October 4, 2018

This post is part of a series I do to write important things I need to tell you about and a mix of homemaker stuff. And let’s be honest, sometimes popular culture BECAUSE I HAVE THOUGHTS. I love doing things by the seasons, so I share one that often. There are some re-occuring categories such as: “netflix-ing,” “unpopular opinion,” “all is vanity,” “into it!,” and “I am not tech-y, but.”

next renovation?: we’ve been starting to talk about getting a trailer or camper (or school bus??) to renovate when we finish our house in maybe 2-3 years. This one on instagram definitely didn’t make me less interested! And this one was one of the first that gave me a vision for how good old campers can look.

into it!: I finally sprung for the like six dollars for a bottle of balsamic reduction and it is in my top ten of most worth it things to buy store-bought instead of doing homemade. Reducing balsamic is hard, so it is tastier and SO MUCH easier. And the bottle lasts a while. It’s so delicious! I’m using it whenever I can WITH EASE.

filmswatched this ten year old movie called valkyrie and loved it. I can’t really take Tom Cruise in a serious drama because he’s so action movie but I got used to it. Maybe a 10/10.

AUTUMN GLORY: it’s fall. I am happy. This pizza is coming out. And for me these are a got-to-make at LEAST once a year.

kitchen progress: we’re mid adding an island and it is making our kitchen look so much better. Balanced, more functional, and in a way, bigger as well. This is such a good kitchen island by the way.

insta life: this woman makes the most major party trays and has me completely inspired. Where does one get a platter that big?

crafternoon: I “don’t” sew, but I might sew for this.

all is vanity: MAYBE SHOCKING BUT I’ve never really washed my face. I need to know if there is an underground group that this is the case for. I mean, it gets clean in the shower, but I’ve never washed my whole face with soap or something before bed. I just use a little make up remover cloth. I bought this gentle face wash and started using it I guess? But I don’t think it’s made my skin nicer. Are there some skin types that just don’t need to wash their face?

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  • Amy

    I have found that since I’ve grown into my 49 years, I don’t need to wash my face as often. It only adds to drying out my skin. Moisturizing is key. I use Neutrogena hydro boost gel. It’s been great so far. In a pinch..we are coconut oil users in this house.

    • Rachel Schultz

      Okay yes, I think I’m the same!

  • Chris

    I read with interest the face washing theories above. Probably the most important thing about taking care of your skin is making sure it’s hydrated – which means that you should apply a moisturizer after cleansing. I’ve used Clinique for as long as I can remember and my skin always feels smooth, clean and hydrated. You’ll be glad you did as you age because dry skin looks wrinkled and not as healthy as it should…just a heads-up.

    • Rachel Schultz

      That’s so true I feel like drinking water is kind of one of the biggest factors.

  • Jill

    I don’t really was my face often, but I know I should! So When i do it’s with the beautycounter charcol bar. It lasts over a year in my shower!

    • Rachel Schultz

      That is good to know! I may try…

  • Katy

    I never wash my face (besides in the shower) either! It’s supposed to be TERRIBLE for you according to everything I’ve read. I usually use micellar water most nights and those pink grapefruit face wipes if I feel like I’m breaking out.

    • Rachel Schultz

      very interesting!

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