101 in 1001 Update


Since July 4th I have been pretty busy with life, blogging, and attacking some of the items on my 101 in 1001 list.  I will say that I have successfully completed 9 items on my list and have done some work on a few others.

Here is what I have fully completed:

  1. Visit my family in FL – I recently took a weekend trip down there to visit with some family.  I have a feeling this wont be my only trip to FL during these 1001 days!
  2. Plan another trip to Vegas – As you may have read here and here, I went to Vegas September 4th-11th.  Needless to say we are already planning our next trip there in December/January.
  3. Bake cupcakes for an event – I baked cupcakes for a meet the artist event at a local store and baked cupcakes for my friends wedding here.
  4. Start a pet fund – I put at least $20 away a week for pet necessities.  I am currently starting over with my fund since paying for ellies shots, frontline, dog food, and cat food all in one week completely drained my fund.
  5. Figure out how to budget and use a budget system – I’m using YNAB.  Check it out here.
  6. Start a travel fund – I put away at least $20 away a week for this as well.
  7. Make my own laundry detergent – My aunt that lives in FL gave me the recipe that she found online from another blog so I will be sharing this soon!
  8. Set up a legit posting schedule that I will stick to – Well, I had set one but then I realized I didn’t like the schedule as much as I thought I would.  I may try to figure another one out but at this time I actually don’t want a schedule.
  9. Attend a meet-up for ND/MN bloggers – I went to a ND blogger weekend in September.  More on this to come!

Other things I’ve done work on: Paid off all of my credit cards, Paying down ESCI & BND loans, putting $100 a week into my savings, seen 2 movies, went to 5 concerts, planned 1 birthday event (Vegas), and lastly…buy all of my Christmas presents before December.  I just bought my first Christmas present yesterday and I have plenty more to buy.

Completely 9 items in 3.5 months doesn’t seem to bad.  I just need to keep knocking them out 1 by 1!

xo, Sammi

Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream

When it comes to BB, CC, or DD creams I haven’t had much luck finding one that works for me and it didn’t stop with this one.

The Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream is one that adapts to the color of your skin to create a natural looking coverage.  It comes in three “color options” in which you would pick the one closest to your skin color.  I have fairly light skin so I chose the color Linen.  When applied to my face the color match blended pretty well.  I did feel like it was a teeny bit dark for my skin but it was workable.  I would also have to say that it has light coverage.

CC Cream Swatches

This CC cream is lightweight, oil free, and very hydrating (up to 72 hours).  When looking for a CC cream, light weight and oil free are awesome properties.  Depending on what your skin type is depends on whether the hydrating property will work well for you.  This is where the product failed for me.  I have combination/oily skin depending on the season and the hydrating property of this CC cream made my face become oily fairly fast.

Some other benefits of the Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream:

SPF 20
Prevents fine lines and wrinkles
Restores skin elasticity
Brightens and illuminates skin

My overall opinion is that this product didn’t work for me.  I have a very imperfect skin tone due to acne scaring and the light coverage that it gives isn’t what I typically go for.  The hydrating property of this CC cream was too much for my skin and so for that fact alone I won’t continue to use this product.  With that being said, just because it didn’t work for me doesn’t mean that it won’t work for you!  If you tend to have skin that is more on the dry side then this may be a perfect product for you to try out!

If you are interesting in trying out the Studio Gear Hydrating CC Cream or any other Studio Gear products, use the code ‘bloggercc’ to receive 10% off of your order!  Studio Gear does have some awesome products so make sure you check them out here!  I am especially wanting to try out their makeup brushes next!


xo, Sammi

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Starbucks Giveaway!

Today I am here with Sam from The Samantha Life for a $90 Starbucks Giveaway!

My two favorite items to order are the Bacon Gouda Breakfast Sandwich and a Venti Caramel Mocha Frappuccino with Caramel and Chocolate Drizzle!

What are your favorites from Starbucks?

Yours Truly // Lindsay
Samantha // Kathi // Becca
Rebekah // Ashley // Lisa


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There will be one winner.
Winner will be contacted by e-mail and have 48 hours to respond.
Gift card will be sent via e-mail so winner needs a valid e-mail address in order to receive.
Must be 18 years or older to enter.

xo, Sammi

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