Wellness

11.01.21

Finding Your Purpose And Becoming Who You Were Meant to Be

After years of overdoing it, something shifted. I was tired of feeling stressed, …

After years of overdoing it, something shifted. I was tired of feeling stressed, worrying about what others thought of me, and burning the candle at both ends. It consumed me in an unhealthy way, yet I kept going – business as usual – because that’s what people do. Today I’m …

Family

10.31.21

Moana Costumes for Adults and Kids

Like many parents, we decided to make Halloween magical for our Moana-loving three-year-old …

Like many parents, we decided to make Halloween magical for our Moana-loving three-year-old and dress our entire family as her favorite characters. Family Halloween costumes are one of those things I never thought I’d do, and then I had kids. And making magic for your kids is basically the best …

Shopping

10.29.21

Recent Purchases: What I Bought in October

The perfect white tee, a classic button up, clean beauty products, and some …

The perfect white tee, a classic button up, clean beauty products, and some essentials for the girls. Here are my recent purchases: what I bought t in October. You can shop more of my favorites in my shop.  Recent Purchases: What I Bought in October AMO The Perfect White Tee …

Self Improvement

10.28.21

How I Slowed Down and Found Happiness

Life took some major turns for most of us since the spring of …

Life took some major turns for most of us since the spring of 2020. Things are still wildly different from anything I ever could have expected. Loneliness and peace – life is slower and simpler. I thought I knew what matters but now, I really know. 2021 has been a …

Life Lately

10.26.21

Life Lately: 10 Things That Happened Since September 10

It’s been a month and-a-half since my last life lately post. I’m aiming …

It’s been a month and-a-half since my last life lately post. I’m aiming for one of these posts each month and just barely made the cut (how is Halloween already coming up this weekend?!). So here’s what life has looked like lately: 10 things that happened since September 10.  Life …

Holiday

10.22.21

Holiday Gift Ideas for Little Kids

I’m keeping the gift inspiration going with gifts for little kids. My oldest …

I’m keeping the gift inspiration going with gifts for little kids. My oldest is 3 so I’m hoping I didn’t completely miss the mark here. The search has been fun since I still need to finish my girls’ stockings!  You’ll see a few of these gifts in previous guides because …

Beauty

10.22.21

The Best Clean Beauty Products

The Credo friends and family sale is here, and everything is 20% off.

The Credo friends and family sale is here, and everything is 20% off. This is not sponsored, but when I made the change to clean beauty two years ago, I turned to Credo as a resource, and I’ve since become a regular shopper. These are all products I use and …

Wellness

10.19.21

Social Media Strategies to Improve Your Mental Health

Chances are that you follow a lot of people on social media. Some …

Chances are that you follow a lot of people on social media. Some bring joy to your life. Maybe they inspire you, their stories resonate with you, or they’re friends you enjoy following. But – and this has happened to all of us – what happens when that’s no longer …

Holiday

10.15.21

2021 Holiday Gift Ideas for Toddlers

It’s too early for holiday shopping, or is it? I’ve finished buying gifts …

It’s too early for holiday shopping, or is it? I’ve finished buying gifts for my girls and according to an instagram poll, it seems like most of you are doing your shopping early this year, too. I typically shop in November, but this year, decided to make things easy and …

Shopping

10.13.21

50+ Women-Owned Brands to Shop This Year

Women supporting women – it’s one of the things I love most about …

Women supporting women – it’s one of the things I love most about what I do. I know firsthand how it feels since I’ve felt so supported with my fundraising efforts, and by those of you who visit my blog and want to use my affiliate links, like my posts, …

Wellness

10.12.21

How I Find Joy in the Everyday

Life looks a lot different than I thought it would, but even when …

Life looks a lot different than I thought it would, but even when things feel difficult or lonely, I have found myself looking for simple joys in the everyday. We’ve faced what some would consider unimaginable, yet to others, we’re actually very lucky. I know that, too. Since we’re still …

Baby and Kids

10.12.21

The Best Winter Gear for Babies and Toddlers

It’s almost that time of year. Temps have been pretty warm in Chicago, …

It’s almost that time of year. Temps have been pretty warm in Chicago, but in the next week, we’ll say farewell to summer weather and hello to fall and probably three weeks later it will snow. 🙄 I really wish fall lasted more than a week or two but what …

Fashion

10.11.21

The Fashion Essentials to Buy at the Big Fall Shopbop Sale

Last week, I shared my fall capsule, and today marks the start of …

Last week, I shared my fall capsule, and today marks the start of Shopbop’s big fall sale! Use the code STYLE to save 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $800+ on almost everything! I always like to check the top sellers, …

Q&A

10.07.21

Q&A: Attachment, Relationships with my Parents, Brand Partnerships

It’s time for another Q&A. Today, I’m answering some of your questions about …

It’s time for another Q&A. Today, I’m answering some of your questions about attachment to my girls, relationships with my parents, and brand partnerships. Let’s get to it. Q&A: Attachment, Relationships with my Parents, and  Brand Partnerships Personal question: Did you struggle with attachment to your girls due to your …

Organization

10.05.21

Moving and Packing Tips That Will Make Your Next Move Easier

It’s been a while since I’ve moved to a new home, but over …

It’s been a while since I’ve moved to a new home, but over the last decade, I’ve lived in 5 apartments, 1 condo, and 1 house, so I know a thing or two about moving. I don’t have any plans to move in 2020, but since this week marks 11 …

Holiday

10.04.21

12 Best Small Shops for Holiday Cheer & Decor

I snuggle my 3-year-old for a few minutes every morning before we start …

I snuggle my 3-year-old for a few minutes every morning before we start our day. She loves telling “Olaf candy cane Christmas stories” (we make them up) and is asking a lot of questions about the holidays. It’s only October, but my Christmas shopping is (mostly) done, and everyone seems …

Holiday

10.03.21

The Best Faux Holiday Greenery That Sells Out Every Year

There’s nothing quite like fresh garland – the look, smell, and feel can’t …

There’s nothing quite like fresh garland – the look, smell, and feel can’t be beat. But after just a few weeks, it’s a crispy mess – dry and brittle with needles everywhere. I was invested though and one year, even replaced the garland on our mantel after a few weeks.

My Home

10.01.21

Our Spooky Chic Halloween Decor

I don’t like scary movies and am not that big on chocolate (I …

I don’t like scary movies and am not that big on chocolate (I know, I’m a gummy candy/red vines kinda gal), so Halloween was never my favorite holiday. But then I became a mom and love nothing more than making things fun and festive for my girls. I’m excited to …

Shopping

10.01.21

Recent Purchases: What I Bought in September

Changing seasons, growing babies, and a big one…the sale of my company. I …

Changing seasons, growing babies, and a big one…the sale of my company. I bought a classic watch that’s been on my list for a while now. It was a splurge, but the sale felt like the time to do it. And we can’t forget our biggest purchase. 😍 Here are …

Holiday

09.30.21

Halloween Decorations That are Tasteful and Spooky

  It’s officially fall and Halloween decor (and costumes) are selling out! I …

  It’s officially fall and Halloween decor (and costumes) are selling out! I keep things simple yet festive. These halloween decorations are tasteful and spooky. And most important, fun for the kids. The last two years, I used paper bats but upgraded to felt this year and they’re look so …

Shopping

09.30.21

Shop Small and Give Back

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is coming to an end, and I truly cannot …

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is coming to an end, and I truly cannot believe that we raised $100,000 this month. I’ve been able to partner with some of my favorite brands to donate thousands of dollars to our Alex’s Lemonade Stand fundraiser to help fund life-saving research options for pediatric …