• Family Life in Kauai

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    Have you ever been on a tropical vacation (I am right now!) and wondered what life would be like to live there full time? My friend and photographer Rachel Thurston picked up and moved her family to Kauai and is sharing some dreamy insights into what life was like as a local. Keep reading to find out how they adjusted with young children, things that surprised her as a local (even after vacationing there dozens of times), and some favorite family-friendly spots she recommends if you’re planning a visit…

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  • How to wear white wide leg pants this summer

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    My younger sister, Becca, lives in Brooklyn and has such a great sense of style (and amazing luck at thrift stores!). She sent me a picture of her wearing these white wide leg pants the other week that were so perfect for summer. I asked her to take a few photos of her favorite ways to wear them to share with us today… (more…)

  • Bath toys at the Pool

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    When we’re headed to a friend’s pool, half the time I can’t find any pool toys and grab bath toys instead. Do you ever do the same? The kids end up having just as much fun with the the bath toys. Here are a few of our favorites, in partnership with Munchkin who makes some of our very favorite baby products…

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  • Our New White Kitchen (with before pictures!)

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    This past spring we bought the home we’ve been renting, and the first thing we did was give the kitchen a big refresh. Here’s way more than you probably want to know about it (and lots of before/after pictures!)…

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  • Throwback Tees

    By Assistant Editor Ashley

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    Step up your summer t-shirt game and go retro. If you have an actual vintage tee even better! But if not, I’ve got you covered. As for styling, it doesn’t get easier… pair them with some vintage jeans. I like high waisted with a light wash. Click through to see my favorite retro tees from around the web. (more…)

  • All White American Flag

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    I know Fourth of July decor should be all about red, white, and blue but I can’t help but lean much more heavily towards the Scandi-style whites for a more understated (still very festive, I think) American flag. Maybe your neighbors won’t think it’s festive enough, but I’m digging it. The fun thing about this project is that everything is re-usable and temporary, so you won’t ruin that nice linen tablecloth you have or the fancy ribbon you’ve saved. Yeah for temporary decor! Here’s how to make it…

     

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  • Frozen Peaches ‘n’ Cream Cake

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    My friend Sarah Waldman came out with this amazing cookbook that I’ve been devouring lately called Feeding a Family. I have a lot of cookbooks, but this one hits the nail right on the head for me: delicious, easy + healthy meals that whole family loves. We’ve made a few of the recipes like the slow cooker chicken gyros and bbq pork, and I’ve loved every single one. So, I asked Sarah to share this peaches ‘n’ cream cake because she says it’s her favorite make-ahead summer dessert and it’s got me salivating…

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  • Weekend Roundup

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    We survived the first week of summer vacation! Henry had a video game day with his friends (this was first on his list for activities he wanted to do this summer, of course). We had a video shoot with popsicles and a water balloon toss, a trip to a friend’s pool, saw Wonder Woman (so good!), and yesterday Henry spent the day in his pjs baking and helping me take photos. Not complaining, it’s been pretty good so far! Hope you’re up to something fun, here are some links to explore:

    Do we talk to boys the same way we talk to girls?

    20 recipes to make for dad on Father’s Day

    I’m so curious about this swimmer’s hair hack!

    18 summery salads  to go with your bbq this month

    Just bought these Lykke Wullf pants I’m wearing above, and I want to spend all summer in them!

    Some inspiring athletes and how they competed after baby

    So curious about this coffee trick

    Life advice from commencement speeches (so good!)

    How to pack for zero waste travel

    So curious about these fudgy cookies made in a sauce pan?!

    All my pregnant friends swear by this jumpsuit

    This DIY woven bag is made from two placemats. Smart!

    Pretty rainbow popsicles for Pride Month

    How kindergarteners respond to Wonder Woman (just saw it this week, so good!)

    Have you tried the crazy cloud eggs food trend yet? Thinking of making these this weekend!

    So much gorgeousness this Etsy Shop (really loving this clock!)

    Excited for this movie (one of our favorite books!)

  • Searching for the best Healthy Snack Bars: A Taste Test

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    I’m always looking for an easy + healthy snack bar when we’re rushing out the door and I realized I haven’t eaten anything (yikes!). Luckily, there are a million different bars to choose from! So, our team did a taste test of over 15 different brands to try and find our very favorites. Here are the results…

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  • Summer Trend: Natural Woven Roundup

    By Assistant Editor Ashley

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    It’s all about the natural woven fibers this summer. They are especially popular for accessories but it doesn’t end there. Incorporating rattan into your home gives it a relaxed beachy vibe all year long. Check out all my favorite woven finds below. (more…)

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