BEATING WINTER SKIN BLUES

happy winter! we've made it through the thick of it [but how can i complain -- it's california :)] but somehow 60 degrees now seems freezing to me [who have i become!?]. although the temperatures lower + the rain seems almost endless, winter is actually one of my favorite seasons in los angeles. it's finally cool enough to wear sweaters, hats, + boots without regretting your choices by noon, you get asked "HOT or iced" when you order coffee, + you can be outdoors without feeling like you're melting. the only thing that gets me about winter in california is what it does to my skin! not only does the air have less moisture making my skin dry, winter brings about the most stressful time in school - two factors that can wreak havoc on my face. luckily, two unlikely ingredients are a win over this winter problem!

when i heard about Bioré's new line of Blue Agave + Baking Soda line, i was intrigued! not only had i never heard of blue agave before, but the fact that they had a whipped mask got me super excited! i love a good facemask, + this one has menthol* for an intense, tingly clean! applying it to a wet face + leaving it on for 3-5 minutes makes it the easiest addition to your morning routine + it's sure to become an everyday favorite. the facewash is incredible too! especally for those with combination skin [i'm raising my hand too!], it's got the same great ingredients that deep clean pores, leave a tingly, fresh feeling, soothe, + repair all at the same time! dirt + oil are lifted away in less than five minutes! goodbye winter skin blues, hello blue agave!

p.s. — these products are available at walmart, target, + amazon!

*Please note: Not for sensitive skin consumers or those with sensitives to menthol as it may cause short term flushing of the skin.*


post, images, + film by molly garvin

this post is sponsored by Bioré but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. thanks for supporting the companies that T+T loves!

SENDING SEASON'S GREETINGS!

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omg it’s november! HAPPY FREAKIN’ HOLIDAYS, PEOPLE! although the crazy days still seem slightly off in the distance, it’s definitely time to start thinking about sending out holiday cards. if you’re anything like me, somehow it becomes december 15th + christmas is ten days away + you haven’t even thought about taking a christmas card photo yet. this year, i’m vowing to get an early jump on things — i just recently discovered basic invite + i can already tell it’s gonna be a game changer :)

i’ve always been a fan of writing letters + sending cards, + the holiday season gives me the perfect excuse. when i was younger, i was always the one in charge of gathering up the family, directing the holiday photos, putting the card together, + using my mom’s credit card to order them ;) this year, my roommates + i are planning on ordering a few cards to send out, + basic invite’s selections are almost too good to choose from! they’ve got foil, they’ve got practically unlimited colors, they’ve got over 500 different designs, + that’s just for their unique christmas cards alone!

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are you thinking of sending out a holiday card this year? i always love getting them in the mail; we used to display them all over the house as a kid — it was always a big deal hanging the first one, haha! thankfully, we’re getting the jump early! head to basic invite’s site + start browsing their holiday photo cards 2018! i seriously cannot get over how cute their designs are. picking just one this year is going to be a biiiiig challenge. ALSO, they are offering 30% off their holiday styles — use the code “HOLI30” at checkout + slay the holiday card game. cheers to november + the most wonderful time of the year!

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post, images, + opinions by molly garvin

sponsored by basic invite

STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM FOREVER

strawberry fields forever? try strawberry ice cream forever! MY/MO mochi ice cream [in the ripe strawberry flavor of course!] is the perfect summer snack, morning noon + night! i've worked with MY/MO before, + i seriously love them, + so does my family! they're so fun to eat, taste amazing, + are perfect for every occasion - from a simple lunch at home to graduation parties to movie nights. have you had mochi ice cream before? let me know your thoughts!! + be sure to check out MY/MO here! happy wednesday! :)

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film + post by molly garvin

this post is sponsored by My/Mo Mochi Ice Cream but the content and opinions expressed here are my own

LIFE UPDATE | I'M BACK!

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i've been trying to motivate myself to write this post for weeks. WEEEEEEEKS. with my first year of college coming to an end + stresses of studying for finals, taking finals, packing up, moving to chicago for the summer, searching for a job, + saying goodbye to friends, i've lost some interest in this little site. i've continued posting on instagram [because i'm addicted, let's face it], but it's seriously bringing me down! i've considered just retiring T+T all together because i was [+ still am] rapidly losing followers, engagement, + more with seemingly no explanation. i'm also not even sure if anyone will ever read this post. maybe my mom will [hi mom!]. BUT, i love this brand i've built from the ground up as well as the creative outlet it provides me with. i can't quit this place. anywayyyy, lets get on to the update, shall we?!

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i believe the last life update i wrote was about me heading to college, + this one is about me leaving college - haha! these past 8/9 months have been amazing. so challenging, but full of growth + new friendships + so much learning. the relationships i formed within the first week of school have proved to last + i often find myself wondering how i ever lived life without them. i was re-introduced to god in a whole different way + have strengthened my relationship with him tenfold, + am still learning/growing. i also began my first semester [of 7] of nursing classes, + it is safe to say that it is 100% my calling. the 12 hour hospital shifts quickly began to fly by as my peers + i learned our way around the floor, became friend with the nurses, + began to learn how to care for every aspect of a patient's being. it got to a point in the semester where i felt like i just couldn't learn anymore - my brain felt too full. like i literally could not put any more information into my head! but, the year is over + summer is here + i've got some time to decompress, thank. the. lord. :)


on the T+T aspect of things, i have begun to reach out to different brands for collaboration partnerships + to share amazing companies with my friends + followers! i am hoping to really kick it up a notch this summer in hopes of sharing even more awesome brands with you all :) - [side note: if you're a brand + are looking to collab, email me!!] i also hope to do more photoshoots, DIYs, recipes, + more - essentially just get the blog back to where it was + push it forward even further! 

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anyway, life has been crazy but life has been good. i'm looking forward to this new season of the blog, to summer, + to the potential that it holds. i hope you all are doing well! + thank you thank you again for reading, supporting, following along on my crazy journey through life, + for finding what i share interesting enough to come back, ha!


post by molly garvin

images by molly garvin

beautiful wall hanging by corbin from native knot [she makes the CUTEST little earrings too, check out her shop!!]