Kaylie Marie


GIVEAWAY - At Home Teeth Whitening with Smile Brilliant

Your smile is hands down your best accessorty. With S M I L E  B R I L L I A N T!, you can enhance the natural beauty of your smile in just three easy steps! 
Order your SmileBrilliant! Custom Teeth Whitening Tray package H E R E!

Once your whitening kit arrives, make your teeth impressions by following the instructions provided.  Mail your impressions back to SmileBrilliant! with included package and shipping. 


Once your receive your custom trays, apply teeth whitening gel, making sure to pay attention to the instructions. If your teeth are sensitive, apply Vaseline to your gums to prevent irritation. 

Most people will see a major difference in brightness and color after just one use. I used six applications, and I couldn't be more pleased with my results! 



Smile Brilliant! and I have teamed up to give one winner a teeth whitening kit!

See more reviews here and here.

Prize and Fine Print = $139.95 store credit which is equal to the Teeth Whitening Trays + 3 whitening gel syringes and 3 desensitizing gel syringes or the Teeth Whitening Trays + 6 whitening gel syringes. Of course, you can change the selection but you will however need to pay the difference. The winner will be given a code to use at checkout. The giveaway is open international, but any winner outside of the US will have to pay the shipping cost for sending their impressions back to Smile Brilliant!.



Taking Stock | Winter

Dress: Old Navy
Sandals: Roolee
Hat: Roolee
Watch: c/o Jord Watches

Taking Stock | Winter

reading: Just started N E V E R  L E T  M E  G O for book club and liking it so far!

making: New friends from all over the world. Life is good when you actively support and uplift others and are likewise supported and uplifted by them.

drinking: All. The. Coffee. And a lovely chardonnay at book club last night. 

wanting: To be able to wear my linen shorts and sandals. So ready for summer!

playing: S E C R E T  H I T L E RMade by the same guy as Cards Against Humanity and is a riot

wasting: Energy worrying about things I don't need to. Breathe in, breathe out.

wishing: It was May so we can go to Disneyland already!

enjoying: How rich life is.

waiting: For my G E A R  S 2 to come in the mail!

liking: My tattoo still! Whew.

wondering: What it would be like to have a pet Hedgehog 

loving: My new phone. The Galaxy s7 Edge is a beautiful piece of technology, you guys. 

hoping: Florence doesn't wake up in the middle of this post 

smelling: My coffee next to me and the fresh grass that's finally starting to show! 

needing: Not much these days

wearing: Basically the entire Old Navy inventory. They are seriously killing it lately! And those prices? Get out.

knowing: that I am strong, patient, brave, and capable. Things I've never considered myself to be.

thinking: How amazing it would be if Bernie won the election.  

bookmarking: T H I S carrot cake recipe. Made it last spring, and I'm dying to make it again!

opening: So many Amazon Subscribe and Save packages. Back at that diaper game...  

giggling: After a couple of T H E S E. Definitely meant to be sipped, but it's too delicious!

feeling: Excited to caucus for Bernie Sanders next week! 

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On Baby Weight

Dress: Old Navy
Booties: Old Navy
Socks: Old Navy
Hat: Target
Watch: Target
Glasses: c/o Eye Buy Direct

Lately I've realized that I'm in a really good place. Like, really good. I just feel healthy in every sense of the word. Because I don't want to ever stop feeling like this, I've been thinking about what has gotten me here. Obviously, it's a combination of a lot of things: healthy relationships, fulfillment in lifestyle and activities, diet, sleep habits, and more. But something that has changed a lot in the past few years has been my own body image. As I've talked about on here before, I've struggled with my body image for most of my life. My examples of body image growing up were less than healthy, and I always thought it was normal to put yourself down and, basically, not like the way you look. 

Luckily, I've come to realize that's a bunch of bull. I feel so comfortable in my own skin now, more than ever, even though I'm the biggest I've ever been. I see the stretch marks, the flabby skin, and soft spots. I know I could be leaner, and I could probably even have a "flat" tummy. I could start an intense exercise program and lose all of my "baby weight," but you know what? I'm not in a hurry to do so.

Each day, I take care of two little humans, and as you mamas know, it is exhausting in every way. I go to bed feeling like I gave that day everything I have, and trust me, nothing feels more fulfilling than that. This body has carried and given birth to two beautiful babies. My arms carry them to bed and comfort them when they're hurting. My "thigh gap-less" lap is their favorite place because when there, they feel loved. This body is beautiful, and no dress size is going to make me think otherwise.

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