Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Makeup Geek // Manny MUA Palette

cruelty free makeup

I recently picked up the Manny MUA Palette from Makeup Geek and I had to share it with you guys because I am SO impressed. It is my first experience with the Makeup Geek line, which is a cruelty-free online company started by Marlena, who has an awesome Youtube channel you can find here

I heard about MG through the vegan/cruelty free makeup community and loved the look of her products, especially the eye shadows. I really like that you can buy individual pans and make your own palettes. For my first purchase though, I decided on the Manny MUA palette because it had some amazing looking shadows that I really wanted to try out. 

Monday, October 24, 2016

Leeds Farm

Every year, our family takes a trip to Leeds Farm. It is a local family farm in Ostrander, Ohio that is open to the public in the fall and they have tons of fun things to do - hayrides, pumpkin picking, zip lining, and so much more!

This Saturday, we were celebrating Aubrey's 10th birthday with a day filled of her favorite things. She always loves our trips to Leeds Farm, so we added it to our list for the day and headed there after lunch. It was pretty cold, but the sun came out and it turned out to be the perfect fall day. 

Friday, October 21, 2016

friday favorites

 This chilly fall weather has me wanting to curl up in a chunky sweater with a cup of tea and just read a book or watch Netflix all day :)

We have lots of fun plans this weekend to celebrate Aubrey's 10th birthday. Saturday is going to be a full day of her favorite things, including our family's traditional trip to Leed's Farm for hot cider and pumpkin picking!

Here are some of my favorite things from this past week...

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

current makeup routine

cruelty free makeup

Happy Wednesday lovies!
Hope you are all having a good week...mine seems to be dragging at a snail's pace, but after today we are over the hump, right?!

I wanted to pop on and share some of the new cruelty free makeup items I have picked up over the past month. Some I love, some I won't be repurchasing. For my breakdown and review on each of them, keep reading!

Monday, October 17, 2016

fall decor // Target

Smith & Hawkens Wreath

I love when the seasons change and I can get some new decorations up around the house! I didn't really have much as far as the transition from summer to fall - but thankfully, Target came to the rescue (doesn't that always seem to be the case?)

It all started with the wreath...then I couldn't stop. 

I decided to do more of a fall-theme so it will last through Thanksgiving, rather than doing Halloween first and then changing it for Thanksgiving.

Friday, October 14, 2016

things that made me happy this week

1 // All the amazing and thoughtful well-wishes from our friends and family after our wedding last week.

2 // This mid-century inspired wall hanging that I think will go perfectly in our living room. 

3 // Looking through pictures from our mini-honeymoon. I think our favorite had to be visiting The Biltmore

4 // The new HBO series, West World. So crazy, but Aaron and I are already hooked. 

5 // Opening wedding gifts from our generous loved ones - look at these adorable mugs!

6 // For once in a long time, there are two movies out in theaters that I really want to go see! The Girl on the Train and Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

7 // Fall decor - I went a little buck wild at Target the other day and I'll be sharing all my new home decor items in a post soon!

8 // The Cleveland Indians - how amazing would it be if Cleveland won two championships in one year?!

9 // Although it was really nice to get away for a few days and spend time alone with Aaron in North Carolina, we missed our dogs SO much! It was so exciting to pick them up from the doggie hotel when we got back and they've been getting tons of extra cuddles <3

10 // So many new beauty finds that I will be sharing my thoughts and reviews on in a post soon! xx 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

our mountain wedding // october 3

Hi lovelies!

Sorry I've been MIA for a few weeks, but I think I have a pretty good excuse - our wedding was last week! I was totally immersed in making final plans, getting confirmations, and sorting out our much so that I didn't find time to post in the days leading up to it. 

We were married on Monday, October 3rd in Hot Springs, North Carolina at Mountain Magnolia Inn. We had about 30 of our closest friends and family there with us, and it was just absolutely magical. The best day of my life...I just keep thinking back and smiling. It went by so quickly, but couldn't have been more perfect.

We don't have all the official pictures yet, but I thought I'd share some sneak peeks and snaps we took with our phones :)