Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Beauty Time Tuesday-October and November empties

Apparently I didn’t post this a month ago so I’m combining October and November empties.

I used a lot of skincare and makeup products in October. I have mixed reviews this time. 
Cetaphil face wash-This is one of my favorite face washes. It is very gentle and works great. 
Bath and body works body cream-love
Dove spray deodorant-love. I’ve talked about this many times before. I use this on my feet with heels, flats, other shoes with no socks. 
Clinique mascara-I like most Clinique mascaras. The double end mascara was pretty dry, but it seemed to be more because of the small container. 
Too faced better than sex mascara-not my favorite 
Too faced chocolate soleil bronzer-love. I replaced this before it was gone because I love it so much. 
Intuition razor-love
Mint pear vitamin C-I really wanted to love this. I have seen it do amazing things for other people, but I didn’t notice any changes with using it. 
Lancôme 24 hour foundation-love. I keep saying I want to try something new, but nothing is as good. 
I bought a few new skincare products this months so I’m excited to see how they work. 

I didn’t use up much in November. 
Bath and Body works lotions-Chelsea and I bought some Christmas lotions at the first of the year. It didn’t end up being my favorite scent, but I always like the lotion. 
IT cosmetics Miracle Water-I bought this after a skincare treatment at Sephora. It kind of just seemed like very expensive water. I’m not planning to buy it again. 
Mary Kay lash lengthening mascara-love love. I like this as a finishing mascara. 
Intuition razor-love 
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Monday, December 3, 2018

One Little Word-December 2018

In 2018 I want to fill my life with things and people I LOVE and let things go that I do not love. I want to show more LOVE to others and accept more LOVE. I want my life to be full of LOVE.

My word of the year and goals like most years have shifted a bit as the year goes on. I really wanted November to be the month to recommit myself to my goals and get back to where the year started. I tried. I really tried.

*attend temple 12 times-
*send birthday and other cards monthly✔
*nightly gratitude journal-This of all months should have been the best time to focus on this. I started out well and slowly dropped off.
*love my body by continuing health and fitness goals-I have been more focused in November and want to do so again this month.
*monthly savings/budget goal to be more accountable for my spending and save more-it's time to get back to this

*clean up my nutrition-clean eating-better but could still improve
*increase intensity of workouts
*put phone down by 10:30 (I did a 10 day social media cleanse last month. I missed sharing my life with friends and family and keeping up with friends and family, but I did not miss the aimless scrolling or time I spend on social media when I should be sleeping. I still really love social media, but I need to prioritize sleep.)-I did not stick to this goal at all

*fully engage in CSATT challenge
*finish everything for Christmas as soon as possible
*treats at social events/parties only
*catch up on blog over holiday break

I want to end the year strong!

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Halloween 2018

I have a few mixed feelings about Halloween. I like to dress up with a group without spending a ton. We always have a costume contest at work. Our team started planning our Sesame Street costume pretty early this year. We had a fun time making the tutus and getting everything all put together. We had many of the characters and a few special guests with our costume. Drew was a good sport to be Elmo although we really didn't give him a choice.

Book club for October was the night before Halloween so we decided to wear costumes. A few people put their costumes together last minute and they all turned out so great. It was fun to dress up and celebrate the holiday while talking about the book.

Celsey always has the cutest ideas. The Flinstone family was so great. All the costumes were perfect. Her mom had us over for soup before trick or treating in their neighborhood.

I love a good family theme.

Halloween was a little chilly. Rem wanted Amanda to warm his hands by blowing on them.

Mid week Halloween is a little tough, but it was kind of nice to be done with it pretty early. We had a fun time celebrating, and the kids made it even more fun.
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Fall Break in California-day in San Francisco 

When we were planning the trip to California we talked about leaving the kids with Jeff and going to San Francisco for a day or two. We decided to take the kids with us and it was a lot of fun with them. We went into the city late morning and spent some time at Pier 39 seeing the sea lions and taking pictures by the water. We ate lunch and let the kids ride the carousel. We took the kids to the aquarium. They loved all the fish and other animals. By the time we were done with all of that, it was close to rush hour. We went to the beach to kill time while traffic was bad. Kenzie loved the water and running away from the waves. Hudson wasn't sure what to think and preferred to stay farther away from the water. It was a really fun day and a nice change from staying close to home.

It was really fun seeing Hudson and Kenzie interact with each other. They loved everything that day. Kids make everything so much fun.

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Sunday, November 11, 2018

Fall break in California-part 2

I took way too many pictures to fit into one post so I broke it up a little. 

pictures with all the kids. i realized on Ashley and Hudson's last night I didn't have any pictures with just him.

We made these pumpkin sugar cookies every year growing up. My mom still makes them for co-workers and friends and did it with the grandkids.

all the cousins

We went to the mall and I took Kenzie to play in the play areas.

She was so funny about riding the horse.

Kenzie painted my nails and even did some nail art

We stopped at the outlets for a little shopping on the way to the airport. Kenzie wanted to try on several things..all at the same time.

She grabbed several bags at Old Navy and carried them all around the store.

Even though we were there for almost a week, the time went by way too quickly. I will hopefully be back for Christmas, but it is still so hard to say goodbye.

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