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Grateful, Thankful, Blessed

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Over the past three months I have been in a whirlwind. Emily, my amazing business partner was blessed with the sweetest baby girl, and with that, she took time off to focus on being a mom. During this time we have been blessed as a business to be able to flourish and grow, but with that came the enormous challenge for me, of balancing business and family. Being a mom and being a business owner, running the show solo, it was very overwhelming at times. There have been the most amazing rewards as I established new business relationships. And there have been huge heartaches as I left early some mornings to be at the office or a meeting, and I didn’t get to see my sweet daughter. I just thought I would share, it’s not always perfect, but it’s days like today, when Emily returned to the office (Yay!!) that I feel so incredibly blessed and thankful. Thankful for my family, thankful for my amazing and always supportive business partner, and thankful for Wiley Valentine.

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I Need I Want I Have to Have…

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Just a few things I cannot stop obsessing about lately. With my birthday coming up…wishing, hoping, dreaming…

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A few things to make my kitchen prettier…

1 | Wooden mini spice bowls!! Wind and Willow Home

2 | Paperless towels to use as napkins Inspired Stitchery

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3 & 4 | this kimono and this kaftan from my new ultimate designer crush! Arnhem

5 | the cutest striped bralette. Steven Alan

6 | the ultimate summer dress. Hatch

7 | the perfect journal. Bookbinders

Mom Monday {family getaways, Big Sur}

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Hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend! It was great to take a few days off, recharge, reconnect with family, and just really enjoy life. During my vacation I started thinking about all the gorgeous and amazing places we could go as a family for the weekend. Living in Southern California puts you in the most prime spot for this. First on my list is Big Sur. Ever since driving through about 5 years ago, I have been looking for an excuse to go back. I think Big Sur would make the perfect family weekend getaway. With gorgeous beaches AND Redwood forests at your fingertips, Big Sur is truly magical. There are high-end fancy hotels, rustic cabins, and even campsites, which makes this destination accessible to many. Officially at the top of my wish list…Big Sur here we come!

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Glamping 101

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Ever since Glamping in my parent’s back yard one summer in Park City, I have been forever a Glamping fan. I really want to take a family camping trip, but I am considering starting with some Glamping in the backyard. Here are some tips to create an amazing experience right in your own backyard!

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There are tons of really great Glamping locations. However, don’t let the camping aspect fool you, many can be just as expensive as hotels! I definitely dream of visiting one of these luxe locations one of these days. Here is a great resource to check out, once you are ready to graduate from the backyard!

Mom Monday {DIY Crown Bar}

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For Piper’s 3rd birthday party we had a purple princess party. One of my favorite parts was the DIY crown bar. Inspired by the ever fabulous Bri of Design Love Fest, and her DIY crown post here, I decided to make a station for guests to decorate their own crowns to wear during the princess party. I followed Bri’s directions pretty closely, and purchased some gold poster board (WARNING it was $5/sheet at Hobby Lobby which yielded 5 crowns). I added to those 5 with some pre-cut silver crowns. Then I bought a huge tub of giant gems for around$10, and adhered some double sided tape to each for easy assembly.

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These were so much fun, and a great activity for the kids. They double as a party favor as well!

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