My Go-To Hair Products

My Go-To Hair Products

Being a busy mom, spending lots and lots of time caring for and styling my hair isn’t really realistic, but that’s not to say that I don’t want my hair looking its best! Having healthy hair with a minimal routine is actually doable with just a few hair essentials. Today I wanted to share some of my tried and true hair products that are staples in my simple hair care routine!

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One :: A good sulfate free shampoo is a must, and this is my absolute favorite. It makes my hair so soft and also protects my color.

Two :: This conditioner is not only so incredibly moisturizing, but it also leaves my hair almost completely tangle free (which as my hair is very tangle prone this is super impressive).

Three :: I don’t curl my hair every day (avoiding using heat on my hair every day helps keep it healthy), but when I do want to style it this curling iron is great. It gives me such smooth curls that really last.

Four :: This is the holy grail of hair oils. I’ve tried several others and they all leave my hair feeling limp and greasy. This one leaves my hair soft and smooth without any greasy residue.

Five :: Every mom must have a good dry shampoo in her beauty arsenal. This one does a great job of freshening up second (or third) day hair.

Six :: This dries my hair super quickly, plus it also uses negative ions to prevent frizz and maintain shine.

Seven :: My hair tangles incredibly easy, and this brush is an absolute lifesaver for me. It easily and painlessly removes all tangles without damaging my hair.

Eight :: I don’t use hairspray regularly, but when I do this is my go to. It doesn’t leave my hair crunchy or sticky, and I love that its unscented.

Nine :: I’ve heard that you should always put a leave in conditioner in your hair to keep it as healthy as possible. What I love about this one is that it also includes a thermal protection as well to protect from heat when styling.

Ten :: This leaves my hair feeling so incredibly soft, smooth, and shiny without weighing it down.

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Currently Craving: Sustainable Spring Style

I love that so many clothing brands are offering sustainable options, and even just making small efforts to be environmentally conscious can make a huge difference! As I’m starting to think ahead to spring wardrobe updates, I want to make more of an effort to look into sustainable choices. Today I wanted to share some great options I’ve come across that are on my wishlist!

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One :: This cardigan is perfect for casual mom wear. I totally envision wearing this running errands or brunching paired with sneakers and jeans.

Two :: Adding a pretty Reformation dress to my wardrobe is at the top of my spring wish list

Three :: I definitely need a few more basic tees, and I really like the color of this one

Four :: I’ve been crushing on these shoes for awhile, and these are a must have for me for this spring and summer

Five :: I’m really craving light wash jeans for spring! This straight leg style is so on trend.

Six :: This raincoat is perfect for all those spring showers

Seven :: Classic aviators are a must have for spring

Eight :: Puffy bags are having a moment, and this $45 oversized tote could double as a weekender bag

Nine :: I have some leggings from this brand and I definitely want to check out their affordable sports bras

Ten :: Another pair of light wash denim that I’m eyeing

Eleven :: This is what spring break vacation dress dreams are made of

Twelve :: This beachy looking cotton sweater is so versatile

Thirteen :: This is the perfect denim jacket

Fourteen :: I have a pair of these that I’ve had for years and are still in perfect shape! I’m eyeing some of the other fun color options for spring.

Fifteen :: I’m on the hunt for a few cute, affordable one piece suits. This under $50 option looks high end.

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Snapshots From Sun Valley

We spent this past holiday weekend on a little ski getaway in Sun Valley Idaho. Sun Valley is my happy place (as well as my family’s!) so we love getting away for a visit whenever we can. I had packed along my camera, but ended up not even taking it out of its case as I was just enjoying soaking up time with my family. I did however manage to grab a few cell phone pics which I’m sharing as well as a quick recap of our little getaway!

No trip to Sun Valley is complete without a trip to The Toy Store. Evan scored this yodeling pickle (which he was a lot more excited about than this picture would have you believe).

Turtleneck | Sweatshirt | Leggings (Club Monaco, old – similar) | Boots | Bag | Sunglasses

An afternoon caffeine pick me up is in order after a few hours of walking around town and hitting all the shops. The Starbucks is anything but basic with a super cool log cabin feel and a play area with lots of toys for kids. This is a definite gathering place in town and it’s always crowded with a fun atmosphere.

Dinner at The Pioneer Saloon (or The Pio as its known) is always a must do for us. It’s a super fun old western restaurant with classic Idaho dishes.

We spent an entire day skiing at Dollar Mountain which is a kids ski paradise with lots of easy and well groomed green and blue runs. It’s the perfect place for a kid to learn and this was the trip we were finally able to get Evan off the harness by the end of the day!

Lunch with a view…

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After a full day of skiing we went out to dinner at Despos Mexican restaurant and then for a stroll around town. For a nightcap we headed back to Starbucks for hot cocoas to warm up (it was a super cold weekend!).

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Breakfast at The Kneadery before heading out of town

I also found a little time to squeeze in some retail therapy for myself because Sun Valley has some amazing thrift and consignment stores where you can find incredible designer pieces. This trip I scored a vintage St John jacket, a suede MaxMara skirt, and a sporty Bogner cardigan.

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As it always is, I felt a little sad leaving but came home feeling recharged and ready to tackle the next few busy weeks I have in store! I can’t wait to get back to this little slice of heaven soon…Signature

My Favorite Winter Coats

Yes winter can be cold and gloomy, but I have to confess…I really love dressing for winter. There is something about wearing all things cozy and I’m all about winter coats (I freely admit I own too many). Today I wanted to share some of my favorite winter coats to keep you warm for the rest of the season! And now is the best time to stock up on winter coats as so many of these styles are on sale.

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Best Of President’s Day Sales

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One :: This dress is 40% off for the weekend (marked down to $77) and reminds me of Reformation!

Two :: This pretty $34 pointelle sweater is a perfect spring transition piece

Three :: Reformation marked down 40% is always a great deal, and this dress will be so pretty for any upcoming spring occasions ($148)

Four :: I finally snagged these booties after months of eyeing them – they will be a perfect spring bootie ($99)

Five :: I own this sweater and it is so cozy and marked down to $40 with code WEEKEND

Six :: This little sherpa bomber will be a cute, casual jacket for spring. Marked down to $119 this weekend

Seven :: This pretty cashmere sweater is marked down to $118

Eight :: These Marc Fisher booties are so similar to the ones I have and wear a ton! $90 at checkout

Nine :: I love J Crew shoes and these are an absolute steal! $68 with code WEEKEND

Ten :: Perfect for any upcoming spring break or summer vacation trips. $69

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Recent Buys I’m Loving

Today I wanted to do a quick round up of my favorite buys from the past month! First up is the Nespresso Espresso machine that my husband and I decided would be our Christmas gift to each other. I love being able to make lattes at home, and this one is so simple to use! HIGHLY recommend this one if you are in the market for an espresso maker.

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I finally caved in to the hype and bought an air fryer! This one has so many rave reviews on Amazon I figured I couldn’t go wrong. It seems like a superfluous kitchen gadget, but it truly has been such an amazing investment! It cooks things so quickly and the cleanup is minimal which makes it great for busy weeknights. I’ve been using it a ton and it makes the best salmon and chicken.

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Please pardon my messy fridge, but adding these bins has been a big improvement. We always seem to lose things at the back of the fridge, and bins allow us to easily pull things out and take better inventory of what exactly we have.

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At the beginning of the year I had mentioned that one of my goals for the new year was to do a better job of meal planning. I’m still struggling with this one, but this handy little meal planner/grocery list magnet is helping me improve in this area.

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Our back door is the congregation place for all of our shoes, and while we have a mud bench area with some shoe storage, it doesn’t give us nearly enough space. I added this shoe rack to hang on the back of our laundry room door (which is right next to our back door) and has been doing an amazing job of keeping our doorway clutter free.

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I recently snagged this cropped Vince cashmere sweater on sale, and I loooove the silhouette and color. Vince just makes the best sweaters, and I’m always so excited to find a great one on sale. I’m also loving these new jeans which are the AG Isabelle style – they have the high rise that I love, with a slightly updated straight leg.

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I’ve been eyeing this cute little sweater for awhile, and finally grabbed it. It’s a really cute, wear with anything top with a fun sleeve detail. These are another pair of AG Isabelle jeans that I snapped up on major sale at Shopbop.

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Anyone else watch Newlyweds back in the day?! When I heard this book was coming out I knew I had to read it and bought it the day it was released (and finished it within a few days). It was a fun blast from the past with lots of 2000s nostalgia and Jessica’s honesty about some horrible things she has overcome is really inspiring!

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Packing For A Ski Getaway

Packing For A Ski Getaway

With President’s Day coming up next week, a lot of schools are having their annual “ski week” winter break. And we are going to take advantage of the long weekend ourselves with a little ski vacation to our favorite place for a winter getaway – Sun Valley, Idaho. Today I’m sharing some inspiration and recommendations of what to pack for a winter ski trip.

On the slopes…

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One :: Smartwool makes the warmest layering pieces, and this sweater is sure to keep you warm all day

Two :: Obermeyer makes really nice, affordable ski gear and this is my favorite ski jacket

Three :: This Patagonia zip up is a great layering piece

Four :: Another Smartwool layering necessity

Five :: On really warm days I sometimes ski in just sunglasses, but goggles are best on cooler days for warmth and protection

Six :: These are the Obermeyer ski pants that I wear

Seven :: I’m usually taking my time down the easy greens with my kiddos, so I opt for a beanie. If I’m skiing on my own going faster on more challenging runs, a helmet is in order.

Eight :: I always wear a cozy scarf that I can pull up around my face on the coldest of days

Nine :: I ski on Rossignol skis, and they are a great all around, affordable ski

Ten :: A Patagonia nano is great for layering on really cold days, or on its own on warmer days

Eleven :: I swear by my North Face gloves; they are the only ones who keep my hands toasty all day (these are on MAJOR sale too)

Twelve :: Smartwool socks are a must have

Thirteen :: These are the best boots to wear to and from the lodge

Fourteen :: I really love my Salomon boots and I had mine custom fitted at a local ski shop for ultimate comfort

Apres Ski…

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One :: A cozy cashmere turtleneck is a must pack item

Two :: This is an investment coat, but it will keep you toasty warm strolling around the town all day long

Three :: The honeycomb detail adds some interest to this cozy sweater

Four :: Such a fun little sporty and affordable sweater

Five :: This cozy Free People beanie is currently 40% off

Six :: These boots manage to be stylish and practical

Seven :: Leather leggings are a great comfortable option

Eight :: This cashmere zip up is a great layering option

Nine :: A ski resort is the perfect place to wear alllll the fur pieces, and this cozy coat is on sale for $60

Ten :: This fair isle sweater is so pretty and timeless

Eleven :: A cashmere scarf is a must and this one is currently 50% off

Twelve :: This cashmere blend poncho is the perfect travel piece. WANT

Thirteen :: A designer beanie is a fun piece to elevate your entire winter wardrobe

Fourteen :: Hiking boots are cute and functional in the snow

Fifteen :: These fun little gloves are on sale for $11

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