Saturday, May 25, 2019

Weekly Links

Do you guys know what I'm doing right now? I'm sitting here in bed typing this and listening to Henry and his friends laugh so hard at Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It's 10pm and they should be tired...but it's the first night of summer and these crazy boys are having a sleepover. So- a late night it is! I won't go to bed until they all are asleep so I thought I'd use this time to do a links post for all of you. Maybe one of the very last posts on this blog until we switch over to my new site too! Exciting.

Here we go --

10 books to read this summer.

And 10 more!

The best advice you've ever received.

Would you leave your phone home on vacation?

Wishlist: this dress, any of these bags, and these sandals.

Other loves: one, two and three! And ALL of the Annie Bing tees please!

Having a library or cafe down the street from your house could change your life.

We're making parenting harder than it has to be.

Must have summer dresses: one, two (all of them, haha), and three.

Fascinating: The Tinder Hacker.

I recently picked up a few basics from this brand and I'm in LOVE. Great quality and so cute. Also check out Z Supply- another great one for basics.

Top food trends of 2019. Any of your faves on the list?

Great post with some tips on how the author deals with anxiety. For me, it's all about the CBD- I'll talk more about it in an upcoming post.

10 books that will make you a happier person.

Are you a Gen X'er or a Millennial?

ALL of these are getting me into major summer mode!

Jumpsuit love: one and two.

I love reading about people's morning routines!

Here's another post on routine.

I need some new sneakers- have you ever tried this kind?

And finally, what every successful person knows, but never says.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019

April Instagram Questions and Links

Hello everyone! Just got back from my cousin's wedding weekend in Tucson- it was so much fun and totally worth being really tired today! I have been getting lots of questions about all sorts of things online, and I thought I would compile this month's FAQs and links into one blog post. So here we go- April's frequently asked questions from IG- where I bought things and random odds and ends. xoxo!


I got a lot of questions about the dress I wore in the photo above. You can find it here.

I also got a lot of questions about the shoes my sister has on, and you can find them here.

Check out the jeans and sweater (on sale!) from this post.

Lots of questions about my formal dress from this post.

Olive's dollhouse from this post can be found here.

When I shared these sandals in Stories I got so many questions- you guys need them! They're so cute and really comfy.

Here are the other embellished jelly sandals I've been wearing/sharing a lot.

I always get a lot of question on this workout tank.

I hope this helps- I'll try to do this every month!


Thursday, April 11, 2019

Springtime Faves

photo via Mind Body Green

Spring is here and I think this is THE most excited I've been about it, ever. I am welcoming this fresh weather and warm sun and feelings of renewal in with open arms! I'm grateful and I'm soaking up these first days of the new season, anticipating lots of afternoons spent outside, walks downtown, and meals on the back deck. Anyone else feeling especially happy about Spring? In the spirit of the new season I wanted to share some of my favorite Spring items from around the web! Enjoy these must-haves and wishlist items.


First of all, Shopbop (my most favorite place to shop online!) is having a major sale. Best of all you can use your Amazon Prime account for free, fast shipping! Use code: EVENT19 for 20-25% off your entire order! I'll include some of my picks in this round up.

Be sure to check out EVERYTHING Madewell on sale, up to 25% off! I always stock up on my favorites during this sale. All the white teesjeans, you name it. Madewell is one of favorite brands for easy, comfy and cute stuff.

Spring jumpsuits are on my mind. Here are three I love: one, two, and three!

Loving this bangle set!

All of these are amazing: sandals, tee, and tank.

I just got another new pair of white kicks. A total splurge but I'm obsessed. I am a true size 6.5 and wear a 36 in GG.

This is a cute and simple dress in black or cream.

Speaking of jeans my current favorite denim brand is Mother. So comfy and cute. Highly recommend.

Happy shopping!


Sunday, March 24, 2019

Weekly Links

Spring is here and I'm SO excited! This is a shot from our garden last year- peonies are my favorite and it brought be so much joy to see them blooming here last Spring/Summer. I can't wait for everything to come up again and I'll be documenting a lot more this time around.

Also- happy Sunday! Olive and I are headed out on a hike but I wanted to share some links first. Enjoy! xo


Going to NYC? Check out this food guide. LA? Try this one.

It's almost bathing suit season! Are you a bikini person? One-piece lover? I like both, and I always love everything this brand does- nothing is cut too high, totally feels age-appropriate to me. And then of course Madewell always has the cutest high-waisted bottoms too.

Are you following me on Pinterest? I pin fun things there daily.

“Kids practice every single emotion they’re ever going to use on anybody on you.” Loved reading this.

How to combat imposter syndrome.

Tiny love stories.

24 books to read instead of Spring cleaning.

My traveling life has never been better thanks to these. I'll share more in an upcoming packing post but in the meantime- get yourself some packing cubes!

The daily routines of 12 famous writers.

I always love a good productivity hack.

NPR's books to read from 2018.

Amsterdam is definitely on my list.

Interesting article about skincare/the current state of the beauty industry.

Check out this cute shoe brand- SO many amazing sandals!

Are the 30s your prime? I don't think so- I believe it only gets better!

Talking about death with your children.

Wishlist:  every single item in this section, this bathing suit, and all of this new Spring jewelry!

And my BIGGEST wishlist item: one of these!

This is the backpack I brought to Disney (in the Dusty Rose color)- it was a great choice!

Beating burnout.

Salted chocolate chunk shortbread cookies. Yum!

Some Spring trends to check out.

Your guide to who's running for president in 2020.

What would your "5 Desert Island Foods" be?

Combating your inner critic.

And finally, have you watched this show yet? It's truly wonderful!


Monday, March 18, 2019


Say hello to my site redesign moodboard! I'm so excited to give you guys a little sneak peek of what's happening around these parts. This redesign is SO overdue and I am thrilled to finally be doing this. I'm working with my old, dear friend Liz Franco, who is bringing me over to a new hosting platform (bye, bye Blogger!), and giving me a total refresh. It's been a dream to work with her, every step of the way. And then another talented and dear girlfriend Brooke Benjamin created my new logo. She's so talented and it's absolutely perfect. I can't wait to show you! There will also be some great changes happening with the new site and I'll tell you more later. But in short, I wanted a space to focus on creating family lifestyle content, sharing more essays and pieces of my life- what I'm loving, what I'm reading, what's working, what's inspiring me. I've grown up here over the past decade and I'm excited to step into a new era of sharing with a new look, refreshed content, and an inspiring place to share my voice and story.

I'm so happy you're here and I am so looking forward to debuting my new site soon. Love you guys!


Wednesday, March 6, 2019

All the Best Baby Names We Didn't Use

The other day while driving home from Las Vegas with my girlfriends, we got to talking about how we are all done having babies, and what names we never got to use. We all had quite a few, but I forgot some because I didn't have my little list handy! I've had this list for years, and I've add to it or taken away as time has gone on. Obviously we've used Henry, Charles and Olive...but there are SO many more I love. Are you curious? I hope so, because here we go!

If we were to have another baby girl her name would be Gigi. I would have to work hard to get Hank on board but doesn't "Gigi Hampton" sound so great? That's also the Grandma name my Mom goes by- "Gigi," and I feel like it's a cute nod to her, although I'm not sure if Gigi #1 and #2 would be confusing! We'll never know though! haha!

Other potential girl names we never used:

June (as a first name- this is Olive's middle name)

Boys names are harder! Here is a short list of other boy name I love:


How about you? Do you have a running list of baby names in your head? I won't ever get to use to them, so I love imagining a pregnant mama reading this and having a lightbulb moment for HER baby name and using one of these brings me great joy!


Friday, March 1, 2019

My Must-Have Hair Accessory

A scrunchie is maybe one of the last things I'd ever imagine having a collection of at age 36, but here we are and I am loving them! I think they're such a fun way to add interest to a plain topknot or ponytail and I love how gentle they are on my hair. Have you tried one recently?

Whenever I share a scrunchie photo on IG I always get a ton of questions about them, so I wanted to put together a list of my most favorite ones. Let me know if you end up grabbing any! I hope you love them as much as I do.

NAMJOSH scrunchies are my favorite. The right three in the photo (the prints) are all from them. I LOVE them and the cute bows are perfect, plus the quality is on point. I've accidentally washed and dried one with the kids' clothing and it came out a-okay too.

The top two are from Zara, who has a great selection of colors and styles. They are a little looser than the others but a really soft velvet.  Keep your eyes on the site because they're always releasing new ones.

The striped scrunchie from Ganni is my current favorite. The seersucker is too cute and the quality is fabulous! Get this one and we can twin. ;)

Some other options: one, two, and three. DANNIJO is another great one to check out but they are a lot pricier. Super cute though.