Hi there! It’s so great to meet all of you. I’m Holly Jirovsky and I blog at Style from the Sticks which is a fashion blog for busy moms like yourself on a shoestring budget. A little about me- I live in Grundy Center with my husband and I’m a stay-at-home mom for four kids. I have an eight –year-old, a seven-year-old, a four-year-old and a new baby. I have a background in the publishing and advertising industries and I love combining my two passions, fashion and writing. While my blog is mainly fashion-related, I also dabble in home decor, lifestyle and parenting. I’m very excited to be a part of the Real Moms of Eastern Iowa group. As an added bonus, for any of you that are expecting, I can give you fashion advice on what to wear while your belly grows! As a busy mom, I know how easy it is to get stuck in the yoga pant rut. But your clothing is a way to express yourself and show the world your personality. Be creative and true to yourself. Don’t be trapped by trends. Remember that you feel good when you look good. You only get one life to look your best!


December 31, 2016

Thank you so much for reading the ramblings of this stay-at-home mom. It has been my privilege to write to you about my experiences as a parent- the good, the bad and the ugly.

Resolutions and Being Happy Now

December 30, 2016

In a few days, we'll all vow to never eat sugar, drink more water, workout every day, have a date night each week with our spouses and work less, vacation more. And then life gets in the way. You eat the chocolate, cancel date night, the kids' activities take over your schedule and you're drinking mainly coffee and wine to hydrate.

What to Pack for Christmas Vacation

December 22, 2016

Since I am a fashion blogger, I thought it would be fun to put together a little packing list for those of you traveling this week for Christmas.

Advice to My Newly Married Self

December 9, 2016

Since this blog is ending, there are some posts ideas I've always wanted to write about and for the month of December, I'm going to do my best to write those posts. Even the hard ones. This is one of those posts.

Holiday Traditions

December 6, 2016

I find family traditions fascinating, especially holiday traditions. How these things get started, who knows? But it's fun for kids to look forward to them each year and to see them passed along to their kids.

A Letter to the "B" Team Members

October 19, 2016

Ask your average parent what they think about politics and you'll maybe get a few shrugged shoulders. Then ask them who you think should be starting in their child's sport and suddenly there are all kinds of opinions.