Monday, October 5, 2015

It's a Launch/Relaunch!!

I'm back!!  I've wanted to get back to blogging regularly for quite a while now.  But I really wanted to branch out more.  I didn't just want to do beauty blogging and skin care anymore, but I still wanted that to be a part of my blogging.  So, I debated about starting a brand new blog, but the thought of giving up on this blog made me sad.  

I asked for advice from other bloggers and then started sketching out my future posts.  Luckily I still had enough beauty blogger in me that I felt I could continue to stay true to this blog while also being able to branch out.  Yay!!  

The next three months of posts are already all planned out and I am so excited to share them all.  I wish I could just write and publish them all at once!  There is going to be a lot of great information and a lot of fun things too.  Each week has 3-4 beauty related posts and 1-2 lifestyle (just for fun) posts.

Today I wanted to share how excited I am about everything I have planned (I think I got that covered above :) ), plus a give you a quick life update and highlight a few of my favorite past posts.

At Hogle Zoo this Summer

Life in our household has changed quite a bit since my last update :)  Jackson is now almost two and he talks a lot.  He sleeps through the night almost every single night and is the sweetest little toddler I have ever met.  He loves his grandparents (he is lucky enough to have 7 of them!) his aunts and uncles and especially his cousin Alice and he is very good to his parents too :)

At Hogle Zoo this Fall

I went back to being a regular nurse.  I left Avalon and my cushy nurse-who-does-paperwork job in July.  I now work at McKay Dee in Ogden and I am really enjoying it.  I work two nights a week, so I am really tired sometimes.  Every once in a while I work a night shift right before Steve works one of his lovely 24 hours shifts.  I get home at 6:00 A.M. he leaves around 7:20 A.M. and then Jackson gets up a little later and tries to get me up...those days have been hard, but we have made it through so far.  Sometimes we are lucky and either Aunt Shaylee or Grandma Shauna can watch him while I get some more sleep.  (2 hours doesn't even come close to enough sleep for me, ha ha!).

Steve is still working for Ogden Fire and loving it.  He got to take a Ropes Rescue class up in Oregon while we were visiting my grandparents this summer and he is taking more classes now.  On his days off we have been getting a lot done with our house.  We finally got all of the wallpaper stripped off of the walls downstairs, all of the glue scraped and washed off and the walls all painted.  Then we got to pick out carpet and now it is so nice down there.  I am going to have to do a video tour once we get the trim all painted and put up :)  

As far as the house goes, we still need to build our new kitchen cabinets and then take out the old ones and install the new.  Then we'll just have a few more things to finish before the house will be done for now.  We might be able to finish sometime around Christmas or a month or two after :)

Zion National Park this Summer

We had so much fun this summer!  We got to go to Oregon and Southern Utah.  I might put together a post in the spring about our trip to Zion National Park because it was amazing and maybe it will help some of you plan your own trip there. :)

Last but not least, I wanted to share some of my favorite posts from this blog so far.  I am going to start with the one that I feel is the most helpful: How to Save $$ on Drugstore Makeup

Another fun one that can help you save a lot is my Favorite DIY's post:

Last, but not least, this post about growing out your hair is full of a ton of great information that I have learned over the years it has great info for keeping your hair healthy no matter what length it is :)

Thanks for reading!  I hope to see you back tomorrow :)  Don't forget to subscribe so you don't miss out on anything!
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  1. Great Post! I nominated your blog for the Liebster Award, you can see the essential details here:

    Anya x

    1. Thanks girlie! I haven't ever been nominated for any awards, you are so sweet!! :) Thanks for dropping by!