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  • 14 Things You Should NEVER Say to Someone Who's Had a Miscarriage

    I've started writing this blog so many times over the past, gosh, five years. But every time I would stop and think — would anyone even get it? Maybe I'm the only one who thinks like this. Then Chrissy Teigen and John Legend suffered a crushing loss and just by sharing it on my Instagram stories it started a frenzy of DMs. I got into all-nighters with complete strangers; people I know "socially"; and even people who I would consider friends... but I never knew they miscarried. Those women shared their stories — each and every one heartbreaking in their own right — and told me the best and WORST things someone said to them after their miscarriage. Some things people said right away... some things people still say today. And we get it — you all don't know because you haven't been there. I was that very person once. But let me — and several of my closest Instagram friends — teach you what you should never say to someone who has had a miscarriage. {While writing this, "She Used to Be Mine" by Sara Bareilles came on Spotify and it perfectly sums up that girl who went through a miscarriage 5 years ago. It changes you — no matter who you are, how many weeks you were, or how long it's been. So, excuse any typos, as I'll now be writing this through sobs.} "Only" 7 weeks? Okay, well then you're on a devastation level of like a 2, right? Wrong. If you know you're pregnant you're far enough along to be any level of devastation. Hey, if your baby, who's actually living and breathing, died, how would you feel if someone cited some stats about drownings, or SIDS, or car accidents, or cancer? Statistics are not comforting, trust me. Yea, sure, let's celebrate that tiny silver lining. But also, I have no interest in ever going through a miscarriage again, so every future pregnancy is now tainted with constant fear. I'll never get my "first" back. Yea, uterus, what is it about this baby that made it so you couldn't hang on, exactly? Let's not do that again. Still pissed at you, btw. {Fact: 75% of repeat miscarriages have an unknown cause — so do not come at someone with your 'why's'.} The equally-as-annoying cousin to the above: "Everything happens for a reason." There may be a logical explanation, but that will never be reason enough for me to understand why this had to happen. Please please spare me your religious bullshit. Having something wrong with my baby wouldn't make me want or love it any less, for starters. And, without proper testing, who's to say there was something wrong with baby? Some people may not have the chance or resources to find out the biological reason, so let's not speculate that there was something "wrong" with my baby. Mmmkay? Anywhere else is just not good enough. Look, I get the excitement, but this is not the time. There is nothing exciting or enticing about trying right now, so don't even ask about when we'll start trying again. But thank you for putting that thought into my head... Also see: "Maybe this is your sign from god that you should be done." I'll be sure to tell all of my miracle babies that if you were their mother, they wouldn't exist, because you would have thrown in the towel by now. The latest golden nugget! Let's just sit on our who-ha's and wait for the world to be utter perfection before we bring a baby into it. Newsflash: it's never going to happen!! But do you know what does bring light into a shit world? Beautiful babies. Think about it, feel it, relive it in my head at least once a year on the anniversary. Yea, it was a death — I'm forever a little broken from it. But hey, if you're able to get over the loss of someone that close to you and never think about it, good for you, Satan. I thankfully have never been through this, but any time I hear that someone has said this, I cringe. Their pain is no less because they have other kids already. And by the way, caring for other kids while mourning a miscarriage is probably one of the hardest, most gut-wrenching reminders and exhaustions of life. So cut her some damn slack, and stfu. And then there's the tricky one. The one that doesn't get a quote card because... it's true. "I know that miscarriage sucked, but now you have these perfect babies, and you probably wouldn't have them if you hadn't miscarried." Knife to my gut. It's like saying I "chose" the twins over our miscarried baby. Of course, I know I didn't choose — my body chose for me. But thinking of our miscarried baby as collateral damage or a "sacrifice" for the life we have now just doesn't sit well with me. I'll never thank him for "taking one for the team." If you've made it this far, congrats — you're a really good friend, fam member, or supporter who wants to learn. So I figured I would share with you something that is good to say... To every mom who has ever miscarried, this is our letter to you: I'm here for whatever you need — venting, silence, drinking, distractions — anything. I'm not always going to know what to do, and I'm going to follow your lead, but know that you're loved, you're insanely strong, and you will get through this. You won't forget, and you may never stop aching, but you will be happy and excited one day. We truly believe that — even if you don't, yet —we'll hold on to it until you do believe it. Take your time getting there, though — no one is rushing you. Be where you need to be, and we'll be there with you. Know that no matter how long you carried your baby, you are still a mom. You still dreamt about what the baby would look like and who's personality they'd have and what they'd be when they grew up — and you cared for them just as much as you would if they were on the outside. They will always be your baby — just as much as any of your other babies. There's this beautiful quote that says, "Grief is just love that has nowhere to go." If it's constantly in the air around you — consuming you, streaming down your face in tears, living in all the shattered pieces of your heart, or in a picture frame thrown across the room in a fit of rage — that's okay. Or, if years later, that grief gives you a moment of peace when you think about that baby and oddly miss the person you never truly knew — but you also feel thankful for having "known" them at all — that's okay, too. The grief will probably always be with you, and that's kind of a good thing, because that means you'll always be surrounded by their love, and your love for them. I'll leave you with something that my husband used to say to me when we were going through our miscarriage and infertility journey. Something that used to drive me insane at the time, but is now pretty much my pregnancy tagline... Keep your eye on the prize, babe. Love, Your Fellow Rainbow Mamas

  • My Top 10 Quarantine Essentials {for Survival}

    Survival is such a strong word... but if you don't feel it's a necessary term to accurately portray quarantine — or 2020 in general — well then hot damn, aren't you just one lucky duck? I, on the other hand, plop on the couch at the end of each day thinking, praise wine, we survived another day in quarantine. I get that quarantine is starting to soften a little {depending where you live}, but with the colder {and darker ::insert whining emoji::} months coming — paired with flu season — quarantine-woes are about to ramp right back up. I know I just gave you the worst feeling of dread, but I had to dramatically set this up so you fully appreciate my essentials for survival list ;-) No way in 2020 {aka, hell} would I survive quarantine without each and every one of these things. I highly suggest you adding them to your quarantine kit ASAP. {Cuz, ya know, shipping will take 10-12 weeks. #kidding #hopefully} DearMom Wine Or, as I like to call it: pocket wine. The cans are so perfectly adorable that they have been easy to grab when we're headed out the door for a walk around the neighborhood, or to head to a picnic. Look, 2020 is hard, no one is judging you for pulling a tiny sippy-wine out of your pocket at the park. If they're staring, chances are they really just want to know where you got that... and if you brought more. STOCK UP: My favs are Sparkletown {pop, pour into OJ, survive the morning} & Oregon Red {relaxation in a can}; $16.99 - 4-pack {also search local stores because they just popped up near me!} TENS Machine Right before quarantine set in, I became addicted to the chiropractor. Like, give me a quickie chiro adjustment over an hour-long massage any day. But then the chiro closed at the start of the pandemic, right about the time we moved, during which I threw out my back the worst I have in my life. I'm not talking "laid up" back sprain, I'm talking, it was so painful I couldn't lay, or even breathe. My chiro told me to get a TENS machine and Biofreeze. The hubs picked up this pocket pain pro and not only did it nurse me back to health after two uses, but I now have the mac daddy and it is LIFE-CHANGING, I tell ya! INVEST: They're not expensive at all, and you can grab the pocket one from Target {$40}, or the mac daddy on Omron's website {currently on sale for $99!!} TIU App If you know me, or follow me on Insta, you know I'm a die-hard Tone It Up girl. For those who don't know, TIU is a workout phenomenon by Katrina Scott and Karena Dawn — aka K&K. They have free workouts on their website, host a handful of Insta-Live workouts each week from one of their TIU-trainers, anddd they have an app with hundreds {thousands??} of workouts. So many reasons I love TIU and their app, but my top reasons would be: K&K are in their late 30s and look BOMB so it's super motivational; they're hilar and real and FUN; their workouts are hard, no matter how many times you do them; and there's a workout for every body, mood, timeframe, or day. YOU NEED IT: Tone It Up App; $99/year {you can do a 7-day free trial to check it out first! Follow my TIU highlights on Insta for my fav ones to try on demand} Gear That Says Something And not just says something, but supports something. I don't care what you support, but of all times, in all of history, you should be supporting something this year. It's just a bonus if the something you support comes with some cool gear so you can further the message. I adore @kbousq and all that she stands for {and teaches about social media}, so when she came out with this sweatshirt that gave 100% of proceeds to the Black Visions Collective, I had to have it. It's a conversation starter and stance-maker that I'm proud to rock {plus, it's stupid cozy}. SPEAK LOUDER: This crewneck is currently sold out, but she restocks periodically {$36}! While you're there, peruse a little, because her other stuff is sooo cute, and also has a message. Blendtec Blender Besides SoulCycle, one of the things I missed the most when I stopped going into the office was my weekly South Block fix. If you've never had a South Block acai bowl you are missing out on so many taste buds. My Blendtec is the only saving grace to try and recreate my SB fav {warrior bowl, add coconut on top, almond butter on the side, get in my bellayyyy}. Here's my go-to recipe for recreating my at-home warrior! BLEND IT: Blendtec with bonus smoothie-sized blender {$420} - This price is insane, I know. The hubs found it major on sale at Bed, Bath, and Beyond, so look around for sales! But hands down well worth the investment - I've killed many a blenders before and this one has held strong. Oh So Retro Life Planner You know people always say that when they decide to be a SAHM they wonder how they had so much time before? That's kind of how I feel about quarantine — like, how does being forced to stay at home now feel so much busier and overwhelming?! Here we are, quarantine-deep, and I couldn't find my head most days without my Erin Condren Life Planner. I scoured the earth for the perfecttt planner {I'm kind of a planner snob} and love that you can tailor it however you need {daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, 18-months, or all of the above}, and customize and personalize the look. I feel like every mom of a school-aged kid with 87 Zooms a week needs this planner. PLAN IT: I have the Oh So Retro Life Planner and it's my life line; $41 {currently on sale!} TanLuxe Look, I don't know about you, but life is just better when you're tan. Even a slight glow makes me happier. Those indoor vitamin D lights {or whatever they are} sound great, but give me a little faux-glow and I feel like an insta-human. I'm buying stock in this stuff as we enter colder seasons and naturally become pasty, because quarantine + paleness does not = happiness in my book. This is my newest fav tan stuff — you add drops right into your regular lotion so there's no need to apply 16 different skincare products before bed #bless. No streaks, no smells, no weird fade, just pure golden glisten. I've had my bottle for 5ish months and it's not even halfway gone. BE GOLDEN: I have the body one, but also use it in my face lo {$53}. There's a specific face one, too, if you fancy {$48}. ALL The Crafts If you've made it through quarantine without tie-dying, planting, or chalking something... what have you been doing with your time?! You've had to have run out of Netflix by now. I jumped on the tie-dye wagon pretty early, and that was just my gateway craft. Then I ended up with acrylic markers for coloring rocks #kidfriendly; fabric markers for turning my flares into a whole 90s vibe; all the scrapbook paper and mags for a vision board; glue guns for making my own masks #mamadontsew; and my latest: beads for mask lanyards! Now, I've yet to crack open the Cricut box, but that's my ultimate quarantine goal. Whatever you fancy, hit up Walmart, Michaels, or JoAnn fabrics and buy a craft — it's seriously therapeutic. GET CRAFTY: A few of my favs: Tulip one-step tie-dye kit {$29.99}; Bead variety box for mask lanyards {$19.99}; Fabric markers {$12.99} Stationary Bike I find that term to be sooo boringgg, because to me, this cycle bike is more than just a stationary workout machine — it has literally been my therapist. Well, the bike is kind of like the couch — my actual therapist has been @bombchelledc. When SoulCycle closed, my soul went off to cry in a quarantine-corner — so when Michelle started doing cycle-guided workouts {and Zoom HIITs}, I came back to life. I'm not even kidding you that one day when I look back on quarantine, I'll wonder how we got through it and then I'll think of these rides and know — that's how. RIDE IT OUT: First, buy the bike {$350}, then follow @bombchelledc, subscribe to her newsletter, and get free cycle workouts, HIITs, recipes, and mantra-reminders in your inbox weekly. MASKS, DUH Hi, did you think I could make a quarantine essentials list without masks!? What would be quarantine even without masks? Probably just regular life. We know dang well if I have to wear a mask while doing hair {and shopping, and hanging, and all the things} it's going to have to be cute, comfy, and breathable. I've tried my fair share and these two are my favs — one found on Etsy, and the other is shockingly... Hanes?! Yea, I was just as mind-blown, but they fit and feel the best. MASK UP: My fav set from Etsy is a tie-dye set #shocker {$19.99 3-pack}; Hanes 100% cotton 5-pack masks at Walmart {$7.50} Hang in there, guys, wear your mask, wash your hands, drink your tiny wine, and we'll all get through this together.

  • 6 Ways to Style This $5 Walmart Shirt

    What, you don't shop at Walmart? You will after this. Don't throw shade - think outside the box. When something is $5 I buy now and think later — and once I started thinking, the outfit options were endlesss. I'll include links to similar pieces used in each outfit so you can complete the look (most of my looks were created using ancient pieces I already had, but I'll point you in the right direction. Got you, boo.). For starters, you'll need that shirt, yea? I'm in an XS, for reference — I could have gone for a S or M, but it's all they had, and again - five dollarsss. They have it in three colors (I'm in the "red," which is more like a burnt orange), and for the price, you kind of need all three... #iknowido Every Day Casual-Cute Look Maybe she's a blogger, maybe she's just running into Trader Joe's — maybe it's both. This is the perfect getup for running errands and then rolling right into a photoshoot... or happy hour. Get the look: Date Night or GNO Hey all you cool cats & kittens... yea, okay, it's played out — but animal print will never be. Get the look: Outdoor Concert Vibes Anyone else itchinggg to go to a live concert? Yea, just imagine me, wearing this, rocking to some Chris Stapleton. Concert or not, it's the perfect summer-to-fall transition look. Get the look: Backyard BBQ Dying for one last beach getaway, but since that'sss not going to happen, I'll just wear this to a {socially distanced} backyard BBQ, pop a Simpler Wine in Mango (have you had!? I'm obsessed), and pretend. Get the look: Brunchin' No pandemic going to keep me from a bloody mary and eggs bennie, mmmmk? So what if it's on my sister's patio... Get the look: MomLife-Friendly She's a little bit country — she's a little bit boho. Love this for a "hi, I'm a mom, but kind of cool and chill and we should be friends" look for a daycare event or backyard BBQ. Get the look: Watch the full transformation here! This was one of the most fun videos I've ever filmed and edited, and oh-so-sweaty. Mad props to the bloggers who do this on the reg.

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  • Happy Home | Nikki Cagle

    HAPPY HOME Shop My SHOP BY: Beauty Buys All My Insta Fitness Favs Fashion Finds Happy Home #MomLife Midcentury Modern IKEA Kitchen Table It's STURDY and heavy and so chic. Perfect for a MCM, boho, or even farmhouse-style kitchen! Comes alone or as a set with 4 chairs. BUY ME Tabbed Sticky Notes I'm a sticky notes kind of girl! Love these for adding throughout my planner for quickie notes that I can toss when I'm done. BUY ME iWatch Charger Perfect for your nightstand - your watch snaps right into place, and it has extra USB's to charge your phone, too! BUY ME The DOP Phone Holder Sticks to mirrors, windows, and so many other surfaces to hold your phone in place. Use code NIKKI15 for 15% off at the link below! BUY ME Oh So Retro Erin Condren Planner The ultimate planner for being super organized by month, week, and day. Customizable inside and out! BUY ME Planner Pen Holder I am a "special pen" kind of girl for my planner, so I like to have it handy right where I need it. BUY ME Tiny Alarm Clock Things I love about this clock: DIMS super low so it doesn't brighten the room all night; alarm sounds are so nice; TINY! BUY ME Wyze Cam {Baby/House Monitor} Hands down the best baby monitor {or house monitor} ever. We have at least four around the house! BUY ME Snap-in Dry-Erase Mini Planners Love that I can snap these in and out as the weeks go by to track overall weekly priorities, meals, or workouts. BUY ME Yoobi NO BLEED Gel Pens I love these because they're not super slippery and they DON'T bleed or smudge when writing! Found this pack at Target. BUY ME Time Cap Med Bottle Tells you the last time you took your meds (starts counting as soon as you put the top back on) so you know if you took them or not! BUY ME Greeting Cards for Everyyything I'm a Hallmark girl at heart, so I always have greeting cards on hand. I love the designs of these! BUY ME

  • Shop My Insta | Nikki Cagle

    MY INSTA Shop SHOP BY: All My Insta Beauty Buys Fitness Favs Fashion Finds Happy Home #MomLife Fall'ing for Jumpsuits ENDLESS JUMPSUIT STYLES FOR FALL Mustard Button-front Jumper Wear with a jean jacket or striped long sleeves underneath, and casual kicks or booties. Cozy Ribbed Jumpsuit I'll just be here living in this all fall. Wedding or Halloween Look Perfect for a fall wedding OR as Sandra O. for Halloween! RETRO VIBES I obviously want this so bad. It's such a statement fall piece! Boyfriend Overalls Everyone needs a pair of these in their wardrobe — they're a staple! Head-to-toe Jean Jumpsuit Britney and Justin called, they said: You nailed it. Cheetah Jumpsuit I have this and I love it! It's so comfy and pairs great with a cropped leather jacket for nights out. Checkered Faux Cape Jumpsuit I LOVE this for Thanksgiving! So chic yet plenty of room for turkey and pumpkin pie and too much wine. Pajama-esque Jumpsuit I am OBSESSED with this casual pajama-looking jumpsuit that could totally be dressed up to be SO chic. Show More The MOST Comfortable Sports Bra And the color just makes you HAPPY. It's not too thin, NOT too thick, and very flexible, breathable, and soft! Leopard Capri with Pocket I never quite understood the pocket on workout pants, but now I GET IT. It's so convenient, especially when running errands. High-waisted Bike Shorts They had me at retro stripe. 2-piece Animal Print Outfit I was sooo close to getting this one. Love that it's an instant outfit, but you can also mix and match with others. 2-piece Neon Getup I've always wanted a bright ass neon workout outfit — this might be the one. 2-piece Yoga Outfit This will for sure be my next purchase! I'm dying to try their ribbed fabric - it looks like it stays super put. Show More Fabletics Favs I FINALLY TOOK THE PLUNGE AND I GET ITTT Kool Kimonos ALL KIMONOS & DUSTERS ARE LESS THAN $22 White & Floral Kimono - $18.80 The kimono pictured! Oversized and superrr flowy. Long Cheetah Duster - $21.99 I loveee this floor length duster. Such a statement, but also a great neutral. Moonchild Kimono - $13.90 This hits mid-length, around your calves. It's hi-low and super flowy! Snakeskin Duster - $15 MUST have duster!! Three-quarter sleeves and super thin. Geo Print Kimono - $19 Mid-length, wide sleeves, and super flowy. Oversized! Bright Floral Tie-Dye Kimono - $9 Gorgeous and bright!! Hits around hips. Would be gorg over a bathing suit. Starry Night Duster - $16 Thin and flowy. Such a great neutral with pop! Would go with everything. Pink Boho Duster - $18.99 Talk about a statement duster!! So boho. Fall Floral Kimono - $18.80 The perfect spring, summer, AND fall kimono. Show More Women's High-Rise Frayed Hem Jean Shorts Love me a high-waisted frayed shortie! The fray makes them longer than they are. Black High-rise Frayed Shorts My favs, but in black! High-rise Tie-front Animal Print Short Love the length on these, and the print, and the tie — love it all. Lightweight, no stretch. High-rise Paperbag Button-Front Shorts How may trends can we get in one pair of shorts? Adoreee these. And tons of stretch! Rust Paperbag Shorts This is my entire color palette — they go with so much! Has a little stretch. High-rise Frayed Bleach-dyed Shorts These scream summer! No stretch, so I tend to size up for comfort. Show More Fav Target Shorts SHORTS THAT FIT ANDDD COVER YOUR BOOTY Aerie Ruffle Triangle Top Justttt low-cut enough for a little sumthin', but still stays put completely! Aerie Ribbed High Cut Bottoms The ribbing on these is so different - I love the geo-stripes! Ribbing is great for hiding problem areas ;-) Aerie Long-line V-Cut Bikini Top So soft and comfortable that it feels like a sports bra! Full coverage but still sexy. Aerie Cheeky Floral Bikini Waffle pattern makes these SO soft and different - one of my favs! Aerie Plunge Bikini Top Superrr plunge but somehow still with tons of coverage?! I never feel uncomfortable like something is going to pop out. Also feels like a sports bra! Aerie Cheeky Bikini Bottom Super sleek and slippery material, like a true bathing suit bottom. Probably the most cheeky of them all, but hits great on the waist! Aerie Wrap One-Piece The most amazing wrap bathing suit!! It can have as much coverage as you want and wrap so many ways. Bottom has full coverage! Aerie Ribbed Triple Knot One-Piece MUST HAVE. The perfect suit to make you feel comfortable, but with some edge. It's full coverage, stays put, and SO soft! Comes with a neck strap. Aerie Ruffle Cut-out One-piece I didn't pull the trigger on this one but I'll dream about it until it goes on sale at the end of the season!! Those ruffles and cut-outs are dreamyyy. Show More Aerie Swim FAVORITE SWIMSUIT HAUL OF ALL TIME Burnt Tan Floral Cropped Top & Bottom Pictured! ADORE the ruffled paper-bag waistband on the gauchos, and ruffle on the crop top. Leopard Shorts & Tube Two-Piece One of my favorite Shein buys of ALL time. The shorts sit so nicely on your waist and don't squeeze, and they actually cover your bum. Ribbed Workout Set I love the tiny ribbing on this — it does make it a little thicker, but it's not super tight. The pants and crop both come to the perfect point! Embroidered Two-Piece The detail and reviews on this one speak for themselves! Comfy Cozy Set The softest and sexiest little thing to lounge around in! Dalmation Print Two-Piece Four color options, and the same style as the leopard two-piece that's so comfortable! Show More Shein Two-Pieces IT'S AN ENTIRE OUTFIT FOR THE PRICE OF ONE PIECE Comfy Cute A ROUND-UP OF WHAT I'M PRETTY MUCH WEARING AROUND THE CLOCK Cheetah Bikini Top Junior's Ribbed Bralette Bikini Top - Xhilaration™ Animal Print Cheetah Bikini High-Waisted Bottom Juniors' Ribbed Cheeky High Leg High Waist Bikini Bottom - Xhilaration™ Animal Print Intex Inflatable Pool Must-have for the summer with kiddos! Wine in a Can Day Drinking wine in a can by Little Big Town. SO good! Show More Mid-Rise Jogger Runs big, so size down! French Terry Drawstring Shorts Cozy and thin enough for summer. Camo Comfy Pants Sold out in the beige camo, but they still have regular camo and a couple other colors! These are true sweatpants. Aerie Cheetah Leggings THE Aerie cheetah leggings — and yes, they're as amazing as they look all over Insta!! Leggings Depot Joggers The softest dang joggers! I like them in a large so they're baggier like joggers. Leggings Depot PJ Pants Butter pj pants — I have three pairs... so far. Leggings Depot Flare Leggings Like leggings... with a flare. What more could you want in life? Faux Leather Biker Shorts Workout, but make it fashion. Love these with a big OR cropped tee. Leopard Lounge Shorts So soft and cozy - but on the thinner side, so not too hot for the summer! Show More Summer Essentials INCLUDING "THE" TARGET CHEETAH SUIT Quarantine Cozy MY FAVORITE JUMPSUIT FIND OF ALL TIME Retro Jumpsuit Stripe up Your Life Jogger Set Pink Slip-on Perforated Sneakers Pink Slip-on Perforated Sneakers Blush Tie-Dye Jumpsuit Also love this jumpsuit from Kittenish! The COZIEST Slippers Super fluffy slides. Show More

  • Nikki Cagle | Lifestyle Blogger | Silver Linings Salon | Maryland

    Oh, hey gorg! Welcome to the online home of Nikki Cagle, a lifestyle brand about life, fitness, beauty and in between. everything MEET NIKKI Let's just put it out there right now: I'm superrr long-winded — I have no cliffnotes filter. I can have full conversations in emojis, or gifs, or abbrevs that only my sister understands. I live my life in a perpetual state of before & after... Before, I was obese and a prisoner in my own body — now I'm a fitness fanatic who works her booty off {literally} every day. Before, I was a shy tomboy — now I'm a total people-person and I play with hair as a side gig {and shop WAY too much}. Before I was a twin mom I went through five rounds of infertility and suffered a miscarriage. Before, I used to judge people by their cover — but being the managing editor and social media manager of a health website for people with chronic conditions changed my entire perspective. Before I met my husband — I was never truly myself. He helped make me who I am today. I overuse the emdash, will be your biggest cheerleader #communityovercompetition, and I'm forever a serial optimist — hopelessly searching for the silver lining. And that's only the beginning... GET THE FULL STORY >> LET'S TALK ABOUT IT Life is what you make of it, so when life hands you a faulty uterus {or tubes, or eggs, or... #inconclusive} you make IUI twins. And when you're a childhood tomboy & suddenly decide to be a "girl," you do a complete 180 & pour yourself into beauty & fashion. And when you feel like throwing a picture frame at your high school sweetheart-turned-husband's head, you talk it out, dance it out, or cheers it out — but you always always fight for the love and life you've made together. You'll catch me harping on all of this, often! LIFE. BEAUTY. FITNESS. THE LATEST SCOOP ON THE BLOG>> SHOP MY: TRY-ON HAULS BEAUTY FAVS BARGAIN BUYS Shop My Finds That side gig hustle that never feels like a job because you love every second of it? That's my aptly named salon & style bar. From my in-home salon, to your on-site wedding or event, and sometimes to the comfort of your couch , me & my passion for hair are there for you. through IGTV or YouTube SIT IN MY CHAIR >> LIFE FITNESS BEAUTY

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