personal life · random crap

happy birthday to me.

i’m 33 today. the past year has not been without its difficult moments but overall, it’s been a great one.   i’ve checked off several things from my to do list. i now own a home. i started (and maybe quit – still deciding…) grad school, took on more of a leadership role in my… Continue reading happy birthday to me.

beauty · blogging · creative projects · healthy living · kitty cats · monthly faves · personal life · planner journaling · random crap · teachin' school

april 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite beauty products} revlon colorstay gel envy nail polishes – i usually do a clear coat on my nails and call it a day.  but recently, i’ve been wanting to branch out.  i saw someone mention that the gel envy polishes were great and since they are very affordable, i thought i would try them… Continue reading april 2017 monthly favorites.

beauty · blogging · creative projects · healthy living · kitty cats · monthly faves · personal life · planner journaling · random crap · teachin' school

march 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} i didn’t buy any makeup in march!  so i don’t have much to share, but i do have this… olay regenerist luminous light hydrating lotion and overnight mask.  i ran out of my day and night cream at the same time so i decided to try these.  i’m trying to step… Continue reading march 2017 monthly favorites.

'merica · beauty · blogging · creative projects · healthy living · kitty cats · monthly faves · music heals me · personal life · planner journaling · random crap · teachin' school

february 2017 monthly favorites.

{favorite makeup and skincare} neutrogena ultra sheer sunscreen spf 70 – after my skin cancer scare that i’ve been dealing with for the past couple months, i have been more careful about wearing sunscreen all. the. time.  i like this sunscreen because i can blend it into my moisturizer and it’s not greasy.  it sits well… Continue reading february 2017 monthly favorites.

'merica · beauty · blogging · creative projects · family · goals · healthy living · home sweet home · monthly faves · personal life · planner journaling · 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.

beauty · blogging · creative projects · family · finances · healthy living · home sweet home · kitty cats · monthly faves · personal life · planner journaling · random crap · teachin' school

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.

beauty · grad school · home sweet home · kitty cats · monthly faves · music heals me · personal life · planner journaling · 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.