6 Tips for Perfect Monthly Milestone Photos At Home

Friday, February 23, 2018

Getting the first and best pics of your little bundle of joy can get pretty expensive with hospital, newborn, yearly, and other photo shoots. If you follow me on Instagram (which if you don't, then you should!) you have probably seen the pics I take of McKenna each month, which I take right in the comfort of our home! This is a great way to cut down on those photo shoot costs, but still get great pictures of your baby's first year. Here are 6 tips for taking the best monthly milestone photos at home! #babysfirstyear #monthlymilestonephotos #babyphotoideas #photography
Getting the first and best pics of your little bundle of joy can get pretty expensive with hospital, newborn, yearly, and other photo shoots. If you follow me on Instagram (which if you don't, then you should!) you have probably seen the pics I take of McKenna each month, which I take right in the comfort of our home! This is a great way to cut down on those photo shoot costs, but still get great pictures of your baby's first year. Here are 6 tips for taking the best monthly milestone photos at home!

Winding Down with Ivory

Monday, February 19, 2018

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As I mentioned in my latest skincare post, I'm all about simplifying my beauty routine so I can spend more time with my family. Indulging in a hot shower is a luxury I'm not always afforded, so I savor each and every moment. A reputable, gentle cleanser that smells great with pure ingredients is my current go-to and my favorite way to wind down after a long day.

My Must Have Moisturizers

Friday, February 16, 2018

With a 6 month old who has reached the "separation anxiety" phase, it's hard to find time for myself these days. Most days, I'm lucky if I can quickly jump in the shower and into some clean clothes before my daughter wakes up from her infamous 20 minute naps! I realized my beauty routine needed to be simplified for those days when I'm in a time crunch, but I also needed to use products with luxurious ingredients that hydrate and protect my skin. With so many options to choose from, this was no easy feat, especially since I have more melanin in my skin than Caucasian women.

3 Shows to Watch for Major Style Inspo

Monday, February 12, 2018

We got an Amazon FireTV Stick for Christmas and I've been using it nonstop since! I have binge watched black-ish, This Is Us, Riverdale (again) and even revisited my childhood with a couple episodes of Hey Arnold!. There have been a few shows that have inspired me to step outside the box with my outfits and not be scared to try something new. Here are 3 of my faves for major style inspo!

We got an Amazon FireTV Stick for Christmas and I've been using it nonstop since! I have binge watched black-ish, This Is Us, Riverdale (again) and even revisited my childhood with a couple episodes of Hey Arnold!. There have been a few shows that have inspired me to step outside the box with my outfits and not be scared to try something new. Here are 3 of my faves for major style inspo!

10 Genius Hacks & Tips for Breastfeeding Mamas

Monday, February 5, 2018

Breastfeeding is no easy task. I know I was completely overwhelmed by the pages upon pages of information I would receive from my doctor or read online about the subject. A lot of the information out there is very helpful, but doesn't exactly offer ways to make breastfeeding easier. I took me 6 months to learn these 10 tips and tricks that will make breastfeeding effortless for any new moms who are currently nursing or thinking about it. #breastfeeding #breastfeedinghacks #breastfeedingtipsandtricks #parenting #newmom #newmomtips

Breastfeeding is no easy task. I know I was completely overwhelmed by the pages upon pages of information I would receive from my doctor or read online about the subject. A lot of the information out there is very helpful, but doesn't exactly offer ways to make breastfeeding easier. I took me 6 months to learn these 10 tips and tricks that will make breastfeeding effortless for any new moms who are currently nursing or thinking about it.
Breastfeeding is no easy task. I know I was completely overwhelmed by the pages upon pages of information I would receive from my doctor or read online about the subject. A lot of the information out there is very helpful, but doesn't exactly offer ways to make breastfeeding easier. I took me 6 months to learn these 10 tips and tricks that will make breastfeeding effortless for any new moms who are currently nursing or thinking about it. #breastfeeding #breastfeedinghacks #breastfeedingtipsandtricks #parenting #newmom #newmomtips

30 Things I Want to Do in My 30's

Friday, February 2, 2018

Tomorrow is my birthday and I'll be turning the big 3-0! So much has happened in my 20's, both positive and negative, so I'm a little sad to see the end of those years. I am forever grateful that God allowed me to see 30 and I intend to make the next 10 years the best ones of my life!

4 Trends I Can't Wait to Try This Spring

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

I've definitely been spoiled by the warmer weather we've been having and now I can't get spring off my mind! I'm so anxious for the higher temps so I can spend more time outside with McKenna. I'm also excited for a new season because my wardrobe could use a serious upgrade. I own little to no spring clothing so I can't wait to expand to it with these 4 trends!
I've definitely been spoiled by the warmer weather we've been having and now I can't get spring off my mind! I'm so anxious for the higher temps so I can spend more time outside with McKenna. I'm also excited for a new season because my wardrobe could use a serious upgrade. I own little to no spring clothing so I can't wait to expand to it with these 4 trends!

I've definitely been spoiled by the warmer weather we've been having and now I can't get spring off my mind! I'm so anxious for the higher temps so I can spend more time outside with McKenna. I'm also excited for a new season because my wardrobe could use a serious upgrade. I own little to no spring clothing so I can't wait to expand to it with these 4 trends!

Pink & Red Valentine's Day Gift Guide for Her

6 Winter Car Seat Safety Tips for New Parents

Friday, January 26, 2018

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#ad #CarsCom After a couple of mild, teasingly warm days, the cold is back. I don't know about you guys, but I'm anxious for spring to hurry up and get here! Before it can, we've gotta get through what's left of winter. This was my first winter season with a baby and I learned so much about how to keep my babe nice and toasty, but still safe while in her car seat. #carseatsafety #wintercarseatsafety #tipsfornewparents

After a couple of mild, teasingly warm days, the cold is back. I don't know about you guys, but I'm anxious for spring to hurry up and get here! Before it can, we've gotta get through what's left of winter. This was my first winter season with a baby and I learned so much about how to keep my babe nice and toasty, but still safe while in her car seat.

3 Accessories to Upgrade Your Winter Style

Monday, January 15, 2018

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After a couple of teasingly warm days, we are back to the chilly embrace of winter. It was nice shedding a few layers and not feeling like the Michelin Man every time I stepped outside! A couple months ago I shared the best coats for a stylish winter. Now that you've found the perfect coat, it's time to upgrade those boring hats, scarves, and gloves that are more functional than stylish. One of my favorite ways to brighten up these oh-so-dreary winter days is to add a bit of fun to any outfit with more fashion-forward accessories. Winter accessories in unexpected pops of color or a bit of faux fur can be just the right amount of sartorial flair to help you get through another polar vortex. Here are a few of my favorite cold weather accessories to brighten up any dull winter.

Link Love Vol. 1

Friday, January 12, 2018

We made it through the first week of 2018! I hope you guys had a good week because mine was Struggletown, USA. McKenna and I had been sick since the day after Christmas and didn't start to feel better until this past Friday. I'm so glad we're both getting over these colds because it's no fun taking care of a sick baby when you feel like you're dying. The babe and I spent a lot of time in bed watching TV and sleeping, but I also managed to catch up on a lot of blog posts and "window shopping". Here are a few of my faves!


How I (& You!) Can Be A Better Mom in 2018

Monday, January 8, 2018


The best part of 2017 for me was the birth of my daughter, McKenna. Holding her in my arms felt like a dream come true and most days I can't believe how blessed I am to call this happy little girl mine. I don't like making New Year's resolutions. Mainly because I always break them within a week, but this year I have just one: be a better mom. I want to push myself to be the best I can for the person I love most in this world and myself. I've come up with 5 ways how I can be a better mom in 2018 and you can, too!
The best part of 2017 for me was the birth of my daughter, McKenna. Holding her in my arms felt like a dream come true and most days I can't believe how blessed I am to call this happy little girl mine. I don't like making New Year's resolutions. Mainly because I always break them within a week, but this year I have just one: be a better mom. I want to push myself to be the best I can for the person I love most in this world and myself. I've come up with 5 ways how I can be a better mom in 2018 and you can, too!

An Honest Stitch Fix vs Le Tote Review

Monday, January 1, 2018


I used to love shopping: the excitement of walking into my favorite store and finding the perfect outfit was enough to make me giddy. These days if I don't find what I'm looking for within the first few minutes then I'm done and ready to go home. That's why I'm such a huge fan of clothing subscription boxes like Stitch Fix and Le Tote. They make finding the perfect outfit for any occasion so easy! 

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