Matching Girls Monday: Beaches girls in Turks and Caicos

Beaches Mama and Daughters

This last week, we were living it up in Turks & Caicos. It was three years since our last visit, and it was so good to be back. My little one was just a few months old for our last trip, which seems crazy now. My matching girls were living their best life in their … Read more

Matching girls: Old Navy in fall

Mama and tween

My oldest came home from school camp this week, and I swear she aged a decade. She left a tween and now look at her. Of course, the fact that she’s experimenting with makeup doesn’t help things any. The day she came home, she wanted to plan a girls day with mani/pedis and some shopping … Read more

Matching Girls Monday: beach at sundown

Beach Day matching girls kissing

Living so close to so many beaches means that just about every day can be a beach day. While we love spending whole days at the beach, we also love that we can just stop into beaches on our way home to see the sunset and let the kids play for a bit.  No swimsuit … Read more

Matching Girls Monday: blueberries in Hannas

Blueberry Picking girls in matching dresses

We love our neighbors*. It’s become tradition that all of our girls {5 girls between the two families} get new matching dresses that they wear during our annual neighbor* events, and I had completely spaced this year. Thank goodness this year our amazing neighbors* surprised us with the cutest dresses for the girls at Hanna … Read more

zulily Thrill Week is going on now

Do you shop zulily? I first heard about them years ago from my cousin who was able to get everything she needed for both her and her new baby at deeply discounted prices thanks to zulily. After checking it out for myself, I was hooked, and have since bought a ton of stuff for me, … Read more

prAna sustainable fashion for all of our many adventures

prAna Holstad shirt

As a family, we love being outside and enjoying nature. We’ve spent our spring enjoying the cherry blossoms, prancing in the tulips, camping, hiking, and going on more walks in the woods than I can count. I’ve taken roughly 6,000 pictures of all the fun we’ve been having and we’ve got some big adventures coming … Read more

Seattle: get your Santa pictures at Northgate Mall

Are you in the Seattle area? If so, you are definitely going to want to head to Northgate Mall, part of the Simon family of shopping centers, before the holiday season is over. While you’re there, find your way to their holiday display by Kay Jewelers to get your pictures taken with Santa. This year … Read more

Get ready for the holidays with bareMinerals

I was sent some samples to facilitate this review, but then I went out and bought even more products because I love bareMinerals so much. As always, all opinions are 100% ours. I’m so incredibly excited. I finally got out of my makeup rut I had been in all of my adult life where I … Read more

Staying on the go and adventure-ready this fall is easy with Dr. Scholl’s®

#advertisement I received compensation from Dr. Scholl’s® to write this post. All opinions are entirely my own. #CustomFitRelief #DrScholls A few years ago when I was pregnant with my daughter, my doctor was horrified when I walked into her office wearing shoes that are notorious for their lack of arch support. But, what she didn’t … Read more

Cozy up in prAna for fall {discount code}

I love fall. I love when the leaves change and it’s cool enough for a sweater, and I love layering up before going outside. In my never-ending quest for cozy fall clothing that are just as fashionable as they are comfortable, I once again turned to one of my favorite brands, prAna. I adore every … Read more