1. Over the weekend Emilia had blueberry pancakes at brunch and they had whipped cream on top. She has not stopped asking for blueberry pancakes “with shaving cream” for days. It’s the best. 2. I’ve been waiting for this sourdough pizza recipe forever! It’s the sole reason I still have my starter going 18 months […]
3. I am so emotional over the olympics! Especially the gymnastics. I remember when I watched it as a kid, the gymnasts looked so “old” to me. Now, they look like babies! Kind of like how when I watched Saved By the Bell as a kid I thought the actors were so old. Now I realize they aren’t that much older than me. Ha.
4. Speaking of the olympics, I am dying over this incredible dress Misia wore at the opening ceremony! LOVE.
Wild that we are 30 weeks into the year! We had another lovely week and there’s lots of baby spam here. Like this! And this! My little glow worm. Still my favorite lunch. Or breakfast. Or even dinner. Summer blooms. This picture makes me so happy! I can’t believe they are mine! Roasted broccoli on […]
1. My goal in life is to have nantucket-level hydrangeas all around our house and have them bloom successfully every year. Perhaps I need to move to the ocean. 2. This thai red curry looks absolutely amazing. 3. Eddie and I fight over the AC constantly. I want it below 70, he likes to be […]
What a lovely July week! This past Monday, Jordan turned ONE MONTH old! I mean, how? Blueberry pancakes are Emilia’s favorite meal. I take about 40 photos a day from this position. Just wait. You will see. Aren’t my aunt’s hydrangeas incredible! Swim lesson coloring break. Post swim lesson crash on the couch. Play mat […]
1. My brain is super fun because it’s like OMG it’s July! which is almost August! which is almost the summer being over! It’s the worst. Whyyy am I like this. 2. How delish do these strawberries and cream popsicles look?! 3. I saw a meme over the weekend that said there should be book […]
Hi hi! Every year I share my favorites from the Nordstrom anniversary sale and after asking if you wanted to see them this year, I was super excited to share them again! I don’t worry about trendy or crazy new items in the sale – I love it for classic basics and there are things I’ve had forever […]
Hi hi! Every year I share my favorites from the Nordstrom anniversary sale and after asking if you wanted to see them this year, I was super excited to share them again! I don’t worry about trendy or crazy new items in the sale – I love it for classic basics and there are things I’ve had forever that are at a great price. You’ve probably read about many of these below in my favorites post each month! This year, I’m really only sharing below the things that I have and ADORE. There are many things in the sale that I’ve had for five plus years and they are my go-to items. There are only a handful of things below that I don’t have and want to purchase myself! I go into detail about each item below.
P.S. this is in no way sponsored and I’m not affiliated with Nordstrom at all, but there are general affiliate links below! It’s just like my monthly favorites posts… I don’t accept any free fashion/beauty products nor do I ever do sponsored posts for fashion and beauty. This is just something I love to share every year because it’s fun for me, and I want to hear from you. Below I’m sharing my favorite clothing items, shoes, bags, things for Max and Emilia and kids in general, some home products and all the beauty things I think are worth it. Once Eddie shops it (he always gets some denim + work clothes!) I may add in some of his favorites if you want. I’ll also come back and update this post as the weeks go on! And I’ll give a few details about some of my favorite things.
Blanc Noir Hooded Moto Blazer. Bought one of these YEARS ago in the sale – like maybe five years ago? I adore it. Super flattering and fun to wear especially if you live in leggings or jeans. I have always found that it does run small, so size up!
AllSaints Funnel Neck Sweater. I bought this sweater in the sale three years ago and am so glad it’s back. It’s super flattering, very warm and just overall really cute. I actually wore it in a lot of the photos that you can find in Everyday Dinners!
Lagence Boucle Blazer. I LOVE everything L’agence. I have one of their blazers and it’s incredible. I really like this one in the sale and want to grab it! It’s such a classic color and is something I’d actually wear, as opposed to some of the crazy plaid blazers which I never would.
Moonlight Layer Long Sleeve Tee. I talked about these every.single.month over the winter. I have many of them and they are wonderful. They are on the sheer side, so they are correct when they say they are for layering. But they are so silky, smooth and stretchy.
Moonlight Long Pajamas. These are basically the only pajamas I will wear – I have raved about them for years and years. I’ve tried the dupes (amazon, target, etc) and they do not compare. These are amazing for yourself or a gift. I gift these a ton at christmas, or for a baby shower, etc.
Moonlight Nightshirt. Same thing as the other PJs, just the nightshirt with no buttons. Super comfortable. I have many of them and have worn them in all seasons.
UGG Fleece Robe. Another lounge-y item, but my parents got me an UGG robe many years ago and it’s such a staple of mine in the winter. Seriously comfortable, warm, and lays so nicely. It doesn’t have huge arms that get stuck in makeup or while drying hair. I love the colors this year.
True & Co Bralette. This has been my favorite bralette for ages – it works under so many things and is super flattering because it doesn’t have seams.
AllSaints Sarris Bootie. I got these boots in late 2019 and absolutely adore them. They were one of my first boots with a chunkier heel in years – I find them to be SO comfortable and also super cute and flattering!
Sorel Waterproof Wedge Bootie. These are nothing new if you’ve been here for awhile! I live for my sorel wedges and if you live in a snowy or icy climate, they are ideal. One of my most worn shoes in the winter – and they can be dressed up or down.
Aquatalia Waterproof Boot. Last year I got a pair of aquatalia boots at the same so similar to these. Since we are in cold weather for at least half of the year, I wanted a waterproof boot that would last. These are amazing quality and will last me a lifetime!
Schutz Block Heel Sandal. Absolutely LOVE these sandals – they are on my list to get! Schutz is one of my favorite brands because they shoes are so comfortable. I love the gold and pink versions of these. Also love that these can be worn now and are not a fall shoe.
On Cloud Running Shoe. I just talked about my On sneakers in last week’s summer fridays. They have incredible support for walking or cross training (I haven’t run in them so I can’t speak to that). I adore them and have worn a version for two years now. They are not the cutest shoe, but they are SO supportive and great for outside.
Adidas Ultraboost Running Shoe. My longtime favorites, they ultraboosts, are also in the sale! I’ve worn these for YEARS and buy a pair over and over again. I wear them everyday to cook in the kitchen, wear them to walk or workout or even just with athlesiure. They are like walking on clouds.
BAGS & ACCESSORIES
Aimee Kestenberg Leather Backpack. I have fallen in love with Aimee Kestenberg bags over the last few months. I love a backpack with the kids and I am ordering this one in the sale. I think it’s so cute.
Calpak 22 Inch Spinner Suitcase. I’ve had my calpak carry on for ages now – even Eddie has taken it in the past when traveling. I love the size, the quality for the price and how easy it is to use. It’s a great suitcase if you do a lot of weekend trips.
Longchamp Expandable Tote. This tote is another fave of mine for traveling. Have had it for years and you cannot beat the quality – it holds SO much (just recently took mine as my hospital bag again) and doesn’t get ruined. It can also be folded up to the tiniest size and is super packable.
Longchamp Nylon Bag. This is another version of the tote above and I’m going to grab this one at the sale. We use these so much that having a second one will be great for any kind of travel – and even when we go to someone’s house for the day!
Tumi Duffle Bag. Eddie’s leather duffle bag that he has used for years bit the dust a few weeks ago when we were leaving the hotel for my brother’s wedding. Getting him this one because Tumi bags are the best,
Barefoot Dreams In The Wild Blanket. It’s worth the hype – these are the only blankets we use in our house and people fight over them. I buy them for gifts every holiday season. It is the best present. I have tried many of the ones that claim to be similar and nothing compares.
Boll & Branch Sheets. Since we have a king bed, sheets are so expensive. I’ve bought the boll & brand at this sale in the past for our bed because I can never find them cheaper. They are so soft and silky.
Waffle Bath Body Wrap. I am ordering this in the sale because I’ve never had one, and I’ve wanted one forever!
W&P Reusable Storage Bag. W&P is one of my favorite brands for storage in the kitchen. I use their containers and bowls daily. I love my stasher reusable bags and we use them for the kids constantly, but I love that these storage bags stand up!
Dyson V11 Vacuum. Our vacuum is on it’s last leg and I’ve wanted one of these stick vacuums for ages. Definitely getting it now when I can rack up the rewards.
Fellow Matte White Kettle. I have this kettle and use it in my photos a ton in the winter, and get lots of questions about it. It’s a show stopped and one of those things that can be left out in the kitchen. It’s super pretty.
Wolf Watch & Accessory Case. I shared this in my gift guide last year because it was the big gift I bought for Eddie at christmas. He LOVES it. He really likes watched and has collected them for years. This is so gorgeous and holds everything!
Slip Silk Pillowcases. My fave!! Have had my pillowcases for YEARS. Even just a few weeks ago I took mine to the hospital while in labor and everyone asked about it. So good for your hair and skin. I haven’t slept without one in at least four or five years.
Slip Hair Ties. I use one of these every single night if I put my hair back while I sleep, and have for years. They are great at preventing creases.
Origins Ginger Souffle Body Cream. I can’t believe this is in the sale! I’ve talked about this since 2014 when I used it while pregnant with Max – it’s now a really nostalgic scent for me. I love it. It’s very refreshing but also warm at the same time.
Dr Dennis Gross Pro Facial Steamer. I bought this last year at the sephora sale and have LOVED it. I used it the entire time I was pregnant, like once a week, for a mini at home facial. It’s definitely worth it and very easy to use.
AQUIS Hair Wrap. I’ve also used these for years!! They are like gold right now as I’m in the postpartum hair loss season. Absolutely wonderful to protect your hair from breakage.
Caroline Herrara Good Girl Perfume Set. One of my all-time favorite perfumes – this is the most warm, delicious scent and I think I read it’s the best selling perfume in the world? I get so many compliments on it. I hate the bottle but adore the fragrance.
Oribe Texture Spray Set. This is my favorite texture spray for my hair – I use it on dry hair only. It creates texture without leaving your hair crunchy or stiff or tangled. It’s fantastic and so expensive, so I always buy one when on sale.
Laura Mercier Caviar Eye Sticks. A longtime eye shadow fave of mine, you can’t beat these. They are like a one-and-done eyeshadow product and so pretty. They don’t crease on me at all either.
BABIES & KIDS
Tripp Trapp High Chair. This is the one baby item I am buying! I used the same high chair with Max and Emilia but after 7 years it is pretty beat. I always wished I had got this stokke one because the reviews are incredible and it lasts forever. I will either keep it here once Jordan is done or pass it on to family.
Uppa Baby Vista Stroller. This is our double stroller that we got with Emilia and I’ve always loved it. Super easy to use – we’ve got SO much use out of it. Emilia can still fit in it now, so it will get even more use with Jordan.
Nuna Rava Car Seat. This is our convertible car seat and it’s great. Max was in this (he’s now in the exec seat), Emilia is in it now and Jordan will have it eventually too. It’s also what my mom has in her car – the sale is when we bought hers a few years ago.
Little Giraffe Baby Blanket. One of the most classic baby blankets ever – both Max and Emilia have one of these that they got as gifts. I love gifting this as well.
Little Giraffe Hooded Towel. Same as above – you can’t beat this as a gift. It’s SO fluffy and such a lovely towel. I’m buying one for Jordan!
First Foods Set. I have one of these from when Emilia started eating. It’s fantastic because it suctions to the table so the babies can’t throw their plates. You can also take it anywhere.
Summer is rolling right along over here. Tomorrow marks ONE MONTH with Jordan already. I mean, HOW?! My favorite lunch combo is back. Toasted sourdough, a thin layer of mayo, sharp cheddar, tomatoes and flaky salt! This, on repeat constantly. This photo cracks me up. Emilia always wants the baby to lay in her bed […]
What a month!! This was the month that some of my favorite authors always release books (amazing beach reads!), so I had some great reading planned. And I did get in some good books early on in the month, until I had the baby! That was totally unexpected. Granted, I haven’t read a ton in […]
What a month!! This was the month that some of my favorite authors always release books (amazing beach reads!), so I had some great reading planned. And I did get in some good books early on in the month, until I had the baby! That was totally unexpected. Granted, I haven’t read a ton in these last two weeks, but I have been reading a lot at night while I’m nursing, which is nice. I can’t wait to hear what you think of some of these reads. And remember, I have my huge summer reading list here, and usually talk about what I’m reading in summer fridays each week.
While I’m keeping my reviews here on the blog, remember that you can follow the goodreads account with what I’m reading, so you can see what I read in real time. I’ve been bad at updating this the last month so I need to go in a update on all the books I’ve read. Promise I’ll do this soon!
Ahh, I think Elin just gets better and better with everyone book! I can’t even handle how much I loved this. It is one of the best for me (if you’re new here, my all-time fave is The Blue Bistro!) and I’ve read every book she’s ever done. The story follows a woman on Nantucket who killed by a hit and run, then is essentially stuck between heaven and earth. She can see everything that is happening and has a final book released. GAH. It was just so good.
I loved these mini epilogues (if you can call them that!) that Elin has occasionally done, I think they are such a fun way to revisit some of the characters! I’m one of the ones who loved 28 summers so while I was excited to get to be with these characters again, I didn’t necessarily love this ending! I did really enjoy the story in general.
Taylor Jenkins Reid is probably tied with Elin as my favorite writer of all time. I’ve been reading her for years, and then she wrote my favorite book EVER – The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo. She has such an incredible way with words. Malibu Rising follows a family in Malibu in the 80s. The story is just SO good – and like many of TJR’s other books, I got so invested in the characters. SO SO good. Highly highly recommend.
This was another one I was sooo looking foward too! I really liked this one too… the plot twist took a surprising turn. The story follows Nella who is the only Black employee at her work – until she isn’t. When another Black girl is hired, she is instantly accepted by the other employees and weird things start happening to Nella. The writing is amazing and there are so many parts where I LOLed, I was instantly hooked. There are so many important themes in this book as well. The story is great but the plot twist was not my favorite… I’m just not into sci fi or fantasy or what this twist would be classified as. Would love to hear your thoughts if you read this one?!
Also enjoyed this book! I love Kristy Woodson Harvey’s books – they are so feel good and the perfect summer read in my mind. This story follows a girl who reconnects with a childhood friend who has recently lost his wife. This whole story is one of my favorite tropes – I loved it! Definitely recommend Kristy’s other books too if you’re in the market for a light beach read.
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1. Coconut peanut butter pie sounds incredible. 2. My herbs are absolutely out of control (in the best way) right now. I’ve already made a double batch of pesto but I need ideas of what to do with all the other herbs. I also think I accidentally planted a bunch of lemon balm. 3. How […]
2. My herbs are absolutely out of control (in the best way) right now. I’ve already made a double batch of pesto but I need ideas of what to do with all the other herbs. I also think I accidentally planted a bunch of lemon balm.
4. TV things!! I’m going crazy that Yellowstone isn’t coming back until the fall. It’s always been our summer show!
5. I forgot how when you have a newborn, and spend a lot of time at night and even during the day feeding and hold them, and maybe reading and watching TV, that characters literally become your FRIENDS! I am sad for my books and shows to end right now, haha.
6. Also, we introduced Max to The Sandlot this weekend and he LOVES it. Eddie had never seen it either. And now Emilia is walking around saying “you’re killing me smalls!” to everyone.
We had the best long holiday weekend! But first, here’s what the last week looked like. I’m warning you ahead of time that there are a lot of sleeping baby photos. Max wanted him and Jordan to match in their nike shirts. Very into avocado toast last week. We’re doing swim lessons at my aunt’s […]