Do you know what your love language is? No? This post is for YOU! I came across this concept from Gary Chapman a little over a year ago & there is no arguing how true it is. There are 5 love languages & each person has 1 main language in which they receive love. Not everyone is the same & while you might think you’re loving them so hard by spending quality time with them, it may not be translating to your partner or even child. Yes, kids have them too! I’ve listed each language below & a short description of each.
Words of Affirmation – this love language uses words to affirm other people & their feelings. This sounds like “You look beautiful today” or “I really love how funny you are”.
Quality Time – this love language is all about spending time & giving the other person your undivided attention.
Physical Touch – this love language uses physical touch as the strongest way to receive love. Holding hands, back tickles, cuddling etc.
Acts of Service – this love language actions speak louder than words.
Receiving Gifts – this love language gifts are what makes them feel loved.
At this point you still might not know what your love language is, so there is this handy little quiz you can take.
Gary Chapman also has a book called the 5 Love Languages that goes further into detail. It’s great if you want to have successful relationships. If you don’t have time to read, sign up for Audible. It has been so nice to listen to books in the car on the way to & from work or while getting ready in the morning.
Happy Valentines day!! If you don’t know what to get the special lady in your life OR if you don’t know what to ask your man for, I got you!
Also wanted to throw in this little quote I found online…
“Do girls still like getting flowers?”
“Yes but we don’t want to tell you we want flowers because then you’re just going to get us flowers because we want them but we want you to get us flowers cause you want to get us flowers, you know?????”
Your girl will thank me later because I promise you she is thinking the same thing. NOW to the gift guide:
The cutest mixed metal dainty rings! Best part is these are under $50 & they’re on AMAZON which means prime shipping & you don’t even need to leave your house.
Hi guys! Thanks for coming back to my blog. This week I am tackling a huge problem I am struggling with RIGHT NOW! Dry winter skin! Everyone who lives in Utah knows this same struggle, here are my tips so your face doesn’t feel like its splitting when you smile.
Step one when getting ready for bed at night is to remove all my make-up from the day. I love these bulk packs of Kirkland wipes from Costco, I’ve found a ton of make-up wipes aren’t wet enough to take off all your make-up and then you end up using more than one. These aren’t like that at all.
Step Two is washing your face! I use my Clarisonic cleansing brush along with baby soap because my face is really dry and sensitive right now.
Step Three is this facial spray from Mario Badescu, I use the Rosewater one. If you didn’t know, your skin will absorb your moisturizer better if your skin is wet first!
Step Five isn’t one I do every night, typically only when I’m really struggling or have a spot that is extra dry. With me it’s usually my chin or nose. Bio Oil is a great option for extra love.
Step Six, we cannot forget about the lips! I’ve shared this before & I’m still in love with this Laneige Lip Mask. I also wanted to note that this thing lasts a long time! You’ll wake up in the morning with a soft plump pout.
3-4 Times a week I use this exfoliating facial wash a few times a week. I swear it makes you feel like a new woman. The citrus scent is so refreshing, it will really wake you up if you use it in the morning!
BONUS : If your hands are really dry use working hands lotion! It’s the same as the healthy feet that I’ve loved.
Alright ladies & gentleman (if you’re a guy & you’re reading this just know I love you) it’s FINALLY here! I’ve tested and compiled a list of all my favorite drugstore products. I was honestly surprised after testing these because you really can’t tell that big of a difference between the prestige brands vs drugstore on certain products. I’m here to tell you it can be done!
Heavy Checklist – “A podcast touching on an array of topics. featuring Discovery Channels Heavy D from the hit tv show Diesel Brothers. Along with long time friends and guests.”
This podcast covers pretty much everything. Entrepreneurship, family, faith, fitness, philanthropy, growth etc. I love this podcast because it really is a checklist. It is so motivating & at the end of each episode they challenge you to implement a few things each week, all of which I have loved.
Oprah’s Super Soul Conversations – “Awaken, discover and connect to the deeper meaning of the world around you with SuperSoul. Hear personal Oprah’s selection of her interviews with thought-leaders, best-selling authors, spiritual luminaries, as health and wellness experts. All designed to light you up, guide you through life’s big questions and help bring you one step closer to your best self.”
Nothing more needs to be said about this podcast, it is perfectly described. Listening will leave you feeling radiant with positive energy.
Up & Vanished – (Season 1) “Payne tackles his first cold case story, the long unsolved disappearance of Georgia high school teacher and former pageant queen, Tara Grinstead. The 11-year old case remains the largest case file in Georgia history. Up and vanished aims to tell compelling, true stories and give these cases the exposure they deserve.”
This podcast always leaves me wanting more. I also love that when Payne starts out he isn’t a seasoned professional and he has no problem telling you he’s learning as he goes. This cold case is cracked because Payne brings so much attention to the case. You must listen to this guilty-pleasure.
Rise Podcast – “Rise is a podcast hosted by Mogul CEO Rachel Hollis. A bold conversation with fellow business powerhouses that provides the listener with real-life tangible takaways.”
I love Rachel Hollis in general, if you haven’t read her book Girl, Wash Your Face. Go buy it. RIGHT NOW. Hands down the #1 book I’ve read to date. She is real and honest. She really is tangible to everyday people like you and me trying to chase our dreams. Her & her story are both equally inspiring.
The GaryVee Audio Experience – “On this podcast you’ll find a mix of my #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, segments from my DAILYVEE video series, interviews and fireside chats I’ve given, as well as new and current thoughts I record originally for this audio experience!”
This recommendation comes along with a caution that it is not suitable for all audiences. GaryVee is VERY intense, some episodes too intense for me but there are some GEMS hidden inside. Gary is wildly passionate & extremely motivating. If you’re ever stuck in a rut, he will pull you out. Parental guidance advised.
Rise Together – “Hosted by Rachel and Dave Hollis the Rise Together podcast is more than just a conversation about their relationship. Each episode is filled with tangible advice that will get you and your partner to be the best versions of yourselves.”
Again I’m obsessed with Rachel Hollis & I think relationships are SO IMPORTANT. Probably the most important thing. Her and her husband who are pretty dang funny give their best relationship advice.
What are some of your favorite podcasts? Send me a message! I am ALWAYS looking for new ones to listen to.
Am I the only one obsessed with Amazon? They have free 2-day shipping & everything you could ever want HOW can you not be?? With that being said I’ve recently talked down the rabbit hole of Amazon organization & I wanted to share my findings. Below is everything you need to get organized this year!
Cable Clips – These aren’t just handy to have at your work desk, they are also great for your night stand to keep everything organized & within reach!
Necklace Hangers – This necklace hanger is simple & fits SO MANY in such an efficient way. I love it because it’s easier than traditional necklace hangers. You know the layered ones that hook on the bar in your closet because you can see all of necklaces hung flat with these.
Vanity Organizer – They make these little clear organizer for pretty much everything nowadays, but this one is spectacular because it fits all your awkward shadow, highlight & contour palettes you don’t know what to do with.
Broom Gripper – Not only can they be used for brooms & mops indoors but all the snow shovels & garden tools in the garage too! If you don’t like the idea of individuals there is also this 6 hook gripper.
LED Puck Lights – These might not exactly be for organization but they’re great for underneath cabinets & inside of closets so you can see all your clothes.
Happy 2019 everyone!! Welcome to the new year & the new site! Hopefully everything is a little easier to look at now that all the annoying banners and ads are gone! Woot woot!
I wanted to start this year off by sharing one of my New Year’s Resolutions with you all. It seems like a simple one but I KNOW that it is going to change my life.. Replacing hate or any negative energy with APATHY. What is apathy you ask? As stated by wikipedia Apathy is a lack of feeling, emotion, interest or concern about something of great importance. It is a state of indifference.
So what exactly does that mean? By replacing hate or any bad energy that you carry around with apathy it will allow you to let things go & not have power over you. This year I am taking back the reins. I think you should too. Stop worrying about what your moms, dads, friends or family will think if you fail or mess up. GO for what you’re wanting BELIEVE in yourself so madly that you can make anything happen. Already in just the few days we are into 2019 I’ve felt a difference. I will not dwell on the things I cannot change or control or fix. I will accept them and forget them. Letting go of the bad allows you more space to carry around positive energy and along with the law of attraction will bring you good juju for 2019! It will also give you more time to think about what is truly important to you.
Hi guys! Welcome back to my blog! It’s DECEMBER!! This Christmas I am trying to watch as many Christmas movies as I can squeeze in. Which includes the classics as well as the cheesy Hallmark & Netflix movies. What are your FAVORITE Christmas Traditions?? Leave me a comment or send me a message to let me know! That brings me to… Today’s post is a gift guide to help you find the perfect present for the beauty guru in your life!
This laneige lip mask is the BEST lip product I’ve ever used for moisturizing. My daily chapstick will never make my lips as soft as this lip mask does in one night. I use this multiple times a day!
With 3,600 reviews giving this product 4.8/5 stars comes my FAVORITE eyeshadow palette. My little sister got it for me last year and I have used it almost every single day (I don’t wear makeup everyday but everyday I do I used this).
Fan favorite, SHAPE TAPE is a must for all beauty gurus because dark circles and mistakes are not forgiving & no joke! My mom gifted me with this & I didn’t know if I would love it but it has grown on me SO much because it gives the BEST coverage.
Navigating social media can be tricky. Social media can be beneficial in so many ways to help us learn and grow, but it also can have such a negative effect we might not even realize. There are 2 main problems with social media that I can see that cause it to become this negative influence :
1- Comparing our lives to others who seem to have the perfect life & make us believe they have it all together.
2- We spend a ridiculous amount of time staring at this tiny screen.
I’ve seen people in my own life struggle with coping with social media in a healthy way. I will be the first to tell you the night and day difference it makes when you have a positive influence from social media versus a negative. If you’re the kind of person who deletes and reposts something because you didn’t get enough likes or if you are constantly tracking who is following and unfollowing you, THESE ARE BAD HABITS. You are relying too much on what others think & I truly believe a nice break from social media will help you get you mind right.
My first tip would be to hit the unfollow button for ANYONE who hurts your self worth or self esteem. Friends, family members, co-workers you name it. If it makes you question yourself or frankly it just irritates you, just unfollow them. You don’t owe anyone anything and there are no rules when it comes to social media & compromising your mental health for something so insignificant. Social media is exactly that media, media that you are choosing to consume. Do not consume the bad media. Get rid of it.
Instead, replace some of these negative influences with positive accounts. A few of my favorite things to see on my timeline are posts from @createthelove with Mark Groves – he talks about healthy relationships & so much more. Another for healthy relationships is @mindfulmft. Overall happy/inspirations @thegoodquote. Funny @memes.com.
TIME – it’s something that we cannot replicate or create more of. We can’t stop it we can’t get it back. Our time is precious yet we waste a lot of it scrolling.
The first thing I’ve done recently to work on this issue is place my apps all in one folder so they’re not easily accessible & they’re not the first thing I see to click on.
Apple has also launched an update on the iPhone X that allows you to set a limit on your screen time for the day and once you reach your limits if you click on one of these social apps it brings you to a screen that says you’ve reached you daily limit. It does give you the option to ignore it for 15 minutes or simply ignore for the rest of the day if it’s something urgent.
The next thing I did which I would HIGLY recommend to everyone is to start with a social media fast/cleanse. Whatever you call it, take 1 week off from social media ALL OF IT. After doing so I never realized exactly how much of my time I was wasting on it & how much more productive I was without it. So try it out! Give yourself a reality check, become the person who has more time to get more stuff done. Reach for your goals. Prioritize better. I know once you’re done you’ll feel so much better and you’ll have a new appreciation for putting your phone down and being present in your life.
THE MOST IMPORTANT thing to remember is that NOBODY is posting their struggles or their bad days. Everyone posts the happy joyus moments in their lives. Looking at my own instagram posts I know my life doesn’t look like that (I have worries and stresses and bad days but we don’t always see both sides) and comparing that little piece to someone else’s little piece is insanity.
My FAVORITE thing to wear is a big cozy sweater with some black leggings and boots. My go to all fall/winter. It never gets old. I know my closet is full of classic maroon, cream & grey sweaters but I needed to add a few trendy sweaters to my closet this year here are the ones I LOVED while looking for my own closet :