TTD faves: red, white and blue

Holy moly – the Fourth of July is next week!!! I’m not even entirely sure how that is possible, but it is. So now we need to get our butts in gear and round up all the red, white and blue patriotic gear so that we can be decked out for the long weekend.

Don’t worry gals, I’ve got you covered!

J.Crew Striped tie-front tank top // Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. High Rise Short
H&M Ruffled Swimsuit // Sole Society Jacey Clutch
Aerie Smocked Button Down Dress // J.Crew Easy summer slide sandals
Harding Lane American Flag Hat // Madewell Veja V-10 Sneakers
Mark And Graham Hand-Painted Canvas Shopper Tote

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TTD faves: National Stripes Day 2019

We interrupt our usual Friday Faves post for a serious reason – it’s National Stripes Day – and as one of my favorite patterns, I couldn’t pass up celebrating. And sharing a few of my favorite striped items right now.


 Mark And Graham Insulated Lunch Bag // Twig & Arrow Stripe Print Shoulder Bag
Saint James Ecru-Marine-Tulipe Meridame II Tri Shirt // Time and Tru Knit Dress
Steve Madden Bev Striped Slide Sandals // Clare V. Fanny Pack
Everlane The Cotton Mockneck Muscle Tank // J.Crew Striped pleated midi skirt

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Friday faves

LightTheNightForSight[two boys ready to Light the Night for Sight]

On June 16, Hearth & Hand with Magnolia is launching a new collection of kids bedding and room decor and it is darling. If updating your kiddo’s bedroom is on your summer to-do list, be sure to check it out!

Keep your coffee warm and your rosé cold in these lowball tumblers from Wal-Mart. I keep a stash on hand always!

If you hate mosquitos as much as I do, and always swell after bites, then I highly suggest you get a case of the BitePatch. They work immediately at reducing the itch and swelling/redness.



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TTD faves: wedding guest dresses

We have an upcoming wedding that we are attending (the boys are going to be ring bearers!!!) and I knew that it was time to pick up a new dress for the event. That is when I took to the internet for inspo and man, was I surprised by all the cute options out there. So much so, that I decided to pull together all of my faves and share them with you – just in case you were in the need of a wedding guest dress too!

TTDFaves_WeddingGuestDressesred // orange // yellow // green
floral // navy // peony // black

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Friday faves

VanMeterBaseball[we had a blast at Raccoon River Days last weekend]

Holy fast week Batman! This one seemed to fly by in the wink of an eye and now I am ready to head to the lake for the weekend.  How are you planning on spending your weekend? Here are a few of my favorite things from this week.

Last weekend we made a trip as a family to The Hall in Valley Junction and were surprised how family-friendly it was. They boys loved hanging on the patio and playing with games.

I’m in love with these Cole Haan oxfords, and couldn’t believe when I found this lookalike pair from Wal-Mart for Everett.

I love the look of Golden Goose sneakers but just can’t cough up hundreds of dollars for them. So my next best option was to place a preorder for this pair from Vici Collection. I can’t wait to try them out!

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Gift guide: Father’s Day 2019

I’m still shocked that we are already into the month of June. May always seems to go by so fast around here! I’m working on figuring out what to give Marcus this year for Father’s Day and thought I would share a few of the ideas I’ve rounded up.


Herbivore Botanicals Beard Tonic Sampler // Apple AirPods
Char-Broil 1000″ Deluxe Digital Electric Smoker // Adidas Originals NMD R1 Sneaker
Canvas Grilling Apron by Foster & Rye // Ember® Ceramic Mug
Peter Millar Waterson Plaid Performance Sport Shirt
Vineyard Vines Catch & Release Wahoo Trucker Hat
Away Carry-On // L.L.Bean Yeti Hopper Two 30 Cooler

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Friday faves

5A0381C1-EDBE-4591-8F0E-7D8D250C92AE[we celebrated our eight wedding anniversary this week with dinner at 801 Chophouse]

It was a short, fast week – just like I like ’em! Anyone else ready to kick off summer starting this weekend?!

My sister snagged this dress after seeing it on Seersucker and Saddles. It didn’t work out for her, but it did for me! SCORE!

Gotta love a creative ad campaign from the folks at IKEA!

I was in the market for some new white jeans so that I could have a summer pant option for work (I normally wear dresses/skirts), and I was pleasantly surprised by this pair from Target.

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