Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Back to the cold.


It was so nice to soak up some sun in Cancun, but now it's back to reality. Which is basically no sun because you are spending the least amount of time outside as possible. In the winter it's hard to really create a cute outfit because it is always covered up by a huge coat. The trick to getting through winters is layering. Free Peoples thermals are the bomb.com. Not only are they prefect for laying but they have amazing detail. I have multiple variations to the Free People thermal because I love them so much!






Sunday, February 5, 2017

Cancun 2017


This year for my birthday Devan took me to Cancun, Mexico. I think traveling somewhere new is probably one of the best gifts you could receive. Rather than getting something you probably won't even remember the next year, you get to make memories that will last forever. Cheesy, I know. But it is so true.

I have heard awesome things about Cancun, so I was excited to go! Also, leaving Utah in the middle of the winter to go somewhere warm makes it that much better. I was lacking some serious Vitamin D!


We stayed at the Riu Palace Peninsula. The resort was picture perfect- the palm trees, the beach, the pools, it was all amazing. The resort was all inclusive so we ate there for every meal and it was delish. We stuck to Mexican Food for the most part because they are obviously masters at it!



We hung out at the resort for the majority of the time- on the beach and at the pools. Then we spent one of the days in the spa getting massages and using the hot tubs and steam room. Spending so much time relaxing was much needed!






One of the days we went out to Chichen Itza- which is one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. Devan loved learning all about the culture. It took us almost 3 hours to drive out there but was well worth it. On the drive we got to see more of Mexico that wasn't so commercialized which was really cool. We were also able to stop along the way and shop at some local markets. 





One of my favorite things in Mexico was going to Ik Kil. It was one of the prettiest places I have ever been! I highly recommend stopping here if you ever make it to Cancun!




The nightlife in Cancun is actually really fun- which I didn't expect. Most resorts we go to the whole resort basically shuts down at dark but that wasn't the case here. The resort had shows at night, beach parties and fire dancers. 

Then one of the nights our resorts got us a table at a local club. We went with a bunch of people from our resort and had a total blast. Devan isn't a big fan of going to clubs, but since it was my birthday trip he agreed to go and we honestly had so much fun! I grew up dancing and cheer-leading so I love any excuse to dance the night away. It's rare when we go out dancing so I take any opportunity I can get.



We had such a fun trip! I recommend going if you are in need of a fun trip to warmer weather!


Sunday, January 22, 2017

2017



Well, it is officially 2017 and this is my first blog post of the year. I realize we are now about a month into the new year and that my last blog post was about 3 months ago, but what can you do?

2016 was a little rough for me so I am more than excited to start a New Year. I will get more into 2016 a little later, for now, I am focusing on New Years Resolutions and goals. One of which is to be more consistent with this blog. I am a busy mama to 3, a wife, a business owner and a blogger so there are times when something has to take the back burner. Most of the time it is the blog. I used to LOVE blogging, but then blogging became more of a chore for me. I had many companies offering to pay me money to post their products, which don't get me wrong- is totally awesome. BUT it made my blog one big advertisement for a lot of companies I may not have posted about on my own. Suddenly instead of creating genuine content that I wanted to post about, I was having to meet deadlines for companies and figuring out ways to market their products. At the end of the day I didn't have time to post anything I wanted to post. Slowly, I just stopped posting because it wasn't really me.

So my blog is taking a turn starting now. I have been declining offers from companies and have tried to focus my energy on figuring out ways to get back to how my blog was before. I know it sounds easy, but it's been a little bit hard to break my old routines. I am going to start using LIKEtoKNOWit more, so that you can see the actual outfits I am purchasing for the kids and I instead of posting about random clothing items sent to me.

I am really excited about my blog moving forward. I think this will get me out of the blogger funk that I have been in the past year.


So let's talk a little about fashion for a minute. I don't know if it because I am a busy mom of 3 or I just don't care quite as much anymore, but my outfits are all about comfort. If I can find something that is stylish, yet comfortable I am all about it. My heels are starting to collect dust as I reach for flats more often now. And graphic tees? I love a good graphic tee. I actually just bought a bunch from Forever 21, most of which are under $10! Score! Also, chokers. Chokers are my new favorite. They can easily be paired with almost any outfit, and they are simple. I like simple.




Now let's talk makeup- I had the pleasure of working with Whitney Williams for this blog shoot. She is amazing at make up. I feel like I do a pretty decent job at my own make up, then once I have it professionally done I realize why there are people that do it professionally. She rocked. 



Saturday, November 5, 2016

Off The Shoulder


 A couple months ago I was in Vegas for work. Whenever I am there I always head to the Mall to shop stores that we don't have at my local mall. Free People is always one of my first stops. I walked in and the first thing I was this top, absolutely stunning. And as soon as I realized how convenient it would be to nurse in, it became a MUST!



Gold Micheal Kors.. dreamy. 





McKi Outfit:
Top // Jeans // Purse // Shoes

Laikynn:

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Mombie


MOMBIE:
 (n.) Mom-be: A sleep deprived supermom who feeds on caffeine and survives on sticky kisses and messy smiles. Mombies are master multi-taskers and suck it uppers.

Still Rad totally nails it with this mombie tee. I think all new moms actually all moms in general need this tee because I am pretty sure we can all relate!

Let's use this mombie shirt to create a post on how I am handling becoming a mom of 3! I was super nervous to be completely out numbered. The thought of going to the grocery store alone with all 3 kids sounded like quite the challenge to me. But to my surprise I haven't been completely overwhelmed... yet

My kids are pretty spaced out (three years between the first two and four years between the last two) and I think that helps out a lot. The older kids can manage simple tasks while I am busy feeding Tatum and changing his diapers, which is another plus- only one in diapers. Laikynn's big sister instincts have kicked in and she is the first one to pop in Tatum's binky when he is upset or say cute little things like "Oh you so cute! Yes, you are!" (imagine her little voice in the highest pitch she can do about an inch away from poor Tatum's face, ha)! I don't know if training for shows created all these crazy prepping habbits or just the stress from the first few weeks of 3 kids but they are really helping. I literally prep for everything in life now.

oh, AND I take full advantage of the carts that are as long as a bus when dragging all 3 kids to go grocery shopping. Those help a lot.

Of course there are days where I could use a break, but for the most part I feel like I can handle all the craziness! I actually think it's God's way of tricking me into thinking I can handle another one here soon.

Back to Fashion- this Free People Jacket is a MUST this Fall!
 You're welcome.



And let's talk about these mules. Mules/Booties are the PERFECT Mom Shoe for moms who still want to add some designer fashion to their wardrobe but want to stay comfortable. They have a good chunk of a heel that isn't too high.

Speaking of shoes and camo.. Mommy's Little Sunshine has thee cutest little Moccs for FREE! 
Just enter coupon code FREEBIE at checkout on mommyslittlesunshine.com.
Enjoy!