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Friday, July 03, 2020

Recent Purchases – Beauty

Recent Purchases - Beauty

I have not sat down in awhile to write a post so I thought why not share things I’ve purchased recently and do reviews.

Kate Somerville Goat Milk Moisturizing Cream
I received this as part of my FabFitFun box. According to the description, it “delivers moisturization while maintaining a gorgeous, healthy glow.” I would agree with that. I put it on in the morning under my foundation and when I wash my face at night it still feels hydrated. Same with at night, when I wash my face in the morning I can feel the product still on my skin.

Colleen Rothschild Radiant Cleansing Balm
I saw this on IG over and over again and thought “Oh what’s the hype about” and figured I would try it for myself. It took me awhile to like it because it was SO different from my previous cleansing process. After a few weeks of using this I noticed my skin wasn’t as dry immediately after removing my makeup. I find it easiest to use this product with the muslin cloth in the shower. Otherwise I make a mess at the sink. If you aren’t willing to spend the full price, they do have a mini version.

L’Oreal Paris Infallible 24 Hour Fresh Wear Foundation
Since having Baby G, my skin has
been different. I don’t know if it is hormones, age, lack of sleep or a combination of all. My go to foundation for the last couple of years has been L’Oreal’s Infallible Pro Glow, but now it rubs off or looks patchy by the end of the day. When I saw an ad for their 24-hour Infallible foundation I thought that might be what I need. Not so much. It’s a very thin formula. For good coverage I have to use double the amount of product and it doesn’t last any longer than the Pro Glow. At this point I think I will need to start spending the extra money on a more high end foundation.

Nature’s Bounty Hair, Skin, and Nails Gummies
Postpartum hair loss…it sucks! My hair started falling out about 6 months after Baby G was born. Right around the time my milk supply dropped and I stopped breastfeeding and pumping. Here I am 10 1/2 months postpartum and my hair is still falling out. How long does this last? I have no idea! With my hair getting thinner and thinner I knew I needed to do something. I add Vital Protein’s Collagen Peptides to my shakes (when I have time to make them), but haven’t see any changes. Probably due to lack of consistency. My sister-in-law did chemo for colon cancer and I asked if she used any products to help her hair grow back and she recommended Nature’s Bounty. So far I feel like my new growth is much more visible so I am happy with the product and will continue to use it.

That’s all for now. Being in quarantine means much less beautifying happening. I guess some people have found it a great time to test out new products, but for me, I have enjoyed doing less. Until next post…xoxo Becca

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Friday, December 28, 2018

2018 Holiday Newsletter

2018 Holiday Newsletter

Do you remember when family would write holiday newsletters and include them in their Christmas cards? With the invention of social media that died. There’s a bit of sentimental me that wishes we would still write. Maybe that is why I love having this creative space to do so. When I was thinking about the holidays (months ago) I thought, why not include a link to this holiday newsletter in my Christmas cards this year. Then anyone who wanted to see a recap of 2018 could. I guess I felt it combined the best of both worlds; written and digital. Well I never got around to getting holiday cards out and it’s nearly the new year at this point, but here’s our holiday newsletter anyway.

2018 was a year of great change! Not like 2015 when we sold everything and moved into an apartment. Read about that here. Nothing will be like that adventure and all the experiences we had traveling in 2016. Sydney still has a piece of our hearts!


In January I started a new job with my old “family” and it has been the best thing I have done for my career and myself. Read about it here and here. In recent news, my boss accepted a new position which will leave his current duties to myself and the other assistant director. I am excited for the opportunity to learn more and to work more directly with our department’s director.

The hubs started a new job in October with Montgomery County as a CIT (Crisis Intervention Team) member. I am so proud of him! So far the change has been excellent for him. The new assignments has recharged his energy and the leadership there seems to be supportive. Good leadership goes a long way people!

Last Christmas I bought the hubs a drone and it went on all our vacations and has turned into a bit of a side hustle for him. He’s produced a couple of videos; one for the university and one for a resort in Louisiana. Check out his website and follow along on social media (Facebook, Instagram). If you need any aerial footage captured then reach out to him!

Needless to say, we are thankful for the new career chances we have been given in 2018.


The hubs and I started off the new year with a trip to Winter Park, CO with our favorite traveling family. We spent a lot of time outside in the beautiful mountains. Read here.

We went with the hubs’ family to Grand Cayman for the first time in a couple of years. I had forgotten how much I loved that white beach and bright sun. Read here.


We are on a journey to being debt free thanks to Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover and Financial Peace University. Student loans are no joke! Additionally, I share the Every Dollar app with anyone who will listen. It’s amazing!

In early December we added to our pack with a new miniature schnauzer, Mia. Mia is currently at puppy training school and will come back to us in January. We are excited for the furry addition and will be excited to see everything she learned at training. Having a well-trained dog is essential!

Loyal readers, that is all I have to share for now. I know 2018 has been sparse on posts and it has had a great deal to do with the career changes and other things outlined above. I have missed this creative hub and think about it often, but at the end of a long day it’s the furthest thing from my mind. I know you understand as we all go through different seasons of life. I hope to add to this space more in 2019. Thank you for hanging in with me on this journey. I wish you all the best in 2019!

Until next post…xoxo Becca

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