Transitioning From 1-2 Children

Helpful Tips When Transitioning From 1-2 Children

September 5, 2019

As excited as I am about welcoming a new baby into our family, naturally I'm pretty nervous and anxious about it. There are so many things to think about, including how we're going to balance it all and how we're going to manage Nate's emotions and feelings as we welcome a new baby. When I asked this wonderful community for some tips on how to navigate this new chapter, I got flooded with so many helpful suggestions.

beauty products worth the investment

Beauty: Investment Purchases that Are Worth the Splurge {Part II}

September 3, 2019

When I posted about my luxury beauty buys that I thought were worth the investment, I didn't realize how many favorites I forgot to include. At first, I was going to edit that post to include my others, but figured a round II would be more fun. Even with these additions, I'm sure there are some that will still come to me, but in the meantime, the below six must be included for my list to be accurate.


These Shoes Are Made For Walkin’

August 28, 2019

Introducing my new pair of heels from Tamara Mellon. They come in two heel heights and because I like to live on the edge, I opted for the higher pair. They pair perfectly with dresses and denim and can easily be dressed up or dressed down.

Sephora VIB Sale Details

Sephora VIB Sale Details & Favorites

August 26, 2019

Tomorrow is the last day of the Sephora VIB sale and as promised, I'm sharing some of my holy grail products that I cannot recommend enough.

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Hello from Chicago! Weekend Links:

August 23, 2019

Hi everyone! Currently posting from beautiful Chicago. I'm here with three of my closest girlfriends and it feels so good! It's been so long since we've all gone away for a trip thats main focus is to catch up on life, to laugh, to eat and to just reconnect. As important as my relationship with my family is, I find it equally as important to reconnect and find time to focus on the strong female friendships in my life. They keep me going and make me a happier human, equally as much as husband time, solo time and Nate time.

fraxel laser treatment experience

My Fraxel Laser Treatment Experience + a Photo Diary

August 21, 2019

The Back Story:

Before I jump into the Fraxel bit of this post, I wanted to share a little background info. Years ago, I  struggled with pretty bad, adult acne that came out of nowhere. I finally got it under control and wrote about it here. For a few years, my skin was in relatively good shape. I starting investing more time and money into taking care of it. I consider it to be an extremely worthy investment because when my skin looks good, I feel good. It's one of my favorite ways to take care of myself and I know that future Helena will thank me. I started getting  light lasers and peels several times a year. I did get facials, but not as often as some do. Maybe every three months because I found that peels and lasers to do a bit more for my skin. Everyone is different!


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