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Hello to the first Friday of 2020! I started back at work yesterday, like probably many of you, and it felt so good to get back into a rhythm and be productive. I am so glad I built in a good chunk of time to take off over the holidays, but I was getting a bit antsy for a routine and things to do, so it ended at the right time! Plus, it’s not so hard to come back to work when you just have a 2-day work week and then another weekend, am I right?

How are you feeling about the new year? It’s always a little sad when the holidays are finally over, but I also love the freshness of a new year. I feel revitalized after taking time off and excited for what’s to come! It always happens that this time of year brings strong feelings of wanting to purge and organize and clean all the things, so I’ve been doing a little bit of that around the house. It’s nice to finally get rid of (donate or give to friends/family) things I’ve been holding onto for too long without using – clothing, home decor, beauty products, etc. I know a lot of people use January to get organized and set themselves up with the best intentions for the new year and I’m no different!

In case you missed it on Instagram, we had our 20-week ultrasound (a week late, due to the holiday) earlier this week and got to hear and see the wonderful news that baby is growing just how he/she should be! We walked away from the appointment with so much gratitude for a healthy and growing baby, it was a great way to start off the week. We do know whether we’re having a boy or girl and will share the news with you this weekend! We’ve wanted to tell as many family and friends as possible before publicly announcing the news and have just one last bit of family to tell.

I’m currently working on a blog post to share early next week with some of my favorite (and yours, based on analytics) purchases and things from 2019. I was actually a bit surprised by the results!

The Victoria Emerson buy one, get one free sale is still happening, so you can take advantage!

My white Vince sneakers that I’ve worn nearly every day since I bought them are 20% off! I had been looking for a pair of comfortable, all white sneakers for well over 6 months and am so pleased with these.

I’m also working on getting an updated makeup tutorial ready for you guys! It’s been awhile since I shared one, so that will be available soon. Until then, this is the eyeshadow palette I’ve been using the last month or so and loving. I use the Light Cool palette and it’s well worth the $14!

Have a great weekend!

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Lauren Bown Lifestyle Blog is an online destination where I share my personal style, beauty finds, and bits of life in hopes to inspire other women to feel good in their skin and find the beauty in the ordinary.

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