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Sincere Gift Giving

This holiday season there's lots of gift guides talking about what to get for whom but I think during this time of year it's so easy to caught up in the buying of gifts that we forget the reason we give gifts. Gift giving is one of five love languages - the others being physical touch, words of affirmation, acts of service, and quality time. Gift giving is my personal love language- for years I felt like that made me shallow but the reality is the gifts I have enjoyed the most have sometimes been the least extravagant and most thoughtful.


I personally HATE being asked what I want for a given holiday - to me giving someone a gift isn't done out out obligation it's because you want to make that person feel loved and special and what better way to do so than to put a little time and effort into finding something they will absolutely love. One of the most thoughtful gifts I ever received was after my mom passed away - a sweet friend sent me a delicate gold necklace with a…

Custom Hair Care with Formulate

I've had short hair most of my life, but the past few years I have been growing my hair out and one thing has become very clear - long hair is a commitment. And long hair that has been color treated for years is a project, which is why I was so excited when the team at Formulate reached out to have me try their new custom shampoo and conditioner. Even better yet - we have teamed up to give one lucky reader their own custom set for FREE!

Enter GIVEAWAY here! Getting hair care customized for your hair sounds complicated but the process was very simple as a consumer - I took a brief survey about my hair's current condition and what my hair goals were - you can pick up to five. I have a pretty oily scalp so that was my top priority but color protection, heat protection,. frizz and volume are also my concerns. I was then able to select my scent and strength - I like a strong scent in my shampoo that leaves a light linger and selected the green apple - I've been getting complime…

This is Us

Y’all this year I was so excited for our anniversary activity - the 2nd anniversary traditional gift is cotton and there was a cotton field nearby. The website said “mid October” would be the perfect time for pictures so I booked a session for our anniversary weekend on the 21st. We stop by the field the day before to check it out and it was all gone. Even though no harvest date was listed on the website a week earlier it had since been updated that the cotton was harvested that Friday – seriously, they couldn’t have given one more weekend for photos, grr! All the other cotton fields were too far away so I cried how our anniversary was ruined. We wound up moving photos to the same spot where we took our wedding photos and brought along the dogs to get our family Christmas card photo. This session did not go as well as I would have liked – Because I didn’t plan to originally have the dogs sweetie was not freshly groomed. My brand new sweater got snagged by one of the dogs getting in and…