Saturday, June 16, 2018

Disney Clothing Wish List

I don't really own any Disney clothes so here are just a few Disney apparel items that I really like! 

The purple Alice in Wonderland shirt is such a nice color and it's a really cool design! 
I love Belle (she's my favorite Disney princess!) and the shirt is so pretty.
I absolutely love the movie The Emperor's New Groove. Kronk and Yzma are so funny. There are so many quotable moments from that movie. 
Also, Peter Pan is one of my favorite stories! I love the characters and everything the story represents. It's just so magical! 
Finally, the pink Marie cap is just too cute. If you look at the back of the cap on the website there are a lot of surprise disney characters on it!

Saturday, May 19, 2018

My Life in Music

I am a huge music lover. Music is definitely a big part of me, and I really don't know what I would do without it. I just wouldn't be myself if I couldn't listen to or play music. I have played piano since I was five and have been in choirs since high school. My parents probably have a lot to do with my love for music. My mom and dad always had music playing as I was growing up. My mom played the piano a lot when I was young and my dad loved to sing. My dad made me my first "mixtape" when I was about seven or eight years old and listening to music was one of my favorite things to do when I was younger. So, just for the fun of it, I thought I would answer some questions about music.

1. What was the last song you listened to? 

139 / Dead of Night - Leeland

2. What song are you loving right now?

Right now I am really into a capella music. So my favorite song at the moment is the version of She Used to Be Mine sung by Upper Structure. I love this song so much and I can't stop listening to it!

3. What was the last concert you attended?

It's been a while since I have been to a concert. I think the last concert I attended was a One Direction concert.

4. What was the best concert you have ever been to?

I went to a BarlowGirl concert years ago and it was so great. I remember that it made a huge impression on me. I think it was my first official "Christian" concert.

5. Name your favorite album.

One of my favorite albums will probably always be Young Love by Mat Kearney. I will never get tired of listening to it.

6. What is your favorite movie soundtrack?

The music to The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will always be special to me, since it was one of my favorite book series when I was growing up. Watching all of the characters coming to life in the movie, along with listening to the soundtrack, was so magical.

7. What is a song that makes you happy?

There are so many, but one that comes to mind is pink skies by LANY.

8. Who are your favorite artists?

  • Mat Kearney
  • LANY
  • Ben Rector
  • Relient K
And SO many more.

9. What is your favorite genre of music?

I like songs in most genres. I like a lot of pop music, worship music, and "indie" music.

10. What song has meant a lot to you in the past?

The song Times by Tenth Avenue North definitely meant a lot to me since it talks about the all encompassing, ever-forgiving love of God. Actually, there were many Tenth Avenue North songs that got me through some hard times.


I wish I didn't have to write about this, but I feel like I need to. I just want to talk about Polyvore shutting down. If you don't know what Polyvore was, it was a site where you could create fashion "sets" or "collages" and share them with the online Polyvore community. If you want more information, Google can probably give a better description. Anyway, when I tried to log in on April 5, and saw a new website in its place, I was in shock and I was devastated, to say the least. I had been using Polyvore consistently since June, 2011. Some things that I loved about it was that it was always there. It was an escape, and a way for me to express myself. I always felt free to say whatever I wanted to say and to show whatever I wanted to show. It was a wonderful way to be creative and to share my thoughts and even music I was enjoying at the time. Polyvore was such a wonderful and supportive community. I rarely ever saw any negativity on the site. Maybe once in 7 years. Everyone was so kind and encouraging. I never felt afraid to be myself on the website. I am also kind of at a loss now that I have no way of connecting with the community members. I miss looking at everyones' sets and just getting lost in another world whenever I visited the site. Anyway...I just felt like I needed to say this. I definitely miss it.

The last set I ever created:

A few of my sets that I loved:

Monday, August 7, 2017

3 Tips & Tricks to Deal with Dry Skin on the Face

Tips for Dry Skin

I have dry skin, so I know how frustrating it can be to deal with. After trying different methods to combat it for years, I have learned some helpful tips and tricks.

1. Always Moisturize

One of my biggest tips is to moisturize your skin each time after you rinse your face. This will prevent your skin from drying out and becoming irritated. I make sure to moisturize at least once in the morning AND at night before I go to bed. The moisturizer at the beginning of the day will give your skin added moisture throughout the day, and moisturizer at night will help your skin repair itself as you sleep.   

2. Carefully Pick Your Moisturizer

Not only should you always moisturize, but you should make sure you have a moisturizer that works well for you. I have tried So. Many. Moisturizers. But I have finally found my holy grail. Since my skin is very sensitive, I need a moisturizer with no fragrance and few ingredients. The one I love is the CeraVe Moisturizing lotion. It is absorbed by my skin quickly and easily and doesn't feel sticky.  And the price tag doesn't break the bank!

3. Watch Your Makeup Application

After moisturizing, I always use a wet sponge to apply my foundation. My favorite sponge is the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge. It is very soft and gentle on my sensitive skin. It also allows the makeup to go on very smoothly over dry patches, and applies the foundation evenly. I also make sure to apply my foundation in thin layers to prevent caking.

I hope these 3 quick tips help you keep your skin healthy and moisturized!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

2014 Favorites!

Hair Care:

1. Herbal Essences Naked Moisture Shampoo - This shampoo is definitely an all time favorite for me. My hair gets pretty oily after a day or two and this shampoo works very well. It also smells AMAZING. I've never tried a shampoo that smells so good. It smells very fresh, which I love. I also love that it is clear without unnecessary ingredients such as conditioner, which always makes my roots even more oily. I've also tried the volume shampoo in this line, which I really like, but it does not smell nearly as good as the moisture one (in my opinion).
2. Batiste Dry Shampoo - I have tried SO many different kinds of dry shampoo, and this one is definitely my favorite. I am so glad I discovered it in 2014. It does the best job at cutting down on the oil, and lasts much longer than any other kind of dry shampoo I have tried.


3. Loreal True Match Super Blendable Foundation - I ended up getting this foundation for Christmas, and though I've only been using it for a week, I know it is the BEST drugstore foundation I have ever used. My skin is extremely dry, so usually drugstore foundations just don't seem to glide smoothly over my skin but highlight every dry section (even when I exfoliate properly and use a good moisturizer). But this one glides over my skin so smoothly, covers my uneven skin tone, and lasts for a long time. I am thinking about doing a separate review on this foundation because I love it sooooo much!
4. Real Techniques Stippling Brush - This stippling brush works wonderfully to apply my liquid foundation (along with my new love, the True Match foundation). The bristles are soft and blend the makeup into your skin very well!
5. Mario Badescu Kera Moisturizer - This moisturizer is awesome for me because it is very, very moisturizing, which I really need, and it doesn't break me out like so many other moisturizers do. I use this as a sort of "night cream" after I take my makeup off each night before I go to bed. The trick for me has definitely been using this daily without skipping days, and my skin has NEVER felt so soft, smooth and hydrated. Five stars from me for this moisturizer!


6. Sperry's - Specifically the black ones I purchased this fall. These sperry's are great because they can be worn more casually or more dressy. They are very versatile, which is awesome. They also have a lot more arch support than regular dress flats or heels. They have been so useful this year!


7. Campbell's Homemstyle soup (specifically Creamy Gouda Bisque with Chicken and Creamy Chicken Alfredo) - This year I have been LOVING this line of soup from Campbell's. The soup is so high quality and often includes a ton of healthy ingredients such as beans, veggies, and rice. This soup makes a really fast, easy meal if you are too tired to make a time-consuming meal. They are a lot more filling than most other soups, in my opinion! They also make a great side dish!
8. The restaurant Chipotle…especially burrito bowls and their amazing guacamole. For some reason I have just been extra into Chipotle this year. I plan on continuing this trend into 2015!
9. Cooking and baking - This year I have really been into trying new recipes whenever I can. I love good food and I love trying new things. Experimenting with different ingredients and flavors is always so much fun! Probably my favorite inspiration for cooking and baking is Pinterest. I have found so many easy, yummy, and often healthy recipes there. Pinning food is probably my favorite thing to do on Pinterest! Ha! You can see my food pins if you like HERE!


10. “Young Love” album by Mat Kearney - I have been a fan of Mat Kearney for several years now, but this year I really appreciated his album "Young Love". I love just about every single song on this album. Each one is so unique and very fun to listen to. I recommend it highly!
11. “Love Ran Red” album by Chris Tomlin and especially the song “Boundary Lines” (AKA my jam…did I just write that? Well…it’s true!) I'm always excited when Chris Tomlin releases a new CD and this one definitely did not disappoint. I have it on repeat right now and am loving it!
12. Pretty much all of Rend Collective’s songs but my favorite album by the group is probably “Homemade Worship by Handmade People". Rend Collective has such a unique sound and I can't get enough of them. Their songs are so heartfelt, honest and real.


13. “Ramona and Beezus” Movie – I know this was made a long time ago, but I watched it for the first time this year. I could watch it over and over and never get tired of it. I’m not completely sure why…but I love it so much!


14. Joyce Meyer Podcasts - This favorite has been a huge part of my life in 2014. Almost every morning I listen to the 13-15 minute podcasts while I put on my makeup and do my hair in the morning (it's the perfect time to listen!). Joyce Meyer's ministry in general has been such a huge part of my life. This year I read her devotionals, books, and more. She is literally helping me change who I am and the way I live my life for the better (with the help of Jesus of course!) I'd say my faith has been the most significant change in my life this year. It hasn't all been super easy and flawless, but my growth in my walk with the Lord has been real and definitely very good. I plan on continuing this favorite into 2015 as well!