4 Items to Easily Update Your Look for Spring

Monday, April 16, 2018

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#FashionColorExpert #ad Y'all, I looked in my closet the other day and realized I don't have very many "spring" pieces! My closet jumps straight from winter to summer (much like the weather in Virginia) and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I headed out to a few of my favorite retailers and scouted a few things that will help us all update our looks for spring, including a new hair color from Schwarzkopf color ULTÎME®. @walmart @schwarzkopfus

Y'all, I looked in my closet the other day and realized I don't have very many "spring" pieces! My closet jumps straight from winter to summer (much like the weather in Virginia) and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I headed out to a few of my favorite retailers and scouted a few things that will help us all update our looks for spring, including a new hair color from Schwarzkopf color ULTÎME®.

Spring Target Clothing Haul #1

Monday, April 9, 2018

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Spring has made a few appearances around here, but I can't wait for the season to arrive full-time. Even though the weather isn't cooperating a lot of retailers have already started to release their spring pieces. I am so excited to see lilac, gingham, and sun dresses hitting the racks of my favorite store, Target. They're also hitting another rack: the one on my closet! Today I'm sharing my latest pickups that I can't wait to wear this spring (and even summer!).

3 Ways to Get Over Blog Jealousy

Friday, March 23, 2018

It’s so easy to get caught up in the jealousy game when it comes to blogging or vlogging. There’s always that one person in your niche who seems to have it all together - sponsored post opportunities, tons of views and engagement, and all the followers you could ever dream of. I know I'm 100% guilty of doing this! Lurking on their pages can cause the big, green monster to rear its ugly head and before you know it you’re wallowing in a puddle of your own self-pity. You constantly think about what you’re doing wrong and why you don’t get the offers the other blogger seems to get. We’ve all been there at some point and I know I feel this way at least once a week, but it’s not the end of the world. I’ve got 3 tips for getting over blog jealousy and moving on with your life.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the jealousy game when it comes to blogging or vlogging. There’s always that one person in your niche who seems to have it all together - sponsored post opportunities, tons of views and engagement, and all the followers you could ever dream of. I know I'm 100% guilty of doing this! Lurking on their pages can cause the big, green monster to rear its ugly head and before you know it you’re wallowing in a puddle of your own self-pity. You constantly think about what you’re doing wrong and why you don’t get the offers the other blogger seems to get. We’ve all been there at some point and I know I feel this way at least once a week, but it’s not the end of the world. I’ve got 3 tips for getting over blog jealousy and moving on with your life.

Blessed, Not Stressed

Monday, March 19, 2018

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I recently watched a video by fellow Virginian YouTuber Kaleb McAfee about her experience with quitting social media for 30 days (check it out here!). She mentioned her feeling that social media can have negative effects on so many different aspects of your life and I completely agree. Not a day goes by that I don't feel bad about not having the perfect body, wardrobe, or just life in general. I take time out of my day, time away from my daughter and boyfriend, to make sure I upload the perfect photo with the perfect filter at the perfect time. It's a vicious cycle that bloggers, influencers, and YouTubers go through on a daily basis.

Decluttering to Enjoy the Simple Things

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

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The older McKenna gets the more I realize how fast time goes by. It feels like she was just born yesterday and today she's crawling and babbling! I feel like I took so many of our earlier moments together for granted and it really makes me miss being pregnant with my little Jellybean. In an effort to not miss a single moment I've been all about simplifying our life so we can spend more time together. One way I've been simplifying our life is just getting organized and clearing out things we don't use.

The Perfect First Food for Breastfed Babies

Saturday, March 10, 2018

I can't believe McKenna will be 8 months old in a week and a half! She's honestly the most perfect baby and I'm upset that time is going by so fast because I want her to stay little forever! One part of her growing up that was bittersweet was starting solids around 6 months. Starting baby on solids can be an intimidating, but exciting time for new parents. I know it was for my family! We had NO knowledge of how to incorporate solids foods into McKenna's diet, but we did learn a few things that made the whole process a lot easier for our breastfed babe and us!

5 Money-Making Apps for Extra Spring Break Cash

Friday, March 9, 2018

Spring break is right around the corner and you’re flat broke and dreading another boring week at home alone. It’s not the end of the world, my friend. There’s still a way for you to make some quick cash and head off to the beach with a little extra cash in your pockets! You’re always on your phone so why not make some money using it? Download one of my top 5 selling apps and make a little extra money for that trip you’ve been dreaming about.

Spring break is right around the corner and you’re flat broke and dreading another boring week at home alone. It’s not the end of the world, my friend. There’s still a way for you to make some quick cash and head off to the beach with a little extra cash in your pockets! You’re always on your phone so why not make some money using it? Download one of my top 5 selling apps and make a little extra money for that trip you’ve been dreaming about.

My Ride or Die Natural Hair Products

Monday, March 5, 2018

Warning: I will use the word "love" a million times in this post. When I first started my natural hair journey I was a product junkie! I watched a lot of YouTube videos and immediately went out the bought whatever products my faves were using. These days I'm a bit picky about what I put on my hair (and how much it costs), so I stick with my tried and true drugstore products that always give me great results.

Warning: I will use the word "love" a million times in this post. When I first started my natural hair journey I was a product junkie! I watched a lot of YouTube videos and immediately went out the bought whatever products my faves were using. These days I'm a bit picky about what I put on my hair (and how much it costs), so I stick with my tried and true drugstore products that always give me great results.

Rekindled Love for RVA

Friday, March 2, 2018

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This post was originally about a new style series I wanted to start on the blog. I had everything written and ready to go for about 2 weeks, but last week I had a change of heart. I love Richmond with all my heart. This city has shown me so many new and amazing things that I can't find back at home. There's always so much to do and even more places to explore.

Save vs Splurge: Basket Bags

Monday, February 26, 2018

It seems like everybody's favorite blogger had a basket handbag last year. I know all of mine did! Be prepared to see them on your feed again this year in all shapes and sizes. They add the perfect touch of fun to any spring (or summer) outfit, so why not get for yourself. I've rounded up a few affordable options for the basket handbags that you will see all over Instagram this season!
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It seems like everybody's favorite blogger had a basket handbag last year. I know all of mine did! Be prepared to see them on your feed again this year in all shapes and sizes. They add the perfect touch of fun to any spring (or summer) outfit, so why not get for yourself. I've rounded up a few affordable options for the basket handbags that you will see all over Instagram this season!


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!

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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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