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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

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Peppermint + Greens Smoothie

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A while back I shared a Mint + Cacao Daily Harvest knock-off smoothie. But over the last couple of months I have been tinkering with my recipe to perfect the taste + consistency of my favorite Daily Harvest smoothie. Since nailing this knock-off recipe (truly! This is the best!) I could eat it for lunch every single day. It’s filling, refreshing for summer and packed with good-for-you ingredients. Bonus: The mint extract really helps disguise any of the “greens” flavor … Read More

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The BEST Healthy and Easy Mug Cake

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I’ve shared a version of this recipe before, but I recently updated my favorite mug cake with an added ingredient and it’s made the mug cake exponentially better. What’s the secret ingredient? Collagen! Adding a scoop of collagen to this recipe makes the mug cake so light, fluffy, and cake-like! My favorite collagen is from Primal Kitchen Foods that I buy through Thrive Market. (The link here will get you 25% off your first order and I think my membership … Read More

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A Truett Heart Update

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Hi Friends! We have had a whirlwind last couple weeks as we have walked through some recent sadnesses (our miscarriage) while also celebrating a joyful week last week as Ainsley graduated from Kindergarten, Collins wrapped up her first year of preschool and we enjoyed a beautiful three days during our town’s annual Tulip Festival. It was busy and crazy, capped off by a visit this month to Truett’s cardiologist for his one-year follow up. When we first got moved to … Read More

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Summer Must Have: Elastic-Waist Shorts

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Last summer I jumped fully on board with the elastic-waist shorts and I don’t know if I can ever go back! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good pair of regular jean shorts, but when it comes to cute + casual + comfortable shorts for running around with the kids all summer, nothing beats shorts with an elastic waist. Most summer days I can be found wearing a pair of these shorts with a basic t-shirt or tank top … Read More

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Supporting a Friend Through Miscarriage

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It’s been a number of years since I’ve walked through a miscarriage, but having found myself in this spot again, I thought it would be helpful to provide an updated resource on helping support a friend following a miscarriage. First, let me say that I’ve been SO floored and comforted by the messages, texts and comments I’ve gotten from many of you as we shared about the loss of our baby on Instagram. While I had hoped May would be … Read More

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Teacher Appreciation Week Gift Idea

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I think we can all agree that over the last year, our teachers are more appreciated than ever before. Am I right?! However your kids have attended school this year (virtual, in person or a combination of both) our teachers have worked so hard to make this last year possible and successful for our kids. We have been blessed to attend full-time public school all year and I’m so thankful Ainsley had such a wonderfully normal Kindergarten year. Of course … Read More