Favorite Exfoliating Facial Wash

I am sure by now you have probably heard about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

I have found a couple things while searching, mostly a lot of online window shopping.. Lol.

However, I thought I would share that my favorite exfoliating facial wash is in the sale.
I had actually ran out of it so it was pretty much perfect timing that I ran across it
while looking at the sale.



This set has a Large 32 oz bottle with a pump, (this size lasts me a long time)
as well as a 8 oz size, and a small bottle of purity as well.
(which is also a fave of mine)


If you'd like to see more about it, check it out here: 


also available here in a variety of sizes


I have used several different exfoliating products over the years, 
and now that I am 42 years young I would say I definitely pay more attention 
to my skin and skin care these days, and so far I always come back to purity and 
the microdelivery facial wash.   



I use it pretty much every morning along with my other 
skin care products and I usually always buy the large 32 oz sizes because they
last so long and I like the convenience of the pump.  
I can use them to refill my travel sizes easily too which is nice. 




So do you have a favorite item from the Nordstrom anniversary sale?

I am looking forward to getting a North Face jacket that I also purchased.
It was sold out when I ordered my philosophy, but from advice of others 
I kept checking on it every so often and it finally restocked in my size. 
Woohoo!

I am looking forward to fall weather I guess. Ha. 

Have a blessed day!

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Update on Galvanized Tub Planter and Around the Yard


As I was watering this morning I took my camera outside, and got a few photo's
from around the yard.

I thought I would share an update on just how well my Galvanized Tub Turned Planter is doing.

It is a thing of beauty!

Here is a reminder of where it started:


and here she is now:







Can I just say that I am impressed... Gorgeous!

I am definitely a huge fan of the proven winners supertunia's!
(This variety is supertunia pink star charm,  and I also planted mulberry charm and I am just
as happy with it!)

You can see the original post on this planter here.


I planted a lot of new plants, tree's, and shrubs this year.
I am so enjoying how they are growing.

This pretty crape myrtle is definitely showing off and attracting the bee's and butterflies


I also planted 2 different varieties of Clematis this year,
and this jolly good clematis has really taken off.

Such a pretty color.


I kept hearing the hummingbirds buzzing around so I decided to try and get some photo's while
I was outside.


While I was taking photo's I noticed they were buzzing around something, and seemed like
they kept looking at something on the feeder.. then I saw what it was.
Can ya see it?


Hummingbirds.. just so cute.
 
Do you have any hummingbirds?

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Kitchen Update - Painting my kitchen cabinets

Painting my Kitchen Cabinets..

This is something I have been going back and forth on for quite a while..
and probably even more so after installing a fun faux barnwood backsplash in my
kitchen. (which we are so happy with!) 

(You can see my backsplash post here:Faux Barnwood Backsplash)



After a lot of searching online, looking at before and after photo's of other peoples kitchens,
researching painting methods for kitchen cabinets what products others have used with success
and so on..  I finally made the decision that I really wanted to paint them white.

However because I had a slight hesitation I chose to just paint the one cabinet beside the stove
to see what I thought before tackling the entire kitchen.
I was 99% positive I was going to like it.  However, just in case I didn't
I could change it much easier than if I did the entire kitchen and then didn't like it.

So that is what I did.

The painting process I chose to use:
I cleaned the cabinet thoroughly with this, then scrubbed it with deglosser, which I chose to do instead of sanding everything.  Then I chose to use this stainblocker, and after the waiting period for the stainblocker to cure I finally got to paint!

I used a combo of my favorite paintbrush which is nice and soft, as well as a soft foam roller.
I also knew I wanted to use bead board at the ends of the cabinets so I cut it to size and added
it to the cabinet as well.

The result..



I was very pleased with how the cabinet turned out.. it adds brightness to the kitchen,
and I actually like it even more than I thought I would. Yay!

So the kitchen painting project is in process.. and adding new hardware will be a fun touch
as well!
Stay tuned for the completed result.
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DIY Light Posts with another purpose

I have done a lot of different projects in the yard this year,
and one of the projects on my list was planting a row of boxwood's along
the driveway that is near one side of our house.



I quickly realized that I still need to be able to drag a water hose past this area
for all of our plants and newly planted tree's on this side of the yard,
and since the boxwood are along the edge of the driveway
the hose would easily end up right against them.. so I needed to come up
with something to keep the hose off all of my new boxwood.



I had also added in a new pathway which I put a small
planting area with evergreens on either side of and I thought that was the perfect
spot to put in a light post.

They would look pretty, and anchor each side of the new path, and take care of
the hose issue. :0)




So I picked up some treated 4x4 posts, and cut them to size I wanted
and buried them in the ground.



I added a solar light on the top of each post,  and then also went ahead and searched for a fun planter
that I could hang on each post.  I found this set of 2 Planters (less than $15) and they fit perfectly.
So I filled them with potting soil and petunia's and hung them on each light post.


This has certainly helped keep the water hose off my plants,
and they are just pretty.. day and night.





Details of items used:
4x4 Treated Posts, Solar Light (similar Here),
  These Planters, Potting soil, and Petunia's
 
Set of 2 Planters can be found Here 


Watering can be quite time consuming for us, so any thing that we can do to help make it go
a little faster has been great.  

What kind of yard projects have you been up to this year?





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