Barefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeBarefoot BlondeMy last trip to California was extremely busy and so we decided to wake up and watch the sunrise every morning and just relax before I had to go work. It is nice sometimes to dedicate a certain portion of the day to just relaxing and snuggling. Being a mom and working can be tiring so I teamed up with Garnier wrote this article about how to fight fatigue and exhaustion that comes from a busy life and it was featured on Sheknows.com. Check it out! These are just a few of the photos we took to go with the article from one morning when we decided to take our time and enjoy a Santa Barbara sunrise. It was so beautiful. Hope you enjoy!

 

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  1. Amber,

    Has anyone ever told you that you look like Gabriella Wilde??
    Seriously, search her name! You two are IDENTICAL!!

  2. You are such an honest and incredible mother to your little guy 🙂 This blog is amazing as well, when he looks back one day he’ll smile when he sees all of the special little moments you recorded, and get to re-experience moments he might not remember himself 🙂

    ExploresMore.com

    1. Aww thank you Julia!! That is so kind of you to say!! I agree, I love having all our memories in one place 🙂 Thanks for your comment love!! xo

  3. You are clever girl! I admire with you! Its too difficult to be every time in emotional condition like you! Its hard work)

  4. I loved this! And totally agree on the relaxation thing. I’m always busy and super stressed but I’m slowly trying to make myself relax a bit and take a breather every once in a while.
    You and Atticus are truly beautiful. Have a nice day Amber! xx

    PamelaYaquelin

    1. Thank you Pam!! You are so kind! And yes, relaxation is key for me, I am so glad you agree. Having time to relax and unwind is so necessary 🙂 Thanks for reading!! xo

    1. Thanks so much Laura!! I love waking up for sunrise, it’s so beautiful!! xo

  5. Such beautiful photos 🙂 I am sure these will be nice to look back on some day. David mentioned on IG that you three may be coming to Seattle, if so I hope you have a meet-up! 🙂

    xo Kristen

    1. Thanks so much!! I love making new memories with my little family 🙂 And if we ever come to Seattle we will for sure do a meet-and-greet!! I would love to meet you!! xo

    1. Thank you!! I agree, so worth it!! Perfect way to start the day 🙂 Thanks for reading Cassie!! xo

    1. Oh my goodness thank you!! That seriously means the world to me!! Love ya!! xo

    1. Thank you so much Lindsey!! I appreciate you taking the time to read it 🙂 It means the world to me!! xo

  6. Hey Girl! I’m always curious when reading your blog if this is your full time job or if you have some other source of income. I ask because I am hoping to pursue a career as a blogger so I can stay at home more with my baby boy. Any tips? Thank you bunches!

    1. Hi Stephanie!! Yes, my blog is my full time job as well as being a mom of course 😉 Send me an email and I will send you some tips on getting started!! xo

  7. It must have been so nice to watch the sunrise – it looks beautiful! Also I think Atticus is just the cutest & I love how you always have him with you!

    Kristin
    Crumbs & Curls

    1. It was so beautiful!! We definitely need to watch the sunrise more often 🙂 And aww thank you so much for the kind words!! That makes me so happy to hear!! xo

    1. Aww thanks SO much 🙂 I am totally craving the summer too!! Being on the beach is my summer dream!! xo

  8. I know I have literally been commenting on everything, but this is probably one of my favorites. Those quiet, slow down moments are always so special! I feel like they are such intimate times with husband/family where I just feel close and peaceful and soo content. Times like that are some of my most cherished memories, I am so glad you have such gorgeous pictures to remember with! Love this.

    xo Angela
    http://www.angelakezar.com

    1. I LOVE all your comments!! Thanks for always being so supportive Angela!! And I totally agree, it is so nice to unwind and remember what’s important in life 🙂 I love making memories like these!! xo

  9. wow!! these pics are breathtaking!! can’t get over how beautiful they are!

    1. Ahh thank you so much!! That is such a nice compliment 🙂 Love ya!! xo

  10. Yay! I’m headed over to read it. I work and have a 14 month old, so I can totally relate. I feel like sleep comes last for me sometimes, and it is all about balance 🙂

    Rachel
    Blonde with a Chanse

    1. I am so glad!! Thanks so much for the taking the time to leave a comment 🙂 I bet your little one is busy busy!! I agree, balance is key, especially for us moms!! xo

  11. what camera do you and david use? All your pictures are so stunning. David should really think about becoming a photographer!

    1. We use a canon 5d mark iii 🙂 Aww I agree, David is so talented!! I will pass the compliment along! So nice of you!! xo

  12. These pictures are so breathtaking and beautiful! It makes me want to be on a beach!

    1. Thank you so much Shea!! The beach is one of my favorite places in the world!! Good thing summer is coming up 🙂

    1. Aww thank you!! I know onesies are the best on babies!! That is like all I put him in 🙂 xo

    1. It was so nice and relaxing!! If only it wasn’t so hard to wake so up early for sunrise 😉 Thanks for reading Lauren!! xo

  13. Oh Amber, what relaxing gorgeous photos. And I love your nail polish! Screams spring to me! I was once in Santa Barbara – I really loved it there. California is just so gorgeous. Kisses my pretty girl! xoxo, Sissi

    1. Thank you Sissi!! And oh yes! Isn’t Santa Barbara just dreamy?! We loved it!! Pretty much anywhere with a beach and I am happy 🙂 XOXO

  14. Watching a sunrise or sunset is always so relaxing. I loved tip #4 from the article – we are way too attached to our phones these days. It’s good to leave them aside for a moment.

    Mocha and Moccasins
    M.

    1. Thank you so much!! I love hearing positive feedback 🙂 It’s so nice having my phone out of site and just focusing on my family!! Thanks for your insight!! Love ya! xo

  15. Watching the sunrise always fills me with this sense of gratitude and calmness that I don’t always feel in the chaos of every day life. These photos are so gorgeous Amber!

    1. I completely agree!! There’s something so refreshing about getting up early and enjoying the earth’s beauty!! Thanks so much Jordyn!! xo

    1. It really is!! The sound of the waves and the sunrise is a perfect combination, and the best way to start the day!! If only I could wake up to that everyday 😉 Thanks for reading Meg!! xo

    1. Thanks so so much!! 🙂 I appreciate your kind words!! I would love to meet you too!! If I am ever in LA, I will try and do a meet-and-greet! xo

    1. Thanks so much!! I am so glad you read it!! I appreciate it so much!! 🙂 I agree, exercising always helps put me in a better mood!! Thank you for reading Krista!! xo

  16. These are stunning photos! David (I think he takes the pics…) should sell some of his work! The article was such a nice read, love how genuine you are. I guess in some ways it’s nice to be busy, because it means your business is successful, right? Yay! xoxx, Beth.

    1. Thank you so much!! And wow that is such an awesome compliment!! I will pass that along to David 🙂 So nice of you!! And thanks for taking time to read the article, I am so glad you liked it!! xo

    1. Aww thank you!! I agree, the sounds of the waves plus a beautiful sunrise is totally my ideal morning!! xo

    1. I agree, watching the sunrise somehow makes my day go a lot better!! And yes, life can get pretty dang busy for me so thank you for the support!! You’re amazing!! xo

    1. You’re too kind!! Thank you Haleigh!! That means so much to me 🙂