Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Nordstrom Sale Purchases

I don't have a Nordstrom card so once the sale opened for the public I immediately ordered these jackets for the girls for the fall. I wanted something they could both use while the weather gets cool and something Ellie could use everyday for school. I ordered the purple for Summer and hot pink for Ellie. 

I ordered this vest for my husband. He has a few North Face jackets, but I like the vest so I'm hoping it will work on him. This is the time to buy North Face! There are some great sales.

Ellie really has no fall clothes except for her dresses, which can be layered with long sleeve shirts underneath and leggings (which, she also needs). I got her these jeans and she tried them on this morning. She fit perfectly and are so soft. I ordered her a 5 (she will be 5 in April). In the past I've ordered her jeans from Gap, but as she's gotten older they don't fit her well. She also loves the top.

I ordered myself another pair of these Hunter book socks. I have them in gray and wear them all the time with my Hunter boots. These socks rarely go on sale!

I love this basic top. I haven't received it yet, but I'm hoping it will fit. I know I would get a lot of wear out of it in the fall.

These earrings are sitting in my cart. I love gold hoops and these got great reviews.

I don't shop at Loft very often, but I saw this top in the store and loved it. It just went on sale with 50% off and I ordered it online. 

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends in 5 days on August August 3rd. Now is a great time to shop for fall and winter since prices will go back up. Happy Shopping!

Monday, July 27, 2015

Weekend Recap

Saturday morning I did my boxing class at 7:15, then came home and showered and got ready for the day. We went to our neighborhood farmer's market and stocked up on fresh fruits and veggies. We stopped home to drop them off, then went food shopping at Whole Foods. Every time we go there the girls run off, sing and dance for people in the store and find toys and dress up. Sometimes they put on scarves and shirts and walk around with toy umbrellas. They always make people smile. 

The girls picked out the mini cucumbers & I'm looking forward to trying these yellow zucchini

We came home and ate lunch. I love Whole Foods chicken salad and the girls had their chicken noodle soup. We went to the pool for an hour in the afternoon since Summer didn't want to nap. I ended up not going in today and it was nice to sit and watch. Nick went in with the girls for a change.

Nick and I had a date night Saturday to celebrate our 6th year wedding anniversary. We went to White Dog Cafe. I heard so many great things about this place and I love the area so we decided to try it. The restaurant uses all organic and seasonal foods so the menu is always changing. We started with the hummus trio. The beet hummus was my favorite. I had the scallops, which were cooked perfectly and so delicious. Nick had the filet and the truffle fries. We sat outside on the patio since the weather was beautiful.

 Celebrating 6 years of marriage (going on 13 years together)!

My Mom babysit for the girls and when we got home the house was clean, the playroom was organized and the girls were sleeping in their own beds! This was the first time we've come home from a date and the girls were asleep and didn't wake up until the next morning. I cannot express how nice this was! Thanks, Mom!!

Sunday I had to work at home all day for my part-time job. Nick took the girls to the playground, then brought Summer home to nap and took Ellie to the pool. Yesterday was my niece's first birthday and we celebrated her and her older brother (who turns 3 tomorrow) last night at my brother's house. 

 Relaxing with Summer on the hammock

Hope you had a great weekend!

Monday, July 20, 2015

Summer Favorites!

It's been a while, which means we have been busy enjoying our summer! I can't believe it's already halfway through the summer and I don't even want to say that or think about it because I don't want it to end. This has been such a fun few months enjoying our freedom everyday. No school, no camp, no commitments. We've been checking off our summertime checklist (another post to come).

I was up early this morning and went for a 3 mile run at 5:30. It was already 80 degrees and so humid out, but it felt great to get it done! Yesterday it was close to 100 degrees and we spent the afternoon at the pool. I didn't take any pictures, but it was a big day because Ellie swam for the first time without her puddle jumpers! I was so proud of her for even trying. We went in the big pool and she pushed off the side and swam to me. I've been working with her a bit and my husband was teaching her to float on her back. She was so excited! It's a start at least.

I thought I would share some of my favorite things I'm loving this summer:

After reading that Neutrogena face sunscreen doesn't really protect from UVA rays (and I've worn this for years) I was on the hunt to find something better. I love this one and although it's a small bottle it's lasted over a month now and I wear it every morning over my moisturizer. I love that it's light and non-greasy.

This cheek tint has been my go-to everyday. It's perfect for the heat and humidity we have here and I love the color it gives me. I bought the travel size because I wasn't sure how often I would use it, but I wear it all the time and to the pool over my sunscreen, too. I only use a bit at a time and I still have a half of a jar left.

Here are a few other must haves!

Summer Favorites

1 // We use this picnic blanket (in a bag) all the time. It's so easy to zip into the bag and keep in the stroller or carry on my arm. We use it for picnics at the park and zoo and at the beach. 

2 // I mentioned this bracelet here and I wear it almost everyday. It's just one bracelet with a magnetic clasp.

3 // I love these rashguards. I bought it in black last summer and in yellow this year. It's so lightweight and can be used for exercise outdoors, too. It has a zippered pocket in the back. 

4 // I live in American Eagle jean shorts. My favorite brand.

5 // My new favorite accessory. Plus, it's only $15!

6 // Love these waterproof sneakers for kids. My girls love them, too. Comfy and cute. 

7 // Homemade popsicles are a treat and there are so many variations! I grew up eating vanilla yogurt popsicles and I thought they were the best. 

8 // Gotta have water for me and the kids and this keeps it cold. I have taught Ellie the importance of staying hydrated and she loves to say, "I drink water to stay hydrated not dehydrated." Sometimes she gets it mixed up. So cute.

9 // Puddle Jumpers are a must have for the pool. Every toddler is wearing these. The best.

10 // My favorite summer shoe! So comfortable. 

What are your summer must haves?

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