2016 Beat the Life out of Me

January 2, 2017

The last couple months have been… well. I’m not really sure what to say. For the most part I’m a glass half-full type of person – we leave the negative nancy-ing to Brian haha, every relationship needs one right?! But lately I’ve just been so overwhelmed. A lot of it I’m sure has to do with selling our home, moving across the country, living in a new space with none of our things and running my business as if nothing were going on in the background. All during Christmas. GAHHH, I literally have anxiety just thinking about the last few weeks! But mostly I’m overwhelmed with our kids. The babies are now 18 months old… it’s the age I’ve been dreading. I’ve already had 2 18 month olds, I know the drill. It’s survival mode. Lock all the cupboards, expect drawers to be re-organized by little hands, forget about healthy eating. Or eating in general, because let’s be honest, it just all ends up on the floor. I’ve been gearing up for this age since they were born and I thought I was ready. I thought I was mentally prepared for what 2 18 month olds had in store. Bring it on I said…

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Love Your Hair

December 20, 2016

This picture right here, it gives me all the feels!  Being a mother is the greatest calling and responsibility I’ve been given… it’s a little overwhelming at times to think about the impact I will have on my children!  I have four kids, three boys and one strong willed little girl who gives us alllll a run for our money.  She’s passionate and opinionated.  She’s so stubborn!  Brian wonders who she gets that from… πŸ˜‰ She’s dramatic, sweet and caring.  She’s hilarious.  As a mother, I’ve recognized the steep responsibility I have to ensure that not only Savy, but my boys as well, grow up with self-confidence.  That they’re not afraid to express their individuality and that that their inner voice inside is an uplifting and positive one. With that said, I felt very inspired by Dove’s #LoveYourHair campaign, not only because I’m a hair blogger, but because I know too many women who doubt themselves, who feel like, because they don’t fit into a certain

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Pokemon Family Halloween Costumes

October 30, 2016

Another Smith family Halloween down in the books!  We were a little behind this year… scrambling for costumes at the last minute!  I snatched the older kids’ costumes on Amazon and my shorts + shirt and the babies pikachu jammies are from Walmart.  They were actually a size 10 and my mom hacked them into little bite sized pikachu’s – so grateful she was visiting or I’m not sure what we would have done!  I also had some cool gloves for Brian but after our ward Halloween party he couldn’t find them.  For the past couple years I’ve tried to incorporate a theme into our family costumes that have meant something to us.  Last year everyone was obsessed with Star Wars (post here) and this year Pokemon has been the huge thing.  I’ve learned that if I want my kids to cooperate at all, they’ve gotta be dressed up as something they really love + I’m sure it’ll make things more memorable when we look back on

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