Activities for kids

How is summer going for you mama's? Are your kids bored yet? Today I'm linking a few fun ideas to keep your kids busy and happy.


1. Marshmallow and toothpick building. Between the snacking and building this keeps them entertained for awhile. 

2. Kid made bird feeders. I love how this uses a toilet paper roll.

3. Love the idea of a backyard scavenger hunt. Perfect activity to do with neighbor friends.

4. How to make pet rocks. I swear my daughter would never tire of this.

5. Summer science for kids. Tons and tons of ideas.

6. A bored jar is probably something every house needs, reading over the list gave me some great ideas.

Good Luck! 😂

Friday Faves

Happy Friday! I feel like its been a while since I've shared my Friday Favorites so I'm super excited about todays posts. My family and I have officially wrapped up the first week of summer break! Yay!! We've been vacationing in CA and so far so good. Summer is always just as amazing as you remember it.

A few of my summer favorites:


1. I like to go light on my makeup in the summer. I am obsessed with this skin tint. Light coverage and it has an SPF 23. You'll love.

2. Native's will forever and ever and ever be my favorite summer shoes for kids. Sturdy play shoes, no socks, can get wet, never stink, never fall off.... THE BEST.

3. Favorite swim suits for myself? This one, this one and this one.

4. Sunglasses at the top my list. These hexagon Ray Bans. Obsessed.

5. This sun star beach towel has a special place in my heart.

6. I will forever love these flip flops. Every mama needs a pair.

7. Give me all the sea grass woven totes! Love this one and this one.

Hello, June

You are possibly the best month of the year. I am so glad you are here. My house is buzzing today! Not only is it the last day of school but we are driving straight to CA once school is out. Because... it's JUNE!!! 


Speaking of June... you won't want to miss our June Mommy Mailbox. It will be filled with all the summer essentials you're gonna need! 

Friday Favorites

Hello Friday! And HELLO long weekend. So excited to wrap up this week with a things in internet world. All of them have been on my mind and uplifted me this month. Check out below:


1. I saw this illustration last Mother's Day and thought about it almost daily this past year. We all have our own journeys and our own trials.

2. What was your favorite thing growing up? I've sent this post to several friends the last couple weeks. Its changed the way I view myself as a mother. Let's not be so hard on ourselves! 

3. You are a bad ass mom! If no one has told you, I am telling you!

Have an awesome weekend. xo

Backyard Beauties

Is there a certain place that makes your heart sing? I've traveled the world and lived in several states. Yet my happy places will always be my parents backyard in summer. A creek runs through the edge of their property, large oak trees that offer the perfect shade, lots of lush grass, berry bushes and fruit trees of all sorts. There really are no words to describe how magical it feels.

Backyards hold so much potential and offer so much magic right out your back door. It doesn't matter the size of your yard, we all deserve that perfect oasis. Some inspiration I've been gathering for my dream backyard: