Beauty, health

What I’ve Learned About My Skin in My 30s

I’m a creature of habit. I like schedules, routines, and I don’t like change – unless the change is my idea, and it’s executed with exceptional planning and my own control. Control freak, anyone? I just like things my way, all the time, without anyone or anything changing my plans. Is that too much to… Continue reading What I’ve Learned About My Skin in My 30s

Fashion

Friday Favorites: 5 Things in My Cart at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

It’s (one of) my favorite times of the year! No, not summer vacation. Sure, I’m off enjoying a very long weekend in the sun, having fun, not connecting to my inbox or doing anything even remotely related to work for another five days…but I’m not talking about summer. My kids are out of school. I… Continue reading Friday Favorites: 5 Things in My Cart at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

travel

Florida’s Paradise Coast Trip Review: Rest, Relaxation, and Waterfront Perfection

Rest. It’s what we all need from time to time. Life is hectic, and it’s not always easy to stop. At home it’s easy to get caught up with all the things on the to-do list, even on days we not only want but need to rest and recharge. My husband and I are guilty… Continue reading Florida’s Paradise Coast Trip Review: Rest, Relaxation, and Waterfront Perfection

Beauty, Lifestyle

Beauty Must-Have: Hard Candy Pro Palette

Florida weather is no joke for anyone, but it’s especially brutal on those of us who don’t leave the house without makeup. There’s a fine line between achieving that dewy, fresh look and looking as if my face is melting off. I try for the former, but often feel more like the latter. The moment… Continue reading Beauty Must-Have: Hard Candy Pro Palette

Favorites, Lifestyle

Friday Favorites: 5 Things I Always Have At Home

Happy Friday, friends! I love Fridays. It’s amazing how that’s changed over the years, though. Before kids, we loved Fridays because it usually meant we were boarding a flight to one of our favorite cities for a weekend away, or it meant date night, or it meant we got to sleep in like crazy the… Continue reading Friday Favorites: 5 Things I Always Have At Home

Lifestyle, Work

To-Do List Disaster: Handling Life When the To-Do List is Too Long for Comfort

I love a checklist of things to do. I crush the art of crossing things out and checking them off. I feel a little like superwoman every time I do it. In all honesty, if I’m feeling unmotivated, behind, or even as if my list is too short on any given day, I’ll start throwing… Continue reading To-Do List Disaster: Handling Life When the To-Do List is Too Long for Comfort

Lifestyle, Marriage

12 Fun Facts About My Marriage on Our 12th Wedding Anniversary

May 15, 2005 is the day my husband and I exchanged vows in front of God and 130 of our closest friends and family members. May 15, 2005 was 12 years ago. Twelve. I can’t even believe it’s been that long. In all honesty, I feel as though it was just yesterday. Cliché. I know,… Continue reading 12 Fun Facts About My Marriage on Our 12th Wedding Anniversary

Lifestyle, Parenting, Uncategorized

6 Surprising Things I Love About Being A Mom: The Mother’s Day Edition

Happy Mother’s Day, Mamas! If you’d told me 9 years ago when I was celebrating my first Mother’s Day as an expectant mommy-to-be that Mother’s Day would become a day that’s so bittersweet, I never would have believed it. I was high on life, on the baby we were expecting, and on everything else. Life… Continue reading 6 Surprising Things I Love About Being A Mom: The Mother’s Day Edition

health, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

Vacation Recovery: Looking and Feeling Good After Too Much Indulgence

We have too much fun, and sometimes I make poor decisions when we’re having fun. Relax, friends; my decisions aren’t that poor. I’m talking about purchasing shots for a group of 12 knowing how I feel after a shot, or ordering a quesadilla for lunch alongside a couple of bloody Mary’s and a bucket of… Continue reading Vacation Recovery: Looking and Feeling Good After Too Much Indulgence