Last Friday, my daughter had a school function so Mike and I took Jack on a dinner date. It’s nice to have a little one on one time with each child. Jack, like millions of other toddlers is a picky eater, but I CAN’T WAIT for the day I can take him to sushi! He pretty much sticks to cheeseburgers, steak, rice or plain pasta! Thankfully, he eats his fruits and veggies but trying to give him anything exciting or new is just not happening right now. This limits the restaurants we can try, which drives the inner foodie in me nuts! I know, I know..patience Mommy, it will come. I’ll keep trying and hopefully one day he will get excited about new foods. Recently, I was able to bribe (yes bribe) him to eat salmon which resulted in gagging. He politely and so sweetly followed up his gagging with, “This is delicious Mom, but I don’t need anymore”. Lol, at least he tried it. Outfit dets –> Although burgundy and wine are everywhere, I’m still loving blush tones like this faux fur vest. Y’all know I like to mix high and low and always appreciate finding a good deal. My Calvin Klein faux fur vest was bought from Marshalls, but I’ve linked several other options. Shop these and the rest of my look at the end of the post!
Last night’s Halloween festivities did not disappoint! The kids had so much fun at our neighborhood party before hitting the sidewalks to trick or treat. One of the things I’ve loved most about moving to Danville from San Francisco has been joining a community full of wonderful families that take pride in celebrating our holidays. The kids woke up this morning talking about how yesterday was one of their favorite Halloween experiences. It’s a magical time of year and I love the memories they are creating here. Moving on to today’s style post..it’s all about the camo jacket! I wear this all week-long because it goes with just about anything in my wardrobe. This jacket can also cinch at the waist which provides a little more shape when desired. I wear it with any color denim, over dresses, and my work out gear. It’s the perfect staple to add to your closet, and it’s on sale from $79 to $30. Grab it here! P.S. If you are unsure of what to do with all that candy you’ve acquired, check out my post from last year for a few easy and helpful ideas.
Donuts are such a hit in our family that they’ve been served at birthday parties instead of cupcakes! On any given Sunday, Daddy will make a run to our favorite donut shop, Christie’s, and bring back an assortment for the family. Chocolate with rainbow sprinkles is of course the kids favorite, Mike loves a chocolate bar, and I can’t wait to gobble up a maple or glazed milk donut! Are y’all wanting a donut now because I am. Haha!
Every year we do all sorts of DIY pumpkin projects. One of my favorite ways to decorate a pumpkin is with paint! It’s so easy and fun. Since Halloween is on a Monday, I decided to host a Halloween themed brunch on Sunday. So when I started thinking about how I wanted to paint my pumpkin(s) this year, I decided on a centerpiece of mini pumpkin donuts! Pretty sure I’ll need to have real ones too, but I think they will make the perfect addition to the table. These are so easy!
5 mini white pumpkins
Pink, brown, and/or white acrylic paint
Make sure you clean and dry the pumpkins. Next paint each pumpkin with your chosen color of paint. I went with all pink because I wanted a cohesive look, but mixing up the colors would be cute too. Let them dry. Next, draw on the sprinkles using the markers. I let my kids help with the sprinkles, but if you want to make these look more professional, then handle the sprinkles on your own.
Voila! The cutest centerpiece for a Halloween brunch.
What to wear for a holiday themed brunch? If you don’t love to dress up, or you need something asap, then I’ve got a quick fix for you. I adore this playful shirt and it’s so on trend! Fashion is having a moment with fun printed t-shirts. Paired with a leather skirt or leather pants it’s the perfect outfit for any holiday brunch. You are a bit dressed up without trying too hard! A bit cheeky and a bit sassy. Throw on some cat ears or a headpiece of choice to make it Halloweenish. For an everyday look there are so many ways to mix up a printed tee. Another favorite would be with distressed jeans, a leather jacket, and a colored heel. So fun! My shirt is only $16, so grab it now.
Can’t wait to show y’all our pup’s first Halloween look! I think mom is more excited. Stay tuned..
Let’s talk about the camo trend! Camo gear is no longer just for those that hunt and fish. The trendy print has made its way to clothing, accessories, decor items, and even bedding! I’m loving this trend, maybe not on my bed, but definitely in my wardrobe. Lately one of my favorite go to looks is my distressed jeans with a drapey tee (in white, black, gray, or blush) and my camo baseball hat. I’m also a big fan of the print for my kids! Audrey has a camo vest (from the Old Navy boys section) that she rocks all the time and looks adorable in it. The H&M camo padded parka linked was just released and at $70 it’s a steal. Shop today’s roundup with 10 great items! Most are under $50, so get your camo on now!
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
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!
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.
Easy Halloween Banner
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!