3 Daily Kitchen Uses for Branch Basic Non Toxic Cleaner

We’ve been long-time fans in our house of the non-toxic miracle cleaning magic of Branch Basics!

From getting day old raspberry stains out of my son’s khaki shorts to freshening up his pooped-stained white onesies as good as new & even cleaning our fresh fruit & washing our hands daily... this stuff literally does it all! And it does it all without compromising our health or taking hours of extra elbow grease just to get results!

If it sounds too good to be true, I hear ya! I was skeptical at first, too! But every time I try Branch Basics on a new mess, it’s never ceases to deliver amazing results!

3 Ways to Transition Your Winter Sweaters Into Spring

If you’re anything like me, you’ve just gotten tons of fresh snow on the ground & spring is far from feeling like it’s right around the corner. But I promise you, it’s coming! That bright green grass & blue sunshine-filled skies will be here before you know it! But until then, you’re likely still snuggled up in your cozy winter sweaters just dreaming of springtime... so today I’m sharing how you can transition your winter sweaters into spring so you’re ready for those longer days & warmer weather when they finally do come! And you can bring a little taste of springtime into winter wardrobe, too!

2 Ways to Wear a Bow In Your Hair (for a Sophisticated, Grown Up Look)

It’s adorable tied in your little girls’ hair. It’s a major no-no on the butt of a bridesmaid dress. And you may even remembering wearing them as a little girl yourself. But you’ve probably never ventured into wearing them anytime recently, at least not in your hair!

Here’s 2 different hairstyles for how wear a bow in your hair to add a little fun & feminine touch to your style:

3 Ways to Tie a Silk Scarf in Your Hair

A silk scarf tied in your hair may look effortless & easy when it’s done correctly, but sometimes getting this look right the first time can be a little bit tricky! So today I’m sharing breaking it down & sharing 3 ways to get in on this effortlessly chic trend… complete with my fail-proof tips for keeping this look feeling elegant and polished (rather than childish & messy)! Because the trick to getting this hairstyle to look effortless is as easy as choosing the right type of hairstyle with the right length scarf!

2 Ways to Style a Black Sweater & Jeans Outfit

Whether it’s a turtleneck, cowl neck, fitted or oversized… the black sweater is a perfectly quintessential classic & chic choice for any winter outing. It combines the best of both worlds by bringing together both the timeless & chic vibes of the color black with the casual & cozy comfiness of a sweater. A black sweater has been a long-time closet staple of mine, and this updated oversized-sleeves-meets-turtleneck version feels like just the right combo of classic yet trendy for this winter season.

Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas, DIY & Giveaway

If you’re looking for a little something special to give as a Galentine’s Day gift this year, makeup is such a fun gift! It’s not something we usually venture out to buy for ourselves - at least not outside of our normal makeup favs. So it’s a fun way to treat your girlfriends & let them know how special they are to you! And she’ll even get to try out a new color of lipstick or makeup brands she’s never tried before! 

And because I’ve always loved the presentation of a gift as much as the gift itself, I’ve included a quick little (& inexpensive!) way to DIY your own gift bag that adds a little personal touch to your gift!

How to Make a Gallery Wall on a Budget (DIY)

I’ve always loved the idea of gallery wall, but not so much the price point! Everything I found was always so expensive... those fancy websites that custom frame your favorite photos & create that perfect Pinterest-worthy wall of photos? Hundreds. So instead of paying someone else to do the work, I decided to get creative & come up with my own DIY version of a gallery wall that stills make a stunning statement but without the hefty price tag. Here’s how I did it!

3 Ways to Style an Oversized Flannel + Jeans Outfit

t’s officially that post-holiday, not-yet-spring awkward winter season where the weather  feels a little extra dreary and dull... but that doesn’t mean your wardrobe has to be dreary and dull. Let’s reenergize your wardrobe & capture that magical feeling of cozying up by the fire with a warm cup of hot cocoa & diving into your favorite book — or current Netflix obsession — with a quintessential oversized flannel & jeans outfit. Pretty much the coziest option for this time of year (other than actual sweatpants), the oversized flannel doesn’t have to be a strict leggings only outfit. Here’s 3 ways to style an oversized flannel & jeans outfit.

How to Refresh Your Style for 2019

Style is so much more than movies and magazines make you believe… it’s not about pretty clothing or getting compliments.

Style is about who you are & how you show up in the world. It's about how you carry yourself and how that presence makes other people feel.

Style is the first decision you make everyday - when you decide what to wear - to either show up as the best version of yourself or some lesser version of yourself.

For 2019, I want you to show up as BEST version of yourself… for yourself, for your kiddos, for your hubby, and for the beautiful gift that you are to the world.

That’s why I’m sharing 3 Easy Steps to Refresh Your Style for 2019, so you can go into the New Year feeling authentically confident & effortlessly chic (without spending hours in front of your bathroom mirror everyday — because you’ve got more important adventures to be had!)

5 Ways to Wear Red for Christmas Eve

I can hardly believe that Christmas Eve is right around the corner! If you’re anything like me you’ve been so excited trying to find the perfect Christmas gift for everyone on your list and totally forgot to even think about what you’ll be wearing to your Christmas Eve get-together…

No worries, I’ve got your covered! From subtle holiday spirit with just a touch of red to full-on festive outfits (and even a maternity outfit idea), this list is sure to help you find that perfect holiday outfit so you can look + feel your best for the most wonderful time of the year! Merry early Christmas!

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!