Hello Spring 2017


 

Happy first week of spring everyone!

Here’s to fresh blooms, freshly cleaned homes, and pulling out our colorful wardrobes! I’m tired of wearing my bulky sweaters, let’s bust out those flouncy sundresses and rejoice! I guess that means I should probably go shave my legs huh? Just kidding!

What are some of your favorite parts of spring?

I always get excited to see the grass start changing colors first, to see those new blades popping up brings anticipation and excitement for the change of season. And it might seem crazy but I always get this wild hair to deep clean my house and throw away/thrift all the things I don’t need. My mother was right when she said a clean home is a clear mind. She’s so wise.

Spring also reminds me there is beauty in starting over. Sometimes I think we forget the beauty of grace and the ability to start fresh and move forward. This year I’m trying hard to learn how to accept and practice grace in my life. Reminding myself to let go and live in grace instead of that awful state of perfection. Can I get an amen? As Spring slowly crosses over each of our states and you watch new flowers push their way through the dirt, I hope you are reminded that God’s grace is sufficient. In moments when we are weak He is strong. When we feel dead inside with nothing left to give that is when He picks us up and brushes us off.

Without God’s grace we can easily allow weeds of bitterness and doubt to cover us, but the moment we let His grace cover us our blooms start to show.

My hope for you today is that you are able to find a moment to sit still with your favorite cup of coffee or tea and let God’s grace flow over you like the change of a new season.

 


Skincare Talk


| bareMinerals Blemish Remedy |

| Mary Kay Microdermabrasion Plus Set |

| e.l.f. Hydrating Bubble Mask |

| Mary Kay Botanical Effects Mask |

Hey guys! I’m so excited to be talking all about skincare today! The other night I tweeted possibly doing some beauty videos for Youtube and I got a lot of positive feedback. To kick things off I choose something I could talk about for hours, skincare. The older I get the more I realize how important skincare is to my daily makeup routine.

Today I’m braking down four of my current favorite add in skincare items. These products are not your staple cleanser and moisturize but rather products that enhance your routine. All four of these products cater to my sensitive skin’s needs so I will be talking about them from that view point. Almost all of these amazing add in options are gentle cleansers. The Microdermabrasion Set has a higher level of exfoliation compared to the other products mentioned, but again I have sensitive skin and use this weekly.

OK OK OK enough! Let’s get to the video and start chatting it up about skincare!

All the products mentioned are linked in the video description!

Check out the video bellow for all the details and let me know what you think!

(lol at my face in the video thumbnail)

 

 

**All opinions are my own, this was not a sponsored video or post**

 


 

We’re Moving!


I’m excited to announce that Chris and I are moving!

After 3 years in our first homestead I’m excited and nervous to be moving. We have been searching for a house closer to our jobs for a while and nothing seemed to be working out. Then in the matter of days we found a home and have been accepted! I cannot wait to show you how adorable our new homestead is, expect picture overload. I’m thinking before and after pictures? YES!? It’s crazy how God works, when nothing seemed available and we were at the end of our rope God opened the perfect door. I think there’s a life lesson in there somewhere…

Any who when God moves it happens fast. We are saying goodbye to our homestead the end of the month.. that’s two weeks people TWO WEEKS! Pray for me…. does pinning a bunch of packing ideas count as packing? Also I’m going to need a name for this new home! It’s in our small little town and needs a name just as fitting as “the homestead.” 

I am looking forward to sharing this new exciting adventure with all of you! Stay tuned on Snapchat and Instagram for weekly updates handle: thecowboyandi

Comment bellow if there’s any moving and renting posts you would like to see!


Valentine’s Day Guide For Your Pup


Who said Valentine’s Day isn’t for your furry friends too! C and I were in Petco the past weekend and I had to refrain myself from buying all the Valentine’s Day dog treats and toys. Since starting my 9 to 5 job (hello adulting you stink) I’ve had separation anxiety from my sweet puppy, Daisy. I didn’t realize how much I enjoy seeing her overwhelming love and joy for me and C, but mostly me. Dogs truly do love you unconditionally.

I did pick up a few goodies for Daisy to give to her on Valentine’s Day. Yes I realize that might make me sound crazy but everyone has a little crazy in them. I decided to round up some adorable gift guide for your furry friend on Valentine’s Day!

These are some cute things I’ve rounded up from Etsy, Petco and Amazon.

Custom Valentine’s Day Dog Collar from SLWdesignsCo, Love My Pup Little Plush Bone from Petco, Gourmet Valentine’s Dog Treats from TahoeGems, Love My Pup Assorted Dog Bone Cookies from Petco, Valentine’s Day Dog Collar Bandana from WhatSherrySews, Love My Pup XO Rope Knot from Petco, Gold Valentine Hearts Dog Collar from DogDroolDesigns, Valentine’s Day Dog Treats Grain Free from Amazon, Red Valentines Heart Bow Tie Collar from PoppyParkerMarket, Love My Pup Love Rope Dog Toy from Petco, Love My Pup Yogurt Dipped Dog Cookies from Petco, Cabana Stripe Bed Cover from BowWowBeds 

I hope you find some adorable goodies for your four pawed friend


 

My One Word


For the past few years now a group of my friends and I have participated in the My One Word study and challenge. I have enjoyed seeing God stretch me and teach me through the power of one small word. For those of you interested in learning more about this concept and process check out this book!

My One Word for 2017 is… Grace.

After reflecting on the past year and praying for 2017 I really felt like God is wanting me to focus on Grace. Learning how to extend Grace to others but also learning how to have Grace for myself. 2 Corinthian 12:19 says

“‘My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.’ So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.”

To say I’m excited about my one word for this year is to say the least. It’s amazing how God has already woven my word into my everyday life. Before I even selected Grace as my one word I stopped by LifeWay Bookstore on my way back from Christmas up north. Sitting there on the shelf was this hot pink book with gold lettering and a pineapple. If you know me you know I love the color pink, so obviously I picked it up. After skimming a few pages I decided to buy it. Can you guess what the name of the book was? Grace Not Perfection by Emily Ley.

Up until here recently I wouldn’t have described myself as a perfectionist. I use to think I was pretty easy going and chill. My eyes have been open to see I really do need to have more Grace with the things I do and the people around me. I encourage you to choose a word this year and watch as God uses it to blow your mind.

Bellow are a few words my sweet and precious friends choose for 2017

 

 

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