My Capsule Wardrobe

You guys – I am sorry. I have been working on this capsule wardrobe and this blog post for WEEKS. Apparently with four kids, things like curating my wardrobe takes a little bit of a back seat. But I have been SUPER excited to share this with you and I have been LOVING how much Read More

Disney Highs and Lows

Disney with four small children. Oh where do I begin? First let me say, we had a great time. We live in South Florida, so going to Disney is more of like an annual visit for a day or two (or three) instead of a ONCE IN A LIFETIME, pull out all the stops, trip. Read More

My Reading List

Growing up I was a TOTAL bookworm. Like, Vanessa, put that book down your friends are here and you need to play with them – bookworm. And I’m not even sure when it all started to change, probably somewhere around college, when my reading began to be “required” and took hours and the fun started Read More

Experiences Over Things

Maybe it’s adding a fourth child. Maybe it’s that this is now my SEVENTH Christmas as a mother (WHAT?!). Maybe my awesome, minimalist sister is rubbing off on me, but this year I had NO desire to ask for or gift THINGS. But I don’t want to be a Grinch either!! I LOVE giving gifts Read More

When Adding One More Thing, is Just What You Need

or: “The Paradox of Self-Care” ———————— She sat there. A hard fought battle with her toddler to take a nap lay behind her, she had emerged victorious but exhausted. Toys and a half-eaten peanut butter and jelly sandwich lay around her. “How could someone so little make me feel so out of control?” she thought. Read More

Coconut Curry Chicken

Am I the only one who feels the need to shout from the rooftops and do a happy dance every time I find a simple, health, delicious recipe? I mean, there are few things better (maybe the perfect cappuccino and a good book). This recipe can either be done in a crock pot -or- traditional Read More

Homemade Facial Toner

Back when I was pregnant, I was having the worst time with my skin. It was probably a combination of my exhaustion and constantly forgetting to wash it and pregnancy hormones. Either way I had to find a solution and I wanted it to be as natural as possible. After doing some research, I came Read More

My Timeline for Post Baby Fitness

I can’t believe my baby is almost three months old. How did that happen? The first few weeks of every baby’s life are truly a blur. I feel like I’m still trying to catch my breath and find my stride, but day by day we are getting better. Since starting my post-baby bounce back and Read More