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My Favorite Job is You

May 11, 2018

Today I’m featuring a fellow Sioux Falls Mama whom I love very much, the gorgeous Ashley Flynn, whose talents have taken her to writing and publishing her very own children’s book! COOLEST GIG EVER! As much as we read around here, how fun would it be to read your very own book to your children! So special!

Ashley Flynn is an incredible woman and special friend, super wife to Colby, and dedicated Mama to precious little Nina. She has a sought-after ability to create witty and loving rhymes and now she has taken that talent into children’s books, publishing her FIRST BOOK, titled My Favorite Job is You. Her blog is also SO much fun to read! She has such wit and charm and is constantly making me laugh with her hilarious parenting stories!

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Easter Best // Kids Clothes

March 16, 2018

Easter is almost here! I’m hoping spring comes real soon! So windy and that chill in the air, ugh. I love when Easter is here with all the bright colors and pretty pastels! Perks me right up! And I’m in desperate need for some live flowers in my kitchen… tulips please!! :)

Yesterday, we browsed for what to wear to Easter mass for their Sunday best, and there are so many cute clothes out there! I cannot shop without Ivy. I used to, but I’d bring things home, things I thought she would like, and she would never wear them! I gave up, and now I always bring her with to shop, or I choose about 5 outfits or dresses online, then let her pick out her favorite. Ivy wants to match with Faye, so cute, and her favorite color is purple, so when I found this dress, I knew she would love it! Ivy is always so decisive, I’m envious, I have to look at like 29 different options before I pick one! She knew this one on the first look! They’ll be so cute together, can’t wait!

Here are some of our favorites for your kids’ Easter best! :)

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March Favorite Things

March 9, 2018

So someone the other day was saying that they do a purge for Lent. Literally, pack up one bag a day, for forty days, and haul them off to Goodwill (or wherever, I prefer a non-profit – like the St. Francis House in SF!). Sounded BRILLIANT to me. I could totally do that!!! But then, something is seriously wrong with my brain, I thought about everything I could replace with all that stuff gone! Ugh! So not the point Kaylee! 🤦🏼‍♀️

Anyways, you get the idea, time to ‘spring clean’ and get rid of some old! I love to go through my closet. I feel like I do it at least once a month! Now if only I could do that in our office cupboards… meh. Anyways, here are some of my favorites for March that I have in my cart! SO ready for some more springy tops!

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1 // Kristin Ess is a hair goddess! She’s a celebrity hair stylist for lots of celebs – Lauren Conrad and Lucy Hale among them, two of my faves! She has a line of hair styling products at Target and I LOVE THEM.This texture spray is so fab – makes your hair kind of piecy, and I love that look. I have the shampoo, conditioner, texture spray, beach wave spray, and mousse, and they’re all GOLD. Follow her on Instagram! @kristin_ess

2 // This bag. Do I even need to explain. The terracotta color… OBSESSED. Comes in antiqued purple too

3 // Stripes and ruffles! So pretty. Could be casual and/or flirty for date night. More stripes (similar here) – want it! And I’m kind of totally into all the button up tops right now.

4 // Glossier Cloud Paint. I LOVE IT. It’s blush as a paint. I got the dusk and puff colors and they are so fabulous. Easy to dab on and what’s so nice is you can mix the colors to get your perfect shade. I also have the Phase 1 set and I am loving the face wash and priming moisturizer!

5 // We love to entertain – holidays, friends, parties, girls, whatever. This punch bowl would be so fun to have at a gathering! Matching swan glasses as well

6 // Really love these Mary Jane mules. The buckle clasp is super cute and the heel is perfect. Adore the color too. These loafers too!

7 // Love flirty date night tops! The lace around the open back is so pretty. Also loving all the trumpet sleeve styles like this top!

8 // Always drawn to black or white home decor. This black tray would look so good on my table I’m trying to fix up right now! Comes in other colors (gold, copper, and silver), and shapes (oblong (weird word) and round) too

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Valentine’s Day Favorites

February 1, 2018

Hello February!! Soooo glad January is over with, my least favorite month bc #winter. Ugh. Such an awfully cold month! But February is here! And I LOVE the pops of color everywhere now. Gimme all the pinks and reds! Plus, it’s the month of loooooove and a time to let your loved ones know how much they mean to you. I am anxious for a couples date night (to Archie’s! So excited) and another date night (to MB Haskett!) with the hubs coming up for Valentine’s Day! Shopping for two festive af shirts to wear for the dates. Prolly need those blush mules, LOVE! And gotta get the kids dressed up too! Such cute things to wear.

Here are some of my favorites for Valentine’s Day!

Double drop earrings // tassel earrings // shoes (similar here) // bag // flower blouse // lipsticks // ruffle blouse (also available in red) // embroidered blouse // xo plate // x pillow // o pillow // heart dress // tutu // tights //  heart two piece dress //

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Holiday Cards

November 17, 2017

Holiday cards season!!! I LOVE this time of the year, not only for all the joy of the holidays, but because you get presents in your mail almost every day! I am a stationery LOVER and I always look forward to browsing online for my favorite cards. And it’s so much fun to see what your friends and family pick out too!

I always love a minimalist look for a holiday card. I want the photo to be what you see and focus on, not all the extra bedazzle going on on some cards. But I’m venturing out of my safe place a little bit this year, as I’m really loving florals on the cards!! Just a simple piece of holly or mistletoe is really beautiful and peaceful to me this year. I think it adds a nice touch. However, I’ll always be drawn to a simple “Merry Christmas” script though!

Here are 9 of my favorite holiday card designs!

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Looking at this board, I obviously am in a black and white phase of my life right now! But the deep red pops of color on a few of those cards is very lovely to me.

I think my fave is #1! It’s modern, simple, and with a little extra fun. I’m loving it! And #2 is way out of left field for me, but for some reason I really like the big monogram letter of your last name. So cool! #4 and #6 are just lovely and peaceful to me. Then the rest are all very plain black and white, but I love that simple minimalist look! Let the photo do all the talking!

Plus what’s faaaabulous about these, is that all of them come with different colors you could choose. I always do just red or black or white, but there are blues, greens, pinks, grays, just about any color you could want! So if you like a design you can always change the colors up. Moreover, if you’d rather it say a different phrase, there are options for that too! Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Joy, Happy New Year, etc. Tons of options! Couldn’t be easier to customize and find EXACTLY what you want.

As far as where to browse for cards,  I LOVE Minted the most. The best quality, so many options, and so easy. It’s like Etsy for cards. They are all independent artist who have their designs on there. So neat! They also have free recipient addressing which is UNBELIEVEABLE. Such a time saver and it matches your card so it’s really beautiful. Tiny Prints has this now too! This year, Minted added an option to text your photo in and a Minted designer will choose 5 designs that match your photo and text them back to you! I did it and I really loved 2 of the 5 they sent me. Kind of neat to see what others pick! Read more about texting a photo here.

This totally gets me in the holiday spirit! I love seeing everyone’s family photos right now, then I’m so excited to see it again on a card!

Hope this helps you narrow down the vast sea of cards!!! Which is your favorite?!