Nov 17, 2017

Favorite Things Friday


I figured I should post at least once this month haha!  We have had such a great Fall and we are excited as the holidays roll in to see lots of family and hopefully finish our basement.

I have spent a LOT of money this last month, which is never a good thing, BUT I do have a lot of favorite things to share with you.


1. Senegence Products

Once again this is making my favorite things list.  The eye cream is AMAZING.  Seriously, so much better than anything else I have ever tried and my eyes look younger than they have the last 3 years!  The Shadowsense is also another favorite product of theirs that I use daily.  I use Smoked Topaz for eye-shadow, Onyx for eyeliner, snow for highlighter, mocha java for contouring, and candlelight for corrections.




2. Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy line

I just discovered the "Comfort" and "Relax" scents from this line and I am OBSESSED.  I use both in my wallflowers in my bedroom/bathroom and then I prefer the comfort lotions and creams.  I am pretty picky and don't always like Bath and Body works, but these two, along with the "At the Beach" scents are to die for!





3. Flameless Candles with Timers

Ummm, why has no one ever told me about the magic of flameless candles???  I bought a few on clearance this last month for Halloween decor and all I had to do was add a couple batteries and turn on the timer switch.  Now I have the feel and look of candles going every single night at the perfect time and they turn off before bed.  I absolutely LOVE the mood they set in our home!  I am planning on buying more when I see them on sale.  I want at least 5 in my bedroom and a few more out in the living room.  I would even love to have them in every bathroom in the house!



4. Ikea Full-length mirror on hinges

I just bought and installed this in my closet last Friday.  It was SUPER easy and now I can store all my neckalces and dangling earrings behind it and see my whole outfit (I can't remember the last time I have had a full-length mirror haha!)  I will post some pictures of my setup soon.



5. Step & Stride Little Boys shoes

One thing I LOVE about Fall is dressing my boys in flannel and vests.  UGH so cute.  Well, these awesome boys shoes just made Macsen's Fall outfit even more perfect and they are so functional, warm and comfortable for him too!  I am debating on buying Jensen a pair too, except that he has a ton of shoes right now.  I think I will buy them a size big haha!





Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving week and recognize all of your blessings!

Sep 1, 2017

Favorite Fall Porches



Fall is the best time of year in Utah!  I always get so excited when I start seeing the leaves change and love to add a touch of Fall to my house.  My previous Fall/Halloween porch looked like this:

Aug 29, 2017

Master Bedroom Reveal (For Now)

Well, there are still quite a few things I plan on doing in here- mostly adding the bedside lamps to the wall and then decorating those tables and tying it all together.  But, for now I thought I would share what I have done.


Aug 25, 2017

Favorite Things Friday: Window Treatments


Building a house had been a little bit stressful and caused some disagreements with me and Trey.  The funny thing is the house decision we disagreed and argued the MOST about was window treatments!  Isn't that so weird?!  So, I thought I would share what we have ended up choosing and loving and hating, etc.

Aug 21, 2017

9 Summer Faves

I have been thinking I needed to share some new finds and some old ones that I still love for the summer.  We have been spending the summer outside every single day at the lake and pool, so a lot of these things have come in handy.



May 22, 2017

Living Room Additions


We got our shelves in!  My friend designs and builds the most beautiful shelves and she asked me to collaborate with her to get her industrial farmhouse shelves on her site.  Her business is called Farmhouse Block Design and you HAVE to go check it out!  Look at how awesome these are:



Apr 28, 2017

New House: Kitchen and Entry

Okay, so my house was clean for a minute and I grabbed my camera and got a few shots- HOWEVER, I have already moved some things around and my table is in now, and I have a few things I am changing...haha!  So take them for what they are ;)


Apr 6, 2017

House Update: What We Love About Our Lot and Location


Well, we have been in the house for a couple weeks now and I am SO HAPPY to have a house again.  We are SO not city people and SO not renting people...we love our space, we love having ownership of our own dwelling, we love having a yard, and we love being away from everything.  I thought I would share the things we love about our neighborhood and area because I know a LOT of people looking for lots to build on right now.



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: