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Reid loves all the practical things for father’s day! He loves a good watch, a workout bike, sandals for the heat and sneakers he wears daily that can be dressed up or down. We are so grateful for all Reid does for our family. Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there!

Click the links below to shop:

1. Speakers // 2. Hat // 3. Henley similar // 4. Assault Bike // 5. Watch

6. Fendi sandals // 7. Swim Trunks // 8. Birkenstocks

9. Sandals // 10. Yoga Mat

tank only $14! // booties (perfect for fall!)

Guess what?? I have an Amazon influencer page!! I share what I order for kids, food and my affordable fashion picks. What I love about Amazon is the convenience, (hello next day shipping) and the wide selection, from chicken broth to cute leopard skirts.

Access my private page HERE. Also, you can shop my looks, but clicking the image below:

Let me know what you think!



spanx (wearing a small) // waffle knit top (wearing a small) // trench similar

You know those things you have in your life that just help you function each day? That’s what I want to share with all you guys today! Because with a household to run, a husband and five kids to keep track of, I’m desperate for anything that makes life go a little smoother, ha!

I think it’s important to have a running Amazon list. From the practical to the impulse buys under $20. I must say, I’m a fan of it all. Amazon truly is a gift to all the mom’s out there. Most days with a household of 7 people, I need diapers next day, chicken broth for tomorrow’s dinner and a quick birthday gift for an 18 month-old. Anyone else relate? I’ve been asked what are some of my favorites, so here they are!

I hope your week has been good and you have something fun planned this weekend!

Kelly Leveque – BODY LOVE

$22 Sandals

Tummy Control Leggings

$49 Goyard dupe 

The famous Amazon anorackh

Coffee Alternative: Dandy Blend

B12 Gummies for the energy buzz minus the coffee

Make up Bag I swear by and it’s only $20

10 under $100

by Shalice Noel

1. By posting this dress I’m cheating by $4. Trust me its worth it

2. This Necklacon repeat!

3. Jeans only $76! These are fully stocked and have great rips and a crop. I also love these!
4. Cargo jacket – this one caught my eye since the collar is so good, along with the $30 price tag. Green cargo jackets are a season-less and classic wardrobe staple
5. Sunglasses that won’t break the bank
6. Polka Dot Dress Love! Can be worn with sneakers or sandals 😉

7.  Behold the vegan leather carryall for $64 (shown in color BROWN)

8. These slides are perfect for back to school drop off and coffee runs
9. A neutral sneaker is a closet staple!
10. Black boots perf for fall!

A big shout out to the Bella Band for allowing me to wear non maternity jeans for almost 9 months, YAHOOO

More under $100 gems:
Also, I’m featured on the rewardstyle blog today, go check it out!

So, today marks our 10 year anniversary. Those were some fast years … some smooth, some rough, but all pretty great as a whole. Since 10 years is hardly a drop in the bucket in the great scheme of Life, I recently interviewed a couple special, more experienced people, to help me put together 10 pieces of advice to married couples and singles! Marriage can be wonderful, but like anything worth having, it takes work. Read on . . .

keep realistic expectations of yourself and your spouse

recognize you both will have different gifts and abilities. don’t fight it. and no, you can’t change it.

you will fight over stupid things. just expect it. and when you do, talk first to your spouse, instead of your girlfriend and mother.

listen to your spouse, not your parent.

go on dates and do the things you did when you were dating to keep the romance

read scripture together

try to do what the spouse likes to do. if its a football game, watch it. if she likes photos, help her.

have dinners together, despite the busy schedules

don’t compare your relationship to other couples. its really tempting, but avoiding this will ensure more contentment.

go on dates. (it bears repeating)

Your turn. If married, what is your advice? Feel free to weigh in. Happy Anniversary Reid! Love you to the moon and back.


Not the Nordstrom Sale . . . .

This dress though . . .OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA






The time is here! Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Nordstrom Card holders can shop early and stock up on Christmas gifts and Fall staples. I don’t mess around: I got THESE and THESE pajamas for my girls, these Adidas shoes for my lil guys, and MIU MIU pumps which are not part of the #NSALE. Woops. Happy weekend!


  1. jeans RAG & BONE
  2. one piece suit (with a bow) LOLLI
  3. “packable” straw hat MADEWELL
  4. because when I never expect rain, it comes MICHAEL KORS
  5. platform lace up REBECCA MINKOFF
  6. nothing says resort like a stripe crewneck TOPSHOP
  7. oversize unconventional white shirt VINCE and THIS
  8. straw beach carryall  STRAW STUDIOS
  9. white ruffle dress CHLOE or this $65 version  also LOVE this one by JOIE and DVF
  10. vacation frames WILDFOX

Since moving to Southern California in January, I haven’t wanted to leave. I mean, we moved to a vacation destination, right? However, I do plan on a short Palm Springs getaway with Reid, hopefully when my parents come visit. Fingers crossed! Here are some fun vacation essentials – a trench if it rains (in the desert of course, ha!), a crisp white shirt, stripes, and a dreamy ruffle dress.  All of which transitions nicely when you return home back to reality: school pick up and drop off, meetings, and sandy weekends at the beach.

What’s missing? What are your vacation essentials?