Sunday, December 15, 2019

Beauty Time Tuesday-empties

I haven’t been very good at posting empties lately but I do have photos. This is a bit of a photo dump of empties for the past several months.  I have a goal to use up what I have before buying more so hopefully I will continue to have more empties. 

Vasanti exfoliator-love. I originally got this in a fabfitfun box and bought it again. 
System professional step 3 deep conditioner-Steps 1 and 2 are below. This smells really good and works well. 
Grown Alchemist exfoliator-I loves the smell. The product was ok. 

Bath and Body works body cream-love
Human kind lotion-not as hydrating as I usually need 
Not your mothers dry shampoo-good less expensive product 
Living proof dry shampoo-love
Essie gel setter-holy grail top coat. It dries so quickly and keeps nails looking great. 
Bare mineral lashtopia mascara-good clean mascara. It was a bit messy but I really liked it. 
Urban decay naked concealer-I don’t think I had the right color. I liked the consistency and coverage.  

Bath and body works lotion, shower gel, hand soap-love
Skin Medica HA5-love
System professional shampoo-I likes this whole system. 
Unite detangler-love. I haven’t replaced this yet and I miss it. 
Lancôme 24 hour foundation-favorite foundation
Exfoliating foot mask-I didn’t notice much from using this 
Hello body coco fresh face wash-not my fave 
Benefit roller lash-good mascara 
Mary Kay lash lengthening-I’ve been using this daily for years 
Clinique chubby lash-one of my faves 
Jane erydel -did not love
MAYBELLINE -good bit ran out quickly 
Victoria’s Secret roller ball-love 
SOL Janeira body cream-This came in my fabfitfun box. It was good. 

Cinema secrets brush cleaner-must buy
Bath and body works body cream and soap-love
Lancôme under eye cream-very smooth and lightweight 
Amika conditioner -love the smell 
Bausch and Lomb Lumify-the best. My eyes feel so good. 
Tula face wash-just ok
Big sexy hair dry shampoo and conditioner -love
System professional step 2 conditioner -liked the system 

Sunday, December 8, 2019

BearLaked at the A Frame

Sarah found the cutest a frame house in Heber and invited us all to do a winter retreat. We left home where the weather was ok and got up there to a lot of snow. We swam at the crater, ate lots of yummy foods, played games, and generally had such a great time. 

Baby Eliot loved the crater 

Bonnie’s car got stuck in the snow so we pushed her out in our coats and swimsuits. Most everyone else was in boots but I was not. 

Yummy dinners

And delicious brunch 
At the house 

Late night games 

Kendra rolled around in the snow after losing a game

It was the cutest little house and we had so much fun. 

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Halloween 2019-I’m a Barbie Girl

We take things pretty seriously when it comes to the Halloween costume contest. We don’t usually win, but we always think we should:). We decided on a Barbie theme this year. We did win the all staff competition so we were pretty happy about that. Mostly we had a lot of fun dressing up and doing it all together. 

Group of Barbies 

Beauty Queen Barbie 

Baker and Bearded Barbie 

Workout, Pilot, BDI(inside joke), Bride, Ken, Vintage Barbies 

Soccer, Sparkle and Shine, Rockstar, Cowgirl, Construction and Nurse Barbies 

I love my co-workers so much. Halloween is always one of our most favorite times every year. 

Cops and Robbers and the cutest money bag

Star Wars 

Sandy made soup and brought pumpkin bread bowls for dinner. It was a very chill night with friends that are more like family. 

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Tangled theme birthday party

When Celsey and I met years ago at church, we bonded over our love of all things cute and quickly found we have so much in common. We have planned quite a few parties over the years. Typically we believe the bigger the better. Now that her kids are getting old enough for friend parties where the parents don’t stay or even come in the door. We still want a cute party, but the little 5 year olds don’t seem to appreciate all the things quite like we do. We celebrated Mavi’s 5th birthday this weekend and decided to scale things back a bit. The party was still so much fun and so cute. It’s proof that a little extra effort goes a long way. 

Rapunzel and Flynn Rider 

Mummy wrap game-twist “hair” around partner for 20 seconds. See who can untangle their partner the fastest. It was a huge hit and although a big mess, the clean up was so fast. 

We made the piñata from a box and wrapped with a roll of paper perfect for a piñata. The kids had fun hitting it with the pan and swarmed to the candy when it broke/we broke it. If you use a box, make sure not to tape it too tight. 

The treat table was a little more scaled back than our usual parties. The kids has plenty of treats and we had a more appropriate amount of leftovers than our norm. 

Mother Gothel bowling

Each child picked 3 ducks. Ducks with a Rapunzel sticker got a prize. There may have been a little cheating, but there were plenty of prizes to accommodate the cheating:)

We added a few decorations to carry the theme. We used a large roll of plastic tablecloth and bunched it together and wrapped with a little tulle to create a table runner braid. 
All the kids had fun. The party was really cute. Mavi was happy. We were exhausted at the end so I would say it was a success. 

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Wear it Wednesday-hair extensions

For most of my life I’ve had pretty long hair. Every once in a while I cut it off for a while. Every single time I always wish I still had long hair. That’s the beauty of hair extensions. I can have the best of both worlds. I know a lot of people with more permanent extensions and they are so nice. I prefer the versatility of clip ins or even better a halo. I can take it in and out in minutes and go from short to long hair so fast. 

I have had clip in extensions for several years. They are fun to have, but I honestly don’t use them as much as I want to. I was excited to connect with Rubin extensions to try a halo instead. I really love it. It works well for me since I had a decent amount of my own hair. It’s easy to cover up the halo and all of a sudden I have long beautiful locks. 

Natural hair

With halo extensions from Rubin extensions 

I honestly cannot believe how well these blend. They perfectly matched my hair before I got my hair colored, and they perfectly matched after. They are easy to use and the quality is so nice. If you want to try them yourself, I partnered with Rubin extensions to offer a discount. Use code AUBREY for 10% off. Let me know if you try them. I would love to see them. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Canadian Re-do-Visit to Toronto

I went to Canada (the industrial part of Edmonton, in the winter, for work) about 10 years ago. Needless to say it wasn’t exactly my favorite. I hav wanted to go back and experience more of Canada ever since. 
I have been talking to Candace about coming to visit for a while. Plane tickets can be pretty pricey so when I found an amazing price I jumped on it. The amazing price came with a very long travel day each way but it was totally worth it. I had the best time with Candace, her family and friends, and it was a completely different experience this time. 

We went to Niagara Falls the first day. We ate at the Rainforest Cafe, took a boat in the falls, and rode the Ferris wheel. 

We went to downtown Toronto on Saturday. We went up the CN tower, saw places Candace lived and worked, shopped a little and had dinner with her childhood friend Dorothy. 

We debated going up the tower and decided to do it. We saw parts of the city before the fog got very intense. 

We should be able to see all of Toronto with this photo. We laughed so hard at the total lack of visibility. 

We did a little shopping and ended up buying complete matching outfits. 

I loved meeting Dorothy and hearing stories from their childhood. 

I had a 12 hour layover in Chicago. Zach came over from Wisconsin and took me to dinner. It was good to escape the airport and especially good to see him and catch up. 

This trip to Canada was completely different than my last. I can’t wait to go back. 
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Niagara Falls-the Canadian Side

I have always wanted to go to Niagara Falls. All the pictures are beautiful and it seems like a bucket list item. I falsely assumed going to the Canadian or American side would be a similar experience. I was wrong. The Canadian side is much more lively. It is a tourist destination in every sense of the word. 
When Candace suggested Niagara Falls as part of my visit to Toronto I was pretty excited. I had no idea what I was in for. She told me there are quite a few fun things and attractions, but I was still very surprised when we turned onto the main street. It was very lively with all kinds of things to do. 

We started out with lunch at the rainforest cafe. We thought it would be a fun place for G, but Candace and I loved it just as much. We ate yummy food and loved all the animals and rainstorms. 

The actual falls are breath taking. The massive amount of water is unreal. 

We took the boat to see the falls. It was so cool to be so close to the falls. We definitely got wet but it was so worth it. We could really feel the rush of the falls being so close. 

We quickly figured out we had to tie our ponchos pretty tight or else we would be soaked. 

All of a sudden a rainbow appeared out of the mist. 

Ice cream treat after the falls 

Lots to do. We went on the Ferris wheel and had a good view of the whole street 

We did a little shopping before heading back to Toronto. 

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