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Cheryl, reads

What I’m reading

What are you guys reading these days? I’m actually reading a lot. Which is new for me. Instead of keeping my face in my phone at night or on my lunch breaks, I’ve been trying to put it in a book. Here are some of the books I’ve finished thus far or are currently reading. Starting with American Housewife, by Helen Ellis. Such a funny and lighthearted read. I highly recommend it.  I also always have the latest Sunset magazine in my possession. Makes for good reading around the house, too.

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A day all to myself


I actually have some time to sit down and write right now! So, hi! Today is Monday, and I took the day off for myself. I slept in ’til 7:30am, took my time getting up with Jace, made us breakfast, watched some Sesame Street.  Then, took Jace to day care. I came back and deep cleaned my bathrooms (which is seriously the most therapatuic exercise if you ask me), made myself a meaty sandwhich with some jalepeno kettle chips .. went and got my hair did, shopped for new earrings, and picked up my favorite from Bahama Bucks – the strawberry colada. I was going to do Pure Barre, then decided nah, it’s my day. No need to sweat. I’m about to paint my nails in silence and go pick up my baby boy. I still call him that. Although my hair outing was a little stressful (there were 5 women working on my hair at once!), I still had a pretty enjoyable day, treating myself to some play time of my own. All this day needs is some rose and I’d be set. Good thing the day’s not over ;)  Have you ever taken a day off work for yourself? If not, I highly recommend it. The secret is to not plan too much. Don’t use your day running around doing things you could do on the weekend. Take it for all its worth!



Cheryl, Phoenix, Tempe

My view lately

thumb_IMG_0700_1024 Well, hello. How are you? Me… Well, I’ve been soaking up the Arizona life these days, for what it’s worth! Somehow I’ve made myself very busy again. But I don’t mind .. the weather is nice, it’s good to keep Jace active and about .. and my view lately, no matter how I look at it, is pretty awesome. Life is good, and so is God! I’ve been up to a lot, and I’d love to share.

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Cheryl, Projects

The water challenge .. I accept!

IMG_7032You’d think drinking water would come easy for everyone, but for me, it’s hard. It’ll be noon before I realize I haven’t taken a sip of water. It’s also why I had the worst hemis during pregnancy (gross, sorry) and not the best supply of  breast milk back in the day. I just don’t drink enough water in the day, plain and simple.  Then, one night I was stalking all of my favorite girls on Instagram and saw on Julianne Hough’s Instagram that she took on the 21-day water challenge (it takes 21 days to create a habit), drinking two glasses of water every morning. WHICH is meant to hydrate and wake up your digestive track, preparing it for coffee, tea, breakfast and more (I heart the “more” stuff:))). I started just today and actually didn’t want to fall asleep at my desk for once!  Instead of crashing at 2:00pm I wanted to crash at 6:30pm, right before Pure Barre, ha, but then I pushed through and went to Barre, and was re-energized again. Now I’m excited to wake up and do it all over again. For 20 more days ..  And I’ve chosen two very special vintage drinking glasses to help me get through this = antiques handed down from my momma. Let’s see if this drinking water thing improves my skin, too. God knows my face could use some more moisture. Game on!

Cheryl, Holidays


thumb_IMG_6279_1024Did I scare you?? I hope so! Happy Halloween friends. We’ll be having our own masquerade tonight and passing out candy. I know Jace will get a kick out of it.

P.S. The dollar store has the BEST cucumber and aloe vera night masks (see above obviously). They smell so yummy and make your face feel so soft and fresh after. But you’ll look like a murderer at the same time, hahaha