Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A Few Favorites

I thought I would share a few things I am loving right now. 
They are a little random!

Urban Decay Naked Palette

I cannot say enough about this. I don't know how I lived without it for so long.
All of the colors are great, amazing pigment, and blend beautifully.
You can create so many different looks, just with this one palette.
And the Eyeshadow Primer Potion it comes with, rocks my world! 
I'm dying to get the Naked Palette II

Garnier BB Cream

This stuff feels amazing on.
It is so light, goes on easy and really does hydrate.
I've always had insanely dry skin, and since I started using this 
I don't have to apply moisturizer 10x's every morning. 

Coconut Oil

I've recently learned of the millions of benefits of coconut oil.
Is there anything this stuff cannot do? I don't think so.
I found a giant tub at Costco for only $16.00, which is a crazy good deal.
So far I have used it for: DIY vapor rub, lotion, in my smoothies. 
I have many, many more plans for it. 
If you don't know of the benefits, do some research,
this stuff is amazing.

Essential Oils


Along with the coconut oil research, I've been reading a lot about essential oils.
I'm slowly building my stash. Very slowly.
There are so many EO's out there, and it's a little overwhelming. 
So far I have Clary Sage, Peppermint and Eucalyptus. 
The Clary Sage is supposed to be good for fertility.
I've used them with the coconut oil topically, and also inhaling them. 
I also bought espom salt, threw it in a bowl with peppermint and eucalyptus EO's,
mixed them up and have my own relaxing bath salts. 


Monday, February 25, 2013


Wow. I'm a really terrible blogger. 
Let's do some catching up. 

The first weekend of February I flew home to Cali
to spend the weekend with my family and attend the girls 3rd birthday!

{The birthday girls. Kim, I straight up stole this pic!}

I cannot believe they are 3 years old!
As usual, Kim did an incredible job of their party. 
I really have NO idea where she finds the time to do all that she does.
The girls had this bounce house, and to the right was a slide.
Miss Sophia asked me to go down with her, the key was I had to carry her
up the inflatable stairs. Those bad boys are not meant for an adult. 
Let alone an adult trying to carry a 3 year old! 
It was a workout. Especially since we did this no less than 25 times.
I feel so blessed that I have been able to fly home
the last 2 years to attend their birthday. Wouldn't miss it for the world.

It was a really, really quick trip. It felt like it was non-stop chaos.
It was so great spending time with my parents and sister.
I miss them all terribly, but I am grateful for the time I had with them. 
 I am already counting down to our next trip back in June for my 30th birthday.

{No trip is complete without going to a winery and enjoying Sangria}

{My dear dad}

Saturday morning I woke up to find Callie not her usual self.
She had a really hard time standing up, let alone walking.
I took her to the vet and he thought she had sprained her knee.
Gave her pain meds and sent us home. 
Last night I was petting her and noticed a very large bulge on her hip of the same leg.
She did not like it being touched. 
When I woke up this morning I noticed blood on our bathroom floor. 
She had licked her hip raw and was bleeding. 

I had to work today so Travis took her to the vet this morning.
Turns out she doesn't have a sprained knee, 
she actually has an abscess that had ruptured and was infected. 
My poor girl. The vet said she was in a lot of pain, but handling it like a champ!
They had to drain her leg, which is very painful. 
But she is now back home resting and on antibiotics. 
No idea how she got the wound in the first place, one vet
thinks she was bitten, his wife thinks she laid down on a nail in the yard. 
(We don't have nails just laying around the yard, but live near lots of construction)
I'm hoping she is back to her usual, insane self quickly.

{My sweet girl lounging}

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