What I Bought At Sephora + Mother’s Day Breakfast Tradition!

maureen's kitchen pancakes

It’s Friday! It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday!

Let’s chat quickly about what I ended up grabbing during the Sephora sale before getting to anything else.

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Dior Capture Dreamskin Fresh & Perfect Cushion SPF 50 Refill – A must. You know this by now.

NARS Afterglow Lip Balm –  Been wearing it every day.

Drunk Elephant Rise & Glow Brightening Duo and Drunk Elephant Night Bright Resurfacing Duo. I did my research and decided these serum duos were what I needed. So far, I am very happy. They are priced well, contain crazy quality ingredients, and the bottles are decently sized to last a while since you only use a drop at a time.

Living Proof Dry Shampoo-  This dry shampoo is Sephora’s top-selling dry shampoo and I can see why. It is a life-changer right now.  I had my highlights done over the weekend so I really didn’t want to wash my hair after my sweaty run the other day. I used this dry shampoo and it totally revitalized my hair like no other dry shampoo ever has. I’m actually in shock. Definitely recommend it.

Tarte Mini Double Take Eye Liner- I bought the mini version of this eyeliner to make sure I like it. So far, so good. It’s two-sided and I’m very impressed with the liquid liner side – usually, I can’t apply those lines well but this one goes on smoothly and makes it seem like I have a steady hand.

Supergoop Shimmershade SPF 30 Cream Eye Shadow   – I AM OBSESSED WITH THIS EYE SHADOW. It’s the perfect cream eye shadow for every day and has SUNSCREEN. It’s exactly what I needed right now. A simple eye shadow that looks nice with liner and mascara. I love the slight shimmer and how well it goes on –super smooth since it’s a cream but doesn’t crease or anything like that. YOU NEED IT.

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Mother’s Day Breakfast Tradition!

It’s that time of year again.

maureen's kitchen breakfast

Longtime readers know that my son and I have our early morning Mother’s Day breakfast tradition which is now in its 10th year!!

I started our early morning Mother’s Day breakfast tradition in 2010 when my son was 6 years old. We went to the Premier diner for a special Mother’s Day breakfast to give us something to do so early in the morning (since he was at that age of waking up early). Ever since then, it has become our thing, switching between Maureen’s Kitchen and Premier Diner. The funny part now though is that my son sleeps late and I hate rushing out the door so early in the morning.

He loves to set his alarm for our breakfast but I have actually asked him if maybe we can go later in the morning so I don’t have to get up.

He said no. So there’s that.

We are choosing between a few new spots (per my request) or our old favorites of Maureen’s Kitchen or the diner. We haven’t decided just yet but I will be sure to recap next week!

breakfast at the diner

Here’s our rundown of Mother’s Day Breakfast Traditions since I started the blog in 2013.

2013: Premier Diner

2014: Premier Diner

2015: Maureen’s Kitchen

2016: Maureen’s Kitchen

2017: Maureen’s Kitchen

2018: Maureen’s Kitchen

So you probably already know this but I am not one of those gushy mushy mothers (nor am I a part of the philosophical Instagram mothers – what is with that? Everyone is not only an expert but a haiku and sonnet writing motherhood poet?) but I will say the time does go by so fast.

My bunny was such a nice little boy. I mean, he still is, he’s just much bigger now and thinks he knows everything, even more than the know-it-all nature he possessed before the age of 3.

it's okay to not workout as a new mom

I was talking to someone the other day, someone who complimented me about how nice my son is.

I said – yes, he is nice. He’s nice and super smart, a really good kid, BUT ANNOYING. And that’s the truth about kids, isn’t it? No one likes to say it but I have no problem writing it because it’s true.  They can be annoying. Some more than others.

Does my own mother think I am annoying? I doubt it. I’m one of the few who isn’t annoying. 🙂

So while yes I love my child and I’m so grateful he made me a mother, I tell him all the time that he’s annoying me and it’s okay because he knows exactly what he is doing at all times. Not only does he know it, I think he annoys with pride. It’s part of his charm.

You know, like how he continues to play hockey in the house? It’s like nails on a chalkboard to me. He knows it and still does it. Only a mother can continue to love him anyway after the pucks and balls hit my bedroom door, the walls, or, through the front window. And this trait, being able to love no matter what is really what makes you a mother. Or a parent for that matter.


In fact, one of my son’s teachers told him just this week that he will raise his class participation grade if he STOPS participating. We can’t stop laughing about this one. HA. Only my kid. I’m telling you he is annoyingly one of a kind.

Since it’s Mother’s Day and all, and because I look for any opportunity to revisit the below photo from my son’s first birthday party, let’s chat about it again because I think I have a few new things to discuss.


He was my best little friend.

I always had him trending in tie-dye. I still would if he let me.

Do you see his little Robeez slippers with the trains on them? These are the perfect “shoes” if you are going to put shoes on a baby/toddler learning to walk. You are not supposed to put babies/toddlers in shoes so fast! It pains me when I see shoes on babies/toddlers who are not walking yet. These slippers were the best for covering his feet to protect them from the ground/cold while still learning to walk. While he was already taking his steps in the weeks prior to his first birthday, I didn’t get him actual shoes until a few weeks later. You should wait until they are walking a few weeks solidly before switching to real shoes.

Side note: I keep those little train slippers in my night table drawer ever since he stopped wearing them. 

Do you notice I had pink rhinestone sandals on my feet? Some things never change.

Oh, and I still wear that Sanctuary denim shirt. No matter how often I clean out my closet, certain things stay.

Have a great weekend and a very Happy Mother’s Day!

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What did you end up getting from Sephora during the sale?

Do you have a Mother’s Day tradition too?

Author: The Cookie ChRUNicles

Hi! I'm Meredith. Join me while I run and cook my way through single motherhood. It is always an adventure trying to teach my 12 year old son the benefits of an active lifestyle combined with healthy eating while of course, still leaving room for dessert.

4 thoughts on “What I Bought At Sephora + Mother’s Day Breakfast Tradition!”

  1. You will have to let me know what you think of that Tarte eyeliner because I’ve been considering it! Happy Mother’s Day – your tradition is so sweet!

  2. Happy Mother’s Day Beautiful. It’s just Ave and I this Sunday. Maybe we’ll make a new tradition, similar to you and Bunny.

    P.S. I had Ave in soft soled shoes for far too long. A friend of mine, after mentioning she ran out her shoes again, suggested I try real rubber soled shoes. Oops. 🙂

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