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!


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! :)


LEADER BAG CO.
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Stroller – Nuna IVVI // Diaper Bag – Leader Bag Co. // Fox Softie – Petit Pippin // Ry’s DressLadida

There are A LOT of overpriced diaper bags on the market, most of which I would never consider investing in.  But when I discovered Leader Bag Co….my mind changed.  They combined every element I’d want in a diaper bag, into one stylish and functional everyday backpack.  I LOVE that this diaper bag is a backpack.  From a design standpoint, it’s the best I’ve come across.  With it’s multiple pockets, durable fabric and classic style.  It’s made of water repellent 14oz duck canvas, vegetable tanned leather, and a wipe clean 210 denier nylon interior.  It also comes with a matching leather change pouch and padded, wipe-clean change mat.  It might come with a price tag, but when you think about how much use this will get (I use mine EVERY day), the fact that it is sourced and manufactured here in the states, and the care and quality integrated into each bag, the price really is justified.  And I love that it was created by 3 sisters (and moms).  Moms know what moms need, and they hit the nail on the head with this one.  Each bag comes with 2 stroller straps as well, so mine clips perfectly on my Nuna IVVI stroller.  This stroller has a big roomy storage basket underneath, which made shopping with two kids this holiday season just a little bit easier!  I also have the Nuna Pipa carseat, so when Cru passes out in the car, I can just click it right on to the stroller wheels and we are good to go.  It’s funny how my shopping experience has completely changed as a mom.  It used to be a little therapudic for me.  But now with kids, it’s a mission!  Usually I try to plan the best route to get us in and out of the mall as quickly and productively as possible.  Before anyone melts down or spits up or needs to eat!  So much for leasurely strolls and window shopping! Oy!  Thankfully, well designed products like these make life as a mama just a little bit easier :)

And I can’t not mention that sweet little handmade fox by Petit Pippin!  How cute is he!?


ARTIFACT UPRISING Holiday Card Giveaway
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Can you believe December is right around the corner!?  Have you ordered your Christmas cards yet!?  I’m always so busy helping other people design their Christmas cards, that I tend to put off creating my own!  Thankfully, Artifact Uprising made it easy for me this year with their beautifully designed holiday photo cards.  I chose an instagram friendly template for our cards this year, but I also love the new 3-in-1 card :  it’s a card, a photo print and gift tag – all in one.   Family & friends can tear away the photo print for year-round display and use the gift tag for holiday gift-giving.  How smart, right!?  I have been a long time advocate for this company, their mission, and the quality behind everything they do!  Their products always impress!

Today, we’ve teamed up for a giveaway, offering up a free pack of 25 holiday cards!  Simply type in your email address below to enter!  A winner will be chosen on Sunday, 11/30! Good luck!

 


Rose & Fitzgerald
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Introducing Rose & Fitzgerald.   A beautiful collection of  hand made jewelry and home goods.  My friend Courtney and her husband Laren moved from California to Africa several years ago seeking out beauty and talent in a part of the world brimming with intrigue, untapped potential and age-old artistic methods.  What they found there was inspiration behind the birth of Rose & Fitzgerald, a design-and-craft studio based in Kampala, Uganda.  They work with master hand-craftsmen there to create and curate unexpected, beautiful pieces mixing traditional craft with a stylish flair.  What I love about these products is that they are unique….with the highest level of quality, making them not just a great product, but something you’ll want to hang on to for years to come.

If you’re anything like me and have a hard time finding a great gift for the guys in your life, there are a few options here that are perfect.  Especially those whisky tumblers!  And of course, unique handmade jewelry for women is always a win.  Never too early to start Christmas shopping! ;)

Pictured above:  Dipped Geometric Candle Holders // Raw Wood Charcuterie Board // Cow Horn Spoon Set // Edison Bulb Lamp // Golden Spikes Necklace // Hammored Brass Gladiator Ring // Whisky Tumbler Set