i hate to say i had a flat stomach before i had a baby, but i did, i really did. and i didn’t even do sit-ups. i had a strong core from doing yoga, eating healthy, running, and trying on lots of useless, uncomfortable shoes, but then i had a very large baby, and my stomach muscles separated from being so far stretched. i didn’t even know this could happen. [read more]
i wanted to have a smash cake photoshoot while we were visiting with my sister in law over Thanksgiving, so she could take pictures, because she’s a fabulous photographer and i wanted her to be a part of it, because she wasn’t going to be here for her niece’s 1st Birthday. at the same time, i wanted to keep it simple, without cheesy props, and i wanted the cake and icing to be organic, and without artificial dyes. i’m super pleased with how it turned out! [read more]
my girlfriends always ask me what skincare products i’m using, so i’ve decided to share a seasonal snapshot of my current skincare esstenials. these are the products i have on my bathroom shelf and am using right now. because my skin gets drier in the winter from the cold and indoor heat, i switch things up seasonally, and i’m always trying new products and discovering new favorites.
i always tell friends and family who ask me for advice on what they should do to lose weight, get fit, feel better, have more energy, fight depression etc how critical breakfast is. not just that you have it, but when you have it, and what you have. i learned the hard way, and i’ve come a long way from when i used to skip breakfast entirely (unless you count cigarettes and coffee). [read more]
so this is kind of a big change for me, as i’ve been a long haired girl pretty much since being a teenager… having a baby that was pulling and tearing my hair out was an incentive. as was the time i wasted on conditioning and brushing my long hair. it was just too long, and too dry. since i’m a mom i have very little me time, so if i was going to the salon, i wanted to have a real cut, not my usual trim and layers. [read more]