Friday, August 11, 2017

5 on Friday - Beauty Staples

I didn't really care about skin care until I became a mom.
I didn't have the need.  I was relatively break out free and didn't have any issues.
I often slept in my make-up (Bare Minerals for a decade) and rarely, if ever, cleaned my bushes.
Forget about pampering!

I have gotten older and wiser of the past few years.  It has made me fully regret treating my skin so poorly for so long.

I buy mine at Costco in a two pack.  They last me AGES.

I wash my face with coconut oil at night.  No more dry spots, uneven texture or combination skin problems.  I'm a dye hard fan now.


Having the right foundation for your face makes a huge difference. (I think it's why I got away with no skin routine for so long)  I've used Cetaphil since I was a teenager and I still love it.  Now I add Frankincense oil to the lotion for some added benefits.

Eye Cream

UGH.  This is one I wish I had started in my early twenties.
I'm currently using Vichy but I am open to any and all recommendations.
I'm ordering Posh Impish Eyes this week.  Anything else I should try?

Therapeutic Hot / Cold Relief Gel Eye Relaxing Therapy Masks Chronic Sinus Treatments
I found mine at CVS for less than this one, but you get the idea.  I love that it has eye holes so I can wear the mask while getting chores done, but I mostly wear it in bed while watching Netflix!  haha. 

I haven't dealt with puffy eyes since I picked mine up.  Highly Highly Recommend.


The only mascara I use.  I've tried others, and none come close.

I have a few other beauty staples - items that always have room on my shelf, but these are the ones I cannot live without.  What beauty staples do you use?  Any recommendations!?!

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

First August Weekend

This weekend was perfect.
Until is wasn't!  haha.

Though, really, Saturday was AMAZING weather wise.  High was in the mid 70's with slight overcast skies.  I could't have asked for a better day.

We started the morning by meeting a girlfriend for breakfast at a crepe place downtown. Then we all walked a few blocks over to the farmers market *cue the angels singing*.  This is the best time of year for vegetables at the farmers market!  We loaded up all of our reusable shopping bags and walked back towards our cars with a pit stop at a cute park along the way.

It was so nice to have #wiggydiggy running his energy out while we caught up.  I really wish I had snagged some photos.

When we got home the boys took a nap and I took over the back patio.  A book in one hand and a glass of pellegrino in the other.  Snapchat had a ton of pictures of that scene.  Sorry!  Haha.

After naps we took #wiggydiggy back downtown to the carousel.
(And the bear statue)

Saturday night ended with this lil guy waking up about 30 minutes after he went down.  When Justin brought him to our bed, he jumped around a bit and then flopped towards the pillows.  Only I was lying on the pillow *mostly* asleep.

Heads crashed and I am still in some pain.

Since I was pretty incapacitated on Sunday we stayed close to home.

Monday morning I stayed home because my head hurt twice as bad.  A quick run up to the state run clinic gave me a diagnosis of mild concussion.
Kids man.

If I could repeat Saturday (up until bedtime) every weekend, I would.
Perfect day :)

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Friday, August 4, 2017

5 on Friday - Recent Happenings

I joined a Pilates Studio.


I've done various versions of Pilates at other places, but this is the legitimate studio with the boards.
T-Minus 4 months to Hawaii!!


My all time FAVORITE workout gear?

I was thisclose to buying a pair of LuluLemon for my birthday, but the reviews kept turning me off.  Every other one was a complaint about snags, rips, or tears.  #qualitycontrol.

I picked up some amazing leggings during a sale the following week from Athleta and I haven't turned back (seriously, they feel like butter.  I want to live in them)

They had a sale last week and I snagged a few workout tops.
I currently have my eye on this top:

Christmas Maybe?


Upcoming Trips:

We just booked our weekend to the Red Lodge/Billings area!  #wiggydiggy will love visiting the Montana Zoo and the Red Lodge Wildlife Sanctuary. 
We really want to drive over the Beartooth pass before winter sets in and closes it.

Justin and I also have a solo trip to Big Fork coming up.
We are in desperate need of a night away, just us two.
The only time we've done that is our quick trip to Lincoln, NE for a wedding!  It was so fast and furious, it didn't feel like a vacation.

And last, but not least, HAWAII!!!
Just Justin and me for this one too.
We are calling it our 'belated honeymoon'.  Haha.
In reality, the beginning of this year has kicked our butts.  Justin wanted to treat me to something we've talked about for ages, and I cannot wait!  I've never been.  He has been.....10 times?


We had a cold front blow through on Wednesday and it was FANTASTIC!  The smoke cleared out (for a day) and the high was 78.  This weekend should be more of the same!

Bring on the jeans, sweaters, and boots.

We've started replacing exterior doors!
Not the best pictures.  Sorry.

We still have trim work and some painting to do (and that hideous rug outside has Got.To.Go) but the change is fantastic!
Just in time to enjoy the screen with cooler weather too. 

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