Back to School: 2nd Grade Edition

Ethan starts 2nd grade this Monday...saaaaaay what? I swear he was just starting kindergarten and now we're on to his third year of school. Slow.down.time!!! This is the last year of Ethan being in school before Wyatt joins him in 2020. It's wild! much as I try plan to shop in person, I always end up ordering his clothes and supplies online. And this year, we actually got his school supplies a couple days in advance which means he gets to show up on day one, ready to go!

We have his little ice cream social later today, where he gets to learn who his teacher is and who is in his class. He's very excited and less nervous than he was last year, which is pretty awesome. I'll definitely share photos of his first day of school on Instagram, so be on the lookout!

Happy Back to School!

xo natasha

Favorite Workout Gear

There's something about new workout gear that always motivates me to keep up my workouts! I love spin, TRX and this crazy class called Insanity! I try to workout around five times a week, though I also try to listen to my body too! Getting enough sleep, eating well {most of the time!}, hydrating, can get tough to balance it all! But again, new workout clothing really keeps me going!

I just bought these tights...I love them and already own several pairs! I also bought a 5-pack of these no-show socks and they are SO comfortable! I got the tie-die set! Another thing I can't live with out, a good water bottle and my Nikes!

Hope this keeps you motivated as summer comes to a close!

xo natasha

The Nordstrom Sale is Open to the Public!

The Nordstrom sale is finally open to the public today...yay! This is a great time of year to stock up on your favorite fall finds! I personally always love investing in some great denim and sweaters! I have to point out this "discovery" perfume set...I love Le Labo and their scents are divine! This is a great way to test them out to see which one you like best!

Check out my post from earlier this week for additional finds!

Last, Madewell is now offering 40% off their sale, which is honestly unheard of for them. Their highly coveted central shirt is 40% off their sale price, so I had to scoop it up. Will be the perfect blouse for Paris!

I hope you have a great weekend!

xo natasha

Top 5 Picks from the Nordstrom Sale

I know! I'm late to the game, but I've been watching the sale {technically the "cardmembers only" sale until this Friday!} and this is what has stood out to me! I'll be adding more favorites here as the sale goes on!

Other Top 5 Picks:

Happy Shopping!

xo natasha

Favorite Summer Fashion Finds

 Rattan Circle Bag + Dress + Skirt
Espadrilles + Pearl Hair Clip + Straw Tote

Can you tell I have a thing with florals this summer! I'm pretty obsessed with smocked tops and feminine, floral skirts! Anyone else?

Oh and I finally got myself a pair of Birkenstocks and I LOVE them! So comfortable! I ended up going with the narrow, soft bed suede version!

Have a great weekend!

xo natasah

7 Year Old Gift Guide

Ethan turns SEVEN in one week! And he just had his last day of 1st grade's crazy how quickly time is flying! I can hardly believe it!

Ethan is getting more and more into sports and outdoor activities...anything he can do outside he loves, whether it's the beach, riding bikes with the neighborhood kids or playing on the field!

We're looking forward to this next year with our big boy!

xo natasha

Father's Day Gift Guide

Father's Day is THIS Sunday! And I've pulled together some last minute ideas in case you're stumped on what to get for dad this year!

We just got a new coffee machine so I know this mug would come in handy to keep coffee warm! Also, how cool is this charging station? My husband has the airpods and I love stealing them...they are really convenient!

I hope you had a great rest of your week...we finally have temps in the 80s this week!

xo natasha

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks

The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale is here and there are amazing deals for everyone in the family...and the home! These are my top picks...I have already sprung for these jeans! And so many Madewell items are on case you've had your eye on anything (like me!).

I hope you have a happy and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend!

xo natasha

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Wallet + Coco Rose Set + Key Chain

Mother's Day is coming up hot! I'll actually be spending Mother's Day in Vegas with some other mamas this will you be spending yours?

In case you need some ideas...I am loving everything in this gift guide! A smaller wallet for travel? Check! Beauty items and perfume? Check! Or some cozy slipper? You can never go wrong.

xo natasha

Last Minute Easter Basket Ideas

Easter is in FIVE sleeps! Ah! If you're like me, then you're probably just now panicking and thinking about what to include in the kids' Easter baskets! Luckily, everything above can be delivered by Saturday, thanks Amazon Prime + Target! ;)

Wyatt has been loving "Where's Waldo" books lately, so I thought this unicorn book could be a fun change. We also got him a soccer ball because he is just loving soccer at the moment! Ethan's reading more and more and the Captain Underpants books are awesome for his age! I also got him this book...we'll see what he thinks!

I hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend!

xo natasha

PS...if you're struggling to figure out what to make for brunch, check out my recipes page! There are a ton of options to inspire you! 

The One Thing I Bought at the Shopbop Sale + Other Picks!

It's another Shopbop sale! And this one is great because no matter how little you spend, you will still get a 20% discount {including sale}! I love this site {and sale!} because of the variety of brands and the fact that they also sell quality investment pieces too.

I've been eyeing a coin necklace and was able to snag this one! I also love this, this and this!

Some brands I have and swear by: Xirena for great summer basics, Loeffler Randall for flats and sandals, Madwell for everything, Mother Denim for the best fitting jeans, Schutz for amazing heels, Agolde for classic jeans, Rag & Bone the BEST booties, Le Specs for cheap sunnies, and Beyond Yoga all things active!

Oh and don't forget that if you're an Amazon Prime member, you get free 2-day shipping!

Happy Shopping!

xo natasha

Current Obsessions + Recent Buys

Happy Saturday! 

I've been busy lately pinning my new style obsessions, mainly in anticipation of some upcoming trips! The first being Las Vegas in May! Just bought this swim suit {love this too!}, this cute striped dress and this fabulous leopard cover up for the pool!

The second trip is PARIS this September for our 10 year anniversary! I've been obsessing over Parisian style...I love how chic, yet understated their style is. I am trying to invest in pieces that will translate well for our trip:

+ White tennis shoes: I've hear Vejas are all the rage here and want to purchase this pair to walk around in.

+ Straight cropped jeans: I recently discovered this London account and love her style! She rocks the straight cropped jean look like no other! Loving these, these and these!

+ Coin necklace: The coin necklace is such a simple way to add a little interest to any outfit!

+ Comfy flats: I went ahead and bought these day glove flats, again in anticipation of long days walking around. I'm hoping they live up to their hype!

+ Zippered Tote: I've weirdly worried about pick pockets and traveling safely so I plan to invest in a solid zippered tote that I can use for work too. I love this brand for its amazing quality!

If you have any food or activity recommendations, I would love to hear!

In other news...

+ Loving this and this for spring!

+ I invested in the C-Firma Vitamin C Serum by Drunk Elephant and really like it! In other {more affordable} beauty news, I love this and this, both from Target! I'm also really intrigued by this and this!

+ I just used Framebridge for the first time with this print that I bought for Ethan's room. It was a really easy experience and worth it for a custom frame! Click here if you want 15% off!

Have a great weekend!

xo natasha

Life Lately: Scottsdale + JT

Oh Scottsdale! We escaped to the desert over the kid's ski break to get away from the snow. And SNOWED there too! It was really wild, but still nice to spend some time with friends and family!

Thank goodness for a hot was about 50 degrees in this photo though! 

Also thank goodness for yummy cocktails! We love Tonto Grill in Cave Creek in case you're in the area! Shop my sweater {on sale!} + camo shirt + ring!

Due to the cold weather, we decided to check out the aquarium one day. It was a good little energy burn for the boys!

And the boys all went hiking, while the moms went shopping!

How most of our nights looked...thank goodness for Uggs and blankets {and wine!}!

No snow was going to slow us down! ;)

Also thank goodness for indoor bowling! Bowlero is definitely somewhere we'd go back!

Last, thank goodness for good friends who fly in from the snow...only to put up with more snow! We need a re-do!

Just one night after flying back from Scottsdale, a couple of us mamas went to go to see JT! I also just got this top, and love it for the spring!

We had seats on the floor and it was SO neat seeing him up close and personal. He puts on a great show!

Last, I couldn't sign off without telling you about my new coat purchase. It's the coveted "Amazon Jacket" and it's worth all the hype! You cannot beat the price point and it is SO warm! Like Tahoe snow warm! 100% worth it!

xo natasha

Stock up for Spring!

Pants + Sandals + Swimsuit + Ear Cuff + Blouse + Earrings

The Shopbop Spring Sale event is here and it's always a good one! I feel like it's the best time to stock up on spring essentials like swimsuits, sandals and sunglasses! Also, if you have upcoming weddings, it's definitely worth scoring a dress. I have my eye on this one for an upcoming wedding!

Happy Shopping!

xo natasha

Pretty Things for Valentine's Day!

Valentine's Day is less than 10 days away! We usually do something low key, like cook dinner at home, but I always love the sentiment of letting our loved ones know how much we love them! Ethan and Wyatt will be passing out Valentine's Day cards to their classmates and I'm sure I'll put together little goodie bags for them to wake up to.

If you're the "going out to a fancy dinner" type, then you should definitely check out one of these cute dresses or blouses! So fun!

xo natasha

Shopbop Sale Picks

Shopbop is having a huge sale right now {up to 70% off} and I combed through all 22 pages...TWICE! to pick out my favorites! These are all items I would buy today...or have already bought! In fact, these are my favorite jeans {they fit me so well} and I just bought these boots! They're so cute with wide leg pants or tights and a dress! They're so comfortable, I wore them all day today and had no issues.

This duster is in my cart...I just don't think you can ever go wrong with cashmere! And I love this dress for Valentine's Day! Also this is so sweet for spring...I'm actually loving this whole brand!

Happy Shopping!

xo natasha


+ We celebrated Wyatt's FOURTH birthday a couple weekends can see more photos here. Shop the donut stand and candle.

+ I started a new tab for Schue Casa at the top labeled "Our Home" so you can find resources for our new build.

+ Speaking of Schue Casa, I recently ordered this, this and this for the new house!

+ Are you watching The Bachelor this season? I always read these recaps!

+ We made this bolognese the other night and it is REALLY good!

+ For me, I recently purchased these workout leggings {size down!}, this face serum {I've heard amazing things about how it helps with pores and acne scars} and these versatile pants {in golden brown}!

+ Loving all the cute Meri Meri Valentine's Day decorations right now!

xo natasha

Recent Random Amazon Buys

It's been a minute since I last shared my most recent Amazon purchases, and I always love seeing what others buy, so I thought it was time for an update! Past posts can be found here, here and here!

Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls: Kind of random, but we kept finding that we were short mixing bowls over the holidays. This set is super functional, durable and affordable. Win-win all around!

Memory Foam Dog Bed: Wilson definitely got an upgrade with this bed! For sizing reference, we got the biggest size and we definitely could have sized down {he's a 90 pound golden retriever!}. Again, the price can't be beat!

Bathroom Scale: How pretty is this scale? Our last one took a nose dive so we were in need of a new one. This one is sleek enough to leave out!

Fur Collar: Want to take your wool coat, leather jacket or long cardigan up a notch? This is such a fun way to add a little something extra to your wardrobe! And the price, once again, makes it totally worth it! I got the "raccoon" color in the 120 cm length. I've also heard good things about the "deep khaki color".

Shun Chef's Knife: For the chef in your life...good knives make a HUGE difference in the kitchen! This is 100% worth it! Trust me, once you have a good {sharp} knife, you'll never go back!

Modern Trash Bin: Who knew trash cans could be so pretty? We have two of these and love them!

Tinkle Sticks: I've talked about these before, but they're worth mentioning again! Say goodbye to peach fuzz and dead skin and say hello to super soft and glowy skin!

Rose Gold Eyelash Curler: I don't normally curl my eyelashes {they're naturally pretty are my eyebrows, which is super annoying!} but when I do, I use this curler. Check out those reviews!

Stemless Champagne Flutes: Perfect for large parties where you have something special to celebrate. Or you just want a mimosa!

Wine Markers: And since you can't add charms to stemless wine {or champagne} glasses, this will totally do the trick! And they wash right off in the dishwasher!

xo natasha

Wyatt Turns 4! A Gift Guide

Happy New Year! I'm back because...

Wyatt turns FOUR this weekend! I can't believe it! I swear I was just talking about potty training and pulling pacis from this guy and now he's practically an adult! I just can't believe my baby is turning FOUR!

You can see Ethan's gift guide here!

Wyatt really loves reading and building things so we wanted to make sure to add some fun books to his collection. We also got him this and this! Oh! And since he's obsessed with Magna-Tiles, we got him an extension set to add to his fun!

Last, he still enjoys his play kitchen, so we thought we'd add some fun food to whip us for us! We also got him this cute dessert set.

xo natasha's a hint at the theme for his birthday party!