DIY Lace Choker

diy-lace-choker-coverSo 90’s are back in style which means you better whip out your chokers, fuzzy key chains, overalls and throw your hair into some fun buns. If you didn’t keep your stuff from the 90’s (cuz you were like 10) that’s ok. I’ll show you how to make your own choker necklaces. It’s super easy. And these basic instructions can apply to all types of fabric. Lace, leather, thin, thick, etc… you name it. Continue reading DIY Lace Choker

My Go To | The Everyday Outfit

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If you are a busy bee like me, you need those go-to outfits. The ones that are brainless and work for almost any occasion. The kind that you mindlessly throw on & still look put together. This outfit couldn’t be more basic & couldn’t be more versatile. It’s simple, high waisted jeans, a white tank, and some booties. DONE. The great thing about this outfit is you can dress it up or dress it down. Continue reading My Go To | The Everyday Outfit

Accidental Photo Op

Some days are made for adventures… Tony and I went on a little adventure in our own neighborhood. We shot some cool pics for his channel and stumbled upon some great photo ops. These walls were so cool… stay tuned for more pictures from this cool spot. We found white walls, red walls, a galaxy wall, a wall with green cubes… I mean, how could we not stop and take pictures? Continue reading Accidental Photo Op

Cedar & Sage Trading Co.

cedar and sage tc cactus logo1In case you haven’t already heard, my best friend & {long lost} twin, Kristen and I have started our own company. Cedar & Sage Trading Co, a beautiful and eclectic online women’s boutique. Our vision; contemporary meets bohemian. We want to encourage and inspire women everywhere to go on adventures, wander, travel, experience life and everything it has to offer. God gave us one life, and it’s up to us to make it the BEST we can. And for us that means, dressing well, eating healthy, traveling often, thanking God for all we have, and giving back to those less fortunate. After many years of joking and dreaming, we officially took the plunge. As we dove head 1st, we fell in love with our dreams all over again. But this time we aren’t dreaming. It has become our reality. She spends her days at her corporate job and getting her MBA, while I stay home and raise my two babies. We couldn’t be more different in our educational background and career choices. I come from esthetics, beauty, sales and retail management. She comes from graphic design and business. What we both lack, we make up for it in each others experiences. Like we always joke… much like coffee & cream or donuts & frosting, we are just better together. After some careful thought we landed on “Cedar & Sage”. Cedar being steady and firmly planted, Sage is healing and cleansing. Continue reading Cedar & Sage Trading Co.

Woodland Family Portraits

Aga Jones does it again… her photography skills not only prove to be way above par, but her easy going attitude is what I vibe with most. We had our family portraits done on Valentines Day. What better way to express your love for your family than to take beautiful pictures? We aren’t the mushiest of couples, but this sweet little shoot is pretty darling.

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We let Levi run around the botanical gardens to run off some energy before he had to stand still and smile. Well, trying to make a 2.5 year old stand still is hard enough, BUT trying to make him smile on cue seemed impossible. But we still had fun with it. When he was running off that toddler energy, that I am so envious of, he made an epic memory. His first real “boo-boo”, blood and all. This was was a real ‘gusha’ as Tony called it. {Remember he has that awesome Kiwi accent} He fell in the gravel, so needless to say, he was a little shaken by the blood & bits of rock sticking out of his knee. But he barely cried. My little champ. Luckily Nana came to the rescue with her handy first aid kit. He loved getting the little “sticker” on his ouchie. In 5 minutes the entire memory of his banged up knee was forgotten. Somehow, he managed to keep his white shirt clean AND keep his bow tie on. For me, that’s a WIN! For our shoot he was sporting a pretty cool flesh colored band-aid. Which is a cool memory to have. Valentine’s Day 2016 was Levi’s 1st real ‘gusha’ & our 1st real family portrait. {ps: you should grab a snack, this is a long one…} Continue reading Woodland Family Portraits

What’s your Bra Personality?

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Ahhh, can you smell it? I can… the smell of fresh roses and petite yummy chocolates in heart shaped boxes. That’s right, Valentines day is right around the corner. What does that mean for you? Probably a night of romance with bae {uhhh, did I just say that?}. Or if you’re single, maybe you have a night out with the girls planned. Whatever your V-day plans are… the one thing you need is A GOOD BRA! ThirdLove is a very nontraditional company, and I say that as a good thing. Their philosophy: “We believe fit should come first”, which is a rarity in today’s sell sell sell mentality.

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Style watch: Thigh high boots

style watch thigh highFall is the king of style… in my opinion. Fall brings coats, boots and fashion. A much needed change from the carefree style of summer. No matter your shape or size, thigh high boots are a look everyone can rock. These boots should be in everyone’s closet. Finding the perfect pair of boots can be hard but well worth the wait if you find your “sole” mate.

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