Weekly Fall Favorites

Maple Pecan Latte – Starbucks & Dunkin

I’m a pumpkin spice girl during this time of year, don’t get me wrong. It’s just, the flavors of Fall are calling and they want me to try! One of those flavors is the Maple Pecan Latte from Starbs. This speciality latte is flavored with a sauce rather than a syrup and is sweet but not overpowering! The drink has a strong maple taste but gets balanced with the notes of pecans. I’ve only tried this iced at Starbucks so I can’t vouch whether or not the hot version is just as great. Pick one up for yourself and let me know how it is!

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Ole Henriksen Wonderfeel Double Cleanser

I’ve always neglected my skin in the past and haven’t paid much attention to newer skin care products. Up until recently, I never knew there was a need for it! I just assumed my face was as good as it was gonna get and there wasn’t a thing I could do about what I didn’t like.

“But first, skin care”

I was never extremely unfortunate with my skin though. I’ve considerably been very lucky! Rather than struggling with acne or blemishes I’d regularly experience dryness, occasional blackheads, and redness. Nothing a little foundation and concealer couldn’t fix right? Wrong. I’ve come to the conclusion now that there are so many great products out in the world geared towards my specific problem areas. Things I never knew existed!

ole henriksen wonderfeel double cleanser flatlay with marble earrings and wood background

One of those products (and my personal favorite) is this Ole Henriksen Wonderfeel Double Cleanser. This little guy is made for removing make up, hydration, and of course cleansing. An added bonus, it’s great for people with sensitive skin – the texture is light weight and creamy which makes it perfect for massaging into the cheeks, chin, neck, and under eyes.

I use it both in the morning when I’m getting ready to put make up on my face and at night when I’m preparing to take it off. It leaves me feeling refreshed every time no matter what. It’s becoming quite the necessity in my daily routine.

Biking

“When in doubt, pedal it out”

Going to the gym everyday has been a habit of mine lately. I’m super committed to changing my lifestyle drastically and the gym is the way I’ve been doing that. Specifically, with cardio. Typically, you can find me on the treadmill or elliptical and occasionally using the weight machines (I’m still new at this so bear with me). But recently I’ve been loving the bike! I’ve been doing 20 minute workouts with intervals. Meaning I’ll go hardcore on a high level for 5 minutes and switch back to a lower level up until my time is up. It keeps my heart rate going and acts as a game I try to beat! Feels like I’m at my own soul cycle in a way! Lol.

So what are your Fall favorites this week?! Let me know in the comments!

Fab Fit Fun Unboxing Fall 2017

Hooray! I’m so happy I finally jumped on the FabFitFun train! These seasonal boxes are seriously amazing and full of great goodies. Everything from hair products, to skin care, accessories, makeup, and a bunch in between. If you’re not familiar with this awesome brand…let me give you some details! FFF is a seasonal subscription service that delivers to you for only $49.99! Which is a fabulous price considering the products inside are valued at over $200! They’re packaging is to-die-for, their customer service rocks, and best of all you’re given unique products you may have never picked out on your own! It’s like Christmas every season!

So anyways, the company just launched their Fall box and I couldn’t wait to share with you what’s inside. I’m sure there’s something in here that will fit your fancy someway or somehow. Let’s get into it!

  • Heart Ceramic Jewelry Holder
  • Mytagalongs Hot & Cold Gel Pack
  • Ombré Wrap Scarf
  • Private PartyGym Bag
  • Trestique Matte Color & Shiny Balm Lip Crayon
  • Whish Beauty Renewing Mud Mask
  • Deco Miami Lavender Cuticle Oil
  • Cottonelle Freshcare Flushable Cleansing Wipes
  • One Of The Following 4 Products: B-Low The BeltFashion Belt, Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse, The Jet-Set Diaries Beanie, Whitening Powder With Toothbrush

Can you believe how much is jam-packed into this lovely little thing?! My favorite most of all has gotta be that Ombré Wrap Scarf! Super cozy and comfortable for those crispy-cold mornings. You could even lay this piece down on your bed as a runner! Super cute!

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Another thing I was pleasantly surprised to find in this box was the charcoal teeth whitening powder. I’ve seen this on a ton of YouTube videos but have yet to give it a shot. It’s such a different type of product I would have never had the guts to get myself. Easily one of the items I’m just dying to test out!

What was your favorite piece from this months Fall box?! Let me know in the comments below! Haven’t tried FabFitFun yet? Don’t worry! Use the code PUMPKINSPICE to save $10 off your first box!

6 Month Deployment Update

The long road of deployment is soon coming to an end and I’m more ready than ever to have the Hubs home for good. We’re at the half way mark and I wanted to make sure I was documenting these feelings. Definitely a bit excited but more anxious if anything to get our lives back to normal.

“Distance teaches us to appreciate the days that we are able to spend together and distance teaches us the definition of patience – It is a reminder that every moment together is special, and every second together should be cherished”

Six months ago I was telling myself that I could never handle my husband being gone for months on end. I relied on him for nearly everything. We relied on each other. If I was having a bad day at work I knew coming home to him would make it all better. If I forgot to let the dogs out in the morning, he was there to do it for me. If one of us felt sick the other was there to comfort and cuddle.

Once deployment started I assumed so much would change. I thought we’d lose being a team and quickly become two different people. I was surprised to find out we’d definitely drift but for the better. My expectations were incredibly skewed. Without my husband being home, I’ve learned to be more independent. I’ve had to teach myself how to do the larger chores at home like mowing the lawn, checking the fuse box when the power goes out, taking all the cars to get maintenance, and of course killing all the spiders that decide to creep in the bedroom.

“One day closer and one day stronger”

If anything, deployment has made our love grow stronger and I’ll forever be thankful for that. Undoubtedly, everything happens for a reason so I’m sure there’s a bigger plan in store for us someday or somehow. We’ll just have to wait and see what that is come January.