Prime Day 2019 Guide & Finds

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With the Nordstrom Sale, Prime Day, and Target's Day of Deals, it feels like Christmas in July!

 This post is going to focus mainly on Prime Day and some of my Amazon favorites that are included in the sale. If you are anything like me, Amazon delivers a package to your house a few times per week! Prime 2-day shipping has been such game changer for me being a busy working mom. From paper towels to Christmas shopping I use it for everything!

Amazon Prime Day is now actually, 2 days! The sale begins July 15th at 12am PST and runs for the next 2 days. Prime Day offers discounts exclusively for Prime members, that rival (and sometimes exceed) Black Friday sales! Deals come in a variety of ways:
  • Lightning Deals - These sales are promotions for individual items. They typically  have a quick offering time span (a few hours) and are normally available until they are all claimed. They appear very frequently!
  • Spotlight Deals - These sales typically last a bit longer and have more inventory! 
  • Miscellaneous other deals - so many! 
I will be sharing deals and offerings here as well as in Instagram Stories! I will try to include clothing, kids clothes, home, kitchen, beauty, etc! See below to shop some of my favorite items included in the Prime Day sale! 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Kids, Beauty, Home

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As promised, here is the second round of "best of" for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I am sharing the following categories: girl's clothing, beauty and home. I thought these were all reeeeallly good!! 
This is a great time to stock up on back to new sneakers for the kids! I got the girls sneakers from the nsale last year. Another great spot to check out is Nordstrom Rack for discounted Adidas for kids.
the toddler velcro version of the sneakers above! 
Mini Melissa's are our favorite shoes! They smell amazing and are comfortable dressy shoes! 
this bootie is so cute! i love the tiny heel and perforation. 
A great, super cozy layer! Love this soft pink color too! 
Such a cute and warm jacket option for winter. It is water repellent. 
This is such a great deal for a Patagonia jacket! Love the little animal ears! 
Patagonia doesn't go on sale often and I love this fleece! 
Really versatile leggings! Love the material :)
Love the hem of these jeans - so different than most kids jeans! I also loved these Joe's Jeans for $26! 
this fleece is $80 full price and rarely goes on sale. even at my north face outlet, I could not find a fleece like this for a better price. 
I have the adult version of this coat and it is WARM! Love that it is several jackets in one. 
I got this for both girls and they FREAKED out when they saw it - they wouldn't take them off, ha! I sized up to a 4 and a 7 for them so they will last longer :)
I also got this for the girls. I got Avery the cheetah and Charlotte the polka dot! I sized up for both again so they can be worn longer. Pair with leggings or jeans. 
This tunic is adorable! I love the little ruffle detail in addition to the polka dot
This is a great layering piece to wear all fall and winter! I love the hoodie & peplum together 

 3 piece lip set that has a cult following! Every time I try to buy it, it is sold out, ha! Definitely trying to get this set! 
Another great lip trio option for a nude lip!
I've never used this but have heard amazing things about Kiehls hair products! This will last a LONG time! 
Living Proof sells some of my favorite products and these full size sets are a great deal if you love them too! 
These are two of the prettiest shades! 
Anastasia makes the best eyebrow products and this duo has the brow pencil and clear eyebrow gel! 
 I have been using Supergoop sunscreen forever and love that it is antioxidant infused
Hydration is key especially in fall/winter! This set is an $84 value for $42.
I travel with the Mario Badescu spray at all times! It is great for refreshing skin, setting makeup, etc! 
When I heard Cassie from the Bachelor say she used Paula's Choice for her glowing skin, I knew that I wanted to try it! 
This is the curling iron that I use daily and love it! It makes it easy to use as a curling iron or wand. 

Literally the softest blanket EVER! Cult following and will sell out fast! This also makes a great gift.
A great price and love this luxe color! 
I have my eye on this for Charlotte's room! Love the pink and grey. 
So pretty and soft! Love this creamy white. 
Kris and I started using essential oils last year and a pretty diffuser that works is key! Love this one. 
This candle set is such a great gift! I got this for teachers for back to school last year! 
I love the weathered finish of this rug! The blue tones are so pretty
I think this is such a great size for serving appetizers and it is so pretty to display! 
Supernova essential oils diffuser 
This is such a good size as well! Hello cheese plate! 
I love how dainty and pretty these salad serving utensils are! 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites: Women

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The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is here! I had the chance to shop the sale yesterday and basically tried on the whole store! I am working on wrapping up my try ons, but wanted to share my favorite items in each category with you as the sale goes live for Icon and Ambassador card holders today at 12:30pm EST. The sale will go live for all Nordstrom card holders on Friday the 12th at 12:30pm EST! About an hour before that sale goes live I will share my try ons here and in Instagram Stories! 

I broke up my favorites in two posts. First is women's items - so clothing, shoes, boots, accessories! The next post will have girl's, home & beauty which will come later today! 

SO comy and chic! They will sell out fast. fit true to size. 
these will be another fast seller! loved the snake skin studded option.  fit true to size.  
a perfect fall/winter shoe and a great price for the quality
these are a cult favorite and rarely go on sale! 
these were the most comfortable booties and breathable because of the perforation. fit true to size
these come in several colors and were already sold out in my store! waterproof and really cute! 
this is an amazing time to stock up on sneakers at a discount! 
I loved these booties! fit tts and comfortable. the stud detail is so good! 
the braided simple detail of these chic booties is so beautiful!! also love the grey. 
these boots weren't in my store but i'm ordering for our wyoming trip! i love the small heel and lace up detail of these boots. wear with jeans, leggings or a dress!
I was looking for a low pair of Hunters and these are amazing! Size down one. I bought these &love
the perfect color and heel height! my store didn't have but I love the look!
Katie and I both bought these and LOVED! true to size 
great with leggings, jeans or a dress and they actually stay up! 

Loved this cardigan and it will sell out fast! Katie and I both sized down one in this cardigan. There is also an Amazon dupe for this one here! 
this was katie's favorite from the sale. GREAT staple and flattering cardigan! 
I have had this jacket for years and it still holds up well! i size down to a small 
this came home with me! i love the cut and color! i sized down to a small
this was my favorite cardigan! size down one. love the roll sleeve and slits on the side. 
i love the color of this leopard cardigan. super versatile
loved this jacket! the blush color is gorgeous. fit me true to size, I wore a medium 
I love the length of this jacket! the cut is great and flattering. i size down to a small in utility jackets and did the same with this one. 
I loved this cardigan from the moment I saw it online! Also comes in navy stripes. 
very soft, size down one. 
This is the kind of cardigan we can wear here in FL or great for travel! Super soft! 
rarely goes on sale!! great staple.  
This was soooo warm and cozy! too hot for me here in FL but if you live in a colder climate, this would be perfect! 
This is an AMAZING price for North Face! Comes in several colors and love the length!

Another fast seller - these are the BEST leggings ever! I wear mine SO often &wear my normal size
I get a pair of these every year in the anniversary sale! they are great quality and comfy!
These are the new version of my favorite black skinny jeans and they fit really well! 
this was one of my favorites from the sale. I wore my normal jeans size 27. 
if you go between size down one. great layering piece. comes in several colors 
This was the one pair of designer jeans I really loved! Got my normal size 27. 
I loved these. Flattering and affordable. TTS
I am ordering these jeans! they have a cult following and are supposed to be incredibly flattering. I have heard you should size down one because of all the stretch. 
I am ordering this one! It was not at my store but I love the length for leggings! 
i loved this top so much! it's super flattering and fits TTS. 
This was GREAT quality and comfy! Everyone in the dressing room was getting them. I bought my normal size medium. 
I adore the neckline and options of this sweater. it wasn't in my store but so cute! 
This literally felt like barefoot dreams but for a fraction of the price! Wear on or off the shoulder. 
This dress was so pretty!! Pair it with a moto jacket for a date night look! I wore my normal size 

This bag has been on my list for a while and I finally pulled the trigger! The faux leather is so good!
I love this bag! So pretty and practical!! 
Such a great price for this leopard scarf! add a pop of animal with out being too much. 
This one is an investment obviously! But it's a great time to buy a Michele watch for a steep discount!
this bag also came home with me! super roomy and has lots of zipper pockets & a removable strap!
such a great staple bag. i love the suede stripe on this one! 
katie and I both got this hat! it is so cute and has an adjustable string on the inside
I wear this brand allll of the time and love them! More affordable than most designer sunglasses
This is such a great staple at a discount! Love this tote for work! 
this cape is so pretty and screams fall to me! 
How cute is this bag! Love the stripes with the snake skin! 

Affordable Summer Date Outfit

Hello! Happy Monday! We had a fun but busy weekend with our company family picnic and a friend's birthday party.  I think the girls may have bounced in bounce houses for about 5 hours combined this weekend, ha! 
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Today I am so excited to be partnering with Walmart again in their We Dress America campaign to share a casual summer date night look with you! If you have been here for a while you know that I  am a fan of Walmart fashion, and their recent collections are so on point! I have been impressed by how on trend and unique their pieces are. Great, flattering, fit is also really important to me when sharing items with you all and this recent Walmart order was a total win in that department. Aaaannd lastly, I can't believe that each piece that I'm sharing today is under $25! 

Kris and I love date nights. Getting uninterrupted time together is so wonderful!  We used to do more dressy dates, but as parents now we normally like to eat a great dinner together or go to the movies! So I am always in need of a casual but cute date night look - Walmart was to rescue with this whole outfit! 

These high waisted jeans are SO incredibly flattering! They are called the Rosa ripped curve hem jean and have the best fit! They have stretch that flatters but this pair also holds their fit after wearing them for a while. I ordered my normal size 4 and was happy that I did - they definitely fit true to size! High waists in jeans are essential for me (especially after having the girls) and this rise is about 10.5 inches. I was personally looking for a dressier looking jean with a darker wash, but these jeans also come in a lighter blue denim wash! They are $24.50 full price - such a value! 

 I paired these jeans with the cutest flirty top! It is primarily cotton making it light and breathable for summer. I love that this top has a tiered ruffle giving it great movement and a slightly cropped length! It also has two styling options - 1) tie the top strap around your neck as a halter top, or 2) hide the halter tie and turn it into a tube top! Both are great ways to wear this cute shirt. I ordered size medium which is my normal size, so it is also true to size. This top also comes in light blue option. Both tops are on sale for $14.50 right now!

My shoes and straw bag aren't from the Sofia collection, but they are from Walmart. My straw bag is such a fun shape and has a drawstring/snap closure. It is lined on the inside and is on sale for $11! These $21 black sandals are comfortable and are made from vegan material (size up half if you go between)!

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Travel Guide: Summer in New York City with Kids

Last weekend, my oldest daughter Avery and I left for her first trip to New York City! We traveled with Kris' mom, sister and our niece. It was such a fun trip that was totally geared towards the girls who are both 6. I lived in Manhattan during my early 20's so it has been a while (ha!) since I've spent time in the city and it was so wonderful! I have always loved the energy and opportunity that exists in New York. We planned a full weekend for the girls and I wanted to share it here. I will share our travel schedule, what I thought about each stop and then our outfit details! 

We left Fort Lauderdale on Thursday morning and made our way to Laguardia airport in New York. Avery was sooo excited to fly - especially on a plane with television, ha! We thankfully had super easy travel and made it to New York by mid-afternoon. 

Avery's travel outfit: dress // shoes // jacket // strawberry purse // pom pom bow

We spent the weekend at the Marriott Marquis hotel in Times Square. It was the perfect location because two of the nights that we stayed in New York, we went to Broadway shows. It made it easy to walk to and from shows later at night. We ate a quick dinner at the hotel and walked over to our first Broadway show - Aladdin the Musical. Oh my goodness, it was AMAZING! The singing and acting were both phenomenal and Avery and I both loved the Genie in particular! At intermission they brought the magic lamp out for photos and Avery was so excited to get to see it up close! 

Avery's outfitPrincess Jasmine costume

The next morning we got up early and ventured out to the Natural History Museum. I hadn't been there since a 6th grade field trip but I knew that I wanted to take Avery. She is really interested in dinosaurs at the moment and this is the perfect spot for that! What's better is that friends of ours from Florida happened to be in New York at the same time and we were all able to meet up for the morning! We were able to explore several exhibits including all of the dinosaur rooms! They have a children's discovery room that was closed for a special event, but I think it would have been so fun to do! 

We had lunch reservations at 1pm up town, so we hailed a cab (Avery did it actually!)  and headed in that direction. 

We ate at one of our favorites, Serendipity! Avery was in awe of their unique decor and oversized meal options! Their desserts are amazing - especially the frozen hot chocolate! You definitely want to make a reservation here. It is always in demand and the restaurant size isn't huge. 

Then, since we clearly did not have enough sugar (ha!) we walked down the street to Dylan's Candy Bar. It was a whole experience; not just a candy store. Avery had the time of her life there including hitting the photo booth! 

Before heading back to the hotel, Mimi and I took Avery to do some shopping at Bloomingdales! She had so much fun looking around in the huge flagship store and doing a fashion show for Mimi and mom! We found some really cute dresses for her since she again grew out of most of her wardrobe! 

That night we headed back to the hotel and met up with Kris' sister and our niece who had just arrived in New York due to travel delays. We got dressed up and walked over to a restaurant called Chazz Palminteri which had such delicious Italian food! 

Avery's outfit: rainbow sequin dress // shoes // bag

The next day was probably our busiest! We started our morning at Rockefeller Center. It is such an iconic part of New York; I would love to take the girls there at Christmas time! We went to  FAO Schwarz for the first time since its old location closed and thsi new one opened. It was so fun because it was a wide variety of not only their brand of products but others as well. Avery's favorite parts were the giant piano from the movie Big, and the Build a Bear workshop!  

Avery's build a bear was a light fury from the movie, How To Train Your Dragon! 

After FAO Schwarz we took a cab uptown and took a short carriage ride (about 20 minutes) around Central Park! We asked the cab to drop us off at the Plaza Hotel and the carriage rides are right next door to that hotel on the park side. Avery's favorite moment of the day was being able to pet the horse! 

After our carriage ride, we walked over to The Trolls Experience! My friend Michelle from Modern Boca Mom recommended this to me and she was so right! It was about a 30 minute interactive experience that involves a dance party, trolls photo ops, interactive games and a Poppy Meet and Greet! 

That afternoon we had tea at the iconic Plaza Hotel. It is so sweet because they have an "Eloise at the Plaza" tea experience for kids. Avery felt oh so fancy and had her first sip of tea! The children's tea trays had peanut butter & jelly, cotton candy and all sorts of other things that Avery loved! We stopped by the Eloise store afterwards in the Palm Court at the bottom level of the hotel. It is SO precious and they have some spaces for the kids to play! I felt like the merchandise was reallly expensive, but still super cute. 

That night we had an early show to see Frozen so we quickly changed at the hotel and headed off to the theater! The Frozen show was also such hit! Kris' mom got us incredible seats and Avery decided that she wants to be on Broadway one day! 

Avery's outfit: dress // jean jacket / shoes

Our last day. It was so sad to go, but we were also ready to get home to Kris and Charlotte! We packed up and went down to Battery Park for the morning. The girls learned about the Statue of Liberty this year in Kindergarten and they were able to see it from Battery Park! We also rode on the Sea Glass Carousel, which was so fun! The carousel rides look like sea glass and are in the shapes of fish and shells. It was the perfect ending to an amazing trip! I can't wait to come back with BOTH girls when Charlotte is a little bit older! 

Summer Style with Walmart

Good Morning! Summer is in full effect in our house. The girls have been off of school for a week now and they are loving life! We have been enjoying the slower mornings and doing everything we can to stay cool in our hot South Florida summer; dresses are key for us all summer to stay cool!

I am so excited to be partnering with Walmart today in their We Dress America campaign to share these colorful summer dresses with you (affiliate links are used in this post). I have been sharing Walmart fashion finds for a while now and have been continuously impressed by the fashion forward style and quality. I love that I can shop for our whole family at Walmart and find really cute items! You all love shopping there too! Additionally I love that Walmart offers free 2-day shipping on most orders over $35 - or that you can pick up in store after ordering online! Yay for convenience! 

These looks that I am sharing today are head to toe from Walmart! My cold shoulder chambray dress is from the new Sofia Vergara collection and oh my goodness it is SO cute! This dress is flattering, versatile and also makes a statement with it's feminine details. I wore size small in this dress, which is the size that I normally wear at Walmart. I honestly could not believe it was just $36!

You can dress it up with some wedges (I love this ruffle pair of wedges that have amazing reviews) or keep it causal like I did with these white sandals! I wore them around with the girls at the playground and out running errands this week and they passed the comfort test! If you go between sizes, I would go up half. I love that this dress is such a statement that you don't need a ton of accessories; I think this straw tote would be so cute with this dress! 

The girls' dresses are SO sweet! I love the bold and bright tropical colors that are included in this dress. The little ruffle sleeve is such a precious detail. The material is light so it is good for summer days and the fit for them was true to size! It also comes in a blue color with white embroidery. They are just $8.44 making them such a value. Their bows can also be found at Walmart and come in a set of 40 for $13! I love that they are delicate and not too heavy. 

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Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas

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I wasn't planning on putting together a post on Father's Day gifts...but then Kris not so subtly sent me a list of things that he wanted for Father's Day or his birthday, ha! I actually totally appreciate the help - the worst is when they say they want nothing - or socks (although Kris swears by this brand)! So this post contains all items that he picked, items that I have either purchased for him or items I found online with great reviews! They also all arrive with 2 day or faster shipping at Amazon or Walmart.

30 Favorite Walmart Finds

Summer time means that often the girls will come along with me while we are running errands. With snacks in hand they are normally up for it :)! This last week Charlotte and I went to Walmart after dropping Avery off at cheerleading camp and spent almost an hour just walking around. I think it was a record for her, ha! I was looking for a wide variety of things for the house in addition to groceries so I was excited she was up for the morning shopping adventure! I wanted to put together some of my favorite finds from that shopping trip (and some items that I found online) for you! {affiliate links are used in this post} I included a link and description of each item below that can be found  at Walmart

1 // I love this Sofia Vergara off the shoulder white eyelet dress! It is the perfect summer LWD. The shoulder detail is right on trend and it also comes in several colors. I ordered this online and it fit me TTS - I typically always wear the Small 4/6 at Walmart.  $36.50

2 // The color of this ruffle cami dress is so pretty! I love the simple and chic fit. $15.50

3 // This adorable dress comes in several colors and is the perfect length making it appropriate for so many occasions!

4 // This $19 off the shoulder top is so vibrant! Love it with white jeans and heels for a date night!

5 // Chambray is one of my favorite fabrics for summer. This cold shoulder dress is such a pretty cut and would be great for date night to church! The size small fit me well! $34

6 // My store had this v-neck tee and I loved it! Great quality and several color options. This tee is $7.

7 // These white mules are perfect for summer! I love the perforation and pointed toe. They are on sale for just over $10. TTS or size up to the next half if you go between (ie: if you wear an 8.5 or 9 order a 9).

8 // Snakeskin is a huge trend for spring and summer, and I love that these snakeskin mules can be worn into fall as well!

9 // I wore these memory foam leopard sneakers to a birthday party today and they were so comfortable! They fit true to size (if you go between I would go up).

10 // These metallic sandals are a summer staple! Pair with some denim shorts and a t-shirt for an easy, cool look.

11 // A circle straw bag is the perfect summer accessory! It is fun and goes with so many different outfits.

12 // Whenever we travel I like to carry a cross body purse with essentials in addition to the giant mom bag that I carry, ha! This cross body bag is roomy enough to carry the essentials but not too large that it is cumbersome. I really like the camel tones.

13 // The denim and embroidery on this sweet dress is the cutest combination! I also love the ruffle sleeve. $8.44

14 // How precious is this mini pom pom tote! It is technically a bag for women, but I think the size would be so fun for Avery to carry and be able to pack all her things for a dinner out (aka stickers and crayons, ha!)

15 //My girls live in dresses like these all summer. They prefer dresses over shorts, but these are light, casual and comfortable for the playground! In addition to the comfort they are so cute, and a 2-pack for $9!

16 // Love these adorable sandals! Love the laser cut detail and the rose gold. Perfect for summer play. They are $12.

17 //  Ruffles will always be my favorite, ha! This cute top comes in several colors and patterns. I think it would be so pretty for play and dressing up!

18 // I love white mary jane sneakers for the girls. They can wear them with dresses or shorts - super versatile!

19 & 20 // We needed a few new pool floats this summer and these are so fun and affordable! I loved the giant cupcake ($14) and Charlotte liked the flamingo ($20)!

21 // This set of six bubble wands was the first thing that Charlotte saw when we walked into WalMart and she made sure we did not leave with out it, ha!

22 // My mixing bowl set was pretty much falling apart until I got this melamine set from The Pioneer Woman. It was $15 and comes with three bowls and their tops!

23 // I have had this set of acrylic containers for a year now and LOVE! I think they are affordable and helped me to organize my pantry!

24 // I saw this utensil holder in store. I really like how neutral it is making it blend with so many kitchens! It is under $10.

25 // This pom pom bathroom mat could not be cuter and is about $5! Love it for the girls bathroom.

26 & 27 // I love keeping canning jars on hand at home for a variety of reasons! Not only are they great for storing food and acting as vases for flowers, but also for organization! I bought this set of 12 jars to use in part for organizing our craft room - to put beads, glue sticks, etc in them! I will use these chalkboard labels to label each jar so it can be changed as the contents of the jar changes.

28 & 29 // I picked up this shampoo (and now want the conditioner too!) because I am trying to grow my hair out a bit. It has great reviews and I like it so far! It is also sulfate and paraben free, and under $5!

30 // Kris and I are on a major organization kick in the house and the girls have a ton of costume jewelry that they don't want to part with. So I ordered this jewelry organizer to hang in their closets and (hopefully) keep their jewelry organized!

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Mommy & Me Matching Outfits

Today I'm so excited to be sharing mommy and me matching outfit ideas!  This post has been a long time coming; it is by far the most requested and I have been working on it for a while now. I love to match my girls (and for them to match when they allow it, ha!). I normally like for us to match in color tones and patterns versus outfits that exactly match. When we do have exactly matching outfits I will often wear a jean jacket or give the girls another layer to have some variation. 

So in this post I am sharing affordable outfit ideas by category and style. At the end of this post I will also share some additional resources for finding mommy and me looks! 
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additional stores for finding mommy & me looks:

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