From city to beach to desert. And we are here to stay so I better get used to it 😉 I do think the desert is so beautiful though even in the dry heat. We just got our season passes to the desert botanical garden – even after growing up in Arizona it was my first time going. It is so pretty! Especially at sunset. Except for when David didn’t see a little chunk of cactus on the ground and stepped on it hahah his poor foot!!! Those little spikes are no joke.

For the last three years we have been living in really humid climates so the switch to Arizona has made my skin feel sooo dry. I found this really great product and embarked on the SK-II #OneBottleAwayFrom journey at just the right time because I needed something to keep my skin hydrated upon moving here.

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These are from a couple weeks ago when we were in SD and went swimming with cousins! I have been staring at this screen for like 30 min and literally don’t know what to say beyond that haha. I just like our matching swimsuits and it was a fun day and thats basically all.

I have been kind of MIA on here but have some fun posts coming up so keep checking back! We just brought on our first contributor to the blog – she is coming on our trip to Europe and her and I will be doing a lot of fun beauty related posts together. She was an aesthetician and knows so many good skin and make up tips and tricks so I think you guys are going to love her. I will do a formal intro on here next week so stay tuned!

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Hiii! Just wanted to pop in and say hi and share some photos from our baseball game we went to! Atticus is seriously sooo fun to hang out with and we wanted to have some alone time with him. I remember my parents taking me out by myself and even on one on ones with my dad so I really want that for my kids too. (plus it was past ro’s bedtime haha). We went with my grandparents, parents, and all my siblings and my cousin.

We head to Europe this weekend!!! We are starting our trip in Iceland and I am seriously stoooked!!!! I cannot wait. We have a super cool group going so stay tuned on insta stories to see who we invited to come with us.

Anyways hope you are all having a good week and are ready for the weekend. I am about to hop on a flight and I am listening to the audio book 4 Hour Workweek.

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Not click bait. Not pregnant. Will say more in the last paragraph 😉 …… Onto the airstream. We woke up at the butt crack of dawn and ate yogurt and fruit in bed. We all laid around lazily for a while and I tried catching a few zzz but it didn’t work. Sometimes its nice to even just close your eyes for an extra 10 min though right? And can I just say that the best part about where that airstream is situated is that you can walk around in your underwear and braless? I just love anywhere you can be topless outside and no one can see you. Writing this is also reminding me of lots of other memories of me and some girlfriends skinny dipping at night in the ocean in Fiji! (don’t worry no one saw ha) What is so fun about skinny dipping?!

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We woke up this morning to the most beautiful sunrise – it looked like we were floating on top of the clouds! We slept in this Airstream that I rented on Airbnb and it was such a magical adventure with the family. We drove up the windy dirt road and got to the airstream on a cliff in the middle of nowhere! We immediately explored and tried to find animals – we saw deer, butterflies, and bunnies! We played lots of duck duck goose on the deck, ate dinner, played make believe, and watched the craziest most beautiful sunset!!!! I seriously can’t even explain how amazing it was. We all snuggled in bed and could see the moon and ocean from bed — we fell asleep to the sound of crickets and animals crawling around outside. Such a fun adventure. We were cracking up because Rosie said “oh no” about 1000 times.

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We are in San Diego right now and headed to Malibu later today! I know I have said this before but my sister in law’s house in California might be one of my favorite houses ever. Especially the dreamy backyard. Yesterday we played outside with cousins, the kids took naps in the bean bag chair with Viv (the pug), gave Viv about 10000 kisses, fed the horses, and went swimming. I rented an airbnb in Malibu forever ago so we are going to go there. I sometimes randomly sit on there and just find cool houses and book them. I even have one booked for my birthday in 2018 haha. I loved hearing their story on How I Built This — they seem like cool guys.

They have chickens here and so does my sis at home in AZ and it makes me want them so bad when our house is done being built.

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These are from the playground yesterday!!! I was so happy to come home and see my kiddos. We all took a Sunday nap and then went to the playground and splash pad. Rosie is my little daredevil and expert climber – She has zero fear and just goes for it and I am always so impressed by what she can do on her own. I always have to keep a close eye on Atticus because he loves to just explore on his own and meet new friends. He is my independent little boy. I really love to watch them play and see their facial expressions as they try to figure out new things. Rosie’s little face of determination is just the cutest.

I know I already said this on my insta yesterday but since this is kinda my journal too I am saying it again 😉 One of my favorite things ever that Atticus has always done is being so protective and proud of his doggy!!!

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Do you ever wake up with a sick and anxious feeling and you have not a clue why? That is me this morning and I don’t know what is up! Hopefully by the end of this post I will have forgotten about it. Anyways – I have been kind of MIA this week because I have been sooo busy with stuff for Barefoot Blonde Hair! I often can’t sleep because I am so excited about what we are working on over there. If there is one thing I have learned with starting our own business is that everything takes a lot of time. And hard work. Even with little things that I think will be a quick new project, end up taking months and months of figuring out details, testing it out, etc. I really love extensions and I get sooo excited working with them because I want all other girls to know how fun they can be.

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Photos from Matching Hair

Lately I have been completely obsessed with podcasts. Specifically the How I Built This podcast and I had this life changing moment listening to Yvon the owner of Patagonia and hearing his story. I was so so so inspired – like really felt the need to seriously change some things about my life. I have thought about these things before so it really hit me hearing him talk about them. You will have to listen to the episode to really get the full message but he talked a lot about how important it is so buy things that we plan to keep for a very long time. And he also said how people tend to think a minimal/simple life is an impoverished life but it is in fact a rich life. That resonated with me because especially these last couple years I have felt really frivolous with what I purchase.

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The Anniversary Sale is now live for anyone to shop so I wanted to share some favorites. The first being these work out looks! I have been really diligent with working out and love having cute stuff to wear. For bottoms I honestly don’t care how cute they are though I just want a good fit. These blue leggings are evverything!!! They are a thick material that is super flattering and makes everything look nice and smooth. Honestly if you find leggings that make your butt look good then thats all that matters right? haha 😉 I also got these two tanks which I love!

Every year I always have my little list that I get every year and one of them is my Donna Karan deodorant trio!!!! If you haven’t tried it yet, you need to, and your life will change! My second is I love to get denim.

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Rosie Belle! Some of those faces she is making in the photos just show her personality so perfectly. She is a happy and giggly girl with a lot of sass haha! She learned to roll her eyes at me and does it and then giggles – its so funny. My kids are obsessed with lipstick – are anyone else’s?! They always want to help me put it on and then put it on themselves. We all know what happens with Rosie and lipstick though (see here if you missed it) so I have to keep my eye on that one.

The kiddos and I had so much fun swimming tonight. It was cloudy and really nice weather this evening and the pool was perfect temperature. They are super comfortable around water now too which makes it fun because we can jump off the diving board and play fun games.

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It is Tuesday already!!! Ah. I am so mixed up on my days this week I don’t know why. David left town yesterday and will be gone fishing all week in Alaska! He went with my dad, brother, and bro in laws. So just me and the kiddies this week! Kinda excited because my sisters and I just wanna have sleepovers all week haha 🙂 I might take the kids on a mini road trip to the mountains too. Atticus won some points tonight when I was editing photos and he kept kissing my face on the computer screen and tickling my back — that boy knows how to shmoooze it up 😉

The other day for a Barefoot Blonde Hair photo shoot we got popsicles and this is what I wore! My sister married into this awesome family and a couple of the boys and one of their wives started this fun popsicle truck and they make homemade pops.

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