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{morning routine + 1st day of school #ootd’s}

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denim // top // kimono // heels // earrings 

 

The beginning of a new school year is kinda like a fresh start.  New Goals.  New routines to help us put our best foot forward as we head out the door.  Which all make me happy…..once we work out all the kinks.  HA!  The begging always tends to have a rocky start, let’s be real!

That’s where planning comes into place.  I’m always looking for was to prepare either the night before or first thing in the morning to make our mornings a run little smoother.

Here’s what we’ve implemented to make an EARLIER than ever start-time work in our house:

 

The Weekend Before:

  • meal plan (breakfast + lunch + dinner for the following week)
  • grocery shop (I do this on Thursday’s or Friday’s for the following week) 
  • make a list of lunch main dish options (sandwich, quesadilla, lunchable or leftovers)
  • fill snack bins see ours on {slow cooker salsa chicken // and back to school hacks}
  • meal prep (wash, slice, chop and roast veggies.  bake muffins – for Bay’s breakfast.  prep anything that can make your life easier) 
  • outfit plan.  Have everything for each day: top, bottoms, chonies, bra, socks, shoes.  EVERYTHING! (I even did this for myself this week and it’s such a time-saver) 

 

The Night Before:

  • fill Hydro Flask or water bottle
  • make lunch main dish
  • fill lunch bags and leave in the fridge
  • don’t forget a lunch box love note 🙂
  • pack + clean out backpack/bags for the next day
  • lay out gym clothes for the morning
  • Bay showers at night
  • this year we did 1st day pictures the night before!  #lifehack

 

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The Morning:

  • up bright and early for GTL (gym, tan, laundry) minus the T & L…lol.
  • time batch.  Set a timer and get as much shit as possible done (anything that needs to be cleaned, folded, loaded etc)  You’d me amazed at how much can be accomplished when a timer is set!
  • ACV shot + shower + get ready
  • Bay wakes up and gets in my way…lol.
  • grab #ootd
  • throw lunches in our bags
  • Bay grabs a muffin, I grab a shake (going to miss my morning eggs) and out the door.

 

Are you still there?

Boring, I know.  But, I get asked ALL THE TIME, so there you have it.  Our “new” morning routine.

Now on to the good stuff….#ootd’s

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dress // top // shoes // backpack // letter board

 

Bay’s #ootd details:

 

Dress –  Corduroy Mini Overall Dress Thanks for voting on my instagram stories last night.  We went to Forever 21 yesterday to pick up a couple of things and I spotted this dress.  I begged Bay to try it on.  She wasn’t too sure about it.  I put it on a poll and asked if she’d wear it, if she got 30 “YES” votes and she agreed!  By the time we went to check out at F21 there were already 40 “YES” votes.  Thanks friends.  It brings me back to the Clueless days.  Totally something Cher would have rocked!  But, Bay didn’t get that reference.

Top – Just a basic Target Tee shirt.  Nothing fancy.

Shoes – Someone told me that in middle school you have to own a pair of Checkered Classic Slip-On Sneaker.  Thanks Kissey + Tio for making sure she was fitted:)  I also own a pair of these and they are one of my faves too!

Backpack – I scored this HERSCHEL SUPPLY CO. Retreat Backpack during the Nordstrom sale last month.  More than I’ve ever spent on a backpack.  Bay claims this will last her whole middle school carer.  Maybe we should do a poll on that one too?  Hmmm!

Letter Board – This Amazon Letter Board was a gift and I can’t tell you how often I pull it out.  No printables needed this year.  The 10 x 10 board that Bay’s holding is only $13!

 

And yes, I do buy myself a back to school outfit too!  I think all Mama’s should get a new #ootd for the special day…Ha!

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{4th of july tee’s + local firework shows}

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4th of July is one of my all time favorite Holidays!!  All the traditions that come with it are so fun!

We’ll be celebrating Independence day in Tahoe.  Every year our family gathers at the cabin for the long weekend.  Other than lounging at the beach everyday + watching the fireworks from Pope Beach, we really don’t have any other plans.  Which is crazy exciting.  I love anything + everything red, white + blue so I foresee some festive decor + crafts + yummy treats to celebrate!   And since the 4th falls on a Wednesday……you’ll need to rock red, white + blue Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday + Sunday, right?  At least I know I will be!!

I find red white + blue ALL year-long and think to myself “this would be sooo cute for the 4th!”

So, it’s safe to say, I’ve got a collection 🙂

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Bay’s Romper ($14) // Stars & Stripes Tee

 

Bay’s Romper // 

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So, so cute.  Bay’s only complaint, it needs pockets!  It’s on sale for $14!

$17.99 + 20% off with code JULY4

Cat & Jack Romper

 

My Tee’s // 

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{what i wore}

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I’m with Pooh…FUCK!  I woke up feeling tired and uninspired.  So, I’ll blog about fashion since it’s my passion…lol.

What I wore!!

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Remember my Target haul last week.  This Kimono made the cut.  It has fringe.  I love fringe.  And I’m crushing on anything navy at the moment too.  Open cardigan style is super easy to wear and throw over anything.  I’m sure I’ll get lots of wear out of it during the fall.  I tried it with a white tank, black v-neck and this grey tank.  Totally dug it each way, but they grey tank stood out the most.  And obvi I rock white after Labor Day 🙂

Where did this whole “No white after Labor Day” begin anyway?  Well, I asked my bestie, Google and here’s where she had to say:

Back in the nineteen 00s, 10s and 20s—the summer season was bracketed by Memorial Day and Labor Day. Society flocked en masse from town house to seaside “cottage” or mountain “cabin” to escape the heat. City clothes were left behind in exchange for lighter, whiter, summer outfits. Come fall and the return to the city, summer clothes were put away and more formal city clothes donned once more. It was an age when there was a dress code for practically every occasion, and the signal to mark the change between summer resort clothes and clothing worn for the rest of the year was encapsulated in the dictum “No white after Labor Day.” And it stuck.

I say fuck it.  Wear what ever you want.  Wear what’s appropriate (within reason) for the weather, the season or the occasion.  White is always acceptable if you ask me!!!

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{fair isle + smoothie talk}

The Holidays just scream fair isle to me.  Can you beleive I don’t own one piece?  J.Crew hit it out of the park with their collection this year.  Check it out here.  I think this may have given me the fair isle itch.

So…I did what any girl would do.  Went shopping!  To my surprise, it’s rather hard to find anything, especially fair isle pieces after the Holidays.  I mean the stores are sad and pathetic looking.  Wiped out.  Nothing at all.  Which also means, spring is coming out SOON.

I snagged the only two I could find.  I’m too indecisive, sometimes I need to buy and go home and then decide:)

American Eagle (clearanced, so no link)  //  J.Crew Factory FAIR ISLE STRIPED SWEATER

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{what we wore}

Mother + Daughter look.  Did you happen to catch on that we like to match?!?! 🙂  One day she won’t be caught dead in a matching/coordinating outfit with me, so until then, we shall match!!

Gingham + Denim + Vest + Hunter Boots.  One of my favorite winter looks that’s in our regular rotation.

Bailey’s look // My biggest fan.  The girl who tells everyone “My mom blogs, http://www.xoxostacyb.com” “She’s a Mom with a Blog”…lol.

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(pictured with Link, her pet rabbit)

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