Hair Transformation with Formulate

Raise your hand if your hair changed drastically after kids? If you raised your hand, well you're not alone. I went from strong & luscious hair to hair that was limp with tons of breakage. This was the last thing I expected after giving birth. Especially since I felt my prettiest during my pregnancy. So, when Formulate reached out about trying out their hair products, I jumped at the opportunity. What did I have to lose? The answer is NOTHING! I wanted my pretty hair back.



These are things that I can honestly say are foolproof when it comes to gift giving. You can definitely get a few of these items and make a cute tag saying "Beauty Survival Kit". We as Mothers are always on the go and so is every working woman. So,  having these things at the ready is NICE! Just about every gift is under $20 AND a bulk of them you find at Target or Amazon, so you can get it before Christmas! You're welcome ; ) 
  1. I just bought this scent over at TARGET! and I'm in love. I gravitate toward rollers because it makes for easy application. Only $13 
  2. I've been on a cute hair tie kick and I love the ones at Madewell. 
  3. There's just nothing like a beauty blender. If you don't have one, you need one. 
  4. You can never go wrong with hoops and I think instead of gold ones, Tortoise ones are just as classic. These are $9!!!
  5. I like clear make-up bags because I like to see what I have on hand quick! This one from Madewell is 25% off right now. 
  6. This external battery is a no-brainer! My phone dies from taking so many videos and pictures of Grayson. 
  7. Dry Shampoo is a lifesaver, who wouldn't want that! Here's a deal for 2, so one for you and one as a gift. 
  8. You can never have enough mama T-shirts Don't mess with Mama T-shirt Under $20
  9. This is my all time favorite lip balm Rosebud Salve. It can be used as a cuticle cream too.
  10. Sheet masks are fun and an easy self-care gift. 
  11. There will never be a Brow Gel like this one from Glossier. I usually get shade brown, but clear is a good option for a gift. They have FREE RUSH SHIPPING
  12. You might think Band-aids are random but have you had to walk miles in a new pair of shoes? I have and blisters galore, so band-aids are my saviors!  Makes for a cute stocking stuffer! 
Hope these help with any last minute gifts you need to put together. Remember you can buy a few of these items and still not break the bank.



One less thing to worry about for the Holidays

When it comes to the holidays, it's a very overwhelming time for me. Is it for you? I love Chritsmas and really enjoy decorating the house very festive. But, when it comes to all the events and things I have to get done, that's what gets to be a lot. Now that I'm back to working full-time, I'm really trying to figure out how to manage my time wisely. You know "work smarter, not harder" especially, when it comes to the Holidays. Perfect example is I created a wish list in advance for Grayson and decluttered the house to prepare for all the holiday decor. Another way I'm working smarter is by using Paperless Post to send out my invites for my yearly holiday party. And this year, I'm also going to use them to send our Holiday Cards. I won't have the time to mail our cards out and this will be the perfect alternative. Paperless Post has a huge selection and I love how you can see when someone opens up the card. This is just one less thing I have to worry about for the Holidays. Doesn't that sound amazing?! Just check them out and see what I'm talking about. 


Best gifts for a one year old

I was YOU right before Grayson's birthday, figuring out what to put on his gift registry. Everyone kept asking what does Grayson want? Umm...he can't answer that right now-he's only turning one! 

I knew I didn't want things that wouldn't get much use or that didn't have any meaning behind it. So, I compiled a list of things I received for his birthday and have been getting a lot of use out of.  I separated the list into categories to make it easier. This list is also Unisex : )


Top 10 Places We Forget To Clean

I used to consider myself a major clean freak until Grayson came into the picture. I have been dethroned from that title. I'm now just a mom who cleans when she can. Balancing being a mother full-time, on top of cooking the majority of the week, all while trying to fit in some side hustle work- it's hard to think about every nook and cranny I have to clean. I will say I vacuum on the daily and that's because crumbs are inevitable with Grayson. But man, the days I was devoting towards deep cleaning, I was forgetting so many places that are important for the cleanliness of our house. So, I figured why not share my top 10 places I forget to clean.