Y'all I feel like I'm finally getting back in the swing of things and posting consistently and it's making me so happy. I never fell out of love with blogging. I enjoy having a space to write out all my thoughts and an excuse to take pictures.
But this past year being my first year of teaching, really and truly totally kicked my butt. I felt totally overwhelmed and exhausted at the end of each day.
However, this year (going back in the middle school classroom again) I have a game plan to stay motivated, productive and over all happier.
My Weekly Personal Goals: workout at least 6x a week (which will actually start back as soon as my wisdom teeth removal is all healed), blog 4-5x a week and set aside time to spend quality time with Thomas.
|via @sheike on instagram|
Now onto my five random things this Friday...
one. speaking of goals...
another blog related goal is to continue to improve my photography. especially of people (I feel pretty confident in my food photography). this will come in handy when I find deals on clothes I want to share as well as when my family expands I'll want to be able to capture memories. PLEASE send me your tips or blog posts with tips.
two. The Estée Edit...
I recently received four products from the new Estée Lauder line: The Estée Edit. I got the Beam Team, Flash Illuminator, Pore Vanishing Stick and (saving the best for last) The Barest Lipcolor: 05 In the Buff. So far I am HEAD OVER HEELS for the nude lip they sent me. It is incredibly soft, moisturizing and the perfect color. I am also digging how smooth the pore vanishing stick goes on and leaves my pores looking "blurred" and skin soft.
The verdict is still out on the first two products--that is until my chipmunk cheeks go down and I can properly try them out. So look out for a full post on these items, and until I encourage you to pick up the pore vanishing stick and the barest lipcolor (available exclusively at Sephora).
|The Barest Lipcolor 05 In the Buff|
[outfit details here]
three. key lime pies...
My MIL is craaaaaazy about key lime pies, I'm guessing because she grew up in Miami, FL. This recipe that I found yesterday from Mary Makes Good. I just might have to make this recipe this weekend.
four. motivation wanted...
Did you catch my post last week about staying motivated and healthy while on vacation? Trust me these tips are tried and true and guaranteed to work if you implement all five.
five. babies moccs...
It seems like everyone I know is having a baby these days. Slight exaggeration may have been used in that last sentence but I am definitely in that stage where everyone is getting married and having babies. And I'm L O V I N G it. I'm actually working on a post related to this but in the mean time...these baby moccs #allthehearteyes And Olly Oaks is currently having a sale (only on their instagram) where they solid colors are $12 and her new "over the rainbow" moccs are $15 and she has a code to get them 30% off on her instagram..grab them up while you can!
Happy Friday. And extra cheers for blogging three days in a row! Are you obsessed over baby moccs too? Have you heard of the new Estée Edit line? What are your weekend plans? Follow along with me on snapchat (mary_timmerman).
I received the Estée Edit products in this post complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes. All opinions are my own.