Ready in 10 (or Less)

October 6, 2015

While being truly minimalist would mean skipping the getting ready process altogether, lately I’m a semi-minimalist in this department, opting for a quick & easy morning routine that has me ready in 10 minutes or less.

Want to take your hair a step further than I did here? When I have time or want to look more polished, I use a curling wand after air drying. You can find that tutorial here. Need a bit more help on your brows? Watch my eyebrow tutorial here.

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Salt spray
Facial moisturizer with SPF
Blush (in burnt rose)
Highlighter (in shimmering sand)
Kabuki brush
Spoolie brush
Brow pencil (in soft brown)
Brow gel (in deep brown)
Eyeliner (in spice)

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I’m having so much fun making these—what other minimalist beauty videos would interest you?


What’s In My Curated Mommy Mailbox

October 5, 2015



As you guys know by now, I had the privilege of curating a box for Mommy Mailbox this month, and today we’re finally revealing what’s inside! With the season changing and the weather cooling, I’m sharing some of my favorite items that are sure to make the transition into fall a little more festive, cozy and enjoyable.

Scarf from White Plum // Neutral and cozy, this knit infinity scarf is perfect for the cooler weather that fall brings. I love the hint of metallic thread in there!

Sel Gris Caramel Sauce by CC Made // Drizzle this it on ice cream, dip pretzels or put it on some fruit—this is one tasty treat, mamas.

Menu Pad by jack + ella paper // I’ve been using a version of this notepad for several weeks now and it has helped me stick to meal planning more than any other tools I’ve used in the past. I love this thing! So glad you guys get to fall in love with it, too.

Oui Oui Print by Swell Made Co. // Designed by a beautiful mama in Toronto, Canada who loves to make a statement. The black and gold combo looks perfect in any room of the house, and I love the simple reminder to “say YES” more often! Plus, anything French is a-okay in my book.

FatLash Volumizing Mascara by ModelCo // Smudge-proof, volumizing and defining. What mama doesn’t love a fresh mascara to help her look alive in the morning?

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Jack’s 1st Birthday

October 5, 2015


What a perfect weekend we had celebrating our baby boy a couple weeks ago—I still can’t believe he’s one! It was pretty dang hot outside, but being at the beach in the late afternoon/evening was so dreamy. The “theme” was pizza and donuts because we are all about health, haha.

Here’s a peek at some of the photos we snapped—there are about a billion more, but I didn’t want to share any that showed little ones’ faces because I’m private like that.
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Happy Weekend: 10 Links I Love

October 2, 2015


Whew—what a week! It was so fun to launch my shop this week—lots of you will be getting deliveries from yours truly in the very near future. To everyone who has made a purchase or sent me a kind word of encouragement through this shop launch—THANKS! You are the best and I appreciate you :)

Since Brian did some traveling this week I didn’t get my normal work hours in so I’m hoping to squeeze in some work this weekend. Is it weird that I’m excited about that? We’ll also be celebrating one of Jack’s very cute little friends who is turning 2. What are your plans?

Now, for some favorite links…

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Open for Business + A Giveaway

October 1, 2015


The day has finally come…I have a real, live online jewelry shop! Back in May, Brian came up with the crazy idea for me to start making my own jewelry during our family vacation to Texas and I truly never imagined anything would come of it. But here we are, and I’m feeling so excited about it all.

Last night I offered early access to all of you rockstar email subscribers, and today I’m pleased to be all the way open for business—though if you aren’t on that email list yet, you should be ;)

To celebrate the shop launch today, I’m doing a giveaway as promised! The winner will get to choose between the Signature Bracelet Bundle ($60 value) or the Emerson Tassel Necklace ($50 value)—both shown below—because I know some people like bracelets and some like necklaces and I’m nice like that ;)

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