Gorgeous Office Space

Do you ever come across and image on Pinterest that just feels "so my style". This office reveal from Lark and Linen did just that for me.  The warmth of the desk next to so much bright white, such a dreamy space! 

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See more photos here, Photographed by Heidi Lau

Happy August

Here's to the first day of the last month of summer...

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"The first week of August hangs at the very top of summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only a climb from balmy spring, and those that follow a drop to the chill of autumn, but the first week of August is motionless and hot. It is curiously silent, too, with blank white dawns and glaring noons, and sunsets smeared with too much color."

―Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting

Friday Favorites

...and here's to hoping your Friday night looks something like this.

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Summer Entertaining is on my mind these pineapple glasses are so fun.  Fill them with a Piña Colada and set them next to these plates and this napkin.

Check out this gorgeous Island Home, located on Kiawah Island, South Carolina.  Perfection.

Want the perfect summer glow for your skin?  Try this, this and this.

I love a great Target find, this dress is adorable, affordable and perfect for my Summer Vacay!

Little Platz Clothing Co launched this week.  These toddler dress are adorable!  Organic cotton, durable and made in the USA.

Erin Fetherston Home Tour

Check out designer Erin Fetherston's gorgeous home tour. Layered with soft neutrals her West Hollywood home is so chic and stylish.  I love everything, especially how each room flows into the other (and so much gorgeous white.)

Check out the full tour here.

Simple Summer Style

Who has time to get ready on Vacation?  My advice: slip on something easy and be out the door.  You can really pull together the simplest outfit with great sunglasses, straw bag and a great hat.

Here are a few summer looks I'm loving:

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Friday Favorites

Friday is here!  But lets be honest, all these summer days are blurring together. Isn't it wonderful? I've been spending lots of time with my kids, so this Friday Favorites has the subtitle of: Fun things my kids and I are loving.

Made these Peaches and Cream popsicles with my kids this past week and they were so yummy! Not to mention- GORGEOUS. Such a mommy win. Full recipe found on Monika Hibb's blog.

I splurged on pool toys this year. And I use the word splurge loosely... really I just bought them a few things because my kids were the only kids at the pool without toys. Loving these pool floats from target: watermelon, flamingo and ice cream sandwich. So fun!  

Did you make a summer bucket list with your kids? I printed off this simple check list and it's been really fun (and manageable).  Movie in the park may have been one of my kids favorites... a Redbox, our laptop, some blankets and a few boxes of candy.  

This kinetic sand was recommend on the Young House Love podcast and we give it two thumbs up. Way less messy!

Hands down my favorite summer shoes for my kids. No socks, waterproof and more durable than a flip flop.

But since I mentioned flip flops, I buy my kids Havaianas. They are awesome and last for years.

Hope you are enjoying your summer!

xo

Summer Uniform

Warm days + lots of playing has me constantly on the go with my kids. I think dressing in summer is really tricky, so I asked a few of my girlfriends what their summer uniform is. Here's what I learned is important:

1.  You want your summer uniform to consists of items that are pretty affordable so can you can easily buy in bulk.

2.  You want to be comfortable without looking too sloppy.  Let's be honest, throwing on baggy shorts and old flip don't scream classy-mom. 

3.  Keep the color pallet the same, so you can mix and match.  Buy all light tops and all dark bottoms.  

4. Don't forget the rule of three even in the summer.  Whether it is a hat, great pair of sunglasses, or a chunky watch, it will make a difference.

5. And most importantly, you want to be able to get out the door fast.  The easier the better.


Friend #1:  This casual skirt, a v-neck t-shirt and Tori Burch flip flops. "I like how the decal on the flip flops make them feel dressy."

Friend #2: "I'm a white t-shirt and jeans girl, all summer long."  These jeans, this t-shirt, a hat and these flip flops.

Friend #3: "These are my favorite Bermuda shorts.  I usually pair them with a light weight dress shirt that I tuck in just in front." Pair with these sandals.

Friend #4: A t-shirt dress (love this one, this one, or this one) with these Madewell sandals.

What's your summer-uniform?  I'd love to hear.  Comment below!

Our June Box

Our June box was full of vacation essentials and hopefully made your transition to summer a little happier + prettier. And get excited, July's Mommy Mailbox ships soon! 

Pink Tennis Shoes

I never wore tennis shoes until I became a mom.  They are essential for chasing kids and luckily there are so many cute options out there!  This season, I've been seeing kicks in every shade of pink.  Below are a few pink tennis shoes you should consider adding to your wardrobe:

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1. Pink New Balances (similar to above picture)

2. Old Skool Vans and Pig Suede Court Vans

3. Nikes Air Presto and Nike Air Max

4. For a more casual pink sneaker look, check out the Cotu' Sneaker by SUPERGA

5. Light weight for summer, these Tretorn Tournament Net kicks are a must.

6. And this list wouldn't be complete without the Gazelle Sneaker by Adidas. LOVE!

4th of July Deserts

The 4th of July is hands down my favorite holiday.  It's all about family, eating and enjoying the outdoors.  Today I'm sharing a few ideas for red, white and blue desserts, all from Martha Stewart..because I love her. And holidays like the 4th, bring out my inner Martha ;)

American Beauty: Cornmeal-Berry Sheet Cake

No-Cook Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake