5 Skincare Tips That Cost $0

5 Skincare Tips That Cost $0

Do you know what I love? I love having great skin! You know what I don’t love? The price tag that sometimes comes along with that. I believe skincare isn’t something you should skimp out on – after all, makeup can only look as good as the canvas it is applied on.  But still! That doesn’t mean everyone can just reach into their wallets and fork out some money. I get it! So here’s 5 skincare tips that don’t cost you a dime. 1. Cleanse your face AFTER you wash and condition your hair. Most women I know cleanse their […]


Unpopular Makeup Techniques and Opinions

Unpopular Makeup Techniques and Opinions

Last week I watched a video on YouTube by Emily on this subject and thought I would give it a go! This post is basically all about unpopular or uncommon makeup techniques and opinions. If you spend anytime in the beauty community on social media, you’ll notice that certain techniques and certain products can dominate the scene. But every woman is different! So here are my unpopular techniques and opinions – both good and bad! 1) I avoid high end complexion products. I purposefully avoid more expensive complexion products, such as: primer, foundation, concealer, setting powder, and setting spray. I’m doing […]


5 Facebook Groups That Helped Me Survive the First Year of Motherhood

5 Facebook Groups That Helped Me Survive the First Year of Motherhood

If you’re a mom and aren’t taking advantage of Facebook groups, then what are you even doing?? Facebook groups are a great way to connect with other moms and troubleshoot. And as a first time mom, Facebook groups can be a wealth of knowledge for you. The great thing about groups is that lots of different moms are in these groups, so you’ll get answers, tips, and suggestions from all types of moms. Here’s 5 different groups that helped me survive/navigate the first year of being a mom. 1) Respectful Sleep Training/Learning When I think of groups that made the […]


Your Weight is Not the Problem – 3 Ways to Overcome the True Problem

Your Weight is Not the Problem – 3 Ways to Overcome the True Problem

As someone who has spent some time in the weight loss community, I’ve noticed this problem. Women are losing weight, achieving their goals, and are still hating their bodies. Why? Because their bodies and how much they weigh is not the problem.  The true problem is low self-esteem. And, unfortunately, low self-esteem does not discriminate. If you think poorly of yourself, hate yourself, and find yourself worthless, that train of thought will follow you around, no matter how much your body weighs. Your low self-esteem will continue to pick on your body, no matter how perfect it is. I know this because […]


How To Exist Unapologetically on Social Media

How To Exist Unapologetically on Social Media

I love women who exist unapologetically on social media. I love when women post pictures of themselves, their families, and their houses without apologizing for their flaws and imperfections. I know you’ve seen what I’m talking about! Either a friend, influencer, or fellow mom will post a picture with some type of apology thrown into the caption. What is the apology for? They’re usually apologizing for not being perfect. I’ve seen women apologize for a messy background, unflattering angles, kids in mismatched clothes, fly away hairs, chipped nail polish, smudged lipstick – the list goes on and on. Women everywhere are […]


L’Oreal Voluminous Million Lashes Mascara | Review

If there’s something L’Oreal does right, it’s mascara! They have so many cult favorites, including their Lash Paradise, Telescopic, and Voluminous Carbon Black – just to name a few. But when you search L’Oreal mascaras on Ulta, you get 33 results. Thirty-three different mascaras is an impressive selection! In fact, they have a lot I haven’t heard much about, including their Voluminous Million Lashes (of course, I got mine in waterproof). Keep reading to see how to use this mascara for best results! The saying goes that your lashes will look like the wand… Well, if my lashes can look […]


Why I Announce My Pregnancies So Early

Why I Announce My Pregnancies So Early

If you don’t follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, then it’ll be news to you that my husband and I are expecting baby #2 early next year. It’s still so early in my pregnancy that it doesn’t even seem real! I’ve just barely started having symptoms and haven’t even been to the doctor yet. Most doctors won’t see you before 6-8 weeks, and I was only 5 weeks when I announced. So why did I announce this pregnancy so early? I announced my pregnancy with Clementine pretty early as well. I don’t exactly recall how far along I was, […]


God’s Call to be Nice to Everyone… Even Those With Opposing Views on Facebook

God’s Call to be Nice to Everyone… Even Those With Opposing Views on Facebook

Is this my longest blog post title? Perhaps. But I wanted to discuss this very specific topic, because I see it all the time. Facebook is a huge source of social interaction for stay at home moms and mom groups have exploded. But you know what I see a lot of? Cattiness, snarky comments, and general unkindness. Even Especially in Christian groups. I know that religion inspires a lot of passionate feelings within us, but the nastiness is just unnecessary. In fact, God calls us to a much higher standard. Let’s take a peek at God’s call to be nice to […]


Emotional Management: 3 Legitimate Ways to Stop Being Offended by Everything

Emotional Management: 3 Legitimate Ways to Stop Being Offended by Everything

You may have clicked on this thinking I was going to make fun of people or give satirical tips on how  “snowflakes” need to just “learn to take a joke”. But that is not the case, my friends! This post is for people who realize they have an emotional reaction to everything on the Internet and they want to change it. It’s for people who are sick of being on an emotional roller coaster and want to take back their control. It’s for people who want to enjoy social media, not be constantly pissed off by it. It’s for people who […]


Benefit Blush Bar: Ultimate Face Palette

Benefit Blush Bar: Ultimate Face Palette

This post is for you if you 1) love a good deal, 2) love multi-use products, and 3) love to keep your collection minimal. Even if only 1 out of 3 apply, I know you’re still gonna love the Benefit Blush Bar palette! Let’s talk a bit about the specifics of the palette first and then we’ll get into why you need the Benefit Blush Bar! To start off, Benefit powders are wildly popular! Basically everyone loves them, and for good reason! They’re blendable and buildable. Buildable is great, because that keeps you from going in with too much blush […]