My Christmas Wishlist {2017}

Less than 2 months until Christmas!!

Yup, I’m 32 and I still make a holiday wishlist. My mom always asks for ideas, so I should really get a list together in like July (haha!), but the beginning of November will have to do this year ;-)

Here are a few items that I am hoping to see in my stocking on Christmas morning…

1. Nike Metcon 3 Amp (White/Gold Metalic, Size 9)


Oh my gosh, aren’t these pretty?! I’ve been eyeing them for a while, I love them!

2. Saucony Type A8 (Red/White/Blue, Size 9.5)

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I saw a post about these on Instagram and have been obsessed ever since. And yes, I know, ANOTHER pair of shoes. Here is the deal. I donated all but 3 pairs of my athletic shoes to Hurricane Irma victims (there were communities close to Naples that lost EVERYTHING) so I’m short on my BODYPUMP and running and chasing after the kiddos shoes. I could probably list TEN pairs that I would like but I’ll stick to just these two right now ;-)

3. Go Lightly Duffel (Black)


I’m at the gym practically every day so my current gym bag has taken a good beating over the past few years. I love bright colors but they show dirt and wear fairly quickly. I’d love this black one to use on my daily gym run!

4. Tervis 24oz Tumbler

I cannot decide on a design for the life of me… a beach design… a Disney design… a floral design…?? I give up! If you get me this, I trust you to pick the right one for me!

5. UPF 50+ Luxletic Weekender Midi Pant (Multi Luminescent)

The gym. Brunch. The park. Happy hour. I could wear there pants everywhere! They’re super cute and totally fit the Naples style. Yup, they’re definitely on my Christmas list!

6. Active Hydration Bright Eye Complex.

Look on the Bright Side

Okay, I confess, I actually already purchased this for myself BUT I know I’ll need a refill in the future so it is still on my list ;-) I have tired mom eyes and I cannot wait to give this new product a try. Fingers crossed it helps me look at least partially awake!

7. New Balance for J. Crew 247 Sneakers (Black, Size 9)


Okay, I know… a third pair of shoes. I am a shoe girl, what can I say?! In all actuality, the J. Crew catalog arrived as I was typing this post and these beauties caught my eye. They’re definitely the “run around town” kinda shoe that I could wear to chase the kids around the park. I need want them!

8. Barrel Top Lazy Susan

Barrel Top Lazy Susan

I’ve wanted a Lazy Susan for a few years now and I am OBSESSED with this barrel top version. I’m not sure if I’d keep it on our table or on our new kitchen island (if we ever get around to remodeling the kitchen post-hurricane – wahhh) – either way, I LOVE IT!

Okay, there it is! I’m sure I’ll edit this post and continue to add things as I think of them ;-)

What is on your wishlist this year?

Rodan + Fields REDEFINE Review

I have mentioned the new facial care routine I’ve been using a few times now and have decided that it is finally time to share a review. I wanted to wait to share until I had used the products for a fair amount of time and now that it has been almost 60 days, I’m ready to tell the world! ;)

Before I get started, I want to clarify that I am not a Rodan + Fields consultant nor am I getting paid to publish this post. I like to share reviews because I love to search for them prior to purchasing new-to-me products.

My friend, Hailey, approached me about trying Rodan + Fields last fall. I had heard of R+F (I also had used Proactiv in college and LOVED it!! I believe it is made by the same dermatologists.), but didn’t know much about their products or lines of facial care. After taking the Solution Tool questionnaire, which asks you about your skin type including problem areas and focuses, it directed me to the REDEFINE regimen.

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Ah yes… I AM focusing on minimizing the aging of my skin so it makes sense that R+F would recommend the line that aids in reducing the appearance of lines and pores, as well as focuses on a loss of firmness. Aging skin is not fun and I was more than ready to start a new routine that would help me keeping young(ish) for years to come!

Per the R+F website, REDEFINE is a comprehensive skincare regimen that layers cosmetic ingredients and proven peptide technology to help defend against and reduce the visible signs of aging for noticeably firmer, smoother, flawless-looking skin. The REDEFINE Regimen features four full-size products: Daily Cleansing Mask, Pore Minimizing Toner, Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30, and Overnight Restorative Cream. 

Here is a link to the comprehensive skincare regimen that I am using – It includes all four of the products listed above.

In addition to the four products listed above, I am also using REDEFINE Multi-Function Eye Cream as well as the REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum (when I remember… I’m not good at remembering the lip one!). Once I am done nursing (2 months and counting, ha), I will be adding in the REDEFINE Night Renewing Serum <– I LOVE this one but it does contain retinol and I’m overly cautious with retinol right now.

I’ll admit that at first I was slightly intimidated by the products… FOUR products to use everyyyy single day?! Wouldn’t that take me at least 2 hours? Who has time for that? Thankfully, my “fears” were squashed when I developed an easy and quick method that works well for me. I apply the Daily Cleansing Mask in the morning while brushing my teeth and then quickly swab my face with the Pore Minimizing Toner. It dries super fast and then I apply my Multi-Function Eye Cream followed by the Triple Defense Treatment SPF 30. Easy peasy! At night, I follow the same routine except I apply the Overnight Restorative Cream rather than the SPF ;)

I definitely love that the night cream is labeled with a big “PM” on the lid so I don’t have to read the bottles before I’m fully awake. I wash my face before mixing up my Spark, LOL!

I didn’t get around to taking before photos (I am awful at remembering that sort of thing…) but I can say that my pores have never been cleaner! And I think they are shrinking too – That was most definitely a goal of mine when i began using these products! My skin feels incredible smooth as well and I think I look “refreshed” every morning when I wake up. I don’t spend hours staring at my wrinkles in the mirror so I can’t say if they’ve disappeared at all, but I do think now that I have a daily SPF in my routine, I will definitely slow the creation of any new wrinkles.

Ever since Dean was born, my skin has been incredibly blah-looking, for lack of a better description, and I’m so happy to have found a line of skincare that allows me to look better and feel more confident without makeup… Because I rarely wear makeup with my job as both a mama and at the gym.

Oh! And before I forget, I wanted to also mention that I did sign up as a preferred customer in order to save myself some moolah – 10% off R+F products AND free shipping. I was cautious at first because being a preferred customer does require product purchases/shipments every 60 days. Thankfully my consultant, Hailey, is absolutely incredible and is able to push back my shipments an extra 30-60 days based on when/if I need product.

I HIGHLY recommend R+F to anyone looking for a skincare solution. I love everything about the REDEFINE line (the smell, the feel, the ease, the results!) and know you can find a regimen you will love as well. I am certain Hailey would be more than happy to chat with you about the products as well if you have more specific questions!

What facial care products do you use? Have you ever tried R+F?

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