Ah you guys Hawaii just felt like home it was amazing! Felt so good to be back. We booked this trip a long time ago with some credit card points we had – David actually booked it for a Mother’s Day gift and we were supposed to go in August but had to switch dates to November. We spent most of our time on Oahu and then some on Kauai. It was our first time to Kauai and it is beautiful. I do think we will stick to Oahu mostly though just because it is always nice to have a spot where you know people to hang out with, your favorite food spots, your beaches, etc. I love the familiar feeling of Oahu but I was glad we finally got to see Kauai and it is as beautiful as everyone says.

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Photos from Returning to Hawaii

I am sure you guys have heard the saying that “the secret of your success lies in your daily routine.” I fully believe that is true and when I don’t have good habits I don’t get as much done and notice a difference. Our daily routine at home is always a little different depending what projects we have going on but for the most part a lot of it always stays the same. One really consistent part of our day is our mornings. We always wake up with the kids in our bed (co sleeping fam over here) so the kids wake us up .. lately by saying “mama come play” or something haha. We eat breakfast as a fam – David makes acai bowls or protein pancakes or we have something easy like cereal. After we get the kids ready for the day (David has been doing Rosie’s hair the last month or so and is getting so good at braiding it!

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Photos from My Morning Routine

On our last day on our way towards the airport we stopped off at this alpaca farm! We were just looking at them through the fence but then the owner came out and invited us to come back and meet the alpacas. She introduced us to all of them by name which I thought was so cool (there were literally SO many!) She let us feed them their treats and by the end Rosie was hugging and kissing them. They were so gentle and sweet with her too! Atticus was a little nervous and wanted to be held the whole time but honestly there were so many I didn’t blame him because with them being so small I can see that being really scary which is why I was so surprised Rosie was being so friendly with them. If you missed the videos I posted of her you can see them here.

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Photos from Llamas and Apple Picking

We recently went to Sedona which was my first time being back in a lonnnng time and David and the kids first time ever! It was AMAZING. First of all because it is just a 2 hour drive from Phoenix – it seriously was so quick so it was a really nice staycation. We stayed at the Enchantment Resort which truly I can’t say enough good things about. It is nestled in the middle of beautiful red rock and everywhere you look you’re just surrounded by these majestic red mountains – it is magical! There are soo many fun things to do in Sedona but we mostly took it easy and swam at the pool, went on a hike, played tennis, and just explored around the resort! I also got to go to the spa which honestly is one of the nicest spas I have ever been to and my treatments were really amazing because they tied in Native American traditions which was really fun to learn about to and do with them.

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Photos from Fall in Sedona

Hope everyone is having a good week! This is a goooood week. It started off yesterday (Sunday) where I seriously had an epiphany that I can’t stop thinking about and it made me realize that everything happens for a reason – ah I wish I could tell you guys more (I will later) and I hate being secretive but am only mentioning that because it is like crazzzy on my mind. Then today was just a good day – I got to see baby at the doctor and baby is healthy and good. After we went to our house and seriously just stayed for a couple hours.. it is getting so hard to leave because I just want to stay at the house and never leave.. I love it so much it hurts! I just finished making little treats for Atticus to take to school on Wednesday (just did simple little spider lollipop things).

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Photos from A Rainy Day in Vermont & 12 Things

One of our days in Vermont we went to a pumpkin patch and picked out pumpkins to carve! Then we found a pretty spot off the side of the road where we carved our pumpkins. Atticus requested a batman pumpkin and Rosie wanted a dolphin! It sure makes me feel proud how much that girl loves dolphins 😉

I would talk more about Vermont but I feel like I already have in the other Vermont posts so I will give you a little update on life! I am in New York right now – just flew out earlier today and I am here for some press meetings the next couple of days. I actually was not wanting to come because I have been feeling sick and my back has been hurting SO bad. I hate to sound like a complainer but truly my back has been hurting sooo bad this pregnancy.

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Photos from Fall Leaves in Vermont + A Life Update

I kid you not you guys, these hills are evvverywhere and are 100 times more beautiful in person!!! One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in my entire life. We were on a drive on Lincoln Gap Road going from Shelburne to Warren and we passed this amazing swing hanging from a tree! We saw a home way up above it and drove up to go ask them if we could use it and then had the best time playing on it! For sure one of the highlights for the kids as you can tell from those massive smiles. It felt like we were in a storybook with all of those perfect leaves and the kids giggles – so good. Can you tell we just a little bit loved this trip?

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Photos from A Beautiful October Day in Vermont

We are back from Vermont and it was amazzzing!!! Like seriously one of my favorite trips! Everyone kept saying we came the perfect week and that the leaves would all be gone by the next week. It was peak foliage and truly SO beautiful everyyyywhere.. not just on one street but honestly every single street was insane. Such a fun week with the fam and one I will remember forever. The day of these photos we woke up and went to breakfast at Butler’s Pantry which was soooo good (we actually ate there twice because it was so good) and hung out in town then went on drives and admired the leaves. Then we went swimming for a while and then on a bike ride and fishing…

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Photos from Fall-ing for Vermont

This post is sponsored by Haven Life. All opinions are my own. On Sunday we went for a little adventure out in the desert! It is finally starting to cool down and is raining today which is so nice. With the new baby on the way, I’ve been thinking more about these exciting milestones in our life and how overwhelmingly lucky I feel. But, I realize things can change in an instant. That’s why I want to talk about something that I think is super important for families. About a year and a half ago, David and I finally bought Life Insurance. With 2 young kids at home, we knew it was the right time to have this financial protection in place. We actually had been meaning to do it for awhile because we knew that this was an important precaution that we wanted to take.

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Photos from Peace of Mind for Our Family

I am half way through my pregnancy so I wanted to share some updates with you all! I have been feeling really good as of late and pretty much after I passed the first trimester my hormones leveled out and any pregnancy blues I had, LUCKILY went away! I haven’t felt sick or hormonal (well except for my normal day to day being a woman hormonal lol) and I have only had acid reflux and restless leg – but can’t complain because I would way rather have that than major mood swings!

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Photos from A Little Pregnancy Update

Happy Friiiiday! Starting off the weekend with a 12 thing. I had the best waffle ever the other day – it was at at Lolo’s Chicken and Waffles at the Phoenix airport. It looked like a glorified eggo waffle (I love eggo waffles) and was soooo good so last night I ordered another from a different location – except this one was not as good and seemed like a different waffle. Sad. Second, my biggest pet peeve (okay not my biggest but up there) is when there are people looking for seats at the gate at the airport and none are available for them because people are taking up too many unnecessary spaces. Like one guy was alone and had his mcdonalds bag in one seat, his backpack in another. Another women was taking up FOUR seats with her belongings.

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Photos from Plant Shopping and 12 Things

It is officially time to start planning your fall & winter wardrobe!! I am so excited to finally wear fall clothing (although I might be waiting a while in Arizona haha), here are a few of my favorite fall coats for all budgets. From coats under $100 to more expensive investment pieces,  I hope you find a coat that keeps you warm and fashionable for fall no matter the budget.

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Photos from Fall Coats for All Budgets