Wednesday, March 29, 2017


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It seems like rainbows have been popping up all over over the last couple of months and I’m starting to develop a small crush on all things rainbow for Lex this spring and summer.  Here are a few of my current favorites: Style Crush: Rainbows

pajamas | pool float | swimsuit | sweatshirt | suitcase | sheets | dress

Monday, March 20, 2017


Happy first day of Spring!  Each spring one of our favorite local photographers offers the cutest spring sessions as a charity event.  She has live chicks and bunnies for the event and all of the pictures are seriously the cutest ever.  Last year Dylan was SO into it and Lex, well – not so much (which is why there aren’t any pictures of her).  These are last year’s pictures and Dylan was a total chick magnet.

Chick Magnet Chick Magnet Chick Magnet Chick Magnet Chick Magnet

The kids are getting excited to get their pictures taken with the chicks and bunnies again this year.  Lex is on board as long as the animals are in a basket.  Fingers crossed she holds true to that.

Monday, March 6, 2017


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A couple of weeks ago I went through Dylan’s dresser pulling out the items that he’s outgrown.  I quickly realized he needs new swim trunks in a major way.  I left one pair from last year and to be honest, I am not sure they will even fit.  This week is his spring break and it’s supposed to hit 85 degrees at least once, so clearly it’s time to get him some new swim trunks for spring and summer.

He’s in that awkward stage where he’s too big for most of the stuff in the toddler section but depending on what it is the smallest size in the boys section of the store is still too big. It makes shopping for him a real challenge right now. I think he will have an opinion on what swim trunks he likes, so I’ve rounded up a few I’m loving and then will let him choose his favorites.

Swim for Him

top row: 1 | 2, middle row: 1 | 2| 3, bottom row: 1 | 2| 3

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


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I recently received my second Play! by Sephora box and I like the contents of this box a little bit more than the January box.  Play! by Sephora is a monthly subscription beauty box.  For ten dollars, you receive five deluxe samples of beauty products sold at Sephora as well as a perfume sample and card to redeem in Sephora stores for 50 extra beauty insider points with any in-store purchase.

Play by sephora February 2017

This month’s theme was “The Soft Side” – make a radiant understatement.  This theme is perfect for me and my current daily makeup routine which is admittedly pretty simple these days.

Here’s what was in my box and what the Sephora info sheet that’s included with the box has to say about each.  I’ve yet to try them out and will let you know what I think soon!

NARS Velvet Lip Glide in Bound – A nude-pink, stay-stay-all day liquid lipstick that applies easily and leaves a semi-matte finish with a silky feel.  I can’t decide how I feel about matte lips on myself so I am excited to try out this lip glide in a color I would have been drawn to in the store.

Too Faced Lip Injections Glossy in Milkshake – Sheer tinted gloss uses a botanical-infused formula to visibly plump lips instantly while also hydrating and softening over time.  I love a sheer lip gloss and have been loving the Buxom glosses lately which are also a plumping formula so hopefully this one is just as good.

Sephora Lashcraft Length & Volume Mascara – A jet-black volumizing mascara with an innovative flat paddle-shaped wand to lengthen and lift lashes.  They say this formula washes away with just water.  I’m excited to give it a try to see if it stays without smudging but washes away easily.  If it does, I may just have found my new favorite mascara.

Origins GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream – A luminous eye cream infused with coffee beans, ginseng, and magnolia extract to visibly brighten and depuff the undereye area.  I love Origins products but this is one I haven’t tried so I’m happy to have a sample of this eye cream.

Clinique Pep-Start Hydroblur Moisturizer – A lightweight, oil-free moisturizer-meets-primer instantly blurs imperfections while providing all-day hydration for a silky, soft-focus finish.  This is another one I’m excited to try.  They also say you can use it over your make up for quick fixes during the day – simply pat into areas that need extra shine control and hydration.

Marc Jacobs Divine Decadence perfume sample – Effervescent, floral, and bright, this sparkling, champagne-doused scent is the embodiment of luxury and glamour.  To be honest, I could do without the perfume samples so I am simply going to tell you what the Sephora card and let you try it for yourself if you’re interested.

Overall, I am pretty happy with this box.  Receiving two lip products is right up my alley.  I love trying lip products but rarely finish them before moving onto the next so deluxe sample sizes are perfect for me.  They are also great to travel with without taking up much room in a TSA approved bag for liquids.

Friday, February 24, 2017


Happy Friday! We should probably just call this Friday Favorites -spring holiday edition. Lots of favorites for all of the fun things coming up in March and April but my first favorite today goes to Dylan.  He ran in his first fun run this week and I’m beyond impressed with the Apex Fun Run, you can read more about it our experience here.

apex fun run

Spring training is underway and I love this tee for Lex and this jersey for Dylan.

It’s no secret that we love Ryan and Wren hair clips and their new lime green glitter clip is the perfect accessory to avoid getting pinched on St. Patrick’s Day.

In keeping with the St. Patrick’s Day spirit, June & January is releasing some items in Kelly green tonight. If you are new to June & January, use this referral code for 15% off your first order.

It’s almost time to start thinking about putting together Easter Baskets. Lex will still tell you that the Easter Bunny brought her these shoes last year. I love filling their baskets with a few fun things and then the rest with stuff I would have bought anyway. I love this fun necklace for Lex.  Dylan is hoping the Easter Bunny brings him another Rescue Bot.

Who can resist holiday pajamas? I love these for Easter.

That’s all I’ve got for today.  I hope you have a great weekend!