Thursday, April 28, 2016

Brand Love - 2nd Love Cosmetics + Giveaway! {CLOSED}

I love entering giveaways...especially on Instagram, and there are soooo many!  I lucked up and won a St. Patrick's Day Flash Giveaway from 2nd Love Cosmetics.  I did not know much about them prior to this, as I only recently started following them on Instagram.  2nd Love is a second generation cosmetics company based out of Los Angeles, CA.  They develop quality, cruelty-free cosmetics based on innovation and style.
2nd Love Cosmetics

Monday, April 25, 2016

Weekend Guest Bathroom Mini Makeover

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All opinions are mine alone. #CleanRippleStyle #CollectiveBias

I do not know what it is about Spring that makes me feel the need to clean and update the house!  My guest bathroom is one of the rooms that is updated often, since it is one that our guests see the most. It is easy to change up the look in the bathroom by changing out the shower curtain, towels, and wall color.  You also want to make sure you keep toiletries stocked, like mini shampoos, soap, toilet paper, and cleansing cloths.

Friday, April 22, 2016

The Blogger Tag - Get To Know Me

I usually only post on Monday and Thursday, but I could not resist this fun tag!  I was tagged by my friend Ashley at The Mixed Bag to get a bit more personal, so I am joining the Blogger Tag to share a little more about myself.  I am tagging my friend Jill from Doused in Pink to play long if she would like!

The Blogger Tag - Get To Know Me - The Mixed Bag:

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Getting Stains Out with Purex Plus Clorox 2 + Giveaway! {CLOSED}

The Purex® brand provided me with a sample of Purex® plus Clorox 2®  detergent in exchange for a product review. However, all the opinions expressed here are my own. 
#purexplusclorox2 #socialinsiders #spon

So who loves to do laundry?  Anyone?  Unfortunately, its a chore we cannot avoid, and if you have kids or pets, you are going to have stains!  I have a teenage boy who has been messy since day one. Between sports, dirt, and food, there is always some kind of stain on his clothes.  I have used Purex for years because it gets the stains out and is a smart value.  Purex has just introduced a NEW addition to its line that contains Clorox 2 for extra stain fighting!  It is also available in two scents: Original Fresh and Sunny Linen.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Master Bath Makeover on a Budget

When we purchased our house, the previous owner had recently done some minor "updates" before putting the house on the market.  One of these updates was replacing the vanity cabinets and tile in the bathrooms.  Notice I have updates in quotes...because basically, she installed some of the ugliest tile (and most likely the cheapest)  I have ever seen and used dirt colored grout.  She also installed new builder grade vanity cabinets, which were OK, but they had not been stained or painted at all.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

What I am Reading - Curious Faith

A special thank you to Family Christian for providing an advanced copy of this book to review.  

I was initially drawn to the name of the book, when I was presented with the opportunity to receive a copy of this book.  I have really been trying to connect more with God lately and have a bigger faith. The book, Curious Faith: Rediscovering Hope in the God of Possibility by Logan Wolfram shows you how to overcome the boredom of your daily life and rediscover hope and freedom in God's plan for your life.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Updating Iron Patio Furniture with Paint

When we moved into our house, we had no budget left to furnish our large deck, so we had to get creative!  All of our furniture was purchased from Craigslist or thrift stores and painted.  See the makeover on our Adirondack chairs HERE.  This iron patio set started out as a green, rusted monstrosity, with broken straps, that we purchased from Craigslist.  But, I had a plan to make it pretty and compliment our decor!

Thursday, April 7, 2016

My Yoga Essentials

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I have been practicing yoga for around three years, but I have to confess that I was not always a fan. My friend had been trying to get me to go with her for several years, but honestly, I thought it was basically stretching, with some chanting and meditation thrown in.  Boy, was I wrong!!  Now, I try to fit in yoga three times a week and I feel like my body is in the best shape ever at almost 40!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Blogging With Intention - Staying Focused on Your Goals

I have been joining with friends over at Sweet Tea, LLC for a monthly link-up where we share our blogging goals, which keeps us accountable to each other. This month I will be sharing how things went for  March and set a plan for what I want to accomplish during the month of April. 
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