My Favorite Self Tanning Products

Happy Friday!  One of the questions I am asked most is what self tanner I use, so I wanted to share my whole process!  Being tan is one of my favorite things in the whole world.  As I have gotten older, I realize I shouldn’t be baking in the sun for hours, so I wear a lot of sunscreen and rely on self tanner for a nice glow. First up, prep the skin by exfoliating and moisturizing.  I use my loofah in the shower to exfoliate.  Next, I like to moisturize.  I have found that self tanner goes on more evenly when my skin is moisturized, but I don’t want anything too thick or else it will block the self […]

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Sunshine Gingham

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a nice weekend.  Mine was SUPER chill, I virtually did nothing and loved it (I feel like I say that every week).  I did go to the lake on Saturday and visited my grandma on Sunday with my family, but other than that I laid low and was in bed by 10 PM all weekend. The older I get, the more I realize what a complicated holiday Mother’s Day is.  Last year I unexpectedly got really sad on Mother’s Day.  I don’t want to have children, but at times I feel like a failure for making that choice.  On Mother’s Day it can be especially hard.  I read a blog post first thing on […]

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Stronger U Q&A

Today I’m sharing with you a little more about the Stronger U diet, and why I chose to go this route.  I also have a Q&A with my coach to answer questions you may have! First I’ll tell you what brought me to Stronger U.  I KNOW I’m not ‘fat’ or even ‘big.’  But I am the quintessential example of weight creeping on slowly over the years.  When I was younger, I could eat whatever I wanted (within reason) and stay the same weight.  That was me my whole life: I didn’t have to fight to be skinny; I was just naturally thin.  As I’ve gotten older, I have found that I can’t just eat whatever I want.  But I […]

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Katie Dress + Random thoughts

Happy Monday!  Did everyone have a nice weekend??  Lance and I went camping and kept our phones off the whole time and it was SO nice.  Honestly, not having our phones was the best part.  It’s amazing how tied we are to them (or I am at least) and how distracting they are.  I was amazed at how easy it was to not use them at all when it wasn’t an option. OK, first up: this dress.  It is SO cute and has been worth every penny.  I was really hesitant about buying it (it’s not cheap and I didn’t NEED it), but I’m so glad I did.  It’s the kind of dress that’s perfect to have in your closet.  […]

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