Friday, August 18, 2017

Happiness // Week 1


Frances Loom
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I think it is important to keep a positive attitude & outlook in life. My days are so much more enjoyable when I brush off things that go wrong or any setbacks and frustrations...and take time to point out what's going right. Don't get me wrong, I have bad days and allow myself to get annoyed and disappointed, but I would much rather spend significantly less time in that state of mind than in a positive one.

So, in an effort to take time to focus on the good things, I am going to try and post each week about things that have made me happy or brought joy to my days. This could be anything, even the smallest little thing like grabbing your favorite coffee before work in the morning...anything at all! And please feel free to comment and share what brought you happiness this week too! 


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Current Staple Accessories




Hope you are all having a good start to the week! I'm just sitting here missing my little babe (I'm back at work this week)! My maternity leave was so wonderful - I loved spending every day with Marin and it was so hard to hand her over to someone else to watch on Monday. I am lucky to have gotten 12 weeks (I know that some people don't even get close to that), but how fast it went and how young she still is makes me realize how great it would be if we were able to have longer in this country.

Anyway, I'm sharing some of my favorite staple accessories here today - all the things that I have been wearing this summer on repeat! They are all pretty classic, and many of them can even transition into fall. 


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Summer Empties



cruelty free beauty

It has been such a great summer - I've loved staying home with Marin for the first twelve weeks of her life. But summer is winding down now and I am headed back to work at the beginning of next week. It is definitely going to be hard...am I am not looking forward to it. How have you working mamas out there handled the transition? I'd appreciate any tips you have, I'm going to miss her so much! 

Anyway, I wanted to share some of the makeup and skincare products that I've used up over the past couple months. Most of them I've liked, but I won't be repurchasing everything. Keep reading to get my thoughts on each item!

*All items are from cruelty-free brands and companies unless otherwise noted.