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Well, I’ve officially joined the thirty club! I honestly was feeling a lot of dread a couple of years ago knowing that I was so close to 30 but feeling more like 18. Can anyone else relate? It’s like I woke up one day fully expecting to still be in college, but somehow ended up married with three kids. haha I honestly could not feel more blessed and as I woke up this morning, all I felt was gratitude. Grateful for my family’s health, my husband, my babies, good friends, and a wonderful extended family. Grateful for our jobs that are too fun to feel like work. Just grateful. I wanted to stop and thank you guys, too. Y’all have no idea how much you mean to me. I love this community. Interacting with y’all through DMs and emails is literally what I look forward to most every day (other than spending time with my kids, of course). I will answer some of your questions from IG at the bottom of this post, so be sure to read to the end!
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I used to blame my years of dance – where I literally lived in a bun or ponytail – for my hair-breakage and split-ends. Now I blame my mom-bun. Its funny how things change so much, but sort of stay the same. My hair is naturally wavy/curly/frizzy, but add in lots of southern sun and hair ties and you’ve got a full-on mess of a situation. It’s true (just see my before photo below). I have always had split ends, and after reading about the causes of them, it is no wonder!
It’s Friday and Christmas is only 2 days away!! Who’s ready? We have had a CRAZY week leading up to Christmas. Ryan has been out of town and had lot’s of meetings, so I have basically been doing it alone with the three kids and had them alone overnight for the first time since having Weston and I am Worn. Out. I am planning on resting today because we are celebrating with all of our family tomorrow and Sunday and it will be cuh-ray-zee!!
Until Christmas festivities, here are a few of my favorites this month:
Where has October gone? My favorite month of the year and it is flying by so quickly. This week has been/will be full of birthday fun for Hamp, fall parties at his school and trunk-or-treat at church! The fun doesn’t stop there. The October POPSUGAR Must Have Box is amazing. I am obsessed with everything in it. There is still time to grab yours for $5 off with code SHOP5!
Today is the first day of fall! My favorite season! Pumpkins, Boots, Scarves, Hay Bales, Soups, Baked Goods, Leaves, Football, Cooler Weather, Leggings, etc. etc. I can’t wait for it all! We still have about 4 more weeks before it will start cooling off around here, but I am getting very excited! This season, we will be moving into our brand new house and welcoming our brand new baby boy! We will be celebrating our 5th year anniversary and Ryan and Hampton’s birthdays. We will visit the pumpkin patch and I will wear booties every day. Yes, I am a little excited that fall is finally here! My week was made when my Fall FabFitFun box arrived the other day and I can’t wait to show you the goodies that were in it!
I haven’t done a Friday Favorites post in a while, but I thought today would be a great day to do it because I have had a lot of favorites this week!
Last week, I got all kinds of happy mail. If you follow me on Snapchat (LoganCan) you saw some sneak peeks of the goodies I received! I was most excited to get my FabFitFun Summer 2016 box! I had seen it advertised and knew it had some great goodies in it. With all of my Nordstrom Sale purchases coming in, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of fall coming, but summer is still in full swing here in the south. We will have hot days through mid-October. In fact, we still have a beach trip planned in a few more weeks that my goodies will really come in handy for.
During my pregnancy with Hampton, I caked shea butter on my stomach and hips every day, but still got stretch marks. With Sophie, I knew I wanted to try something different. I read on other blogs that some women were using coconut oil and thought I would give it a try! It worked wonders because I didn’t get any new stretch marks! Hallelujah! This pregnancy, my face has been breaking out like crazy. It’s disgusting and has been driving me insane. I knew I needed to do some research and make more of an effort as far as a pregnancy skin care routine if I wanted anything to change.
I came across TULA products and read wonderful things about them. TULA means “balance” in Sanskrit and they use probiotics in every product that nourish your body. I knew I wanted to try the purifying face scrub and revitalizing eye cream, for sure. The dark circles under my eyes have been terrible lately – probably due to my lack of sleep (hello, pregnancy insomnia). I have been using TULA products for a couple of weeks now and love them! I’m always nervous to try new skin care products because I am very picky, but I am so glad I tried these because I am a new fan.
My pregnancy skin care routine is simple. I wash my face and moisturize it every morning and every night right before bed. I put on the eye cream right before bed every night. I cake my stomach, hips, butt and legs in coconut oil multiple times a day (at least three) or every time I’m feeling dry/itchy.
That’s it! I have been able to tell a difference in my skin these last couple of weeks and I can’t wait to see how much it improves over time. There is no time like the present to get your skin under control – pregnant, or not! AmIright?
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