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My Current Evening Skincare Routine

(This content is sponsored by Olay. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) I was six months pregnant with Parker when my skin totally changed. I noticed that my normally oily skin was completely parched and started on a never ending journey of beginning to take care of my skin in a way I hadn’t before.  It was my first real skincare routine that wasn’t just targeted at breakouts. Fast forward five years, two children, and a new business later and I’m more focused on looking fresh faced after nights that are often times lacking in …

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The Ultimate Hippie Mama Dishes on Her New Line + Natural Solutions for Cold Season

If you don’t read anything else on the blog this week, make sure you read this! It was such a delight to chat with Katherine Lott about her newest endeavor, Wildflower Remedies. I could listen to her talk for hours as she shares her wisdom on everything from tonics and tinctures to plant therapies and bringing your body back to its natural state of rest and calm. What she shares resonates with me so much. I do truly believe that the foods that we eat and products that we use do have such a profound effect on our health and happiness. …

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Living this crazy-wonderful-hectic-beautiful-life on my own terms

(This post is sponsored by Uber.) There are a lot of conversations happening about work-life-balance. How many hours is appropriate? Is it healthy to take your work home? To think about it on the weekends? “Unplug,” they say. “Put down the laptop,” others add. I get it. When I worked in television, I worked long hours, but I did typically know when I was “off”. There was a definitive line between personal and professional. (Although I did meet my husband at work, so lines get blurry, ya know?) What happens, though, when you create …

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The Easiest DIY Halloween Costume for Friends: A Rainbow and The Sun

This Halloween costume for friends is simple and easy to make! If you desperately need a Halloween costume but don’t have any time – look no further! Grab a friend and make this easy DIY costume – A Rainbow and The Sun. There’s just two days to Halloween and I wish I could tell you that our family’s costumes were lying out neatly in a closed off room somewhere, steamed to perfection with their coordinating accessories in close proximity. The reality is that there’s a pile of cut cardboard on the office …

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