8.26.2014

Bear Lake Weekend

I had a TON of questions about this sweater when I posted this pic on Instagram. You can find it  HERE.
 
Trevor and his friends decided spur of the moment to get together at Bear Lake for the weekend. Since moving to Utah I have heard a lot about Bear Lake, but had never been, so I was pretty excited to finally see why this place was so great. For those of your who don't know, Bear Lake is in both Utah and Idaho, right on the border. We got in late Friday night, so when I looked out the window of our condo Saturday morning and saw the gorgeous blue, blue, blue lake, I knew I already loved it there. The town reminded me so much of Waterton, Canada, which I have blogged about a lot in my Canada trips. I just felt at home in a sense. Unfortunately for us the weather wasn't that great. It was rainy on and off the whole weekend, but when the sun came out we soaked up as much of it as we could. Even with the rain it was a great weekend. I couldn't get over how beautiful it was!
 

8.25.2014

Eyebrows Before and After

I am resurrecting an old post to talk about my eyebrows! You guys, I don't think I can articulate how much this tiny little beauty treatment changed my whole look! I guess I don't need to, the pictures do it enough justice. The other day while at work a co-worker mentioned how she had noticed a significant difference in my pictures from instagram from before my eyebrows. How much older I looked, and in a good way ;) I won't lie, it is all I can see now. Whenever I see an old picture of myself I think I look like an alien! haha Seriously! I am SO happy I wasn't stubborn and tried something new.
 
For years I have had people want to give me eyebrows, and for years I resisted the change. I credit this change to the internet. Yup, the good ol' internet. Beauty YouTube channels, combined with comments from GOMI (Get Off My Internets) kept pointing it out. So I had them done by the best and I will never look back. I needed them. After having this change for about six months now, I realize that is has changed everything for me. Not just in regards to my look and how I do my make up, but with how I feel. I feel more beautiful and more myself. I feel my age and I am more confident!

I write this because I want to reiterate how important it is to try new things. Change can be uncomfortable, but sometimes it can really be that thing that changes everything for you, for the better. I know something like eyebrows is a vain example, but really, think about what could happen if you applied this to every aspect of life. Who knows what could come from it?! Listen to people's advice, and try new things!
 



I have had so many questions regarding me getting eyebrows! I put together a little YouTube video with my story and the products I have started using! Hopefully this helps :)



Products Mentioned Below: 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz 

Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow
 

8.20.2014

Lake Blanche Hike Big Cottonwood Canyon


I have never fully taken advantage of the fact that I live in the beautiful State of Utah. I am surrounded  by some of the most gorgeous landscapes there are and it is literally in my back yard. One day while talking about this with my co-workers we agreed we all wanted to start hiking more, and right there on the spot decided we would go that weekend. It is always nice when you love the people you work with, and I have always seemed to really luck out in that over the years. So me and my two friends Sarah and Alix met up and hiked to Lake Blanche located in the Twin Peaks wilderness area of the Wasatch Mountains. It was such a gorgeous hike! Not going to lie though, it totally whooped my butt. It is a six mile hike and takes about two and half hours to get to the lake, so I was pretty exhausted and sore after! The mountains and canyons in Salt Lake are beautiful and I feel lucky that we get to live so close to such beautiful outdoors. I look forward to enjoying them for years to come.

8.19.2014

I'M LOVING: JCREW FACTORY

I have always been a huge fan of J.Crew Factory! They have such classic pieces for a more affordable price point than J.Crew. They recently added a bunch of new arrivals and they have some really great pieces! Instead of putting together an entire outfit that goes together I figured today I would just share all the items I'm loving! From my picks it looks like I am ready for fall... Oh and they are offering 25% OFF online right now and most of this is already on sale as it is, sooooo, be prepared :) 
 
 
A / B / C / D / E / F / G / H / I / J / K / L / M

8.18.2014

Baby Blessing - Canada

 SISTERS ❤

I mentioned awhile back that my sister was pregnant with what is nothing short of a miracle baby. After 10.5 years of marriage, 3 adoptions, 1 miscarriage, a 3% chance of getting pregnant naturally, and they weren't "trying" to conceive anymore... I don't know what else you would call it. While I was on a plane to Thailand, adorable little Piper was born! A GIRL. My sister has three boys and was pretty convinced this baby would be a boy as well. Her and her husband opted to wait to find out the gender and I was just convinced it would be a girl. As I mentioned in the blog post about the baby shower we threw for her, I got her the most adorable little girls dress. Which was my way of willing it to be! It has been killing me to not have met my niece, but I finally got to!

When my parents told me they would be driving through Salt Lake if I wanted to hitch a ride with them to my Piper's baby blessing, I just couldn't pass it up. I wish I didn't have to come back so soon because I always have so much fun at her house! They live right on a lake and with sun not going down in Canada until around ten in the summer, we just play, play, play into the night! Lots of jumping in the lake, and back into the pool/hot tub, eating and goofing off. Never a dull moment at the Palmer household. It was really fun to see so much family. My grandparents were there, along with my other sister and some extended family. I stayed for the weekend but had to fly back on Monday while everyone stayed, which was a total bummer, but hey, a girl has go to work!

Before we even got to Canada we stopped in Washington for a family reunion. We camped for two nights and spent the time with my aunts and uncles and great aunt and uncles, you get the idea. After the reunion we drove into Canada through the BC side. We never enter through British Columbia because it has always been out of the way, but since we were coming from Washington it was the closest. It is by far the best way to go in regards to the views! I felt like I was watching a constant painting move across my car window. Stunning beautiful country. My Grandpa likes to call it "God's Country."


One of the small towns we stopped in on the way up! I would seriously move to a place like this!

8.17.2014

SHARING STYLE: COLOR MOODS


PHOTOGRAPHY: KATIE PERKES

TOP: ASOS
PANTS: FOREVER21 (SIMILAR)
SHOES: TARGET
WALLET: KATE SPADE (SIMILAR)

Have you ever thought about how much color affects our moods? When you think about how certain colors are used to describe emotion, color and mood are inextricably linked. A form fitting black dress can make you feel incredibly chic, while a bright yellow a-line dress can leave you feeling fresh and carefree. When I pair bright blue and hot pink together, I get a surge of energy! I feel like these two colors are stunning together, and they get me excited!

Today you can get 40% off at Gap and Banana Republic and 30% off at old navy with code AMPM at checkout - I have been DYING over this coat. Is it Fall yet?