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3-Minute Hair Tutorial.



I pretty much feel like I’ve been on the run nonstop lately. Even on my relaxing days at home I’ve been putting pressure on getting out for “one more walk” with ­the dog or stopping at the park “just in case” it’s our last really nice weekend here. We are in the Midwest, after all, so the change in temps can literally happen overnight.


With busy schedules comes the need for easy hairstyles, though. And the one I’m showing you today is pretty much the easiest of all the easies (I know, my brain may have turned off at this point today!). The first time I wore my hair like was actually more of an accident, but the compliments and questions on how I did it made me realize it was a perfect hairstyle for when I’m on the go but still want to look put together (which, like I said, seems to be most days lately).


The best part is that this hairstyle can work in almost any hair length, including my 2-year-old's.

I’m actually traveling for work right now, and ironically that means filming a tutorial is a little easier because I don’t have an (albeit cute) nosey 2-year-old in the background narrating.


(Pony, Momma? Hair tie? Let me see the hair tie, Momma. Momma’s putting in a pony? Where’s my pony? Put a pony in Adelyn’s hair, Momma? No, use the pink hair tie Momma. Where’s the pink one?!)


I tried doing this tutorial from home twice now and those are the captions I took away from replaying it. Needless to say neither efforts were post worthy.


So a couple notes on the video:

  1. You’ll need two hair elastics (I use the clear, no pull Goodie brand)

  2. If you want, a thicker, cotton headband is a cute addition to the hairstyle

  3. I’m on day 3 hair here, but I’ve done this on day 1 all the way to day 5 (day 5 the headband option is a SAVIOR because my hair is usually a little overwhelmed with dry shampoo by then)

  4. Thank you, again, for not judging my annoying voice, my um’s and my all around weirdness in tutorials!

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3-Minute Hair Tutorial

(video with instruction is less than 4 minutes!)


INFANT LOSS: A 3rd PArty Perspective


Peyton Virginia Smolcich. She was born July 1st, 2015 at 3:31 a.m. She was born 15 weeks early. One pound, 6.2 ounces. Sleeping.


She was beautiful. She had her mom’s features; she had her dad’s hair. She had 10 adorable toes caught perfectly on camera.


She’s the daughter of one of my best friend’s, and the world should know her.


Peyton may have only lived a total of 25 weeks, all of which were spent inside her mom, but she made a lifetime’s worth of impact on a number of hearts.


I remember so clearly March 1, the day Abby told me she was pregnant. She’s been a close friend of mine since middle school, and I felt so honored that I was one of the first people she told and trusted so early in her pregnancy, weeks before the 12-week “safety mark”. Although as it turned out that safety mark was not at all safe.  [Continue reading...]



We're all busy, right? I mean, we're all really busy. I guess there's a chance that you're not, but that's at least how I've felt for essentially the last two years. I just feel like there's never any real downtime in life anymore (unless I wake up before the sun). I used to think it was becoming a mom that made me busier, but I'm starting to think it's my own fault, always adding one more committment to our already busy lives.


Either way, life is busy. I've written about it on here what seems like so many times now, but it's also a fact that I know I become just a beast when I sacrifice my workouts to accomodate this often self-inflicted busy lifestyle. I get moodier and much shorter fused, and let's be honest, there ain't no one out there who wants to deal with a crabby Heather (it's seriously not pretty).


Over the last 6-8 months I've gotten to what is probably the best, healthiest shape I've ever been in.  [Continue reading...]



I'm sure you've all had your fair share of shelf-stable, terrible tasting protein bars. I'm not stranger to the protein bar aisle at our local nutrition store, and while there are a couple varieties I'll actually agree taste good, the majority of them I find barely even palatable. The nuggat in most protein bars taste disgusting to me. I don't even like Cliff bars, and I feel like everyone likes those things.


A few years ago (oh my gosh, it was actually FOUR years ago) one of my gym instructors brought homemade protein bars to class. YUM.O. They're so tasty and so easy, and they're a staple in my diet.


So why am I just sharing them on here now? Because sometimes the most obvious posts are the ones I never think to share! But, here you are, enjoy!


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Ok, I won't make this post too long because it just doesn't need to be. What it does need is to contain this simple recipe for maybe the most refreshing, natural, drink for you this summer.


Green Tea Lemonade

What you need for a 16-ounce glass:

1 bag Yogi Green Tea

1/2 tsp raw honey (organic agave nectar is another option!)

1/4 lemon


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