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2021 Christmas Gift Guide for Kids

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Hi, everyone! I did a little poll on Instagram asking you all about if you wanted gift guides early this year and the resounding answer was YES. I think we are all thinking about holiday shopping a bit earlier than usual this year, with shipping delays, port issues and shortages occurring everywhere. I am officially DONE shopping for the kids. Today I’ll be sharing with you both some of the new items we purchased for the kids this year (denoted … Read More

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Best Winter Gear for Kids

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I know it’s still “fake fall” right now in many areas of the country, but I’m always a little caught off guard when it goes from 80°F to 40°F in only a matter of weeks. (Hello, Iowa!) This year I’m getting ahead of the game and purchasing all the winter gear we need for the season before we actually need it, and it feels good to head into the next season prepared for what’s to come. I learned a LOT … Read More

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Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

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I’m a little ashamed to admit I *haven’t* had my first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the year. Yes, I love them (usually with oat milk, no whip and half the syrup, please) and no, I’m not ashamed to admit it. And while I haven’t been able to enjoy a PSL at home, I have been sipping on this amazing Pumpkin Pie Smoothie on the regular. Packed with pumpkin, protein, a bit of peanut butter (optional, but the extra fat really … Read More

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Favorite Affordable Tops Right Now

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I’ve been seriously impressed by the selection of tops at Target and Old Navy lately! As most of you know, my go-to formula has been these high end jeans (seriously SO good) and more budget-friendly tops. Most of the tops that I have been loving from Target have been from the Universal Thread line, which is their line of sustainable and Fair Trade Certified clothing. I had someone ask me on Instagram recently if I could put together a full … Read More

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A Simple Take on Toy Rotation

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When I shared about our toy organization and rotation system on Instagram this week, I got a lot of questions about what it actually looks like to rotate toys, and how to implement a toy rotation system. While I’m no toy or home management expert, I do feel like we have a pretty nice groove down for keeping toys accessible and within reach without feeling like they take over our entire house or that their are toys spilling out everywhere … Read More

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My Experience: Getting My Colors Done

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Hi Friends! Today I am sharing all about the experience of having my colors done with House of Colour Siouxland. I went with my mom and my girls to see Amber at HOC for my mom’s birthday gift. It was such a fun outing to do together, and since sharing about my experience I’ve gotten questions about the process and what it was like, what I learned, and how it’s going to impact my clothing selections going forward. In short, … Read More

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Fall “Capsule” Wardrobe

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Summer is winding down, and as sad as I am to see the sweet summer days fade away, I am definitely getting eager for football, fall clothes, and cozy evenings. After having my colors done this summer with Amber of House of Colour Siouxland, I’ve been inspired to update + curate my wardrobe to fit my color season. My biggest takeaway for fall after having my colors done: swap out my staple black for brown tones like camel, chocolate and … Read More

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Lake House Finished Product!

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Our lake house is DONE! Well, the inside is done. The outside still has plenty of projects to keep us busy over the next few years, but it’s nice to have the inside complete in time for summertime. We have already put the lake house to use many weekends this summer and we look forward to finding many ways to use this house in the many years to come. The theme for this house was light + bright with plenty … Read More

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Let’s Talk Body Image + Nutrition with The Gentle Nutritionist, Lisa Nolting

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Hi, friends! Today I’m SO excited to share with you a conversation I had with a friend of mine, nutritionist Lisa Nolting. Lisa and I have known each other for a few years over social media and have connected over our shared love for clean products (Beautycounter) our shared love for my alma mater (ISU! Where she worked for almost a decade as a nutritionist) and our strong belief that diet culture is NOT the path to living a healthy, … Read More

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AMAZON PRIME FAVES :: Gadgets & Gizmos

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Full disclosure: I’m writing all of my Prime posts before I actually know what’s up for grabs on Amazon Prime Day, but knowing that many of us will likely be shopping Amazon Prime over the next few days while they have their yearly Prime Days (June 21-22), I thought I would share some of my absolute favorite products in multiple categories. I have NO idea if they will be on sale for Prime Day, but this is a genuine product … Read More

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Best Summer Workout Gear

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Summertime is here! It’s here in a major way in the Midwest with 90-degree weather and more sun than we know what to do with. I’ve recently been adding some new workout gear into my closet. I say “workout gear” but really, I live in activewear all summer between working to running to kids activities, etc. TOPS GapFit Mesh Muscle Tank (pictured above)I have this tank in every color and it’s SO comfortable + cute plus it’s perfectly breezy for … Read More

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My (Clean) Self-Tanning Routine

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When it comes to sun exposure, I tend to fall somewhere in the middle. Skin cancer runs in my family, so I am careful to get regular yearly full-body checkups with my dermatologist. In the same breath, I tend to run a little on the lower end for Vitamin D and appreciate the value of regular time in the sun for its benefits in terms of Vitamin D production. Like most things in life, finding a healthy middle ground is … Read More