October has been a busy month for us! Cooler temperatures ushered in Fall and we pulled out the Halloween decorations and made pumpkin spice cookies.
The kids had Fall break and we decided to load up and head to St. Louis. They had a blast at the City Museum!
My husband and I turned 40 last week and we celebrated with friends in Cabo. The weather was perfect, the views were unbeatable, and the company was even better! I think I’m going to enjoy this next chapter of my life. 🙂
The last stop on our anniversary road trip was Yellowstone National Park. We spent the entire day there and easily could have stayed one more day! There was so much to see.
We drove around the park and just stopped whenever we saw something that looked intriguing. This spot was a surprise because we couldn’t actually see it from the road. We were walking to see something that was listed on our park map and came across this. The photo doesn’t aptly show the vibrant blue color of the water. It was stunning in person!
Of course, we had to make a stop to see Old Faithful. 🙂 There are tentative times that are listed for it to erupt based on historical activity, but you still need to get there early on so that you can have a spot to sit. There are always tons of people there and if you want to be up front to get good pictures, then arrive early and wait.
This park is on our list to return to with our children. I think maybe on our next trip, we’ll rent a trailer and camp inside the park!
I am so excited to share that Young Living now offers a chemical-free makeup line…Savvy Minerals! Free of cheap fillers and synthetics. Savvy Minerals makeup is vegan, not tested on animals, ideal for sensitive skin and provides beautiful, buildable color for all day wear.
Choosing your foundation color… a few tips!
Here are some tips for selecting the right foundation color for YOU…
1. Check Your Veins
Look at the veins inside your wrist. If they look more blue, you likely have cool undertones. If they look greenish, then you’re warm.
2. The Jewelry Trick
If you look better in silver jewelry, your skin may be cool. If you look better in gold jewelry, your more likely to be warm.
3. The Neutral Test
Think about what neutral shades flatter you best. If your skin, eyes, and fave look better in bright white or black hues then you are a cool tone. If you look better in ivory, off-whites, and brown/tan shades, then you are a warm tone.
4. Eye and Hair Color
Your natural eye and hair colors can help figure out your coloring. Cool-toned women usually have eyes that are blue, gray, or green and have blonde, brown, or black hair with blue, silver, violet, and ash undertones. Warm-toned women usually have brown, amber, or haze eyes with strawberry blonde, red, brown, or black hair with gold, red, or orange undertones.
5. The Sun’s Effects
When you’re out in the sun, does your skin turn a golden-brown, or does it burn and turn pink first? If you fit into the former category, you’re warm-toned, while cool tones tend to burn.
For your face:
We have two different bronzers, one for light skin (Crowned all Over) and one for darker or more sun-kissed skin (Summer Loved).
There are three blushes: Smashing, I Do Believe You’re Blushin’, and Passionate.
8 eye shadows: shown in the image below.
Jetsetter eyeliner that you can use the Misting Spray to create a liquid liner (spray in lid and dip eye liner brush to create a liquid) or wear dry for a softer liner.
Multitasker: dark brown color that can be used on brows, as eyeliner or as eye shadow.
For your lips:
The two gloss colors are Embrace (nude-y peach) and Abundance (light pink) and they are both infused with Peppermint oil. 🙂
Choose from four lipsticks: On a Whim, Day Dream, Wish, and Uptown Girl. They are moisturizing and give you a really pretty and natural color.
Misting spray: one of our favorite products! You can spray this on your makeup brush for a creamier foundation application (spray on the brush and then swirl in cap with tapped out foundation). Includes aloe, cedarwood, geranium, lavender, and rose oil. Can be used to set your makeup as well.
Diamond Dust: a setting powder that gives you a finished, air brushed look. Smoothes and blurs fine lines and pores.
If you haven’t joined Young Living as a wholesale member yet to get exclusive pricing on the Savvy Minerals line, you can join here!
After falling in love with Glacier National Park and the town of Whitefish, MT, we headed south to Wyoming. During the planning stage of this trip, I read several suggestions about the Grand Tetons. To maximize our travel time, I settled on a ranch that rested between Yellowstone National Park and the Grand Tetons. The main building housed the office and a restaurant and then there were about 10 individual cabins spread out across the property.
We stayed at the Turpin Meadow Ranch for 3 nights. The longest stay along our entire trip! It’s location allowed us to head South one day to visit the Tetons and then North the next day to explore Yellowstone. The Tetons were breath-taking!
We spent the day just driving around and pulling over whenever we found a place to take pictures. I snapped this photo as we were driving away from the mountains, heading back to our cabin. The water was so calm and the area was so quiet because no one else was around. We welcomed the change of pace from our visit to GNP.