Category: Beauty & Fashion

Natural Tints That Moisturize Your Lips

Natural Tints That Moisturize Your Lips

When seasons change to colder weather it can be hard on your face and lips. I recently tried 3 beautiful lip tint hues that also serve to naturally protect my lips against cold weather and dry air.

Natural Minty Deodorant Alternative

Natural Minty Deodorant Alternative

Do you love your deodorant? Typical deodorant can be effective but really drying for my skin. I recently had the chance to try Scully’s Original 12 Hour Deodormint, a natural spray-on deodorant that leaves skin feeling minty and tingly.

Change Up your Skincare Routine with Something New

Change Up your Skincare Routine with Something New

I have to confess, I don’t always buy the same skincare products over and over. Often when I come to the end of a bottle I decide to try something new. I guess this is because there are so many skincare products to choose from and it’s fun to mix up my regular skincare routine. Here are the basics I use and a few recent products I’ve tried!

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Behind the Scenes with Matilda Jane Clothing Artist Maggie Szott

Behind the Scenes with Matilda Jane Clothing Artist Maggie Szott

Matilda Jane Clothing makes adorable outfits for girls that are inspired by childhood. We had a chance to catch up with artist Maggie Szott, whose sketches and watercolor designs are transformed into fabrics for twirly dresses and ruffle tops. Learn what inspires her designs!

Trendy Prom Dress Styles for Teens

Trendy Prom Dress Styles for Teens

Prom is an important high school milestone and opportunity to make memories. For many teens, it’s also important to find the perfect dress. These styles and colors were most popular for prom dresses this year.

Gel Polish Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Gel Polish Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Gel nail polish is changing the beauty industry as we know it. Suddenly, it’s possible to achieve salon-quality results from home! You don’t have to be a beauty guru or stylist to master gel polish. It’s all about your technique and you can learn the right technique right from home. Working with gel polish isn’t the same as working with traditional nail polish. As a beginner, it might take some practice to get the hang of the new polish, but once you learn, you’ll never go back! Here are some tips and tricks for gel polish beginners.
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Trash the Dress 10th Wedding Anniversary Photos

Trash the Dress 10th Wedding Anniversary Photos

Our wedding day was colorful, casual and attended by friends and family who knew us best. To celebrate our 10th anniversary milestone we thought it would be fun to re-purpose my wedding dress and take Trash the Dress photos!

Trendy Fashion Picks for Her from Top Tier Style

Trendy Fashion Picks for Her from Top Tier Style

I love shopping for new clothes for a new season. As a mom of 3 little kids, I love the ease of shopping online. Top Tier Style is an online clothing shop which offers a little of everything in a variety of styles at affordable prices. See what I found!

Simple Beauty Tips for Your Hair, Skin & Immunity

Simple Beauty Tips for Your Hair, Skin & Immunity

What does your morning routine look like? For me, mornings are usually rushed as I’m trying to help kids and get myself ready for the day. I’m not one of those moms who wakes up far before my kids, mostly because I work at night when I can be most productive. I still want to take care of my skin, hair and immunity so I need to find simple solutions that allow me to maximize my time and healthy routines. Here are some of my latest health and beauty care favorites that I’ve been using this fall!

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Fun Stuff for Fancy Moms + Gift Ideas!

Fun Stuff for Fancy Moms + Gift Ideas!

I need basic essentials that help me simplify my morning routine, take care of my skin and at least attempt to style my hair in the midst of 3 kiddos running around. These fancy products are easy to use and can help moms feel a bit more glamorous.

8 Natural Hygiene Tips for All Seasons

8 Natural Hygiene Tips for All Seasons

It’s important to take care of yourself all year round. Here are some easy ways to moisturize your skin, clean and whiten your teeth, freshen your breath, and reduce chemical ingredients in your hygiene routine.

Luxurious Spa Day & 3-Free Nail Polish Brands

Luxurious Spa Day & 3-Free Nail Polish Brands

Do your kids love being pampered? Fill an afternoon with spa activities! Your kids will love being included in an afternoon spa day; just mix up some homemade facials and masks, soak your feet, and paint your toes. We love having spa days! My girls could spend all day doing spa activities, choosing nail polish colors, and rubbing on a homemade chocolate mask. I’m excited to share our favorite tips for planning a pampering spa day at home!

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.

Fabulous Fall Fashion Tips for Moms

Fabulous Fall Fashion Tips for Moms

It’s almost fall! I love the changing seasons and opportunity to break out cozy weather accessories. A wardrobe change doesn’t mean you have to break the bank. You can achieve a fresh new look, new accessories and even new hair with these budget-friendly tips.

Beach Faves & Homemade Body Sugaring

Beach Faves & Homemade Body Sugaring

Hitting the beach this summer? It’s important to take care of your summer skin and keep track of your stuff while traveling and playing. Every mom will love these skin care tips and stylish Krafty Chix bags!

Gorgeous DIY Accessories & Swedish Fashion

Gorgeous DIY Accessories & Swedish Fashion

We love dressing up around here. My girls love making necklaces, designing crowns and running around in twirly dresses. I love dressing up too and it’s even better to find clothing that allows me to comfortably run after the kiddos. Our warm weather weeks are filled with playing in the yard and splashing in the inflatable swimming pool. I recently discovered a gorgeous clothing line, Gudrun SjΓΆdΓ©n, which offers many tunics, dresses and accessories that are comfy and stylish.

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Katie enjoys all things creative; DIY projects, photography, decorating and family adventures. She feels blessed to be a stay-at-home mom with 3 kids and many artistic outlets.