The trendiest place right now on instagram has to be the Malibu Pier. Which I didn't quite realize, but that's okay. I, too, was smitten by the pink hues and organic restaurants!Read More
Confession: I’m always in search of matching outfits for Ever and I. I mean, what’s the point of being a girl mom if all or outfits won’t be matching or coordinating? So when I came across Indah Designs, I was immediately obsessed. The simple, effortless, Australian style, and, of course, the overalls that came in kid size AND mommy size!
These overalls are so comfy and soft and easy to throw on. Perfect for over a white tee, a long sleeve, or a swimsuit! I can’t wait to continue to style these and always have a matching option in our closet.
Also! There are two other colors besides this gorgeous blush. There’s also a beige and a white. I think I might need one of each...
Women’s overalls (I’m wearing a medium)
Also, they’ve been posting sneak peeks of their new collection launching soon (including a home collection!) and I can hardly take it such beautifully things. Go show them some love!
I always have so much fun coming up with outfits. Imagining how I'll style certain things and then watching git come to life, either the way I imagined or not at all.
It's taken me a long time to find my own personal style, and I think I'm still kind of trying to find it. A lot of times I'll just copy other people's style, but I'm most happy when I just wear the things I like, whether or not it's trending, and even though my style cannot be categorized.
These shoes from Sandgren Clogs are one of those that you can pair with pretty much anything. They're not too dressy, and not too casual, but can be either. Perfect if you need to dress something up, or if you need to dress something down. I'm wearing the Morocco in black. I love the cross strap, different from your typical clog.Read More
AS YOU ARE.
That's Avocado's motto, and I couldn't love it more. It's one of the reasons I first fell in love with this brand. You don't have to be anything else, just come as you are, because you're perfect as you are.
These leggings feel like butter, and I wanna wear them all day long. I also thought this bra wouldn't really work because of the one shoulder, but it actually does, and it holds everything in, and it's SO comfortable.Read More
I've been planning this post for a while, and I finally feel like her room is "finished" enough to finally post it. It's been a work in progress, but so fun. I've never gotten to decorate a kids' room before, so this was new but also so exciting to me.Read More
2 years of a beautiful bond that only I could share with my daughter. 2 years of nourishing her with my body. 2 years of comforting her in a way no one else could.
Looking back, I wouldn't change a single thing about our nursing journey. I'm tempted to regret habituating falling asleep while nursing, and cosleeping, and nursing on demand, because it made it that much harder to wean, but I honestly wouldn't do it any differently if I could.Read More
Since moving into our little house 6 months ago, this wall in the living room has been in limbo. We've changed it up so much and just couldn't decide what to do with it. So when I stumbled upon Desenio, I knew exactly what we should do. I've always loved photo ledges, and this ended up turning out just like I hoped. We originally planned to do two shelves, but decided that it would be too much for the wall and stuck with one shelf displaying our favorite artwork. We got a few other pieces from Desenio that we'll be hanging around the house, including Ever's room, but I haven't gotten them framed yet, and these were the winners for this wall.Read More
I'm not one to make resolutions, but this year I saw some changes that needed to be made, so what better time to start than at the beginning of a new year. A new book, with 12 chapters, waiting to be written.Read More
Ever's second birthday party! I can't believe my baby is two, but I'm not going to get into all the emotions I'm feeling.
I wanted this party to be simple, because I went all out and planned for months and months for her first birthday party, and I did not want to put myself through that stress again. But, I've realized that with such a large family, simple just isn't a possibility. It was, however, more simple than last year, and the fact that we planned it in one single day probably had something too do with that. Special thanks to Jesse's cousin Johanna for letting us use her house for the party, and Jesse's mom for buying and preparing the food and tables and chairs, and to Target for having such cute and last-minute party stuff.Read More
Ever's room has been a work-in-progress since we moved into this house. She didn't have a real space to herself before (which was fine) so there wasn't much I could do in the decorating department. So I was so excited when we found this place because she finally has a space of her own where we can keep all her toys (instead of scattered around everywhere) and a space that I can decorate! She had a few things that I was able to move over to her new space, like the teepee and some storage baskets, but everything else has been new or re-invented. I never intended for the room to take the pink road, but that's kind of where it ended up going. When I found out I was pregnant with a baby girl I swore to dress her in neutrals only and decorate with all the non pink girly things. But I've learned to love the color and I think there's a very tasteful way to use it without being over the top. Her room ended up being mostly neutral with accents of pink, turquoise, and yellow, which I think fits her perfectly. Bright and happy, with a little hint of girliness. So when thinking of what kind of artwork to put in, I had to take that into consideration; color, style, etc. Did I want artwork that was monochrome and more minimalist to balance out the boho-inspired rug and teepee, or did I want artwork that would be the same style, flowery and colorful?Read More
I'm not a festive person, but being a mom has made me want to change that. I've found such joy in creating new traditions. Now that Ever is a little older, she can participate in all the festive things. So, one thing I'm going to love doing yearly, is making gingerbread houses. Maybe someday I'll be domestic enough to make the gingerbread myself from scratch.. but for now, Trader Joe's gingerbread kit is the perfect solution. Ever didn't quite understand that the house wasn't for eating until she watched me start building it. Then she had fun decorating, and at the end decided it was time to eat some haha.Read More
I normally don't do gift guides because I can never think of gift ideas. So i decided to narrow it down slightly to specifically non-toxic gifts for toddler/kids. These are all items that we either own or plan to own someday.Read More
Jesse and I used to come to this park to go jogging when we were dating. We'd talk about our hopes and dreams and what our life would look like in the future. And here we are, at the same park in that future we talked about, living above and beyond what we could have ever hoped or dreamed. It's funny how life comes full circle, and how it's both everything and nothing we expected to be.Read More
I'm sure I'm not the only one who can't do anything before I have my coffee. It's the prerequisite to starting any and every day. If I don't begin my day with a good cup of coffee, everything thereafter feels wrong. For me, it's not just about the caffeine that I need to get the day going (although that is one reason), but it's also about the nostalgia of it all. I need that comfort in the morning, afternoon, evening, whenever! If I wake up before my daughter, I need that me-time, alone with my cup of coffee to prepare my heart and mind for the day ahead. During nap-time, I need that extra confidence to tackle whatever is on my to-do list. Coffee is an every occasion drink.Read More
I'm one of those people that can get super paranoid if I don't watch my thought life. I become paralyzed by fear of the craziest things. So I think it's so important to live your life in balance, not in fear, because living in fear is no way to live. But, at the same time, we must be cautious and do everything we can to live the fullest life possible.
So this year I started doing more research on all the different toxins we encounter daily, and how they affect our health, and I was amazed by the things I found. Plastics that are BPA free are supposed to be safe right? If it's FDA approved, it's safe right? If it's recommended by a doctor, it's safe right?? Wrong.Read More
Utahhhhhhhh. How many blogs can I write about Utah? We usually visit my family in southern Utah, but this time we did a little family vacation in Park City area for the weekend, then spent another 3 days with our friend in SLC. I love northern Utah, and was not so secretly hoping Jesse would fall as in love with it as I am and beg me to move there. But, yeah, that didn't happen...
As always, we took millions of pictures. I don't have the energy to write down every little thing we did, ate, and saw, so here's just a big old photo dump.Read More
Probably one of the best parts of having a daughter is being able to match. I mean, among other things, of course. I hope she never gets sick of twinning with me because it's obviously my favorite thing.Read More
I'm a sucker for photos, that's pretty obvious. And I'm very sentimental. So I need all the ways to have my memories for safe-keeping. Growing up, my mom was a big scrap booker. And I used to love (still do, actually) pulling all her scrapbooks off the shelf and going through my life and memories. It was such a special thing to be able to have. Now, with the internet and digital media, scrapbooking has kind of died. But there's something so much better about an actual tangible book than photos on a screen.
This is The Story Of You baby book. I love the quality and the fact that the pages are already laid out with prompts and events and milestones. It's designed with the parent in mind, so you don't have to spend hours upon hours designing each page and coming up with themes. It's all pre made, and all you have to do is add your memories.Read More
It's no secret that working out with kids is a hassle. First of all, finding the time, then finding a babysitter, then being able to afford it. Many moms place exercise far down on the priority list because of this reason, but it doesn't have to be that way. BodyBoss has come up with a 12-week step-by-step training program, Ultimate Body Fitness Guide, that you can do anywhere, in under 24 minutes, 3 times a week. It includes fun (and challenging) high-intensity workouts to help you get your dream body and your maximum health from the inside out.Read More