Cooking has become so therapeutic for me and I truly enjoy it. Yet, I feel most can relate to days that you feel uninspired or just too busy to get creative in the kitchen. This is when @hellofresh comes in. We place an order, a box is delivered straight to our doorstep, and we have meals for those busy nights with step by step instructions that take approximately 30 minutes or less to make. So delicious and easy! Use code WHATLOLALIKES80 for $80 off your first box. #hellofreshpartner
How do you let them go? No, really... I want to know. Vivienne officially starts preschool next week and I’ve been asking myself, how will I actually do it? Knowing how good this is going to be for her has kept me going in this process and today’s post focuses on why we are sending her, how we decided on our school and what questions you can prepare with while touring schools yourself. 📷 @amaes_photography
Most days I wear pants and jumpsuits when given the choice... but there’s something about a really beautiful dress that I just can’t resist. Dress by @zimmermann | #saksphoenix
Tonight, we have parent orientation for pre-school and Vivienne officially has her first day NEXT WEEK. I can’t even handle it! How do you prepare yourselves for such a big change? To start... this week we got Vivienne a big girl haircut! So proud of my little mini. Thank you to @thetarahair and @themelissa.beauty for being the best and taking such good care of us always! Dress by @aliceandames
Today is Family Day, I’m still catching up on the busy week, adjusting back to our normal routine and really wanted to get the post about our road trip up today- so I woke up early and finished it! Head over to the blog to read about our adventure home, driving 12+ hours with kids, and visiting 5 cities before arriving back home to Phoenix. Sharing how we did it, how it went, and answering your questions. Link in bio 💕
Regardless of what category we put ourselves and others in... breastfed, bottled-fed, half and half, supplier, formula feeding moms, we all have a story... it’s our own story to tell, our own personal journey and decision. Some easier than others, some not an option, and some that lasts years after birth. It’s mortifying that some moms still feel shameful for public feedings, ridiculed from others for not doing it their way, and choose isolation when they have to feed their child. I encourage you to continue to talk about it... to educate new or expecting moms and normalize the conversation about feeding our babies. I am super proud to have made it to 11 months when working full-time with Vivienne and still going strong with Alice. Yet, if I chose to stop now... That’s cool too. #breastfeedingweek
My husband grew up going to Tahoe every summer with his cousins and grandparents. It was a special place to him, that easily became a special place to me after we met. This year, we took our girls for a month long stay and made the best possible memories together. Every day spent I felt so grateful to be there and I’m already looking forward to the next time we get to visit. I’ve added a city guide from our stay, listing restaurants we loved and suggested activities with the kids. Incline Village is definitely more of a chill area, that we can’t get enough of. Link in bio 💕
Officially back in Phoenix like... (oh wait, it’s flipping 🔥) 📷 @amaes_photography
Incase you were wondering... yes, Alice grew up overnight. Alice turned 11 months on the 30th and I can’t believe I have an almost one year old. Alice loves doggies, smiling, sleeping through the night (finally), any kind of music, and of course... her big sissy. Ps. Yes, Alice does still have blue eyes.
Before we left for Tahoe, we didn’t know how we were going to travel with everything we needed to live comfortable with two kids. We came across @babyquip and I couldn’t be happier with our decision to rent as they made the process SO easy for us. Not only did they get in touch with our Airbnb’s realtor company to set up the crib (full size) and high chair ahead of time, we were even able to rent a bunch of toys, a double baby monitor, sound machines, and baby gates. A life savor! @babyquip has been amazing for us and so I wanted to give you the opportunity to experience them too! Use code LOLA and you will receive 10% off your order.
Be your own cheerleader. Find your own path. Fight for what’s right to you. Leave relationships that make you sad. Give yourself a compliment. Live life for your own happiness. Work hard and you’ll get everything you ever wanted. 💕 xo Lola
33 and feeling so spoiled and loved. Thank you to everyone who reached out and made today so special... especially @thevacationjj and my girls 💕 love you all so much! Cheers!!
Lake Day 💕
What if you could stay in a place for a long period of time... where would you go? This year was Lake Tahoe for us. Maybe next year will be different. It would be a dream to continue to travel and stay in a new city for an extended period of time. To get out of the heat and explore a new place with my family. Would you do it? Where would you go? 📷 @emmawynnpaul
LA for the day! (Actually 8 hours) attending @citrinebeautyaz Glam Bar Event! Looking forward to some pampering and a good skin treatment after today’s flight and the lack of sleep last night. 💆🏽♀️ See you there! 📷 @amaes_photography
Cheers to Friday and another busy weekend ahead! I’m heading to LA tomorrow for the day, planned family shoot in Tahoe, and probably many nature walks and trips to the playground for us. What are some fun things you have planned?
Vivienne was so excited to learn that moms old swimsuit fits her. Swipe to see mini me.
I have found that in my life it is always the things that I didn’t do that I regret. The things that I do... and it was a mistake... you can apologize, get over it, and say ... well at the time it seemed like it was the best thing to do. But if you don’t do something when you know in your heart you should, it haunts you forever. - @susansarandon Masterclass podcast.
Hey parents! Get ready... @Pamperspure is releasing NEW prints to their diapers collection and we couldn't be more in love! Designed by Mrs. @chrissyteigen herself, they are beyond adorable... head over to my IG stories and get a sneak peek of what's to come. Currently all about this Taco print! Are you in love? #pamperspurepartner
I am SO excited to share that I will be attending @citrinenaturalaz GLAM BAR event in Los Angeles on July 20th at The Riveter from 12-5pm and I want YOU to join me! Come get the full Citrine experience, with the choice of a VIP or GA ticket, and get pampered for the day with facials, makeovers, and being face to face with some of Melissa's amazing vendors and products. Want to learn about facial sculpting and massage? There will be two opportunities to attend this class with May Lindstrom herself! Want to keep that vacation glow all year round? Leah Klasovsky of LeahLani is coming from Hawaii to bring the knowledge! This event is going to be epic and there will be SO much more to look forward to. Head over to her website to see the full list of vendors attending and ticket opportunities. Since I will be attending the event, I wanted to do something special for my followers, and for THIS WEEKEND ONLY, Melissa is offering you BUY ONE AND GET THE SECOND TICKET FREE! Pretty amazing! Use code LOLAVIP or LOLAGA when you purchase two tickets together for a price of one! See you there!
I've been asked a few times how I prepare for going out alone with the girls. It's not always easy yet I've found carrying the @miamilybabycarriers HIPSTER PLUS with us at all times has honestly saved me on many occasions. The carrier is easy on my back, has enough storage space for all necessary items, and the best part... leaves me hands free to grocery shop or unexpectedly chase after a toddler. They recently came out with the Binkster pacifier clip toy (what Alice is holding) that helps entertain the baby as well as clips a pacifier. Oh and snacks... lots of snacks! #ad
“Do it again!” - Vivienne. All summer long.
Yesterday was gold 💫
Fun summer shoot with @amaes_photography + @zac_phoenix at @thebrexley this morning. Incase you were wondering... I’m moving in. Check out some sneaks on my stories 💕 #saksphoenix
Happy Monday friends! Catching up from the whole house being sick last week and preparing for an even busier week ahead. I may have chipped nails and not a thing packed for an upcoming trip but I DO have my name in my coffee. It’s called balance. 📷 @amaes_photography
Happy Father’s Day to @thevacationjj aka dada aka cowboy dad. Thank you for everything you do, for always making us laugh, and playing chase a little longer than you want each day. These girls are so lucky to have you! We love you!
Vivienne did so amazing at her first dance recital! So proud of her. Grateful for amazing family close by that made it even more special for her. Missing Gaga, Grandpa, Uncle Bran, Uncle Bryan, Uncle Robert and Auntie Nicole!
Moms not allowed to help hold Alice up, that’s big sissy’s job ✋🏼
Self-care is a phrase we often say and acknowledge as important, yet most never follow through. As people, we have other things to do. As women, we often take care of others before ourselves. As moms, we feel guilty taking time away. There are a number of excuses we tell ourselves on a regular basis and the pattern stays unchanging. Then what happens? We grow exhausted. We resent our spouses and kids. We break down. I want to help change this pattern. Head to the blog to read my real talk post on self-care, how I incorporated it in the recent @barre3scottsdalepv event, and ways to add it to your daily life. link in bio 💕
As a busy mom who is always looking for new, inspiring and educational ways to play with Vivienne... I am so excited to have found @kiwico_inc. KiwiCo is a monthly subscription that follows the STEAM method and was created to inspire kids imagination and thinking. Vivienne absolutely loved this month's Tadpole box, being able to make dough with mama and pretend cook in her pop up play kitchen. If you want to try this for your little one and see how he/she likes it, use code LOLA to get a month free! (just pay for shipping). #ad #kiwico
Here for the striped overalls and ALL the headbands | 📷 @amaes_photography
We LOVE Dada (aka Cowboy Dad)! There's nothing quite like witnessing the bond your partner has with your kids. Be a @PampersUS Dadvocate and be a part of the movement! Share a photo or video of your favorite bonding moment using #LoveTheChange to contribute towards additional changing tables that Pampers is providing for installation in public restrooms across the U.S & Canada by 2021. Be sure to check out my Instagram stories to learn more! #PampersPurePartner #puretribe
Recital photos for dance class today. Can’t handle!
Yesterday, 23 local followers joined me for a complimentary @barre3scottsdalepv class with @kerri.a.foster. I LOVED meeting so many new faces and expressing the importance of self care. Whether it’s an exercise class or quick face mask, I challenge everyone to do a little something for themselves daily. I’m sorry that we couldn’t have more people at this event, I promise to do something bigger next time but also loved how intimate it was as well. Thank you to @nekterjuicebar @proseboutiques @kimberlymillerskin @kbecktheexplorer @hainsworthcosalon @meltbymelissa @citrinebeautyaz for donating to this event and adding to the conversation of self care. Xo!
I don't know who is more excited for Vivienne's first movie... mom, dad, or Vivienne? Today, JJ and I are getting some one on one time with V and going to see The Secret Life of Pets 2 at @harkinstheatres. It's the perfect animated film for the whole family! I'd love your feedback on how your first movie experience went with your toddler? #harkinstheatres
A couple who masks together... showers together 😆 But for real... today, JJ learns why masking is my favorite while we detox with Kypris Deep Forest Clay Mask (can be purchased via @citrinebeautyaz) Do you mask with your spouse?
Love every freckle.
The good life.
Quality time with mama
Starting this Monday off with a sneak peek into what a typical day looks like and answering some questions for you on IG story! 📷 @amaes_photography
Always remember... energy is contagious. Outfit details tagged 📷 @amaes_photography
“If you’re lucky enough to be different. Don’t ever change.”