Happy Friday! We made it, again! I woke up feeling very pregnant and very hungover this morning. I know those two together don’t make sense…but for some reason my entire second trimester has felt like one long, horrible hangover! Pounding headaches, intermittent nausea, weakness & fatigue – so far, my vitals and baby’s vitals are good so doctor says stay hydrated & well rested…and well, deal with it. 🙂 If anyone has any suggestions…I am all ears! After a work… Read more »

I’ve always been hesitant to call this space a “lifestyle blog”. It seemed a little bit daunting & overwhelming….placing this little outlet of mine in the same category of so many powerhouse blogs & brands. And to be honest, I never really believed that I had a place in the lifestyle realm; a 5′ 5″, size 6 (on a good day) with very little knowledge of fashion & decor is a tough sell against the leggy blondes with waist length… Read more »

Sometimes I write letters to my daughter…one I don’t have yet, but someday expect to bring to life. It feels like a diary, a lesson, a glimpse into the life I lived before & maybe during her existence. I hope one day, when she feels like she’s a million miles away from me, dealing with experiences and heartache that I can’t begin to understand I can hand her this journal…giving her a literal piece of my heart and we’ll find common ground…. Read more »

I’ve been hesitating to write this post for quite a while. Frankly, I think I am probably the least interesting person on the planet..and yet, almost every day I spend the evening replying to at least 10 messages between Facebook, Instagram & email from people asking me about my life, my travels, my dress, earrings, marriage, job….I could go on and on. It’s no secret that I am an avid social media user – I truly don’t recall a time… Read more »

I went to the gym almost every day in the months before I turned 30, partly because I have been on a mission to get fit and slightly because I enjoyed bitterly typing in the numbers 2-9 when the elliptical would ask my age. I made a big deal of 30, unfortunately, the majority of my friends said “hello” & “goodbye” to 30 many….many years ago. 😉 So, while they were excited to celebrate me, the sympathy was in short… Read more »

Giveaway goodies!!!! Anyone who wants to order their starter kit from me this month…..I will send an oily gift basket which will include: 3 stress away & lavender bath bombs (color of your choice), lavender pillow and linen spray to help you drift of peacefully at night 😴😴, AND best of all a “motivation” roller blend that will encourage you to dominate your day, project, workout, etc. 1. Use this link to head over to the signup page: http://bit.do/hayleyawells 2…. Read more »

Andrew and I had a terrific weekend.  We spent most of it prepping for our Halloween party on Saturday and the remainder of it recovering from said Halloween party. I love planning things…I really do. All week long I felt like I was on this little adventure! Of course, it helps that I have a wonderful husband who enjoys planning right along with me…and somehow manages not to get exasperated with all of my (sometimes crazy) ideas! I wanted to… Read more »

I don’t understand pumpkins. How does something that unappealing (those innards are seriously gross people) contribute to the wonder that is pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie, pumpkin bars, pumpkin pudding, pumpkin beer… Seriously, pumpkin never fails.  Usually, by this time of year I have blown entire paychecks on pumpkin spice lattes, I have dove head first into a pan of pumpkin bars, I have made special trips to Village Inn for a slice (okay, sometimes an entire pie) of Pumpkin Cream… Read more »

Wanna know something? I hope so, cause I’m going to tell you something, probably lots of somethings before we’re all through with this…but first things first! I didn’t want to change my name after I got married, in fact, I contemplated not doing this at all! My maiden name was Hayley Ann O’Hara…and I have been told by a number of people, both friends and strangers, that it is probably the most adorable name ever. But, that’s not the reason… Read more »

Are ya’ll ready for Part 2 of the Guide to Sephora series?? This truly is the fun part, promise!!!! Once you have completed all of the research on the product you are considering purchasing then it is time to create a wish list. There are multiple options for creating a wish list. 1. You could use a Pinterest board in which you have pinned the product of your choice. 2. You could create a wishlist using Sephora.com. 3. Or you… Read more »