You guys are going to be kind of mad at me after you hear about this secret I have been keeping from you. I will just apologize in advance that I haven’t shared this sooner. I have a super easy trick to keep my lipstick on longer! I was sick and tired of having my lipstick come right off time and time again and was SO excited when I learned about this longer lasting lipstick trick!
I have had people begging and pleading for this tutorial and it is finally here! Messy curls for short and medium length hair! I love that messy hair is in this year because it makes my life easier when I am doing my hair. I don’t have to worry about it being perfect! I have gotten tons of compliments on my hair whenever I wear it in messy curls. They are so easy to create!
To create these curls, you need… [Read more…]
I am not necessarily a home decor blogger, but you have seen me share many of my room transformations that I have made. I don’t typically take on anything too crazy, like building furniture or knocking down walls. I find joy in creating beautiful spaces by making relatively small, more realistic changes in a room. I am a big fan of the power of paint and the right textures within a room. With all of the room makeovers I have done, I realized that there was one thing missing. It isn’t something that can be seen though. All of my designs were missing the right scent to go along with it! A room can be absolutely beautiful, but when it is paired with a delicious scent it turns into something extra special.
My old house was just that, old! It was almost 100 years old! Old houses seem to come with their own scents. That isn’t really a good thing though! Anytime we would leave our house for longer than an afternoon, our house would smell terribly! As cute as my house became after we got it all decorated, it just wasn’t ever perfect because it didn’t ever smell like home. I was so thrilled to learn about Unstopables. I knew they were just the products I needed to make my new place not only feel like home, but smell like home as well.
One of my favorite parts about holidays is getting my daughter all dolled up for them. Even the most simple holiday can turn into something special with the right outfit! I haven’t ever been the biggest fan of St. Patrick’s Day. I have always felt like it was a little cheesy. I made it my mission to create a cute outfit that wasn’t super cheesy.
I have been obsessed with elbow and knee patches lately. I love them in every way! I decided to throw some shamrocks on an adorable pair of pants and create a unique tee to make the cutest darn St. Patrick’s Day shirt you have ever seen!
Here’s what you will need to make your own… [Read more…]
I have been keeping a secret from you guys. I have gotten a lot of compliments on my long eyelashes and good looking eyebrows lately and I haven’t said anything about them. I haven’t said anything because I was waiting to get the full results of what I have been doing! The results are finally in and I can finally tell you my secret! My secret weapon for longer eyelashes and thick eyebrows? Infinite Lash!
Don’t believe me? Check out this before and after of what my lashes were like before I started using Infinite Lash and what they are like after using it for about 4 weeks! [Read more…]
I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for GB. I received a GB stroller to facilitate my review as well as thank me for my participation.
I feel like I am in an interesting phase of my life. I am past diapers, potty training, bottles, etc. with my daughter. I know that my family isn’t complete yet, but the thoughts of having a second baby kind of freaks me out! It really hasn’t been that long since I had a newborn baby, but I feel like guidelines for parenting are constantly changing. I have had a lot of friends announce pregnancies and have babies since my daughter was born and the one thing that has really made me feel like I can do the whole baby thing all over again are all of the fun, new gadgets that seem to come out to make parenting a little easier. One of those gadgets is the new GB Evoq Travel System!
I have seen a lot of articles being shared on social media lately about the importance of getting photos printed. It is thought that one day, the internet will crash and all of the photos we have shared online will be gone forever. That seems a little overly “doomsday” for me, but I am also a believer in being safe instead of sorry. I think it is important to get photos printed so that you can really cherish those memories, instead of them just sitting on your phone or computer.
I take so many pictures, that there is just not space in my house to display them all, so I came up with another way to be able to enjoy our photos. I made a matching game with our pictures!
My toddler loves matching games and loves packing her little purse full of family pictures. This is the perfect combination of her two loves. To make your own, you need… [Read more…]
I live in a really dry area. The winters are so hard on my skin! My poor husband has it even worse than I do. His hands get so dry that they crack and bleed frequently during the winters. We are constantly on the lookout for a lotion that will help our skin and we finally found a solution!
The new Vaseline® Intensive Care™ Healing Serum works hard to reverse dry skin. It has worked miracles on my skin. They are full of highly concentrated healing ingredients to really add moisture to dry skin. The Vaseline Intensive Care Healing Serum comes in three different varieties. It comes in Advanced Relief, Radiance Restore, and Deep Repair. You can choose the type that fits your needs the most. It is almost like having a custom serum for your skin! [Read more…]
You have probably noticed that things have been a little quiet around these parts. Nearly two weeks ago, my world was turned upside down when I received an email suggesting that I check out some malware on my site. There were pornographic images on my sidebar. After sending an email to my ad provider, I found out that my blog had been hacked. HACKED! I got the email, right as I got to the gym. There was nothing I could do about it immediately. I made it through the workout and went straight home to look into the hack further.
It was bad. There was malware absolutely everywhere. The hacker had deleted a lot of the elements that make my blog function. There wasn’t hope in sight in the immediate future. I felt completely hopeless, overwhelmed, violated, and scared. I got down on my knees and prayed. I sobbed as I prayed. I knew that the only one who could truly give me the comfort that I needed, was my Heavenly Father. After I prayed, I felt a little more at ease. I knew it wasn’t going to be an easy process, but I felt like this was just a trial I was going to go through, but everything would work out.
After 12 days of very slow moving progress, my blog was finally functional. Although it is still missing some of the pretty elements I had on here, it is functional and I can blog again. It really is a miracle that it is back. I could cry, but I don’t think I have any more tears to cry over this dang blog of mine.
I learned a few things through this whole experience. I learned how to protect my blog a little more and I was reminded of the great, genuine friends that I have that helped carry me through this mess. I am so grateful for all of the friends and family who offered their love, support, and prayers.
I honestly can’t figure out the mind of a hacker. I have given it a lot of thought these last few weeks. I just don’t understand where the thrill of trying to ruin someone’s livelihood is. I have gone through periods of intense anger and hatred for this person. I was scared of this person at other times. Now I don’t have really any emotion when I think of the hacker. I think it was a scummy person who doesn’t deserve my thoughts and I am not going to give them any more. Dear hacker, I am over you.
If you have a blog, or even just an email address, or really any account of any kind on the internet. Protect yourself! Change your passwords often. Do various scans on your computers for malware. If you are a blogger, do your research to find the services available to keep your blog backed up and secure. I feel the need to educate others so this doesn’t happen to the people I care about.
I am so happy to be back with you again! Please excuse the messy sidebar for now! Things will get cleaned up around here one of these days!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Soffe. All opinions are 100% mine.
I haven’t been shy about the fact that this move hasn’t been the easiest thing for me. Although I only moved 2 1/2 hours away from where I lived before, the area I live in now is much different than what I am used to. We have lived here for 6 months, and it still doesn’t totally feel like home. During the summer I was able to get out and enjoy the outdoors, but once it snowed, all of that changed. I stopped leaving the house as often and stopped being active. I started putting weight on and it made me so frustrated. Two weeks ago, I joined a gym again. Although I haven’t had any major weight loss story to share with you over this short time, I will tell you that getting exercise in my life again has made a major improvement in my life. I am a firm believer that having clothes you feel comfortable and confident in at the gym is important. I used to wear over-sized sweats when I would go to the gym and I didn’t ever feel as motivated as I wanted to. I started finding clothes that I felt more confident in and I noticed a major difference. This has been the case with my brand new Soffe outfit I have been sporting at the gym.