Weekend Wants – Madewell Sale

Eyeing some sweaters, hats, a new fall bag and what not 🙂

Up to 50% off sale with code SEEYA

My Kind of Fancy

Not much is taking me from my black vans as of late.

Perfect for messy job sites, they go with practically everything and they are so comfortable. I also love the unexpected together so this paper bag tulip skirt (which I love) paired with a button down (a steallll from Old Navy y’all) and some sneaks just seal the deal for me.

The classic black is where it’s at.

photos: abby cox // location: sunroom

Wente Make Time Pledge

This post is sponsored by Wente Vineyards but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

When Wente Vineyards reached out about a collaboration, obviously I was intrigued. We’ve worked together before and the wine they produce is delicious. And since most of last year I was pregnant with Palmer it’s nice to be able to enjoy some wine from time to time now but that wasn’t the theme for this campaign.

Wente Vineyards is asking folks to #Maketimepledge – to take time to learn something new, cultivate and pursue your passions, maybe go outside your comfort zone. They are encouraging people to MAKE TIME for things they wish they did more of. Wente Vinegards is just along for the ride.

For me, it was two-fold – get some quality ME time, but also explore and engage with our community. I rummaged and socialized with a local small business and all their greenery and took a second (okay 30 mins) for myself. I shared some wine with old friends and left with two cute new plants and a sense of gratitude. It doesn’t take much to break from the norm, get a little creative and do something out of a routine to leave you feeling invigorated.

Living in Winter Park, I’m grateful for the small business that leave a large impact but also make you feel special. Just like Wente Vineyards who is the country’s oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery, founded in 1883. How cool is that?!

Since having Palmer, my priorities have shifted a bit – taking care of yourself is the hardest and usually the last thing you do after having a child. I’ve been giving Palmer and Hudson everything I have. It’s time to slowly make a pledge to do a few things for me – yoga, girl’s night, learn something new and visit cool places.

What would your #maketimepledge be?

Wente Vineyards Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon / under $30 a bottle

Palmer – 5 Months

Our sweet Palmer is 5 months and it seems like time is just flying by. He’s developing the sweetest personality and all of us can’t get enough of him.

Well, maybe at 3am … I kid.

He is getting SO big – let me explain…

  • He has TWO teeth and still a drooly face
  • The sweetest BLUE eyes
  • Eats big kid foods! Favorites are bananas and sweet potatoes
  • Enjoys nibbling on his toes
  • Favorite toys include: singing peacock and jelly cat books
  • LOVES his jolly jumper
  • Rolls over the second you lay him down
  • Can pull him into a seated position but needs some assistance when he gets there
  • Over 17 lbs and 27 inches – similar to Hudson at this age
  • Big fan of cell phones and apple watches – also loves to FaceTime
  • Rubs his head/hair when he’s drinking a bottle
  • When I rock him he likes to reach up and play with my mouth
  • Has perfected blowing raspberries
  • Fascinated by his pup
  • Can take out and put in his pacifier all by himself
  • Actually, puts everything in his mouth.
  • Tries to hold his own bottle
  • Does really well in the car still – win!
  • Still doesn’t sleep through the night, but some nights we’re lucky.
  • Wearing 6-9 month outfits and size 3 diapers
  • Obsessed with his daddy and I’m okay with it 🙂
  • Tough kiddo – getting constantly scared by hi older brother and does well with the nose frida!
  • Boy can SQUEAL!

Palmer,

Goodness how I love youuuuu. You have the sweetest face I’ve ever seen. You literally light up and give us the biggest open mouth smile every time we look at you. You giggle a bunch but you have this little grunt that is so cute and you have this honk thing that let’s us know when you’re not really happy. You rarely lose your mind and love car rides. You bring so much JOY and excitment and I’m in awe of your ability to bring another level of love I never knew existed. You and your brother are my entire world and I love watching you both grow up together. Mama loves you more than you will ever know, sweet boy.

Mama

#Putfiltersfirst with Brita

This post is sponsored by Brita but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

We’re really not a water bottle family. We have a cupboard dedicated to re-usable cups for water, coffee what have you. But when it comes to having filtered water readily available, without the single use plastic – that’s been a hard one. Thankfully, the new Brita Filtering Bottle solves that problem.

As an active family – we bike a ton, go to the farmers’ market every weekend and spend plenty of time outside, and we always take water with us. Having two boys now it’s critical to have water with us – Florida summers are no joke and the heat is real.

The beauty of this bottle though it comes with a filter system so you can fill up at any water fountain and get great tasing water on the go. And that’s not even getting to the main point here…

ONE of these Brita Filtering Bottles (if used for an entire year) could replace up to 1,800 plastic water bottles. That’s HUGE!

Part of it is definitely the convenience aspect – knowing you have the ability to access cleaner and great tasting water – but the other FEEL GOOD part is being better to the environment. If we all tried to be a little bit more environmentally friendly how grateful would our one and only earth be?

The Sunroom

I was able to plan a girl’s night, that we redeemed last Friday.

All week I thought it was going to be rescheduled. With jobs, families, etc – I totally get it, but we all made it work.

We made plans to grab tacos and then head to the Sunroom for a couple drinks. Since I’ve done .a few photo shoots in their space, I reached out in advance and I’m glad I did.

We scored a perfect terrazzo table (with Makr bench and stools) and we drank, talked and laughed for 3 hours straight.

If you haven’t been to the Sunroom yet – make plans to. The drinks, atmosphere and bartenders are all worth the hype.

shirt c/o kate spade ny | levi shorts c/o amazon fashion | vans

Summer Dress Up

sponsored by Velvet Heart Clothing and Fossil but the words expressed are my own.

Sometimes you need to slip into something carefree – like a stripe dress (a tad wrinkled – but whatever, real life!), faux leather slides, a backpack and a hat because second (maybe even third) day hair is a total thing.

Moms have nano seconds to get ready sometimes, luckily having items like these in the closet to grab and go just works – even for the summer heat advisory.

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