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Hawaiian Sun

All I’ve ever wanted on vacation is some nice sunscreen that doesn’t leave me feeling like a gross, oily sweat ball. In Hawaii we laid by the pool, swam in the salty ocean, and adventured around town. I ALWAYS, and I mean always, had my Silk Hydration Sunscreen with me. When I was less diligent in applying, my skin would fry. My smart husband reapplied every hour or so and his skin never turned red. I on the other hand would get distracted, forget to apply and regret it later… Don’t do that! But like I said, it can be such a pain to reapply sunscreen that feels like melted butter on your skin. Meanwhile you’re in the sun so you do actually feel like you’ve been basted and plopped in the oven. No thanks. Nobody wants swass. Nobody wants to feel sticky. Bleh. Unfortunately a lot of sunscreens really do make you feel that way. They smell like baby oil (which isn’t really what you want to smell like), and leave you feeling all greased …

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Relax At Girls’ Night With String Cafe Lights

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about being a busy working adult woman, it’s that sometimes you just need a break. Obviously hard work, believing in yourself, surrounding yourself with positive people (the list goes on and on) are all very important parts of life and important aspects of success. However, I’ve found that in life, specifically within time management, you need to make time for yourself to just relax and enjoy. A date night, a Netflix binge, or a good ol’ fashioned ladies’ night! Forget about counting calories and eat that chocolate filled croissant, girl. Sit back, relax and enjoy. Engage in conversion that doesn’t revolve around you or your work or your worries. Laugh, cry, vent whatever you need to do, but just enjoy yourself. Sometimes I get so busy and so focused that I forget to talk to people, I mean really talk to the people who are right in front of me. And I love talking to people! For me, it’s the evenings that I struggle with… I’m already exhausted, but have so …

10 Beach Bag Must-Haves

If it’s in my daily routine, I’m pretty good about remembering things, but when I’m going on a trip, or really anywhere that’s not in my normal day to day grind, I’m sort of the queen of forgetting. I’m very much a creature of habit. And when I go places out of the ordinary I can get a little frazzled…  So, for my summer adventures, I’ve decide to make a killer list of must-haves so that I can be a little more prepared. Hopefully it’ll help my busy mind stay on top of things. Whether you’re going to the beach, or the pool, here are your fab bag must-haves: A good book and/or notebook + pen: Sometimes you want to live it up at the beach and sometimes you just want to relax. The trouble is, you may not know until you get there. So, it’s never a bad idea to pack a notebook (I have LOTS of thoughts) or a good book. Portable phone battery: There’s nothing worse than having your trusty ol’ cell …

Getting Summer Ready

Okay so let’s talk summer, yeah? It’s coming and it’ll be here before you know it! It’s time to jump in and start planning (I’m a total planner). I always have a to-do list for the changing season and summer is always my favorite. So, here it is (so far): -READ. I have a growing pile of books that I need to get to. Summer is the perfect season to make, not find (because who really can) the time.  -Find creative alternatives to ordinary things. This year I am using Mexican blankets for beach towels annnd I’m pretty excited about it.  -Make fresh, yummy food. And refreshing drinks. Summer is my favorite meal time because everything is so lush and delicious. -Last, but not least (it’s actually probably the most important)… Protect my SKIN. I’ve taken a personal oath for this one. I won’t be young forever, so I am really trying to make an effort to take better care of my skin. The pool is great, it’s fantastic, fabulous, all of the above, but …

Cards 2 Life

Cards 2 Life puts anything that Hallmark has to shame (seriously though). Yes, pop up cards have been around forever, but not like this. The detail is incredible, it’s like a little treat every time you open one! From birthday wishes and holiday cheer, to congratulatory hopes and dreams, these pop up cards are sure to add something special to whatever you’re celebrating. We all give cards, so why not spice it up a little? Add something extra the ordinary. As for me, I’ve been giving these cards out like it’s going out of style, (the ferris wheel is my favorite). So, if you’re on the hunt for a more exciting way to wish someone happy holidays, say thank you, or even congratulations, look no further, Cards 2 Life will do just that.    

Weekend Getaway

        To celebrate our two year anniversary (whoohoo!) my husband and I took a short, but adventurous getaway to southern Utah. We indulged our outdoorsy side and took to exploring Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon, both magnificent. Although my husband has just recently come around to the the whole sleeping outside thing, I have always been a camper. I grew up in Oregon, so camping is sort of a requirement for citizenship there. Despite my husband’s recent conversion to life in the outdoors, we were both stoked for our little weekend holiday.         Friday afternoon we packed our Odwalla bars and Chacos and we were off! By the time we arrived in Zion’s we were famished so, we so we succumbed to the temptation and treated ourselves at the Switchback Grille. After all, it was our anniversary! By the time we were finished with our lavish meal, the Sun had long since gone down and we were left to assemble our tent in the dark (rookie mistake). As we brought out our trusty headlamps and began …

The Bee’s Knees

        All I wanted was food all day long. I was a ferocious snack eating machine. It was ridiculous. If I wasn’t eating, I was starved, so I took to eating healthy snacks like carrots, bananas, and granola throughout my day. Everywhere I went, I felt like I was packing food for a day trip for a family of four. Yes, I was eating healthy snacks, which is fantastic, but I was still hungry 99.9% of the time. I did not understand why I was constantly eating, but constantly hungry. Then, it hit me.         My choice of breakfast foods sucked, and quite literally. My sugary bowl of milk and crunchy goodness was sucking the life out of my day. Every morning, I ate sugary cereal for breakfast, anything and everything from Cocoa Puffs to Captain Crunch. (Who can blame me? Cocoa puffs are delicious!) When I made the conscious decision to eat a wholesome healthy breakfast, the change was unbelievable. In the beginning, I would still pack loads of fruits and veggies to snack on, but …