Today we are looking at how we can help our children start journaling. Journaling is a great way to process all of those emotions and feelings that we are experiencing this Global Pandemic. It is also a great way to capture those wonderful moments that we want to remember. my two most favorite journals that Daisy and I use together are The Loom Journal and the Write The Word Journal, both of which are guided. Pick something that is age appropriate and that has guided subject matter that your child is interested in.
Tips to help get your child started:
Today I had the honor of sharing one of my passions on Indy Style (insert heart eyes emoji).
I have always loved planning, and it has been especially useful in this season of life. We have so many activities going on inside of our home, it can be quite a task to orchestrate each piece. But, I find that is true with many seasons of life.
I remember the first time that I bought a paper planner. I was in high school, and had just taken the first of many personality tests. One of the negative traits of my personality from that specific test was that I would have many wonderful ideas, but that I would accomplish nothing, unless I began to write down the ideas and PLAN. I read that, grabbed my keys and headed straight to the mall to pick out the perfect planner. I used that planner for a few years, and then stumbled across all of the wonder that was the Franklin Covey planning system. I took the course, read the books,...
3 Steps to Remove a Gel Manicure in 20 Minutes
With quarantine in effect, it has been a few weeks since any of us has been able to get to a nail salon. If you were like me, and using gel manicures you know that they can be a pain to remove at the salon let alone trying to tackle it at home. I have had to use this 3 step method several times in the past when I haven't had time to make it to the salon, and it works wonders!
First here are the items that you will need-
This is a pretty quick at home removal, so keep in mind that you can remove one hand full of polish at a time, if you need to have access to one of your hands for another activity. Here are the steps:
5 Ways to Make Your Easter Special This Year PLUS 6 DIY Easter Basket Fillers
It goes without saying that this is an Easter that we will never forget. But aside from the memories of the time that we are currently living in, how do we still make this Easter an incredibly special experience? I took a few of my favorite details from the past few Easter Celebrations and modernized them to fit our lifestyles today.
Today we are talking about those rough chapped hands that many of us are experiencing right now.
Even if you were an avid hand washer leading into this current season of life, chances are that you are washing your hands even more frequently than before. All of this hand washing is great to rid ourselves of potentially harmful germs, but the downside is the loss of moisture. When our skin starts to lose that much needed moisture to stay healthy, it starts to breaks down. This is when we start to experience roughness that can quickly snowball into cracks and breaks within the skin. So how do we take care of our skin, once it has started to breakdown?
The first idea that many have, is to not wash our hands as frequently, and I can honestly not recommend that as an option right now. Keep washing your hands, as frequently as you need to during the day. We are going to focus on the best time to heal our skin, which is overnight. Our cellular...
As our lifestyles are changing almost daily, we wanted to make sure that we are serving you in this current time. We have had so many requests about how to make a mask using what we have at home. It is important to note that these options are not a viable solution to the N95 masks that our medical community is in desperate need of. These options are a simple DIY solution for cloth face coverings as lined out by the CDC. Please use the provided link to see the most up to date information from the CDC. As updates are made, we will do our best to keep you informed.
It is best to stay home right now, but should you need to go to the grocery store, or the pharmacy, you need to be wearing a mask or other protective face covering.
For this example, we used a toddler-sized tee shirt that was in her daughter’s...
I want to show you that it is okay to be hopeful, and that being hopeful nearly always results in a positive outcome. I want to show you how to hope so that you will naturally have hope as your default mode of operation, instead of worry. The past few weeks we have been in a happy little bubble of hope, and it is my goal that you will be able to look back on this time as an adult, and remember that hope, peace, faith and love were at the center of this experience. We aren’t keeping you 100% completely sheltered, you know that things are quite a bit different in our lives right now. You know that there is a virus, and we have encouraged you to ask questions. We encourage your questions, because we know that this is hard to process as an adult, and even harder to process as a 6 year old, whose life has changed so much in the past 13 days.
Baggage…. That’s what we are looking to escape this Spring with that first warm weather vacation on the horizon. Sometimes it feels a little easier to drop the mental baggage than it does to drop the material baggage when we vacate! No matter where you are traveling to this Spring, these 3 expert tips will help you maintain carry-on status. Less is truly more when you travel light this Spring.
Choosing to Traveling Light is a conscious decision and requires a little more thought on the front end, when you are just getting started! Get out a sheet of paper, a pen, or your iPad and start dreaming of what you’d like the big takeaway from your vacation to be all about. Are you craving adventure, relaxation, family memories, or solitude? How many days will you be away? What activities would you like to take part in? What will the weather be like?...
I want you to see that I am no longer hesitant to look in the mirror. At some point I want to be vulnerable enough to share the trials that I have been through for me to see how truly beautiful that I am today. I want you to know this process, because at some point you may need to overcome the same demons. At some point, you may need to encourage a friend that believes that she has too many freckles to be beautiful, or too many scars to be worthy.
I want you to see the clients that I work with both on television, and meet them in person. I want you to know the difference between the two. I want you to know that these are the same people, both in real life, and on camera. I want you to see that they have value with or without makeup, with or without pretty clothes. I want you to see that their message is...
As a makeup artist, I rely heavily on the tools that I have in my kit to create the best possible outcome for my clients. Whether that be a television show, photo shoot, or speaking engagement. Each set of eyes is different, and each person’s goals are different, so I need a variety of tools to achieve a variety of goals on hand. My top 4 favorite eye creams are 4 specific tools.
Arbonne-RE9 Advanced Lifting and Contouring Eye Cream
The RE9 eye cream uses cassava, which initiates the appearance of a nearly instant eye lift. Additional ingredients like Peony to deepen the conditioning and Algae to support the extracellular matrix help to tone and contour your delicate eye area. I use this this eye cream on clients that have a touch of droopiness above the eye area. A few...
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