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How To Achieve Overall Wellness with True&Co.

How To Achieve Overall Wellness with True & Co.

True&Co. Everyday Collection In my opinion, being healthy is one thing whereas overall wellness is a totally different ballgame. So, how do we achieve wellness both inside and out? I think that when we feel our best, we can give our best. I’ve seen it play out in my own life… when being stretched too thin leaves me empty and overwhelmed. But as I made a few lifestyle changes, I feel more confident, am able to serve my family, and better equipped to even perform my jobs (yes, plural). With that, here’s how to achieve overall wellness – which keep in mind isn’t a destination per say, but an ever-growing feeling you acquire over time. Just like a fine wine… or at least, I think? How To Achieve Overall Wellness With True&Co. Work/Life Balance is a Real Thing A buzz statement I’ve heard lately is this, “work/life balance doesn’t exist.” With all do respect to those saying that, I actually disagree. I’ve spent my fair share of time working, grinding, “putting in my time” and even sacrificing family time to climb an invisible ladder to nowhere. I was exhausted and not loving life at that time. Rather than just stick […]

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How to Craft Your Christmas Card with Basic Invite

How to Craft the Perfect Christmas Card with Basic Invite

Basic Invite Holiday Collection Is it just me or does the holiday season always creep up? Once Halloween hits, it’s one foul swoop and Thanksgiving dinner is on the table followed by decking the halls for Christmas. Before the year is too far gone, let’s take a step back and focus on what we can do NOW to ensure the holiday season doesn’t pass us by! One way to do this is by ordering your Christmas cards early. When I think about a Christmas card…. it’s like the original Instagram. Am I right? You curate this photo, make sure your family looks perfect and then share it with loved ones, friends, co-workers and beyond. I believe that our digital connection is no substitute for a good old fashioned Christmas card. Because we’re able to fill every magnet on our refrigerator each year, I know for a fact that I am not alone in this! Due to that, I want to share three tips for crafting your Christmas card with Basic Invite. How to Craft Your Christmas Card with Basic Invite Set Your Vision Believe it or not, there is some initial planning at play to craft your Christmas card. Things […]

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Podcasts I am Currently Loving

Podcast I am Currently Loving

Second Life | Jen Gotch is OK… Sometimes | WorkParty I will admit it… I am late to the podcast game. Before I started to tune in, my thought process was, “how do people have time to listen to podcasts?” But little by little I’ve started to work them into my routine. If I am going on a long drive or have some mindless checklist items, I now opt for a podcast over music. I haven’t explored them much but there are three that I am currently listening to and want to recommend to you! See why below… Podcasts I am Currently Loving Second Life This podcast takes our girl crushes from Instagram and puts a microscope on their success. It’s a real-life chat about where the journey started, road blocks along the way and how it all came together for each featured guest. It’s real, never sugar-coated, and offers tangible take aways from those inspirational people that have already walked the road. So far, my favorite spotlights include, Alli Webb of Drybar and Marianna Hewitt of Summer Fridays. Jen Gotch is OK… Sometimes I am huge fan of Jen Gotch. Her daily insta-stories take me on a BTS look […]

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Girl Boss Reading List

Girl Boss Reading List

#GirlBoss | Uninvited | Leave Your Mark | Work Party | Lean In | Girl Code Have you ever felt like you just need to hit reset? Social media and I have a love/hate relationship. Mostly, love but a little bit of ughhhh too! So, how do I hit reset? I read. But I find that I can’t finish ANY book unless they’re geared toward entrepreneurship, showcases a success story of a #girlboss or presents faith in an applicable light. Quite the range, I know! Reading, and better yet, being encouraged sans screen time, is what I’ve been craving lately. Below you’ll find my version of a Girl Boss reading list (one is not pictured because I mailed it to my cousin). Girl Boss Reading List #GirlBoss This was the book that started it ALL. We had a long flight- direct from Denver to New York City- and I needed to remain occupied. I bought this book in an airport book store and by the time the wheels hit the runway in NYC, I had almost read the entire thing. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I take forever to read books. I do so right before bed […]

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10 Tips to Work From Home (& Be Productive)

10 Tips to Work From Home (& Be Productive)

Goal Digger Sweatshirt | Zella Leggings (currently sold out in Black) | Blue Light Blocking Glasses Working from home sounds like a dream, right? While I am not here to argue that fact, because to me it’s the total dream, it’s no walk in the park. Before we dive in I wanted to clarify WHY I decided to dabble in working from home. Before “going remote” I held a number of positions throughout various industries. From a tech start-up to non-profits, I’ve had my fair share of traditional office jobs. There are aspects of working in an office that you can’t replicate at home such as: co-worker interactions, in-person client meetings and simply learning from how others work. Those aspects, I DO miss every once and awhile. But for me, the flexible schedule is my driving factor in working from home. Something I don’t share about all to often is that Mack serves in the military. With that comes a very inconsistent schedule- that I simply need flexibility to best serve our family. So with that said, here are 10 tips that I want to offer to work from home and do so productively! 10 Tips to Work From Home (& […]

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What to Buy for Your Dog’s Birthday

What to Buy for Your Dog's Birthday

Dog Mom T-Shirt | AG Jean Shorts | Adidas Tennis Shoes | Sunglasses (similar) Let me just start this post by saying you would have laughed so hard at the looks that Mack and I got during this photoshoot with Rebel and Tiger. Luckily, we have no shame in our #dogparent game and Mack was a good sport even as I tried to pose the doggies. 😂 To every photo you see above, I have about 20 others on my camera that are hilarious. The boys just didn’t understand why our walk came to a stop. But August is a BIG month in our house because Rebel and Tiger have birthdays exactly one week apart. We celebrated Rebel’s 5th trip around the sun on Sunday, and Tiger’s 3rd is coming up this Sunday. With that in mind, and because I am THAT dog mom, I had to share what we gifted them. Since everyday is their birthday (as Mack says) we keep it simple. The only toys that we buy them are GoDog toys. We probably have close to the entire collection at this point. Rebel is so sweet with his toys whereas Tiger… rips them to pieces as quickly as he can. […]

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My Experience Adding Beauty Collagen to my Coffee with Tonic Products

My Experience Adding Collagen to my Coffee with Tonic Products

Beauty Tonic by Tonic Products My morning routine revolves around coffee! My day doesn’t start until I pour myself a hot cup and open my Bible study. I get such a warm feeling starting my day this way! Around the beginning of the year, I decided to look for a collagen product to add to my morning coffee. Several options on the market are very expensive so I keep looking and stumbled upon Tonic Products. I’ve used their Beauty Tonic ever since and I am obsessed- it’s tasteless, odorless and colorless. But it packs a lot of nutrients for my hair, skin, nails and more. If you’re looking for a way to up your collagen intake keep reading and simply mix it in with your coffee! Here are three benefits I’ve seen by adding beauty collagen to my coffee. Benefits of Adding Beauty Tonic to My Morning Coffee Replace Coffee Creamer I’ve read a lot about Whole 30 and although I haven’t made the plunge to fully try the program, I know that it encourages black coffee. I used to add a splash of hazelnut coffee creamer to my morning brew daily. But I always knew that infusing my coffee with […]

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Maintaining my Gum Health with Smile Brilliant CariPRO Electric Toothbrush

Smile Brilliant CariPro Toothbrush Review

CariPRO Ultrasonic Electric Toothbrush In my opinion the easiest “beauty hack” is to invest in your smile. Eyelash extensions cost a fortune, dermatology procedures to brighten your skin involve lasers, and no matter where you fall on the spectrum of for or against Botox, it doesn’t last forever. However, our smiles are eternal! They are unique to each of us and when cared for, provide a lifetime of displaying our best emotion- happiness. You can imagine my surprise when I was informed at a recent routine dental cleaning, that my bottom gums had receded too far. In fact, I was at risk of gum disease and other factors if not addressed. Naturally, I FREAKED OUT. My healthy smile is so important to me. So, we won’t even get into how I was never made aware of this diagnosis until that moment. But there it was, plain as day, when I pulled my bottom lip down… the bottom gums covering my front-four teeth, was essentially gone. After a second opinion and tons of research (apparently this is fairly common if you have braces while you’re young as they bring your teeth forward, stretching that already thin layer of gum tissue), the […]

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Three Everyday Frills with Frill Seekers Gifts

Three Everyday Frills with Frill Seekers Gifts

 Frill Seekers Gifts There are certain everyday items that elevate how we feel! Isn’t that statement so true? We definitely don’t need things to feel happy, but every once and awhile you find that something special that just brings a hint of joy to your day. I find the most joy in two variations of things I buy which includes; (1) gifts for others and (2) items for our home. For you, it may be the perfect pair of shoes or even the best shade of lipstick. But we all have that thing. With that in mind, and after getting that “frilly” feeling three different times after shopping with Frill Seekers Gifts, I knew I had to share about this locally owned boutique situated in the heart of Destin. Don’t worry, you will get a full sit-down with the mother-daughter duo, Heidi and Peyton LoCicero, behind this boutique soon. In the meantime, I want to share three everyday frills that I’ve personally found at Frill Seekers Gifts with you. Three Everyday Frills with Frill Seekers Gifts Champagne Robe I’ve attended a few bachelorette parties and they all have one thing in common: a lingerie party. I feel like lingerie is a […]

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48 Hours in San Diego

48 Hours in San Diego

As most of you already know, Mack and I went to San Diego to celebrate our best friend’s wedding! Since we were traveling literally across the country, we went two days early to take a mini-vacay. Let me tell you, it was worth it! We had the best time exploring the city together, the weather was perfect and we indulged in allll the food and drink options. Clearly, I was fond of that aspect as this cookie ice cream sandwich was the photo I selected to represent this entire post. 😂 We really had no idea what to do or see but a quick Google search resolved that. We looked at this New York Times article and hit the road! We didn’t follow it to a T however, so I wanted to create a mini-guide for you because I believe we did it RIGHT. 48 Hours in San Diego | Day One Rose Garden at Balboa Park Our first stop was to Balboa Park! It’s an extensive park that houses museums, the zoo and more. Although we didn’t have time to enjoy any of the exhibits or take advantage of the zoo, we did walk around and it’s beautiful. We […]

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