Monday, July 31, 2017

Trip to Washington

Last month we made a trip over to Washington to visit my grandparents. The drive is SO LONG. It takes about 10 hours to get there and it is a super boring drive, except for the last 3ish hour when we start getting toward Portland and then heading north. It ended up being a short trip, but it was so nice to visit! We only had two full days with my grandparents, plus one day where we had to drive up to SeaTac to take my brother to the airport as he was going to be flying to France. After dropping him off we were able to go visit my aunt and see my cousins, so that was really nice!

I never seem to take as many pictures as I hope to, but here are a few random pictures from our trip:
Somewhere along the Columbia river | Mt Hood off in the distance      
My grandparents have lots of bird feeders around their house, and when they said they had a lot of gold finches around, I was expecting to see a few but I had no idea they had this many! There were tons of them all the time flying around feeding! There is a power line near by and the birds will line up on the line and take turns feeding. I was amazed at how many there was! They were fun to watch too!
One day we went on a walk with my grandpa and he took us out on a logging road then on a trail through the woods. I always enjoy going for hikes and it was nice to go walk through the trees!
On our way back we made a quick stop at Multnomah falls. It's just directly off of I-84, so we made a quick trip over to get some pictures and got back on our way!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Five for Friday

Hello and welcome to my Five for Friday! I am linking up with Cup of Tea Bright on a BudgetDella Devoted, and BYBMG!

1. It seems hard to believe (at least for me!) but this is my 300th post! I can't believe I've written 300 blog posts! 

2. My mom and I went to Target earlier this week and I picked up a couple of things from the Dollar Spot. Washi tape is always one of my favorite things to buy, and you can always use a cute notepad! 
3. If for some crazy reason you haven't seen the trailer for season 2 of Stranger Things, here it is! We are so excited for the new season! 

4. I finally have been working on some scrapbooking the last couple of weeks. I seem to get kind of stuck and won't work on it for a while, but I guess I have been in a creative mood lately and been wanting to work on it! I really need to get caught up, so I need to do as much as I can while I actually am in the mood for it! haha. 
5. In case you missed it, I shared a Currently post as well as review of the June Target beauty box!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

June Target Beauty Box Review

Masque Bar Soothing Sheet Mask: I did not like this mask at all! First off, I noticed it had an unpleasant perfume scent. This was also somewhat of a difficult mask to put on as it had a lot of weird cut outs and flaps all over (nothing like in the image!) And once it was on, my face felt like it was burning. Needless to say, I ended up taking it off pretty quickly!
Hawaiian Tropic Island Sport Sunscreen: I haven't tried this yet, but Hawaiian Tropic is usually a pretty good brand so I imagine it will work!

NYX Gotcha Covered Concealer in Medium: This color was way too dark for me and the formula was really thick and gooey. It seemed to have okay coverage, but since it was so thick it just didn't blend well.
john frieda beach blonde sea salt spray: This did absolutely nothing for me. I followed the directions exactly and I just didn't really get any curl. Immediately after spraying it on, I had a little bit of wave, but as soon as it dried it kind of straightened out. The scent is okay and it didn't leave too much of a residue. But unfortunately this just didn't work for me. 

The directions say to use it on dry hair, but maybe it would work better with wet? Then again, it says its for beach blonde, and I'm not blonde, so maybe that was the problem! ;)

Schick Hydro Silk Women's Razor: This razor is pretty nice! I didn't feel the razor blade at all (Since we've all used crappy razors that feel like they're scraping your skin off!) It literally glides across your skin and the moisturizing strip left my skin feeling soft and smooth. Probably my favorite product in this box. Especially since good razors are expensive (but worth it!) and it's nice to get one practically for free!
Sinful Colors Nail Polish in Clad in Plaid: This color is pretty bright for my liking. I have used Sinful Colors nail polish in the past and liked the formula, but I will probably pass on this shade.

Aussie 3-Minute Miracle Treatment Conditioner: This is a product I am already using and I really like it. It does a great job giving my hair moisture and leaving my hair feeling smooth and soft. The only negative is the scent it a little strong. So if you are sensitive to smells you might want to smell it for yourself in store before buying. But otherwise I definitely recommend it! 

Have you tried any of these products? Are there any you would like to try?

Monday, July 24, 2017


Working on - I've been working on the blog itself lately. I've got several posts scheduled and I've been working on a bunch of posts as well! I also added a shop feature over on the sidebar, and I just need to update my about me page then I should be done for a little while!

Looking forward to - Going to Washington next month. I always look forward to seeing my grandparents, and I'm really looking forward to some cooler temperatures! 

Watching - I've been watching America's Got Talent, Dateline, and Broadchurch.

Reading - I just started Every Deadly Kiss by Steven James.

Trying - To find some different dinner recipes. I'm kind of tired of my usual recipes. I made some chicken, black bean, and corn quesadillas last night for dinner and they turned out pretty good!

Needing - To finish up the scrapbook I've been working on. I actually got two pages done this weekend! Which is a lot for me lately. I haven't really done much on it in quite a while.  

Wishing - Summer was over. Or at least the hot weather part of it! 9:00 here and it's still over 90°! It's just so annoying when it's too hot to do anything.

What have you been up to lately?