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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Nordy Finds
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 4 Comments Images

Hello loves.
It's that time again. The Anniversary sale at Nordstrom is here and it's time to get our shop on! Below you will find a bunch of my favs from Nordstrom, and yes I have quite a few favs! Dresses, jackets, jeans, tops, sweaters, dusters, you name it...I am loving it! I have linked all of the pieces in the pics below and hope this will give you some ideas and inspiration as you shop the sale! I hope you all have a wonderful day and thank you so much for following! I love you all!

look 1
distressed skinny jeans

look 2 & 3
rust dress
suede jacket

look 4

look 5
bodycon wrap dress

look 6
floral duster 

look 7
white floral summer dress

look 8
boyfriend jeans

look 9
pink velour backpack

look 10
grey tshirt dress

look 11
distressed skinny jeans

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Boys Day and Boys Play!
Tuesday, July 18, 2017 3 Comments Images

Hello loves. It's Tuesday and I am back in my own home in what feels like a very long time, and oh it feels oh so good! As much as we love to travel, sometimes being in the comfort and walls of my own home is just what I need. There is a peace and calm that comes from waking up with my dudes and husband in our house. Anyone else get that? Maybe that is where that "home is where the heart is" saying comes from?

With that being said, today's post is all about the boys and the interesting fact that surrounds them. This being, no matter what day it is or where we are, they are in a constant state of play. Whether on the road or at home, these boys simply want to be doing, doing, doing, and playing, playing, playing. Although it can be exhausting for Brod and I, and tricky on our work schedule (seeing as we work from home or wherever we might be at the time), I would not have it any other way. I love their energy and enthusiasm for life! The pics below show some of the activities we enjoyed at the Ritz Carlton Half-Moon Bay. We swam and swam (for sure the go-to activity of the boys wherever possible), and played croquet for the first time which was so rad! Arrow was a little dangerous with the mallet in his hand haha, but they both loved it and had such a blast playing it. Other adventures not pictured on this particular trip were trail hiking, rock throwing at the beach, chasing each other on the golf course, and eating way too many s'mores! 

So yeah, the VB's like to play! Some might think too much, and we are definitely striving to find that work/play balance each and every day, but we only get one life you know. One day, one week, and one month at a time to live and enjoy each of them once. So, we choose to play a lot!! Happy Tuesday!!


swimsuit top

Hanes' sweatshirt

Arrow's pants
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Flowers Everywhere
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 19 Comments Images

Hey guys! Taking it back to Oahu today...sorry I can't get enough of that amazing island! So while we were there at the Four Seasons Ko'Olina I had the opportunity to help create/make a flower crown. I had never done this before and let me tell you that it was so much fun!

They brought in all sorts of fresh flowers and leaves and we then created our own masterpiece! I seriously enjoyed it so much and for any of you that have the opportunity to do this, whether it be in Hawaii or elsewhere, I would say take the time to do it and enjoy the experience!

Once completed I kind of felt like an island princess and sort of didn't want to take it off the whole rest of the trip haha! Not to mention, the flower crown matched my swimsuit perfectly and put the finishing touch on my swim look for the day. The boys thought it was cool and both Hanes and Arrow said it made me look like a princess, so that made it even better. Any how, I hope you enjoy the pics, I linked my suit below (I love it by the way, like a lot!), and I hope you all have a wonderful Tuesday!! And if any of you are going to Oahu soon, let me know...so we can go with you!! Seriously I love that place so much!!

shorts (also in lighter color)

Monday, July 10, 2017

Beautiful Half Moon Bay
Monday, July 10, 2017 16 Comments Images

California. What comes to mind when I think of California. Well, a few things. Beverly Hills, San Diego, sunshine, beaches, Disneyland, surfing, Santa Monica blvd, taco trucks, La Jolla, and San Francisco.

Here is the crazy thing about traveling to new places though. Sometimes (often actually) you visit a place you have never been and it is unlike anything you expected. That is precisely what happened to us when we visited Half Moon Bay. Upon arrival, we felt more like we were in Scotland than California, and it was fantastic. Crisp ocean air, cliffs hiding amidst the fog, and a green covering that I had never quite seen in the Cali. You could say that Half Moon Bay had us at hello.

We stayed at the Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay where the hotel and hospitality were equally wonderful. Brod was especially excited because they have two golf courses (the old course and ocean course) right there onsite and so as you can imagine he was all sorts of giddy walking around the grounds. It honestly astonishes me how much he loves golf haha! The boys loved it, we did s'mores at the fire pits at sunset, wandered the beaches, swam, played some croquet, ran around the grounds, and simply enjoyed being together. We also drove up the coast into San Francisco for a day and then drove down the coast exploring various beaches and lookout points.

Overall, Half Moon Bay was amazing. A place we found to be relaxing and low-key, as well as beautiful. The food and service at the hotel were both top notch. We also spent quite a bit downtown Half Moon Bay, a quaint and cute little town with various shops and restaurants. We ate at a little sushi joint our last night there and the food was terrific. I can't remember the name of it but it's right on one of the corners there and was so so good!

So, if you are ever thinking of visiting Half Moon Bay, do it! We loved it and are sure that you would too. Happy Monday to all of you guys, let's make it a great week!!


Hanes' top

Arrow's top