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5 Ways to Combat the Harsh, Dry Winter Air

 

This winter has seemed like one of the driest I have been through.  Maybe I am just getting older and my hair and skin aren’t what they used to be.  I have taken some steps to combat this harsh dry air and would love to share them with you! 

  1. Use a humidifier.  There are multiple types of humidifiers. Think about the area you spend the most time in at home or work.  Is it a small enclosed space or a big open area?  
    1. whole house – whole house humidifiers are a bit more costly and can help add humidity to the entire house. 
    2. room – room sized humidifiers are great for a bedroom or office.
    3. personal – have you seen these cute little personal humidifiers?  They are perfect to keep at your desk or just carry around with you for a little extra moisture in the air! 
  2. Stay hydrated.  This is one of the most important!  If your skin and hair are dry, chances are the rest of your body is too.  Keep hydrated and drink a little extra during those dry winter months. 
  3. Take shorter, cooler showers.  Hot water will pull natural protective oils from your skin and dry it out much more quickly than cool water.  The longer you are exposed to the water, the more those natural oils will wash away. 
  4. Use moisturizing products.  This seems to be common sense, but I can’t tell you how often I forget to moisturize.  Pick natural moisturizers that soak up well into your skin and use them as necessary. 
  5. Eat healthy, nutritious foods
    1. nutrients will help your skin stay healthy
    2. water in fruits will help hydrate your body

 

The best time to be a kid!

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Christmas has always been my favorite holiday, and as a parent, it has become even more amazing.    With all of the joy and magic surrounding the holiday, Christmas really is the best time to be a kid!

As I drove my children home from the grocery store a couple days ago, they were in awe at Christmas lights and decorations as we passed by.  It was almost as if they had never seen any before because the joy on their faces was unbelievable.  But even as we saw more, their excitement never faded. 

One way we love to connect with the holidays is to dress up in fun holiday inspired outfits.  This year, Gymboree has a great holiday collection for your adorable little kiddos and you should definitely take a look to see what they have!  My favorite of course is the Gymboree Holiday Boy Collection – I can’t wait to head to the store and pick out some of my favorites to bring home! 


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LuLaRoe – friend or foe?

This solid purple Irma from LuLaRoe is gorgeous!

 

Hey everyone!  I’ve been a little quiet lately due to a recent move.  We are finally getting settled in and back into our normal routines but it has been a rough ride!  In the past few months though, I’ve come across LuLaRoe clothing.  I had heard of the brand before and thought “I love leggings but really, what could be the big deal?”  

If you know me, you know I love shopping at thrift stores.  So it shouldn’t surprise you that my first piece of Lula was from Salvation Army of all places.  I found a pair of the popular LuLaRoe brand leggings and had to try them for myself.  A friend of mine had been raving about the brand and how amazingly soft everything was.  She was definitely right – the leggings were so soft!  And at $4, I couldn’t pass these up, even if they weren’t my favorite pattern.  I mean I love being comfy around the house anyways!  

After a few times of wearing my new leggings, I talked to my friend and found out there is more to LuLaRoe than just these buttery soft leggings.  They have shirts, dresses, kimonos, skirts, cardigans.. and it is all known to be comfortable yet cute.  After spending a couple weeks browsing and entering giveaways, and messaging back and forth with a consultant, I got to try a few more pieces.  

Now I’m hooked.  Yeah… at first I was ashamed but then I realized that I haven’t focused on a wardrobe for myself since before my kids were born.  I am starting to feel more confident and am building up a wardrobe for when I begin working again.  I feel great!  Fortunately I haven’t spent much, with my thrift store and giveaway luck, but you will want to make sure your pocketbook is ready for your shopping.  The pieces are more expensive than I am used to (as a thrift store shopper especially) but are not too outrageous.  

Sizing can be tricky but my favorite thing is that each piece can be worn several ways.  If a shirt is too big, it will still be totally amazing with a cute knot!  Too hot for leggings?  Roll them under to be capris!  

Life is too short to wear boring clothes - LuLaRoe

And patterns…oh the amazing variety of prints you will find!  The brand is known to make only 2,500 – 5,000 of each print (sometimes in different color variations) so it is often you will be unique, even at a huge LuLaRoe convention! 

As you get to know LuLaRoe, you will learn a variety of terms.  OS (one size…leggings..), TC (tall & curvy…leggings), and Unicorn (hard to find item/print, or simply one you’d love to find).  

If you are interested but don’t have a lot of money, you can offer to host a party for a consultant, either online or in-home.  After a certain number of items sell, you can receive rewards (free items, discounts, etc) that you pre-arrange and agree to with the consultant.  

And if you aren’t interested in hosting a party, you will find thousands of LuLaRoe Facebook groups to shop and party with!  Giveaways are around every corner as well, for both new and loyal customers.  

So LuLaRoe… friend or foe?  I say friend!  The brand has been amazing to me!  

Head on over to my Facebook Group where I will soon be hosting parties, giveaways, and sharing some of my favorite pieces!  

Join my LuLaRoe Facebook Group

LuLaRoe is so comfy and stylish - love it!

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