What it’s like to not speak

I am proud to be a mother of a child with Cerebral Palsy. From our stint in the NICU when she was born, to learning how to communicate using her AAC device, and to her horse therapy, Jaxlee has moved mountains. I am constantly impressed by what she can do. And also… it’s hard. Every […]

Special Needs

When I met Jonny at the ripe age of 20, his career goal was to become a fireman.  Of course I thought this was the hottest thing ever. I mean, what girl doesn’t love the thought of a handsome man in uniform? I immediately started dreaming about what my life would look like being married […]

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How we got here: the story of a firefighter’s wife

When I met Jonny at the ripe age of 20, his career goal was to become a fireman.  Of course I thought this was the hottest thing ever. I mean, what girl doesn’t love the thought of a handsome man in uniform? I immediately started dreaming about what my life would look like being married […]

Family

How we got here: the story of a firefighter’s wife

Tripp’s Birth Story

I spent the morning ripping out and replanting our strawberry garden and the next morning I had a new baby in my arms. In some ways Tripp’s delivery went like clockwork, and in other ways it was entirely its own.  So, here is the story of how I went from raking and shoveling in our […]

Family

Like many entrepreneurs, my business has a few goals. Yes, I had a background as a professional hair and makeup artist. Yes, I knew I had the chops to be able to start a business with Beautycounter. But my reason “why” was rooted so much deeper than a new business venture. It was rooted in […]

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How to stay connected with Paper Farm Press

Like many entrepreneurs, my business has a few goals. Yes, I had a background as a professional hair and makeup artist. Yes, I knew I had the chops to be able to start a business with Beautycounter. But my reason “why” was rooted so much deeper than a new business venture. It was rooted in […]

Family

How to stay connected with Paper Farm Press

Easy at-home facial

All right mamas, let’s be real. We need a break! We need time with girlfriends, time with our partner, and time…ALONE. But that’s not happening as often as we’d like, so we’ve got to find a way to treat ourselves at home– and it’s got to be quick.  I’m all for the spa days and […]

Clean Beauty

If you’re pregnant or you’ve been pregnant, you know that one of the HUGE perks is having amazing hair during those 9 months. It’s thick and soft and flowing like you’re in a Pantene commercial. And then? It all falls out. While I do think there is an element to postpartum hair loss that we […]

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How to prep for postpartum hair

If you’re pregnant or you’ve been pregnant, you know that one of the HUGE perks is having amazing hair during those 9 months. It’s thick and soft and flowing like you’re in a Pantene commercial. And then? It all falls out. While I do think there is an element to postpartum hair loss that we […]

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How to prep for postpartum hair

Our birth plan

Editor’s Note: I wrote this before our sweet third baby was born. I’ll tell you how this birth plan turned out another day. I’m not sure how you feel about birth plans, but I’m not a huge fan. If I have learned anything this far in life, it is that things don’t go “as planned” […]

Family

Like any new parents, we wanted to do everything right to help our baby girl. If you know me, I’m not one to do things part way. I’m for sure a go big or go home kind of girl. So when Jaxlee, our first daughter, was born with Cerebral Palsy– with no history of any […]

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Nontoxic Maternity Products

Like any new parents, we wanted to do everything right to help our baby girl. If you know me, I’m not one to do things part way. I’m for sure a go big or go home kind of girl. So when Jaxlee, our first daughter, was born with Cerebral Palsy– with no history of any […]

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Nontoxic Maternity Products

Horse therapy gave my daughter a childhood

While I wouldn’t consider myself a tom-boy, I grew up playing sports, riding bikes outside with the neighbor kids, and taking dance classes just like a lot of my peers. When I pictured myself raising kids, I pictured the same things for them. After I had my first baby, the visions of these childhood activities […]

Special Needs

We have all found ourselves at one of those parties, thinking the only reason we were there was because we love the person who is hosting the party. We may not be excited about the content, but we showed up just to show our support. As a business owner and network marketing affiliate, this is […]

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How to book a pop-up people CAN’T WAIT to attend

We have all found ourselves at one of those parties, thinking the only reason we were there was because we love the person who is hosting the party. We may not be excited about the content, but we showed up just to show our support. As a business owner and network marketing affiliate, this is […]

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How to book a pop-up people CAN’T WAIT to attend

Defying the odds as a special needs parent

There was a time after Jax was born when I thought my life was over. I didn’t see a “hope and a future.” All I could see were feeding tubes, feelings of desperation, and what seemed like the never-ending race to find a diagnosis for her. I told myself there was no way we could […]

Family, Special Needs

As many of you know, we dove headfirst into the world of clean living when our daughter Jaxlee was born six years ago. Our clean living journey was why I got into Beautycounter, and it’s why we are conscientious about what we eat, put on our bodies, or bring into our home. Yes, we still […]

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Clean living mom hacks

As many of you know, we dove headfirst into the world of clean living when our daughter Jaxlee was born six years ago. Our clean living journey was why I got into Beautycounter, and it’s why we are conscientious about what we eat, put on our bodies, or bring into our home. Yes, we still […]

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Clean living mom hacks

Happy birthday, Braedy! Mothering special needs + typically developing kids

Almost three years ago, Jonny and I took a little anniversary trip to Nashville. As country music lovers, it was on our list of places to experience together. We had an AMAZING experience and cannot wait till we can fly back and soak it up again. We lived it up in the city that week, […]

Family, Special Needs

So you want to grow your Beautycounter business but don’t know how?  You’ve seen the compensation plan and you KNOW that there’s a way to make more than a few hundred bucks here and there. But HOW? How do these girls on Instagram do it? What kind of secret sauce are they selling? Okay, hold […]

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How to grow your Beautycounter business

Beautycounter Executive Director Emily Barton

So you want to grow your Beautycounter business but don’t know how?  You’ve seen the compensation plan and you KNOW that there’s a way to make more than a few hundred bucks here and there. But HOW? How do these girls on Instagram do it? What kind of secret sauce are they selling? Okay, hold […]

Clean Beauty

How to grow your Beautycounter business

Beautycounter Executive Director Emily Barton

How service-based entrepreneurs can diversify their income

If you are in the wedding industry, 2020 was likely not your best year of business. In fact, MOST service-based business struggled this year as a result of the restrictions and shutdowns. Loss of business means loss of income, which is just about as stressful as it gets. As a professional hair and makeup, I […]

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This last November, I sold $15,000 worth of Beautycounter products. In one month. For some Consultants, that’s how much they sell every month. For others, it’s a number that seems outrageous– like did you work around the clock?? Let me tell you the secret– and it’s not some magic potion I have. Not at all. […]

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How I grew my Beautycounter business

This last November, I sold $15,000 worth of Beautycounter products. In one month. For some Consultants, that’s how much they sell every month. For others, it’s a number that seems outrageous– like did you work around the clock?? Let me tell you the secret– and it’s not some magic potion I have. Not at all. […]

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How I grew my Beautycounter business

Five goals I want to achieve in 2021

As an Enneagram 3, I thrive off of making New Year’s resolutions, vision boards, goal setting… whatever you want to call it. I love setting goals and working throughout the year to achieve them. And man, when I do achieve a goal or a dream, it feels amazing. (Read more about my highlights from 2020 […]

Family

If you haven’t figured it out already, I am here to keep it REAL. Yep, I like to put on makeup and make tutorials like what to wear to a holiday gathering, but I am ALSO here to keep it simple– and REAL. Clean living does NOT have to be time-consuming, and it’s NOT something […]

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Weekend getaway packing tips (so you still look + feel good!)

If you haven’t figured it out already, I am here to keep it REAL. Yep, I like to put on makeup and make tutorials like what to wear to a holiday gathering, but I am ALSO here to keep it simple– and REAL. Clean living does NOT have to be time-consuming, and it’s NOT something […]

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Weekend getaway packing tips (so you still look + feel good!)

Best 2020 Moments

If there is a theme that unites us most in 2020, one message that everyone has mumbled under their breath while staring at empty shelves or while logging on to another Zoom call, it’s this: 2020 is the worst year ever. And I get it. I’ve had my moments for SURE… like having to teach […]

Clean Living, Family, Special Needs

I was supposed to have an office.  Yep, when we moved into our house, I was going to have this gorgeous boho-themed office where I was going to move mountains and handle client work for hours, and then shimmy back into the living room to play with the girls and get dinner prepped. Ahhhh, wouldn’t […]

Family, Special Needs

5 simple ways for busy moms to not go insane

Emily Barton Busy Mom Tips

I was supposed to have an office.  Yep, when we moved into our house, I was going to have this gorgeous boho-themed office where I was going to move mountains and handle client work for hours, and then shimmy back into the living room to play with the girls and get dinner prepped. Ahhhh, wouldn’t […]

Family, Special Needs

5 simple ways for busy moms to not go insane

Emily Barton Busy Mom Tips

12 Days of Giving

I don’t know about you but these days I really need to FEEL & SEE that I am making a difference. I need all the mood-boosting endorphins to pick me up and put a smile on my face and remind me I can be the light in someone’s day.  This is the magic of the […]

Family

Don’t you love it when Facebook or your iPhone Photos app reminds you of pictures from the past? Because it’s the holiday season, I’m seeing all these pictures pop up of Jax with Santa, or Braedy opening gifts for the first time. When I am getting ready to sleep at night, I can’t help but […]

Family

Five simple ways to celebrate the holiday season

Don’t you love it when Facebook or your iPhone Photos app reminds you of pictures from the past? Because it’s the holiday season, I’m seeing all these pictures pop up of Jax with Santa, or Braedy opening gifts for the first time. When I am getting ready to sleep at night, I can’t help but […]

Family

Five simple ways to celebrate the holiday season

What’s in my (Beautycounter) cart this Christmas!

I’m up reallllly early on the weekends these days. My alarm goes off before I hear the chickens or my kids and I’m up gettin’ ready for the day because it’s WEDDING SEASON, ya’ll! For 13 years, I’ve been a professional hair and makeup artist. While I don’t book nearly as many weddings as I […]

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Maybe you’ve already got your Christmas gift list organized, or maybe you’re waiting until Black Friday. But wherever you’re at on the spectrum of last minute shopper to Mrs. Clause herself, this gift guide is FOR YOU!  And if you want to make sure you’re not disappointed come December 25th, just copy and paste the […]

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Where Glamour Meets Green 2020 Gift Guide

Maybe you’ve already got your Christmas gift list organized, or maybe you’re waiting until Black Friday. But wherever you’re at on the spectrum of last minute shopper to Mrs. Clause herself, this gift guide is FOR YOU!  And if you want to make sure you’re not disappointed come December 25th, just copy and paste the […]

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Where Glamour Meets Green 2020 Gift Guide

How to level up your makeup for holiday gatherings

This weekend our friends and I had a Friendsgiving and let me tell you— it gave me SO much life. I got to prepare a homemade cranberry sauce, coordinate my outfit and new boots, and spend some time in the mirror getting myself ready. Yep, I actually got to put on makeup in front of […]

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Maybe it’s the kids who don’t sleep, maybe it’s our work that keeps us up too late, or mayyyybe we’re just getting older and wiser and it’s starting to show. But there are often mornings where we wake up feeling like we need a little touch up, right? This is when we want to make […]

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How to use Beautycounter’s NEW Better Blender + Concealer

Maybe it’s the kids who don’t sleep, maybe it’s our work that keeps us up too late, or mayyyybe we’re just getting older and wiser and it’s starting to show. But there are often mornings where we wake up feeling like we need a little touch up, right? This is when we want to make […]

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How to use Beautycounter’s NEW Better Blender + Concealer

Our NICU story

When I held my second child in my arms for the first time, I experienced something new. Feeling her nurse, spending our first night together, and taking her home with me from the hospital felt like small miracles over and over again. It was a deep reflection of God’s grace, and I’m so grateful that […]

Family, Special Needs

If you’re new to Beautycounter or need a refresher on basic skincare and makeup, then it’s helpful to wrap your head around two VERY popular products: Dew Skin Moisturizer and Twin Skin Foundation. They can be used separate or together, but these two clean beauty products pack a punch, both for your look AND your […]

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Find the coverage for you: Dew Skin Moisturizer vs. Twin Skin Foundation

If you’re new to Beautycounter or need a refresher on basic skincare and makeup, then it’s helpful to wrap your head around two VERY popular products: Dew Skin Moisturizer and Twin Skin Foundation. They can be used separate or together, but these two clean beauty products pack a punch, both for your look AND your […]

Clean Beauty, Clean Living

Find the coverage for you: Dew Skin Moisturizer vs. Twin Skin Foundation

Five Summer Must-Have Green Products

Whether you’re on your way to the pool with the kids or making the MOST out of a weekend getaway with your hubby, you want to make sure you’ve got the good stuff to make you look and feel fabulous. When it is HOT as heck, even packing essentials like sunscreen can feel like a […]

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Must have products