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MOTHERS DAY

Bleeker Street Poncho (Atalie is wearing size petite, Shalice is wearing size regular)

Jeans // Boots (size up)

Sizing: generally if you’re 5’7″ and taller, we recommend getting the poncho, if you’re shorter than that, we recommend the petite size.

It was a dream of mine to make a matching set that me and my daughters could dress in. The poncho is flowy, heavy, warm and the perfect season-less layer. It is travel and nursing friendly and can be worn multiple ways. Did you know mother’s day is 13 days away? It’s a perfect gift to give and get!

How would you wear yours?

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Mother’s Day Outfit

Blouse in small // Pants (size 4) // Heels (fit TTS)

Motherhood is a constantly changing role, one that consistently brings joy and fulfillment, but also stress and worry. When I think about what I used to think of being a mom when growing up, and what I know about it now, it is almost laughable. So here is what I would say to my younger self. 


8 Things I Would Tell a New Mom


1. Having a “real” job in the “real” world actually works against you when you become a mom. Because you are spoiled. Lunchbreak? No such thing. You do lunch. Paid overtime? How about no pay even during the day. Coffee breaks? You get the coffee without the break … but no time to use the bathroom so you might want to rethink that coffee. Personal space? What’s yours is also the kids, including your food, your body, your time, and anything lovely you ever bought in your house (including those silk curtains you saved up for but were subsequently peed on). 

2. You have to find your Thing, that thing that recharges you and makes you keep ticking. It could be reading, taking a luxurious bath, painting, or watching Netflix. If you don’t find it and nourish it (which literally means to find the time to do it, even if it’s only 30 minutes a day), you will get lost in the Forest of Mothering. And nobody ever comes out sane from that Forest.  
3. Kids are a little bit like moles. Did you know that moles manage to both find and devour their food in an average of 227 milliseconds? That’s a quarter of a second. And it only gets worse as the kids get older. So basically, if you want food, you gotta eat fast. 
4. You will become one of those people who uses dry shampoo because showers are as plentiful as flowers in a desert. 
5. Your fourth child has been calling you, “Ma” (like from Little House on the Prairie) for a year and not only have you just noticed, but you don’t care
6. Messy houses just mean lived-in houses. Maybe designate a clean up day once-a-week. Or once-a-month? We can be flexible that way. Main point? Don’t stress it. 
7. You are a selfish being. You are also blessed because children help you realize this in ways you wouldn’t imagine. Motherhood shows you what you’re made of while also taking and taking from you, and yet you almost feel stronger for it. 
8. When you’re in the trenches of Motherhood, life is about survival, as in, “I hope I make it to tomorrow.” But it doesn’t stay there. If you manage to get beyond it, the relationships forged and the people formed are an incredible gift. 

The older I get, the more I desire healthy kids who fear the Lord and love each other. Life is so short and I want to redeem the time by making sweet memories with my five.

Tie dye dress // Bow flats // Denim shorts //

White dress // AMOR brooch // Tan dress

Tie dye lounge set under $60 // Tan Tunic – my reader bestseller // White tank

shorts // top (runs big) // 12.99 and 9.99 respectably!

Tank ($33) // Pants ($45)

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Mango Sale Favorites

Mango is having 30% off right now for Mother’s Day. I love Mango and you have seen me wear a lot of their classics like this knit cardigan. Maybe too often, ha! I rounded up some of my favorites below. Click the image to buy!

Black heels // Bow Flats // Cowboy boots and these ankle boots

Clutch (I prefer the black) // Earrings // Polka dot blouse

Knit cardigan // Pink cardigan // White dress

2 Days Till Mother’s Day

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I was telling one of my readers, its been SO hard to get blog posts out lately with a toddler, homeschooling 4 kids, and a husband at home. Our mornings start with “whats for breakfast,” than I find myself cleaning up pancake batter everywhere, feeding Levi, stepping on pancakes on the floor, asking the kids if they did their English homework, etc. Than we do math and history etc. I make lunch, we clean up, I do some work, prep dinner, clean up go for a walk, watch an episode of The Middle, clean up, wash face, and hit the sack! All that to say, its been busier than ever. While you my reader is busier than ever, stores everywhere like Nordstrom are having crazy sales.

The FITNESS MOM

The GARDENING MOM

The HOMEBODY

The FASHIONISTA

The BEAUTY LOVER

Sales around the web: Elemis mothers Day event: Code RSMD20 20% off full prices through 5/10.

Mother’s Day Gifts

As Mother’s Day rolls around, Reid invariably asks me what I want at some point. I usually ask for a massage or homemade cards. This year I asked for some jewelry like the kind my mother used to wear, lots of pearls in the form of elegant rings and earrings. LAGOS Jewelry has been a favorite for a while now, for both their quality and assortment of jewelry. I don’t like bulky jewelry or lots of hearts, so when I saw these dainty, detailed, and studded pieces, I fell in love. I don’t know what I love more, the rings, the bracelet, or the necklace? All of them? I hope to pass my jewelry to my daughters just like my mom passed some of hers to me. LAGOS Jewelry has that timelessness that I look for when scouting out jewelry, and I’m always thrilled when I add one of their pieces to my collection.
This Mother’s Day I’m so grateful for my Mom who put up with my teenage attitude and awkward stages, and continues to be selfless in serving her kids and grandkids. Isn’t motherhood the most beautiful adventure? I think it is. And the weird thing is, I really will miss these days of floors cluttered with annoying blocks or hundreds of frozen peas, constant bickering but also constant hugs and kisses. Happy almost Mother’s Day to the moms, the grandmothers, and those who wish to be mothers. We appreciate you!

Shop the pieces below

Luna pearl necklace // Pearl Ring // Pearl Bracelet // Mom Caviar Bracelet // Luna Pearl Hoop Earrings // Two strand pearl bracelet // Cuff Bracelet // Pearl Link Bracelet

Thank you LAGOS for sponsoring this post. All opinions my own.

1. B+W Art is some of my favorite. // 2. Sweet dainty necklace 3. Jane Pope Ring (this one is most like my granny’s ring!) // 4. Statement bag at a great price point 5. Splurge worthy bag, yes please! // 6. Silk Robe that transitions from day to night. // 7. Bath salts  Nothing says I love you like a hot bath and reviving bath salts. My kids know how much I LOVE baths. 8. Rose Oil smells amazing! // 9. Dry Brush increases circulation, stimulates the nervous system, and helps detoxify. I’m a fan.

I accidentally told the kids my birthday is Sunday! That’s how much I love mother’s day. I picked a couple things I love above like a silky robe and a bath soak. Things not mentioned above is a good night’s sleep and a neck massage. I hope you make your mom feel extra special this Sunday because it’s the hardest job out there. Also, If you are a mom, let your kids spoil you and feel confident this is the best job out there. Someone once told me, you’re doing much better than you think you are. Let’s stop and enjoy this unique role we have as mother’s.

What’s your favorite mother’s day gift so far?




 

When asked what I want for Mother’s Day, nothing really, maybe no cooking and a beach picnic? My kids usually give me chocolate and make the best homemade cards. What more could a girl want? HOWEVER, if hard pressed, I can find a couple goodies for the house and personal care itms like a silk pillowcase and lashboost that are necessities in my book. Let me know what you think!

1. Planter I need a couple more of these for the cabin, love!

2. Pillowcase I sleep on this every night and so should you! Its better for your face (less wrinkles) and hair. Yes, get it!
3. My Most asked about ring I love a pop of turquoise, and this one is pretty similar to my Granny’s ring and under $150
4. Long Soft Cardigan (its on sale!) I cannot wait to wear this over denim shorts, skirts, and everything in between. Especially for chilly nights at the cabin.
5.Gucci bag – love this rose color
6. Bamboo Bath Caddy Can’t wait to prop up my tea, chocolate and light reading on this baby. If you know me, you know, baths are my favorite!
7. Lash Boost It took me about 8 weeks to see results but not I’m hooked. I used to spend lots of time (and money) on 2 hr lash extension appointments, but now instead I apply LB on my lashes and brows at night. Natural growth has been the easiest to maintain and I like the fullness.
Honorable mention: HU Chocolate. I can’t get enough of their hazelnut butter one, so good! New Pj’s are never overrated, and these $39 Birks are life! So comfy and I tend to wear them all over the house.

If I’m being honest, it’s really difficult to set up and execute individual dates with my children. Especially when you have more than one, the effort to single one out for one-on-one time and find a sitter for the other three and manage it all can be a challenge. Of course it’s worth it though, and when it does work out, I value the time so much. I have no idea how, but I was recently able to have one of these dates with my oldest daughter and it just felt so special.

On this particular morning (key time for my kids, as they’re happiest in the morning!), we visited a local coffee shop—Maru Coffee—and my 8 year old ordered her usual chocolate croissant and me, a matcha latte. We talked about how she is, I asked her if I could improve anything, and I tried to get her to share her chocolate croissant, keyword—tried! I’m always shocked how a little, and I mean like 20-30 minutes, of face time (the kind without the screen) bears so much fruit. She was noticeably happier throughout the day after she and I had that alone time together. She was heard and we bonded—something that’s so important for moms and daughters.

I kept telling her how cute my hat looked on her! I just adore her sporty chic personal style, which is one thing I encourage my children to express. Like today, I picked out the dress she wore, however, she chose the silver shoes, white hat, and you may not see it, but a turquoise necklace. I try and give my kids the opportunity to be creative when they dress instead of controlling all the details. Any seasoned mother would tell you, you pick your battles, right? I continue to encourage her (and all my kids) to express her style in the way she dresses, the sports she chooses, instruments to play, etc. I want her to know that the most important thing is to just always be true to herself.

 Shop my comfy heels that take me from day to night with 4 kiddos in tow, HERE // dress Free People // cutoffs Levi// tank //
Thank you KORK-EASE for sponsoring this post!
 
Mother’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. Of course partly because I’m a mom and I love having my kids to celebrate with, but I also just think it’s important to thank and recognize the women in our lives who helped mold us into who we are. One of the ways I like to share this love with my own mom is by sending flowers. Flowers just do something to the heart that few other gifts can.
This year I decided to try 1-800 Flowers and I was shocked at the flower quality and selection for every price point. I live far away from my mom, so it’s important that I can send her some flowers to let her know I’m thankful for all she’s done for me—everything I appreciate now that I’m a mom.
That said, if you’re looking for a way to send flowers across the country or even just across town, I highly recommend checking out 1-800 Flowers. No matter what your budget is, I guarantee you’ll be able to find something your mom loves!

Click here and enter promo code 25MOM at checkout, to receive 25% off from 5/8-5/10.

Happy Mother’s Day to those who have moms, are mom’s and future mom’s, I celebrate you <3

Thank you 1-800 Flowers.com for sponsoring this post!

 

Motherhood for me is a series of mistakes and triumphs, lessons and growth. All the while giving myself and my kids grace! It is indeed the steepest learning curve and the greatest blessing. For example, it may sound silly, but there was a time I was upset I couldn’t attend golden hour photo shoots, the timing didn’t work with my kids or their schedules (hello witching hours!) However, I was able to step back, accept my responsibilities at home only to realize THESE are the golden hours!! Being present with my family, and loving the gifts my Heavenly Father gave me provided the greatest contentment.

One of my favorite quotes:

“Blessings, like children, are not ethereal and weightless. Sometimes they feel like they come at you like a Kansas hail storm – they might leave a welt! But if you accept your lot, and rejoice in your toil, God will give you the kind of overwhelming joy that cannot remember the details. Motherhood is hard work. It is repetitive and often times menial. Accept it. Rejoice in it. This is your toil. Right here.  Those are their faces. Enjoy them. The days of your life are supposed to be full of things like this. But joy is not giddy. It is not an emotional rush — it is what happens when you accept your lot and rejoice in your toil. So rejoice in your children. Look them in the eyes and give thanks. You will not even remember the work of all this planting when the harvest of joy overwhelms you.”

from LOVING THE LITTLE YEARS – Rachel Jankovic

 

My skirt ZARA similar :: tank Hanes similar :: maxi coverup O’NEILL similar :: sandals FRYE  ::

ruffle white dress TULEROSA :: wedges FRYE 

hubby shirt LACOSTE :: jeans BUCK MASON :: shoes REEF  ::

Girls shirts LACOSTE :: sneakers LACOSTE :: shorts NORDSTROM ::

Boy’s shirts LACOSTE :: shorts NORDSTROM :: shoes LACOSTE

 

 

ONE

silk trench – an everyday must have. I wore one all week in Chicago plus a couple layers, and minus a couple temps. Bonus: its super chic. Here’s a $69 version.

TWO

Every girlfriend and mom friend I know is complaining about not having enough summer tops. Enter the cute ever versatile white ruffle top. The cost per wear is impressive, and especially stunning with a tan.

THREE

Two words:  so stunning.

FOUR

Scarves aren’t just for the french. Add it to a white tee and jeans for that pulled together I just left the left bank kinda look.

FIVE  

a good TEE is hard to find, enter this one by FRAME. You’re welcome.

SIX

A good smelling candle sets the mood is makes a house or bedroom feel warm and inviting.

SEVEN

A baby Chanel is on everyone’s list. Pat yourself on your back men if you’re planning on getting this for your wife.

EIGHT

Gray sneakers FTW! These are super super cute, get them before they sell out!

NINE

Get mom some new sunnies. These are a versatile fit.

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