West Elm Sale!

By Jenna.

So sorry for all the sale posts this week, we just had to share one more! West Elm is one of my favorite places to shop and when I was perusing on line I noticed some of my favorite items we have in our house are on sale I thought I’d share!Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 9.04.53 PMBentwood Office Chair– I’m obsessed with this chair. It’s seriously perfect and I’ve been on the hunt for one for so long! It swivels, changes heights, has wheels and is the perfect tone of white washed wood and grey. Buy it. You know you want to! And also off topic but not so off topic is this desk which I also love. It’s on sale here.

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I bought these Woven Felt Baskets last year. They are the perfect storage for blankets, pillows, shoes, anything really. It’s always a plus when organization looks intentional and pretty. I’m also dying over this basket.

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 9.25.40 PMMy absolute favorite clock on earth is also on special. These go out of stock so quick! I bought mine a couple years ago and get asked all the time where it’s from. It’s so beautiful, clean and fits in everywhere. Not on sale but just FYI these leather dining chairs I have in my living room are so comfy!Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 9.35.04 PMAll West Elm bedding right now is 30% off making their duvets SUCH a reasonable price. I get a new duvet every year from WE but always stick to white. I’m eyeing this one, this one and this one.Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 9.42.52 PMThis metallic pillow in Lolly’s room is over 50% off, the pouf pictured is no longer available but i also really love this one that is. I’ve included some other sale items I’m loving in the carousel below! Happy Shopping!


Nordstrom Baby #nsale

NordstrombabyLittle Giraffe Blanket– Everyone of my kids have had these and LOVED them. They’re the absolute softest on the planet and every kid needs one to love on!

The Honest Company- Stocking up on The Honest Company both for yourself and the new babies in your life is super easy at this price. This comes in the perfect gift package.

Aden + Anais Swaddle Blankets– You can NEVER find these on sale and they’re the ultimate in swaddle blanket. Once you’ve had them you’ll never go back. We’ve never seen this set before either and it’s absolutely darling and unisex!

Nuna Leaf– Finally baby gear doesn’t have to be a huge eye sore in the middle of your living room. This Nuna Leaf baby seat is both functional and aesthetically pleasing which is worth a lot in our book.

ZoLi Nail Trimmer– At half off it’s original price the nail trimmer is a must have. No more tiny bleeding fingers. It seriously is magic!

Little Giraffe Hooded Towel– Our kids have all had these and LOVED them. Perfect for after bath or just to snuggle in they’re that soft. Also never have seen them this cheap!

Petunia Picklebottom Tote– Once you’ve grown out of your diaper bag with 900 compartments this is the bag for you! Still has pockets galore to organize your tiny baby things but still chic to tote around when you finally get the guts to leave your baby with a sitter! Also love that you can just wipe this puppy down.

Melissa & Doug Dollhouse– While maybe a think in advance baby gift, this doll house is PERFECT for the little chick in your life. It was on our favorite dollhouse round up last Christmas and Jenna just purchased it for Lolly this year (shhh don’t tell!)

Baby Bling Bows- We’ve obviously raved about these tons! Should you not want our Small Fry Pack (are you crazy?!) You can buy them individually on sale!


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#NSale Picks for Women

The Anniversary Sale for Nordstrom is always a fun chance to pick up Fall and Winter pieces at an awesome discounted rate. As usual Nordstrom is taking all our favorite Fall trends into account and making it easy to have the looks we want for less! Here’s some of the trends we’ve been excited about:nsale

A. The light colored coat. Not too dramatic, goes with everything and is as classic as them come. Three must-haves: The Camel Coat, the Trench and the short Faux Fur Jacket.

B. Bottom-Half. Medium wash ankle length denim go amazing with a knee grazing coat like we shared above. This AG pair is the best and so highly rated across the board it’s a safe bet for just about any shape! A plaid Trouser pant was seen on just about every runway for Fall 2015 and its a fun addition to bring your basics up a notch. Wide leg, slim leg, patterned or solid, trousers topped with a chunky sweater, a trim cut blazer, or a plain blouse are all so chic for Fall!

C.The #NSale always pulls through with Fall favorites for your feet: Get Hunters at a fraction of the cost (with the new back zipper which is EVERYTHING because have you ever tried to get Hunters off without pulling a hammy? Us either.) These patent oxfords would be the perfect add to your ankle jeans + overcoat combo. And we picked these Sperry’s up, (such a great deal!) they suggest sizing up, but that didn’t work over here. True to size! Unless you’re wearing the world’s thickest socks!

D. All black everything. No better time to build up your black wardrobe! It carries all through the Winter and truly never fails.

See them all below!

We couldn’t do an #NSale round up without sharing the crazy amazing deals Nordstrom secured with Zella! Our favorite leggings in so many different variations at around half off. So good! Happy shopping!!


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Happy weekend everyone! Jenna is excused from today’s assignment ;), her Jude had a horrible allergic reaction and they spent the day (their first day of vacation, too) in urgent care. Feel better, Jude!! Also, wanted to let you know we took over Lakeshore Learning‘s Instagram this week reviewing our favorite educational toys! Check it out here. For the rest of us, here is what we’ve been thinking about this week…


DECORATING: Loving these lamps so much, I bought 3! And the price is unbeatable. And Target is doing buy $100 get $20 gift card if you needed any other reason!
WEARING: I’ve been loving a sporty one piece this summer! Here are a couple of my favorites by Sea Folly and Lulu Lemon — the Block Party (in black too!) and The Salty Swim Racer
READING: Coffee Table books are a true obsession for me, do U read them? Nah. But they are so so pretty. This is my latest favorite.
LISTENING: Fleetwood Mac on Spotify for the last 3 weeks straight. This is an awesome compilation.
WORRYING: Dating. I won’t expound further.
ANTICIPATING: Dating. I won’t expound further. 😉
DECORATING: Right on par with his brother, Cal was ready for a big boy bed juuuust before his 4th birthday. We are bunk-bedding it and he requested the top. Now I’m on the hunt for the perfect quilt to complement Hayes’ Meteorite quilt from Land of Nod (see it here.) Leaning towards these, (here, here and here) I LOVE that the Big League quilt is reversible!
WEARING: I don’t even tell people about my latest exercise craze because I’m selfish and don’t want the class to get too full, but my Nordstrom sale purchases were pretty much all work out gear so you know it’s love. Three different lengths – long, medium, short – but all great for sweating your heart out.
WATCHING: This TED Talk about addiction was really eye opening for me and hopeful. Portugal’s revolutionary program to rehabilitate addicts is inspiring, and more importantly successful!
LISTENING: Last weekend Russ and I went with two other couples to the Dashboard Confessional and Third Eye Blind show sort of as a joke, but ended up having the best time. So. much. nostalgia. 3EB played Wounded which I used I listened to a million times in high school and would cry about various “traumas.” It basically made my life to hear it live. Also so glad I’m not 17 anymore.
WORRYING: Two of Hayes’ three best friends moved to a new city last week and I worried for weeks about the new family that would be moving in. Would they have kids our kids’ age? and a myriad of other worries to go along. Turns out they’re awesome and the new kid is sitting next to me eating cherries as I type. Sometimes (most times) I worry for nothing.
ANTICIPATING: I finally ran out of excuses and pulled in the reigns hard on iPad/iPhone usage and basically held my breath waiting for the kids to revolt. Cal was intolerable for a couple days but now it’s not really a big deal anymore. I’ve already seen improvements and can only imagine how much better things will get over time! He is my little introvert and I let it become a total crutch for when he gets overwhelmed.

hiking with kids

Hiking with kids is like doing pretty much anything else with kids. A little bit trickier. You have to slow down, factor the elements and their abilities, be prepared, and of course have hoards of snacks. Here’s one thing we hadn’t thought of that is now an absolute must, a hiking pack for your kiddo! We all did a big Small Fry hike this week and the boys had their own little packs with the built in water pouch and tube.Hiking with KidsThey all sipped on water the whole way up and back and we had to stop a fraction as many times as normal. This Osprey HydraJet pack is our new favorite. Super light weight, mesh pockets and lining so not too hot, and zippered pockets and pouches for the boys to stash their own snacks and treasures.Hiking with Kids

Another must is a kid carrier. We love baby wearing wraps and front carriers, but when you’re braving a mountain side you gotta have the harnessing system and that custom fit that only a hiking carrier can provide.Hiking with Kids This one right here is the Poco. You can detach that front pack for non-kid hikes,comes with a changing pad, a sunshade, easy side pockets for your phone, their pacifier, or any other frequently grabbed-for items. And of course that hip belt that makes a carrier feel like air. You can watch all the features in action right here.Hiking with Kids We love having our littlest hikers cheek to cheek. Makes sharing the hike and scenery even easier than our big boys who love to run ahead and leave us in the dust. :)Hiking with KidsWe are huge advocates for getting outside in nature with our kids everyday. Some hikes are bigger productions, and some are just more like walking, but you can’t beat that fresh mountain air!

Jenna at Squaw Peak, Rock Climbing (go girl!) and IdahoHiking with KidsNicole at Silver Lake, Scout Falls, Tibble Fork and Sundance.Hiking with KidsEmily hiking Stewart Falls, Sundance, Silver Lake and Battlecreek Falls!Hiking with Kids

Find your perfect Osprey fit on their website here!

SilverLake – a beautiful lake-side walk with a wood boardwalk trail in Salt Lake City. Great for strollers!

The Grotto – A 15-30 minute hike/walk into a waterfall! Perfect for kids and super pretty.

Cascade Springs – a Provo Canyon boardwalk through babbling Spring water!

Donut Falls – another SLC (Big Cottonwood) water fall hike! Gorgeous and the kids love that the waterfall is circular like a donut.

Bridal Veil Falls – easy drive up and park access or you can take the short paved trail. Provo Canyon. Another great stroller hike.

Escalante Trail – Spanish Fork walking hike with amazing views!

Battle Creek Falls – Another waterfall trail in Pleasant Grove, a moderately steep hike in parts but totally doable by even our two year olds last Summer!