Mainly Marta :: A Motherhood + Lifestyle Blog



What started as a digital diary to document a newfound journey as a stay at home mom / wife has quickly evolved into my own little corner on the internet where I share all that life brings my way -- the good, the bad, and those "aha!" moments. All with a hint of sarcasm, a dash of truth and bold European wit. Thanks for following along!



Affordable Home Decor | Winter Edition

Hi friends! Today I thought I'd share some cute winter decor items from Hobby Lobby, Amazon and Target. We set up our King of Christmas Tree and have slowly started decorating for Christmas. We're in the holiday spirit, and thought we'd scratch the itch of those of you who are waiting until after Thanksgiving by sharing these cute finds. As always, just want to mention some of these links are affiliates which means that I would get a small commission if you choose to purchase through them. No pressure, just a tremanous amount of gratitude for all the support. 

Target Wall Decor / Signs 

Locally Grown Trees

Noel Sign

Joy To The World

Joy (wreath)

Merry Christmas

Sleeps Til Christmas

Comfort & Joy

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Tis The Season

Fresh Farm Christmas Trees

Hobby Lobby Signs + Decor

For Unto Us A Savior Is Born 

Small Joy Nativity


Oh Night Divine 

White Merry Christmas

Joy To The World Striped Pillow

Noel Pillow

Sage Glitter Pine Tree

White & Blue Glitter Nativity 

Frosted Crabapple Wreath

Oh Come Let Us Adore Him

Shimmer Lantern 

Luke 2:9 Metal Sign

Amazon Holiday Decor

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Red Plaid Pillows

Mini Artificial Christmas Trees (green, white and gold)

Merry & Bright Mug

Rustic White & Silver Candles 

3 Christmas Books

Balsam & Cedar Candle 

Red, White, Green Stocking

Christmas Tree Plate

Jesus Is The Reason

Gnome Trio

Reindeer Figurines 


cozy pullover sweaters | '20 fall ⬝ winter

Brrrrrr. It's chilly outside and that means it's my favorite time of year. Oh, you know... that wonderful transition from a warm fall to a cold winter or what I'd like to call sweater weather. So to celebrate, I thought I'd round up some of the coziest sweaters on the market. 

Per usual, just taking a minute to announce that some links listed are affiliate links which means I do make a small amount of commission if you purchase through them. As always, there is no pressure; I'm just wanting to be upfront and honest. Annnnnd, of course, to thank you dear reader for all of your support!

$50 & Under 

Over $50 

◮ ombre sequin cropped sweater 

dotted eaton puff sweater

cable knit puff sleeve sweater

baez striped sweater 

get with it rust-colored mock knit sweater

rust orange dotted sleeve sweater

space-dyed sweater

black, white, yellow plaid sweater

cream ruffle neck pullover sweater

multi colored beige sweater

rust + white striped alpaca sweater 

camel brown cashmere sweater

marled multicolor sweater

cobalt blue turtle neck

Cozy In Sherpa  

camel brown

olive daze sherpa

brown animal pattern

antique rose sherpa

mint green sherpa

asymetrical grey 

half zip sherpa 


a mini devotional; lean into Him (+ bonus oily blend)

in the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: 
God has made the one as well as the other 
ecclesiastes‬ ‭7:14‬ ‭

it’s hard not to look at the world and feel hopeless right now. things happening on scales both big and small can leave you crippled with fear if you go down the rabbit hole long enough. friendly reminder that on both good days and bad days, you are still taken care of by the Savior. He sees you, He hears your whispers, and He’s ready for you to cast those worries on Him.

as we approach election day, no matter the result, remember that He is there for you. He sees the uncertainty in your heart and He knows it all. As we cast our ballot, I am also casting my faith in the One who is in control. I hope you do too -- no matter the outcome.

oh, and before I forget, here's the oily blend I'll be diffusing on election night -- just in case you're feeling anxious and want to use some oils to help reduce the stress. 


Fall Diffuser Blends

Hiiiiiii friends, this week's post is dedicated to cozy fall diffuser blends. If you didn't already know, I'm signed up with young living and love them. I barely share about it because didn't want people to think that I am just trying to constantly sell them something. It's something I struggle with, but have decided that because I love using oils, I will share more about them. I am no longer avoiding things that people may not like. It's been a process, but I am finally here.

Soooooo, yah! I have been using oils for a while (read about the beginning of my journey here). I tried oils that were on the market and liked them for a while and then I decided that I wanted to sign up under young living because they have a pretty awesome rewards program. I am loving it and after a year of doing this oily life by myself, I'm looking to build a little team of like-minded women.

If you're looking someone to sign up under & for a no-pressure kinda team, you've found it. I am all about ordering oils when you want to order oils and not about the profits. I want to build an authentic team that is weary that oils do not solve all our problems -- but they can help fix a lot of them and aid us in a more toxin-free lifestyle if we're willing and wanting (because that's important too). I also want my little team to be an actual community that talks about more than just oils -- so if you're a winging mom of multiples, love jesus, baking and are curious about + want to try oils. let's get you signed up here.  

Do not hesitate to reach out and ask questions if you have some for me. I'd love to chat, get to know you a bit better, and answer them for you. now, about those fall diffuser blends -- here are some of my favorites.


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gender neutral pajama's for the kiddos

tie dye pjs from Lenny Lemons

As the weather gets colder and the holidays approach us, it's time to stock up on some cozy pjs for our little people! Cue the entrance of the long sleeved sets. I've browsed the internet and compiled a few round ups of some the cutest pajamas I've found and am sharing them. with you guys today. 

As always, inserting a little disclaimer here and letting you know that some of these links are affiliate links which means that if you purchase something through them -- I make a little commission. 

gender neutral / amazon finds

charcoal ribbed pajamas 

yellow stripped pajamas

blue and red winter snowflake pajamas

black plaid pajamas 

ribbed camel pajamas

blue ribbed cotton pajamas

grey with white stripes pajamas 

black thermal with two buttons pajamas 

light brown pajamas

light blue / popcorn pajamas

red + thin white stripe pajamas 

a sneak peek at some christmas themed pjs

buffalo plaid

red, yellow and blue Christmas lights 

grey+ santa 

mickey mouse holiday

the grinch 

classic stripe 

christmas trees

santa + trees

reindeer fairisle

green striped henley

festive trees

green harvest plaid

brands we love when it comes to buying pajamas 

old navy 
◮ babyGap
◮ gap factory 
◮ kyte baby 

so there you have it -- these brands are our go-to when it comes to finding cozy pajamas for our little ones. next month, I'll round up some of my favorite Christmas pajamas, so keep an eye out for those! 

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Skincare | 3 Cleansers I'm Loving Right Now

If you've been a long time reader, you've probably read that I need to start a skincare routine in every single new year resolution post I right. And while I am terrible at keeping these resolutions, the skincare resolution finally was accomplished this year. I am a newbie as they say and would not count myself as a beauty blogger just yet. However, I'd like to share three cleansers that I have stumbled upon and am currently loving. 

Good Molecules Instant Cleansing Balm | $15

this is my go-to when it comes to cleaning my face. the first step in my skincare routine as this helps get off most of the products on my face. this product is formulated with sea buckthorn oil, camellia oil, and shea butter. it melts on contact with skin to dissolve makeup, dirt, environmental pollutants, and other impurities and rinses away with just water, leaving skin comfortably clean—not tight, dry, or stripped which is a big thing for me! 

I alternate between the next two products depending on what I feel like my face needs that day / night. 

First Aid Beauty Face Cleanser | $21

this product is for days when my skin feels like it needs a break or is about to break out. I've noticed that I tend to break out around that time of the month and so a few days before my cycle arrives is when I would reach for this. I love that it's gentle and yet still powerful enough to clean my face. 

Murad's Essential C Cleanser | $40 

this has been a staple the moment it arrived in my FabFitFun box. I grab for it each morning and it smells heavenly because of the citrus oils in it -- so that's a bonus. This cleanser is gentle on the skin and leaves my skin feeling super soft. This cleanser lathers + foams up nicely and does a great job of washing away any leftover makeup the cleansing balm missed. 

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❊ per usual, I want to insert a little note here stating that some of these links are affiliate links meaning that I make a little commission if you decide to purchase through them. other products were sent to me via PR boxes and some products I bought myself because I wanted to try them out. regardless, this is not a sponsored post -- all products shared in this are because I truly love them and all opinions shared are 100% my own. also, I just wanted to say that there is no pressure to buy anything ever, but if you do, I really appreciate your support as this is one way I can support my little family financially. every click, like, buy, save, tweet and pin mean the world to me and I am so thankful for each and every one of you!

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