at the beach

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Photos: Perry James Photography

A few months ago, we decided to sort of spontaneously join my family on a 10 day vacation to the beach-- And I'm so glad that we did! We hadn't had a vacation since before I got pregnant with Mason so it was definitely long overdue and SO refreshing. I actually didn't realize how worn out I really was until I took the time to slow down. I think it took me 3 days into the trip to actually start to feel relaxed.

I've found that it's so easy for me to get caught up in all of the day to day responsibilities of life (being a full time wife, mom, employee, etc.) that I can get completely lost in the to-do's and forget about taking the time to step back and just enjoy life and those around me. I realized on this trip how important it really is to take time to get away, seek God, reflect, set goals, and gain inspiration. Purposing to invest in spending quality time with family is so important. You can't put a price on those moments and the memories made. I'm so thankful for the memories that we made this past week and for the time we were able to spend with each other!

Also, our son is now 14 months old and we still hadn't taken any family pictures together. Luckily, my sister's awesome boyfriend (who is also an awesome photographer) happened to be with us on vacation and took these beautiful photos! Thanks Perry!

Hope you all had a happy Easter and are enjoying this beautiful Spring!

jump-ing into spring

rompers

It's finally Spring and I'm daydreaming about the warm, sunny days that are up ahead (or at least, that I hope are up ahead!). I've also been doing some major Spring closet cleaning and getting rid of tons of stuff. I mean, last summer I was still getting the baby weight off, and the summer before that I was pregnant. I'm finally back to my pre-preggo size, so it calls for some NEW stuff!!

I am really loving what Forever 21 is putting out this season, especially when it comes to their jumpsuits and rompers. Jumpers are all the rage right now and there's so many different styles that everyone is bound to find one that suits their style! Of course, I love bright colors and patterns, as you can see in my favorites above. BUT, there are some great, neutral, classic styles that are absolutely AMAZING! Also, everything listed here is kind on the pocket book and less than $30! 

Click the links above to shop my favorites and go here to shop all of Forever 21's jumper styles!

Saturday style

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Tee: Gap / Sweater: Nordstrom Rack (similar here) / Jeans: Old Navy / Boots: here  

The temps are finally starting to rise here in Minneapolis (hallelujah!), so we decided to spend our Saturday afternoon at the outdoor mall, sans coats!  I was so thrilled to wear just a tee and a sweater. Funny how excited us Minnesotans get once the temperatures get above 40... I even spotted a lady yesterday wearing a spaghetti strap dress and flip flops!! I had a good laugh.

Also, I've been looking for the last month or two for a pair of distressed jeans for an affordable price and I wasn't finding much. Leave it to Old Navy to come through again! These jeans just came out a couple weeks ago and I'm loving the way they fit. They have the perfect amount of stretch and they're less than 35 bucks! 

Enjoy this glorious Spring weather that we're having!