• Beauty,  Lifestyle

    Microblading- The Full Story

    At a tender 12 years old, I butchered my eyebrows. For some reason, I thought ONE line of hair was an appropriate width for an eyebrow. By high school they were thicker than one hair, but not by much. This photo was from my junior year I think. I lived in a time before selfies, if you can imagine so there is little documentation. One day I was asked a question that left me feeling so self conscious about my brows, “where are they?” It makes me laugh now because really, where were they? They surely didn’t grow back! After years of spending lots on products and time filling my…

  • Design,  DIY,  Lifestyle,  Mommy

    Neutral Boy Nursery 

    Being an exclusive girl mom the last four years has left me seeing all things pink and glittery. When I found out we were having a boy, I was so excited for him, but completely clueless on boy things. Maybe that was the reason it took me until the week he was due to finish his nursery.  I found this herringbone wallpaper and loved the color. It’s neutral, but offers lots of texture. Everything came together after I found this wallpaper.   I knew I wanted a metal crib this time around. My girls have a white, wood crib they have chewed on, leaving teeth marks all over the top.…

  • Mommy

    Birth Story #1 and Breastfeeding Challenges

    Four years ago I was a brand new mom, and starting to come to terms with just how clueless I actually was. I had read the books, I did the classes, I asked a ton of questions, but I was left holding this tiny perfect bundle- clueless.  Everything went wrong with her arrival. My birth plan (ha!) was to have a natural labor- no medication for the baby’s sake, and to breast feed her exclusively.  My water broke at 40+5 requiring an induction, and my labor stopped progressing at 8cm and 12+ hours in. The recommendation was to have an epidural because at that point I was in labor land,…

  • Design

    Gifts For Kids 

    1. Lite-brite Classic– A classic toy indeed! I used be obsessed with this and it’s a great price.  2. Customized Name Puzzle– Teach your kiddos how to spell their name with a puzzle. Also makes a cute decor item.  3. Scooter– This scooter is great for small kids. I love that it has the extra wheel so it’s not quite so difficult for a small child to scoot around.  4. Tricycle– Such a classic toy! It just looks Christmas-y. My youngest needs a trike, we some how don’t have one for her and this one is the epitome of an American toy.  5. Walkie talkies– Anyone else have amazing childhood…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Lightbox Jewelry- The Gift of Sparkle 

    This post is sponsored by Lightbox Jewelry. All opinions are my own. Receiving a beautiful gift of jewelry during the holidays is a wonderful thing, but it’s usually after the parties and events are already over. Why not give yourself the gift of sparkle to enhance your holiday looks now, before all the fun begins? A beautiful, diamond jewelry statement piece is the perfect accessory to add some sparkle to your life. But with all the gifts we need to buy for others, sometimes we don’t think we can treat ourselves. That said, I was so excited to find out about Lightbox Jewelry! They use lab-grown diamonds to make incredibly…

  • Design

    Boy Nursery Mood Board

    We are only 6 weeks (or less) out from meeting this baby, and I finally have a plan for the nursery. Better late than never right?  Sources are listed at the bottom of the post.  I still am debating paint color! To go neutral or a pop of color? The room is actually already blue, but naturally it’s not the right shade so I really want to paint it.  I’m deciding between Sherwin Williams Amazing Gray – shocker it’s all over our house. It’s a great neutral. Or Sherwin Williams Mediterranean.  I decided to go with a daybed this time around instead of a rocking chair or glider because I…

  • Fashion,  Lifestyle

    Gifts for Him 

    I find it so hard to shop for my husband when it comes to birthdays and holidays. I narrowed down some awesome gifts to make it easier this shopping season!  1. QuietComfort® 35 Wireless Headphones II with Google Assistant– A great gift for any music lover, or frequent traveler.  2. Guilty pour Homme Set– I love when my hubs wears this cologne.  3. Ugg Scuff Slipper – These look super cozy.  4. Family Father Flannel Pajamas – great for just the man in your life or get the whole matching set for the family.  5. Sky Rider Eagle 3 Pro Quadcopter Drone with Wi-Fi Camera– what grown man doesn’t like a toy? I…