Tis’ the season for shopping for yourself! 😉 I know all the Mama Claus’s are busy buying for others but we deserve some special things, too.  Any of these would also be perfect for a friend, mom or mother-in-law!

1 — Marea House Dress / The prettiest dress in all the land, I wore a Marea House Dress for Thanksgiving and I love it so much.  Can be dressed up or down, worn year-round, and is on sale right now at Serena + Lily!

2 — Stanley Cup / An obvious choice, the only cup I use at home!  My girls are constantly stealing mine so I definitely need another.

3 — Dae Shampoo / I started using Dae products last spring and honestly my hair has never been healthier.  They also smell amazing, so an extra bonus!  I use both the shamp00 + conditioner, plus I have my eye on the styling cream for the girls.

4 — Madewell Hat / I love a baseball cap for laid-back weekend days, and love that this one is neutral.

5 — Eat Drink Nap / I ALWAYS am in the market for another coffee table book, they are my favorite for decorating any room in the house.  The black + white on this one is perfect to go with anything.

6 — La Specs Sunglasses / I have had these for a couple years now and they are the BEST sunglasses I have ever had.  I almost want to buy a second pair just in case I ever lose the first.

7 — Veja Sneakers / I invested in a new pair of sneakers during Shop Bop’s Cyber Monday Sale and they are so cute.  Love the colors and they are super comfy!

8 — Ilia Multi Stick / Most of the products in my makeup bag are Ilia, and my favorite of all of them is the Multi Stick.  Glides on so smooth and the color is the prettiest shade of pink!

Happy December First EVE! XO

Happy holiday season!!  Sharing some of my favorite sales today, this year more than ever I am all about getting in the shopping now so I can really soak in all of the December fun with my girls.  Extra bonus that there there are SO many good deals out there today!

1 — Anthropologie New York Sweatshirt.  Select items are on sale at Anthro today, this sweatshirt is 30% off and it is the cutest!!  I am all about comfy clothes lately and would love to pair this with leggings or jeans all winter long.

2 — Aria Diffuser.  My faaaaavorite diffuser is 50% off today, it is worth every penny at full-price so half off feels too good to be true.  We have one of these in our bedroom + in our kitchen, diffusing oils is the best way to add instant cozy vibes and all the festive feels!

3 — Madewell Piazza Mini Crossbody Bag.  Madewell is 60% off sitewide, the best deal on all the classic pieces!  This crossbody bag would be so cute year-round, I love having a smaller bag option for those rare times I am without children. 😉

4 — Serena + Lily Como Petite Lamp.  Serena + Lily is having their Sale of the Year right now, their best pricing of the year and free shipping!  You know my love for all their things runs deep, I just got this lamp for Waverly’s room and the scallop detail is just darling.

5 — Veronica Beard Clogs.  I have had my eye on these beauties forever and they are on double sale today!!!!  The perfect clog for wide-leg jeans which are all I want to wear lately.

Happy shopping friends!!  So excited that the holidays are finally here.

I am so excited to be partnering with one of our all-time favorites today to share some of our favorite home products, Serena + Lily is my DREAM brand and everything they sell is magic.  I love how their pieces have a light, coastal feel combined with classic charm (all of the elements of the vibe I try to think about when choosing things for our home!). Everything we have gotten from Serena + Lily is so versatile, I have moved some of the pieces from room to room over time because they can truly go anywhere.

I currently have some of my favorites in our master addition we completed last spring.  To provide some context, this was the space my husband built after we found out we had baby girl number four on the way + officially had outgrown our home.  Our original master was upstairs so we added on to the downstairs for our bedroom/bathroom and created spaces for all four girls upstairs.  I wanted our addition to be light + bright while still classic and I think we nailed it, it’s truly one of my favorite places to be!

I had been on the hunt for lamps for our nightstands forever, we ended up going with these Springview Table Lamps + I could not be more in love with them (the jenny lind detail is my favorite part)!   We also have the Teak Step Stool in our bathroom, this piece has literally been in every room in my home , it is so versatile and a must-have with kids.

You can currently shop Serena + Lily’s Sale of the Year until November 29th, this is the best time to stock up on all the things that you will love forever!  Happy shopping + happy holidays, friends!! 

Summer is in full swing our way + I am never one to wish it away, but we get equally as excited for back to school prep as we do for summer prep over here, I have been this way since I was a little girl and my girls get that from their mama. 🙂 This is a big year for our Remie Rue who will start kindergarten!  It’s hard to believe we are already here with her, she will be a young kindergartener as she will start the school year at just four, but she is so very ready.  Remie has been watching her big sisters at the elementary school for years + is so excited to officially be there, and it always makes me feel better when they have a big sister to look out for them and this time around it’s Avalon’s turn to take care of Remie — it’s the perfect job for her.

Remie has been having so much fun picking out her bookbag, lunch box, + school supplies.  Of all my girls she loves school the most, her favorite thing to do is color or read and she wants to be a teacher when she grow up!  We have been using Name Bubbles labels for years, they are the perfect solution for labeling all the things + I knew Remie would be so excited to put her name on all her new school gear.  We started with her new water bottle, bento box + the box she will be using for her markers/glue at school — they are so easy to put on that she was able to do it herself.  I love the color + font options, we chose a simple font and of course pink, they will match everything in our house full of girls!!!

Name Bubbles labels are dishwasher safe, microwave safe, freezer safe, laundry safe, and are waterproof so they will definitely last.  We used them on Delilah’s bottles for her day care last year and they were perfect all year long!  We also used them on her little lunch box, bag for school, and even her clothes.  My big girls also use them on their water bottles (which are a big thing for the middle schoolers these days, Waverly chose a Stanley + all her friends have the same, so a label is a must!).  And I also put them on their dance shoes, all three of my big girls dance and have at least two pairs of dance shoes each, so it’s so hard to track and a label makes them so much easier!  Basically my mom mantra is label everything, and Name Bubbles makes that so much easier! 🙂 Shop Name Bubbles here + use the code Ashley10 for 10% off.

We start school earlier over here this year (the first time I have ever seen VB go back before Labor Day!) so we will be spending the next few weeks soaking in all the summer things before it’s back to school for all five of us girls!  We hope you are enjoying summer your way and are staying cool! XO

Our Avalon Elle is EIGHT!!!!  Her birthday was earlier this week, she was so excited to go to school in her “birthday girl” button + ice cream cones to share with her class at lunch, and we will continue the celebration this weekend with a trip to the climbing wall, dinner at the pool, and a sleepover with a couple of her friends.  I know she will read this post 🙂 so I had to be sure to share some of my favorite photos of her from this year + some of the things I never want to forget about her from this age.

Avalon is our sweet, sporty, sassy sister — she can sometimes make me the craziest but also always knows when the the train is falling right off the tracks and will be the one to bring it all back in.  This year she continued with her Spanish Immersion classes at school, swim team, dance twice a week (hip-hop and her traditional classes), and started softball.  Our once shy little second child is no longer, she is super outgoing and her teachers always tell us how much of a leader she is.  She loves sweets, short sleeve t-shirts, + spends every single day after school reading chapter books in front of the window.  Our curly haired middle sister with a few freckles just on her nose — I cannot imagine a life without her.

Happy birthday Avalon Elle, we love, love, LOVE you!!!! XO