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Monday, May 02, 2016

My Studs
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 It's a new day and a new week! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and this post finds you happy and well. Today's post is a glimpse into life with my guys! We buzzed over to the park after church for these pics and ok I might be a little biased, but man I got some cute little dudes! They are seriously my whole world and as I look at these pics, I am reminded of how lucky I am to be their mom! It is kind of fitting that I am kicking off this week with a post with my guys, seeing as it is Mother's Day at the end of the week. There really is nothing better than being a mom, and I am so thankful to all of you moms out there for your example and for the inspiration that you bring to me! I love my boys so much and I love just hanging out with them, watching them take in the world around them and try new things. Brod and I will sit in bed late at night and just laugh and smile as we recount the funny things both Hanes and Arrow did that day. It might get kind of crazy and hectic sometimes, but I wouldn't have it any other way. They make my life so much better and I feel so honored and humbled to be their mama. Who else loves the boys in their life? Remember to take the time to show them. Hope you all have a fantastic Monday! Thanks for following and I love you all.

sandals (similar cheaper version)
handbag via c/o FarFetch

Friday, April 29, 2016

Early morning Rhythm
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It's Friday! Talking a bit today about the morning routine that we all have. It's interesting to me, how different and how similar all of our morning routines must be, and yet we all have them and participate in them every single day. I know each and every day is not the same, and some mornings are probably completely different than others, but I find that as I develop some sort of rhythm or method to my madness, it seems to kick start my day in a positive way! My day usually starts with the boys waking us up at the crack of dawn (between 7-8 am), then Brod and I make some breakfast, get the boys and ourselves ready, catch up on emails and work to-do's, sometimes we snap some pictures before the gym, and if not, we then head to drop Hanes at school and then over to the gym for a workout mid-morning. Some days the schedule strays from this rhythm, we might have a morning meeting for work, doctor's appointment, Brod might be golfing haha, or we may have some other event that comes up. I know that not every day is going to be the exact same and I am glad, I love that each new day brings different challenges and experiences, but having a routine or rhythm has definitely helped both us and boys to get done the things we need to and establish a comfort for the boys. What do you do to establish a morning routine or rhythm? I would love to hear your ideas and what has worked in your house? One thing that I have learned is that you can always learn something new from others, and lots of times, the best ideas are ones you have learned from your family, friends, or neighbors! Any who, I wish you all the best this beautiful morning and hope that you all have a fantastic weekend! Thanks for your comments and your support!

Oh, and one thing that I have been loving during my morning "getting ready" phase of my rhythm is jamming to some tunes on this rad little mirror! Check it out in the video below!
(use discount code "mirror" to get 20% off)

lipstick (darling clementine, my new fav!)
lip liner (what a blast)

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Pool Time with Express Swimwear
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Hello lovelies! Spring time is here and the warm weather is starting to show itself consistently, and that means it is time to get out and enjoy some fun in the sun! I am so excited to share that I have teamed up with Express to talk about all things swim and share their amazing swimwear with all of you! As mentioned before, I love that we have finally arrived at the warm weather seasons. There is something about the sunshine and the water, whether it be a pool, lake, or the ocean, that just makes me happy. I love to swim with my boys and with my family and friends, and I love to find those pieces of swimwear that I can wear with confidence and style. Express swimwear is on point with their swimsuits this season, and they have a variety of styles, colors, and cuts that will fit each and everyone of you! Whether you will be chilling in the sun over Spring break, or traveling to the beach this Spring, I know that Express has a suit that is right for you. They have a variety of bikini tops and bottoms that you can mix and match and they come in a variety of cuts and colors. As you can see I in the pictures, the swimwear is gorgeous. I love the swimsuit I am wearing and feel like it is gives that perfect balance of fun and beauty. I paired it with a cover-up that I can throw on to walk the patio or wear for a poolside lunch.

Another great reason for shopping Express swimwear is they are not limited to bikinis. They have a fantastic selection of one-piece swimsuits that are hot, hot, hot. This is big to me, because sometimes I am in the mood for a bikini or two-piece, and there are some occasions when I prefer a one-piece, and Express has great options for either. Well, I hope that if you weren't in the mood for sunshine and swimming before reading this post, that you definitely are now haha! I love this time of year and swimming and soaking up the sun with my boys is something I try to do every chance I get. Whether you are traveling or just hanging at the local pool this Spring, be sure to check out Express for all things swim! Thanks for following, you guys are the best!

swimsuit top
swimsuit bottom

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Back to the basics with CaraLorenshop
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It's Tuesday ya'll! I hope that you are all having a wonderful morning and this posts finds you happy and well! Today's post is a shout out to a little shop that I happen to like...and by like I mean love...and by love, I mean I love it lots. The shop I am talking about...wait for it...Caralorenshop! For reals, I do love my shop and in case you haven't had a chance to check it out lately, today's post gives you a pretty good look at what is new. We just dropped three new tops last week, and they are selling fast ( I actually think the white fringe is sold out, but stay tuned for a re-stock update), so get on over to the shop and snag them while you can. I love these three new tops, they are on point with my daily style and are clean and comfy pieces. Staying true to our brand's constant striving for that mix of comfort and fashion, these pieces fit right in line with that ideal. They can be worn with almost anything, as they are the basic colors of blue, grey, and white; and they are super soft and comfortable to wear. The price point on these is a little lower as well, so go grab a couple for yourself as a Mother's day treat, or pick one up for your mom! Also, stay tuned to the shop and follow them on Instagram (@caralorenshop) so that you can stay up to date on the sales and promotions that are coming up! Thank you all for your love and support of the Cara Loren brand, it seriously means the world to me, and we have some exciting new pieces coming out in our Summer line soon that I am super stoked to share with you! I love you all! Happy Tuesday!

white fringe top
grey tee
blue tee