friday favorites + a much needed picnic at the park


Since earlier this week we were on the topic of kids, I thought I would keep it going....

The kids and I are obviously together a lot. Lola goes to school a couple days a week, has a few other outside activities, but generally, all of my time is spent with the kids. But that doesn't mean I get as much actual quality time as I would like with them. Life gets busy, and I easily can get caught up in cooking, cleaning the house, the never ending laundry, running Lola to her various activities, and of course writing. It is important to remember, that even though it feels like I am with the kids a lot. Are they really getting the full attention that they need?

So that is why earlier this week, when I still had 3 baskets of laundry to put away, a recipe to write, and beds to be made, I set it all aside. We packed up a picnic and headed to the park. We didn't stay long, an hour and a half tops. But it was just what we all needed. A break away, together, outside, just hanging out.

Hudson's harem pants are from Duchess & Lion Clothing Co. (San Francisco based designer) They are the perfect lightweight pants for summer, but will transition well into the fall as we roll down the pant legs. Her products are uniquely designed and high quality. Make sure to check out her growing Etsy page.

Lola's shoes are Minnetonka Moccasin's. She loves them, especially since they are hot pink, and I kinda want a pair myself. Her headband is from Salt City Emporium, also seen on Lola here. There are lots of cute patterns to choose from and her line also includes, leggings, hats, shorts, and tops.

Here is my Friday favorites list. Happy Weekend, xxoo!

Homemade brown sugar lip scrub

Salted Peanut Butter Cookies // Raw, Vegan + Gluten Free

11 Things I Wish Every Parent Knew

Salted Browned Butter Marshmallow Popcorn!

Summer Vegetable Curry

Chia Seed Pudding with Maple Syrup, Ginger + Vanilla (seen here on my instagram)

Love this new shop, Moorea Seal. Based in Seattle (7% of all proceeds from the store benefit five non profit categories)