Q & A

similar TOP // cardigan // crop sweatpants // bow mules // similar hat 

Using Accessories to Dress Up a Laid-Back Look

Who has tried the baker boy hat trend? I’m loving it for spring weather! Hats are one of my absolute favorite accessories. And speaking of accessories, I love using them to spice up a really laid back look.


With these cotton, cropped joggers and this completely adorable and super chunky sweater, I needed something to spice it up and make it feel a little less winter-cozy. Spring is almost here and pink moments like the baker boy hat and these amazing flats are necessary. If you’re in the market for some cute slides with a statement bow, I highly recommend.

Grab a cup of tea and read some  FAQ this week some of you submitted. I love receiving them! 

What non TV activity do you like your kids to do?

Puzzles! One of our sitters got us hooked on them. The brand Ravensburger is my favorite. My sister got me into them and you can buy them on Amazon.

What is your nacho seasoning recipe I saw on IG Stories?

Good question! Here it is adapted from this site:

1/4 cup coconut oil

1/2 cup white popcorn (I prefer white over yellow popcorn for the taste)

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1 tsp salt

1 tsp Ground Paprika

1/2 tsp Garlic powder

1/2 tsp Onion powder

1/2 tsp Chili powder 

1/4 tsp Ground Cumin

1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper

Optional: I add brown sugar and grape seed oil to taste. So yummy, my kids love it!

When your kids are sick of protein pancakes, what do you make for breakfast?

Puffed Pancakes, click HERE for my foolproof recipe! Reid makes it on the weekends – he doesn’t cook but he makes these, that’s how easy it is!

Why are you not going to NYFW?

Honestly, if I had a for me to travel and leave the family, it takes a village! Like last year, I had more work here in LA than NYC, and frankly, it’s hard to leave the LA weather.

What is your go-to daily moisturizer, I’m in the market! Also what was the retinol A cream your facialist recommended?

My daily moisturizer is TULA, use SHALICE for 20% off, and my facialist recommended this cream.  She also was happy that I use LED spa device! She said the results are great when you stay consistent with it. She asked how I made time to use the LED light and I said I do it while drinking coffee, brushing my teeth, making omelettes and let’s be real, isn’t every mom trained to do everything with one hand?? LOL.

Will you be showing more of the A Frame Cabin?

Yes, we are uploading a You Tube video now if the before pictures as well as our plans. Subscribe Here so you don’t miss out!

Thanks for sending in your questions and reading this! We are spending half the weekend at the cabin putting cabinets together and girls night for me! Hope you have a lovely weekend! 

Similar cardigan // tee shirt  // faux leather leggings // 

How do you have so many clothes and how do you find time to wear them all?

Haha I don’t actually. I try and wear as many as I can.

What blogs do you follow?

I love how Blair at Atlantic-Pacific pairs the unexpected, she’s truly an artist.

Where do you go for fashion and style inspiration?

Streetstyle. Traveling and seeing new places and things help inspire. I love Audrey Hepburn’s timeless style.

What do you do when you’re in a funk or do you ever not feel inspired?

Yes! Definitely. Every artist or content creator feels pressure to create and not always inspired to do so. 1. Take time off if you can 2. Start Exercising 3. Begin journaling 4. Write down your goals and put them somewhere visible – like your bathroom mirror, the fridge 5. Have a friend keep you accountable. Dare I say 6. Get off Social Media! I hesitate since that is my job but there is nothing wrong with giving it a break. Don’t watch stories if it gives you FOMO, go take a walk and do the above 5 things before you check your social media accounts. Easier said than done but you’ll be much happier.

What are your top styling tips?

KISS Keep it simple. I have to tell myself this when I get thrown lots of trends at once. I like to pick out one item (often shoes if I’m honest!) that inspires me and style around it. Sometimes its a fringe bootie, a belt, or a fuzzy bag.

If there’s one thing I should invest in for my closet this winter it’s a . . .

Camel Coat! Don’t hesitate. Some of my favorite looks are when I’ve worn a camel coat. It’s crazy versatile.

What do you eat for breakfast and what do you feed your kids?

I eat steel cut oatmeal, the kids like protein pancakes but all that to say, we go in spurts. Sometimes egg white omelet since I took the Pinnertest and it showed I was allergic to egg yolk!

Who do you use to take your pictures?

I have a couple girls here in LA I love to hire, Felicia Lasala, Jordan Kinghorn, and hubby takes them when I ask him nicely.

What are your top two snacks you make for your kids?

Kale chips (I recently added parmesan and I love it!), apple chips, bean chips, do you notice a theme?

What are you most looking forward to when renovating the cabin?

The kitchen! I love how open it will be to be able to hear the kids playing in the loft, see the fireplace and walk out to the deck. Talk about cozy kitchen. More to come!

How do you run the blog and have so many kids?

Ha! probably one of my MOST asked questions. I’ll tell you a story. When I had my first corporate jobs at a bank, at the end of the day, I would take the elevator down and listen to some of the moms who happened to be executives also and share that they didn’t want to be home and that their kids were closer to the nanny. Because of that, the nanny would travel with them and overall she seemed ok that her kids preferred the nanny to herself. While part of me wanted their corner office one day, I inwardly decided to always have a relationship with my kids, even when I’m in business. So, what does that look like? Since I have four, it’s important to take one at a time out for a date, sometimes hot cocoa, sometimes it’s target. Just to check in and see how they are. When I have deadlines, I get a sitter and go to the coffee shop and write, I stay up past my bedtime (hence the need for eye patches for puffy eyes), I delegate jobs, etc. I often say, if it’s something you want badly enough, it will happen. That is true for many and it’s true for me. I work when I can where I can, and is that always balanced no, I’m human and I’m still learning. But my relationships with my kids always are first priority.

Want to read more Q & A’s? There is one here and here.

Feel free to comment on whatever question I may have left out. Thanks for reading!

Q & A

What was your last Amazon prime order?

Bento lunch boxes for the kids peppermint oil, because I get really stiff neck and headaches, and tea.

What is the last tip your make-up artist, Lexi has given you.

Use highlighter on the bridge of your nose, center of your top lip, on your cheekbones, over the inner corners of your eyes, onto your brow bone, and center of your forehead. Lexi started using this highlighter on me.

What is the best and last diet tip you’ve shared?

Dandelion tea. It helps with water retention and I drink at least one cup a day.

Will you be sharing your workout routine?

Yes, Hubby and I will be sharing one soon, stay tuned! If you missed it, see a video on how I workout at the park!

Where do you like to go in Palm Springs?

The King’s Highway  for breakfast (I get their granola and yogurt), the Ace pool to cool down, pink door house and I’m open to hearing my readers favorites?

What’s the address of the pink door house and this house with the lions?

Good question! 1100 E Sierra Way, Palm Springs, CA 92264

What did you have for breakfast at home?

Steel cut oatmeal, almond milk, raw honey, coffee and dandelion tea. 

What’s a sample diet?

Click this Q & A HERE 😉

Did you always want a big family?

I always wanted 6 children, Reid wanted 3, and God gave us 4. I feel like I’ve won the lottery with them. We have some really long days, but they are a constant blessing.

What’s your best parenting advice, or what have you learned lately that has made momlife easier?

It’s threefold: a lot of affection, some outside time whether its scooters at the park, a ride around the block, and lots of good snacks sometimes makes or breaks a day.

With 4 kids you must have a lot of mess in your house?

Haha well, we have a chore chart they have to follow, I give rewards for cleaning and when in doubt, I ask them to take something upstairs and I count how long it takes – they love it, they’re really competitive and I get things done, lol.

How do you juggle your days as a busy mom and business owner?

Not every day is the same, some days I have a sitter all day for meetings and appointments or a photo shoot, some days like today, I’m home, we make breakfast, do chores, read and I catch up on emails and write my blog posts. With that said, its not without the cries, the troubles with sharing and the struggle to fit in a workout, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I was just telling Felicia my photographer how much I love working from home – from kissing the boo-boos, applying the 5th band aid, brewing my own coffee, writing, and sending emails and styling outfits. The latter is often done around midnight but hey it works.

Anything I missed or you’d like to ask? Comment below!




What I’m Wearing

pink pants ALICE and OLIVIA :: ruffle bodysuit LEITH :: hat NORDSTROM :: sunnies CHLOE :: heels (only $32!)  WHOWHATWEAR :: bag MCM

Happy Humpday! I thought I’d share answers to some of my most asked questions:

How do I sign up for the emails for your Liketoknowit instagrams?

Go to Liketoknowit.com and sign up with your email – it takes a couple minutes and you can shop my outfit links from your email. So cool.

What sunglasses are you always wearing?

These are by Sunday Somewhere – I switch it up with my Quay which I also love.

What jeans and sandals were you wearing in yesterday’s boomerang?

sweater here (its on sale!),  jeans are by AG ex boyfriend slim, sandals are old Joie, I linked similar here.

What is your number one advice to someone starting out your blog or Instagram?

Be consistent. Find what works – study what your audience is responding to most and do more of that. There will be down days and up weeks, you just have to keep going. There are days I’m so tired the night before, but deadlines are real, even in a job that I love. The best part is its doing something I love so it never feels like a chore.

How did you grow your Instagram account?

Some big companies and accounts reposted me. It’s a great way to grow organically, which is the best way to grow.

What are you doing in Chicago next week?

I’ll be hosting an event with Tiffany & Co. May 3, email us if you want more info! mgmt@shalicenoel.com or rsvp to Tiffany@skoogproductions.com.

Hope that answered a couple of your questions, if I didn’t, what is your question?

white top :: crop jeans :: similar yellow top :: small bag :: sunnies ::

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Q. I never know how to shop your Instagrams, what’s the easiest way?

Sign up Liketoknow.it HERE, you can adjust your email settings and delivery, so you’re not getting a ton. Once you signed up, if you “like” my pictures on Instagram (with a caption including something like this http://liketk.it/2ppdN) you will get an email with links to what I’m wearing. Pretty cool. 

Plan b, you can always shop my SHOP page – sometimes you have to scroll way down. I try and update it every day. So check in daily . . .

Q. What is that Vitamin C brightener you use for your face?

Find it HERE – Vitamin C brightening Facial Serum

Q. Do you miss Chicago at all?

Yes! Especially my family and friends

Q. Do I plan to sell some of my clothes and how?

I have an IG store @herchicboutique, I’ve also sold on eBay. Any suggestions on best ways that you sell – pish posh? I definitely have goods to sell, I just need some more time to get it all together for you guys.

Q. Are you going to do another giveaway like you did with the Nordstrom gift card a couple months ago?


Q. What are your plans for the weekend?

We are planning to hit the beach although taking all that sand home is a DRAG. But how cool is it that we can simply drive to a beach nearby? Seriously grateful. And how cute is this $30 dress perfect for lounging and farmers market. If I left anything out, please let me know. Happy humpday!