Have you guys ever heard of Photowall? You may have seen me chat about this little DIY on my instastories…
Have you guys ever heard of Photowall? You may have seen me chat about this little DIY on my instastories…
Have you guys ever heard of Photowall? You may have seen me chat about this little DIY on my instastories It’s this neat little site full of wall murals and canvases. You literally choose your look and size and then it comes to you with the canvas frame to be built and put together. It’s so neat. You can order them with or without the DIY frame, but I thought that was just a fun added bonus honestly.
When it arrived, i second guessed myself and if I wanted to DIY it. It seemed like more work than what I thought originally, but nope. It was seriously SO easy to do. I took it down to the basement table, laid it all out and got busy.
About 10 minutes later, I came back upstairs with it and my husband asked, “You’re done?! ALREADY?!” I showed it to him, did an arm flex (haha) and told him to come hang it up for me.
Now it hangs in our bedroom and adds a pop of color to our very dark room. I love it and honestly just wonder how it would look hanging above the fire place. Maybe we’ll make that switch around and see. I’ll keep you updated though 🙂
Head over to Photowall and browse for yourself.
They’ve got tons to offer… from living room to kitchen to dining room to kids. I’m sure you’ll find something up your alley 🙂
Would you get the DIY frame or no?
It’s 2018, y’all…. It’s February…. My words (yup, wordS) for the year…. “SELF CARE” I am putting myself first. Okay, not really…but I’m moving me up on the food chain and I feel like that’s a HUGE step in itself.
There’s a moment when we realize how important self-care truly is. It is SO easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of life, but that’s where self-care comes in. There comes this moment usually followed shortly after a breakdown (or 20) that we truly decide that it’s time to take better care of ourselves, as women, as mothers, as wives, as people. Self-care is important.
You realize that going to bed a little earlier isn’t such a tragic thing.
You learn that veggies and fruits are part of a well-balanced diet.
You start cutting out the processed food a bit and just being more conscience overall about the stuff you’re putting in/on your body.
You skincare routine shouldn’t be any different! Take care of the outside as well as the inside. Use a cleanser that actually helps improve your skin. Let me help with that by introducing y’all to Olay Cleansing Infusions – the first cleansing solution for the face AND body. These babes work their hardest to draw out the impurities and bring in hydration for naturally glowing skin.
The facial cleansers are:
Olay MicropolishingCleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial Cleanser with Crushed Ginger & Citrus Extract
Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Facial Cleanser with Deep Sea Kelp & Aloe Extract
The body cleansers are:
Olay Microscrubbing Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Body Wash with Crushed Ginger
Olay Cleansing Infusion Hydrating Glow Body Wash with Deep Sea Kelp
These are non-stripping cleansers that contain biorenewing hydrators that improve your skin’s condition as you wash, revealing your natural glow.
Crushed ginger body & facial cleansers contain exfoliators that break down as you wash, creating a micropolishing effect that
reveals a smooth surface for healthy looking and feeling skin.
Clinically proven to enhance skin’s radiance after just one use (as tested using Olay’s unique chromometer technology).
How awesome is that, right?!
Other ways to Glow up and make sure your skin is looking at it’s BEST – make sure you’re drinking plenty of water. H2O is a big key to hydration. Exfoliate once or twice a week. Massage your facial products in. Clean your makeup brushes. Wear sunscreen. Clean your phone! A dirty phone makes for a dirty face. Wear blush. Weird, right?! But a pop of color can make your skin look more awake. Get plenty of sleep. Take your makeup off at the end of the day. Drink your water, eat those fruits and veggies (Watermelon is my favorite go-to,), cut down on the alcohol, and just glow.
Y’all… it’s HOT! I mean…. H. O. T. HOT! My house is actually hotter inside than it actually is outside. I’m having Alaska flashbacks & missing the lake we’d take the kids to as a prebedtime cool off. Gotta love those AC-less older Colorado houses. *sigh* We’ve recently taken up this new thing we try to do nightly — a walk down the road to the park. It’s cooler outside, it wears the kids out before bed, it cools us all off, it gets us all outside for a bit, we get in a good mile walk, and it’s just a nice way to end the hot, hot, hot day.
With this extreme heat comes sweat and we all know that that’s no good for anybody. So, when we get home, I like to take a quick Olay Daily Facials Daily Clean 4-in-1 Water Activated Cleansing Cloths to my whole face & neck! These 4-in-1 water activated cloths are my so perfect for these hot summery days. After a quick hike, after a fishing trip, after whatever outdoor thing Colorado has thrown our way that particular day, these cloths are great to just quickly help scrub off the day.
Let’s chat real fast about the 4-in-1 formula
1. Cleanser – washes away the dirt and makeup from the day
2. Toner – tones skin with an essential cleansing formula
3. Mask – hydrates with specialized Olay conditioners
4. Scrub – exfoliates to smooth your skin’s surface
And they’re super (I mean SUPER) easy to use.
1. Wet with water
2. Rub to lather
3. Cleanse (even around the eyes)
4. Rinse (using cloth)
5. Throw in the trash
See, how easy right?! So, just go ahead & toss your old products and let these bad boys into your life.
Olay Daily Facials Daily Clean 4-in1 Water Activated Cleansing Cloths are textured with cleansing pockets to help gently break up & lift away oil, makeup, dirt, and even your mascara!
Your skin looks so good you can totally go out and about rocking a makeup free look! And these soap-free formula cloths are intended for all skin types. Win all around, huh?!
Have you tried em yet?
Get your Olay Daily Facials here.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay . The opinions and text are all mine.
Renewing our zoo pass was probably one of the best purchases of 2017 so far. Fin pet a snake! And then a lizard. We’ve gone 4x since renewing it. One trip would have cost our large-ish family about the same amount it cost us to renew our yearly membership. We’ve gone 4x already since renewing! Isn’t that insane? It’s such a nice little get out of the house “free” thing to do.
I swatched my hand with a few LipSense colors on Tuesday morning. I gave the dog a bath that afternoon. Didn’t budge. Side note: it’s Thursday and I still have more color than not on my hand. Here’s my group if you’d like to join & want to learn more.
I ordered this for Fin because you can’t be $4 and free 2-day shipping. I planned to save it for a birthday gift, buuuuuuut someone (David) ripped it open, and yelled “FIIIIIINNNNN!!!!!” haha.
Bo being Bo. He doesn’t realize that he’s a dog.
The people of Harry’s sent me and David new razors. I seriously love them. David does too. He uses his to clean up his neck. He was really hesitant to try it because razors in the past have always broken him out. He woke up the day after first trying it and showed me his neck — nothing. No breakout, no rash, nothing! It was great.
Mine is the orange (showering handle)
David’s isn’t made for the shower.
They’re also offering you a shave club free trial — get a Truman razor handle, razor blade, travel blade cover, and travel sized foaming shave gel for free –just cover the $3 shipping. TOTALLY worth it! The kit comes with soooooo much!
And happy (almost) weekend, friends!
I can’t even begin to tell you how much I loved this book. I’m Judging You by Luvvie Ajayi says what so many of us are thinking. DO BETTER. We can and we should. I’m Judging You is Luvvie doing what she does best and that’s giving her unfiltered take on World issues.
Seriously, I’m Judging You is such a great read. I don’t feel it’s making fun of people. She judges herself, first and foremost. One of the reviews I read on Amazon summed it up perfectly…. “The mandatory reading for all who have a pulse and a data plan!” I can not tell you enough that you should read this.
Luvvie says what a lot of us are thinking, just without a filter… or what a lot of us are saying behind closed doors. The last line of the book is: “We just need to start now. We can start doing better anytime we want.” Start doing better, folks.
(My 4 year old is my photographer and notice the dog in the chair. My house runs backwards apparently)
More reasons to love Luvvie Ajayi include:
Her website Awesomely Techie is a great resource for writers, small business owners, bloggers, and anyone who uses technology to make their lives more efficient.=. Luvvie was on Oprah’s inaugural Supersoul 100 list. Luvvie was honored as 2016’s Influencer of the Year at the Iris Awards. I personally love that she’s equally addicted to shoes as well as social justice. She combined those two in 2009 when she and Karyn Brianne Lee founded the Red Pump Project. And, she is a past winner of the Women’s Media Center’s Social Media Award for using her voice and humor for pop culture critique, gender and racial justice. What is NOT to love about Luvvie?!
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.
I was sent this book to review but all thoughts are totally that of my own.
I hope you’re all doing really well today. Me, I’m a tad bit sleepy. 4am wake ups are just NO fun. I have a ton of thoughts running through my head, so bare with me while I try to get today’s post out. If you’ve been a follower of my blog for a bit now, you’ve probably heard me talk about Monica McGurk and her books before. Today I’m here to tell you my thoughts on her 3rd book, Dark Before Dawn.
Okay, now that you’ve caught up… OMG you guys.
“It’s darkest before the dawn . . . and that can be very dark indeed.
Twelve years have passed since Hope Carmichael helped fulfill the ancient prophecy that permitted the Fallen Angels to return, forgiven, to Heaven. Now a lawyer at twenty-eight, Hope—along with a resurrected Michael, the archangel who loves her—has been presented by Heaven with a choice: one that could either result in Hope never seeing her family again, or the world losing its greatest angelic protector. At the same time, Hope’s young sister Aurora struggles to help a school friend resolve her dark personal issues, all while being observed by a sinister adversary from Hope’s past, working on a plan for revenge that may soon plunge the entire extended Carmichael family into tragedy.
The culmination of the saga begun in Dark Hope and continued in Dark Rising, Dark Before Dawn returns to the world of the Archangel Prophecies, telling one final story of adventure, moral urgency, and the ultimate choice Hope and Michael make between the human and the divine.”
I am honestly not even sure how to go into this without giving away too much of the book away. Is it acceptable to review this and just tell you that you NEED to read it? Once again, Monica has just outdone herself. This book (along with the previous two) are just amazing, dark, hopeful…. an overall great read. Dark Before Dawn will not disappoint. It takes a dark turn that will have you stunned and glued to the pages.
Once again, Monica McGurk has managed to make me feel like I’m right there along with Hope & Michael as they finish up their adventure. SHe dove head first into a story that needed to be told. I highly recommend that you pick up this trilogy! You will not be disappointed.
Be sure to Follow Monica on Twitter and let her know how excited you are about this book!