My family and I recently had the luxury of staying at Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa in San Diego and it was an absolute DREAM.
As you all probably know, I love a good wave to my hair so I often start my days off with my curling iron. Curling my hair has been a part of my daily routine for as long as I can remember. The only downside is the time it takes and the toll that heat can take on your hair.
Luckily, I have found the perfect tool to give me the waves I want, without the hassle and damage. The T3 SinglePass Wave Wand promises consistent temperature, one-pass styling, and flawless, frizz-free waves.
My DockATot has quickly become one of my favorite tools as a new mom. The DockATot is a multi-functional lounger, co-sleeper and playtime lounger. They are OEKO-TEX certified, all natural, 100% cotton, tested for breathability and provide an ideal micro-climate for babies and tots.
As I was sipping on my glass of sauvignon blanc watching the waves crash against the sandy beach and the sun set into the pinky orange sky, all three of my babes by my side, I couldn’t help but think nothing is better than this. Traveling has always been my strong suit, I thrive in new cities, new restaurants, new people all around me. Which also got me thinking that I have had my daily glass of vino in so many amazing places that I must share!
These days life can be pretty hectic. Between being a full-time wife, mom and blogger, it’s important to remember that taking care of myself is still a priority. I have found that treating myself to luxurious loungewear can be a simple way to keep myself feeling comfortable and confident on a daily basis.
I am a firm believer that loungewear should be extremely soft and high quality, and while this seems like it should be a given, sometimes it can be hard to find. That’s why I’m so excited to share my new found love of Nudwear with you all.
When I had to leave my green-juice-filled, walks on the beach, endless restaurant options happy state of mind, to come to the desert, I was worried about many things. But one of my main concerns was what the hell I am I going to eat in ARIZONA….
Fast forward three years later and I can personally vouch for this dry, unfairly hot, desert town. There are some great spots all over the valley that keep me full, happy, and healthy. There are so many great options that fill my body, soul, and Instagram feed.
Two of my favorite things, wine and health benefits. I like when things are nutritious. Although I think I would still guzzle down some fermented grapes on a regular basis if the only thing it did was taste amazing. But after some thorough research I am happy to announce I get so much more done just by sipping away at the glass.
When it came to deciding on what kind of baby monitoring system we were going to use to keep an eye on Nixon, I really wanted nothing but the best. It’s so important that our baby cam is high quality, accessible and reliable, so that we can easily monitor Nixon at all times and feel confident that she’s doing okay.
That’s why we got the Nest Cam IQ indoor. This camera offers live video, smart phone alerts, 1080p HD, 3-hour snapshot history and even night vision.
Beach getaways will always be one of my favorite things. Even more so now that I have my very own little tribe to take along with me. I love when we all get to get away together, it's like an escape from all reality.
Fortunately our move to the middle of the desert wasn’t too far away for a trip to the beach. We can pack our bags and be soaking up the sun in five quick hours.
I’ve always wanted the perfect guest room. I love to treat my guests to only the best when they come to visit and their own space should be no exception. I knew it was time to get a comfortable and cozy guest room put together and The LifeStyled Company made that happen!
Our new guest room is minimal but dreamy, and I am so OBSESSED.
While there have been so many changes in my life over the past year, something that has been a definite constant is making sure that Nixon is healthy. When I was pregnant, so much time and effort went into growing my baby and ensuring I was doing everything in my power to keep her healthy and strong. Now that Nixon is here, my priority is still to make sure that I’m doing everything possible to keep her safe.
Sometimes it’s hard to know how babies are feeling, but the Owlet Smart Sock has really given me peace of mind.
I've always tried to to err on the side of caution when it comes to beauty products, food and my overall health. I'm not exactly crunchy, but I do my homework when it comes to my health. I make decisions based on the information available and my own intuition. When I found out I was pregnant, I knew a couple of things I would be dropping right away. I'm ok with a chemical here or there, this is the real world and eventually, my baby will come into contact with said "toxins" at some point. But multiple toxins that are proven to cause harmful effects, used daily in my products, I have a problem with.
Here's a list of the products I did use while growing a baby! Always do your own homework and of course, chat with your doctor before trying something new.
The other day I was drinking the last of my 128 ounces of water, and it got me thinking about how many people don't drink as much water as they should. Why is that? Personally, I love getting every last drop in. It keeps my day running smoothly, skin plump, digestion system on track, and I don’t mind the taste at all. But I do know a lot of people who drink other things such as soda, juice, energy drinks, etc. because they all taste better than water.
I couldn’t be happier with how our our birthing story turned out. We feel so blessed to have come home with such a healthy and happy baby. While Nixon’s health is EVERYTHING, it’s so important that I make taking care of myself a priority as well. That’s why I am obsessed with Mama Strut. This company truly cares about the care and recovery of new mamas.
The kitchen is one of my many happy places. For obvious reasons like the food it has to offer but also for not so obvious reasons this is a place to create and really be in my element. Nutritious and organic can be delicious. As well as easy, swapping out a few things here and there for raw and natural ingredients, not only will make a difference in the taste of your food, but can alter your healthy, mood, and energy levels.
So I have put together a list of ten different ways you can switch up your food, and only gain good things while doing so. So grab a pen and the nearest piece of paper, because I promise, you will be running to the store to grab these hot items.
Now that I’ve had some time to really let my new home redesign by The LifeStyled Company sink in, my only regret is not getting my office redesigned sooner! It’s crazy what a difference having the right space to work in makes. Not only is my office now spacious and organized, but it’s also so on brand. Working in this environment has really helped my creativity flow and I truly feel so inspired every time I sit down to work.
Ever since giving birth, finding both chic and flexible clothing to allow me to breastfeed at any time has been SO important. Motherhood Maternity has definitely been my go-to lately because they offer the best of both worlds. They have everything from maternity to nursing pieces and everything is always really comfortable and cute.
Working out on vacation is not for everyone. I totally get that, but for those who like to get their sweat in different time zones you know how hard it can be to get that perfect sesh in. Hotel gyms are tight, never have all of the right equipment, and honestly they smell weird. Personally I am a studio addict and have probably been to 90% of them on the west coast alone, ya know Soul Cycle for life.