This is 30!

30th Birthday

Well here we are friends…I am officially 30 today, and I’m not mad about it! πŸ˜‰ I know a lot of people have aversions to celebrating milestone birthdays. But today, I am feeling extremely grateful for everything that God has blessed me with in my first 30 years of life.  I have the best husband, children (and dogs πŸ˜‰ ) a girl could ask for! On top of that, I am extremely grateful to all of you who have followed along on this journey with me this last year.  Today I thought it would be fun to share 30 totally random things you may not have known about me!
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The Home Detox Box Review

The Home Detox Box

I am slightly embarrassed to admit that the only subscription box I currently receive every month is a BarkBox (which are awesome by the way!). I may have totally forgotten my dogs’ birthday a while back, but I definitely make up for it every month when the BarkBox arrives on our doorstep.  πŸ˜‰ I have always loved the idea behind subscription boxes, as it is such a great way to discover and sample new products.  However, over the last eight months, I have really been diligent about reading labels on products before I purchase them, which isn’t exactly possible with subscription boxes as the products are usually a surprise.  So when The Home Detox Box reached out to me about their all natural, non-toxic subscription box, I was so excited!  Today, I’m going to be reviewing what’s inside my July/August box!
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Mentorship with Sabrina Gebhardt

Mentorship with Sabrina Gebhardt

When you become a parent for the first time, many questions fill your head.  What diapers should I use? What car seat is going to fit the best in my car? What kind of stroller do I want? If I use bottles, what kind of bottles are going to be the best? What if she doesn’t like those, should I have a back up? I’m probably not going to leave the house for 3 months so maybe I should have 3 backups. What about pacis?  You get the picture.  You are uncertain of so many things, or at least I know I was.  But when I found out I was pregnant with Charlotte, the one thing that I was certain of, was that I wanted newborn photos by Sabrina Gebhardt.  
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Life on Ladera turns 1!

Life on Ladera

Top: sold out, similar | Shorts: Madewell | Cake Stand: Pottery Barn  
Light Fixture: Circa Lighting

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June Favorites

June Favorites

I say this every time, but how has this month already flown by? It’s hard to believe that 2018 is halfway over.  However, I am fearfully confident that the months of July and August will move at a snails pace as the kids summer school days have come to an end. πŸ˜‰  The days are long and the afternoons are hot! We tend to get a little stir crazy around here but for now, I’m going to remain positive. πŸ™‚ So, let’s dive into a few products that I have been LOVING lately, shall we?
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Charlotte and Hugh’s Fiesta

Life on Ladera

Would you believe me if I told you that I started planning this party over a year ago?  It was actually right after Charlotte and Hugh’s party last year.  We had a farm themed party with a petting zoo and all the works.  I’m not one to brag…but it was pretty epic! πŸ˜‰  I had so much fun planning it that as soon as all of our guests left and we sat down for the evening, I decided to get out my calendar and laptop…and just scroll through Pinterest.  I hadn’t launched my blog yet so I had a little more time on my hands. πŸ˜‰  Charlotte’s birthday is on Cinco de Mayo, so when I realized that it fell on a Saturday this year, I knew it was the theme we were going with.  The bright colors, festive patterns and of course the queso….it was right up my alley….I mean, Charlotte and Hughie’s alley! πŸ˜‰
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Spread Sunshine Safely with Cabana Life

Happy Monday friends! It’s hard to believe we are already halfway through May, which means a few things: the school year is coming to an end (say it ain’t so! πŸ˜‰ ) and we are gearing up for summer.  But did you know that May is also Skin Cancer awareness month?  Today, I’m excited to be partnering up with Cabana Life to share some tips on how to spread sunshine safely this summer!

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