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morning routines! i feel like i'm not even worthy to share mine because it's usually so quick, haha! if you've been following this blog for a while, you would've heard me mention multiple times how i'm not super into makeup or hair - i can usually get by with some drugstore gems! BUT, i thought i'd document what goes on during my weekday mornings + share with you all the products i'm currently using, including  the most amazing new hairspray from tresemme!!

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after waking up, the first thing i do is make my bed. picking up the pillows off the floor + straigntening out the creases of my duvet is a simple way to keep my bedroom looking neat + tidy. i'll then go brush my teeth + wash my face, which usually takes about 10 minutes. then i'll come back + open the window for some fresh air + pick out an outfit for the day. if it's a day where i'm really in a hurry, i'll usually set out the clothing the night before. 

next comes makeup. usually i'll moisturize after washing my face, but if i'm extra tired + need a little facial pick-me-up, then i'll use glossier's super glow serum before. after making sure my face is hydrated, i'll dab on some powder to remove shine, fill in my brows, + darken my lashes. then i'll add some color onto cheeks + lips. [see some of my favorite lip colors here!] 

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finally, i move onto hair. usually i'll keep my natural hair + i almost never brush it, or else it kinda explodes, ya curly hair girls fee me?! if i think it needs a little touch up or i'm just really feelin' fancy, i'll throw in a few soft waves. i finish it off with a few sprays of tresseme's new compressed micro-mist hairspray! i have the boost version, + i seriously love how it provides amazing hold + volume, but without being stiff or crunchy! not to mention that the design + bottle are super stylish.


+ that's seriously it! takes only about 10-15 minutes every morning, which means i sleep in as late as possible, haha! if you want to try out tresemme's new compressed micro-mist hairspray, click here! it's also available at walmart, which is a total win! cheers to quick + easy morning routines! i'd love to know yours! comment here or head to my instagram + let me know what you wake up to! happy tuesday! =)

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post + images by molly garvin

in partnership with tresemme + linquia


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donuts + beaches. maybe the most amazing way to spend a sunday. i used to resent them when i was younger, mainly because i was always told they were supposed to be a day of rest, but never were. i'd run from church, back home, to rehearsal, back home, + back to church again, fitting in homework where i could. but now that i'm older, they've become a day still filled with homework + studying, but also of fun adventures + friends. a few weekends ago, my friends + i heard that steffany gretzinger would be speaking at a church down in orange county, so we cleared our sunday + made a day out of it.

this is gonna be a photo overload, but there were just too many good photos [that came from three different cameras!] to narrow it down to just a few! after not adventuring off of campus is a while, we couldn't hold ourselves back from snapping the shutter :) 

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after listening to one of the most amazing messages i've ever heard [steffany gretzinger is seriously amazing you guys], we headed on over to sidecar donuts. YOU GUYS - i'd heard of sidecar's famous donuts for a while, but was never able to make it down to try them out. thankfully i made it, because they were so good. 

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after freaking out over sidecar's unbeatable donuts, we hopped back into the car + took a short drive down to balboa to walk around the beach + the streets. [+ of course take more photos]

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see what i mean with all the cameras?!

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how are my friends such BABES - i seriously don't deserve them!

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the sunsets have to be at the very top of my LA FAVES list -- at least the smog is good for something amirite?!

if you made it down here to the bottom - i love you + you're my new hero. give yourself a round of applause!! but see what i mean with the pictures though? soooo many, haha! but nevertheless i'm glad that i have them all to remember this adventure by. donut, beaches, + babe friends are a combination that can't be topped. happy tuesday!

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post by molly garvin

images by molly garvin, sarah skolos, micky avoliccino

more adventures here / california favorites here


i know, i know -- it's the end of february + i'm just now getting around to sharing the 2017 recap film. it's the thought that counts people! plus, when i first started this tradition in 2015 i shared in march, so i'm still beating that!! anyway. life has been off to a crazy busy start this 2018, but i wouldn't change it for a thing. i had fallen into a bit of a creative rut these first few weeks, but i can feel myself climbing out of the hole + i cannot wait to be back! i've some good stuff coming soon. anyway, let's get into the 2017 recap -- my favorite posts, the most popular posts, + some of my favorite memories are highlighted below in chronoligical order. + just a quick note before we get into it, i want to thank you all for being here. i serioously love every one of you who have followed along + continue to do so. i can't wait for the rest of 2018 + all the goodness it'll bring =) -- okay let's recap!

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disney world - watch the film here


do i even need words? no? okay - good because i don't have any, except these: "disney is 100% the happiest place on earth + i could cry just thinking about being there".

galentine's day brunch


THIS. this was one of the first gatherings i had ever hosted by myself - i'm talking brainstorming, prep, cooking, invites, etc. it was definitely one of the best days, + i miss my gals so much it hurts! can't wait to have many more brunches, lunches, dinners, + parties in the future =)

spring break part one - watch the film here

los angeles. this trip holds a special place in my heart, especially because i live here now! but also because claire + i shot a film for atlas supply co [watch it here!], which was HUGE for me. it was my first big collab + took a lot of guts for me to hit the send button on the proposal email. but seriously, this trip was one of the best memories from 2017, along with part two, below! we also visited california donuts, which makes my life every time ;)

spring break part two - watch the film here


carmel + monterey, quite possibly heaven on earth. i can still remember the smell of the flowers, it was that amazing. we only got to stay one night here, but mark my words - i will be back!

backyard graduation party - watch the film here


anytime my family gets together is a good time. i was so blessed to have friends + extended family come from all over to celebrate my graduation + supporting me through to my next step education wise! 

styling with scarves

THIS BAD BOY was a fan favorite! i had tons of friends on instagram tell me how much they loved the film, + i can safely say i had just as much fun filming + creating it. with the help of my friend sarah, we were able to have a fun afternoon + got to create just for the sake of creating. =)

the fourth of july - watch the film here

this tradition has been going on for about three years now, + each time it gets a little better. like i said before, anytime family gets together is the BEST. [i'm so lucky to have family that i actually want to spend time with ;) - haha, jk!] it's also so fun to reflect back on our times at the lake over the summer, especially now, since i'm so far away!

t+t's chicago ice cream crawl - watch the film here


probably one of my favorite posts from 2017. i loved doing T+T's chicago coffee crawl in 2016, + thought it was definitely time to do another, but this time with ice cream! so overnight, we gathered our team together, searched for the best scoops, + gained a few calories, ha!

chili lime watermelon recipe


also one of my favorite posts, this insanely amazing recipe was inspired by my trip to the taste of chicago. a snack i ate all throughout the summer!

diy pom pom dangle earrings 


OKAY I KNOW I'VE SAID THIS FOR ABOUT EVERY ONE BUT THIS IS ACTUALLY PROBABLY MY NUMER ONE FAVORITE POST EVER. i love it so much that i had to type in all caps for a sec. forget the fact that it took me like 8 months to actually post it, + instead just look at those photos! my freakin' babe friends make the earrings look so good don't they? go make some for yourself like rn!

the museum of ice cream


no words for this magical place, either! even to this day, i'm still in disbelief that i even snagged tickets, + i'm so happy that i was able to go with one of my best friends since birth! i've heard that their SF location + miami location are even better then the LA one -- anyone down for a cross country roadtrip?

garvin family christmas - watch the film here


+ lastly, the 2017 garvin family christmas. being in california away from my family, i missed a lot of holiday traditions because i was so far away [obviously], so it was so fun to finally have a month off + reconnect with friends + family during the holiday. 

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all in all, 2017 brought on a lot of amazing, irreplaceable memories, but also lots of change. i moved across the country, learned how to live on my own, made new friends, kept taking photos, grew my brand, + upped my film game by like a million. i can't wait to take everything that i learned from this past year + utilize it this year to further learn + grow. thank you again for being here + supporting me - i love you all! happy [february] 2018!


cinnamon rolls take me back to my childhood. [a whole 19 years wOw!!] my grandma's specialty was cinnamon rolls at sunday supper instead of dinner rolls. summer mornings at the lakehouse were fueled by store bought cinnamon rolls - with extra frosting of course. but YOU. GUYS. i think i've discovered the holy grail. cinnamon roll waffles. after my sister received her long-awaited waffle maker for christmas + we woke up with hingry appetites, magic happened. keep scrolling for the recipe!!

DIRECTIONS for the waffles

  1. plug in the waffle maker + turn it on
  2. open the package of cinnamon rolls + separate
  3. once heated, grease the waffle maker to ensure the rolls won't stick!
  4. flatten each roll before placing it into the waffle maker - ours had a space for four waffles, so we put in four cinnamon rolls at a time
  5. cook according to the maker's instructions, remove, + let cool
  6. ICE + enjoy!!

INGREDIENTS for the waffles

  • store-bought cinnamon rolls
  • waffle maker
  • cooking spray/butter/something to grease with

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that's it! i would legit eat this for breakfast every day if i could. [but i can't because apparently cinnamon rolls aren't healthy.....?] these little guys would be so perfect for valentines day, topped with some gorgeous berries --- PLEASE make these. for me guys, please. okay that is all! happy waffling!