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I’m Having A Baby! (Like, Right Now)

Yep, friends, the time is here! I’m currently at the hospital having a baby, and therefore taking a teensy break from blogging while I savor the new little guy in my life in all his newborn goodness. In an effort to totally disconnect but not leave you hanging, I’ve put together a list of goodies from the archives for you to peruse, enjoy and share while I’m away. (You can also follow me on Instagram to see snippets of my new mama life if you’re interested.)


Beauty posts, such as don’t wear pants that hurt, the music video that makes you feel beautiful, the most important rule of beautymy favorite thing,  Lupita Nyong’o on real beauty, shrinking women, overcoming conditional confidence, skinny jeans, little dresses and big confidencethe beauty balance, and true beauty interviews.


Style posts, such as finding the right swimsuit for your body type, pondering ombre, curtain bangs, how to wear bold lipstick, neutral flats for fall, swing dresses to beat the heat, 5 ways to get loose waves, the Carrie Bradshaw bun, how to fill in your eyebrows, how to do a rope braid, quick red lip, faking the glow, and outfit inspiration.


Wellness posts, such as 12 secret Pandora stations, Gwyneth’s avocado toast, 3 intentions to change your view of fitness and health, good morning yoga, the oil cleansing method, finding my food happy place, 11 natural hair and skin products to try, an argument for cooking, saying goodbye to soy, easy homemade vegan soft serve, detox smoothies you’ll love, exercising with a significant other, and why I love running.


Pregnancy and motherhood posts, such as changing my tune, our Santa Barbara babymoon, what I packed in my hospital bag, a modern neutral baby registry, 30 week beach maternity shoot, first trimester must-haves, 11 second trimester must-haves, nursery inspiration, first trimester observations and third trimester essentials.


And life posts, such as long mornings & new measures of success, motivational mugs, taking chances, why I love Emma Stone, a really simple cleaning secret, 4 misconceptions about working at home, making room for inspiring friendships, fall in New England, important over urgent, life photo books, the best from-scratch margaritas, sweet home California, and my wiser twenties.

Hope you enjoy digging into the past posts—be back soon (a changed woman, no doubt)!


  • Reply
    Anne Taylor
    September 19, 2014 at 6:44 am

    Yayyyy Natalie!! So excited for you guys! XO

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    Annie Gruetzmacher
    September 19, 2014 at 7:08 am

    Are you blogging in the hospital? It wouldn’t surprise me. Sitting in your hospital bed, perfectly pretty, in labor and blogging with a nice decaf coffee by your side and having a good conversation with Brian about something currently trending. Ahhh, the Borton life. :) But at the same time, I know you’re a good planner so maybe this post was done ahead of time. Anyways, go get em tiger!

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    September 20, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Soooo happy for you all. Can’t wait to meet him. God Bless

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    Katie Anderson | Modern Eve
    September 26, 2014 at 7:40 am

    You areI hope your just loving your new life as a mama! Baby Jack is so sweet. Congrats!

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