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Loving Lately

How is it already the middle of June? I feel like I just moved to Kansas City like, last week!

Brownies with Salted Caramel Frosting
Brownies with Salted Caramel Frosting

The new season of The Bachelorette started a few weeks ago and I am living for Becca K! Does anyone else watch? What do you think of this season so far? Every Monday, a few family members have been getting together at each other’s houses to watch, and last night was my turn to host. It was so much fun! I whipped up a few of my favorite apps for everyone to munch on like Rotel Dip, Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels and little smokies in BBQ sauce. But my favorite thing to make were these brownies with Salted Caramel Frosting.

I was watching The Pioneer Woman on Sunday morning and she made this salted caramel frosting and it looked absolutely amazing. I just used a box of brownie mix, but added this frosting on top and it was delicious. I was a tiny bit heavy handed with the frosting, so next time I think I’ll do half the recipe, but I didn’t hear any complaints last night.

Even though we are having summer-like weather, my skin is extremely dry. I’m still using my winter face moisturizer at night to try and keep as much moisture in my skin as I can. I’ve been using this Jergins in-shower lotion lately and it’s seriously amazing. You add it to your skin after you shower, but before you dry off. The skin absorbs this lotion better when it’s wet, and I can tell an immediate difference after I put it on. It’s been a lifesaver lately.

Candles are pretty much my jam, and I love burning the Island Margarita candle from Bath and Body Works around this time. It has just the best scent. It’s a little fruity, but not too sweet. It’s hands down my favorite summer candle. (P.S. It’s 50% off today!)

For years I’ve wanted my own vanity where I can sit and put on my makeup. We finally have the space in this house, so last week Hubby and I went to Ikea to buy a desk that we can turn into a vanity. I’m already obsessed with it! I love being able to sit down and take my time doing my makeup. Even when I have only five minutes to slap something on, it’s nice to sit and enjoy it.

Currently Reading: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie – I just started this one (even though I’ve been toting it around for a week) so I don’t have any notes. I hope it’s good!

xoxo, Meg

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