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Easter Basket Inspiration + GIVEAWAY

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Is it too soon to say Happy Spring? It's hard to believe that Easter is right around the corner. (I honestly could have sworn I just took down my Christmas tree last week.) Whether it's an Easter basket, bachelorette survival kit, or Christmas stockings, Cason and I get way more enjoyment than we should out of curating the perfect gifts! It's so fun to shop from some of our favorite small businesses to find the perfect gifts specifically for someone special. Plastic eggs and all things candy are perfect for the kiddos but I thought it would be fun to help you put together the perfect Easter basket for your mom, sister, and girlfriends. (And with plenty of time to order online if you need to!)


 Apricot Sugar Scrub Cubes from Waiting on Martha Home
 Cheers Napkins from When it Rains Paper Co.
Be Kind, Stay Humble Pen Set from Taylor Elliott Designs
Suns Out, Buns Out Bunny Tails from Sugarfina
Carrot Surprise Cone from Sugarfina
Sunday Funday Cups from When it Rains Paper Co.
 Retro Basket Bag from Sun Jellies

Oh and BONUS: We're giving away this entire Easter basket to one lucky winner! Be sure you are following @whenitrainspaper on Instagram for details. The giveaway ends soon so go check it out! It's time to officially start stuffing those baskets!


8 Beauty Products I Can't Live Without

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I wouldn't consider myself a beauty expert. I'm constantly watching YouTube videos on how to do my liquid liner or different ways to master the perfect loose wave. BUT I would definitely consider myself a beauty junkie. It was love at first sight when my mom took me to the Clinique counter for the first time. And don't even get me started on those Clinique Bonuses! I loved trying out alllll the products then and not much has changed! I've weeded through everything I've tried lately and am only sharing the best of the best. Here are the 8 products I currently can't live without! 


1. Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eye Shadow Palette | I've always used Urban Decay's eye shadow palettes and never realized how poorly they stayed on until I tried Anastasia. This is the creamiest most blend-able eye shadow I've ever used! And I absolutely love all the colors it comes with. 

2. Nars Powermatte Lip Pigment | Need a lip stain that really works?! Look no further. I've tried lots of different brands and none stay on as well as Nars. I've put this on at 9am and had to scrub it off at night. (And it doesn't leave your lips feeling dry and weird all day) If you're specifically looking for a red lip stain "Light My Fire" is the most perfect shade of red!

3. Face Halo | I love Face Halos! It perfectly removes all of your makeup with just water. You simply wet the Halo and wipe off your makeup. You'll be amazed at how much comes off. The pads are made with special fibers that give your face a deep clean and it seriously works. The best part? You can wash them! Throw them in with your whites when you're doing laundry and they're ready to use again. (You can save money and stop buying all of those makeup remover wipes!)

4. Pixi Glow Tonic | This little bottle is liquid gold. I put this on after I wash my face and before I moisturize. It exfoliates your skin while leaving it feeling all fresh and glowy! The best part? You can get it at Target. It has done wonders to my skin! 

5. Dior Nail Glow | My nails have taken a serious beating lately. Between all the gel polish or SNS damage they're in need of some serious TLC. I decided to take a break from manicures and have fallen in love with clear polish again. Every Sunday I give myself an at-home mani and this nail polish has been the perfect addition. I love the pop of clear pink it adds to my nails for a healthy glow! 

6. Kenra Dry Texture Spray | I don't leave home without this spray! After I've curled and hair-sprayed my hair I add this texture spray before breaking up all the curls. It adds that perfect texture and volume to almost make it look a little messy but in a good way! 

7. Billie Razors | I stumbled across Billie Razors a couple months ago and haven't looked back. Billie is a shave club geared towards women and it's so affordable! You can get a starter kit which includes your razor, two 5-cartridge blades, and a magnetic holder for $9! Then you just set up how often you want replacement blades delivered depending on how often you shave. (This delivery includes 4 replacement blades for $9.) Not only am I saving money because I'm not headed to Target every other month for cheap razors but these are adorable and delivered to my front door. 

8. Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay | You mix the powdered clay with equal parts apple cider vinegar and water and what you get is a magical clay mask. It's a serious "deep clean" that makes your face feel AMAZING! Don't believe me? Go read the 13,000+ reviews on Amazon. (If you have sensitive skin be careful. It is definitely strong and will leave your face red for around an hour.) 

What products are you loving right now?! 


Wallpaper Wednesday - Valentine's Day Edition!

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I'm honestly such a sucker for the cheesy holidays. Growing up, my mom always made every holiday special in a small way whether it was green mashed potatoes for St. Patrick's Day or Valentine's Day pajamas. And we still haven't grown out of it - I'm 33 years old and had a Halloween doughnut waiting at my front door this past October 31st. (Please don't stop Mom!)

So here is my small treat to all of you! Whether you're celebrating Valentine's Day or Galentine's Day, be sure to give your tech devices a makeover full of LOVE with our free wallpapers!


Happy Wallpaper Wednesday and Happy Valentine's Day!


Winter Reading List

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I love reading no matter what season it is. Hot outside? Lay out by the pool with a good book. Cold outside? Curl up by the fire with a page-turner. But if I'm being completely honest with myself as much as I love a good beach read, I think winter is my favorite season of reading. There's something magical about a blanket, cup of hot cocoa, the fire going, and a book in hand. What more could a girl want? 

It's been pretty cold in Atlanta so it should come as no surprise that I went on a total Amazon bender last week and ordered all the books I've been coveting lately. I haven't read any of these and the genres are all over the place BUT this is my current nightstand stack for the winter months. I've had a couple of these on my reading list for a while now and I'm looking forward to finally seeing what they're all about. I recommend having a low-key weekend and diving into one of these good reads!


What books are you reading right now? See anything that interests you or want to recommend another book? Let's discuss!


Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

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I don't know what a "bomb cyclone" is but honestly I want nothing to do with it. (And that's coming from somebody who loves cold weather.) I just want to know what it feels like to be warm again and stop fussing over our outdoor plants and water faucets. In an effort to make the best of it, our 2018 has been filled with lots of soup and lots of wine. (Probably equal parts. Oops.) In the past couple of months, we've made everything from taco soup and chili to chicken noodle and vegetable. Because January is National Soup Month, I thought I'd share one of our favorite soup recipes! Kat and I were both shocked when we realized we have never blogged about this recipe because it's actually one of our all time faves. You can make a big batch and freeze it into individual servings, it's actually pretty healthy, and it's delicious!

Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

  • 1 Tbs Olive Oil
  • 8oz boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 Cup finely diced onions
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper
  • 14.5 oz can chicken broth
  • 2 Cups frozen whole kernel corn, thawed
  • 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 14.5 oz can Mexican style stewed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbs chopped cilantro
  • Tortillas cut into 1/2 inch strips

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes or until opaque. Add onion, garlic, cumin, salt, chili powder, and red pepper. Cook 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently until garlic and spices are fragrant. 

Stir in broth, corn, beans, and tomatoes (with juice) and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15 minutes. 

Meanwhile, spread tortilla strips in a single layer on baking sheets. Bake for 5 minutes, stirring until crisp and lightly brown. Stir cilantro into soup (neither of us like cilantro so we always leave this off) and ladle into bowls. Top with tortilla strips. If you're not too worried about the calories, you can always add a dollop of sour cream or shredded cheese to the top! Note: This makes around 4 servings but you can easily double or triple the recipe for more. 


It's such an easy recipe and definitely a staple in our home. Be sure to check out more of our soup recipes including chicken chili, chicken and wild rice, and chipotle zoodle. Happy National Soup Month! (And try to stay warm out there!)