Something Meaningful

February is a special month for me. It's our giant fur ball Hucklerry's birthday in February andddddd the month that Alan proposed to me.  A year ago TODAY actually! I couldn't have received these rings from Lisa Leonard at a better time. Have you heard of Lisa Leonard? If not, I have to tell you about this company. Of all the jewelry companies I have ever shared about, this is my favorite. Hands down favorite and one you will want to know about. I promise.
Lisa Leonard is all about making timeless, meaningful pieces. Each piece is custom made----hand cut, hammered, polished, drilled, and assembled with care. I love that I can look at this ring as a daily reminder of the love I have for my little family and for the things that are to come in our lives.
I decided to get Alan and I's initials on one ring and then the other ring is Huckleberry's February birthstone! The initial ring is one of their stacked rings and what I love the most about these rings is as we have children, I can add a new ring to them. (Which I 100% plan to do.) Even the birthstone rings if I wanted to keep things more simple. The quality is sooo amazing. Oh. So. Perfect. Genuine gold and the perfect rustic touch. They're so unique in the way they're shaped and touched. I am obsessed. If you're not a gold lover, they also have sterling silver. I know these rings are something I will cherish forever. 
I have a couple of other things on my wishlist (See HERE and HERE) but these rings are my dream rings and I can't tell you how much I love them, you just need to get some for yourself to know. Are you more of a gold lover or silver? What do you love from Lisa Leonard? What meaningful thing would you get put on yours? Check out their website HERE and let me know!



Natural Skin Care by Mad Hippie

Confession time:
For the past few years I've been using a Walmart chemically filled face system. It worked amazing. Amazing amazing amazing. My skin was always clear and I rarely got any zits or pimples. I do, even at my age, have more of an acne prone skin. Here's the problem. My face bleached anything it touched. We haven't had a towel stay non-bleached ever ever ever. Bleaches my pillow cases and towels no matter what I did. I started thinking, "if this is what it does to my towels, what is it actually doing long term on my face?" I've been really conscious of my skin lately. I guess it's because this year I turn 32 and I regret the many years I didn't take care of my skin! Years of tanning beds and a ton of sun exposure. I hope I'm not too late. I'm going to do what I can to really take care of my skin from here on. Last year, I came across this line called Mad Hippie. It is 100% all natural products that are designed especially to nourish your skin and bring back its natural glow. I've been using it for two weeks. I was worried about the effect my sensitive skin would have to change but it has been a smooth transition. No crazy break outs and I can already see a noticeable difference in how my skin feels and looks!!!
 Rather than just get a couple of products and give them a shot, I wanted to get a good complete system and stick to this one brand. I clean my eye makeup off gently with an organic coconut oil (it's cheaper.... then I can dedicate Mad Hippie to just rubbing it on my skin itself and use smaller amounts of it.)  I will say, the price of Mad Hippie did worry me. To continually use it will be around $100 which is a lot compared to the $20 I was spending on my Walmart brand. Something that has set me at ease though is I use very very little product. A little goes a long way. I know and feel it is totally worth it. Especially already seeing a noticeable difference. That is saying a lot seeing as what I was using was working wonders already for me.
The first product I got is the Cream Cleanser. It runs for $16. I use literally a pea size amount. They suggest you rub it on your face for around 20 seconds. I've done so diligently. It is smooth and makes my skin feel completely clean and hydrated. I don't feel dry after using it at all!
After the cream cleanser, they suggest you use a serum. There are a couple of options but I decided to go with the Vitamin C serum. It is more of a splurge at $34 but just like the cream cleanser, I drop a peas size amount and it more than covers my whole face AND neck. I've been especially focusing this serum on my wrinkled areas, which is why I chose this one because it has ingredients that help plump up the skin and help reduce wrinkles. Best of all, this doesn't sting at all when applied. They do sell Mad Hippie at a few stores. Luckily I found this easy at Natural Grocers but I wouldn't mind ordering it online too.
Lastly, I of course needed a face cream. This one runs at $26. It's light and refreshing and a little goes a long way just as all the other products have proven. This one is packed with Peptides and actives and it has a really nice subtle smell. 
 These products are bonus's to what I already use. To be honest, I want to try all their products eventually. I've seriously loved them. 

The first is this eye cream. It helps with bags and crows feet. It has ingredients like chamomile and vitamin C. It's $25.
Out of the two I think this Facial Oil is a must have. I use a tiny drop at night just on my troubled dry areas and it does wonders! It's $25. If you want to just try one of their products, try this one. It's amazing.

I want to continue to share my progress with Mad Hippie and as I add other products in, I will let you know how I like them. Overall, this has been the best thing to happen to my face in a long time. I would highly recommend it.



Vintage Skirt

I recently found this vintage skirt at a thrift store. I love its minimal feel and it's a great length to keep me warm in these still cold months here. 

Happy Sunday!!

Outfit details:
Vintage skirt (similar HERE)
Thrifted Boden heels (similar HERE)
Thrifted Zara coat (similar HERE)


Wintery Second Hand Look

This wintery warm outfit consists of Pendleton, Danner, Nena and Co., and Patagonia. There is one...yes only ONE!!! item that isn't second hand. Which item would you guess is it? Disclaimer: I'm not counting my $13 leggings and my $4 JCrew sale socks hehe.
I have been coveting wanting a pair of Danner boots for-ev-er!!! They cost $360 new. And might I add they never go on sale. I've watched and watched and checked. So...Alan gave me the thumbs up to get a pair. I saved up the money, yes, $360, to buy them. I've never paid that much for one item in my life. Here comes the kicker. I've scoured EBay and Poshmark for months just seeing if a more affordable pair would come up. Most were just around $50 less (not worth it especially if they don't fit. Much smarter to buy them new and have the chance to return them.) Anyway, this is probably becoming a longer story than it needs to be. I checked one last time and a pair popped up on Poshmark! They were an older version and the laces didn't quite look right...She had them listed at $150 so I decided "what the heck...I'll give them a shot!" I made an offer of $130 and she accepted! When I got the boots I couldn't believe the condition they were in. NO WEAR WHATSOEVER! The laces weren't original to the boot. Which isn't a big deal but they were an orangey red that I just didn't like. I got on Danner's website, ordered a pair of their laces, and vuala. Some may think this is way too much work but for me, the thrill of the hunt and then the success is so worth it! I saved over $200 which now means I have that money to get a few other things. hehehe. So now, you know that the boots are not the one item that isn't second hand.
 The beanie is Pendleton and the bag is Nena and Co. Both I found second hand at Uptown Cheapskate. I paid $9 for the beanie and you ready for it? $40 for the bag! The bag retails for $288. To be honest, they're worth every penny. Very beautifully made bags with genuine leather. So you can imagine my excitement to find this one. Uptown Cheapskate is my favorite ever. Yes, you spend more than a regular thrift store, but if you know your brands, you're still getting a killer deal. 

The Patagonia coat I've been wanting all winter and it finally went on sale. So I purchased it new but I looked at it as an investment piece. In Idaho, we have cold cold winters so I wanted something long and cozy. It will be a coat I can have forever. It retails for $300, I found it for $190. So...There goes my $360 I saved up for the one pair of boots. I got a pair of boots and a nice Patagonia coat. I'd say thats a win. 

I'll include links to all these items for you if you want to get more info on them!
PS I have a love hate relationship with this little small town post office. They're closed from 12-1:30 for lunch (I've gone there between that time.) Then they close at 3:30 in the afternoon! (Went there today at 3:40) I go there because I know it's not as busy and have learned my lesson to check the times every single time before I go. hahaha.



Husbands Sunnies

This sort of outfit makes me happy. I mean leggings and a tee topped with a perfect leather jacket? How can you go wrong with it. And...because these are my husbands sunnies but he left them in my car so you know what that means??
Color by Amber always has the most fun accessories. I love them because they're comfortable to wear and stackable. Best of all they're unique and eco-friendly. You gotta check out all their items and see whats new on their website HERE.
Now can you guess what is second hand?? I am wearing Madewell, Nike, ASOS, and Diff and two items are second hand. But I'm not gonna tell you. Thats the best part about it. You can't tell can you?

Outfit details:
Madewell leather jacket (old)
Thrifted Nike sneakers (similar HERE)



This past weekend we spent with Alan's family. Saturday we spent in Logan...Went for a river walk, lunch at BlueBird (where we had our wedding dinner!!) and a little thrifting.
This was the alley we walked away as newly husband and wife. It will always have a special place in my heart.
Monday we decided to go to the Golden Spike Historic site where they have old railroad tracks that ultimately connected NYC to San Francisco. Very cool to learn about and see. 

 The little girls were sworn in as Jr. Rangers and got legit badges!
I got several pictures of him but of course this is the obvious one to pick to share. He's mine forever.

Another weekend adventure down, a million more to go.