Wednesday, January 21, 2015

January Ipsy Glam Bag

I love my Ipsy Glam Bag this month!  Ipsy is getting better and better and knowing what I like so my bags are tailored to my tastes.

The Ipsy subscription is only $10 per month and you get 5 new makeup, hair or skin products to try as well as a cute little bag.  If you want to check it out, go HERE.

So far, I'm loving the brush, eye shadow and lip balm!  The eye liner is such a light grayish color that you can barely see it on your skin.  I don't really like it.  I haven't had a chance to try the nail polish yet, but it looks like one that I'll like.

Have you tried any of these products before?  If so, what did you think??

I'm seriously getting a good makeup collection.  I am running out of room in our little house!

I hope your week is going well, friends!
Monday, January 19, 2015

Weekending + A Cleanse This Week!

Hey friends!  Sorry I've been away for so long!  This is a busy time for tax provision.  I've been working late hours.  I think it's finally slowing down so hopefully I'll get home at a decent time.

Friday we were bums - I got home late and we went to bed early.

Saturday I went to a 5k hosted by my new church.  It was cold!!  But I had a great time...I'm getting to know my new small group and I love them.

That night, I had sushi and wine.  My favorite!  (mostly because I can't have either of those this week)...

So this week, Kevin and I are starting the Clean Program!  We're excited!  I've done it before and I felt the best I've ever felt in my life.

It's pretty simple.  We just do a smoothie for breakfast and for dinner and then have a solid lunch.  You cut out certain foods that people are typically allergic to or have digestion issues with.  

Basically, these are the guidelines...


whole vegetables, leafy greens
whole fruits & berries
wild fish, organic chicken and turkey
brown rice, quinoa, gluten-free grains
beans, legumes, lentils
nuts, seeds, & nut butters
avocado & coconut oil
green tea, yerba mate


beef, pork, eggs, raw fish
corn, soy
tomatoes, eggplants, peppers,
potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes
bananas, strawberries, oranges,
peanuts, peanut butter
coffee, soda, alcohol
processed sugar

Here is more info and the reason behind the cleanse...

I hope to be able to post this week!  Miss you, friends!!

Linking up with Biana today!!
Wednesday, January 7, 2015

December Favorites Link Up!!!

Hey friends!  Well, we're back in the swing of things after a good holiday break.  Work is crazy busy right now but should lighten up in a couple weeks.

I feel almost overwhelmed thinking back to December and all of my favorites.  There are so many!  So let's get started!

Don't forget to check out Mia's faves as well!


I mentioned the tarte lights, camera, lashes 4-in-1 mascara when I got it in my December Ipsy bag.  Can I just tell you??  I love it!  I'll be buying some more after it's gone.  It's makes my eyelashes so long and full.

So many items in my post today are from my wish list that I made back in December.  Thank you, hubby and family, for getting me so many of the items I wanted!!  

My mom got me the Clarisonic Mia 2 for my birthday and I love it so far!  My face hasn't broken out and seems so clean all the time.  Only issue, and maybe I'm doing something doesn't seem to hold a charge as long as it's supposed to.  What am I doing wrong?  Is there a secret?


I got the navy Kate Spade studs and the white Kendra Scott Elle Drop Earrings and I love them both!

Now for the fun fashion items!!!

I got this awesome Christmas t-shirt from my sister!  Anyone else love Home Alone like we do?!?!

I'm going back to the glory days.  My hubby got me a fanny pack!  I'm going to be just as cool as I was when I was 10 years old!  I know you're jealous!

I'm kind of in love with my crazy leggings!  I got them for $7 at the Fredericksburg Trade Days.


The hubs also got me the exact white robe that I was wanting!  I was pretty surprised!  It is heavenly...SUPER SOFT!!!!

I bought this Starbucks mug for the white elephant gift exchange at my work, but couldn't part with it so I kept it for myself and bought another one for the exchange.  Haha!  I have been drinking coffee in it often!!

Now it's your turn to share your December Favorites!  I'm looking forward to seeing them!

Grab the button below, link back to mine and/or Mia's blog and link up here!

A Deeper Joy

Monday, January 5, 2015

Matt Boness Photography Landscape Print Giveaway

Happy Monday, friends!  I hope you had a great New Years celebration!  Kevin and I had a great time with friends and family.  Now it's back to work  

Quick note: Don't forget that this Wednesday is the Monthly Favorites Link-up!  Share your faves from December for any categories and come back to link up.  It's the first Wednesday of every month.  Can't wait to see what you have loved lately!

Today I am teaming up with a bunch of lovely ladies (and Cassie's husband) to bring two lucky people some GREAT prints. The first place winner will receive an 18x12 Matt Boness Photography metal landscape print of their choice (normally valued at $100) and the second place winner will receive a wood block + bundle of 12 pre-selected Matt Boness Photography landscape prints from Artifact Uprising (normally valued at $35).

Cassie and her husband are amazing, am I right?!  This would be an awesome giveaway to win!

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

2015 Goals // Happy New Year!

Happy New Year's Eve folks!!!!

So...I'm not a big New Year's Resolutions kind of gal, but this year I thought I'd at least set some goals for 2015.  They're not high and lofty, but just some areas in which I need improvement and I want to get them in writing.

ONE \\ Spend time with the Lord daily.  This is the most important one which is why I'm putting it first.  I feel like it's something I have to re-commit myself to often because I fall off the wagon constantly.  I haven't been good at this and have found myself down quite often. I know that this is the answer to it, yet it seems hard to do lately.  Lately, I choose Netflix over time with my Best Friend and Father. Will you please pray for me?  Please pray for that passion and desire to do it every day.

TWO \\ I know this is so cliche, but....establish a workout schedule.  Here's the truth - I've gained 10 lbs in the last year and though I'm not going to obsess over weight, I'd like to fit back into some of my jeans. :)  AND, when I'm exercising regularly, I just feel better overall.

THREE \\ Along with #2, make it to my gym's spin class at 5:45am MWF.  Getting up that early is tough for me, but I know that if I get into the routine, it's not tough anymore.

FOUR \\ Get involved in a church here in San Antonio.  We think we've found one we like which is exciting!  We're joining a small group starting next week so we'll start getting to know people that way.

FIVE \\ Spend more time with my sisters.  Now that I'm close to my sisters, it's so much easier to see them than when I was in Dallas.  With the hustle and bustle of life, I sometimes go weeks without seeing them so I want to make an effort to see them more often.

SIX \\ Work on letting only positive things come out of my mouth.  Sometimes I find myself complaining instead of using my words to encourage others and glorify God.  I want to live by this verse...

Have fun and be safe tonight, friends!  I hope the Lord blesses your year to come!

Linking up with Andrea today!!!

Monday, December 29, 2014

December Ipsy Glam Bag

Hey friends!  I hope you had a really wonderful Christmas!  I had a great time with my family and friends.  I didn't take any of that time to work on blog posts, but I've got a quick one for ya today!

I still haven't gotten my November Ipsy Glam Bag because they sent it to the wrong address but I do have my December one!

I've been using the Beauty Without Cruelty Facial Cleanser with my new Clarisonic and I'm liking it!

The other day I used the NYX Butter Lip Balm.  I like the feel of it but really don't like the color.  It's the same color as my skin.  I have to put lip gloss over it to make it look ok.  I think another color would be great though!

I LOVE the tarte mascara!  I seriously may buy some once I use this one up.  My eyelashes looked so long and full after using it.

Want to try Ipsy too?  It's just $10/month and you get great products to try and a really cute bag each month.  I don't get paid for you doing it, just get points. :)  Sign up HERE!

Happy Monday!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Free Holiday Fun!

Happy Christmas Eve everyone!  I hope you're getting a little chill time with family and/or friends.

I've seen so many cute holiday ideas lately that are free and I had to share!


Whitney designed some very cute holiday phone backgrounds that you can down for free HERE.  I have 10 and 12 on my phone now!



Isn't this DIY Let It Snow sign cute?!  I hope I can find time to do this!  I love it!



Have a very merry Christmas tomorrow, my friends!  Remember that this is a time to remember God giving us the best gift of all...his a baby.