10 Things that Make Me Happy

Well, it has been a bit since I have posted anything here and I thought with all the craziness in the world it would be fun to share things that make me happy lately.  So here it goes, in no particular order: Spring is here, more time outside, going for walks. Homeschool is ending in…

Our Family Favorites in Estes Park, Colorado

Every year (for the last 8 years) we take a trip to Estes Park, Colorado.  This trip is such a blessing to us as a way to rest, recharge and just be together as a family.  We hike, eat delicious food and have movie nights and enjoy the slower pace. It is a trip my…

January Whole 30 Recap

Happy Monday!  So we are over a third of the way through February and I have been meaning to write this post for about 2 weeks. Time gets away from me quick!  Anyway, I wanted to share about my most recent Whole30, I finished in January.  If you aren’t familiar with the Whole30 program, you…

Day to Night Neutral Eyeshadow Tutorial

Happy Wednesday!  Here is my latest look for everyday, which can easily be taken up a notch for a date night.  I think these shades would look great on all eye colors too! Maskcara Beauty Shades: Sabrina Bubba Foxy Jr. Prom **take it to night look with Mi Hija or Zion Using the Eye Shadow…

Weekly Fitness Routine

With January coming to an end, I am reflecting back on the month with my Whole 30 and my fitness routine.  I will do a recap of my Whole 30 once it is complete, but for now I wanted to focus on workouts. I usually workout 5-6 days a week with varying activities.  I like…

Highlighting and Contouring with the Best Blend Forever Brush

In today’s tutorial I am going to show you how to use the Best Blend Forever Brush to Highlight. You can also use it to contour but I still prefer the Detail HAC brush for contour. The Best Blend Forever (BBF) Brush gives the lightest yet full coverage look, as if you have had airbrush…

Christmas Prep List

Every year I try to start early with my Christmas preparations but it never fails, I usually feel pretty stressed out by the time Christmas is here.  This year though, I am feeling  ready to enjoy the holidays.  Having a solid prep list has really helped.  Here are a few things I have done or…

What inspires you?

If I am being totally honest, I have been uninspired lately. Which is probably the reason for no posts or tutorials in a few months. Life gets busy and for me, my hobbies are the first to take a backseat. I focus on the necessary and let everything else go. I find so much joy…

Summer Makeup Tips + Tricks

Happy Monday!  This is the beginning of our last full week of summer break.  I am kind of sad about summer break being over, but also excited to get back to a routine! Anyway, here is a little tutorial on how I have been doing my makeup lately so it lasts all day in this…

4th of July

We had a great 4th of July, swimming at my in-laws and lighting off a few fireworks at home.  Normally, we host a big party at our house, but this year we skipped it.  I definitely missed it, and look forward to hosting a Husker football party or two this fall to make up for…

Photo of the day

Hey, Hey, Hey, Happy Sunday!  This past month has kicked my butt.  We have had gymnastics, baseball, t-ball, vacations, golf lessons, swimming lessons, piano lessons, VBS and finishing our basement.  I am not trying to complain, but am so excited for a less scheduled July.  Saying ‘no’ to things that aren’t essential and ‘yes’ to…

Easy Sugar Scrub

This past winter was quite rough on my hands.  After mentioning it on my Instagram account, many followers recommended a scrub, lotions, oils, using gloves when doing dishes, etc.  There were so many great suggestions!  One that really helped me was using this sugar scrub every few days!  I found similar ‘recipes’ on Pinterest, but…

Basic Everyday Makeup

Today I am showing how I do my makeup on most days.  I love this simple look and these colors flatter most people.  I sped up this video to save on time, but it takes me about 10 minutes from start to finish in real time!  Let me know what you think of this style…

My favorite Instagram accounts to follow

Happy Friday!  Here is another round of favorites- some of my favorite Instagram accounts! Beauty: Lauren Bown Kate Bryan,  Small Things Blog **They are sisters too! Mackenzie Brown Home Design: Hip and Humble Style Becki Owens Nesting with Grace Fashion: One Little Mama Almost Ready Blog The Lillie Bag Photography: Dear Photographer Blog Beyond the…