Tag: summer

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Beat the Heat

How on earth are we supposed to beat the heat when it is so hot everywhere. To deny that global warming is an issue is a topic for a whole new day. That said, it’s hot, hot, hot. It’s not even that enjoyable level of hot where you feel happy being outside. It becomes more of a question of “but, do I have to go outside?” Some of you may love the heat and humidity that feels like it’s frying your organs from the inside out. Some of us are just the weaker kind of humans. However, in all serious, […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

Summer Date Night Look (Melt-Proof)

Summer is becoming a beast and while we want to spend time outdoors, there’s a true issue of our makeup melting off! Date night becomes a challenge because it’s still 80+ degrees in the evening and what’s a girl to do!? Here are my melt-proof trips for summer date nights. You might still get sweaty and some makeup might dissipate (we’re not using permanent paint here, folks), but you won’t look like this below. Hope you like the tips and find them useful. nbsp;   Skin Prep I start prepping my skin with Amazonia Skincare Active Reversal Treatment Daily Wrinkle […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

5 Best Summer Family Activities

What better time to really connect and grow memories with your family than summer time? With the days being much longer, there’s plenty of sunlight after dinner for a nice walk or bike ride. Summer is also when kids are off school and if you’re lucky enough to be at home with the kids, there are plenty of summer activities for them to do right now such as swimming, soccer, gymnastics, and karate. When we think of summer family activities, we might also think that it might cost a fortune. After all, kids are expensive even if you strive to […]

Home & Family, Well Being

5 Easy Refreshing Summer Drinks

Did anyone feel the wrath of summer with 120F degree temperatures in Phoenix? People were seriously baking cookies in their vehicles. Something about that seems so right and so wrong at the same time. Yet, we are barely halfway through this summer and we need to find delicious, refreshing drinks to keep us hydrated. There’s only so much plain cold water we can drink before we start looking for a soda to give our taste buds some excitement. Here are some favorite and easy recipes that we’ve been using since it became uber hot. These recipes will feel like a […]

Big Picture, Productivity & Planning

How to Keep Up With Your Summer Goals

Can’t we take a break from our goals during summer? It’s time to relax, enjoy the long days, and to be honest, it’s too hot to really do anything. Sitting next to a fan or being at the beach seems to be the only viable options to surviving the heat. Thinking about goals in the heat becomes a distant memory because you’re sleepy, thirsty, and overall fatigued. To be honest, keeping up with your summer goals isn’t about getting a pretty planner or pens. Your motivation is waxing and waning and literally melting with the heat. You don’t have the […]

Beauty, Clean Cosmetics

No-Makeup Makeup for Summer

Happy Summer, everyone, and this means no-makeup makeup until Fall! It’s late May and I’m already sweating the moment that I step outside! On extremely hot days aka all of the summer, I like to keep my makeup pretty minimal. I’ll do something simple during the day and dress it up at night with some eyeliner and a bold lip. This look is obviously pretty laid back and carefree. A few products and a few minutes and ta-da, you’re ready for a day at the park and in the heat! Base I started by applying Kari Gran Three Six Five […]

Health & Fitness, Well Being

Holistic Approach to Great Abs

Summer is coming and that means abs and swimsuit weather will soon be upon us. This is not your average fitness article. I am not going to promise you a six pack in six weeks. Instead, I want to tell you about holistic fitness and offer an approach to getting great abs that are accessible to all skill levels and body types. Below I will outline my approach to improving your core.   Attitude Your abdominal muscles do more than just look good. They support your back and upper body. No matter your skill level or body type, improving your […]