Going to be listing this Kendra Scott Bracelet soon. After this long day filled with meetings, paperwork and lots of emotional stuff. Will be nice to focus on my closet soon. This week the focus was more on my son that has been fighting cancer the past 2yrs and we are getting him ready to start attending school again when the new school year starts. #onedayatatime
recently opened up my inbox to an article saying holding your baby actually changes their DNA so here I am 18 months later
girlfriend has the attention span of a squirrel when it comes to eating ice cream. 🍦
Ahhhh!!! I’m dying over these! I’m doing mini sessions here next week before it’s gone! Message me if you are interested! I have 4 slots left! ❤️
Don’t let this little man fool ya. He’s been a mixture of heaven on earth and 😈👹 these days. Hard to stay mad when he turns on his charm 🙈! On another note, can’t believe this picture was taken before Ari joined our little crew. Feels like so long ago, yet the time has flown by.
Okay, so we have all seen those jealous baby videos, and this is exactly what I thought it was... until you see why he’s really mad! #jealousbaby#momlife#parenthood
We had a ball (😉) at Lilly’s 6th birthday party. All the details and photos are on the blog tonight. P.S. Don’t look too close at my DIY cake topper or you’ll see my splintered skewers and overly aggressive glue marks. A Pinterest mama, I am not! #NatsAdventuresPartyPlanning
today i was stuck inside without a car on an 80 degree weather day. in an 850sqft apartment, with a toddler.... i can’t wait until we move in july and don’t have to drive to the park just to play outside!!!
anyone else live in an apartment with kids and can’t wait to get the eff out?!? so happy we got this house 🙌🏼 check my stories for some exciting plans i’m trying to get the ball rolling on 👀
We don’t know where we are going, but we are on our way. Don’t wait until you are ready to do something, there’s now and you might as well do it now. (Do I make sense?).
Our hearts were made to travel this world.
Oh man... This was tough to talk about. But with the birth of my new blog also came a promise to be transparent with everyone in hopes to help those in need. Every year I do a fundraiser for my birthday instead of receiving gifts. My boyfriend and I are walking in SF’s “Out of the Darkness” Overnight Walk to raise money for suicide prevention. I first got the idea from @sollythomas90 & I’m glad I did because it’s such a beautiful event with an amazing purpose! The walk is June 8th & they require an entry fee of $1,000 per walker (I didn’t start a GoFundMe & these funds don’t go directly to me, the link takes you straight to my donor page hosted by the @asfpnational). Please help us raise money to walk in this incredible event! If you lost a loved one, we would love to walk in their memory as well. Donation link & a separate link (for more info on the walk) are in my bio ❤️ •
#YouMatter | Video by: @dontcareray
Some things I’ve listed and about to list tomorrow... the real question is: should I use my foot to model the shoe?! Lol.... #questions
This is Emma. Emma is an awkward teenager. She's in that "in-between" stage between childhood and adulthood. So, we decided a photo shoot to bolster her self-esteem was in order. We'll check back in with Emma when her transformation is complete. I'm sure she'll be looking forward to another photo shoot! ;)
Summer Essentials! My 10 must-haves for summer:
Lemongrass - it's in my fave Outdoor Spray (along with purification, thieves, RC, citronella and peppermint). It tends to go out of stock during summer months for this reason. Also, google lemongrass + legs + veins. Lots of testimonials and a friend swears by it... I've only just begun using it in this way. Keep ya posted! There are a TON of uses for this oil - see article in comments ☺. I also LOVE this one in my diffuser right now to make my house smell like spring.
Citronella - another other oil in my outdoor spray. Shake and spray. There are so many oils you can use but this mix has been working well for us. Also, diffuse this on your back patio table! 🌿🌱 Peppermint - so cooling ... a couple drops in the water, rub a bit on the back of the neck for some relief in the heat. Also, it's a must in the after sun spray... so nice on the skinz. Can't live without any time of year - but especially in summer. Also, it makes your head feel better when it's throbbing. Rub on those temples but keep out of your eyes 😉
Lavender - key oil in the after sun spray... spray, rub in and you will be amazed the next day. We also have it handy in a 5ml roller. If we forget the outdoor spray, roll on the skin where the bugs bugged - stops the need to scrrrratch. (Layer with a dab of peppermint if especially annoying) HUGE fan. It's also in our linen spray and give those kids pillows a spritz before bed on their pillows and watch them fall into dreamland 😴. Citrus Fresh - I'm super bad at staying hydrated ... this is just the best everrrr in water. Keeps me drinking. Toss a drop in a fruit salad with a drizzle of honey. Delish. Also, a FAVE in the diffuser with bergamot oil!
Grapefruit - in the water, fight the sugar cravings ... also, helps with urinary tract support - drank this in my water for several days - immediate results.
Basil - love this in the diffuser with lemongrass. Obsessed. Also, toss a drop summer dressings - or a tomato salad with salt pepper and green onions (buffalo mozzarella mmmm). Another good one mixed with peppermint for more head relief too!
Rest in comments....
Show of hands...whose ready for the kids to be home for summer break?! 😳😬 Tomorrow is the last day of school for my kids. I don’t know if I’m ready for this 😂
Can’t believe she’s four next week 😭🌸 If you need me, I’ll just be here, crafting...for the next 3 days. Anyone want to come help?!🤣🌸😱🤦🏼♀️
I know we all know this one, but its hard to fit in isn't it!? ⠀
This week it was challenged to me to really look at WHERE this time fits in naturally to my day. Instead of looking at quiet time as another "to do" when does it ACTUALLY have some appeal to it?⠀
I was telling myself that getting up earlier was the true "quiet time" for my brain, but as I was talking this through, I realized that when I first wake up, that's when I'm actually motivated to go through my messages, reply to things that came in later in the previous day... make a few posts, etc... my creativity feels high first thing in the morning. ⠀
And THEN after the kids are out the door, and the morning slows down, it's actually APPEALING to me to sit in some moments of quiet before my day continues. This is the practice I am committed to right now and I challenge you to ask yourself if you've been FORCING your solitude and quiet time, and therefore not making it happen? Or is there actually a space in your day where you know it MAKES SENSE and would be useful! ⠀
Are you a morning, mid-day, or evening quiet time person?