Getting Fit on a Budget, part 2

Getting Fit on a Budget, part 2

That’s right – part 2! Simply a continuation of part 1. When I sat down to write the first installment, I found that I had a lot more health hacks and tips to get fit on a budget than I realized. Instead of overloading that one post and making it a gazillion pages long, I broke it up into two parts. Being healthy these days can be expensive – so here are 5 more tips on how you can get fit on a budget! Take advantage of sales when grocery shopping. If you can, buying a bunch during a sale […]


What’s New at Ulta

What’s New at Ulta

Is it just me or are brands releasing new products every week?? You guys… I’m heavily involved in the makeup community and sometimes it makes my head spin. I thought it might be helpful to give you guys a run down of what’s new at Ulta and give some recommendations for them. Why Ulta and not Sephora? Honestly, I’m not super impressed with Sephora. Like, yeah it’s a makeup store so I automatically love it a little, but when I realllllyyy think about it – I prefer Ulta. Not only does Ulta also offer affordable makeup, but their reward system […]


The Best Baby Carrier!

The Best Baby Carrier!

You guys… Facebook and Instagram are always listening – so after complaining about back pain from baby wearing, I received an ad for the Ergonomic Hipseat baby carrier! AKA the best baby carrier! I was immediately intrigued because traditional baby carriers cause my back a lot of pain because of my rib. But this little baby is anything but traditional! To save you some reading time, here is my IGTV video discussing this carrier further! You’ll see it in action as well as hear me discuss what I love about it and how it feels to wear it! Seriously you […]


Health Hacks on a Budget

Health Hacks on a Budget

I’m totally psyched about the fact that everyone is wanting to get healthy these days! People are really starting to pay attention to what they eat and are starting to exercise regularly too. But I’ll be honest, getting healthy can be expensive! I mean, have you seen some of these gym memberships?! Some of these places charge as much as a modest car payment! And don’t even get me started on the price of healthy food versus junk food. When salad kits cost more than a box of cookies, I think we as a nation have a problem. But I’ve […]


Going Green: Replacing Disposable Products with Reusable Ones

My husband and I have taken on a new venture of going green! Okay – that sounds super cheesy; nevertheless, we’re super excited to be doing our part to conserve our planet. Furthermore, we’re looking forward to saving money in the long run. Here’s a run down of all the items we purchased in our venture! Disclaimer: the follow Amazon links are affiliate links, meaning I will receive a small commission, at no charge to you, should you purchase using my link. Thanks for supporting us! Cotton rounds As a makeup junkie, I go through a lot of cotton rounds! […]


Favorite Christian Songs

Favorite Christian Songs

Music is such a powerful thing, isn’t it? It has a unique way of stirring up our emotions. There’s just something about music, the lyrics, the rhythm, that can reach us on another level. That’s why worship music can be so moving. Faith is already such a deeply personal concept, and then when an artist perfectly describes these things… it just makes your soul sing (pun intended). Soooo I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite Christian songs. Over the last almost decade, I’ve discovered some music that genuinely speaks to me. Not all of it […]


7 Summer Makeup Tips and Tricks

7 Summer Makeup Tips and Tricks

Wearing makeup during the summer can be tricky at best and disastrous at worst. Nothing feels worse than makeup melting from your complexion! And I live in Phoenix, Arizona, so that can quite literally happen fairly easily. For summer, I like to keep it light, fresh, glowy, and quick! Here are some tricks and hacks I like to use for summer to keep my makeup looking good. 1. Skip complexion products if you’re going to be swimming. Yupp, I said it! I know that there are waterproof products on the market, but I fully believe in skipping it all together […]


The Ketogenic Diet and Nursing

The Ketogenic Diet and Nursing

A big part of my postpartum journey has been my diet. Before getting pregnant, my husband and I maintained a ketogenic diet. We got into the best shape of our lives and boom – I got pregnant. We…umm…fell off the band wagon in a major way during my pregnancy, but I always knew I wanted to get back on once I delivered. However, losing weight while nursing can be a tricky feat. Add in cutting sugars and it gets even trickier. Honestly though, keto isn’t just about weight loss for me at this point. I feel and function so much […]


3 Rules to Make Facebook Mom Groups a Better Place

3 Rules to Make Facebook Mom Groups a Better Place

Social media has become such a huge thing for moms. It allows us to connect with moms all over the world, build a new community (here’s a great article from HuffPost on the importance of community!), and learn new things. Facebook mom groups can be a great source of entertainment and encouragement, as well as an important resource for mamas. However, I’ve noticed some… problems within Facebook mom groups. They aren’t always all flowers and rainbows. Sometimes they can be down right mean and nasty. And that’s just not what I want for moms. This mom gig is tough enough […]


3 Ways to Add Color to your Eyeshadow Looks

3 Ways to Add Color to your Eyeshadow Looks

I think one of the most compliments I get about my makeup is the fact that I’m confident enough to wear color. I always get comments about how people love it but feel too intimidated to do it themselves. I thought I should fix that for you! Here’s 3 different ways you can easily add color into your eyeshadow looks! Easily being the key word – I know that most women don’t want to make it complicated. So these are simple techniques that you can easily do yourself! 1. A colorful inner corner highlight This is a great one if […]