7/31/2012

Skin Care Routine

I often find myself wanting to find out what other peoples skin care routines are. I like to see what they think about products and what they think works and what doesn't. 

Today I'm going to go through my daily skin care routine with y'all!

In the mornings I don't wash my face but I do rinse it really well with cool water to get off the oil that occurred while I was sleeping. 

At night I wash my face with Philosophy's Purity face wash, I purchased this from Sephora. 
I've been using this wash for a little over a month now and think it does a good job to get my skin clean. 

At least once I week I add mark.'s berry grand exfoliating beads to my Purity cleanser. 

I love these beads so much and think they are the BEST creation ever. I know I've talked about them on the blog before but I find it so neat that you can add the exfoliation to your normal face wash so that you don't have to have two separate washes. Also, these beads make your face feel incredible.

After I wash my face I use Sephora's Instant Refreshing Toner. 

This is the first time that I've used a toner and after using it for over a month I love the way it makes my skin feel. It really gets off the residue that almost all face washes leave behind and it evens out your skin and brightens it as well.

I use Equate's Daily Moisturizer each day before I put on my makeup.
 I really like this moisturizer. It's not too heavy and gets the job done. 

This is what I use on a daily basis, I'm still in search for a night time moisturizer that I can use before I go to bed. 
Does anyone have one that they really like? 
What does your routine look like? Have any products that you are in love with?


7/30/2012

Awards for This Little Blog

Hello beautiful people!

I have been nominated TWICE in the past week for the Liebster Blog Award. I've gotten this award awhile back but since I have been nominated again, time to answer some new questions from the sweet gals that nominated me! 

"The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. The Meaning; Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing and welcome."

Here are the rules:
1) Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2) Answer the questions the tagger has set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
3) Choose people and link them in your post.
4) Go to their page and tell them.
5) Remember, no tag backs!


Okie Dokie, so here are 11 facts about me: 
1. I sometimes speak in my own language, ya know, making up my own words and fun stuff. 
2. I love love love animals, legit.
3. I like to play golf, however, I'm not that great.
4. I take pictures like it's my job, I document everything.
5. I have never seen the movie Forrest Gump.
6. I despise laying in the sun. 
7. I wish I was extraordinary at something. 
8. I can't stand, really can't stand, a messy car or a messy house. 
9. I love to meet new people and have great conversations. 
10. I can't remember what life was like before blogging, my day only feels complete after I've blogged and read blogs. 
11. I think my readers are the bomb dot com.

First up are the questions from Elizabeth at moonlight goodbyes.

What would your dream destination be? Australia!
What is your goal in life? To be the best wife, mother and career woman living a Christian lifestyle on the face of the Earth!
What is your favorite book and why? I love Where The Red Fern Grows, I read it forever ago and fell in love with the story. 
If you could do/be anything, what would it be? I would be a world traveler, and doing volunteer/charity work along the way. I also wouldn't mind being a millionaire, ha!
What is your favorite quote? Oh gosh, I have like a zillion but I do love "Be kind to everyone you meet, for everyone is fighting a hard battle."
What's your favorite school subject? Lunch time :)
Favorite thing to do during the summer? Sleep in and take vacations. 
What is your greatest accomplishment in life so far? Hmm...probably being as far along in college as I am in such a short amount of time
If you could eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be? Strawberries
Have you ever felt like you were born in the wrong era? I don't think so, the world is pretty crazy nowadays but I think I'm in the right time frame
Iced coffee or frappucino? Frapp!

Next are questions from Ashley at The Sweet Ashley Life.

 What's your favorite vacation location? Hawaii!
What type of planner do you use? Vera Bradley
What's your favorite piece of clothing? Oh heavens, I don't know that I can choose. Hmmm, probably rompers!
What did you dream about being when you were a kid? A radio host and a bull rider. 
Who's your favorite celebrity? G. Rancic! 
Who's your favorite Twitter-er? That is a tough one, I'm really not sure. Maybe Khloe Kardashian
Do you have brothers and sisters? Nope, I don't have any. 
Where do you buy groceries? Wal Mart or Bi Lo
How many pillows are on your bed? All of them included (throw pillows and such) 6!
What's your favorite pool drink? A really cold glass of water
Where do you spend Christmas? At home with my mom and dad!

Thank you girls so much for nominating me! I'm going to break the last rule about nominated 11 more people, I've already done this award 2 or 3 times in the past so I think I've done my share of nominating!

Hope everyone has a most fantastic Monday!

7/27/2012

High Five for Friday

Finally Friday, wahoo! So glad that Friday has arrived! 

Let's get to celebrating my favorite things this week shall we? 

Linking up with Lauren for 
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1. I'm going to my very first wedding this weekend! Shelby and Jason I wish you a lifetime full of happiness and I am honored to be apart of your big day. Shelby, you are going to make a beautiful bride!

2. My new glasses came in this week and they are darling. I can't wait to sport them! 

3. I got a stellar pair of sequined shorts this week from Express with a gift card I had...and they were $18, holla! 

4. I'm still loving my newly decorated room that I showed you guys yesterday. 

5. My papa got out of the hospital this week and is at home doing much better, thank you Lord! 

I hope everyone has the greatest weekend! 

7/26/2012

Presenting my Inner Interior Decorator

As promised, I'm here to show you guys my newly re-done room. I wanted to re-paint my walls, but after rearranging and redecorating my room, I fell back in love with my purple and plan on keeping it. 

I could kick myself for not taking before pictures but honestly I was so excited to redecorate, I started very quickly, haha! My mom and I re-did my room in 2 days and dad moved all the furniture for me. 

I took out a computer desk that I used to have in here and moved my bed, nightstand and dresser. I have so much more room now with the computer desk gone and everything feels more crisp and clean. My main colors I tried to stick with were gray, white, and yellow. But I love bright colors as well so I tried to mix and match. 

Before this look, my room was really cute but kind of too girly and colors EVERYWHERE. It was time to clean it up some and keep it modern.

Here is look into my room, hope y'all enjoy!
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Sorry for the photo dump y'all, but I wanted to give you a good look into my room. Hope you enjoyed looking at the place I hang my hat!

Happy Thursday!


7/25/2012

411 on Lindsay

Hey lovebugs. I have jumped on the bandwagon of this Blogger 411 business. I realized how much I like reading other's answers, so why not answer them myself? 

Here we go!
Linking up with From Mrs. to Mama

1. How long have you been blogging? And what got you started blogging? Has your blog changed? 
I started blogging in November of 2011. Funny enough, I was trying really hard the other day to remember why I started blogging and I really couldn't give you a concrete answer as to why. Probably just to document my life, and to do fashion and craft posts. My blog has changed a lot, especially the layout. If you follow me regularly, you have seen my blog change a lot. I love trying different things and branching out. 

2. Did you go to college? If so where, and what did you study? 
I am currently a college student going in to my last year at Lander University. I am studying Mass Communications, specifically Public Relations.

3. Where have you traveled? 
I have been to Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Jamaica, Grand Cayman Islands, Bahamas, Key West, Grand Turk




4. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you buy? 
I would buy myself a BMW x5

5. What are your 3 biggest pet peeves? 
I hate when people don't clear the microwave screen and it flashes, I hate speed bumps in a parking lot, and I hate it when people have zero social etiquette.

6. What is your favorite movie? 
The Help!

7. What is your drink of choice? Wine, beer or liquor? Or Water, Soda, Tea?
Water and Sweet Tea

8. What is something you enjoy to do when you have me time? 
I love to do crafts or read.

9. If you could have a $10,000 shopping spree to one store, which store would it be?
Oh my heavens, this is tough! Maybe some place like Nordstrom.

10. If your life was turned into a movie, what actor would you play? 
I've never really been told that I look like a famous person but I love Sandra Bullock, so I pick her, haha!

11. What are the jobs you had in high school/ college/ the early years? 
I worked in a ladies clothing store in high school, I worked in a church nursery, I work in Admissions at LU, I'm an RA at LU, I'm a Presidential Ambassador at LU. I've interned at a fashion magazine.

12. Show a picture from high school or college.


13. If you could travel anywhere in the world, all expenses paid, where would you go? 
Australia!!

14. Show us the most current picture of you or your family. 


15. Where do you see your life 5 years from now? 
I hope to be married, have a great career that I love, and enjoying every moment of everyday.


7/23/2012

Craft

Happy Monday friends! I haven't crafted anything in quite some time. I really fell off the train, but no worries! I am back with the easiest craft on the face of the earth, seriously. 

I just re-did my room about 2 weeks ago and I could kick myself for not taking before pictures because the transformation in incredible. But I'm thinking I'll take some pictures of my new room just so you guys can see it :) 

Anyways, I changed most of my color scheme in my room and you guys would NOT believe how hard it is to find yellow accesories for your room! No yellow curtains ANYWAY, no yellow throw pillows for the bed, no yellow rugs, I mean holy moly! I did end up finding ONE yellow throw pillow at Kmart for my bed but the curtains I never found. Good news is I found some gray ones that were absolutely perfect. 

Since finding yellow was like finding gold, I decided that I'd do some yellow accents on the wall. Mom and I hit up Joanne's and went to work. I bought 3 small canvases and these fabrics all come together in a pack in little squares, which was perfect for my project. 

All I did was cut the fabric to fit, wrapped the canvas like a present and stapled the the fabric to the wood frame. And here is how to turned out!
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Now I have the perfect splash of yellow in my room and I love the 3 different patterns. Maybe sometime this week I will show y'all the new decorations in my room. 

Oh and a quick request, my Papa (grandfather) is in the hospital. Any prayers would be greatly appreciated!


7/22/2012

Don't Be Quick to Judge

Hi beautiful people! Sorry I've been MIA for the last few days. I had to figure out this picture business and I've been a little busy as well. 

This weekend went by a little too fast, anybody with me on that one? 

Today we're going to talk about judging folks. 

I got my room assignment for this coming year's housing. I'm Head RA which means I am over 2 housing areas and over the people in my specific building. Being an RA means that I get to have my own room (insert hallejuah chorus here). I am quite the independent person and need time on my own, especially at school, so having my own room is imperative. While I have my own room, I share bathroom with 2 other girls. 

I should add that my specific building that I live in is all freshmen (insert crazy face here) and my suitemates this year will be freshmen. Last year I had transfer students that I really got along with and they were very quiet. 

Well I have a hunch that this year's suitemates could possibly be a little different. 

So, this is where I have to remind myself to not judge people before I meet them and to keep an open mind. I have no right to judge others before I know them, the only time I can make an accurate decision about the people that I live with, are after I live with them. 

I need to pray that I will keep an open mind, and to open myself up to these people and create a good relationship with them, because we will be sharing a space for a whole school year. 

The biggest mistake I could make would be to go in with a negative thought in my mind. Judging others is so cruel yet so easy to do. I hope that this situation teaches me to be open to others even if they don't look, act, talk, etc. like I do. 

You never know what people are like, what their lives are like, what they are going through, or anything else until you spend true quality time with someone. 

I pray that I remember this in this situation. 

Alright, good talk friends. You're the best listeners ever you know that? 

You rock. Keep rockin' on. 

Be back tomorrow with crafts :) YAY! 



7/19/2012

Help a Girl Out! Please, Pretty Please

Help help help!

Blogger has told me that I have reached my blog photo limit. And I have searched all over the earth on how to figure it out what to do about this and I can't really find much.

It makes me very, very sad :(

If anyone has any info on how to do something about this, pretty please let me know!

Thanks lovebugs!


7/15/2012

A Week of Being 20

Well folks, I've been 20 for a whole week now. Craziness I tell you, ca-raaaazy. 

I happened to remember today that I didn't recap my birthday for you guys, shame on me. 

So in honor of being 20 for a week here we go recapping my buuuuurfday, holla! 

My birthday was on Sunday and Josh and I celebrated on Friday night. He took me to Blue Marlin (read: best food on earth) and I ate my weight in tilipia. Lawd it was heavenly. Then we got a cupcake from the cupcake place across the street, walked around downtown a little then headed back to the apartment. 

We got there and Josh had decorated, it was darling! He also bought me a birthday cake, I.Love.Birthday.Cake. The boy knows the way to my heart, birthday or no birthday I am always craving cake. And the gift of choice for this birthday were a pair of Ray Bans, I'm in love. I feel like I can join the cool kids club now...excuse me, not kids, cool adults club, hahaha!

On Sunday my parents gave me a surprise party with my whole family. It was so sweet and a perfect way to celebrate my birthday. Mom had an awesome cake done for me, balloons and the works. I got some great gifts, a couple dresses, a Vera Bradley duffle and luggage tag, a monogrammed tag for my bookbag, a Michael Kors satchel bag, and money. I was beyond blessed with all that I got my birthday. My family really knows how to treat a girl like a birthday princess. 


Also, this week is my second week of EXPO. So I will be gone from Monday until Thursday working my little tushy off. No worries though, as soon as I get back I will update and catch up with everyone's blogs!