rachel zoe!

By Nicole.

This month with Zappos they are spotlighting Rachel Zoe! You can catch her brand lookbook and the most darling video with her and Rog (we can call you that right, Roger?) RIGHT HERE!

We love her and were stoked to get these darling sandals for Summer! They come in black and white and how can anyone choose between the two?! Rachel Zoe Zappos They go flawlessly with any classic combo and hold their own with more showy pieces too! Can’t wait to wear this outfit, too!Rachel Zoe ZapposThat hit of metallic takes these sandals to the next level, don’t you think?Rachel Zoe ZapposAs always Zappos has a million brand options to choose from and here’s what Emily and Jenna picked for Summertime!

Emily loves to try out new trends and the lace-up gladiator sandals are everywhere this Summer! Try it all the way up to the knee or just a few wraps around the ankle, either way you have a fun option for all those Summer dresses and cut-offs!ZapposThese ones are Matisse and on the more affordable end of the spectrum which is great when you just want to try out a new trend but not necessarily invest. We also love these ones too — Aldo Marianne (tassel alert!) and Seychelles Enterprise.ZapposThis dress was a super cool find, it’s made of the perfect Summer material, almost like an under armour type. With the perfect amount of spandex so it holds its shape and is still breathable. The pockets are always the perfect touch, too! // Also rocking the Ray-Ban Aviator in Red/Orange. These are always such a great accessory especially in the Summer!ZapposSince its not quite warm enough for swimwear we won’t make Jenna model hers just yet although she looks incredible. So for now, here’s her picks for swimwear!Zappos Swim

White Criss Cross top // Cropped Rash Guard // Short Sleeve Rash Guard // Tie Dye Caftan // Sweetest Scalloped One Piece // Kate Spade (super sale!) coral bow top! // White Triangle One Piece // White High Neck with Mesh Stripes // More: Front Zip One piece

nordstrom half yearly!

Just doing our duty and reporting our favorites from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale! They have seriously dug deep this year, SO many items are 40% off!!

DRESSES + 40% off our favorite KAREN WALKERS! + PRETTY HEELS

OUR FAVORITE CLOTHING

GORGEOUS FINDS FOR THE HOME

BOOTS + BOOTIES (get those winter staples at a deep discount!)

SANDALS + OPEN TOES

FOR KIDDOS

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Amazon Rugs Win

By Nicole.

I’m constantly wanting to update rooms in my home, but buying a new couch and fine art isn’t always in the budget. In result I’ve developed a fetish for buying area rugs, and with just one purchase (and delivered in just two days for freeee) I’ve got myself what seems like a whole new room! Here are some of my favorite finds on amazing Amazon. And these prices are unbeatable!rugs-amazon

This blue beauty is in my living room as we speak! // PINK with tassels for a baby girls nursery? Yes please. // Tradtional Tribal // These two green and pink (last) I’m saving for my next home, but the pop of color on a wood floor with white walls? HEART EYES! // Blue and White// Modern Tribal flare with the green rug that comes in loads of colors!

Enjoy!

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overnight oats

By Emily. This post is sponsored by The Quaker Oats Company, but all opinions are my own. 

I am now to the stage of pregnancy where sleep is futile. So I usually wake up like a zombie and am scrambling to get myself together on top of trying to get the kids ready for school. Hayes actually had to have a heart to heart with me about wearing pants and shoes to the bus drop off. Ha! I turned to overnight oats because I wake up starving and rarely have time to get a satisfying morning meal for myself!Overnight Oats Overnight Oats are hugely popular online, but for those of you who haven’t tried it (some of us included!) here’s a quick summary.

Convenient, filling, breakfast, made ahead, up to three days in advance. If you have crazy mornings like us, a breakfast you can prep at night is everything! We love Quaker Old Fashioned Oats for this and all you need to do is grab a jar with a lid (keeping it air-tight helps with that whole make-ahead business.)Overnight OatsFill it the jar with 1/2 cup of oats. Then 1/2 cup of milk or yogurt (nut milk, soy milk, cow milk, raw milk, goat milk – whatever dairy/dairy alternative you like!) Your yogurt choice can be plain, vanilla or flavored depending on what your fruit toppings will be! You can also add in chia seeds, flax seeds, or whatever yummy crunch you like with nuts and more!Overnight OatsNow for your toppings! You can go so many directions with this your head will spin. For me, I know I’ve mentioned this pregnancy that my sweet tooth craving is next level. I love anything with chocolate, peanut butter and banana so that is the jar I made for this post! Just call me Elvis. If you want to lighten the calories, ditch the chocolate chips and just add chocolate almond milk! It give it just enough chocolatey flavor with a little less guilt! Also you can swap peanut butter for the powdered peanut butter which (80 calories versus about 30.)Overnight Oats

Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana Overnight Oats 

 

Prep time: 5 mins

Total time: 5 mins

Serves: 1

Ingredients

1/2 cup Quaker® Old Fashioned Oats

1/2 cup almond milk (vanilla or chocolate)

1 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp peanut butter

½ banana (sliced)

Chocolate chips (for garnish)

Instructions

Stir together the oats, almond milk, and chia seeds in a jar (with lid). Layer on peanut butter and banana, secure jar lid and let soak overnight. In the morning, remove the lid and garnish with chocolate chips. Enjoy!

Need some more ideas?Overnight Oats

Want it to be warm and spicy? Try a pumpkin spice blend in your yogurt, maple syrup and pecans.

Want something to wake you up? How about a lemon yogurt, blueberries and lemon zest combo?

Need to feel like you’re on vacation? Add mangoes, pineapple chunks, dust with coconut shavings.

*Disclosure! We are working with The Quaker Oats Company all year long to bring recipes and ideas using our favorite Quaker products! With 140 years of bringing us kitchen staples, we’re excited to work with such a long-standing favorite.

Berry Yoghurt Quinoa

As much as we emphasize whole nutrition and challenging your children to eat healthy, we also know how HARD it can be on us moms to get all the nutrition our children need to grow strong! We are working this Summer on a campaign with Similac Go & Grow (get your FREE SAMPLE here!) introducing their new toddler mix-in packets which are jam packed full of protein fiber, Vitamin E, DHA and a ton of other goodies. What we love most about this campaign is Similac’s focus on first, getting whole foods in those tiny bodies and then using these mix-ins on occasion for added vitamin support. We will be sharing 5 recipes over the next month including these packets that we think your kiddos will enjoy!similacyogurt (1 of 6)

First up: Berry Yoghurt Quinoa. This one is a favorite among the little babies of the group! What you’ll need:

-1 packet of Similac Grow & Go 

-1/4 c cooked quinoa

-1/4 c plain or flavored yoghurt of choice

-4-5 chopped strawberries/blueberries/blackberriessimilacyogurt (2 of 6)

Mix one packet of Similac Grow & Go together with yoghurt, cooked quinoa and berries. Mix thoroughly and chill for a bit – we find this helps with those teething gums to have it cold! similacyogurt (3 of 6) similacyogurt (4 of 6)

That’s all! So simple, so easy and SO filling. similacyogurt (6 of 6)

Oh…and SO messy 😉

Get your Similac Go & Grow FREE SAMPLE here!

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