Walking Around Town with Reebok Skyscape

I received a Kohl’s gift card to purchase a pair of Reebok Skyscape shoes in order to facilitate this review and all opinions are my own.

Walking off the Pounds with Reebok Skyscape

As a mom I walk. A lot! Every day I take my kids to and from school. And every day they ask to take the car. Since school is less than 1/2 a mile away we walk it even through their protests.

I actually look forward to taking my kids to school because we can walk there. I get time in the morning to connect with them and talk about their day (or whatever they want to talk about) before dropping them off. Then I get to relax and walk the neighborhood afterward before heading home to start working – or going out to run errands.

Whether I’m dropping off the kids at preschool, to running errands, to doing house and yard work. I’m on my feet all the time and need a great pair of shoes to get me through my days.

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Creating Mother’s Day Memories with my Daughter {Matilda Jane It’s a Wonderful Parade}

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Ever since the day I found out I was having a daughter my mind has raced with all of what I wanted our relationship to be like. Getting our nails done together, going out for lunch, chatting as we walk together. The joy my daughter has brought me since she’s graced us with her presence has amazed and inspired me.

When I was asked to show off a few pieces from the latest Matilda Jane It’s A Wonderful Parade collection, I couldn’t help but get excited about a special photo shoot with my favorite girl. Not only would it allow us some time to “get pretty together” – in my daughter’s words – but it would also give me some great shots to cherish forever.

The relationship I’m building with my daughter is one-of-a-kind and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world! A special thanks to Carrie of For the Love of Photography for capturing these gorgeous photos of me and my daughter. [Read more…]

The Ultimate Girls Night Out: Celebrating My 30th in Style

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The Ultimate Girls Night Out - Celebrating my 30th

Last month I celebrated my 30th birthday with the ultimate girls night out. I’ve been talking about how I was going to celebrate my 30th for the past year and finally I decided on an awesome night out with my friends at a great restaurant.

I made sure that everyone had rides to and from the restaurant and that the whole meal was taken care of so all my friends had to do was show up. My husband chauffeured most of us (his idea!) and surprised me by gifting each of my friends a cute favor that was left at the restaurant before we got there.

A girls night out is comprised of a lot of things but it always starts with getting ready… [Read more…]

Ergobaby 360 Carrier featured at Baby Bloggy Boot Camp

I recently checked out the new Ergobaby 360 carrier at Baby Bloggy Boot Camp. This post is written by me on behalf of Liz Lange and Ergobaby. Product was provided.

Ergobaby 360 Carrier featured at Baby Bloggy Bootcamp

Two things I absolutely love are babywearing and blogging. So when these two came together at Baby Bloggy Boot Camp hosted by the SITS Girls I knew I wanted to attend. Since I was already attending Women Get Social, coming in a few hours early wouldn’t be a big deal. Plus I got a sneak peek at the new Ergo 360 baby carrier and some other amazing products.

Baby Bloggy Boot Camp (#BabyBBC) was an informative mini blog conference that featured sessions on creating compelling content for moms, sponsored content tips and authentic story-telling. Each session was lead by bloggers in-the-know about what brands want and what readers want to see.

And in those 3 hours I learned a lot about how I can improve my own brand (this blog) and really deliver what my readers want to see. I’ve already seen an amazing change in how I view my blog and how I approach each and every post I share. [Read more…]

How to Dress Up Jeans From Everyday Wear to Business Casual

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I love a good pair of jeans. When you find one that works for your body everything falls into place. And I love that when I find a  good pair, I can dress up jeans from casual to a more classy look when I need it.

As a busy mom I need easy to throw together outfits. Whether I’m wearing jeans and a t-shirt to walk the kids to school, or I get a little more adult and throw on a blouse and jacket, I want to feel good.

Luckily my new Lee jeans make me look and feel good! Even when I had to go from mommy mode to business woman mode at a recent conference I attended.  [Read more…]

Finding the Right Fit: Skinny Jeans for Moms

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I have been looking for a great pair of jeans to go with my boots for a while. And while on my search I always avoided skinny jeans. I assumed that because I was plus size and a mom that skinny jeans weren’t for me. Boy was I wrong!

I was sent a few pair of Lee jeans to try out for an upcoming blogging conference I’m attending. I wanted to look fabulous and I always turn to Lee to make that happen. So when I received skinny jeans I was a bit skeptical.

Then I tried my first pair on… and these Lee Platinum Label Perfect Fit Ariel Skinny Jeans became my new bff. [Read more…]

The Perfect Date Night Dress from eShakti

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Recently my husband and I purchased season tickets to the local theater. We wanted a nice way to spend time together without the kids and loved the idea of pre-planned date nigths for the nights we were at the theater. But these nights out meant I needed a date night dress.

Luckily I had just received an email from eShakti asking if I was interested in trying something from their current line. And I jumped at the chance to try this gorgeous Sheer diamond check A-line dress for myself.

It was just dressy enough to go to the theater and worked perfectly with sweaters or jackets if needed. Along with the dress I decided to put together a few pieces I had recently purchased for our family photos (and some shoes I scored from Black Friday for $20!) and created this look that I’m loving.

I’ve decided I prefer the dress with a sweater for the winter but love the cut of the arms even though I usually don’t like showing them off.  [Read more…]

Comfort and Style with Matilda Jane Paint by Numbers

Matilda Jane Paint By Numbers

As I mentioned a few weeks back, I’m trying to get out of the yoga pants and find some mom fashion. So when Matilda Jane reached out to see if I could try a few pieces from their Paint By Numbers collection I had no problem saying yes.

I already checked out the Matilda Jane Paint by Numbers collection on their website and was eyeing pieces like the Molly cardigan and Hazel Circle Skirt. I fell in love with the Collage Kimono Dress. These  pieces looked like they’d fit my body and style well.

When I received the Grape Leaf CardiganFragrant Lilac Tank, and Midnight Big Ruffles I wasn’t quite sure how these pieces would work with me. Since I’m trying to get away from the yoga pants I was hesitant to try on the Midnight Big Ruffles. [Read more…]

Mom Fashion: Finding My Way Out of Yoga Pants

I’ve never been one to say I have a lot of fashion sense. I try and keep up with trends but for the most part I’m usually a season behind… or a year behind. So I’m going to attempt to dabble in mom fashion and challenge myself to ditch the yoga pants.

Now this might take a bit of work so I’m going to have to ask for help. Each week I’ll post a photo of me in an outfit other than my normal mom jeans and a t-shirt or kirkland brand lululemon knock offs, racerback tank, and sports bra.

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