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Klassiek moderne badkamer met houten jaloezieën van Zonnelux. Foto: Denise Keus – “Stijlvol Wonen” – © Sanoma Regional Belgium N.V.
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Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

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Friday Finds

1. Sequin Wrap Skirt By Willow & Clay | Nordstrom 
2. Sequin Tee by Who What Wear | Target 
3. Revelry Maxi Skirt | Anthropologie 
4. OBEY Bigby Sequin Moto Jacket | Urban Outfitters 
5. Crazy Stripe Sequin Top | The Gap 
6. Sequin Kimono Jacket | the Gap 
7. Strappy Y-Back Sequin Mesh Dress from Xhilaration™ | Target 
8. Sequin Skirt | Forever 21
9. Black. Long-Sleeved Sequin Top | H&M 


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Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

The Green & Glamorous Box

Here ye here ye, The Green & Glamorous Box by The Choosy Chick is here for the taking! You know I’m a fan of beauty boxes, but this one is a little bit different in that it’s not a monthly box. It’s a one-time collection of green beauty dynamos and it’s only around until the end of 2017. (Sorry I’m just getting around to posting this…it’s been a crazy holiday season, but hey, you still have this week to pull the trigger!)

Here’s the deal. It’s $160 worth of products for $98 that ships free to the United States, and 20% of your purchase supports Living Beyond Breast Cancer. I know, being a couple of days after Christmas, you are probably up to your ears in all the gifting, but if you got a little Christmas cash and want to get something wonderful for yourself while still giving to others, well hot damn, here you go!

LBBC is a national program with a vision that no one impacted by breast cancer feels uninformed or alone. Their mission is to connect people with trusted breast cancer information and a community of support. You can learn more about them here.

Here’s what the box entails:

DN-UNIK Age-defying Night Cream or Day Cream ($45 value) – This is such a great option for those who would rather use a cream than an oil on the face. Made in France with Aloe and Hyaluronic Acid (100% natural and vegetable sourced), it totally restores radiance to the skin. Certified by Ecocert & Cosmebio.

Magic Organic Apothecary Daily Cleansing Ritual ($27 value) – This includes MOA’s award-winning Green Balm and their bamboo face cloth for cleansing and removing makeup effortlessly. I love this face cloth so much and have used it tons. Made with 99.9% organic ingredients. Highly recommended for all skin types including sensitive, acne-prone skin.

Lily Lolo Eye Shadow Palette in Sweet Nothings – ($34 value) – Okay, Lily Lolo makes the best eye palettes EVER. Seriously, I’m hitting pan on the Laid Bare palette (wrote about it here) and was just recently thinking I wanted to try another shade range from them. This palette is seriously stunning, and the textures and blendability (is that a word?) of Lily Lolo shadows just can’t be beat. Love love love.

Au Naturale Eternity Lipstick in Sangria ($25 value) – I wrote about Au Naturale here, and this intense, cool pink vegan lipstick is fab on the lips. I was excited to get this because I didn’t have any shade like this in my arsenal. (Um, and that is saying a lot. #lipstickhoarder)

Davids Toothpaste ($8 value) – I finally made the switch, and this toothpaste is responsible. Fluoride-free and made with premium natural ingredients, it’s sourced in the US with sustainable packaging. I also adore the little metal turny-thing (super professional term) you put on the end to help roll it up to prevent the dreaded center squeeze.

Splurge Lip Buttah ($7 value) – The original from Boston – pure hydration for lips made with all natural oils and no petroleum. Flavor may be either: Peppermint, Almond, Lemon or Orange-Chocolate. (I got the Lemon and loved it until my daughter stole it from me.)

Schmidt’s Sensitive Skin Fragrance-free Deodorant ($4 value, this is a sample size) – The gentlest formula available that provides full protection. Baking soda-free for sensitive folks. My long-awaited natural deodorant post is coming up in early 2018 and Schmidt’s wins for best less-costly deodorant.

Acure Brightening Facial Scrub (travel size $3 value, this is a travel size) -I love this scrub! The only two physical exfoliators I use are Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser and this one. This best-selling product is made with Argan Oil, French Green Clay and Lemon granules to exfoliate and reveal a brighter complexion and is waayyyyyyy less expensive than Tata.

Kimberly Sayer Antioxidant Day Cream ($2 value, sample size)  – This facial SPF is chock full of antioxidants to fight free radicals and signs of aging – specifically formulated for sensitive skin.

In my humble opinion, I think this is the best box of green beauty bestsellers I’ve seen all year. Throw in the fact that you are supporting those with breast cancer, and it’s a no-brainer. As always, if you have any questions, let me know in the comments!

 

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Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Wednesday’s Child: Jimera

Every Wednesday I feature a child recently highlighted by a local Wednesday’s Child newscast to share the stories of children from around the country who are waiting for a family. My hope is that this can broaden exposure for the children highlighted, but also serve as a reminder that these children represent thousands of children currently in the foster-care system. Perhaps their stories will inspire you to consider opening your home to a child needing a family. For more information and to learn about other waiting children, visit AdoptUsKids.


Source Link: Wednesday’s Child: Jimera


Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Friday Finds

1. Steven by Steve Madden Beaded & Embroidered Clutch | Nordstrom 
2. Classic Leather Clutch | The Little Market 
3. Oversized Faux Fur Clutch | Forever 21
4. Belinda Clutch | Anthropologie 
5. Large Pouch in Metallic Italian Leather | JCrew 
6. Tortoise Print Clutch | Urban Outfitters 
7. Pink Floral Clutch from A New Day™ | Target 
8. Blue Wings Clutch | Anthropologie 
9. J.Crew Velvet Foldover Clutch | Nordstrom 


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Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Odds and Ends

1. My most favorite giveaway to-date is on my Instagram page. Winner will be announced on Christmas Eve!

2. Love these women who are embracing their gray!

3. Speaking of embracing gray, I talk all about aging, blogging, and navigating social media in this article.

4. A children’s book for grown-ass men.

5. Wondering if the movie or TV show you are interested in has any connections to someone with allegations of sexual misconduct? You can check here.

6. How to write the perfect thank you note. Timely.

7. 6 apps to stop your smartphone addiction. Also timely.

8. Have you looked at this tax calculator to see how the new tax plan affects you?

9. This year’s wildlife photography award winners. Some really fantastic ones.

10. Funniest parenting tweets of the year. HILARIOUS.

11. To all my MUN lovers, there are several promotions going on right now, but I love the Aknari serum one is great. (Buy full-size, get the travel size free.) For those who love the serum and travel lots, it is perfection. Also, a complimentary Mini Daily Face Essential Set ($55 value) with any $150 purchase. (And don’t forget the code WHOORL to get 15% off!)

12. I think I’m almost convinced that I need a robe to wear around the house. Is this one really that great? (You know me…I’ll be researching this and will let you know.)

13. You guys, this is absolutely frightening. Hoo boy.

14. Iconic Oscar dresses from your birth year. (Although they didn’t have mine. Boo.)

15. On this week’s Selfie podcast, Kristen and I discuss New Year’s resolutions and the Enneagram Type 3, which we both are. Talk about a vulnerability hangover after that discussion…ouch.

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Have a wonderful weekend and a very merry Christmas!

image credit: libby vanderploeg

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Why I won’t be changing my married name after my divorce

There are many awkward decisions that have to be made in the midst of a divorce, but whether or not to go back to your maiden name is a big one. I think there is no right answer and it’s personal for every woman, but I wanted to share my own thinking in how I came to the decision to keep my married name after getting a divorce.

1. My kids wanted me to keep it so we would continue to share the same last name. I’m not of the opinion that kids get to dictate adult decisions, but I’m also one to consider their feelings, and mine had big feelings over this one. In fact, it was the very first question that they asked when I told them we were getting a divorce – even before asking where everyone would live. I knew they were invested in sharing the same last name. Maybe even too invested, to be honest, but for whatever reason they held some familial meaning in that common last name, and felt like me forsaking it was forsaking a tiny piece of them. And while that narrative needs some dismantling, I felt like tending to their feelings on this one was something I could do. There are so many losses inherent in divorce. This didn’t need to be another.

2. I’ve been a Howerton most of my adult life. I got married while I was still in college. This name has become a part of my identification, just as much as my maiden name ever was. Changing back to the name I had before I was even living on my own didn’t feel like a step of progress. (For me. It might to others and that’s okay.)

3. I have professional identification with my name.  And as a writer/blogger, name recognition is kind of important.

4. It just seemed like a hassle. Changing documents, id’s, licenses, credit cards, bank accounts  . . . all of that felt like too much work for little payoff. Not to mention, every social media handle I own. It was just easier (for me) to keep things as they are.

So, yes. I’m still Kristen Howerton.

I’m curious to hear how other divorced women navigated this issue.


Source Link: Why I won’t be changing my married name after my divorce


Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

What to get tween/teen boys this Christmas season . . .

Teen boys are really hard to shop for, in my opinion. They are past the point of playing with toys, and yet aren’t interested in some of the easier gifts for girls of the same age like makeup or lotions. Here are some of my best finds for teen boys, some of which might be under our tree this year . . .

Whirly Board is a fun balancing board that can be used indoors to practicing sports like skating or snowboarding. It’s a great agility trainer and the perfect way to keep your active boys occupied when it’s cold outside.

For music lovers, the Amazon Alexa is a great way to play music. The Alexa Dot is an easy, voice-activated speaker that kids can use to set an alarm, ask questions, or play their favorite music.

And speaking of Alexa, the voice-activated amazon system can now control Sonos Speakers! Sonos lets you wirelessly Stream all your favorite music services like Amazon Music, Pandora, Apple Music, and Spotify directly, so it leaves your phone alone. You can pair speakers throughout your house.

An affordable gift that keeps on giving is a Roku Streaming Stick. At only $27 it can turn any tv into a smart tv, giving you access to Spotify, Hulu, Netflix, VUDU and all kinds of online entertainment channels.

For those that enjoy “traditional gaming”, Magic the Gathering  has an affordable starter kit that would be a great gift for any role-playing aficionado.

Another role playing game that we love is Andromeda Fight League . Set against the backdrop of space, the game pits warriors, engineers, creatures and enchanters against each in an epic “card based” battle royale. Package contains everything needed for instant hours of play.

For the budding engineer, Circuit Cubes are electronic building blocks designed by STEM teachers, that add sound, motion, light, and sensors to young makers’ creations. Circuit Cubes provide an easy-to-use platform that helps kids and tweens develop confidence while experiencing the joy of discovery.
If you are looking for a game that gets kids engaged, interacting and playing together, the latest release in the “Escape the Room” series is fantastic. Players work together to uncover clues and hidden objects to escape a locked room.

The new Phoenix HD Pro S Drone from Zoopa is an affordable, entry level drone for your teen. The unit features an integrated 2-axis camera with stabilization technology, and is capable of high-resolution HD video.  Users can view their photography in real time, sending images direct to their smartphone thanks to onboard Wi-Fi video technology.

Every gamer knows they are only as good as their fingers are fast. If your teen is a gamer, the new gaming Key:board Pro from Snakebyte is ideal. The unit is a totally customizable, backlit, mechanical pro-level gaming keyboard.

What kid doesn’t want to zip to school on an electric scooter? The GoTrax Electric Scooter has a powerful 250W motor to get you moving at speeds up to 17MPH! There is an integrated LCD screen that displays speed and remaining charge and controls the integrated LED light. Easy to access throttle and brake levers are integrated into the headstock.  The unit folds up with the flip of a lever so it can be easily carried when you arrive at your destination.

Being safe and looking cool were never easier than with the new GoTrax Muilti-Sport Helmet. ASTM CERTIFIED and suitable for biking, skatboarding and trick scootering; this helmet incorporates ample ventilation, sweat absorption padding and a comfortable fit.


Source Link: What to get tween/teen boys this Christmas season . . .


Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Wednesday’s Child: Jonathan

Every Wednesday I feature a child recently highlighted by a local Wednesday’s Child newscast to share the stories of children from around the country who are waiting for a family. My hope is that this can broaden exposure for the children highlighted, but also serve as a reminder that these children represent thousands of children currently in the foster-care system. Perhaps their stories will inspire you to consider opening your home to a child needing a family. For more information and to learn about other waiting children, visit AdoptUsKids.


Source Link: Wednesday’s Child: Jonathan


Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com