Browsing Category

Uncategorized

Uncategorized

Spring Transition Outfit Inspo

spring transition outfit

Spring Transition Outfit Inspo

Ahh the temps are warming up, the sun is shining, flowers blooming, and we can start to shed some layers and dress for spring.

In this in between weather where it’s still a bit chilly, outfits can be tricky.

An easy way to style spring transition outfits is by wearing a warmer layer on top (sweater, sweatshirt, shirt with duster,etc.) and shorts or a skirt on bottom. I like to pair mine with boots or booties.

I’ve been living in these Anine Bing Sweatshirts. They run true to size. They are a bit pricey, but good quality, and I wear them over and over again.

These over the knee snakeskin boots are an Amazon find! They are under $40… crazy, right?! If you aren’t wanting something quite as bold I found a bootie version as well. You can shop those HERE. (They are $27 and another Amazon fashion find!)

A spring transition outfit staple is a faux leather skirt. Suede skirts are having a moment too! Here are some great options….

spring transition outfit inspo

spring transition outfit inspo

spring transition outfit inspo

spring transition outfit inspo

spring transition outfit inspo

spring transition outfit inspo

Uncategorized

Nashville Travel Guide: Best Coffee Shops In Nashville

best coffee shops in nashville

Best Coffee Shops In Nashville

Nashville is such a fun and vibrant city to live in! It’s been so fun working on this Nashville Travel Guide Series. One of my favorite things to do here is hit up a local coffee shop. I’ve rounded up the best coffee shops in Nashville, TN! Also, be sure to check out my post on the best murals and photo spots in Nashville.

Best Coffee Shops In Nashville

Stay Golden

It’s so picturesque! I’m typically a plain latte kind of girl, but they have this magical drink called the Gingerbread man. AKA “Cookie Milk.” Get it iced…so delicious! It’s also a full bar if you’d prefer a stronger type of drink. 😉 The breakfast sandwich is my favorite in town as well.

best coffee shops in nashville

 

best coffee shops in nashville

Cafe Roze

Another picture perfect spot. They are known for their rose flavored latte. Be sure to check out their breakfast too. So good!

best coffee shops in nashville

best coffee shops in nashville

best coffee shop in nashville

 

Ugly Mugs

They have a coffee called the “black bear.” It’s blackberry and honey, the perfect summer coffee drink.

best coffee shops in nashville

Barista Parlour

The whiskey caramel and bourbon vanilla are two of the best coffees in town. There are multiple locations (Germantown, Gulch, East Nashville.) Each of the locations has it’s own decor and vibe… all awesome.

best coffee shops in nashville

Inside of the Germantown location. 

 

 

East Park Donuts & Coffee

The donuts are just so good. A great weekend spot for coffee with a treat!

best coffee in nashville

Retrograde

If you are in need of a STRONG coffee, this is your spot. Their cold brew is the best. It’s like a shock to your system… in the best possible way.

best coffee shops in nashville

best coffee shops in nashville

Crema

My favorite black coffee in town. You can watch them grinding in the back.

best coffee shops in nashville

best coffee shops in nashville

Three Brothers Coffee

This goes hand in hand with the  best photo spots in Nashville post.You can find these adorable matching mama and me outfits in a blog post, HERE.

best coffee shops in nashville

best coffee shops in nashville

Red Bicycle 

For a “treat coffee” I love the “Nutty” or “Salty Single”. They have multiple locations as well. The prices seem to be a little more reasonable here than other coffee shops in town. Fun fact: Jordan Rogers and JoJo Fletcher are involved in the Nations location and you can see them there all the time!

best coffee shops in nashville

Frothy Monkey

There are more than one location. We are always at the 12th South location. However, the one in the Nations is much more “picture worthy.”

best coffee shops in nashville

Coffee and Coconuts

So this one is actually located in Franklin, TN, but it is worth the drive! The best avocado toast, bourbon coffee, CBD infused coffees and a California chic decor style. Even the bathrooms are adorable!

best coffee shops in nashville

 

 

Uncategorized

Mommy and Son Matching Outfits

mommy and son matching outfits

Mommy and Son Matching Outfits

mommy and son matching outfits

mommy and son matching outfits

mommy and son matching outfits

little boy fashion

mommy and me photos

mommy and me photos

mommy and me photos

mommy and me matching photos

Georgie has truly become like a mini BFF to me. I love sneaking away and getting some one on one time with him. He’s a true mama’s boy and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

The other day we were able to go grab some hot chocolate and I just couldn’t help myself but to put us in matching outfits.

You can find Georgie’s little tiger sweatshirt HERE and mine HERE.

This designer has so many cute mama and kid matching options that are well made, comfortable and edgy but still super cute!

There is also this new daddy and me collection that is super affordable and adorable. It says men, but I would totally wear any of those band tees!

Uncategorized

Best Amazon Finds For Men

Amazon Men's Guide

Best Amazon Finds For Men

Trey is taking over the blog for this one! I’m usually the shopper of the family, but when it comes to Amazon… he keeps our front porch filled up on the regular.

So here’s what he has to say about the best Amazon finds for men….

Apple TV
It’s awesome. I probably don’t use it to it’s full potential, but as far as it being a hub to stream anything for my phone, and keeping my iTunes and Apple Music up to date so I can stream anywhere in the house, it’s perfect. I also downloaded some apps that allow me to stream anything and everything on the projector upstairs. Simple to use, and great 4k quality.

Amazon Cloud Cam Security Camera (works with Alexa)– I read a ton of reviews and was some what skeptical at first. I got a two of them after Ashley wouldn’t stop bugging me about getting some. Georgie broke 3 other baby monitors. These are high quality, easy to set up, and you can stream them on your phone or through your Fire TV wherever you are. (AND G hasn’t broken them yet…)

Kiehl’s Facial Fuel Face Wash– Ashley bought this for me as a gift, and I re-order non stop. Best face wash I’ve found and really, really works.

Fry Pot– This 14 qt fry pot is their big daddy. I like it because I have a bigger propane burner and it distributes the heat perfectly. I can let fish, or chicken, or whatever we are cooking up have space but still cook in large batches. I used it to cook a New Year’s day meal for 65 people…. so it works well.

Uppercut Deluxe Pomade– This has been staple for a while. You want to slick it back, your want to comb it over, it will lock it down! It’s water based so it doesn’t just clump up and stay, but it holds great. Their other products are really good too, I have just used this one for some time.

Multicam Gloves
Mechanix gloves have become my “go to” for riding my motorcycle and anything else really. As long as its not too cold, they don’t have insulation. They’re durable but still have dexterity so I can easily shift gears.

Screen Cleaner Kit
This Screen cleaner kit was something I found after we moved and there were finger prints on all the tv’s. I found this and it works great. It gets off juice, or yogurt, or whatever else the kids manage to get on any electronics. It got all the finger prints off computer where people touch the screen to point something out, like stop doing that, you don’t have to touch my computer screen to point something out. Great product, came with shammy, love it.

Butane Torch Lighter– Butane torch is a must have if you are doing any type of brûlée’s. We don’t make them a lot, because I don’t work out enough to justify 10k calorie dessert, but this torch is easy and defiantly does the trick. Also, any time you need a quick sear on something you baked in the oven like fish or chicken breast, it’s super helpful.

Best Air Mattress Ever– Air Mattress King is awesome. Since both kids have cribs in their rooms, we only have 1 guest bed. We get a decent amount of company so we needed another option. I have slept on many an air mattress and they were TERRIBLE. I took a chance on this one and haven’t looked back. Built in pump, sits up high, stays inflated, and is pretty comfortable I have to say. I did get the Lucid memory foam topper to put on as well and it fits perfect.

Led Zeppelin Hardcover– Led Zeppelin by Led Zeppelin is just one of the best rock and roll coffee table books ever. It’s so personal, so many pics I have never seen from one of my top 5 bands of all time. It’s immersive and effortless a the same time.

Bug-A-Salt Lawn & Garden Gun– It’s a game, it’s a tool, it’s fun all the way around. Also, it’s effective. You can load it up with regular table salt, patrol the house and take out flies, spiders, yellow jackets, or any other breaching bugs. Kids love it too.

Patagonia Puffer Vest– Patgonia mens vest 5 moths out of the year its my go to quick run somewhere throw on. Nashville has very vesty weather, little cool, little foggy, little rainy, and this is great for all that. Plus, it flatters a dad bod. (AKA belly.)

BEST AMAZON FIND’S FOR MEN

If you are a fellow Amazon junkie, you can check out some of my favorite finds posts HERE and HERE.

Uncategorized

10 Timeless Formal Dresses

timeless formal dresses

10 Timeless Formal Dresses

timeless formal dresses

timeless formal dresses

timeless formal dresses

timeless formal dresses

timeless formal dresses

timeless formal dresses

timeless formal dresses

timeless formal dresses

Formal dresses are something that most of us don’t just have “hanging around in the closet”. BUT.. we should! It’s fun to get dressed up every now and again for a special occasion.

When a formal wedding, last minute charity function, or formal party pops up you won’t have to panic.

When it comes to formal wear, I tend to stick to timeless classics. Pieces that are fun, flattering, but can stay in your closet year after year. Ready at a moments notice.

This sequin number is so unique, but classic.

Here are some others that can set up shop in your closet and hang there for a long time!


10 Timeless Formal Dresses

Uncategorized

20 Things To Do On Cold & Rainy Days With Kids

things to do on cold and rainy days with kids

10 Things To Do On Cold & Rainy Days With Kids

things to do on cold and rainy days with kids

things to do on cold and rainy days with kids

things to do on cold and rainy days with kids

As a family, we love to be outside. Exploring new places, hitting up the playgrounds and parks, eating outside. There is something so great about Vitamin D and the effect it has on our moods, but especially the kids.

Unfortunately, we have had day after day of rainy weather and cold days. We’ve been trying to not let that stop us from having some fun.

It’s so important for the boys to be stimulated in some way by learning something new or partaking in a fun activity at home.

If you don’t already, I suggest following “busytoddler” on Instagram. She has so many learning based activities using mostly items you most likely already have in your home. It’s my go to place to find fun things for the boys to do on our typical days at home.

We’ve also found some fun things that kept the boys attention and made for special family fun days indoors. I wanted to round those up for you so you could save them for a rainy day. Pun intended. HA!

10 Things To Do On Cold & Rainy Days With Kids

1. One of our favorites is to make movie night extra special. We would light a fire in the fireplace, get the boys sleeping bags, popcorn or a special treat. Then all snuggle up and watch a new movie we hadn’t seen before. P.S. How cute are the boys koala sleeping bags?! They are currently 50% off. You can find them HERE.

2. Build a fort. Use some chairs, blankets, make it the size of a room. The boys LOVE this one. You can grab some books and read or play in there.

3. Do a scavenger hunt or an egg hunt. (Since our boys are so young, I hid Easter eggs with little toys inside or post it notes with a shape or letter that they could practice.)

4. Play a board game. (We stick with Candy Land for now..)

5. Play dress up. We love this magician’s outfit and like to put on magic shows.

6. Use some bath time markers and draw in the shower/tub. We like to do shapes and letters to help them learn as well.

7. Make a “box house”. Use an oversized box, cut out a door. They can color inside of it on the walls or use stickers to put them on the box as well.

8. Make a meal together. Bake cookies, or let the kids help make dinner. (Ours love to stir!)

9. A dinosaur dig. Fill a box with sand (or cotton balls, or any other material you have on hand) and dig out dinosaur toys. (Our boys also love

10. Learn a new song and let the kids play on a child size piano or guitar.

11. Have a dance party! Hokey pokey, the gummy bear song…

12. Play Simon Says. Bonus points for having the kids take a lap around the house. Burns that energy!

13. Do a fun workout together. Jumping jacks, some yoga poses, streching. Georgie loves to do squats!

14. Draw a poster. I have a few extra large poster paper on hand. We use art kit and some stickers and draw together. With a big poster there is room for everyone to draw together.

15. Play in shaving cream.

16. Build a large obstacle course. Time how long it takes to go through, and see if they can beat their own time.

17. Fill the bathtub up with a bunch of balls. (We use the ones from our ball pit.) Put different small toys in there for them to dig through and find.

18. Bathtime fishing. (This kit is awesome!)

19. Twister!

20. Play with Playdoh.

Uncategorized

Shopbop Sale Picks

shopbop sale picks

Shopbop Sale Picks

Ahh the Shopbop sale is here! I’m rounding out my favorite Shopbop sale picks.

So this is a buy more, save more sale. You use code: GOBIG19 for 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off of orders $500+ and 25% off orders $800+. This is the time of year that I like to stock up on some spring essentials.

There are so many great finds this year, but here are some of my absolute favorites.

Spring Must Haves

Uncategorized

Baby Jogger City Mini 2 Stroller Review

Baby Jogger City Mini 2 Stroller Review

I’m thrilled to be working with Baby Jogger to review their newest stroller, the City Mini 2.

Baby Jogger City Mini 2 Stroller Review

baby jogger city mini 2 stroller review

baby jogger city mini 2 stroller review

baby jogger city mini 2 stroller review

baby jogger city mini stroller review

baby jogger city mini 2 stroller review

baby jogger city mini 2

baby jogger city mini 2 stroller review

As a mom of two under two, finding the perfect baby products can make life much easier and the day to day run smoother.

I know as a new mom, finding the best baby products for your family can seem overwhelming, so hopefully this can help you make the right decision for your family.

One of the things I pride our family on is that we love to “adventure” together. Trey and I make it a priority to still get out and about with our kids regularly. It’s paramount in our parenting strategy to teach our kids by experiences.

We are always traveling, trying out new places here in our city, and like to stay out and about. This stroller parallels that on-the-go lifestyle perfectly.

My favorite part of this stroller is the ease of folding it down and popping it up. It’s got a one hand fold, and is lightweight. I can easily do it with a baby on my hip. (Ha! Most important for #momlife.)

Another thing that I really love about this stroller is how easy it is to maneuver. It’s really great for crowds and tight spaces. You can push with one hand and be in control completely.

The fabric is premium quality and is easy to keep clean and durable. (With two boys this is important to me!)

Georgie LOVES his glider board. He calls it his “skateboard” and has such a fun time riding along. It keeps him entertained and is very easy to pop it up when he isn’t riding.

We have been loving the ease of this stroller. It fits in perfectly with our families lifestyle, and I highly recommend it for families that like to get out and about a lot and want a no fuss stroller.

Thanks Baby Jogger for providing this stroller for review.

You can find more information including specifications and safety info HERE.

Uncategorized

Trends from New York Fashion Week: Fringe

what's trending from new york fashion week

Trends from New York Fashion Week: Fringe

what's trending at new york fashion week

what's trending at new york fashion week

what's trending at new york fashion week

what's trending at new york fashion week

what's trending at new york fashion week

One of the top trends on the runways this New York Fashion Week was fringe. I’m totally here for it!

It can be styled so many different ways, and adds that extra flare to any look. To keep it simple pair it with a simple sweatshirt and white booties.

It was seen anywhere from blouses, to the bottoms of pants to full blown head to toe maxi dresses in fringe. It’s really versatile, and a bit unexpected.

Since this is trending as we go into spring there were lots of fringe in lighter colors. Here’s a $22 skirt option in a pretty light color that’d be the perfect way to dip your toe into the trend without breaking the bank.

Trends from New York Fashion Week: Fringe

Uncategorized

Best President’s Day Sales

best president's day sales

Best President’s Day Sales

I love a good sale, and President’s Day has become a weekend known for good deals.

After searching high and low, I’ve found the best of the best deals on the internet.

Click on any of the below retailer names to be taken to their site to shop. 🙂

Best President’s Day Sales

American Eagle/ Aerie– 20-60% off EVERYTHING.

While you are there, snag the leggings that everyone has been talking about. They are almost identical to the Lululemon Align pant for a fraction of the price. (They are on sale for $13..shop them HERE.

Anthropologie– Extra 40% off all sale items.

Boohoo– Up to 80% off everything!! This $20 lounge set  is too good to pass up.

Bloomingdale’s– Up to 70% off!

Express– 40% off everything! This bodysuit has become a staple in my closet. It’s on sale for $20, and comes in four colors.

Forever 21–  Extra 50% off sale! Use Code: EXTRA50

Goodnight Macaroon– 50% off pre-spring items. Use code: GMSPRING This spring dress was an instant “add to cart” for me!

J Crew– 40% off your entire purchase. Use code: YESPLEASE

Lou & Grey– 40% off current favorites.

Macy’s– 20-60% off sitewide!!

Madewell– 30% off sale items. Use code: BRAVO

Nasty Gal– 50% off of everything!!! I scooped up this $20 dress  and will be wearing it with sneakers all spring.

Neiman Marcus– $50 off every $200 using code: LOVENM. If you’ve been thinking about a pair of Golden Goose, or a designer item. Now is your chance! (Also, for my favorite Golden Goose by them and sizing..you can read my full post on that HERE.

Old Navy– Up to 50% off sitewide!

Lulu & Georgia– 15%-25% off sitewide. More you spend, more you save style. I picked up this

Payne’s Gray– One of my favorite places to home shop. 20% off.

Pottery Barn– Up to 70% off sitewide!

Pottery Barn Kids– 20-60% off! I got the boys these adorable sleeping bags.

Sak’s Fifth Avenue– Up to 70% off designer steals. Don’t tempt me with a good time…

Ulta– $3.50 off your qualifying $15 purchase using the code “762939

Urban Outfitters– 30% off BDG jeans.

Wayfair– Maybe my favorite sale.. big blowout up to 75% off. Also, so many of the Restoration Hardware dupe items I’ve found are even more deeply discounted. You can read that post HERE.

West Elm –  20% off your entire purchase + free shipping using the code “WINTER“, 20% off all markdowns, Up to 30% off sofas, sectionals, and chairs, Up to 40% off select rugs .

William-Sonoma– 20% off your order plus free shipping. Use Code: WINTER. UP to 55% off Le Creuset. I grabbed this one.