Thursday, April 30, 2015

Design Guide: Backyard Design and Decor Ideas

I had the itch to do something with my front and backyards this year - instead of just doing the obligatory spring planting, I decided to have it completely overhauled to be not only drought tolerant but also totally kid friendly.  We are out of water in California so our lawns were dying and something needed to be done.  So - while my front yard is being finished this week, my backyard will be demo'd next week!  So exciting!  

In the meantime, to keep myself busy - I'm looking for elements to incorporate into the backyard.  I already have a huge playset for the children scoped out.  I plan on putting in a giant piece of plexiglass so that they could paint on it.  A small area with giant river rocks with water for sensory play.  A large patio with stamped concrete that will hold our outdoor sofa and a dining set as well as a built in bbq is also in the works.  

Now, to decide on a color scheme - I'm leaning towards neutrals with pops of color.  Take a look at some of the pretties that I've found for you to easily decorate your outdoor space:

Style Guide: Yellow Fashion Inspiration

It's such a beautiful day outside today that it's hard to ignore yellow as your here you go - beautiful shades of yellow in all these pretties:

Style Guide: Blush Pink Fashion Inspiration For Summer

Loving this sweet shade of pink for summer - it's so light that you can treat it as a neutral.  Here are our top picks across the board of items in this color:

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Style Guide: Cute Summer Dresses Under $50!

summer dresses sale

Warm weather is here - time to add some pretty summer dresses to your closet!  Take a look at these sweet dresses - all are under $50!  Which one is your favorite?

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Baby Guide: Essentials for Babies

After 3 kids - you pretty much know what you need and what you don't.  When Christopher was born, I really pared down to only the basics because truly, babies don't need a whole lot.  Here are some great items that are highly discounted!  One of my must haves?  The Bebe au Lait nursing covers!  They offer excellent coverage while also providing an excellent amount of airflow so the baby doesn't get hot under the cover.  

Take a look at these awesome finds from Nordstrom Rack:

Design Guide: Fresh Spring Bedding for Children's Rooms

Spring is a wonderful time to redo the children's bedrooms!  Put away the heavy flannels and chamois blankets and get some new madras quilts with some light fun prints for spring and summer.  

Did you know that Pottery Barn Kids offers free room design with no pressure to buy?  I loved having a designer come out to measure the rooms for the kids and design everything down to changing out the dresser knobs for pretty crystal ones.  

But - for a simple way to uplift the room - try some new bedding - it'll do wonders!

Here are some of our favorites:

Style Guide: Free People Finds For Under $50

I've found a treasure trove of Free People pretties for under $50!  Seriously - Nordstrom Rack has quite an amazing selection of discounted fashion.  The secret is to check often because they get amazing items in daily but they do sell out quickly - so if you really have to have something, buy it - you always have a generous 90 days to return it if you change your mind!  Take a look at the pretties I've found for you!  Which pieces are your favorites?

Monday, April 27, 2015

Style Guide: Free Personalization and Gift at Gigi New York

Free personalization and a free gift at Gigi New York thru May 3rd, 2015!  I can guarantee you that your Mom will LOVE anything from Gigi New York.  One of my favorite leather goods companies, everything is made here in the US and is run by some of the nicest people in the industry.  Take a look at some of my favorite gift ideas!  Also, spend a $100+ and receive a free leather frame ($55 value)!  

What are some of your favorite items from Gigi?

This has got to be my favorite - Gigi New York just came out with several limited edition notebooks with witty sayings - get yours personalized for free before the sale is over!  

Here are some more beautiful items that we love:

Style Guide: PJ Salvage Pajamas on Clearance

Good Morning Ladies!  Heads up on a HUGE sale for some select prints of PJ Salvage pajamas!  Only $11.60 per set - top and bottom (80% off)!!!  Seriously - it doesn't get better than this for these super cozy pajamas.  Ever so soft and they have the cutest prints ever.  Stock up now for Christmas!  These will sell out, so don't wait! 

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Style Guide: The Tory Burch Spring Event & Sale

Hello Lovelies!  Sorry this is a bit late - only today left to shop this sale - I've been out of town for a work conference the last 5 days.  But, without further ado - enjoy this amazing Tory Burch sale - it only comes along every  once in a while!  Spend $750 and get 30% off your entire purchase!  Use code:  SPRING

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Gift Guide: Best Mother's Day Gifts

mothers day gift ideas

Sweet and thoughtful gifts for Mom on Mother's Day are a must.  Here are some pretty gifts that we've found for you.

Great gift ideas can be found here:

Style Guide: Beautiful BHLDN Wedding Separates & Dresses

Picking out the perfect wedding dress can always seem a tad intimidating.  Which is why BHLDN has always been a favorite of ours.  From vintage style dresses to a classic chic look, BHLDN gowns are not only stunning, but also reasonably priced. All that being said, we are so excited to introduce to you BHLDN’s new bridal separates line! Whether you’re looking to embellish your dress, find a beautiful, delicate shawl or put together the perfect custom wedding-day look, BHLDN has got you covered. We’re truly loving so many of these pieces.

Gorgeous corset & skirt

**This blog post was sponsored by BHLDN**

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Style Guide: Lilly Pulitzer for Target - Women's Fashion

I'm seriously in LOVE with the Lilly Pulitzer for Target line!!  It is absolutely beautiful with exclusive prints as well.  I'll let you take a look below at all the gorgeousness that they've dreamed up for us!  You simply can't go wrong - and the price....SO incredibly affordable!!!  Grab them while you can because this line will sell out quickly and it's only available for a limited time.  

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Style Guide: Modest & Retro Swimwear

retro modest swimsuits lds

Happy Saturday!!  I'm loving the look of these retro swimsuits and cover-ups.  As a mom of 3 - it's much more practical to be chasing a toddler down on the beach in a nice boy-leg maillot than a two-piece.  Plus, I do want to show my daughter that modest swimwear can be beautiful as well.  Take a look at these pretties.  

Here are some places that I like to go shopping for modest swimwear:

Friday, April 17, 2015

Style Guide: Kate Spade Friends & Family Sale

Hello Lovelies!  I love a good sale at kate spade!  Especially their friends and family sale - everything is 25% off with code:  DEAREST - The sale ends April 19th at 11:59 pm so don't wait!!  

Take a look at some of the items I've been eyeing!  

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