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Nordies Anniversary Sale

IMG_7625Tis that time of year. No. Not that time of year, we still have a few months to prepare for the holidays. But the other time of year, that’s right. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!! Praise the sweet baby Jesus! This sale is pretty much the most legit sale ever, so get your Nordics Card ready, folks.

Here are some of my top picks!

IMG_7607[one – it’s under 12 bucks] Um, hello comfy t-shirt that costs the same as two drinks at Starbucks, this one won’t last long.

IMG_7606[two – over 80 dollars off] I am in love with Chelsea Boots right now and this pair is too good!!!

IMG_7608[three – a 66 dollar savings] I think this is the perfect transitional piece from diaper bag to real purse.

IMG_7609[four – only 11.90!!!] If you don’t know why comfy bras are a must-have, I’m not sure if we can be friends.

IMG_7610[five – nearly 70 bucks cheaper] I am obsessed with this Brand. So flattering, so comfortable + made in the USA.


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[six – these classics are $65] You guys, perfect addition to any “cool” mom wardrobe. Also, Spanx are life.

IMG_7622[seven – over a 20 dollar savings] Perfect Winter staple! Other colors are available if you are into that sort of thing.

Remember, card members you have early access through July 19th, sale goes public on the 20th!! What’s in your cart!?

Happy Shopping!

 

SwimZip

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset Processed with VSCO with a6 presetSo you know the show SharkTank, yes, THAT show! Well I love it, and I’ve found yet another amazing kick butt Mom run business that speaks to my SPF loving heart. SwimZip is affordable, stylish, and completely sunburn proof! That’s right, these puppies have a UPF of 50 and I swear to you, they work. We tested our SwimZip out on a recent weekend Pensacola #staycation and I am a believer.

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset Processed with VSCO with a6 presetFirst off, let’s talk about ease of wear. I didn’t put any sunscreen on the covered parts of the boys and they literally did not tan a bit where their SwimZip covered!! Praise. The. Lord. So we are talking minimal sunscreen application which is a major win to me.

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetSecond, it’s adorable. I am obsessed with the sweet jellyfish and shark prints we received. Felix’s little green bummies are my actual favorite thing on his chunky little thighs.

Processed with VSCO with a6 preset Processed with VSCO with a6 presetThirdly, Mama looked cute too. I am a next level fan of their Cropped Rash Guard. I felt super cute and it SAVED my tattoos. Tattooed ladies know that sunlight is the enemy, so I felt totally comfortable and was thrilled to be keeping my very special, very expensive ink fresh and safe. I paired it with their super flattering high-waisted bottom for a hot mama look. Oh-oh-oh and they have thumb holes!!!  I know, swoon. Take that Lululemon.

{S I D E N O T E} Nursing Mama’s this zippered rash guard would make breastfeeding a breeze, I totally wish that I had one of these tops when I was nursing my boys!

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetOh, and because I know you’re going to ask. It is not miserably hot to wear. I was concerned about this for myself, but found it easy to wear all day at the beach and poolside. It’s super comfy in the water and dries quickly. Felix doesn’t say much, but Rocco was comfy and didn’t complain once about being hot. And he’s nearly 4… if he was uncomfortable or his green beans touched his rice, he’d let us know.

DCIM100GOPROGOPR1081.JPG Processed with VSCO with a9 presetSo I have to say, I’m completely impressed by the quality and the effectiveness of these suits. Have you tried SwimZip!? Are you going to now!? Yeah, I thought you might.

Happy Shopping!

 

Madewell Sale

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So I’ve been doing this whole “fewer better things” lately and it’s quite remarkable how much money I’ve saved and how many regrettable purchases I’ve avoided. I have to say though, I’ve never made a Madewell purchase I regret!! Some of my favorites are on sale and I have my eyes on some new pieces so I, of course, had to fill you in.

I am obsessed with my monogrammed {free for insiders} tote, I carry it all the time. Perfect bag for travel and hauling around laptops and computers on the daily. I am also in lurrrv with my Roberta chambray, lightweight and oh-so-soft. I am thinking of adding this apron top + these statement earrings to my closet repertoire, thoughts??? And can we talk about this bucket bag?? I feel like I have to have it… right? Perfect for that transition in life when you don’t quite need a diaper bag, but a purse isn’t realistic yet… Moms, ya feel me?

**Use code SPARKLER for 20% their summer staples!!!**

Happy Shopping!!

Living for the Weekend…

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It’s no secret. Moms love weekends. It’s like we get to relax. AHAHAHAHA. I kid. We never get to relax, but it does feel like we get a break, no matter how small. I saw this shirt and pretty much immediately had to have it. It’s so so so soft and I’m happy it’s mine. I will also wear my leather jacket until it’s literally 80 degrees out, everything below is fair jacket game. So that’s how this mom look comes together.

I hope everyone has an amazing week and if you need me, I’m just going to be over here counting down the days until Friday at 5.

I got this…

design-3Hi there. Let me introduce myself. I am a mom who barely changes out of pajamas, who tries her best to rarely leave the house without backup. Aka. The hubs. I breakout into a stress sweat thinking of taking both of my children somewhere, ANYWHERE… like, for instance, the grocery store… Let me paint a picture…

Why are car seats so difficult?! I might as well burn all my silk shirts now. They should have fans to cool off mom while she’s taking baby in and out of the car. Is that invented yet?! Did I just become an fucking millionaire?! Bring it Shark Tank.

Then once they are out of the car you need a carrier or a stroller, or worse, a shopping cart. These bacteria infested nasties, that are always strewn across the parking lot by lazy pieces of shit, are always no where to be found when you go to the grocery store?! What the what?! I just need one freaking cart near my car. Dear Lord.

please don't crydon’t cry. don’t cry. don’t cry. don’t cry. don’t cry.

Once inside you calm yourself, this is gonna be fine. Your pit stains start to dry. You’re a flipping queen. Out with both kids like a boss.

Wait. Toddler. How can you reach all this stuff?!! Why are you licking fruit?! That’s dirty. Here’s some pre-cut fruit. Sweet. I’m a great mom. Giving my kid a healthy treat– WHAT. THE. HELL?! Did you just dump all the cantaloupe on the ground?! Why?! Sweat returns.

Baby. You got this. Just chill in your 100+ dollar carrier. Can someone carry me in a giant baby carrier?! Sweet baby is gonna relax. Ouch. Did you just pull my hair?! Eekkk why are you trying to push off me like a spider monkey?! I’m just trying to show you love by wearing you so you can grow up to be a better human… Isn’t that what baby wearing is supposed to do???

Toddler. No. You can’t have a truck you don’t get a toy every time we leave the house. 10 seconds pass. You win. Here’s a damn toy.

Baby. Still attempting acrobatics inside the baby carrier. Tits feel as though they have been punched by a lady wrestler for an hour.

no seriously help meno seriously. please send help.

Stand in the freezer cooling pits wasting all the electricity. Mmmmmm frozen burrito. We’re almost done. Almost there. Just have to get this mess to the checkout.

Cashier. That will be 3 million dollars. Huh?! What?! What did I buy?! I can’t even make a meal with this, but I do have 30 bottles of raw coconut water… makes sense. Baby. Starts to cry. Hands card. Nope. I have to slide it. Nope. I have to insert it. What. The. Hell. Just take my money and get me the fuck out of here.

As you sign your name on the pen pal, you think, “damnit shit balls ass, I forgot the [insert random, but crucial ingredient to tonight’s dinner].” Welp, guess we are never having said item ever again. Get. ME. OUT.

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetplease don’t lick the cart. sigh. kid’s are dumb. 

Back outside. Sweats have started just imagining buckling children back into car seats. Load up trunk. Then begin the 25 minute process of deciding how to get kids in car and then return cart. Store was packed so you’re 6 spaces away from the return. Decide on baby first. He goes in. While you keep your foot tangled in the cart so no one steals your toddler, it’s science. Then toddler. He goes in. Screaming for his truck. You then prepare yourself for the sprint of a lifetime. Deep breaths. And execute, execute. This takes you 12 seconds. You hear that pieces of shit who don’t return carts!?! 12 seconds.

You get in the car and turn that ac shit up MAX. You hold back the urge to cry. Your pits start to dry. You hear your favorite Bieber song start to play. You begin singing, your kids love it. They are so happy. You crack open your coconut water and drive home like a bad ass bitch.

Hells yeah, I got this.

Jord, rhymes with Toad.

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I am soooooo excited about this post. Like so excited. BECAUSE. Drumroll. The Captain is modeling for us. Yes, that’s right!!! And he even picked out his own outfit. Boom. This guy would be so Insta-Famous if he wanted to be. Sigh.

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetI can’t think about watches without thinking about time. The Captain and I have been together now for 17 years. Time flies. It’s been my distinct pleasure to watch him grow into such an amazing man and father. My favorite sonnet is 116 which says, “Love’s not Time’s Fool,” and I mean, how beautiful? Love will not be stopped by time, it is eternal. That speaks to my heart. Time is so precious and let’s be grateful for every moment.

Last year we teamed up with Jord Watches and I was obsessed! So I am super stoked to be working with them again this Holiday season!!! We love watches [or “clocks” as Rocco calls them] in our house and a Jord Wooden Wristwatch is the epitome of cool kid. They are super lightweight, reliable, and [most importantly when you have kids] durable! The Captain went with the Conway series and looks dapper as hell, if you ask me. My hubs is nearly impossible to shop for! He knows about all the coolest brands and was a hipster before that was a thing. How hipster, right!? Jord offers a unique selection of watches for the most difficult to shop for.

Get your instant 25% discount code good through December 19th HERE!!Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset Processed with VSCO with a6 presetProcessed with VSCO with a6 preset