How I got my Body Back After Twins…for the Most Part ;)

L*Space Yellow Swimsuit | The Shop Laguna | Palms to Pines
Ok guys, you asked and I’m answering. Here’s how I’ve (almost) got my body “back” after having twins. Let me start by saying that I’m NOT an expert. I’m actually notoriously horrible at sticking to anything, have way too many weaknesses, and way too little will power. But I do think I’ve gotten in to my own little groove that’s worked for me, so I don’t mind sharing it with you on here. I also…
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The Big Fix

Dr. Scott Harris | Dental Before and After | Impacted Tooth, Receding Gums
So I think everyone has that one thing they’re the most self conscious about, right? For me, it’s always been this one stupid tooth! I literally think about it every time I talk to someone, and it’s the first thing I notice in photos of myself. At work, I would find myself trying not to smile unless my head was turned to cover that tooth! This Freakin’ Tooth… I’ll spare you the long story, but…
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New Year’s Thoughts and a few Easy Resolutions

Stillwater Morning Robe | How to wear a duster
I’ve never been more excited or more anxious to start a new year! The last 4 months of 2017 was spent in the hospital with the babies, and then when we brought them home the holidays were in full swing. Blake’s been either off of work or working from home since they came home. We’ve fallen into a routine together and managed, but this week Blake goes back to work and all bets are off.…
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Preventing Leg Cramps During Pregnancy

Black Sweatshirt Dress Maternity
Last week, I decided to start asking you guys for advice. Considering I’ve never taken a pregnancy this far until now, I’ll be the first to admit that I am not yet an expert ;). I posted on Instagram asking you guys what you do to help your leg cramps, and I loved hearing your responses! First of all, I want to say thank you to everyone who did respond. Since every pregnancy is SO…
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Best of Beauty

Happy first OFFICIAL day of the Nordstrom Sale – Public Access!!!! This means everyone can shop, whether you have a Nordstrom card or not! I’ve gone through and picked my favorite beauty products that are part of the sale! It’s the stuff that I love to buy anyways, so I totally stock up on it during the sale. Keep scrolling for the best of hair, makeup, skincare, and fragrance! HAIR    This thing is amazing…
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Fighting Stretch Marks During Pregnancy | My Plan of Attack

Preventing Stretch Marks, Even if it’s Hereditary I’ve always been afraid of stretch marks, so you can imagine the increase in my fear when I found out I was having twins ;). Both my Mom and sister have always told me how bad their stretch marks were, so if it’s true that stretch marks are hereditary I’m a goner. However, I decided that even if I’m doomed to get some stretch marks, it’s still worth trying…
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Getting Through the First Trimester | Morning Sickness and More…

Alright, so I officially hit 16 weeks a couple days ago. And I decided I should post about my first trimester before I forget how terrible it felt ;). The main reason I want to post about it is to tell you that YES it can be awful, but YES it will get better (for most people!)  The First Trimester Fog The first trimester is just a weird place to be. I think whether your…
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Pregnancy Workouts (or lack of!) + Favorite Workout Attire

I have to admit something – working out during pregnancy for me has so far been kiiiind of a joke.  Because first of all, can we just talk about how much the first trimester sucks?! More on that later, but it’s so frustrating because you feel pressure to establish a really good workout routine in the beginning of your pregnancy, but you also feel (unless you’re one of those rare lucky ones) like you literally can’t…
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Thoughts on Brows & Microblading

Jen Hawkins on Microblading and brows | Palms to Pines Style Blog
Since brows are a hot topic these days, I thought I’d give my two cents.  First off, a little background on my brows to give all of this a little context – I started out with a unibrow to compete with the best of them.  As I’ve mentioned here before, I was a very hairy little girl, thanks to my Portuguese Mama.  So at a young age, I started waxing and tweezing that caterpillar across my…
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Winter Travel Prep

Jen Hawkins tries the Hydration Room | Palms to Pines
Hydration IV Therapy at The Hydration Room Hands down the best thing I’ve done in preparation for travel is go to The Hydration Room, especially in the winter.  Living in an easy climate like California makes visiting high altitude, cold, dry places tough, especially in the winter!  I get dry skin and lips, feel tired and dehydrated, usually have a scratchy throat, and sometimes actually get sick (which is pretty rare for me – knock…
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