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Three Things (previous TT post here) on the blog today include sharing about our roller coaster “firsts” and how each child had a different reaction. Also included is the cutest blue and white tie-waist top and my three favorite lunchbox Instagram accounts!

Funny Firsts

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If you’ve caught my posts about Capitola then you know our family goes every year and that also means we go to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk every year! With the kids meeting some of the height restrictions, this year was full of attraction firsts! Audrey was finally able to ride the Big Dipper and she loved it! I quickly realized we have a little thrill-seeker on our hands. Little miss would have gone on every twisting, upside-down, tummy-dropping ride at the park if she could have! Jack on the other hand was a little uncertain. Scroll below to see Audrey pictured first on the Pirate Ship and then, Jack. Two totally different reactions! I don’t think I’ll ever forget the way his squishy, little face looked! His eyes practically popped out of his head and he was holding on for dear life! Thankfully, Grandma held on tight and made him feel safe. No tears, but it’s definitely a funny first I’ll never forget!

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Audrey in the upper right corner wanted to sit in the back (with Uncle Kev) for extra fun!

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Excited but unsure about what’s going to happen.

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That face!!! Priceless!

Blue Tie Shirt

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Adore this all cotton tie-waist shirt! As fall approaches it will pair cute with wedges and distressed denim! Snag it here for $20!

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Lunchbox Inspiration from some favorite Igers

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If you pack lunches for your kids then you will share in my struggle! The kids get so bored of the same thing, but these three Instagram moms know what they are doing! I love following them for menu inspiration! Check them out if you need some easy and healthy ideas to incorporate in your routine. I also recommend letting your kids look at the images with you because not only does it get them excited but it actually helps encourage new food choices! @superhealthykids @easylunchboxes @weelicious

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Hope everyone scored some great deals for Christmas during Black Friday/Cyber week. We certainly did! Here’s another post for my Three Things series! As Christmas and New Years approach I’ve been brainstorming tablescape ideas. It’s a process I truly enjoy. Although I love traditional holiday decor, I wanted to do something more playful and unexpected. I also wanted the table to excite the children, so when I popped in Marshalls the other day and found these adorable Nutcracker themed goodies, I knew I’d found my tablescape! How fun are these colors? Our Marshalls had plenty more of these Nutcracker items, so I’m guessing yours might too, if you feel so inspired to do the same. I can’t wait to build off this idea and share what our table looks like for Christmas 2016! As I create our table decor, I’ll be adding pics on Instagram if you need inspo! You could also just do this theme for the kids table!

Nutcracker Themed Christmas Table

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Pom Pom Off The Shoulder Top 

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I wore this pom pom tassel top out to dinner recently and it was a big hit with my girlfriends. At $22 it’s super affordable and the perfect addition to your vacation wardrobe. If you are traveling anywhere tropical for the holidays or post holidays, grab it now. You could also pair it with a flowy skirt, white denim, or even throw it over a strapless bathing suit!

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New Skincare Product Trial – Vichy

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I’ve just recently started using Vichy products and I’m really loving their masks. My skin gets dull and dry during the winter so it’s been a great addition to my routine. Stay tuned for a full review after a few more weeks using their products! Wishing you all a wonderful week!

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Fall is everywhere and I’m in love. It’s the time of year for pumpkin everything, apple picking, hot chocolate, and Halloween decorated doorsteps. The kids are so excited for Halloween and have finally decided on costumes. Stay tuned for their DIY costume post. Today’s Three Things includes my cousins gorgeous September wedding in Tahoe. Everything was stunning and love filled the air! Also a blush top that’s a must buy and an easy way to dress up your mantel.

Blushing Into Fall 

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This pink off the shoulder top is so chic and on point with its pretty sleeves. It’s perfect for date night or a girls night out. Ladies, you can wear your blush year round, it’s all about how you style it. Just add some booties and skinny jeans and you are Blushing into Fall! Grab this top here on sale for only $20!

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Wedding Snaps

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Everything from the dreamy red barn to the stunning chandeliers hanging from the ceiling made this Tahoe wedding absolutely gorgeous! However, I think my favorite part of the night was the love shared between the stunning bride and handsome groom. Truly a magical day.

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Easy Halloween Banner

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One of my favorite places to find great holiday decor is on Etsy. I have a collection of buntings and banners that I hang on my mantel for all sorts of events and holidays. It’s so easy to download the art and have it printed at your local Kinkos. I found an orange and black checkered ribbon to pipe the banner through for an extra punch of Halloween!

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This past week was rainy in the Bay Area but that’s a good thing! With this weather, we hope the Tahoe snow sticks around a bit longer this year. We are ready to hit the slopes, sip hot cocoa, and go sledding. Three things. 1. I’ve been excited to share that we finally received our Pottery Barn Chandelier (available in different shapes and sizes). It brings that touch of glam to the kitchen/family room area I was looking for. Tell me what you think! 2. Our neighbor helped hang this beauty, not an easy task, so gifting chocolate chip cookies was a must. A kraft box and brown marker can make a cute and easy way to gift cookies. 3. A girlfriend introduced me to Airbrush Foundation and its fabulous. There are many airbrush foundations to choose from, but at $28 the Sephora brand felt luxurious and budget friendly. Two things I like in a makeup. Lightweight and easy to apply, it provides a little extra coverage for special events. Just remember to use your favorite primer before, for a more dewy look. Especially if you have dry skin like me.

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{ Pottery Barn Chandelier }

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{ DIY Cookie Gift Box- Simple and sweet for gifting }

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 { Sephora Brand Airbrush Foundation – Light Color }

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Invites

{ Watercolor Wedding Invitations }

I hope everyone had a lovely Father’s Day weekend! We celebrated with a swim party and family picnic. I’m so grateful for the father that raised me, and for my husband, who amazes me with our children everyday. Life is blessed!

Speaking of blessings. Next month we celebrate the marriage of two close friends. How GORGEOUS are these beachy wedding invitations? The bride’s girlfriend, Cyrene, offered to watercolor and print each invitation for the couple. I love the varying shades of turquoise with the gold lettering. They turned out like a piece of art – just beautiful! Visit here to contact or see more of Cyrene’s talents.

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{ Apple Cider Vinegar Benefits }

I finally decided to see what all the fuss is about with ACV. Social media has been full of articles on the benefits of this funky tasting vinegar. Two weeks ago I came down with a fever and sore throat. DR. OZ recommended mixing water + 2 tbsp of ACV + honey to soothe the throat. I added a little lemon and I truly believe it helped me recover faster. Read here for other benefits like using ACV as a digestive aid, clearing up skin, or whitening teeth! Heads up – the taste takes some getting used to!

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{ The prettiest Cynthia Rowley floral skirt + The always beautiful Presidio }

I adore all the floral prints out right now! This skirt is so versatile. I can’t wait to pair it with some strappy sandals and a striped tank for a more casual approach. Loving this floral option and this vintage print too! Until next time..