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Daily Wardrobe Fix with My Amazon Echo Look

Thank you Amazon Fashion and Echo Look for sponsoring this post. I have two stylists. Their names are Tom and Shep. Even though they can’t tell the difference between designer clothes and my PJ’s, the two do a pretty good job. All I need is a quick thumbs up or thumbs down, and I’m ready to go. Who am I kidding? They’re awful critics. They love me most in my

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It’s My Birthday…Drum Roll Please!

It’s my birthday, drum roll please!  Cue the balloons, confetti, and have the parade ready to march down the street.  I mean, is this what I should expect to happen today? That the clouds will part and the sun’s rays will shine directly down on me to say, “HELLO WORLD! IT’S MY DAY!”?  No, today isn’t about all that hoopla.  It’s not about cake and presents and singing.  A birthday

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Setting Intentions for the New Year

Do you make resolutions at the beginning of every new year? Personally, I’m not a big “resolutions” person because 1) I often like to break the rules, and 2) I think they set us up for failure. This year, I’ve decided to set “intentions” instead. Intentions stem from the word “intend,” which by definition means to have a course of action as one’s purpose or objective. Essentially, an intention is

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New Year, New Look with Amazon Fashion

Thanks Amazon Fashion for sponsoring this post! ‘Tis the season for gingerbread houses, giving back, and holiday parties. So many holiday parties. Friends, family, school, co-workers–everyone is having a get-together and every get together needs a new outfit. It can be exhausting! In the past (aka, before I had three kids under six), I had time to hit the stores for last-minute looks procured in a pinch. But this year,

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Last Minute DIY Delectables

Christmas is here and we’re coming up close to crunch time. Behind on making desserts for a holiday party or creating edible gifts? It happens. There is a solution: homemade goodies. I turned to my friend Lindsey Johnson (peep her Insta, @ladyinthewildwest) who happens to be one of my favorite creative bakers, and enlisted her to help with some last minute delectables that you too can make at home. I love

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My Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays have arrived! One of the things that makes me smile  during the holidays is the act of giving and I really enjoy being thoughtful with my giving.  I try and take mental notes of things that excite or have thrilled me in hopes that they may bring joy to someone I hold dear.  I’ve pulled together a list of things that I love, want to love or have

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The Skincare Must-Have for Your Christmas List

Skincare is important to me. Clean skin is non-negotiable, but so is time management. With three kids under six, I don’t have an hour to spend in front of the mirror applying creams and serums when I’m yelling at my tribe to brush their teeth. I use a good face cleanser and moisturizer, but, let’s face it, sometimes “clean skin” means grabbing a makeup wipe and crashing right into bed.

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BISSELL Through The Holidays

During the holidays, my house becomes a little bit chaotic. There are gingerbread houses being built on the table, cookies in the oven, kids crafts happening after school, and wrapping paper sprawling across every surface. It’s a lot to handle. What I don’t need to handle? The aftermath of holiday activities spilling all over the rug. I love my kids, but they can be like little cyclones going from room

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Giving Back with Volvo

The holidays are upon us and so is the season of giving. I love giving gifts to family and friends, but I love giving to those in need more. I am so blessed with all that I have and there is nothing like sharing those blessings with others. It’s important to me that my children understand the importance of giving back. Though the boys may be young and Odette still

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Busting Out the BISSELL

If you’re a dog owner like me, you know there are so many qualities to our furry friends that make them part of the family. The unconditional love, the way they light up a room, the way they snuggle up to you on the couch during a good movie or while reading a book. They’re cuddly, loyal, and lovable. Arlo, our family’s golden retriever, is a bona fide part of

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