Friday Finds

1. 6 Piece Tree Set | All Modern 
2. Paz Glass Trees | CB2 
3. 3 Pack Retro Bottle Brush Trees Set  | World Market 
4. Accordian Paper Trees | West Elm 
5. Pastel Decorative Trees | Anthropologie 
6. Flash Mint Glass Tree | CB2
7. Spiral Art Glass Chirstmas Trees | William Sonoma 
8. Tinsel Trees | West Elm 
9. Winterland Tree | Yliving 


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

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Odds and Ends

1. All the holiday magic women create during this time of year? Yeah, it’s killing us.

2. Dear fellow parents of insatiable readers, this is the best gift idea ever.

3. How the Republican tax overhaul would affect you. This is so helpful.

4. Oh hey there, sir! Guess what? No one wants to see your penis!

5. I understand that might be hard for you to process, sir, so here’s a list of things to do at work besides showing your penis to coworkers.

6. My holiday party look is nailed down.

7. I love this calendar. I mean, the design is a little extra, but pay no attention!

8. For my MUN lovers, what a lovely gift to receive when you spend $300! Now might be the time to stock up on your skin favorites.

9. The colors in this palette are sooooo good.

10. Here’s what it looks like when you fry your eye in an eclipse.

11. So now your gluten sensitivity might not be caused by gluten? OMG, if you need me, I’ll be eating a pizza. #cantkeepup

12. Did you notice the elbow on Time “Person of the Year” cover? “She too is a victim of sexual harassment but was there anonymously, she said, as an act of solidarity to represent all those who could not speak out.”

13. Finally, the truth comes out in regards to caramelized onions.

14. Last but certainly not least, I’m all about the holiday gifts on this week’s Selfie episode. Kristen and I dish all of our favorite gift ideas for adults and kids alike!

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image credit: Hülya Özdemir

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

Odds and Ends

1. All the holiday magic women create during this time of year? Yeah, it’s killing us.

2. Dear fellow parents of insatiable readers, this is the best gift idea ever.

3. How the Republican tax overhaul would affect you. This is so helpful.

4. Oh hey there, sir! Guess what? No one wants to see your penis!

5. I understand that might be hard for you to process, sir, so here’s a list of things to do at work besides showing your penis to coworkers.

6. My holiday party look is nailed down.

7. I love this calendar. I mean, the design is a little extra, but pay no attention!

8. For my MUN lovers, what a lovely gift to receive when you spend $300! Now might be the time to stock up on your skin favorites.

9. The colors in this palette are sooooo good.

10. Here’s what it looks like when you fry your eye in an eclipse.

11. So now your gluten sensitivity might not be caused by gluten? OMG, if you need me, I’ll be eating a pizza. #cantkeepup

12. Did you notice the elbow on Time “Person of the Year” cover? “She too is a victim of sexual harassment but was there anonymously, she said, as an act of solidarity to represent all those who could not speak out.”

13. Finally, the truth comes out in regards to caramelized onions.

14. Last but certainly not least, I’m all about the holiday gifts on this week’s Selfie episode. Kristen and I dish all of our favorite gift ideas for adults and kids alike!

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image credit: Hülya Özdemir

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

My Go-To Holiday Look

Oh, how I envy those of you who switch up your cocktail party makeup looks – maybe a bold lip one night or a smoky eye the next. Me, on the other hand? I almost always go for the same look, and it’s ALL about two things. Skin and lips.

It’s all about the skin, my friends. Your skin is your canvas, and I want mine to look as flawless as possible. On a night out, I am more apt to use a medium-to-full coverage foundation to get that smooth, lovely look. As for lips, you guys know how I roll…I always jump the chance to rock a red lip.

Here are the products used in the above photo.

Kjaer Weis Foundation in Paper Thin – When you are wanting a fuller coverage that still blends like a dream, look no further than Kjaer Weis. You guys, this foundation is everything. I used it briefly a year or two ago, but was wearing the wrong the color that was too light for my skin. When Melissa at Citrine told me that Paper Thin was the shade I needed to wear (always listen to Melissa!), I tried it out, and she was SO RIGHT. This shade just melts into my skin, and it’s like a bonafide airbrush. Makes my pores disappear, covers redness, yet leaves the tiniest glow on the skin. Just look at the photo! This foundation is gold, I tell ya.

Oh, I like to apply this with a damp beauty blender, just gently pressing it into my skin, in a stippling manner.

W3LL PEOPLE Concealer in Light – My all-time favorite concealer. Covers, but doesn’t crease. Amen.

Kjaer Weis Cream Blush in Embrace – This is the most gorgeous pale shade of pink. Barely there. So pretty.

Rituel de Fille Ash & Ember Eye Soot in Sigil – This champagne shade worn all over the lid brightens up the eyes. I pat a bit extra right onto my lid above the lash line to give it a bit more shimmery oomph.

Jane Iredale Mystikol Liner in Onyx – I always apply this gel liner to my top lash line only. (I don’t put any liner nor mascara on my bottom lashline/lashes.) This liner is easy to apply with a liner brush (I use this one), and it lasts all night long.

Antonym Lola Lash Too Mascara – This has been a nice alternative to my beloved Per-fekt, which has fallen off the face of the earth.

Kjaer Weis Lipstick in KW Red – My favorite red. I’ve talked about it ad nauseum. SO MATTE. SO GOOD.

Jane Iredale Lip Pencil in Crimson – I like to put a little bit of this liner on the outer corners of my lips to give a bit more definition and dimension.

On my way out the door, I’ll dab a tiny amount of powder on my T-zone, throw my lipstick in my clutch, and I’m good to go! Happy holidays!

 

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

Five holiday tips for the everyday parent

Keep it simple


Let go of the social pressure to “do it all” and practice simplicity this holiday season. Opt out of traditions or decorating obligations that make you feel frazzled instead of joyful. It seems like Christmas is the time that every organization and acquaintance you know wants to get together. Prioritize the people that are important to you, but give yourself permission to say no. Even the best of us can get exhausted from three parties in a row. Schedule in down time, and opt out if things feel too squeezed.


Start early


Procrastination can make the week leading up to Christmas very stressful. Start early, and try to make deadlines for yourself. Set on a time to complete your holiday cards (if you are doing them), and a time to wrap gifts. Put your obligations on a timeline and try to stick to it so you aren’t backlogged with tasks on Christmas Eve. Get the kids involved in helping, too. Let them try their hand at baking, or addressing Christmas cards. In addition to setting up our own tree, we let the kids decorate the “kids tree.” They have a lot of fun with this – we let them decorate it exactly how they want, and it includes all of the ornaments they’ve made over the years. I also enlist the kids in helping me wrap gifts for their siblings. It may not be perfect, but it makes them feel important and it saves me time.


Come prepared for holiday parties


For most of us, the holidays mean spending more time out of our own home and in the homes of friends and families. Be prepared for those get-togethers in advance. Buy a couple of bottles of wine to have on-hand as a hostess gift. Grab some adult coloring books or art sets to take along for when the kids get bored.


Prioritize quality family time over gifts and perfection


Try to cultivate a holiday season that is less about spending and more about making memories and giving presence. Give your kids Christmas traditions to remember that aren’t necessarily based on spending money or getting presents.  Let go of the pressure to do everything perfectly. Your Christmas tree doesn’t have to look like a magazine. You don’t need to change your pillows or plates for the season. It’s okay if you skip the mailed cards. It’s okay to bring pre-made food to the class party. It’s fine to have a slacker potluck with friends instead of a perfectly plated meal. Focus on togetherness and let yourself off the hook for having a Pinterest-perfect Christmas.





Clean out before opening presents

It never fails – Christmas afternoon is spent figuring out where to store all the new stuff. Try clearing out a space before Christmas day. Ask your children to find 10 toys to donate, and do an audit of their closets. Get rid of the unused to make room for the new.


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

What is the enneagram and why should you care?

What can you learn about your internal motivations and drives from the Enneagram? Over on my podcast Selfie we’re kicking off a series on this fascinating personality theory. In this introductory episode we will explain what it is, and then talk through each type with writer and enneagram enthusiast Leigh Kramer. We’re also joined by Christopher Heuertz, author of The Sacred Enneagram, who shares some of the history of the enneagram, it’s spiritual origins and modern psychological iterations, and how our childhood fears and wounds shape our personality. It’s a fascinating episode that we hope will inspire you to join us on this journey of exploration.
To take the test to find out your own type, you can visit this site for a quick, free test, or buy the $12 Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator test at the Enneagram Institute for a more thorough assessment and explanation of your secondary types. (We recommend springing for the paid test.)
Here are some books we talked about in this episode:
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Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

ENNEAGRAM TYPE 1 AND BOTOX: SELFIE, EPISODE 11

We are talking about type 1’s (the Reformers) in our ongoing Enneagram series. And botox – should you do it? We have a fascinating interview with Kendra Adachi of The Lazy Genius Podcast, who is an Enneagram 1, as well as Jenny Potter, a creative producer at a Chicago-based church. Also, Kristen admits to her cognitive dissonance around her own botox use.
Here are some books we talked about in this episode:
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Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Wednesday’s Child: Talisha & Tommy

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.


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

room remodel

I’ve been working hard trying to reduce the excess “stuff” in my house. I recently read the book
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and while it’s practice is a bit extreme, I really did resonate with the idea that clutter only holds us back. I’ve been ssystematicallypurging every room in the house, but it has been hard to get the kids to buy in.

Recently, I had a little “come to Jesus” with my oldest daughter, who has a really hard time throwing things away. I told her we needed to pull everything out, put it on the floor, and put it back away, and I told her I wanted to her to really think about throwing about half of it away, because the volume was overwhelming.
And it WAS overwhelming . . . especially as she saw everything laying on the floor. I think she finally got the “burden of stuff” laid out like that, and she was onboard. We filled four trashbags, and we put everything back neatly in place. And we were both really happy with the result.

I got lots of inquiries about the rug when I posted this photo on instagram. It’s from Lorena Canals and I can’t say enough about her rugs. The designs are amazing but hetter, yet, they are WASHABLE. You can throw them in the washing machine like you would a comfortor which makes it so easy to keep clean in a kid’s room. (I also have one in my livnig room.) They are hypo-allergenic and fmade with non-toxic chemicals, natural dyes and without environmental hazards. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! They are also available on amazon here.

I’m happy to report that after this excercise, something clicked for India, and she has kept her room clean ever since. She’s even done a purge twice since without me even asking. She’s finally understanding that keeping less means more freedom from clutter.
And now, it’s time to tackle my kitchen cupboards . . .


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

Friday Finds

1. Knitted Slipper Mules | Boden 
2. UO Fur Mule Slide Slippers | Urban Outfitters 
3. Fuzzy Slippers | JCrew 
4. Pommed Slide Slippers | Anthropologie
5. Faux Fur Slippers | Pottery Barn 
6. Ombre Sequin Slide Slippers | Anthropologie 
7. Velvet Faux Fur Pom-Pom Slippers | Old Navy 
8. Red & Black Plaid House Slippers | Tom’s 
9. Soft Knit Padded Slippers | H&M 


Source Link: Friday Finds


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