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A Patio Makeover // Morning & Night

When we came to our house for the very first time, it was snowing. Everything was dormant outside & the backyard was a complete jungle. We knew it had tons of potential and couldn’t wait to give it a refresh over the Summer. Today we are excited to be teaming up with Arhaus, one of one of our favorite places to go for home dΓ©cor & furniture, to share our before & after of our back patio!

I thought It would be fun to show how we use our patio in the evening & again in the morning. We love to sit out here under the string lights after the girls are in bed with a cocktail & some good music! In the mornings, this is the perfect spot for coffee & breakfast before it gets too hot!

Since we spend a ton of time on our patio, we knew we wanted some super comfy seating. We chose the Arhaus sofa & coffee table, which are not only gorgeous but super practical. The cushions have slipcovers that are easy to wash, although using a leaf blower has taken care of anything that has gotten on them so far! The coffee table is on wheels, so we can move it around depending on what we are doing, and it has a hidden drawer for the cushions or other pillows/blankets that we bring outside. We seriously could not be happier with it and love how it brings such a cozy element to the patio!

Ok and here’s the most EXCITING part!!!! Arhaus is giving away a $200 gift card to one lucky winner!!! To enter, visit the Arhaus site, take a look around and comment back on this post with one item you’d love to have. Winner will be announced in 1 week. Arhaus employees and their family members are not eligible.

Shop the products from the post & a few more of our favorites below!

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This post was sponsored by Arhaus, thank you for supporting the brands that support this blog!


Friday Favorites // Back to School Edition

The girls are going back to school next week. Cue the tears, and confetti. We can’t believe Summer is coming to an end, and while I loathe the idea of packing lunches again every morning but I think the long hours of peace & quiet will get me through. I thought I would share a bunch of our back to school faves, and would love to hear all of yours in the comments!!

We haven’t officially decided on backpacks, but I am in LOVE with this confetti cutie!! It’s on sale today, so we may have to pull the trigger. I also have been eyeingΒ this floral beauty because I’m obsessed with everything by Lulie Wallace, Harper totally has her heart set on the confetti though! πŸ˜‰

These are the best bento boxes ever for inside your kiddos lunch box with an ice pack, I love that it is just one piece with a lid (not tons of little boxes!), they don’t leak and hold up really well, even in the dishwasher!! Some lunch ideas from last year if you are interested!

If you are an essential oil lover, this is the rollerball you will need for all the back to school emotions (for both you and your kiddos!!) It’s our all time fave!

Our shoe closet gets pretty out of hand during the school year, so we like to stick to three pairs of shoes per kid. One dressy (like these adooooorable glitter unicorn mary janes!), one pair of running/gym shoes (I got these for Harper, love how they’re neutral enough to wear with dresses but still super practical for PE days, at least until it gets too cold!), and of course, a pair of Hunter boots (they hold up so well we have passed them down each year, they go with everything and are the most practical shoe out there for winter and rainy days!!).

These are the cutest basic long sleeve tees, and pair so cute with denim or corduroy skirts!!

Since most of what the kids need for school is regulated (blue folder, red notebook, etc.) I decided to grab this little mermaid pencil case and fill it up with some mini gel pens, fun erasers, Harper’s favorite essential oil roller, mints for after lunch & some extra hair ties to stick in her backpack for the first day.

Also wanted to share a bunch of my favorite style picks for kiddos, loving all the yellow this year (probably because I am dreaming of Fall 24/7) and of course all of our tank dresses from Summer paired with cute cardigans as the weather cools down!

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Wishing you all lots of luck as you send your babies to school, all the prayers for a happy, safe & tear free school year!!!


Summer Bucket List: The Lemonade Stand

The girls have been asking about having a lemonade stand at our house all Summer, and since the weather has finally cooled off a bit, we decided today would be the perfect day for it! They decorated their posters yesterday, some seriously impressive artwork if I might add, and we baked up some cookies after breakfast this morning. There’s always a ton of people outside walking with their kiddos or dogs, and always a construction crew or two, so we had tons of customers and the girls stayed busy for almost an hour! We did regular lemonade & ones with blackberries, which the girls were excited about because they turned pink. I told them it was called fresh squeezed lemonade, so they kept yelling at people to “come squeeze the lemonade!”

It was a ton of fun & definitely one of our favorite ways to spend a Summer day!

Annnnd now we are off to the pool, our favorite way to Friday!! Happy weekend, friends! XO