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Our Favorite 2018 Summer Beach Reads

Favorite 2018 Summer Beach Reads

Since I've recently been making more of an effort to find time to read, I wanted to share our favorite 2018 summer beach reads. Reading is something that I truly LOVE to do! When I was younger I would tear through books faster than my library card would let me. Sure now I'm facing lots of distractions with family and work, but taking time to do what I love is important. I've been turning off the TV and diving in to good books more lately and it's been great! Taking time to nurture myself and...

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3 Ways Women Can Reverse the Effects of Stress

Let's talk about 3 ways women can reverse the effects of stress shall we? We've already shared our stress relief bath salts, which you should check out if you haven't already, but what else? I know I could certainly use some strategies to better manage my stress. Hey, we're busy moms. Stress simply comes with the territory. And some days as a woman and mom are particularly challenging with all the stressors, struggles, and deadlines we're faced with. That being said, it is important that your main priority is taking care of your body. So,...

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Summertime Look, Off the Shoulder Ruffle Top

Straw Clutch

With school ending last week and the sun shining, it finally feels like we have all let loose and summer has arrived! This is my absolute favorite time of year and I love nothing more than long lazy days spent outside swimming and hanging out poolside. My fashion is most relaxed in summer and this Off the Shoulder Ruffle Top is the perfect example of a closet staple I can dress up or down all season long. This is how I styled it for a day around town. Off the Shoulder Ruffle Top From fun lunches to hanging...

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12 Pairs of Summer Sandals You Need Now

Let's talk about our  summer style shall we? Get ready to see a slew of summer sandals you need now! If you haven't filled out your summer wardrobe yet, now is the time to be thinking about it! I'm sure you already have plenty of fun summer events on your calendar and you're going to need some sweet summer sandals to wear to them. Am I right? Sure, you also need comfy flats, sneakers and the like, but a couple pairs of new summer sandals will really jazz up your footwear options. I could certainly...

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Easy DIY Halloween Snack Cups

halloween snack cups supplies

Yes, you read that right. I'm sharing easy DIY Halloween snack cups in June. Let me explain myself. I've decided that this upcoming school year I'm going to be more on the ball. I'm SO happy with our kids' new school, we moved last summer in case you hadn't heard, and I want to get even more involved over there if I can. That being said, I'm a busy working mom, so I don't have a ton of extra time on my hands. I think if I go into the school year with some classroom...

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Delicate Jewelry and Nautical Vibes

Nancy B Jewelry

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. Opinions are all my own. Living in Annapolis, Maryland means we take our nautical looks very seriously. With sailing being a way of life,  there is no shortage of that classic American style. For this summer look, I opted for delicate jewelry and nautical vibes. It's a look that can be recreated easily and the Nancy B jewelry is the perfect compliment to it! Delicate Jewelry and Nautical Vibes Look The easiest way to start off a nautical look is with white jeans. I especially love wearing them in the summer months...

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My Favorite Summer Swimsuits for Playing

J Crew Nautical Stripes Suit

Here are the facts. I have a long torso. I'm really fair skinned with a family history of skin cancer. Overall I'm pretty modest and I definitely like to play with my two young kids outside. So what does that mean exactly? And to be more specific, what does that mean for my bathing suit? The more I thought about it, the more I realized that my vacation with my husband or the girls weekend in Cabo (can we make this one happen?!) bathing suits were different than the ones I wanted to chase waves and...

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New York City With Kids for a Long Weekend

New York City With Kids for a Long Weekend

We recently went to New York City with kids for a long weekend. My husband and I love NYC and go frequently for work. But for the boys this was their first visit. We also met my brother-in-law’s family there. So between us we had 5 young children in the big apple. And we all had the best time ever! For real, it’s all the kids still talk about a month later. Remember that taxi Mom? That skyscraper?! When can we go back?! To me that’s the true mark of success. Having them embrace and remember an...

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