Monday, August 29, 2016

Laundry Room Update & AirStone Accent Wall

Thanks to AirStone for sponsoring this project!  As always all opinions are my own.
Our laundry room is easily the highest traffic room in our home since it doubles as our mudroom. It's the first thing we see as we walk in from the garage & the last as we  get ready to leave, so, it's really important that it's clean, functional & if it's not too much to ask: pretty! Over the last couple of months we've made some DIY updates to our laundry room, namely: put in an AirStone accent wall, added tile flooring, made a laundry pedestal, painted the room and created extra storage via an Ikea shelving unit.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Favorite Things Friday


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Simple Ceviche Tostadas Recipe



Our whole family loves seafood, I like to think they get their sophisticated taste in food from me! :) We particularly enjoy ceviche {especially with Bumble Bee's Solid White Albacore}. It's a Mexican classic, full of flavor and fresh ingredients. I love it because you can eat it alone, or on top of tostadas or with chips & guacamole {yum}! But the best part is it's a meal you can fix in ten minutes {perfect for when the kiddos get home from school}! 

A Couple Firsts, Prayer & Faith

So, school just went back into session for Mallorie it was her first day of second grade yesterday and boy was I nervous for her {mainly due to her switching to a new school & not being in the same class as her friends}! The whole morning was just an emotional roller-coaster for me. 

Monday, August 22, 2016

Chic Floral Baby Shower Inspo + Paper Flower Tutorial

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Looking for a chic & whimsical baby shower idea that is simple yet memorable? Well, you came to the right place! Today on the blog I'm sharing a little baby shower inspiration {basically what my dream baby shower would look like}, a fun DIY backdrop and a practical gift idea:).

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Wardrobe Staples + JORD $75 E-Gift Giveaway!

This post was sponsored by JORD Wood Watches, but as always all opinions & spelling errors are mine alone:D!
 Kyle and I had a much needed date night last night at the Western & Southern Tennis Open. I opted for a comfy blouse, a stretchy pair of jeans and an adorable JORD wood watch for a casual chic look. Every year, we make it a point to sneak away and watch some tennis together {just the two of us}, and it's always so much fun! 
Keep reading to get the details on this JORD Wood Watch GIVEAWAY ! 

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Simple Entertaining + Wholesome Snacks

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Looking for an easy entertaining appetizer or maybe a nice breakfast idea? I love these rainbow crispbreads because they looks impressive, tastes great and are surprisingly easy to make. When you spend your mornings chasing little ones you hardly have time to make a nice breakfast for yourself, but these only take a few minutes of prep and are an absolute breeze to make!

Monday, August 15, 2016

A Few Thoughts on Marriage

I shared a picture on Instagram yesterday of Kyle & I from our date night at the Western & Southern. It was such a welcomed treat to get out and spend some quality time together!
And late last night as everyone slept, I couldn't help but reflect on our journey of finding each other, our marriage and our family.

Organizing The Kitchen Corner Cabinet & DIY Lazy Susan Tutorial

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I don't know about you but my kitchen cabinetry can ALWAYS use a little cleaning and sprucing up! Especially our kitchen's corner cabinet. It's a tricky little space that always seems to collect random items {at least in our home}. I wanted to put an end to that and finally get it organized and make it functional. So, I made a few Lazy Susans, to give the cabinetry that much needed accessibility it was missing! 

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Easy Mexican Tortellini

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With the busy back to school season in full swing, I have been testing out a few new recipes to help make the transition a little easier and more enjoyable. One of the recipes we have really enjoyed is this Mexican tortellini dish~It's a creamy, hearty meal  filled with lots of Mexican flavor.  

Monday, August 8, 2016

Perfect Chambray Dress

Friday, August 5, 2016

Head To Toe Neutral

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Teeny Baby Problems + Solutions


You always hear how rough acclimating to your baby's first year of life can be and how you need to sleep whenever baby sleeps...

Sunday, July 31, 2016

A Little More Function + A New Decor Store

 A special thanks to @AtHomeStores for sponsoring today's talk! 
#CollegeMoveIn #AtHomeStores 
With the girls going back to school in a few weeks, I thought I'd fine tune their bedroom problem areas {for them that's their desk & closet} and make them a little more functional. I'm hoping this will be the magic formula for helping them maintain a tidy bedroom {and keep me from nagging them  asking them about it}!

Friday, July 29, 2016

A Little More White

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Little Taste Of Mexico

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I still can't believe it's been a month since we were visiting family back home in California & Mexico! As I was going through pictures from our fun trip last night, I got a rush of nostalgia & felt incredibly homesick. I wish I could hop in the car and visit everyone again! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Perfect Combo: Miniature Golf & Ice Cream Party +$100 GIVEAWAY! {Closed}

A special thanks to Jack Nicklaus Ice Cream for letting us try their delicious ice cream & sponsoring our fun little party!
Summer is almost over which means we’re supposed to abruptly jump back into our school year routines. Basically, put an end to all the fun we've been having...like staying up way past bedtimes, living in our pajamas and eating way too many treats! But before that happens, I thought we could have one last hurrah and have a fun miniature golf night & enjoy some Jack Nicklaus Ice Cream out on the deck. It was a low key night for us but it was filled with lots of smiles & laughter, which in my book is the best kind of night!

Leave me a comment below telling me how you're soaking up your summer nights and I'll be picking one to win a $100 Visa gift card (so you can get everything you need for your own little party) - what is your favorite way to spend a summer evening?

Camping Trip

We visited the Great Smoky mountains at the beginning of July and it was such a fun and wonderful experience! It was so beautiful and there were so many cool trails & waterfalls to explore! One of my favorite things we did on the trip was hike down into this gorgeous waterfall {that you see above} mainly because it was somewhat secluded and we got to play uninterrupted with the girls and it felt like we were the only ones outdoors!

Friday, July 22, 2016

Date Night Outfit


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Twist On A Household Favorite- Butterfinger Brownie Milkshake

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Today, I'm sharing a little somethin' sweet to brighten your day and help you make it through the rest of your evening :). 

Monday, July 18, 2016

Cozy Sunday

Monday, July 11, 2016

Baby Woes= Mommy Woes

I mentioned in an earlier post that Madison had been sick this past week with a mystery illness. Well we now know what she had. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Fourth Of July

I hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July! I know, that was forever ago, right? but this past week was really rough for us. Two of our girls got sick in the same week {Hayden got sick with the stomach flu & Madison with mystery illness} and it stole any & all of our motivation to do anything that wasn't absolutely essential!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mexican Dry Rub Ribs Recipe

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Now that summer is here and the grilling season has officially begun, I wanted to have a low key BBQ and fire up the grill for family and friends before I left on another vacation. My husband's birthday is this week and we are planning to celebrate it with a big camping trip in the Smoky Mountains {It's been so long since we've gone camping together, ahh it's going to be so much fun!}.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Sweet Moments Of Joy

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One of our favorite things to do while visiting my family in California is spending the day at the beach. They only live about an hour from San Diego, so we do our best to spend a majority of our time there {especially on days when it gets above 110 degrees}. I think I've lived away from the valley for too long, because I just can't brave the heat like I use to {nor can my fair skinned beauties~their faces get beet red within seconds after going outdoors}! So naturally our M.O. has been messy hair, sandy feet and salty kisses:).