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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Re-Finding myself

Hey guys!

The title sounds so silly... I know. Let me explain a little. So some of you that know me fairly well know that I struggle from pretty severe anxiety. I have been dealing with this since, well it really started hitting me around 13 years old.... I am just now getting to the point where I will actually talk about it. I feel as I can handle it a little better now than I could even 3 years ago. I feel as I need to tell y'all a very brief back ground before I start how I re-found myself.

So 2 years ago I was working at a corporate office job. It was 7:30- 4. I was home every night with my family. I got to cook dinner every night and enjoy my time with them. Everything was great. My husband and I always knew (for the most part) how our days would go. But there was always a feeling that I wasn't completely happy. So since the day I met my husband I told him one of my biggest dreams was to be a hairdresser. Long story short I gave up my nice corporate office job to start hair school. That was the craziest time in our lives. We thought it would never slow down. Little did we know it was just beginning...

I took on a Store Manager position a little over a year ago. It has been crazy!! The owners before did not take care of us as much as we should had been. We (everybody in the company) were all worked pretty hard to say the least. Me being me I would push myself more than I should. This was hard on me. I didn't want to feel like a failure at being a manager but now I was failing at being a mom and wife.... I couldn't find balance. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't find time to even sit and cry some days because there wasn't enough time for me to do that. I work in customer service and had to put on a smile. Put on a smile for my husband, my employees, my clients, MY BABY!!! I couldn't let anybody see that I was defeated. Just when I thought I was done we got new owners (we got taken over by corporate and now are company owned) I finally get 2 days off a week. I haven't had that since I took my position.

I took time the last few days to clean! Clean out all the closets, clean out every drawer in my house, clean out my car, clean out every thing and anything I could, but mainly clear out my head! If you know me than you know I am crazy about things being clean and organized!! I stopped caring for a little bit. But I am back!!

This is how I welcomed myself back into this world!!! I am back to doing things I love! That I enjoy! I get to spend time with my family!! Cook dinner! Clean and Organize again. I cant even begin to explain to you how decluttering my house makes my mind feel decluttered. It feels amazing to actually see my husband be a father and husband instead of either hearing it on the phone on my break when he calls or seeing it on text from work.

P.S. Although my crazy little brat is so much more wild now that I am seeing her a lot more I wouldn't change her sassy little attitude for anything!!




Sunday, August 6, 2017

Sunday Skincare

Sunday has become my "skincare" day. I use my regular skin care products during the week, but I like to do a little extra prep on Sunday's to get my skin ready for the week.




Origins clear improvement charcoal mask is my absolute favorite! It deep cleans my skin, helps control any oil, and helps with any breakouts! http://www.sephora.com/clear-improvement-active-charcoal-mask-to-clear-pores-P297524?SKUID=1746320&om_mmc=aff-linkshare-redirect-J84DHJLQkR4&c3ch=Linkshare&c3nid=J84DHJLQkR4&affid=J84DHJLQkR4-deD.P5MrTu7Z8ExX4X76xA&ranEAID=J84DHJLQkR4&ranMID=2417&ranSiteID=J84DHJLQkR4-deD.P5MrTu7Z8ExX4X76xA&ranLinkID=15-1746320&browserdefault=true&skuId=1450949



Freeman charcoal & black sugar polish mask (under $5!) is my favorite exfoliating mask! I will even use this on my lips depending on how lazy I'm feeling... It is good for all skin types and isn't too harsh on my sensitive skin. This mask is amazing at pulling out impurities, dead skin, cleaning out pores, and making your skin looking very even, bright, and fresh. Did I mention that it is under $5!? http://www.ulta.com/charcoal-black-sugar-facial-polishing-mask?productId=xlsImpprod6430363&sku=2269467&irgwc=1&AID=313779&PID=57486&CID=af_313779_57486_ 


First aid beauty 5 in 1 bouncy mask. It Nourishes, calms, firms, plumps,and refines. It will make your skin look so glowly! I like to used this when I have big events to make sure my skin looks amazing!
http://www.sephora.com/5-in-1-bouncy-mask-P406293?SKUID=1784784&om_mmc=aff-linkshare-redirect-J84DHJLQkR4&c3ch=Linkshare&c3nid=J84DHJLQkR4&affid=J84DHJLQkR4-lDZvuoIJttfJQBzHdnbLKg&ranEAID=J84DHJLQkR4&ranMID=2417&ranSiteID=J84DHJLQkR4-lDZvuoIJttfJQBzHdnbLKg&ranLinkID=15-1784784&browserdefault=true

For my lips, I have to exfoliate and hydrate!! If you know me I NEVER go without something on my lips. Literally never! I go to bed with a lip mask or chapstick on. I have started really liking the lip exfoliator from E.LF. Super cheap! You do have to scrap the top layer off before using it, but for a $3 awesome product I can do that! The Lypsyl chapstick is great at hydrating and even has a mint feeling to it! I love anything mint!!!
http://www.ulta.com/lip-exfoliator?productId=xlsImpprod14521135&sku=2500483&irgwc=1&AID=313779&PID=57486&CID=af_313779_57486_

https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/lypsyl-lypmoisturizer-lip-balm-original-mint/ID=prod4021813-product?AID=10654946&PID=2178999&SID=2617764149&CID=1909792&ext=2178999
 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Back to School Sales

Hey guys, I just wanted to get on here really fast since today is the start for tax free weekend in Oklahoma (August 4th-6th) I wouldn't want any of you to miss out on some great coupons! I love a good coupon!! My husband used to never use them and now anywhere we go he is all about asking me if I have a coupon! Of course I do... Saving money means I get to buy more! Right?? Oh, no? Maybe I have been doing that wrong the whole time but it makes sense in my head! Haha!

First of all these kids are expensive and we got to find some way to save money where we can so we can get the most bang for our buck!

Do you have the Shopular https://www.shopular.com/ app downloaded?? If not, go download it!! You can literally be standing in line and just search on the app the store you are in and it will bring up all the coupons they have at the moment! Why wouldn't everybody have this app. Its genius! You just have to show them at the register and they can scan it and bam! Your done. No fussing with printing or keeping track of these little tiny papers to get 20% off. Anybody else like me and feel anxiety while shopping while you have your coupon in your wallet?? I check to make sure its still in my wallet at least 3 times before checking out. I cant be the only one... But I don't have to do that anymore!

Ok now I want to show you a few of the stores I thought might help you out while you are trying to get back to school shopping done with saving money on Tax free weekend, and even more with some coupons!

JCPenney
$10 off $25 of more: Online Code- SAVING4
 


Old Navy
you don't even need a coupon here! They just have really good deals at the moment! If you sign up for their email you will get a 30% code for online orders. Heck yeah! That offer ends today 8/4/17.
Free shipping on $50 or more.
Online & In-Store:
Up to 50% off kids. Tees from $4, Jeans From $10, Uniform $5, and Dresses from $8.
Adults up to 50% off. Prices starting at $6.

Carters
http://www.carters.com/coupon-carters

Oshkosh
Entire site and In-store 50% off!
http://www.oshkosh.com/coupon-okbg

Target
If you don't have the Cartwheel app https://cartwheel.target.com/ download it now!! You can save on everything! It would be very helpful at the moment for back to school shopping, but I use it all year! Also if you don't have the Target Red Card you should definitely look in to it! I don't have the credit card but I do have the debit card and you automatically save 5% on every purchase. Plus when you use the cartwheel app all your savings start really adding up! This is just a few that I have in my cartwheel to show y'all what great deals you can get!
 
 
Don't forget about Marshalls, TJ Maxx, and Ross, You can find great deals in there! Is there any other stores that are having great deals at the moment that I might be missing? I'm sure there is... If so let me know and I can get some links attached to help everybody out!
 
Enjoy you last few days with your babies being at home before school starts up! Although we are all secretly a little excited for them to go back... Sorry teachers! 😉

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Get to know me

Hey there! I am so excited to start this new journey in my life. It has been something that has been on my heart for a few years now. I often am looking for a way to get my feelings out or to help others out! I have way to many notebooks that I keep to organize my thoughts and often conversations with people over and over about the same things. So, with the help of my loving husband to push me to do what I want to do, I am starting my blog! It is a scary and exciting time!
 
 I love seeing and helping people succeed! That's what I live for! I like to help people with any problems that may come their way.
 
My color scheme in life is very neutral! I stick to grey, white, black, cream, taupe, and if I do get crazy and go "colorful" it will be a navy blue, light purple, or Maroon!
 
I love fashion!! I could find so many cute outfits to wear and put together, but I am a hairdresser.... Therefore I am in black all day everyday. Although I really don't mind because that is a color I prefer to wear! But I also really like to find good deals on things and not spend a ton of money unless it is an investment piece.
 
For some reason finance brings joy to my heart. I seriously enjoy numbers. Weather that is to watch and help a business grow and build net sales or if somebody is in debt and needs to watch the debt fade away. Its so fun for me!! I know. I am kind of a nerd like that...