*CLOSED* Maintaining Strong Healthy Hair + Giveaway

June 21, 2017


I’ve had my hair long the majority of my life, although it can be a beast to tame and maintain! I’m due for a cut and I’m tempted to chop it all off since Azelie loves to yank it every time I pick her up! Ouch. I feel most like myself when it is longer though, so I continue to hunt for products that don’t cause greasy or dull lifeless hair. I had to try several items before finding some that helped restore it’s natural wave, but also allowed it to grow out after all of the post-baby hair loss! Here are some things that have been really effective for me…..

Clean Beauty Week: Full Lashes + Brows

June 20, 2017


After my last post talking about skin care and my pursuit of effective clean beauty products, I have so much to fill you in on! I have found some products equal to gold in the hair, skin, and makeup categories, so I thought it would be fun to do a whole series, and maybe give away some of my favorites along the way;) Sound good? I am no expert on makeup and skin care, but since I keep receiving many of the same questions hopefully this is a more thorough and effective way to answer them…


The best of fatherhood.

June 16, 2017


There are many ways Gabe has impacted my life, but one of the greatest ways is how he has served our family with an unwavering dedication and love. Here is a tribute to him,  and the good men out there who live out their role as a father in so many aspects of their life.


22 Summer Capsule Wardrobe

June 14, 2017



I have been holding out for years. I always viewed the capsule wardrobe as a novel and smart idea, but too confining for me. How do you choose a small collection of pieces to wear for all the occasions that might occur in a month? Well, here I am typing up a post about a summer capsule wardrobe, and I am wondering why I wasn’t brave enough to try it sooner. After asking your feedback on instagram stories about what type of capsule wardrobe to tackle, many of you requested a bold version since there are so many minimal/neutral ones you usually see. I raided my closet and scoured the web to mix old and new items to come up with 22 pieces and 30 different looks.


10 cool Father’s Day gifts you can find on Etsy!

June 9, 2017


We found some really humorous, thoughtful, practical, and spontaneous gift ideas for the best gents in your life. I couldn’t resist a few of these for my dad, my father-in-law,  and my husband Gabe! Hope this helps those of you on the hunt:)

1. Dad apron
2. Engraved collapsible leather organizer
3. Personalized enamel wood capped mugs
4. Beard Care Set
5. Monogrammed canvas and leather shave kit bag
6. Personalized Six Pack Labeling Set
7. Beer me socks
8. Grilling spices set
9. Monogrammed cribbage set
10. Personalized mancave barrel sign


Happy June weekend ahead!


Asking forgiveness. Love notes to my children.

June 8, 2017


I have accepted my role as vacuum cleaner, waste bin, and rear wiper. It’s part of the job description as a mother, and it’s a small price to pay for the benefits that come with the job. However, on summer break, it seems this part of the job description is moved to the top, repeated, highlighted, and circled. I don’t seem to get past these 3 aspects of life.


Steak Salads + Watermelon Sorbet (Whole30)

June 7, 2017


Gabe and I are attempting a modified version of whole30 for the month (hesitant to even type those words!). Modified by not excluding dairy, and allowing grass fed butter and cheese here and there. We’ve made it 7 days and I am attempting to wean myself off of my beloved artificial coffee creamer. Our main motivation being more energy! We both have sweet tooths, but hate the way it makes us feel afterwards. I will probably cheat on whole30 with ice cream before the end of the month, but for now, watermelon and fruit helps curb that sugar craving!

These steak salads and watermelon sorbet combo is an easy dinner I just made us that filled us up pretty well. I made a side of rice pasta for the kids to have with the meat. The biggest challenge with Whole30 is finding meals that work for the whole family so this was one solution that worked!


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