Flowers Planning for the future has always been something I have done. No matter where I was or what I was doing, a thought about the future would creep into my mind. Whether it was regarding saving for retirement, deciding when the right time was to have children, or even what I would have for lunch in two hours. Making decisions about my future has always been a constant and consistent thought. Many times, things that were right would simply fall into place. Knowing which college to attend, what to major in, who to date and marry, it all seemed to happen without too much stress and worry because the right thing seemed to simply work out. I am always dreaming of the future and what it will bring, for me as a person, for AJ as my better half, and for us as a couple. Either way, any decisions that we make are made together and I know working as a team we will support each other’s dreams and goals and figure out each step together as they come. orange-flowers A few weeks ago while I was at BlogHer ’14, I had the opportunity to learn about The Timeline Project. It is a place and community where you can think and plan for your future, whether it be through dreaming it, visualizing it, and ultimately realizing it. The project is an online tool that is part journal and part mood board with info-rich resources. It helps focus on your dreams and prioritize things to make them actually happen. The projectwas developed by Bayer HealthCare, a leader in women’s health for over five decades. I know many of you have a lot of passions in life and plans waiting to make them become a reality, and many of them could be molded by how and when your family unfolds. To help you take control and decide where and when or whether you’ll be building your family, they will also share some ideas on birth control options to discuss with your doctor, so you can make the best choice for your own path.Learn more about The Timeline Project by checking out the website and start a Timeline of your own!
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Happy Monday! Today I am thrilled to be teaming up with Kiss Me DarlingStyle Elixir and many other amazing bloggers to bring you a $500 ASOS Gift Card Giveaway! When it comes to online shopping, it can be hard to find a website that caters to all different kinds of styles and trends, while still giving you items with great quality and a great price. ASOS has it all!

One lucky reader will win a $500 ASOS Gift Card to splurge on some amazing clothing, jewelry, and accessories. I don’t know about you, but I could spend hours on their site picking out adorable tops, bottoms, bags, you name it!
To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open until midnight on Monday, August 25th and remember, the more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win! For fashion lovers around the globe, this giveaway is open internationally. Oh and be sure to visit and say a big hello to all the fabulous people involved. Good luck!

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We went up to the lake over the weekend and I seriously found my place in the world. Being outside, on a sandy beach, playing games, and eating good food is my happy place. This is what I especially love to do during that “special time of the month.” Hanging out with friends and family takes my mind off things so I can enjoy the moments and stay comfortable even during an uncomfortable time. I could have stayed out there forever if I hadn’t left my sweatshirt in the car; it was freezing once the sun dipped behind the mountains. I don’t know if it is being outside or the complete feeling of relaxation but being at that lake with friends did me in. pineview reservoir We showed up just a few hours before sunset, laid out a blanket, and brought along our homemade root beer. We played games, joked and laughed, and just relaxed under the sun.   The pups had a time of it chasing each other around until they were both exhausted, getting sand in the water cups, and digging holes like mad men. We have all agreed that we need to make trips like this more often. It is always such a blast spending time at the lake. pineview reservoirpineview reservoirPineview ReservoirPineview ReservoirPineview Reservoir This is truly my favorite way to have a good time and forget about everything else. Of course, to also help keep my mind at ease, I reach for STAYFREE® Ultra Thin® Regular pads with Wings because it has flexible layers that move with your body, while Thermo Control®Technology wicks moisture away.

I always keep a spare in my bag so I am prepared when I or a friend will need it. It is wonderful knowing that I can rely on such a great product to keep me comfortable and worry-free while I enjoy a day at the lake with friends.  Inspired by high-performance fabrics, Stayfree® Ultra Thin® pads have flexible layers that move with your body and ThermoControl® technology to wick away moisture. So you’ll stay dry and comfortable. Stayfree.® Keep Moving.™

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Doucce Cosmetics Review is a fresh take on new makeup products. I recently received a few  items from Doucce Cosmetics and was pleasantly surprised by the versatility of the colors, smooth textures, and long wear of each.

Doucce Cosmetics Review

Doucce Luscious Lip Stain is a lip paint with either a shiny or matte finish. The color stain provides a perfect matte lip color and lasts for hours. When the mood strikes, simply apply a coat of the clear gloss for a perfect high power shine. The stains are so excellent, they won’t rub off or fade out through the day. I received the shade Red Velvet and it is literally the perfect red.

Doucce Cosmetics Review

Doucce Liquid Deep Eye Liner is a great liner for achieving that perfectly, pointed cat-eye. The wand is long with a felt-tip that makes getting precise strokes an easy feat. The color is rich with a shine that offers a flawless finish. The waterproof formula keep it on all day long while still looking fresh at the end of the day.

When applying, draw a series of dashes along the lash line, instead of a single line, before connecting them together to create that desired perfectly straight line.

Doucce Cosmetics Review

Doucce Wet Fusion Lipstick is the perfect lipstick for that wet-look finish with a pigment and texture that doesn’t fade away. I received the shades, Havana Red 020 and Paradise Pink 021, and love how smoothly they glide over the lips. They have a shine with a hint of sheen that beautifully complements the complexion. I love wearing the Havana Red as an everyday color and Paradise Pink when I am heading out to dinner or to a fun party with friends.

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Today I am very excited to be teaming up with Kiss Me Darling and Bloggers Closet to bring you an amazing giveaway! Fashion doesn’t just consist of clothing and accessories, there should also be fashion in the home! Gorgeous decor and furniture goes through trends just like clothing – so we’ve created a fabulous $500 giveaway to give your home a little makeover at one of the best places for stunning decor, West Elm!

One lucky reader will win a $500 West Elm Gift Card to splurge on some amazing home goods! They have some seriously adorable decor and furniture, oh and their bedding is to die for!

To enter, simply complete the Rafflecopter below. The giveaway is open until midnight on Monday, July 21 and remember, the more entries you complete, the more chances you have to win! For decor lovers around the globe, this giveaway is open internationally. Oh and be sure to visit and say a big hello to all the fabulous people involved. Good luck!

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