this and that



This and that is baaaaaaaack! When I first started including a blog with my website, I had a weekly post called “this and that” and I’m bringing it back! Why? Because 1) I have a ton of favorite things that I want to share with the world, and 2) it’s an easy way to do a quick update on what’s going on in life. It’s also a nice reprieve from the normal photography post! So welcome to November’s issue of “This and That”! I’m always looking for new things to love so either leave a comment here or get in touch over on my Instagram!

  1. I have been loving a lot of beauty products lately!! I’m going to try and get on my stories today to talk more about those. I’m totally aware that I’m no beauty blogger, no lifestyle blogger, no influencer but these products are GOLD and if I didn’t share them with you all, I’d feel like I’m letting you down ;)! This product by Drunk Elephant is MONEY. I mix one small pump with my moisturizer and boom! I already rarely wear makeup but in the winter I’m white as a ghost…maybe even more fair. So this product allows me to look like I’m still fully alive, ya know? The next two beauty products go hand in hand – this and this are insanely good! I typically wear the mascara by Tarte that’s in the black and gold tube – who knows the name? Tarteist maybe? Anyways, that one is good but the price is a little steep for me when it’s just mascara! I got this primer/mascara set a couple weeks ago and have been asked three or four times since then if my lashes are real. Seriously. It’s THAT good. Those are three products you should get right this minute. You won’t regret it!
  2. Two books I’m loving lately : New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp is a daily devotional that always brings me right back to the Word in such a powerful way. It elevates God and the Gospel with each day and even if I miss a few days, it pulls me right back into His truth. Love Lives Here by Maria Goff is the second book that I’m loving lately. Y’all know how much I adore her husband, Bob! And now I’m a huge fan of Maria, too! Love Does and Everybody Always are two of my top five favorite books of all time. I’ve read them both a number of times, and listened to Everybody Always twice. They’re THAT good. So when his wife published a book, of course I had to get my hands on it – rather my ears. I listened to Love Lives Here twice back to back and just couldn’t get enough. I feel like that’s three books in one favorite but I couldn’t tell you about Love Lives Here without telling you about her incredible husband, too! All three will make you laugh, laugh until you cry, and love BIG.
  3. Jamie and I are headed to Florida next week without our boys! This will be the first time that we’ve done this and we are ecstatic. We love our boys so dang much but being able to get away just the two of us is exactly what we need right now. Jamie deployed twice and both times we had trips lined up, however,  life happened (babies happened!) and we never got the chance to get away. So this is a LONG time coming!! If you have any recommendations for Key West, Miami and Fort Lauderdale, I’d love to hear them!!! Book recommendations, too! And podcasts! Gimme it all!!!

Tell me, what are some things you’re loving lately? I’d love to hear from you! I’ll be back next week with another round of this and that, and I’d love for you to join in – either on your blog or you insta! Catch ya later, friends!

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