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Friday, June 1, 2018

Hello June // New Month, New Goals




Happy June, friends! Can you believe it is already June!? I swear the older you get the time just flies by! Being a mama, this makes me really sad but excited to see my boys grow into young men. We are  officially on summer break and loving every minute of it! Does anyone feel like they can get more accomplished in the summer? I do so that is why I have set a few goals for myself this month and would love for you to join me on setting your own goals!

I don't want to overload myself with goals so I am just setting a few that are easy and manageable. So here we go...


  1. Put my phone away and spend more time with my family. I feel that I am already ahead of the game on this one so it should be easy. Since my boys have been on summer vacation for a week now, you may have noticed that I have not been on IG stories as much. I have been soaking in all the time I can with them because soon they are not going to hang out with their old ma'!
  2. Start eating healthier and being more active. I know this goal is so cliche', trust me I get it, but it is so much easier for me to eat healthier and exercise in the summer. Fresh veggies, grilled chicken, walks outdoors, etc. just makes it easier. I just need to pass by the snack aisle at the grocery store and head for the produce more often! 
  3. Hit 10K on IG! I am SO close, like on 40 followers away and I am hoping to hit that goal by Saturday night! Once I have 10k followers I will have the swipe up feature so it will be easier to shop my looks! 
  4. Write more blog posts! This one is a huge for me because I remember when I first started blogging last July, I wrote 3 posts a week! I want to start doing that again but I need some ideas from you guys. What would you like to see on the blog? Let a girl know!
  5. Last one, stepping out of my comfort zone and start doing more "photo shoots." I have been better at these lately but I still struggle because I feel silly even though I may not look like it in my photos. These types of photos, minus the mirror selfies which do amazing lol, perform so well! I promise I am going to start doing more to give you more inspo. 
Well friends those are my goals for the month of June. I hope they inspire you to set a few goals for yourself. I am such a goal setter and I know for a fact they work! Remember set small goals to achieve a bigger one! 

XOXO,

JEN MIRACLE


Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!



Hi babes! One of my favorite sales of the year is here! The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale! It comes second to the Anniversary sale, which is coming up! I was able to snag so much stuff last year during the Half Yearly Sale that I still wear today! Everything is at least 40% and there are TONS of items. I am talking over 200 pages worth of items that are on sale and that's just the women's department. There are also mens and kids items that are part of the sale. It is SO good! I am going to stop rambling and let you get to what you came here for...TO SHOP!

These are just a few of my favorites from the sale. As always, just click on the picture to shop! Happy Shopping!


XOXO,

JEN MIRACLE
Monday, May 21, 2018

Makeover Monday // Blondie



Well hello there ladies! It has been so long since I have done a "Makeover Monday" post and I am so excited about writing this one! I have received so many messages about my hair so I thought I would do a post about how I maintain my blonde hair. I recently went a little lighter for the summer and I am LOVING it! My hairdresser never disappoints and delivers every single time I am in that chair! Since I went lighter, it means the maintenance is going to change a little from what I was doing this winter.

When it comes to being a blondie, I am very familiar with what comes with it. I know that is a process when going from your natural hair color(if it is darker) to all over blonde. It definitely doesn't happen overnight  so if you are looking to go blonde, be patient. My natural hair color is a light brown, so my hair does SO well when I go lighter. If you have darker hair, it is going to take longer, but you will eventually get there. I have been almost every single color you can think of! Blonde, brown, dark brown, red, dark purple, etc., but I always come back to blonde.

I will say that being blonde does take a lot of maintenance and does damage to your hair so if you have been thinking about it, just want to warn you! Since I have been doing the darker balayage to my hair for the past year, my hair was healthy before going lighter this time. I have been known to have VERY damaged hair from hair extensions and being so blonde. This was totally my fault because I took the extensions out myself and I was losing chunks of hair. DO NOT ever take them out yourself! Lol. It took years for my hair to recover.

My best advice about being blonde is make sure to use great products since your hair will damage from the bleach. I am not a hair dresser or expert so I am just going to share what products have worked for me while being blonde. I swear by these products! I also do not wash my hair everyday. I typically wash it twice a week, sometimes three.

Using a purple shampoo will help keep the "brassy, yellow" tint out of your hair. I use this every time I wash my hair and leave on for about 5-10 minutes. Do not use more than twice a week because your hair will start turning purple! It is very affordable and  I have been using for 10 years! SO good!


I also use this shampoo and conditioner set while I am blonde. I use the shampoo before using my purple shampoo, then after using the purple shampoo, I condition. Love the smell and the way it keeps my hair soft!


I also use a hair mask every other week! I love this one! It is so affordable and has SO many great reviews!


After washing my hair, I spray this AMAZING leave-in conditioner in my hair and brush out. It smells like heaven and will make your hair SO soft!


When I am in between washes, I use a dry shampoo and I have a few that I love. Again VERY affordable. This one is a texturing dry shampoo and smells great! This one is my favorite but is a bit pricey! I use this on special occasions. Lol.


I also swear by this hairbrush! I have fine hair so it tends to get tangled but this helps so much and doesn't pull my hair out! HA!



Well girlies that is about it when it comes to maintaining my blonde hair. Again, I am no expert and different things work for different people. If you have any questions, please feel free to email, leave a comment, or DM on Instagram.

Here are some fun throwback pictures of my hair over the years. I was dark for my wedding which I regret! I wish I would have been blonde!







XOXO,

JEN MIRACLE