Fall Booties!

Monday, September 23, 2019


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Fall is officially here and it's time for booties!!! My pair above are just the right heel-height - they look great on but aren't so high that you wobble in them. They're available in black also, and run  slightly small. If in doubt at all, go up half a size.


Oh, and they're vegan (so no cows have to give their lives for your booties!) Paired here with Sofía Vergara cropped jeans and this cute black top. Note that the jeans come slightly frayed, and will fray a little more with each wash. I've probably washed them about 15 times to get this look. You can get all three pieces exclusively at Walmart. While you're there check out lots of other bootie options too!




Shop bootie options in the pics below!

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Casual Outdoor Clothing - Yellowstone and Grand Teton Trip

Monday, September 9, 2019


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In August I took the boys to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Park with my parents. Gorgeous views, incredible wildlife and scenery... a great trip if you don't mind 'roughing it' a bit. Highly recommend staying at Jackson Lake Lodge (photos on their site are terrible - they do not begin to do it justice - one of those most beautiful places I've ever stayed.)

I won't give an entire rundown of our trip, just wanted to quickly talk about what I packed for clothes and link to my outfits. Mostly it was in the 50s and 60s - but it ranged from down near freezing at night to the 70s on the hotter days. I feel like I packed well for this one!

Pictured above:
Eric Javitz hat - a splurge but 100% worth it. I've tried so many hats and this is the only brand I've fallen in love with. I take them on every sunny vacation with me.
North Face insulated hoodie (I'm wearing last year's version and linking to this years.) Nicely fitted, good for wind protection and packs up very small for when you aren't using it.
Sofia Vergara jeans - These are budget at $22.50 AND they look/fit amazing. True to size, and I love the frayed hems.


Pictured above:
Same jeans and hat linked on the previous pic.
Athleta tank top. Love that these are long in length yet slim!
Patagonia 26L backpack. See more shots of this below
Ray Ban pink sunglasses
Keen Hiking Boots. These are a men's style but fit me better than any of the womens styles they had in the store where I bought them. Plus I think they look good. (Can't go wrong with black/grey.)


Pictured above:
Same hatbackpack and sunglasses linked on the previous pic.
These are my favorite jeans EVER! 
Tank top is an amazon steal - long, comfy, really cute, runs slightly big.


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Same backpack and sunglasses linked on the previous pic. Plus my favorite jeans again.
North Face Crescent jacket. If you are an XS you can get an incredible deal on last year's version.


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Same North Face Crescent jacket (shown above, zipped and here, open.) Top is from Title Nine, here. Pink Ray-Ban sunglasses again.


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Same hat and backpack linked in some of the pics above. My favorite jeans again. This top is also from Title Nine. Super soft and it's nice and LONG (I have it tucked up into my waistband here but it's plenty long enough to wear with leggings too.) If you're tall, you absolutely, positively want to check out Title Nine because it's one of the only sites I know of that carries a great, wide selection of colorful long tops and tunics year-round. Both long and short sleeved styles. They are great about returns and have amazing customer service too!


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This is the North Face insulated hoodie and from the first pic in this post. Layered on top,  Dylan zip-front Fleece (available in two color options, the white is on sale!)


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Same hat and backpack linked in some of the pics above. Tee from Lululemon. (This is a tech tee, current model is a little different.) While you're there, check out the "We Made Too Much" sale section! Below see the Patagonia backpack - it's very comfy (hip belt, padded shoulders, chest clip), has tons of pockets, water bottle pouch, inner sleeve for your tablet, and many other nice extras. Plus my kids will never lose track of me if I get ahead of them!



One last pic of my son's amazing backpack - a steal on sale right now!!! Looks more turquoise in reality than it does on the website. Tons of pockets and even a whistle.

Patio Decor (and end of season sales!!!)

Monday, September 2, 2019


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We have two cement patios, one on either side of the house. Both are covered and they are nice spots to hang out and listen to the birds sing, watch the dog run around in the yard. Until recently, we had only one old rocker and a plastic storage box on one of them so I decided it was time for an upgrade!

Most shown here are on sale!!!
Wooden Adirondack chairs here (easy to assemble and lovely!)
Chair cushions here in lots of colors
Cement top table currently sold out but likely to restock - similar ones here, here and here.
Vase here in various sizes
Wooden deck box
NuLoom outdoor Rug (in many sizes! 20% comes off at checkout!) I wouldn't recommend this *exact* model rug for an uncovered patio where it gets rained on all the time, since it is thick cotton, but there are TONS of gorgeous rugs in this promo including many outdoor rugs that would work well!! I love this one also - and any of these get the 20% off too!




Wooden deck box for the boys' sports equipment is here. It comes with the top cushion and is plenty sturdy enough for an adult to sit on also!


Interior view. Deck box looks gorgeous and goes nicely with the chairs, even though they were not purchased together.


Felix has fallen in love with the Nuloom outdoor rug. He likes to lie on it and ask for belly rubs while we have our coffee on the deck in the morning.
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