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Summer Skincare 101

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With every season change, I tend to mix up my skin care just a big to account for the change in temps, humidity, and the needs of my skin. Just like you might take inventory of your body – what it’s craving, how it’s feeling, energy levels, etc. – and tweak what you’re eating, the same holds true for your skin, too! Over the years, as I’ve gotten a better handle on what works best for my skin and what … Read More

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Favorite Baby Shoes for Beginning Walkers

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A couple months ago I put out a call on Instagram asking for your favorite baby shoes for beginning walkers. While Truett isn’t *quite* walking yet, he is cruising along on all of the things and just starting to stand on his own, too. I don’t know why, but with Ainsley and Collins I never found any baby shoes I truly LOVED for those early and pre-walking stages. So! I set out on a quest this summer to find shoes … Read More

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Daily Harvest Review + DIY Daily Harvest Mint Cacao Smoothie

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I have had my eye on Daily Harvest and their yummy-looking smoothies + bowls + bites for a while. If you’re not familiar with Daily Harvest, you can read all about it here, but the basic premise is that it’s a high-quality food delivery service. You fill a box (either monthly or weekly or in a frequency that suits you) and it comes on dry ice with your selections. The Good: -The quality of the ingredients used in their products … Read More

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Clean Makeup 101 // Flawless in Five

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Now that we’ve covered WHY it matters what’s in your makeup and the companies you choose to buy makeup from. I thought it was time to cover my favorite makeup collection in action. As a busy mom with minimal time to get ready most days, I’ve found that having a good, basic “grown up” makeup routine makes it really easy to put myself together for the day without having to think too hard about it. It’s a perfect base for … Read More

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Clean Makeup 101

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Over the last five years I’ve come a LONG way in my learnings and understanding of what “clean” truly means in terms of skincare and color cosmetics. I’ve still got a lot to learn, but one of the biggest areas of growth I’ve experienced personally has been becoming a more critical thinker who knows how to ask the right questions and find the right answers even if I don’t know the answer off the top of my head. I’ve also … Read More

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Favorite Workout Gear Lately

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Hi, friends! It’s been a LONG time since I’ve been in this space. Rest assured it won’t be this long before my next post, and I have some awesome things in the works in terms of a brand new website for Espresso and Cream this summer (!!) In the meantime, I’ve gotten lots of questions on Instagram about my favorite workout gear. Spoiler alert: Most of it’s from Old Navy and Athleta. I’ve linked some of my favorite tights + … Read More

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My Clean Hair Care Routine

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Over the years, my hair has gone through a lot! Having three babies in less than five years has kept me in a constant cycle of postpartum hair loss + hair re-growth, finally getting my hair to a good place only to start all over with another pregnancy. One of the biggest contributing factors to helping me keep my hair feeling strong and healthy began when I ditched conventional shampoos, conditioners, dry shampoos and other styling products and swapped them … Read More

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A Case for the Side Hustle

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Hi friends! I’m back into the daily grind after a weekend away in Minneapolis with some of my very favorite people. Time spent with my Beautycounter tribe always takes a little bit of time to process after it’s over because, let’s be honest, it’s strange. It’s strange that most of these amazing humans wouldn’t be in my life if it wasn’t for Beautycounter. As I processed what this work + team mean to me, I came back around again and … Read More

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The Aftermath of Heart Surgery

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I’ve been wanting to write about the topic of trauma for a while, but finding the words to describe my experience over the last six months hasn’t been easy. While we were still in Ann Arbor after Truett’s heart surgery, someone (I can’t remember who) sent me a message on Instagram telling me that it was OK not to be OK. At the time, I brushed it off. I was on a HIGH. I had seen God work in some … Read More

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Sinus Surgery :: 2 1/2 Years Later

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It’s been 2 1/2 years since I underwent sinus surgery to help with my recurrent sinus infections and sinus headaches. Some of you probably remember when I was contemplating getting the surgery – and how many days of the year I spent crippled with sinus infections – and when I got the surgery done a few months after Collins was born. I went back and forth trying to decide wether or not to get the surgery. Despite trying all the … Read More

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Favorite Baby Products // Months 4-6

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Hi, friends! I’m back after a little hiatus over the Christmas holiday to share with you some of the baby products we are loving lately. As I’ve looked back on our baby favorites over the years one thing sticks out to me – quality always wins! The baby products that I have loved the longest and had the best success have nearly always been the higher quality items that are smartly designed and look + feel like items that belong … Read More

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Truett’s CHD Story (part 2)

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Writing out Truett’s story has been the hardest thing I’ve done in recent months. I look back at these photos and find it both incredibly therapeutic and helpful to process and entirely traumatic at the same time. While we were in these days I was so focused on being strong for Truett and surviving that I didn’t have time to actually FEEL the feelings associated with what I was going through. So, it’s taken me a little time to get … Read More