Thursday, March 20, 2014


Umm... so it's been awhile! Miss me? Well, I have unfortunately been struck with the winter doldrums for the past while and have been utterly uninspired! It's been the worst. But, the sun has been showing her lovely face more lately and I'm feeling chipper so here we go again! Here's a little preview of what you've been missing out on...

In January I visited my sister in Springville, UT and got to ride the train down from Salt Lake. Did you know I love trains?  I LOOOOOOOVE TRAINS!

I finally up-cycled this old cork board that was left at the house when we bought it. I'm super excited with how it turned out!
I've been listening to a lot of vinyl lately. I just love it. Also that I snagged this album at a yard sale for 50 cents. FTW!!

Oldie but goodie, been missing home a lot lately...
As sad as it is, those are pretty much the only photos I've taken since Christmas (aside from ones with my adorable nieces but I just let parents share their kiddo's photos, cuz I'm weird like that!). Winter is not an inspiring time of year for me and I am so excited that it's drawing to a close!

The last (unphotographed) few months have been filled with searching for recipes for homemade beauty products, visiting new babies in the family, and watching a lot of Netflix. I'm not kidding you guys, I just can't get over this winter slump.

But, on the plus side, if you've seen me in the last couple years you'll have noticed that I have ridiculously awful adult acne... I mean, really, just awful. I haven't been able to find anything that works, been to dermatologists who pumped me full of antibiotics that did nothing, tried store bought vegan and organic face washes and such and no avail! Nothing worked. Then I found all these recipes for homemade/natural solutions to beauty products and my life has changed! I began washing my face with coconut oil, it sounded counter-productive but I tried it and OH. MY. GOODNESS. My face started clearing up after 3 days. And that never happens. My skin is still not awesome, but I'm getting close to a month mark of no chemicals on my face and I can't believe the difference! It's so exciting! Anyways, so that has led me to all sorts of natural solutions to beauty products. I'll share some more in detail of what works for me and what doesn't once I've tried them for awhile but it's really fun!

Well, that has been my last few months. Not terribly exciting but that's life in Elko! I kid, kind of, but really this is a cool place <insert ridiculous grin here> I hope you have all been able to avoid those pesky winter doldrums and are getting pumped for sunshine and flowers coming soon! TTFN!


  1. I want to hear all about your acne curing findings and where I can can get it! Like you, I feel like I will forever have the skin of a teenager :(. Yay for natural remedies!!

    1. I've got a post coming up tomorrow morning more about what I've been doing. I hear ya, it's the worst! I've found some more interesting things that I might post just for kicks, even though I haven't tried any of it yet.