TOP: C9 Champion // SPORTS BRA: C9 Champion // SHORTS: C9 Champion // SHOES: Adidas by Stella McCartney (Sold out similar here) // WATER BOTTLE: bkr

We’re here in Palm Springs and yesterday we went on a hike in Indian Canyon on the Palm Canyon Trail with the Target team and it was the prettiest hike! It is a mile or so hike through the desert that leads you to a little oasis of palm trees and springs in a shady canyon. I grew up in the desert in Arizona and never appreciated how pretty the desert is. I think its like that with most kids – you don’t appreciate your hometown as much until you are a bit older. But the desert can be so pretty and this hike was gorgeous. I wish we could have stayed in Palm Springs longer but we are headed out today to meet up with David’s family in San Diego! I know a lot of you asked about a meet up in Palm Springs and I so wish we had time to do one but it was way too busy. We had my adorable niece come up from SD to watch the kids during our events and it makes me wish she lived close to us!!!

Hope you are all having a good day!! xo

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  1. Also, where is the strap for your BKR drink bottle from?? Thanks!

  2. Because of this post I have decided to check out Palm Springs when I visit CA next month! Thank you. (Side note – What camera do you use?)

    1. You totally should!! It is great place for a vacay 🙂 And I use a canon 5d mark iii.

  3. It’s so pretty there!! Hope you’re having an awesome time in San Diego 🙂

  4. I keep hearing good things about the c9 sports bras! Which would you recommend for keeping the girls up? Lol

  5. No worries at all!! I saw the group, thanks for the sharing!! 🙂 xo

  6. You should come to D.C. and do a meet up there!! I love reading your blog and seeing your adorable kids. I am giving birth to a girl in May and I have a 2 year old boy so I love getting outfit inspiration for them from all the outfits you put your kids in!

    1. We may be going to DC soon 🙂 It has definitely been in our ‘Future” travel plans!! And thanks so much!! That is so sweet of you!! Congrats to you too!! That is so exciting! xo

  7. This looks like a lot of fun! I have an unrelated question: what’s your favorite brand of jeans? I’m tall and thin like you so I’m wondering where I should start looking for that perfect pair! Thanks!

    1. Thanks Emily!! We had a great time 🙂 And I love Citizen of Humanity jeans! I have several pairs and love the fit. I hope that helps!! xo

  8. I love Palm Springs! My husband and I have been a few times and it’s so magical every time we’re there.

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    1. Isn’t it so fun?! We loved it!! And awesome!! Good luck with your blog!! xo

  9. Amber,
    I grew up in the desert in southern California & now live in Arkansas & you’re so right …you never really appreciate the scenery until you live somewhere else & then realize the desert really is beautiful. I couldn’t agree more! Love the pictures …looks like a neat place & fun time! 🙂 Missed seeing your kiddos in these photos …they’re such cuties!

    1. Yes!! You are exactly right!! 🙂 It was so gorgeous and made me miss AZ! Thanks for reading and for the sweet comment!! xo

  10. Ahhh how gorgeous! I think we are all like that, as you said. We don’t appreciate it as much as we should until we’re older. Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to see what you bring from the target collab.

    Sara Kate Styling

    1. Yes definitely!! And thanks so much!! We are excited to share the final product 🙂

  11. Wow! It looks gorgeous and amazing! How fun. I went to New Mexico for the first time over a year ago and I was stunned by the beauty. Very different from my Northern woods.

    1. It really was so beautiful there, we loved the views!! And I have yet to go to New Mexico, but I would love to! Thanks for the comment!!

  12. Wow! What a beautiful view! Definitely add Palm Springs to my travel list. Must-see!!!

  13. Beautiful pictures! San Diego also will not disappoint, I love it there! Any recommendations on good cities to live in in Arizona? That’s where I plan on living once I finish college!

    Thanks ☺️


    1. Thanks so much!! 🙂 We also love coming to California! And yeah definitely!! So Mesa and Gilbert are most popular for families and Tempe and Scottsdale are popular for college students/the single crowd. I hope that sense!! 🙂

  14. WOW!!! Now these pictures should be on a cover of a magazine!! Gorgeous!! ???? So so amazing!!! You look so so beautiful as always!!! What amazing pictures David takes!!! He should be in Hollywood!!! ???? Enjoy your time with David’s family!!!! Oh wanted to ask what color nail polish is that?? ???????????? it!!!
    ???? Ya!!! xoxoxo

    1. Thank you so much!! That is such a nice compliment!!! 🙂 So nice of you!! You always make my day!! Thanks Lori!! We are having a blast with his family! And I don’t know the name color because I got them done at the salon and didn’t check 🙁 But I have a similiar one I love by Essie called “Bikini So Teeny” xo

  15. Hi Amber! I love your photos. Is there a certain lens filter you use? Or any chance you’d ever do a tutorial on how you edit your photos?

    1. Hi Alyssa!! Thank you so much!! And I don’t use any lens filters actually but the lens I use most often is the 24-70mm. I will definitely keep that tutorial suggestion in mind! Thanks!!

    1. Thanks so much!! We are having a blast 🙂 Thank you for following along!!

  16. Wow! This is SO beautiful. It’s definitely making me wish I could go to the desert! Haha, didn’t think I’d say that ;). Thanks for sharing these lovely pics.

    1. Thanks so much!! I am glad you like the pictures 🙂 Definitely go visit one day!!

    1. We edit them using Lightroom 🙂 But all the filters we use have been customized so I can’t really answer that! xo

  17. I am so happy for you! My boyfried died 1 year ago, we supposed to get married….we was like you and your husband and I am so happy to see you having fun!
    *sorry for my english is not my language

    1. I am so sorry Elly 🙁 that makes me heartbroken for you! Best wishes to you. xo

  18. Oh what a beautyful place ???? And you are so beautyful too you are my favourite ????????

    1. Oh yeah right!! I promise you… it is far from perfect 😉 But thank you for being so sweet!! xo

  19. Looks like a gorgeous hike! I’ll have to go check out that trail next time I head over to Palm Springs. Looks like you guys had a fun time with Target!! Love getting to see all your snaps 🙂 Thanks for sharing, xoxo!!!

    1. It was so fun!! We loved it! And yes! Definitely check it out 🙂 Thanks for the read!! xo

  20. gorgeous!! so jealous its raining here!! soak up the sun for me! ha <3


    1. It was unreal!! We loved it! Definitely check it out next time 🙂

  21. That hike looks fabulous! Should check it out next time I’m in PS!!

  22. Looks like an amazing place for a hike! I love all the scenery shots David took. He has really become an amazing photographer over the years.
    I started following along with your blog right after you had A and were packing to move to Alabama. You guys have grown and changed so much, but are still so sweet and relate-able.
    I’ve never commented before, so I’m nervous to do this…….
    You inspired me to get into hair and braids, so I recently started a FB group called “hair of the day” and featured you on the banner (hope that’s okay). Is there any chance you would be willing to give us a shout out to help us get the group going? I think you readers will love to show their attempts at your tutorials there. Hope it’s okay to ask. Here is the group:
    All the best to your little family!

    1. Thanks so much Carla!! So glad you like the pictures 🙂 I will pass along that nice compliment! And thank you for following along over the years, that means the world to me!! Feel free to comment ANY time okay?! And what a great FB page, congrats!! Keep it up!! (I don’t do shout outs, but I wish you the best of luck) xoxo

    1. Yay!! Thanks so much 🙂 I am glad to hear that!! Have a great weekend Elise!! xo

  23. These pictures are amazing and I loved all of your snaps from yesterday!! Yay for amazing family who you can trust to watch your kiddos. That is so important to me too. 🙂 Have fun with David’s family!

    Simply Rachel Nicole

    1. Thanks so much Rachel!! So glad you like the post 🙂 And I totally agree! I especially love when we have family to watch our little ones.

    1. Thanks Laura!! We loved Palm Springs, it was so gorgeous:) Have a great rest of your week!!

    1. Thanks so much!! We had a blast 🙂 And yes! More posts to come! xo

  24. It looks so pretty there! I love the photo looking up at the palm trees. I have only been to California once and it was to San Diego & Coronado, I loved it there. I hope you guys have a great time!


  25. we just went hiking in arizona and it was so difficult to get quality photos in the harsh light… i’m so impressed with these!

    i’m starting to share some of my photos from our travels too! >>

    1. I know what you mean, it is so tricky!! It wasn’t too bright during these so we lucked out 🙂

  26. It looks like so much fun!! I hope every project turn out great! You look so cute in you outfit it make me wanna go on hikes. Lol
    You’re so lucky to have helpful nieces!
    Hope you enjoyed your time there????

    1. Thanks so much!! We had a wonderful time 🙂 I hope you have a great weekend!! xo

  27. Wow, it looks amazing! I would love to check out that place with my husband! I love your blog and I really appreciate how you expose your children to different places and cultures. The world needs more adventurers and definitely more parents like you and David. You both are incredible! (in progress) 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Erica!! I appreciate that so much 🙂 You are so sweet!!

  28. The hike looks so beautiful! Will you be doing a meet up in San Diego? I’m headed there tomorrow and then off to Palm Springs later in the week, both are so beautiful!

    1. We loved it!! It was so gorgeous!! And I don’t think I will be, we will be spending a lot of time with David’s family 🙂 But if I do, I will post the details on Twitter! Have a great time on your trip!! xo