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Monday, April 1, 2019

long weekend in Arizona

I don’t make it very often, but I love to go to Arizona whenever I can. After Kate’s cancer diagnosis I knew I wanted to go down and visit her. I was considering running a race down there so this was a good year to do that. 
I went down with plans to do the race, see a few friends if possible, and most importantly spend time with Kate. Her initial treatments were over and she wasn’t sure what she would be up for doing. I had the best trip doing a few things around town and soaking up all the quality time with Kate. 

We ate some yummy food starting with Mexican food at La Fonda. 

I got to have lunch with Lisa. It’s always a fun time to catch up. 

Kate’s friends have an Italian restaurant. The food was amazing. It was all very fresh and so good. 

We met Kate’s friend Jay in Scottsdale and then had lunch at Fate. 

Oranges from the tree in Kate’s backyard. 

I love it here! 

At the finish line of the half marathon 

Post race breakfast

We went to the flea market and it was so great. 

My trip was the best. It was a good break from the craziness of life and so great visiting Kate and Ken. 
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13.1 Arizona edition

Waiting for the race to start with Susan and her race friends 

Beautiful views along the course 


With Kate at the finish line

Post race breakfast 

Sharon and I have been talking about going to Arizona to run a marathon for a few years. We get excited to sign up and then end up changing our minds. I decided this was the year. I went back and forth between running the full and the half. In the end I signed up for the half marathon and I’m glad I did. It was a really great race. It was so nice to do a half with no pressure on time because the full was still going on. The weather was perfect. The race was very well done. I would absolutely do it again. 
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beauty time Tuesday...January-March empties

It’s been a while since I’ve done an empties post so I have quite a bit to catch up on. The app I was using for posting stopped working so I kind of took a bit of a hiatus while I got that figured out. 
Purple nail polish remover-the best kind 
Batiste tropical dry shampoo-my fave drugstore dry shampoo
Skin&Co shower gel-liked ok
NYX photo loving primer-I got this at a favorite things party and really liked it. The price point is a little higher than I expect from NYX but I do like it. I bought it again at CVS with a coupon. 
Black caviar body scrub-LOVE 
Tarte lights camera lashes mascara-LOVE. It has a primer and totally stays put. 
Bath and Body Works lotions and soaps-I always love all of their products and use them daily. 
Intuition razor refills-that’s all I use. 

Detox bath salts-so nice after a long run
Bubble bath-I used it because I had it. I liked it but I probably wouldn’t buy again. 
Ahava hand cream-liked it 
LancĂ´me 24 hour foundation-LOVE
Big sexy hair spray and play-LOVE
4Life cleanser-they are changing the formula. I do really like it though. 
Kristen Ess Dry shampoo-I like this a lot. It’s in between drug store and salon quality and price. 
Moroccan oil conditioner-smells really good and works well
Mandarin coriander cleaning spray-LOVE
Victoria’s Secret roller ball-LOVE 
Clinique mascara-love
Benefit they’re real mascara-love
Bath and Body works lotion, soap, sanitizer-see above 
Bath and Body Works-always Love 
Moroccan oil shampoo-smells so good
Big Sexy Hair Spray&Play hairspray-love 
Intuition razor-love
Kristen Ess texture spray-love but maybe not the price 
NARS blush-love
Too faced better than sex mascara-not my fave
Clinique mascara-love
Monistat chafing gel-I use this for face primer and it works so great 

I emptied a lot of favorite products over the past few months. I have tried a few new things that mostly I liked. 

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