The Ultimate Cosmetic Organizer from Caboodles

10-_DSC1161 Generations of women have fond memories of their first Caboodle.  You probably owned a plastic multi colored plastic Caboodle where you organized your trinkets, Barbie accessories, and more importantly your preteen makeup.  Pretty much they're quintessential 1990's.  These cute makeup organizers are a cherished gift mothers gave to their daughters when they hit puberty and have their own routine. Today, the brand is all grown up and have taken the industry.  I introduce you to the ultimate cosmetic organizer from Caboodles.  They're still making memories that will last a lifetime and helping women of all ages prepare for life’s possibilities.

When you use something everyday sometimes you forget how important it is to keep it clean and well organized.  For several year I've used an old makeup bag to keep all of my cosmetics in.  I bet my makeup felt sad, claustrophobic, and abused in this dirty makeup bag.  Disgusting.

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As you can tell I needed to find a better and more sanitary solution to organize my makeup.  I'm a strong believer if you invest in your cosmetics, you want to protect it.  How many of you had to throw out makeup that got broken when you threw it in a bag?  Um, me!  In a few short years I'll be turning 30 and I wanted a makeup case that reflected my more refined, stylish, and grown up taste.

Most of you know I have an obsession with bras.  When I saw this Caboodles Black Lace Train Case at Ulta, I knew this was the case for me.  Anything that reminds me of a sexy lacy black bra, I'm all for.  I tend to buy things that look like bras or lingerie, haha.

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I was so excited to get my makeup wiped down and put away in this well designed and organized cosmetic case.

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So many levels of organization while keeping all of your makeup safe, and I really love how I can easily access my makeup brushes.  This makes me giddy just looking at this!

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Organizing all of my beauty products for an overnighter or a vacation is as simple as 1, 2, 3 with this Caboodles Black Lace Train Case.  I can just take the entire case.  No more trying to stuff everything in a small bag.

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I love my Caboodle.  I'm glad it will help me to keep my makeup clean, neatly organized, and protected.  Make sure to get your Caboodles, the ultimate makeup organizer while supplies last! Check out Caboodles on Instagram.   12-_DSC1167

Thank you Caboodles and Pollinate Media Group for supporting Fry Sauce & Grits.

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Tips for Moms and Pre-Teen Bra Shopping

Yesterday I had the pleasure to go on Studio 5, it's a local lifestyle show here in Utah and I was really excited because it was the first time I was able to talk about something I felt really passionate about.  The first time I went on was when we first launched the blog back in 2013 and I showed and talked about how I embellished baby onesies for Amelia.  It was fun, but I don't really feel passionate about crafting.  The timing was right and they had a spot available and wanted me to come on.  I had a great time and really enjoyed my short time on the show.  Here's the link to the full post, it's a must read for every parent. Studio 5 FrySauceandGrits.com

Good Things Utah Feature on Love Your Boobs, Love Yourself

This morning I had the privilege to be a guest on Good Things Utah, it's a local morning show with Nicea and the famous Michelle Money from The Bachelor and Bachelor in Paradise. I came on the show to about my Love Your Boobs, Love Yourself movement, bras, boobs, and why women need to love themselves more. I felt so at ease because everyone was so chill, go with the flow, and the first thing Nicea and Michelle said to me was that they were so excited to have this conversation.  SO that made me feel a lot more at ease.

Here are some pictures during the filming.

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I felt right at home and loved how these women are so honest and themselves.  After filming I was able to chat with Michelle for a little bit and by the end of our conversation I loved her even more.  I've been a big fan of the Bachelor and Bachelorette for years and during the summer I watched Bachelor in Paradise and was a big fan of Michelle finding love.

I was so happy when Michelle and Cody ended up with each other.  I asked her how Cody Code was doing and whether he liked it here and if he felt at home.  I loved how she was completely honest with me especially with a stranger she never met before.  She said how it's been so wonderful but an adjustment but they're working it through and doing good.  I wish both of them all of the happiness in the world.

Check out the interview here:

Motherhood and Bra Fitting: My Mommy Style Spotlight

Several weeks ago I had the privilege of being interviewed by some of most sweet, and talented ladies I know.  The lovely ladies behind blog My Mommy Style.  They started this series called My Mommy Style Spotlight where they interview different bloggers and ask them their approach to motherhood and ways that they have found happiness in their role as a Mom. When they asked me to be interviewed, I was really nervous because I didn't know what I was going to say or talk about.  I thought, well I'm definetly not a perfect mother, I make mistakes all of the time, and I'm not as an experienced mom.

I'm not the most crafty, fun, domestic, clean, organized, or got it all together mother.  Most days I feel like I'm always behind, the laundry is piling up, there's dirty dishes in the sink, our house is a mess and etc.  But I started to think, well what do I do well as a mother?  Being interviewed for this video helped me to discover what I'm really good at as a mother.

Transitioning into motherhood was a hard for me.  I've had a job since I was 12 and the thought of not working was foreign to me.  I didn't know by not having a job I would feel accomplished enough by just being a mom.

I soon found out three months after being a new mom that staying home had it's perks, but I found myself longing to do something that made me feel connected to the outside world.  I left my previous job because I didn't want to spend away time from my daughter when I didn't really love what I did.  I promised myself that I would only strive to do what I truly love because life is so short.

That's one of the reasons why my sisters and I started our blog Fry Sauce & Grits as a way to stay connected to each other as we lived far away from each other and to give me a place where I could pursue and share my hobbies, talents, and strive to live a more beautiful life and hopefully along the way inspire someone to do the same.

Blogging has made me really focus on what I'm good at and what I feel passionate about.  While I was in college I worked as a bra fitter at Nordstrom and loved my job.  One of the main reasons was because I was helping women feel beautiful, I was teaching them how to take care of their breasts, and I felt like I was changing their lives by helping them find bras that fit them.  I knew that I wanted to start writing about this topic on my blog.  I was kind of nervous to do it because it was something I felt so passionate about and wanted others to see it's importance.  To my surprise women from around the world were reading my bra posts, leaving comments, and to this day my bra posts have been the most visited post on our blog.

After the success of my bra posts I thought of the idea of doing private and online bra consultations to earn a few extra bucks and plus that was one of my most favorite things to do was interacting with these women one-on-one.  I thought to myself, who is going to want to pay me to go bra shopping with them?  Again to my surprise, women from around the country were contacting me because they wanted my help.  This has been a great blessing for me and my family and for myself because I'm doing something that I truly love.

Four Traits to Teach your Children through Example Fry Sauce and Grits

Through this experience I've learned a lot of what I want to instill in my children and I think is really important to teach them.

1. Find their passion

I hope to teach my children through example to follow their hearts.  To find something they're passionate about and do what makes them happy in life. Life is really short and I don't want to waste my life doing something I hate. Inside of all of us we have the power to change our lives.  Yeah, it's scary, yeah it could be risky, yeah it's putting ourselves out there, but I'd rather die knowing I tried, failed, and learned something from it than not trying at all.

2. Dream big

I want my children to dream big.  I want my children to be have goals and aspirations.  All of us have so much greatness and potential no matter our circumstances.  I have big dreams and aspirations in my life and I thought because I'm a mother and wife, that would tie me down, but it has done the quite opposite.  By being a mother and having a family has made me more grounded, and they remind me everyday what is really important in life.

3. Share your talents

I feel that everyone one of us on this earth has been given a God given talent and it's one of our purposes in this life to help, inspire, and share our talents with others.  That is what makes us all uniquely different and special.  For me it's been helping women feel beautiful again and educating them on how bras should fit.  Not the average talent, but it defines who I am and gives me a sense of purpose.

4. Love and be kind to others

I've tried to really instill in my daughter to love and be kind to others.  It makes me so happy inside whenever we talk down the street or down the aisle at the grocery store that she's always waving to people and saying "Hi!"  She loves giving hugs and saying thank you and please.  I want to teach her to love and accept others whether they're a different race or sexual orientation.   or  i  There's so much   I love this quote, "Because nice matters."  By being nice and kind to others will get you so much farther in life than not being.

By teaching my children these important characteristics of striving to be happy, loving others, find their passions, and dreaming big I hope to help build strong and independent adults that will help to inspire, help, and uplift others.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014 Bra Picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Bra Picks from Fry Sauce and Grits Hey everyone!  It's July and you know what that means?  It's one of my favorite sales of the year, the 2014 Anniversary Sale at Nordstrom!  When I worked there many years, this was crazier than the holidays because you get AMAZING deals on stuff that is brand new and for the winter season!

This is a great time to stock up on bras because they have a ton of my favorite brands and bras significantly reduced.  They have a great selection this year and wanted to share with you some of the bras I personally wear and recommend for my clients.

The Perfect Pretty Bra: Betsey Johnson Stocking Stripe T-Shirt Bra $31.90 - If you're wanting something that is pretty, functional, and super comfortable, and a demi cup, this bra is favorite of mine.  Comes in 30-36 band and B-DD cup size.

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My Favorite Semi Push Up Bra: Calvin Klein Seductive Comfort Customized Lift Bra $28.90- I personally own this bra and it's one of my most favorite bras and I've recommend it to many of my clients.  I like this bra a lot because it gives you a subtle push up depending on the cup size.   Comes in 30-36 band and A-DDD cup size.

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Beautiful Basic Bra: Chantelle Basic Invisible Memory Foam T-Shirt Bra $45.90- Chantelle is one of the best handcrafted bras out there.  This extremely beautifully made molded cup bra is the perfect to go bra where you wear it underneath everything.  Comes 32-38 band size and C-G cup size.

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Best Budget Demi Bra: DKNY Signature Lace Bra $25.90- If you're on a budget this bra is a great one.  It has cute lace on the band to give it a feminine touch.  Comes in 32-38 band size and B-DDD cup size._9220138(1)

Best Plunge Bra: Natori Feathers Underwire Bra $44.90- This bra is amazing because of four reasons.  It comes in a very wide ranges of sizes, it's pretty, has a nice plunge demi cup, and is extremely comfortable.  Enough said.  Comes in 30-38 band size and A-DDD cup size.

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Best Full Coverage Bra: Natori Element Full Fit Contour Underwire Bra $43.90- This bra is going to give you full coverage, comes in a wide ranges of sizes, and gives you the option to criss cross the straps in the back!  Comes in 32-40 band size and C-DDD cup size.

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Most Comfortable Molded Cup Bra: Natori Hidden Glamour Contour Underwire Bra $44.90- I've heard from many clients that this bra is one of their most favorite because it feels like butter.  The fabric on this bra is so soft, luxurious, and amazing.  Comes in 32-36 band size and B-G cup size.

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Best Large Full Coverage Molded Cup Bra: Chantelle Rive Gauche Full Coverage Underwire T-Shirt Bra $51.90- Chantelle is French inspired lingerie that is feminine and beautiful and this bra is the prettiest molded cup that comes in larger cup sizes.  Comes in 32-38 band size and C-H cup size.

 

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Best Smooth Soft Cup Bra: Wacoal Awareness Bra $42.90- This bra is by far the best selling and most favorite among all of my clients for small and larger busted women.  It's super comfortable, gives you a great smooth shape, has a thick band in the back and nice padded straps.  The jacquard material hides the nipple problem.  It's pretty much amazing.  Come in 32-42 band size and C-H cup size.

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Prettiest Soft Cup Bra: Chantelle Rive Gauche Full Support Underwire Bra $57.90- Want a bra that is beautiful, is full coverage, is going to shape and minimize you?  This bra is the one for you!  Comes in 32-44 band size and C-H cup size.

 

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Best Minimizer: Wacoal Elegance Underwire Minimizer Bra $40.90- This bra is a favorite among my clients for being a great minimizer, shaper, and being full coverage.  Pretty much the girls aren't going to move in this bra.  It's great for larger cup sizes.  Comes in 34-44 band size and D-G cup size.

 

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Favorite G+ Cup Size Bra: Elomi Caitlyn Underwire Bra $35.90- This is the BEST bra for G+ cup sizes.  It provides great support, and with the three piece cup will give you amazing shape.  Comes in 34-44 band size and E-K cup size.

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Best G+ Cup Size Sports Bra: Elomi Energise Underwire Sports Bra $41.90- This sports bra is for all of you busty gals.  This will hold the girls in while you move!  The three piece cup will provide ample support and shape.  Comes in 34-46 band size and D-J cup size.

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Favorite Smooth Cup Underwire Bra: Wacoal Underwire Sports Bra $42.90- This is one of my favorite full coverage smooth cup sports bra.  If you don't like the look of seams underneath your workout gear and want great coverage and support, this is the one for you!  Comes in 32-40 band size and C-G cup size.

 

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I hope you like these picks I picked out for you!  Now remember, the Anniversary sale ends August 4th and these prices will go up!  Happy shopping!

This post contains affiliate links which means when you click on a click and purchase from Nordstrom my sisters and I receive commissions.  This helps us run Fry Sauce and Grits.  Thank you!

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My Chantelle Valentine's Day Gift Guide!

This post is sponsored by Chantelle Lingerie where I received free product in exchange for a review.  All opinions are 100% mine.

When I worked at Nordstrom many years ago, one of my FAVORITE bra brands I loved to put on my clients was Chantelle.  Chantelle is known for their feminine, beautiful, hand crafted, and high quality bras and lingerie.  Valentine's Day is coming up and if you're wanting to look for something that is going to spice up the night with a timeless piece of beautifully hand crafted fashion, then look no further than Chantelle!

At the end of the 19th century, the company that was later to become Chantelle is founded in Paris, France.  Fast forward 130 years, Chantelle is one of leaders in high fashion bras and lingerie.  Chantelle offers women everyday underwear made of rich fabrics with the most precise fit, similar to couture design.  

What I love about Chantelle is their range in sizes, fit, styles, and cup shapes.  They have awesome push up bras for those wanting more cleavage, full coverage bras that are stylish and comfortable, and beautiful lace cups that have intricate detail to make you feel like a woman!  Every Chantelle piece I've own has outlasted all of my other bras and make me feel so much prettier.  I feel like it's so important to feel pretty, sexy, and desirable especially when you're a mom.  Sometimes practical and pretty don't always go hand in hand, but Chantelle combines sexy and comfortable, so you can have both!    

I'm really excited because Valentine's Day is coming up and I'm one of those women who doesn't expect a lot from my man when it comes to Valentine's Day (I've learned the hard way and plus it helps me to prevent putting up way high expectations), but I do expect something that is thoughtful.  If you want to do something that is different then, I've got some great news for you!  I've gathered up a list of some of my favorite Chantelle picks for you that are fashionable, beautiful, classic, and will be a hit for your Valentine's Day night.  These are also great for surprises for the hubby, anniversaries, weddings, and getaways!  Drum roll please!

 Valentine Lingerie Gift Guide Fry Sauce and Grits

A lot of women, and sometimes me, when it comes to lingerie you don't want to spend a lot of money on it because it doesn't stay long for very long (it's the truth), and when you're a mother, the thought on something sexy sometimes makes me want to cringe.  The thing I love about Chantelle is that all of their bras and lingerie are classic pieces of underwear.  These will stand the test of time and will be in the drawer for a long time.  I'll be honest, they're an investment, but an investment that will be used and worn time and time again.  
Chantelle Rive Gauche Demi Bra from Fry Sauce and Grits
I received this Rive Gauche T-Shirt Bra and matching hipster panty from Chantelle in black and ABSOLUTELY love it!  It's perfect for fuller and swopping breast shapes.  To learn more about how to identify your breast shape go here.  This bras come in an A to a DDD or F cup size.

Valentine's Day Lingerie Gift Guide
I love this Paris Paris Push Up Bra, the matching Tanga Panty, and Waist Cincher (not pictures above).  This combination is perfect for smaller size breasts from an A to DD cup.  
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 The great thing about this Paris Paris T-Shirt Bra is that you it can be an everyday bra too!  This also can be combined with the Tanga Panty and Waist Cincher!  It's feminine, beautiful, and racy, but in a good way.  This bra comes in a B to a DDD or F cup size.  
Opera Camisole from Chantelle Fry Sauce and Grits
If you like to cover up a bit more, then this Opera Camisole and matching Hipster Panty is perfect for you.  I love the way the lace is designed which creates a slimming effect. The vertical lines also make this a flattering fit.
White Wedding Chemise Lingerie from Chantelle

Palais Royal Chemise and matching Bikini is what I wished I wore on my honeymoon.  It's feminine, pretty, and simple.  
Black Lace Chemise from Chantelle
I LOVE this Opera Chemise and matching Hipster because there's not much left to the imagination, haha.  I love how it covers up, but shows off your best assets.  

Chantelle pushup bra from Fry Sauce and Grits
This Merci Push Up Bra and matching Hipster in the watermelon color scream spring to me!  I know it's January, but I can dream right?  This bra comes from an A to a DDD or F cup.  
Chantelle Lace Demi Bra from Fry Sauce and Grits
For you fuller busted gals, this Vedone Demi Bra and matching Hipster is queen!  The demi cut will make you feel and look so beautiful!  
Which one of these do you like the most?  What are you planning on doing for your significant other for Valentine's Day?  Even if you don't love lingerie, I promise you your husband will!  Make sure to surprise him or do something out of the ordinary to let him know you love him!
If need help with finding a bra that fits, or learning more about how they should and shouldn't fit, or interested in learning more about my bra consultations, make sure to go to my Bra Guide tab on the top of the blog! 
Thank you Chantelle for literally "supporting" me and this blog.
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