Sun, Sand, and Cute Mom Suits

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Jennifer and I just got back from a great Caribbean Disney cruise. It’s always nice to have a warm getaway in the middle of the winter- especially if you’re from Michigan! Both of us were in need of a new bathing suit before our trip. I’m not sure about you ladies, but we always feel like it’s so hard to find a cute, functional suit that you can wear while taking care of your kids that doesn’t look super frumpy and “mom-ish”. I’m always a fan of a cute one piece that can hide the muffin top. I think with these, the cut and material is key. My exact bathing suit and cover-up are linked below. Jennifer’s suit in the two piece version along with her cover up and matching dress to this print are linked below also.

Here’s some more details about my bathing suit. I was looking for something that I could be comfortable in while maintaining some style at the same time. I love the deep V look. I tried on a TON of suits in this cut, and I realized that so many of them really made you look flat and saggy chested-the padding just was not in the right place-well, at least not for a mom who is pushing 40 who has had 3 kids and no plastic surgery 😂. Then I tried this suit by Bleu Rod Beattie. The cut and padding were really perfect. I would recommend sizing down. I usually wear an 8 in bathing suits, and I ended up with a 6 in this one. This general cut comes in SO MANY different versions. I’m actually thinking of getting another one of these for the summer. Look below to see so many other cute versions of this bathing suit. And how cute is the fringe cover-up?!

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Jennifer’s bathing suit is so adorable also. It’s by Vix. I’ve owned a couple bathing suits by this brand over the years. I absolutely love how cute and fashionable they are. Here are some other great options by this same brand below.

Another brand I would highly recommend is the miracle suit. Both Jennifer and I have a couple suits by this brand, and by far, it’s the most supportive in the belly area. Here are some great options below.

Of course you can never forget a cute, functional cover up. I think a classic sarong is really great-especially when wearing a 1 piece. How great are these options below? My sun hat is so amazing to travel with too. You can smush it in your suit case, and it pops back in to shape so quickly. Even better it’s $20!

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We hope you guys all had a great weekend. Cheers to thoughts of sun, sand, and warm weather! Happy shopping everyone!
💗Christina

Disney Addicted

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Are there any other Disney obsessed adults out there? We both always loved Disney as kids, but we would have to say that we maybe love it even more as adults. We followed a recommendation from a couple friends and booked a Disney cruise last year; it was perfect for us because we have young children, and we really needed more of a lazy Disney vacation. Being on the boat forced us to relax. It was also really nice to dump the kids in the kids club once in a while and do some adult stuff on our own.


We’re going on a Disney cruise again in a couple weeks, and we’re brainstorming things to pack. Before these trips we’re always on the hunt for the perfect Disney inspired attire. If you wait to get this stuff in the parks or on the ships you’ll probably be paying triple price. When traveling with the kids we’re always looking for cute, comfortable, and practical attire. The key is to pair these items with trendy skirts, shorts, joggers and shoes so we don’t look too much like a stereotypical “exhausted mom”

So many of these items are from one of our favorite stores- NORDSTROM! Who doesn’t love that place? Between the two of us, we’re there all the time. Click the link below to enter our $600 Nordstrom giveaway!

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Of course, we can never forget our little minis who absolutely LOVE all things Disney. Definitely get your kids’ clothes at these discount stores before your trip. I just got some of these items below, and my kids were so excited!

Also, don’t forget your mini ears!

Happy shopping everyone!

♥♥ Christina and Jennifer

 

Valentine’s Day Favorites

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Who else has a Valentine’s Day obsession? I think it’s such a cute, fun event to look forward to after the big holidays are over. In our family, we usually just exchange cards and little gifts and make it more about the kids. I’ve hosted a Valentine’s Day brunch in the past for my kids and their cousins complete with little heart sandwiches and some great breakfast food. Click here for the tools to make these adorable little heart sandwiches with messages on them. For the best homemade waffle recipe with homemade strawberry syrup (which totally makes the meal), click here.

The other day, we asked what you guys wanted to see when it comes to Valentine’s Day apparel. The overwhelming majority of you said you wanted to see more comfortable casual clothes. I’ve noticed that a lot of the love day inspired outfits are now on sale. Check out these cute cozy sweaters and tops below.

We also love Valentine’s Day PJ’s. I’m all about comfort when it comes to my sleepwear. Look at these adorable options below.


Of course we can’t forget the kids! I absolutely love shopping for cute Valentine’s Day clothes for my 3 kids. Stores like Gap, Old Navy, Hanna Andersson, and Target have some really great inexpensive options for our tiny valentines.


We hope you all have a great Valentine’s Day. Cheers to love, happiness, and of course fashion. Happy shopping everyone!

 

Christina

BOLD PRINTS WITH CHARMING DETAIL

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Hi everyone! I received a lot of questions and comments about this outfit. The top is currently sold out in this exact print, but the adorable leopard print is still available. Similar styles by the same designer are linked below. I’ve always been a fan of a cute ruffle.

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I love adding a little detail to an outfit with a cute hat. This wide brimmed classic black hat is so reasonably priced. I’ve recently seen some at a couple other retailers that won’t break the bank. Check out these options below.


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Since the holidays are over, I’m already looking forward to spring! You mid-westerners know it will still be cold in MI for a couple months. I’ve received so many compliments on my new winter coat. It’s so warm and gives just the right amount of coverage.

We hope you are all having a great week. Happy shopping everyone!

♥Jennifer

NYE

We hope you all had a great Christmas. We don’t know about you guys, but we’re a little exhausted. Between all the kids’ events and family get togethers, we’re all Christmased out! We usually hang out with the kids and lay pretty low for NYE, but we always love NYE inspired looks. You guys know we can’t resist a great dress. Here’s a couple that would be great for NYE that we recently wore.

Here’s some more festive NYE inspired dresses.

We always love to dress up our looks with some great statement jewelry. How amazing are these earrings by Jennifer Behr? Shop a very similar style by the same designer here

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How great are these other statement pieces?

We hope you all have a fun, safe New Year’s. Cheers to new beginnings in 2020! We appreciate you all.
Love,

♥♥♥
Christina and Jennifer

Fresh Fall Look

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We hope you all had a great weekend! The weather in Michigan has been unusually warm the last couple weeks, and it’s been so nice to wear some lightweight fall clothing. Us Michiganders know it will be freezing in a matter of a couple weeks! Jennifer and I are absolutely loving the colors in these outfits. We’ve never felt like we looked the best in a “traditional yellow,” but this “marigold” tone is so flattering. Pair either outfit with a great fall hat to complete the look.

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Christina’s dress is by VICI and is linked here. It’s definitely a babydoll style, so it will be best for those of you that are lucky to enjoy warm fall weather.

Jennifer’s outfit is linked below along with some great, very affordable fall hats.


I was lucky enough to get a picture with our adorable 3 year old photographer-my son Noah! 💜💜💜09736390-7BD7-46DF-B1B9-9D3E058628DB

We hope you guys all have a great week. Thanks for following. We appreciate you all.
💜 Christina

Transitional Pieces for Fall

Without a doubt, summer is my favorite season. But the weather is getting a little cooler here in Michigan, and I have to admit, I’m super excited for all the upcoming fall festivities. I’ve always been a big fan of fall fashion. In MI, the weather can be so unpredictable, so layering with lighter and heavier pieces is always important. Here’s some of my favorite fall transitional fashion finds.

FALL DRESSES

I can never pass up a cute dress! Especially one with sleeves. Check out some of these great fall dresses below.

LIGHTWEIGHT SWEATERS/TEES

I love a great sweater or long sleeve tee shirt for the fall.  These are great to pair with cute jeans and booties.

FITTED COATS/CARDIGANS

These coats and cardigans are so cute for layering.  I love all the neutral fall colors.

BOOTIES

I love wearing booties in the fall with cute skinny jeans or fall dresses. Check out these great options below.

We hope you all have a great start to your fall. And as always, happy shopping everyone!!!

♥ Christina

KID’S GIFT GUIDE

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If you’re anything like us, we struggle to find Christmas gifts for our kids that are unique and somewhat educational. Over the last couple weeks, I’ve been looking online for some great items that will hopefully entertain the kids for at least a couple months. I’ve read a bunch of reviews on the following gifts and compared prices. These are my favorite finds below. Most items are appropriate for kids ages 2-10.

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For the kid who loves science/space/and natural wonders of the world:

My 5 year old has really loved reading about space, tornadoes, and science recently.  Some of the gifts listed below would even be great for my 2 year old twins.  Check out these amazing finds.

For the kid who loves arts and crafts:

Our kids have really been entertained with art sets recently.  Check out these cute, crafty gift ideas below.

For the kid who loves music and lights:

My kids love to turn out the lights, turn on some music, and dance with their glow sticks! I’m ordering them all these items below.

We hope you and all your loved ones have a great holiday season.  Happy shopping everyone!

♥Christina

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR HER

 

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If you’re anything like us, we’re getting very excited for the holidays! We don’t need any encouragement when it comes to shopping, and Christmas is such a fun time to shop for so many special people in our lives.  Below we’ve compiled a list of some great gifts for the women we love.  If you have an amazing wife, mom, sister, aunt, grandma, daughter, or friend that you’re looking to buy for, check out these great items! 
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FOR THE GIRL WHO LOVES GLITZ AND GLAM:

We love to ditch the kids and dress up every once in a while.  Here are a couple of our favorite glam items.

•FOR THE LADY WHO LOVES COMFORT

Who doesn’t love something warm and cozy for Christmas? Check out these great items below.

•FOR THE GIRL WHO IS LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT WINTER OUTFIT

You can never beat a great, warm sweater and jeans-especially here in Michigan! Check out these cute practical outfits below.

FOR THE LADY WHO LOVES TO ENTERTAIN

Check out some of our favorite kitchen and entertaining items.

 

Happy shopping everyone! We wish you all peace, joy, love, and hope this holiday season.

♥Christina

Saranghae Skin Care

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I’m always on the lookout for great skin care products. Especially as I get older, I’m concerned about maintaining nice firm, youthful looking skin. When Saranghae, a Korean skincare line, contacted us about trying their products, I was really excited. I had always heard great things about Korean skincare but had never gotten around to trying any of these items.

I received the Saranghae five step routine a couple months ago and have been using it ever since. The packaging was so cute, and I love their motto: Our Love Story Starts Now-it’s a good reminder that we need to put time and effort into caring for our bodies-skin included!

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The 5 step routine is great; the products are so refreshing, and my skin is looking amazing. I especially love the daily foam cleanser and the elemental essence mask. The unique ingredients Saranghae uses smell great, and they really help to refresh my skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And the price point is so reasonable- This 5 step bundle costs only $159!

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About Saranghae
Saranghae is an award-winning Korean 5 Step Anti-Aging skin care routine that heals, regenerates and protects your skin. Saranghae’s focus on natural ingredients, highly effective products, and excellence in customer service has helped them become the fastest growing Korean skin care brand in the United States.
For more information please visit: www.lovesaranghae.com

You can also check them out on instagram pinterest youtube and twitter

And how cute is my oldest baby helping Mom out with her blog post?♥♥♥

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We hope everyone has a great week! ♥♥Christina