Spring Favorites & Wish List

My wardrobe has been SERIOUSLY lacking lately, so I have been doing a lot of (window) shopping. I want to throw all my clothes away and start fresh. Does anyone else feel that way? Is it the change in fashion, the season change, or do my clothes just suck? Or all of the above. While going through my closet I have found that I hold on to things, for who knows why. I guess I tell myself that I will wear it one of these days, and with many things, that day never comes. My new rule is if I haven’t worn it in the last year, it needs to go. I have been selling on Poshmark lately, and have really liked it. It is super easy.

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Bookroo Subscription

If I remember correctly, I have talked about the company Bookroo before. When Saylor was younger, I had gotten the Board Book Box which comes with 3 books. They were perfect for her when she was little, when she enjoyed looking at the bright colors and pictures. Now that she is older and starting to read a little bit, I wanted to get her some books geared towards older kids.

     

Each month Saylor gets a cute package of 2 wrapped books. And I mean literally, wrapped! She loves it so much because she feels like she is really getting something special. I love that their company takes the time to make things special for the kids. It also comes with a little card, telling a bit about the books of the month.

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When Sisters Become Friends

  • This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

As the oldest of 3 girls, I grew up with 2 built in best friends. I won’t go into the details of the road we took to become friends (sorry, mom!), but we are the best of friends now & I love that my girls have the opportunity to develop that. It is amazing to see the connection they have, even from such a young age. Saylor is so motherly toward Remi, always wanting to help her and keep her away from her toys, haha!

     

Ever since before Saylor was born, Carter’s was our go to choice for clothing. They carry the cutest prints and styles, are affordable & have good sales, and their sizing runs more true to size than other baby/children’s clothes. I saved a lot of Saylor’s clothes for Remi, and as Remi grows, the nostalgia I feel when I go through her old clothes is bittersweet. I love that my girls can share the same clothes, and that they both can create memories in little outfits.

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Learning to Relax & Take Care of Myself

Thank you iHerb for sponsoring this post!

Does anyone else have a hard time relaxing and taking time for yourself? I know I do! Of course I love to relax and pamper myself, but sometimes being a mom to 2 busy little girls impedes that. There are days that are so stressful and long, that I will literally force myself to take a bath or do a face mask…something that simply takes 10 minutes but is a sure way to elevate my spirits and make me feel relaxed.

    

iHerb carries about 1,200 brands and over 35,000 products that you would typically find at health food stores and natural pharmacies, and their prices are much more affordable. Shopping with them is easy breezy, and all orders in the US over $20 ship free. They also ship to over 160 countries and have customer support available in 10 languages…now that is really cool.

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Shape Mags with Say

I was recently introduced to the coolest toy and had to share with you. The company is Shapemags, and they make magnetic tiles in different shapes and colors. These toys allow creativity while making learning fun. I also love that it is something any age can play with and learn something…whether it is colors and shapes, or using their imagination more to see what they can build!

 

Our set of Shapemags came in a nice box, all organized and ready to play with. Saylor started playing with them immediately, and we currently have 3 different piles of her projects around the house. I had no idea she would be so into building things! Her set also came with a set of stilemags, which connect to the face of the tiles and are so fun! They come in numbers and letters, as well as images to use while building your creations!

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Family Photo Updates

We were so overdue for some new family photos, so we recently went to Camera Shy Photography in Lehi. If you live in Utah, you are probably familiar with them, as they have many locations. I had heard good things about them, and was excited to give them a try! Remi is finally sitting unassisted, and we can get her to smile (sometimes), so I thought now would be a good time to get some family pictures taken!

    

Saylor is 4.5 and as sassy as ever. Literally. She has SO much personality and I don’t know where she gets it. Okay, actually I do. Her dad, LOL. She is so funny and she keeps us laughing all day long. She is learning so much in preschool this year…she is starting to read and it is so much fun watching her learn. She is a great big sister and helps me a lot with Remi. She loves “egg mcmuffins”, yogurt, and basically any treats. She is still tiny for her age somehow, but I like her that way. She says that she wants to be a princess when she grows up, actually the tooth fairy, and her favorite thing to do is play with her friends and go to the park. She has a terrible habit of picking her fingernails, and is very particular about her hair, and loves wearing bright pink eyeshadow.

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9 Month Old Remi

I am about a week early giving this 9 month update on Remi, but if I don’t do it while I have a few extra minutes & while I’m thinking about it, IT WON’T GET DONE. Haha! The struggle is real. I had every intention of being on top of Remi’s monthly updates, but I failed hard. I don’t know why it is so difficult to do, but when I’m busy with my 4.5 year old and running her around, trying to keep the house clean, trying to keep Remi happy…sometimes things I *intended* to do, just don’t make the priority list. AND THAT IS OKAY.

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Saylor’s New Room!

I have been wanting to update Say’s room for a while, get her a cute accent wall, some new bedding, and I FINALLY did it! I was able to collaborate with some of my favorite shops and companies for it, and I was so grateful to be able to do so. I am excited to share it with you, and hopefully give you some inspo for your little girls room!

    

First off I want to talk about her gorgeous bedding from Beddy’s. If you haven’t heard of them before, they are zipper bedding that fits like a fitted sheet. The length sides of the bed have zippers, so it makes it so very easy to “make” your bed. It is so perfect for Saylor. The inside of the top part is a soft minky material, so you don’t have to worry about being cold or having extra blankets. I gave Saylor a few options to choose from, and she chose this cute Vintage Blush II set. I love the soft pink color, and the ruffles that make it girly.

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SHINE COSMETICS intro & my favorite products

Hi! I feel like I have been so MIA lately. The holidays were crazy, Troy’s been crazy busy with work, and we all have been sick for the past month or more it seems like! Blah. Hopefully things start settling down here soon. I wanted to talk to you guys about some of my current favorite makeup products from Shine Cosmetics that I have been using the past little while.

A few months ago, I put on an influencer night with some of my girlfriends, and Shine was one of our biggest sponsors and contributors. That was the first time I had heard of them, and since then, I have been using their LipLast. I like that it wears well without drying my lips out.

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Healing Acne with Trophy Skin

I have suffered with acne for most of my life. Can anyone else relate? It is the worst! And as I am getting older, it is getting worse. UGH. I never thought that that was even a thing…until it became my life. I’ve tried anything and everything to help my skin, and I have found some things to help keep my breakouts *mostly* at bay, but I still find I get these red marks and little scars that tend to stick around for so long.

I was excited when I found THIS product and especially when I read the reviews. It seemed like this machine actually WORKED for people, and is really safe and effective. The BlueMD uses LED technology to safely and effectively eradicate the acne-causing bacteria that cause blemishes and blackheads.

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