In Lifestyle on
January 13, 2018

What’s ahead for the Speers in 2018

Hi everyone! Sorry I’ve been a little MIA on here lately. I know I had promised at minimum one post a week and had been doing this for a while, but to be honest- I have run into some personal road blocks.

When the new year hit, I would have thought  I would be excited for new content, new material and new exciting things for the blog- but I wasn’t. This was the first time I’ve had this feeling and it’s got me thinkin’ for a bit about what it really means for me and the blog.

It took me a few weeks to realize that I have been putting a lot of unnecessary pressure on myself to post or create awesome content, that I feel like I’m loosing the joy I felt in doing it. I love to blog- when I can, it is a personal hobby of mine and a way to express myself. I do not want to give it up because I like to write and engage with you all. I felt like I owed it to myself & you all to explain how I have been feeling lately and the reason behind why I haven’t been posting as much.

I will continue to look for new blogging opportunities and continue to post but when I find the time and when I feel inspired to do so. I do not want to put a ‘deadline’ or ‘time frame’ on any posts, if I do not have to. Man, I already feel better getting this out.

On a side note, many of you already know this- but we finally purchased our first home (it’s been quite a journey for us as a family! [Read related post: How to land your dream home on the first try]. With this big time purchase we certainly have had our hands full- between packing + organizing, and all the “fun things” that come with closing on our first house. We are SO EXCITED about this new step as a family and can’t wait to share the whole home-owning process with you all! The good and the bad.

I look forward to sharing what we plan to do with you all, including before and after pictures, sharing my favorite decorating tips and tricks (especially on a budget) and taking you along with us as we transform our house into a cozy farm-style home.

Thank you all for your patience (and bearing with me) during this crazy-exciting time. Feel free to let me know what you love about my blog and what you enjoy seeing, so that I can create some posts centered around those things this coming year!


Love you all!


In Product Reviews on
December 30, 2017

A Glamorous Holiday Look featuring Neutrogena

I partnered with @Neutrogena to bring you my #HolidayHealthySkin look

I couldn’t be more excited to bring to you todays collaboration. I worked with Neutrogena to create this flawless winter-look that is sure to capture people’s attention this holiday season. Want to have your skin looking and feeling healthy? I’ve got the perfect solution…

Today I have created a look for you that is not only simple and easy for you to re-create yourself, but is also super affordable! (Now that’s winning in my eyes!) I am just obsessing over Eiza González’s Metallic Bronze Eye Look shown below. I have always been a big fan of the bronze look because having blue-eyes, bronze really pops on my face. I am also a big fan of natural looking makeup, so this couldn’t be more up my alley.

Neutrogena’s Healthy Skin® Liquid Makeup provides luminous, natural-looking coverage. The formula that I am using contains a blend of antioxidants including Vitamin E, Natural Soy and Feverfew Extract along with SPF 20 to visibly improve luminosity, tone and texture for healthier looking skin. The Healthy Skin Liquid Makeup is better for your skin than wearing no makeup at all. They come in 14 different shades, so there is surely one for every skin tone.

What I love about the Healthy Skin® line is that it helps protect your skin and rejuvenates your complexion so that your skin is always looking its best: radiant and healthy, of course. Neutrogena is a brand that I personally use and trust. They are the #1 dermatologist recommended makeup brand and their goal is to have you looking flawless + beautiful with healthy-looking skin.

 To pick your own holiday look to re-create, head over to Neutrogena for some inspiration and to try out one of their celebrity-inspired holiday looks! 

If you like what you see and want to try to create a look for yourself, Neutrogena was nice enough to share a special promo code with me to offer to you! You can get 25% off any Neutrogena Makeup purchase on Make sure to enter promo code HEALTHYSKIN25 at checkout. (This HEALTHYSKIN25 promo code is valid for 25% through December 31, 2017) Here is the link to all of the items that I was sent and that I am wearing!





In Inspiration on
December 29, 2017

Favorite comfy finds from Aerie

Lately I have been obsessed with Aerie. I love everything that I have bought from them recently. Everything is just so cozy. All I want to do is cuddle up on the couch with a comfy blanket and cup of coffee. A lot of these finds are on sale right now! Also, if you spend $50, shipping is free. I think my New Year’s resolution is going to be to have the comfiest year yet. 😉