Friday faves

[love this crew]

Target’s Hearth & Hand with Magnolia line is back with their summer goods and I basically want to buy everything! My faves are: this bright green rolling cooler, a cute seagrass tote perfect for the pool or farmer’s markets, a summer weight striped robe and a black + white gingham kitchen towel set.

It is so nice to wear dresses and summer sandals to work again, but I have noticed lately that my favorite pair on repeat have been these  black espadrilles from Vionic. Oh, and they are super comfortable too!

I’m pretty big into the whole royal wedding thing, so there is a good chance I will be setting my clock for an early wake-up call tomorrow morning. Here is the breakdown for when events are happening in your time zone.

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Free teacher gift printable

As the school year comes to a close (crazy, I know!) I was on the hunt for a cute and practical end-of-the-year gift for Everett’s two preschool teachers. I try to keep in mind that they probably don’t need another hand lotion or plant to haul home, and usually stick to gift cards.

So this year I decided to whip up a gift card holder for one of my favorite stores to get lost in, TARGET. And I’m pretty sure the teachers are going to like this one!


Just print off the downloadable file on card stock and cut a slit in it for your gift card to stick in. Take another piece of blank card stock and use glue or tape to affix it to the back of the front card.

TargetTeacherThankYou[click here to download]


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Download: Mother’s Day Weekend 2018

Mother’s Day weekend came and went pretty darn fast. Too fast if you ask me! I love these boys and am so blessed to be their mama.

[where you can find them most nights]

[opening day for our friends at Dogpatch Urban Gardens]MothersDayWknd20184MothersDayWknd20185
[unveiling of Des Moines’ first flower truck from Tiny Acre Farms]MothersDayWknd20187
[some wise words at The Coffeesmith]MothersDayWknd20188
[date night: dinner at Harbinger (amazing!) and a show]MothersDayWknd20189
[breakfast in bed is THE BEST]MothersDayWknd201810
[one of my favorite warm weather desserts!]MothersDayWknd201811
[a special message from Marcus]MothersDayWknd20183
[my lap is full and I wouldn’t have it any other way]

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Friday faves

GatorBoys[these two can’t get enough of being outside these days]

I’m a creamer in my coffee kind of gal, so this recent post from The Kitchn was right up my alley. Can’t wait to try this out!

Now you can take matching outfits to the next level thanks to the new Genuine Kids from Oshkosh line at Target. Cool or creepy? Verdict is still out.

Like farm fresh goodies and looking for something to do this weekend around here? Head on over to Dogpatch Urban Gardens on Saturday + Sunday for their opening weekend.

Um, you should probably just go ahead and order this tank from Target now. I foresee me busting this out for Fourth of July lake hangs.


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TTD faves: summer sandals

Winter was long and my feet are ready to shed the socks for good!

With warmer temps and tootsies dying to be freed, I thought it might be fun to do a little sandal round-up. There are so many fun new designs this year, full of color which makes me so excited.

I will also add, that a nice pedicure is another great Mother’s Day gift idea for those last minute shoppers out there!


Lace-Up Gladiator // Friday woven lace up
Boardwalk gingham // Sueded Fringe T-Strap
Yvette Woven // Brea Fringe
Grace Satin Knotted // Raffia Braided
Cocoa Tubular // Multistripe Cora crisscross

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Gift guide: Mother’s Day 2018

It’s crazy, but Mother’s Day is THIS SATURDAY and I know you are all probably thinking about it (HA!). I mean, I know I am!

Bring on the breakfast in bed, endless mimosas and possibly a nap. Actually, I’d take just one of those. Any will do.

In honor of all the moms, I thought I would round up a list of items fit for any mama.

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7

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Friday faves

FitzBreakfast[Fitz living his best life]

Target has been killing it lately and so has my mom in snagging some amazing finds for her daughter (me!). A few of my faves lately: a black + white dot dress and an embroidered tunic. Both are perfect for the warmer weather we’ve been getting lately.

Have you guys heard about the newest collab that will bring West Elm and Pottery Barn Kids? The collection will bring a modern look to nurseries by mixing the classic mid-century design that West Elm is known for with chic and playful Pottery Barn Kids styles. Here is a little look at a few of the pieces that will be available starting May 10.

If you are local, there is an amazing plant swap happing this Saturday at The Foundry put on by the lovely folks at Nine Square Feet. They believe that “every person who has the desire to garden should have a garden, big or small – regardless of financial or other limitations.” I LOVE THAT!


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