Friday faves

JackOLantern[they turned out great!]

Everett is just hitting his LEGO lovin’ stride, but if your child has moved on past that phase, I love this idea on how to get ride of them.

My birthday is later this month and I just love getting all the perks emails about discounts and codes. I put my $25 to Madewell to good use on these Roadtripper jeggings.

The boys are level ten obsessed with The Grinch animated movie that came out last year. They had these matching jammies a couple of years ago and I think they are absolutely perfect!

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TTD faves: travel essentials 2019

We are heading back overseas soon and I am on top of things this time around. Kids clothes are already laid out and I am finalizing my pack list. No clue if my kids are going to be total monsters on the long flight, but what I do know is that my tried and true carry on items and flight outfit are a no-brainer!


headphones // These will come in handy when the kids finally fall asleep and I’m so wired that I just want to watch a sappy rom-com and doze.

clutch // When traveling with children, I always end up the “stasher of all things.” I combat this with packing within various clutches within my carry-on.

cute sweat pants // Long flights call for just a little bit more comfort, but I don’t want to look like I just rolled out of bed. These fit the bill!

jean jacket // When traveling, I am almost always wearing my trusty jean jacket. It is the perfect, presentable option.

hydrating mist // Combat dry skin on flights and after with this trusty mist.

brush // Hopefully my hair isn’t a complete mess upon arrival.

wet wipes // I scrub down all surfaces with these upon boarding.

sneakers // One of the bulkier items so it’s best to wear them on. Perfect for chasing kiddos around the airport.

t-shirt // Layering is key for long flights, or any flight really. You will be freezing one moment and sweating because your kid is being a monster the next. Best to be prepared to strip down.

salve // This salve is perfect to use on your lips, but I sometimes use it on my hands too if they are feeling parched.

compression socks // Yes, this may make me old. But it also might be a life saver during a LONG 13 hour flight.

scarf // I always bring a scarf with me when traveling. It serves as the perfect pillow, blanket, eye mask, fort…

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Friday faves

IMG_8825[all smiles for picture day this week]

I made the perfect fall soup last weekend. I know it was perfect because my husband went back for seconds, and that doesn’t happen often when I’m the chef.

Target is starting to roll out their holiday line, Wondershop, online and I love checking items out ahead of time. While I was browsing, I came across another holiday line that I love every year – the collab with Sugar Paper. It’s so good!

We are doing pumpkin carving with the boys for the first time ever this weekend. And it is in part due to this darling book. We have pretty much read it every night since the beginning of September.



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Little looks: fall faves 2019

We are well into the season now, but temps are just really starting to drop and it’s time to bust out the fall jackets and pants for the boys. I thought it might be nice to do a little round-up of some of the items we are reaching for during these early autumn days.

Boden Cable Cardigan // Old Navy Plaid Drop-Waist Dress
J.Crew quilted puffer vest // J.Crew Polka-dot skirt
Cat & Jack Toddler Girls’ Hermione Boots
J.Crew cotton rollneck sweater // Old Navy Plaid Shirt
H&M Corduroy Pants // H&M Hooded Pile Jacket
Cat & Jack Boys’ Carlton Loafers

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Friday faves

BW[my babies]

Can’t stop, won’t stop. Buying Christmas items ahead of the season that is. I snagged this darling pillow at Wal-Mart last weekend and can’t wait to use it in our guest bedroom. Or, how cute would it be with this throw on a chair?

I have pumpkin goodies on the brain and can’t wait to make these muffins from Our Faux Farmhouse.

Let’s keep the pumpkin spice goodness going. I used one of these Trader Joe’s face masks earlier this week and it was bliss. Self care FTW!


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Friday faves

IMG_8702[so proud of Everett’s advocacy work for Prevent Blindness Iowa]

I’m completely jumping the gun here, but I snagged some early holiday items (flocked trees + black/white sign) that hit Wal-Mart shelves this week. Whoops…

This is not a drill! Did you know that you can now shop Marshall’s online?!

I have shared this dress before, but with the temperature dip this week I was finally able to bust it out. I absolutely love it! Perfect for work and transitions to a cute date night look.

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TTD home: fall favorites 2019

Now that fall is officially here it seems fitting to share some of my favorite finds to cozy up the home for the season. Bring on spicy candles and autumnal tones!

TTDHome_Fall Favorites2019Ukeler Buffalo Check Rug // Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Candle
World Market Pumpkin Dutch Oven // Pottery Barn Wine Trough
Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Tray
Threshold Velvet Pillow // Better Homes & Gardens Sherpa Throw Blanket
Threshold Doormat // Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Hand Towel

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