Archives: August 2015

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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…)

Wonder Years
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Me:  d.RA skirt and blouse / Free People Bleeker Bucket Bag / Salt Sunglasses

Rylee:  Bluet Dress from Shan and Toad

My girl is turning four in 12 days!! I can hardly wrap my brain around that.  She is at such a sweet stage right now.  Rylee has always been super independent.  I mostly loved that about her because it made it pretty easy in social situations and gave me a bit more freedom.  But there were definitely times where I selfishly just wanted to feel more ‘needed’ by her.  I’m not really sure what has changed, but she’s reached an age where I finally feel that from her.  That every now and there are things that only I can fix, and tears that only I can wipe away.  When she calls for me to snuggle with her and to scratch her back and tell her stories.  When she gets hurt and only wants me to hold her to make it better.  The hugs and kisses and I love you’s are being thrown right back at me and it’s kind of the best feeling on earth!  It only took four years to get here, but hey, I’m soaking up every second of it because Lord knows she is going to be way too cool for all this in the blink of an eye!  I was chatting with a mom of teen girls yesterday and she kept telling me “oh, you just wait!”  Trust me, I can wait. ;)

Ry is wearing my favorite little dress from Shan and Toad.  I can’t get enough of her in midi skirts and boots….even in the middle of summer :)

Photos by Shelby Clark