May Favorites

I haven’t done a post like this before so if you like it please let me know. I thought I would try something new. I also have been working a super secret project for you guys so stay tuned for more details.

Here of some of my favorite products I have been using lately. I try to incorporate a product from different categories of life. I also try to link everything.

1. Jergens Natural Glow Instant Sun Moisturizing Mousse

I wanted to try a self tanner but I didn’t want to pay a huge price so I tried this. I think it works great! Its easy to apply, you don’t have to wait for it to develop, and it doesn’t turn orange. When it starts to fade it looks natural. One thing I like is that if I want it to be darker I’ll take a shower in the morning and apply it right after then that night I will apply a second coat. I also apply this with a mitt I bought separately, I think it makes a huge difference. 

2. Resistance Bands

I don’t always have time to go to the gym so I got these resistance bands. They took my home workout to the next level. I like these because they act as if I am using weight but with out taking up the space of weights. They came with a little carrying bag to keep them all together and I store them in my living room end table. I think if someone wanted to add a small piece of equipment to their workout these would be what I recommend. Their good for total body use and take up very little space, plus their cheep but good quality. 

3. My platform bed frame

I had a platform bed that I had for three years. I like it but it was very high so I could store stuff under it. Since I didn’t need the storage any more I decided to get a lower bed. I wanted something cheep, sturdy, easy to put together, and minimal in appearance. After some much digging this is what I got. I had my doubts at first but after using it for a few months now it had held up great. It is very sturdy, easy to put together, doesn’t squeak, and still has enough space under it for some storage. I am very happy with this purchase. 

4. The Knot Wedding Binder

I like to keep things organized and write everything down so when I started planning my wedding I quickly learned I needed something. I researched and researched some more and this is what I purchased. I love it! There is pre made pages, and schedules, and tabs. This is truly an organizers dream binder. I could not have made a binder this organized myself. This is also my first wedding and the first wedding of my siblings so the tips and information this binder provides is amazing. There is even a plastic page where you can put the business cards of all your venders. Down to every last detail is in this book. Then I also like that there is still space in the rings so I can add my own pages. They also have an app and website that all align with the binder. This would be awesome for yourself or even an engagement gift to someone you know is getting married. If you want to read my engagement story  here it is.

5. The Wireless remote control for Cannon DSLR cameras

I never thought I needed one of these but I do, You do. If you like taking photographs I would highly recommend this little tool. It was cheep but effective. When I have my camera on a tripod and I ma trying to take some self portraits this helps but it can be used for so many other occasions. Like when taking photos that you don’t want to have any shake in this is great or with kids or animals you need to get their attention. I recommend any one to add this to their camera gear. I was easy to connect and start using right away. It is small and come with a little bag. It light weight and doesn’t bulk up your camera bag at all. 

I hope you all enjoyed this post and please leave a comment if you want me to make this a monthly thing. I hope you enjoy these products. Also I am thinking about making a post about my camera gear to blogging equipment, let me know if that is something your interested in. I really appreciate your feedback.

 

 

 

 

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How Brands are Causing us to Have Insecurities

All of us have our insecurities but it is up to us to over come then. In order to love others we must learn to love ourselves first. We have to look at ourselves in a positive mindset to see others positively as well.

The other day I was walking through the grocery store and I found myself in the cosmetic and bath section. I wanted to try some new shampoo and a different foundation. I would normally grab what I usually use off the shelf and not even think to read any of the packaging because it is what I would normally use but this time was different. I decided to take the time the read the labeling on some of the shampoo bottles.

I quickly realized that some of the wording on the bottles caused me to think about my hair type. You may be thinking this is a good thing right? Yes in some ways it is, obviously we need to know what our hair type is to choose the correct hair products. I am currently trying to get my hair to grow for my wedding so I know I was something nourishing and moisturizing. When looking at shampoo that falls into those category they often described that they were for dry damaged hair, frizzy hair, uncontrollable hair. I started to think, is my hair damaged? Is it uncontrollable? I noticed I was touching my hair and that I was insecure about how my hair looked as I was standing in the isle of the store.

After that I started to pay attention to the wording and marketing techniques that brands used. I went home and red some of the labels that  my other products used. I honestly was shocked. In todays society women and girls are strongly influenced by celebrities and trends in that current moment. Im sure this causes brands to frequently change their packaging. A large problem though is we as females feel we need to buy those new products to look good or be ‘cool’ or ‘beautiful’.

Why do we let brands control what beautiful is though? Why is it that most of us cannot leave the house without putting on some type of makeup to fee better about ourselves.

I know this is a very ranty post but if you have made it this far I just want you to know one thing. You are beautiful and you need to tell yourself that. Don’t let the wording that brands decide to use on their package determine who you are. Also I want you to comment down below of some of your favorite beauty products.

Here’s to Something New…

When I first started my blog almost a year ago my main focus was DIY, or so I thought. I realize now that my focus was crafting. I love to craft and being creative but it truly works your mind. Lately I my mind hasn’t been where it needs to be, to happily craft like I want. I never do anything I don’t want to so I stopped crafting, which meant I stopped blogging.

I had time to take a step back an evaluate my life. I am at a time in my life where things are changing and I am experiencing major life events. I realized that DIY does not only apply to crafting but so many aspects in our lives.

I want my blog to be a place to share with others and connects with them. I want to share my creative ideas along with other things happening in my life. I want this to be a place for people to come and read about me and my story. I want my readers to know that their are other people experiencing what they may be going through weather it be good, bad or creative. I want my readers to know that I am a real person with a real life.

Something to look forward to.

From now on I am going to share with you not only my crafts and creative ideas but things happening in my life and world around me. I want all of you to know me and feel connected to me through life and creativity. I want to create a community where we can all go to get guidance, reassurance, and support. Connect with other through comments, to hear not only about me but about others as well.

Here is to new adventures and experiences.