Baby Girl Nursery

Baby Girl Nursery
Baby Girl Nursery

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List
Summer Bucket List

Drugstore Beauty

Drugstore Beauty
Drugstore Beauty

Weekending: Bridal Shower Fun

A weekend of good food and good friends = all the thumbs up in my book.

Things started off on a high note when Nick surprised me with CHICK-FIL-A for dinner!!!!  He drove almost 4 hours home with it and I was in chicken sandwich and waffle fry heaven.  Oh, how much do I miss that place.  I'm about to start some sort of petition for them to come to Michigan.  Or maybe I'll just open one myself.


On Friday, it was cool and cloudy so we just grabbed dinner, watched a few episodes of Sons of Anarchy on Netflix (anyone else watching?) and had an at home spa night - well maybe that part was just me.

Saturday, I was up bright and early to head to the east side of Michigan for a bridal shower.  It was such a fun day celebrating our friend, Alex and her husband-to-be Mark, and we are so excited for the wedding next month!

Don't mind my crooked dress....

After the shower, we hung out at Alex's parents house for the rest of the night playing beer pong and eating pizza - keeping things very classy, of course.

Grandma's first selfie stick picture!


Before heading back home on Sunday, we had to stop at Ann Arbors famous Zingerman's Deli - so so so good - and grab these breakfast sandwiches.  I'm drooling just remembering them.


It was a gorgeous day so Nick and I worked on some landscaping (with Brady supervising) and later, wrapped up the night at our next door neighbors house with a camp-fire and a few beverages.  Another perfect summer weekend in the books!

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Friday's Five 6/26


I know I say this all the time, but it is INSANE that this is the last Friday of June!  This summer is already going way, way too fast and giving me slight anxiety.  We've only checked one thing off our summer bucket list (getting ice cream, multiple times now) and so this week, I wrote it out and stuck it on the fridge for a daily reminder/kick in the butt that we need to be doing fun stuff! 
  
But anyways, other than my summer panic... here are 5 things from this week:

ONE | Maxi Dress
Remember this dress I mentioned last week?  It came in and it's awesome!  I ordered the XS and it fits very true to size.  The pleats are great and don't wrinkle easily and the dress is just high quality all around.  I kind of want to order it in white, too... I have a thing for white dresses.

TWO | Snapchat
I'm jumping on the Snapchat bandwagon!  Add me @ kavanderploeg (my maiden name - I can't figure out how to change my username, that makes me feel old).

THREE | Amazon + Beauty
I ran out of my eye cream this week but I don't really feel like shelling out the big bucks at the dermatologist when it's half of the price on Amazon.  Do you guys buy skincare/beauty stuff from Amazon?  For some reason I always have this fear that it's going to be expired or a knock off or something.  I like the prices though.

FOUR | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
...is quickly approaching!!  July 9th for cardholders.  And yes, I did get a card last summer just to get early access ;)  The catalog came in the mail this week and I think I circled only 15 things I want.  So much good stuff.  

FIVE | Pineapple Lamp
Want. Need. Will get.  It's adorable and I definitely think all of my Charleston friends need one, too!

Happy Friday!  I'll be heading out of town again for a girls weekend to celebrate a friends wedding shower.  Don't forget to follow along on Instagram and Snapchat :)  

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Linking up with KarliJennieRebecca and April

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Summer Reads

Reading was one of my 2015 goals and I'm happy to report that I've been going strong with it!  It's probably the goal I've done the best at so far actually, ha.  At this moment, I'm about half way through Me Before You and I am LOVING it.  So, so, so good and I now want to read all of the Jojo Moyes books.  Highly recommend.  One I wouldn't recommend?  Dark Places by Gillian Flynn.  I really enjoyed Gone Girl but I just could not get into this one.  The story was slow to unroll and it was overall pretty dark and depressing.  Now I understand why it was on sale when I bought it ;)

One book a month has been my goal so far this year but being that summer is officially here and the days are longer and a bit more relaxing, I'm hoping to get a bit more reading in than normal.  There are so many great books out there that I want to get to! 

Here's what I've got on the agenda...

**Big thank you to Amanda for introducing me to Befunky - an amazing photo editing software that is FREE!

Where'd You Go BernadetteIt all begins with a promise: If eighth-grader Bee Fox earns a picture perfect report card, she and her family will depart on a cruise to Antarctica. The prospect of the trip is exciting; too exciting, it soon becomes apparent, for Bee's brilliant, severely agoraphobic architect mom, who, just a day before the scheduled departure, simply disappears. Taking the loss of her mother to heart, Bee begins a feverish, yet systematic search for her, thus piecing together in the process the dynamics of an unforgettable family.

What Alice ForgotAlice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child.  So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over — she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. 

Someday, Someday, MaybeIt’s January 1995, and Franny Banks has just six months left of the three-year deadline she set for herself when she came to New York, dreaming of Broadway and doing “important” work. But all she has to show for her efforts so far is a part in an ad for ugly Christmas sweaters, and a gig waiting tables at a comedy club.  Everyone tells her she needs a backup plan, and though she can almost picture moving back home and settling down with her perfectly nice ex-boyfriend, she’s not ready to give up on her goal of having a career like her idols Diane Keaton and Meryl Streep. Not just yet.  Everything is riding on the upcoming showcase for her acting class, where she’ll finally have a chance to perform for people who could actually hire her. And she can’t let herself be distracted by James Franklin, a notorious flirt and the most successful actor in her class, even though he’s suddenly started paying attention. Meanwhile, her bank account is rapidly dwindling, her father wants her to come home, and her agent doesn’t return her calls. But for some reason, she keeps believing that she just might get what she came for.

The RumorMadeline King and Grace Pancik are best friends and the envy of Nantucket for their perfect marriages, their beautiful kids, their Sunday night double dates with their devoted husbands. But this summer, something's changed, and if there's anything Nantucket likes better than cocktails on the beach at sunset, it's a good rumor.  As the gossip escalates, and they face the possible loss of the happy lives they've worked so hard to create, Grace and Madeline try mightily to set the record straight--but the truth might be even worse than rumor has it. 

7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess7 is the true story of how Jen took seven months, identified seven areas of excess, and made seven simple choices to fight back against the modern-day diseases of greed, materialism, and overindulgence.  Food. Clothes. Spending. Media. Possessions. Waste. Stress. They would spend thirty days on each topic, boiling it down to the number seven. Only eat seven foods, wear seven articles of clothing, and spend money in seven places. Eliminate use of seven media types, give away seven things each day for one month, adopt seven green habits, and observe “seven sacred pauses.” So, what’s the payoff from living a deeply reduced life? It’s the discovery of a greatly increased God—a call toward Christ-like simplicity and generosity that transcends social experiment to become a radically better existence.

All the Light We Cannot SeeMarie-Laure lives with her father in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where he works as the master of its thousands of locks. When she is six, Marie-Laure goes blind and her father builds a perfect miniature of their neighborhood so she can memorize it by touch and navigate her way home. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great-uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

I'll make sure to report back with reviews later this summer!  What's on your 'to read' list?

Related: See my 6 Must Read books here
Linking up with AnnieNatalieMeagan and Joey

 
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Our Guest Bedroom Decor Inspiration


Home decor/reveal posts have been few and far between here for one reason: I have no clue what I'm doing when it comes to decorating.  I was buying things but nothing was really going together, I was just picking paint colors off the top of my head... I had no real "direction" for any room.  It has been kind of frustrating (first world problems, I know) having all rooms about 50% finished.  

Until I came upon this blog post that changed everything.  Apparently I was doing things all wrong - no surprise there.  Instead of picking paint colors first, you're supposed to pick one fabric and build the room around that.  Well, I tried that with my guest bedroom and I have to say it really does work.  I was wanting to repaint the room but didn't know what color and then I stumbled upon these pillows in TJ Maxx (can't find anywhere online, boo) and it all just came together.  I picked a beautiful, clean white - Benjamin Moore's Chantilly Lace - for the walls so the focus could be on the accessories and chose other accent pieces to tie in with the colors in the pillows.  While I haven't bought much for the room yet, I at least finally know where I'm going with it and am super excited.  Here's what I'm thinking...

 
We inherited a matching black headboard (similar) and dresser from my family and will be keeping that.  I went with white bedding as I love how clean and crisp it is and provides a neutral backdrop for the room.  The rest I still have to buy.

I've been obsessed with this Marrakesh Shag rug (75% off right now!!!) for as long as I can remember and am so happy to finally have a room to use it in.  These Wisteria nightstands are the perfect size for the room but I think I'll change out the knob to black ones to tie into the other black furniture.  

This gold gilded mirror is seriously gorgeous and will sit on the dresser.  The infamous Lulu & Georgia Audrey lamps will be on the nightstands. And while these aren't the exact pillows we have in our room, you can never go wrong with anything by Caitlin Wilson (flowers // spotted).  I also hope to pick up this chair for one of the corners and some other decor.
  
Ps.  What programs do you guys use to build collages like this?  I've always used Pic Monkey but it is. so. flippin. slow.  It takes me a good two hours to build one of these and most of the time, it crashes before I finish and have to start over.  I'm in desperate need of a better solution but have no idea what!

Happy hump day!
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Life Lately

Life lately has been busy, fun and packed full of family time, friend time and lots of beautiful weather.  It doesn't get much better than that.  Since it's Monday (yawn, more coffee please), I'll let the pictures do the rest of the talking...

{This Tuckernuck bag has been my constant weekend companion - it's the perfect size for a couple of days away
and fit perfectly in the overhead bins as a carry on when I flew to Nashville.}

{Happy puppy.}

{Birthday dinner at Rustica, my favorite spot in town.  Also, this is the $17 dress(!) and I love it.}

{ICYMI: The best shrimp pasta ever, all made in one pot.  The easiest and tastiest dinner.}

{A fresh coat of paint in our guest bedroom - post coming with more details later this week!}

{Brady boy loves his grandparents.}

{Tubing and drinking beers at the same time can only mean one thing... summer is HERE!}

Hope your weekends were fabulous, too!

Linking up with BellaBiana and Ashley

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Friday + Links


Happy Friday! 

Birthday week has been a great week and I'm excited to head into an even more fun-filled weekend, welcoming in summer and celebrating all the dad's out there.  My family is coming into town tonight and we're going to BBQ it up and then on Saturday, we'll be spending the day at a friends cottage.  I'm ready to get this party started!  But first, a few fun links from around the web...  

This pretty maxi dress is on its way to me - hoping it fits so I can wear it to a bridal shower next weekend.
+ Cinnamon sugar churro cake... need I say more?
+ If you're like me and wait til the last minute to pick up gifts, Kristina has a bunch of great ideas all under $50 for Fathers Day.
+ Few things can brighten a room like fun throw pillows - here are the top 12 places to shop them.
+ A round up of the must have makeup brushes for a flawless look - I'd say this baby is my biggest must have.
+ Trying to find a spot in my house for this console table, I'm in love and it's 75% off right now!
+ An awesome Alaskan itinerary that will have you wanting to book a trip like yesterday.

And you can also find me over at Jess's blog The Newly today, guest posting on my love for pineapples!  Go check it out :)
Enjoy your weekends!

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Drugstore Beauty Buys


I love few things more than strolling through Sephora or the Nordstrom beauty section and admiring/buying anything and everything.  But sometimes, you just don't want to spend that kind of money or you want to be able to pick up what you need on your grocery run.  That's where these products come in - ones that are all under $10, found at any drugstore and all work just as well (if not better) than their expensive counterparts.

ONE | Burt's Bees Cleansing Towelettes
I was way behind on the face wipe train but now I'm hooked.  I use these to wipe my makeup off before I wash my face and it leaves my skin feeling 100 times cleaner.  And let's be honest, some nights I'm a little too lazy and only use these.  I have sensitive skin and get nervous about trying products like this one but I've had no problems at all.

TWO | OPI Cajun Shrimp
Another one I can't believe it took me so long to try!  Cajun Shrimp is THE perfect summer red polish, I totally understand what it has a cult following.  You can never go wrong with OPI or Essie products in general.

THREE | Aussie 3 Minute Miracle
Softer, smoother hair in 3 minutes for $3.  Yes, please.  This stuff really works.  I also like to use it as a leave in conditioner when my hair is feeling super dry.

FOUR | L'Oreal Voluminous Mascara
You all know how much I l-o-v-e this mascara but it is pricey and on days that I'm not doing much, I like to use this L'Oreal one instead to save a bit of money.  It makes your lashes look natural but still gives them some definition.

FIVE | Neutrogena Eye Makeup Remover
I've tried a lot of the expensive makeup removers but always come back to the Neutrogena.  It works just as well as any $30 version, doesn't irritate my eyes and seems to always be on sale.  

SIX | EOS Shaving Cream
We've all heard and tried EOS's popular lip balms but did you know they make shaving cream as well?  I stumbled upon this in the grocery store a few months ago and have been hooked ever since.  Cute bottles, super moisturizing and my favorite part is that you can use it on wet or dry skin, without any bad shave rash.

Another great thing about drugstore beauty buys is that if a product doesn't work for you, you're not out a lot of money!  And if you purchase from Ulta, they'll almost always take anything back as long as you have the receipt.  So go out and try one of everything, guilt free :)   Let me know your favorites, too!

Linking up with AnnieNatalieMeagan and Joey
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One Pot Shrimp Pasta

THANK YOU for all of the awesome birthday wishes yesterday!!  I had a great day- the weather was perfection, we went out for a delicious dinner at my favorite restaurant, Nick got me a facial + massage that I can't wait to redeem and we topped off the evening with an oreo ice cream cake, yummm.  


Now for something else that will make you go yum, this one pot shrimp pasta.  I honestly wasn't sure what to name it since it has so many flavors going on- there's shrimp, garlic, tomato, basil, red pepper flakes, basically a little bit of everything.  It. is. so. good.  And beyond easy!  You make it all in one pot!  It's foolproof and there's barely any cleanup.  My kind of dinner.

Ingredients
12 ounces linguine pasta
32 ounces regular vegetable broth
1 pound of fresh, cooked shrimp
1 (15 oz) can of zesty diced tomatoes, with liquid- don't drain!
1/2 vidalia onion, cut in strips
4 cloves garlic
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 bunch fresh basil, cut in strips
Olive oil
Salt and pepper
Parmesan cheese to top

Instructions
1. In a large stock pot, place pasta, tomatoes, onion, garlic and shrimp.  Pour vegetable broth over everything and drizzle with olive oil.  
2.  Cover pot and bring to a boil.
3. Once boiling, reduce to a simmer (keep covered). 
4. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, mine took closer to 15 minutes, or until almost all liquid has been reduced.  Stir often, about every 3 minutes.
5. Remove from heat and stir in salt & pepper to taste and fresh basil. 
6. Garnish with parmesan cheese.

Enjoy!

Linking up with Shanna and Morgan 
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Today is my birthday!

Crazy how fast another year goes by, right?  I feel like I was JUST turning 21 and ditching my fake ID (haha) and now here I am, officially entering my 'late 20's'.  I can't complain though - life is awesome and I wouldn't change a thing.  I have my family, friends, health, a beautiful if albeit slowly coming together home, a crazy pup and the best husband in the world.  If this next year is half as good as this one has been, I'll be one happy camper.

Today you can find me frolicking around town, doing all my favorite things: having donuts for breakfast, picking up fresh flowers,  shopping at Target, redeeming my free Starbucks birthday drink, having dinner with my husband and catching up on last nights Bachelorette episode (playoff hockey apparently comes before the Bachelorette even on  your birthday eve, who knew?).  

Hope you all have a wonderful day as well!

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Weekend Happies

+ Wedding season has begun!  We attended a friend from college's wedding on Saturday night and had so much fun.


+ The return of Orange Is The New Black.  We only had time to watch the first episode - which honestly, I thought was a little slow and boring - but I have no doubt the season will pick up soon!

+ Ice cream for dinner on Sunday night at a popular local spot - check that off the summer bucket list.


+ Two hour naps on the couch.

+ The fact that Brady did not swallow any socks and/or rocks - he did manage to grab a few pieces of bacon off of the counter but hey, who can resist bacon?  He's also recovering very well from his surgery.


+ Starting a new book.

+ Shopping the home decor section at Target - I definitely need this gold urchin paper weight!


Happy Monday, friends!

Linking up with BellaBiana and Ashley

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The Most Expensive Rocks in the World


Ugh, you guys.  Another day, another Brady story.  This one is probably the worst one yet.

Lately he's had this thing with rocks.  He picks little ones up on our walks and he loves to grab big ones from our landscaping in the backyard and chew on them.  It's so weird.  We obviously try and get them out of his mouth ASAP when we see them but he's a sneaky man.  Just last week he threw up two pretty big ones in the middle of the night that he must have swallowed without us noticing.

So on Tuesday, we're eating dinner outside and we notice him pick up a rock, lay down, chew on it a few times, tilt his head back and swallow the thing whole.  All in about 30 seconds.  Immediately we yelled at him and blah blah and then he did it AGAIN!  So we broke out the hydrogen peroxide to bring those big rocks back up so we didn't have to deal with the middle of the night puke again.  It worked, he threw them up and we all went about our normal business.

Cue Wednesday at 4 am to him throwing up again.  Another rock.  And then again at 5:30 and 6:30 am.  I think it's finally out of his system so I feed him breakfast and when he only eats a few bites, I know he's not right.  Soon after, he projectile vomits his food across our living room (sorry, TMI) so I quickly call the vet and get him an appointment for that afternoon.  The puking goes on ALL DAY and when I realize he can't even keep down water without throwing up, I know something is probably pretty wrong.

We go into the vet and they do x-rays and sure enough, he still has FIVE rocks left in him.  Two are huge and were stuck in his intestines so immediately they put a catheter in him and send us over to the emergency animal hospital to do surgery.  Poor, poor pup and our poor (literally) bank account.

He came home late last night and is doing okay.  It's going to be a couple of weeks of recovery and I'm sure he'll be fine but seriously, I feel like the world's worst pet owner.  Between all of the socks, his teeth problems, and now this... it's sort of frustrating.  How in the world do I stop him from swallowing things?!?  This isn't normal, is it?

So, that's my Brady-saga for today.  All of the fingers crossed that I don't have anything else to report for a LONG TIME... and in the meantime, cheers to Friday.  Hope you all have a great weekend - we have our first wedding of the summer so it should be a fun one :)

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Summer Makeup: 7 Steps with 7 Products


Thank you guys so much for all of your kind words yesterday.  They really did help make a crappy day that much better (along with shopping the Bath & Body Works and Victoria's Secret semi-annual sales) and I'm so thankful to have the blogging community as a support system.  I'm responding to each of your emails but it's a bit slow going so I just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate your thoughts :)

Now for something a little more fun today - a makeup tutorial!  Please forgive the pictures, my hair, the fact that I'm wearing a t-shirt... basically everything about the above.  I wasn't planning on creating a post out of this but it was such a simple and yet put together look that I had to share.

Seven steps with seven products to get out the door quick and easy this summer - I think we can all get down with that, right?

ONE | Create a smooth base and even out your skin tone with a light foundation and concealer.  In the summer I prefer to use Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer (on sale right now!) as it feels like you're wearing nothing compared to traditional foundation.  I apply with my beauty blender and then I use concealer - either NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer or Bare Minerals Stroke of Light depending on how tired I am - to cover up any troublesome spots.

TWO | Bronzer time!  I'm still loving Tarte's Park Avenue Princess and I apply using the "3" rule - trace a figure 3, starting on your temples down to your cheekbones down to your jawline.  I also like to take an eye shadow brush and lightly dust bronzer down the sides of my nose to give it more definition.  Don't forget to blend, blend, blend.   

THREE | Using your same bronzer, apply as eye shadow (make sure to use your eye primer before hand).  This helps create a natural look and you don't have to lug out that big eye shadow palette!

FOUR | Break out the highlighter -- blend Benefit's Sun Beam to the top of your cheekbones for a glowing, sun kissed look.  This is probably my favorite product to break out each summer.  A little bit goes a long way towards looking like you spent the day on the beach :)

FIVE | Fill in your eyebrows but with a light hand as the goal is to look natural and not overdone.  For this, I like to use Benefit's Speed Brow.  It takes a whooping 5 seconds to do each brow!

SIX | Give your face some color with Josie Maran's Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee.  I apply it both to the apples of my cheeks and my lips, it's a great multi-tasking product.  

SEVEN | Finally, my favorite part of all... mascara.  I'm still obsessed with Benefit's They're Real (I swear this post isn't a Benefit add!).  Feel free to curl your eyelashes before -- confession: I'm still to scared to try this -- and only one or two coats should do it.

And that's it!  This look took me about 10 minutes from start to finish, perfect for those summer days where we don't want to waste a lot of time getting ready.  Let me know if you give it a try!

Linking up with Shanna and Morgan


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Coffee Table Books + My Friday




I'm on a mission: to acquire coffee table books.  With having two living rooms and four bedrooms, we have a lot of space for decor and I love the idea of using books anywhere and everywhere.  At this moment, I only own two coffee table books so I've got a long(!) way to go.  Nick and I decided last year to start collecting them from our travels and so far we have a Charleston and a New Orleans one.  This will be something fun that we'll do forever but since we can't travel to new places all of the time - unfortunately - I think I'll need to stock up on additional books.

So tell me, what are your favorite coffee table books?  Just from assessing Pinterest, I can tell that this one is a must have. 

And I'm considering today my Friday because bright and early tomorrow morning I'm heading to Nashville for a friends bachelorette weekend!!  So excited.  Send me all of your favorite bar recommendations, too and don't forget to follow along with our shenanigans on Instagram @ka5ohare :)  

Hope you all have a great weekend!

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Linking up with AnnieNatalieMeagan and Joey

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Confessions


It's Wednesday and it's been far too long since I participated in a good ol' confession session.  So let's get to it!

I confess that I can't find peonies for sale ANYWHERE here.  What's so weird about it is that everyone has a peony bush in their yard... but you can't find a bouquet to buy to save your life.  Boo. 

I confess that I've ate pizza for the last three days in a row.  We got it on Sunday night and then I had leftovers for Monday dinner and Tuesday lunch.  And there's still two pieces left soooo you know what that means.  I'm probably having it for lunch again today.  

I confess that I'm not the biggest fan of patterned workout bottoms but these babies- I NEED.  How fun and different are they?

I confess that if you asked me last week, I would have said Clint was going to win The Bachelorette.  Uhhh, not anymore.  I can't decide if this whole loving JJ thing is real or a result of great editing.  Either way, I can't wait to see what happens on Monday!

I confess that Brady and I have been walking 4 miles each day and I'm actually sore.  So pathetic - must.exercise.more.  

I confess I'm having such a hard time getting into this book.  I'm already about halfway but it is d-r-a-g-g-i-n-g.  Has anyone else read it - does it get better?

I confess that the bathroom still isn't done.  And that's all there is to say about that.

Have a good one, ladies!

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Linking up with ShannaMorgan and Melissa

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At Home Facial Favorites


It was just this past winter that I discovered the amazing-ness that is getting a facial.  However the not so amazing part... the price tag.  To cut back on costs a bit, I've decided to go every other month and during those off months, give myself an 'at home facial'.  I've been experimenting with products for a little while now and have a few that I l-o-v-e so I had to share them with you today!

ONE | Ole Henriksen Lemon Strip Flash Peel
What it is: A one-step natural acid peel to resurface, refine pores and soften the look of lines.
I'm trying to be more conscious of what's in my beauty products and that's what drew me to this one - it's formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates.  It felt great going on, no major tingling and really smoothed and evened out my skin tone.

TWO | GLAM GLOW Youthmud Tinglexfoliate Treatment
What it is: A 10 minute professional mud-mask for men and women.
Probably the holy grail of facial products and definitely the best I've ever tried!  This stuff is amazing - my face is brighter, softer and more radiant after every use.  The only downfall is that it ain't cheap but I'd say its results are equivalent to at spa facial so I think it's worth it.  

THREE | Boots Botanics Ionic Clay Mask
What it is: The masks hydrating benefits leave the skin feeling clearer, softer, smoother and less oily.
If you're looking for a low cost option that actually works, here it is!  This one is found at Target or Ulta and is great for girls with combination skin.  Just an FYI: it is a bit watery so be careful when dispensing.

FOUR | Sephora Collection Face Mask
What it is: A line of natural fiber sheet masks, each with a skin refreshing benefit.
I haven't tried these since they re-packaged them but I can't wait to, especially now that there are different masks for different skin needs.  The original always made my skin feel super hydrated, refreshed and just brand new.  These are sheet masks though so wear with caution - I think I scarred my husband for life the first time I came out of the bathroom wearing one ;)

FIVE | Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment
What it is: A dual action exfoliation method that seemingly smooths away years in as little as two minutes.
Sometimes we need just a bit more exfoliating than our Clarisonic can give us and this is the product to do it.  I especially love to use this in the cooler months when my skin is super dry and flaky (gross).  It gets rid of all of those dead, dull skin cells and makes your face brighter and clearer. 

What are your favorite at home facial products?  I'm always looking for new ones to try!

Related post: At Home Spa Night
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Weekend Fun

Happy Monday and first day of JUNE!  It's my birthday month :) 

The weekend was a cool and rainy one over here - actually it was hot and humid on Friday night and then cold for the rest.  Only in Michigan will you have your heat and A/C on within the same 24 hours.  It didn't make for the best weather for graduation festivities but we still made the most out of it!

{An at home Mexican fiesta on Friday night - not pictured, margarita's}
  
{Fresh color for the summer!}

{I only ate about six pieces of this delicious Costco cake.  They have the best cakes!}

 {The graduate herself!}

{Sunday was for house work and we're back at it with paint colors - aka my personal nightmare.}


How was your weekend?!

Linking up with BellaBiana and Ashley

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