Little looks: Fourth of July

It is hard to believe that Independence Day is right around the corner. Where in the heck did the month of June go?!

I am already working ahead on coordinating gear for the boys to last them the whole week! You know, because I’m crazy like that.

I snagged these cute BBQ pajamas that just scream festive fun. My sis-in-law secured the cutest swim trunks and swimsuits for the cousins and I can’t wait to get a photo of them all together again!


Vineyard Vines Patriotic Whale Dot Hat
Loopity Loo Patriotic Bows
Converse Chuck Taylors
Gap Gingham Scalloped Dress
Janie and Jack Roll Sleeve Button-Up Shirt
Gap Denim Shorts
Cat & Jack Ice Cream Cone Tankini Set

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TTD faves: summer stripes

I love to wear stripes – especially during the warmer months. I can’t seem to get enough of the preppy + nautical look when temps heat up.

Here’s a roundup of my current favorite striped pieces for summer.
Happy Monday friends!
H&M Jersey Dress
Las Bayadas beach blanket
J. Crew Factory Striped tie-front tank top
Mark & Graham Daily Leather Zip Pouch
Chico’s Neutral Striped Hat
Madewell Stripe Canvas Tote
Universal Thread Women’s Railroad Stripe Pull-On Shorts
Soludos Striped Ankle-Wrap Espadrilles

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Friday faves

IMG_1882[Ev getting ready for some action during his first Little Sluggers game]

In need of a quick, personal gift? I have gifted these Morse code bracelets to my sisters and friends in the past. I even wear a neon pink one myself!

Yellow gingham loafers?! Oh me, oh my!

Everett is obsessed with the Incredibles, so we are so excited for the release of Incredibles 2 today! Pretty sure he would never take off these short johns from Hanna Andersson.

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My summer uniform

My weekend uniform during the summer months is pretty simple. When I’m not at the office or in my swimsuit at the lake, you can find me in some variation of the ensemble below.

It’s easy breezy and can be thrown on in seconds without a thought. Bonus points: it’s kid-activity friendly.

Do you have a summer uniform that you wear most days? TTDFaves_SummerUniform2018

Made By Mary Everly Bar Necklace
Universal Thread Monterey Pocket Tee
Biltmore Quito hat from Tenth Street Hats
Ray-Ban Classic Aviator Sunglasses
Gap Strappy Flat Sandals
Universal Thread Pull On Shorts

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Friday faves

EvRockClimbing[rocking out at the park]

If you are a mom and need a good cry – go ahead and read this article. As the old saying goes, “the days are long but the years are short.”

One of my favorite summer activities in Des Moines is going to an Iowa Cubs game. If you haven’t been to the ballpark in awhile, I suggest you add it to your summer to-do list.

I snagged a few cute Vineyard Vines items earlier this week that are perfect for summer: a seersucker one shoulder top that would be perfect paired with white denim and a white eyelet flutter sleeve dress.

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Gift guide: Father’s Day 2018

Now that we are into the month of June it wont be long before we are showering the dads in our lives with gifts and lots of love for Father’s Day.

In case you wanted to get a jump start on your purchases, I’ve rounded up a few faves for pops.

Johnston & Murphy Mcguffey Plain Toe Derby
Anova Sous Vide Precision Cooker
Mark & Graham Bond Overnighter
Mark & Graham Pocket Squares
Southern Tide Classic Skipjack Sunglass Strap
Smathers and Branson American Flag Can Cooler
Areaware Stainless Steel Star Spangled Spatula
Biltmore Panama from Tenth Street Hats
Grizzly Coolers 15 Qt. Rotomolded Cooler
Columbia PFG Bonehead Solid Short-Sleeve Woven Shirt

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SPLURGE or STEAL // June 2018

I am back again with this month’s splurge or steals! This time I’ve found some great deals to be had. Do you have a fave?


Marc Fisher ‘Adalyn’ Espadrille Wedge // $159.95
Universal Thread Emery Espadrille Sandals // $32.99
Mara Hoffman Maven Gingham One-Piece Swimsuit // $275
Gap Cut-Out Gingham One-Piece Suit // $60
FRAME – Le Cutoff Denim Shorts // $180
Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Women’s Modern Shorts // $15.94

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