Wednesday, July 27, 2016
I know I've said it before, but I'm SO grateful for splash pads! Arizona summers are beyond brutal + these make the days just a little more bearable. The hours just seem to fly by when you're having so much fun! Plus, I just can't stop taking photos of my beautiful girl! Her exuberant personality + little smile make every day that much better...

^^ Not a bad view!

The BEST part... long mornings spent at the splash pad lead to long afternoon naps.
A mama's dream come true!


Beauty Favorites

Monday, July 25, 2016
Time for another round of beauty favorites! Finding a new beauty product is always exciting. I don't know about you, but I love trying all the latest + greatest beauty products to hit the shelves. I especially love when I find a product that I just can't live without, and it instantly becomes part of my daily beauty routine! Hopefully, you'll discover a thing or two to try from today's post that you fall in love with as well. Lets jump right in, shall we?!

I finally found the PERFECT brush head for my Clarisonic! The Radiance Brush Head is super soft + way more gentle than the regular brush heads that were a little too harsh for my skin.

Looking for the perfect foundation primer? Smashbox Photo Finish is the BEST one I've ever tried and I continue to buy it year after year. It leaves a velvety smooth finish + creates a flawless canvas for your foundation!

AVEDA products always smell SO good, I can't get enough of them! The Volumizing Tonic is something I discovered way back in high school + still adds the perfect oomph to limp hair. Also, the Smooth Infusion Styling Crème is amazing if you're looking for sleek straight locks.

If you're a Sephora member, you know that once you accumulate a certain number of points you get to try a free sample of your choice.  I chose THIS sugar glow polishing mask + it left my skin with a nice healthy glow! I definitely need to buy this once my sample runs out!

What beauty products have you been loving lately?!


Princess Paper Dresses

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Good morning, friends! Today, I wanted to share a fun little mama + mini activity that Odette and I have been loving lately. Odette got THIS adorable Create Your Own Disney Princess Dresses book for her birthday and we can't get enough! With this book you can make your child + their dolls matching Disney dresses, perfect for any fancy occasion. You know, when you're invited to high tea, the ball, etc. :) It comes with all of the pretty papers as well so all you need is the book, tape, and scissors for hours of dress-up fun! We used ours to dress up Odette's beloved bunny, Lily, as Rapunzel for the day...

^^ Giving Lily kisses :)

Girl mamas, this is definitely something you're going to want to check out! It's the perfect boredom buster for any Disney princess!!


Snow Day at the Zoo

Monday, July 18, 2016
When it's 113 degrees outside, playing in the snow sounds like heaven! The Phoenix Zoo had a snow day this weekend + Odette was more than delighted to go play in the snow! I'm frequently hearing her say, "remember when we went to Sedona and built a snowman with daddy? Let's do that tomorrow, okay!" Haha, it's the cutest! Needless to say, she had a blast playing with the snow and even made a snow ball wall that she told me was a castle...

^^ Someone was pretty upset she forgot her mittens (#momfail). Brrr!

^^ The kid next to us had THIS snowball maker. It was SO cool, I think we need one of these!

^^ Love the little face in this picture!

^^ My Disney princess building her castle!

They also had a snowball throwing station, snow slide, and craft stations set up for the kids. The craft was a coloring sheet which is something Odette never passes up...

A quick jump in the splash pad to cool down! You know you live in the desert when you can jump in the splash pad + dry off within ten minutes...

^^ Carousel fun!

^^ Tiger sighting

^^ The gift shop bubbles were so fun + one of these machines made it's way home with us :) 

^^ Snack break!

Her second favorite thing was the petting zoo where we had to pet every. single. goat and she proceeded to tell me that she was giving each of them a haircut lol! Two summers ago, she was crying because the goats freaked her out so much. What a difference two years can make...

^^ Farmer gal coming through!

^^ Watching the warthogs have a frozen treat :)

By 11 a.m. the heat had done us in + Odette even fell asleep on the ride home. Always a good sign of an exhausting, albeit really fun day!