One Day

shower
Start my days around 5:45/6ish with a shower.
Countertime Soothing Face Wash, $40
Clean Everyday Shampoo, $20
Wash Everyday Body Wash, $22
Rinse Everyday Conditioner, $24
after shower
Then I hog the bathroom for a few more minutes while I get ‘ready’.
Everyday AM Hydrating Cream, $40
Lustro Oil 1, $64
Radiance Firming Complex, $60
Salt Water Spray
Calendula Lip Balm, $18
Lustro Body Oil, Rosemary & Citrus, $68
Anytime Eye Cream, $32
Hydrate Everyday Body Lotion, $22
morningcoffee
Then while the kids are still sleeping I have my coffee. I used to drink it with cream and sugar, but I’ve been drinking it black for about 8 months now. It’s so much better!
desk
Then I do my devotional for the day. Currently I’m doing Bible in One Year. I love, love, love the quiet time in the morning. I wouldn’t survive without it. I also have a cup of hot water with lemon. (That’s what’s in the mug.)
workout
I usually use my last 30 minutes of quiet time in the morning to do a little working out.
fixbreakfast
I’ve really been trying to focus on making us breakfast rather then handing them a bowl of cereal every morning. The request today was eggs.
breakfastwithkids
Love eating together. So grateful for God and His blessings. (dining room table)
playingtogether
Love it when they play together, although Adelaide’s controller doesn’t have any batteries.
prayertime
Because when they do, it means I get to have some prayer time. (And another cup of coffee)
adelaidetablet
Then we just kind of hang out for a little bit before Adelaide’s nap time.
clean house
I do most of my work when Adelaide takes her nap. Like clean the house and catch up on laundry.
worktime
Catch up on emails, calls, check-in with my clients, and doing whatever I can do to grow this business every single day. I love being able to bring home a paycheck without having to sacrifice anything else.
picture editing
I’m always editing pictures for the blog. It’s one of my most favorite things to do. Makes me want a big fancy camera, but for now my iPhone 6+ will have to do. (And it does a pretty good job!)
TV and Laundry
Finally got cable in our bedroom so now I can fold laundry and catch up on some news. I don’t watch much TV at all, but it’s nice to know what’s going on in the world.
reading
And since I love to read, I always make sure to get a chapter or two in while she sleeps.
afternoonpickmeup
After nap time I’m in desperate need of a cup of hot green tea and a few of my favorite afternoon pick-me-up’s.
Hydrate Everyday Body Lotion, $22
Rosewater Uplifting Spray, $32
Anytime Eye Cream, $32
Lip Conditioner Calendula Balm, $18
cook dinner
I’m not always in the mood to cook dinner and sometimes I luck out and Justin will offer to cook, but tonight I wasn’t so lucky. Oh well, I’m grateful to be able to cook for my family.
bedtime
Then it’s time for bed. I don’t think he’s as happy about it as I am. :) (Also, note-to-self: I really need to get a curtain in their room.)
goodnight
I end the evening with my skin feeling great, a little more quiet time, and maybe another chapter in my book.
Routine Clean Cream Cleanser, $24
Lustro Face Oil 1, $64
Vibrant Eye Perfector, $55
Nourishing Cleansing Balm, $75
self portrait
And that’s a wrap.

What does your day look like?

Photo Credit: Lauren Falber

Here’s to 30.

Hi, my name is Lauren. My age? Oh, I’m 30.

Hey, I’m Lauren. Yeah, I’m 30.

Hello there, it’s me, Lauren, I’m in my thirties.

Oy.

When did this happen? I mean, obviously it happened today, but I’m having a really hard time grasping the idea that I am 30 now.

I’m not going to lie, I’ve felt like I was in my 30’s for a long time, probably since I was 25, but I still had that number to hold onto. I was still in my twenties. I was fun and carefree, or at least I could pretend to be.

Not anymore. Nope. Now I’m 30. And I didn’t realize that I would have such a hard time accepting it.

30 is just so, well it’s 30.

I have officially become an adult. There’s no turning back now. I can no longer blame my immaturity or dumb decisions on my age because being 30 means ‘you’ve been there, done that’ and there’s no more excuses.

Teenagers are sitting in school talking about people my age now. I have been separated. They think that I am so far away, Newsflash! I’m not. You’re not. 30 is just creeping around the corner and what people my age try to tell you is true. It will be there before you know it.

Before you know it, you will be waking up earlier each day. Eating your bran flakes while you catch up on today’s news. You will be budgeting and paying bills. You will feel as if time is moving at warp speeds. You will have 3 meals a day. Coffee becomes both your best friend and your enemy. If you have kids you will be answering all of their questions. They will ask you everything because being 30, you should know these things. You will find yourself appreciating the little things. You will grasp onto every minute that passes you by because now you truly have a sense of what time means exactly. You realize it won’t come back because in the blink of an eye, you’ve turned 30.

Don’t get me wrong. 30 feels good. 30 is where I should be. Because it’s at 30 that I get to spend the day with the two most amazing kids a girl could have. Not to discredit any of my other birthdays, but spending the day with them, well, that makes 30 just where I want to be.

Also, when you’re 30, you get to eat peanut butter cup ice cream for breakfast and there’s no one who can tell you not to.

So here’s to 30.

:)