Round Towel Trend

Are you a fan? I am! Some are SO expensive, I have a hard time paying $100+ for something that is basically a photo prop…sorry but that is the truth!


There are some really beautiful ones out there, and I’m here to share some of my favorites, in a variety of price ranges. My sister in law scored one on sale at Cotton On for only $10 and so kindly gave it to me, so that is the one we have been rocking!

imgres Love this print from Cotton:On. If you sign up for their email letter, you get 30% off, too!

imgres RoundTowelCo claim to be the OG’s here, and this pineapple one has me seeing why!

50358760Marimekko for Target…designer for a good price!

Z THIS PRINT! Everything. A little more pricey, but so gorg! Found HERE.

imgres  If you watch Shark Tank, you’ll recognize this company, SwimZip. LOVING THIS ONE!!

Salty_front_sm_grande  Last but not least, this beauty from Shop Strands. If you care about shopping small, buy from here!


Do you care about the round towel trend? If you have one, where did you buy from? We drove home (AZ home) last night from California, so today is our Monday, and boy does it feel like it!





Here in sunny Arizona, we are on day 2 of triple digit heat…Saturday is supposed to reach 118! My poor husband works all day in the heat and it is so hard to keep a toddler inside at home all day long, so I’ve rounded up some things and places that we like to wear and do to keep us cool. 118 is manageable, right?



cn11059435 For Saylor, from Gap.         _11479848 For me, from Nordstrom.



35241142327332p For Saylor. From Bed Bath & Beyond. Don’t forget to use a 20% off coupon!

imgres For me, from Target. A cool mist is a NECESSITY! Great price, too.



imgres-1For Saylor, from TargetimgresFor me, from Ulta. Use a coupon!



imgres-1 Puddle Jumper for Saylor.     Stripies_Crop_1_large Suit for me, Albion Fit.



imgres Fish and AC makes everyone happy! SeaLife Aquarium in Tempe is where you can find us a few times this summer! Added bonus, it is connected to an indoor outlet mall. Double score!

#5 MUST DO- The Children’s Museum of Phoenix.

#6 MUST DO- Indoor swim lessons at Aqua Tots.

HONORABLE MENTIONS: the Library, Ikea, Costco, Target and ChickFilA. The ones that don’t need explaining, but are always there for us!


What are some of your summer go to’s to keep cool? I would love to add your ideas to our list!




Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale!

Here are my SUMMER picks, on sale! These prices can’t be beat…so excited for all the sales at Nordstrom coming up! Clear the Rack also starts this Friday, the 27th!

Little Girl Havaianas…less than $15! _12646587Pink Rainbow Flippies….SO cute. Less than $22!_10592014

These Nike Slides for boys are adorable. At $15, it is a no brainer! _12259510MIni Boden Print Rashguard for big and little girls! 40% off makes it only $17.


This tee only comes in “big” girl sizes (7-16)…I so wish it came in Saylor’s size! 50% off!_12347212OH MY GOSH! I might buy these and I don’t even have a boy. They only have a few sizes left so you will have to hurry if you want a pair. Less than $11!


Cute basic tee for “big boys”…comes in a few different colors, also!_11853313These Tory Burch “Miller” Sandals hardly ever go on sale and here they are for 33% off! I have a pair in black and I am obsessed with them. This color is perfect for summer, too. I suggest sizing UP a size!_11488163Similar to the sandals above, just $100 cheaper! I have these in a different color and like them…although I like this color better! Jack Rogers “Georgica” Jelly Flip Flops_8624271

Steve Madden flats, available in a few different colors…I bet these go fast, too! $35 is a great price.


Off to hit up the pool with my anxious daughter! If nap time allows, I will browse some more! Let me know your good finds!












Bathing Suit Blues

Well, it is that time again! Spring is right around the corner and you start thinking about vacations, and warm weather, and the unavoidable bathing suits. Haha. Unless you live in Southern California that is, where it is always a perfect 85 degrees and you can wear a bathing suit year round.

If you are like me, I am always on the hunt for the perfect suit! You know, comfortable, cute, not too revealing, a reasonable price…all the good things. Luckily, one pieces and not-so-skimpy two pieces have been on the trend lately, so that gives us a lot more options! I have a hard time paying, actually I just will not pay, more than like $80/$90 for a swim suit, I just can’t do it. I’ve scoured the internet and found some of the best suits for the best prices (in my opinion) 🙂

This tankini top from Kingdom and State is pretty much everything I could ever want. I love the coverage, print, and pair it with a pair of high waisted or bikini bottoms, and you are set!



Has anyone heard of Rosegal before? Or shopped there? I’m pretty sure that it is a China site, and it makes me a little nervous. BUT! I have shopped from other sites similar before and have been really happy, so I am going to purchase these 2 suits and give them a try. With being so tall (5’9″), sometimes buying one pieces online never works, but they are so cheap that I know I would easily be able to resell them for what I paid.

1452551351017688792 *curious how this one will do in the chest region (#mombod)…will report back.


I have never purchased anything from Revolve Clothing before, but this stunner good out to me! First, you can never go wrong with black, and I love the simplicity of it, with a little bit of fun detail!



Please tell me you haven’t forgotten about American Eagle! Obviously that is where my whole wardrobe was from in high school (think collared shirts under sweaters, thick strapped corduroy flip flops, slip on clop thingys…you know what I am talking about!)…and now they are even my go to for a great pair of jeans. As I was browsing I found myself on AE’s website, and I was impressed! They have a ton of cute (& modest) options for super reasonable prices! This gold ruffle piece is a fav.



Last but certainly not least, something from our favorite place, Target! For $25 this could either be the best deal ever, or it could be really bad. It is sort of a bummer that it’s an online only item, but it is definitely worth a try…it’s so dang cute!



Now tell me, where are your favorite swimsuits from, and what do you look for in the perfect summer suit?