Park Savers [giveaway!]

We have got a HUGE giveaway with our friends at Park Savers today! HUGE. Biggest EVER. Up to $2000 buck-a-roos. Ready to hear about it? And a couple pictures from Em’s last trip to the park for your viewing pleasure. Disneyland $2000 pacakage giveawayYou all know we use Park Savers for all our Disney needs. Jenna celebrated Jude’s last birthday at the Disneyland Grand Californian Hotel, each time Nicole and Emily visit we use their voucher system to get into the park at a discount. We love them, they make it so easy and any way to cut costs for such an expensive adventure we’re always on board!Disneyland $2000 pacakage giveaway

 So what can YOU win? How about (FOUR) 2-Day tickets to either Walt Disney World in Orlando Floria or Anaheim California AND a THREE night stay at the Disney Resort Hotel of your choice. Amazing, right? SO perfect for the upcoming Summer Vacation that will save you thousands. You have one week to enter below!

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FRYday

Happy Easter weekend, everyone! We’ve got egg hunts, and dyeing, and church on the agenda and hope you all have a wonderful Holiday with your families! Here’s what we’ve been thinking about this week.

Emily:FRYdayWearing: Maybe my most random Fryday find, but these underwear filled a MAJOR need at this house. My boys basically refuse to wear underwear, they complain it’s too tight, too loose, too itchy, and they in general just prefer nudity.  I found these seamless briefs and they LOVE them! They’re soft, stretchy, no tags or seams and I feel like such a better parent sending them to school without little plumber’s cracks! If they are electing to put undies on without being asked, you know it’s big. // For me, loving this new scent Bamboo by Gucci, it’s perfect for Summer! Smells incredible.

Using: I think like most people who have tried to switch to an all-natural deodorant, I’ve tried a lot that just don’t work, or even almost seem to work worse than wearing nothing at all. So two very trusted sources (The Beyouty Bureau and my all-natural, wiser sister Charity) both mentioned this brand within a week of each other and I Primed this baby so fast! It’s not cheap, but it works, and take it from me, save your money trying to find an alternative. Unless you like smelling like a bowl of soup with just a hint of lavender.

Reading: We had a long drive to California last week for our trip to Disneyland and Russ and I listened to David & Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell. Mind blown! It’s all about our perception of strength, weakness, advantage and disadvantage. We both loved it, my way of thinking about so many things was altered and shifted and it’s just such an incredible presentation of information. It’s my first encounter with Malcolm Gladwell so maybe all his books are this way, but if so I’m a huge fan. Check it out for yourself!

Listening: I love a good pun and Chet Faker is really doing it for me. Also love a good cover (see this playlist for proof) and “No Diggity” makes me so happy.

Decorating: Target always slays, but three in particular had me palpitating. Target bill is for sure high this month. This outdoor Carag rope set (on sale!), this wood planter stand (Modernica vibes!), and a set of these happy lumbar pillows in my favorite accent color scheme: obnoxious pinks and oranges. 😉 All three are on sale, they’ve got a great little deal going now 15% off $100 for furniture!

Feeling: I thought I was in the clear pregnancy-sicnkess-wise and then I’ve had a few days in a row of nausea and throwing up and it’s seriously putting me into a depression! Happy 26 weeks, sarcastically. On a better note we are starting to get our projects in order to get the nursery ready! So exciting! Nesting is such a helpful undeniable feeling.

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Reading: Another set of coffee table beauts, of course. Slim Aarons is the photographer of my dreams. Here and here.

Wearing: Everyone that sees this blouse asks how to find it. Well, its as easy as Zara! // Super excited for summer for so many reasons. One being my second new love next to skiing, Tennis! My family has a court and I figure this is the year to start using it. My boys want to learn so I’m diving head first in with them. Tennis outfit of my dreams: Top // Skirt
Decorating: A new rug seems to update an entire room! This one goes in my room! And this one is perfect for our gathering area.

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Wearing: First of all, these sunglasses! They are perfect, so sturdy, for sure the more luxe feeling sunglasses I own. Second, Andrew is a Nike addict and has been spoiling me with some goods lately! I finally have acquired some good white shoes, these! They are SO pretty. I’ve committed to just wearing them for indoor workouts (for now) because I want to keep them pristine. Any thoughts on how to wear white athletic shoes outside and not destroy them? Nikes

I’ve been purging my closet like an insane person and trying to be super conscious of buying really quality pieces that be a part of my wardrobe forever. I’m not ready to launch in to a capsule wardrobe yet but I’m headed that way! I’ve been acquiring really great pieces from Madwell. It’s one of my favorite placed to shop because the clothing is SUCH great quality and classic. This dress is so incredible and I”ve had so many compliments on it:Rammell Family
 This shirt has become a new staple for me and I’m obsessed with it!. Also the Madewell Courier Shirt is absoloutely one of my favorites and I have it now in four colors. It’s SO classic and the fit is perfect. It’s an absolute must have for your Spring/Summer wardrobe.
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Listening:
Guys I’ve basically stopped reading and watching TV all together. I now ONLY listen to Periscope, Podcasts and Music! It’s insane. I”ve been loving filling my mind with really powerful knowledge as I move through my day. People have SO MANY great things to say it’s unbelievable! Also – listening to Justin Bieber on repeat today as I”m still on a high from his concert last night!
Decorating: Omg you guys my Minted print I got it’s sooooo good. It seriously changes the WHOLE feeling of our home and I. am . obsessed!!!! I feel SO calm when I sit down and look at it. It’s enormous. Here is a tip though, I thought I was going to save money by not having Minted frame it but it’s actually WAY cheaper to do it that way then at Michaels. Omg get me in to the custom framing business because it is EXPENSIVE. Also I’ve been obsessively buying salt lamps. I’m officially hitting witch craft status.
Feeling:
Better! I’ve been sick this week and omg a Mom cold is the.very.worst right?? Apple Cider Vinegar SAVED me. I take it daily but upping it to 4 x a day I swear help me break through faster!
Eating:
So many Acai bowls. I’ve started making them at home and it’s helped me with my food budget and time as well! xo

Fasten Swim

Summer is on it’s way and to you mama’s of babies in diapers we have THE BEST invention for you. Meet your new best friend, Fasten Swim. These UV 50 + protected swim suits are going to make your life EVEN better this Summer. Check out the video below to see what we mean!

Amazing right?! Seriously we are dead over the convenience of these suits. Even if you have older girls, this innovative design makes it SO much easier for everyone!

IMG_5941The magnetic seam is super easy and you can’t even tell that it’s a seam, it just looks like part of the suit! IMG_5945We took Lolly and her cousin Micky for a test spin of the darling suits, by the looks of it they approve! They have these suits all the way up for your big girls and they come with a snap on the sides for that extra security!IMG_5948 (1)We especially love that they offer UV protection and we don’t have to worry as much about their baby sensitive skin. It makes our beach days even more fun and simple.IMG_5950 (1)Want to give one a whirl? You can shop Fasten Swim here!

marbled easter eggs

By Nicole.

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We love all things marbled around here so I knew I wanted to give it a shot to make our Easter eggs extra special this year! It is pretty simple really, but packs a big fancy schmancy punch!

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Here’s how you’ll do it:

First you swap out your egg dyeing kit for watercolors! Yep! Use a standard kit and get to town playing with different saturations (water + paint ratios) to get the desired look.

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Easy right? But so pretty for your hunt, or out on table for your brunch or dinner.

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More marbled goods we love from around the web!Marbled Goods around the Web

Party Napkins // Giant sheets for wrapping or framing // Marbled balloons // Plates & Cups (Oh Happy Day’s Party Shop alone will cover you!) // Target Ring Holder // Macbook Case // Earrings

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easter baskets!

 

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We can’t believe it either, but this year we actually got our baskets done in advance! We love being able to put together baskets filled with useful toys and sweet things to welcome Spring. This year we found all our favorites at Land of Nod! We’ve seen so many clever ways to house all your Easter goodies, whether its a rainboot, upside down umbrella, inflatable pools, the list goes on! For us, whatever we actually have around the house is what will be used, so wire baskets, buckets, or vases are the winner this year!

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An activity book filled with maps and puzzles and interesting facts from all over the world! // A 3D book to dazzle us all called Opposites // An Illustrated guide to doing all kinds of things: like being brave, or how to see the breeze. // A giant retro bouncy ball // More quiet time activities (just in time for Spring break!) like these tiny Paint Pods // A World Speller to practice reading // Pick-up Sticks! // A Kaleidoscope // And a sweet egg decorating kit to do all together as a family!

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Or if you’re ready to think outside the box, how about one larger gift for all to share? Land of Nod has so many awesome play structures and tents! Silver pictured here!

 

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