Category: Beauty & Fashion

Creative and Stylish Gifts for Her

Creative and Stylish Gifts for Her

Gift giving can be tough when you are looking for the perfect gift for the lady in your life. These creative and stylish gifts for her include a range of affordable ideas perfect for celebrating birthdays and special occasions.

Perfect Spring Accessories from Anne Vaughan Jewelry

Perfect Spring Accessories from Anne Vaughan Jewelry

A new season is a great time to organize your wardrobe and refresh your style with new accessories. Anne Vaughan Original Jewelry offers gorgeous handcrafted pieces to match any style, with dozens of collections added just this spring!

Shimmery Nail Lacquers for Every Occasion

Shimmery Nail Lacquers for Every Occasion

Good quality and nail-strengthening nail polish comes in all colors in the Dermelect ‘ME’ Peptide Infused Nail Lacquer collection. ‘ME’ professional lacquers combine high performance nail polish formulas with richly pigmented hues. The color palette includes pastel cremes, luminous metallics and elegant sheers offering a full range of feminine sophistication with an edgy determination. There are several great benefits to using this pretty polish.
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Katie is a writer and influencer based in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. She enjoys DIY projects, photography, decorating and going on family adventures. She feels blessed to be a wife, stay-at-home mom to three kids and Pacific Northwest lifestyle blogger.

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 is a writer and influencer based in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. She enjoys DIY projects, photography, decorating and going on family adventures. She feels blessed to be a wife, stay-at-home mom to three kids and Pacific Northwest lifestyle blogger.

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 is a writer and influencer based in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. She enjoys DIY projects, photography, decorating and going on family adventures. She feels blessed to be a wife, stay-at-home mom to three kids and Pacific Northwest lifestyle blogger.

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 is a writer and influencer based in beautiful Coeur d’Alane, Idaho. She enjoys DIY projects, photography, decorating and going on family adventures. She feels blessed to be a wife, stay-at-home mom to three kids and Pacific Northwest lifestyle blogger.