Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Fourth of July Looks

Me: Dress (T.J. Max) Shoes: Nordstrom Rack
Mav: Romper: Gap, Shoes: Nordstroms 

Hi everyone!! Thanks for stopping by our little space on the internet! Today we are showing you some outfit inspiration for the 4th of july! Being a mom of this busy little guy, a maxi dress is always a good idea. Not only is it perfect for summer and being in the hot weather, I don't feel like I am flashing anyone when I am chasing after him. (Trust me... he is sooooo busy.. insert wide eyed emoji)
I also love a good espadrille! They scream "summer shoe" to me and are totally mom friendly! I don't know how any of you moms out there wear heels! I have the hardest time! Tips are much appreciated!

On Mavryk, I am obsessed with rompers. I mean really, aren't they so cute on babies?? I hope I have a girl someday because that is all she will be in! Its so nice for him because he loves to run around. I haven't ever put him in jeans because he felt so uncomfortable. These are breezy and perfect for a busy toddler. He is still learning how to walk in his converse. He is so used to his Freshly Picked moccs! He still has a while to go until he will fully fit into these. They are just so cute in mini sizes! Don't you just die?

Thank you to all those who gave me feedback on my instagram post! Mavryk has had a hard transition to regular cow milk. We are going to start trying Almond Milk! I was lactose as a little girl so I should have had better ideas! When I was little we didn't really know about things like almond or coconut milk. I am so happy there are so many great options out there for him to try!

Happy Hump Day!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Fathers Day

Happy (early) Fathers day to the most amazing father! It has been so amazing to watch Zack become a dad. He is so sweet and caring. He is obsessed with Mavryk! They are like two peas in a pod. Mavryk loves when Zack comes home from work. As soon as Zack walks in the door, Mavryk is right there to greet him with a huge smile and a big, mouth open kiss. I love watching them learn and grow together. Zack already teaches him all about the things that he loves to do. 

Zack works so hard for us. He supports us, loves us, listens, and devotes everything he has. He is the most amazing husband. I appreciate everything that he does. Just a day a year isn't enough to celebrate him. Mav and I can't wait to give him our present!

Have a wonderful weekend! 


Wednesday, June 15, 2016

A year to remember

Photos: Romina Pastoroni 
Cake: My Mom! (she made my wedding cake to!)

On Saturday June 4th we finally had Mav's first birthday party! I was so excited that my family was in town from Arizona and here to celebrate Mavryk. We even had the party at my grandparents house which was once my child hood home! Lots of happy feelings over here :) Lets start with the morning of.. I put some things off which was bad but it was a busy week! I had my last training for next years school year as well as my grandpas retirement party. I also made the mistake of not ordering balloons ahead of time.. and all I wanted was balloons! So back to morning of the party. We woke up, showered, and got ready to leave. The party was starting at 11:30 so we left at 9:30 to run errands thinking we would have all the time to get done what we needed. I stopped at Zurchers to get balloons and it was an hour wait to get them filled with helium :( I was literally in tears! I didn't have time to have the balloons filled. We ended up running to Walmart for some last min food pick ups and I was able to get some balloons there. I don't know why I was so stressed about everything. In the end it was all about the people who came and the time we were able to spend together celebrating Mavryk! It ended up being so amazing and relaxing. By the time the party was over Mavryk was ready for a nap! A huge thank you to Romina who was amazing and captured these moments for me!

Monday, June 13, 2016

A family that Arvo's together stays together

Arvo Watches: Kahanas Brown Band | Blush Band | Zacks: Black Band

Anyone else so happy that summer is here? It is nice to have a break from teaching and be able to enjoy time outside with my family. My mom gave mavryk this cute car for his birthday! He loves to push it himself more than ride in it. Its funny to watch his stubborn personality shine through! My family is the most important thing to me! Spending time with them is when I am most happy. We love doing things together! This even includes loving some of the same brands!

My husband Zack was the first person to introduce me to Arvo watches. He had really wanted one and ended up winning one last year in a Fathers Day Giveaway! Zack has literally worn it every day since. After he received his, I loved it so much I ended up putting the White Time Sawyer on my christmas list this past year! (The best watch!) Anyone that knows me knows that I am obsessed with gold jewelry. From my wedding ring to any necklace or earing, it needs to be gold! While browsing through Arvo's selection, they have such a wide variety of gold style watches. It was a no brainer when picking what type of watch I wanted! I love how minimalistic they are because,  I am not an overly flashy person when it comes to jewelry. Since having Mavryk, I have also taken the less is more approach with jewelry. He wants to pull on everything! These watches are so easy to wear with a baby and still add that element of style to any outfit!

When Arvo reached out to me I was out of my mind excited! I knew right away that I needed to add this White Time Sawyer blush band to my life. Can I just say this little pretty will be on my watch every single day! Its such a great neutral. In our family, we love Arvo!

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A family that Arvo's together, stays together!

Below are some of my favorites that I am saving my pennies for!

Photos by: Kenzie Christensen 
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