Long Hair – We all Care

Many have asked how I’ve grown my pixie to long, noon length hair (as I call it) it’s simple.

Step 1 – Don’t wash you hair. No seriously. I wash my hair twice a week, on a good week. Once on a regular, mom, wife, realtor, 50 phone calls a day week. Let your hair be. A lot of people say, “my hair is greasy, I can’t do that.”. It takes time to get used too. Your body gives off natural oils that are good for you! This goes for your scalp.

Step 2- Good Products! I use 3 minute miracle by Aussie as condition, no matter what shampoo I am using. It’s inexpensive and so good! Mid shaft to ends ONLY! Also, get good shampoo. If you don’t spend a lot on condition, splurge on good shampoo. Since I only wash 1-2 times a week I use a good shampoo (Paul Mitchell Tea Tree, personal favorite). It’s good for my scalp and gets all the nasty out!

Step 3 – It’s a 10 Leave In Conditioner. Don’t ask questions, just buy it and use it.

Step 4 – VITAMINS! Lately, well the last 9 months, I have been on prenatals, because we have been trying to get pregnant. However before that I just take a multivitamin each day. If you want an extra boost, take Biotin.

Step 5 and LAST! – Get REGULAR trims. If you have a good stylist they will give you a trim, not a chop. I have heard so many say, “I’m not going to my hair dresser, she always cuts too much.”. Well they are either scissor happy or your hair is that dead that it had to go! I go about every 4-6ish months and she usually takes about an inch off. Keep your hair healthy so it can grow RIGHT!

Growing your hair is really easy! Just follow these steps and be patient!

Greek Yogurt Mask

I have been posting story photos about my Greek yogurt mask. When I got mostly yeses (spelling?) on the poll, I knew I have to post it! Let me start by telling you the difference in Greek and regular.

Greek yogurt is strained multiple times to remove liquid whey. This leads to a thicker texture, WAY better for a mask. It also has less sugar and carbs, but more fat and protein.

The benefits of Greek yogurt for the skin go on and on, but my favorite is the removal of dead skin and the anti-aging properties. The lactic acid exfoliates to help remove that nasty dead skin and reveal healthy, glowing skin. It also has antimicrobial and antibacterial properties to help with those break outs.

Greek Yogurt and Honey

I use Fage 0% because that’s what I eat, I just buy the big tub. I love greek yogurt with a little bit of honey!

Mix about a tablespoon of greek yogurt with a half a tablespoon of honey. Mix and apply to a CLEAN face. Let is sit for about 15 minutes or so and rinse.

Honey is also antimicrobial and antibacterial, it also brightens dark spots and moisturizes.

Greek Yogurt and Spirulina (blue- green algae)

The mix ratio is about the same. The picture above is this mask. Spirulina is a blue green algea known as a super food with all kinds of skin benefits! Like greek yogurt it can be eaten as well. It fights free radicals, is great to prevent bacterial growth and helps cell turnover.

Both mask also help with puffiness because the yogurt is cold! I promise you will glow. I use it as a before makeup mask!

Until next time…

xo MD

Home UPDATE!

I recently found our house picture when we first bought it and I was in awe of the transformation, so I wanted to share it will all my favorite people…YOU!

We looked at this home FOUR times before we pulled the trigger. Looking at the pictures, you can see why. The home had amazing potential, in a great location and the price couldn’t be passed up.

Before..

 


AFTER!

 

It’s so unbelievable what new flooring and paint can do for a home! We did have our dinning room set up as an actual dining room, but it was unused space for us. Therefore, it is now a play room!

We enjoyed make this dated home our own!

 

xo MD

Balancing

The hardest thing about being a parent (in my opinion) is finding the balance between work and your kids.

Obviously, kids are more important than work. For me, I want to be a hard working mom who can financially provide for my family as well as be there when they need me the most.

There are times when I get so tied up in work and when you really sit down and look at the whole picture. MOST parents spend more time working than at home with their family. It’s a culture that our society has created.

This is one of my biggest struggles. I want to make sure I spend as much quality time as I can with our daughter as I can. Here’s how I do it.

Since my job is not a 9-5, I can make my own schedule or move things around if need be. However, as most know, things happen and sometimes I am needed in other places. So I set a side a day, full day, during the week to spend with her.

Now, I obviously have her a lot, but I work a lot of the time shes with me. So on that one day,  I only take work calls or emails if they are absolutely necessary. I have my phone out to take pictures of us, duh. However I try to limit it.

For her and I this works. There is nothing more important than making her feel wanted. For me, I am on social media, texting, phone calls, emails more hours than I even want to know, but that’s how I provide for my family. Just putting it down for a day is not only a huge relief for me, it’s good for her. We will go to the park, have lunch with Dad or just relax at home.

Just try to remember, life is so short. The next deal will be there, the next pay check will come, but she is only this small for a small amount of time. I remind myself daily, she’s the most important and that keeps me grounded.

 

xo MD

 

The HOLY GRAIL Tote

I posted an instagram video (or 5) this morning about a tote that I absolutely fell in love with! Whether you are a mom or someone who just love to carry EVERYTHING you own…you need this bag. Being a Realtor and a Mom I have everything from diapers, to a laptop, to a pair of shoes for her in it at all time!

Its the Henri Bendel Jetsetter Zip Tote: https://www.henribendel.com/us/jetsetter-zip-tote-400002056928.html

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I bought the Jetsetter Backpack when I was pregnant with Mara. It wasn’t really big enough when she was a newborn, but it’s the perfect bag to just throw some diapers and wipes in and go. Plus it can be worn three different. What I loved the most about it was it was Nylon. Now, most people are like ‘why would you pay that much for Nylon?’. First off the details are beautiful and the quality of the bag is amazing. Trust me, I put it through hell. Its easy to clean, but still very stylish and versatile.

Therefore, when I saw they had a tote…I jumped on it. It does not disappoint. I got it in black, obviously. Its structured, so when you fill it up it doesn’t lose shape at all. Just look at everything I put in it on a daily basis.

If you need everything with you at all times. Something that is clean, classic and timeless. GO, NOW. Get this bag!

I promise, you will not be disappointed.

xo MD

My last 6 months…

Being a Mom, a Wife and a Realtor has shown its challenges this past 6 months. I made myself a promise after my last video to stay more consistent on my blog. I love writing and making videos, but at the end of the day I want to crash.

So lets do an update! In the last 6 months we were cleared to have a baby…sorry folks. Not pregnant yet, but soon I hope. With Mara being a surprise, Mark and I have never been through the process of “trying”. It’s not all that fun. Timing is everything and I’ve always been bad at timing. However, whatever happens, happens. I want to be relaxed about the whole process. –Most likely won’t happen

Real Estate is moving and grooving. I have never been so happy in a job. My clients, my brokers and my fellow realtors are so amazing. It makes being away from Mara a little bit easier.

For me, staying focused through the holiday and continuing to juggle everything is my main goal right now! As a mom, my mind is on over drive all of the time.

Its is almost 2018. I have so many goals, but my top 3, in no particular order. 

-Have a baby.

-Sell more homes than I did last year.

-Keep my family safe and healthy!

I will be posting a lot more in 2018, hopefully.  

 

xo MD

Natural Makeup & Mom Talk!

Hey! I just wanted to show you how I do my 5 minute routine in the morning. Also, I talk about what it means for me to be a working mom and how I manage!

 

 

 

Enjoy!

 

XO MD

NO BOYS ALLOWED – Seriously 

This post contains a lot of TMI – read at your own risk.

It has been so long since I have sat down and wrote. Between working and Mommin’ I am BUSY! But honestly, who isn’t.

In the past couple of months, I have changed a few things around in the female department. Some were to benefit my schedule, others were to benefit my health.

First things first. I got waxed. I have been wearing high cut swim suits and we all know you can’t shave everyday. So I took the plunge. The result – I’m OBSESSED. One, I don’t have to worry about what swim suit to wear. Two, no red bumps, no razor burn. Three – I look good! I clean up my bikini line usually, but that’s it. I feel very liberated when I’m rocking the 70’s vibe. However, I must say being alot more groomed is growing on me! I think I’ll have a summer look and winter look. I am now going to start waxing my underarms. Not having to think about shaving, although it seems minor, it does work for my stress level. Just because I’m a Mom doesn’t mean I don’t want to keep myself together.

Next, I did something I have wanted to do for a long time. After researching A LOT I have switched to a menstrual cup. If you’ve never heard of it, google it. Most others thought I was crazy, but I really do love it. Since having Mara I have been using a pad more, just because I hate the thought of it “sitting” up there in a giant cotton ball full of chemicals. So I switched and I have no regrets. It takes some getting used to just like with anything, but now I’m chemical free and much happier! I also bought a couple pair of THINX (look it up) and trust me..they work!

I know I’m not being very modest here, but I think this is a conversation all women should have.  These things don’t come up in normal conversation, so I think it’s good to share what my personal experiences are. 

The last thing I did…I stopped wearing a bra. I know, I know. For some this isn’t an option and it probably shouldn’t be for me considering they aren’t what they used to be. However, I bought some silicon nipple covers and I am FREE! Some shirts I still do wear a bra with (T-shirts mainly or working out) but most of my dresses, loose tanks, and some sweaters I’m totally free. It makes me feel amazing. It took me a few weeks to get used too. I would wear jackets or cross my arms in a store, but now it feels totally normal to me. If anyone is wondering, I’m a 32 D. Before I was pregnant I was 34 D, while pregnant 34 DD. So if you don’t think it’s possible, just try it! There are alot of articles out there about breast health. I find there are mixed messages. But not only is it comfortable for me, I feel like I’m doing right by them.

Ok, I think I’ve given WAY to much information about my girly side. I just want other women to know there are other ways to be a girl. I mean we already deal with so much, why not make some of it a little easier! 

I may seem like a hippie, but I feel like a lioness! 

As always I’ll answer questions and please DO your research before making any changes to you feminine routine! 
xo MD

March Favorites

 

 

Bartiste Dry Shampoo – http://www.target.com/p/batiste-original-clean-dry-shampoo-6-7oz/-/A-16986876

Jergens Natural Glow – http://www.target.com/p/jergens-natural-glow-revitalizing-lotion-7-5-oz/-/A-13667310

SheaMoisture – https://www.sheamoisture.com/coconut-hibiscus-body-butter.html

DKNY Be Delicious – http://www.sephora.com/be-delicious-P79615?skuId=795302&icid2=products%20grid%3Ap79615

It Cosmetics 4 in 1 – http://www.ulta.com/vitality-lip-flush-4-in-1-reviver-lipstick-stain?productId=xlsImpprod5770285

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