5 Tips to Get You Started with the Ketogenic Diet

5 Tips to Get You Started with the Ketogenic Diet

Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, medical professional, or nutritionist of any kind. I’m simply a woman who has had success with the keto diet. It is recommended that you discuss any significant diet changes with your doctor. 2017 is coming to a close, which means New Years resolutions are around the corner! It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that the most common resolution is to lose weight. And with the ketogenic diet on the rise, I thought I would throw out some of my tips on how to get started. Before we get into the tips, if […]


Christmas Décor: How to be Festive with Minimal Decorations

Christmas Décor: How to be Festive with Minimal Decorations

Fact: I love Christmas. Fact: I hate spending all day decorating for Christmas. Christmas decorations are easily my favorite! They’re so pretty and sparkly and really add to the overall atmosphere of the season. But that yuletide excitement is easily dampened at the thought of spending an entire day decorating – at least for me! The compromise is to have a small amount of quick, easy decorations. Derek and I easily set up all of our décor within a matter of a few hours. It’s not stressful but still brings in the holiday spirit. Here’s a peek at what we […]


Holiday Makeup Look | 2 Candy Cane Eye Liner

Holiday Makeup Look | 2 Candy Cane Eye Liner

After starting to go live on Facebook for my Halloween looks, I got tagged in so many candy cane eye liner videos on Facebook. And it’s finally that time of year! Before we get started… I’d like to offer a word of advice. This is definitely one of those looks that you can get wrapped up in and obsess over. You can literally spend an hour going over it again and again to get the lines perfect. And then you’re running late for your party because it took you three times as long as you thought it would. My advice: don’t sacrifice […]


Holiday Makeup Look | 1 Silver Glitter and Red Lips

Holiday Makeup Look | 1 Silver Glitter and Red Lips

Christmas is right around the corner and that means Christmas parties! Especially if you belong to a church! Man, do we really like to celebrate Christmas for some reason 😉 And the holidays are a great time to get glam! Think sparkle, shimmer, glitter, and red lipstick 💄 That was the inspiration for this look! I wanted something pretty and extra but still simple to do. I went with timeless winged liner, a pearly highlight, and contoured cheeks. And while my (overdrawn) lips are obviously eye catching, the real fun is in the glittery silver eyeshadow! To achieve this look, […]


Bullet Journal: How To Plan Out Your Months

Bullet Journal: How To Plan Out Your Months

  Bullet journaling has been a life saver for me. Quite literally. I was at my breaking point – my depression was out of control, my brain and house were a chaotic, disorganized mess, I was always forgetting things, I wasn’t accomplishing anything. So my prayers were literally answered when I stumbled upon bullet journaling. Now, if you’re scratching your head wondering what the heck bullet journaling is, then visit bulletjournal.com for a quick overview on the system and the concept behind it. Then visit this blog post that gives more detail and examples. In a bullet journal, everything is […]


The Cost of my Daily Makeup Routine

The Cost of my Daily Makeup Routine

  Disclaimer: All links go to Ulta.com. Mary Kay products are linked to my Facebook group, should you be so interested to purchase. If you already work with a beauty consultant, please reach out to them to make any purchases. I’ve seen this blog post and YouTube video circulating for a bit and thought it would be fun to do! Basically I’m going to give a quick tutorial on my everyday makeup look and then break down the cost. I think this will be really interesting to see – I’ve never calculated the cost before! First, I started off by […]


Gift Guide for Makeup Lovers

Gift Guide for Makeup Lovers

Now, if you aren’t into makeup, venturing into the world of makeup for the sake of a gift for someone else can be intimidating. Trust me – I’ve seen the panicked look in my husband’s eyes as he realizes he has to go into a Sephora or Ulta without me to buy me a gift.


Delicious Keto Soups

Delicious Keto Soups

My husband and I are soup people. We love a delicious soup to warm our souls during the bracing, bitter winter. Just kidding. We live in Phoenix and the coldest it gets is like, 28 degrees Fahrenheit during the dead of night. BUT STILL! We love soup! I love how easy they are to make and it creates a cozy atmosphere and leftovers are almost always more delicious. So it was important to us that we found some great ketogenic friendly soups this winter season! I’m thrilled to say that we have!   Broccoli Cheese Soup This recipe is so […]


Mary Kay Makeup Must-Haves | Brand Loyalty

Mary Kay Makeup Must-Haves | Brand Loyalty

All righty, let’s talk about something that often goes hand-in-hand with direct sales companies: brand loyalty. Brand loyalty is a simple concept: it means that you only use products from that brand. All network marketing companies encourage brand loyalty, and some representatives will tell you it’s a must. Brand loyalty shows that you’re confident enough in your product to use it yourself on the daily. It’s also a great lead in. For example, if someone compliments you on an item from your line because you’re wearing it, it’s easy to strike up a conversation about it. Let’s just get it out […]


So You Wanna Join a Direct Sales Company… | Things to Consider Before Signing Up

So You Wanna Join a Direct Sales Company… | Things to Consider Before Signing Up

Disclaimer: this post is not about whether or not direct selling companies are scams or a pyramid scheme. This post is for people who are considering entering into a contract with a company but want to weigh the options first. Any rude or negative comments will be deleted. I think it’s safe to say that direct sales are on the rise. Almost everyone has their hand in one company (or two). I mean, that’s really easy to do when there are so many to pick from nowadays. There’s cosmetics, purses, clothes, toiletry/bath products, sex toys, candles, kitchen gadgets, nail care, […]