Why I Thrive Living A Beautifully Imperfect Life

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The past few months were a whirlwind of trips and events.

I’m still processing so much of it. It was all really good, just lots of things happening. I’ve had to adjust to a new normal where I don’t get as much sleep as I should (I’m working on that) but the tradeoff is that I’m really living and loving life.

I don’t do resolutions because I always seem to break them (goals on the other hand I’m pretty good with). My goal for this year was to focus on building the life I really wanted. I was 75% there already with my awesome husband and children… but professionally I needed to be more focused on where I wanted to go. I think lots of us are in the same boat. We are happy, but need more intent in what we are doing in our professional lives.

And that is exactly what I’ve done these past six months and it’s all started to come together.


Among the fun things that we’ve done this year has been a golf weekend by the coast with just Pete and I, a family cruise, trips to Arizona, Florida, Northern California and more. The one thing these places all have in common is different climates. In just a couple weeks I went from a really dry Arizona to the super humid Florida and then to cool weather in Lake Takoe and back home again.

I was jet lagged, but thanks to AVEENO® my skin wasn’t. My life is a beautiful imperfection and I love it!

I’ve been using AVEENO® DAILY MOISTURIZING SHEER HYDRATION LOTION every morning no matter where I am for moisturized skin for a full 24 hours of velvety soft, beautiful, healthy-looking skin. I was pretty amazed at how well it helped my skin stay hydrated. Not only did it take away that dry look but my skin actually felt better. No more itchy skin for me. I’m also a sandal wearer year long (thanks to the near perfect San Diego weather) so my feet get extra dry but they were so much better with AVEENO®.

I just apply the lotion after I shower in the morning and go! Since it lasts for a full 24 hours I only think about it once a day and it’s just become a part of my morning routine. It’s an easy way for me to take care of myself and feel my best all while keeping with my goals and not slowing down for even a second!


Here I am star watching with my oldest…


Filming a video…


Playing in the snow with the girls…

life is better with aveeno

My life might not be perfect… but it’s still beautiful and I wouldn’t have it any other way! I’m excited for where the rest of the year will take me.

Do you have a beautifully imperfect life too?

Heather Reese
the authorHeather Reese
Heather Delaney Reese is the storyteller and photographer behind the lifestyle and family travel blog, It's a Lovely Life®! For the past decade, she has vacationed over 150 days a year with her family. She is a vegan, and loves being by the water, spending time with her children, husband, 2 Shih Tzus and Cat.


  • I don’t lead a perfect life and I agree that the imperfections is what makes things more fun and interesting.

  • I don’t know anyone that does live a perfect life. If they say they are or someone appears to… they are lying. Seriously, they are. 🙂 How boring life would be if everything was perfect all the time, anyway!

  • Aveeno is my go to lotion, especially for travelling. It is so good for my dry skin and is also soothing when my skin gets a little burned too!

  • Beautifully imperfect is one way to put it. I like to call it organized chaos, lol. But it is a beautiful for all of it’s imperfections and it’s my life, so I embrace it.

  • Sounds like you had some great trips. I’m not surprised Aveeno worked well in all those climates. Ive had positive experiences with their products before.

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