Friday, July 27, 2018


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Have you seen the new Gymboree? They recently launched their brand new refresh line and it’s SO good! I was blown away with how many cute things they released and couldn’t wait to make a trip into our local store to check it out in person.  Last weekend Lexi and I popped into Gymboree and were both very excited about what we saw.  Her favorite thing may be the kitty ear headband that came home with us and makes us both smile every time she wears it.

Gymboree Sale On Now!

So whats new? In short, everything!  Gymboree asked modern moms what they were looking for in kids clothing and delivered big time.  With changes like:

  • mix and match clothing – making it easy for kids to dress themselves
  • the best kids’ jeans – super comfortable, soft and durable
  • more cozy, high quality pieces for babies
  • a more modern sense of style
  • increased comfort, softness and attention to detail

Gymboree wants to be known for quality once again and I’d say they are on the right track!

cherry tee | rainbow raincoat | kitty ear headband | pink hoodie | rainbow top |shorts | camo culottes

Watching Lexi develop her own personal style makes me smile.  She’s only four but definitely has opinions on what she likes to wear and likes to come up with her outfits on her own.  The days of me dressing her are quickly disappearing.

Luckily, we both agree that Gymboree has some really great pieces for her closet for back to school.  A few of my favorites are this rainbow top, the camo culottes and this sweatshirt.  She LOVES the kitty ear headband (ok, maybe I’ve been converted and love it now too), this skirt and this skirt.  We both love the cherry graphic tee!  This raincoat is adorable, I wish this jacket came in her size and this hoodie is a must because she’s always cold.

In addition to the kitty ear headband, we took advantage of the 2/$24 graphic tee promotion and brought this one and this one home with us! They are super soft and I know she will get a lot of wear out of them.

We decided to let Dylan choose a few new things himself (we want to make him smile too), when we go back to school shopping but I thought I would share a few of my favorites for boys with you.THE NEW GYMBOREE WILL MAKE YOU SMILE

fun times tee | long sleeve tee | button down | basketball tee | jacket | jeans | camo sneakers

For Dylan, I love this look and asked him what he thought of it and was surprised when he said he liked it and would wear everything, including the camo sneakers.GYMBOREE MADE YOU SMILEimage via Gymboree

His closet always makes me smile because it only has things he wears and loves and nothing else.  I love this tee and am considering it for both of them….matching makes us smile over here!

Dylan’s closet is mostly graphic tee’s, long sleeve shirts like this one and the softest slim fit jeans I can find. I am excited for him to try these jeans and the camo slip on’s are a fun change from his regular sneakers.  A light jacket is a closet staple and something he is in need of and this button up is perfect for layering, a dressier occasion or for some pictures on the beach; which ALWAYS make me smile.

Adding quality, versatile pieces to their closets is important to me and I am excited to add a few more of the new Gymboree pieces to each of their wardrobes for back to school and beyond.  Follow us on Instagram to see how we’re living in and loving new pieces from the brand new Gymboree; it’s sure to make you smile.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018


I am a sucker for photos of my kids. Beach photos will always have my heart, but I really love a cute set up too!

I stumbled onto Lauren a few years ago when she had the cutest Anthropologie like trees for her holiday mini sessions and have been in love with her work ever since.

This spring she had the cutest set up with a white bed and floating vases and I couldn’t book a session for the kids fast enough.  Here are a few of my favorites from our Spring photos with Lauren.  If you’re local, you can find future sessions on her Instagram here.

Friday, June 8, 2018


We’ve never been a bucket list kind of family but I thought it might be fun for the kids (and us) to do one this summer. And because it’s what all of the mom bloggers do, so why not? Let’s jump on the summer bucket list band wagon.

Summer in Arizona is HOT. Really hot. In addition to some of the more traditional summer activities, we also have to find fun ways to beat the heat indoors.  Here’s our 2018 summer bucket list:summer bucket list

Some of these are things we will do a million times, like going swimming.  Others are a little (okay a lot harder) like getting ice cream from an ice cream truck.  This one is really a hail mary since we don’t have ice cream trucks here (such a shame).  I’m really hoping there will be one while we are in Michigan this summer.  I’ll be sure  to have a few dollars ready just in case!  Another one I will be really impressed if we can check off is the dive-in movie nights.  I really think this would be so fun and memorable for the kids, but have to figure out how to safely project a movie outside by the pool.  If you have any suggestions, let me know!

What’s on your summer bucket list?  I’ve created a blank summer bucket list printable that you can get here in case you want to make one for your family as well.

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


Happy Wednesday Friends! Or in Lexi’s world, the day before gymnastics. She’s been asking to be signed up for gymnastics for the last few months and I had been putting it off until we had Dylan’s hockey schedule for the summer.  She finally had her first class last week and she couldn’t love it more! Her teacher was impressed with how well she did having never done gymnastics before and the pep never left her step for the whole hour. She’s been SO excited to go back and is counting down the days to Thursday, otherwise known as gymnastics day!

I’ve been trying really hard to up my style game this spring (more on that another time) and will be sharing more mama fashion here on on the blog.  So I thought I’d kick it off with this fun wish list for a few fun summer pieces for mama.

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blue striped shirt | cover-up | pajama top| pajama shorts | earrings | bag

I’ve been trying really hard to break out of my black t-shirt rut and really love these Madewell shirts.  They come in a handful of colors, they fit really well and look super cute and put together with both jeans and shorts.  A new staple in my closet for sure.  I love this blue and white stripe for summer!  It’s so cute with both denim and white denim, a new favorite!

I always love a fun swim cover-up and these pom-poms add just the right amount of fun to this otherwise classic cover up.  Cover-ups are a place in my wardrobe I like to add a little more fun than I would in my regular clothing.

I really need new pajamas and this cute cherry set is perfect for summer!  I really like that they are cute enough to wear around the house without being self-conscious that you’re in pajamas.

The double disk earrings are a fun change from traditional hoops or studs and go with so many things this summer.  They also some in gold and rose gold.

I really love this bag!  The color is the perfect golden brown, it has a cross body strap and the cinched top gives it a little more interest.  This is the medium size, it also comes in a larger size and in black.

Friday, May 18, 2018


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Happy Friday!  This is the last Friday of school for my kids before school’s out for the summer. This school year went by so fast! I can’t believe it’s already almost over but I’m excited for all of the fun summer adventures ahead.

Friday Favorites

photo of kids from last summer

I’ve been on the lookout for some nail polish for the summer.  I tried the Essie Gel Couture nail polish this week and so far it’s my new favorite. It’s the next best thing to a salon gel manicure. The nail polish brush is large and makes applying it evenly to your nails a breeze, it dries quickly and the top coat is super shiny which I love.

For sandal ready feet, The Honest Company’s healing balm is still my secret weapon.  You can read my thoughts on it here.

I flew back home last week and picked up The Woman in Cabin 10 at the airport to read on the plane. It’s such a good book and should be on your summer reading list for sure!

It’s no secret I love shopping small for Lexi and Peyper Kids is getting ready to release their summer collection.  It’s all incredibly cute and perfect for all of your summer adventures.