Monday, July 31, 2017

Summer Beauty Favorites

I wanted to share these two little miracle bottles that are getting me through the sweaty season.

This stuff, a hyaluronic acid serum, is seriously amazing.  Seriously, read the reviews on Amazon.  I kind of thought it was all hype, but I've been using it for a week now and am kind of blown away.  It seems to help with... everything?  Fine lines, acne, redness, and scaring.

And I've raved about this stuff (also available here) before, but it's still my favorite.  It's just so refreshing and cooling after a hot day.  It also gives you a pretty hydrating glow.  They're both keepers!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Weekend Links

Happy Friday!  We've been on vacation out west this week, so I apologize that posting has been a little sparse.  I've been trying to take a little social media break and it has been pretty darn awesome.  That being said, I still spent nap time browsing the net (what else is there to do in a tiny hotel room for two hours every day?) so here are some good reads for your weekend perusal!

The funniest words in the English language.  Apparently we all have the humor level of an eight year old boy.

This article was fascinating- 10 mom's screen time rules and realities.

This beach hair spray gets rave reviews.

3 myths about sugar.

Such a pretty, everyday top.

The most popular baby names of 2017 so far.

How to heal a pimple, fast.

How perfect is this adorable canvas tote?

How to be mindful when the kids are fighting.

I love these awesome sneakers.

For the babes: these footie sleepers are so adorable, and this little fleece jumpsuit is kiilllling me.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Blueberry Picking

That time we went blueberry picking in Idaho and she ate her body weight in berries straight off the bush and followed a grey cat and a black lab around the entire time.  

Wednesday, July 26, 2017


Ophelia is obsessed with my "packpack".  And while I love seeing her wear it, the thought of her wearing her own little backpack heading to school makes my stomach drop.  So not ready for that!  But for those who are getting their littles ready to head back to school, I found some adorable little packpacks for all their treasures.  

click the pictures to shop!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

French Girl Style Must Haves

There's just something about that French girl style.  It's a total cliche to be obsessed with Paris, but whatever.  Sue me.  Here are some of my favorite pieces for getting that classic, French girl look.  

click the pictures to shop!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- Maternity & Baby Finds

Ready, set go!  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now available to the public and it's still amaaazing.  Check my post here for my first picks (and some dressing room photos) too!

M A T E R N I T Y        F I N D S 

Wrap maxi dress// Ruffle sleeve top// Tank dress

B A B Y      F I N D S 

In my opinon, the best parts of the sale are the winter finds that are priced as low as they will be all season.  The North Face and Patagonia finds are amazing!  
North Face fleece (boy color here)// Swaddle set (boy color here)// Sneakers (boy pattern here)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

J.Crew New Arrivals

J.Crew seems to have waited until the middle of summer to drop some really good stuff.  These new arrivals are sooooo pretty.

click the pictures to shop my favorites!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

My Hair Favorites

I received an email asking for my long hair tips- which is totally flattering!  To be honest, I don't really have many tips, as my hair just kind of does what it wants on it's own.  Oh- my one tip!  Use heat as little as possible- I NEVER blow dry my hair, since I shower in the evening.  And I rarely use hot tools either (when I do, this stuff is good for heat protection, and this curler is THE BEST), which I think keeps it healthy.  I like Acure for shampoo and conditioner, and this dry shampoo for days when there is no way Mama is getting her hair washed.

click the pictures to shop my picks:

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Link Love

Since I've missed the past couple Fridays of rounding up good links from around the 'net, I thought I'd share some today!

The ten best face masks- I want to try this one.

If you're like me you're one of the chosen, you might like knowing why mosquitos bite certain people more than others.

On my wishlist: this pretty necklace.

Awesome outdoor kid play areas.  

Psychologists reccomend kids be bored in the summer.  I was just remincing about my summers as a kid- we stayed outside all day playing pretend and it was kind of magic.

6 food shopping mistakes healthy people make.

I kind of want this top in every color.

I want to start putting together my own travel wellness kit.

15+ clean meals that get rave reviews.

Be still my ovaries- this onesie is so adorable!

10 AirBnBs under $150 across the country- these are so cool!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Pretty Target Finds

Chair// Earrings (only $12!)
Slides// Pouf (obsessed! would be so pretty in a little girl's room)

Sometimes all you need is a Target run with some pretty finds.  Adding one of each to my imaginary cart today.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- First Look

Woohoo!  It's that amazing time of the year when Nordstrom puts brand new, fall clothes on sale before they've ever been seen before!  It opens to cardholders (apply here- you can get a debit card that hooks up to your regular bank account, it doesn't have to be a credit card! ) today, and everyone else next week.  It kind of feels like Christmas in July- brand new things we will use all winter, at prices we won't see after the sale ends.  Here are some of my first picks!  If you're not a cardholder, check back next week and get the scoop then.

Booties (my #1 must get)// Sperry duckboots (such a steal!)

Baby one piece// Patagonia down coat (girl option here)// This stroller is a MAJOR steal
Patagonia fleece (boy option here)// Bogs (best toddler boot EVER)// Mocs

I tried on some of my favorites:

Grey ruffle sleeve sweater// White sweater // Cream cardigan (IN LOVE)
+ jeans, booties

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Healthy Amazon Finds

Amazon is just the best.  Now I can find a lot of our healthy supplements from my couch, get them shipped to our door, and they're almost all Prime!

Riding A Bike With Your Babe

This summer I started biking with Ophelia.  Biking is pretty popular here in Minneapolis, and while I am definitely not a pro (I am slooooooww) we've been having a blast. Baby girl LOVES it, and every time I open the garage she asks "bike? bike? bike?".  We have such sweet conversations while cruising along too- it's amazing how different the view is and how many things you notice on your bike.

For a young toddler, I definitely recommend a front carrier.  Having her close is so cozy, and having the weight on the front of the bike is easier for balance.  This is our seat (you can also find it here)- it's also nice because you can easily take it on and off of your bike if you're riding alone.  We like this helmet for babies, and my helmet is this one.

Happy riding!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Toddler Style- Summer Two Piece Sets

Ophelia is wearing this set.  

I recently discovered the adorableness that is two piece matching sets for toddlers.  Seriously- so darn cute.  This one and this one are on our wishlist!

just click the pictures to shop!

Monday, July 10, 2017

The Clothes You Want to Live In

Is there anything better than a cozy sweatshirt and a bonfire?  Or changing as soon as you get home into sweatpants?  Let's be honest, mamas- comfort is key.  Loungewear is bliss.  

S W E A T S H I R T S  

J O G G E R S 

Grey ($29) // Pink ($20)// Navy/ ($28)/ Light Blue stripe (so cute!)

S N E A K E R S 

One (obsessed with these!) // Two
Three ($24!)// Four ($16!)
Seven// Eight ($29!)

Friday, July 7, 2017

July Plans

July is one of my favorite months.  It's got this lazy, dog days of summer vibe, and it features our wedding anniversary.  This year, we've got big plans for blueberry picking (my favorite!) and a trip to Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.  

B L U E B E R R Y       P I C K I N G 

I D A H O 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

All Denim Everything

wearing this dress

Probably my favorite thing to wear is denim all over.  I am a big fan of the Canadian tuxedo.  I don't know if it's my little girl's big blue eyes or what, but I've noticed we have started to wear blue pretty much daily.

wearing an old Ace&Jig top (similar here), these shorts, and Ophelia is in this romper.  

Here are some other denim favorites:

D E N I M     F O R      M A M A

D E N I M      F O R      L I T T L E

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The Best Nursing Bras

Nursing bras are generally the worst.  It's like finding a diamond in the haystack (or whatever that weird saying is...) when you find a good one. My favorites in the first year of nursing were this one and this one- I don't like anything with a lot of padding.  This one and this one are nursing sports bras, which are perfect for those baby yoga classes.  This one is perfect for one of those days when you've been puked and pooped on and just need to wear something pretty.  

 These days I wear this bra every day, which technically isn't a nursing bra, but works perfectly for nursing.  It's my bra dreams come true.

Four// Five// Six 

Monday, July 3, 2017

Fourth of July Sales

Dropping by to share some of the amazing sales happening! Hope you're all having a fun Fourth!

GAP- 40% off + free shipping with code HAPPY4TH

JCREW- 30% off and 50% off sale items with code HOORAY

LOFT- 50% off with code SPARKLER