Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Books I'm Bringing to the Beach

Getting ready for our annual beach vacay to Seaside and the item that's most on my mind?  A good book.  I have been struggling lately finding something I'm into!  Like, I've had a string of DNF-ers... books I "did not finish" they were so bad.  I asked for recs from you guys on instagram and got some great ones.    

1.  Three Women- I feel like everyone and their mom is into this book right now.  It's nonfiction, which isn't my usual bag, but I'm a sucker for hype.  

2.  Sometimes I Lie- A good thriller with an unstable narrator is right up my alley.  

3.  The First Mistake- Another thriller, and one of Reese Witherspoon's book club picks.  

4.  Lock Every Door- Okay, one more thriller.  

5.  City of Girls- This is another one that's on all the lists, and I've been resistant to try it for some reason.  I didn't love this author's last fiction book (she's the famous Eat Pray Love gal) but I'm going to give it a try. 

6.  A Nearly Normal Family- I love a courtroom drama, and this one gets GLOWING reviews.  

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Amazon Diaper Bags

I got some requests for more Amazon finds- so I thought why not roundup a mom staple?  

1.  This one gets amazing reviews and is basically an exact dupe for the Fawn bag
2.  I love this canvas crossbody that could work as a diaper bag or an anything bag!
3.  Love the leather handles on this  neutral canvas pick
4.  LOVE this tote- comes in a whole bunch of colors!
5.  This is the number one diaper bag on Amazon- it looks hugeee.
6.  I adore this canvas backpack!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

Kid's Summer Favorites

We are seriously digging summer over here.  Like, I'll take all the heat and humidity you can give me.  Here are some of my little friends' current faves:

1.  This after sun hair spray has been SO helpful for keeping Ophelia's curls intact.  Okay, I'll be honest- I use it too because I hate that chlorine crunchy feeling!

2.  If you haven't used a Reader Me before- GET ONE.  It reads a set of books to your child- perfect for road trips... or anytime you want to be a little lazy. 

3.  This is our favorite sunscreen.

4.  Ralphie is (as I've said before!) obsessed with his car.  He misses it as soon as we go inside, and does this sad little outstretched arm towards the garage, "CAR??"

5.  These short rainboots!  They're both cute and practical- other, taller rainboots are so hard for Ralphie to walk in.  Come in this cute floral print, and a star print. 

6.  Collapsible beach wagon- such a genius idea! I got this for our upcoming beach vacay!

Friday, July 12, 2019

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Fall on top, summer on the bottom! 

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. 

For those of us living in the North, I personally think it is a great time to stock up on your Patagonia or North Face gear, especially for kids! 

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.

1.  Okay, first off- if you are pregnant the Zella maternity leggings are included!  

And if you're newly postpartum- or, um, just a regular person who wears leggings- the Zella high rise ones are AMAZING for holding everything in place, and the Spanx leggings everyone is obsessed with are included! 

2.  The Ugg slippers are part of the sale this year- would make a good gift idea!

The store was absolutely insane today, and almost everything was sold out in my size, but I did find some things I want to share! 

and the rest of my picks! 

Sunday, July 7, 2019

A Product That Has Changed My Skin

It was very hard for me to take a serious selfie.  

As someone who hates wearing makeup (okay, I'm actually just really bad at using makeup) it's helpful to have my skin looking it's best.  

I heard about this stuff and went and got a sample at Sephora- and became obsessseddd. I've since purchased it, used it all up, and purchased it again.  It's amazing! You feel it start working right away- it tingles and the next morning you will see a difference in the texture of your skin.  

click the picture to shop!

Monday, July 1, 2019

Budget Friendly Nursing Finds for Summer

You know I'm always on the hunt for easy access tops.  These are all budget friendly too- nothing over $35.   Side note: these are my favorite nursing tanks- I still sleep in one every night! 

1.  This wrap front top is just so beautiful! 
2.  Obsessed with this button down dress- 50% off right now!!
3.  This smocked number is designed for nursing- it has a little secret flap. 
4. This button down tank comes in three cute patterns. 
5.  A pretty gingham top also designed for nursing.  
6.  This button down henley top is perfect for those super hot days.