So Much to Celebrate | July 4th 2016

Hi guys!  I’m doing a quick post today as Hendrix is still sick but I did want to get something up on the blog today.  Below is a social media sharable I created to remind us of some of the many things we have to celebrate this Independence Day.


Though tragedies may suggest otherwise, all of these things are alive and well, outnumbering and outweighing fear and hatred and flourishing despite plots to uproot them.  Love always wins.  Happy 4th of July everyone!


Nic’s Summer Essentials 2016


Summer is here and although I’m not the biggest fan of this scorching season, I’m embracing it all the same!  And as such, I’ve decided to put together a little wish list of sorts featuring some things I’d love to acquire in order to survive this summer.  I hope you like it!

1. Suit Up!

These bikini tops in mint, grey and leopard are on my must-have list.  Pair them with some basic black bottoms and you’ll be set all summer long.

2. Slim + Shady

These FJS PopShop sunnies are EVERYTHING.  I really love the daintiness of the frame and the rose gold lenses are lovely.

3. Stay Stacked

Bauble Bar’s Build-a-Bracelet Set offers valuables for an incredible value.  Stock up by selecting three beautiful bracelets from forty-four fantastic designs.

4. Bird Bath

Novelty pool floats are the trend that keeps on trending.  This pink flamingo floatie is the fun to your sun.

5. Cool Summer

Growing up, one of my favorite things about summer was getting cozy after a swim.  This Victoria’s Secret sweater is essentially my childhood memory with a touch of grown + sexy.

6. Light + Bright

Sprinkle some summer into your home decor with this marquee-style lamp.  Pink flamingos for the win!

7. Think Pink

Mod About You by OPI is pink enough to scream summer and pale enough to stay chic.  I’m in love!

8. White Hot

For all those summer photos in which we’ll undoubtably be tagged across a variety of social media, Crest Whitestrips can certainly come in handy.  Say “cheese”!

9. Liquid Gold

I have been obsessing over gold pineapple containers for months!  These shot glasses are a super cute, space-saving way to jump on the trend.

10. Drink Up!

Let’s get serious.  It may be sweltering but we’ll never go sans Caffé .  So, this mug.  In mint.  A must.

11. Bag Lady

I’m absolutely loving this bag’s gold accent and camel-color combo.  It’s chic enough to make a statement and neutral enough to accompany any OOTD.


Miss Ella’s 6th Grade Q&A!!

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Happy Wednesday guys!!  Today’s post is one I’ve been meaning to do since Ella’s last day of school but as we’ve been super busy lately, it got a little tricky!  Anyway, we are proud to finally present Ella’s 6th Grade Q&A/Exit Interview in video form.  Like the Beanboozled Challenge, this video was tons of fun to film with Ella and she even sat with me during the editing process, selecting the music she wanted and giving creative direction.  She’s one awesome soon-to-be 7th grader!  Ok, I’ll stop blabbering now!  Here’s the video…


The BeanBoozled Challenge!

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Hi guys!!  Happy Monday!  Today I’m doing a simple post (because we’re busy swimming!) to share with you the Beanboozled Challenge video that Ella and I recorded earlier this year.  We had an amazing time filming this and it was the very first challenge video we’ve ever done on our channel.  Filming with Ella is always an absolute blast because she’s a mini me in the sense that she’s a tiny weirdo but she’s also so different from me because she rarely holds back which is an awesome quality too.

Let me just say, those Beanboozled beans are nasty.  Like NASTAY.  And their puke-worthy flavors stay with you.  I was washing my mouth out long after this video ended.  Ella, being much younger and far more adventurous, was pretty tolerant of all those terrible tastes.  We both had fun though and got to share some laughs while getting BEANBOOZLED!  You can check out the video here…

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