Monday, December 11, 2017

Rosehip Oil

No matter how many beauty products I have I'm always reading articles about what some of my favorite celebrities use. Last week I was obsessing about the Duchess of Cambridge (aka Princess Kate) and read about all the products she uses to keep her skin gorgeous. 


Rosehip Oil is a product I kept reading about in every article I found. It seems like it's a natural product that many women use in place of serum using their beauty routines. When I was in CVS last week I saw this and knew I had to pick it up and give it a try.


I love that Rosehip Oil is an organic and natural way to take care of my skin. It boasts that it will make skin healthier while reducing blemishes and redness. I can't say too much about it yet since I've only been using it for a week but so far I am really enjoying it. I use it morning and night after washing and toning my skin. I apply two or three pumps into my hand and then coat my face. My skin has been less dry since starting this regimen.



I will keep you updated on how I'm liking this oil and I look forward to trying additional oils since now I know they don't break my skin out like I thought they would!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Velvet Hangers For The Win!

Earlier this year I purchased a ton of Huggable Hangers for my clothes. It worked wonders but it was an expensive habit. Recently I looked into other velvet hanger options and found Zober hangers which were $45 for a pack of 100, where the Huggable Hangers were $30 for a pack of 40, quite the difference! 

I decided to order a pack of 100 so I could get all of Tim's clothes hung on velvet hangers as well and hopefully create a little more room in our closet. 

I received my box of 100 hangers last night and quickly got to work.

First I took some pictures so show you how crowded those chunky, plastic hangers made everything.



Yes, Tim has a lot of clothes! I think he has more then I do. Honestly, this isn't even all the clothes he has- we have a ton in our guest room closet as well.


These hangers all came nicely in bags- one was broken- but only one so it wasn't too bad!

Here's what it looked like once I put all of his shirts on new hangers...


Look how much more room there is!


I decided I would hang his pants on these hangers as well since they work so great.


Pants are a little trickier and obviously take up more room- but I still think they look great!



Since we can't make any structural changes to the closet I am pretty limited on what I can do and dream of someday having a walk-in closet but I think this change gave us a little bit more room to work with.


Just a reminder- this is what my side of the closet looks like! I think I'll be ordering another set of hangers soon since we still have another closet full of clothes to put on better hangers and I'm pretty sure we will need more once everything comes out of the wash too!

Do you use velvet hangers? What have you done to make your closet work better for you?

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Welcome to the world Parker Catherine

Brittni and Stephen welcomed their newest bundle of joy on Monday. Parker Catherine and I are middle name twins and I was so excited to meet her.



Such a sweet face!


Tim and I stayed the night on Brit's couch so I could be there to watch Emma and take her to meet her new sister!


This little sleepyhead was excited to go meet her new sister!



She gave Parker kisses and then side-eyed her a little bit. She was blissfully unaware that she is no longer an only child!


I had the chance to hold Parker too- she's so sweet!




Life is about to get crazy for this family!



Then I got to hang out with this love for the rest of the day and we had a blast! However, I was exhausted by the end of the day!

I'm so excited to have another little friend to love, cuddle and play with! <3

Monday, December 4, 2017

Not Always Perfect

On Saturday before I did my massive clean for the week I decided to take pictures of our apartment looking like a disaster.

I am generally an organized and clean person but there are definitely weeks I don't want to put in any extra effort and let the mess in the living room pile up. There are nights I just don't feel like doing the dishes and there are definitely times when I just don't feel like nagging Tim to go through the piles he has created on the coffee table. That's real life. So often online we see pictures of pristine living rooms, huge amazing closets and sparkling kitchens. That's not always the case and sometimes life gets in the way.

I do have after photos showing what the rooms looked like once they were cleaned up but guess what? It's still not perfect! I want to be very clear that every day life does not look like the rooms we see in magazines, blogs, or on HGTV.

So here we go.. real life at our apartment.















Now after the clean!




















So that's real life, and if I'm being honest...the apartment didn't take long to get messy again! :)

Have a great monday everyone!