Spring is in Bloom! Hip Opening Sequence Materials needed: mat, strap Supta Hasta Padangusthasana (hand to big toe pose)- lay on back with knees bent and feet flat. Take your strap around the ball of your right foot, extending the sole of your right foot toward the ceiling. Hold for 4-5 breaths, extending the leg [...]
I’ve always been a sensitive girl. My emotions, my skin….today I’m talking about a skincare routine for sensitive skin. I didn’t realize my skin was sensitive until I became an adult. I always thought I had tough girl skin and could just try whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted. Looking back, I have no idea [...]
When I started writing this post, I was going to post a few ideas on how you can style a headband for a casual hairstyle. Then...I wrote the title and it turned into something else completely.
Mother's day is coming up next weekend, and I'm sharing my favorite gift ideas for all the mamas out there!
By Steph G. It's springtime! We have a playlist that spans the decades, some oldies but goodies and some new favorites - check it out and follow on Spotify! https://open.spotify.com/user/1239284406/playlist/2OB7MBKXoTWNPKqwFQjVMD?si=CPI3HYK_SHumZlOtrBMqkQ
Busy mornings don't have to mean leaving the house and feeling like a mess, and pulling an easy outfit together doesn't have to mean losing hours in your closet wondering what to wear.... (Click the Title to Read More)
By Michele L. I have a confession to make: this morning I had a frozen french bread pizza for breakfast because I was totally out of ideas. Mornings are hard. And no matter how many times we’ve heard that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it’s easy to choose a few extra [...]
Do you keep a journal or diary? I loved writing in a journal when I was younger, but as I crossed over into adulthood I lost the drive. I didn’t want it to just be a record of my days, but I wasn’t sure what else to write.
I like to keep my makeup simple and classic.
Bread pudding is the unsung hero of the dessert world. It almost never gets the credit it deserves. It’s simple, it’s satisfying, and it brings a sparkle to your eye.
Ruffles, bows, and all things feminine are the trend for spring and I couldn't be more excited! Harley (The Bend Boutique) is sharing her top picks for spring...
Fast Passes When you stay at Disney Parks, you have a magic band and the opportunity to reserve fast passes early. This is another perk to Staying on Property! What is a Fast Pass? It’s a pass that lets you reserve a time for when you would like to ride a ride (think similar to [...]
Disney has upped their food game. When we vacation, its ALLLLLL about the food. Gone are the days of chicken fingers and French fries for a week straight. There are options for every palate now! Here are my favorite places to eat in each park, as well as a few top choices for Disney Springs and some of the resorts!
Spring is here in the midwest and today we're sharing our writers' spring uniforms!
Sometimes you feel like having a tea party! Greens, bunnies, and a pastel color palate are sure to enchant your guests! This is a sweet and simple event you can pull together easily. It's a great excuse to have a few friends over and ring in spring!
During our different stays at Disney World, we’ve been lucky enough to stay at many of their resorts. I often get the question: is it really worth it to stay “on property”.
We just returned from my 31st trip to Disney World in Orlando, Florida. I’ve been traveling to Disney with my family since before I can remember. Having gone to Disney during every stage of my own life and bringing a child of my own (when she was 3 months, 9 months, 18 months, and 2.5 years), I feel that I’ve gotten the packing process down to a science!
By Michele L. It’s springtime! And to all of us food nerds, springtime means the appearance of all those vibrant green vegetables that have been hiding since the weather turned cold in the fall. In this day and age, we can basically get all the produce all the time, but there’s no denying that food tastes [...]
By Steph G. And our book pick for April is.... Daisy Jones and the Six! If vintage rock n' roll is your jam, this book is the one for you! Let us know what you think in the comments!
By Steph G. Is it spring where you are? Today I drove back from 80 degree weather in Orlando to sub 40 degree temps in Northwest Indiana....I'm not gonna lie, seeing ice on the ground after a week of wearing flip flops was a reeeeeal bummer. This playlist is helping me stay spring minded, though! [...]
By Steph G. If there's one thing I love more than makeup, it's learning about the great makeup products that other people use! I got this Tarte pallet for Christmas the year before last, and with all the colors it's lasted a long time. I use the lighter coral blush daily. It gives my cheeks [...]
By Emily R. Find the center of your chalkboard – try to figure out your spacing before you begin. Sometimes it helps to just write it out as a rough draft (not using the fancy font) to get the spacing right.Go to dafont.com and search for a scripted font that you'd like to use in [...]
By Michele L. Remember in the post about Shepard’s pie where I said that it had become the new front runner for my best recipe? This was the previous winner. For years is has been my favorite dish to make. It sounds very high fancy, but it’s actually super easy. Why, you ask? Because of [...]
By Steph G. I’ll admit it, I was intimidated. I had always heard that cast iron skillets are fussy, need to be seasoned, can’t touch soap, and require forms to be filled out in triplicate whenever you want to use them (just kidding on the last one). It seemed like SO MUCH work, for a [...]
By Christine R. Packing has become an art for me, and figuring out how to fit all of my travel gear into one carry-on-sized backpack is a challenge I’ve adopted for every single one of my vacations. I love the simplicity of carrying everything on my back (free hands!), and I’ve made it work for [...]
By Michele L. Most people think of this time of year as the light at the end of a wintery tunnel. I, on the other hand, think of something else: RAIN. I will take snow over rain any day of the week and twice on Sunday. When I’m damp I feel cold all the way [...]
By Emily R It’s not too late for a St. Patrick’s Day craft! Today we had a rain/snow mix so as you can imagine, there hasn’t been a lot of outdoor crafts yet this year. The book we picked for this month is How to Catch a Leprechaun. Pippa’s favorite part of the book was [...]
By Steph G. It's getting to be that time of year.... we've all felt cold for too long and our bodies start aching for some Vitamin D. I'm sure it's why so many of us plan for a spring break vacation! I was talking with Erin, and something that gets both of us excited for [...]
We all think of springtime as the official "go-ahead" to start filling our wardrobes with bright colors. And, as much as I want the weather to be ready for that, there might just be a few weeks of chill left for us midwesterners.
By Brie C. I am so intrigued by capsule wardrobes! The idea that you can have a closet (or, in this case, a suitcase) with just a few interchangeable pieces that make an entire wardrobe is so neat - not to mention, space efficient. Brie has taken the guesswork out of packing for your next [...]
By Kari B. Ahhhhh… as I was walking my sweet doggies this morning, I realized a couple of things: It was LIGHT out! As in, actual daylight! I mean, I could SEE!! That alone jolted my happy vibes into overdrive! Gone (for now) are the days of driving to work in the dark, and leaving [...]
By Steph G. Whiskey In a Teacup By Reese Witherspoon What’s It About: Reese has written an amazing guide to living that lovely southern lifestyle. From decor to events to delicious recipes, this book has it all. I sat down and read it cover to cover, but if that’s not your style you can skip [...]
By Michele L. For potatoes 4 large russet potatoes – peeled and chopped into ½ inch pieces½ cup butter ½ to 1c half and half1 + ½ cup shredded Irish white cheddar2 egg yolksSalt to taste For filling 1 lb ground lamb (or beef)2 tbsp salt 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1 Small onion – small dice2 Medium carrots [...]
By Steph G. In the midwest, March is the month when you’re not sure whether you should hunker down and embrace feeling cold or start hoping for warmer weather. I hope this playlist sets the mood for both (but leans a little towards warmer temps). Enjoy! https://open.spotify.com/user/1239284406/playlist/7cmHX4Wu7MDwkU2vU9pTL0?si=Wg2kiIRZQI-J-qTFZmkVnw
Spring is almost here and Harley has some exciting news! Her online Boutique, The Bend, officially has it's own website! To celebrate, Harley is currently offering 10% off all orders with the code "WELCOME" for new members! Visit The Bend Boutique! Harley is also sharing some of the AWESOME new pieces that are currently in [...]
By Steph G. I am in no way, shape, or form affiliated with Barefoot Blonde Hair - I just REALLY love the product and want to tell you about it! I wear hair extensions. Let me say it again, loudly and proudly for those sitting in the back of the house: “I Wear Hair Extensions! [...]
By Steph G. This year, I decided to take a long look at the things I’m doing for myself. I also took a long look at the examples I’m setting for my daughter - specifically in regards to how I treat my body. Am I showing her what good habits look like? Am I leading [...]
By Erin B. The fire burns low now-glowing embersseem to move with the energy of the heat.It will keep the house warmall winter longif you feed it properly,stoking itand tending to itdaily. To heat a whole houseis an extraordinary featfor such a smallblaze.Miraculous, even. When the fire was new,it would ignite and dwindlein fits and [...]