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house update: lessons learned

it’s been one year since i bought my house! i have always loved my little house, but i’ve also been frustrated and angry at times too. i am a person who prepares for things, but i was not prepared for this adventure. things have thankfully calmed down but i’m always waiting for the next thing… Continue reading house update: lessons learned

'merica · beauty · blogging · creative projects · decorative planning · family · goals · healthy living · home sweet home · monthly faves · personal life · random crap · teachin' school

january 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} neutrogena hydro boost hydrating tint – i’ve been wanting a lighter foundation lately.  plus, my skin has been kind of dry with it being dry and cold lately.  i already use the hydro boost gel-cream, so i thought i’d try this one.  i LOVE it.  but i figured out pretty quickly… Continue reading january 2017 monthly favorites.

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december 2016 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} mario badescu drying lotion – this is weird stuff, but it totally works.  i’ve had mine for about a year.  basically, you take a q-tip and dip it into the bottom of the container and pick up some of the pink stuff.  you leave it on overnight and it takes care… Continue reading december 2016 monthly favorites.

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12•16 | high five for friday!

…one…   there’s only three more days until christmas break.  i’m ready for the time away to spend getting all cozy at home and then spending time with my family. i haven’t decorated much for christmas because i’m building my collection slowly, but i love the few things i added in my first year here… Continue reading 12•16 | high five for friday!

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12•9 | high five for friday!

…one…   i had fun updating my kitchen chalkboard this week.  i LOVE how it turned out.  gonna keep this one for awhile.  i used three images as inspiration and then added my little flower tattoo.  i’m powering through the next week and a half of school fueled by coffee.  🙂 ….two…   i sent… Continue reading 12•9 | high five for friday!

beauty · decorative planning · grad school · home sweet home · kitty cats · monthly faves · music heals me · personal life · random crap · teachin' school

november 2016 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} organic argan oil – i add it to my moisturizer at night or my more matte foundations to give them a little more moisture during this dry season.  i also use it on my cuticles, ends of my hair when needed, and elbows. l’oréal hair mask -this fall/winter is killing my… Continue reading november 2016 monthly favorites.

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12•2 | high five for friday!

…one…   i put my tree up this past weekend.  it’s so pretty.  but what makes it special is that it’s my first big girl tree!  in previous years, i lived in an apartment and there wasn’t the room (or the funds) for a big tree.  but i splurged this year.  i’m just hoping my… Continue reading 12•2 | high five for friday!