Makeup Brush Cleaning Techniques and Homemade Cleaner

Let’s face it, cleaning makeup brushes isn’t the most enjoyable activity to do. Because of that, often times it gets put off and we are left with dirty brushes that cause uneven makeup application and breakouts on our skin. It is so important to clean your makeup brushes! I used totally dread cleaning them, but I have learned a few tricks to making the process a little faster and more enjoyable. I want to share my top two makeup brush cleaning techniques and my top secret homemade brush cleaner!

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You can watch my video where I demo both of my preferred methods and scroll down for links to everything you need to wash your makeup brushes and beauty blenders! [Read more…]

Getting the Family Involved with Housework

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I think we live in a time where homemaking has been looked down upon and I don’t think it should be that way at all! Making a house a home is something that is something that not just anyone can do. As I have grown as an adult, I have realized just how important homemaking is for my family. We have created an environment where we all help with the homemaking in order to create a home where we can feel joy! I absolutely love that Mrs. Meyer’s® Brand embraces homemaking to make products that turn homemaking into more than a duty, but more of a creative endeavor.

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Because we strive to all take responsibilities in our home, it leaves more time for all of us to be together. I am not left with all of the cleaning responsibilities just because I am the mom. I think that by having my family involved with cleaning has also help give them a sense of pride in what our home looks like and how our home feels. It also has made them more responsible for the messes they make. [Read more…]

What Eyeshadow Colors to Wear With Eye Colors

I get a lot of questions about what eyeshadow colors look best on people. There are a lot of different factors that can go into it, if we really want to get technical. Instead of diving so far into it that it scares you away from trying new colors, I want to encourage you to try other colors based on your eye color. Here are what eyeshadow colors you should wear based on your eye color. I will explain a little further in detail below the infographic. If you need this graphic for reference, pin it on your Pinterest board or print out and put it in your makeup bag!

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Before I dive into each color, I want you to remember to think about your skin tone when you are choosing eyeshadow colors as well. If you have green eyes but you have cool toned skin, you should probably stay away from the warm orange and warm brown. Just use our best judgement and if you can’t tell what tones you should use, try experimenting and see for yourself what colors are working or not working with your skin tone. Both Sephora and Ulta have great return policies if you purchase something that you don’t love!  [Read more…]

Whole30 Meal Planning Tips

Whole30 is intense. There is really no other way of describing it other than the fact that it is really intense! The cravings were really hard for me to get through and there is no way that I could have completed a successful Whole30 without the meal planning that we did. I know it is beyond cliche to say, but the phrase “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” is so true! If you have no snacks in the house besides the stuff you ate before Whole30, when a craving comes there won’t be anything else to grab except those chips in the back of the pantry! Here are a few tips that totally saved our behinds when it came to Whole30 meal planning.

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5 Simple Tips for Healthy Eating this Holiday Season

Many of you have made comments about my husband’s noticeable weight loss that has occurred this year. He has lost over 50 lbs since May! While I have been been putting on the baby weight, he has been focusing on his health in a major way and has lost more weight than our four year old weighs!

Before and After 50 lb weight loss

One of the things that Dave has really changed has been how he eats. Going from someone who drank a lot of Dr. Pepper everyday to someone who loves to stay home and make delicious, healthy food is a pretty huge transformation itself!

He recently started a blog called Run.Eat.Poop.Repeat. where he is documenting his experience as he continues to strive to live a healthy lifestyle. He offered to share some of his tips to eating healthy during the holiday season for all of you! Although he hasn’t experienced a Thanksgiving or Christmas with his new, healthy lifestyle, he has endured anniversaries, birthdays, etc throughout the year that he has really learned from. If you are interested in following along with his journey and getting more tips, you can follow his blog. He would LOVE the support!

Here are his 5 Simple Tips for Eating Healthy this Holiday Season:

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Awesome LUSH Fun Hacks

Who else loves LUSH Cosmetics as much as I do? It is kind of like my grown up, local version of Disneyland. It is such a happy store, full of unique products that smell divine! Dave knows that Harper and I both love LUSH and one day, he surprised us with goodies from LUSH. He had bought LUSH Fun for Harper to try out. We hadn’t ever used it before, but we became instant fans. If you haven’t ever heard of LUSH Fun, it has the consistency of dough that kids can play with, but it can also be used as bubbles and soap! It became an instant favorite at our house.

I had a friend who worked at LUSH for a while and she learned some great hacks for making the most out of LUSH Fun! With her permission, I am sharing those tips with you!

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Alternative Options for Eyelash Extensions

Eyelash extensions are one of the biggest trends in makeup right now. They have been around for kind of a long time, but their popularity has really skyrocketed in the past few years. Lash extensions can look really beautiful, but they don’t always. There are many bad eyelashes out there. They can also be quite expensive and time consuming to keep up. That’s why I think it is so important to know what some of your other options are before committing to eyelash extensions!

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In my newest video, I shared a few alternative options to eyelash extensions. Of course you can still choose to go with the lash extensions, but at least you will be going into it more educated. [Read more…]

Delicious scents without the mess!

This post is sponsored by Candle Lite. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.

I was a long time user of wax warmers and wax melts. I loved not having to light a fire in my house for a candle, but quickly learned that wax melts weren’t as great as I once had thought. Wax melts get everywhere. I cleaned wax off of counter tops, baseboards, and even carpet. Let me just tell you, cleaning wax off of any surface can be a total nightmare. Because of these incidents, I quit using wax melts entirely. I tried a lot of different things to make my house smell good, but I just couldn’t find anything that fit exactly what I was looking for. I felt that way until I found my new favorite way to make my house smell incredible, without all of the mess!

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The Better Homes and Gardens Fragranced Paper Scent Bursts are seriously the greatest way to bring scents into my home. They work in a wax warmer, but they aren’t wax at all! They bring fragrance fast, without having to melt messy wax. They are warmer refills made of natural recyclable paper infused with pure fragrance. [Read more…]

Making a Rental House a Home

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I get a lot of comments and emails from readers who are discouraged about taking on a room design project because they are renting. I love it when someone emails me with that dilemma because that also means that they saw that I have been able to overcome the renter dilemma and create rooms that really do feel like our own.

When we first started renting at our townhouse, I was also discouraged. I was discouraged about the fact that I couldn’t paint the walls, refinish the cabinets, replace the flooring, etc. I will admit that I was stuck in that phase longer than I care to admit. One day it finally clicked. Just because I was renting that place didn’t mean I needed to treat it that way. I could make that house my home. That attitude has continued as we moved again to another rental home. I didn’t waste any time when we moved here because I wanted to create a home right away.

There are definitely some tips that I have for creating an awesome space without investing too much money or leaving too big of a footprint behind when you are renting.

When decorating, use picture hanging strips for every item that you possibly can when you are hanging things up. I love that they don’t leave behind any trace of it being there when it is time to take it all down. If you are hanging something up that would require an anchor, use a specialty hook nail that only leaves behind a nail hole but hooks in through the wall to be able to hold the weight that an anchor would. You don’t want to put too many large holes in a rental house wall, so these tips are vital.

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Swimming Hairstyles and Tips

I feel like we have lived at the pool this summer. Between swimming lessons and pool days, we have definitely done our time at the pool! Summertime can be really hard on our hair, especially when a lot of that time is revolved around swimming. It is no secret that chlorine is hard on skin and hair, but that doesn’t mean that swimming needs to be completely avoided this summer! With the right hairstyles and products, you and your kids can enjoy the pool all summer long.

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