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…

Pina Colada Coolers | A Farewell to Summer

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You guys, it’s August. The last month of summer, and although I’ve already spotted fall decorations and pumpkin spice items, I’m so not ready to say  farewell to summer. Most people plan a last hoorah or a family vacation for August, but we didn’t. So to keep the summer vibes going I plan to enjoy these pina colada coolers all month long, while pretending I’m somewhere tropical. Because as soon as someone says pina colada, my mind immediately transports to the Caribbean sea. Anyone else?  So, if you’re  not ready to let summer go either, make these coolers and we’ll do a virtual cheers to a never ending summer vacay vibes, ok? Continue Reading…

Who Wears Short Shorts? How to Style Shorts

In the summer my uniform fluctuates between flowy dresses and denim shorts paired with various tees and tops. But, when I was meeting a friend for happy hour, I thought it would be nice to dress up a bit. Or say, dress as if I was meeting her after a job, ( if I had one). When I was part of the working force, structured shorts were a staple of my work attire. In general, they're more comfortable than skirts, pair well with blazers and blouses and look great with heels. Who wears short shorts, you may ask? Regardless of your body type, shorts are flattering and stylish on anyone and a great wardrobe mainstay—before I purchased these new ones (which are 40% off right now, thanks to Nordstrom's anniversary sale) the shorts I had in my closet were at least 10 years old. So, the pair you'll invest in today will never go out of style and will be in constant rotation. I promise!

In the summer my uniform fluctuates between flowy dresses and denim shorts paired with various tees and tops. But, when I was meeting a friend for happy hour, I thought it would be nice to dress up a bit. Or say, dress as if I was meeting her after a job, ( if I had one). When I was part of the working force, structured shorts were a staple of my work attire. In general, they’re more comfortable than skirts, pair well with blazers and blouses and look great with heels.

Who wears short shorts, you may ask? Regardless of your body type, shorts are flattering and stylish on anyone and a great wardrobe mainstay—before I purchased these new ones (dupe here for under $25, thanks to Nordstrom’s anniversary sale) the shorts I had in my closet were at least 10 years old. So, the pair you’ll invest in today will never go out of style and will be in constant rotation. I promise!

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