this summer in style and life…

we go hard in the summer. hence my erratic blogging lately.

this summer, i fell in love with rompers and mumus. so did ruby.

ello became a nail biter because he used to twirl his hair around his finger until it made too many “nuts” in his hair so he switched out that adorable habit for nail biting. which on a germ level makes me sick but on a mom level i love how cute his little fingers look all chewed up. wrong of me? probably. he is gonna get worms right?

myes has spent like three days with us. he is killing me with all his sleepovers with cousins and a vacay with mema and papa. the few days that he we are rad enough to enjoy his presence we have been at the skatepark or surfing.

my bff came to visit in between his finals (my beauty contributor is also kind of a genius and is getting her masters in clinical mental health).

and sister finally finished her home in malibu. it is my happy place. it is 100 stair steps from the beach white, modern, finished with all tiles by heath ceramics and amazing. you know when people used a super human amount of restraint in their design and it comes out so much more stunning then if it was mucked up with elements? that is this house.

sister malibu house

they built this locker at the bottom of their stairs so we don’t have to lug our chairs and umbrellas and boogie boards up and down those stairs.sisters beach house 2

lacey and me

ruby and halle

jumping in malibu

myes skateboarding

old navy stripe tankini for little girls swimwear for little girls ello baby

Me: hat/ romper/ sunnies

ruby: tankini (similar)/blue mumu from amazon/ cream mumu

ello: striped shorts

myes: his favorite printed socks



beauty closet… sunburn care for sensitive skin

our battle with ruby’s super sensitive skin continues. after returning home from lake powell she was left with dry patches and chaffing on her face. we did not do enough to prevent the chaffing or wind chapped skin caused by riding in the boat and wearing a life jacket that can often rub on the chin and armpits, which literally happened on the first day. once the skin is wind chapped it is hard to heal so now that her skin was damaged we needed to focus on healing the skin.  even aquaphor stung her chapped cheeks. the key with her sensitive skin is to apply aquaphor each night  (and day if protected heavily by sunscreen, otherwise i apply the ointment and keep her inside until it really absorbs) in order to hydrate and prepare for the exposure of the following day.

once the skin has been chapped it is hard to apply anything. she literally was being chemically burned by sunscreens on her raw skin so we used plan B. hat, indoors and mineral SPF when she went out, were the only solution.

do you see this poor chin?  we used our three best finds to fix the damaged skin and within four days, it was healed without the burning.

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cure sensitive chapped skin

noxema $3.99 / honest healing balm $12.99 / organic coconut oil from trader joe’s

ruby tuesdays… sister and baby

sister and baby are the best of friends.

big sister and little brother love sister and brother love brother and sister love brother and sisterall day long these two.



monday rad deals… killer hats under $50

i never thought i would see the day when under $50 for a hat was a rad deal. never. aren’t all hats $24.99? somewhere along the line the price point of hats changed and shifted and what was once a cute little accessory has become an expensive accessory.

myes said to me this week, “mom, do you ever go outside without a hat on?” hmm. not really i guess. with that thought in mind, i realized mama can’t spend $60 bucks on every hat i own so i did some digging and unearthed some gems.

killer deals on hats

1.  tan wide brim fedora $38  2. Felt Slouch Fedora $39 / 3. Piacho Rancher $48 / 4. black cloche hat  $34 / 5.white panama hat $42 / 6. slub knit fedora $20 / 7. pink wide brim felt $38  8. Buckled Band Panama Hat $34 / 9. straw cowboy hat $18 /10. festival felt fedora $39 /

fridays i can’t stop… listening to XM 106 Martha Stewart Craft Hour

fridays i can’t stop… listening to XM 106 Martha Stewart Craft Hour


i am obsessed i tell you.  Kevin Sharkey, the way you call out paint numbers off the top of your head of a “snow MS 112 sort of creamy white” paint, makes my heart skip a beat.

what can you not stop doing this week? PLEASE share and link to you blog.