Trend To Try: Straw Totes for Summer

Last summer I had my eye on a cute, straw tote at Target (pictured in my Beach, Please post). But unfortunately I waited too long to snag it and before I knew it, it was gone. I still think about that tote. Isn’t it true that nothing haunts us like the things we didn’t buy? The great news is that this year the straw tote trend is back, better than ever, and just about everywhere—and, unlike last year, this year I refuse to miss out! This fun trend is perfect for just about every summertime outing: backyard BBQs, picnics, pool days and beach vacations.

Since there are so many straw totes to choose from (and so little time left until summer officially begins), I thought I would help narrow down the search—here is a round-up of some favorites. Shop all of these bags below!

Read More

Currently: My Top 10 Beauty Products

Since I work from home and this #momlife has me full-time tired, most days my beauty routine pretty much consists of a top knot (and not the cute kind) and brushing my teeth. But I’ve made it my mission this spring to start dedicating some time to myself, and spend just a few extra minutes on my daily beauty regime because it makes me feel good.

When it comes to beauty products, I reach for the same tried and true favorites over and over again. Every now and then, I find a new something special to introduce to the lineup. Here are my current top 10 favorite beauty products. Shop everything at the bottom of the post!

Read More

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

In case you didn’t already know, I love my mom big time. She’s my ride or die, my #1 supporter, my editor, my teacher, my friend, my role model. (You can read all about that sweet, little lady here.) And, since becoming a mom myself, my appreciation and admiration for her has reached new levels.  I’m not sure anything could properly prepare me for motherhood. I read books, I was given great advice, and I have a ton of wonderful examples of strong women and moms in my life, and yet, the past nine months have been the ultimate mix of uncontrollable, unmeasurable love and joy and the scariest fear and doubt—a true test of everything I never knew I was capable of.

And because moms of all kinds deserve a day to be celebrated for all they do, thanked and treated, I put together a gift guide to help you find a special little something for that very special someone. You can shop all these items below! Happy Mother’s Day!

Read More

Hello Again, Hello Friday

After a few months of hibernation, Hello Friday is back! The holidays and my first five months of momming left me feeling the need to regroup, recharge and reinvest. Like most things in my life at the end of last year, Hello Friday started taking a backseat (turns out post-baby, sleep > almost everything…including blogging). I didn’t want to just go through the motions either. I had stopped posting on social media all together. I put posting off to the very last minute. Things felt stale. So, after sharing my holiday gift guides I kind of disappeared on you. (Insert the scene in the rain from The Notebook, “Why didn’t you write me?!?”)Read More

2016 Gift Guides: Last Minute Gifts For Little Ones

Ok, Friends—this is it! We’ve reached the home stretch of the holiday shopping season. So, this week I’m sharing my final gift guide for the little ones on your shopping list. And good news, if you act fast you can still get free shipping and delivery before Christmas Day!

This will be my last post of 2016. Hello Friday will be back next year with a brand new look!

Read More