Mar 24, 2017

Four Products to Purchase to Make You More Comfortable During Your Pregnancy




Like I said in my previous post about baby shower gifts, I feel like EVERYONE I know is pregnant right now!  It is so fun and exciting, but can also be pretty uncomfortable. When you are pregnant, you need to do whatever you can to make yourself feel as comfortable as you possibly can. Many women feel pain in their belly, their legs, and even their feet because of the weight that they gain during their pregnancy. Fortunately, there are products on the market that can make you feel more comfortable during your pregnancy. The guide below walks you through a few popular products to consider investing in to make your pregnancy as painless as it can be.

Mar 17, 2017

House Update

I have been a horrible blogger lately...I don't know if that will change anytime soon.  I feel like Instagram is way more my thing and I find it really easy to update on a daily basis- so if you are wanting to follow my house progress and everything else home-related my instagram is @thehillsarelivin  and @jesshills for my lifestyle stuff.

I will probably update the blog a couple times a month still, especially if I need to post any tutorials on house stuff, cooking, etc...

Here is a quick house update though...

We are doing our final walk-through today!  I am so excited and I am hoping the cabinets will be done..there were lots of mix-ups with the cabinets and so they have been left undone waiting for completion for over a month now.  I will go into more detail about those later if I need to..

The last 2 1/2 months have brought a ton of change!

January:

Picked out the marble backsplash at Floor and Decor

Got a roof

Mar 9, 2017

Baby Shower Gift Guide

I feel like everyone I know is pregnant right now!  I can't keep them all straight.  It's so fun to buy baby shower gifts because I feel like you just need anything and everything when having a baby...however, I also think new moms feel overwhelmed by all the stuff they get and aren't sure what they really need.

I am partnering with Baby Cubby today to give you some ideas and help when it comes to preparing for a new baby.  

Mar 7, 2017

New Year, New Skin


We have had some crazy weather here in Utah this last year.  We went from 72 degrees mid November to the 20's in a matter of a week!  Then had a very cold and gross - lots of inversion - December and January.  This did a number on my skin and since my skin has been having issues - acne, dryness and oiliness- I decided to go see my dermatologist about it.  I am so glad I did, because with the new products I am using my skin is 95% more clear and way more balanced!  Here are some things I have changed and some new products I am using:

First of all, I had to get over that feeling of having "squeaky clean" skin.  I was used to really scrubbing and using products made for teenagers that are really deep cleaning and harsh.  Now I use Cetaphil to cleanse and my dermatologist told me to just use my hands to wash for a while- no scrubbing.  

Jan 13, 2017

Happy New Year and House Update!

I just realized I never said Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!  I got to spend Christmas this year with my whole family in my childhood home in Seattle!


We got back from Seattle a couple weeks ago and have been pretty busy for the most part, but hating this cold snowy weather.  I'm ready for Spring!  I have been enjoying picking out lighting for the house right now.  And, speaking of the house- here is an update from the past 3 months:

Dec 15, 2016

Favorite Things Friday: 10 Christmas Traditions


Today I wanted to share my favorite Christmas traditions that either I have grown up doing with my family, or that me and my husband have started with our own little family.


Dec 8, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: Stocking Stuffer Ideas

One of my favorite things to do for Christmas is find cute little gifts for my kids' stockings.  I usually give myself a budget of $10-$20 per stocking and will pick a few nicer items then fill the rest with things like oranges, candy, and things I already have to buy anyway like toothbrushes and toothpaste!  Mean right?!  Haha!  Here are some of my favorite things to stuff stocking with:


1. Art Stuff




Dec 2, 2016

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Guys and Novica $50 GC Giveaway!




1. An Awesome Box




You can never tell the men in your life how much you love and appreciate them enough, and these Awesome Boxes are a perfect way to do it.  Not only are they really nice and personable, but they also make it SUPER easy to get a lot of people involved - perfect for fathers, grandfathers, teachers, etc.   You won't believe the nice quality and how great they look when you see it in person.  I made one for my parents this last year and this year we are making one for our grandparents who have TONS of grand-kids and great-grand-kids and hopefully will love the messages and photos we send.