It’s been sixteen days since my last blog post and I am in desperate need to get in front of my computer and write! Life has been the best kind of crazy lately, sometimes when my head finally hits the pillow at night it hits me that this go go lifestyle may seem totally hectic but its the only kinda crazy I like. In order to even remember what has been going down i decided to open up my iPhone and scroll through my photos! I love taking photos so I thought I would do a segment today called “Straight from the Camera Roll” where i literally choose 9 photos from my camera roll to show you what has been going down in our little families life!


  1. You  may have seen the photo of Wyatt sitting in  his Uncle Chris’ office two weeks ago, well we are trying out an epic tri pod he has and let me tell you.. game changer! We are able to set that sucker up wherever and take photos from my phone remotely! This is the first photo we took using it with the timer feature! img_1103
  2. One random evening, while waiting for Gavin to get home for work I decided i desperately needed to get out of the house, as a stay at home mom sometimes I literally go stir crazy so this was the perfect night. I had no shoes, Wyatt had no clothes but i decided we had 38 minutes until my iPhone said the sun was setting so we drove up to the hill on my parents property and watched the sunset. Never underestimate the power of mother nature, watching the sunset was so therapeutic, enjoyable and free! img_1373-2
  3. We celebrated my Dad and Father in Law’s birthdays this past month. I am beyond lucky to have these two men in our life. I have never met anyone like my Dad, he is the type of man who literally talks ideas all day, he is a total dreamer and his great mind is described in one of my all time favorite quotes..”Great minds talk about ideas, average minds talk about events, small minds talk about people.” My Dad is one of those rare humans who always leaves you wanting to be the best version of yourself. Here is a photo of him, in the kiddie pool with Wyatt and my niece Georgia. img_1542
  4. All things pumpkin, welcome to fall! I have this tradition I started where I make a bunch of Pumpkin bread at the beginning of fall and give it to my people. Wyatt obviously joins in on the fun becausee he is obsessed with watching me mix things up with the KitchenAid.  I made some for the neighbors, family, and my two favorite Varsity football players and gave it to them after their game! I am all about easy and delicious, you can find the exact recipe I use hereimg_1684-2
  5. There is a great song about watching everything “dad” does and I never thought it would be so true until I watch Wyatt look up to Gavin. This little lawnmower had me dying laughing, Wyatt was all about it. Watching Gavin,  then having his own was one of those sweet moments you just wish you could hold onto forever. img_1773
  6. The beginning of fall is time for all things orange, warm, and cozy. We started off the beginning of fall by heading to our favorite place The Avila Valley Barn. We walked around to see all the animals, and picked out a little mini pumpkin. Creating traditions is the best thing, i’m certain we will be going here to celebrate the beginning of fall from now on!fullsizerender
  7. Remember how I told you about my dad having wild ideas, well this was one of those. My dad and I were watching my two nieces and decided to head to Solvang for a little day trip, it was comical. First off, nobody ever told me how crazy it is watching 3 kids under 18 months and second, let me advise you to never attempt the above with 3 babies. It actually wasn’t that bad but we spent the majority of the time laughing at what a silly/dumb idea it was. We walked around the shops and promised we would come back when we had a little more help to enjoy the adorable little town. fullsizerender
  8. My husband is a rockstar, he works incredibly hard and I could go on and on about how proud I am of him. This day I was especially proud, he was given an awesome opportunity to totally revamp and turn around a dealership with an awesome team of guys. If you want to know where, message me and i’ll happily share with you! This was him and his bosses during a total demolition day, now you can catch him in dress pants and a tie, but I know that he was digging the demo days where he brought out his ol’ tool belt.
  9. fullsizerenderThere are some people you meet who just have the light of life in them, and sometimes they are given battles you can hardly understand why. I do not know him super well but he is certainly our hometown hero and his name is Ryan Teixeira. You can read more about his battle here.  I was extremely touched by this photo because my Uncle Robin facilitated the conversation, and to me it was another reminder of how great people of this world can be, and how much good there still is our there. If you have a prayer list going, please add the Teixeira family to it, we are all with you Ryan! #17Strong. Be sure to read about the great opportunity on October 2nd where you can see if you are a match for a Bone Marrow Transplant, we will certainly be there.

May you all have a wonderful week!




Hey guys! Hope everyone has had a productive week so far, i’m off to a bad start!  However, I am sitting here 6:32am getting this done before little man wakes up so ill consider this as my fresh start. Currently with a hot cup of coffee, silent room and an empty page to write so my morning is looking pretty darn good! Today I thought I would throw in a little fashion, and by fashion I mean what I think is cool so I can’t guarantee it’s trendy. I just don’t have time or energy to keep up with what the heck people are wearing these days! To be honest, they lost me at the peplum shirts… those just looked horrible on me so I kinda said FU to being trendy and decided to just go with my own style and what looks, and feels good on me! (Hi mom, yes I steal clothes out of your closet, take it as a compliment) If you haven’t noticed, i’ve been trying to mix things up lately and I appreciate that you’re along the ride with me!



I’m all about versatility, if I can wear it to bed, the gym, with jeans or a skirt… count me in. (well obviously not in the same day but you get the point) Graphic Tees are my thing, I usually just wear them around the house but more recently have I been wearing them out. I generally choose to pair the tee with some ripped jeans and sneakers for the more relaxed look but it would also look adorable with a denim skirt or patterned workout leggings. Big statement, minimal effort — that’s what we usually hope to achieve when we get dressed in the morning, right?! There is something super rad about rocking an old band tee as long as you’re cool enough to know a couple of their hits. I am not a chick that knows a bunch of oldies so ill stick with Star Wars for now. Check out these graphic tees below, and have a great week!









Hey guys! Happy Hump Day.. I usually type all my blog posts during wyatt’s nap but he’s been on a “Nap Strike” lately so he’s up and headed for the potted plant so i’m hoping this post doesn’t end in a disaster! I have been thinking of bringing some new things to the Blog, spice it up a bit so today i thought I would do “Eight Things”. Think of it like trail mix, a little bit of everything, the nuts, the sweet stuff, and all combined leads to a handful of happiness. ** Numbers below coordinate with the number on the photo!**

  1. Say hi to my mama, dad and their three grandchildren! I have been feeling so grateful for them lately for all the help and love they give to all of us! They are constantly giving of their time and love! Their names are DD and Papa… I love fun names for grandparents which makes me wonder.. any of you have any good grandpa/grandma nicknames?
  2. This is not Wyatt.. Its Gavin! I always talk about how Wyatt is Gavin’s twin so I thought I would share a photo today of Gavin at 1 year! It’s amazing how genetics work isn’t it?!
  3. I am still dreaming of the mini horses, we were able to see them and go into the field and play with them! Normally you are not able to go into the pen but the sweet worker was having a good day and brought us in, ill thank him forever for that! Why is everything so much cuter in smaller sizes? haha
  4. People have been asking me lately about what camera I use so I thought I would share… it’s a Sony Alpha 6300. My favorite feature is that I can take a photo on my camera and send it directly to my phone! Convenience at its finest! Thanks to my brother-in-law Chris for the awesome recommendation.
  5. Wyatt sat in that suitcase all morning  I would like to think it’s because he was thinking someone might be leaving, but I’m pretty sure he just thought of it as a glorified cardboard box.
  6. Shoes. I have been gathering up my shoes for fall and let me tell you.. these are my current favorite! They are Jeffery Campbell and you can find similar ones here!
  7. Lately I have had an obsession of running with Wyatt outside, this photo was a few days ago on a run/walk. Never underestimate what working out and being outside can do for you! Even a walk for 30 minutes can change your whole day, it did mine!
  8. I have been totally skeptical about doing a photo of after-baby but I decided to buck up and do it because I am going to add more fitness to the blog! I am not where I want to be, but I have learned to embrace the journey! I’m going to be doing some really cool things coming up regarding my fitness and “mama recovery” so stay tuned!


Hope you all have an amazing rest of the week!



I remember someone telling me  before I had Wyatt that they were sad and emotional that their baby was turning one… I remember thinking to myself “what a silly and odd statement.” I now understand. His birthday was so bittersweet! Sweet because I get to celebrate this little human we watched go from a tiny purple potato who slept 22 hours a day to a little boy who runs crazy and loves to smile and live life. Bitter because there are so many “firsts” that won’t ever occur again, I’m basically done breastfeeding, and this little baby all the sudden feels like little boy. I could stop now and let my eyes fill up with tears thinking about it, but I am going to choose to put my big girl pants on and finish this blog post.



I can’t forget to thank Gina, who made all the adorable decorations for me! I am the least crafty person so I am so grateful for her.. and her cricket!



His birthday was a happy day for all of us, especially me and Gavin. We chose not to do gifts, instead we attached a little note to the invitations (see below) that asked our guests to bring an unwrapped gift for us to donate. I try to be very conscious about making sure our children grow up in home that understands the importance of giving back so although he may hate me for it later, he didn’t receive any gifts for his birthday. If you look at the photo below you can see the gifts in the bucket of the Tractor! We have fun plans to go and donate the gifts in November before Christmas so I’m sure you’ll see a blog post about that.



Friends and family came from all over, my best friends came, some from LA which was such a treat because although we are all at such difference places in our live, we are all able to come together and support each other which is really special. My mom friends all came and I loved seeing all our little kids interact. I feel super blessed to have so many awesome moms to learn from and laugh with, I’m so grateful for the genuine friendships I’ve made. It sounds silly but it meant so much to me to see the support and love that our people have for Wyatt, he has no idea how great he has it and I can’t wait to watch him figure that out as he grows older.




We weren’t about spending tons of money for his birthday, and I couldn’t justify a 50 dollar cake so I decided to make it myself and you know what.. it was super special. We made it together, he ate the batter (which i later realized had raw egg, oops) and finished off the frosting. All around it was such a simple, unforgettable experience that I decided will now be a tradition (until Wyatt tells me otherwise)!

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DSC04847Wyatt loved being sung Happy Birthday, he looked around and smiled then cautiously approached the cake. He was quite confused about the frosting all over his hands, but once he tasted it, he was one happy camper. All he wanted to do was share with everyone! We invited all the little kids up to come take bites out of the cake, thus resulting in quite the cleanup!




Wyatt’s first birthday was a day we will cherish forever, I know Wyatt will look at these photos one day and smile.. then get mad at me for creating the no gift rule haha!

Have a great week!


Happy Monday 🙂 I am a sucker for anything that picks me up and gives me energy. Usually that pick me up comes in the form of a double shot of espresso or a good gym workout, but sadly those kind of pick me ups wear off after a long day. I never thought something cosmetic could give me a 24 hour a day “pick me up” until I discovered eyelash extensions. I have always been a huge fan of lash extensions, I got them days before I gave birth to Wyatt and at 9 months pregnant feeling like a beached whale, nothing was better than a little glam in my life in the form of lucious lashes (thanks Amber!)!

Today I have teamed up with one of my favorites, Lashes By Brandi! She is a lash queen, and ladies these lashes will not disappoint! We are doing an amazing $150 giveaway so you can get your first set of lashes FREE! Head over to my instagram to enter.

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What I love most about Brandi’s lashes is that they are comfortable and feel very natural. I am not a huge makeup girl (I wish I could be) so these give me the “umph” I need to feel great and as put together as possible! With Brandi you are able to choose the style, and lash size that best fits your look. Here I chose the glam lashes, which are not the longest but have the most dramatic curl and give off a very “full” look.


I have listed below some questions I had in mind, as well as some frequently asked questions.  If you have any others please comment and we will do our best to answer!

What are Lash Extensions?                                                                                                               Lash Extensions are single strands of synthetic eyelashes that are curved to replicate a natural eyelash. They are applied to each individual natural eyelash one by one for a natural, beautiful and luscious look. Eyelash Extensions are perfect for special occasions or for day to day wear.

Will your natural lashes get harmed or damaged? 
The biggest myth is that lash extensions ruin your own lashes. They do not. If applied correctly and properly, they are safe and do not ruin the health of your natural lashes. Be sure not to rub your eyes or tug or pull on the extensions because this can cause lash loss and even damage to your natural lashes. If lashes are applied properly and to each individual lash, they won’t fall out.

How long does it take to apply lash extensions?
Applying a full set of lashes takes about two hours, and can be maintained year-round with touch-ups recommended every three to four weeks. A half set of lashes are an economical alternative to achieve a similarly dramatic effect, applied as filler to thicken natural lashes, or applied outward from the eye for a specialized look.

Do lash extensions fall out over a certain period of time? 
Since each lash extension is attached to a single eyelash, they will fall out naturally along with the natural growth cycle of each lash. We recommend a touch-up every three to four weeks.

What happens if glue gets in your eyes?
Since your eyes are shut the whole time lash extensions are being applied, no glue will ever get into your eye.

Is it okay to also wear mascara?
If you are planning to wear mascara in addition to the extensions, only use it on the tips of the extensions and with a very light hand. This will be enough to give your eyes that “pop” along with the extensions. Using mascara at the base of the extensions will get very clumpy.