FREE PEOPLE DIY EVENT
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These are just a few photos from the DIY event I hosted on Thursday night at the grand opening of Free People’s San Diego store in Fashion Valley.  I had so much fun meeting new faces and crafting with everyone.  I will share this yarn wall hanging DIY in detail here soon!  I’ve been lucky enough to collaborate with Free People on a few different occasions now, and I really can’t say enough good things about all the people involved with the brand.  From the girls in the shop to the home base team in Philly.  It’s so refreshing to see such great people behind such an amazing brand.  The new store in Fashion Valley is the largest I’ve seen with such a wide product assortment.  Large enough to get any girl in trouble who steps through it’s doors :)

Thanks for having me Free People!

*FP New Romantics Always Forever Tunic //  Phoenix Raffia Straw Hat  //  St. Eve Ornate Brass Pendant Necklace

 

 


FREE PEOPLE SAN DIEGO DIY EVENT
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Hello, hello!! I am still alive! Sorry I have been absent from this blog for a while!  Life has been so busy and I have been so pregnant…and the two combine to make one really bad blogger! :)

One of the things I’ve been busy with is this DIY event that I am hosting THIS Thursday at the grand opening of the Free People store in Fashion Valley mall!  I am so excited to be collaborating with one of my all-time favorite brands and hope some of you San Diego readers can come out and join me!  We will be making a bunch of these pretty yarn wall hangings (pictured above) and there will be giveaways and refreshments!  Thursday, July 10th from 6-8 PM.  You can RSVP to the event and get more details HERE.

Hope to see you there!

 


FP Love Story Feature
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A little while back Sam and I got the opportunity to share our story with some of the Free People creative team as part of their “Love Stories” video series.  I had seen a few of the videos before and was (and still am) surprised they asked to feature us…..but Sam and I both were honored they did.  It was so fun to spend the day with them in our home and around our town and share a little bit about our life, our passions and our love for each other and the little girl we are raising together.

There is nothing that is more important to me than the love of family. Today especially, I am acutely aware of how lucky I am. Not only to be a mother, but also to be a wife to a man that is 100% invested in raising children alongside me, hand in hand. We are a team in this. And I can’t imagine doing it without him. Motherhood is a journey. It’s the best job and the hardest job at the same time. But through every hard time, nothing ever trumphs the joy that it brings. Rylee has my whole heart. Every piece of it. There isn’t anything I wouldn’t do for that girl. And it makes me so excited to think about falling in love all over again with the little boy growing inside of me, just as I did with her. Being a momma is such a gift.  Happy mothers day momma’s.

Link to the Free People post HERE


FREE PEOPLE MOTHER’S DAY INSPIRATION SHOOT
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Wearing:  Free People Dress  //  31 Bits Necklace

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Last weekend I got to be a part of a mother’s day inspirational shoot for Free People out on a ranch in Winchester.  Honestly, it was kind of a dream.  Walking around with zebras and holding baby camels.  Rylee was in animal heaven.  Sometimes I think that girl belongs on a farm she loves them that much.  We got to choose from a handful of dreamy Free People dresses, and the kids got styled out by Heather Rome.  (How amazing is Rylee’s dress!?)  31 Bits provided some pretty amazing new beaded necklaces as well.  It was such a great group of talented women that pulled this together.  This was something we probably won’t be able to ever do again, so I am so thankful to have these photos as memories!  At the end of the day, Rylee asked me if she could stay and go nigh night with the Zebras.  I kind of wish I could have told her yes, but the poor girl left in tears.  We haven’t stopped talking about them since.

Photography:  By Amy Lynn Photography (@byamylynn) (Facebook)

Mama’s:  Isobel Benesch of Bel and Beau, Kelli Murray of Kelli Murray, Cassidy June of O My Darlings, and Nikki of Jeador

Styling:  Heather Rome

Hair / Makeup:  1011 Makeup

Set Design:  Amber Thrane

Florals:  Siren Floral Co


MEET THE QUINNY BUZZ XTRA
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I recently got the opportunity to work with QUINNY on the launch of their new stroller, the “Buzz Xtra”.  Our old stroller was on it’s last leg, so this opportunity couldn’t have come at a better time.

What I love about this stroller is the modern and functional design.  It was super easy to set up (which was a nice surprise given my first stroller set up experience) and it was simple to familiarize myself in the way it worked.  Opening and closing it is a breeze with it’s unique hydraulic system.  And the large canopy provides great protection from the sun.  There is even an extra drop down visor option zipped into the canopy if you want full sun protection.  Rylee loved this feature because she felt like she was in her “own little tent”.  (she is currently obsessed with tents).   This stroller is geared toward urban and outdoor terrains, so it’s perfect for moms who like to get outside and get adventurous with their kids.  We only managed a neighborhood walk with this first test outing, but I’m excited to use it on trails and more rugged terrains!

Happy to welcome this lady to the fam :)  I’m sure she’ll be getting a lot of love from us, and soon to be new baby too!

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