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Cooking Play date

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The other weekend I got together with the adorable Melody of the infamous Sweet and Saucy and the completely addicting @lifeonloma. We both share a love for cooking as well as healthy good food so we decided to plan a cooking date. The husbands hung out and watched the kids while we cooked and visited. We had such a fabulous time and it was such a fun way to get together! We were both so intrigued by the idea of sweet potato toast and decided to try our hand at it. The overall result was fabulous and you literally just put raw thin slices of sweet potato in a toaster on high and voila! Super cool.  I will say if you are planning on making a lot of these however, a 2 slot toaster is not the most efficient. Making it a “make your own toast bar” style was super fun, and great for the kids to get involved as well. Things like tahini and goji berries, roasted red peppers, goat cheese and roasted garlic, or vegan mayo with sliced turkey were fun toppings, not to mention a killer beet salad Melody picked up at Whole Foods. To see our original inspiration check this out on Nutrition Stripped. Melody also whipped up her go to Kale salad inspired by this one from True Foods and it is to die for! Seriously. Of course our cooking date wasn’t complete without a little dessert. I had made these Vanilla Caramel Coconut raw donut holes before, recipe from This Rawsome Vegan Life. They were super easy and so good so we decided to make them together. Of course the being the dessert queen that she is, Melody caramelized the glaze a bit longer to create  crispy caramel like shell that was to die for! I need to try and recreate that this weekend when I make these for Greyson’s first birthday party. Wish me luck!

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A Rose Gold Magical Wedding

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You guys! Brides has featured one of our weddings and I am so excited to finally share this with you guys! We had the pleasure of working with this amazing couple together with Sterling Social Events and let me tell you the results are truly magical. See for yourself! And make sure to check out the full details over on Brides. We had fun with a modern rose gold brush stroke look, and carried out the look through all the fun details, our favorite way to do it!

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Mom Monday {first birthday dresses}

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As I prepare for Greyson’s first birthday in a few weeks (how is she almost 1 already!?!?!?!), I thought I would share some first birthday dress inspo. Spoiler alert, I even included the dress and crown Greyson will be wearing on her birthday from my absolute fave, Cotton On. The silver sparkles are perfect for the swan princess theme I am going with.


Friday Fun {Crystals and Matcha Lattés}

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This weekend, indulge in yourself. Try out a crystal beauty treatment like one of these, make yourself a Matcha Latte, and enjoy a bowl of noodles while lounging around in blush pink pants like these from Revolve. Go ahead, you are worth it! It’s so important to stop for a moment and think, what can I do for myself. This is your reminder to try it out this weekend. Happy weekend loves! xoxo

Wish I Was {Lake Como & Affogato}

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Dreaming of a magical afternoon in Lake Como, enjoying an Affogoto, my absolute favorite dessert, espresso and ice cream. Yes please. I am loving these blush tones from this gorgeous top from Free People, to these $300 blush sunglasses you can snag for $49 at Nordstrom Rack right now!!


Friday Fun {Nice Cream + Hammock Reading}

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Happy Friday friends! Today’s Friday fun includes indulging in this Peach Earl Grey Nice Cream, sipping on a peach bourbon mule and lounging in a hammock reading your favorite book. Pretty heavenly right? Ever since we were in Tulum relaxing in hammocks I have had sort of an obssession with them. I really would love to create a reading nook in the house with a hammock. I mean how perfect right!? You will see my inspiration below as well as my must haves to create your own hammock reading nook. Just click on the images below to shop the post! This hammock is so islandy I love it! Loungy linen pants are a must and to feed my morrocan wedding blanket obsession, this pillow which is such a steel at only $39! I also included the Moon Juice Cookbook that I am dying to get, and Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which I am in the middle of reading right now. Happy Weekend Friends!


Fall Edit {Must haves under $100}

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These are some of my favorite finds for your fall wardrobe. The best part is they are all under $100! Whether you are traveling a lot, or just need a few updates, these are perfect. This amazing hoodie sweater coat is so perfect for the plane. It’s super cozy and and soft. I had been looking for some leggings but I wanted a bit more structure than just some flimsy cotton pants. These Diesel Jeggings are the perfect solution. Happy shopping friends!

Wish I Was {kaftans and cocktail pops}

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Lately I will look for any excuse to wear a kaftan. You could say I have gone kaftan crazy. This gorgeous one from Harrods is out of a dream. As is this destination, an organic farm in the Carribean? Yes Please. Belle Mont Farm’s vision is creating a new destination unlike any existing ‘sustainable hotel’ that would bring people together to form a community that benefits both locals and visitors alike. I mean come on! Get me there stat! And obviously having your cocktail in a popsicle form during a nice hot day is perfection.

Opal Wedding Style

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I am completely obsessed with opals. I actually have always had a fondness for them. There is something so magical and mysterious about the way they change colors and embody so many different colors. I am beyond excited to be working with a couple that shares my love for opals. Here are some inspirations I put together for them. Click on the images to shop the post and get the look for yourself!

Mom Monday {The Stylish Mom’s Guide to Tulum}

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If you have been following our insta accounts here and here last week you know we were enjoying a week in Tulum. A little back story to why Tulum is so special to me. The hubs and I visited the Riviera Maya area almost 12 years ago and ended up getting married there shortly after. We honeymooned in Tulum and even returned for a Wiley Valentine creative retreat 9 years ago. Since then, the area has changed so much. Where the restaurants used to be just palapas on the sand now stand chic fabulous hotels and restaurants. They still have the rustic fabulous Mexico charm, but the style factor has definitely gone up a ton.

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Not to be missed are the fabulous shops along the main drag in Tulum. My personal favorite was Caravana, filled with fabulous basics and handmade cotton gorgeous pieces. Lunch at Posada Margherita was definitely a stand out. You look out over the ocean, and your meal begins with the prettiest plate of housemade breads and a jar of the most delicious cauliflower. They make all their pastas in house and they use the freshest veggies. The cold pressed juices are not to be missed, and the best part, your kids will love all of this too! You can even do a little shopping just steps from your seat. Win win!

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We had the most divine dinner at Hartwood, a restaurant that you will definitely hear about when you start looking into Tulum. And for good reason. The menu changes daily and is presented to you on a huge chalkboard. The ceviche we had was by far the most beautiful I have ever seen, topped with gorgeous seasonal fruits and flowers! So amazing! Breastfeeding with a view was a favorite memory of the trip for sure. Also don’t miss the gorgeous hand embroidered textiles and adorable kids dresses!

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A favorite spot we discovered was Raw Love. They take such care to make their coconut yogurt each morning and pack their smoothie bowls with tons of superfood goodies! A great break from some of the heavier Mexican delights you may indulge in. Feel free to enjoy a matcha latte from the comfort of a hammock and don’t forget to walk several steps to the beach as it is absolutely breathtaking here.

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These Tribord snorkel masks were serious game changers. With Piper never trying snorkeling before, and a few people in our group that can get a bit of anxiety from the typical snorkel breathing, these were amazing. Piper absolutely loved snorkeling as did everyone else. You can literally just breath normally while snorkeling and the mask never fogs up! Brilliant! Hartwood has a cookbook which is the perfect way to take a bit of Tulum home with you. This kaftan has a similar vibe to the Caravana one I snagged in town. This is the bikini Piper rocked much of the trip, and this dress is the same look as the ones I got for the girls.

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