Influenster Voxbox: TRESemme #TRESLoveYourLook Keratin Shampoo + Conditioner

TRESemme Keratin Shampoo + Conditioner

This month I received a free bottle of TRESemme’s Keratin Smooth shampoo + conditioner in an Influenster Voxbox for review.

I’m going to preface this with: my hair is fine, I have an oily scalp, and I go in once a month to the salon to bring my level 4ish dark brown hair to a level 10, so it needs extra TLC. I generally wash my hair 3x a week, shampooing twice and then leaving a conditioner (from my ears down to the tips) in while I shave. I’m currently using Redken’s All Soft Shampoo + Conditioner, so this was the perfect time to compare the two since they’re both made to have the same kind of resulting (smoothing properties + added shine). 

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Stop Making USPS Runs

Stop Making USPS Runs
Being a small business owner can be tough, especially when you’re just starting out. Some days it feels like you’re wearing a million different hats – you’re Product Development, Social Media Expert, Crafter, Wrapper, Packer, Shipper, Delivery Driver… it’s a never ending list of to-do’s and tasks ahead of you and you’re wishing someone had come up with a real cloning device by now.

Fret not, I’m here to knock one of those tasks off your list today.

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Inspirational Reading List

Inspirational Reading List

 

With the challenges of 2016, I’ve decided to make 2017 our year. We’ve had a lot of challenges + changes over the last few years, and many, many wonderful things are already in store this year. It almost feels like we’ve reached the light at the end of the tunnel (or it’s at least within grasp). To make this year even better and to kick it off the right way, I decided to draft up an Inspirational Reading List to help keep me on the right track for every month of the year.

I’m a stay at home mom, running a small business on Etsy, and currently pregnant with our daughter who is due in April. Needless to say, I have my hands full and I was afraid of over committing to something like this. How many books would be reasonable to read in a year? I’ve never taken on a year-long project like this before. That’s when I decided that one book a month was completely do-able. Not only would it give me time to read slowly, it would allow me to really take my time in absorbing the material as I did so. 

So: 12 Months. 12 Books. 

I can do this.

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Pampers Influenster VoxBox: Easy Ups

Pampers Easy-Ups

It’s hard to believe, but we’re just over three months away from little Maxwell turning TWO! You know what that means? Potty training is in our near future. I’m thankful for Influenster + Pamper’s for sending us a VoxBox of Pamper’s Easy Up’s potty training diapers to test out before we jump into the land of potty seats and big-boy undies. 

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Bridge Nine

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The wonderful Chelsea at Bridge Nine Candle Co. sent me one of their Cranberry Orange Tumblers in exchange for my honest + unbiased review. This scent is one of their Fall Collection that just released. One whiff of this cherry red tumbler will make you ready for the crunch of bright orange + red leaves and the taste of crisp, fall air. 

A little about Bridge Nine:

They’re based right here in Portland, Oregon. Native Portlanders (like myself) will notice the iconic St. John’s Bridge on their logo. Fun fact: St John’s Bridge is the ninth bridge on the Willamette River, hence the name of this adorable candle shop. It’s bright green paint (which Chelsea matched perfectly in her logo) makes it hands down the most beautiful bridge in Portland. 

St John’s Bridge is also one of the entry ways into North Portland – a familiar stomping grounds of mine where I lived, went to school, and worked for over twelve years. 

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