Happy Saturday! Grab a cuppa jo and join me for a look at the week in review including a girls party at our at home nail salon.
I am currently in Atlanta, GA for the annual HAVEN Conference – the national DIY/home decor influencers conference.
Yesterday I had the privilege of speaking on how to grow and monetize a podcast.
But before I flew out on Thursday morning we had a jam packed week including Zach and my 11th wedding anniversary! The above pic made me laugh. This is how we roll. A beautiful bouquet and flowers on top of a table I was refinishing in the middle of our rental home’s living room. #reallife
Zach and I went out for dinner, and I was having an extreme case of analysis paralysis. I could not figure out what to wear. Finally, I decided I would go nostalgic, and I wore the same dress I wore on our honeymoon 11 years ago.
Who wore it better. Honeymoon Ahna or 11th wedding anniversary Ahna? 🙂
I got this AMAZING beauty product line bundle from a brand new all-natural beauty product line called Cor Vitae! The founder, Gina Delano, is coming to the imPERFECTly emPOWERed Podcast to introduce this amazing company that is launching August 1 And guess what? WE are going to host a giveaway of her favorite products here on the blog. Stay tuned!
Gracie tested out the haircare line. The above is before.
She was SO EXCITED about the Cor Vitae hair wrap.
No product here. Just the Cor Vitae shampoo, conditioner, and leave in cream. Her curls looked so healthy.
Tomorrow I am flying right from the HAVEN conference to the beach where our family is going to enjoy a much needed vacation for 2 weeks. I CANNOT WAIT. But every year before we go to the beach I treat the girls to the nail salon. This year, for the first time, I offered a nail party at home with my gel kit. I have been doing my own gel nails for years.
Decaf espresso was on the menu. Can I tell you how happy it made my heart when Gracie asked for espresso too? #parentingdoneright
This child required her “coffee” hand delivered.
These nails are beach ready!
Lily LOVES doing her nails. She has her own kit that she’s allowed to use (kid-friendly and easy to clean up), so she did her little “toe-ies.”
Cannot wait to see these kiddos again soon. If you’re looking for me tomorrow I will likely be sound asleep on the sand somewhere.
This week on the imPERFECTly emPOWERed Podcast Zach and I answered your fixer upper questions including how we budgeted for renos, the project that nearly ended our marriage, how much we made on each house, how we renovated with kids etc.
I also shared our adoption story including why we decided to adopt, how we chose Samoa, how this journey is already transforming our lives, and so much more.
Let’s take a look at more inspiration from last week’s Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!
This honey-whipped ricotta crostini with peaches and prosciutto is a summer-ready appetizer that is both healthy and easy to assemble.
These five slow cooker meals are great for the summer – less time in the kitchen and no hot oven heating up the house!
Updating a fireplace? This easy DIY wood fireplace mantle may be the perfect project for you.
Do this 45-minute quick food prep routine on the weekend to save your week!
This gluten-free blueberry coffee cake is the perfect change-up from a traditional coffee cake – great for Sunday brunch, potlucks, or even dessert.
If you still have some summer road trips planned, this list of 20 homemade road trip snacks is super helpful.
Until tomorrow. Happy Saturday!