5 Life Lessons I Learned from an Autoimmune Disease Flare (+ Chronic Health Issues)

I’m standing in front of the bathroom mirror, tears welling up in my eyes as I fight through yet another autoimmune flare. I want to feel sorry for myself and just sit on the floor and cry, but I don’t. I’ve been there, done that and I’m so over it. So I start thinking of ways to turn this awful feeling into something positive + beautiful ... and I began to make a list of all the life lessons I’ve learned over the past 7+ years of these chronic health struggles.

My 3 Part Signature Style Formula for Maternity Style (+ How to Find Yours)

I first created this concept when I was pregnant with my son and didn’t have a whole lot of money to spend on an entire new maternity wardrobe. I invested in a few great basics and then learned how to mix and match those pieces within my closet to create endless outfit options that kept me feeling energized and inspired to get dressed everyday without spending tons of time getting ready.

5 Things I Wish I Had Known About Breastfeeding

#1 Breastfeeding is actually kind of hard!

It takes so much disciple and sacrifice, but every second is absolutely worth it. Anyone who tells you otherwise, either has never breastfed or just doesn’t remember correctly! It’s definitely a commitment. But if your able and willing, I think it’s one of the best gifts you can give to yourself and your baby. The special bond. The amazing health benefits for both mama and baby. And the extra time spent together is absolutely more than worth every late night pumping session, sore nipple, milk blister, or millionth nursing bra you try on! …

3 Ways to Half Tuck Your Shirt to Flatter Your Figure

The half tucked shirt is the epitome of casual + cool vibes with just a hint of sophistication. Usually worn with a dressier blouse, this style tip is one of the best ways to add a little disheveled edge to your outfit + flatter your figure.

Confession: I used to be afraid to try this look because I didn’t want to look like I was trying too hard and I wasn’t quite sure how to style it.

    I don’t want you to make the same mistake, because I waited far too long to embrace this effortless look I had always wanted to try and now it’s one of my favorites! I hope you can use these tips + tricks to embrace your own version of the half-tucked top + be rocking that effortless vibe in no time. If you’ve ever thought about trying the half tuck but weren’t sure if you could pull it off, this blog post is for you!

3 Ways to Add a Bandana Scarf to Your Outfit for Fall

The bandana scarf is as versatile as it is inexpensive + each little pop of color adds so much depth, texture, and embellishment to any outfit. Adding a bandana scarf to your outfit is one of the easiest + budget-friendly ways to update your fall wardrobe. It’s been a huge trend this year + I’m so excited this trend is carrying right into fall!

Healthy Living Swaps: Branch Basics Non-Toxic Baby Stain Remover (Before + After)

How many times have you cringed as you discover your baby pooped out on his adorable little outfit?

Or your toddler smeared raspberries all over his khaki shorts you were planning to use for family pictures next week? True story.

I’ve been there countless times + sometimes even the thought of trying to get some stains out was enough to make me want to cry. I may have been a little too attached to my baby’s clothes, but what can I say? They’re adorable + motherhood has made me all kinds of sentimental.

From soaking them in the sink for days, to using bleach on anything white, and even throwing them in the wash asap, nothing seemed to work well enough! And after 6 months of spraying + scrubbing + soaking his little clothes with every kind of soap, bleach, or stain spray imaginable, I finally found the magic!

Healthy Living Swaps: 3 Ingredient Sugar Free Margarita (Recipe)

Before you dive head first into cozy sweaters + pumpkin spice lattes, let's enjoy one last summertime soirée! 

And no summertime soirée is complete without the quintessential drink of summer: margaritas. Traditional margaritas can be loaded with tons of extra sugars and artificial sweeteners that aren't helping your newly inspired health goals for fall. Stay on track and start this new season feeling energized + renewed with this 3 Ingredients Sugar Free Margarita recipe instead! 

Recent Finds: Summer Shorts

Hey, there!

I hope you’re having a wonderful week. A few weeks ago I talked about trying to find the perfect length summer shorts over on Instagram, (you know somewhere between the teenager booty shorts and the knee length bermuda style) and many of you messaged me saying you struggle with the same thing!

Recent Finds: Toddler Boy Pajamas

Hey, there! I hope you’re having a wonderful start to the month of June!

Pajamas are one of my favorite baby clothes to buy. They’re just so cute + snuggly and there’s really nothing better than putting a freshly washed babe in bedtime jammies. Now that it’s summer, I’ve been on the hunt for some new short jammies for my little guy. He already sweats like crazy in his sleep, so getting a few more pairs of short sleeves + shorts pajamas was a must for summer!