my evening routine: skincare + at-home teeth whitening

my evening routine: skincare + at-home teeth whitening

Hello my loves! I’ve had a lot of requests for routine-type posts, but truthfully I feel like it took me until the last few months to get a truly good routine going. I remember when I graduated college I thought it would be so easy to have a routine when it was the same schedule every day, no homework to come home to, or whatever the case might have been, but I found that finding my “adult” routine took a lot of trial and error. Also, with all my skincare changes between treating acne, Accutane, and now coming off Accutane, I haven’t been sticking with one particular routine for long, so I waned to make sure I found the skincare + beauty products that I knew I wanted to stick with before sharing. And I’m so excited because I have the opportunity to host another giveaway here on The Southern Sooner – so be sure to keep reading for details!

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december raves + rejects

december raves + rejects

All I have to say is that the Christmas hangover is r e a l this year, you guys! This Christmas was a little different than most because my grandparents got to spend their holiday with my cousin on the west coast. I can definitely speak for the rest of my family when I say their presence was missed, but we had a really good time celebrating just the five of us. It’s certainly left me feeling so so so blessed.

But now it’s time for another month of raves + rejects! The raves were certainly easy to do, but the rejects were hard to decide on since I’ve been in Texas – away from Oklahoma where all the items I consider a “reject” are – so I couldn’t simply sort through my things and go, “oh yeah, I don’t like this” lol. But somehow, I managed. this post includes affiliate links, meaning, at no cost to you, I will earn commission if you click through and make a purchase.

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perfect stocking stuffers!

perfect stocking stuffers!

stocking stuffers can be so fun and easy, but sometimes I feel like I need help finding things that are cute/good quality but still are stocking stuffer material – both in price and size!

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stocking stuffer gift guide 2018
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bar necklace  //  tassel earrings  //  hand cream  //  xl initial necklace  //  cute mug  //  super moisturizing lip balm  //  minimrgency kit  //  embraced devotional  //  prep + finishing spray  //  dry texture spray (not pictured)  //  glass water bottle  // 100 days to brave devotional (one of my faves!)

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fitness gift guide

fitness gift guide

this is always a fun gift guide to do because I love getting all the fun workout stuff. I feel like I could go for days with gifts between outfits, shoes, accessories, useful things to have on hand, but I try to not overload you all (and my graphic designer)   t o o   much!

but if you have a fitness guru in your life or know someone who’s ready to hit the ground running with their new years goals for 2019, here’s the gift guide to get them started, plus some honorable mentions!
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gift guide for her

gift guide for her

happy sunday, lovelies! this post is a day late (it’s been a long weekend for me and I spaced on getting it done when I needed to!) but here is this season’s   f i r s t  gift guide on the southern sooner! I pulled these items from my own wish list for the most part, some are things I already own and absolutely love! so if you’re needing to get any ideas for a friend, sister, girlfriend, etc – you’ve come to the right place! this post includes affiliate links, meaning, at no cost to you, I will earn commission if you click through and make a purchase.

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black friday 2018 + christmas shopping on a budget

black friday 2018 + christmas shopping on a budget

the most wonderful time of the year is almost upon us! thanksgiving truly snuck up on me this year, it’s so hard to fathom that it’s next week! but I know a lot of us are looking forward to black friday shopping, too. I didn’t start utilizing black friday deals until the last few years but I will tell you it is the best way to save on your christmas shopping! obviously there are too many black friday deals to count (let alone post!) so I am sharing items from my christmas list with you and where you can find the best deals!

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