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Young Living Facial

Recently I participated in an online class where I got to try a lot of the Young Living beauty products and since many of you just like reading my thoughts on weird beauty rituals and I've been asked what I thought of the products I figured this would make a good post. This is a pretty mainstream routine so sorry to those who were looking for my latest weird experiment. 

For each product I'm listing the quantity and member price along with the official description and then my personal thoughts. 
Orange Blossom Facial Wash 4oz $41  Orange Blossom Facial Wash™ is a gentle, nonabrasive, free-rinsing cleanser that removes dirt and makeup without stripping skin of natural oils. It contains MSM to promote healthier and clearer skin, wolfberry seed oil to hydrate, and essential oils to soothe with aromatic benefits. Added botanicals protect skin from free radical damage.
I was a little nervous about trying this one because I have a very hard rule to not use soap or cleansers on my face, …

Fashion Find Friday - extended cuteness

Happy Friday? Are y'all familiar with the site Jane.com ? It's basically a daily deals site and I LOVE it. It's also where I got this week's fashion find. 
This lace hem shirt extender: 


I paid $12.99 plus shipping and it retails for $19.99 here: http://thedealcottage.com/collections/shirt-extenders
So first off, this tank is super soft and incredibly comfortable. It also has adjustable straps, which is nice for those of us with big boobs. But most of all I just really like the look of adding a little drill to something basic 

I have the white one with the two rows of lace and I've worn it twice this week I love it so much. It's really great to wear with pants that aren't so flattering in the tummy area but also add a little something special to something basic. 
I think the regular price is pretty reasonable so I plan on getting one or two more. In addition to white it comes in black, gray and light pink. I'm thinking I need black and light pink. 
In additio…

Plum Paper Designs - Direct Sales

The last area I really want to focus on this year is growing my team within Young Living. Although the title of direct sales isn't quite accurate it's close enough to work. This would be a great add-on for members of pretty much any home based sales business. 
Here's what's inside: 










Some of these sections I'll have to re-name to fit my use and honestly there's a few pages I will never use but overall I like this section, at $4.50 for the add-on I certainly do not regret it. 







Plum Paper Designs - Fitness Insert

I know I say this every year but this year I also want to make wellness / fitness a priority. It's hard for me to get in the mindset of making it important because quite frankly it's not something my doctor gets onto me about. But during 2015 I've been making a switch to a more natural lifestyle and that has put fitness back at my top of mind. So, for $4.50 I got the fitness section added onto my Plum Paper Designs Planner 
Here's what's inside: 

A summary sheet at the front: 

A monthly layout for 12 months
Weight Loss Tracker at the Back 

I LOVE the monthly layout! First off, having a hydration tracker for each day is going to be so nice. I also love the idea of holding myself accountable to writing down an activity (or excuse) each day. Most of all I love the recognition that each month will have different goals and includes some note sections ; one thing I hear a lot form people who successfully got fit was that they had some kind of tracking and were able to go back…

Plum Paper Designs - My Home Insert

The first thing I really want to focus on this year is household organization and expenses. 
Here's what's in the My Home add-on section of my Plum Papper Designs Planner: 









These sections are perfect! I REALLY want to put the condo up for sale in 2016 so I need to start making a list of repairs that are needed and work on them progressively. I also love the monthly expenses section so Shaun and I can do a better job of tracking our joint household expenses. I've never kept up with the timing of routine maintenance things before either like changing the air filter or checking the smoke detector so I plan on keeping up with that as well here. 
This add-on was $4.50 and well worth the cost for some extra household organization ideas. 



Plan of Action

So recently I discovered the not so secret world of planner enthusiasts. I love to plan things but sometimes it's just all in my head and I get forgetful. And while Facebook invites and the iPhone calendar are nice sometimes a girl needs a little more to keep her on track. I have heard a lot about the Erin Condren planners and loved the design, but it's June and I want a planner now! Plus EC's format just didn't fit what I was looking for so as much as I really wanted one it just wasn't the planner for me. 
Luckily, a friend recommended Plum Paper Designs and it turned out to be just what I was looking for, well almost. For starters, PPD allows their planners to start any month of the year - I personall treat my birthday as my "New Year" so this is perfect. Also, PPD offers four types of weekly layouts which is nice. Finally, PPD has several add on sections which just so happen to be pretty in line with my goals for my upcoming 31st year. Although EC offer…

Doll Face

As a kid I LOVED dolls. I had a ton of barbies and a ridiculous amount of clothing for them. But it wasn't just barbies, I love any type of doll. I even had an extensive porcelain doll collection that my grandmother created (don't hate, it was the 80s and it was a thing). I also had a few vintage dolls from when my mom was a kid. 
Words cannot describe how much I love this "little kiddle" brooch. 
And Dawn and Angie dolls had excellent 70s outfits 


So it was no surprise when few months ago I saw the most adorable doll necklace on the Kate Spade website and was drawn to it. Read about it here: 
http://m.katespade.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-Shop-Site/en_US/Page-Show?cid=katespade-blog-introducing-kate-spade-new-york-et-servane-gaxotte
And white it's beautiful I have to say oh no to the over $400 price tag. So, I headed to etsy to see if I could find a similar but more affordable product. And although there were many similar necklaces I found myself drawn to the style…