Marriage Monday: Our Anniversary Tattoos

October 13th, 2017 officially marked 8 years my husband and I have been together. Four of those years have been of marriage. We got married on October, 13th, 2013. I know that’s a lot of 13’s. If you didn’t see our very first Marriage Monday post, then make sure you go check it out because we explain everything about why we chose that number and more random Q&A’s.  Anyways…. this year, our wedding anniversary landed on a Friday the 13th, which made it extra special!

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DIY Scarf: How to make an infinity scarf from scratch

I learned to knit when I was in fifth grade and ever since then I have loved making random things like bags, scarfs, and (attempting) sweaters lol. So, one day I was on Pinterest looking for knitting patterns for infinity scarfs and I came across a video for crocheting, which looked WAY easier than knitting. I of course immediately started looking up YouTube videos to see if it was going to be something I could even teach myself to do and sure enough it was surprisingly easy!

That day I went to Michael’s craft store and I got a crochet needle set and some yard and I started following a YouTube video on how to make a baby blanket. It was tricky at first to understand all the terms and to figure out what I was doing but literally after like 2 rows muscle memory takes over and you coast from there. I wish I could remember the actually video I used but I can’t. Although, if you just type in the YouTube search “crochet for beginners” or “Learn how to crochet” a bunch of videos pop up that are super helpful and go step by step. I think this is the best way to learn because you can pause the video and rewind a bunch until you get it. I did this twice, both times making a blanket because it was a simple square pattern.

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YouTube Tuesday: My Skincare Routine

Happy Tuesday everyone! So for todays YouTube video I am going to be talking all about my skincare routine. What I use, why I use it , and all that jazz. So this is also a super quick video because just like my haircare routine, my skincare routine is pretty basic and easy. I don’t like using a ton of products because I feel it’s just one more thing to make my sin breakout. All the products I use (at least for the most part) are organic or advertised as “natural” in some way. I try to stick to only the basic when it comes to skincare because I have very sensitive, fair skin and when I breakout, man will it show.

In this video I only cover the skincare products I use. I don’t talk about any of the make-up I use in this one because then I would of been A LOT longer lol. I figured I’d do a separate video just on my make-up routine because that one is a little more complicated. Plus, in my make-up routine I use a combination of organic and non-organic products. Though I do have variations for organics in all my products so I will explain my favorites and best organic dubs for the best non-organic make-up products. So make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see when that video is uploaded!

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Marriage Monday: Romantic gift ideas for under $5!

I know that title sounds crazy and completely unlikely, but I swear these little gift ideas are all under $5! The inspiration for this post is that my husband birthday is actually TODAY (yay!!) and we have been trying this new thing where all the gifts we get each other must be under $10, so we can save money. And I got to tell you, I have been LOVING THIS!! It really forces you to get creative and come up with cute ideas instead of just buying a big gift. I have found that most of the time these gifts are super memorable and show so much thought, which is why I absolutely love doing this!

Some examples of things I have done in the past are cooking my husband’s favorite dinner or dessert. Nothing super creative, but you know what they say… the way to your man’s heart is through his stomach, and I must agree lol. But for my husband’s birthday this year I really wanted to get creative and do something cute and different. So here are some of the creative little ideas I came up with all for under $5!

So, where did I find inspiration for these ideas? Pinterest! Pinterest! Pinterest! This site has been great at helping me come up with all these incredible ideas, so definitely check there for some more inspiration! But in the meantime, these are some of my favorites!

OK here it is, my list of cute ideas for under $5.

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Holiday Gift Guide for HER (for under $50)

It’s that time of year again, where you have to start planning out everyones gifts in preparation for the best deals on Black Friday. So, I decided to come up with the ultimate gift guide for HER that will be sure to cover all the different categories and be great for any girl in your life. Plus, the best part about this whole gift guide is that everything is UNDER $50!!! That’s right, no need to blow the budget this holiday season when there are plenty of great gift ideas at a reasonable cost.

Below you’ll see my list of great gift ideas for her and you can shop any of these looks by just clicking on the image. Also, as an added bonus you can view and see the price and brand before clicking on the link too!

To make navigation easier for you guys I set up the items in categories by rows so that you can see various options for the given category. I’ll list the categories out for you guys below to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.

On the first page only 8 rows are shown and you can view the rest of the rows by clicking on the small gray arrow on the right side of the first page (by the watches and shoes row)

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YouTube Tuesday: My Haircare Routine

Hey guys! So I know this isn’t Tuesday (don’t worry you’re not going crazy lol). I meant to post this yesterday but my husband and I were driving back from our little road trip to South Florida, which took 12.5 hours!! 😩 That’s a long time to sit in the car. Talk about boring! But we will hopefully have some exciting news to share with you soon!! So needless to say, I know this post is a day late, but I figured better late than never.

This weeks YouTube Tuesday video is all about haircare. I’ve been getting a lot of questions asking about my haircare routine and what I do for hair growth and to maintain my long hair, so I thought I’d create a video for you guys to see all the details and products I use.

My haircare routine is actually quite simple and straightforward, so this is a nice short video that can sum it all up in a couple of minutes. I try not to use too many products on my hair because I find that it weights it down and does more damage than good. My hair motto is, less is more. I find the less products and things I use in my hair the faster my hair grows and the healthier it looks. I will definitely say my hair naturally grows pretty fast, but I have noticed that it grows much faster now that I started doing this hair routine consistently. I also, have been getting less breakage and split ends which is rare for a blonde with highlights lol 😂

So if you’re just curious as to what my haircare routine is, or if you are looking for new ways to enhance your hair health and growth, then make sure to check out the video below! ⬇️

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Marriage Monday: 10 Cheap Date Night Ideas

If you’re like most couples, you are always trying to find ways to save money while not sacrificing date night. Many couples will skip a date night simply because the cost. However, date night is an essential time to connect with your spouse and get intimate. So, instead of skipping a night out together, I decided to come up with a creative list of cheap date night ideas that will allow any couple on a budget to still have an amazing night together.

I’m a firm believer that you should never stop dating your spouse and growing your intimacy together. It’s a great way to reconnect after a long week and can be a lot of fun too! You can check out why it’s important to continue dating your spouse here.

So, here is my list of 10 cheap date night ideas that will have any couple forgetting about their budget!

10 Cheap Date Night Ideas:

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