you both will never forget! Blessings

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel – A Review

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Middle school science was not my favorite. Neither was high school science, but that’s not relevant here. I just didn’t care. At all. So every year I did the same science project. The title was “Which Nail Polish Lasts The Longest?” And it was pretty much exactly what you’d expect. We’re talking about life altering scientific discoveries. :) Basically, my lifelong love of nail polish started early! And that brings us to the point of this post. Finally, right?!

Have you tried Sally Hansen Miracle Gel yet?  I’ve read about it recently in several of my favorite magazines and finally decided to try it!

This sounds really weird, but I think of my nails as another accessory. One I wear everyday. (Ha! Yeah – that really does sound weird!) So I love painting them and have it down to a science – it takes me about five minutes and usually lasts a good 4-5 days. Not bad for hands that do a lot of dishes! My go-to polishes are OPI and Essie. But I’ve found that for me, OPI lasts longer. I do two coats. No base or topcoats. Just color.

When I read that Sally Hansen Miracle Gel claims to last “up to 14 days” just like a gel manicure, and it doesn’t require a light to set, I had to give it a test run. An extra coat sounded like a good trade-off for two weeks of pretty nails. So I bought the polish at Target and chose Wine Stock, a deep, fall-ish burgundy. The color and top coat were $8.99 each, less for both than I pay for one gel manicure. Wait. For the record, I don’t get gel manicures very often. Just for special occasions!

Process: The application was easy – two coats of the color, then one of the top coat. I did make the mistake of starting the top coat before the color was completely dry, and one nail was a little streaky. But after I gave the rest of them a minute to dry, it worked great. Then I just let my nails dry, and that was that!

Outcome: I loved the finished look! And my nails were pretty and shiny for about 5 days. Then they started chipping a little on the ends. And by day 7 I had to take the polish off. I don’t like chippy nails, and mine were looking pretty bad at that point! Turns out Miracle Gel didn’t last much longer than my regular polish. So… I’ll definitely finish the products I bought, but probably won’t buy it again.

What do you think? Has anyone else tried it?!

October 13, 2014 - 10:46 pm

Life Lately – The Cell Phone Pic Version » Pink Coffee Photo Blog - […] Back when I was doing my scientific research. :) Right: If we nailed the family pic all the time there’d be no fun in […]

October 7, 2014 - 4:44 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - I haven't tried those yet. Will definitely check them out! Thanks Mary Ann!

October 2, 2014 - 9:45 pm

Peggy Hyatt - Lynds Shannon did mine one time with a kit she bought. I think the top coat is the key. It lasted about 2 weeks. even with water and a lot of cleaning.

October 1, 2014 - 8:44 pm

Mary Ann Fachko Thompson - I love Nails Inc. gel polish from Sephora. It lasts about a week or so too.

September 30, 2014 - 7:41 pm
September 30, 2014 - 7:41 pm

Lyndsay Hyatt- Almeida - I guess that's a good thing?!

September 30, 2014 - 6:57 pm

Lynn Hyatt - Lynds, I'm officially bored! But I love ya!

September 30, 2014 - 4:49 pm

JoJo Moore Miller - I was looking forward to your review to see what you thought. I tried it too. I wasn't impressed as mine started chipping about the same time my regular polish starts….2-3 days.): However, I did like how it looked right after I put it on and I liked the polish brush.

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