Breezy Days: 2016


December 30, 2016

Top Hits of 2016

Finishing my UI/UX Design Class
This time last year I was preparing for my User Interface/User Experience Design class I was taking at DevMountain. The time really does fly by! It was a 16-week course starting in January that I took Tuesday/Thursday nights from 6-9pm and Saturday from 9-2pm.

While it was brutal at times since I work full time at DevMountain (aka students thought I was available 24/7 haha), I absolutely LOVED it! I've had a few UI/UX jobs since the course and enjoy growing in that field.

Decorating Our New Home
We moved into our little blue townhome Thanksgiving break of 2015, so earlier this year we really started to make it feel more like home. After saving up, I was able to get the Anthropologie bedding I wanted and was happy with the fresh start. 

Melanoma Part 2 & 3
I had a spot taken off my back and another taken off my arm, in the same place as my first melanoma. It was a really rough time for me, physically and emotionally. But I have the best support system a girl could ask for. 

My BFF Sam's Wedding
My best friend Sam got married to her hubby David this past June! Sam and I have been friends all growing up, so it was a blast to be a bridesmaid and a part of her special day :)

5 Year Anniversary in St George
Ryan and I celebrated our 5 years married by taking a weekend trip to St George to stay at this gorgeous Inn on the Cliff and to see Tarzan in the outdoor Tuacahn theater!

Yosemite + Santa Cruz Trip
We went with my family to a few day trip in Yosemite (amazing btw), and decided to spend the last 2 days of our trip in Santa Cruz at the pier and hanging with one another. While it was a looooong drive back, it was totally worth it. 

DevMountain Work Promotion
This past October marks 2 years I've been working at the tech school, DevMountain. I've absolutely loved being a part of the company's growth and was over-the-moon when I got a promotion in August! The company is growing like a weed, so I'm excited to see where I end up next!

Arizona Trip: Rams v. Cardinals NFL Game
As we all know Ryan is a HUGE football fan. He has always been a Rams fan, and I became one once they moved to Los Angeles ;) We found some cheap football game tickets in Arizona, and decided to make a long weekend trip. We hit up the game and visited with some of our good friends, the Lunds and Holmes! 

Ryan's 30th birthday
He turned the dirty thirty this year, isn't that wild? While he isn't a huge fan of Halloween (I am haha), I threw a Halloween themed birthday party and invited all our friends! Ryan picked our costumes and we dressed up as Benny the Jet Rodriguez and Wendy Peffercorn from Sandlot. And no he didn't want to be Squints haha

BYU Homecoming Game + BYU 
We all got ROC passes this year since Ryan and Evan are still students. That way my parents can come hit up some games while they are up visiting! My dad flew up to come with us to the Homecoming game and it was MIND BLOWING! Such a great game from top to bottom. Also, Ryan is officially ONE YEAR from being done with his business degree. Can we say hallelujah? 

Universal Studios Christmas Break Trip
Rounding out the end of our 2016 lineup, is our Christmas break in California. Evan and Ryan were absolutely pooped after all their finals, and I was ready for a break from work. We were down there for a week and mostly vegged, hung out with friends/family, opened presents, hit up Universal for the first time, and did some more vegging. It was a break well spent :)

Excited to welcome 2017 with open arms!

December 19, 2016

Neutrogena Light Therapy Acne Mask Follow-Up

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #Lights2ClearSkin #CollectiveBias

I've now been using the Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask for the past month, and have definitely seen some improvements! The combination of the Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask treatments, using Clean & Clear® Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes, consistently washing off my makeup before going to bed, and moisturizing; made for a clearer face :) This technology used to only be offered in dermatologist offices for upwards of $500 a treatment, I'm excited that Neutrogena was able to bring it to the masses at such an affordable price point. 

The photos in this post don't have any re-touching to cover up zits, because there aren't any to cover up! I'm incredibly happy with the results. In studies that were conducted, results were found in as little as a week of using the product. How crazy! I picked up all my products at Walmart, and the Light Therapy Mask comes with a 30-day/1-month Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask Activator. It is only 50 cents a day for the refill, and they can easily be picked up at Walmart as well. 

I followed the instructions of wiping off my face with the Clean & Clear® Makeup Dissolving Facial Cleansing Wipes, putting on the mask, and letting the mask run its course! So easy peasy. The light therapy has a dual mode of action, the blue light kills 99% of acne-causing bacteria while the red light reduces acne inflammation. While I did get some giggles from the boys at how I looked with the mask on, jokes on them because my skin is nice and clear ;) 

Are you willing to try the Neutrogena® Light Therapy Acne Mask to help squash that stress acne from the holidays?

December 18, 2016

Christmas Casual

I am so stoked for Christmas! I'm looking forward to taking a big breather from a crazy couple months at work, and for Ryan to finally come down from the high-stress of finals week. I can't believe how fast the year 2016 flew by, it seems like we were just at NYE banging pots and pans celebrating the beginning of 2016. It's true when they say that the days are long, but the years are short. Am I getting old?! haha

We are heading down to California for the week to de-frost from this 30 degree weather, brrr! This means breaking out the swimsuits and hanging in the jacuzzi every night. Sounds so cozy :)

This look is a casual nod to the holiday season, since it's not bursting at the seams with reds and greens. I have a fun pop of red with the strappy block heel from Shoedazzle, and a little glitz with my agate necklace from Geode in the Rough (my new fave)!

What are you looking forward to with the holidays coming up? Traveling anywhere?

Mixed Media Lantern Blouse: Loft (similar)
Joes Jeans via Nordstrom (similar)
Beanie: Anthropologie (old) 
Mikayla Heels c/o Shoedazzle
Lash Extensions: Layers n' Lashes (located in Draper, UT)

December 11, 2016

Wholeheartedly for the Holidays

When I purchase holiday gifts, I tend to go for the sentimental type gifts. While jewelry is most often difficult to shop for, it's one of my favorite challenges. Wholeheartedly sent me this cozy sweatshirt along with a rose gold heart necklace, which is so delicate and pretty. The perfect Christmas gifts for your loved ones :)

The owner, Tiffany, wrote this as an explanation as to why she created Wholeheartedly:

"I strongly believe that women can do just about anything. Sometimes we need a little pick-me up or reminder to let us know that everything we go through as women helps shape who we are and we shouldn't be looked upon as broken."

Such a sweet reminder! I love that Wholeheartedly is all about supporting women in all that they do. A great company with a great message :) Show your mom, your best friend, your sister that you love and appreciate them, with a delicate heart necklace from Wholeheartedly.  

Use code BREEZYDAYS15 for 15% off, and type in the order form comments if you'd like it gift wrapped :)

Lash Extensions: Layers n' Lashes

December 8, 2016

Lazy Sunday Lounging

I feel like Sunday is the perfect lounge day, not much happening and it feels so quiet and calm. I love taking that time to hit church, clean and organize the house, then curl up with some good fashion magazines and try and get my water quota for the day! :)

I recently got this tank top from Live Infinitely and it is the perfect tank to take me from lounging to working out! Super comfy, and my favorite color! Give me all the grey tanks :D

The mix I have in my water bottle in this shoot is raspberries, lemons, and mint. Refreshing and delish! Makes it a lot easier to drink the water amount I'm supposed to everyday (which I'm usually so bad at haha).

What's your favorite thing to do on Sunday?

Racerback tank top c/o Live Infinitely
Sweater: American Eagle (similar, similar)
Joggers: Aeropostale (similar: only $14.85!)
Necklace: Made by Mary With Love Initial Necklace 
Cream throw blanket: Nicole Miller via T.J. Maxx