Tuesday, November 13, 2018

5 easy swaps to “clean up” your makeup routine


For me the decision to “clean up” my skincare routine and swap out my favorite products in favor of safer ones was an easy one. We are a very health-minded family and having a daughter, I feel a lot of responsibility setting a good example for her.

Making the switch to safer makeup was a little more difficult, though. I had a favorite blush I had been wearing for years and finding that perfect concealer or mascara can be a surprisingly personal choice. Sometimes ignorance becomes bliss in terms of our favorite makeup and it is easier to not dig into the safety of our products in favor of being able to still use those that we've grown to love. At the beginning of this year I decided to start switching out my makeup products in favor of safer choices. It has taken months to totally clear out my makeup bag and feel confident in the safety of all of the products that are in it now but I can say that I no longer cringe when Madeline reaches for my blush brush to swipe some across her own little cheek or begs for a dab of lip gloss. 

I am so happy with the swaps I’ve made and even happier that I have not had to sacrifice performance. Beautycounter is just as committed to our products working, well, beautifully as we are to them being completely safe and free of questionable ingredients. 

Thursday, November 8, 2018

One Room Challenge | Week 6 | THE REVEAL


The day is finally here! After six weeks it is One Room Challenge reveal day and I am so excited to share with you the final product of Madeline’s big girl room transformation. 

This was such a special project for me as putting this level of attention to detail in a space for her was never something I’ve been able to do before. I really can’t believe this room is real and that it will really be all hers to enjoy for many years.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018

5 Goals for November


November is here and it finally does feel like fall in North Carolina. As I was drafting this post last night, I was covered in a cozy blanket, wearing an oversized sweater, and sitting in our living room with the fireplace on. I just love this time of year!

I did not accomplish everything on my October goals list unfortunately but it was a busy month. I fell short on planning a baby moon (because my doctor vetoed it!) and I did not try out any new recipes. I did a lot of cooking, though, so that’s something! 

The big project for October was Madeline’s big girl room. I’ll be giving you the full tour on Thursday and I am so excited to share! It turned out so cute and just so Madeline.