The Monolid Guide to Lash Extensions

As an individual with monolids, I was so nervous to get lash extensions! After all, I feel like I work so hard to keep my already short eyelashes healthy and to accentuate my eye shape, not make them look smaller! I had a preconceived notion that lash extensions would just be too heavy and make my eyes appear droopy, but boy was I wrong. In this post, I chat about my experience with lash extensions and what style suits my eyes the best!

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Q&A | Lifestyle

How do you start investing money? How did you and Caleb decide on an IUD? How do you deal with imposter syndrome? You guys sent me a bunch of great questions over on IG so today, I’m answering 10 of them! Keep reading to see my answers and don’t forget to check out the Nursing Q&A, too!

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How I Started Blogging

In December of 2016, my blog went live and I went from @letsCLARAfye to @ClarasCleanEats. Since then, I've posted recipes, nursing posts, was invited to speak at conferences to represent my brand, created a meal guide, collaborated with countless companies, and rebranded twice. I now work with some of the biggest brands in the industry and bring in a substantial secondary income from what began as a hobby.

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House Update #1

So what did we get from the sellers? Honestly, it was pretty disappointing what they offered: a monetary value so that we can fix up everything we needed. But it wasn’t near how much we expected. Per the 2 very different quotes we got from 2 contractors after we went them the inspection report, we were expecting the sellers to give us at least $8,000. Instead, they offered $5000 as the final and as much as we tried to fight them on it, we decided we didn’t want to push too hard and possibly lose the house.

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Nurse Clara x Enso Rings

Today, I’m beyond excited to share with you a partnership of my dreams! You guys know that as a cervix-checking, leg holding, contraction monitoring, IV starting, pitocin pushing, baby swaddling Labor & Delivery nurse, I love my Enso Rings, and so does Caleb, as a Mechanical Engineer who is constantly using his hands to machine parts and design antennas. So naturally, it’s been such a treat working with them to create this line for all of my fellow medical professionals!

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We Bought a House!

Or as Caleb likes to say… We bought a zoo! I can’t believe this home is finally ours. We knew when we signed our lease for the townhome last May, that we would like to purchase our first house within the last month or 2 of our 1-year lease. So after we paid off the wedding and honeymoon in full, we began the process of looking for our house.

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Why We Chose Moissanite

I think the more you know about something, the more equipped you are to make important life decisions and have intelligent conversations about such topics. So I've partnered with The True Gem Company to learn about diamonds and other rocks that are equally as beautiful, yet not well known, in hopes of spreading awareness and hopefully educating at least 1 other person about this industry.

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How Caleb "Proposed" to His Groomsmen

We had so much fun making these with Caleb's mom and sister! Even though I'm pretty jealous they turned out better than my bridesmaids proposals (lol). Guys usually don't care about this stuff, but I thought it would be so cute to send these little proposals to each of Caleb's friends. I mean, you only get married once right!? I know I had trouble thinking of ideas for Caleb's groomsmen/best man proposals, so I hope this post helps you help your fiancé get some ideas on asking his best buddies to join him on the big day.

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