Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Romping Around

Ophelia is wearing this romper, this bonnet, and these shoes

There's not much that is more adorable than a baby in a romper.  And they're one of my favorite things to dress Ophelia in- one piece and you're done! These are all kind of deadly cute too!

B O Y     R O M P E R S 
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G I R L     R O M P E R S
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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The One Piece

 Striped with zipper and sleeves (sooo good for nursing!)// Off the shoulder (only $21!!)// Sleeved

Striped short sleeve// Denim sleeves// Tie strap (gets such good reviews!)

Gingham (such a classic shape)// One shoulder // Patterned tank

I have not worn a one piece since I was a seventh grader sporting a Speedo with a swim cap and goggles on the swim team.  I had a banging fifty yard freestyle swim, in case you were wondering.  But after visiting Mexico this spring, and this weekend chasing my little friend out of the lake (it was FREEZING!!) I have a feeling my swim style may become less about cute bikinis and more about function.  And avoiding my boobs falling out of my top or bottoms falling off is always a bonus.  SO, I have been on the hunt for a cute one piece- any favorites? 

Monday, May 29, 2017

Instagram Round-Up

Friday, May 26, 2017

Weekend Links + Steals

Happy Memorial Day Weekend! Let summer begin!

How to talk to a little girl- without calling her cute.

I found my comfortable and supportive but still cute sandal dream- and these are it!

This article on open marriages was fascinating.  SOO not for me, and I'm not sure I agree with some of the points, but totally fascinating! 

How long should your runs be?  Man, I miss running.

I always look forward to Grace's book reccomendations.

This dress is just so pretty.  

This is such a cool activity to do with your toddler.  

I'm kind of caftan crazy right now- here are some amazing caftans out there: this, this, this, and this.  


Good Stuff Under $50: 
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Soooooo much goodness- I'm loving those slides and those earrings are amaaazing.  

The big Nordstrom Half Yearly sale has begun! SO many good things, all 40% off! Here are some of my picks:

Adding more sales as they just keep coming! 

J.Crew- everything is 30% off with code SWEET

Gap- everything is 50% off with code MORE 

LOFT- everything is 40% off with code VACAY

ASOS- 20% off everything with code LIT20
J. Crew Factory- everything is 50%! 

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Our Memorial Day Weekend Wishlists

Wearing our patriotic best! My top- sold out, dang it, but this one, this one, this one, and this one are similar.   Shorts are vintage from here, and these are my shoes.  Ophelia's jumpsuit- sold out, but this one is similar,  and her shoes are here

Memorial Day weekend is almost here! It's the unofficial start of summer and we can't wait.  Here's to sandy toes, popsicles, fireworks, and hanging out past our bedtime.  Okay, that last one Ophelia has started already.  

M A M A ' S     W I S H L I S T 
Off the shoulder top// These two books look so good and ripe for summer reading:
Espadrilles// Sunhat (and it has sizes! For big headed people!)// Eyelet caftan

O P H E L I A ' S     W I S H L I S T 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pretty Summer Dresses

 I am in looove with this dress- find it here.

Is there anything better than a pretty summer sundress?   I think not. I picked out some favorites- and of course, some favorites for my little friend too. 

D R E S S E S     F O R     M A M A 
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D R E S S E S     F O R    L I T T L E

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Girl On A Budget: Summer Staples Under $40

 I am wearing this tee, these shorts, this hat, these sandals, and this backpack

Finally, it feels like summer is here to stay.  And with the heat comes the need to shed your layers and wear as little as possible.  Or is that just me?  I run hot.  Either way, this is an easy mom uniform-:
top +shorts + sandals.  Here are some of my favorite summer basics, all under $40!

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Budget Friendly Boho Porch Makeover

We  finished our porch makeover!  I started brainstorming way back here, and it finally all came together.  The before and after is pretty dramatic! I really wish I had taken a better before picture- this is when we opened it up this March, but the walls were wood paneling and the carpet was pretty gross. I also wish it had been sunny when I took the after pictures!

We pretty much live out here all summer, so having a light, bright space we can enjoy was super important.   And having it be budget friendly since it's a space we can only use half the year was important to my husband. I'm so happy with the results!

B E F O R E :
A F T E R : 

Couch, Craigslist find, similar here
Rattan basket with plant, vintage find, similar here
Rug-if this link says it isn't found, refresh it! for some reason it keeps doing that to me.  Another source for this rug is here
Jute rug (underneath)
Plants- IKEA & Home Depot

Friday, May 19, 2017

Weekend Links + Steals

Happy weekend, friends! We're hoping to take Ophelia to see some farm animals at a nature center nearby- she's completely obsessed.  Whatever you're up to, I hope it's fun!

10 drugstore products beauty editors can't stop using.  My favorite drugstore find? This stuff.

Ever since breaking my ankle, I've been weirdly really afraid of falling when wearing my flimsy sandals.   I've decided I need to move into the comfortable footwear arena- luckily it's not all grandma styles out there!  These, these, and of course these all look pretty cute!

Something I need to work on- do more things that make you forget to check your phone.   

This was fascinating to me as a Whole Foods lover- what Whole Foods would look like if it was based on science.

I'm completely smitten with this sunny yellow dress

Cool new sunscreens- and on that note,  can you "eat your sunscreen"? How certain diets provide sun protection. 

This cotton maxi dress is such a dream- and it's beach vacation ready!  

10 mom hacks to try today- these are awesome!

The J.Crew summer new arrivals  are insanely good.  This, this, and this are on my wishlist!

The milestones that matter most.

The best beer cities and what makes them cool- of course Minneapolis and Saint Paul make the list.


Good Finds Under $50: 
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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Good Stuff We Found At Target

Today we'd like to invite you to join us as we stroll through the wonderful land known as Target and share some our latest and greatest finds. 

 Does anyone ever not need a pretty basket?  I could fill you up with so many things!

 This dress is KILLING ME.  

The new Ergo adapt! Any good toddler carrier recommendations? My little friend still LOVES to be worn.  

I'm digging this new botanics skincare line- I tried this, and am going to go back and pick it up!

 These craft kits would make such awesome gifts- I want this one

 This is our favvvorite candle.  I'm telling you, ignore the cheesy label, it smells so good! 

 I'm excited about a new safe, sprayable sunscreen from one of my favorite lines!

And of course, Target has amazing shoes.  Stripes, cross slides, or woven slides? Which to chose??

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Happy Birthday, Jolie!

Our little yellow mutt is ten TEN years old today!  We love her so much- she is often voted #1 roommate in our house by all of us.  

She's been begging to get on the blog, so today she is sharing her wishlist:  

Squirrel toy- girl HATES squirrels// Leash

annnnd she would like to add a human dinner, and a Frosty Paw for dessert!

We love you, Big Jay!


In honor of Jolie's yellow fur she is so proud of, I wanted to do a yellow round-up.  It's such a good color that's so popular right now.

 Yellow cold shoulder dress// Yellow tassel tank// Yellow off the shoulder top

 Yellow midi dress// Yellow halter dress // Yellow off the shoulder dress

Yellow peplum tee// Yellow dress// Yellow peasant top