Come Shop With Me For A Sponsored Post

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If you've been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I have had great opportunities come my way to work with brands for sponsored posts.  Sponsored posts come through in different forms of payment -an experience, a product, or monetary compensation.  I've worked with Carolyn (This Talk Ain't Cheap) on creating a training on how to step up your game and write better sponsored posts and what brands are looking for (if you're interested in more info, contact me!) For one of my recent sponsored posts, it was through a blogger network.  Part of the post involves creating a story (which I … [Read more...]

L’Oreal Lumi Cushion First Impression

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Oh man, you know me and my makeup obsession. I have been loving my L'Oreal Lumi foundation and saw the Cushion at CVS - but had NO idea what on earth that meant.  But the packaging was so adorable.  Then, I saw the video from Long Story Short with Megan & Wendy and understood what the Cushion meant.  So, I went shopping. The L'Oreal Lumi Cushion - oh man. I'm so torn.  I love how easy it is to apply.  I just flip open the lid and use either my beauty blender or the foundation brush from Tarte.  But, it's SO THIN. I swear the coverage is more similar to a BB cream than a foundation. … [Read more...]

Come Shop With Me – Target January

Lifestyle Vlogger Southern California

I'm a wee bit behind sharing some of my lifestyle vlogs that I have featured on my YouTube channel (have you subscribed?).  You might recall I got a new camera for my birthday.  I used it for a bit but wasn't a huge fan of the slow auto-focus.  When on the go, I wanted to have something with a quick reaction since I'd be sharing products and might be doing close ups and then back to just talking.  That camera was NOT cutting it.  I did some more research and found the one that has turned out to be amazing!  The Canon PowerShot G7 X is all that and more. It's compact but does have a bit of … [Read more...]

Spring Makeup Starts With Your Skin

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyBioreFizz #CollectiveBias Some days I look out our big windows and wish we had more seasons in SoCal.  I get a tinge of jealousy as my friends back east post photos of snow flurries and big snowmen.  As they say - the grass is always greener (or buried under 3 feet of snow) on the other side.  Winter is very shortlived in SoCal.  It starts later than most states and we can start wearing our flip flops again before you can say Do You Wanna Build A Snowman.  Aubrey … [Read more...]

How To Hide You Only Slept 3 Hours

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This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LorealBeauty #CollectiveBias  This post might contain affiliate links   There's a realization coming soon.  The realization that my already choppy sleep will be interrupted even more with the birth of our third baby in November. We're preparing for baby now, and last week we bunked Aubrey and Luke together in her room to leave Luke's old room for the baby.  The transition has gone better than I was worried about except for one thing. When one wakes up crying in the … [Read more...]

I Survived…And Got A New Do To Celebrate

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Jon recently was gone for 2 weeks in Germany.  I was basically radio silent on social media about it all because, safety.  He headed out the first week in August and we both knew it would be difficult but holy cow, at times I couldn't just even. We had the CloudPets Kitty to help send messages to the kids.  Although we learned quickly Aubrey did not handle the bedtime messages well. So we switched to daytime only with it, and that helped a lot.  My mom said Luke would press the paw often while I was at work and Aubrey was at school. Aubrey seemed to handle things well.  But Luke. Luke was … [Read more...]