It's my second mother's day, and I'm so excited! Last year Jesse woke up early and made me a huge feast for breakfast (see the post here). The year before that we still celebrated because I was pregnant, and I bought myself this bag (because I needed an excuse). Ha!
This year, I treated myself to some goodies (some of which are in this guide). Jesse got the day off work, too, so I'm excited to be able to spend the entire day together as a family. Read More
Swell & Solis is a children's brand based in Australia, and we are in love with everything they make. Pictured here is the Dune Romper in baby pink. It's a little big on her so I twisted the straps in the back to make them shorter. I love that it can work in the winter with a long sleeve shirt under, and I cannot wait for her to wear it in the summer to show off those cute toddler legs and back. We also got the White Periwinkle Pinafore, which will look adorable for the summer as well, it's a little too big now. Read More
I love love love finding small boutiques with unique items, and Thistle & Finn is just that. You can't find what they carry anywhere else.
In the photos below I put together three different outfits featuring three of their pieces. Read More
Another trip to Utah.
We didn't get to see my family for christmas this year so we had to plan a trip a couple weeks into january. Plus, we were waiting for my sister to have her precious baby boy.
It worked out perfectly, as it always does, and my extended family was able to travel south to see us, and we did our whole chirstmas thing together. Read More
We woke up bright and early because of daylight savings, and found ourselves with so much time before church. So we decided to take Ever to see her beloved airplanes that she loves to watch take off from the airport near our house. Read More
If it rained every day, I would be one happy girl. I've always wanted to live somewhere that it rains a lot, but alas I've chosen to live in two of the most deserty places in the country, Southern Utah and Southern California.
But, every now and again my rainy day dreams come true and it makes me want to drink hot chocolate and watch Netflix all day.
Instead, I taught my baby barre class, babysat my boss's daughter, then we went to IKEA and Trader Joes, came home, and I'm currently drinking hot chocolate while writing this post and watching Lord of the Rings with my hubby while the babe sleeps. Read More
A random sunday afternoon, and we decided to head to LA to our favorite museum: The Getty. We got there at 5 (they close at 5:30), just long enough to wander around outside and take some pictures. Such is our life. Late everywhere, but we always manage to get a million pictures somehow. Read More
Plaid + deep cool tones + a fun shoe = drool out of my mouth. Casual, but not your average casual.
Fall is approaching, although some days feel more summery than others, and I'm getting more and more excited to pack up the tank tops and pull out the sweaters. This is a good transitional outfit. A tee for the warmer part of the day, and a flannel for when it cools off later. Also, no boots yet. It's definitely not cold enough yet. Read More
Pink Blush is well-known as a maternity boutique, but many don't know that they carry non-maternity as well! Also, most things can actually work for both maternity and non maternity. There are so many unique-to-the-brand pieces that you won't find anything else. I was asked to choose three pieces to style, and it was such a hard choice! But I narrowed it down to these three:
Olive Bamboo Lace-Up Back Dress
My husband picked this one, and I loved the color of this dress, it will transition perfectly from summer to fall. It's so comfy, and I love that I can just throw it on without much thought for accessorizing. The color and fabric is perfection, and the back detail is just the cherry on top. Read More
Love Winnie James is an online boutique carrying women and children's apparel. They carry the cutest and trendiest styles, including this amazing floral dress. When I saw this dress it reminded me of gloomy beach days, so naturally we had to take some photos on the beach. I love the floral pattern, the low neck for easy nursing, and that it's so flow and flattering. It's also easy to dress up or dress down. I also got Ever these little oxfords, and they're our new favorite shoes. Read More
I gained 37 pounds during pregnancy. Which, I understand, is not a ton, but it was 37 pounds that my body was not used to. I felt huge. I felt tired. I felt slow. And most of all, I felt ugly. And then the stretch marks came because of that extra weight (plus my uterus apparently is suuuuper forward. I was huge. And had a 6lb baby), and I was devastated. All over my belly, my inner thighs, hips, boobs, you name it. I honestly thought I would never be happy with my body ever again. I looked up pictures online of women's bellies with stretch marks postpartum and cried thinking of what mine would look like. Then I looked up pictures of women with stretch marks that had six packs and felt even more discouraged because I have too much of a sweet tooth to ever look like that. So I thought my bikini wearing days were over. Read More
Mom life. The hardest and best job I've ever had. And even though it's 24/7, I never get a break, and I'm highly underpaid, it's so worth it. This shirt by To: Little Arrows sums it up perfectly. "So cool. So crazy. So worth it. Mom life." Read More