Tuesday, December 18, 2018

An Update from the Air

Posting this now- even though I was on the flight a few days ago. I'll share outfit details and links below too!

Hey guys! I'm currently on a flight to Phoenix from Dallas and thought I would take a moment to do an update. If you caught me on IG Stories last night I talked about sharing more in this space. I'm just about to make some big changes in my professional life and I'm really excited to share more here- and this site and my personal IG is part of it. I'll share more when I can. But in the meantime, here's an update about LIFE in general!

I just spent a few days in Dallas, Texas with some of my favorite people- dear, old friends and also new friends who immediately felt like old ones. I loved it. Being around women (and some men) who inspire you to do more, work harder and be better...that is the most exciting, amazing thing. Feeling so grateful for the time I spent with them and also super excited to get home and implement all of this energy and inspiration.

Be sure to check out everyone's Instagram accounts- I know you'll love them all just as much as I do!

Jess Garvin
Edie Wadsworth
Audrey Roloff
Casey Wiegand
Liz Joy
Jami Nato

As far as what is new with us- SO much. We've been in the new house for a little over half a year now, which feels equal parts crazy and also just really normal. I love living here. We are now on 8 acres total and it brings me so much happiness to see the boys outside running wild and knowing that Hank ran in these same places as a kid. Full circle, every single day.

The kids are good- can you believe Olive will be two in March? Hank and I were just talking about how crazy it is to be in this season of life- three kids, and DONE with having anymore. I thought I would be a little more sad about it, but it feels okay. I might always see a tiny baby and a piece of my heart will yearn for my own babies now grown, but it's okay to move into this next season, and I'm really excited about all to come.

The boys are SO big you guys. 8 and 5! Henry's basketball season is about to start and Charlie (and H) are still loving Jiu Jitsu. They do it 3x a week and it's been such a wonderful part of our life. We are excited for Olive to start one day too- but for now she is loving gymnastics! She goes 1x a week and it's perfect for her. It's going to be fun to see what they gravitate towards as they grow.

For Hank and me, we are busy as can be with our businesses. I'll share more about what I mentioned up top soon- but there are some changes happening which are really exciting. REALLY weird and almost shocking to be in this place (!!), and I promise I'll share more asap. But just feeling so fulfilled and very inspired to have the best 2019 ever.

Before I go I wanted to share some photos from Dallas- I didn't have time to take too many but I'm so happy we did take some!

Some outfit details:

First you HAVE to check out the Amazon Shopbop shop- so many amazing things with Prime shipping. Go through all the sections- there is still time to grab things for Christmas too.

And onto me- here are my jeans, my sweater, floral top, and the wand I use to add waves to my hair!


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

5 Questions from Instagram

Hey friends! Happy Wednesday. I'm spending this morning working for a few hours and figured I would get a blog post up while I'm at it. How are you? I am great- Veronica and I had a Mothers in Bloom event last night, and it went so well! We did a Sip and Shop at a local boutique with 20% of the evening's sales going to Teens' Closet, a local organization that provides clothing and personal necessities to teens in need. They are doing amazing things and it was great to partner up with them. We'll find out later today what we raised and I'm looking forward to finding out. Other than that things have been busy but so good. I have so much to share but I thought I'd quickly answer a few questions I've gotten frequently on Instagram lately! I'll be back soon with a better update. Here we go--

1. Where is your dress from you wore to that Gala the other weekend? See it here.

I loved that dress you guys! It's so sparkly and pretty in person and Olive loved it! It was so cute, she sat with me while I got ready and kept saying- "pretty mama." Melted my heart! But yes- here is the dress. I highly recommend it if you have a fancier event coming up. It was comfortable and wore very well! Another favorite place for formal dresses is here- sort by price and start low! There are some amazing finds.

2. What are you getting the boys and Olive for Christmas? 

We typically get the kids each one big gift, and a few smaller things, as well as a shared experience or trip if we can make it work. Then they each get stockings that are filled with fun little things, snacks, a couple pieces of candy, etc. We don't go overboard with Christmas, and I try to give really useful things they'll be able to use everyday and love. This year Olive is getting a dollhouse, a set of these Women in Science books, and a playhouse for outside. Henry is getting a new bike, both he and Charlie are getting one of these to get excited for the new pool this summer and a TON of books. As for Charlie, we still are unsure about this "big" gift! He really wants a Power Wheels Jeep but I can't decide if he's too big! Any suggestions for a 5 year old?

3. Where did you get this sweater?

I wear this sweater constantly- I LOVE it. It's so comfy, so well-made and worth every penny! You can see it here. Here are a couple other sweaters (one and two) I am loving this Fall/Winter. I wear the same three all the time.

4. Do I have to sell oils if I get a Starter Kit from you? 

I get this question constantly and the answer is a big NO! :) You never have to. You can simply enjoy the products and oils like I have for years! No pressure ever. I'm just here to help you make your house smell like Anthropologie and help everyone feel their best! You can read more here, and sign up too. I'd love to have you!

5. What are you currently reading?

SO many books right now! I'm only going to share one because I have a whole post coming up including everything, but I am really enjoying this series. I'm on book two and it's just a really fun, entertaining read. Definitely check it out!


Thursday, November 22, 2018

Weekly Links

Cutie Olive, in her favorite spot to snack! She loves watching the deer.

So many sales happening this weekend. Do you guys agree that with Cyber Monday it's just kind of a weekend of deals? I'm doing $25 back on Starter kits over on my wellness account, so that's kept me really busy!  Click here and message me with any questions. As far as shopping we didn't have anything major on our list and we stayed up all day today, but I did grab a few clothing items that will be great going into the winter during the Shopbop sale. It's going on until Sunday so hop to it! ALL the best brands- Madewell too- and with code MORE18 you'll get 15% off orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $800+. This is the time to stock up denim, boots, etc! Here are a couple of my faves from the sale followed by 10 fun links to click!

Obsessed with all of these shoes!

Current favorite things: velvet scrunchies.

I get one of these planners every single year! Love them.

I want allllll of the cute winter boots. This is my favorite brand for boots and you can't go wrong with any of these.

And now onto some fun articles to read and interesting things to click--

What If Makeup Didn’t Have to Be a Tentpole of Womanhood?

Ina Garten and the stupidest thing she's ever done.

100 websites that shaped the internet as we know it.

A funny little piece- a different kind of 30 under 30.

Do you like canned cranberry sauce? I really love it!

The best time management apps.

I will always remember these fondly!

7 tips for raising socially aware children.

Did you do a Friendsgiving?

And finally, how to be the "go-to" house.


Wednesday, November 14, 2018

How to Make Your House Smell Like Anthropologie

You guys probably know the exact smell I'm talking about- the one that gently comes over you as you walk into any Anthropologie store. Literally, walk into any Anthro and it all smells the same! It's homey and fresh and just makes you want to pause and stay awhile. I love it! I wanted to share a fun way to achieve that same vibe and smell, without their famous Volcano candles. We've been slowly making the switch to more non-toxic things in our home, and candles were some of the first things to go. There is a ton of information on how bad it is to breathe in candles all the time (I used to LOVE candles so much!), and once I read more about it I decided to ditch them in favor of diffuser blends. There are SO many amazing ones, and they're especially great during the holidays for making your home super cozy, all while supporting your immune systems and emotions. It's very cool. 

Here's our "famous" Anthropologie Diffuser Blend:

4 drops Orange
4 drops Grapefruit
3 drops Idaho Blue Spruce (can substitute for Nothern Lights Black Spruce also)
2 drops Geranium

Put all of these into your diffuser and you've got yourself the best smelling home on the block!

I also wanted to share our amazing November bundle we've got going on if you're in the market for a diffuser, the whole kit to get you started, and then alllll the oils for our Anthropologie blend and our Unicorn Roller (I'll share more about this in an upcoming post)...plus an extra diffuser for a bedroom, kid room, etc. If you want more info on this, just leave a comment below or email me hello@danihampton.com. I'd love to welcome you into this part of my life and give you all the resources and info, and be with your every step of the way!


Thursday, November 1, 2018

Halloween 2018

Another year in the books! We love Halloween, and especially Halloween in our little town. It really is the CUTEST! If you get a chance, take a look back through our previous Halloween posts- it's so fun to see all of our costumes from year's past and check out all the festive fun. This year was extra great because Olive was so into it. She picked out her own costume- she's obsessed with Minnie Mouse- and really enjoyed getting dressed up. She was also super into trick-or-treating and wasn't scared of anything, which was surprising! I think the boys were more scared of some of the spookier things than she was! Henry and Charlie were both Harry Potter, and they were the cutest little Harrys I've ever seen.

We always head to Mt. Vernon a little before 4pm to grab some photos and let the little ones enjoy the empty-ish street, and then after an hour or so head over to another area we love! It's SO much fun and every single year I'm overwhelmed with love for our festive town!

I hope you had an amazing Halloween too...now onto CHRISTMAS! Yay!