It's been awhile since I've done a Currently Loving post... call it lack of inspiration... call it insufficient blog time.
I swear, guys, I'm not hanging out at home during the day watching soaps!
Pinky promise. :)
How about a few things I'm currently loving at the moment?
I'm really loving her scrapbooking aesthetic. Her light, tonal, layered, somewhat minimilist vibe really appeals to me. And when I'm laying in bed at night with the iPad - I sometimes venture over to her Garden Girls page on Two Peas and have a look around and admire her work. Her blog underscores her talent and also gives a nice narrative glimpse into her daily life at home and her process. You should check her out, mos def.
Here's a sample layout of her's that I love... click it to go to her Garden Girls Page...
Avalon Organics Lavender Exfoliating Enzyme Facial Scrub
Really loving this. Found it at my local grocer quite by accident and liked the ingredient list (and lack of yucky stuff) so I gave it a whirl. I must say, I'm hooked, and will be replacing my tube when this runs out. It's a good amount of grit - I use it daily... but it doesn't overly dry or irritate my skin. There are a few essential oils (which haven't done anything to break out my acne prone skin) that replenish/keep the moisture intact when I rinse the grit away.
It also smells fantastic.
Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation Moisturizer
I decided to venture into a few of the other Ole Henriksen products since I love his TRUTH SERUM so much... This daily moisturizer is light and non-greasy. No breakouts after 3 weeks so far... and I think the combo of the exfoliant above and the good stuff in this moisturizer have my skin feeling brighter and perfectly balanced. :)
Ole Henriksen Ultimate Eye Lift Gel
This little guy has also been a great addition to my skin care arsenal lately. It instantly cools and reduces any puffiness... and I feel like it's helping with the onset of my crows feet. I've not been using THAT long to indicate a massive wrinkle reduction... but I like this product nonetheless. Trying to stay a little ahead of the game in the anti-aging department never hurts, I suppose.
Birkenstock Gizeh Sandals in Cockatoo
With the pregnancy at the 6 month mark, and outdoor temperatures on the rise around here (thank heaven)... I knew investing in a cute but supportive pair of sandals for the summer would be important. While I can't stop the swelling of my ankles - I can combat the problem with good arch support, yes?
I found my pair on Rue La La during one of their flash sales a month or so ago for $49.90 (they are regularly $89.90) - but the site I'm linking you to has a pretty good deal on them too. :)
Because who wants to drink hot coffee in the springtime anyway?
I like to skip the morning brew and have a large iced in the afternoon instead. Decaf, of course. Don't need this baby jumping around inside my belly any more furiously than it already is.
Essie Turquoise and Caicos Polish
I'm really digging this shade. Have had it on my toes for two weeks now and love it everytime I look down. Because it compliments my new Birks, maybe?
Pic Tap Go App for iPhone
Been using this app to edit/post my iPhone photos for about two weeks. I love the ability to layer the effects, and adjust the strength of each one. It also allows you to post straight into Instagram or other social media. :)
Over App for iPhone
I downloaded this app the same day as PicTapGo... I use it to add text to my iPhone pix... It's super easy.
Below is a pic I edited with PicTapGo and added text to with Over.
Good techy combo.
Handmade art from Etsy.
First a little backstory...
Clark is currently renovating one of the bedrooms to house the two bigger childrens.... in anticipation of the new baby's arrival. He is building a swanky new set of built-in-style-bunk-beds complete with a new side closet and under bed drawers (we are more desperate for storage space than sleeping accommodations at this point), privacy curtains, notched out cubbies at the foot of each bed... individually mounted wall sconce reading lights, and a rolling library-style ladder are underway.
Here's a peek at the work currently in progress...
I have purchased a few things for this room (that valance will be adios'd) - namely this chevron style jute rug from Pottery Barn... and these two ombre lumbar pillows - one in green and one in pink from Target (which match, but will look good on a girl/boy set of bunks)...
But the item I am most excited about is this Pinterest find that I bought on Etsy last week.... an 11x14 print by California-based illustrator, Emily McDowell.
This was the last thing Peter Pan ever said to Wendy, before she grew up. And it melts my heart.
I will be keeping a keen eye on Emily's other creations... click the pick above to be taken to her Etsy shop. Love her stuff.
I purchased this distressed frame 11x14 from Amazon which will be arriving this week to put it in.
I'll keep y'all posted on the progress as it comes along. :)
Gotta get the two big kids moved in before we can even think about digging out the crib from the attic once more. (YAY!!!)
That does it for this time guys!