*affiliate links used in this post at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting HTC Tomorrow is the first day of my favorite part of the year. I don't know about you, but there's just something so magical about September. Cooler temperatures are coming, the holidays are around the corner, and (maybe it's because I'm an Enneagram 4) but the air always feels nostalgic and welcoming once September hits. You know what else is magical about September 1st? It kicks off Ulta's huge semi-annual sale: 21 Days of Beauty! Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty is a semi-annual event (held in the spring and fall) where they mark down a ton of high-end products for one day (usually 50% . . .
This post is sponsored by Calming Care by Purina ProPlan. All opinions are my own What a whirlwind of a summer it’s been over here. We started it off by moving at the beginning of May, followed by our annual Jeep trip to Moab. The following weeks included a family cruise to Mexico, family visiting us in Utah, a surgery, and a weekend trip to Idaho. It’s been go-go-go, and our sweet pups have been doing their best to get their bearings amidst the chaos. Thankfully, Teddy is pretty easy going and mostly oblivious to the constant changes that were going on. He also loves all of his aunts and uncles and thinks it’s the best thing ever when they come to . . .
affiliate links First: almost all of the photos I took of this tutorial got corrupted while backing them up to my external hard drive so I need to reshoot it! HOWEVER, there is an IGTV video tutorial here with the complete tutorial for anyone interested and I wanted to get the step-by-step words and products listed here for anyone who wanted them! True story: Once I started really getting into makeup, I used to feel SO insecure to go out without foundation because I hated how uneven my skin looked. I have a few patches of discoloration on my cheeks that powders have a hard time sticking to and without an even base, it looked like I had no clue what I was . . .
Well, I'm just going to come right out and say it: I thought we'd be pregnant by now. I actually thought we'd be pregnant a long time ago, but surprise, surprise, things are not going as planned. I shared in my post earlier this week what's been going on medically for me over the last few months, including why I needed surgery two weeks ago. What I didn't say was that our OB basically told us that we would need to wait for a few more months before trying to grow our family again to let my body heal from the surgery. Understandable, but definitely another frustrating setback to our plans for bringing Baby Carr into the world (our miscarriage being our first . . .
I can't believe I haven't posted on HTC in over a month. It honestly makes me sad, because I've worked so hard and so long to create this site and I'm bummed it's been neglected so much this year. I mean, in my defense, things have been a little crazy this year - between deciding to sell our house and move, a lot of travel, and a surgery, I've been doing the bare minimum to keep HTC afloat, especially with the landscape of "influencer marketing" and "blogging" changing so much. I've been unsure about what to do, what to write, and honestly wondering if putting the effort forth was even worth it anymore. But I love this space too much to give it up. And if . . .