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In the Kitchen {Easy Mango Farro Bowl}

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I whipped this up super fast for dinner last night and it was a huge hit with the entire family. The key to making this quick is to cook your grain of choice ahead of time in bulk, that way you have it ready to use throughout the week for lunch and dinner. I also had the corn leftover from a few nights ago, and the sauce was from the night before. So this took me all of about 10 minutes to prepare. Win win! For a little extra protein this would be great with some black beans as well.
Tomato Corn Mango Farro Bowl dinner recipe kid approved

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Friday Faves {Vermicilli Noodles and Splendid Sample Sale}

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Happy Friday friends! Hope you all had a great week. If you may have seen on my Instagram Stories, I made another trek to LA to the Splendid Littles Sample sale. Well they actually put a lot of the stuff I got, online and tons of things for only $19! I put some of my favorites at the bottom of the post. That little tiny denim jacket is seriously the cutest thing ever! Also I have joined the cult following and am completely addicted to the netflix original series, Stranger Things. Like addicted! Do yourself a favor and check it out!

Back to School Healthy Lunch Ideas

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As we get ready to head back into the school year I thought I would share with you some of my healthy school lunch ideas including a few hacks to make it a stress-free process and confidence that you are feeding your child a healthy well-balanced meal. Don’t forget to check out my pin board for the details of the photos below.

Back to School Healthy School Lunch Ideas

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Warby Parker Field Series

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Warby Parker reached out and asked us to create a post around their new limited edition Field Series sunglasses. They have an amazing selection of sunglasses, but I am seriously crushing on the Field Series right now. I am loving the way they mix metals and materials to create such a fabulous frame. I also am a huge fan of Warby Parker and their one for one business model. Buy a frame and one goes to someone in need, win win! Here are a few of my favorites from the line, all styled out. They are super versatile, as you can see! These are limited edition so get them while you still can!


Great for a fun day out with the girls!


Date worthy styled with a fabulous black dress & fun jewelry.


The glasses totally complete the look as you jet off to barre class!

Wish I Was {Boots and Mountains}

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I have this fantasy of visiting the amazing Paws Up Resort in Montana. Think of it like uber-luxurious glamping. Fabulous food, brass soaking tubs, and the most gorgeous scenery you can imagine. I am also slightly obsessed with this sweater and boots combo. Not to mention the most amazing stack rings that are only $68!!

 

My Morning Must Haves

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I was recently asked what my morning routine looks like, and what things I can’t live without so I thought I would share a little peek into my mornings here with you all. I feel like these are my secret weapons and I am so excited to share them with you! First up, my all time favorite app, A Color Story. This app is seriously my secret for getting brightly lit, beautiful, professional looking photos with just a few clicks. It’s my all time favorite! I have been trying to take weekly photos of Greyson and this app allows me to take consistent looking photos regardless of the lighting which is so convenient, especially on those mornings when we both have had very little sleep and I just need to shoot and go.

A Color Story, Photo Editing App, Bright Light

 

Next is fueling up. As you all know, mom or no mom, it’s important to feed that body in the morning or you will crash shortly after you arrive at the office. My latest coffee breakfast smoothie concoction is so heavenly, plus it takes care of my caffeine fix and my breakfast in one delicious glass. I posted the recipe over on Piper Grey Life. Do yourself a favor and give this one a try. I promise you will be hooked!

Cofee Banana Breakfast Smoothie, Healthy, Protein, Recipe

Then I dive into my latest obsession, my Emily Ley Daily Simplified Planner. I put all my work tasks in the to do section, check to see if I have any meetings for the day, and there is even a spot to put what I am going to make for dinner that night. Brilliant! Plus how can I not be happy looking at the pretty rainbow stripes. I love this for work especially since it allows me to keep all my notes and tasks in one place, so I can look back if need be and I am not trying to search for a loose piece of a paper.

Emily Ley Simplified Planner, To Do's, Task List, Meal Planning

Lastly is The Skimm. I have been receiving this in my inbox for a few years now and it’s the best way for me to stay up to date with world news. I love that it just takes me a few minutes to read in the morning, yet I feel completely informed. Plus it’s written with a sassy sense of humor so I am not bored reading it. LOVE that!

The Skimm, world news, sassy, fun

Hope this answers your questions, and you will find my secret weapons useful. I would love to hear what your secret weapons are for the morning! Share in the comments.

 

Friday Fun {naps and watermelon shakes}

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Happy Friday friends! This weeks Friday Fun has everything from naps to my end of summer fabulous finds. Hope you will take a nap and eat chocolate cookies this weekend…you deserve it!

Geode Crystal Bridal Style

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I love the inclusion of crystals and geodes in weddings but in a an understated elegant way. You know? Rather than those brightly colored, almost artificial looking geode slices, more like beautiful grey and neutrals, subtle details on your tablescape, wedding cake, or even touches in your florals. Love love love!!!

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Mom Monday {Quinoa Breakfast Porridge}

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I made this recipe originally for Greyson, as baby food. I had some left over quinoa cooked in the fridge, and I wanted to give her something different from the usual oatmeal she had been having. I put the quinoa in the mini-prep with a banana, strawberries and breast milk, and voila! a protein-rich delicious breakfast. The best part was it was so easy to adapt so the whole family could enjoy it! Can’t wait to hear what you guys think!

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Wish I was {Guava Cocktails in the Maldives}

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Today’s Wish I was post takes us to over water villas in the Maldives. I have always wanted to visit the maldives. The idea of waking up to the perfect turquoise ocean just steps away from my bed is just too perfect. Sipping on a refreshing guava, pineapple coconut cocktail with this view just makes it that much more perfect don’t you think? And this outfit…to die for! A luxurious beach cover up with an oh so fabulous bikini and rose gold ray ban aviators…yes please.