A lot of the stuff out there now tries to convince moms and older women that their appearance doesn’t matter and to embrace old age. That’s great and all but it’s not about impressing anyone when you care. These blogs send the wrong message that “caring” about yourself is obsessing over youth. False. It’s waking up and saying “damn I love that girl in the mirror over there.” Impressing self = loving self. My goal for going into 30 is: keeping up with self care. I hate when I get acne breakouts so I’ve been faithfully using @sundayriley
clarifying oil and clarifying acne mask. I swear by it. #selfcare #selflove #milf #hotmomsclub #scarymommy #popsugarmoms #sundayriley
Next Friday we will be releasing our newest collab with @sweetskyenicknacks
🙊😍 We are absolutely dying over these outfits! SweetSkye headbands and new Georgia crops will be available at 7pm CST Friday 🌸
Amazing photograph from @growlovelyphotography
So this is it: #ThirdTrimester
I haven’t shared much of this journey. I can’t believe how fast it has been. So much has happened in between. The first thing I’ll say is that it has been far from easy, or glamorous. Some days I feel guilty for not enjoying this process as much as many other mamas/mamas-to-be who make it look so simple. I always hoped to be on that level, and for a while that just wasn’t the case. I appreciate the good days, and do what I can to stay active now....when I can...because for almost 5 months I wasn’t cleared to do much physical activity. There was a point where I was so sick, I was down 10lbs and lucky if I could hold down a glass of water. But I’m back-ish! And it feels good to get my miles in again! Just to be clear, there are still some tough days, and I know it’s not over, (the “morning” sickness is here to stay) but it has been one heck of a ride to get here. I haven’t said it enough, but THANK YOU to my family and friends (especially my mama(s) and my husband). Ya’ll have been so supportive and understanding even when I haven’t been as openly gracious. I wish I could express how whole-heartedly appreciative I am to each of you better, but just know I’m truly grateful for all of your patience, and understanding, and for letting me prepare in my own ways for this next chapter. So this is it: #ThirdTrimester
☘ Day 7 in my own popsugarfitness challenge, 1 of 4 weeks complete ☘😀💪
Better together 💓💓 || Happy Saturday friends! Could this sister duo be any sweeter?! || photo via @the.meza.girls
Our week ahead is going to look a little like this 👙 swimsuits, sunglasses & sunshine, plus a cute wet baby 👶🏻 #saturdayvibes
After a 3 hour drive, nearly getting stuck in a sand bank in the middle of wales, 3 beaches later, we finally found a perfect place to stop. I will remember next time to get more organised when travelling 🤦♀️😂
The cutest lion in our Nora maxi dress 😍 All maxi dresses come with pockets!! Our favorite detail and sure to be your little ones too.
Love this @nativefable
bonnet and the perfect shot from @growlovelyphotography
Yay for the weekend #tgif
Cheers to the LONGEST WEEK EVER being on its way out AND cheers to this girl being some-what, mostly, but not 100% yet, potty trained.
She’s not officially 3 months old until the 30th, but she was born on Good Friday so we’ve been counting Friday’s. This week she slept through the night twice! She also rolled over this morning. She’s been using her hands to grab at things and she continues to smile and coo and melt our hearts. ❤️❤️❤️
Don’t miss out on our ready to ship 4th of July Collection, available in the shop now! So many bows that are perfect for the holiday and can be styled all through the summer ❤️
So excited to bring another new item into our summer mini release!! We are in LOVE with this midi skirt 😍 The perfect outfit for your twirling little ones. Available at 7pm CST on 6/29 🌸
PC 📷: @growlovelyphotography
🌼 Happy midsummer! 🌼 Day 6 workout is now done! 😍
Out with my entourage errday.
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We still have some ready to ship 4th of July bows in the shop! Hurry over and check out the collection. Many bows are perfect all summer as well 💙
How I feel about it only being Thursday too 😒 How darn sweet is @suzanne__bryant
’s little one in our blush Georgia crop & cheetah shorties?! So in love with this combo 😍
Never did I think I would be able to exercise like this at almost #33weekspregnant
But my goodness does it feel good to do something that makes me feel, well like me, instead of a waddling pregnant women 😂 Thankful my workout buddy has made it easy on me 💪
- step shuffle
- kb swings
- band squat hops
17+ weeks and baby is the size of an Italian lemon 🍋. Not really, but depending on what app you use the baby is always some sort of fruit or vegetable. But seriously, the lemons in Italy were huge and these weren't even the biggest we saw. And yes, I just so happen to be wearing a lemon dress 😉. You know what they say...when in Rome, or in our case, more like Sorrento #17weeks #allthelemons #almaficoast
When one kid ends up with yogurt in their hair and all up in their eyes (WHY😑) and the other ends up with puréed sweet potatoes in their nostrils, you give them post lunch milk baths 🛀🌸🥛
Feeling all the summer vibes with our new Color Block Ollie Romper 🌿 So perfect for this hot weather we are having!! Made in the softest 100% organic gauze from and available in size 6/12 months up to 6 years 🌸
The Sea Breeze bows are in stock and ready to ship, part of our 4th of July Collection! Perfect all year round, with so many ways to style 🌊
Excuse her muddy sandals. 😂 but look at this gorgeous color and this outfit from @salt.and.rain
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She is absolutely 100 percent crazy about cats😂 Just like her Mom 👋. Btw. No cats were harmed in the making of this photo👍. Also this has to be one of my favorite outfits from the small shops. So cute . Thank you @carli.and.clo
Mix n match for the perfect OOAK Camera Necklace 💗. Available tonight 6pm pst. @landocolors
& Summer officially starts now....Bring on the ice cream 👙🍦👧🏻☀️👶🏻
. (Photo inspo @priscilla_mariexo
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Photography courtesy of our fave PDX photographer @laycebaumanphotography
Ready for tonight’s showcase! See ya at the @landocolors
FB group tonight 6pm pst. 💗
I feel like it’s 10x harder to actually shower and get coffee now that the kids are out of school. Please tell me I’m not alone! 🤷🏽♀️ Feeling pretty good this morning since I got to take a bath last night and relax while everyone was asleep. I swear it’s the little things that make me happy. 😅
Sweet sunshine! ☀️🦒. Tassels Available tomorrow. @landocolors
FB group. Link in profile to join, see ya there 😎
Schools out and DJ Rory be playing da clubs and taken requests #djrory #ibiza
Obsessed with our Emily embroidery dress. #shop
now link in bio.
Next Friday at 7pm CST we will be releasing our newest item, SWIMSUITS!!! Made from our Maeve peplum Playsuit design, and will be available in 3 prints. Light weight swimwear perfect for making memories with no limitations 😍
PC 📷: @growlovelyphotography
Found Blake trying to write her name on all the food, even the fruit. #roommatesitellya
😜 I can’t blame her though since we got our new @fridgefresh
our fruit and veggies have never stayed so fresh for so long! With #fridgefresh
you can prolong the shelf life of fruits and vegetables by 7-10 days. Long live the fruits & veggies! #sponsored
The triple scoop bow has me dreaming of a summer barbecue 😍 Available in the shop now and ready to ship! 🎉
Sunny & 90 degrees & friends 🤗
Hey Ellen, I see you posting some pretty adorable babies lately...but have you seen this summer babe?? ☀️👶🏻👙 @theellenshow #ellen15
Beach bracelets + anklets are now available 💦. Shop Etsy or join the VIP group to claim 🧜🏼♀️
for an interactive concert featuring your neighborhood family band, @cielitolindofamily
Thurs. 6/21/18 Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln from 6-6:45 pm
☀️Bilingual Performance 🎶
Combat Boots & Tutu Dresses🖤🌸
Anytime I have to leave my kids somewhere- home with a babysitter, at daycare, when the big kids go to school or to their Dad’s house I feel sad and look forward to being with them again.
Today when I dropped this little one off for just two hours with a sitter he waved goodbye through his tears to me as I left.
I was overwhelmed with sadness because, I got to see him again in two hours. He cried for a moment and was fine. He knew I’d be back soon. He knew it was temporary. He knew that Mommy would come and get him, because I always do.
I cannot imagine the grief, the rage, the unconscionable pain caused by having my child ripped from my arms and taken away from me.
No information. No contact. No timeline. No guarantee I’d ever see them again. No assurance they’d be safe and cared for and happy. Not a shred of decency or care offered.
Terrified. I’d be fucking terrified, and I honestly don’t believe we- my children, my family, or I- would ever recover from that trauma, if we even survived it.
What is happening at our borders is inhumane. It’s abhorrent. Disgusting. Repulsive. It reeks of abuse of power, of dictatorship, and of a country on the brink of immediate and ultimate destruction.
Though we have everything we need to do better, we are not only failing to so, we are doing even more harm.
Show up, speak up, every single day until it ends. Do it now, before it’s too late.
And please God, please don’t let it already be too late.
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