I always realize summer is flying by when Father’s Day is right around the corner! View Post

Avery blowing kisses at the handsome photographer 😉

TGIF!!! Happy Friday, y’all! Are you ready for summer?? The heat waves are freely flowing here in Texas. Summer is in full swing and we couldn’t be happier. From the moment my kids wake up they are in their swimmers ready to hit the pool. We have been LIVING in the pool! I would love to find some great pool toys that won’t pop and will last at least a few years.

Blue Lizard Sunscreen has been a must-have! It’s mineral-based, not chemical which means it’s more safe, clean, and provides better protection. The bottle goes from white to red when it’s in harmful UV light, super cool to watch! It’s not thick and greasy gross while also have zero smell. It’s formulated with the highest grade

The fabulous thing about this sunscreen is that it receives a top rank in the Environmental Working Group (EWG). This huge screening process rates sunscreen safety, definitely worth looking up your current sun products to check how they legitimately hold up in the ranks! Snag it on Amazon HERE.

Here’s my favorite SUNSCREEN 101 Facts:

  1. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation sustaining five or more sunburns in youth increases lifetime risk for melanoma by 80 percent.
  2. A baby’s skin is especially delicate and burns more easily. Their sensitive skin contains less melanin, the pigment that gives our hair and eyes their color and offers some sun protection.
  3. Anything over SPF 30 is no longer recommended by dermatologists as the extra protection is negligible and the additional chemicals may cause skin reactions in some kids.
  4. Older children should learn to apply sunscreen themselves, and make it a routine habit.
  5. Even sunscreens that are water-resistant still need to be reapplied at least every two hours.

If you’re lucky enough to have a sunny next couple of days, remember to slather your skin with protection and have a wonderful, warm weekend!

What’s the best place to shop for pool toys that will last?! Leave your favorite pool floats or toys in the comments below.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Blue Lizard Sunscreen. The opinions and text are all mine.

Happy Thursday, sweet friends! We’ve had the busiest and most exciting week with Aaron graduating from his residency program and Savannah graduating from Kindergarten! I’m thrilled to skip setting the alarm clock. We are ready to enjoy lazy summer days and hanging around the house. Bring on summer!

I’m excited to share with you one of the kid’s favorite things. View Post

It’s been 90 degrees, y’all. DREAMY!!!! We’ve been thrilled with these warmer days because we’ve been able to enjoy swimming.The spring weather has become more and more beautiful now that we’re seeing less rainy days. My kids are f.i.s.h.i.e.s. and could spend their entire days swimming and snacking on fruit.

I get asked a lot by fellow mamas how my house seems to always stay tidy. My secret?… It doesn’t!! When I shoot photos in my home to post on Instagram I love the artistic challenge of styling that space. As part of that I make sure the area where I’m styling my shot is beautiful and clean. I clear the clutter, I arrange the furniture an fluff the pillows. You guys, this is SO fun for my creative brain! It’s similar to those who love to decorate a beautiful cake or design a detailed scrapbook page. PLEASE don’t mistake my love for styling shoots to equate a perfect home. None of us on instagram have perfect homes, kids, or lives. We know this, right? It may be easy to forget when you’re neck-deep in laundry and dirty dishes. My house certainly isn’t picture-perfect sparkly all, or even most of the time! But I will say this…I do LOVE to keep my kitchen clean. Luckily, my hubby feels the same way. Especially the counters, if they’re cleared off and wiped down then I’m okay with the rest of my home being messy with toys and princess outfits tossed all over the floors. View Post

Woo hoo! The FINAL BIG KITCHEN MAKEOVER POST!

Get ready for photos chalked full of white marble, gold, natural woods, and a few animals to keep things lively. I’d love to start this off with telling you that I’m a dreamer. I’ve got huge visions for what I like to create and then I simply make it happen without apology. But I had NO IDEA WHAT I WAS DOING since I have zero design experience and have not read an inch of the latest trends in homes. I simply want a functional home while also being a die-hard-fan of every piece I bring inside with me. I wanted more than anything to feel inspired and moved when I walk into this space. And I tease my husband who second-guessed every decision I made (for good reason! My fantastic plans for the entire house were pretty wild.) We absolutely love each part of this kitchen and I would do it all over again!

ps. I linked every item at the end of this post. scroll on down 🙂 View Post