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Setting Goals To Achieve Success

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Its that time of year again. The end. Yup, 2016 is over.

Did you accomplish everything that you set out to do last year at this time?

I did for the first time that I can remember. I crossed off two huge goals this year. I only set two goals, well three if you include loosing the extra baby weight but honestly that has been on the list for 5 years so I am only counting new ones.

Why is it so hard to stick to your goals especially after we're so excited about creating them. Maybe it is not because we are lazy, or that we loose interest. I think the real reason is that we set goals without systems to help us accomplish these goals. Then with in a week we feel lost and unmotivated. We set ourselves up for failure.

Easy Homemade Coconut Milk All Over Cleanser

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Today I thought that I would share with you a post from my previous blog. This was one of the first post that I wrote and when I deactivated that blog a few months ago it had over 5,500 views. I decided since so many people were interested in it that I should share it again here.

It is completely unedited from the first time that I wrote it almost 5 years ago. I hope you enjoy. This is a great skin hydrating formula that you will love during these cold months. Since its main ingredient is coconut milk it makes it feel a little tropical. You feel like you've been taken away to a warm sunny island even if it's below freezing outside. Please feel free to leave comments below with your favorite homemade recipes for skin, body and hair care recipes.



Hi everyone for my first how to I am going to give you my recipe for a face and body wash using coconut milk.  I also used this on my 14 month old son as a hair and body wash since he has very sensitive skin. I do not like it on my hair …

Save Your Skin During The Winter Weather

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How true is that?! Just care about the people around you. 
Hi everyone. It's November 1st. Already. Whew the year has flown by. 

I hope you all had a great Halloween yesterday. We braved the rain and had a great family night. 

Today I wanted to bring you two skincare tips to help your skin during the cold weather. Enjoy!! Please comment with any tips you have for saving your skin. 

It's time to change our skin care.  The weather is turning chilly and cold. Soon we will be running the heaters and bundling up in our scarves and sweaters. So cuddly and warm.  However this can be a bit shocking to our skin after a nice warm summer. When all we needed a light moisturizer and some BB cream to head out the door. Now we find our selves with dry, red or flaky skin.
It is common this time of year for my friends to start ask me why they are breaking out and so dry all of a sudden.  I break out the most during the transition of seasons. 

This is because our skin is adjusting to the changes jus…

Kid Approved Hidden Veggie Pumpkin Apple Muffins

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It's Fall! I know, I know it's been Fall for awhile, but like everything else, I am just now getting my act together. Plus it rained all weekend. 

So what's more Fall like then to bundle up and bake yummy good pumpkiny (that is my new word) treats? So when I was at Trader Joe's last week and  I saw a box of the pumpkin bread you know I picked up the regular one and the gluten free.

This weekend Mason and I baked them together. I threw in a few extras though when he turned his head and was not looking. Freaking hard to do when baking with a five year old. 



So this my friends is a recipe for Pumpkin Apple Zucchini Carrot Bread or in our case muffins.

It's About To Get Real

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Welcome, Welcome, Welcome. I am so excited to have you joining me for this brand new chapter in my blogging life. If you are just stumbling upon me now and you did not follow me over from my former blog, then let me introduce myself.

I am Hope Brissette formally the owner of Hopes's Beauty Bar. I created that site way back in 2012 when I knew
absolutely nothing about computers or building a blog. I learned so much by just jumping in and playing around with all the behind the scenes details that it takes to build a working, fun, creative blog.

Hope's Beauty Bar was all about beauty. I am a professional makeup artist, so it just seemed natural that I would center my blog around what I know.

It didn't take long though for me to start to feel trapped and boxed in. I lost all my creativity for months at a time.

I had so much going on with my life as new mother and homemaker that I felt that I couldn't share on my beauty page. I really tired to maintain the blog but inspir…