Please Don’t…

Here are my "please don’t s" for Mother’s Day. Don’t attempt a fancy brunch. For one it’s way over priced and stressful. Cold buffet eggs, sweaty mom, screaming kids in public OR doughnuts and coffee snuggling on the couch? This is 100% a strong hint to my family. Plus bottomless mimosas...winning! If you have any... Continue Reading →

Upcoming Event Alert!!

Over the past couple months, there have been a lot of changes in the Schmitt world.  My foundation of Schmitt Just got Real still holds true, "A healthy dose of quality insights, a little bit of sarcasm and good bit of fun in this thing we call life!"  I most certainly plan to keep the fun... Continue Reading →

Sunny Days Ahead

Today hit 80 degrees and people start showing more skin.  Before jumping into the summer sun read this guest post...what can you do to protect yourself? On June 2nd 2014 around 6:30 pm I was diagnosed with stage 1 skin cancer. Let me tell you those were words I never thought I would write. When... Continue Reading →

ReFRESHing Home Decor

Happy Spring All! Now that the weather has caught up with the calendar, I have finally found the motivation to get my home ready for spring and summer! I know we all would love to have a home that is decorated and perfectly coordinated with the seasons. However, budgets, time and well, life, happens! Here... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Get The Box - FabFitFun (use promo code "BRIGHT" to get $10 off your first box) Comfortable Mom Uniform-Mama Said Tees (use promo code "MOMSTHEBOMB" to get 25% off "Mothertasker Collection" through Wednesday! Brin and Bell (cute jewelry at a reasonable price point) New Mommies  (Target has up to 20% off strollers and car Continue Reading →

Spring Cleaning

Spring has officially arrived!  The sound of birds, the sweet smell of rain and an increased amount of sun coming through our windows is a clear reminder of how dirty our house is after a long winter hibernation.  Oh wait...we still have snow on the ground!! Soon enough, spring will FINALLY show her face! Anyone that... Continue Reading →

A Girl’s Best Friend

I did a nail post a couple weeks back and in that post, I referred to a friend that taught me everything I know about proper nail care...and how to save money by doing it all at home.  Well I guess what?!? She is now your go to nail concierge too!  She has an Instagram page... Continue Reading →


Now that the Christmas decorations have slowly made their way down and into the basement, I wanted to change things up a bit as we move towards Valentine's Day.  I think we all need something fun to break up the cold winter days/ what better time than now to do some "at-home" crafting.  The crafts... Continue Reading →

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