Snapshots From Sun Valley

We spent this past holiday weekend on a little ski getaway in Sun Valley Idaho. Sun Valley is my happy place (as well as my family’s!) so we love getting away for a visit whenever we can. I had packed along my camera, but ended up not even taking it out of its case as I was just enjoying soaking up time with my family. I did however manage to grab a few cell phone pics which I’m sharing as well as a quick recap of our little getaway!

No trip to Sun Valley is complete without a trip to The Toy Store. Evan scored this yodeling pickle (which he was a lot more excited about than this picture would have you believe).

Turtleneck | Sweatshirt | Leggings (Club Monaco, old – similar) | Boots | Bag | Sunglasses

An afternoon caffeine pick me up is in order after a few hours of walking around town and hitting all the shops. The Starbucks is anything but basic with a super cool log cabin feel and a play area with lots of toys for kids. This is a definite gathering place in town and it’s always crowded with a fun atmosphere.

Dinner at The Pioneer Saloon (or The Pio as its known) is always a must do for us. It’s a super fun old western restaurant with classic Idaho dishes.

We spent an entire day skiing at Dollar Mountain which is a kids ski paradise with lots of easy and well groomed green and blue runs. It’s the perfect place for a kid to learn and this was the trip we were finally able to get Evan off the harness by the end of the day!

Lunch with a view…

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After a full day of skiing we went out to dinner at Despos Mexican restaurant and then for a stroll around town. For a nightcap we headed back to Starbucks for hot cocoas to warm up (it was a super cold weekend!).

Turtleneck | Jeans | Fur Vest | Coat | Boots | Beanie | Bag

Breakfast at The Kneadery before heading out of town

I also found a little time to squeeze in some retail therapy for myself because Sun Valley has some amazing thrift and consignment stores where you can find incredible designer pieces. This trip I scored a vintage St John jacket, a suede MaxMara skirt, and a sporty Bogner cardigan.

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As it always is, I felt a little sad leaving but came home feeling recharged and ready to tackle the next few busy weeks I have in store! I can’t wait to get back to this little slice of heaven soon…Signature

My Favorite Winter Coats

Yes winter can be cold and gloomy, but I have to confess…I really love dressing for winter. There is something about wearing all things cozy and I’m all about winter coats (I freely admit I own too many). Today I wanted to share some of my favorite winter coats to keep you warm for the rest of the season! And now is the best time to stock up on winter coats as so many of these styles are on sale.

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Best Of President’s Day Sales

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One :: This dress is 40% off for the weekend (marked down to $77) and reminds me of Reformation!

Two :: This pretty $34 pointelle sweater is a perfect spring transition piece

Three :: Reformation marked down 40% is always a great deal, and this dress will be so pretty for any upcoming spring occasions ($148)

Four :: I finally snagged these booties after months of eyeing them – they will be a perfect spring bootie ($99)

Five :: I own this sweater and it is so cozy and marked down to $40 with code WEEKEND

Six :: This little sherpa bomber will be a cute, casual jacket for spring. Marked down to $119 this weekend

Seven :: This pretty cashmere sweater is marked down to $118

Eight :: These Marc Fisher booties are so similar to the ones I have and wear a ton! $90 at checkout

Nine :: I love J Crew shoes and these are an absolute steal! $68 with code WEEKEND

Ten :: Perfect for any upcoming spring break or summer vacation trips. $69

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Recent Buys I’m Loving

Today I wanted to do a quick round up of my favorite buys from the past month! First up is the Nespresso Espresso machine that my husband and I decided would be our Christmas gift to each other. I love being able to make lattes at home, and this one is so simple to use! HIGHLY recommend this one if you are in the market for an espresso maker.

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I finally caved in to the hype and bought an air fryer! This one has so many rave reviews on Amazon I figured I couldn’t go wrong. It seems like a superfluous kitchen gadget, but it truly has been such an amazing investment! It cooks things so quickly and the cleanup is minimal which makes it great for busy weeknights. I’ve been using it a ton and it makes the best salmon and chicken.

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Please pardon my messy fridge, but adding these bins has been a big improvement. We always seem to lose things at the back of the fridge, and bins allow us to easily pull things out and take better inventory of what exactly we have.

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At the beginning of the year I had mentioned that one of my goals for the new year was to do a better job of meal planning. I’m still struggling with this one, but this handy little meal planner/grocery list magnet is helping me improve in this area.

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Our back door is the congregation place for all of our shoes, and while we have a mud bench area with some shoe storage, it doesn’t give us nearly enough space. I added this shoe rack to hang on the back of our laundry room door (which is right next to our back door) and has been doing an amazing job of keeping our doorway clutter free.

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I recently snagged this cropped Vince cashmere sweater on sale, and I loooove the silhouette and color. Vince just makes the best sweaters, and I’m always so excited to find a great one on sale. I’m also loving these new jeans which are the AG Isabelle style – they have the high rise that I love, with a slightly updated straight leg.

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I’ve been eyeing this cute little sweater for awhile, and finally grabbed it. It’s a really cute, wear with anything top with a fun sleeve detail. These are another pair of AG Isabelle jeans that I snapped up on major sale at Shopbop.

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Anyone else watch Newlyweds back in the day?! When I heard this book was coming out I knew I had to read it and bought it the day it was released (and finished it within a few days). It was a fun blast from the past with lots of 2000s nostalgia and Jessica’s honesty about some horrible things she has overcome is really inspiring!

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Packing For A Ski Getaway

Packing For A Ski Getaway

With President’s Day coming up next week, a lot of schools are having their annual “ski week” winter break. And we are going to take advantage of the long weekend ourselves with a little ski vacation to our favorite place for a winter getaway – Sun Valley, Idaho. Today I’m sharing some inspiration and recommendations of what to pack for a winter ski trip.

On the slopes…

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One :: Smartwool makes the warmest layering pieces, and this sweater is sure to keep you warm all day

Two :: Obermeyer makes really nice, affordable ski gear and this is my favorite ski jacket

Three :: This Patagonia zip up is a great layering piece

Four :: Another Smartwool layering necessity

Five :: On really warm days I sometimes ski in just sunglasses, but goggles are best on cooler days for warmth and protection

Six :: These are the Obermeyer ski pants that I wear

Seven :: I’m usually taking my time down the easy greens with my kiddos, so I opt for a beanie. If I’m skiing on my own going faster on more challenging runs, a helmet is in order.

Eight :: I always wear a cozy scarf that I can pull up around my face on the coldest of days

Nine :: I ski on Rossignol skis, and they are a great all around, affordable ski

Ten :: A Patagonia nano is great for layering on really cold days, or on its own on warmer days

Eleven :: I swear by my North Face gloves; they are the only ones who keep my hands toasty all day (these are on MAJOR sale too)

Twelve :: Smartwool socks are a must have

Thirteen :: These are the best boots to wear to and from the lodge

Fourteen :: I really love my Salomon boots and I had mine custom fitted at a local ski shop for ultimate comfort

Apres Ski…

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One :: A cozy cashmere turtleneck is a must pack item

Two :: This is an investment coat, but it will keep you toasty warm strolling around the town all day long

Three :: The honeycomb detail adds some interest to this cozy sweater

Four :: Such a fun little sporty and affordable sweater

Five :: This cozy Free People beanie is currently 40% off

Six :: These boots manage to be stylish and practical

Seven :: Leather leggings are a great comfortable option

Eight :: This cashmere zip up is a great layering option

Nine :: A ski resort is the perfect place to wear alllll the fur pieces, and this cozy coat is on sale for $60

Ten :: This fair isle sweater is so pretty and timeless

Eleven :: A cashmere scarf is a must and this one is currently 50% off

Twelve :: This cashmere blend poncho is the perfect travel piece. WANT

Thirteen :: A designer beanie is a fun piece to elevate your entire winter wardrobe

Fourteen :: Hiking boots are cute and functional in the snow

Fifteen :: These fun little gloves are on sale for $11

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Valentine’s Day Gifts To Give Yourself

As Carrie Bradshaw once said “the most exciting, challenging, and significant relationship of all, is the one you have with yourself.” So this Valentine’s Day, whether you are single or not, treat yourself to something fun! Here’s a few things I’ve come across that I’m loving…

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One :: I’m really sensitive to scents, and this one is a great option for people with sensitivity to strong smells

Two :: This cozy plush throw has rave reviews and is under $40

Three :: Treat yourself to a luxe designer lipstick

Four :: I love using a chilled roller to apply serums for an extra bit of pampering

Five :: This affordable rose scented spray is a staple in my beauty product arsenal

Six :: A great $15 dupe of the popular and pricey YSL heart sunglasses

Seven :: This is one of my favorite scented candles

Eight :: Such a gorgeous eyeshadow palette

Nine :: This pretty marble frame is only $17

Ten :: These are my favorite pajamas and this lavender color is perfect for Valentine’s Day and spring

Eleven :: This cozy pink sherpa is currently marked down to $52

Twelve :: I love anything rose scented and you can’t go wrong with Jo Malone

Thirteen :: Leather leggings are a wardrobe staple that every gal needs

Fourteen :: How darling is this vintage floral luggage set?!

Fifteen :: Pearl headbands are still so popular, and this pink $7 version will be perfect for spring

Sixteen :: This is one of the cutest Valentine’s gift sets I’ve seen! I love both Essie and Sugarfina and this is such a fun set.

Seventeen :: A silk pillowcase makes for a nightly beauty treatment and is a gift that keeps on giving

Eighteen :: A luxurious set to give yourself a bit of pampering

Nineteen :: This cheery $30 sweater looks so cozy

Twenty :: This pretty satin robe is only $30

Twenty One :: Wear your own initial, or those of loved ones with this dainty necklace

Twenty Two :: Undoubtedly one of the best movie lines ever

Twenty Three :: Not only is Le Creuset fantastic cookware, this will look pretty sitting on the stove

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Valentines Day Looks For A Busy Mom

I am someone who views Valentine’s Day as more of a cutesy holiday rather than a serious romantic day, but I do love celebrating the day with my family! And as most moms know, Valentine’s Day can be a really busy day with kid’s activities and school parties. My plans this year include making and delivering treats to Evan’s preschool party in the morning, followed by making treats for and organizing Cole’s 3rd grade class party in the afternoon, and finally putting together our own family dinner. With such a busy day, I need to be comfortable but still want to look somewhat festive! Today I’m sharing a few casual outfit ideas that are perfect for a busy mom.

A lace blouse feels romantic, but jeans and booties keep it casual…

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A blush cashmere sweater will keep you cozy all day…

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A cozy jacket in a festive red is perfect for running to all the classroom activities…

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A heart print blouse paired with jeans is a no-fail outfit…

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