Friday, March 24, 2017

Links and Loves

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Sniff Sniff, looks like Spring!

Am I the only person in the world who hates springtime?  The pollen!  The allergies!  It's miserable!  And don't get me started on Daylight Savings Time.  I feel jet lagged for a week after we "spring forward."  Maybe I'd feel different if I lived somewhere truly cold, where spring brings a welcome relief of temperatures...


I've been horrible about blogging this month.  So much has been going on.  I've actually had tons of ideas for posts but just not enough time to sit down and make them happen.  But we're coming up on Spring Break next week, so maybe I can get a few scheduled soon!  In the meantime I thought I'd pop on and share a few links I've been loving lately!

These erasable pens have changed my life.  I'm actually doing a full review of them soon!  (You can find them at Target for much cheaper than Amazon, just saying!)

I'd love to order one of these prints!

I find myself frequenting these types of blog posts a lot when my chronic illness creeps up and getting out of my pajamas to go to work is physically painful! (P.S. I've gotten a few more answers to my health problems, and I'll be sharing about it soon.)

I plan on doing some "spring cleaning" next week, so I'll be consulting this handy checklist to keep me on track!

This is still one of my favorite posts I've ever written.  Should I do a Part 2?

I could listen to this song over and over again.  Plus the lyrics just speak to my soul.

What have you guys been loving lately?

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

February Favorites

My January Favorites post was a big hit, so I decided to try to do one each month!  What have you been enjoying lately?

Jade roller

I use this for nightly and morning facial massages.  It is supposed to help reduce puffiness.  I don't know if it's really working; I've only had it a short time.  It feels really lovely, though, especially when it's a bit cold.  Feels very soothing.  And if nothing else, just rolling it around my face reminds me to relax my facial muscles, which has to help with something, right?  I got it from Amazon.

Lipsense - Napa

As you know from this post, I am now a distributor for Lipsense.  I recently got this color, Napa, and it is my new all-time favorite lip color!  It makes my eyes look green and my teeth look white. Win-win!

Handmade thank you notes

I used some old water color pages from my art journal and wrote a simple thank you message on them.  I was thinking about sending these with my Lipsense orders.  I'm inspired to make some more little notecards with all my art journal pages and painting scraps.

Using a men's razor

I picked up a pack of Gillette Fusion razors from Sam's club because they were cheaper than the Venus ones.  And guess what - they work so much better!  They give a smoother shave and don't cause as much irritation on my sensitive skin.  (I'm talking about my legs, by the way...)  Also, I don't have a picture of the razor because I thought that would be kinda weird...

Thanks so much for reading.  What are your favorites from February?

Sunday, February 26, 2017

My Lipstick Addiction

Hello friends!  Sorry it's been so long since I've posted.  I've been soooo busy.  I thought I'd pop on here and give you a little life update.


The month of February brought some good health, but still no answers, yet.  I've had many tests done and am just waiting for the next step.  I've tried to eliminate some stress, and that has helped a LOT.  I have a lot more energy.


My job has been going great.  In January I had a bunch of work-related trips and it was a bit stressful.  But February has been smooth sailing.


We are going on a service trip to Ukraine this summer!  I will be teaching in some music camps and Peter will be helping with the athletic portion of the camps, as well as documenting the trip with photos and videos.


I signed up as a distributor of Lipsense... have you heard of it?  IT'S SO FREAKING AWESOME.  Basically it's lipstick that doesn't come off or smudge all day.  All of my profits from this business will go toward our Ukraine trip!  If you're interested in learning more, please check out my facebook group:

I promise this blog will NOT be overrun with Lipsense posts!  I may post occasionally on here, but it will not turn into a Lipsense website, trust me!  I just wanted to mention it at least once so you would have the chance to learn more!


So what have you been up to lately?