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Three Hairstyles for Busy Moms

hairstyles for moms

It's time to get real. Like real, real. Let's talk hair washing and mommyhood and how hard it is for the two to meet. Before having kids I literally had the time to wash my hair every other day. Sometimes every day. And this included 30 minutes for blow drying and styling. Girl, my hair looked good! These days, that extra time to get primped just doesn't exist. I have to carve it out in my day and it is really hard to find. So, I do what most of my other friends do. I stretch...

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Casual Fall Style

Casual fall style is one of my favorite things about fall. Yes we all wax on poetically about this season to the point of eye rolling, and maybe I'm just high on life because I actually worked out this morning, but yes I just love casual fall style. I think its because with the addition of riding boots every outfit just feels really classy and chic yet very comfortable. I mean what's not to love about that?! I just received this plaid shirt in my recent Stitch Fix box. I took one quick look and knew...

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5 Reasons to Take a Family Dude Ranch Vacation

purple desert cactus at family dude ranch vacation

As Kristin and I recently discovered at the White Stallion Ranch, a dude ranch vacation is truly an incredible experience. While we were there checking out the White Stallion Ranch for a girls getaway, we couldn’t help but notice all the qualities that make this a great option for families. Here are 5 reasons why we think a dude ranch vacation should be on your list, and why we can’t wait to take our own families back! 5 Reasons to Take a Family Dude Ranch Vacation Space to Disconnect – We live in a world where each...

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Edgy Stripes Meets Girl-Next-Door

It is no secret that I have a weakness for black and white striped clothing. I can't help myself! So of course these edgy stripes were a no brainer when I opened up my Stitch Fix box this month to find my favorite combo. I even teased my Stitch Fix stylist that she is putting black and white striped tops in there knowing full well I can't resist. This top feels a little different though with its peek-a-boo cut out and mesh detail going down the arms. It's fun to dress it up to be a...

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Linen Tunic

J. Jill Tunic

I'm sneaking my white in these days. Yes, I hear you loud and clear, and I agree, white CAN and SHOULD be worn year round. We don't have to succumb to the ol' Labor Day rules these days. However, I still wear white most often in the summer months when things are super hot. These white cropped jeans and bright linen tunic scream summer fabrics to me which is perfect considering we get some crazy humidity here in Annapolis in July and August. The linen tunic has some great stitching detail and I love the length. The key...

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5 Tips for European Travel with Kids

I’m excited to share with you some tips for European travel with kids that I put to the test firsthand this summer. With a family wedding happening in Scotland, we decided to go ahead and take the entire family to Edinburgh, Scotland and London, England. Let’s all let that sink in for a moment. We voluntarily took a 1-year-old and a 4-year-old on a two-week European vacation. Ummm…are we crazy?! We sure got that feedback from a lot of friends and family. People had no problem letting me know that this was going to be a huge...

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Summer Sweater, Perfect for Traveling

Summer Sweater Look

If  you've been following along on Instagram, you might already know but I have been a traveling fool this month. Our family just got back after a wonderful trip to Scotland and England to be in a gorgeous wedding of a dear friend. (Lots of photos and traveling family tips to share soon!) So why yes, I do look a little tired and jet lagged in this photo since for the first time I had not only my own jet lag to deal with but also two little ones who were off schedule. Eek! But...

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Flirty Floral Heels

Floral Heels

You may have noticed that I tend to lean more towards stripes and solids in my every day looks more than I do florals. And since I really do love a pretty floral, its nice to break from my usual vibe with pops of florals like these fun flirty floral heels. This small pop of flower power color is great for dressing up denim or pairing with a solid dress for work. These heels are Rockport's Total Motion Pointed Tow Pumps and they come in a variety of colors and patterns. And they are more than just...

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4 Tips for Summer Ready Skin

Splashing Poolside

Everyone knows that Summer is my absolute favorite time of year. When DC temps get crazy hot and humid I'm the one person you can count on to be annoyingly optimistic about it. Lets just sit outside and have a cocktail and forget how hot it is! Of course that doesn't mean that this fair Irish skin of mine can go unprotected. Here are some tips I do to keep this face of mine looking fresh all season long. I mean a girls gotta work with what she's got! 1. Hydration is the name of the...

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Adding a Personal Touch With Kuhfs

Baja Kuhfs

This summer I'm loving my cropped jeans. I have two fabulous pairs that are in full rotation. They are such a great length for more casual work days or evening events. I'm even starting to keep it cool when it's really hot out by wearing my hair up more often than usual. Get ready for more buns and up do's this summer! Of course sometimes it's nice to add an extra pop to an outfit, especially since I do tend to wear the same few pairs of jeans all the time. Enter Kuhfs. Kristin showed us...

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