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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.

Romantic Garden Wedding Style

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Love being inspired by my creative and beautiful brides. This one is for a very special custom project I am working on right now for a very romantic but modern bride. This color palette and visuals perfectly matches her wedding style. Think delicate florals mixed with lush greenery and the tiniest butterfly. Romantic garden at it’s finest.

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Mom Monday {Homemade Baby Food}

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With 2 kids, I had to get a bit more intentional about making Greyson’s food ahead of time, in bulk. I have been making it every weekend and then freezing it. This way she has a variety of foods and I am not cooking every day. It’s been working great. The sprouted rice is so versatile, I have made it as breakfast cereal by heating it up with breast milk, cinnamon and banana, or I mix it with the red peppers. Thats the other fun thing is that you can mix and match different flavors together and get baby used to different tastes and textures. Greyson isn’t as easy as Piper, with eating. She seems a bit more picky, but I just keep trying. At first she wouldn’t eat anything with banana, but finally one day she just devoured the banana oatmeal.  What are your favorite baby purées?

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Friday Fun {rosé + nordstrom anniversary sale}

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The time has finally come, public access to one of my favorite sales of the year, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. I have selected my favorites below including this travel shawl and this Frye tote!  that I need asap.  Now if all that shopping has made you hungry I have a treat for you. I made these eggplant bahn mi sandwiches last night and my mind was literally blown! The hoisin glazed eggplant between crisp sesame cucumber slices and pickled carrots, avocado and fresh herbs and the punch from the siracha mayo…seriously do yourself a favor and make this one asap. Sipping on Rosé all day is a fabulous way to spend the summer but I am definitely curious about this twist on the trend. Rosé lillet cocktails! Yum. Take advantage of the warm summer nights and get yourselves and your loved ones outside for an outdoor movie night!

Wish I was {Seyshelles and Sushi}

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Always on the hunt for a fabulous destination, North Island, a private island resort in the Seyshelle Islands, is my next MUST VISIT. The 2500 square foot private villas come with a private stretch of beach, a butler and a private chef. Yes, yes and yes. The resort offers private picnics on islands, in the forest, wherever you wish. And the plates full of fresh sushi look insanely good. I am definitely adding this to my bucket list. Sigh…Don’t forget to shop the “wearing this” portion of the post by clicking on the items you want to shop.