How are you all surviving winter? Even though we live in the tippy top of Utah (aka Logan) It's so far been pretty livable for us and we already have a couple of fun parties + a Bart&Kate date to look forward to in February. As mentioned before...I've really grown to love that silly but happy Valentines Day! Plus we now have a new sitter (just once a week but still so great to have a little help) and I'm back at it with my Yoga....relaxed + happy momma truly is a win, win for everyone.
Now without further adieu, here's my latest loves of winter!
Love, love, love peppermint ice cream around this time of year! Okay, so I actually LOVE Chick-fil-A milkshakes ALL year, but their peppermint one is really good. And so is Cold Stone's, and Shivers (3300 S. in SLC). What can I say, I think all these years living in Cache County (aka dairyville) has made me kinda a pro when it comes to good ice cream.
Both my children (ages 4 yrs and 2 1/2 yrs) enjoy this book and I love that by simply wiping it down with a wet cloth we can use it again, and again, and again. This one in particular combines letter and number tracing with fun activities, plus telling time. Definitely recommend books like these during the winter months!
Oh- and I should note that ULTA has some really awesome coupons (just sign up to get them via email so you can redeem on your smartphone) and return policy (you can return ANYTHING even if it's been used, just store credit only if it's been used which I think is totally fair).
Make-up tools: I love this little bifold (meant just for brushes but I stick my mascara, cover up, eyeliner, and brow pencil in there too) because it saves me time from searching around in my make-up bag. Also handy because it's linear and flat. I like tools that are smart and convenient!
Hair products: I've heard good things about the brand Organix so I tried this one out and really liked it! I've always had a bit of a frizz problem, so this helped a lot with that, plus it smells good and is very reasonably priced. They have a variety of different lines, all of which I'm definitely planning to consider in the future!
Hair tools: Very much into the wavy look for my med. length locks. As I mentioned last month, I've been having more of curly thing happening lately so these and these (depending on the time of day I'm doing my hair) have been awesome at balancing out my curly/wavy look.
Any other type of make-up/face products that I use/have used and liked can be found here.
K, so that's all my beauty secrets...whew. I think I'm going to have to have my jeans round-up be a whole other post. But, last and not least I have one more winter fave to share...it's one I found on a cooking blog (thanks Rachel!).
this fun family game and when it came out we had another picturesque family moment with us all gathered around the table eating it together ~ Benjamin then told me that this was like the best night ever. Did you catch that? Not the night before Christmas, not the night before his birthday or some other big event, but a night with all of us gathered around playing a game and then eating freshly baked lemon bread. Does it get any sweeter? At that moment I remember thinking how I wanted to remember him saying that forever, along with how I'm so lucky to be a mom, living a life filled with sweet moments such as this.