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Hi my name is Hilary.

I live for dry shampoo, smooth/hairless legs {isn’t shaving the worst?}, and a fresh coat of nail polish on my finger nails … that will inevitably smudge, and chip within 24 hours and will forever be a sign that I’ve yet again wasted my time painting my nails, until I take the time to remove it.

You will, however, almost never see me without nail polish on my toes.

I live off of *caffeinated beverages, and dream about baking.

I enjoy baking and icing a cake, or decorating a cookie more than eating it. That is love!

Food photography is a second favorite passion of mine.

I clean my kitchen 27 times a day, and am too tired to clean it for the 28th time, which usually means I’ll have a cake pan or some other baking item in the sink at all times.

I can take a nap any time of the day, but it takes me hours to fall asleep at night. Go figure!
*{It might have something to do with the fact that I live off caffeine}

Cleaning bathrooms is my least favorite thing to do. My husband usually knows when I’ve been deep cleaning the bathrooms, because he will get a phone call from me soon after complaining about how I cleaned the bathrooms.

I also dream of the day I can pay someone to clean my house.

I’ve failed to mention the most important part of my life … raising three little boys! They may love a lot of the same things as my husband, and prefer to spend time with him over me …

…um duh! Who wouldn’t?

I’d like to just sit and look at him all day if I could. Talk about a dream boat!!!

Where was I? Right… but they also love to bake, just like their mama.

Spending time with my mom in the kitchen was one of my favorite things growing up, and I love sharing that love with my boys.

I’m grooming them to tell me everything … so far it’s working seamlessly! I know a lot about pretty much everything that’s important in their lives!


They are the reason I’m stressed out of my mind, and completely sleep deprived, but they are also the very best part of my life!

Their kisses are better than any dessert I could whip up.

Also, social media algorithms are insane and make this whole blogging business so not fun! I don’t take pictures, and make videos, and share really awesome products for likes. It’s a hobby and a passion.

I’m showing my boys how important it is to have a passion in their lives!

Now go find some mind blowing recipes, really awesome beauty products, and everything in between.

This is what my publicist wrote 😉

Hilary has a growing following on Embellishmints, reaching a wide audience interested in tips for enhancing their lifestyle in areas such as food, fashion, interior design, beauty and travel.

With a degree in broadcast journalism from Brigham Young University Hilary enjoys being on camera, speaking at conferences, and sharing her ideas in TV segments so viewers can enhance their lifestyle.

A recent transplant to the Chicago area, Hilary and her family have also lived in New England and Utah. Her ideas reflect many of the cultural nuances she has learned from living in different parts of the country.

If you are a business, agency, organization or are interested in having Hilary attend your conference or event contact Hilary today by emailing hilary@embellishmints.com.

Hilary is also a member of the Digital Media Committee for the Chicago Fashion Foundation, as well as the Silent Auction Committee for the Rockford Symphony Orchestra Golden Ball Gala.


  1. Elva Garcia
    July 31, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    Love this blog!

    • Hilary
      August 27, 2018 / 11:17 pm

      Thank you so much Elva. You’re just so sweet!!!!

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