Little looks: Halloween jammies 2021

Yes, it is that time again. Seasonal jammies get snagged so early these days and I know you want your ghouls decked out just like me! Enjoy a few of my faves this season.

Vaenait tie dye
Carter’s pumpkins
Petit Lem Gourds
Cotton On Ghostbusters
Cat & Jack Skeleton

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Download: Labor Day 2021

Our LDW was filled with lots of family time! We kicked things off with a trip to Iowa City to watch the Iowa Hawkeyes snag a W at Kinnick. We drove straight to the lake after and enjoyed some of our last boat rides of the season. Things finished on a high note by getting our tickets punched on a real steam engine. The boys had a blast and the adults needed a nap!

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Back to school breakfast 2021

And they are off. Well, about a month ago. That’s how behind I am on things these days. Back to school and hoping to get back on track here too! Here’s to hoping 😉

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Little looks: Back to School 2021

This year/summer has freakin’ flown by. I’m not exactly sure how it is back to school time already, yet here we are. My kiddos have been growing like weeds and are definitely in need of some new threads.

Let me help you out by pulling together some of the favorite things I’ve seen or purchased this season.

H&M patterned dress
J.Crew Girls’ trouser socks
Cat & Jack Smile and Happy Hair Clips
State metallic backpack
Vans Sk8 Hi-Zip sneakers

Gap Kids crew socks
H&M tee
Inventors Think Box
Cat & Jack Pull-On Quick Dry Jogger
H&M hat
Nike Court Legacy Sneaker
JanSport SuperBreak Plus Backpack

H&M tie-dye tee
Old Navy jeggings
Thames & Kosmos Gumball Machine Maker
J.Crew Factory Amazing and Awesome bracelets
J.Crew sherpa half-snap pullover
Nike Court Legacy sneakers
Zara tablet case

J.Crew Boys’ tech half-zip
Hydro Flask Kids’ 20 oz. water bottle
L.L.Bean pencil case
Locomotive by Brian Floca
Bentgo Lunch Box
Vans Kids SK8-Mid Reissue V
GapFit Tech Kids Joggers





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Fitzie is five

It’s hard to believe that my baby is already five. Time seems to be flying this year and I was definitely feeling it Fitzie’s entire birthday week. We packed in so much and I’m pretty sure he blew out candles every day. Love this little boy so much!

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Download: Fourth of July 2021

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Camp Branstad 2021

We weren’t full at the cabin this year (we miss you Sofia + Stella!), but the campers still managed to have a good time.

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Gift Guide: Father’s Day 2021

It’s time to celebrate dads! Marcus does so much for us and we love to shower him with gifts. Here are a few faves that fit the bill!

Cotsoco massage gun
NOCS Waterproof Binoculars
YETI Rambler 30 oz. tumbler
All-Clad Stainless-Steel Outdoor Roasting Pan
Goodee X The Organic Company canvas apron
Columbia PFG Backcast III™ Water Shorts
Wakeman Outdoors Fishing Rod Rack

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TTD faves: summer weekend must-haves

Memorial Day weekend has come and gone and it has been heating up here in Iowa. As the official start to summer quickly approaches, I’m sharing a few of my weekend must-haves that have been in heavy rotation lately. What are your go-tos?

Levi’s Mid-Length short
Kona Sol Colorblock swimsuit
Santa Barbara Design Studio Weekend Vibes cups
Birkenstock Arizona camo
Universal Thread Short Sleeved Dress
Lake Pajamas Pima Tank-Short Set in Cobalt
License Smokey the Bear tee

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Download: Memorial Day Weekend 2021

Memorial weekend 2021 was one for the books! It started off with Marcus and I celebrating our 10 year anniversary with a little staycation. We booked a room at the Surety Hotel (loved!) and proceeded to eat and drink our way through the city. We hit up some of our favorite haunts including: champagne at The Republic on Grand, dinner at Lucca, a stroll around the Downtown Farmers Market, couples massage at East Village Spa, shopping at Von Maur, lunch at St. Kilda Collective, Volleraux happy hour at Cheese Bar, perusing the tees at Raygun, dinner at 801 Chophouse and brunch at Centro. Whew! It was a lot, but definitely a perfect way to spend our anniversary.

After indulging, we headed up to Lake Panorama to do a little fishing and catch whatever rays were thrown our way.

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