Summer Wellness

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I find myself looking forward to summer all year long. It is such a happy time of year! I find myself feeling sad during the winter months and really love how bright and warm it is during the summer. Because it is something that I look forward to all year, I try to spend my summers doing things that I love! We made a little summer list of things that we wanted to do and are working to get things checked off on that list.

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Light and Simple Summer Makeup Tutorial

Summer is in full swing! As much as I love the summertime, I don’t always love the hot temperatures that seem to melt off all of my makeup. I have learned over the years to keep my makeup pretty light when it is hot outside. It is tempting to just skip the makeup all together, but I always feel so much better when I have makeup on my face. Even a small amount of makeup can boost my confidence enough that it is worth wearing makeup when the temperature is hot. I have come up with an easy summer makeup look that is light and simple. It takes me less than 10 minutes from start to finish to put on each day and I love how it feels!

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Rental Space Container Gardening

Rental Space Gardening. My Experience with Container Gardening.

Three summers ago, our family moved from our very first home that we owned. We had planted a tiny garden with our daughter and had harvested a few peas, but leaving that garden was really sad for us. It was kind of a representation of leaving all of those first memories with our little girl behind. The next two houses that we have lived in have been rental houses without gardens. Since we aren’t owners of the homes, we can’t just dig up grass to create a garden. I loved how excited my little girl had gotten each day when she got to help me water the garden and I didn’t want to lose that just because we were renting. I decided to plant a garden in decorative pots instead. It has quickly become my favorite way to garden!

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Celebrating a Bold Man this Father’s Day

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I don’t think dads are given as much credit as they should be given. When I was shopping for a Father’s Day card this year, I was sad to see so many cards that made fun of dads. I agree that there should be humor in life, but some of the cards really made me sad! Mothers would be heartbroken if they got a card for Mother’s Day that was as rude as some of these Father’s Day cards were. I believe that Father’s Day should be about celebrating those great men in your life, not making fun of their imperfections.

I have been blessed to have great examples of bold men in my life. My dad was always there for me to cheer me on as I grew up, he taught me important lessons about life, and most importantly showed me what qualities I wanted to find in a future husband. My grandpas were always incredible examples of hard work, perfecting important skills, and knowing how to make good jokes. When my husband came along, I believe I found a great combination of all of those things.

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Fruit Infused Water

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I haven’t had soda for almost a month now. Considering the fact that I was pretty much addicted to it, this is a huge feat for me! Water has been the only thing I have had to drink since I quit drinking soda. I quickly realized that I needed a way to filter my water that would filter as quickly as I need water throughout the day. I quickly fell in love with the EveryDrop™ PopOut Filter & Pitcher. It helps reduce bad taste, odor, chloramine, and chlorine from water. The water tastes great! To make give the water even more variety, I came up with some of my favorite flavor combinations for fruit infused water too. It tastes like a little vacation in a cup!

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My American Dream

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Something really beautiful about living the “American Dream” is the fact that everyone’s version of the American Dream is different. I would highly doubt that when our ancestors thought about the American Dream, the thoughts of staying at home and working while mothering children came to mind.

That is exactly what my American Dream is.

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Be True: Postpartum Depression After Miscarriage

I know I have been pretty distant for a while. I have been here enough that most of you probably didn’t even notice, but I have heard from many of you who noticed the distance. I am normally the type that likes to keep a pretty consistent schedule with my blog. I like to know what is coming up and I think that readers appreciate that as well.

After my miscarriage, I decided I wanted to make my life a little more of the focus of this blog. I didn’t want it to be a bunch of posts about what I am doing day to day (that is what Snapchat is for), but I did want to do at least one post a month with a life update of sorts so that I could involve my family more. The miscarriage happened in November/December (you can read about it in my miscarriage post) and I took some time off after that. I took the time and came back to blogging at the end of January. Things were going pretty well, then BAM! All of a sudden I was hit with zero desire to do anything. This happened in about the end of March. March consisted of me not getting ready for the day, not caring what I ate, and feeling tired all of the time. I thought that I must be pregnant. In fact, I took a pregnancy test and it was positive. I assumed that was it! Then came that time of the month, another pregnancy test, and this one was negative.Learning from Life Experiences on www.girllovesglam.com

I wasn’t as sad about as I thought I would be. I realized that I didn’t really feel anything at all. I wasn’t sad about anything, I wasn’t happy about anything, I just wasn’t anything. [Read more…]

Advice Worth Passing Down

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I often times find myself watching my four year old daughter and wondering what traits of hers is she going to gain specifically because of me. I pray that they will be good traits, but I know that they won’t all be.

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I look at my life and realize that I have many traits that I have gained because of the people in my life. I love to create. I love to create projects both on and off of the computer. I grew up with a mom who loved decorating and crafting. I even watched as she built her own successful wedding floral business. My dad loves to create in his own way. He works hard on projects on his computer and around the house. I would say that in some ways, I inherited all of those from my parents and I hope to pass that same love of creating on to my offspring. [Read more…]

It’s the Weekend! Creating the Perfect Casual Weekend Outfit.

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Who else is excited for Memorial Day weekend? I hope you all have plans of spending time with friends and family. When you are spending the weekend traveling and enjoying time with people you love, the last thing you want to worry about is if you are comfortable in what you are wearing. That is why I am OBSESSED with loose fitting dresses any day, but especially on the weekends. This dress from Cents of Style has been on repeat lately. It is the best!

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Stylish Father’s Day Gift Ideas

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Who says dad can’t have a little pampering or stylish gift for Father’s Day? Back away from the ties and traditional gifts and give him something that he may not be expecting, but will really appreciate!

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Men like accessories just as much as we do, they just keep it a little more quiet than we do. Find some great sunglasses, a watch, or even a rad belt to give him to make him feel like he is one of the cool kids.  [Read more…]