THE ENDLESS STROLL WITH BUGABOO
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Life has felt so full lately.  So many things to do and never enough hours in the day.  It’s definitely been a challenging season, and finding some time for myself…some “rest amidst the chaos”… is one of the things I have been searching for. I think I put a lot of pressure on myself to really excel in all the areas of my life….as a wife, a mom, a business owner….and a lot of times I feel like I am just not measuring up.  When I find myself in this space, the best thing for me, ironically, is to rest.  To take a step back and reevaluate my priorities.  One of my definitions of rest is just “being” with my kids.  Letting my mind take a break from work and to-do lists, and being fully present with them….living in the moment.  It’s one of the things that brings me the most joy and fulfillment.  Even something as simple as a walk along the coast.  Getting outside and exploring the world around us is something I think all of us crave.  There is this cliff near our house that overlooks the ocean and the view always takes my breath away.  It’s one of those spots that seems to put everything into perspective.  We took our new Bugaboo Cameleon 3 stroller for a spin there this weekend.  It’s a stroller I’ve actually had my eye on for years so I was really excited when it arrived.  Strollers are usually a bear for me to put together so I usually leave that chore to Sam (lucky guy).  But I decided to give it a try myself this time around and to my surprise, it was super easy to set up.  Right away, I was most impressed with the quality.  Obviously, I love an all-black stroller (I wear black usually 6 out of 7 days a week and it’s only fitting that my stroller matches my wardrobe, right!?) but you can tell the fabric is really durable and made to last.  The Cameleon is an all-terrain stroller with a reversible seat and handle bar.  One cool feature that I figured out was that it can transform to two-wheel mode by reversing the handle bar and removing the smaller front wheels.  This allows you to push it through the sand much easier.  I’ve actually never been able to successfully move a stroller through thick sand without help….so as much as we are at the beach, I know this feature will be put to good use!  Bugaboo strollers are designed to ‘move freely’ with features like the custom shock absorption, one handed steering and a seamless 360 degree turn.  The quality and craftmanship of this stroller are pretty obvious, even from the first time I put it to use. I’m looking forward to going on more adventures with the kids with this stroller.

Visit the Bugaboo website to learn more about this stroller and join The Endless Stroll.  And follow along with Bugaboo on InstagramFacebook and Twitter.

 


dRA X Kelli Murray Capsule Collection
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A few months back I had the opportunity to collaborate with one of my favorite clothing lines, dRA, on a capsule collection featuring a few of my prints.  Diana, the designer of dRA, was a dream to work with.  We threw around a ton of ideas and landed three prints that we both really loved, all inspired by nature but with a feminine flair.  We paired these prints with some of our favorite silhouettes of the season.  What I love most about these pieces is how transitional they are.  They can easily be dressed up for a night out, but they are also great for everyday, worn with sneakers or sandals for more of a casual vibe.  This project was not too far removed from what I do every day with Rylee & Cru….but it was fun to be able to venture into womenswear and design some pieces that I can actually wear!  You can shop the collection in full directly on draclothing.com.

For one week only, we are offering 25% off everything sitewide with code dRAxKelli ….so if there is anything you had your eye on, now is the time to snag it!

Check out the love from some of our favorites: WWD, Foam Magazine & Racked LA

Photos by Jackie Wonders

 


QUINNY MOODD
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Fridays with Cru are my jam :)  Monday through Thursday are mostly work days for me.  So I am always looking forward to Fridays and weekends with the kids.  Friday morning we drop Ry off at school at nine, and Cru and I have until 2:00 to do whatever we want together, just the two of us.  It’s my favorite time with him because it’s usually unplanned.  No agenda, no rushing around….which usually results in the best version of Cru :)  He likes things done at his own pace, and well, I don’t blame him.  We recently got the new Quinny Moodd stroller to try out and Cru might be just as into it as I am!  It’s sleek design and easy functionality make it my favorite of the Quinny family.  Plus, I love the unique color block design.  The best feature is it’s automatic unfolding and easy folding.  I have tried a fair share of strollers with my kids, and honestly, that feature is one of the most important.  A stroller that is hard to open and close is a royal pain.  This one just pops right up on it’s own with the flick of a lever, and I LOVE that.  And Cru likes that handle bar that let’s him pretend like he is driving a race car.  Win win.


BRICKYARD BUFFALO GUEST EDITOR

I am so excited to be teaming up with Brickyard Buffalo this week as their guest editor!  If you are unfamiliar with Brickyard Buffalo, they are an online pop-up market that showcases individual companies and their freshest items….at a killer deal.  I’ve hand selected a few of my favorite companies and makers for this weeks deals, as well as added a few of my own! Check out the items that are available below, and shop all of these and more at brickyardbuffalo.com today!twig

The Twig Co. makes some of my favorite wooden toys on the market.  Their Pixie camera has been a longtime favorite of ours.  I had the chance to collaborate with them on this custom colorway – white with metallic rose gold dial! This is an exclusive colorway (at a discounted price!) and only available through Brickyard Buffalo this week!  Jump on it.
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Rylee & Cru clearly has a soft spot in my heart ;)  I decided to make the above four styles available at a super discounted price: Starry Night Romper, Camp Bubble Onesie, Dash Playsuit, and Daisy Playsuit.  These items won’t get any cheaper than they are on Brickyard Buffalo this week, so snatch them up while you can!

art printsThree of my art prints are also available at 30% off: C’est La Vie, Bunny Print & Poppy Print (custom colorway).

View More: http://lindseymariephotography.pass.us/walterandgeorge

Walter & George makes some of my favorite leather clutches.  Each piece is handmade and unique and artistic, and I love that!  Their natural speckled clutch makes my heart flutter!

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Free Babes offers adorable handmade bows for your little ladies.  Grab these at a great price today as well!

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Sweet ‘Love you’ Night Light from my girls at Murray & Finn

mm…and more great deals including these ‘mommy and me’ stripped dresses!

I hope you love all of these items as much as I do! Everything is available THIS WEEK ONLY on Brickyard Buffalo! Happy Shopping!!


GUNN & SWAIN
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I’m so excited to be partnering with Gunn & Swain on today’s giveaway!  Gunn & Swain was started a few years back by my good friend Julia and her husband Dusty, both of whom love to travel and create!  The items they sell in their shop were either discovered on their travels or hand made by friends / artisans.  From unique jewelry to home accessories….bath & body products to baby wear! One of my favorite products they offer are their mexican blankets (which are clearly a crowd favorite because they sell out almost as quickly as they become available!)  If you know our family, you know the beach is pretty much our second home.  So we can never have enough beach blankets…especially from Gunn & Swain!

Today we are giving away one free mexican blanket along with this cute new canvas tote that is a great carry-all for the beach, pool….or really anywhere! (more…)