None of those events were flawless and some (like the hike) were downright awful. But we pushed through and made the memories anyway. I laugh because somehow in my mind I think only good things can be memories... but the truth is, we laugh hardest at some of the bad things that we actually lived through.
FAVORITE DIY: Autumn yarn wreath. I have been wanting to make my own version of the yarn wreaths I keep seeing all over Pinterest. Plus, Ava had coupons and wanted some yarn for knitting so it was a great excuse to stock up.
I decided on the yarn pattern I wanted and then measured and marked my wreath in advance. I also initialed the color in each section so that I wouldn't get confused. I taped the ends and then covered them up with yarn as I went around and it went by very quickly. To finish, I tucked the final end underneath all the yarn and smoothed the other yarn over the top so it kind of blended it in. I made a ribbon bow and used a push pin to attach it to the wreath.
FAVORITE BEAUTY TIP: This video from Almay (and fellow blogger, Kate @ The Small Things Blog) not only helped me choose a great summer foundation (Seriously, you've got to try the Almay Smart shade CC cream foundation. I am LOVING it right now for an easy foundation.) but it also helped me figure out how to correctly apply blush/bronzer. The video is for a weekend makeup look but has been perfect for an every day easy routine in my world. Have you watched it yet? If not, check it out here!