What to Pack in a Hospital Bag

When I shared Zoey’s birth story, I mentioned that one of the things that made her delivery so much different than my experience the first time was just how much more prepared I was this second time around. One major difference was the fact that I had a hospital bag packed this time and I didn’t have to rely on my dad digging through my house, looking for the thrown together list I had made while I was in labor the first time! There were a lot of things I wish I would have known to bring my first time and I was really happy with everything I packed in my hospital bag the second time, so I wanted to share! Here is what to pack in a hospital bag…

 

What to Pack in a Hospital Bag

I have created a checklist that you are welcome to print off for yourself! Grab yours by clicking on the link below. [Read more…]

Coconut Peppermint Bath Bomb Snowballs

I am excited to introduce this month’s bath bomb to you all! I know that we are all pretty ready for Spring to come, but this month’s bath bomb recipe is inspired by the beauty of winter. Although it is cold, it really is such a beautiful time of the year when the white snow is covering every surface outside. I made these fun coconut peppermint “snowball” bath bombs for February. Obviously you don’t have to put the snowflakes in them if you don’t want a winter themed bath bomb because coconut and peppermint together are completely dreamy and should be enjoyed all year long!

Coconut Peppermint Bath Bomb Snowballs Recipe on www.girllovesglam.com

These bath bombs are little bits of heaven in the tub! Here is what you need to make them… [Read more…]

Moana Party Games and Printable Bingo

My daughter’s Moana birthday party luau was such a fun party to plan! It was fun to be able to plan activities that were character themed, but also plan luau activities that would be new to a group of 5 year olds!

Moana Party Games on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Moana Birthday Party

This post is all about the decor of the Moana Birthday Party. Tomorrow’s post will include all of the games and the printables you need for the games for the Moana party!

We were one of the thousands of families who totally fell in love with Moana after we watched it Thanksgiving weekend. It had such a sweet story with great messages and incredible music that we all left the theater singing! That is why it was no surprise to me when my daughter told me she wanted to have a Moana birthday party! I was excited to create a Moana party, but didn’t want everything to be so character themed, so we went with an island luau with a lot of Moana inspiration. I just love how it all turned out and it was a blast!

Moana Birthday Party Luau on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Surprising Beauty Upgrade I Made

When you think about making an upgrade to your beauty routine, your mind probably goes to skincare, makeup, or hair care. I am willing to bet that when you think about upgrading your beauty routine, you don’t think about upgrading your deodorant! A deodorant upgrade is just the upgrade I made recently and I am so glad I did! When you are thinking about what beauty upgrade you want to make next, you should think about upgrading your deodorant too.

Dove Advanced Care Deodorant on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

Zoey: A Birth Story

Photo credit: Stayc Smart Photography, Bella Baby Photography, and our own.

It is hard to believe that Zoey joined our family a month ago. It has been a whirlwind of a month with very little sleep, but a lot of joy.

Zoey: A Birth Story Hospital Pictures on www.girllovesglam.com

Things were about 100000% different for Zoey’s birth than they were for Harper’s birth. [Read more…]

Mom’s Night Out: Postpartum Style

One goal of mine for 2017 was to make sure to do something for myself each day. I haven’t always found the time to do that while we have been transitioning as a family of four, but I definitely feel like making it a goal has been helpful and a good reminder to make myself a priority. One way that I can make myself a priority is by having a little night out and let’s be honest, the best part about going out when you have a baby is wearing something that isn’t covered in spit up!

Style after Baby on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]

All Natural Skin Exfoliant for Less Than $1!

I hadn’t ever used skin exfoliant until I was in beauty school. I struggled with clogged pores all through high school and when I found out that all I had to do to make my skin look about 1,000 times better was by exfoliating, I was thrilled! The problem was that the skincare line that was used at my beauty school was quite expensive and I hated spending that much money for an exfoliant. After I started working in a day spa, I learned a trick to creating the perfect skin exfoliant for less than $1!

All Natural Skin Exfoliant for Less than $1 on www.girllovesglam.com

The thing I love the most about creating my own exfoliant is that I have complete control over how intense the exfoliator is. Sometimes my skin needs to be exfoliated more than other times and I have total control over that when I make my own!  [Read more…]

Valentine’s Date Makeup

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Know Cosmetics. All opinions are 100% mine.

Valentine’s Day is one day each year that I look forward to getting dolled up. Busy moms don’t get the opportunity to get dressed up very often, so I like to really embrace the experience when I have the opportunity. However, getting ready for a date doesn’t need to take as long as it once did when I was in high school or college. Thankfully I have discovered a few products that make doing my makeup easy and it looks a whole lot better than my makeup did in college!

Valentine's Date Makeup on www.girllovesglam.com

I love the idea of highlighting natural beauty, so that I can feel more like the best version of myself rather than not feel like myself at all. I believe this Valentine’s date makeup look does just that! [Read more…]

New Obsession from Burt’s Bees

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Burt’s Bees. All opinions are 100% mine.

If you have followed along for a while, you know that I have tried out many Burt’s Bees products over the years. Spoiler alert, I have loved every product I have tried from them! Whether it is skincare, facial makeup, or lip products, I have always been impressed with the quality of products made by Burt’s Bees. I was excited to find out about the new Burt’s Bees Tinted Lip Oils and to give them a try!

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Oil on www.girllovesglam.com [Read more…]