You’ve probably figured that out by now. But something has changed over the past few years…
As I’ve grown older and have added the very important role of “Mom” to my resume, my focus has definitely shifted a bit. While fashion and style still inspire, nothing — and I mean NOTHING — is more important to me than the well-being of my kids and family. I know there are thousands of moms (and dads) out there who feel the exact same way. I also know that there are thousands of parents who are not as fortunate as I am and who struggle daily to keep their family safe, warm and well fed.
When the HUNGER NETWORK OF GREATER CLEVELAND reached out to me about partnering on a post and helping them get the word out about the amazing work they do, I couldn’t help but jump at the chance to help those less fortunate.
A “good sleep” leaves you feeling refreshed in the morning, with added benefits of skin/collagen regeneration and a metabolic boost. You look better AND you feel better — who doesn’t want that!?
Unfortunately, as we get older stress, hormones, and the general patterns of life sometimes get in the way of a good sleep — especially during the holidays. Rather than tossing and turning all night long (because there is nothing more frustrating than THAT), I recommend trying these 6 strategies to get your sleep on!
First off, I wanted to say thank you to those of you who submitted your official votes for THE GREAT COFFEE TABLE CHALLENGE! Based on the comments thus far, this is going to be an extremely tight race to the end. Don’t worry if you haven’t voted yet, as I’ll be leaving the official polls open until Sunday. Honestly, I could use all the help I can get, so take a moment and weigh in!
Aside from hearing from you all, here are a few other things I’ve been loving lately…
Just popping in for a quick hello and to wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving holiday.
Even with the past year’s up-and-downs, we all have so much to be thankful for. In the chaos of the holiday, make sure to take a minute of your day to be mindful of all of your blessings, big and small.
(P.S. Make sure to stop on by tomorrow for a special Black Friday edition of Link Love. I have lots of great sales to share with y’all!)
Last night, I was just explaining to my sister-in-law that I was terribly conflicted about posting anything Fall ’17 related.
While a number of you are in my shoes with kids starting school again in less than 3 weeks, I know many readers who have later school starts, don’t have kids at all, or are soaking up every last bit of summer (a.k.a. turning a blind eye to any sign that summer might be coming to an end). Therefore, in order to appease all parties I’ll go easy on you and try to gradually ease into the Fall 2017 pool.
I promise — no shots of pumpkins, fall leaves and Hunter Boots until we’re well into September!
In the meantime, let’s talk about one of my favorite things: lunch. Specifically, packed lunch.
While these last few weeks have flown by, I’ve felt a little discombobulated to be honest.
Settling into new routines has always proven to be a challenge for this type-A lady, who thrives on a regimented schedule. While I’ve been slowly making the shift to a less-structured “Summer-time Stella,” I’ve also been making mental notes (and i-phone notes — thank goodness for that app!) about products, brands and styles that have been catching my eye. On their own, they might not be meaty enough for a dedicated post, but when combined you can easily see why they’re worthy of discussion.
This most recent edition of “On My Radar” is all about summer time fun!
Today is rather a significant, landmark day for our country.
This is the first year (that I can remember in my 30+ years) that American citizens are gathering together en-masse to recognize International Women’s Day. A day commemorating the global struggle for equal rights and the important contributions that women are making to society.
Ladies (and a few gents), in case you were wondering — women do a whole f*cking lot!
We’re all excited for what the future holds and all of those resolutions we’re trying to hold ourselves accountable for (step away from the cookies!), yet anxious for the same reasons. We’re happy that the chaos of the holidays is behind us, yet bummed that we’ve returned to the regular grind. Worst of all, if you live in my part of the country it’s freezing, overcast and wet. Like everyday. Really. Kiss those beautiful SATIN ANKLE WRAP FLATS goodbye for the next 3 months.