28 Days of Olay Luminous

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine.

As a longtime fan of Olay, during my college years, Olay kept my face flawless on a budget. Now that I’m knocking on 40, my skin requires a little more maintenance. About a month ago I shared on Instagram that I was participating in the #Olay28Day challenge using only the Olay Luminous line for my skincare needs. I have very dry areas on my face. As a woman of color, it’s hard to find that balance of moisture that doesn’t make you look greasy. Keep reading for my before and after results.

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Stars + Stripes

The weather is still warm but we’re pushing ahead with some cute fall looks.  I’ve teamed up with my mommy friends from Take Time for Style to share how Moms Do Fall Fashion.  Keep reading to learn how you can win a gift card to Nordstrom.

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How I Do it All

I get messages all the time from people asking me how I do it all or that I make motherhood look easy.  Let me start by sharing my secret, I DON’T do it all.  If you’re a mom you know that motherhood is far from easy unless you have both sets of retired grandparents living in your neighboorhood and willing to help.  Before my mom moved back to Chicago, she used to live less than a mile away from me.  She was in better health and able to help me with Peyton quite a bit.  I was able to get out to events more or go out with my husband with short notice.  Now she’s almost 80 and lives in Chicago.  I’m home with two kids while my husband works long hours with no family to help out.  It can be overwhelming but I’ve found ways to make being a stay at home mom life easier and manageable.

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Pro Mom Tip: Add Pampers to Your Baby Registry

This post is sponsored by Pampers.  Thoughts and opinions are my own.

It’s hard to believe that Harper is already two years old. It seems like yesterday I was just announcing I was pregnant and having a baby shower.  She’ll always be my baby but when kids turn two they’re technically not babies anymore. As I stand in her room and look around at all the things that helped us keep our little girl happy and healthy over the years, there is one item I’m so thankful I added to my registry and continued to use: Pampers Swaddlers.

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Kimono Cuties

Happy first day of fall!  Fall is my favorite season for fashion.  No more spaghetti straps or sweating wearing shapewear.  Now I just need the temps to cool down to at least 60.  During this HOT time of year, a kimono is the perfect transition piece.  They’re light, flowy and look great over jeans, shorts, and dresses.   Keeping in with the theme of Harper’s boho birthday party theme (HERE), we’re ready for fall in our kimonos.   Continue Reading