Favorites from 2018



I thought as 2018 is coming quickly to an end I would put together just a few of my
favorite products (beauty/fashion edition) from the year..
some that continue to be loved favorites of mine and a few new ones mixed in.

These are all items that I personally use,
and plan to purchase more of in the future. 😉



For the feet.. 



I am a fan of plaids, buffalo plaid to tartan, and I am also a fan of cute shoes
so these made it home with me and they are so stinkin cute.  ♡

The next item is more of a splurge item in my opinion.
To be honest I debated on this purchase a while.
I had a decent amount of "$ off" that I could use and I do like the boots that I have
by this brand so eventually I talked myself into it.   Anyone else do that? 😜
If you like warm, super cozy, slipper style socks..
with some cute factor then these are AHHH-mazing and
yes, I would buy them again.
(*I may wait til I have some more $ off saved up.. 
but I would definitely buy them again) Lol.



For the Face..


I have long been a fan of the Anastasia brow wiz pencil and if you follow my blog
you know I have mentioned it.. several times over as a matter of fact. Lol.
However after purchasing this brow kit, the pencil is now a super close 2nd.
I really like this kit and so glad I decided to try it.

I like several concealers so I can't really say that I have a #1 favorite, but in sticking with
talking about brows.. to highlight my brow bone I like the IT bye bye illumination concealer.
However for the other area's of my face I almost always use Urban Decay Naked Skin concealer or Tarte Shape Tape Concealer.
All 3 are awesome, I just like to use them in different ways.

My favorite setting powder continues to be this one
by Makeup Forever and well, it just works the way I want it to so it is a keeper.

Eyelash Primer has become a great addition to my makeup routine this year
and I like this one.  Inexpensive and gets the job done. Win, win.

I received this moisturizing lip balm in a gift set and I will be looking to buy one as soon as mine
runs out.

I decided to try this moisturizer (aka face butter) a few months ago
and I have been using it since, really liking it so far.

Of course this cleanser and this exfoliating wash by philosophy pretty much always makes my fave list..
definitely my go to's.






I have so many favorite things from the year..
honestly this list could have went on and on.

2018 was a great year, but I am looking forward to an even better 2019!

( Seriously, I am sooooo ready for spring to arrive, I have been in spring cleaning mode
already..  but I am looking forward to the flowers and all the outdoor projects I want to
tackle! Bring it on!)


- TinaH





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Wrap it up Mission & Giving Grace

We have had quite a busy past few weeks in case you have noticed a lag in posts being published,
and the word busy feels like such an understatement and no where near adequate enough
to describe it.

A lot of unexpected's..
Trips to hospitals, trip to our vet,  lack of sleep,
and a whole lot of prayers going out.
There have been a lot of ups and downs, some big and some small..
but God is faithful, God is sooo good!

I usually feel better prepared for Christmas.
I almost always start my shopping extremely early and have always thought I
was somewhat on top of it so to speak.    
However, sometimes life has a way of mixing things up and being on top of things is not the
story of this Christmas season.

So I have been on a 'wrap it up' mission this week to get the shopping done.
Making sure I have all the gifts figured out,  gifts wrapped, menu and
get the grocery shopping done!
Today I plan to work on the desserts and get as much done as possible
ahead of time. (fingers crossed). 

I think I am finally finished with shopping for everything as I check over my list,
and then check it again... and I'll just say it - check it again. 😉




Although it feels like Christmas time has sort of snuck up on us this year.. I absolutely love this
time of year.  The decorations, the lights, the food, the joy of the season,
and being with my family.  Nothing better than that. 


We put up a lot of lights this year, including decorating my rustic fence.


DIY a Simple Farmhouse Style Christmas Ornament


So do you remember my cutesy red trucks hauling Christmas tree's mini ornaments that I used in making these fun ornaments? ♡



Well I had some leftover so I decided to use them in another ornament diy.

Isn't this cute?


I had some plastic clear ornaments that are actually in half, and you simply decorate and
snap them together..  so I decided to try to place the mini truck ornament inside.




So I used a drop of e6000 on each end of the truck ornament and set it inside half of the larger
clear ornament making sure it was facing the right way of course. 😉
Then I just left it alone to dry.


Then I placed the front and back of the clear ornament together, tied a small piece of twine through
the hole for a hanger, and I went ahead and added a white bow just because I thought it was cute.







What a fun addition to our farmhouse style themed Tree.
I do love that little red truck. :0)


These clear ornaments are so fun to create your own ornament designs!
Can do so much with them.. place keepsakes inside, notes, photo's, small trinkets,  just so fun
to have on hand.  (great to use for a fun kids ornament project too)

If interested in picking some up I used this size, & you can find them here!



- TinaH



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Stocking Stuffers for the Furbabies

While we like to stuff the stockings for Christmas for our family,
we also have a Stocking for our fur babies to enjoy so I decided to share
a few idea's for the fur family members.

If you don't already have a stocking, I ran across these paw shaped stockings.
So cute.


Go To Stocking Stuffers for the young adults

We have a tradition in our home of opening up our stockings on Christmas Eve.
It also usually involves silly string and a hilarious silly string fight.
It is something my husband and I started with our kids when they were
little and we have done that pretty much forever.

Searching for some fun stocking stuffer style gifts I thought I would share my
Go To Stocking Stuffer Fave's and include a few Inexpensive Gifts that would
also work in a stocking.   Our kids are now in their early 20's so this is
geared more towards young adults, and the young at heart adults. 😜