Monday, February 20, 2017

Ways to Start Your Day Off Right

Hello Lovelies!
I've had this post in my draft box for years and for some reason just never finished writing it. I'm really trying to clean up my draft box and get some new stuff in there for days where I can't find the motivation to write or just can't get my words to come out the way I want them to.

The inspiration behind this post came from the fact that I have always struggled with mornings. I have a love/hate relationship with mornings. I want to stay in bed and rest, but at the same time I want to get up, get the day started and over with so I can come home and relax.

I've actually been doing good here lately I've been getting up around 8:30 - 9:00am and being ready to start my day by 10am, some days I'm up earlier, it just depends on my work schedule, I've been working a lot of late nights since I changed positions,

So here's a few things that have worked for me, I hope it helps you start the day off right!

Friday, February 17, 2017

Links to Love

Hello Lovelies!
Well it's been one of those weeks where everything has decided to hit the fan! Work has been nuts, obviously working with jewelry everyone waited till the day before and of Valentine's day to actually do their shopping.

On top of the work hustle, my mom has been sick and had to have surgery yesterday. I've been worried sick about her, I'm just glad we were able to get it taken care of before it got worse.

I miss blogging, I really do, but it seems like every time I start to get back into it something happens and then I have to take time off again. It's driving me crazy, I'm not giving up, but I do think it's going to take time for me to figure out where I want to go with things right now.

So, I think that's all for today, thank you so much for sticking around even when I'm off in another world. Here's this week's Links to Love!


15 TIPS FOR ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS

Go For It: 5 Ways to Save Money Without Even Thinking About It

That's all for this week, hopefully I'll talk to y'all on Sunday!
What links have you been loving this week?
Let me know below!
XoXo,

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Book Review: Lynette Eason - Classified Christmas Mission

Hello Lovelies!
Today I will be reviewing 'Classified Christmas Mission (Wrangler's Corner #4)' by Lynette Eason, copy received from Netgalley via Harlequin in exchange for an honest review.

'Classified Christmas Mission' is a romantic suspense novel, it is 288 pages long and it took me about four hours to read. It is available at Amazon (Kindle) for $4.99, and Barnes and Noble (NOOKBook) for $4.99.







About The Book

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Length: 288 Pages

Publisher: Harlequin Love Inspired

Release Date: December 6,2016


Book Synopsis
Days before Christmas, CIA agents Amber Starke is on the run with her murdered best friend's special-needs son. And they're next on his criminal father's hit list. Amber failed her undercover mission to bring down her friend's husband for his crimes, but she won't fail to protect her friend's son. Now that the killer knows she's not just a nanny but an agent, she must rely on her childhood crush, Deputy Lance Goode. The handsome lawman was burned in love by his first wife, who was killed while evading the law. But he'll do everything he can to help Amber, except offer his heart. Unlocking the secrets in Amber's autistic charge is the key to their heart, but with the killer on their trail, one mistake could cost them their lives.

What did I think? 5 Stars

Like: The entire series.
Dislike: Nothing!

Would I recommend it?
I have read three of the four books in this series and I have loved all of them. I would definitely recommend this series to anyone looking for a new series to read. I'm starting to think Lynette Eason is my favorite Harlequin author, maybe even just my favorite author.

This book has everything that I love about romantic suspense, murder, kidnapping, attempted murder, trust issues, family, love. I love the ending and I really hope the author writes another book in this series and mentions Amber and Lance.

Overall, I definitely recommend this book and this series, I love these characters and I really hope we get an update on them very soon.

Thank you Harlequin via Netgalley for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review!
Will you be buying this book? Let me know below!
XoXo,
Lori
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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Weekly Inspiration

"Trust because you are willing to accept the risk, not because it is safe or certain."

I've been struggling with trust a lot here lately, I'm trying really hard to work on it. 

Goal: Be more trusting of the people around you.

XoXo,
Lori

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Weekly Inspiration

Hello Lovelies!
"In the end always laugh. And do not lose this strange habit of having faith in life."
-Daniel C.L.

Goal: So it's the end of January and at this point a lot of people are starting to give up on their new year's goals and resolutions, but I don't think you should give up. You need to keep going and don't lose faith, you can do it!
XoXo,
Lori

Monday, January 23, 2017

Pins I'm Loving

Hello Lovelies!
So I've been gone for a hot minute again! This time I kinda know what happened, a lot of things added up and I just haven't been able to sit down to write!

For starters, I lost motivation, I'm not really sure what I want to write at the moment. What would you like to see more of? Let me know in the comments, give me some ideas of what you want to see more or less of.

I thought I was going to be able to start blogging last week, but then I started having some health issues again and it's really wiping out all of my energy.

But I'm back today and I'm gonna try my best to get at least one post in a week, along with my two series! So here's what I have found on Pinterest that I'm loving!
These cookies look so good, it's like a brownie and a cookie all together!

I've never been good at taking notes, so I'm hoping that when I start college in the fall I can do better. This article has some good points.

217 Things To Do In 2017
If you're bored, give this a read!

Must-read for everyone!

I've been on a cake kick recently, I've made so many cakes and I really want to try some new recipes. This list gives me so many new ideas!

That's all for today, hopefully I can get another post up this week, along with Friday's Links to Love.
XoXo,
Lori

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Weekly Inspiration

Hello Lovelies!
"I don't have time to hate anyone, I either love you or I don't care at all."

Goal: Let go of the hate in your life. If being around someone is making you have a lot of hate in your life, get rid of them. Spread love, not hate.
XoXo,

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Weekly Inspiration

Hello Lovelies!
"A year changes you a lot."

Goal: Think about everything you've accomplished over the past year. Think about how different you are from a year ago. Make a plan for this year and how you can make a change for the better.
XoXO,
Lori

Monday, January 9, 2017

January Beauty Wishlist

Hello Lovelies!
I've been trying to come up with some new blog post ideas and I know that I really want to add in some more beauty related posts. So I think I want to start doing a monthly beauty wishlist. I want to share with you some of the new products that I'm loving and lusting over!

So here's what I'm loving this month!
I actually tested the moisturizer last month while I was in Sephora and I can't quit thinking about it! It smelled so GOOD and a little goes a long way, I could smell it on the back of my hand for hours! I like this little set because it has a lip balm and my lips are always chapped no matter what. I'm definitely ordering this next payday if I have enough money!

While we were in Ulta my best friend showed me this and I tested it on the back of my hand and fell in love! It's so soft and I really wanna buy some and see how it does with my foundation! If I don't like it I'll give her the rest. I've only tried a face primer once before, but it was a drugstore primer and it failed to impress.

This is one of those palettes where I thought it was pretty online, but when I saw it in store I fell in love. I have a birthday coming up, so one can dream, and I'm dreaming of this palette!

I love a good neutral palette and the colors in this one are so pretty and it looks like it would be easy to travel with.

I really need to invest in more face products, I don't own any highlight or contour products, but I really want to learn. I feel like the colors in this palette would be perfect for me!

I've actually tried a sample of this mask and I love it. I do think the name is a little misleading though, because if you wanted to you could use this as a normal moisturizer. I even wore this under makeup and loved the way it felt. I definitely want to buy the full size because during the winter my combo/oily skin tends to get dry on my upper cheeks.

The only Too Faced product I've used is their mascara, I haven't tried any off their eye-shadows, but this one is really pretty.

I have a sample of this and I'm in love!

What's on your beauty wishlist? Anything you think I would like? What products do you recommend for contouring beginners?
Let me know below!
XoXo,

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Weekly Inspiration

Hello Lovelies!
"If you're asked to take a seat on a rocket ship, don't ask what seat, just get on."
-Sheryl Sandberg

Goal: Take a risk, say yes, and see where it takes you!
XoXO,
Lori