Friday, August 10, 2018

Marin's Nursery



About time I got around to sharing this, since my daughter is over a year old! 

Honest truth though? The nursery wasn't finished until somewhat recently because Marin was sleeping in our bedroom for the first 12 months...first in a bassinet, and then we had her crib in our room too once she outgrew the bassinet. However, we made the transition around the time she was a year old, and she is now sleeping in her own room (most of the time - lol). 


When I was putting together her nursery, I really wanted a very neutral space. We aren't big into bright colors or bold patterns anywhere else in the house, so I didn't want this room to be any different. My goal was to create a space that felt natural and calm, with a touch of mid century and bohemian flare. 



Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Cruelty-free Skincare // Ole Henriksen


Ole Henriksen cruelty free

A few weeks ago, I got online and ordered a bunch of trial sized items from Ole Henriksen to take for a test drive. This skin care brand has just entered my radar as of the past few months and I've been wanting to try some things out after hearing good reviews! 

I've been using everything for a while now, so I wanted to hop on here to report back and let you know what I've been liking - and considering purchasing full sized...and what I'm going to take a pass on. 

Thursday, July 19, 2018

EcoTools // Glow Getter Box


EcoTools cruelty free

I love the brand EcoTools - I have used their products for years (and shared a lot of them on here)...so I was super excited when they reached out and asked to send me their new Glow Getter Box. EcoTools are a cruelty free brand that sell awesome vegan makeup brushes, along with some other bath & body and personal care items. 

As a disclaimer, these were gifted items. However... I only accept items from brands who's ethics I trust, and who's products I already love and spend my own money on. All opinions are my own, and I would never share anything with you guys that I wouldn't purchase or use myself! xx 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks // 2018

Nordstrom Sale picks
It's that time again- everyone's favorite sale of the year! 

This is my second year shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Last year I became a card holder during the first week of the sale, just because I fell in love with a certain Topshop cardigan and wanted to get one before it sold out (crazy much??)...and then I wore it twice and it is now sitting in a pile of clothes in my closet that I've put aside to sell on eBay. -- Insert huge eye roll here --

So...this year, I wanted to limit what I bought and only pick up a couple of things that I really loved. Part of what I enjoy about the anniversary sale is that so many well-known brands that don't commonly get discounted, are part of this sale. 

Here are the things that I ordered early this morning...


Friday, June 22, 2018

Marin // 11-12 months



I can't believe this is my last little update for Marin's first year! I won't be doing them as frequently now - I will probably do an 18 month and 24 month one in the future. I just realized I haven't posted at all in June...I'm sorry for the radio silence - life has once again gotten in the way of blogging. I know many of you mamas out there know how it is, sometimes blogging just takes a back seat! 

Marin's first birthday was a huge success. You can read my post about her party here. I feel like she is making huge strides every week - becoming more stable in her movement, trying more things physically (like climbing on EVERYTHING), and talking non-stop...although it is in her own little language of goofy noises right now and not many actual words ;)