Happy Monday friends!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  I spent mine in Columbus for a Monat training and had the best time.  A group of us, including two girls I haven’t seen since high school, attended it together.  Here we are at the mixer they put together Friday night.


It was the first time I’d met some of them (but when you talk on social media you instantly feel like you already know them which is nice), and we just had such a fun time filled with some good hair and lots of laughs.  The training we received Saturday was so beneficial and encouraging.  I’m telling you guys, being part of supportive, uplifting group like this with like minded, goal oriented people is where it’s at!

And speaking of Monat, let’s kick this Monday Must Haves off with with my latest favorite product of theirs….


Eye Wonder is their eyelash growth serum and it’s my latest daily must have.  I want longer lashes but have heard that lash extensions ruin your eyelashes, and all the other serums out there tend to have questionable ingredients in them, and I never want harmful ingredients, let alone that close to my eye.  I need to take after pictures to go with my before so you can see the difference, but I have been very pleased with the results.  They aren’t drastic and take about 5 weeks to really see a difference but they are definitely fuller and much longer!  So if you’re in the market for better lashes and want a safe, more natural way to get them, get yourself some Eye Wonder.

Next up is this adorable jumpsuit from Target!


It’s so lightweight and comfortable and would look great with wedges too.  I don’t currently have a cute pair of wedges so I paired it with these heels, instead.

And speaking of Target finds….


This is such a  simple, basic tee but I can’t stop wearing it because of how comfortable it is! Oh and it’s currently on sale for $5!!  Get several!  This will definitely be all I wear this summer.

I also got this adorable sweatshirt over the weekend…..


And when I say I got it I mean I ordered it back in February and it finally arrived.  I actually can’t even remember where I got it, it’s been so long, BUT I found the same sweatshirt for much cheaper on Amazon.  You can shop it and my other Amazon finds here.

Next up, I recently got this face wash from Young Living and it’s giving me allll the summer feels!


It’s so refreshing and helps wake me up in the mornings.  I know their Orange Blossum line often goes out of stock so grab it while you can.

Lastly, just a random snack I am always reaching for these days….


I like it because it’s semi healthy and it’s also a filling snack to have on the go or just as a little something throughout the day, but without feeling too guilty.  They also have them in strawberry I believe, or maybe it’s raspberry.  I tend to find mine at Target.  So good!

Alright friends, that does it for this week’s must haves.  I hope everyone is having a great start to the week!  See you Wednesday!




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Happy Friday friends!  Wow, what a week it has been!  I know I was supposed to have a post for you all on Wednesday, but I got behind and planned to post in the afternoon and then the apocalypse happened that was Instagram and Facebook shutting down for hours, and I rendered myself useless for the day. All was not lost however, because in the downtime I came up with a new series I’m going to bring you all either monthly or maybe twice a month ( I haven’t decided) but one or more Friday’s a month I’m going to go to a store (or shop at a store online) and bring you my favorites finds from that place.  It will be anything from J.Crew, Nordstrom, Madewell, and Target, to HomeGoods, Old Navy, and Pottery Barn, etc.  Almost like a Monday must haves but with try ons and mostly clothing and home goods. Continue reading “FRIDAY FINDS AT….”



Happy Friday friends!  Last week at this time I was headed to what I thought was sunny, warm Austin, Texas when really it was, just as cold as Ohio.

I had originally planned this post for earlier this week but then I realized today is International Women’s Day and I thought what better way to celebrate the day then with a post about a trip with some of my favorite women. Continue reading “AUSTIN RECAP”



Happy Wednesday friends!  Originally this post was going to be an Austin recap but I’m saving that for Friday.  Today I decided to touch on something else because it’s been on my mind to do a post about it, and I’ve had some questions regarding it and I figured now was as good a time as any.  Oh and don’t mind I’m about to share several hair pics to coninside with the post.

I want to talk about MLM’s (multi-level marketing), in particular Monat, and why all MLM’s are NOT created equal, and why I think some of the stigma around them should go away as it seems all get a bad rap from a few bad apples, and I’m here to say that they aren’t all bad.  And, I think good ones are worth supporting, maybe even joining if you’re considering it because I truly think they are the way the world is going and residual income is a real thing that never hurt anyone. Continue reading “THE MLM THAT MADE ME A BELIEVER”



Happy Friday friends! I’m currently sitting at the airport waiting for my flight (I’m heading to Austin for my friend Mazie’s bachelorette party and we’ve been delayed twice) and I figured what better time to write today’s blog post because as much as I try to get packed in advance before trips, yesterday I did not and therefore was up late doing so and didn’t get a chance to blog.

So here I am, at the airport with my breakfast and coffee and look what I found!

I have been on the hunt for this magazine for over a week and couldn’t find it anywhere! But you know if Rachel Hollis is on it, I’m finding it. And what I’ve learned is, when in doubt check the airport. Their magazine selection is unrivaled.

Anyways, on to today’s post! A few weeks ago Shay of Mix and Match Mama did a post I thought was so fun! She named her top 3 answers to a variety of topics (ie: favorite books, favorite vacation spots, favorite movies, etc.) and I thought I would do the same! I asked for topics on Instagram and you guys delivered! Hopefully I can answer them all. So for a variety of topics, here’s my top 3 answers! (*side note: I’ve never written a blog from my phone so I pray that the formatting turns out ok. My apologies if it’s totally out of whack).

Favorite Places I’ve Traveled

  1. London
  2. Hilton Head
  3. Miami

Favorite Alcoholic Beverage

  1. Wine
  2. Lemon Drop Martini
  3. Cider Beer

Favorite Podcasts

  1. Rise by Rachel Hollis
  2. The Ed Mylett Show
  3. Goal Digger by Jenna Kutcher

Pet Peeves

  1. Snoring
  2. Chewing
  3. People that talk on speaker phone in public for the whole world to hear. (This is tied with people that listen to their music on speaker while in public. It’s called headphones people!).

Favorite Healthy Snacks

  1. Apples and almond butter
  2. Almonds with rosemary and sea salt
  3. Frozen grapes

Favorite Movies (there’s so many I love but here’s the top 3 that come to mind)

  1. The Shawshank Redemption
  2. Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  3. Legally Blonde

Favorite Workouts

  1. Running
  2. Video/circuit training
  3. Bikes

Favorite Makeup Brands (This has changed a bit now that I try and use clean makeup)

  1. Beautycounter
  2. Savvy Minerals
  3. (Non “Clean” fav.) Nars

Favorite Easy Dinner Recipes

  1. Pasta!
  2. Take out (haha guilty!)
  3. My Turkey Meatloaf

What Self Care Do I do Just For Me?

  1. Spa day! Massage preferably
  2. Get my nails done (every 2 weeks religiously. I hate not having my nails done)
  3. Alone time (now that I’m a mom I have found self care is as simple as being by myself to go run errands, shop, sit in a coffee shop, etc.).

Things That Irritate You About Society

Oh man this is a loaded one but I’d say my 3 big ones are….

  1. Animal cruelty and child abuse. Hands down the ones that make me the most mad!
  2. People trolling and bullying behind a computer when they would never speak that way to someone to their face.
  3. Bullying in general and people that don’t raise their children to be kind.
  4. Violence and the true lack of compassion and under appreciation for life in this world.

*See I couldn’t even keep it to 3!

Date Night Ideas

  1. Dinner/Drinks and a movie
  2. Eric and I enjoy Top Golf from time to time!
  3. Concerts/shows

Favorite Cleaning Products

  1. Thieves household cleaner
  2. Norwex cloths
  3. Vinegar and water

Favorite Pump Up Songs

Ohhh this is a tough one because there’s so many to choose from but the 3 that come to mind are…

  1. Let it Rock – Kevin Rudolph & Lil Wayne
  2. Trouble – Neon Jungle
  3. Turn Down for What – DJ Snake and Lil Jon

Favorite Hair Products

You know I love and swear by Monat so that’s a given. But my 3 favorite, non washing hair items are…

  1. Microfiber towel
  2. Wet brush
  3. Coil hair ties

Favorite Baby Activities

And lastly, my 3 favorite baby activities and an excuse to share this cute picture….

Our favorite activities vary by season but overall we enjoy…

  1. Being outside, park, zoo, etc.
  2. Going to different stores. Here we are at Homegoods. Leyton loves riding in carts and seeing himself in mirrors.
  3. Library class. It’s free (which is nice after too many Target and Homegoods runs) and Leyton loves it. Win-win.

Okay friends, I think I’ll stop there but this was fun! I plan to do more like this in the future. I’m officially on the plane and about to take off. Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here Monday.

– Jill



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Happy Monday friends! I hope everyone had a great weekend!  Ours was good, and despite a little rain and some crazy wind, we even had nice weather.  On Saturday I attended my first ever blogger event put on by a team here called Cincinnati Bloggers along with Saks.  It was such a fun, networking/girl time/mama alone time, event.  It was so nice to not only get a little spoiled by Saks and learn about some of the services they offer, but to also meet fellow Cincinnati bloggers.  Everyone was so incredibly nice and welcoming.   Here I am with a few of the girls I met and instantly clicked with! Continue reading “MONDAY MUST HAVES”



Happy Friday friends!  You may have noticed that I totally slacked and did not have a post Wednesday like I usually do.  I had so much going on this week and I gotta come clean….it definitely took a back seat to everything else. But I got everything done, managed to get parts of the house clean and organized, got some workouts in, and now I’m back and ready to bring you this post all about why I love Cincinnati.

I have been meaning to cover this topic for a while now, but had other blog posts planned first.  But, I found myself with no topics planned for today’s post and thought, I know just what I’ll do! Continue reading “WHY I LOVE CINCINNATI”