Monthly Favorites & Sharing Love: February

Posted in Health, Lifestyle
on March 1, 2017

Goodbye February and Hello March.

TBH I’m in denial that it’s already the third month of the year. In some ways, I feel like so much has happened in 2017, but at the same time I feel like nothing has changed. Does that even make sense? I feel myself starting off this post way. too. deep. Before I get too philosophical over a cup of coffee, let’s get right into what I’ve been loving throughout the month. Make sure to leave a comment below telling what you have been loving this month whether it’s beauty, fashion, food, TV, books. If you’ve been loving it, I want to know about it. 

1| The Flash

I already know people are going to judge me hardcore for this, but I have been binge-watching The Flash on Netflix and it is not okay. I went through almost three seasons in a month, which is pretty impressive (and embarrassing) if you ask me. But it’s a show Josh and I have picked up and we’ve been crazy about this past month.

2| Boscia Luminizing Black Mask

When I got my hands on the last black mask at my Sephora, I was SO happy. The store associate said they can not keep them on the shelves since beauty videos of the product have been going viral online. Needless to say, I’m used it A TON this month and my pores have been thanking me since. It’s perfect to clear your pores without irritating your skin.

3| Anastasia Brow Wiz

Why has it taken me this long to try this? I’m set in my ways when it comes to beauty products. If I love something, I will stay faithful to it until it fails me. I decided to give this a try once I found out I couldn’t order my other brow pencil. I’m happy that I couldn’t reorder it because this product has given me #eyebrowgoals and I’ve been loving it. I am a dedicated fan and have jumped on the bandwagon for this product.

4| Decluttering Videos

Want an easy way to get motivated to declutter? Watch other people declutter their homes, closets, etc. It will give you the motivation you need. I love watching people get rid of stuff, but it also inspired to go into into my own home and reevaluate what I need and don’t need. Trust me guys, you won’t regret it!

5| Self-Care

This past month, I teamed up with Erin from “A Welder’s Wife” to create a 30-Day Mental Cleanse Challenge that focused on self-care, and other mental-based challenges. The entire experience was eye-opening and helped me realized that self-care and challenging myself consistently is SO IMPORTANT for growth with minimalism, simple living and intentional living, too!


Sharing Love:

1| Mental-Cleanse Challenge Week One from Erin

I loved working with Erin on this project because she has always been a source of inspiration and motivation for me along my journey toward living a more minimalist, simple life. Seeing how she thrived in these challenges (not only in week one) motivated me to focus more on self care in my own life, and that minimalism is more than decluttering the items in your home. Catch up on all her posts from this past month on her blog!

2| 7 Investments Worth Making For Your Blog from Summer

Summer absolutely killed it with this post. Her talk about design, photography, and everything in between showed the main components of what you truly should focus on for your blog! She made me think about what I can invest in for my blog and how I can improve it in those specific areas she writes about.

3| Questions to Ask Yourself to Declutter Your Home from Erin

You all know I love reading motivational posts on minimalism, decluttering and everything related to simplifying your life altogether. Erin’s posts are always an awesome source of inspiration for me. She had me thinking: “I think I could get rid of X, Y and Z.” The one question that helped me get rid of more than 60 % of my closet is: “If I was out shopping today, would I buy this item?” Erin has a ton of amazing questions to help you declutter your home.

4| Life Happens—Why I’m Not Apologizing from Cara

ALL. THE. PREACH. HANDS. Cara absolutely slayed this post. I can’t tell you how much I needed to read this post because I’m sure many bloggers can relate to this. Life happens, and sometimes we can’t keep up with our content, social media, schedule, etc. But that’s okay! We are human and simply can’t do it all. We shouldn’t apologize for needing a break or to take a step back. Cara wrote a post that will truly resonate with you.

5| How to Streamline Your Schedule With Batching from Jenny

Jenny’s post helped me rethink how to schedule my time for blogging. Instead of thinking and working in a consecutive order: write post, take photos, edit photos, edit post, schedule social media; she taught me how batching can help me get more accomplished and feel less stressed. Since her post, I’ve incorporated this a lot more than just scheduling tweets and planning out Instagram content. It has changed how I schedule my time altogether.

What have you been loving this month and what blog posts you have loved this month? (So that I can catch up on your favorites!) Make sure to leave a comment below!

 

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  • Really enjoyed reading your Mental Cleanse posts with Erin! Also..gotta checkout that brow wiz!

    • You’ll love the brow wiz! And thank you so much for keeping up on my posts with Erin from last month! We loved working on that challenge together!

  • Well, i will have to try this Anastasia Brow Wiz, like i needed to hear one more review on it xo

    https://theninebyivana.blogspot.com/

  • Self-care YES. All the way! So glad you’re taking more time to love yourself. You’re so worth it. Also, thank you for sharing my post. I was really proud of that one, as I know it can be beneficial to other bloggers. I seriously need to go read Cara’s post right now!

    • Cara’s post was wonderful as well! And you’re welcome, Summer! I’m always happy to share your posts because they always help me out whether they’re blogging related, or other! Thanks so much for your comment! I’ll continue to say yes to self care much more often 🙂

  • Although I switch to Benefit’s Ka-Brow, the brow wiz is my go to forever! I just bought another one because it’s so easy to use!

    • I completely agree! It always keeps my brows tamed and in place all day long!

  • Sheila

    I’ve been on the decluttering kick organizing e-mails, deleting and unsubscribing to countless e-mails I have never read or needed too. I had over 10,000 e-mails to clean-up. Not a proud moment, but I was just procrastinating because I knew it was going to be a big deal! I’m glad i did it and it is done! I have been loving all my new finds at Home Goods to help me get organized and freshen up my decor for Spring. I have fallen in love with Bite Lipstick and how it makes this lipstick wearing momma feel! It is super smooth and stays on forever! Self-care is super important! If we don’t take care of ourselves, others end up taking care of us. It is all about balance!

    • HomeGoods has always been a great go-to place for organizational items! I love it there! And I’m happy to hear others are going through emails and decluttering their lives in all different ways! It’s amazing how great you can feel after doing things like cleaning out your inbox or your clothes in your closet.

  • I’m going to start watching some decluttering videos! I need some more motivation.

    • I promise that watching them help so much! It definitely helps motivate me to declutter my own home!

  • I’ve been loving de-cluttering this past month, both physically and mentally! It’s always good to evaluate and re-evaluate what might be bogging you down. Also thank you for sharing my post! I’m glad it resonated with you- I know we can all stand to be reminded of that from time to time. 🙂

    • Yes! Your post was so wonderful to read as a reminder! Also, I’m glad you mentioned that you’re decluttering physically and mentally as well. It’s so important to focus on self care and mental health.

  • Once things calm down I plan on decluttering so much. I have been doing small amounts here and there but I want to due a huge declutter soon. I have not heard of The Flash. I will have to check it out. I love ABH brow wiz but I have been using benefits brow stuff lately. I like it a lot better then ABH. I have been on a huge mask kick lately. I will have to try out that mask soon. Tony Moly has a really great egg white mask that I have been loving to clean out more pores.

    • Tony Moly masks are my jam! They are without a doubt, one of my favorite skin products in general! I’ve been using their masks for awhile and love them, so I’ll be sure to check out the egg white one you mentioned. I’ll be sure to check out the brow tint from benefit as well! Thanks so much!

  • I cannot WAIT to do some serious decluttering during our next move. I want to start fresh in our new home and get rid of everything we don’t need!

    • I hope the decluttering goes well before your move! I know it helps makes the moving easier when you can remove things you don’t need! Can’t wait to keep up on your home-buying journey!

  • I’ve heard such good things about the Boscia products…and yes, girl. Decluttering is my jam right now too.

    Also, thanks so much for sharing my post! I really appreciate it and so glad it helped you 🙂

    • You’re welcome, Jenny! Your posts are always helpful–so I love sharing them so others can check them out, too!

  • Rachel Golden

    I am moving in July, so I’ve seriously been thinking about what I need and what I can get rid of. I need to start watching these declutter videos! I’ve been watching a lot of One Tree Hill & I JUST started House of Cards, so I’m excited to really get into it 🙂

    • Once you start watching the videos–you won’t stop! They become so addicting! I’ve heard so many great thing about house of cards, so I’ll have to check that out. Thanks for your comment, Rachel!

  • Charlotte Bowles

    I love your blog 🙂

  • Freely Mi by Michelle Bazis

    Ohhhh I love how you shared posts from friend! I love when people introduce me to new blogs I haven’t yet read! 😉

    • I always love sharing posts from other bloggers! I believe sharing the love in the blogging community is so important 🙂

  • Abbey Phipps

    I haven’t watched the Flash, but we finished up a series on Netflix last night and need a new one, so we may try that out! Thanks! 🙂

    • It is honestly so addicting! What shows have you been loving on Netflix recently?

  • I haven’t tried the Brow Wiz yet but I really want to! Also, that black mask sounds amazing!

    • The black mask is amazing and definitely worth your time! A little goes a long way, so you’ll have it around for awhile!

  • Thanks for sharing – I love the self care / mental cleanse challenge. I will be sure to check it out!

    • Thank you so much, Christine! I loved working with Erin on the Mental Cleanse Challenge!

  • Nice post! 🙂 Tbh I don’t know what could be my February favourite. Hmm.. Maybe my new blue coat I bought in January but first time wear in February. 😀 Also I love the fact that I got it for 3EUR in a thrift store. 😉 🙂
    Madara
    Lookforsmile.com

    • I’m all about those good deals! You can never go wrong with the good deals like that!

  • Robin

    Such great suggestions! I’ve been looking for a new TV show to binge-watch, new articles to inspire me, and some decluttering motivation – you nailed it!

    • Thanks so much, Robin! I appreciate your kind comment! Glad you enjoyed reading this 🙂

  • I really appreciate this!!!! I loved reading the extra links I clicked on the ones I wanted to read! I think I need to try this Anastasia Brow Wiz stuff!

    • I promise you’ll love the brow wiz! It makes your brows look perfect all day long!

  • I love all the superhero shows so there’s no judgement here! I need to get caught up on The Flash. I love the Brow Wiz pencil. It’s seriously the best! I am sort of decluttering my home. I had my bridal shower last weekend and we got a bunch of stuff. So I’ve been getting rid of the old/stuff we never use to make room for the new. Our attic is full of boxes to take to goodwill.

  • I could say all those words about you, Kiara! You have inspired me to focus more on self-care and helped me develop an understanding of what blissful living actually means. I love that we found each other!

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