I’m not a health authority but with a medical work background I’ve always been strict about my kit and cleaning protocols. With this pandemic, I’ve been using the extra time to study and get ready to do makeup and hair at weddings as soon as it’s safe! Here are some of the resources I’ve collected:
There are just some weeks my skin hates me, and a lot of people have been describing this phenomena with the stress of the lockdown. I was waiting to open this bottle until I’d used up another serum (#1empty1newbie) but desperate times call for desperate measures. Enter the healing help of copper peptides! While the results aren’t instant, my skin was less inflamed and finally seemed to start healing by the next day!
Spices Starter Collection
I shared about this spice company last week, but found this collection to be the perfect wedding gift for couples just stocking their kitchen!
Facing the Darkness
My bro B says it’s always an appropriate time to watch this movie (he’s a nurse with Samaritan’s Purse so he might be a little biased ;-) but it especially was impactful during this pandemic. It made me admire those who go into the fire to help others even more, and made me thankful that though COVID-19 is horrible and is taking many lives, it could be so much worse! The doctor who ended up contracting that disease reminds that audience that it wasn’t his faith that saved him. It was his faith in God that led him of putting his life at risk to help others, and it was God who saved him through people and crazy “coincidences” – all glory to Him!
Earl Grey Decaf
I’m just as surprised as anyone to be an earl grey convert! Granted I’ve gotta have some stevia and cream added, but it has become my afternoon drink of choice which requires the “decaf” to be necessary. So tea aficionados, which brand is the best??
Jordan Liberty shares an old-school trick that is especially great for those with oily skin to help makeup last and not turn into a greasy mess!
Beauty Pros Safety
Coming from a medical background, I’ve always been extra cautious about working clean and disinfecting well. So while I don’t think I’ll have to change any habits, these podcasts for beauty professionals are a good listen to make us think through everything as we start working again!
Speaking of working clean, I’ve heard amazing reviews of these $1.55beauty sponges and might add them to my kit! Anyone try them out?
Bon Appétit Best Bolognese
Moving on from beauty, this BA Bolognese is on my list to make this week! I have another recipe I love to make in the middle of tomato season, but reviews of this have me wondering if this is a new winner?
I wouldn’t be a girl of my generation if I didn’t say that good branding and packaging doesn’t catch my eye! But while the tins first got my attention, I loved the idea of buying straight from a spice company that offers affordable pricing and refills!
Day 37 at home so here’s what is keeping me more than sane – actually pretty content and happy!
It’s not that I don’t like jewelry, but I’ve found my style = less is more. I don’t own a lot and it takes sometimes too much consideration for me to incorporate new pieces! So I loved these jewelry tips that help you to enjoy what you have to the fullest!
I’ve been pretty ok the past month, but not going to lie, there have been some pretty sad moments and tears for friends truly suffering during this time. This podcast, I think based on a book, has been a beautiful devotional to remind me of how wonderful a Savior Jesus is!
When my sister and I traveled to Europe, we knew we wanted to experience France outside of Paris, but weren’t sure where to go except the Provence region. My friend lived in Marseille for awhile and suggested Aix en Provence. But when we got there, we weren’t exactly sure what to do – enter Google! These three resources ended up giving us more than enough to see, do, and eat!
Speaking of France, I just found an online site where you can order French beauty products delivered to the United States, including the best lip repairing balm I’ve ever found! If you want a dedicated blog post of fav products I picked up in Paris, just let me know!
I don’t know about you but I didn’t begin 2020 thinking I would spend at least 6 weeks sheltering in place at home in California. It’s day 29 (almost a month!!), and while I’m not yet stir crazy, it’s still very weird. So I wanted to pass on some randomness that has been filling my time and keeping me sane!
CreativeLive has free classes streaming every day covering topics like health, music, cake decorating, and more!
I have been good at resisting online shopping, but if there’s something you’ve been meaning to purchase, the sales might make this the perfect time!
Phone Alarm Schedule
The first three weeks were more about soaking in a figuring out this new life, but I was ready to get some work done! Implementing this phone alarm idea gave me back some structure to my days!
Make Time to Connect
Going off the idea of a phone alarm schedule, I made time in my afternoon to check in on people. Whether it’s a text to ask how they’re doing or a video chat, I’ve found it’s easy for days to go by without checking in and reaching out. By that time of the day I’ve gotten the most important work done so I can turn off my business brain and just connect.
A little thing that has given me great joy is the group chat where we share memes we’ve found around the web. I’m proud to say we’ve now collected the creme de la creme for daily laughs!
Organize Family Photos
Ok I haven’t done this myself during this time, but if this goes on my longer… But seriously it’s one of those tasks that’s forever on the list to do, so I may take this free webinar to see if I can pickup some helpful tips!
5 Minute Abs
Adding this 5 minute ab routine into my daily workout is just a small thing that make me feel so much better! Little by little making changes…
There has been some experimenting with a gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe, but the recipe we’ve officially chosen to perfect during this time is Giada’s Torta Caprese. A friend was able to make it with the middle was a little melty and gooey, so we’re trying a few different ways to get it exactly how we like it best!
Based in northern California, in the little town of Grass Valley, and available for travel. Locally from Nevada County, Tahoe, Roseville, Sacramento, Napa, San Francisco, Bay Area, Chico, and Redding and down to Los Angeles, Newport Beach, Malibu, and San Diego are some of the places California has to offer. But I’m not only a northern California wedding photographer, I’ve had the joy to travel to amazing places like Seattle, Portland, Vancouver BC, San Antonio, Houston, Pennsylvania, New York, Washington DC, Boston, and Virginia. And now that I’ve traveled to Albania, Rome, Florence, Venice, and the shores of Italy and over to Paris, France, I can’t wait to go back and capture more memories on film! Passport in one hand and a camera in the other!