Claudine & Ash
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 Claudine & Ash Kalani Baby Bag // Ecote Carlin Romper // Sandals // O’Neill X Anna Sui Wanderer Kimono

These are some photos we took on our way out to Arizona last week.  7 hours in the car with two babies meant a whole lot of pit stops.  The kids were amazing up through hour 5….but those last two were filled with a lot of whining and “are we there yet’s”.   And honestly, I think Sam and I wanted to get there even more than the kids did! :)  But we made it to Sedona in one piece and just in time to catch the sunset….which was pretty incredible amongst all of the red rocks.  I got this new baby bag from Claudine & Ash and it was a life saver on the road.  I loaded it up with all the necessities: diapers, wipes, snacks, toys, first aid kit, blankets, ect. I’ve owned a lot of diaper bags over the years, and this one just might be my favorite yet.  It’s black (which is always my color of choice) and made of this beautiful, soft pebbled leather and trimmed with rose gold hardware. It has a ton of pockets and comes with a changing matt and the cutest matching nappy purse with a tassel zipper.  The purse is so cute I would honestly wear it as a clutch alone.  I was totally blown away by the quality!  If you’re on the hunt for a diaper bag, I couldn’t recommend this one more.  You can view all of their bags HERE.  You really can’t go wrong!


d.RA
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So I’m usually not one for matchy matchy mother / daughter outfits…but when they are as good as these from dRA, I’m game.  dRA does whites so well.  Their clothes are classic and timeless…with crisp lines and tailored shapes.  I’ve always been a sucker for a good set, and this Zuben top + Heather skirt is one of my favorites from their collection.  So perfect for summer.  They also recently launched d.RA mini, which is exciting for obvious reasons!  Rylee is wearing the mini Rasalas Dress in cotton dobby.  I’ve got to admit….having a little girl is too much fun sometimes! (Rylee’s shoes are from Zuzii and mine are from Urban Outfitters)

Sam snapped these photos for us this last weekend on our mini getaway to Sedona, AZ.  We had an incredible time and enjoyed the change of scenery.  I’ll share more photos soon!


Nuna MIXX (BASIL) GIVEAWAY
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It’s no secret, I am a huge Nuna fan.  I think I might even own every single one of their products!  The Nuna Leaf was a life saver when Cru was a tiny babe.  The ‘SENA mini’ cot is a must have when we travel and honestly, so convenient for naps at home too.  I’ve used the IVVI stroller since Cru’s infancy, along with the PIPA car seat and base.  Nuna products are minimal, high quality and so well designed.  It’s one thing to have a great looking stroller, but as moms, we all know that functionality takes the cake, and Nuna champions both.

Nuna just released their brand new MIXX stroller in a custom basil colorway that’s exclusive to Giggle.  And you guys, it’s a dream.  The set up was SO easy.  Like, I didn’t need the manual, easy….and that never happens.  The color is a perfect muted mossy meets pistachio green color that I totally love.  The seat can face frontwards or backwards, depending on what you want (I’m just starting to face Cru outwards more often and he seems to like it).  The storage basket underneath is giant, which is always always a plus for me.  And the folding / un-folding is easy peasy.  This stroller also works with my PIPA carseat (+adapters) if I ever want to use it that way.  All this to say, it’s a good one.

And guess what, we are giving one away!!  TODAY ONLY!  Enter through the Rafflecopter below.  I have given you a handful of different ways to enter….you don’t need to do all of them, but obviously, the more you do, the better your chances are of winning! A winner will be chosen at 12 midnight!  (and we will be checking to make sure the winner played by the rules!) ;)  Good luck all!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


RYLEE & CRU SS15
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We launched the new Spring/Summer 2015 Rylee & Cru collection titled ‘Out West’ a couple weeks ago.  I couldn’t have imagined a better response.  The support of this brand continues to blow my mind and I feel so blessed to be able to do this for a job.  It’s been a ton of work and sometimes I get caught up in the stress of it all….but more than that, it’s teaching me to dream big and to believe in my talent.  These photos are from our lookbook shoot in Palm Springs with Jackie Wonders last month.  She is pure magic and always captures exactly what I envision.

You can shop the new collection now on our website: ryleeandcru.com

I also had the chance to collaborate with my favorite local shoe brand, Zuzii, on a capsule collection for Rylee & Cru.  There are 6 styles that I designed, 3 sandals and 3 oxfords, all of which coordinate with our collection.  You can shop the Zuzii X Rylee + Cru collection exclusively at zuzii.com !

We are re-stocking some of the sold out styles (I can’t believe we already have sold out styles!) in several weeks, so stay tuned for that!  And thanks always for the support!  I am busy designing SS16 which we will reveal at our first tradeshow as a brand this Fall!  Y’all are making my dream come true ;)

 


REVOLUTION FOODS
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I’m the first to admit, I’m not much of a cook.  Quick and easy meals are a must for our family and our busy schedules.  I always try to be somewhat conscious of the food I am putting into my body, and especially the food I am putting into my kids bodies.  But generally, “quick” and “healthy” don’t come hand in hand.  My aunt is the General Manager for a company called Revolution Foods, who pride themselves on healthy, fresh, REAL foods for schools and families.  She’s a master in the kitchen, and I’ve always looked to her for good recipes and food suggestions.  Knowing my hectic schedule, she recently introduced me to the ready-to-eat jet packs that her company offers (which I can conveniently buy down the street at my local Von’s grocery store!).  I had never bought any of the other “kit” lunch options for Rylee before because I knew that they were mostly filled with preservatives and artificial ingredients.  But Revolution Foods has changed all of that.  They believe that everyone deserves foods that are whole, foods made with carefully considered ingredients and foods that promote growth and development.  Yes, please!  We’ve tried every combination and Rylee loves the cheese pizza because she can build it herself (my creative little one).  I love it because it’s an easy choice and made with all natural ingredients.  These jet packs are the first high-quality, convenient meal of its kind.  And as a busy momma just trying to make good decisions, this is definitely something I can get behind.

You can learn more about the company HERE and why clean-label food in schools in important HERE

Find a store that sells Revolution Foods kits HERE

Also, they are running a contest where the prize will be a month’s worth of free lunches, snacks + $100 gift card, just in time for Mother’s Day!  You know I’ll be entering! :)