I feel like there’s a bit I need to catch you up on so I added rambles to this weeks links + loves.
First of all, LOVE seeing all the braids on Instagram and Twitter. Keep it up! You guys are really good!
Secondly, I’ve also loved seeing the style inspiration at #smallthingsblogstyle. I’m thinking through a few more easy outfits to add to my mental catalog so I don’t have to go through “what should I wear today” in the mornings.
Speaking of mornings, my first round of “look great in eight” was such a disaster and I recorded every single hopeless minute of it. Sharing that soon. Get ready to be disappointed in me. But, since I came up with the idea I figured it was fine if I changed it SO it’s now “Fresh in Fifteen”. I went though all the suggestions on Instagram and Twitter (do you feel left out facebook? you should.) and decided “fresh” was the best word to go with the concept. It isn’t always going to be glam or pristine (although I love the perfect rhyme with that word) so I thought fresh is best. Ironically, I never shower in the morning so “fresh” is not something I feel until about 9pm every day when I take my evening shower. So. . .there’s that.
My life was improved by a large percentage now that I’ve made Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Taco Salad. OH MY. Flavor explosion alert. I used double the cilantro and used freshly grated Hot Habanero cheese. In a word? Delicious. Add that to your menu this week. Perhaps you will pair it with the most delicious guacamole like I did?
Mentioned this on Wednesday, but Bikini Body Mommy work outs are TOTALLY doable and have been a highlight of my evening here lately.
At the last minute I bought a ticket + flight up to Chicago for the Create & Cultivate one-day conference. I don’t even remember how I stumbled across it but I’m excited to be going! Plus I roped my sister into going with me so that will be the best. And I’ll get to crash with her at her apartment too! Are you going? Let me know because I’d love to meet you!
Tarte is running a promo for 30% off through August 3rd! Use the promo code “Friends” to save 30% at tarte.com! I’ve used that brand for years, and picked a few of my favorites below! If I had to choose ONLY ONE product to recommend that you buy, it would have to be the Showstopper palette. Second place would be one of the blushes but since you get a blush in the palette it’s sort of a great deal.