May 14, 2016

This week’s learned, links, and thankfulness…

Thankful for an adventure out with my girls to get ice cream. We celebrated the end of testing. Woot! The end of the school year is near.

Dana’s Bakery sent over these sassy and delicious macarons. Their flavor of the month is churro… I need me some churro macarons! They came shipped from NYC and they were still fresh and kept well in the fridge. With graduation time upon us, I think this inspiration box would definitely make a great gift.

Getting ready for some home renovations soon. We are finally getting rid of our carpet. Yippee!

I did a little interview with Shop Miguez and you can learn a little bit more about me and my inspirations. Read the interview here.

These espadrilles are so cute and only $26!

Such a pretty woven bag.

Okay, I’ve been hearing a lot about this Rodan & Fields skincare thing. 1) The price kind of keeps me away 2) I am curious. Would love to hear honest pros and cons and if really did anything for you.

I made pho this week and this recipe is so good every time.

I’m thankful for reminders to savor the moment with the girls.

The Baby Cubby is offering Cakies readers 10% off with the code MYCAKIES. The pretty ballet dress from this post is from there.

It’s been an insane week, but I am looking forward to lots of rest this weekend. I’m thankful for work and busyness, but I am also thankful for rest.

Hope you get lots of rest this weekend too!


6 comments on “huzzah!”

  • Jade says:

    My cousin sells Rodan and Fields, and has for years – and she doesn’t wear make-up and her face is smooth and clear and incredible (although good diet, etc. may account for some of that). As far as the price goes, what you get lasts a long time and goes a long way. She just sent me some samples, for my daughter’s face, and the sample alone lasted three days. However, I will say, coconut oil worked instantly, when Rodan and Fields did not. So, maybe find someone who can give you samples before you buy anything. I am sticking to coconut oil for make-up remover and our Keratosis pilaris (“goosebumps” – which is what I got the R+F for in the first place). I’ve never had acne or dark spots, or any other skin condition, so maybe for major things it would be worth it?

    • Rubyellen says:

      Coconut oil works as face wash? Didn’t know that! Do I need to mix it with anything? I’m so intrigued. I’ve been looking for a good face wash, and I have lots of coconut oil, so this might be just what I was looking for.

  • Lacy says:

    I just joined a company called Beautycounter, totally natural, safe and effective products. I have loved everything I’ve tried! Not only are the products great, they founder and company are fighting for safer ingredients used in the US. There are over 1,200 harmful chemical ingredients banned in Europe and only 11 here in the US, crazy!

    • Rubyellen says:

      I will look this up. I’ve never heard of it. Thank you so much for sharing. And I had no idea about that chemical statistic; that’s insane!

  • Alli says:

    My sister sells R + F, and, while I love to support her, I think that stuff is snake oil. I bought the $60 eye cream. What a waste of $! 🙁

    My favorite cleansing method is with oil. Here is an informative link for you. I’ve been doing this nightly for 5+ years!

    I also love the natural, less than 5 ingredient moisturizers of this brand:

    (Uncle Harry’s has amazing toothpaste too!)


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