Category: Beauty & Fashion

How to Create an Adorable DIY Bow Hair Style

How to Create an Adorable DIY Bow Hair Style

Learn how to create a DIY bow hair style with your hair, so cute! The holidays are the perfect time to be a little fancier than usual!

Fabulous Fall Tips for Face, Hair & Nails

Fabulous Fall Tips for Face, Hair & Nails

Fall is a great time to get organized within your home lifestyle choices and beauty routine! Here are my latest favorites for keeping up with taking care of my face, hair and nails.

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 start applying lotion, lip balm and moisturizers more frequently to combat dryness and irritation. Natural lip tint that is moisturizing is a fun way to add some color while also caring for your lips. I recently tried 3 beautiful lip tint hues that also serve to naturally protect my lips against cold weather and dry air.

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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.

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 use a few basic products for my skincare routine; face wash, moisturizer, blemish control and toner. I also love trying new products! The best formulas are natural and leave my face feeling soft and refreshed. Here are some great skincare basics for daily use!

Behind the Scenes with Matilda Jane Clothing Artist Maggie Szott

Behind the Scenes with Matilda Jane Clothing Artist Maggie Szott

Some of the best things are inspired by childhood; twirling in a dress, eating strawberries and playing in the sunshine. Matilda Jane Clothing transforms these happy ideas into adorable clothing designs for girls and women, whimsical accessories, lunch gear and even bedroom decor. We had a chance to catch up with Matilda Jane Clothing CAD Artist Maggie Szott. Her sketches and watercolor designs are used to make fabrics for twirly dresses and ruffle tops for happy and adventurous little girls.
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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. Here are some tips and tricks for gel polish beginners.

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. Just 20 years old, we planned our wedding as best we could right out of college; on a budget with a simple cake and decorations, a lovely dress from a bridal shop liquidation sale, flower bouquets I made myself, and my hairstyle, makeup and photos done by friends. Our wedding was perfect for our stage in life —  and even more importantly, initiated our marriage which we’ve enjoyed for almost 10 years. In May 2018 we will celebrate our 10th anniversary and I can say with confidence that while our wedding was pretty, our marriage and family life have been even more lovely and meaningful. I feel very blessed. To celebrate our 10th anniversary milestone we thought it would be fun to use my budget-friendly wedding dress (which still fits after 3 babies!) and take Trash the Dress photos! This glamour style photoshoot turned out gorgeously with the fall colors around our 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.

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

Busy moms need to find simple solutions that allow us to take care of our skin, hair and immunity. Here are some of my latest health and beauty care favorites that I’ve been using this fall.

Fun Stuff for Fancy Moms + Gift Ideas!

Fun Stuff for Fancy Moms + Gift Ideas!

Do you like to dress up? I do too! But I’m a mom to 3 little kiddos so I’m lucky if I manage to look in the mirror in the morning. I need basic essentials that help me simplify my morning routine, take care of my skin and at least attempt to style my hair. These fancy products are easy to use and can help moms feel a bit more glamorous.

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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.

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 enjoy being included in an afternoon spa day; just mix up some homemade facials and masks, soak your feet, and paint your toes.

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 my scarves and boots. Who doesn’t love 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.

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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.