Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Mindful Shopping in 2019: January Purchases

One of my goals this year is to save money and be more mindful about what I spend money on. I want save up to make memories with my family. I am also saving money because I am working on turning my guest bedroom into my office. I can't do that if I am constantly shopping for new clothes, shoes, jewelry, etc.

To hold myself accountable, I decided I would start sharing what makes the cut on Instagram and on the blog. I created a highlight in my Instagram so you can follow along to see how much I actually spend this year on fashion purchases.

I have had many instances already where I'll put something back because I don't think it is worthy enough for me to spend money on and/or share with everyone.

Here's what I bought in January:

High-waist jeans: Lately, I haven't been happy with any of my jeans. I wanted a pair of high-waist denim in a light wash. I ordered these from Old Navy and I am happy with them. I got them on sale for $14.97 and I know they will get plenty of wear this spring and summer.

Camel Mule Slides: Another item on my wish list for awhile has been a pair of neutral colored mules I could wear casually. When I saw they were on sale for $20 I snagged them and the jeans above at the same time! These will certainly be making lots appearances!

A Tee with a Cause: I was in the Loft the other day trying on Valentine's Day looks and bought this tee. It's a simple graphic tee and the best part is, 60% of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital.

Two other items I purchased last month were these jewelry organizers. My jewelry collection has been overflowing on my bathroom counter and it wasn't a pretty sight. Since I am working on my office, I purchased these organizers to help display my earrings, bracelets, and necklaces better. They are not only decorative but functional too. It's so much easier to see what I want to wear when everything is displayed and organized. I found them both under $17 on Amazon.

All in all, I am pretty happy with the purchasing decisions I made in January. There were lots of things that I wanted but I'm glad I didn't buy them. I am curious to see how February and the rest of the year will go. Stay tuned! 

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

5 Keys to a More Stress-Free Mom Life

Today, I have the pleasure of being a guest writer for Moss & Marsh blog offering some tips to make parenting easier. 

Being a mom is far from easy. No one day with kids is ever the same but, I wanted to share 5 keys to a more stress-free mom life. Who doesn't want to be a little less stressed? It's taken a few trials to figure out what works for our family, but I promise incorporating any one of these strategies will help you feel more productive and less anxious so you can enjoy motherhood even more!

Monday, January 28, 2019

A Space to Call My Own

One of my first home projects this year is transforming my guest bedroom into a space for me. Noah has his own room in the house and the kids have a playroom, but there is no space for me. We have a guest bedroom in the house but most of the time it's being underused.

I want to transform my guest bedroom into a space I can work and be creative. I cannot wait to share the big reveal but I thought I would first share my vision with you. I am working with a local interior designer, Stephanie Hoey Interiors, for help designing the space. Stephanie sent me the inspiration board and I love the mix of chic and modern. She's already provided some great recommendations and I know together we will bring this vision together!

Now, I am on the hunt for some budget-friendly pieces to order so we can achieve this look for the room. Below are some items I have purchased so far and also have my eyes on! Do you have a space in the house to call your own? I think it will make the world of difference to focus my blog work and also a place to relax! Let me know if you run across any of these items or items you think would complement my office! Please and thank you!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

How to Slay your Goals in 2019

A new year means a fresh start right? 

I recently got my hair cut and it couldn't come at a more perfect time. I think a fresh new cut is a great way to start the next chapter.

I'm excited for what 2019 has in store for me.

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