Sephora Birthday Month Gift

I love my @Sephora birthday freebies!

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During my birthday month, I stopped by Sephora to pick up my free birthday present for Sephora Beauty Insiders, and I chose the @bitebeauty lip duo!

It comes with a Mini Amuse Bouche Lipstick in Chai, Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glacé, and Agave Lip Treatment Sample Duo.

I tried the lip scrub that is part of the lip treatment duo, and it left my lips feeling so soft. I can’t wait to try the rest of the stuff!

What birthday gift did you pick up this year?

(((hugs))) ~lisa

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Moving Tip – Declutter

When I talk to my real estate clients about selling or buying a home, one of the first things I tell them is to start decluttering and start packing.  I’m taking my own advice and starting to declutter some plastic bins we have in the garage. 20 years of stuff is a lot to go through but thankfully we have some time to prepare.

IMG_0110Yes, those are Power Ranger costume patterns behind me.

I kept name badges from when I worked at Sears.

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I have an old high school phone directory.

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I also have a vintage 110 Kodak camera.

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For this next one, in my defense, I am a mom and I think most moms feel obligated to keep certain things.  One of those things is report cards.  I kept this particular one for over 20 years.

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That’s right, it’s empty.  I kept the report card sleeve for 20 years and it’s empty.  When I asked my girlies if they wanted their other report cards, Kat said, “Mom.  My diploma is proof enough of my academic success.”

Point taken…haha!

What kinds of things and memories are you holding onto that you should let go?

(((hugs))) ~lisa

National Donut Day

One day I want someone to look at me and say, “That’s her. She’s the one.” And not follow it with “who ate all the donuts”.

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But seriously y’all, I can’t help myself!

Did you know that June 1st was the 80th anniversary of National Donut Day? It was created to honor Salvation Army members who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War 1.  It is celebrated on the first Friday of June, although I think you could celebrate how yummy donuts are any day.

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If I had to choose a favorite donut of all time, it would have to be the classic glazed donut.  Which one is your favorite?

(((hugs))) ~lisa

We have exciting news!!

WE ARE BUILDING A HOUSE!! 🏡

And I keep wanting to talk about our house plans, and the layout, and the colors we want to use, and….and…and….you get the idea! It’s just going to be such a fun and exciting and yes, somewhat stressful journey but I can’t wait to share all of that with y’all!

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As some of you already know, this is why I rebranded and changed my IG, YouTube and blog name to Our Gray House.  Because we are building a house and it’s gray and a lot of my content going forward is going to center around that.

I hope y’all stay around for the journey!  If you have any house building tips or advice, please share it with me!

(((hugs))) ~lisa

Kendra Scott Birthday Discount

I believe in celebrating my birthday all month long.  And I mean all.month.long.

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Thanks to @KendraScott for helping me celebrate by giving me 50% off one item during my birthday month. Do y’all know about this deal?  I’ve been taking advantage of this for several years now.

This year I purchased a necklace and two pairs of earrings.  Only one item received the 50% off but I had gift cards for the others!  Happy Birthday to me!

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And I love how they make the process so simple for their customers. You just show your ID and that’s it! Thank you KS!! I can’t wait to wear my new accessories!

What cool bday deals do you know about?

(((hugs))) ~lisa

 

Gifting A Unique Wooden Watch this Father’s Day

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Hey y’all! Today I am super excited to share my collaboration with JORD Watches.  They asked me to partner with them and since it’s my birthday month, and with Father’s Day coming up, I thought it would be a perfect time to do a giveaway.  And the best part is everyone is a winner!  Let me tell you about the watches and how you can enter to win.

I received my Cassia Series watch in Olive and Aegean Blue.  They are all hand-crafted wooden watches which makes them a one-of-a-kind accessory.

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My first impression was that the watch was fancy!  It arrives in a cedar watch box which you can use to store and protect your watch.  You can also use it to store the oil and cleaning towel that comes with it.

Another neat thing is they can engrave the watch and the cedar watch box.  JORD watches use only 100% natural wood and they refrain from the use of toxic chemicals to either treat or protect the wood.  They also have Apple watch bands and ship free of charge all over the world.

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JORD has an amazing selection of wooden watches for both women AND men.  They are versatile and go with just about any outfit!  Classy enough for business attire but transition perfectly to a casual dinner with friends

With affordable pricing as low as $139, you can definitely find one within your price range.

The giveaway takes only seconds to enter https://www.woodwatches.com/g/ourgrayhouse and the winner receives $100 shop credit to JORD’s website, FREE sizing and FREE shipping and each person who enters gets a 10% off code so really, everyone is a winner!

The giveaway will close 6/3 at 11:59pm so hurry and enter today!

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Good luck!

hugs ~lisa

Tarte Maracuja Oil

Y’all – I have been saying the name of this product wrong for FOREVER!  I’ve been calling it marajuca oil and it’s not called that.  It’s maracuja oil.  Maracuja.  Maracuja.  Maracuja. Okay, I think I’ve got it now.

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I first discovered the tarte Maracuja Oil in one of my monthly beauty subscription boxes.  It also is one of the few products that I’ve liked enough to actually re-purchase from those subscription boxes.

Which skin type is it good for?
Maracuja oil is good for all skin types.  My skin tends to be oily and after talking to one of the lovely ladies at Sephora, they let me know that my oily skin actually needs more oil.  They said that oily skin will produce more oil if it is not hydrated enough.  As it turns out, in my case they were right.  I’ve noticed that my skin seems less oily now that I’ve been adding maracuja oil into my daily routine.

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What it is:
A vegan face oil for a healthy-looking skin without feeling greasy.  It’s made with Passiflora Edulis Seed Oil, Tocopherol and formulated without parabens or phthalates.  It’s great for dryness and dullness.

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How to use it:
Apply two to three drops onto clean, dry face.  The great thing about this product is you can also mix it with your moisturizer or your favorite liquid foundation to give a dewy finish.  I prefer matte so I apply it and allow it some time to soak up into my skin.

I’ve also been using it on my elbows (they are really dry) as well as the ends of my hair.  You can use it basically all over as it is hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested.

 

Considering this is a re-purchase of a product I’ve previously tried, I’ve found that this go around it’s still a great product.  It is a bit pricey for an oil, around $48, but I feel it is well worth it.

Have you tried tarte Maracuja Oil or another oil?  What are your thoughts?

(((hugs))) ~lisa