Sunday Update

Hey, y’all! I’ve been quiet for the last few days but I will post this upcoming week. I’ve started back at college after taking a gap year. Between homework, work, and farm chores, I’m exhausted! I am sitting here now taking a break and will start some posts for this week. I want to do a back to school series for both college and high school students. Also, thank you for the several Liebster Award Nominations. Between the nominations a couple of months ago and the nominations this past week, I have been nominated by at least ten people. I really appreciate it and I promise to have a post up this week. Talk to y’all soon!

P.S., I know the picture has nothing do with the post but aren’t Webster and Billings adorable? 🙂

Inspiration Board 5: Owls

Hello ladies! Sorry for getting this up a bit late. I was going to post Liebster Award Round Two but I was having some technical issues so I will post that tomorrow. Also, coming this week is Fashion Friday: Early Autumn Wishlist. Today, I present with you an owl themed inspiration board! I love owls and I know a lot of people do. Plus, with everyone going back to school, I have autumn on my mind. I start online classes this Thursday. I’ve changed schools and I’ll post more about it once I have been in classes a few weeks. If anyone has any ideas on more inspiration boards, let me know in the comments below!

Inspiration Board 5: Owls

Purple tank

Topshop crew neck shirt
$38 –

M&Co owl socks
$4.70 –

Cartoon bag

Bertha dial watch

Nadri pendant jewelry

Owl table lamp

White owl bookend

Owl home accessory

Dot Bo owl teapot

Owl candle

Lunch sack

Face mug

Owl home accessory

Gray home decor

Sunday Reading: My Favorite Blog Posts

I’ll try to post this every Sunday. Here are my favorite blog posts of the week!

Lazy Girl’s Guide to Afternoon Tea by Drained Beauty
Biore Pore Penetrating Charcoal Bar by Sweetaholic Beauty
Seasons Change by Shay
Fall Curb Appeal by Sincerely, Emily Ann
Make Your Hair Happy With Herbal Essences by And On That Note She Wrote
My $4 Home Styling Trick by The Blondie Locks
Sharing my Serenity– and How I do ‘Me Time’ by A Rosie Outlook
Postcards From Paris by Pores for Thought
8 Things About Being an Introvert by Feet Meet World
Understanding the Diderot Effect (And How to Overcome It) by Becoming Minamalist
10 Simple Motivation Tips by Tatiannica
Decorate Using GOLD by Lamia L

What are your favorite blog posts from this past week?

Essential Oils: Tea Tree Oil

My mom and I are on a natural products kick. I’m not sure who started it first but we’ve switched a lot of our makeup, medicines, beauty supplies, etc… over to more natural products. The last few months, we’ve really gotten into essential oils. I thought I’d do a series on essential oils. They won’t be every week because I feel it takes at least month to see the effects of a new product but I will post about an essential oil occasionally! The first essential oil I want to discuss is tea tree oil.

I would like to do some more research on the uses of tea tree oil but I use it for acne. I’ve always found that regular products, especially with salicylic acid, just makes my face break out more. I am very prone to breakouts, especially the week before shark week (if you know what I mean). For a while, I just left my face alone but I am a bit self conscious. I heard that tea tree oil really helps with acne. I started using tea tree oil on my acne about six months ago. I love it! Within an hour of applying it, the pimple hurts a lot less and starts to dry out. Usually by the next day, it’s just a flat little red spot and then it’s gone within 48 hours.

I have naturally oily skin so it seems like I shouldn’t use oil on my face. I don’t put the oil all over. I use it as a spot treatment. I also make sure to wash my face beforehand and use a light, unscented facial moisturizer afterwards.

Also, note that I only use tee tree oil on whiteheads and cystic pimples. I am very prone to blackheads, especially on my nose but I haven’t found a cure to that yet!

Have you tried tea tree oil on your acne before? Did it work for you? Also, what other essential oils do you like to use and why? If you have any suggestions, comment below and I may feature you in a future post!

Fashion Friday: Back to School

I’m back with the second Fashion Friday! It’s back to school time for most college students. I switched to online college a year ago but I still have to go to the testing center to take exams or visit my academic adviser. When you have to sit for an hour listening to a lecture, you want to be comfy. It’s nice to look good  for socializing in between classes too! This is just a little outfit inspiration for a casual day at school. I’ll post a professional school fashion board one Friday soon. Enjoy!
Fashion Friday: Back to School

Velvet cotton t shirt
$88 –

Rag & bone stretch jeans
$405 –

Teva sandals

Dsquared2 backpack

Gold necklace

Black earrings

Black jewelry

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Inspiration Board 4: Crazy Cat Lady

Hello! Sorry for the lack of posts! Life has been crazy lately! Here is an inspiration board for you!
Inspiration Board 4: Crazy Cat Lady

Mini skirt

Dorothy Perkins socks

Cat purse

Kate spade jewelry
$48 –

Cat earrings
$59 –

Geneva watch

Art deco vase

Cyan Design home decor

Magenta ceramic jar

Home wall decor

Cat coffee mug

M Co black throw pillow
$25 –

Pink home decor

Cat box