ruby tuesdays…at the fair

we decided to go to the fair this week. i get real excited about fairs. farm animals, fried food and the sweetest weird guy that bops my kids on the head with the blow up bat year after year. hus was out of town doing the stuff hus does and i was left to “charge” with all the kiddos. i recruited my neice shay and my sister. i love those two ladies. they are real good.

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there was one happy lady at the fair and her name was ruby.  (it wasn’t me because i got bit by a little someone and was pretty much a grump all day after having a long week without hus, so much for charging right?) she was pretty pumped about the rides, the animals and of course…the gems and minerals house. you know how she loves to collect a natural goodie well she couldn’t get enough of the curated collections of gems, minerals and crystals on display. myes was happy too because fairs = junk food and the kid lives to for junk food.

myes: he is really into shortie shorts, right above his knee. I have been hemming all his shorts to his specifications since the first grade and this year they are just an inch or two higher. we are loving these elastic version by shaun white for target. / socks (even though they are going all london bridges on him they are his fave and he usually has them high and proud. they are so soft and such good quality) / converse / shirt

ruby: overalls (old but we usually get a pair of long overalls like these and cut them to whatever length we like)/ tee (old, see previous post for similar) / flannel (hand me down from myes)/ socks (old but we love these high socks) / stud tutorial here: sneaks / high top red converse here / local hat

ello: like a boss tank/ shorts (camo no longer avail but this is the same cut)/ vans

after that she won a fish and we got out of there.

ruby tuesdays…mommy daughter trip

a few months back my oldest childhood friend and college roommate invited ruby and i to her home in utah to spend a few days with her and her daughter. the girls were born only six weeks apart and although they hadn’t seen each other since they were babies we knew they would hit it off real nice.

so after answering ruby’s questions like “are you saying a “basement” is like a tunnel?” we went to visit our friends. THIS is a trip you must do with you little girls. Without the distraction of her brothers and life ruby and i cruised through our trip. For the first time ever I packed for just carryon luggage…it was dreamy.

from the iphone…

mommy daughter travel

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ruby: hat old (very similar and can’t wait to get this one)/ tank/ palazzo pants

me: hat

Day 1: We stayed at this beautiful hotel and enjoyed the pool, room service and this adorable toy store where we made one of the best investments of our lives. Go Fish Cards.

it took a moment for the girls to warm up as we toured salt lake city.

mommy daughter weekend trip



but just a few hours later ruby had forced baylee to get reeeal nice and cozy with her…

ruby and baylee girls weekend

hulls are touchers. not too worried they had only met three hours before.

by that night they were snuggled in bed eating their room service carrots and ranch and cracking up.

mommy daughter girls trip idea

and the next morning, jen caught them hiding in the closet playing Go Fish and on Ruby’s iPod all quiet like.

Day 2: Park City

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baylee tucks in her shirt so then ruby did.

girls trip in park city


Day 3 and 4 was a whirlwind of eating and waterslides. magic.

ruby: shirt/ shorts/ sandals 

me: hat/dress and now its on sale for $25!! get there. (still loving my swing dresses and love it in GREEN and this FLORAL one)/ kimono/sunnies

this little girl knows how to do a girl’s trip. i am scared. so scared. she is a wild child. fun and laughter are her one and only goals.

I don’t post on Wednesdays, but this THURSDAY we are back in the beauty closet talking favorite cancelers!! exciting crap guys.

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.



ruby tuesdays… big things

big things are happening for this kindergarten graduate. Zara Kids Summer 2014 | the blue closet Schools Out 1 Zara Kids Palm Tank | the blue closet Zara Kids tropical tank for little girls | the blue closet

Ruby's kinder grad 1 Rubys Graduation Kinderon ruby:

zara tropical tank $16 / pink shorts $15.90 / cowboy boots

necklace (old from my closet) dress (old from jcrew but we LOVE this blue stripe dress $39 and this sleevless embroidered number is perfection and this coral number / sandals

me: hat/ sunnies / top/ cut off jeans from years ago / sneakers $35



ruby tuesdays… romper

we have gone a little bonkers for rompers lately.

rompers and turban headbands for kids rompers for little kids rompers for little girls

ruby’s romper

they are especially a great idea for traveling this summer! one piece and your done. get one. or two or three.

check out my picks for babies, girls and tweens.

vintage romperdenim romper / party animal romper / razor back romper for tweens/  polka dot denim overalls / parrot romper / construction romperred jumpsuit / stripe romper for tweensfish romper suit/  green romper / stripe hood romper /yellow baby romper with rainbow /  knit romper / striped jumpsuit / magic unicorn romper / black embroidered romper / tween island girl romper