Quarantine Favorites

Being in the hospital for nearly 3 months has been a special kind of quarantine experience. The hospital only allows one parent to visit at a time, and you have to have daily screening/temperature checks, as well as wear a mask anytime you leave your room. It has definitely been very isolating and tough, so I’ve tried to bring as many comforts from home as I can to get Evan and I through!

Cozy Loungewear Set

This set is so soft, cozy, and affordable! You could definitely sleep in it, but it looks pulled together enough to wear out. I’ve been wearing mine here in the hospital a ton!

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Comfortable Yet Stylish Joggers

I love these so much I bought 3 colors. They are fitted but still super comfortable and soft.

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Skims Bra

I wanted a few basic bralettes that would be soft and comfortable. I ordered this in 2 colors and I’ve been loving them so far.

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Slippers

I wanted a pair of slippers I could toss after our few months in the hospital. These look like Uggs but at a tiny fraction of the price.

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Pillow Spray

This spray helps us get a good night’s sleep (which is no easy feat in the hospital!), plus it makes our room smell so nice

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Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve

With the constant hand washing these days, a good hand cream is in order. One of my friends gave this to me and I absolutely love it.

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Book

There’s nothing like a good book to pass the time. I found the Elizabeth Holmes documentary so fascinating that I decided to read the book too. It’s incredibly well written and a total page turner.

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Hair Treatment

My hair isn’t getting much love these days, and who knows when I’ll be able to make it to the salon again. In the meantime, this 8 second treatment is a nice (and quick!) conditioning treatment.

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Le Creuset Dutch Oven

Okay I haven’t actually used this one yet being in the hospital, but my family gifted me this Dutch oven for Mother’s Day which has been on my wishlist for ages. And Le Creuset just happens to be having a sale which literally NEVER happens. I can’t wait to go home and cook all of our quarantine meals in this.

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Camera

I’ve been documenting Evan’s recovery journey in photos and I also plan to spend a lot more time practicing photography when I get home. It’s such a fun hobby for me, and I think having a hobby during this stressful time is so important.

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Minecraft Set

Evan is loving all things cheery and cozy, and he is obsessed with Minecraft. One of his therapists gifted him this cozy blanket and the Easter bunny brought him the fun matching pillow!

 

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Kids Sweatpants

This 3 pack of joggers is a steal and Evan’s therapists are always commenting on how soft they are (and they all wanted to know where to get them for their own kids!).

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Monkey Noodles

Evan was given a few of these at the hospital and he loves them. They are a great little fidget toy.

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Suspicion Game

Cole got this board game in his Easter basket, and we got to play it together a few times before Evan and I left for Utah. Board games can be hit or miss with Cole, but he really loves this one (and it’s even pretty fun for grownups!).

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Disney+

When Evan isn’t in therapy, there isn’t a whole lot to do since most of the hospital activities are closed up right now due to Covid. So we’ve been on a movie marathon and are making our way through the whole Disney catalogue!

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Dresses For A Late Winter/Early Spring Event

My son’s annual school fundraising art auction is this weekend, and deciding what to wear to a dressy event this time of year can be a bit of a predicament. While I want to wear a pretty spring dress…the reality is it is still winter and pretty chilly outside. Today I wanted to share a few options I selected for myself, as well as some other options that would be great for any upcoming weddings, fundraisers, or any other occasion that calls for dressing up during this in between season.

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This is the dress I ultimately chose for myself which really fits our theme of “Together We Are A Masterpiece” and goes well with the Van Gogh Starry Night painting we are using as our design and decor inspiration. Also being long sleeved and below the knee I feel a bit more covered up for a chilly March evening!

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This dress was my other option and while I absolutely love this one, I felt it was less on theme and also a bit revealing with the high slit for a school related function. This dress is truly stunning though, and I kind of want to hang onto it in case another event comes up!

Here’s a few other pieces I had considered as well and would all be great options for events coming up in the next few months!

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Resort Wear Picks

Resort Wear Picks

With spring around the corner, I’m dreaming of sunny skies and sandy beaches. For those of you lucky folks headed somewhere tropical for spring break, I wanted to share a few resort wear pieces I’ve come across that are perfect for a warm weather escape.

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One :: This super cute beach hat is highly reviewed and affordable at $55

Two :: I really want a leopard suit this season, and this one is one of the best I’ve seen

Three :: This straw beach bag is packable making it the perfect vacation tote

Four :: This cute little top would be so cute paired with cutoff shorts or white jeans

Five :: This kaftan is chic and still super affordable

Six :: This pretty breezy dress is under $100

Seven :: I have these shorts and they are my go-to denim summer shorts. Highly recommend

Eight :: The perfect gold flip flop

Nine :: This dress is just so pretty and feminine

Ten :: I just bought these Celine dupe sunglasses. They look just like the real thing and are under $15 (and come in lots of other color options)

Eleven :: A simple white puff sleeve top is the perfect mix & match piece

Twelve :: This is an amazing designer dupe and is under $25. I’m definitely grabbing this bag for summer.

Thirteen :: These look just like Baublebar, but are only $8. These are the perfect statement earring that will go with anything.

Fourteen :: I bought a pair almost exactly like these last summer and wore them a ton. The paperbag silhouette is one of my favorite trends for shorts.

Fifteen :: Um…hello gorgeous shoes. A little pricey, but seriously stunning.

Sixteen :: Perfect little sunscreen travel set

Seventeen :: These are amazing Valentino dupes and would be perfect with nearly any outfit.

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Currently Craving: Sustainable Spring Style

I love that so many clothing brands are offering sustainable options, and even just making small efforts to be environmentally conscious can make a huge difference! As I’m starting to think ahead to spring wardrobe updates, I want to make more of an effort to look into sustainable choices. Today I wanted to share some great options I’ve come across that are on my wishlist!

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One :: This cardigan is perfect for casual mom wear. I totally envision wearing this running errands or brunching paired with sneakers and jeans.

Two :: Adding a pretty Reformation dress to my wardrobe is at the top of my spring wish list

Three :: I definitely need a few more basic tees, and I really like the color of this one

Four :: I’ve been crushing on these shoes for awhile, and these are a must have for me for this spring and summer

Five :: I’m really craving light wash jeans for spring! This straight leg style is so on trend.

Six :: This raincoat is perfect for all those spring showers

Seven :: Classic aviators are a must have for spring

Eight :: Puffy bags are having a moment, and this $45 oversized tote could double as a weekender bag

Nine :: I have some leggings from this brand and I definitely want to check out their affordable sports bras

Ten :: Another pair of light wash denim that I’m eyeing

Eleven :: This is what spring break vacation dress dreams are made of

Twelve :: This beachy looking cotton sweater is so versatile

Thirteen :: This is the perfect denim jacket

Fourteen :: I have a pair of these that I’ve had for years and are still in perfect shape! I’m eyeing some of the other fun color options for spring.

Fifteen :: I’m on the hunt for a few cute, affordable one piece suits. This under $50 option looks high end.

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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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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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Cozy Loungewear (For Dreary Winter Days)

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When the weather is cold and gloomy, I definitely spend a lot more time indoors than I do the rest of the year. It’s easy to get in a bit of a funk and not want to get out of pajamas on lazy weekends, but there’s something to be said about getting dressed that really helps lift your spirits. I’ve found that wearing a cute and cozy loungewear set around the house definitely helps perk me up a bit. Today I’m sharing some really cute sets to help you beat those winter blues.

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One (Top/Bottom) :: This set is sitting in my cart right now – I’m partial to the blue color but there are a few other options too

Two (Top/Bottom) :: The smocking on this set is really cute – also comes in black and gray

Three (Top/Bottom) :: This set is really fun for Valentine’s Day

Four  (Top/Bottom) :: This set is on the pricey side, but I love this dark leopard print

Five (Top/Bottom) :: This set is 40% off and I really love this teal color

Six (Top/Bottom) :: The star print and pop of leopard just make this a really fun and cheery set

Seven (Top/Bottom) :: This lilac color is giving me all the spring feels, but this comes in a few other color options as well

Eight :: This set is under $12 and comes in several color options

Nine :: This is just the perfect, everyday set and can definitely be worn out and about too

Ten :: This under $30 ribbed set has a ton of positive reviews and comes in a number of color options

Eleven (Top/Bottom) :: This dusty rose color is really pretty

Twelve (Top/Bottom) :: This high quality set comes in some great color options

Thirteen :: This cable knit set is so cute and on sale (and under $35)

Fourteen (Top/Bottom) :: This breathable set looks lightweight enough to sleep in too

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Banana Republic Is Having A Sale…And It’s Good

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Banana Republic is having a pretty incredible sale right now with all sale items reduced another 50% off at checkout. And there are some really great wardrobe staple pieces – many of them marked down to under $50. I snapped up a couple of great basic sweaters and an adorable puff sleeve cropped top (cannot wait for spring to wear this!). I love the puff sleeve top so much that I ended up ordering it white too (and it also comes in a really pretty blue color.) Here’s a few more things that have caught my eye!

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One :: The same chunky sweater I’m wearing in the solid color version. $44

Two :: Super on trend navy velvet puffer. $103

Three :: This metallic skirt is so fun. $53

Four :: This turtleneck comes in several pretty colors but I think the pink is really fun for Valentine’s Day. $40

Five :: This chunky cashmere sweater looks so cozy and comes in a few colors. $103

Six :: This dress would be so perfect paired with sandals for any upcoming spring break trips to somewhere warm! $31

Seven :: Grab this velvet dress now and be prepared for the holidays next year! $43

Eight :: This ribbed sweater dress is so versatile, and it also comes in a few other color options too. $39

Nine :: Everyone needs a LBD to have on hand. This one would be so flattering on any body type. $35

Ten ::  I’m a sucker for stripes, and this rugby stripe sweater is so classic. $35

Eleven :: This gold button dress is so stunning (it also comes in black & green). $40

Twelve ::  The cropped silhouette updates a basic cable knit sweater. It also comes in a few other colors. $44

Thirteen :: This sherpa sweatshirt is cute enough to leave the house in. $39

Fourteen :: This sunny yellow cashmere sweater is the perfect spring transition piece. $76

Fifteen ::  This leopard dress is absolutely perfect for Valentine’s Day. $55

Sixteen :: Another great option for Valentine’s Day. $46

Seventeen :: Satin slip skirts are having a moment and I love the color of this one. $49

Eighteen :: I love the bold color of this green skirt (but it comes in a few other colors too). $53

Nineteen :: These sweet little satin shoes are the perfect punch of pink. $58

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