This post was in partnership with Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. All opinions are my own. Aca-believe it! It's my 28th birthday this week - eek! In an effort to make my birthday month the most positive month I've had in a long time (survivor's guilt usually makes it a rough month for me) I decided to go all out and throw myself a themed birthday party this last weekend. I can't remember the last time I actually had a legit BIRTHDAY PARTY - I seriously think it might have been my sweet 16! I mean, I've had birthday dinners and informal gatherings of friends after, but an actual themed party? I knew I wanted it to be a super fun, girly party with lots of . . .
*Affiliate links used in this post at no cost to you. Thanks for supporting HTC It's the most wonderful time of the yearrrrrrr! One of my FAVORITE events to use an excuse to treat myself starts TOMORROW and after trying out so many of the products that are going to be on sale this year, I knew I had to share what information I could with everyone else who wants to take advantage of the amazing sales. 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% off or more.) Every day has a new sale on a new product and there are "hot buys" for the whole 21 days, where . . .
FIRST OF ALL - WELCOME TO THE NEW HEY THERE, CHELSIE! I couldn't think of a better way to celebrate FOUR YEARS of blogging than by taking a HUGE step and hiring a designer to custom design my website. If you are in the market for a custom site, I cannot recommend Amanda at Alpine Lane Creative enough. She somehow took all of my random design requests and created this beautiful site that is better than I could have dreamed. And let's just talk about this being my 4th year of blogging. FOUR YEARS!?! FOUR YEARS?!?! I seriously cannot believe that I've been doing this whole blogging thing for four freaking years. Sometimes I get so caught up in the "now" that I forget . . .
Last weekend, Dustin and I spent some time at RootsTech in downtown Salt Lake City. RootsTech is a global family history event where people of all ages learn to discover, share and celebrate their family connections across generations through technology. There are booths from companies like Ancestry.com and FamilySearch (my brother-in-law is on the UX team there) where you can learn how to find your relatives and ancestors. There are classes and speakers and interactive exhibits where you can record phone calls with loved-ones or record your own story to share with future generations. (I called my Grandfather and asked him to tell me a story and Dustin & I . . .
*Affiliate Links St. Patrick's Day has never really been my thing, but I always smile when it comes around because it means two things: One: My birthday is coming up soon Two: Spring will be here before we know it. So, for those two reasons alone, I've decided to give St. Patrick's Day a little more love and acknowledgment this year and create a simple but fun makeup look to rock for that day. I was inspired by my new Morphe Jewel Tone palette (which I hauled recently in a massive Ulta order on Instagram live) which has a beautiful gold shadow named "Fool's Gold." I knew that this shade would be the star of the look and used that shadow as the base for . . .