4 Easy Pick-Me-Ups for Busy Moms

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The new school year is upon us, which means moms run ragged super quickly. Between the school drop-offs and pick-ups, orientations, kids’ activity schedules, backpack and paperwork organizing, remembering where and when to be certain places with the kids… The list goes on. I know my mind is swirling with just the influx kindergarten reminders and procedure notices! Add everything else on top of it, and I’ve got a drained battery. read more


What I Pack for My Family Before Heading Out on a Summer Adventure

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My family and I spend our summers on-the-go. Whether we are heading to the pool for the day, taking a day trip to the beach, or planning a last-minute getaway, I always have to be prepared. With two little girls, life can be unpredictable, for sure! And being a stay-at-home-mom, I have to make sure my hard-working husband has what he needs, too, especially when it comes to our summer adventures. Here are 4 necessities I always pack in the bag no matter where we are headed! read more


How to Survive the Summer Heat

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Whether you spend your summers at the pool, the beach, the lake, or in the mountains, the summer heat can be a hard thing to endure! Ever feel that you and your skin are super thirsty in the summer? Or that you hair feels like legit hay?! Ugh! And maybe worst of all, do you ever notice that the lines between your eyebrows become more pronounced from squinting in the bright summer sun?! I’m going to tell you about some necessities that will help mitigate these pesky issues and make your summer more enjoyable! read more


Why You Need Summer’s Eve FreshCycle in Your Life Right Now

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I don’t know how many times I have told my husband, “Be glad you’re not a woman.” Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE being a woman: The fashion, the makeup, the giggles, the motherhood… But having to deal with a period every month is NOT FUN. It’s something else I have to plan for and plan around. It’s unpredictable. It throws a wrench in vacation or beach plans. It’s just plain yucky! But Summer’s Eve new FreshCycle line has got me feeling more in control (of my period AND womanhood) than ever! read more


What to Look for When You’re Searching for Ethical Fashion Brands

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We all want to wear clothes that feel comfortable and make us look good. Increasingly, feeling comfortable in your clothes means knowing they were produced in an ethical and sustainable manner. The fashion industry is the second most polluting in the world. It is also often guilty of animal abuse and the exploitation of workers. Here are five things to look for when you’re searching for ethical fashion brands.

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1. Less frequent collections

One of the most ethical and sustainable things we can do when shopping for fashion is to buy less. Over-consumption depletes the Earth’s material resources and increases pollution. Fashion brands that truly aim to behave ethically will not just leave this up to the consumer but will take active steps themselves by producing fewer collections. Keep an eye out for brands that only release a new collection once or twice per year. The companies committed to this ethical business model will use terms such as ‘mindful consumption’ and ‘slow fashion’ in their marketing materials. read more


A fashion, beauty, and lifestyle blog written by Jackie Mikkelson, Instinctively en Vogue is a source of inspiration for busy girls, especially moms like her, who want to be chic while staying comfortable. #stayCHIComfy

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