Flybird Tees on Repeat

An amazing tee is hard to beat!  I have had my eye on a few at Flybird for a long time, and I finally got my hands on this one and this one!  They are just as great as I imagined they would be.  The designs are so unique, and easily dressed  up or down.  I have been wearing mine on repeat since I got them!

Flybird T-shirt! Women's stripped tee with floral sleeves. Comfy casual mom life style!

This “Alive” tee is so soft! It is light and easy to wear.  Not to mention the detail on the sleeve is my favorite!

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The “In the Clouds” tee is definitely my go-to! I can’t resist anything black, white, or grey.  I love how simple it is, yet still completely original!

Flybird t shirt with contrasting sleeves! Super cute t shirt for spring. Mom style, casual comfy clothes

I love the detail on the bottom, as well as the contrast of the fabric on the sleeves.

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These tees from Flybird are my new favorites. They are perfect for everyday! Hope you enjoyed your Memorial Day! We had a wonderful time celebrating with family XO

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Loving the Sun with Swim Zip

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Summer is hands down my favorite season! I love the sun, but unfortunately I loved it a little too much growing up and didn’t protect my skin correctly.  I’m a lot more conscious now, and I’m hoping it will make a difference! We spend A LOT of time at the lake, river, pool, you name it, so sun protection is definitely a priority.   When I first saw the options at Swim Zip, I fell instantly in love! Also, I just met the owner Betsy last night, and she is AMAZING!

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There are so many reasons why I love this dress! It has thumb holes, it is lightweight, dries quickly, so comfortable, cinches on the side, comes in amazing colors and patterns, and offers so much protection from the sun! Leave it to me to stick with classic black though haha it is always my fave.

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I’m excited to have this next time we go to the ocean.  I’m always trying to stay protected through the hours of snorkeling, boogie boarding, paddle boarding, etc. I think it is time for another trip now that I’m daydreaming about all this!

Swim zip, modest adorable full coverage swim suit! Swim suit for moms, black swim dress.

Thank you to Swim Zip for this dress! Have an amazing week XO

 

Perfect Peplum

I am always on the go, and I prefer to be comfortable (as I have said a hundred times before haha) It is THE BEST to find something that looks great and also feels great!  This perfect peplum top from Hope Ave. is just that for me.  I wear it as often as I can get away with!

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I love the loose fit, as well as the ruffle and open back!  It’s all in the details, right?

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These black jeans are also pretty amazing.  My dad always made fun of me when I was younger for having tears in my jeans, but I love it haha! He would ask if I got a discount for them already being worn out.  Any of your parents feel that way too?

Perfect Peplum top! White flowy shirt for summer and spring. Mom style, women's fashion.

My perfect peplum, perfectly torn jeans, and perfect black booties are all from Hope Ave.  When I walked into the store, I was honestly like a kid in a candy store.  Or I guess, like myself in a candy store ha! I could have bought everything in there.  I can’t wait to go back!

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I finally got some planting done this last week so our house is looking more like a home (or at least like it’s actually occupied haha) I wish yard work was a passion and talent of mine.  Maybe I’ll get there someday!  I hope you had an amazing Mother’s Day weekend, and enjoy your week ahead XO

Long loose braid with light brown hair. Braids and hairstyles to copy.

Thank you to Hope Ave. for working with me on this post.

 

Snowy Getaway with Arvo

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I am so grateful the snow has finally melted and the weather is warming up!  I’m definitely a summer girl.  However, this past weekend we decided to take our girls up to stay in a cabin and enjoy the mounds of snow still found in the mountains. It was so nice!  We had no cell service, or internet connection, so we were truly unplugged.  It felt wonderful to reconnect as a family!  We went sledding for hours, cuddled, and sipped hot cocoa.  Not many things beat that.

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While we were up there I was so grateful to have my Arvo watch, especially since I didn’t have my phone to find out what time it was.  I haven’t worn a watch in years because I am usually so picky about them! I miss wearing one, so I’m happy I have found one I love.  The sleek, minimalistic style is what drew me to this watch.  It goes with just about everything and is comfortable too! Not only that, but the company itself is also incredible.

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This scarf is the same one from this post.  I’m totally loving it right now!  Hope you had a wonderful Valentines and Presidents’ Day! Enjoy your week! XO

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Thank you to Arvo for sponsoring this post.

Fishtailing with Penny+Boss

If you know me, you know I love a good braid!  They are always a good idea in any season.  A fishtail is such a classic and a favorite of mine for sure.  Another favorite of mine is Suzy from Penny+Boss! If you haven’t read their blog, you better get over there quick.  You are missing out, they are the cutest.  So! Back to the fishtail…I decided to do this braid on Suzy and I’m going to walk you through it!  You can fishtail by moving the hair over top of the braid, but for this one I chose to move the hair underneath.  It creates a lifted braid (so the braid rests on top of the hair) if that makes sense!

How to Fishtail braid!

Part your hair off to one side, and begin your braid close to your part.  Take a small section and split it into two-A and B.  Take half of A and move it underneath and add it to B.  Then take half of B and move it underneath and add it to A.  Again, take half of A and move it underneath to B.  Now take a small piece of hair(not already in the braid) from that same side and also move that underneath to B.  Then, move half of B under to A.  Grab extra hair(not in the braid) and also move that under to A.  Repeat this a hundred times 🙂 Make sure you are always moving a piece from A to B or vice versa BEFORE you add in hair from the rest of your head.  If you don’t, your braid will be all kinds of crazy.  Keep the braid as tight as you can while braiding.  Braid as far as you like then tie it off.  Gently pull on the sides of the braid to loosen it and make it larger.  Hairspray, and you are done!  I love to wear this with all my hair in the braid, like Suzy is here, but I also love to stop it around my ear and pin it back, leaving the rest of my hair down.

 

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I’m thinking I’ll make a video for this look soon and let you know when it’s up! Thank you for reading 🙂 XO

 

Holiday Hair Series:Christmas

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I can’t believe it is already Christmas Eve! It is always crazy to me how fast time flies.  I wonder if I’ll ever get used to it 🙂 Even though it came quickly, I’m just as excited as ever!  Such a magical time and I can’t wait to spend it with family.

The week of Thanksgiving, I posted part 1 of my Holiday Hair Series with my good friend, and incredibly talented photographer, Jennifer Munoz. This is part 2, and I can’t wait to show you.  I love coming up with fun new braids! This one looks complicated, but it is actually super simple. I would definitely wear it to a holiday party, or dress it down with a hoodie and a cup of cocoa.  It goes with everything!

To begin, section the top half of your hair off and clip it up.jennifer-munoz,boise-wedding-photographer,blooms-flower-studio,wedding-hair-tutorial-78

Next, separate the bottom half into two parts and fishtail each.  After you tie them off, slightly pull on the braids to loosen them.  To fishtail, you split the hair into two, take a small piece from one side and add it to the other.  Then, switch and take a small piece from the side you just added to, and move it to the first side.  Repeat until you near the end of your hair.

Pull the fishtails forward so they are out of your way.  Let down the top half.  I chose to French braid the top, but if it is feeling awkward to French braid behind you, you can just braid the whole piece at once.  To braid, split the top into three pieces and alternate moving the outside strands over the middle strand.  After you move the outside strand to the middle, it becomes the middle strand for the other side to cross over. If you move the strands under instead, your braid will be more raised(Dutch braid)jennifer-munoz,boise-wedding-photographer,blooms-flower-studio,wedding-hair-tutorial-104When you have all your hair tied off, braid the three braids together.  Move the outer strand over the middle strand, and alternate. Remove the three elastics, and attach all the ends together with one elastic.  I like to wrap a small piece of hair around it to cover it. jennifer-munoz,boise-wedding-photographer,blooms-flower-studio,wedding-hair-tutorial-114Gently pull and loosen the braid to give it some volume and help the braids work together.

Then you are set! Get creative with it.  It can be as tight and clean or as messy as you want!

 

Huge thank you to Jennifer Munoz for the photography. I adore her! Check her out HERE and here:

Instagram- @jennifer.munoz
Website- http://www.jennifermunoz.co
Phone for Wedding or Lifestyle Photography- (208)557-1566
Facebook- http://www.facebook.com/jennifermunozphotography

Thank you also to  Blooms Flower Studio for letting us shoot in your gorgeous space!

Stay tuned for part 3 coming next week.  Have a wonderful Christmas!

Holiday Sparkle

The Holidays are so much fun! I feel like there are wonderful, kind things happening all around that warm my heart.  It has been magical to experience all the joy with my sweet little girls!  They make everything better.

Another thing I think is fun about the Holidays, is that you can dress up a little more.  Also, you get to drop hints to your significant other for awesome things like these earrings and ring from Roma Designer Jewelry! Sneaky, sneaky!  Seriously though, I’m in love with these.  I sold engagement rings during my college years, and I fell in love with this style of ring.  I have wanted one ever since, and this one is amazing! I just stare at it every time I wear it.  The way that it, and the earrings, catch the light is beautiful! They are made with Preciosa crystals, which have their own unique faceting making them some of the brightest crystals produced.

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Roma Designer Jewelry is so generous to offer a discount code for my friends so you can shop with them and receive 25% off!  Use the code “friendly25” on their site, click HERE to shop!

Hope you are enjoying your week, and all the delicious hot cocoa options out there this month!

 

Huge thank you to Stayc Smart Photography for these photos! She has been my friend for almost my entire life, and I love her.  Check her out on Instagram @staycsmartphotograhy!

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Thank you to Roma Designer Jewelry for sponsoring this post!

Little Head to Toe GIVEAWAY!

 

I have yet to find a person that doesn’t think baby shoes are the cutest ever.  They just are. I love them, but I have a hard time keeping them on Viv’s feet.  She will kick and pull on them until she gets them off!  BUUUT…not these cute little shoes from Little Head to Toe!  She wears them all day and loves it.  I don’t blame her.  They look amazingly comfortable, and adorable. What more could she want from shoes!?

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Chanel from Little Head to Toe just launched her fall line and there are so many darling designs.  Also, she is the sweetest! I am hosting a GIVEAWAY with her for one lucky winner to get their very own pair of shoes.  Head over to my instagram (@savanahpoulsen) to enter! Hurry though, it ends tomorrow night!

Also, click HERE to check out Little Head to Toe and use code “BBLIFE” to get 10% off your order!

 

Holding on to Summer in Mommy Daughter Dresses

Welcome to part two of our mommy and me collaboration with my girl Sandy! She is so much fun, I love that we were able to get together.  In case you missed it on the first post, we both have baby girls named Vivian, and they are only about a month apart.  They were so cute playing on the grass together!  I loved seeing their sweet little personalities come out.  If you haven’t checked out Sandy’s blog yet, you are missing out! She is inspiring in so many ways, find her here. We wanted to do a dressier look with our girls, that still felt like summer.  I love when an outfit is comfortable, cute, and functional for mommyhood!

Photos by LC Photography

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We teamed up with Lucky Lamb and Co. for our Vivians’ headwraps, and I’m in love!  I seriously want everything in the shop! I’m so excited to be able to offer you a coupon code for free shipping on your order from Lucky Lamb and Co.  Go check them out, fall in love, and use the code VIVIAN2 to get your free shipping!

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I also want to introduce you to my sister in law’s company TweetleDee Shoes.  She makes leather baby and toddler flip flops! They are so adorable and I love the softer sole for those early walkers! She can even do custom orders, check her out!