Harry Potter World

Hey Loves! F & J here!
We wanted to share some photos from our trip to Harry Potter World in Florida last October.
We enjoyed every moment of our time there and can’t wait to go back for some more Butterbeer and another meal at the Three Broomsticks.
Have you been? If you have we would love to hear about your favorite part! We were thinking about writing a guide on how to survive a trip to Universal Studios with some tips that we would’ve loved to know before going. Let us know below if that is something you would be interested in!
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Love,

F & J

Spontaneous Snow Day

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We woke up this morning to find snow outside our windows. It completely covered the ground and it just kept falling from the sky. We both had to wake up early for our first jobs but while we were there we got so much snow we are having to miss some of our afternoon work. F’s usual ten minute drive took over an hour!

As a kid we found snow days so magical but as an adult we sadly see it as more of an obstacle. It breaks our heart but sadly we have to come to terms with it. We thought we would use some of our free time to write a little blog and say hi. Even though it stopped snowing the roads are still pretty crazy.

We are definitely looking forward to summer, it is about time we get some sunshine. Stay warm out there.

Love,

F & J

Our Current Playlist

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We decided to throw this post together to share with you some of our current go to songs when we pull up Youtube. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Shape of You – Ed Sheeran

Starving – Hailee Steinfeld Grey ft. Zedd

I Don’t Want to Live Forever- Zayn & Taylor Swift

Dancing on my Own – Calum Scott

This Town- Niall Horan

Chainsaw – Nick Jonas

Love Me Now – John Legend

Jinx – DNCE

Of course we have many more song we are currently loving! And if you have your favorites you’d like to share with us PLEASE DO!! We love finding new music!

Love,

F & J

Keep Going!

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Hey Loves! F & J here!

Now that we are over six weeks into the year we notice that people tend to start falling off track from their New Years resolutions. So we thought we would make a post to say to keep going! There is a reason why you made the resolution in the first place whatever that might be and it is important to always keep your goal in mind. We always take our goals one day at a time and try and not focus on the long term but the twenty four hours we are in.

This year we decided that instead of making a resolution we would try and continue our usual goal of being the best people we could possibly be. This is something we always strive to do because we know that we as people can always continue to grow. To us this means being kind to others and kind to ourselves. Making healthy choices for our bodies and mind.

It is important to not be to hard on yourself and if you make a choice that you are not the happiest with, remember that tomorrow is a new day and fresh start. It is never too late to be a better person. Strive to live a happy and fulfilled life.

What is your resolution? Let us know what you do to keep focused on your goals.

Love,

F & J

 

Real Talk

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Todays post is going to be one that is more real talk than our usual happy life loving posts. We feel like it is something you can connect and relate to on varying degrees. This has always been a thing for us but lately it has been bothering us more than ever.

To put it simply we feel like our kindness has been taken for granted. We work as nannies and we often babysit as a favor to the families. Sadly it is something that has been taking over our lives. We are basically working seven days a week trying to fit in time for every family. We both work for multiple families so the requests are endless.

Whenever we get a day off one of families will be ecstatic that we have a free moment, because that means they can book our time for themselves. Never once has any of them thought about how we might want time for ourselves. They all know that we are always working and giving time to other people. They ALL always say “take time for yourself, as long as it doesn’t take away from us” They mean it in good nature but when everyone says it, it means that we really never get time.

Of course we could say no, but it is always followed with guilt. We are telling someone no, they can’t have fun just so we can have a break. It seems selfish of us to do, which in turn means we never really say no. We have always been the kind of people who will go to extreme lengths to help someone out. People know this about us and will always use it to their advantage. They always word their request in a way that leaves us feeling guilted into doing it. They will say things like, “oh I guess I will just let my concert tickets go to waste” or “That’s okay we didn’t really need alone time that badly” or “you are our last resort, so if you can’t do it we have to cancel”.  The list of excuses could go on forever.

In all honesty we don’t mind occasional babysitting. It’s extra money to use on fun things. But we feel like we have no time for fun things, so why is it worth it. We don’t have a solution for this problem and it’s an endless cycle. We feel like it is forcing us to make sacrifices that we don’t want to make, such as not being able to blog, or skype with friends in different cities, or even spend time with our own families. It’s gotten to the point that keeping up with seasons of our favorite tv show causes us stress.

We literally just want one day to ourselves but we often can’t even have that. Plus with all our time spent with other families, our families start to get upset that we aren’t spending time with them.

If any of you feel like you have been in a similar situation and have had a solution to the problem that has worked for you. Please let us know!

Love,

F & J

Travel Tuesday – Santorini

Hey Loves! F & J here!

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This Travel Tuesday we are off to Santorini, Greece! F has always wanted to go to Greece, and J would happily go any day of the week, and we choose Santorini because it looks absolutely gorgeous! Santorini is in the Greek Islands and has plenty of beaches, and you know we are suckers for beaches. Because of its volcanic past they have white, red, and black beaches!

The city looks just like we picture in our minds when we think of Greece, Mama Mia anyone?  There are so many ways to enjoy your stay. You can spend your days on the beach, at the spa, on a boat and even on a donkey!

One of the more popular activities to do while in Santorini is to visit Ancient Thira. Most of the surviving buildings are from 4 B.C. and were excavated in the late 1800’s. How cool would it be to spend a day exploring the world that people lived in so long ago!

Also, we would like to note all the delicious food that you could enjoy while you visit!

We plan on finding ourselves here one day and can’t wait to share that experience with you.

Love,

F &J

How To Keep Healthy Hair This Winter

Hey Loves! F & J here!

Winter is one of the most beautiful seasons, especially in here in Seattle. But there is no doubt that it is COLD. This year the season seems to be bringing us especially cold weather. It is important to make changes to your beauty routine to make sure that you are protecting yourself from the cold weather. The cold weather can be harsh to our skin and hair and the last thing we want to do is cause damage that would take a whole season to repair. So we put together some tips and products we use to keep our hair shiny and healthy throughout the winter season, that can be carried on throughout the rest of the year of course.

Since the cold dries our hair out we always use It’s A 10 Miracle Leave in Product. It leaves our hair frizz free and even better tangle free. It also protects and heals damaged hair. Its a bit of a splurge but the bottle lasts a while and it’s totally worth it!

Of course wet hair and cold weather is not a good mix so for the next few months the hair drier becomes one of our good friends. But the heat can be damaging so we use Redken Pillow Proof Blow Dry Express Primer. This product is an absolute favorite! It not only protects the hair but it cuts hair drying time significantly. Who doesn’t love hitting that snooze button one more time?!

The coldness definitely dries the scalp out and sometime can leave us with dandruff and who wants that? One product that has actually worked for us was dpHUE Apple Cider Vinegar Hair Rinse. The smell is quite strong but not unbearable, but if you can get over that it removes dandruff as well as leaves your hair super shiny and smooth.To avoid a smelly head we suggest using it before shampooing and conditioning like normal.

If you feel like you just need a complete hair renewal our favorite go to is coconut oil. We usually just put it all over our hair and scalp and let it soak for at least and hour. It is a bit of pain to get it washed fully out of your hair but it is so worth it. (We suggest a clear paraben free shampoo… it helps).Your hair will be so soft and so renewed! We can guarantee that you will love it!

… and of course hydrating yourself with water is a great way to keep moisture through out your body!

Stay Warm,

Love,

F & J

*We own none of these photos