Thursday, March 31, 2016
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Two of my biggest girl crushes came out with books this spring and I couldn't have been more excited. As soon as I could, I placed advanced orders through Amazon and patiently waited for them to show up on my doorstep... and when they finally did, I wasn't disappointed.
I've followed Kristin Cavallari since the Laguna Beach days (ahh, the high school memories) and have been obsessed with Emily Maynard since she was first on The Bachelor a few years ago. Both women are strong, gorgeous and put their families first which I admire. I read each book in lightening speed and wanted to share my honest reviews with you today!
Balancing in Heels by Kristin Cavallari
For the first time ever, entrepreneur, designer and TV star Kristin Cavallari shares how she juggles all facets of her busy life with style and grace. From outlining health and wellness, food, fitness, fashion, and her success as a businesswoman to more private matters of family, motherhood, and her relationship with her husband, Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, Kristin leaves no stone unturned to give fans of Laguna Beach and The Hills all of the answers they're been looking for.
First things first, this book is pretty. It's filled with gorgeous pictures of Kristin and her family, delicious looking recipes and of course, her shoe line. It makes for a great coffee table book even after you're finished reading.
Balancing in Heels starts off at the beginning of the Laguna Beach days and takes you up to the present of her family life - not in much deep detail though. If you're hoping for any juicy, behind the scenes info, you're not going to find it here. My favorite sections were actually the ones not about Kristin's personal life, but the ones about health and beauty. You can tell she feels more comfortable discussing these things and shares a lot about what she's learned in terms of eating healthily and natural ways to care for your body.
Lots of pretty easy recipes are included which I appreciate and can't wait to try! I also loved that she mentioned a few of her favorite products because lets be honest, the girl has amazing skin. She attributes most of it to the real food based diet that they eat, but also recommends specific products that have made a difference. I've already mentioned before that I started using this scrub after I saw an article where she raved about it, and now thanks to the book, I've ordered this serum and this oil. There are also plenty of exercise routines and style tips throughout as well.
Overall, I enjoyed this book. It's a super easy read and while I didn't learn much more about Kristin's life than I already knew, I did take quite a few things away in regards to healthy eating and beauty/style recommendations which I personally always love. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for a quick read that's interested in learning more about natural living.
Final Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Labels: On My Radar
Monday, March 28, 2016
Thankfully, Easter morning I was feeling a million times better. We got up early, went to church with our friends, Nick made his Polish Easter brunch and then we spent the rest of the day outside. The weather was absolutely beautiful - 68 degrees and sunny, you can't beat that for Easter in March (in Michigan). We gave Brady a bath (he's been so itchy lately and no idea why), took a nice long walk, cleaned up our backyard and then did some cleaning in the house.
Friday, March 25, 2016
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
One of the first signs that I might be pregnant way back in October was my face suddenly freaked out for what I thought was no reason. I went from dry skin that never saw a pimple (now I realize how lucky I was...) to combination skin with blemishes and random breakouts, and I'm still dealing with it almost 28 weeks later. Pregnancy is glamorous ;)
I've basically had to re-haul my skincare regime and one of the biggest things for me was making time for regular at home 'facials'. I try to use a mask two times a week and a face scrub two or three times a week and can definitely tell a difference when I keep up with this. It sounds like a lot, but the nice thing about masks are that you can throw one on at night for a half hour while you make dinner, answer emails or watch TV. Not so bad and it's totally worth it to keep breakouts at bay! Below are a few of my favorites right now...
Monday, March 21, 2016
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Tuesday, March 15, 2016
The first day of spring is THIS Sunday! I can't even believe it (this year is going so fast), but I'm so ready for it. Whenever a new season rolls around, I get an itch to switch up the bag I'm carrying. I'm ready to retire my black bucket bag that served me well this winter and instead pick up something neutral, soft and pretty. I rounded up 9 of my favorite picks and best of all, they're all under $100! So don't feel too bad if you buy two... or three.... of them ;) Which one is your favorite?
Rebecca Minkoff Leo Clutch // H&M Backpack // H&M Structured Handbag
Sole Society Oversized Tote // Sole Society Studded Crossbody // Sole Society Emmie Perforated Hobo
Monday, March 14, 2016
Let me know if you have any questions about this, I know it can be a chore to get all of your photos organized, but it's so worth it to have peace of mind that your memories are safe. And I'm sorry to bore you with such an exciting topic on a Monday ;) I'll be back tomorrow with some pretty bag eye candy for spring!
Friday, March 11, 2016
•Grab a Peach Green Tea Lemonade from Starbucks - they're back!