Friday, June 28, 2013

Don't Lose Me!

Hi All! 

Apparently this weekend is the D-Day for GFC. I don't know what's true and what's not, so this whole thing might not actually happen, but just in case... 

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And another note, I'm working on getting a domain name and switching my blog to a new email, so there will be a few changes over here. If you have and have been using the old email that's cool. I'll still be checking that one obsessively too.

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Friday, June 21, 2013

Let The Light In - Design

Well, I guess the creative juices are flowing over here. I decided to take a crack at a design. It was super fun, and super time-consuming. There will probably be more to come.

You are free to download this. I've set it up as a share through Google Docs, but if it doesn't work for you, feel free to leave a comment or e-mail me and I'll send it to you. Pin it, save it, do whatever. Just please don't pass it off as your own.

Feedback is welcome, too! Did I try too hard? Is it missing something? Is it too busy? Let me know!

For those interested, the quote is from "Let The Light In" by Bob Schneider.

Bob Schneider lyrics quote

Summer Essentials [Lotion Edition]

Let's ignore the fact that it's been three weeks since I've posted anything. Moving on...

Today I want to share with you my summer lifelines. Well, some of them. I've never really been a huge lotion fan; my skin is weird and so am I. Lotion has always just bugged me. BUT. This summer it seems like my skin has been ridiculous, and it hates everything I do to it. I've compiled a list of the lotions that I've owed my life to for the past few weeks. Oh, PS - I'm super nosy and love to see what products other people love, so I just wanted to return the favor. You know.

And just a note: Sunblock is a MUST for me (#irishgirlproblems), but I did not include any of those in this list. They are pretty much a given, so here are the others I've been using.
1. Hawaiian Tropic After Sun - This comes in a lot of "flavors," but the lime one is my favorite. I swear if it wasn't lotion I would drink it. After a day at the beach or pool, it's nice to still feel like you're on vacation just by putting on lotion. And it makes my completely dehydrated skin feel SO much better. (I'm not very nice to my skin, which is probably why it hates me.)

2. MOR Hand and Body Lotion - Black Currant Iris is the only one I use. It comes in some other awesome scents, but this is the best. On days when I want to wear a light scent that stays all day -- and hydrate my skin, obviously -- this is my go-to. Sometimes it's just too hot for perfume, and this is a great substitute.

3. Eucerin Skin Calming Itch Relief - I know, I know. This one's a little weird. I'm sorrynotsorry. My skin gets super itchy for whatever reason, and this is the only thing that stops me from scratching to death. In the winter, it gets so bad on my legs that I scratch in my sleep and wake up with what look like animal scratches all the way down my legs. So pretty. Thank goodness it's not that bad during summer, otherwise I'd never wear shorts or dresses. The horror! Anyway, I need this.

Mmmkay. Now that you know my secrets (no, really... I don't tell too many people about my weird leg scratches), it's time for me to #backthatazzup with Whitney and then go grandma it up and watch my Jeopardy.

This randomly came on the other day and I suddenly remembered how much I love it. But I am in NO WAY a redneck woman. Yeesh.