Weekend Favorites + Giveaway

June 9, 2019

This week was quite the challenging one with a combination of my husband traveling for work and it being the last few days of school. The shop has also been quite busy with gift bag orders and custom prints. I’m so thankful for it all – even though I feel like I’m in a haze – because it makes me appreciate the slower times. I’m on the heels of a weekend away with my girlfriends to celebrate a bachelorette here in downtown San Diego! I loved this time with them and can’t wait to celebrate again at her wedding in July.

With that said, I’m linking up and sharing my favorite moments from this week!

Beginning of the end…

We are in the last couple of weeks of school and I’m pretty jealous of all of my teacher friends whose last day was Friday. Nonetheless, it’s a mad dash to the finish line and thankfully in EAK (early admitting kindergarten) there’s nothing like report cards I have to get done. It’s more like holding onto my sanity as my 20 five year olds think we’re playing the Hunger Games.

We’ve got 9 days left (who’s counting?) and my my coffee be stronger than the wills of my kiddos in these final days.

I’m wishing all of my other teachers and teacher-friends a happy end of the year and many relaxing moments as we all prepare for what comes next!

A new addition to the family.

This week my husband was traveling for work and having him away always tends to add another layer of stress and challenge at home. Grey has been acting out a bit both with me and at school, but thankfully not only did the hubs return home last night, but he brought home a new addition to our family.

Mini has always been my dream car company – I absolutely love the car culture behind it as well as the performance of their vehicles. A couple of years after I first started teaching, I got to a place financially (aka, paid off my credit card debt!) where I could treat myself. I ended up falling in love with my two-seater Mini Coupe roadster and she was everything I could have asked for. I had it specifically made and even received a birth certificate from Mini, haha! But, alas…once it was time to settle down and start a family the Coupe was no longer a viable option for us as a family.

May 18, 2013

Thankfully, over the last few years we were able to get by and only recently did the stars align once more for us. We sold our other car without hassle and it put us in a place where we could begin looking for my Mini once again. This time I knew I wanted a Countryman, which has the space for Greyson and can be our little city car and something to get me to and from work. We test drove a few that were in our budget and for a moment I was about to settle until the hubs found this unicorn of a used Mini.

I couldn’t be happier and it’s surreal to be a Mini mom again. All I need now is a name for her….any suggestions? 😉

Flawless in Five + a GIVEAWAY!

This week I wrote this post sharing all the love I have for the Flawless in Five makeup kit from Beautycounter. It’s so much more than making a commission, for me, it’s all about sharing products I love and that are proven safe to use. The fact that there’s no second guessing about what goes into their makeup and beauty products helps me be reassured that I’m making smart choices for myself and my skin.

In celebration of this, I am also hosting a giveaway for a Beautycounter travel-sized Cleansing Balm! This is another product I absolutely swear by and use daily to cleanse and moisturize my skin. You can enter this giveaway here!

Links I’ve loved this week…

  • This post by Chelsea who gives her recommendations on which books to read this summer and which to skip! I definitely have a summer goal to read at least one new book!
  • This awesome and honest look at new motherhood by Neely!
  • And these job interview tips from Lauren. Now that I’m back in the interview process to find my next teaching job, these tips are super helpful!

I hope you all had a lovely week and found time to slow down this weekend. Monday will be here soon….which means I’ll also be picking a winner for a free travel sized Cleansing Balm from Beautycounter! Be sure to enter my giveaway!!

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