Sleep Remedy

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I have the hardest time unwinding at the end of the day. I don’t know why, either. I have tried not using electronics before going to bed. I tried drinking warm milk, eek!!! I even tried taking sleeping pills. No matter what I tried I just couldn’t relax.

The other day on Amazon an oil diffuser came up in my recommendations, so I started to check it out. It seemed to be a pretty decent diffuser so I bought it. I also bought a Lavender Essential Oil

oil set. I started using them and I have been able to sleep so much better. I love how small the Diffuser

is. It can sit on my nightstand and it doesn’t take up a lot of space. My favorite oil is a blend that came in the oil set, it is a signature blend. It is amazing. I can’t believe how much of a difference it made in my sleep. It is worth a try.

 

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4/29/2016-H.O.L.Y.

I have been waiting for this day for awhile. Florida Georgia Line released a new song!!! Heads up, I am a huge Florida Georgia Line fan. So of course like the first thing I did today was listen to there new song. It is a little different then most of their songs, but I love it. I don’t think there is anything Florida Georgia Line could song that would be bad.

I really like that this is more of slow song. It isn’t a get up and dance kind of song. However, it is still catchy. I actually have the song stuck in my head. But that could be because I have that song on repeat.

I really felt like I could relate to this song. Lately, my life has been kind of crazy. With my sister leaving on her mission and realizing I really don’t have any friends that can do the things that I can do. I know that eventually  I will find someone that will go on my wild adventures with (it won’t be my sister) and I will feel H.O.L.Y. (high on loving you). I love how this song gives hope for those that are in a hard place.

I would highly recommend listening to it. I really liked it and I think you will too.

Disneyland Tea Party

I got to attend a tea party while I was in Disneyland over my birthday. It was a special thing that they were doing for the 60th Anniversary Celebration. I have had a lot of people ask me about the Tea Party, so I wanted to share my experience with you.

When I made the reservations for the Tea Party, there was no price listed. I was a little nervous because dining reservations in Disneyland can get pricey, but this was a once in a lifetime chance. There were 3 days in the week that the Tea Party was held, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. And only for lunch time. So it really limited when I could go. I booked the day it was released and was able to book my birthday weekend. I was super stoked.

The Tea Party was held in the Steakhouse 55 in the Disney California hotel. (For those that don’t know, it is close to the Paradise Pier hotel) I checked in for my reservation and was shown to a waiting area where I waited for about 15 minutes. I was shown to my table just myself, which was nice. The tableware was exquisite.

I started with a Wild Berry Tea, which I am no craving. Everything else was just part of the Tea Party. The food was very delicious. I got a variety of muffins, a few different kinds of sandwiches, and even got to try macaroons (I don’t try new food often). Next to the tea, I would have to say the chocolate covered strawberry was my favorite.

The Tea Party was well worth it and I would defiantly go to it again, if the opportunity were to arise. I hope you enjoy the pictures!!!

20 Things About Me

  1. I am the oldest of 4 girls.
  2. I was born in Utah.
  3. I have traveled to 15 states.
  4. I have over 400 pairs of shoes.
  5. I am an extremely picky eater.
  6. I ate a grasshopper once.
  7. I haven’t drank soda since I was 16.
  8. I love dirt biking.
  9. I hate the winter.
  10. I love the beach.
  11. I am slightly neurotic.
  12. I have had plastic surgery on my ears.
  13. My favorite color is black.
  14. My drink of choice is Chai.
  15. My dream job would be a princess in Disneyland.
  16. My favorite princess is Ariel.
  17. My favorite store is Buckle.
  18. My favorite shoe brand is Toms.
  19. I am scared of dogs.
  20. I danced for 15 years.

Ebates

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I am pretty sure you have heard about Ebates before. Around Christmas time, there were a lot of commercials being played about Ebates and getting cash back for Christmas. Maybe some of you signed up, maybe some of you were skeptical. Well, I am here to give you my honest review of Ebates.

I signed up for Ebates in May of 2013 after a Facebook friend posted a link and said that she had started using them. When I signed up I got a gift card if I made a purchase. I went ahead and made a purchase at a site that I was going to be making a purchase at anyways. A few weeks later I got my gift card in the mail. I was nervous that it wasn’t going to be a real gift card, so I went over to Target  (I had gotten my gift card to there) and used my gift card. It worked!!!! From then on out I used Ebates every time I shop online.

I elected to get my payment through a paper check. There is also an option to get paid through PayPal that a lot of my friends have choosen. Ebates mails the cashback checks 4 times a year. I love it because it is a little extra surprise when I get the check in the mail (I usually forget about it).

I downloaded the Chrome Extension from Ebates so then I get a notification if I am on a site where I can get cashback. I love that feature of Ebates because sometimes it can be easy to forget to go to Ebates to start your shopping trip. I also love that Ebates often has coupons for some of the stores I shop at, that aren’t available elsewhere.

I have used Ebates for almost 3 years now and have gotten over $300 back. It may not seem like that much but it is an extra $300 I wouldn’t have had. Plus, there are a lot of times I actually go shopping in the mall. If I bought everything online that number would be tripled ;). I hope you enjoyed reading. Feel free to check out Ebates.

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My Bucket List

Since I will be blogging about my adventures while completing my bucket list, I thought I would share my bucket list. If any of you have completed anything on my bucket list, please share your experience.

  • Run a Disney Marathon
  • Go on a TOMS Giving Trip
  • Open a successful Etsy Store
  • Design a killer-awesome T-shirt
  • Own a corvette
  • Backpack through Europe
  • Learn Italian
  • Go Sky Diving
  • Visit all 50 States
  • Meet Florida Georgia Line
  • Horseback to the bottom of the Grand Canyon

This list will continue to grow as I discover new things I might want to do. I am excited to share my experiences with you in completing these things.

 

My First Tattoo

I was one of those girls that got a tattoo right when I turned 18. I still remember I was sitting in art class, staring at this boy that I thought was cute, thinking that he would think that I was super cool if I went and got a tattoo. (He had just gotten “Screw You” tattooed on the inside of his lip.) At that moment I realized I actually could go get a tattoo. I started texting everyone that I knew that would be willing to go with me and not try to talk me out of this. I had no clue what I was in for. When people said that they injected ink into your skin with needles I thought they meant hypodermic needles. I thought there was no way possible they could stick you with hypodermic needles like that. (I have no clue what I thought they did. And no I hadn’t seen Ink Masters)

I finally found someone that would go with me, and of course it was one of my few friends that actually lived the Mormon Life. (Don’t ask me why she went).. I really hadn’t done much research into this whole getting a tattoo event so I figured I would go to the closest place which just happened to be up the street from my house. I didn’t know that you were supposed to make an appointment. I thought you could just walk in. Well, I couldn’t so I had to wait about 20 minutes for someone to tattoo me. When the artist was ready he asked if I knew what I wanted. I looked at him and said “I want a flower on my hip.” His response was “What kind of flower?” I didn’t know. Freak, I didn’t know that I could choose different kinds. This was all new to me. So I just said “Something kind of tropical looking.” He went into the back and came out with a sketch, “Like this?” he asked. It was what I had in mind so he prepared me for my tattoo.

We walked back to his little tattoo booth, my friend following in the rear. I can only imagine what she is thinking by this time. I am pretty sure she thought I was crazy. My phone was blowing up, everyone wanted pictures. It was insane. Anyways, he had me climb up onto his tattoo table and pull my pants down far enough to tattoo. (When I say on my hip, I meant like side hip, underneath the panty line.) He put up a privacy screen so that no one could look in. He then transferred the sketch onto my hip. He asked me if I was sure that I wanted this and I was so out came the tattoo gun. And he started.

At first, I was shocked, there was a needle injecting ink into my skin. I was relived that it wasn’t hypodermic needles. He was pretty quick and went over the line twice. By the second time I was starting to feel a lot of pain so I was anxious to get it over with. At this point he said to me, “Now for the worst part.” I started thinking to myself “What the hell? I don’t think I can go through with anything else.” Then he was like “I am just kidding, you are done.” He quickly cleaned up and wrapped my tattoo. I went to the counter and paid $85 for a tattoo that was about the size of a fifty cent piece. (I thought that was cheap). I was on my way.

My friend would not stop talking about it in the car. She started talking about how she wanted one and how it didn’t look so bad. I was in shock that I had gone through with it. I mean 5 hours earlier I hadn’t even planned on getting a tattoo that day. I had always wanted them but I hadn’t made a real decision on one. I took my friend make to her house and went home. I went to get in the shower. As I was standing in the bathroom, naked, it really hit me. I had my first tattoo. I was so excited. I thought I was so bad ass. I wanted everyone to know. I was mad that I had gotten one in such a discrete place. It looked so cool. I just wanted to show it off.

It took me about a week to get use to seeing a tattoo on my hip every time I got undressed. Half the time I forgot it was there. That first week I told a lot of people. Everyone wanted to see. I eventually just showed people pictures since it was awkward showing people. The kid I got my tattoo to impress, thought that it was cool. Other people in my life thought I was crazy. But at the end of the day I loved it. I don’t regret that tattoo at all. It still makes me smile when I see it.

Why I own 75 pairs of TOMS

Have you ever slipped your feet into a pair of shoes that feel just right? If not, you are missing out. I feel like Cinderella wearing a glass slipper when I wear TOMS. No joke. The fit is just right. It is hard to describe.

I still remember the first pair of TOMS I bought. I was in High School and everyone was talking about these new shoes that would donate a pair of shoes for every pair you bought. I of course would look at the shoes these people would be wearing and they were dirty or torn and I would think to myself “why would anyone pay that much for a pair of shoes that doesn’t last?” I just couldn’t figure it out. One day while I was at the mall I seen this super cute pair of sparkly flats that I just had to have. Come to find out they were TOMS. I convinced myself that I should at least try them out to see what the fuss was all about. So I made my purchase. They were the best shoes I had ever bought.

What I really liked about TOMS is that I could wear them to Disneyland and my feet didn’t hurt. I couldn’t believe that I could spend all day walking around a huge amusement park and not have sore feet. Also they protected my feet from get cuts when I would trip (I often trip over things in Disneyland).

I still have my first pair of TOMS and they aren’t worn out. I honestly don’t know how someone can wear them out. I have a limited edition pair that I wear to work almost everyday and even those aren’t worn out. In fact I haven’t even gotten close to wearing a pair out. That part is still a mystery to me.

Since I started buying TOMS, they have released a few new giving ventures such as the clean birth conditions and the clean water initiative. I think that these are great since they are taking things that most people will buy (shoes, bags, coffee, etc) and donating something that other people need (shoes, clean birthing conditions, water, etc). It really is something that the majority of the population can get on board with, without going out of their way.

One thing that is on my bucket list is to go on a TOMS giving trip. I think it would be one of the coolest experiences ever. The reason I would want to go with TOMS is because I really believe in the good that they are trying to accomplish (not to mention I have 75 pairs of TOMS myself). I think it would be neat to go and see what my purchases are going to help. I really feel like I would learn a lot to go on a TOMS giving trip. Maybe someday when I am out of school I will be able to.

If you haven’t ever bought a pair of TOMS before feel free to use the link below to get $20 off your purchase. http://friend.toms.com/x/ZjlHvX

sweats(These just happen to be a pair of my favorite TOMS)

 

Life with Grey Hair

If you have read my about me post, you know that I am currently apprenticing for my cosmetology license, which means I spend a good deal of time in a salon every week. Living in a conservative area, I do a lot of root touch ups and balayage. But for me as a person I feel like I have to venture into the unknown on my own hair. And currently that is grey.

In the past year, I have had a few of different hair colors. I have had cherry cola, pink, blonde, grey and blue, black, and now I am back to grey and blue. Each color has brought a full new experience for me. I feel like everything has to change, even the color of lip gloss I wear. For me, black has been the easiest color and blonde has the hardest color, followed closely by pink.

I am a natural blonde. Yes, I can admit it. I was able to start dying my hair when I was 16 and I wanted to go darker. I felt like I never looked good as a blonde and so I made a slow transition and finally landed on black. I wore black hair for a 4 years (there was a 6 month span where I attempted blue into red. It did not work).1506529_467540526727396_865859589717569458_n

Then last year I got this crazy idea to start adding red to my black. It was a beautiful cherry cola. red hair

It was then I decided that I wanted Ariel red hair. In order to get that though I had to lighten my hair a lot. So the first day I was in the chair for over 8 hours and left with this.

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Yes. I had pink hair something I had never even considered having. I tried to make the best of the situation of pink hair but after 4 weeks I couldn’t take it any longer. And back to the chair I went. This time I ended close to my natural. PS I don’t look good with my natural.

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I then entered the most painfully 4 months of my life. There was nothing I could do to make my hair look normal. It constantly looked dry even though it wasn’t. On the days I would actually put make up on I would still look so washed out, I am not sure why I bothered with make up. My hair would go brassy so fast that I eventually resorted to having my mom and sister help me apply toner to keep it looking okay. Now I am the kind of person that typically gets my hair done at the most 6 weeks apart. I went 4 months (one of the girls I worked with went on a maternity leave early) without even getting my roots done. It was so horrible.

After the experience of trying to remove the pink, I decided the Ariel red was a no go. So I decided to attempt blue and grey and I got it.

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This is by far one of my favorite colors I have had. I feel like I can go without putting makeup on everyday, and even when I do wear makeup I can wear very little. However, this is the color that I feel the most judged in.

Constantly, people are staring at me, even worse then when I had pink hair. I will have people ask if I am wearing a wig, I have a lot of people tell me that it is weird to on purpose have grey hair. I had one person tell me they liked me with brown hair ( I do not see brown when I look at this). Very rarely do I actually have people tell me they like it. The thing that most people don’t get is, I am the same person with every color of hair. ( a few people think I am rebelling, at 22 I am not sure why I would rebel.) I am still a nice person. I still have values. I still respect people. I am still a hard worker. I know how to be professional regardless of the color of my hair. Bottom line I am still me.

There are a lot of people that are to concerned with how other people will see them if they have a certain color of hair. But at the end of the day, if you are happy with yourself and love the way you look that is all that matters. Of course it bothers me that people judge based on a hair color. I have changed my way of thinking. They are the ones missing out not me.

I hope you enjoyed reading this and seeing the way different colors of hair look on one person. If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear them. Thanks for your support.

 

 

About Me

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Hi, I am Lynn. I am currently 22 years old and I love life! I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. (No, I am not married and do not have kids. Shocking, right?) I have been extremely lucky and I have been able to travel a lot in my little life and enjoy seeing other places. When I was little I had a goal to visit every single country, now that I am older I realize that probably will not happen. So instead, someday I hope to go on a world cruise. If I had to choose one place that I love vacationing I would have to choose Disneyland. Mainly,  because it is one of the happiest places on Earth! However, I have been to a lot of places that were pretty awesome. 

I am currently apprenticing to become a cosmetologist. I am already licensed to do nails and eyelashes. So far, applying eyelash extensions is one of my favorite things to do. 

I have a few hobbies which are shopping, dirt biking, and drinking Chai. (Yes, I consider that a hobby.) But in all honesty, I do spend most of my time shopping. My favorite thing to buy is shoes. I have over 400 pairs of shoes and I am counting. 

I hope you enjoy this blog as much as I do.

Lynn