These two are obsessed with “Fancy Like” and mostly obsessed with watching @walkerhayes dance to Fancy Like with his family 😎😎 It’s currently their top pick for the bedtime song🎶 and here’s a snippet of what went down last night! #fancylike...
“Mama— take a picture of this face…” he says. And I’m grabbing my camera and trying to contain my laughter as I think to myself, “I’m just the absolute luckiest to know this kid.” 💛 Everyone needs a mister Conrad in their life....
Sometimes I raise my voice. Sometimes I beg. Sometimes I make ultimatums. Sometimes I hate bedtime to the freaking goodnight moon and back.
But then they’ll grab my chin and cheeks and lean in close to tell me they love me. And they’ll thank Heavenly Father for “no witches and no robbers” during their bedtime prayers. And insist on giving each other 17 silly hugs before the lights go out because “I’m gonna miss her so much when I sleep.”
I’ll take the 48 minutes of squatting between their beds for back scratches and the unexpected trip to the potty 12 minutes after the last potty trip if it means they keep this bond forever. Witnessing their complete love and sisterhood changes me. Even when I say I hate bedtime with my three-year-olds, I’m such a sucker for this stage of life with them....
A few photos from life lately over here - enjoying family time and life in Arizona. Thanks for being here while I’ve kind of been away for a little while… haven’t been doing well physically (some health issues) but that doesn’t mean I haven’t stopped taking one too many photos☺️...
The game of “Who Can Stand on Mama’s Back and Wiggle Their Feet Around Without Falling Off!” …which is really just code for “mama would like a back massage” but they think it’s crazy fun and my back knots are screaming happy so everyone wins. #momhacks...
Just over here holding all my (not-so-little) babies close and stepping away from pretty much everything else. Trying to cuss less and write more. Often feel on the cusp of big breakthroughs I want from my life (yay!) while simultaneously giving too much power to my anxiety (ugh). Clinging to my evening prayers and favorite yoga class and busting out the Christmas music a season early. My footing might be terribly wobbly at the moment and who wants to hear the girl on the verge of nervous tears dish out any kind of life advice, but for anyone else in a similar rut (I’m so sorry) – might I suggest the biggest serving of strawberry shortcake as a remedy. Plus standing outside during a warm rain (Arizona, you healer with a perfectly timed monsoon season, how’d you know?)… and maybe put the phone down more. Or whatever version of these three things might float your boat. I’m sure chocolate soufflé with a dose of sunshine instead of shortcake and rain could also do the trick. The phone one I’m sticking by though. Sending you lots of love....
Bringing our summer along with us forever by way of new freckles scattered across most of our faces! ✨ …you can see B’s first sprinkle of itty bitty dots across her little nose and cheeks in the 2nd pic and even with all the lathering of sunscreen and my blessed daily nagging about sun hats, I’m nothing but proud in this moment!🥳 #summer #motherhood #magic...
We are slowly making our way back to Arizona this week (my kids school year begins August 2nd😱) and we’ve never been more out of routine (definitely missing black out curtains right about now) BUT we’ve clocked in so many striking sunsets and got to hold and hug so many loved ones, it’s been everything.
I meant to share earlier this week that Amazon is running a promo on my book right now through the end of the month (until 7/31)— use the code 3YELLOW for $3 off your book purchase!
If you’ve been considering purchasing, it’d mean so much to have you do so! Thank you for supporting me and my book and I hope you find it worth your while and time.
For those of you who have already purchased and read— if there was a takeaway or something that resonated with you as you read, would you consider sharing in the comments below for new potential readers to see?
Thank you again for your support! This has been such a vulnerable and thrilling and challenging and exciting and scary endeavor and I’ve really appreciated the support. 💛...
Our summer adventures are getting a little jumbled when it comes to me sharing anything in chronological order (a part of my brain is freaking out right now but another part of my brain is feeling a little bit more free.) Sparklers are our family’s happy place so we continued our 4th of July celebrating tonight with a few on the deck. Of all the summer activities so far, a box of sparklers a few days post holiday was Samson’s favorite. He hugged me so tightly at bedtime as he told me for maybe the 18th time how much fun he had tonight. Somehow I forget anything else I loved this summer… his enthusiasm for an evening of sparklers brought sparklers to the top of my favorite summer activities list, too. 🧨...
The BEST time learning all about bees 🐝 with the bee expert herself @mckayjo in Salt Lake City. We haven’t stopped talking about all the impressive things those hard working bees do each day and somehow honey has made its way into more of our meals this week 😋 Thank you for having us, @mckayjo!...
Last time I’d been on this train I was their age! Reporting back that as a grown up, it’s still just as fun! Swipe for photos. Also— Utah is showing off. Such beautiful views out both sides of the train car. Swipe for more photos!...
today we have a giveaway for you from our sponsor, stylemint! if you aren’t already familiar with the new brand, stylemint is an exclusive member only site with new t shirt styles to choose from every month designed by mary-kate olsen and ashley olsen. i’ve been living in this red and white striped broadway t shirt from stylmint all week. i’m in love!
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I love the Miller Circle Top and Fillmore, they are my favs :)
Love the Lenox and Harlem – so versatile.
i love the fillmore!
Camden colorblock or the Madison! Madison is perfect for day and Camden night!
i love the broadway and the lenox!
I love the Jackson Stripe, it's so cute.
abbot kinney is adorable. i love them all!
I love the Fuller shirt in grey! So cute.
the filmore striped shirt is amazing!!!
I really like the jackson stripe in red! So lovely yet casual
This is a tough one-StyleMint is such a great brand! I'll go with the Broadway :)
I LOOOOOOOVE the Camden Color Block. It's totally me and perfect to transition from winter into summer. Fingers crossed!
I love the Fillmore — in any color!
Need a broadway shirt.. need.
Ooh I would love to win! I like the fillmore.
Venice is my fave !
Ooh I love the Brooklyn floral tee. So sweet in time for spring!
what a great giveaway! I love the Charlton! Especially the black and white!
I'm a huge fan of the Fillmore! Super cute, and it looks super comfy, too.
I really love the Monrovia one! So beautiful
love love love the lennox and the fillmore!
I also love the madisson stripped tee! All are super cute!!!
Brooklyn Floral is my favorite!!
totally loving the hudson, although it's so hard to just pick one!
i like the fillmore!!
I LOVE the "Madison"! It's an unusual color combination for me, but I think the shape and stripes make everything look fresh and happy! I hope you pick me!
I love love love the Broadway t-shirt. I prefer the blue stipes, but your red is lovely as well!
love the fuller!
Thank you for sharing this great shop with us! I <3 the Jackson in blue!
I love that Monrovia tee! :)
The Abbot Kinney is by far my favorite :)
Charlton. for sure.
Naomi, I adore your style, and I am also in love with the Broadway red and white striped tee! Pick me! :D
What a cool site! It'd be the Broadway or Charlton for me :)
I love the Fillmore. It's a dolman AND a v-neck! What else could someone ask for?
I like the bleeker! Thanks!
I love the st.clair, what a great giveaway thanks!
I really love the Madison and Georgia!! Super cute!!
Love the Broadway!!! Great with a maxi skirt, high waisted trousers or skinnys and heels!!
I love the Lenox! I could totally use a new shirt. :)
I like the Monrovia!!!!!
Hmm time for a little last minute entry.. I'm probably too late, but oh well there's no harm in trying right. I adore the Jackson Stripe in blue, would go perfectly with just about anything in my wardrobe (:
I love the Fuller in gray! But there are many more I'd love to get too. Is there a subscription fee? How does the monthly thing work?
What a great giveaway. I love the Camden Colorblock in Silver/Charcoal! :)
I love the jackson t shirt