FriYAY Week 13

This month I have a lot of great events to look forward to! We are planning on taking a little weekend trip over Mother’s Day, will be busy meeting with our builder and designer to finally start making some of the ‘fluffier’ design choices for our home, will be attending a friend’s wedding on May 20, Memorial Day weekend, and celebrating Tim’s 31st birthday. There is a lot to appreciate and be thankful for and I can’t wait to get started!

Beautycounter Customer Appreciation Month

Beautycounter Customer Appreciation Month

This month will mark 16 months since I said ‘yes’ to Beautycounter as a consultant. April was my best month of 2017, so to thank all of my amazing clients, I decided to declare May to be Customer Appreciation Month!

I would like to say THANK YOU by buying your next cup of coffee.

Here’s how it will work:  With every Beautycounter purchase of $50 or less, you will receive a $5 Starbucks card on me! If you purchase $51-$100 you will receive a $10 gift card, and any purchase over $100 will receive a $15 gift card.

Treat yourself, treat a friend, or treat your mom for Mother’s Day! It’s because of all of you that this journey has been so rewarding thus far, so I wanted to say a big thank you for supporting my Beautycounter business, and for allowing me to share about it here on the blog. I am also doing customer spotlights this month on my Beautycounter Facebook page and it’s been so fun to hear from real women and real clients who aren’t trying to sell anything, but just really love the products!

Also, through May 11, Beautycounter is offering a free Lip Gloss ($29 value) with any purchase of $150 or more. This means you can receive both a $15 Starbucks gift card from me, and a free Lip Gloss from Beautycounter with your purchase. Such a great deal!

Beautycounter Lip Gloss

I am wearing Beautycounter’s Lip Gloss in Peony!

Green Thumb: How to Start an Herb Garden

How to Grow an Herb Garden

I know that I share a Lauren Conrad post literally every week, but I really do love her blog so much. I feel like the addressed topics are really relevant to women in their 20’s and 30’s, and I feel like I actually learn something from each article. A green thumb I am not, so I really liked this post about starting a simple herb garden. I would love to eventually have a really nice garden at our new home, but I feel as if growing a few herbs is a great place to start!


Big Brother Jack

Because I am still getting excited / emotional / overwhelmed at the thought of Jack becoming a big brother, I had to share this picture on Instagram <– follow me! yesterday in honor of ‘Throwback Thursday’ his Disney happiness, dimpled elbow and chunky cheeks are just too much to handle! We are busy soaking in every moment of Jack being an only child, while also anticipating with joy baby number two. ‘The days are long, but the years are short’ is the truest quote on motherhood I have ever heard!

Home Design Series

Shiplap Fireplace

This post is the inspiration for our fireplace! We are planning on doing stone up to the mantle, and then a shiplap topper. I LOVE this idea! I think the shiplap really warms up the stone, adds texture and an unexpected detail, and was a more budget friendly option than going all the way up in stone.

As I mentioned above, this month we are going to start getting into the nitty gritty details of designing our home. So far we have chosen the floor plan, square footage, and structure design, but haven’t gotten to choose many of the fluffier decisions yet. I am thinking about starting a sort of ‘Home Design Series’ here on the blog where I will share ideas, inspiration, and features of the design process. Is this something you would be interested in reading? I thought it would be a great way for me to organize my thoughts and favorite ideas, while also getting input or feedback from all of you. I think it’s so fun to choose design, and I thought many of you might be curious as well and would like to ‘join’ me along the way!

Watermelon Margaritas

Watermelon Margaritas

Although these drinks won’t be on my Cinco de Mayo menu, I cannot get over how adorable they are and how yummy the recipe sounds. Is this not the most perfect looking margarita to enjoy with a couple tacos or fajitas? I love too how the recipe is simple and uses whole ingredients like seeded watermelon, fresh limes, and of course tequila. Maybe I will get fancy and make a watermelon puree to add to my favorite mocktail recipe in place of the peach juice?!


  1. Cutest preg announcement ever! I’ve got that herb garden DIY bookmarked although I kill everything even slightly green. Fingers crossed!

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      Thank you Lindsay! (And so sorry I am just now responding!) I can’t wait to try the Herb Garden DIY too. Let me know how it turns out if you give it a go!

  2. I wish I would’ve documented my remodel more. There was just so much going on! I’m hoping to some home posts one of these days…

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      I would love to see more pictures of your home design! You have great taste!!

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