Last week, I shared what I got in my most recent Stitch Fix. While it wasn't a total bust style wise, I ended up keeping one garment and then returning it after noticing a big pull in it. I'm actually glad that I ended up returning it because the more I thought about it, the more I realized I was totally unwilling to spend 50 dollars on a sweater that I could find for 25 dollars at Target. I love the experience of Stitch Fix, but I've never had an AMAZING fix and the prices have always been a little too high for me. I also feel like my stylist never actually listens to what I want (hello large chest and long torso that does not look good in baggy tops!) But, because . . .
October was an amazing month and lived up to all the expectations I had for it. As much as I loved it, I'm so excited that it's November and that it's FINALLY acceptable for me to play my Christmas music! O Holy Night, I'm coming for you! In all seriousness, October was a killer month for me and LWR. I was able to hit and exceed so many blog goals that has left me so totally baffled at what I've been able to accomplish. It's been humbling to see what hard work and putting so much time and effort into something that I love without the assurance that it will work out can do. I have a dream and October showed me that I am capable of making it come true! #GIRLPOWER . . .
In case you missed the announcement, our monthly In & Out post got a new name this month! It's now called "Favs and Fails!" It's still the same type of post and still cohosted by my good friends Ashley at Simply Ashley Nicole and will still happen on the last Friday of every month. So, we'd love for you to drop by with your post about your favorite things from the month and the fails from the month. They don't have to be beauty related, your lists can be about anything that you loved or anything that just didn't work out! I can't wait to see what your Favorites or Fails have been! So, my favorite's for the month! . . .
affiliate links-there may be links in here that will result in a small compensation for my blog If you've been around here for a while, you know that I have an unhealthy obsession with getting mail. I love it, so much. Of course, the subscription box services do not help my obsession with getting mail. But hey, since I'm all about embracing life and trying to get the most out of it that I can, I figured that there is nothing wrong with me trying out all the mail subscriptions boxes out there. It's the little things, like getting mail, that remind me to find joy in my day and to remember to never take the simplest things for granted. Plus, as a #girlboss, I . . .
PR Samples: I received free products in exchange for my honest review Happy Friday! Rosie girl is taking over the blog today to share her 5 favorite pup products as of late. This summer has been a little hard on her with all of the traveling. She's taken it like a pro, but I know she's been a little confused as to why we keep packing her up in the car and taking her to new places. Once we got to Arizona, I wanted to make sure she knew that we were here for the long haul, so I made sure that our home was filled with lots of things that would bring her comfort and help her feel at home. She's definitely found some favorite things to obsess over since then and I . . .
PR Sample: I received a free product in exchange for my honest review I'm convinced that I basically could be the queen of the dead with the way my eyes have been looking lately. I don't know what it is, but over the last couple of months, my eye skin has taken a huge hit and it hasn't been pretty. I've developed some pretty hefty dark circles, my eyes have been puffy and watery and my poor eyelashes in my left eye (which struggle to begin with since chemo) have been falling out in clumps. I don't know if it's been this crazy summer/year of moves finally catching up to me, but it hasn't been a fun time. I've always loved makeup, but only recently have I . . .
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #OREOThinsAreIn #CollectiveBias I love blogging. I love the friends I've made in my blogging community. I love that it pushes me creatively, that I'm challenged to improve my photography, the way I view my closet and the way I approach my makeup. I love that through blogging, I've been able to work on my own issues, like being proud of my scars and accepting that it's okay to feel sad about things. That being said, it's really easy to let my blog totally rule my life. Now that I'm blogging full time, I've noticed that it's really easy for me to park . . .
I can't believe that a month ago, I was writing about how excited I was to leave Summer behind and how hopeful I was for September. Dustin and I had a huge move ahead of us, a new job to start and a new state to learn and I am so glad to say that September lived up to my expectations and beyond. Yes, moving is stressful and exhausting, but it is so incredibly amazing to finally be back with my husband in our own space, starting a new adventure in Arizona. September, I'm sad to see you go, but let's be real: October is probably my second favorite month of the year, (followed by December because #christmasmusic). If I had it my way, I would have it just repeat . . .
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ApplyBeforeYouDry #CollectiveBias Minus the lack of fall temperatures in Arizona, we've been pretty thrilled with our new home state. Our neighborhood is clean and quiet, we live a mile away from Dustin's new job and two miles away from a local dog park. And, we're five minutes away from Costco, Ulta and Target! Coming from Idaho, where the closet Target was 40 minutes away and Costco was a whopping 1.5 hours, it fills me with glee every time I think about getting in my car, crossing a few streets and ending up at my favorite stores (much to my husband's . . .
It's my favorite time of the month: the September edition of In and Out! I have some great products to share with you this month and some things that left me disappointed, so I'm glad I get to share that information and warn anyone of what to stay away from! Don't forget to check out Ashley & Emilie's lists too, and link up your own In & Out post at the bottom! Kat Von D Shade & Light Eye Palette - I've mentioned it previously that eyeshadows are one of the few makeup products I'm okay spending money on. I love palettes and drugstore ones just do not have the quality that high end ones do. That being said, if I had to pick one eyeshadow palette to . . .
*I received a free watch compliments of JORD for a review. All opinions are my own (honestly). Living in Arizona for the last 1.5 weeks has been everything I wanted it to be. Dustin and I are finally in our own space again, our new home is beautiful and spacious, we're 5 minutes away from Costco and 1 mile away from the local dog park. There are only 2 downsides of Arizona life that I'm starting to realize: One: Being away from my siblings (who are all still at school in Idaho) Two: No fall weather yet. It's still in the triple digits. How on Earth am I supposed to be drinking my favorite hot cocoa and wearing my favorite fall outfits in triple digit . . .
*This post has been sponsored by Adproval and it's client. All thoughts, opinions and photos are my own. One of my main September goals was to reconnect with my husband after being apart from him for 6 weeks. Even before that time apart, we had a bit of a rough summer with constant moving and never having a space that was ours to communicate in, so it's been at the top of my priority list this month to reconnect, relearn each other and to get back into healthy communication habits. As we discussed what things we could do to reconnect (minus spending all our money at the arcade) I told Dustin that one thing I really wanted to work this month while we got . . .