Friday, April 27, 2018

Friday Roundup 4.2




Happy Friday, my friends!

I think it is going to be a beautiful weekend here in Columbus, so we are going to spend as much time outside as possible. We want to get some yard work done at the house (well "want" is a strong term considering I loathe yard work)... but I also want to make sure we get in some time at the park with Marin. 

I'm sharing some of my favorite links and items found this week on the good ole interweb - keep reading below to check them out!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Recent Beauty Haul



I've picked up a few new beauty items recently and wanted to share them with you guys!

It's a bit of a mixed bag - with a little bit of skin care and a couple cosmetics. I've had some time to try everything out, so I can share some opinions (so far) too. All these items have been purchased this past month at either Ulta, Target, or Whole Foods.

*These are all cruelty free brands, but I will note that Burt's Bees is owned by a parent company that is NOT cruelty free. 


Monday, April 23, 2018

The Benefits of Rosehip Oil



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Happy Monday friends! I wanted to share a quick skin care post with you today. In the past year or so, I feel like I've become somewhat obsessed with skin care - sometimes even more so than makeup! Maybe it's because I turned 30 this year and have really started focusing on my skin's health and using products that are high quality and actually give me results.

After hearing about the many benefits of organic rosehip oil, I decided to order some and add it into my skin care routine. At first, I was a bit confused at where it actually came from, so I did a little research. Basically, rosehip oil is different from rose essential oils because instead of being made from rose petals, it actually comes from the seeds of a fruit that is left behind after a rose blooms. 

I started by adding it in the evening, but more recently, I've even been using it occasionally in the morning. When my skin feels extra dry, I put two pumps of this on before my moisturizer. So, if you were considering adding rosehip oil to your own routine, here are some reasons why it can be helpful!


Thursday, April 19, 2018

Marin // 9-10 months




It's time for another update on my little munchkin! I can't believe this is the last update before Marin is a year old (since the next one will be 11-12 months). I've been working on party plans over the last couple weeks and it's blowing my mind how fast it is coming up. 

This has been such a fun couple of months - she is at the age where her personality is really starting to come out. She is determined and stubborn (like Mommy & Daddy), but also SO sweet and cuddly too. I also love watching her learn and be curious about so much...she is interested in so much, and loves trying new things and working to figure things out! 


Friday, April 13, 2018

Happiness // No.6


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Happy Friday my lovelies! I hope you've had a wonderful week and are looking forward to the weekend. We don't have much planned, but that doesn't mean there isn't a ton of stuff to get done - always playing catch-up over here. 

I'm sharing a handful of the things that have made me happy this week - I'd love to hear yours too, so please comment and share! xx 


Friday, April 6, 2018

Friday Roundup 4.1


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Well, we made it to Friday. Not sure how, because this has felt like the longest week ever! It looks like my poor Marin might have RSV (from daycare) and she's been home all week with a nasty cough, which has now turned into congestion and a fever. So needless to say she feels terrible and no one has been sleeping well. I'm hoping she turns a corner over the next couple of days and starts to feel better. 

We had a couple plans for the weekend, but they aren't likely going to be happening now that baby is sick. So, we will probably just get some cleaning and errands done and spend the rest of the time relaxing at home and taking care of her. In the meantime, I'm sharing some of my favorite links and finds from the week below, so keep reading to the check them out! 


Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Baby's First Easter



Happy April, friends! I hope you all had a lovely weekend... and if you celebrate Easter, I hope it was a happy one filled with family and celebration. 

Holidays are exponentially more fun for me these days. Now that we have Marin, we get to experience the joy and excitement that you feel as a child all over again, but through her. I knew I wanted to put together a little Easter basket for her, but didn't want to go too overboard since - let's face it - she's 10 months old and can't hunt for eggs, eat candy...or all of the typical activities involved with the holiday. 

But, I was still able to find a few little things that she really loved, and I thought I would share it on here for any mamas that might need a couple ideas for next year!