Top Face Mask Recommendations

Top Face Mask Recommendations

Hello and happy 2021! One thing that doesn’t seem to be changing anytime soon is the importance of wearing a mask when out in public. I’ve bought many, many masks since the pandemic began, and recently asked my IG followers to share with me their favorite masks. I wanted to compile many of the recommendations of your favorite spots to order masks here on my blog, organized by price point. I  have them organized by under $5 each (everyday masks), $5-10/each, $10-20 each, and $20+/each masks. Some are sold individually, and some some in packs of three or five. Many of them are customizable and […]

favorites from trader joe’s

favorites from trader joe’s

Hi guys! I’ve been shopping at Trader Joe’s for years and truly love this store! While I don’t love their produce all that much, they have THEEEE best snacks, frozen foods, sweets, etc. I  asked my IG followers what their favorites from Trader Joe’s so here is my crowdsourced list for you! The ones that are starred I have not tried, so don’t hold me accountable if they aren’t good! 😅 That being said, I  trust you guys and many of these items were recommended by LOTS of you, so might be worth a try! FROZEN Shrimp Gyozas Mac and Cheese Bites Caramelized Onion Feta […]

100+ Black-owned Kids Shops to Support on Small Business Saturday & Always

100+ Black-owned Kids Shops to Support on Small Business Saturday & Always

EDIT: Since sharing this original list, I’ve discovered and learned about even more Black-owned kids shops. While the add-ons aren’t shown in the photos, I’ve added the shop name, description, and links to IG + website below. The add-on shops are italicized.  100 Black-owned kids brands to follow and shop from! ✨  from books and toys to clothes and accessories to face masks and mealtime essentials, and much more — there are so many incredible shops to support! with the holiday season approaching, I  wanted to gently encourage you to consider ordering something from one (or many!) of these small shops. below, you’ll find 100 Black-owned […]

20 Black-owned Shops Making and/or Selling Face Masks for Kids

20 Black-owned Shops Making and/or Selling Face Masks for Kids

I recently shared a blog post with tips for helping kids wear face masks, and wanted to follow up and share some Black-owned shops making and/or selling kids masks! One of the tips I shared was to let your child pick out a few masks on their own. well, here you go! There’s a ton of great options listed here, whether your child likes Disney characters or fun patterns or plain colors or tie-dye or anything in between. And as a gentle reminder, how and where we spend our money is a reflection of our values and shopping from Black-owned businesses is just one way […]

the best amazon workout clothing

the best amazon workout clothing

Hey friends! After sharing on Instagram about an Amazon dupe of the Lululemon Align tank and seeing how much you guys also love the Amazon version, wanted to share a few more tried and true workout clothes from Amazon. My sister Katie compiled all of these, and owns every single one. She is very particular about workout clothing, and works in fitness and recreation, so she knows the good stuff. She put together this list of eight workout clothes from Amazon she loves – three leggings, four tops, and one workout set – and she owns multiple colors of almost every single one! I’ve included […]

wedding photos (finally!) & 5 year anniversary!

wedding photos (finally!) & 5 year anniversary!

today is our FIVE year wedding anniversary! of course, any anniversary is worth celebrating, but five feels like a milestone. our wedding was on September 12, 2015 near my parent’s home in northwest Ohio. strangely enough, even though i’ve been blogging for years, I didn’t ever share wedding photos on my blog. I  started to share with this post of getting ready photos with my bridesmaids and this sneak peek, but just…forgot to share everything else. OOPS! the entire day was a labor of love that couldn’t have come together without family and friends. My mom sourced all of the decor pieces and basically decorated […]