Morning routine

Here is my morning routine when I am definitely not working and I have myself together.

Morning routine on work days includes rolling out of bed and grabbing coffee on the go...
So without further adieu:

7:00 - I don't need an alarm clock because Baker is usually waking me up by now nuzzling me in the face. You can't fight this one, I have to get up and take her on a short walk.


(but seriously, can you say no to this?)

7:20 - Come back in and feed Baker, then make something to eat, usually I've made croissants ahead of time or scramble eggs with toast and fruit. 

7:30 - My favorite part of my morning is sitting down in front of my computer and doing my devotional time with the she reads truth blog. 

8:00 - After my devo I now head off to my pure barre class. I love getting my workout finished early on, it sets a good tone for the day.

9:00 - After class I will either go grab some coffee for T and I at our local coffee shop or go get some groceries for the dinner I've planned ahead to make.


(this stuff. praise him.)

9:30 - Back home for a shower and to look through my to-do list on what my day is going to look like. This is usually when T starts grunting for coffee. We can't make any plans unless he has had coffee in him.


(tonight I'm making Ina's beef stew from her Back to Basics book, the beef is marinating in cabernet all day today. delicious.)

That's what a morning looks like for me on my off days!  See any resemblance to yours?!

xx-J
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Winter Skin Care Routine

With the season changing it's time to update my skin care routine. The air is now turning cold and dry, and that is not good for my skin. Here are a couple of items I like to use to fight what the winter air does to my skin!


To start off with during the day I will prime my face with Bliss Daily Detoxifying Facial Toner and follow up with Royal Apothic Firming Eye Treatment.


For my body I use Lubriderm on my legs, I have sensitive skin and this works really well in helping to prevent breakouts after shaving, it helps that it is fragrance free.
 For the rest of my body I usually switch between my favorite lotion Simpatico Ambergris and First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream, I use FAB 2-3 times a week and the Simpatico the rest of the week.


For my face I always use Kiehls Midnight Recovery Concentrate and I usually use the midnight eye concentrate(not pictured) as well. I love this stuff, I wake up and my skin has an amazing glow to it. Over that I usually put on a moisturizer, I have been trying out Eucerin Redness Relief for about a week now. I have redness around my cheeks and nose and I have heard good things about this one. During the day I usually use Kiehls Panthenol Protein Moisturizing Face Cream


 Another product I use about 3-4 times a week is Kiehls Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, this stuff works! My skin is amazingly smooth after putting this on, I usually wear this under my daily facial cream.

Any other products I'm missing? Any better ideas for redness relief? What is your go-to winter skin care routine? Let me know! 

xx-J

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Tuesday Quotes


um, aren't these the cutest?! I found them at Homegoods, of course.

Happy Happy November!
November is so special to me for so many reasons, my anniversary, my dogs birthday, and Thanksgiving! 
These quotes are all verses on thankfulness! 

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. - Colossians 3:15-17

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. - Philippians 4:6

 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. -1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Remember this month to be thankful to the Lord for everything he has given you and be kind to others! 

xx-J



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perfect product



I received this body lotion sometime last year in a Popsugar box and it has been my go to for winter.
As the air changes so does my beauty routine. 
This is a thicker cream that has a lighter fragrance to it but still heavy enough to make my skin feel smooth all day. There are different scents but I cannot get away from this one, Ambergris.


I'd love to know more about your winter routines and changes. I'm always looking for new products to try!
xx-J






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