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WORK + PLAY: VINTAGE POOL DAYS + A PRETTY FLORAL I DESIGNED FOR OLIVIA + OCEAN

If this doesn’t have you dreaming of pool days with your babes (big or small) this summer, I don’t know what will! I love Olivia + Ocean for their mission to make swimwear that fits into a mama’s lifestyle… so that in between all the towel drying, sun screening, meltdown managing, snack making and (fill in the blank) you can feel stunning, pulled together and more likely ready to play, snuggle, sunbathe or participate in a cannon ball contest.

Danielle (the mama behind O+O) puts equal thought into creating vintage-y modern swimmers for your mini that make sunny day adventures extra special and nostalgic.

All of this to say, O+O just launched the sweetest collection that includes a floral print I designed and am totally smitten with. The full collection coordinates too so you can go full mom + mini matchy-matchy or twin just a little bit.

Don’t you love it?!!! My favorite to date… Poppy will be running around in this for sure and I love the red bikini as well.

A pop of red for me too, please! So classic.

Some of my favorite memories are of heading to the pool almost daily with my mom and brothers during hot Chicago summers — I still have no idea how my mom managed to make time for h o u r s of splashing around while raising a busy family and home but I’m forever grateful that she did.

Not to get too sappy and sentimental, but it’s a good reminder that we won’t get these days of raising little humans back. Even more sobering is that our kids won’t get their childhood days back either… Thankful for companies like Olivia + Ocean that make it easier to be present and playful while we’re in the thick of it.

Love you guys!

xo, Rae

Images by Morgan Pansing

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KING5 SEGMENT + THE KARDASHIAN TREATMENT

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This is me last Wednesday, totally giddy and ready to share some adorable DIY Halloween costumes on our local news station. Giddy for the opportunity, but extra giddy (and ready) because of a couple of friends who fussed over my hair and makeup and spoiled me with the full “Kardashian” treatment. It was such a treat… Let’s just say, this girl could get used to a glam squad!

C L I C K   H E R E  to watch the segment, if you missed it!

XO, Rae

/makeup and iphone pic by, Stacy Jacobsen/

/hair by Carly Crossley/

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MOM + MINI: HEY BATTER BATTER + A GIVEAWAY (CLOSED)

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A couple weeks ago I picked the middles up from school, headed to the batting cages and took some lifestyle pics of this totally adorable “hey batter, batter” ballpark blanket by Northernly. It would make a cute addition to a couch or bed and makes sitting on bleachers or cheering from the grass that much more fun and cozy and I’m excited to say that we are GIVING one AWAY!

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//After a little bit of fun with the blanket (and scarfing down cracker jacks) the kids spent time in the batting cages and grabbed snacks from concessions. It was a fun outing for us that I highly recommend for a kid date!//

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I can’t talk enough about how much we LOVE the blankets and pillows from Northernly. We have them all over our home. The beautiful patterns and textures make every space feel a little more happy and put together.

Enter to win a “HEY BATTER” throw by leaving a comment below letting me know how you would use your blanketContest closes Tuesday, May 3rd at 10pm PST. I’ll announce the winner here and then a direct email will be sent to the winner from Northernly by the end of the week.

THE WINNER IS: La Rae

If you just can’t wait or could use the perfect spring or summer throw pillow (like the green gingham above), snag them HERE.

Good luck + happy weekend!

XO . Rae

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