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Our Mini Linky Party | Week 245

Good morning! 

I've been ramping up my Poshmark game this month and it feels so good to declutter my storage! So many clothes that I've held onto and not worn are all being relocated to new homes across the country, and I've got a little bit of extra money in my pocket as we head into the weekend (which is always a nice feeling!) 

Adam and I are taking some much-needed time off and taking a long weekend. He had a busy summer and we didn't get a chance to take a real break, so we are going to try to decompress as much as we can over the next few days and then hopefully we'll feel rejuvenated by mid-next week! 

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 244

Happy Saturday and happy September! 

We are glad that summer is coming to a close soon because that means it will be sweater weather before we know it. Mind you, it will only be sweater weather in the early mornings when we take Bowie for his morning walk, but that's definitely better than nothing! I am beginning to switch over my closet to my fall items and I am going to start packing away my shorts and bathing suits, and I am more than ready to begin thinking about decorating for fall and maybe even Halloween!

Celebrating 1000 Blog Posts

8 years ago, I began this blog to document the wedding planning stages and hold a countdown for our wedding. I was in college at the time, and while I was busy with student teaching, I found it easy to do since I was also already familiar with how to blog since I had been blogging in middle school back in the days of Xanga and LiveJournal. For as long as I can remember having access to the Internet (and yes, I remember what it was like before we had access to dial-up Internet), I always enjoyed blogging and if you had told me when I was in middle school I would end up blogging as my job I would have never believed you. 1000 blog posts later, I'm still enjoying blogging. There are different reasons behind why I enjoy it, and while it does make me money now and has become my job, I still have an authentic and sincere love for it since I have been doing it for so long now it's become a part of my life. 

Our Mini Linky Party | Week 243

Good morning! 

Happy Labor Day weekend! 

Adam and I don't have any plans this weekend except to try to relax and hang out with Bowie. I will probably spend some more time going through my storage and listing items on my Poshmark closet since that has been doing well for me. If you are interested in buying or selling clothing online, I cannot recommend Poshmark enough because it's so easy to use and they handle all of the shipping label nonsense for you so you don't have to weigh your clothes and figure all of that out. If you've thought about being more eco-friendly or want to save some money on gently used clothing, you can use code "OURMINICLOSET" at sign up and get $10 off your first purchase in the app. 

5 Summer Travel Beauty Essentials

Traveling in the summer--both via road trip and flying--requires a more intentional approach to packing beauty essentials. This summer, I packed up our suitcases with clothes, a Polaroid camera, and loads of products to test on the road and today I am sharing the best of the products that I tried and used all summer long.

Summer in Phoenix means a dry, hot heat one day and then a humid heat the next. With monsoon season, the weather in Phoenix always keeps my skin on its toes. This makes me hyperaware of the fact that I need to get my hands on multitasking beauty products to keep with me while I experience different kinds of heat both in the city as well as while traveling in the summertime. 

After spending months testing out which essential beauty products can 'take the heat' (quite literally and figuratively), I have narrowed down the list of my absolute must-have beauty items throughout the summer that apply to all kinds of climates while I travel or while Phoenix goes through its summer monsoon season mood swings.