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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