Happy 8th Birthday Eli! Gift Ideas for Boys

Boy moms will know what I mean when I say, parenting a tween boy (ages 8-12) is HARD but rewarding! It’s such an age of exploration for them, and a learning stage as a parent! We are so grateful for this time with our middle guy, he turned 8 this past week and I wanted to share photos (so I can look back on these!!) and so I can share some gift ideas!! Shopping for this age is difficult, amiright??

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Decorating for the Fourth of July Patriotic Inspiration

Summer is almost here! We LOVE to decorate our house for *any* and every holiday, but we are especially patriotic in this house! Around Memorial Day is when we’ll bring out our patriotic decor, and typically leave it up through the summer! I love love love that our neighborhood also participates, it’s fun to drive

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Pacific Coast Highway Family Roadtrip

This post is a little overdue (for good reason) but even though our trip ended the way it did, I still wanted to share about traveling the Pacific Coast Highway!!! Trying not to let one thing that happened taint the entire experience (though it is a little hard since I still don’t have my vehicle

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DIY Concrete Dining Table

This post is totally overdue, but here we go!! If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know we spent a few weekends building a concrete outdoor dining table! First – WOAH, that project was way more complicated and difficult than I assumed when we first began. Truthfully I thought it was a one-weekend project

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Get Started with Essential Oils

Are you ready to get started with essential oils? Yes, friend!!! I purchased a starter kit of oils in 2014 and had no clue what I was doing!! Fast forward to 2017 and I was OBSESSED!!! When you purchase your starter kit from a person who offers resources, support, and all the things (like I

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Spooky AF. DIY Sweatshirt

Regardless of whether or not you follow this DIY – you need to RUN to Target and grab this comfy slouchy sweatshirt. It’s literally perfect for Fall & Winter – and I basically live in it. Snag it here! The Universal Threads brand is a full-on Target version of one of my favorite stores, Madewell.

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First Day of School 2018

We officially have a second and fourth grader! Ahhhh. It’s hard to even say that out loud… errr type those words. They were so excited to meet their new teachers, start at a new school, and get back into a routine (I think that last one is mainly me.. I’m sure they could’ve gone on

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How I Stay Organized!

I talked a little bit about this at the New Year but since my absolute favorite company is launching their 2018 planners, I thought it’d be the perfect time to chat again! I am slightly (read: A LOT) paper obsessed and I’ve been fiercely loyal to the Emily Ley Simplified planner brand for many years

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