waterproof shoes

Q: Where can I find waterproof shoes that aren’t ugly?

A: See below!

(Assumptive of me, because maybe you think these are ugly too, but here’s my favorites!)

Waterproof Kids Shoes

You know how I feel about Natives, now they make SANDALS! // Old Navy makes these FAUX VELCRO BIRKS for toddlers up to size 11 and I get stopped every time Raleigh wears them. So great for Summer and SO easy to put on which you can’t say for every sandal. // NATIVES always and forever. The Jefferson style works great for my big kids, I like the Miller for a wider fit for Raleigh // ADILETTE by Adidas for kids // I can actually confirm that even though you wouldn’t assume, SALTWATERS do great in the water. I wouldn’t wade in the pool because they still have metal buckles but totally find for a puddle or splash pad or something in a pinch. They literally last for decades as you will see if you buy any at a thrift store. // CHACOS! For hiking, lake days, heavier duty outdoor activities! //  KIDDIE TEVAS! Platform! Metallic!

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hair how to: knotted pony tail

Photos by Shanoah Lauren.

Next up in our Hair How To series with Salon K + @salonk_ is this super modern take on your every day pony tail! Easy but packs a punch! We have @emilysbrady and her daughter Perry as our models (and her twins!!) Styled by @karissadoeshair, the owner!

Knotted Pony Tail How To

  1. Leaving the side pieces out create a pony with the back section of hair.
  2. Take the side pieces and wrap one side over the other and pull down.
  3. Take those tails and secure tightly with an elastic.
  4. Pin any pieces down that stick out.
  5. Hairspray any pieces for a sleek look!

So cute for mama and daughter!

Modern Pony Tail How To Modern Pony Tail How To Coolest chica Perry! Wearing Kortni Jeane sunglasses.Modern Pony Tail How To

Also for you locals they’re offering free haircuts to local heroes in the police force, firefighters, EMT, military etc!Salon K

primed for mother’s day

Is anything not last minute around here lately? That’s just where I am at right now, and it will hopefully benefit some of you, too!

GIFTS FOR ME, FOR MY MOM, FOR MY FRIENDS that will arrive just in time!

Mother's Day in 2 Days

Sam Edelman Circus “Stevie” – These criss cross striped heels (so many more colors, too!) are so perfect and easily translate to Fall with their color palette. So cute with a denim skirt, jeans, a floaty Summer dress. So cheap too! $27!

Seychelles “Beau Slide” – These criss cross flats caused a huge ruckus last year when I bought a similar pair. They sold out to never return and these look like even higher quality! I love the squared off toe shape.

Rose Hip Face Oil – my friends all swear by this. If you have dry skin it will transform it!

Gold + Snail Eye Gels An easy gift for any age or interests. And it’s $12 but I don’t think you could guess by looking at it. The gel is so luxe and cooling and is such a fun way to pamper yourself with ease. K Beauty, so you know its legit!

Dolce Vita “Cato” Slide – I feel like this is the shape of the Summer. I’ve already seen it everywhere but DV has so many color options and the genuine leather looks so much better when it’s worn in than the cheap Old Navy ones!

Quay After Hours – These are my favorite sunnies of all time. The matte black holds up so nicely (no scratching or smudging) and its such a great shape. I love the little bit of edge it gives.

Laneige Sleeping Masks – this comes with 2 Lip Masks and 2 Water Masks for $23. You can buy the lip mask on its own for $12 so I feel like this is some crazy mistake of a deal. Grab it while it’s hot! Split it with a friend, gift them to sisters, whatever!

Self Watering Herb Garden – For the mom who wants to garden but literally cannot deal. Enjoy the fruits of this garden without killing it all off or overwatering it.

Bed Sheflie – Got a pregnant mama to buy for? I want this either way, but I feel like it would be so nice so they wouldn’t have to roll over to get to their bedside table.

Silk Pillowcase – if you don’t want face wrinkles, get a silk pillowcase. I sleep literally with my face smashed into the bed and wake up with lines where my cheeks bend into my nose. HELP!

Lark & Ro skirt – I think no matter what style you’re buying for this skirt would be a great addition to any closet. Flattering to all figures, interesting hemline but still totally versatile. It comes in navy too, and is $25!

Call me crazy but I think this Ella Moon dress would be darling on a 65 year old or a 20 year old. The high neck ruffle is so cool but its bright and fun and can be styled a myriad of ways. More colors too!

Gingham Rug – Did McGee and Co. start this layered door mat thing? Before too long I feel like I’ve seen SO many people doing it, and surprisingly I still love it! This gingham runner is big enough for that layered look. You mom will feel so cool and trendy!

Dyson Cordless Handheld – You’ll never know how much you can benefit from a cordless handheld vacuum until you have one. I use mine ALL DAY long. I wish I had one near my car for quick clean ups, best part is my kids fight over using ours. They WANT TO CLEAN people, this not a drill!

Packing Cubes – Something everyone has their eye one but (if you’re me) no one wants to buy. Its just not a priority unless you have an imminent trip. And for that reason would make such a great gift!!

Transparent 3 Pack – another traveling gift! Except I use mine all the time in my purses for make-up, coupons, receipts, cords when I am going to need work stuff. Love them!

outdoor dinner musts

This post has been sponsored by Newell Brands. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

It’s starting to warm up here and with that and all our endless baseball games I feel like we’re eating in the yard, or the bleachers almost every night! I love eating al fresco, but there are definitely some items that make it a bit easier!outdoor dinner mustsI teamed up with bubba (you can find their products in store at Walmart!) to share my favorite items for eating outside!

First, bubba® has a ounce thermos called the Trailblazer that fits 40 ounces and keeps liquids cold for 42 hours and hot for 12 without so much as a sweat! So it’s perfect for picnics and eating on the go and I don’t have to refill it too often!outdoor dinner mustsI make a big batch of my kids favorite drink, soda water with lemons and limes and lots of ice! I pack it up and let it sort of meld together before dinner and when I bring it out to pour, it’s as cold as ever!outdoor dinner mustsI also love having a caddy for condiments, utensils, napkins, salt and pepper to just grab and go when we’re heading outside.outdoor dinner mustsWhen we’re eating outside at home we’re not too far from the grill so we love doing burgers or my kids favorite: skewers!outdoor dinner mustsA mandolin is a BBQ night must with all the chopped veggies for skewers, onions and pickles for burgers. My other favorite gadget is this garlic zoom which chops garlic without any mess and the easiest cleanup! Makes it easy to add fresh garlic to the spread for the burger or a dip for the veggies.outdoor dinner mustsOf course don’t forget that bubba holds hot liquid too so in this crazy Utah weather I can pack hot chocolate for those nights where Hayes’ baseball games turn cold. That has come in handy several times this month!outdoor dinner musts bubba makes water bottles in several sizes so you can create a batch for the whole family or an individual serving for work. Better yet: you can find all your dining al fresco needs Walmart along with the Trailblazer!outdoor dinner musts

Find your own bubba here!




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