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Hello… spring training.

later this month, yoder and i are surprising the kids with a trip to sunny arizona for some baseball games, concession food and all the pool time we can handle. for the past couple weeks i’ve been secretly sorting through last year’s summer gear and stocking up on all the things we’ll need to bring with us, including some ballpark must haves.

here are some of the baseball ready goodies i’ve found:

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01/nostalgic baseball tees, peek kids (BOYS/GIRLS). 02/floppy sun hat, sonnet james. 03/canvas tote, gap. 04/sunscreen, the honest co (we’ll need some of this too). 05/notebooks, minted. 06/beach blanket, kate spade saturday. 07/a staple in my baseball bag, entertaining and easy to share, sidewalk chalk.

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winter wardrobe: sweaters are a girl’s best friend

last fall while taking care of back to school shopping for the kids, i snatched up a few new items for myself (including the cutest sweater) and planned on putting together a “bus stop style” post for all the mamas.

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//SWEATER: aritzia (& it’s on SALE!), DRESS: j. crew (similar H&M, old navy), BOOTS: zara (similar)//

however, my insecurities got the best of me (an epiphany that i’m not a fashion expert…duh. so silly) and i never hit published.

even though the post never came together, i’ve worn that sweater almost weekly for school drop offs – either layered over a cute ensemble, my workout clothes or the t-shirt i slept in the night before (shhhh… no one even knows… at least i tell myself that, ha!) and it only seems right to give it a shout out.

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as well as share a few additional sweaters on my wish list.

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1 j. crew / 2 zara / 3 old navy / 4 madewell / 5 spool 72 / 6 forever21 / 7 boden

what’s not to love about a cozy sweater? they are fitted yet roomy, easy to layer, requires little accessorizing, and are kid friendly… bring on the sticky fingers! unless of course cashmere is involved.

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//whistle NECKLACE, j. crew (similar on etsy!)//

another thing i wear weekly is this whistle necklace (so brilliant).

when i was little my friend’s mom would pull up to their house with a car full of groceries, let out a big whistle and all 4 of her kids would run outside to help carry things in. i was so blown away by the whole concept that i filed it away in my brain under, “when i’m a mom…”.

unfortunately i whistle like a wimp.

so when i saw the necklace i had to have it.

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what about you… is there anything in your closet that you find yourself wearing all the time?!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!

mwah!

rae

 

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saved by the trench (coat)

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i’m always on the hunt for pieces i can add to my wardrobe that are simple and versatile, but that also make me look (& feel) put together without actually requiring me to be put together.

i mean, (side note) i have a hard enough time getting myself ready and out the door on time and then you add little people to the mix and some mornings it seems almost impossible, but that’s a whole other blog post.

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it’s those kinds of mornings that makes this trench just the thing i need to grab from my closet when things get chaotic. i can throw it on over jeans (even the ones that have a paint stain on the butt from this little fiasco) or leggings, a tee and a pair of flats.

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TRENCH COAT | JEANS (i’ve had mine for 2 years & <3) | SHOES

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what’s your secret to getting out of the house on time? a simple hairdo, go-to brekkie, planning things out the night before? i’m dying to know!?

xo . rae

ps – hope you had a fun weekend! we spent ours visiting friends and going to a football game in our old college town – where our family began. felt so good to be “home”.

{images by stacy jacobsen}

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it’s getting hairy.

yesterday was a long day, with a capital “L”.  mostly because i couldn’t stop crying (no, i’m not preggers, mom), but i also found myself doing a lot of soul searching.

armommy-hair-diy-pinterestluckily it ended with a good convo with a close friend (a few answers) and lots of new hairstyle diy’s pinned to our pinterest board.

head here to check them out…

but before you go, let us know what your GO-TO hair-do is, in the comments below!

top knot all the way, for moi.

<3 . rae

(pic by stacy jacobsen)

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#ootd, soccer mom

i have been waiting my entire adulthood for two things 1) to watch my kids (and their friends) play sports and 2) for an updated version of the hammer pant (please tell me i’m not alone!).

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This weekend it seemed, all my dreams came true when i got to watch ozzie’s varsity baseball game on friday and espen’s soccer game saturday all while wearing these slouchy sweats. (these are super cute too)

it was nice to be comfy and relaxed (and still on trend) without embarrassing my kids while i cheer from the sidelines.

have you tried the slouchy pant style? i think next i’ll need to try a pair of trousers.

kids-sports-instajust a couple iphone snaps from the weekend. i swear i was made to do this. at least when it’s not raining.

hope you had an amazing weekend!

xo . rae

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adventures in dress(ing)

a few years back i recall making a statement to my friend that went something like this…

“i almost never buy dresses because you can’t mix and match them…  you are just stuck with the same outfit that looks the same everytime it’s worn.”  (um, opinionated much? ha!)

truth be told, i was talking about dresses for tilly who was probably 18 months old or so, however i believed the same for myself.  tilly has since insisted on wearing dresses almost everyday and i have eaten my words more than once.

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//striped dress is a target sale find//pics by stacy jacobsen//thanks girl//

including TODAY because, i heart dresses.  heart wearing them.  heart how effortless they are to throw on and how put together i feel when i’m in one.  and (like any good “eat your words” story) i’ve found all sort of ways to mix and match.

just one or two of the following will do: tights, leggings, heels, flats, chunky sweater, cardi, belt, up-do, down-do, scarves, knee socks, crew socks, boots, jean jacket, blazer …..  what else?

now that we’re on the subject, what are your dress obsessions or hangups (i know, real deep, uh!)?  let us know in the comments!

xo . rae
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glitter top & belt DIY’s

glitter…..  it used to just remind me of school dances (body glitter anyone?), but lately i’ve had a big fat crush on it.

it all started with a simple party nail and then began popping up in our design and craft projects and has now made it’s way into the lady closets in our home.  slightly unusual for me and my tomboyish ways (so a little goes a long way), but perfect for my girlie tilly.

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and it makes for some simple (although messy) DIY’s and the timing is perfect with valentines day right around the corner.  here’s how we made the top & belt pictured.

T O P   d i y :  you’ll need glitter, mod podge, flat paint brush, clear fingernail polish, piece of chalk or colored pencil, piece of card stock and a top.

step 1:  slide a piece of card stock or cardboard inside your shirt to keep the glue from soaking through.  then, using chalk (which is easy to wipe away) or colored pencil, draw the pattern you would like to fill with glitter.

step 2: working in sections with a flat paint brush, apply a generous amount of mod podge and sprinkle with glitter.  dust off excess and gently press the remaining glitter. repeat until your design is filled.  allow to dry and then apply a light top coat of mod podge and let dry again.

step 3:  last but not least, brush a coat of clear nail polish over the glitter and let dry.  this helps seal the glitter so it will last through the wash, however you’ll probably want to hand-wash…  not sure it would make it through the washing machine!

to DIY the belt, follow step 2 above!  you could also cover an old bangle or the toes on a pair of shoes or hair accessory or….  any other ideas?

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{images by STACY JACOBSEN}

just be forewarned – wearing glitter may cause side effects such as an irresistible urge to dance, stick out your tongue and act silly in general.  OMGosh!  body glitter makes total sense now!  ha!

n o t e s   &   d e t a i l s :

* i used the cheap kid craft glitter for tilly’s tops and a more expensive glitter (not powder) for my belt.

* on tilly – /polka dot top : target / white top : marshalls / sweater leggings : H&M /

* on moi – / wedge booties : target / coral top : american eagle / belt : came with a dress from the GAP / jeans :  j. crew /

that was fun!!  thanks for letting us share!

now, let us know in the comments below, where would you add some glitter!!?

XO . rae

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