Breezy Beach Morning

Parker is outside riding his bike and laughing like a wild man. Radley and I are staring out the window watching the shadows the sun is casting through the trees. It’s simple. It’s perfect. No place to be, no rushing, no schedules or to do lists. Just living. Watching my babies enjoy themselves. Stripped down to bare basics. Just enjoying themselves. This is life๐ŸŒด๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•

September Wishlist: Mom Edition

I spy with my little eye…. Way to many goodies I want this month!

So I’ve been seeing all of these DockATots on Instagram and I REALLY want one. Anything for a good nights sleep, ya know?!

I all of a sudden have the urge to redo Parkers bedroom. Targets pillowfort collection has me ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

All things space please….

This teepee playmat from Infantino because helloooo๐Ÿ˜

This beautiful counting book!

This adorable pretend campfire! Cause it’s going to be fall soon!!๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ”ฅ 

Healthy “Icecream” You Can Eat Anytime of Day!

So I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that most everyone loves icecream! Right?

And if you are on a diet that doesn’t allow it there seems to be an even more alluring quality about it. If its forbidden its more appealing, why is that? Well anyway I learned a trick awhile ago that makes “real icecream” completely obsolete to me. Here is my all natural yummy icecream indulgence!!

Its super easy to make and only take 3 ingredients.


Bananas + Coconut Milk + Cinnamon = YUM!

I’ve made my banana icecream a million different ways so as long as you have bananas, you can enjoy this awesome treat!!

First things first, you will need frozen bananas. What I usually do is buy a bunch of bananas for Parker and I to eat through out the week and then I buy a bunch to set out until ripe and then peel and freeze.

It is important to PEEL FIRST! And then I usually break them in half, which makes it easier to blend. And then I stick them in my frozen blueberries bag in the freezer. Which is why in the picture above it appears slightly purple. Because my bananas pick up some blueberries, But I figure that can only help me, not hurt ๐Ÿ˜‰

I take 2-3 frozen bananas (depending if I’m sharing or eating it all myself!) + 1/4 cup or less of coconut milk and I blend in a blender or food processor until really smooth. And then I sprinkle cinnamon all over.

That’s it! You can enjoy it right then, but what I usually do is stick it in the freezer for another 20 minutes to get it nice and cold!!

Don’t have coconut milk or cinnamon? NO PROBLEM. Just blend frozen bananas! I swear its just as good and super creamy just like icecream!!

Let me know how you like it? The options are endless! Sometimes I add a little all natural peanut butter to the mix, or sprinkle some cacao nibs on. How will you make yours?

I hope you have a WONDERFUL and ABUNDANT day!!

Someone Special’s Turning One!

I seriously can’t believe it! My sweet, sweet baby! Where has the time gone. Everyone always say they grow up too fast. Soon he’ll be driving and you wont even know what happened! Ugh! I believe that can be so true! Its so easy for that to happen! I have periods of this year that seem longer and like wonderful pleasant memories and others that seem rushed and like I was just holding on going through the routine of it all! Now of course I’m not claiming to be a parenting expert but please please please SLOW DOWN! Live in the moment, soak it all in, the sleepless nights, the crying, the boredom at times. Believe me it will be gone so fast and you’ll wish you would have been in the moment more, soaking it all in, remembering every last second! Babies are so special. My heart just melts going over the last year in my head!

But anyway on to the fun stuff! Parker’s Very Hungry Caterpillar Party! I was so lucky I found a free printable online and was able to custom create his invitations. They are so divine with his little face on there!!


And as I was looking online for some inspiration I ran across the cutest little sugar free cake you ever did see! Yes I did…


Oh and this adorable lantern caterpillar:


Sending Potter Barn Kids lots of love right now! Thanks

Happy Love Day

Valentine’s Day is for everyone! Let us be reminded that we should all love one another. We should all love the world around us and we should all love ourselves. Because loving ourselves allows us to truly love one another! Let us carry the spirit of Valentine’s Day with us EVERYDAY!! โคValentine's Day is for everyone! Let us be reminded that we should all love one another. We should all love the world around us and we should all love ourselves. Because loving ourselves allows us to truly love one another! Let us carry the spirit of Valentine's Day with us EVERYDAY!! <3

10 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses Under $200

10 Gorgeous Wedding Dresses Under $200!
From Left to Right: Ethereal Girl Dress $135, I Now Pronounce You Dress $175, Romance in the Air Maxi $88, Future Heart Maxi Dress $168, White Romance Embroidered Maxi $198, Crochet Lace Midi Dress $33, Cotton Crochet Maxi Dress $40, Crรจme de la Bohรจme Dress $91, Kimchi Blue Embroidered Bodice Halter Maxi Dress $89, Kimchi Blue Dove Crinkle Gauze Maxi Dress $129

Bohemian and Independent styles have been all the rage in bridal for a while now. One of the greatest advantages of that is that you can find a gorgeous wedding dress well under the $200 range!! And that means you can spend the extra cash you save on other wedding festivities!

Love Letter Wendesday

fdafad jgjIts love letter Wednesday again. And this week I just want to share how easy it is to spread a little joy. You don’t have to write long elaborate letters in envelopes, you can just write a sentence on a note card.

I was in TJMaxx the other day and I saw this really pretty wrapping paper! Which was actually a great thing because I was trying to think of an excuse to buy it which reminded me that my sisters birthday was coming up!! So after wrapping her presents I didn’t want to waste the scraps.

So I just glued the note cards onto the scrap and then cut the note cards off after writing my love notes!

I like to keep a couple note cards in my bag at all times, you never know when a good time to spread a little love will come along!

Remember if you have instagram to share your love letters: #IOWAMLoveLetters ๐Ÿ™‚

Love Letters Wednesday




This weeks love letters. I left one in the dressing at Target and one in a bookshelf. Tomorrow ill be scattering a couple around campus!

Remember if you’d like to participate, share your love letters on instagram with the #IOWAMLoveLetters ๐Ÿ™‚

A sneak peak at next weeks love letters….