We have heard A LOT about the Kon Mari method of decluttering the last year or so. Marie Kondo’s book has been a bestseller for many moons now and nearly everyone we’ve heard read the book has becomec enchanted by the process. At the very least it has made us want to get rid of everything and live like monks. Have you read it? We’d love to hear your experience! We spotted this cheat sheet from the people at Make Space (a storage solution in NYC, DC, Chicago and LA that picks up, stores, and then re-delivers your storage when you need it — no need to visit a unit. And somehow cheaper than self-storage? Unicorn, right?) So here’s the rundown for those of you who haven’t take the challenge yet:
The very personal topic of “Does this spark joy?” is the phrase you’ve most likely heard. We’re thinking — how can you not employ that mantra to other areas of your life, like relationships, jobs, etc? Can’t wait to hear what you all thought and experienced!
Graphic by Make Space. Adding new cities often it looks like! Check the upcoming locations here.
We are back with the second recipe in our series with Similac Go & Grow! You can read our previous post here where we go over all the health benefits of these convenient little protein and vitamin filled packets and grab the recipe for the best Berry Yoghurt Quinoa!
Today we’re making Banana Chia Pancakes with Similac and you can grab some samples for yourself here.
Pancakes are such a staple in all of our homes. They’re quick, simple and EVERY kid will eat them. What’s super cool about Go & Grow is it doesn’t change the flavor or texture of foods so it can be added to any recipe you’re already making on those days your kids just aren’t eating great!
Why Banana and Chia? Banana is every kids favorite flavor and is an excellent source of BG, Potassium and Vitamin C and can help support their tiny immune systems! Chia Seeds are the most powerful little thing and is jam packed with Omega fatty acids and nutrients. These particular pancake we make are flourless and sugarless making it even cleaner for your kiddos….and you!
In a bowl mix all ingredients together, beating banana till there are no lumps and batter is thin. In a skillet warm 1 T butter on medium heat, take 1/4 c batter and pour in to pan. Cook on each side 1 minute or until golden brown. The trick to these is watch them close and keep them small!
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I loved this weekend hitting LA with my besties. It was fun having them in town and bossing them around to go to all my favorite restaurants! LA is all about effortless style so I didn’t shop much for the trip but definitely added some fun purchases while there!
These glasses are literally TO.DIE.FOR and my new favorites. I left my other favorites at home and so I stopped by Nordstrom while driving to meet up with the girls. I found these and was OBSESSED and they didn’t have a price tag. When I got to the register I was SHOCKED that they were under $100. They’re so sturdy, matte and the perfect mm. They’re way bigger than a Ray Ban which I really prefer. Seriously these were such a find.
I picked up this dress while at The Grove and of course it got discounted shortly there after! It’s truly the perfect dress for Summer or Fall – I love it. And you can’t tell in the pic but there’s the prettiest embroidery on the front. Dresses really are my Summer Jam. I wore these old favorites with it.
Yay for LA! Edit: For those who’ve asked my sister toned my hair this pink shade! It’s not incredibly permanent, but I’ve loved it! Locals, she works at Salon K in Provo, ask for Bethany! She’s awesome.
Wanting to keep things as easy as possible I packed 1-layer dresses and flat sandals. Day one in this super buttery $28 dress (I am wearing a large here.) Then my new Summer favorites – these pom pom wrap sandals kill me. So much fun and they give a punch to even the most basic outfits. Then my next Summer staple are these round sunglasses – the Chloe Carlina – I found replicas online and ordered a bunch of extras I’ll be sure and let you know when I list them online!
Day Three: One last easy dress – this Storq one is amazing and so thick and smoothing. I ordered a field jacket a couple sizes up for this pregnancy too which I’ve worn a million times.
Brought a whole stash of Neutrogena for that harsh California sunshine. I’ve always used their oil-free face sunscreen but am loving the Wet Skin formula for kids! Worrying about them being perfectly dry when they need a touch up is for the birds.
Reading: Gearing up for those long nursing sessions I picked up Grace (who wasn’t immediately smitten with her after the September Issue) and already cracked it open. She is so great. So funny and has led such an interesting life. If you’ve been in my house the bright orange book fits riiiight in.Eating: LA was FULL of awesome food. I was especially in love with Gracias Madre. Russ and I always say we if we had a chef we could be Vegan. I’ll take GM’s chef anyday. Everything was so good and I truly didn’t miss the proteins or even the cheese I never thought I’d say. The group ate at Joan’s on Third, Magnolia Bakery, Lemonade, Bottega Louie, Pie Hole, Eggslut and a few more I can’t remember now. ALL AMAZING!
Anticipating: Of course. After a super in-depth ultrasound and measurements my doctor is guessing this baby is already close to 7 pounds. I just hit 35 weeks today so I am a little bit unnerved! Trying to stay zen about it and keep him cooking at least a couple more weeks. Taking lots of baths late at night to calm those Braxton Hicks and avoding any sudden movements.
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?! They go flawlessly with any classic combo and hold their own with more showy pieces too! Can’t wait to wear this outfit, too!That hit of metallic takes these sandals to the next level, don’t you think?As 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!These 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.This 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!Since 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!