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Into The Wild

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Our favorite time of the year has finally arrived! The temperature has dropped & we’ve already taken our second trip to the mountains. We headed a couple of hours out of LA for a little getaway in the mountains & it felt so good to get out of the city. We all are so much happier when we get outdoors, so I think you could say this holiday season is off to the perfect start!
family photo outfitsSince we would be in the perfect setting, I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to take a few family photos. How adorable are all of my boys in their matching buffalo plaid!? I couldn’t resist these little Sherpa & plaid jackets for the boys from Old Navy. All 3 of them were so excited to be matching & I’m not exaggerating when I say that they’ve been wearing these everyday since they arrived because they are beyond cozy. They’re the perfect pop of color for these photos too!
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I am obsessed with the Sherpa trend right now & Old Navy has the cutest pieces for the whole family. We’re already planning another trip to the mountains for more of an excuse to bundle up in these comfy pieces! Also, you guys might not be able to tell from the photos but these are the softest jeans I’ve ever worn & I legitimately can’t stop wearing them. I’m all about comfort AND style when it comes to our fall/winter wardrobes, it’s so important!
family holiday photo idea father and son photo ideas couples holiday photosIf you’re in search of the perfect gifts for family & friends, check out these Sherpa pieces! They would make the perfect gift to cozy up in all winter long 🙂

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Special thanks to Old Navy for sponsoring this post!

 

My Go-To Fall Trend

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Guys! Ughhh I feel like over the past year I’ve been super inconsistent with content & I can’t apologize enough. I honestly just felt so lost with where I wanted to take this community we’ve created together & after we found out some crazy health news about one of my family members a year ago, I just felt like I needed to be with my family & spend as much time with them as possible. Quite honestly, the past year has just been filled with a ton of ups & downs health-wise for my whole family. You can read a bit more about that here.

BUT after a week spent in the mountains with my family, I feel energized & ecstatic for the holidays!

 I have so many ideas for content for the holidays I don’t even know how I’m going to squeeze it all in. There are just so many amazing things going on & I’m so excited to share it all with you guys!

Without further ado… Let’s talk about my favorite fall trend! Plaid is just my go-to. Whenever temperatures drop, a plaid button-up is the first thing I pull out of my closet. Usually, it’s just to wrap around my waist because even when temps drop here in LA, it’s a drop from 100 degrees to 70 degrees but I’ll take whatever cooler temperature Mother Nature will give me!

I figured if you guys are anything like me, you might want a couple new plaid pieces to add to your wardrobe. With that said, I’ve rounded up some of my favorites below & I can’t wait to add some of them to my own closet!

Now I’ve gotta know, what is YOUR go-to trend for fall!? Comment below for a chance to win a special little something 🙂

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Herbal Essences Changes

Embracing Change With Herbal Essences

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Over the past couple of years, I have gone through a whirlwind of changes. From moving to NYC to Hendrix’s birth & the past 15 months of his life, I have changed so much as an individual & as a mother. While change can be difficult at times (especially for the anxious type like myself), I’ve learned to embrace it over the years & a simple change of mindset has helped me grow so much.

Herbal Essences

When I heard about the Herbal Essences ‘Changes’ campaign, I immediately knew I wanted to be apart of it! One, because who doesn’t love Herbal Essences products!? & Two, because I have had the craziest change in my hair after having Hendrix & as silly as it might sound, these changes (baby AND hair) have completely changed my mindset on life. Honestly, when I first watched the Herbal Essences Changes Video I started to tear up because it’s so inspiring to see people have the courage to make a change. It’s incredible how freeing change can be!

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Having a baby is a big change both mentally & physically. While everyone is aware of the obvious physical changes that come with pregnancy (hello, giant baby bump), I’ve learned that a lot of people aren’t aware of the hair loss about 6 months AFTER you have your baby. I’ll admit I was shocked when my hair started falling out after I had Hendrix & it’s funny because I had already gone through the whole experience previously with Kannon! There was something this time around though that felt different & that’s when I decided to approach things differently. I decided to embrace the new hair growth (even though at times it was a nightmare to style) & I kind of viewed the whole experience as “new hair, new me”. Instead of lingering on the hair loss, I focused on the growth & decided to focus on my growth as an individual as well. With that change came a newfound happiness within myself & I’m beyond thankful for that!

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Have any of you had an experience where a small change ended up having a huge impact on your life?

If you haven’t already, I would love for you all to watch the video from the Herbal Essences ‘Changes’ campaign. I find it so inspiring & I hope every one of you who watches it feels the same!

Special thanks to Herbal Essences & POPSUGAR for sponsoring this post 🙂

Gregory Family Vlogs

The Gregory Family Vlogs

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I’m really excited to introduce you all to our fun new little project, The Gregory Family Vlogs! I always get requests for more posts including my little family & we thought this would be the perfect way to show you guys more of our “real” life! This is #4 so make sure & head on over to our channel to see the others.

I hope you guys enjoy the videos & make sure to subscribe to see more!

Empty Products | Buy or Bye?

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– Fave 4 Hairspray 
– Origins Ginzing Energy Boosting Moisturizer 
Garnier Whole Blends 
GlamGlow Fizzy Lip Treatment 
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray 
Dove Dry Spray 
Pixi Glow Tonic To-Go 
– Nirvana Dry Shampoo 
– Briogeo Leave In Spray 
Maybelline Colossal Big Shot Mascara 
Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer 
GlamGlow Thirsty Mud Mask 
Korres Vitamin C Oil 
Derma E Charcoal Mask 
Serge Normant Dry Oil Spray 

 

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4 Things I Struggle With As A Mom

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I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while & I am honestly so happy to be sharing the things I struggle with as a mom with you guys. I feel like sometimes we feel ashamed because we have these struggles, but honestly, I have learned that talking about my struggles & embracing the fact that I’m not perfect, has helped me in so many ways. I hope you all will read this with open minds & know that if you struggle with any of these, you’re not alone!
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-Comparison
People aren’t lying when they say that comparison is the thief of joy. I can go from having a great day & feeling like supermom to questioning every parental decision I’ve ever made. That might sound dramatic but if you’re a parent, you know that it’s so easy to compare yourself to other parents. Especially with social media these days. I find myself looking at other moms & thinking, “how do they look so put together all the time!?” When you’re at home at 2 in the afternoon looking like a hot mess & your kids are still in their pajamas eating cereal off of the coffee table, it’s easy to compare yourself. I’ve finally learned that no one’s life is picture perfect. If anyone tries to claim that, they’re straight up lying to you! Every single human being has bad days & that is perfectly okay! So the next time you find yourself comparing your life or mothering skills to someone else, take a minute to look around & find the things that you’re thankful for. That might sound silly but whenever I think of all the great things in my life, it makes it easier to stop comparing myself & my life to anyone else.
-Guilt
Oh man, mom guilt is SO real. I honestly had no clue how bad it was until I had to stop breastfeeding Kannon at 8 weeks old. I don’t know why but the second you get pregnant or have/adopt a child, so many people take it upon themselves to tell you how exactly you should be raising said child. The amount of people that have told me how to raise my kids & how the things I’m doing are wrong, is absurd. If you’re a mom, you know exactly what I’m talking about! But guess what? We are all doing the best we can & as women, we should be encouraging each other & not tearing each other down. It makes me beyond happy to see all of these online mom communities popping up! (If you’re not part of one, let me know & I can send you the link to a really great one!) We feel enough mom guilt on our own so let’s stop making each other feel down about our choices & start embracing our differences. I promise that as cliche as that sounds, the support of other women can change our whole mentality & make motherhood the most amazing journey!
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-Patience
I truly believe that patience is one of the hardest lessons of being a parent. You wouldn’t believe the amount of times I have to stop what I’m doing & take a deep breath to keep myself from losing my cool. I love my boys more than anything, but that doesn’t mean that they don’t test my patience. In fact, raising little humans requires the most insane amount of patience! Teaching them & guiding their lives so that they will become functioning adults is not an easy task. But in my opinion, being a parent is the most rewarding experience & worth every little moment of frustration. I’ve actually learned to appreciate a lot more of the little things in life. Stopping to smell the flowers (or admire everything we come across) actually makes you realize how beautiful life is & how lucky we are to live in this incredible world. Sometimes it just takes a bit of patience to get to that point of realization 🙂
-Time Management
I saved this for last because it’s probably the hardest thing I struggle with as a mom. I get asked ALL the time how I balance being a mom & run a small business at the same time. To be honest, it’s all still a work in progress! Most days I feel like a hot mess while trying to get work done AND be a good mom. I don’t have a nanny so every day is a constant struggle of making time for my boys & figuring out how to accomplish work tasks. Being organized has helped me balance both though & I think
I will do a full post on how I make time for it all. But for now, just know that my life is not perfect & if you ever need someone to vent/relate to, I am always here to chat! Being a mom is amazing & while we all struggle at times, surrounding ourselves with encouraging & supportive friends definitely helps 🙂

 

The Friday Five

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I asked you all on Instagram what kind of posts you wanted to see more of & the majority of you said that you wanted to see more of my favorites. & when I say the majority of you, I mean the majority of you! Thank you all for the feedback & post ideas, I hope you’re excited about new content every day during the week now!!

I decided to create this series (The Friday Five) so that I can share five of my favorite things/products every single week. I figured it was the easiest way for me to talk about the things I’ve been loving lately & consistently sharing my favorites with you all. I hope you guys enjoy this new series & will check back every Friday for a new post. Now onto the favorites!

Carli Bybel Palette Swatches

1.) Carli Bybel Palette
I have been loving this palette ever since I filmed this Tutorial/first impressions video. The formula of these powders is a buttery & they blend like a dream! It’s perfect for every skin tone & I love that I can use it in every season. Plus, you can’t beat the $22.50 price tag!

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2.) Tarte Marine Boosting Mist
I am obsessed with face mists these days & never go a day without using one. Not even exaggerating either! I love that this one is a four-in-one & can be used as a primer, Makeup setting spray, hydrating mist & skin refresher. I have used this mist in all four ways & I can’t get enough of it. Also, for those of you with oily skin, this one doesn’t give you that overly glow-y look & doesn’t feel heavy on the skin. Oh, & it smells amaaazing!

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3.) Trader Joe’s Scandinavian Swimmers
My current favorite sweet treat obsession. Hands down my favorite gummies at the moment & that is saying a lot because I love a good gummy candy! I really should stop buying these because if they’re in our pantry, I’m going to eat them. Want to know how I spend most every Friday night? Curled up on the couch with Adam, eating these & watching Friends on Netflix. We have a riveting social life, we know 🙂

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4.) Zara Flower Bag
I can’t get enough of this flower bag & if you follow me on Instagram, you probably already know that. I love the cross body chain & honestly, I get compliments every time I wear this. What’s not to love about it?

NYX Lip Cream Swatch

5.) NYX Lip Cream in Sable
I get asked what lip color I’m wearing every time I wear this so I figured I would share with you all. This is a matte shade but I like to layer it over my Clarins Lip Oil so that it glides on smooth & doesn’t dry out my lips at all. You better believe this will be my go-to lip color all Fall long!

 

Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale Review

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I had seen these products on BH Cosmetics quite a few times so when I was scrolling through one of their sales, I snagged a few of the products to try out for myself. I hope you enjoy this Illuminate by Ashley Tisdale Review! Let me know if you have tried any of these products & what you think of them 🙂

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White Dresses to Wear Before Summer Ends

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Who else is in denial that it’s the beginning of September?? I know I can’t be the only one!
Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t be more excited for sweater weather & all of the fun things that come with Fall. I’m just in denial that it’s already September because I’m not sure where this year has gone. I know I say it far too often but time goes by so much quicker the older you get!
Before the temperature cools down too much though, I wanted to share my favorite white dresses to wear before summer ends.
First up is this white dress. I know they say that you can’t wear white after Labor Day but that’s my favorite rule to break. (You better believe that I’ll be wearing my winter whites later this year as well!) In all seriousness though, I think that a beautiful white dress is one of the most classic Summer pieces & I 100% believe that everyone needs at least one in their closet. Let’s all pretend we’re frolicking through the South of France & get as much wear out of these beauties as we can.
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Below are my current favorite white dresses!

 

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10 Ways To Be Healthier Today

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If you’ve been following me on social media for a while, you might remember earlier this year when I was on a major health kick. I just wasn’t feeling my best, and I decided to make a change. I wanted to not only feel better but to be a good role model for my boys when it comes to living a healthy life. While I’ve definitely gotten a bit off track with the craziness that is summer, it’s top of mind heading into fall.

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To not get overwhelmed, I love the idea of making small, attainable changes. Things that you can do each and every day to make yourself feel better, and eventually turn smaller habits into larger ones. Here are 10 things to try:

1.) Walk

One of the best things I can do for myself is to move. It doesn’t have to be an intense cardio workout either. Any kind of movement is better than none, so if that means integrating a walk into your morning routine or as a family after dinner, do it!

2.) Swap out one food item

Overhauling your diet is no joke, so to start off more realistically, try swapping out one thing a day. For example, if you’d usually reach for a bag of chips, try veggies and hummus. Or if you’d normally load up the sour cream on your favorite tacos, switch it out for plain Greek yogurt. This totally works for me, and it’s not giving everything up at once.

3.) Skip the glass of wine

While I personally don’t drink alcohol, I know that a lot of people enjoy a glass of wine after a long day. If you want to make a healthy swap, though, skip the wine and go for a flavored water instead. Less sugar, less hangover, fewer calories. Don’t worry, you can still have your glass of red, just try to limit alcohol the days you want to feel excellent.

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4.) Stretch

On those days when being a morning person is just not for me, a good stretch always helps me feel energized. Even if you do it while still lying in bed, it’s amazing how much more awake it can make you feel.

5.) Meditate

I totally understand it can be hard to find a few peaceful moments to yourself, but this will do a lot for your mental health, which is just as important as physical. You don’t have to have a yoga mat or anything, in particular, to meditate either, which is why I like it. You can literally be in the Target parking lot and take a few deep breaths in the silence before getting out of your car. Been there!

6.) Start your morning off right

Routines are so important to me – especially in the morning and especially as a mama. When I don’t get through my normal cadence, I feel like my whole day gets thrown off. Make your bed, have some warm lemon water – do whatever makes your morning feel peaceful.

7.) Limit tech

Because it’s nearly impossible for me to completely stay away from technology throughout the day, I think the best way to limit the amount of screen time I get on a daily basis is to implement a “phone bedtime”. Turning my phone onto airplane mode at 8 p.m. is the most effective way I’ve found to do this because that way nothing can come through and tempt me.

8.) Go to bed early

Celebs and doctors have been saying for years that the secret to a “youthful” appearance is sleep. If you’re anything like me, though, sleep is always the first thing to get sacrificed when there are a million other things to do (including two little boys!). But going to bed even 15 minutes earlier helps!

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9.) Take a minute for self-care

This kind of goes hand-in-hand with meditation and limiting tech, but make sure you’re setting time aside during the day just for you. I used to think these pockets of time would magically appear in my day, but I realized spare time is a limited commodity around here, so it’s on us to make sure we’re giving ourselves time to simply take care of ourselves.

10.) Drink H20

Like right now! It’s a super easy way to feel healthier in an instant. I’ve started keeping a full glass of water next to my bed so that it’s the first thing I do when I wake up. I also drink a full glass before each meal/snack. I try to keep that going throughout the day.

 

What I’m Wearing:

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