I’ve teamed up with my friends over at Lunchpails & Lipstick for a huge “new mom” giveaway!!  Also partnering up in this giveaway are Little Miss Momma, Cupcake Mag, and Small Fry Blog!  There is nearly $2000 in prizes up for grabs!  Read below for instructions on how to enter!

Blogger Giveaway

1. Pick a 14k gold charm from the 6 shown above. Winner will get a 14k gold 18″ chain to put it on. Helen Ficalora charms are incredible. Value at $270!

2. HOBO wallets are perfect for busy moms. The new fall line is just simply too good to pass up. Winner gets this indigo blue wallet valued at $140

3. Mustela is bringing you the best in sunscreen. The “play safe in the sun” kit will keep your kids sunburn free. Along with the sunscreen, winner gets a sunscreen bag from Hayden Reis. Value:$50

4. Nursing just got a whole lot easier with COVERED GOODS nursing cover up. Soft and breathable fabric makes it easy for baby and mom to be in public while feeding.

5. PCA skincare is a medical grade line of products that will change your skin! We are giving away the rejuvenating serum. You will be glowing in no time! Like really.Value:$82

6.The new Baby Bjorn We carrier is amazing! From birth to age 3 this carrier keeps you comfortable! Love the ability to position in front or the back. Value:$140

7. Lily Jade handbags are worn by all, even celebrity moms can’t pass them up. We’re loving this silver bag and know you will too! Value:$150

8. The Stokke Tripp Trapp highchair has changed dinnertime for families. Every kid in the home (even infants) can pull right up to the table in this elevated chair. Value at $150

9. Ahh…we are so in love with the Britax Affinity Stroller. You choose your frame and color pattern. Easy to open/close, lightweight for quick maneuvering. We love! Value:$700

10. Henry Mack made muumuu’s cool again. The newly updated version of our beloved housedress now has pockets! I’m wearing mine now. Value:$85

11. We found blankets that replicate what we imagine it would feel to sleep in a cloud. Seriously, the Saranoni blankets are unreal and we’re offering one XL adult + one receiving blanket. Value:$140

Good Luck!! Click through to enter the Rafflecopter!


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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



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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!


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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

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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