Midweek greetings everyone! Right now&#8217s post is a small bit of everything, a smorgasbord of what&#8217s occurring in my existence and favored items since I have no projects or spaces to share this week. Allow&#8217s commence with residence improvement. My aunt will be moving into the Las Vegas property in July, she&#8217s my mom&#8217s ideal friend and offered her residence in southern California so she will be residing there even though seeking for a home to buy, she may remain as small as three or as lengthy as 6 months which is completely fine with me, I could use a break from the back and forth journeys.&#160

Just before she arrives, I&#8217m beneath pressure to finish the kitchen and bathroom that are halfway completed. On my latest trip the countertops were put in hooray! I&#8217m so really fired up about the Caesarstone quartz countertops and the faucets are in also (not shown). Up coming up is backsplash tile and lighting for the two spaces and appliances in the kitchen, it all should be finished by the 4th of July so I&#8217ll be spending a handful of weeks out there in June to make sure it all occurs. Much to do!

caesarstone countertops in kitchen


master vanity top

I also styled an outside room for hayneedle &#8211 the area will be featured on their website in June, I&#8217ll share the hyperlink when it goes reside, here&#8217s a little peek.

outdoor pillows

On the subject of fitness, I&#8217m began creating it a priority in my life final summer time and it&#8217s the new standard for me which is a wonderful place to be mentally and physically, especially considering that I was far far more sedentary prior to. I perform out almost every single day by setting aside a single hour for action and usually combine it up to keep away from boredom. When individuals inquire me what I&#8217m training for my response is usually &quotfor life!&quot even though I&#8217m speaking with some pals about instruction for a Tough Mudder next 12 months.

I&#8217m in fairly good shape, more powerful than I&#8217ve ever been in my life. Matt bought me a new bike for Mother&#8217s Day, I take calming rides all around town as soon as or twice a week. I lift weights at the fitness center at least twice a week for more powerful legs, chest, arms, and back with weights, kettle bells, and medication balls. I mentioned before I also take fitness kickboxing courses, individuals are my favored. I&#8217ve identified there&#8217s practically nothing like beating the hell out of a punching bag to make you feel excellent. I also uncover myself watching much more action movies with hard chicks that kick butt. Coincidence? I think not.

fitness kickboxing

The sweat a ton and it actually tightens my core, the class offers me that truly feel very good euphoria that comes from an extreme exercise. I by no means considered I&#8217d get to a area where I in fact crave that feeling but it&#8217s happened. I also started taking bikram yoga once a week if I can squeeze it into my routine, it&#8217s far more challenging due to the heat but the stretching poses really feel wonderful. A note of encouragement: no matter what it is that gets you moving and tends to make you really feel good, do it. Your physique will thank you with outcomes.&#160

We all know how difficult it is to uncover a excellent pair of jeans that fit proper. Last 12 months I found that the White Residence Black Marketplace petite jeans match me ideal, but then I discovered jeggings, yes jeggings, for females and the clouds parted. What&#8217s much better than the stretch of a yoga pant but search of jeans, I ask you? My favored are the American Eagle brand and I have them in dark wash and black and put on them so significantly I may need to have an intervention.


For skin care, I&#8217ve been making use of much more oils on my face recently, they&#8217re moisturizing and help fight people pesky fine lines. What ever Helen Mirren is making use of, I&#8217ll have what she&#8217s having. Meanwhile, the three I rotate are Josie Maran Argan Oil Light (nighttime), Ole Henriksen Pure Reality Youth Activating Oil (daytime), and Suki Nourishing Facial Oil (anytime).*

good facial oils

My two favorite daytime moisturizers are Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation and Mario Badescu Cellufirm Moisturizer. At evening the anti-aging battle continues with the facial oils and Mario&#8217s Peptide Renewal Cream. I not too long ago invested in a Clarisonic Cleanser tool and it&#8217s soooo great for deep cleansing and exfoliation. *affiliate hyperlinks!

skin care

On the topic of travel, we have no huge family members trip ideas for the summer season other than two separate weeks in Las Vegas in June. I&#8217m taking a journey to NYC with my sister in September, she lives in Salt Lake City so I don&#8217t get to see her really usually but we manufactured a pact to get a journey with each other every two many years and just enjoy Manhattan. We had the ideal time on our last trip. I&#8217ve noticed all the touristy stuff, I&#8217m more interested in hidden community gems and the ideal of Brooklyn. Suggestions?

We are officially booked for our 3 week trip to Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia in November. I&#8217m SO Excited to be journeying to these countries. four nights in Fiji, six nights in New Zealand (South Island), and 12 nights in Australia. Thank you so significantly for all of your amazing suggestions on the place to go, what to see, what to consume. In Australia, we will spend time in Brisbane/Gold Coast and Sydney, but we&#8217re torn whether to go south to Melbourne for a city encounter or north to Cairns to see the Great Barrier Reef, but we&#8217re leaning toward Cairns. Thoughts?&#160


I haven&#8217t traveled internationally by plane in 10 many years so I welcome any travel tips you have for navigating airports and cities on that side of the planet. Any ideas you can share on extended flights in excess of the Pacific to foreign nations with little ones? And how do we keep alive whilst driving on the opposite side of the street due to the fact this seems extremely strange to me.

driving in australia

That will be an journey.

What&#8217s the most current with you? Identified a fantastic elegance merchandise or pair of jeans recently? Enjoying a new fitness regimen? Traveling anywhere exciting this summer season?


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