Happy One Year Wedding Anniversary To Us..

Whoop whoop!!!! We passed a milestone! Nick and I have successfully accomplished 365 days without either one of us killing off the other!!! That ladies and gentleman was a bet I believe for some folks made that know us. This marriage began with the following words of wisdom:
“There are no returns, exchanges, or refunds.”(His & my parents)
“If you mess this up, we’ll kill you (my parents to me)
” Just remember if he screws up, it’s genetic.” (His Uncle Jim)

I think we all laughed and knew that these comments were really made in good fun. Kind of. But truthfully, there really is something a little scary and unsettling those first moments of “Forever”! Despite those first feelings of scariness, I honestly looked at this man so many times during our first year and thought to myself “How’d I get so lucky?” Because realistically I can be a difficult person to live with. I use to think that I wasn’t. That it didn’t take much to make me happy. But who am I kidding? I’m a royal pain in the ass some days. Okay, most days. I have a short fuse and though I try very hard not to freak out, I do. And he’s at the end of the bomb when the fuse burns all the way out.
We haven’t had a HUGE fight. We have had minor speed bumps. That maybe last minutes more so than hours.
We’ve done a couple home improvement projects (still doing stuff to the house) saying goes if you can get through home renovations, you can make it through anything.
My hubby is the calm to my crazy. I went from being completely comfortable being alone in my house to feeling unsettled if he’s not home. I love coming home and he already be there. I like waking up on our weekends, sitting in our chairs on the front porch and deck drinking coffee while he smokes a cigar.
I have grown to love sleeping next to him every night.
Of course not everything is perfect.
Like listening to Mike n Mike at 5 am before I have to be up. Seriously. Wtf guys. Can’t you start broadcasting at 6?!
But it’s minor. We have this whole “you’re a grown ass man/ woman, you do what you want.” Mentality. It’s funny but it keeps things sane 😀!
I’m praying that every year is like our first year! So here’s to you hotness and all that you are to me! I love you and I can’t wait to see how our lives unfold!



New Beauty Stash!!!

I know I haven’t posted in awhile and for that I’m sorry! Life is hectic sometimes and other days I’m just exhausted that as soon as my head hits something soft, I’m out, regardless of whether or not I have something to blog about.
But I did want to share a couple beauty buys with y’all! In effort to maintain my commitment to using cruelty free beauty products, I’ve been doing some research on the best anti-aging products. Truthfully, Olay has always been my product of choice since I was 19. However, after researching them and finding out that they are not trying to even become animal friendly, I’ve decided that it’s time for us to part ways.
I’ve read a lot about Philosophy and decided to try their starter kit. At $35.00 for face wash, serum, and moisturizer I think it’s a fairly inexpensive buy. I tried it last night for the first time and so far I like it. The face wash smells great, the serum isn’t heavy, and the moisturizer isn’t very greasy and dries quickly.
The second purchase I made was NYX new Dusk til Dawn collection. It rivals that of Urban Decay’s Naked Pallet and it’s only $14.99. The colors are awesome and I think at 15 bucks it’s a steal!
I’m hoping to post an update about the results of the starter kit in about 2 weeks. It’s my goal when posting these blogs, to inspire women to at least try going cruelty free. I’m not saying throw your products away (who wants to throw money away?!) but rather when your fav face primer runs out, try out a cruelty free brand and see How you like it. For me, the choice helps put my conscious at ease so I feel just as pretty on the inside as I am on the outside!!
Hope you darlings have an awesome week!