Tried It – Love It!


I’ve had a Birchbox subscription for several years now.  I love all the fun samples and have narrowed my preferences to almost always receive samples of things I will actually use.  The teal nail polish and teas of the past weren’t quite my thing.  However I must admit I do not often purchase full size products.  Mostly because as soon as I finish a sample, something else arrives to replace it.


There are a few exceptions and this Malin + Goetz face mask is one of them.  I have one more application in my sample (got 4 out of it) and just ordered a full size.  While I do love making my own face masks and scrubs, it’s hard for me to resist a good, natural store bought product.  The mask gently exfoliates as you apply and then again when you wash off which makes my skin feel so silky. The clay and other ingredients are there to help pull out impurities.  Their products are made and great for sensitive skin, if that’s an issue you have.  It’s an easy ten minutes on, which I follow up with some coconut oil for moisturizing.

They have a pretty cool story and lots of other neat products.  Have a look here, I’m thinking next purchase may be a candle?


the other room

Good morning, Monday.  Back from a relaxing, sun filled, beachy weekend.  We kept things casual Friday, dinner and a movie curled up on the couch, which is exactly what was needed after a crazy work week.  Saturday was spent the way it should be when Continue Reading

Summer Fun To-Do List

summer fun to-do

Now that we are well into summer, I thought this would be a good time to share a to-do list for summer fun.  I totally planned on sharing this a while back, but ya know, I didn't. I am a total "list" person.  If I write it down and see it, I Continue Reading

Snaps! Weekend Happenings

{ pitaya smoothie }

We arrived home Friday night from a week long vacation in Tulum, Mexico { recap coming soon }.  Coming home Friday was definitely not my idea.  I prefer to stretch vacation time to the very end, most likely booking my flight for Sunday night.  This Continue Reading

Snaps! Weekend

It was a HOT one!  Here's a little look into the past weekend.   My guy's Florida family was here for a baseball tournament.  So fun watching the young boys play with such drive and so much passion. Grabbed some food and Continue Reading

Berry Protein Smoothie


Sharing a berry protein smoothie with you today.  Even though this is embarrassingly easy, I want to share it and focus on my new favorite addition to my daily smoothie.  Gelatin.  It's packed with protein and helps with joint care, improving nails Continue Reading


{ bungalow }

Back from a work weekend in San Diego.  While most of the beautiful weekend was spent indoors, I was able to cruise around for a little and enjoy some of the lovely weather.  The event was held at Paradise Point, which is also where we stayed.   It Continue Reading