Fall Wedding Guest Style Inspo and Five Things I wish I put on my registry

What to wear to a fall wedding

Last weekend we attended a wedding of a long time family friend. All weddings are incredibly romantic and special in their own way, but something about this one has stayed with me.  It’s rare when you can truly see love and tenderness between a couple. A comfort, ease and the simplicity of two people insync and for the lack of better words, meant to be. It was a beautiful ceremony and a gorgeous day for a fall wedding, and we were so honored to be able to attend. Looking through this bride’s registry also inspired this post, because I ended up making a big purchase for myself. And dare I say that it was life-changing? Read on for some fall wedding guest style inspo and five things I wish I put on my registry.

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How to Make an Emergency Kit For Your Home

what to pack in your emergency kit and feel prepared for the worst

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Over the last few months, horrific natural disasters have hit almost all parts of the globe. My heart aches for the hurricane, flood and earthquake victims,  and when I could donate or send even the smallest contribution I tried to do so. I can’t imagine how devastating it is to lose a loved one. To watch all of your possessions ransacked. To stay at shelters and not know whether there will be enough water. To think ahead for how to rebuild your life after such devastation.

As a mom, thinking about other moms who may not have access to food, water and diapers for their little ones broke my heart. Selfishly, it also got me thinking about the importance of being prepared. I’m not sure how ready one can be, but I felt like I had to do something. So short of being a doomsday prepper I thought I would put together a disaster/emergency kit for our home. As a Californian transplant, and  a parent it felt like an important step.

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5 Ways to Make Sure Your Pet and Child are Besties

5 Ways to Make Sure Your Pet and Child are Besties

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Thinking about our days here at home, and how baby FLO and Benny follow each other around all day. From exploring  the backyard, to trying out each other’s toys and sometimes snacks,  and then sharing the dog bed. It’s hard to think back to a life before they were such a twosome. Or, that I was ever worried whether Benny would accept the baby. I certainly think a lot of the credit goes to Benny on this one, and his naturally loving disposition. On the other hand, we also took steps to help our dog and baby get along. So I thought I’d share them with you.  Read on for  5 ways to make sure your pet and child are besties. Also, don’t forget to scroll all the way down to find out about two amazing contests you can enter your little one in to win big!

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Mornings are for getting organized

nature made gummies biotin being intentional with my mornings


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I was really reluctant to write this post, mostly because I had to admit failure. But failure is part of the journey, so here is my truth. I have tried over and over again, but have ultimately failed at creating a bullet journal. I still love the idea of it, but I didn’t prioritize the key element of bullet journaling, which is creating the calendar blueprint ahead of time. But, out of the ashes—not literally, don’t worry I didn’t burn any journals for therapeutic reasons—arose a new organizational technique that I’d like to share. Read on to find out why mornings are for getting organized. Continue Reading…

The Basics You Need to Transition into Fall

shop the trend of the season mules this fall

It’s hard to think ahead for fall in the middle of the heat wave that we’ve been experiencing here, but mentally I’m so ready to layer up and switch up my closet for the cooler temps. While I’m not quite ready for sweater weather and pumpkin everything, I’ve started to slowly pick up a few new things to mix with items I already have. There is definitely no need to overhaul your entire wardrobe, instead I like to find a few trendy pieces to add to the classics I’ve already have. Here are the basics you need to transition into fall, that won’t have you looking like a basic 🙂

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Dating Adventures

adventurous day date ideas for new parents

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A few months ago I shared how Mau and I have taken our weekends back and organized a plan that would allow each of us time for activities we love and time with friends. We even vowed to have at least one date night a month. And over the last few months our efforts have been pretty successful. But, after a few times out, dinner dates got stale and routine. So we decided to switch things up!Read on to find out more about our dating adventures.

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Matcha Energy Bites

If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I’m forever trying to beat the 3pm slump. My body has come to expect some sort of jolt back to reality with a quick fix of caffeine. On most days, I settle for microwaved coffee, or diet coke. On other days, I make a delicious matcha latte, but lately I’ve been making  matcha energy bites with Kiwami Greens, and let me tell you these little bites not only help me feel energized, they also pack a pretty powerful nutritional punch. That, and they taste like a sweet heavenly treat!

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DIY Wine Charms

easy wine charms DIY

It’s been incredibly long since I’ve posted a DIY, but this one came out of necessity! How annoying is it to wonder which is your glass when you’re entertaining people, and everyone is mingling? I suppose you could simply buy wine charms, but you only get six or so. On the other hand, you can DIY wine charms and end up with enough to hand each friend or 10, their unique little charm for their glass. Take a look below to see how simple and easy it is to make these wine charms and all for under $8 bucks! Continue Reading…

Pineapple Chicken with Coconut Rice

Pineapple chicken in soy sauce with coconut rice, tropical dinner served in a pineapple great for dinner party

Earlier this week I promised you guys that if you would make the Pina Colada Cooler, I’ll share a recipe that will use up all of the ingredients  needed for the cocktail, minus the rum. So, here is the pineapple chicken with coconut rice,  served in a pineapple—because this week we are still pretending we are in a tropical paradise, and you should too!  Continue Reading…

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