Sierra's View: December 2017

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

3 Essential #LubridermHacks to Keep Skin Hydrated During Winter!

Sigh. Christmas is over and the dreadful winter months are among us. I don't know about the rest of you, but love the cold during Christmas time, but as soon as January rolls around, I want summer.  I   am tired of my skin being so dry during the cold months!There are many ways to keep your skin hydrated during the cold winter months. Here are some of the best ways to avoid that dry skin.

1) Apply Before Bed. 
Every night, before bed, I put on my lotion. I make sure to apply more lotion than I think is necessary. I usually use Lubriderm to keep my legs and arms hydrated the best.

2) Put Lotion on Hands and Feet with Gloves and Socks! 
I know some people don't like to wear socks to bed, but if you are worried about your feet or hands getting dry, I have put on some awesome Lubriderm lotion on my hands and feet and then wear socks/gloves to hydrate them throughout the night!

3) Apply Lotion on Hands Multiple Times a Day! 
Keep some lotion in your car, office, purse, etc. so that you are applying and re-applying multiple times a day!

I buy my favorite Lubriderm lotion at my local Walmart in the Skin Care section. You can find yours there, too.

1. Instant Redeemable Coupon (IRC) located on select Lubriderm product for $3.00 off through March (find packs at your local Walmart stores). Please note that the offer expires April 1, 2018.
2. $7.97 Walmart rollback pricing on 24 oz. Lubriderm products through February 7, 2018.

Final price will be $4.97 when the IRC and the Rollback pricing are combined (a savings of 41-44% depending on the product!).

What are some of your favorite ways to keep your skin hydrated? I love this video that Lubriderm has shared!

LOUNGING | Lubriderm from Tribal DDB Toronto on Vimeo.

Friday, December 15, 2017


via Twitter

Or, as my Chinese Immersion students would say, Ni Hao!
I have some exciting news!!!! I have officially opened my Greeting Cards Etsy Shop! I have been wanting to do this for some time and I have finally made the jump to just do it. I posted on Instagram last week about starting to sell these cards and I was absolutely blown away by the support that people gave me!

What is the shop? Now, I am not sure if this Etsy shop will succeed (oh, but I hope it does!), but I figure that I love to take nature photography and this is a great jump start into sharing one of my hobbies with others. I am, by no means, a professional. And I like to stick to photographing nature when I'm out hiking or thinking. I love to photograph people, but I definitely don't feel comfortable selling my work for that. This shop, though, is my nature photography that I have taken and transferred onto greeting cards. They are blank and are awesome gifts to give to friends and other little knick-knacks. I don't know about you, but I love writing in blank, quality cards.

How this shop came to be: My mom, dad, and husband have been bugging me for about a year to start this shop. They have all incessantly told me that I have such a good eye and that I should share my photography with friends and family. So, I'm doing it. And if it fails, it's okay. Because, guess what? I can just go back to making these cards as a hobby. Also, life is full of failures, but I may as well try.

How can I help? By purchasing some cards, of course! You can click on "Sierra's View Photography Cards" in the header at the top of this blog or on the picture to the right that says Etsy Shop.
But even more than that, you can
 1. Make my shop a "favorite".
2. Give me a 5 star rating on my Etsy shop.
3. Also, if you are interested in sharing on your social media sites (Instagram, Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, etc.), I would love to give you some cards for free to try out! Just let me know.
4. And, lastly, just share! Share my posts on Facebook of me selling my cards!

I am starting to question if I am crazy or just feeling really motivated these days, but I have a whole lot of things going on in my life (if you have noticed that I haven't written in awhile-- this etsy shop, teaching full time, getting my master's, writing new core and advancing my teaching career, singing an intense and wonderful choir, church calling, exercise/health stuff, other social and family stuff..), and I will expand on this on another post here in a few days, but I want to do this and I am tired of waiting around for it to happen!

Here are some of the photos that I am making into cards!!