Friday Fashion Frivolity: Elizabeth & Clarke’s Winter Collection

The Carson Vest from the Elizabeth & Clarke 2015 Winter Collection

Every so often, we chat fashion at Carrots. I hope it feels like going shopping with a friend, but not having to try on jeans….or leave your couch. Happy Friday! We're going to Austin for the weekend (first time since we moved back to TX!) but before we head out, I wanted to post some fashion fun complete with my husband Daniel's always enthused commentary. Because why not? Elizabeth & … [Read more...]

Friday Fashion Frivolity: A Forgiving Post-Thanksgiving Fix from Stitch Fix

Papermoon Adalena Cut Out Detail Top from Stitch Fix

Every so often, we chat fashion at Carrots. I hope it feels like going shopping with a friend, but not having to try on jeans….or leave your couch. So here's the drill. I share a new box of Stitch Fix items, tell ya my thoughts, get my husband Daniel's take, and share what I kept and what I sent back. (I’m not gonna go into the details of the personal styling service Stitch Fix in this post, … [Read more...]

In Which Daniel Reviews a Book on Sewing (and a Giveaway!)

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My lovely friend Nicole Bennett, blogger of Gidget Goes Home and creator of The Motherhood and Jane Austen Book Club, wrote a fantastic ebook on the basics of sewing--something I want to learn to do. It's called Sewing School 101: Simple Tips to Get You Stitching. I've been so excited to share the book with you, but...it's hard to vouch for a book on sewing when you know less than nothing … [Read more...]

My Attempt to Get Healthy After Pregnancy (Shaklee Review and GIVEAWAY)

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Since suffering through some debilitating morning sickness in my last pregnancy, I mentioned to the Carrots FB community that I was brainstorming nutrition and supplement changes in order to get healthy and (hopefully) avoid the extreme morning sickness if we're blessed with another pregnancy. In addition to decreasing sugar intake in order to promote a healthy gut, I want to work hard to increase … [Read more...]

Need Some Back-to-School Sanity? Steph Has a New Freezer Meals eCookbook!

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I've told you about how I started using a crock pot after my friend Stephanie of Mama and Baby Love taught me about slow cooker freezer meals and how it saves me from the 4-5pm meltdown making me a much nicer mama in the afternoons and I mentioned how much we're enjoying her Grain-Free/Gluten-Free Baking eCookbook a couple of weeks ago. I'm excited to tell you that Steph has a new back-to-school … [Read more...]

3 Slow Cooker Recipes and a Cookbook Review

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As you may know, I’m just now coming out of several weeks of horrible pregnancy nausea/vomiting. Food has been my arch-nemesis. I felt sick if I didn’t eat. I felt sick if I did eat. The thought of food was just unbearable. Now that my cookbooks aren’t vomit triggers and I can enjoy them again, I took an afternoon getting to know the beautiful new edition of my friend Stephanie Cornais’s From … [Read more...]