Oh hey & 5 simple mom hacks I’ve …

Oh hey, everyone! How cute are these shirts?! One of our good friends, Samuel Gross, is the creative brain (and creator) behind them and our family loves them. Mike has one too – but someone had to take the picture right? 🙂  If you live in Minnesota, check them out at 144design.com. They have everything from kids gear to tanks to sweatshirts. As you’ll see from his website, he’s also an incredibly talented designer (he designed my logo) so if you are ever looking for design help, check him out! We think this color scheme is especially perfect for football season coming up because…Go Vikings!! Since MK is turning into…

Boho Chic: Lace Mullet Dress & Floppy Hat

Hey hey! Happy midweek y’all. We are almost to another weekend – lets do this! I was feeling kind of boho chic when I put this together as I’m slowly making my transition from summer to fall. I’m a sucker for anything lace so I was drawn to this dress immediately. I love the lace overlay! Since I’m tall, it can be a challenge to find maxi dresses that are long enough for me at a reasonable price. Therefore, the mullet dress trend really works for me since I don’t have to worry about that the length. I’m not overly obsessed with ALL mullet dresses, but I absolutely love this…

Birthday Celebrating Dress!

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend. It was my birthday this weekend so Mike and I went out on a date night to celebrate! We went to a few of my favorite restaurants in Minneapolis to celebrate. First stop was Bar La Grassa and we went into a food coma after indulging in the soft egg and lobster flatbread (OMG) and then the gnocchi. If you are in the area or are visiting you must go. After dinner we hit up Parlour for a few fancy drinks and then ended the night at Freehouse for a night cap. It was FUN (although I was so…

MK & Mama: Park Time Workout

As promised, here is a glimpse into what I call our park time workout which is essentially trying to fit in whatever I can to be active while also playing and hanging out with MK. The best thing is that she thinks all the exercises I do are hilarious so it’s a win win situation. :). I try to get to the gym or to yoga when I can, but sometimes that is just not realistic and some days all I want to do is go home and not miss any time with my girly before she goes to bed at 7. Early bedtime combined with a working mama really limits…

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Round 1 Picks!

Hi everyone! We are a few days into the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I just finished my first round of favorites (thus far). It’s still in early access right now (you need to be a card member to shop) but it’s open to the public on Friday so get ready! This is the best sale of the year for many reasons but mostly because it’s a sale that happens BEFORE the season! This sale is all fall and winter clothes so it’s the perfect time to stock up on booties, sweaters, jeans and jackets. As much as I loathe transitioning from my summer pastels & flowers I do love the…

Casual Friday: Pineapple Party!

Happy Pineapple Friday everyone! I recently went to H&M, saw this shirt and immediately had to buy it! How fun, right? I went up a size so I could knot it or tuck it. Big fan of oversized t-shirts…and pineapples. Also, who else is surprised I’m wearing jean shorts and converse shoes again? Sigh. I’ll work on switching it up, I promise! They are just so comfy. What are your go to items of clothing? Also, if you hop over to my Shop Instagram tab you can shop all these items and I’ve linked some of my favorite t-shirts from H&M (so affordable)! My outfit details are also below, but…

A Note To My 11 Month Old

Hi little girly, I’m writing this as you are sleeping soundly in your crib for the night. I just checked in on you, lightly touching your back to reassure myself that you were breathing. I do these things because I worry and am anxious, yes; but I also do them because you are so much a part of me that I actually do not know what I’d do if you weren’t here. You are the best thing I’ve ever done. What a year it has been! Last year at this time, I was so excited to meet you I thought I’d burst. We were still living as one and I felt…