Friday, January 4, 2019

January 2019 Book Recommendation

pretty image via Natalie Langston, because I read mine on my Kindle! ;)

Hello friends! As promised here is my first book recommendation of the year! It's a good one- a fast read, quite well-written, and very engaging. I really enjoyed it. It's called One Day in December by Josie Silver. I've looked over a bunch of different reviews of this book online and they all give WAY too much away! Part of the excitement about this book was that I knew nothing, and I didn't know what to expect. A lot happens in the beginning, and then you spend the whole book waiting to see it all play out. It is definitely a ride and I found myself almost racing through the pages to get to the next part. It's a longer read, or at least it felt that way to me. And not in a negative way, but in a meaty, I'm getting my money's worth way. Fantastic book. And here's all I'm going to say about it- it's a love story, but not a mushy one. It's about friendship and relationships and choices...and how our decisions play out over the course of our life. I am not going to say more! Just go get it, and read it, and then tell me what you think!

Enjoy! Many more books to come this year.


Tuesday, January 1, 2019

January 2019 Playlist - Diffuse and Groove V.2

Happy 2019 friends! I wanted to share a fun playlist today to kick off a new month, new year, all the new! This is a fun feature I love to share on my wellness Instagram and even if you're not on that train with me you can enjoy the music. If that's you, just ignore the diffuser blend part and listen, but if you're curious about it at all you can read more here. Regardless, I hope you enjoy and have the best day! Happy 2019! I'll be back soon sharing some thoughts and plans.

Today's diffuser blend to accompany this slow weekend vibes playlist --

3 drops each: Frankincense, Stress Away, Orange, and Valor. So good and majorly emotionally supportive too. All the happy vibes.

And in your speakers, play the Spotify playlist embedded below...and enjoy.


Friday, December 21, 2018

Holiday Weekly Links

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Are you guys loving December? It's always one of my favorite seasons and this year, although it feels slightly busier and more hectic than last, is so beautiful. There's sadness of course- and I'll write more about that later- but more than anything the magic of the kids' ages: 21 months, 5 and 8 is very, very special and really amazing.

I wanted to share some of my December favorites and links with all of you- enjoy.

How amazing does this 3 ingredient fudge look? Will be making this asap.

Here's a round up of the prettiest calendars for 2019.

And two of my fave brands for agendas/calendars: one and two!

Allllll the cheesy (wonderful!) holiday Netflix movies, in one place!

How American Girl Dolls would decorate if they lived in studio apartments.

Wishlist: a Venessa Arizaga rhinestone bracelet, a new travel bag, and these mules!

Ironic to share in a list filled with links of things to buy- but here's an article on a "no gift Christmas."

8 Messages From The World's #1 Chef Massimo Bottura.

I LOVE this Christmas ad.

99 good news stories you probably didn't hear about in 2018.

Have you ever tried one of these backpacks? I was thinking of getting one for Henry but was curious about the quality!

I had my first date at 28.

Have you seen this? Package Thief vs. Glitter Bomb Trap.

These sweaters are always my favorite. Oversized and so comfy.

"I turned out fine."

The coziest Christmas set up and menu ideas! Love.

On my radar: a new pair of these (literally ANY of them), the Secrets canister (so fun!), and this green jumpsuit (looks comfy and cute!).

Obsessed with these jeans! These are amazing too.

Target finds: this coat, this jumpsuit, and another coat!

8 inspiring stories for the season.

All about the conversation journal with kids.

My current favorite place to shop. So easy and FAST shipping!

Interesting: the future of football has flags. Lots to say about this- Henry plays and loves flag football. He would love to play tackle, but for now we're sticking to flag.

Do you do the Elf on the Shelf?

This is the perfect time to come join me in the oils/wellness world! I'd love to have you- read more here.

And finally, is listening to a book the same as reading it?

Merry Christmas!


Thursday, December 20, 2018

Young Living CBD Oil

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I have no date. No details. No info.

Except it’s coming. Yes! Young Living CBD!

Sign up here with me to be the FIRST to know more about this (and this post will walk you through it). Grab your kit so you'll be ready- and in the meantime fall in love with the best products and lifestyle in the world.

And about CBD- maybe you use it. Maybe you know someone who uses it. Maybe you’ve just heard how incredible it is and all the benefits it has for our bodies.

My Dad used it during his cancer treatments, so many of my friends use it for all sorts of things from anxiety to inflammation issues, name it. It's a game changer for sure, and I'm beyond excited to know that we will be able to soon get high quality Young Living CBD,  Seed to Seal guarantee...ahh! It's amazing to think about.

Any questions? Leave a comment and be sure to check out this post too.


Tuesday, December 18, 2018

An Update from the Air

Posting this now- even though I was on the flight a few days ago. I'll share outfit details and links below too!

Hey guys! I'm currently on a flight to Phoenix from Dallas and thought I would take a moment to do an update. If you caught me on IG Stories last night I talked about sharing more in this space. I'm just about to make some big changes in my professional life and I'm really excited to share more here- and this site and my personal IG is part of it. I'll share more when I can. But in the meantime, here's an update about LIFE in general!

I just spent a few days in Dallas, Texas with some of my favorite people- dear, old friends and also new friends who immediately felt like old ones. I loved it. Being around women (and some men) who inspire you to do more, work harder and be better...that is the most exciting, amazing thing. Feeling so grateful for the time I spent with them and also super excited to get home and implement all of this energy and inspiration.

Be sure to check out everyone's Instagram accounts- I know you'll love them all just as much as I do!

Jess Garvin
Edie Wadsworth
Audrey Roloff
Casey Wiegand
Liz Joy
Jami Nato

As far as what is new with us- SO much. We've been in the new house for a little over half a year now, which feels equal parts crazy and also just really normal. I love living here. We are now on 8 acres total and it brings me so much happiness to see the boys outside running wild and knowing that Hank ran in these same places as a kid. Full circle, every single day.

The kids are good- can you believe Olive will be two in March? Hank and I were just talking about how crazy it is to be in this season of life- three kids, and DONE with having anymore. I thought I would be a little more sad about it, but it feels okay. I might always see a tiny baby and a piece of my heart will yearn for my own babies now grown, but it's okay to move into this next season, and I'm really excited about all to come.

The boys are SO big you guys. 8 and 5! Henry's basketball season is about to start and Charlie (and H) are still loving Jiu Jitsu. They do it 3x a week and it's been such a wonderful part of our life. We are excited for Olive to start one day too- but for now she is loving gymnastics! She goes 1x a week and it's perfect for her. It's going to be fun to see what they gravitate towards as they grow.

For Hank and me, we are busy as can be with our businesses. I'll share more about what I mentioned up top soon- but there are some changes happening which are really exciting. REALLY weird and almost shocking to be in this place (!!), and I promise I'll share more asap. But just feeling so fulfilled and very inspired to have the best 2019 ever.

Before I go I wanted to share some photos from Dallas- I didn't have time to take too many but I'm so happy we did take some!

Some outfit details:

First you HAVE to check out the Amazon Shopbop shop- so many amazing things with Prime shipping. Go through all the sections- there is still time to grab things for Christmas too.

And onto me- here are my jeans, my sweater, floral top, and the wand I use to add waves to my hair!


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

5 Questions from Instagram

Hey friends! Happy Wednesday. I'm spending this morning working for a few hours and figured I would get a blog post up while I'm at it. How are you? I am great- Veronica and I had a Mothers in Bloom event last night, and it went so well! We did a Sip and Shop at a local boutique with 20% of the evening's sales going to Teens' Closet, a local organization that provides clothing and personal necessities to teens in need. They are doing amazing things and it was great to partner up with them. We'll find out later today what we raised and I'm looking forward to finding out. Other than that things have been busy but so good. I have so much to share but I thought I'd quickly answer a few questions I've gotten frequently on Instagram lately! I'll be back soon with a better update. Here we go--

1. Where is your dress from you wore to that Gala the other weekend? See it here.

I loved that dress you guys! It's so sparkly and pretty in person and Olive loved it! It was so cute, she sat with me while I got ready and kept saying- "pretty mama." Melted my heart! But yes- here is the dress. I highly recommend it if you have a fancier event coming up. It was comfortable and wore very well! Another favorite place for formal dresses is here- sort by price and start low! There are some amazing finds.

2. What are you getting the boys and Olive for Christmas? 

We typically get the kids each one big gift, and a few smaller things, as well as a shared experience or trip if we can make it work. Then they each get stockings that are filled with fun little things, snacks, a couple pieces of candy, etc. We don't go overboard with Christmas, and I try to give really useful things they'll be able to use everyday and love. This year Olive is getting a dollhouse, a set of these Women in Science books, and a playhouse for outside. Henry is getting a new bike, both he and Charlie are getting one of these to get excited for the new pool this summer and a TON of books. As for Charlie, we still are unsure about this "big" gift! He really wants a Power Wheels Jeep but I can't decide if he's too big! Any suggestions for a 5 year old?

3. Where did you get this sweater?

I wear this sweater constantly- I LOVE it. It's so comfy, so well-made and worth every penny! You can see it here. Here are a couple other sweaters (one and two) I am loving this Fall/Winter. I wear the same three all the time.

4. Do I have to sell oils if I get a Starter Kit from you? 

I get this question constantly and the answer is a big NO! :) You never have to. You can simply enjoy the products and oils like I have for years! No pressure ever. I'm just here to help you make your house smell like Anthropologie and help everyone feel their best! You can read more here, and sign up too. I'd love to have you!

5. What are you currently reading?

SO many books right now! I'm only going to share one because I have a whole post coming up including everything, but I am really enjoying this series. I'm on book two and it's just a really fun, entertaining read. Definitely check it out!


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Weekly Links

Cutie Olive, in her favorite spot to snack! She loves watching the deer.

So many sales happening this weekend. Do you guys agree that with Cyber Monday it's just kind of a weekend of deals? I'm doing $25 back on Starter kits over on my wellness account, so that's kept me really busy!  Click here and message me with any questions. As far as shopping we didn't have anything major on our list and we stayed up all day today, but I did grab a few clothing items that will be great going into the winter during the Shopbop sale. It's going on until Sunday so hop to it! ALL the best brands- Madewell too- and with code MORE18 you'll get 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $800+. This is the time to stock up denim, boots, etc! Here are a couple of my faves from the sale followed by 10 fun links to click!

Obsessed with all of these shoes!

Current favorite things: velvet scrunchies.

I get one of these planners every single year! Love them.

I want allllll of the cute winter boots. This is my favorite brand for boots and you can't go wrong with any of these.

And now onto some fun articles to read and interesting things to click--

What If Makeup Didn’t Have to Be a Tentpole of Womanhood?

Ina Garten and the stupidest thing she's ever done.

100 websites that shaped the internet as we know it.

A funny little piece- a different kind of 30 under 30.

Do you like canned cranberry sauce? I really love it!

The best time management apps.

I will always remember these fondly!

7 tips for raising socially aware children.

Did you do a Friendsgiving?

And finally, how to be the "go-to" house.