5 natural body care remedies

April 25, 2017


First, how about a disclaimer?: I don’t think I will ever have my diet, medicine cabinet, or beauty bag perfectly figured out and in order. It’s a priority to take care of me and my family yes, and do the best I can, but I also know it’s not worth sweating over having perfect control over every aspect of my life. I have settled on doing the best I can in some areas, and making the most of the resources and time I have at my hands. For instance, I don’t have time or money to shop at 5 different grocery stores to get the best foods in all food groups at the best prices. Some days I may use grass fed meats and organic vegetables for dinner, but the next day may be pizza. So I am sharing items today that have been wonderful for me and my little ones, but also crossing my fingers I remember to use them more frequently myself!


Family Vacation to the Smoky Mountains, TN (+VIDEOS)

April 24, 2017


Last week, we traveled to the Smokies for a family vacation with the gang. We have camped in the Smokies before, but had no idea how much the area had to offer. We teamed up with TN Vacation to film a series of commercials that were both filmed and aired the same day! This was kind of a way we got to speed date all the sites in East Tennessee. I wanted to share the mini commercials below, the sites we visited, and some of the behind the scenes photos! They were all filmed and aired the same day! It was quite an experience!


Behind the scenes of a blog update.

April 18, 2017


I recently was asked to share “more transparency as to how we actually run the blog,” since it was hard to imagine how I could do so with little ones. So how about an update on how we are keeping things running here? The short answer I give to these kinds of questions is usually “well I don’t sleep a whole ton.” But as you can guess there is much more to it than that, so I will go a little deeper today. I know time management and balance are things I am always learning, so this topic can hopefully help some of you also trying to juggle multiple jobs or situations in your life.


A Rainbow Unicorn 6th Birthday

April 17, 2017


Veronica turned six this past week and before we headed to Tennessee we had a little birthday celebration with her aunts and uncles, nanna and papa, and a few of her little friends. Veronica has always been our very happy, imaginative, colorful, and bright little wildflower so it came to no surprise she wanted a “rainbow unicorn mermaid” birthday. I couldn’t quite pull off the triple theme but I’d say we got the rainbow part down;)

I loved celebrating this day with her. I just want to remember her eagerness to decorate, how she babbled all about her party to Zelie (and made her a special guest), and how much she flashed her toothy grin with those freckly cheeks all day long. Here are a few pics from the day…


Easter Looks to Mix and Match

April 7, 2017

Tank – J. Crew (similar), Skirt – Nordstrom, Heels – M. Gemi c/o, Sunnies – AE

I was going through my closet to find options for Easter, and pulled the pieces above as an option to mix and match. I actually wear these separates often, and it had me re-thinking the idea of feeling the need to buy a new dress. I am trying to only buy things  I know I will use more several times, and that can be used for multiple purposes. Here are a few more fun ideas to mix and match for Easter:


Indoor + Outdoor Easter Table Settings

April 5, 2017

The best weather of the year decided to show up this past weekend, and it leaves me hopeful it will stick around for Easter. We have been taking advantage of the patio (and pre-bug season) as much as possible with family and friends, and even week night dinners.


Spring Lip Color Favorites

March 31, 2017


I actually don’t wear lipstick day to day since it prevents me from smooching my kids whenever I want. However, I’ve always loved the ease of mascara and lipstick to go for Sundays or nights out.  Found a few colors too good not to share that will put a little extra pep in your step.


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