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AM & PM Skincare Routine

Hey y'all! I can't believe we are already halfway through the week. This past May I decided it was time to change up my skincare routine a bit. I had been using the same products pretty much since high school and wanted to try something new. I feel like the new products I've been using have truly changed my skin. My pores are smaller, my skin is clearer ( I still have breakouts once a month, but nothing compared to what I used to have), and I feel like my skin just looks so much healthier than it used to. I used to never go anywhere without makeup and I finally feel comfortable enough to go without makeup in public.

I figured since I'm loving what I'm using so much that I should share it with y'all!

My AM and PM routines are pretty similar with the exception of two products. I usually shower in the mornings and just wash my face in the shower using the Tula Purifying Facial Cleanser. Once my face is washed and dried, I use a cotton pad to apply the Tula Resurfacing Toner, followed by the Day & Night Cream. I use the brightening eye balm under and around my eyes before applying my makeup and throughout the day as a little "refresh."

At night I always start by double cleansing. I've been using the CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser first (I actually prefer the CeraVe foaming cleanser, but they were out the last time I stocked up). After cleansing my face with the CeraVe I use the Tula Purifying Cleanser (I don't dry my face or anything in between washes). Once I've finished cleansing, I use a cotton pad to apply the Toner and then follow with the Day & Night Cream.

It's only four steps, but it really has changed how my skin looks and feels!

Weekend Recap


Happy Tuesday friends! I hope y'all had a good weekend! We thoroughly enjoyed our three day weekend, and weren't quite ready to go back to school today. It's been a while since I've posted a weekend recap, but it's something I'm going to try to get back to doing weekly. I've been doing my best to stay off my phone and social media on the weekends so that I can just enjoy that time with Kadyn and Chase. I did manage to snap a few pictures of our weekend though. I know one day I will look back at these types of posts and be thankful that I have them to help me remember these moments with my boys.

Friday afternoon I came home and spent some time cleaning, and then spent the rest of the evening snuggling this boy. He keeps me on my toes, but loves to snuggle mama. I snapped this picture about 10 minutes after I had get a veggie straw out of his nose (I seriously thought we were going to have to make a trip to the emergency room).
Saturday we woke up to this pretty view. Our first snow in the new house, but it melted way too quickly.

We spent most of our morning in the playroom playing.

And soaked up all the snuggles. He crawled up beside me and wanted me to snuggle him while we napped. My sister-in-law and brother-in-law came to visit for a little bit and he slept the whole time.

Saturday evening we decided to get out of the house for a bit and made a quick Target run. We needed to get a few necessities and I wanted to look at home d├ęcor. We picked up Wing Stop for dinner and took it home to eat. Kadyn fell asleep on the couch and we spent the rest of our night watching The Following (it's really good if you've never seen it).

Sunday morning we got ready and headed to church. We've only been once since Covid hit last March, so we were excited to be back. 

After church we stopped at Corner Bakery for lunch. Kadyn had bacon, eggs, and fruit and he ate almost every bite.

And then we ran to Sams to browse and grab a few things. We found some Orange Chicken that we were excited to try (we love Trader Joe's Orange Chicken, but it's over an hour away). We made it for dinner on Sunday night and we all loved it. It is very similar to TJ's.

We've been trying to get a home project done each weekend. Last weekend we painted the shiplap in Kadyn's bathroom and hung his mirrors up. On Sunday afternoon we finally got around to adding hooks to our mudroom cubbies.

It's crazy the difference it makes!

Monday morning this cutie slept in until almost 9, which means mama and daddy got to enjoy their coffee in the peace and quiet. The first thing Kadyn does every single morning when he gets up is run to the pantry and ask for a bowl, so veggie straws and milk before breakfast it was.

Monday afternoon we went and picked out our logs for our fireplace, had Mexican for lunch, and then attempted to pick out some blinds. I've had the hardest time finding reasonably priced roman shades that will fit our double windows. I finally found some at Home Depot online and ordered them. I'm excited to see how they look once we get them up.

How many tries do y'all think it took for me to get him to sit still for this picture? He is ALWAYS on the move. I had to bribe him with  a veggie straw, and he still isn't looking at the camera, but at least he isn't trying to escape from my arms. haha

We ordered our dining table in early December and it finally got delivered yesterday afternoon. It worked out perfect since Chase and I were both off yesterday. We ordered it from World Market and the quality is SO good. It was fairly easy to put together and it's very heavy/sturdy. Now I just need to order a couple of dining chairs and it will be finished.

It was pretty late in the evening once we finally got both the table and bench put together so the rest of the night was spent prepping for Tuesday morning (bathing Kadyn, getting his daycare bag and my school bag ready, prepping lunches, etc.).

I hope you all have a great Tuesday!

Amazon Prime Finds

Hey y'all, it's been a while! I can't believe I haven't written a blog post since June. Life has been a little crazy these past six months, and so much has happened. In August I went back to school and started teaching virtually, which has been a challenge. We had so many exciting things going on with our home-build and were so busy trying to get it finished. In mid-November we sold and moved out of our trailer and lived with my sweet MIL for a few weeks until our house was finished. We finally moved into our house on Dec.... and have been trying to make it feel like home. We still have several things to do, but it's getting there. We spent our first Christmas and New Year here and it feels so surreal.

I just wanted to catch y'all up a little bit before jumping right into today's post. I'm sharing some random Amazon Prime finds with y'all from the past few months. We've seriously been priming a little bit of everything lately and these are just a few of my faves.

Amazon Smart Plug - I bought this on Black Friday and seriously need to order like 10 more. This little plug makes things so convenient. We had it plugged up to our Christmas tree and it took away the hassle of having to unplug our tree every time we left the house.  

Amazon Echo Dot - We are obsessed with our echo dot. We use ours mainly to listen to music throughout the day.

Mrs. Mouth's Stain Remover- This is hands  down the best stain remover ever. Kadyn got blackberries all over a new pair of white pjs last week and this literally took the stain right away. The only downside is that the bottles are pretty small. I usually buy the 2-pack.

Makeup Organizer Bags - These cute little bags are perfect for travel. I used mine to store all of my skincare and makeup when we lived with my mother-in-law and they were perfect.

Shark Steam Mop- This bad boy may be my favorite purchase of them all. We bought this so that we could deep clean our floors before moving in, and WOW. You don't realize how dirty your floors really are until you use one of these.

Throw Pillows- The cutest little pom-pom throw pillows. I have 4 in my living room.
Mirror- These are the mirrors we have in our master bathroom. We also have the same ones in Kadyn's bathroom in gold.

Jeep- We got this for Kadyn for Christmas and he is obsessed. He would ride this thing around all day long if we'd let him.

Sink- I got one of these cute little sinks for Kadyn for Christmas and for my nephews birthday. Kadyn got so many toys for Christmas that I put ours away for a "rainy day." I can't wait for him to use it though.

Command Broom Grippers- Not the most exciting thing, but I got these to go in our broom closet to keep things a little more organized.

Kids Place Mats- These are perfect to use when doing crafts or something messy. We've been putting them on the counter and using them while Kadyn plays with playdough.

Drawer Organizers- These are perfect for keeping your kitchen or bathroom drawers organized.
Insulated Kids Cup- I've actually shared this before, but Kadyn loved this cup!

Insulated Cup- I have the same cup in the 24 oz, and have been filling it with water several times a day. I don't know why, but I do better with drink water when I have a straw to drink from.

Spinning Makeup Organizer- This is perfect for keeping our bathroom counter clutter free. It holds all of my everyday products!