This post includes affiliate links. Clicking on them may earn me a tiny commission. When my hair started growing back a few weeks after my last chemo, I became slightly hair crazy. It must have been the fact that I hadn't had hair in almost a year and couldn't believe that I took it for granted. I started dying it like crazy. Every three-four weeks, I tried a different color or a different look. My first year of college I went from brown to dark brown to jet black, to jet black with pink streaks, to brown to blonde to orangey brown. Needless to say, my new hair didn't appreciate the onslaught of chemicals. And, during the summer, it seemed to get worse. . . .
Thanks to Golden Tote for sponsoring this post today. I received free product in exchange for this review. All opinions are honest and my own. Minus my successful trip to Walmart a few weeks ago, I have been really struggling in the shopping for clothes department. Moving from cold Idaho to 106 degree Chico, California weather has been a bit of a wardrobe shock for me and I didn't realize how completely unprepared I was for my new climate change. Between not being prepared for warm weather and wanting to step up my game in looking more put together then usual, I really needed a solution. I was so excited when Golden Tote reached out to me and asked if I would . . .
I'm super excited to bring a special extra edition of In and Out this month to Life with Rosie. Last month, I received a Covergirl Voxbox from Influenster to try out Covergirl's newest mascara and eyeliner duo. Not going to lie, I was super impressed with the quality of the products, especially the liner. It got me thinking...what other products are out there by Covergirl that I'm ignoring because I'm too smitten with fancier brands most of the time? I think half the reason why I always stray away from the endless isles of cosmetics at Target is because it's so overwhelming to pick a shade of a foundation to try or figure out what type of lipgloss is going to work. I . . .
My Timehop has been full of Facebook posts and pictures from nine years ago when I was in the middle of my fight with Osteosarcoma. It's crazy to look back at those photos and to realize how sick I truly was. Being nine years in remission now, it's easy to kind of forget the details of that time and to block out the more unpleasant parts of my illness. But, looking back at those photos of 16-year-old-me, I can't help but think about where I was and what I was going through and how much I wish I could go back in time and tell her that everything is going to work out. I've been thinking about what I would want her to know; what lessons I learned from cancer. . . .
Some of my closest friends from college are from Oregon and ever since my first trip to visit them back in 2009, I have been absolutely smitten by the state. While New England will always be home, Oregon has completely stolen my heart. When we moved to California, I realized we were only a few hours from the border of Oregon and since Dustin had never been to Oregon, I convinced him to travel Oregon during Memorial Day weekend so I could show him all my favorite parts of the state. I love to road trip and when there is a long weekend, I think it's waste to not be going somewhere! There is so much to experience in this life and I want to see as much of it as I . . .