A Letter From an Instagram Husband (Re: the Anti-Bloggers)

There’s an interesting conversation going on in the blogger/influencer community. Many people are blaming these influencers for fueling a social media epidemic that is undermining our self worth. I wanted to speak up against what I feel is a misguided narrative toward hard working women and men in the blogging industry. There is some truth to the dialogue people are having about the negative influence social media has on our society. People imply these bloggers…
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Things I Want to Remember about Blake (on his 34th birthday)

Today is Blake’s birthday – he’s 34! Today he said, “Man, I’m old.” My response was, “No, you’re just right.” And I honestly feel like all of the sudden everything is just right. Instead of writing something sappy and vague, I decided to share some things I wrote down while we were still in the hospital. They were just some things I wanted to remember about Blake in that time, and I’m glad I wrote…
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Burgundy Dress | Free Shipping by Christmas

Today I’m running around like a crazy person, finishing up all of those minute things before we leave for Christmas.  But I had to post this burgundy dress before Christmas because you might need it ;).  And FYI – you can still get shopping done online today!! FREE delivery by Christmas Eve is still available from online stores like Nordstrom,  Shopbop, Revolve, Free People, Zappos, Macy’s, and of course there’s always Amazon Prime. Good luck,…
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RiSE Festival 2016 | Mojave Desert

We just had such a special weekend together, and I’m left with a feeling I get a lot.  It’s a mixture of feeling so grateful for Blake and this ache of missing the rest of our family who are so far away.  Does that ever go away?  I don’t think so. We were lucky to get to go to the RiSE Festival for the third time.  It’s always hard to find the words to explain…
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Daytime Pajama Jam – Wearing Rachel Pally

Rachel-Pally-Pajama Dress on Jen Hawkins
So to be clear, this is a dress – not pajamas.  But it might be the most comfortable thing I’ve ever worn ;).  Usually I get home at night and can’t wait to change into comfy clothes, but last night I wore this (dress by Rachel Pally) until the very last second I had to change for bed… Printed Maxi Dress | Platform Wedges | Bar Necklace | Tan Leather Tote | Sunglasses Happy hump day, and may…
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Easy Shirt Dress

If I ever have something to go to and I don’t know how to dress, I wear a shirt-dress! ;).  I feel like it can be super casual if it needs to be (and usually so comfy) or you can dress it up with booties and belt it if you need to look a little nicer.  I’m talking church, work, running around town, and then out to dinner.  I love love love this shirt dress…
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Shoes on a Monday

“When I feel bad I like to treat myself. Clothes never look any good… food just makes me fatter… shoes always fit.”  -In Her Shoes I love that part in In Her Shoes, because at some point in our lives we can all relate…shoes always fit.  Which makes them a better investment than clothes and food! 😉 I’ve obviously got shoes on the brain today…probably because it’s Monday and buying shoes sounds like it will…
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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Restocked and Full Access

Guys – today is OFFICIALLY the first day of the the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  Also, if you thought an item was sold out before, I would check again today because they’ve restocked a ton.  Here’s one of my favorite outfits I snagged, top and bottom totaling just $100.  (Big thanks to Rusty** for snapping these photos!) Scroll down for more #NSale help! Topshop Lightning Bolt Sweater | Sale: $52.90, After Sale: $80.00 Leith Faux Leather Skirt | Sale: $51.90, After Sale: $78.00 …
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Best of the #NSale Makeup | Makeup Artist Carly Campbell

Guys, I’m pretty excited about today’s post!  It was SO fun to prep for, and I learned so much.  I asked my friend and amazing makeup artist Carly Campbell (currently up for NAHA Makeup Artist of the Year) to review her favorite products from Nordstrom.  Some are part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and some are just plain classics, so that you know exactly what’s worth stocking up on.  I always say Carly is a product guru…
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#NSale | The Best Handbags, Sunnies, Hats and Jewelry

Today is the day!  With early access (aka a Nordstrom card) you can start shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary sale RIGHT NOW!  The things that always seem to sell out for me are the sunglasses I want, and one year I missed out on a bag I REALLY wanted because I waited too long to pull the trigger.  So to kick it off, I went through and picked out my very favorite sale items from “Handbags…
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