Family Photo Updates

We were so overdue for some new family photos, so we recently went to Camera Shy Photography in Lehi. If you live in Utah, you are probably familiar with them, as they have many locations. I had heard good things about them, and was excited to give them a try! Remi is finally sitting unassisted, and we can get her to smile (sometimes), so I thought now would be a good time to get some family pictures taken!

    

Saylor is 4.5 and as sassy as ever. Literally. She has SO much personality and I don’t know where she gets it. Okay, actually I do. Her dad, LOL. She is so funny and she keeps us laughing all day long. She is learning so much in preschool this year…she is starting to read and it is so much fun watching her learn. She is a great big sister and helps me a lot with Remi. She loves “egg mcmuffins”, yogurt, and basically any treats. She is still tiny for her age somehow, but I like her that way. She says that she wants to be a princess when she grows up, actually the tooth fairy, and her favorite thing to do is play with her friends and go to the park. She has a terrible habit of picking her fingernails, and is very particular about her hair, and loves wearing bright pink eyeshadow.

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9 Month Old Remi

I am about a week early giving this 9 month update on Remi, but if I don’t do it while I have a few extra minutes & while I’m thinking about it, IT WON’T GET DONE. Haha! The struggle is real. I had every intention of being on top of Remi’s monthly updates, but I failed hard. I don’t know why it is so difficult to do, but when I’m busy with my 4.5 year old and running her around, trying to keep the house clean, trying to keep Remi happy…sometimes things I *intended* to do, just don’t make the priority list. AND THAT IS OKAY.

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Saylor’s New Room!

I have been wanting to update Say’s room for a while, get her a cute accent wall, some new bedding, and I FINALLY did it! I was able to collaborate with some of my favorite shops and companies for it, and I was so grateful to be able to do so. I am excited to share it with you, and hopefully give you some inspo for your little girls room!

    

First off I want to talk about her gorgeous bedding from Beddy’s. If you haven’t heard of them before, they are zipper bedding that fits like a fitted sheet. The length sides of the bed have zippers, so it makes it so very easy to “make” your bed. It is so perfect for Saylor. The inside of the top part is a soft minky material, so you don’t have to worry about being cold or having extra blankets. I gave Saylor a few options to choose from, and she chose this cute Vintage Blush II set. I love the soft pink color, and the ruffles that make it girly.

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SHINE COSMETICS intro & my favorite products

Hi! I feel like I have been so MIA lately. The holidays were crazy, Troy’s been crazy busy with work, and we all have been sick for the past month or more it seems like! Blah. Hopefully things start settling down here soon. I wanted to talk to you guys about some of my current favorite makeup products from Shine Cosmetics that I have been using the past little while.

A few months ago, I put on an influencer night with some of my girlfriends, and Shine was one of our biggest sponsors and contributors. That was the first time I had heard of them, and since then, I have been using their LipLast. I like that it wears well without drying my lips out.

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Healing Acne with Trophy Skin

I have suffered with acne for most of my life. Can anyone else relate? It is the worst! And as I am getting older, it is getting worse. UGH. I never thought that that was even a thing…until it became my life. I’ve tried anything and everything to help my skin, and I have found some things to help keep my breakouts *mostly* at bay, but I still find I get these red marks and little scars that tend to stick around for so long.

I was excited when I found THIS product and especially when I read the reviews. It seemed like this machine actually WORKED for people, and is really safe and effective. The BlueMD uses LED technology to safely and effectively eradicate the acne-causing bacteria that cause blemishes and blackheads.

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Collaborations & Influence Sites, Tips & Tricks

Hi! So I get a lot of questions regarding collaborations and that sort of thing, so I thought I would make a whole blog post about what I have learned, and some influencer sites that I use and my experience with them. I am in no way an expert, but I have enjoyed my experience with some and have gotten fun collaborations, so I wanted to share!

-My first tip is don’t be afraid to reach out to shops and brands that you want to work with. The worst they could say to you is no thank you, so I always say go for it!

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Christmas Traditions & Remembering Christ

I can’t believe Christmas is almost here! When you become a parent, it seems like holidays and such really sneak up on you. As Saylor is getting older, she is 4.5 now, I am realizing the importance of teaching her the true meaning of Christmas…that it isn’t just about Santa and getting gifts. (which as a 4 year old is honestly the best part!)

I was recently introduced to THIS website that focuses on Christmas traditions that are centered around Christ. They create crafts and things to do each night as family to remember Christ. THIS 25 Days of Christ set prompts you and your family to gather each night in December and focus on one part of the life of Jesus. It comes with a small ornament for each day to be a symbol of a story.

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Stocking Stuffer & Gift Idea with BleachBright

Hi! We all love white teeth, right? I drink (a lot of) diet coke and can sometimes notice my teeth looking dull or not as white as they used to be. I use whitening toothpaste but sometimes I need a little bit more.

I was recently introduced to Bleach Bright Whitening Systems and have been using it for a few days. I am planning on using it every night for about 10 days. What I have liked about the system I have been using is that it hasn’t made my teeth sensitive and it hasn’t hurt my gums at all! For me, that is hard to find.

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Starting Solids with Nuby

Hi all! Remi turns 6 months on Saturday (what?!), so starting her on solids has been on my mind the last few weeks. We choose to skip cereals and just introduce her around 6 months. I had been looking for a few things to make feeding her easier, and I am here to share a few of my favorite things that I have found!

        

First is this E-Z Squee-z. I have loved this. It is a soft, squeezable silicon bottle that promotes self feeding and is easy for little hands to hold. I simply pour a small amount of pureed food in it and let Remi figure it out. We have used it a few times and it is cute to see her figure out bringing it to her mouth and chewing/sucking on it.

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Jord Watch Goodness

Hi all! If you’ve been here for a while you might know that I have collaborated with Jord Wood Watches before. I love their uniqueness and style, and my husband Troy really likes them too. Which is a really difficult to do…he is very picky! They match with pretty much anything, and they hold up very well.

        

I also am a big fan of packaging and presentation, and Jord watches never cease to amaze me. They come in this beautiful wooden box, on a pillow, with a cute little J tag. In the package is also a pen type thing for keeping your watch beautiful, and a polishing cloth.

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