1. Traveling with Parkland Bags

    I can’t get over how this Summer has flown by and man we have really been on the go! We went to Marco Island, we did a staycation at the Ritz Key Biscayne, we lived in Aspen for the month of July and finally we are back home for the month of August. While I was looking forward to some downtown, since arriving back we been busy with summer camps, day trips, and whatever else has come up! It’s been a whirlwind to say the least!

    Whether it’s been a day trip or a long vacation, we somehow manage to pack a ton {I guess that’s what happens when you have kids!}, so new bags for the whole family were on my radar well before summer began. I ended up picking out a variety of Parkland Backpacks, Travel Bags, Computer and iPad Cases so we would be ready to rock, and they have really served us well. First of all, I love that they are super stylish and great quality. The kids love the bright and fun designs {and with various sizing options, the backpacks are perfect for kids of all ages}. Meanwhile, I am a recent backpack convert {especially for travel} because I have so much to carry that it’s definitely the most practical bag for traveling pregnant! My husband loves that the backpacks have a built in sleeve for your laptop, a water bottle pocket, and water resistant bottoms. And for carry-on or overnight trips we love the duffles {I even just packed mine as my hospital bag for when the baby comes!}. The prints are so so fun that the kids can’t wait to use their backpacks for school!

    Here’s a list of everything I picked out for us and the kids, because from back-to-school, to upcoming Fall and Holiday travel, to gifts, these are amazing ideas for the whole family!! Here is what we chose:

    Photography by Yesi of Simply Lively 

    Thank you to Parkland for partnering on this post.
  2. Hosting Brunch

    As a follow up to Monday’s beautiful Brunch post, I wanted to share some favorites I have when it comes to hosting this fun occasion. From delicate vases, to bright napkins, to beautiful cake stands, I share a wide range to shop below! Happy Brunching! Shop the post:

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  3. Host a Sunday Brunch Party

    I love hosting brunch, so today I wanted to share a look at the prettiest mix of goodies I served up at my latest breakfast soirée. Perfect for a Sunday brunch with friends or delicious ideas for a special occasion! The menu is almost too pretty to eat… the keyword being ALMOST! Starting with these homemade yogurt-filled granola cups, which I served on a white cake stand. Way more fun than small bowls of yogurt, these cups are the perfect mix of smooth and crunch, and can be super healthy if you fill with low fat yogurt! Top your finished…

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  4. Preparing for Baby #3 with buybuy Baby

    Thank you to buybuy Baby for partnering on this post. This weekend was all about baby prep… and as you can see, we made a ton of progress!! My favorite one-stop-shop for all things baby is buybuy Baby. The store carries everything from furniture, to monitors and noise makers, to strollers, to diapers, to the cutest little outfits and blankets! I registered at buybuy Baby for my first baby and have made endless trips back with baby #2 and now baby #3. Luckily I have a lot of my larger essentials checked off my list from the first two, but there were…

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  5. Layette Boxes from babycottons

    What’s a Layette Box? A Layette Box is a box containing all of your baby’s firsts. First set of clothes, socks, bibs, blanket, and maybe even a stuffed animal. It’s the perfect set to take to the hospital for bringing home your baby or the perfect gift to give a close friend at a baby shower. So you can only imagine my excitement when one of my all time favorite kids brands, babycottons, surprised me with not one, but three of the sweetest Layette Boxes for Baby #3! We are not finding out the sex of the baby until he/she…

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