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

Matching Girls Monday: farm life

Matching girls in Gymboree 2

Once again we were joined by our lovely neighbors for a matching girls day. My girls love matching their “cousins” and I love all the excitement they all have for matching each other. These girls have my heart, and I love that they all adore each other so much. We have a fall tradition where … Read more

Matching Girls Monday: American Girls

It was a momentous occasion: the first American Girl matching shirts, ever. We bought these over a year ago a few months after Kit’s new “meet” outfit was released and then this shirt arrived in the Seattle store. Those who know me know that I would not be able to pass a shirt with a … Read more

Matching Girls Monday: shopping shoes

Salt Water Girls for blog

You may have noticed how my girls and I almost always wear our Salt Water Sandals throughout the spring, summer, and fall. My oldest has gone through so many pairs of these throughout the years and we just keep buying her the next size up, but this spring the little one and I decided we … Read more