• Fashion

    Styling for Fall in the South

    I don’t now about where you live but in South Carolina, it doesn’t get cold until closer to December. Every year I find myself falling into the trap of wearing a sweater or boots thinking that it will be cold all day, only to have it warm up by lunch and I’m sweating to death and regretting that decision. This year I decided to play it smart by just wearing fall colors instead of full on fall gear. I also decided to consult with my friend, Leah, owner of Mosaic Boutique, in Florence, SC on her top tips for styling for fall in the South. Check out what she had…

  • Home,  Lifestyle

    How I meal prep every week to help my week flow

    I am not super organized at all.the.things but 10 years into being a mom, I have found things that benefit us and a lot of them are built habits. The saying “it takes 21 days to build a habit,” has reigned true consistently when I’ve decided to try new things and create new flows in our home. Some things just don’t work for us, but I only learned that through trial and error. A lot of structure in my life comes from organized systems.  I love my planner, calendar views in all the places, everything being in its place, and meals ready to go, but that requires backend work. Weekends…

  • Fashion,  Makeup

    My top 3 tips for keeping your makeup in place!

    Sweatshirt + Shoes from Mosaic Clothing + Leggings from Soullift Florence. As hot and humid as it gets in South Carolina, I have to keep tricks up my sleeve to help my makeup stay in one place. I am also have oily prone skin so I’ve found these tips really do help even when the weather is changing.  I know I am not the only one struggling with this because my DMs are poppin’ with questions about keeping makeup in place! FYI: I’m not a makeup artist. I am a mom of five… learner of things and sharer of what I learn. Here are just a few tips for your…

  • Health

    Why I Use Non-Hormonal Birth Control

    There are many reasons why I choose not to use a hormonal birth control. I do not think that it’s normal for us to not have regular periods. God designed our bodies to naturally have monthly cycles and some hormonal birth controls stop you from having a period all together. The concoction of chemicals makes me weary on how much it affects your body while you’re taking them and when you decide to stop and try to conceive naturally. In the US, the numbers of infertility amongst women are growing by the day. These are caused by many factors and one of them can be side effects from hormonal birth…

  • Health

    Non Toxic Sunscreen Guide

    The kids are officially back in school and I’m dreaming of cooler temps, but the reality is… it’s still HOT HOT HOT here in South Carolina. Now that we have a pool in our backyard, the kids are wanting to swim 24/7 when they’re not at school and I am making sure that they are covered in sunscreen. There will be no burns on my watch! Before I had kids, I was really lacking knowledge in the sunscreen department. My idea of protection was slathering on Banana Boat body oil and feeling the burn! (cringe!) After I had Nolan, I started researching about sunscreens to use and was shocked at…