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    Perk Up Your Day With These Morning Essentials

    Coffee is the most essential part of my morning routine. It is one simple act I do for myself every day that brings me joy. From a curated collection of artisanal mugs, to the smell of espresso brewing – there is a certain art and slowness to it, that awakens the day. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing my favorite morning coffee essentials from machines and coffee flavor pods, to artisinal mugs and linen robes. Scroll to read more. Before the whole Corona Virus trapped us inside our homes, I would walk every day to my favorite local coffee shop and order a large, almond milk latee with one pump…

  • Fashion,  Sustainability

    12 Slow Fashion Brands That Are Anything but Basic

    Slow fashion brands are shining a light on an industry that has massive implications on our planet. From “farm to fashion”, using deadstock fabrics, and encouraging secondhand sales, these slow fashion brands are proving they are anything but basic. In today’s post, I am sharing my 12 favorite slow fashion brands and why they matter. Doen Doen believes in a “few, better things” mentality and in building a wardrobe that is crafted to last. And their clothing is just that. With their use of recyclable and GOTS certified fabrics, their pieces have a life cycle. They even encourage secondhand sales of their items. Christy Dawn Christy Dawn is pioneering a…

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    Slow Fashion VS. Fast Fashion and Why it Matters

    Fast Fashion and its Implications on Our Planet In theory, fast fashion is great, because it brings in-the-moment and on-trend clothes to you and I, at very affordable prices. It is rapidly produced by mass-market retailers in response to an ever-evolving fashion landscape. 52 seasons are being created a year, as opposed to the 4 seasons that exist in nature. It is certainly a modern day luxury that we have such a wide array of clothing choices available to us. However, this inexpensive excess comes, at a large cost. Fast-fashion is affecting our planet. According to an article from Business Insider: Fashion production makes up 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions,…

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    Our Kitchen Remodel Progress

    When renovating your home, you have to be prepared for the unknown. While, we weren’t originally planning on remodeling the kitchen until Phase II, plans quickly changed during some of the demo process. One thing led to another, and well, here we are, giving our kitchen a very necessary glow up. In today’s post, I am sharing our kitchen remodel progress. I will also be sharing all the details of where we sourced items and which ones we used. Keep scrolling for more details! The Before As you can see, our kitchen was pretty dated and didn’t represent who we are. It was dark, felt cramped and had an awkward…

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    Our Scottsdale, Arizona Home Remodel

    In December of 2019, we bought a house in our favorite neighborhood! Finding the perfect home for our family, was all about location, location, location! It took 3 long months of searching, but we finally found THE ONE. It is a 2,000 square foot, 1970’s ranch style home on a quaint little cul-de-sak street. When we bought this house, we knew that we were biting off more than we could chew. It needed some serious TLC as it hadn’t really been maintained or updated for several years. In fact, it could have used a good gut job. But that just wasn’t in our budget. So we decided to work in…

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    Thankful

    Tis the season to give thanks so I wanted to reflect back on this year and honor the highs and the lows. Here’s a list of things that I am thankful for: 1. The birth of my daughter Kaia. She is like golden hour. Everything glows differently with her here. She is my whole reason for being, my why. Everything I do, is for her and my family. She makes me dig inside myself to be a better person, to face my fears and to love harder, deeper and without condition, so that I can be a good example for her. Kaia is full of so much joy, innocence, wonder,…

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    Rediscovering Your Personal Style

    My personal style journey has been a bit of an evolution. I can look back at certain times in my life, and see how it directly influenced my fashion choices. I went through a LOT of phases. Like my boho phase, to my preppy phase, to my Art Director phase, to my desert wanderer phase…Now, I am in my mommy phase. To be completely honest, it is the phase that I love best, because I feel my happiest. When I began to investigate where I wanted my personal style to go, I took several steps to help lead me to the next phase in it’s evolution. This time around, it…

  • Matching Mommy + Me Leopard Swimwear from June Loop Swimwear High-Waisted Leopard Bottoms and Golden Mary Top - Baby Leopard Onepiece Swimsuit
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    June Loop Swimwear

    We are ready for summer, well, at least when it comes to what to wear! (Not so much the triple digit heat.) Kaia and I are twinning in our leopard print swimwear from June Loop. Leopard swimmies seem to be all the rage this season and I have to say, these suits are my absolute fave. June Loop was created by my friend Kristie and her mom June, to accommodate the post-partum body. For the past three years, her and her Mom June, delicately sewed each piece by hand. Now, they manufacture their line in the USA. I have several of these suits, and I have to brag about the…

  • Baby Girl Cactus Boho Themed Nursery - Anthropologie x West Elm x Pottery Barn Baby
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    Kaia’s Boho Cactus Inspired Nursery

    I had so much fun designing and decorating Kaia’s boho cactus themed nursery while she was in my belly! It really kept me occupied during those months we waited for her! I started the process by pinning things I loved onto my Pinterest Nursery Board. You can view it here! Will let me have full range to do whatever I wanted and he helped along the way building shelves and the curtain rod! I guess you could say he was the Chip to my inner Joanna! ­čśé I┬ádecided to go with a boho cactus theme nursery that would flow effortlessly with the rest of our house. Besides, we’re in the…