I asked you guys on insta what you wanted to hear more about on here and overwhelmingly the response was more on pregnancy blues! So I hope this doesn’t come across like I am being super negative, I know I have already mentioned it on here before and I usually try to keep the mood on here really uplifting.. But the whole reason I wanted to bring it up in the first place was just that I felt sooo weird posting and portraying me as my normal self when I felt nothing like my normal self..

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Photos from My Experience With Pregnancy Blues

I always love trying out and testing new hair products. So, I wanted to share some I have purchased recently and some products that I am just really loving right now! My favorites include a texture spray for the perfect beach hair and my favorite go-to shampoo. What products have you been loving? Leave your recommendations in the comments.

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Photos from August Favorites : 4 Hair Products I am Loving

I mentioned that this month I was reading The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas and I flew through it so fast, I loved it! I originally found out about it because on my flight there were two girls about my age reading it and they read it non-stop almost the entire flight. Half way into the flight I was like ok I have to know what this book is about! I googled it and started reading reviews and bought it.

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Photos from Barefoot Blonde Book Club : The Hate U Give

David and I realized that I am only a year and a half away from my 10 year anniversary of blogging! I know that is actually a ways away but it is also coming up kinda quick at the same time. And I keep thinking, how did 8.5 years fly by so fast?! I thought I would share 8 of my top tips for new bloggers starting out. You can read my whole blogging story of how I started here and then more blogging tips here and here.

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Photos from Top 8 Tips for New Bloggers

Happy Monday!!!! I am in the office today catching up on work and meeting with employees! I recently redid our vision board here at the office and updated it a bit and wanted to just share why I love to have a vision board and what I put on mine. This has been especially helpful recently since I have kind of had a creative block so this really helps to remind me what has previously inspired me and motivated me 🙂 hope you have a great day!!! xoxoxo

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Photos from 3 Reasons to Make a Vision Board

We had another haboob yesterday in Arizona and it reminded me that I still have these pics! Some readers have actually told me that haboob isn’t the correct term, but everyone in Arizona calls it that and I really love the word so I still like to use it 🙂 dust storms feel so apocalyptic and creepy – which I kind of love haha. Especially since it is always so sunny here, really any change in weather is so exciting. I also loooove the rain that follows these big dust storms we get! Warm rain in the desert is so magical it was so fun to experience it with the kids. I remember being little and having so much fun during the dust storms and thunder storms. BUT you do have to be careful of Valley Fever – my sister actually got it last year and it was very very scary and she is still dealing with it and will be on medication for another year or so.

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Photos from The Kids’ First Haboob

Back with a 12 Things and pics from Whistler! It has been a while since I have done a 12 things and figured you guys were just dying to hear 12 completely random thoughts from my brain 😉  also a huge thanks to Four Seasons for making our trip so amazing. First, this isn’t new news or anything but I have been feeling soooo meh lately. It is really frustrating because usually when I feel this way a quick affirmation or change in my thoughts can turn my day around but these past weeks have felt like nothing helps. It is really discouraging. I think it helps most just to play with the kids and be silly with them. I have kind of been a negative nancy lately.

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Photos from Summer in Whistler and 12 Things

I was doing some major sucking in for these pictures haha! Any skirt that hits above my bump is making it look way bigger than it actually is.. which was happening here so I tried to hide it the best I could 😉 I think one of my first hair tutorials I ever posted I used wire around a half up pony.. if anyone happens to find that post tell me because for some reason I couldn’t find it! I remembered how much I love playing around with wire and hairstyles so I ordered a bunch of wire from Amazon and decided to try it in mine and Rosie’s hair. I sure do love matching my kiddos. Atticus is very particular about what he wears lately, which is kind of adorable.. so I don’t get to match him as much anymore! Speaking of getting kids dressed, it is cute because we have been having the kids earn money (just dimes and quarters) for doing chores and they put them in their see through piggy banks and having them save up to buy a toy they want and talking more about how things we get cost money etc.

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Photos from Rose Gold Entwined Pigtails

As many of you know we are in the process of building our home and we are currently renting a friend’s home for the time being. We don’t have a pool this summer and no pools in the summer in Arizona can be brutal. It is already 110+ degrees here in the afternoon and it really is too hot to go outside for a long time without water involved. Luckily my mom has a pool but she is also about 20 min away so I always like to have quick solutions on hand. So I thought I would share some of the ways I keep the kids cool without a pool.

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Photos from 5 Ways To Keep Your Kids Cool Without a Pool in Partnership with Popsicle

We are having baby #3!!! And we are so so so so excited! So many fun and exciting things coming up for us, our home build should be done beginning of November (which is where we shot these in case you couldn’t tell) and then a new baby in February!! We found out we were pregnant when we were in Tahiti which made the trip that much more special! I will share a pic of the day we found out on my insta stories – so head on over there if you want to see. We decided that it felt right to start trying since at that point we would have the baby in the new house and we would have time to be settled. So when we started trying I bought this 100 pack of pregnancy tests from Amazon for like $20 because I knew I was going to be so excited I would want to take a test every day.

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Photos from Special Announcement

Sharing some more photos from the perfect day in Tahiti! These are from a day we spent on a tour of local villages in Tahiti which was just the most amazing day. They showed us which plants they use to heal certain wounds or sicknesses, they told us how they live off the land, how they read energies, they made us their local food which they eat every day (it was really good!!), taught us how to make coconut oil, and much much more. It was one of our favorite travel days ever. If you are ever in Tahiti I highly recommend doing this tour! We stayed at this hotel in Tahiti just to break up the trip. So basically you fly from LA (or wherever your home base is) to Papeete and then from Papeete you take a flight to whichever island you are going to – there are a lot!

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Photos from Tahitian Tropics : The Perfect Day in Tahiti

I wanted to share this hair look and the clips I bought! I have always loved the creative hairstyles from the runway and really loved this one as seen on Hailey Baldwin. I tried to find similar clips and have them linked below! I feel like this is such a fun ’90s inspired look and so so easy to do – it is all about the placement of the clips. I also used a texture spray to make my hair look texturized and a little dirty like hers did. I used this spray! I am loving the ’90s hair accessories comeback, they can make a simple hairstyle unique.

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Photos from ’90s Hair Accessories : Bringing Back the Barrettes