Friday, April 13, 2018

5 Things

at Olive's 1 year check up!

Hey guys! Oh my gosh, it's been a week or two since I've been able to post but I'm so excited to hop on today and share what's been going on with us. How are you? We are doing great- finally started to feel more settled in the house (just don't look in the garages, haha)- and moving the rest of everything in little by little. I will share more about that as soon as I can! Here are 5 quick things for you-

1. Our old home went on the market last night and is already under contract! You can see it here. I have so many thoughts about this house I'll be sharing in a dedicated post later (all the emotions!), but we have just loved living there so much. We brought each of our babies home to that house, so it will always hold the most special place in our hearts. We are loving our new home, and it's fun to know this is our forever home- it makes it just so full circle and extra-special that Olive's room is Hank's old room, the boys are running around the same places Hank and his sister did when they were's just so cool.

2. Are you following along on my Oils page? This has been the most amazing thing, and I get more excited about it everyday. What started off as a side passion project kind of thing has been making its way front and center, and it's become so much bigger! I'll share more soon but for now, I would love for you to join me. Feel free to email me anytime with questions, or simply jump right in with me here.

3. The Shopbop sale. You guys HURRY! This ends this weekend and there are so many amazing favorites waiting for you. A couple things to grab: anything Madewell including ALL of their new Spring shoes, all the new Free People dresses, and all the new Moon River items. 20% off orders under $500 and 25% off orders over $500 with code EVENT18. Amazing! Go, go, go!

4. Gardening. So I am not a gardener by ANY stretch of the imagination. I have no idea what we are doing, but we now have a huge garden with five raised beds, so we're going for it. Both my Mom and mother-in-law are master growers and advised us to wait until after Mother's Day to plant, so once the time comes we're going to go for it. I'm going to share on IG of course so follow along there if want to see what we're up to. It's going to be an adventure for sure!

5. Mothers in Bloom Earth Day event. Veronica and I have been working on this for a couple months and we're so excited it's almost here. All proceeds go to Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters and to creating matches in our community. You can check it out and buy tickets here. It's going to be such a fun event. On the agenda: a live DJ, music, a kid's yoga session, food and drinks from Ms. Natural's, planting with Prescott Farmer's Market and Whipstone Farm, Earth Day reading nook and on-stage storytime with Peregrine Book Company, braid bar with A Dream by Day Salon, Soul Ride fun, Ergobaby fit station, raffles, door prizes and more! So awesome right? Local friends, we hope to see you there!

Until next time!

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Weekly Links

Hello friends! It's been a bit but I'm so excited to share some links today. I have a proper update coming soon but I've been bookmarking all of these fun things to read, and wanted to share before the weekend was over! Enjoy.

I am DEEP into all things home as we get settled and totally moved into our new home! Currently on the search for a long, 12-person dining table for the space you see in the photo above. I'm looking for something simple, but sturdy. This one is definitely on the list!

Have you checked out what I'm doing over here? I would love to have you join me. I'm going to write a bigger post soon, but in the meantime you can read more here and sign up too!

Loving so many of these bags for the Spring! And any of these too.

Read this: Raising My Kids to Be Unapologetic American Muslims.

Have you tried the Transport tote yet? There are so many options!

Target finds: one, two, and three.

And some Amazon items on my list: this book, this cookbook, and this roller. And speaking of Amazon, just ordered this replacement baby monitor. I'll let you know what I think!

AZ friends! My not-for-profit group has a really fun event coming up, all for a great cause. Get tickets here.

Wishlist: this shelf for my oils, this jumpsuit, and one of these amazing pool floats.

As a work-from-home person, I am always interested in productivity tips! This one seems similar to what I already do most days, but I'm going to try this next week. This was a good read too.

This is such a cute little bag.

Releasing everyone from your expectations.

If I wore earrings, I would need all of these!

And a sunglasses round up: these are great, I'm loving all of these, and these are always a go-to.

Have you heard of the 5 second rule?

I can't wait to head to Sedona or Flag and try this place asap.

Scary stuff that lurks in most of our homes.

The lame bitches were right.

I'm loving every bit of Madewell's spring stuff. And each of these sweet dresses are so great.

Did you see that Anthropologie is at Nordstrom now?

More dinner parties, please!

Such a fun read from Maye Musk (Elon Musk's model mama).

Everything is so perfect! Bring on the sundresses and warm weather!

14 women and the age they found the hardest.

On the pit in your stomach.

Would you rather?

This new-to-me shoe brand is so cute.

And finally, read this- all about self-love.


Thursday, March 15, 2018

Our New Home.

Did you see our fun news over on Instagram? We're moving! Well, we've been moving this whole week but tomorrow we are officially in our new home. I'm sitting here in bed in our "old house," and it's the very last night we'll ever stay here. So many thoughts about that, that deserve their own post so I'll come back to that topic later. But it's the most amazing full circle moment for Hank, because our new home is the home he grew up in! So cool, right? He actually lived downtown when he was a baby, but then this was the home his mother built and he moved into as a boy, which makes it about 100x more special that it is now our home to raise our little ones in. And I feel so full of joy that it remains in our family and we are able to make so many new traditions with our entire family, and keep it all going. Happiness.

So here we are! I'm excited to share more here as we make this house our home. It's on 4 acres in the forest, so the kids have a lot of space to run and play...and to garden and raise chickens!'s going to be an adventure for sure. Besides my main IG page I'm sharing bits and pieces here as well, so come follow along to see what we're up to.

I'm so happy to share the news here, and thank you for all of the kind words and well wishes over on Instagram!

Talk to you soon!

Sunday, February 25, 2018


couch // rug // pillows- one and two // sweater (old but Free People)

Feeling: Every year I feel like the weather doesn't affect me, then all of a sudden we'll be deep into winter and I'll be feeling off, and I'll remember that I need to actively seek out sunshine and time spent outdoors. I don't know why I always forget this, but it's happened yet again this year! I took some major time out this past week and tried to walk with Olive after lunch and before her nap, and it's helped so much. I don't know if it's necessarily seasonal affective disorder, but I think my body just craves the Vitamin D and when I don't get enough I feel off. Whatever it may be, I'm happy to be feeling back on track.

Watching: Alana and I were chatting the other day and she mentioned she had watched this really horrible Netflix documentary called Liberated, all about Spring Break. Horrible in the sense that it was really bad, but she really couldn't look away. In college we would do major Spring Breaks- Mexico numerous times, Lake of course I was interested in checking out the film. First of all OH MY GOSH, horrible. The way these teenagers (21 year olds?) spoke about sex and each other is majorly upsetting. Maybe I'm old, but it was shocking. And secondly, it really took me back to being that age and thinking about all of the experiences we had during Spring Break and man, it was pretty gross back then too, if you really think about the culture around the whole thing. It takes on a different meaning when you have your own children, and I could only watch about half of the doc before I had to turn it off. It was bad. Have you seen it?

Listening to: The Bitch Sesh podcast. I spoke about it in this post and I'm still loving it! I love how they break down the stupidest things in the smartest way. They are such a treat to listen to, and I find myself laughing out loud constantly- and also nodding my head as they talk- I really "get" them, or maybe they get me! haha. Either way, if you like the Real Housewives like I do, you will love this podcast. Give it a listen and let me know what you think!

Dreaming of: SPRING! And Summer too. I just went through some of my favorite stores and saved some of the warm weather closet items I have my eye on. It really got me thinking about how fun it's going to be this summer now that Olive is a little bigger- she'll be toddling around, loving the kiddie pool, and trying to keep up with her big bros. So much fun. And I always love warm weather clothing. Give me all the airy dresses, sandals, and cute tops and shorts! Here are some of the items that caught my eye, and I'll share the whole run down in a post soon. Loving this dress, these sneakers, and and a few of these ripped jeans. I also really love all of these mini bags and these jeans for sure. These are my fave simple tees for spring/summer, and if you want to splurge a little I always love these tees also. Other cute things: one, two, and three! I'll stop now but a bigger post coming soon.

Thinking about: We have a major potential change on the horizon and I am really excited to share more here. Don't you hate when people do that? I do, BUT I just wanted to have this little bit to reference back to once we share our news. ;) I've also been thinking a lot about the toxins in our home and self-care products ever since I downloaded the Think Dirty app. Have you seen that? You scan things you're curious about, and it tells you how toxic/non-toxic they are. It's been such an eye opener for me, and a lot of the things I love have VERY bad scores. We've been trying to eliminate these things from our home/self care, but it's just amazing how many things pose a danger, even items billed as "clean" or "healthy." That's one of the biggest reasons I've really jumped into this, and I'm relieved and happy we're making even more positive changes day by day.

Eating: I feel like I'm in such a dinner rut. Help! I need to shake things up a bit, so if you have any favorite websites or cookbooks, let me know! When I feel like this I like to try a new meal service like Blue Apron, but I'm kind of over that too. Tell me what you do- do you meal plan? Take it day by day? We typically meal plan, but again- in a rut here! Can't wait to hear what you all do- I'm going to ask on IG as well and hope to find some inspiration!


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Weekly Links

See what's in the boys' Sleepy Spray HERE. It's also such a nice linen spray in general.

First, did you guys see that after four years I recently made the jump over to the business side for oils? I talked a bit about it on IG but I am SO excited about it. I was a little nervous to share, but once I got over that it's been just so much fun. I would really love for you to join me in our community (so much info and amazing, inspiring resources), and you can read more HERE if you want to sign up. You can also follow along on my separate IG HERE for tons of ways I use our Young Living products on the daily. We are switching our home over to be as non-toxic as possible, and many of the things we use I order monthly from YL. I'd be so excited to get you on board too so shoot me an email, DM, comment, whatever and I'd be happy to chat about it with you.

And now, some more links --

Did you pop over here from my IG post? The rings in the photo are from this shop.

Some more simple jewelry I love: all of these necklaces and these bracelets.

How lovely are these pregnancy affirmation cards? These would make a perfect gift. Found via my trainer Amy.

The downside of the work-life balance.

Have you tried mushroom-hot chocolate?

Free People has SO many amazing Spring shoes.

I'm drawn to this faux leather mini-dress.

How to break up with your phone.

Love: one, two, and three.

A fool-proof Italian dinner party plan.

I love Adam Rippon so much!

Why your weekly grocery bill is so high and how to change it.

What if everyone's student debt was forgiven?

13 things you should eat everyday for perfect skin.

Wishlist: any of these simple pieces, a new pair of short rainboots, and this jumpsuit.

And let's say I had $1,400 to spend on a pair of shoes, these would be them! Love.

8 people recall the best parties of their lives.

I love Tim Ferriss and I love reading about successful people's morning routines, so this article was super interesting.

And here are some more morning routines.

On what depression feels like.

Have you tried AGolde jeans yet? Moderately priced and great quality. I have my eye on a new pair of their high rise shorts which I think will be a major MUST-HAVE this summer.

And have you checked out this shoe brand? Under $100, on trend, and super cute.

Reading about things we hate.

And finally, one Grandmother's rule on love- a good read.


Tuesday, February 6, 2018

It's All Good Book Club: Book #1 Discussion Details

Okay, are you reading along with us this month? I wanted to check in and see what you all are thinking! The consensus online is that people are loving it so far, which is awesome! I also wanted to get a discussion date up on the calendar! Let's meet here on Monday, March 5th for our discussion. I'll make a post with some questions, then we can all discuss in the comments below. Sound good? There might only be a handful of us, but no worries! We will have a great time. Moving forward maybe we'll do an IG Live or FB group, but this is an easy way to get started and try this out. I'll share the questions that morning, then we can all hop in the comment section with opinions, reply to others, etc! We'll see how it goes. Easy breezy is the name of the game. And if you're late to grabbing the book, you still have a couple weeks so head over here and grab a copy. Happy reading!


Monday, February 5, 2018

Video: Strolling with Olive in the Ergobaby 180 Reversible Stroller

Olive and I made a little video for Ergobaby, highlighting their new stroller. Have you seen it? You can check out the stroller here and see the video below.

Also, shop my sweater here!