WARNING: This is going to gross you out. A little late to be warning you since I started the post with this pic. But if you are one of the unlucky ones like me who have terribly calloused/dry/cracked feet, you HAVE to read this post.

I have REALLY dry skin. And I HATE lotion. Which is not a good combo. Lotion makes me feel so oily and dirty that I rarely wear it. I wish I could be one of those people that slather it on right out of the shower, but I am not. Which probably does not help my situation. But…I NEVER walk barefoot. It grosses me out…even in my own home. I always have socks on as soon as I get home and take my shoes off. I keep a pumice stone in my shower and use it almost daily. And once in a while, I put aquaphor on my heels and sleep with socks on. But still…my feet feel like daggers (as my husband would say…ha ha)! Which is so unfair because his feet literally feel like a baby’s butt and he does NOTHING. SO UNFAIR!

That is until I tried Baby Foot Foot Peel.

I bought Baby Foot Foot Peel probably over a year ago and after hearing from everyone how gnarly it is, it just sat in my makeup junk drawer unused. And then a PR company reached out and offered me a sample. I took it as a sign and just went for it. And I’m so glad I did! But first, I scoured the internet for before/afters and reviews because I wanted to know how bad it was going to get.

So first things first…you need to block at least an hour+ of time where you can just chill with the boots on your feet. So make a comfy “nest” as we like to call it (which is really just propping yourself up with pillows and blankets) and plan on some “me” time. Make sure you have your phone and extra towels on hand so you don’t have to get up and walk around while you have the boots on.

For best results please follow the steps above and the tips below:

  • Remove nail polish from toe nails.
  • Wet feet thoroughly (I soaked mine for 30 min prior). This will soften the skin thus allowing maximum penetration of the gel.
  • Cut along the dotted line and place foot in the bootie. Repeat for second foot.
  • Secure booties with attached adhesive tape as indicated above (this is not indicated above).
  • Soak feet in the gel for 1 hour (I left it on for an hour and 15min) as instructed on the back of your Baby Foot pack to allow to gel to be absorbed.
  • Place a pair of socks over the Baby Foot plastic and leave on for the duration of the treatment.
  • Remove the packs and wash feet gently with soap.
  • Soak your feet in water daily to activate the peeling process. This is essential – water activates Baby Foot.
  • Dead skin cells will start to peel between 3 and 7 days after initial application.
  • Do not forcibly remove dead skin cells when peeling begins. Peeling amount and time may vary from person to person and peeling can take 1- 2 weeks to occur. If your feet have a dry skin build up, we recommend a second application of Baby Foot 4 weeks after the first application.

I followed all of these steps EXCEPT the most important part of soaking my feet daily. I am not a bath person so I had hoped just showering would be enough soaking. I waited and waited and still NOTHING at day 5. Then at about day 7 or 8, I saw a bubble under my skin and my feet started cracking/peeling. Unfortunately I did not take before/after pics…I only took these during. But these pics definitely give you an idea of what to expect. It was fascinating. At first I worried that my skin would feel that one raw way like fresh skin under a blister feels…but it did not. It just revealed softer smoother skin. Not baby butt soft like my husbands feet, but a HUGE improvement. It was fascinating and I can’t wait to do it again.

You can purchase Baby Foot Foot Peel here, here, and here.



Cabi Scoop

Last Friday, I attended my third cabi scoop fashion show. And I have to tell you that every time I go to a cabi event, I leave feeling inspired and in awe of these women. They are so supportive & encouraging of each other and truly want to see each other succeed. Myself and a handful of bloggers were invited to attend the show to kick off the Spring 2018 collection inspired by PASSION. There were gorgeous feminine details, beautiful floral prints and perfect statement pops of red! But don’t take my word for it, you can now check out the entire Spring collection here. And if you are so inclined, you can watch the full fashion show here.

After yet another inspiring opening speech by cabi’s founder & president Kimberly Inskeep, the show started with a portrait coming to life as the lady in red stepped out of the painting and we were treated to a flamenco dance. We were all stunned as we had no idea there was an actual person standing in the painting the whole time!

Me & my fellow blogger babes who attended the show.

For anyone who might be new here, cabi is changing the way women shop while at the same time, empowering women with a new way to work from home. By hosting in-home shopping parties, you get to not only enjoy time with friends but try on clothes in a comfortable relaxed setting with in-person styling from your own personal stylist. And the quality of cabi pieces is amazing. I have pieces that are several years old and still look brand new. To see the many ways I’ve worn cabi over the years, click here. To learn more about cabi, you can visit their website at cabionline.com.

Disclaimer: A BIG thank you to cabi for providing travel accommodations so I could attend this event.

I don’t know about you but I pretty much stopped working out as soon as the holiday season rolled around. I had envisioned bringing my son with me to the gym during the holiday break (he doesn’t mind the kids club) but he has been fighting off back to back colds so the gym hasn’t even been an option. And then my hubby took off a week of work which meant we went out for bagels/donuts every single morning (no joke) and ate out way more than we usually do. And then to top it off, I came down with strep throat! WOAH. It was my first time having strep and it was the most painful sore throat I’ve ever had in my entire life. I couldn’t even swallow water without wincing in pain. So needless to say, I am in desperate need of some motivation to get my butt back to the gym. So I couldn’t be happier to announce that I am once again partnering with Fabletics to share some of their FAB new styles with you.


For those of you who aren’t familiar with Fabletics, it is a workout clothes membership that allows you to purchase stylish, high quality workout gear at affordable prices. The flexible VIP membership gets you up to 40-50% off retail prices, free shipping and you earn reward points for free gear! And the best part…you can shop OR log-in to your account to “skip the month” by the 5th of each month and you won’t be charged. If you don’t shop or skip the month by the 5th,  your card will be charged $49.95 which can then be used as a credit to shop or saved. They also have a deal right now where new VIP members can get two pairs of leggings for only $24! Oh, and membership can be cancelled at any time.


Fabletics now offers sizes XXS-3X. I am wearing a size small in the pants, bra top, tank, long sleeve top and jacket. I am not positive but I believe they’ve changed their sizing to more of a vanity fit because I used to wear a medium in their bra tops but now I definitely wear a small. I also feel like I could size down to an XS in both the pants and the jacket. And I have not lost or gained weight since the last time I ordered from them. I am 5’6 and 120 lbs for reference.


OUTFIT ONE: Salar Capris in Daydream Print, Maeve Reversible Sports Bra in Daydream Print, Dylana Long Sleeve Top in Dusty Rose. OUTFIT TWO: Autumn Tank Two in Dusty Rose, Sammy Jacket in Rouge, High Waisted Legging in Versilia Clear Print.


As most of you guys know, I take all of my own photos for the blog. But on this particular day I met up with a professional photographer referred to me by a local blogging buddy. And wouldn’t you know it…the day someone else is taking pictures for me…I left ALL OF MY MAKEUP in my car which I had taken to the dealership for repairs. So I had to dig through my old makeup drawer and try to do my makeup. I felt completely off and basically had bronzer on for foundation. It was a rough start. Thankfully, Johanna was a real sweetheart and SO easy to shoot with that I forgot all about my makeup blunder. I know, I know…blogger problems. But what a treat it was having someone else take my photos! You can check out more of her work here.

Outfit Details: Olivaceous Sweater via No Rest for Bridget, Banana Republic Skirt, Forever 21 Booties, Tom Ford Aviators, ABLE Clutch, Mini Crescent Necklace c/o Foxy Cat Jewelry


Ch Ch Changes

For Christmas I got a new laptop. Hooray, right?!?!  Except for every time I do, the display colors are so different that I go bonkers when I look at my pictures. My last computer had a yellow tint that made me insane. And now I see a rose/pink tint. I also shot these pics with a new lens so maybe that has something to do with it. But when I look at these pics on my iphone or old laptop, the images aren’t pink! Ugh!  I’ve tried all of the different display color options and am not loving any of them. I’m also getting used to the new “photos” app instead of “iphoto app” and there has been a learning curve there as well. My images are sharp whilst (I never say that word but it sounded right in my head…lol) editing but when I upload to WordPress, they are blurry. Anyone else experience this? Do my images look the same to you or have I completely lost my mind? Wait…don’t answer that. Happy new year, friends!

UPDATE: THANK YOU to Amy & Jordan for helping me fix the blurry issue which was due to the new retina display! I too, was ready to bring my new laptop back to Apple! So grateful!

Outfit Details: J.O.A. Dress, Dolce Vita OTK Boots (available in taupe here) & Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag