Things we loved this week

Happy Friday, everyone! We’re excited to share everything we’ve been loving this week


October Box Reveal

The October Mommy Mailbox has arrived! As October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we thought there would be nothing better than to treat you to a very luxe, very pink, and very special box. A portion of all proceeds were donated to the Young Survival Coalition, an amazing resource for young woman facing this terrible disease.

mommy mailbox
mommy mailbox

Miss this box?  Our November box is still available! Subscribe here.

Kids Halloween Party

My daughter loves to throw a Halloween Party every year for her friends. The first year I bought so many games and crafts for the party.  I actually felt pretty guilty about how much that hour and a half party cost me.  Haha.  But luckily so much stuff could be re-used! So now we just keep having a party, use all our leftover stuff, and I hardly spend anything.

For decor, feeling so inspired by this spread from Little Peanut Magazine:


For entertainment, we play Halloween bingo, color masks, decorate pumpkins with foam stickers, and play a Halloween version of celebrity.

I let my daughter pick the treats. This year we'll make nutter butter ghost, zombie eyeballs, mummy juice boxes and graveyard dirt cups. Oh... and something healthy... or maybe not ;)


GIVEAWAY! We've teamed up with Little Platz for a great giveaway. Little Platz makes the cutest dresses! Their goal: gorgeous dresses without sacrificing comfort.

little platz bell sleeve dress toddler girls
ruffle dress toddler girls
bell sleeve toddler dress
bell sleeve dress toddler girls
ruffle dress toddler girls

Little Platz dresses are made with a super soft organic cotton and....designed by Mommy Mailbox co-founder Ainsley Anderson! Shop their bell sleeve toddler dresses and their ruffle toddler dresses here.

Enter to win a @littleplatz dress of your choice + our November @mommymailbox

Jump over to @mommymailbox instagram to enter! Giveaway ends Wednesday at 10am. Good luck mamas!

Five Links

Happy Weekend!



1.  Lots of inspiration in this post: 15 Workwear Pieces To Add To Your Wardrobe This Fall

2.  Need a good tortilla soup recipe?  This one is my favorite.  Such an easy weeknight go-to.

3.  Halloween is just around the corner!  I love browsing Land of Nod and PB Kids for ideas and decor.  Order early, the good stuff sells out fast! 

4. I've been using this free download from Jack and Ella.  I feel more organized and my house is cleaner!

5. Last weekend to subscribe to our October box.  It's SUCH a good one!

Maternity Part Two: Outfit inspiration

Thank goodness for Pinterest and outfit inspiration no matter what your season of life.  Today I'm sharing a few maternity outfits that would be easy to recreate.  

When selecting maternity pieces, I think its best to stick with neutral colors that can be mixed and matched.  Stock up on the basics- jeans, white tees and basic dresses.  Then invest in all that good stuff that can be worn after... scarves, necklaces, shoes, and lots of open cardigans! 

maternity outfit
maternity outfits
maternity outfits
maternity outfits


maternity outfits
maternity outfits


Maternity Part One: Favorite Finds

I am currently pregnant with my 3rd child and this baby was a huge surprise!  

Basically I thought we were 'done' so I got rid of everything. And now I get to re-buy all new maternity clothes.  Bittersweet I guess... because I doubt anyone would want to see me wearing my maternity jeans from 2009 (I remember they were flares and they were baggy... lol!)  

Needless to say, I've been shopping a lot the last couple weeks and I have some amazing maternity clothing finds for you!


1.  Jeans: I've bought a lot the last few months and have failed. (EH....why do maternity jeans never stay up??)  But these Madewell ones felt like I was putting on an old friend.  Comfy, good stretch and they aren't falling down, yay!  Bonus they are on a huge sale. I also love how they don't look like your typical maternity jeans so I can totally wear them after.

lululemon maternity

2.  Workout leggings: of course these are the best.  They fit nicely over my belly and stretch sooo good. 

target maternity

3.  T-shirts: Loving these Target v-necks.  I keep buying them in every color.  They hold their shape and are perfect for layering.  I sized up and was glad because they seemed to shrink a tad.


4.  Sweater: This one is my favorite so far.  Not maternity but totally works!

pink blush

5.  Dresses:  I have fallen in love with Pink Blush Maternity.  I ordered this dress and this dress. Cute, flattering and easy!  And when I'm pregnant I'm all about easy!


6.  Sweats:  Let's be honest, I am in sweats any chance I get and I LOVE these.  I sized up 2 sizes (I wanted them to be comfy) and I'm so happy I did.

Perfect Rooms for little boys

I've been working on my 3-year-old son's room for a few months.  And when I say working I mean ordering things, storing them in the garage, in their unopened original boxes. I know... who does that? But I need to paint his new room and do a whole switch around of my kid's rooms. It's gonna be a process, but I'm ready to get started.  

This week I stumbled upon Jennifer Barron Interiors website and fell in love.  She is such a talented designer and I especially love the spaces she has designed for little boys rooms. Lots of inspiration and definently the vibe I'm seeking for my son's room.

Jennifer Barron Interiors
Jennifer Barron Interiors
Jennifer Barron Interiors


Happy Friday!  I got back this week from Maui where my husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary.  And as much as I loved the vacation, I loved coming home.  It felt good to see my kids and dig my heels a little deeper into this life my husband and I have created.  I've been thinking about motherhood and appreciating it a little more.



I wanted to share this quote I saw on Pinterest the other day: 

"Just when you think you know love, something little comes along to remind you just how big it really is." 

Have a great weekend.  You have my permission to book a trip, get-away from your kids, and re-charge your mommy batteries!  xo

Friday Favorites

1. Giant circle necklace?  Yes, please.  Found something similar on Etsy.

2. That gold knot bracelet is pretty great, too. Kate Spade has a good option here.

3. Anyone else's garden out of control?  You have to try this tomato soup!  Freeze it, and enjoy your garden all winter. SOOOOOO good.

4.  I've decided this is my dream kitchen. I can't believe what it looked like before.

5.  Loving these black booties for fall and this jacket.  If only the weather would cool down for me ;).

gray and white


Have a great weekend!



Have you heard of Jenny's print shop?  A beautiful collection of artwork and it is so easy to get them in your home.  You pick your print, download it, and print it yourself locally.  And the price is amazing!  Most the prints are around $15.  

jenny's print shop

Flora (above photo) is my favorite print.  Those flowers are GORGEOUS!  But I also love this one, this one, and this one.

Such a great resource if you're looking to freshen up your home!

A little more from our August 2017 box...

Our August box was such a fun one! Here's a closer look at a few of the products featured in this months box.  And sadly... this box is sold out. But September's box is fantastic!  Be sure and subscribe here.

rifle paper co

By now you know how we feel about anything from Rifle Paper Co.  Here's the greeting card boxed set from our August box. So much pretty!

mommy mailbox

These super fun socks are from U.K. company Bryt Clothes! Looooooove these.


Do your face a favor and try this stuff. Your skin will thank you! Honestly, every product from Your Tea is amazing!

lip fushion

A mom-on-the-go can never have enough lip gloss.  I keep some stashed in every purse, car, and bathroom. Check out this gorgeous shade of plumping lip gloss from Fusion Beauty.