Keeping My Skin Happy With Aveda

When A and I first moved to Ohio, it was the only time in our lives that we had encountered truly cold weather. Don’t get me wrong, snowboarding is my favorite sport and I was up in the snow as often as possible growing up. But midwest cold? It is a whole different animal than California “cold”. Ohio was pretty much unbearable for me 11 months out of the year. The winters started in late October, and continued clear through April – we decided to move when we got back from a trip in April and the ground had a foot of…

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Rose Petal Bath Bombs D.I.Y.

There is nothing I love more than receiving a surprise bouquet of roses. It is sweet, thoughtful, and it makes the house smell great and feel amazingly homey. The only problem is that I can be a seriously nostalgic person, and parting with said flowers once they’ve reached their expiration date can leave me feeling blue. Not to mention I have a total phobia of wasting anything so I get way bummed composting flowers. That is why this year I decided to find a way to utilize my Valentine’s Day flowers as much as possible. I will be posting this…

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8 Tips For Becoming a Morning Person

As long as I can remember, I have always been a morning person. Well, I used to naturally be a morning person. Then college happened. To put it lightly, I began to sleep the sleep of a drunk teenage boy.  I mostly chalked this up to be due to my senior year of college and the toll that it took on my mental state – staying up so late that I called going to bed “taking a nap” since it wasn’t even long enough to constitute a night’s sleep. But then after I graduated from college, and got a real…

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My Take on the Smokey Eye

Sometimes I wonder if growing up with two brothers having a vast knowledge of Kung Fu movies and sports trivia has somehow drained my ability to perform basic girl tasks.  I remember watching my friends in high school apply mascara in the bathroom like ballerinas preparing for a show, whereas I looked more like a drunk, overgrown toddler trying to face paint my own face. Basically, makeup has never been my jam until I got into blogging and had the time to really focus on the basics of makeup application. But even with the makeup skills I have recently nailed down,…

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Repairing Damaged Hair Naturally with NightBlooming

Before we jump into this post here, I wanted to say a HUGE thank you to everyone for bearing with me while we moved to Austin this past week. Things have definitely been hectic to say the least, and incredibly unexpected – i.e. I am now working a few days a week as a preschool teacher and our moving truck has still yet to arrive (#yay/#yikes). That is the thing that I love about new beginnings though, no matter how organized and hyper-controlling I am, nothing goes to plan and it gives you such an amazing fresh start. We are living…

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