FIVE YEARS.

 

Happy 5 years babe.

We got pictures done by Brolin Taylor Photography at the sand dunes and I couldn’t love them more. When you see my hair in most of the pictures below you will realize why I keep posting the kissing ones haha. The sand was blowing in our eyes and making us tear up and Lyle had a layer of sand coating his hair but he was a trooper and didn’t complain once. I realized I forgot my brush too so this is the hair you get haha. In spite of it being a windy day I am so happy with these romantic photos. I can’t believe how fast time is moving, it honestly terrifies me, but I am so lucky to be doing life with Lyle. Someone told me the other day that my “life is weird” and I laughed because it’s true. We are never in the same place for long and we have done more long distance that a couple should but it’s our life and I wouldn’t want to do it with anyone else. I hope I look back and never forget how blessed I am to travel and have adventures with him. Right now our lives are going 100 miles a minute but I have been trying to focus on all our many blessings and live in the moment. I am glad this man is down for anything. He is the easiest going man you will ever meet guys. I swear to you. He would honestly have to be to be married to me haha. He’s selfless, loving, doting, patient, happy, positive, and never fails to make me laugh. Marriage is hard work and I have learned so much in the past 5 years. Our adventures in some ways are just starting and I can’t wait to see where life takes us. Here’s to eternity Ly. Awkward hand on my face but I still love it.

Fridays Faves

Nope, it is not Friday.

Use this “hack”: Up Your French Toast Game

I made these for Lyle for his birthday this year and I think they are going to be how french toast is done around here now. As soon as your french toast is done, roll it in a cinnamon sugar mixture. We had it in Mexico and it has been my favorite ever since. Also, this brioche bread we got from Trader Joe’s is everything for french toast.

Watch this: Handmaid’s Tale

I debated about posting about this show because it’s really dark…REALLY DARK. I feel like I can’t promote it because it has a lot of questionable things in it but it’s one of the best shows I’ve watched. I watched 5 minutes of it because everyone raved about  it and I was honestly hooked. It is so fascinating, addicting and thought provoking. I don’t watch too much t.v. but I binge watched it in a weekend until I was caught up. I mean I could just watch it because of Nick but it’s really hard to tell. This is a Hulu original. I also really love Riverdale right now and no surprise here, The Bachelorette.

Listen to this: Hamilton Soundtrack

Oh is everyone over Hamilton by now? Well I’m not and it’s amazing and I relive the show every single day when I jam out to the soundtrack. It is so good! It’s different and you may have to let it grow on you but I wish all history was taught this way. It was hands down the best broadway show I have ever seen. If you haven’t seen it then you can listen to it and I highly recommend you do.

Make These: Blueberry Streusel Cookies

This is just a phone picture so they don’t even look as good as hers do on the website. I posted about these and had tons of people asking for the recipe. I don’t typically like baking things with mixes because I like everything from scratch but these were amazing and so easy. I think they are pretty fail proof too because I didn’t have measuring cups and they turned out fantastic. I am obsessed with cookies and brownies and I think these are the perfect Summer cookie. You can get the recipe here

 

Wear this: A Retinol

 I take FULLL advantage of those free skin consultations and interrogate anyone who is an expert on skin. I was asking about all these treatments and I was told you can simply change your skin by wearing sunscreen everyday and using a retinol every night. This summer whenever I lay out I keep my face covered and use bronzer or tanner. This stuff is amazing. I think any retinol will do but some have a higher content of retinol. When introducing your skin to a retinol it does dry your skin out a lot so start by using it every few nights until you are used to it. It helps with aging, fine lines, sun spots and my skin is smoother. My mom even said something about my skin when she was in town. It’s a work in progress but take care of your skin people. NEVER SLEEP IN YOUR MAKEUP, clean your makeup brushes, change your pillowcase frequently and wash or rinse your face at night. I got this at SpaTrouve if you are a Utah local but you can probably find it cheaper online. WAY cheaper than all the chemical peels, microneedling, photo facials…

 

Read this: Bringing up Bebe

I have been reading a ton this summer and right now I am reading this gem. It is SO interesting. I think its great if you are expecting, have little ones or are around little ones. It has so much great advice and things I can’t wait to try and I think every parent should read it. I am not finished yet but so far I am impressed. It has advice on everything from getting your baby to sleep through the night faster, how to get them on your same eating schedule and not changing your whole life around a new baby but rather having that baby fit into your life. Has anyone read this? I am curious what you think…

 

XO CAIT