Life can be truly crazy sometimes. Especially when you’re in your twenties and have to do adult things but still feel like a kid, and want to call your mom for every little thing. I feel like sometimes I’m constantly trying to dodge the curveballs life is throwing at me. Scott and I are in the process of trying to buy a house and I feel like we just can’t catch a break. One week it’s realizing that our rent is increasing by 40% when the lease is up. The next it’s yet another offer falling through, or not even getting a response at all. It’s been a disheartening process. Not to mention all the other day to day craziness that shows up. The other day at nannying, the youngest got mad that mom was leaving and ended up breaking a pane of glass mid-tantrum. He wasn’t hurt luckily, but hello terrible twos!
Before I dive in, I just want to say that everyone is different, and what works for some people, doesn’t work for others. I want to share my experience, in case others are going through what I went through, but this doesn’t mean that my choice is the best choice for everyone. You feel me???
I am super excited to be starting this new series on the blog where I find some of the cutest markdowns and sales happening right now at my favorite stores, and put them in one nice and neat list for you guys! I’ve always been a big time sale shopper, so I thought I’d put my skills to good use and share all the goods with you!
As much as I love going and walking around the mall (and counting that as my exercise for the day), I find myself more and more gravitating towards online shopping versus in person shopping. No dealing with lines, waiting for that saleswomen to open the dressing rooms for FOREVER, or even just finding the time to go and shop (hi busy moms and hustling ladies out there, looking at you!) Plus, I’m incredibly lazy and generally don’t like being around people. That probably isn’t where you can relate the most, but hey, it’s true.
Ever catch yourself scrolling through your social media feed and see a picture of a cute couple or a romantic quote and think to yourself, “why can’t my relationship be more like that?” I definitely have. And while it may seem like an innocent passing thought, those thoughts can be a lot more damaging than you realize.
Deciding to move in together is such an exciting step in a relationship. It’s nerve-wracking and wonderful in all the best ways. My boyfriend, Scott, and I were actually already living together when we decided to live together. Confusing, I know. But, we were living together as friends in a group house for about a year before we started dating. Then about a year after that, decided we wanted to live together just the two of us.
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Does anyone else use a beauty blender or some other kind of makeup sponge and feel totally awkward about where to put it after you’ve used it? It’s wet, and either is clean, or still has makeup on it, and surfaces have dust or germs or will make it dry unevenly and just seem generally unhygienic? I’ve tried propping it up in someway, but it always ends up falling over. THERE’S GOTTA BE A BETTER WAY! (Jk, but seriously)
Went a lil cray online shopping at Ulta because they had a 20% off sale (including high end brands!!) and also used up my points I had been saving – ended up only spending like $4 dollars on all these goodies!! Keep reading if you wanna see my Ulta haul!
My sense of style is definitely more on the classic or simple side, which to me, is a nice way of saying PLAIN. My closet is full of neutrals, with maybe a few colorful pieces that I could add to an outfit, but on a day to day basis, I’m a jeans and a nice top kinda girl. For Valentine’s Day, I wanted to think of some ways to subtly add in some pink or red flairs, that seem a little festive, but nothing too over the top. Here’s two outfit ideas I came up with, and hopefully you can find a little inspiration!