• Blog,  Curly Girl Method,  Curly Hair Care,  Uncategorized

    My Two Month Curly Girl Journey Update

    Two months ago (August 1st to be exact), I stumbled on the curly girl method over on Instagram. And for the first time in a long time felt hope that I would ever have curls again.  After 4 pregnancies (1 miscarriage and 3 births) my hair was in the absolute worst condition it had ever been. It had little to no body, a ton of breakage, and was pulling out handfuls in the shower.  I stopped coloring it and started getting salon deep conditioning treatment every six months, but at that point, I wasn’t fully committed to wearing it curly. When I stumbled on the curly girl method, I found…

  • Blog,  Curly Girl Method,  Curly Hair Care

    Before You Start The Curly Girl Method, READ THIS

    If you are reading this, chances are you have stumbled on and are fascinated by the curly girl method. You’ve seen dozens of before and afters and would LOVE to give it a try and see what kind of results are in store for you. But one thing stands your way…….. Cost & Confusion. For me, it wasn’t that I didn’t want to spend the money. It was that I didn’t know what the heck to spend it on. I got sucked into the curly girl worm whole on Instagram and felt inspired to start and document my own curly girl journey. Read more here.  It just seemed really overwhelming…

  • Blog,  Curly Hair Care,  DIY's For Curlies

    Easy 4 Ingredient DIY Deep Condition Treatment

    When it comes to deep conditioning treatments, there are so many on the market are great! But if you are semi-new to the curly girl method and want to get started without spending money on products (that you’re not sure will even work for your hair) I recommend starting with some simple DIY recipes that will give you great results quickly.  There are dozens of different recipes you can play with to find the perfect balance of moisture and protein that your curls need. It will just take some research and experimentation on your part. You can do it!! 🙂 But, because the curly girl method can be a little…

  • How To Overcome Mom Burnout
    Blog,  Encouragement for moms,  Lifesyle,  Overwhelemed Mom,  Simple Parenting Hacks

    How To Overcome Mom Burnout

    Like most seasons in life, motherhood comes with a long list of items that you never exactly planned for. You can read blog posts, watch youtube videos, and get all the parenting advice, but nothing seems to prepare you for it until you experience it. Before I became a mom, I read about sleepless nights, teething babies, and how to deal with toddler tantrums. But I never expected for those milestones to turn into yet another phase. We have three kids under five and it seems like at any given moment at least one of them is going through a phase. Just this week my completely potty trained three-year-old started…

  • Back To School Shopping For The Minimalist Mom
    Blog,  Realistic Minimalism

    Back To School Shopping For The Minimalist Mom

    Like every holiday in our country, back to school shopping seems to be a big push for everyone to think they need to buy all the things. While of course there are items that will need to be purchased, you don’t have to feel that your little needs a completely new wardrobe and craft supplies. Chances are you have many items already in your home that will work perfectly for the school year. It is all too easy to get caught up in all the marketing ads and billboards and thinking that you have to keep up with what everyone else is doing. Chances are you’ve already purchased a good…

  • Blog,  Cleaning Tips,  Simple Homemaking

    12 Habits To Clear The Clutter And Keep A Clean Home

    “It’s not you…it’s me” I said….. We had been together for 3 years and my annoyance had grown increasingly worse every single day. I never thought I would find myself in a position of such disgust and overwhelm. ….and that, my friend, is the moment I broke up with a messy house. You see, before having kids, I was completely OCD about my house being clean. I obsessively cleaned and organized and prided myself on a clean home. But then…..life happened….. We had three kids in three short years and let me tell you it was a whirlwind. I spent my days catching up on housework, my evenings cleaning up…