12.30.2016

I'm A Liar and Counter Tops!

Several times I've sat down to write part 2 of my skin care post and after drudging through a few products, I start to bore myself. Like, bad. I wish I possessed the gift to make acne sound captivating, but it's just not in the cards for me. If you're at all interested in what I've been using, let me know and I'll get the information to you. Otherwise, I'm going to skip that and get back to more important things...


...Things like cuddles from this little firecracker. If you haven't had a hug/cuddle session from Brynlie, you haven't lived -- truly lived.
She more than makes up for her tantrums in cuddles and entertainment. She's a cuddle pro and when she's in the right mood, she can have us sucking wind, crying like babies, and nearly wetting ourselves from laughter.


Ok, I guess I lied. I have one skin care thing to share with you.


I heard about this body butter from a Youtuber, Jaclyn Hill, who also has super sensitive skin like myself. I looked it up just to find out the price and was pleasantly surprised. She usually mentions outrageously pricey products and this one wasn't too bad. I wasn't at all interested until I started reading more on the website and then my interest was peaked.
My skin gets super dry in the winter so I decided to give the unscented version a try after talking myself into it (and out of it, and back into it, then out of it again...). It was out of stock but I placed an order anyway and actually forgot about it. It arrived the day after Christmas and was like a surprise gift from myself since I totally spaced purchasing it a while ago! It's hand made with all natural ingredients which is awesome. I've been using it 5 days and I am already a believer. It is AMAZING!!
For as long as I can remember I've had really dry, cracked skin on my feet. I've been applying it to my feet and hands at night and my feet are now baby soft! I can't believe it! My hands are doing pretty well also. They can get painfully dry after working on the house and this stuff fixes them right up! I don't need to keep reapplying like other lotions. I've even noticed it softening my gym callouses, which is actually kind of a bad thing... I've spent a long time building up those man hands! Don't take them from me! But I'm in love and I don't think I can go back to anything else now. I tried using it on my legs tonight. That'll be the real test since those are the most sensitive on my body. Fingers crossed! You can find this and other products on their website, Here.


This freaking stuff....
If I was Egyptian I would be buried with it. Heck, I'm not Egyptian and I still might request to be buried with it, just in case I picked the wrong religion. It is so good and so darn addicting! If I'm not careful I can easily polish off an entire bag in 15 minutes. Costco used to carry ginormasized bags, but of course now that I'm a Boom-Chick-A-Pop disciple, they've stopped. But Smith's had it on sale and I stocked up. So don't you worry your pretty little head; I have plenty to get me nice and fat.


Yesterday was a good day. I planned to blog last night about the happenings but the second I pulled out the computer, Comcast had an area-wide network problem and the internet was down for many hours. Oh how I miss my blogging app! Wah!!!


Anyway, yesterday we got our counter tops!!!


The lady at the slab yard told us when we picked them out that it was Quartz, but the manufacturer told us they're marble. So we aren't really sure... but they're so pretty! They have a gorgeous sparkle to them that the camera doesn't really pick up. I am in love. So, so in love. Assuming he doesn't reschedule again, the rest of the cabinets should be installed next week. So that's exciting!


We also made major progress on the fireplace!
Tiling this was my project while the counters were installed. I couldn't stop starting at it the whole rest of the day! That tile is even prettier than I imagined! Of course we still need to grout, finish the moldings, patch the nail holes, caulk, and paint... but it's starting to look so bomb!! This is what the fireplace looked like before:
Huge change! I cannot wait to be done and move in and get before/after pictures put together!Eek!!


Tomorrow we have our annual ice skating with the Hagloch side of the family thingy all day so we won't be working on it, but I am really excited to see the family and hang out.


I hope everyone has a happy and safe New Years Eve! See you, soon!

1 comment:

Amy said...

So so beautiful!!