Monday, April 21, 2014

Easter Weekend + Pretty Things............

I hope you all had an amazing Easter! I know we sure did. I wish the weather would have been a little bit nicer, because it was cold outside! But, the most important part was that we were with our family, and in the end that's all that matters.

This was the best family picture we could get out of the 50 that we took! As you can see it was too cold to wear my Easter dress, but luckily for you guys it's now on sale! Guess I will bust it out later this summer!
*as seen here*

Are you wondering why my child has on a swimsuit? Ha! My parents gave all the grandkids new swimsuits in their baskets and we were making sure it fit! It is the cutest thing ever, and it's included in the friends and family sale for 25% off! You can find it here! Along with the cutest dress and bloomers here and here!

 My dad just bought/ rebuilt the kids a new swing set and they were loving it!!! Mimi and Papas house just got a lot cooler ;)

 My mamas pretty new flowers!! I really wanted to steal them ;)


Now, speaking of the Saks friends and family sale, I tried to update you all on Saturday...... only to find that I was having technical problems and y'all couldn't see jack crap! Still having problems so I improvised and made a collage instead with a few "pretty things"from the sale.
*Remember to use code FRNFAM to take 25% off, and code FREESHIP, for free shipping!
Such a great Lilly selection this year! And the Mara Hoffman isn't to shabby either!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Run Don't Walk.........

It's that time where everyone and there mama does their friends and family sales!!!!

But Saks may be my favorite because they carry Lilly Pulitzer, and her stuff never goes on sale!!!

Just for you on this rainy Saturday I have loaded up all my favorites by category!!!

Don't forget to use code FRNFAM at checkout!!
*And they now offer free shipping on all orders too*

{Don't miss the kids section either, it's on sale too}.

My Favorites from Lilly Pulitzer




Shoes and Handbags
Love these in the ivory color!

Denim and Tops

Friday, April 18, 2014

5 on Friday.........

 I am so proud of myself! I have the babies Easter baskets all stuffed and ready. I was going to tell you I did really good and didn't go overboard, but now as I look at their baskets and the few toys you can't see, I realize I may have. ;) Celebrating the holidays with kids is so much!! I can already see the excitement on their sweet little faces!

How beautiful is this outdoor space? I am pretty sure I would never leave. I am dying to spruce up our back deck with some new pillows and and a new pouf, I just can'f find anything I love! I am open if you guys have suggestions on where to look!

Taylor and Carson both loves books! { I know funny considering I HATE to read} But anywho they really love them. Their new thing in the mornings is to grab a stack, and I mean like 50 books, and take them to Taylor's room. They both sit in the chair together and Carson "reads" her books. Sweet boy has convinced himself he can really read, and I just don't have the heart to tell him that's not really what the words are. It really is the sweetest thing ever!

I am being such a tease by posting this, but Todd and I made the most amazing shrimp tacos last night! You will have to wait until next week for the healthy no mayo slaw :) It's pretty delicious!

And because we had spring break this week, I had to share this! I swear this is how my little stinkers think too! On a real note, I honestly loved having no schedule and more laid back time with my babies!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Train day Thursday + under $100.00 + a winner........

It's officially swimsuit season, as in I wore my first bikini this past weekend!! Not going to lie, I am not near as toned as I was last summer, so it's time to step it up!

The workout I have for you today is pretty awesome for getting you bikini ready. I was dying by the end of this one ;) 

12 reps of each:
*Bench Dips
*Rope Slams
*25 medicine ball slams

30 reps of each:
*Walking Lunges with 20 lb dumbbells

Do this all 3 rounds.

In other news, today is the last day to save 25% on your Shopbop order!
I did my last bit of shopping the sale last night, and picked up some jewelry and a few budget friendly pieces! I was kinda amazed at all the good things I found for under $100.00, then with an additional 25% off! Mama got some good deals!! My favorite finds were definitely this tankthese shorts and these cool summer sandals!
Here I've rounded up my favorite clothing for under $100.00 and favorite jewelry for under $75.00 and that's before the discount :)
Don't forget to use code INTHEFAMILY14 at checkout!

Under $100 before the discount!

Under $75.00 before the discount!

And last, the winner of the Little English giveaway is Gwendolyn Crumpton!!!
Gwendolyn I will be emailing you shortly ;)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Her mini style..........

So last week we talked about how we like our little men dressed, so I though it only fair this week we chat about the little ladies.

Hmm.... how would I describe Taylor's style? I definitely like more traditional, but I tend to let her wear some modern tossed in the mix as well. Sometimes the modern stuff can be so cute on little girls. But when it comes to shoes I always keep it traditional. I love white, gold, pink or sliver and that's about the only colors I will ever choose for her.

Thank you once again Nordsrtom for doing it right in the little girls shoe department. I had a hard time choosing just one summer sandal this year so I ended up with these and these.

While shopping for her sandals I couldn't resist this sweet dress. I like to think it looks modern traditional. And yes, I just made that up ha! How sweet is this dress and bloomers in the same pattern.

Ok enough rabbling, here's my little mini modeling her new wardrobe. I know she's mine, but I could just eat her up!
(Her dress is a 2t and I think it runs tts).

I had to include my little dude in this one. I love how sweet and Easter ready they look here. They were ready to hit the egg hunt!

Here are a few more of my favorite "color selected" sandals I love for little girls!
Ok, I may make an exception with my colors for these

*This post was sponsored by Nordstrom. All thoughts, opinions, and outfit choice are my own.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Run run run.... Shopbop Friends and Family!!!!!

Train Day Tuesday is going to have to wait until Thursday ladies! Because this is the sale of the sales, the one you don't want to miss!!!!
Shopbop  just announced their friends and family sale!!!!!

Use code INTHEFAMILY14 to take 25% off on regular price and sale itms!!!!

Must haves Include:

and maybe these or these?

Available in three colors.

Also some worthy mentions that may also need to make the cut are............

Monday, April 14, 2014

It was a good one.........

What a beautiful weekend we had! Things are about to get busy around here for the next couple weeks, so this laid back time with my family was just what I needed. Todd and I looked at each other last night after dinner and we both just smiled. He then said, "It's been a good weekend hasn't it?"and I responded, "It's been really good!". Why do weekends have to come and go so fast?

Prepare yourself for picture overload guys :) 

{P.S. Make sure you checkout the new lust list tab. I added some amazing new things, like this dress this dress, and this tank}.

Now back to the weekend............

On Friday night we celebrated one of my dear friends turning another year beautiful ;) Lauren, I love you, and had so much fun celebrating with you!!

On Saturday morning our neighborhood put on the cutest Easter party. They had 1000+ eggs, a bunny, jump castles, face painting, balloon making, and food trucks. It was pretty neat and the kids had a blast. I feel so blessed that my children get to grow up with all these fun things and wonderful people.

On Saturday afternoon we grilled out and planted our garden. I am so excited about all the fresh veggies and peppers!!!

Then on Sunday we packed up and headed to the beach! It's pretty much our happy place! There is no place I would rather be than on the beach with my family. The waves, the sand, and smiling happy babies. Nothing can beat it!!!

The kids are on Spring Break this week!!! We have a few playdates planned, some pool time, and we may even go back to the beach. And tonight, Carson, Todd, and I have a date to see Rio 2 :)
Happy Monday guys!!