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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Beach Days
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Good morning ya'll. Happy Wednesday to all of you and I hope this post finds you all doing well. I am taking it back to our trip to LA/Santa Monica because I think it is supposed to snow here today and so I am going to live vicariously through these pictures of the beach haha! Seriously more snow Utah? I mean I thought we were in the clear and heading for Spring and now more snow? Boo! Brod is depressed too because he has been out golfing a few times (of course) already and now he is going to have a to wait awhile again before he can. If there is one thing that is positive about having snow this week, it would be that he can't golf haha! Jk, well sort of jk...I only kind of hate golf.

Anyhow, these pics are from one of our days hanging out at Santa Monica beach. We chased the waves and wandered around in the sand and it was a good day. I sometimes wonder if I lived near a beach. like walking distance, if I could ever get that mad or down about something?! I don't know if I could because the feeling I get when I am on the beach near the ocean is one of such peace and calm, and I get to this level of happiness that comes from just being there. Does anybody else feel this way about the ocean and beach? Brod and I have talked about it before and we decided that if we were ever to move, it would have to be near a beach somewhere. If we were going to be away from our families and those we love most, the beach and ocean would have to be part of the equation. As I look at these pictures I can't believe how old my little guys are getting. Time is the most deceiving thing, it passes so quietly and quickly that you forget it's happening. I love these dudes of mine so much and I am so thankful for days like this one, days we can be at the beach together and chase waves together.

I am wearing one of my absolute favorito sweatshirts I own. Tommy has my heart and I could live in one of these sweatshirts day in and day out if I didn't have to wash them haha. The quality and comfort level of it is quite remarkable and the Tommy Hilfiger logo is pretty much effortlessly classy. Am I right? Anyways (not grammatically correct I know), I hope you all have a fantastic day. Be kind. Enjoy the day in every way you can. Love you all.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Denim Game
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Hello lovelies! I hope this post finds all of you happy and well! Today I have partnered with Lenzing to talk about one of the constants in my wardrobe from season to season, the ever consistent and stylish denim. I have mentioned this before, but I will say it again: denim is a staple and whether it be a denim top, skirt, or jeans, it pairs extremely well and seems to always bring that classic vibe to a look. Something that I look for in the denim I wear is a high level of comfort. One thing that some of my favorite denim brands have in common is a super-soft ingredient known as TENCEL®. With TENCEL®, the comfort starts on the inside and this key ingredient brings all the qualities that you would want in your denim to the table, like flexibility, breathability, sustainability, and comfort. TENCEL® is just one of the high-quality, wood-based products by Lenzing and takes the comfort, sustainability, and performance of your denim to a whole new level. It is found in some of my favorite brands, such as Mavi, Bella Dahl, NYDJ, and others. I am sporting the denim-on-denim look below and love the way it turned out. The mix of different shades of denim gives the look variety and flare, while maintaining that classic denim vibe. I dressed it up a bit with some nude heels and boom! I am ready to take on the day!

As I said above, denim is a go-to in my wardrobe, and when looking for a denim piece, I search for both comfort and style. TENCEL® denim products from Lenzing have nailed it on both counts, the comfort level and style, and I encourage you guys to check them out! Bringing style, class, and comfort to the denim scene is what TENCEL® products do, and they do it very well. Thanks for following! Let me know what (if any) questions you have and I will try to get them answered! I thank you all for your love and support! I hope you have a wonderful day!!

*Thanks to Lenzing and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post.


Friday, February 17, 2017

The Bag for Everything
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Happy Friday! So,we were cruising in LA to this little hotel in Beverly Hills and decided you know what, this would be a cool spot to take some pictures. So that's what we did, we stopped and shot some pics in front of this darling building and they turned out great! A piece I want to sort of highlight in this post is this bag! Let's just say I love it. I have wanted a LV bag like this for a long time and I snagged this one from The Lady Bag and I cannot get enough of it. It is such a versatile bag, which is a big deal for me. I can use it when I travel, it has room for my laptop and more and is easy to carry on. It can be used as sort of a diaper bag when I am running errands around town and need to throw in diapers/wipes/treats for Arrow. And finally it can be used as I am in the pictures below, as a finishing piece to a look for a night out or day on the town. It does all this and does it with the style and class that LV designed bags provide. The Lady Bag has a variety of designer bags to choose from, and they are all at a very competitive price point. If you haven't had the chance to check them out, do so here!

Along with the fantastic bag, I loved the rest of this look! Yellow is not a color I wear very often, but when I do it is usually with pieces that really catch my eye. As soon as I saw the print and color mix of this duster cardigan I knew I had to have it! I paired it with some jeans and booties and boom, I wad ready to go for a day of meetings in LA! Well guys, it's time to get my Friday rolling, I hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend! Thank you all for following and for you support!

jeans (I also just ordered them in grey)
LV Luco handbag

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Meshy Swim
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Hey guys! Sorry I have been running around all morning and kind of forgot to get this post up, and I can't forget to get this post up because I love this swimsuit too much to not share it with all of you! This is from one of our warmer days out in LA and we took full advantage of some time on Santa Monica Beach. The boys pretended to be ninja turtles, Hanes was Rafa and Arrow was Donatello that were fighting the waves of "foot soldier bad guys" haha! Seriously, when are they not in either ninja turtle or avenger mode?! Brod and I crack up because we wonder when this stage of superheros and ninjas will end, but it might not be for a long while at the rate we are going!

This swimsuit is different and that is what I love about it. The mesh details mixed with the tan and green is such a unique combo and when I saw it, I had to try it! I absolutely love the fit and is a suit that I will be wearing again this spring and summer for sure. It's crazy how many different swimsuits there are out there in terms of cut, fit, print, style, and colors...but that is what keeps me coming back for more! Brody always makes fun of me and says how many swimsuits do you need?! My answer is honestly I don't know. So long as they keep making pieces like these, I think I am going to have to continue to try them haha! Sorry I am so short today, but we it seems like one of those days where we have a lot to do and time is moving in fast forward! I love you all! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

* The winner of the LV Bag giveaway is Niki Garrett (@simplynikiblog)! Congratulations and thanks to all who entered!!

swim top (other color and here)
swim bottom (other color)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Play Time
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Hey gang! I hope this post finds you happy and well! Today's post is all about play time with the dudes. As I have mentioned before, with both Brod and I doing most of our work from our home office, there are plenty of opportunities for us to break away from work and get in some quality play time with the boys. One of my favorite things to do with Hanes and Arrow is join them in their room or their playroom and become a part of this wonderful world of play that they dive into each day. Whether it be reading books (mostly looking at pictures for them as they are still a little young to be skilled readers haha), playing hungry hippos, or building lego cities and characters...there is nothing I love more than chilling and playing with my guys. The way their imaginations work is so fun and they come up with some of the funniest ideas as they are sitting and playing. Hanes asks at least 400 questions per minute about where toys come from, who makes them, what my favorite book is, why is it my favorite, what are legos made out of, etc! Seriously, the kid is so inquisitive about every aspect of life, it makes me want to know more and learn more so that I can be there to answer the questions he has! And then there is Arrow, he is the definition of sour and sweet. He can be such a handful sometimes and gets this bossy attitude when we are playing at times, but then he will flip a switch and be the nicest and sweetest little boy you have ever seen. I swear his personality can change within a one minute span of time and he has me either laughing and smiling or telling him to stop being naughty haha!

One important thing that the boys love and need while they are playing are comfortable clothes that they can run around in, play games in, get messy in, and just chill in! I am excited to be partnering with Kohl's and their Jumping Beans line because they have a fantastic selection clothing that is all about making my boys feel comfortable and cool. Their jackets, sweats, t-shirts, shorts, and other tops were a perfect match for the boys and something they felt comfortable and happy in while we played the day away! They have a great mix of basic and printed pieces at awesome price points so it was easy to find something for both Hanes and Arrow. And the fact that they both didn't take it off immediately (which has happened before) helped me to know that the comfort level for them was spot on. If you haven't had a chance to check out the Jumping Beans line at Kohl's, do so here.

Thank you all for following and I hope you all have a wonderful day!

*Thanks to Kohl's for sponsoring this post.

boys looks