How to Style a Swing Dress

Thank you to Cents of Style for this amazing Remi Swing Dress and Tribe bracelet, to show you how easy it is to style this fall. Post includes affiliate links. Want to work with Cents of Style to promote more adorable and affordable fashion on your site? Learn more here: Cents of Style sign up.

So… Some of you know a bit about my major life changes this year. A break-up after 11 years. Life changing health diagnoses. I’ve been out of work all year, until just recently. So, I’ve been sorta living in sweats, leggings, pjs…. The health stuff has caused some big changes too – I lost almost 70 pounds. I’ve thankfully gained 25-30 back {first time I’ve ever celebrated gaining weight!} But my body is all oddly proportioned now. Different than it was. And it fluctuates, since I have ascites, which causes big-time fluid build-up in my belly. So my clothes don’t always fit right. What does this have to do with fall fashion? Well… I want to introduce you guys to an awesome new piece that is a must-have in everyone’s closet. If this Remi Swing Dress from Cents of Style can work for me, I can guarantee that it will work for anyone! :) It seriously looks great on EVERY body type, coming in sizes from  Small – 3X, and you have your choice of 17 amazing colors, from basic neutrals to beautiful jewel tones for fall and into the holidays. [Read more…]


Learn How to Light Up Your Life this Fall!

This post about how to #lightupfall with GE Motion-Activated LED Night Lights is sponsored by the awesomesauce team at Acorn – The Influence Company. All opinions are totally ours.

It’s fall ya’all! Yep, here in the PNW it’s fall again. I swear, one day we were having super sunny late summer weather, then overnight it was totally fall with changing leaves and that crisp feeling in the air. Suddenly it was time for leggings and boots, hot coffee instead of iced, and dark mornings and early sunsets. This year has been filled with massive changes, so the changing season is just another one to roll with. And as I transition our lives into fall – thicker body lotion, pumpkin scented candles, cozy scarves and socks – I’m super excited about an awesome gadget that we’ve found that totally lights up our life, and keeps us safe. Let me introduce you to it too!

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Finding Strength and Love in the Walmart Aisles…

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So. This year has been a tough one. So many changes, and pretty much all of them incredibly difficult. Full story for you coming soon, but you can read a bit about my health saga drama if you’d like. Anywho… One big change I’m still adjusting to is not having a man of the house. It’s now just Abby and I, and sometimes my mom, since I need a lot of help these days. Abby says this is our “Girl Cave.” Heck yes it is. But, it is kind of nice when you have a handsome man around the house. Taking out the trash, helping with big projects, being the “muscle of the house” if you will. But, you then have to put up with yucky stuff like toilet seats left up, and dirty socks laying around. Tough balance.

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Tips for Living Confident and Doing What You Love #PoiseLinerLove

This post is a partnership with Acorn Influence, to spread the word about LBL and Poise Microliners. Of course, all thoughts are my own. #poiselinerlove

Ok ladies, let’s chat. Have a little girl talk. How many of you guys sometimes have a little bit of LBL when you LOL? You know… LBL, light bladder leakage? {LBL sounds cooler. Like, “that joke was so funny I literally LBL’ed dude, seriously.”} It’s not something we moms always talk about, because it can be kind of embarrassing. But, I’m here to fix that – by sharing my own accident story, and an awesome product to help you prevent any messy mishaps of your own. Mom life can be tough, so anything that helps me worry less, gives me confidence, and keeps me feeling fresh and free on the go is super important. So, today I’ll share this magical must-have, along with a few other tips to help you feel free and fresh too!The best products for moms - #poiselinerlove [Read more…]


Small Victories Sunday Linky

How is it already the last week of January? What were your small victories this week? It’s time to say goodbye to January, share our small victories and welcome the fun of February with the SuperBowl and Valentine’s Day around the corner! Tell us about your favorite ways to celebrate these occasions.

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White Chocolate Ginger Cookie Recipe

It’s the cookie time of year! This holiday season, instead of making the same old sugar cookies, try something out-of-the-box like Terra’s Kitchen’s White Chocolate Ginger Cookie recipe. Combining the unusual, yet delicious flavor of ginger with the sweetness of the white chocolate chips, these cookies are sure to be an instant classic with friends and families. Whether you’re making them for gifting, entertaining, or just eating a batch yourself while watching holiday movies {calories don’t count at the holidays… :)} I’m sure everyone will love them!

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The Perfect Boots for Fall

I was compensated to create this post as part of the Earth Footwear #WalkYourWorld Campaign. The opinions are my own and based on my own experience, as always.

Ah…. Fall. Here in central Washington, fall is fully upon us. My neighborhood is filled with a ton of different types of trees, so the colors of all of the different changing leaves is just gorgeous. The air is crisp enough for sweaters and hoodies, but there’s still usually enough sunshine that all of my fall flowers in the gardens are still blooming. The wineries are gorgeous this time of year, and since central Washington is the apple capital of the world, it’s a wonderful time to visit the farmer’s markets for fresh produce. This is my favorite time of year. And when it comes to fall fashion, my very favorite change from summer is getting new fall boots!

The Perfect Fall Boots for Any Weather [Read more…]