Patience to Wear the Necklace

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I know the stereo type of someone into makeup would be that I sit for hours in front of the mirror. Well, no I don’t. I’m pretty quick most days-well you kind of have to learn how to do that as a mom (though in high school I definitely spent a long time getting ready). In fact, I’m a pretty expedient person now a days when it comes to getting things done or wanting to see results. It’s like when I check my abs a few days after working out for the first time, hoping to see something other than my post-baby pooch. I’m hoping I’m not the only one that does this! Continue reading “Patience to Wear the Necklace”

Swimsuit Insecurites

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I feel like I do this every spring. I start thinking about summer and swim suit season and think to myself, “I’m going to work out so that by summer I have at least a four pack and look all toned in a swim suit.” But every summer rolls by and this never becomes a reality.  I end up sticking with my one pack (i.e. my tummy) and “chicken arms” (my term for my skinny arms). I can laugh at it as I write this, but I was reminded that summer is definitely a season, where insecurities about my body run a little deeper.  I think most women would agree.  Continue reading “Swimsuit Insecurites”

Summer Outfit Inspiration + Tips

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Hey ya’ll! Today I bringing you this SUPER easy outfit inspiration for when you want something just chill and comfy. Ya know, on those days you want to lounge on the end of a diving board like I did in this shot! 😉 Or maybe more like my everyday reality of running after two little children and working up a sweat! Yes, that sounds more like it. A few thoughts about this outfit and why it’s the ideal summer pick: Continue reading “Summer Outfit Inspiration + Tips”

Pink Blush Tropical Dress

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Today I’m bringing you a fun collaboration with Pink Blush.  I feel so honored to work with them on this post! Pink Blush is a shop for women in whatever stage of life they are in.  They offer pieces that can be worn from pregnancy, through nursing, and beyond.  You all know how much I love versatility.  Now if only I had know about this company when I was pregnant with my kids or nursing!

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Before You Light that Sparkler

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Hey Friends! Happy 4th of July weekend! I love this time of year-fireworks, good food…need I say more? I was in need of a quick outfit I could pull together for a get together I am going to this evening. So I pulled out a blue and white striped top and threw on my favorite red MAC lipstick. It’s a red-orange color which I love because it pairs well with an olive skin tone. Anyways, I was happy that I didn’t spend any money on my 4th outfit. Total win for me! Continue reading “Before You Light that Sparkler”

Mother’s Day for Single Moms feat. JES Designs

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With Mother’s Day fast approaching, I think it’s common to hear or read encouraging words to mothers.  But I feel like there is a voice that needs to be heard, to be touched and that is the voice of the single mom.

Being a single mom is not something I’ve really talked about on my blog.  I am not divorced but have been separated from my husband for a few years.  Though I don’t feel fully equipped to share words that might inspire, might lift the spirits of these mom’s, I feel led to do so nonetheless.  I guess, who better to understand than someone else in the trenches of the single parent life?   Continue reading “Mother’s Day for Single Moms feat. JES Designs”