Clean & Refreshed: How to Properly Remove Makeup

Because taking it off is just as important as putting it on. I have been spending a good bit of my maternity leave watching makeup tutorials. When Leo was first born, Joe would often walk in on us binge watching NikkieTutorials while browsing Sephora‘s website for the latest in palettes and brushes. I’ve dipped my toes in a lot of…

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National Pina Colada Day: 8 Treats Inspired by Our Favorite Cocktail

It’s National Pina Colada Day! Aside from sipping on our favorite cocktail, we gathered up 8 pina-inspired recipes to liven up your day. Pina colada was probably my initiation cocktail as I entered the world of adult drinks. Being a huge fan of (anything) coconut, it quickly became my go-to beverage for parties and vacations. You could only imagine how excited…

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4 Ways to Spruce Up Your Correspondence

Basking in the beauty of snail mail. Ever since we announced our engagement, Joe and I have since been sending snail mail more than usual. First there were the wedding invitations, then the thank you notes, then the baby announcement… It seems that starting a family means neverending correspondence – and I absolutely adore it. I’m in a business that communicates primarily through…

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Friday Favorites: Your Lovely Face

All-star treatments for that lovely face of yours. This week, I had enough. I was tired, I felt icky, and I just wanted a little break. I managed to slip away and visited my local Dr. Hauschka Spa for a full body treatment (an hour and a half’s worth!). It was definitely worth while. I decided to continue the self-pampering with some…

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Lush Face Mask Review: BB Seaweed

Mama needed a break. So naturally, mama turned to a Lush face mask for a little treat. With the season in its transitional state, my skin has finally started to react. Hay fever hits me hard at the same time every year, leaving me itchy, red, and sensitive. I’m a sucker for any at-home spa treatment. Being a creature of habit, I…

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Friday Favorites: Family Traditions

Wrapping up a loving week with the best in family traditions. Family traditions are something that Joe and I constantly talk about. Perhaps it’s the idea of consistency, but we find ourselves constantly throwing ideas around: “How about we do this every year?” “How do you think the kids will like it?” Hopefully one day, our children will continue our family customs…

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Our First Set of Family Photos with Laurie-Anne Thuot Photography

Making memories is what raising a family is all about. Capturing family photos by brilliant photographers is an absolute plus. When I found out I was pregnant, a whole slew of emotions came over me. In fact, Joe and I have quite the story to tell about our discovery, but I’ll save that for another time. My mother was always…

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Friday Favorites: Shorts Weather

Is it shorts weather yet? Many of the wine recipes I featured earlier this week were icy, cool and refreshing. Not to mention, I made my very own Raspberry Lemon Spritzer on my food blog, Marble Crumbs, and it totally quenched my thirst. I found that ever since I gave birth, I’ve been really feeling the heat. I often find myself turning…

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12 Recipes That Use Wine

With these recipes, you can use wine several different ways – even though nothing beats a glass of red after your nine to five. I can still taste the bubbles from my first gulp of beer after being pregnant. It was delicious, satisfying, and went incredibly well with my steak dinner. I must say, I have yet to experience my first…

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Friday Favorites: Mad About Lips

Eventually, I’ll be brave enough to sport bold colors on my lips. For now, I’ll just watch tutorials on Insta. Ever since I picked up my tube of Dior Addict Lip Glow, I’ve been seriously scouring the web for more lipstick options. Don’t get me wrong: my lipstick collection is quite decent, especially in ratio to what I have in…

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