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Favorite Motherhood Moments

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Family days are my absolute favorite motherhood moments. I’m not just saying that either! Over the past 5+ years that I’ve been a momma, I have found that these days are the most memorable & enjoyable. Sure, they can be a little bit more work because ya know, kids! But the years flash by so quickly & if I’ve learned anything, it’s to enjoy the moments you have with your kids because I swear they’re going to be grown up & moving out of the house before I know it!

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With Mother’s Day coming up this weekend, we wanted to do a little outing as a family before we head to Utah for my brothers’ wedding. (If you guys couldn’t tell by now, we love to take every outing & document it with a million photos & videos so that we’ll never forget these moments :)) Since we won’t be home for Mother’s Day this year, we headed to one of our favorite places, the Malibu Pier, to run around & soak up the sun. Although we won’t be home this weekend, I’m beyond excited because I get to celebrate Mother’s Day with my momma this year, (as well as my sisters & grandmas)! We’re going to have a little brunch & I can’t wait to just spend the day with them because it’s not often that we’re all together, let alone to celebrate each other on this special weekend.

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On a completely separate topic, I need to give this gingham dress a shout out because I think I might live in it! Holy smokes guys, it’s so comfy & the fit is so cute for every body type (check out Old Navy to see for yourself!). Per usual, Old Navy killed it with pieces for our whole family. Shopping for all of us in one store never gets old & makes life so much simpler. I love the bold prints & colors they came out with for this season. Kannon actually picked out his outfit & it makes my momma heart proud that he has such cute style even at the age of 5. He also chose this sweater & I’m kind of jealous because I want it in my size! Anyways, if you’re celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend & need a cute outfit to wear, go snag this dress & we can be twinning! (PS if your size is sold out online, go to the store & see if they have it, that’s what I did :))

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Happy Mother’s Day to all of you incredible Mommas out there! You all make the world a better place!

*Thank you to Old Navy for sponsoring this post!

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New Beginnings

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As I’m sitting here writing this, our upstairs neighbor is currently building a rocking chair… or a whole new apartment altogether… OR maybe they’re just banging a broomstick on the ground repeatedly. I’ll honestly never know! Although I get very tempted to walk up there & ask if they build things for a living or just like to drop things over and over and over again. Don’t worry, I’m a good neighbor & just let them be. Plus, I’m always a bit nervous it could become a Disturbia situation & no one wants that!

With all of that said though, we’ve been looking to move for quite some time (years to be more precise) & have spent the past year deciding on an area that we want to actually move to. &&& drum roll please… We FINALLY found an area we love & WE’RE MOVING!

Ah I’m so excited I can’t even begin to put my excitement into words! We have become so unhappy with the area we currently live in & have been counting down the days (literally) to get the heck out of here. We’re only moving a bit out of LA so we’ll still be close enough to pop into the city for meetings or to visit friends & such but we’re honestly just so excited!

So that’s basically what we’ve been up to lately. Sorry that I’ve been a bit MIA but with all of our travels & prepping for the move, I have been completely consumed with life lately. I’m thrilled though because we’re pretty much starting from scratch with home decor (except our new bedroom furniture) & I can’t wait to decorate our new space! We’re going to bring you guys along for the whole moving process with vlogs & posts so stay tuned for those coming in less than a month. Holy smokes… Less than a month!! I should probably think about packing at some point but for the meantime, here’s to new beginnings guys!

Now, I could use your guys help! What are your favorite home decor stores? Any small businesses you love that I could order online from? Sound off in the comments below, please! I’m terrible when it comes to home decor & could use all of the help I can get!

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Spring Picnic in the Park

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If you’ve been following along since the beginning of the year, you know that our goal was to have more family adventures. They didn’t need to be big adventures necessarily, we just wanted to make the most out of everyday. I feel like we’ve been doing a pretty good job with this but since life has been so busy, we wanted to plan a special day with just the four of us out in nature. Nature does the body gooooood!

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Joules Blue Gingham Dress

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This spring picnic was such a fun time for all of us. Kannon decided that it was HIS picnic & the excitement was adorable. He literally woke up & the first thing he said was, “We’re going on a picnic today!!” & then proceeded to do a happy dance haha. We love to include the boys in these type of activities as much as possible so I took Kannon on a mommy/Kannon date to pick out all of the food for our picnic. To say he loved it is an understatement! He’s growing up so fast & it’s freaking me out! Hendrix also loved the picnic because he got to eat allll the snacks & run wild/free 🙂

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I’m going to be honest, I loved getting us all dressed up & I especially loved that I got to match with Kannon. I don’t have a little girl, so I will take any opportunity to match with my boys! The team behind Joules was so sweet to send us these outfits & I thought this picnic would be the perfect excuse to wear them. I’m loving this blue gingham print & I can guarantee I’ll be wearing this dress a ton this Spring/Summer. I mean, it has pockets guys! Plus, you can get 20% off your order at Joules with the code SHERIDAN so this is the perfect time for us to be twins in our matching dresses!

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If you’re looking for something fun to do with your family, go on a spring picnic! You obviously don’t have to set it up like this (unless you like to be extra like me :)) but just grab a big blanket & some snacks & get outside! I love this idea because it gets everyone outside & you can even do it in your backyard if you wanted. Kids are so easily entertained, especially when they’re outdoors & I can guarantee it will make for a great day!

What are your favorite activities for Spring/Summer? Comment below!

Valentines Day Family Photos

Our Valentine’s Day Plans

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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, I have all things red & pink on my mind. Who doesn’t love a good excuse to celebrate the ones we love?! I’m especially happy this year because I’m lucky enough to have THREE of the cutest valentines around! 🙂

Like I said above, I love a good reason to celebrate & I love any excuse to get coordinated outfits for all of us. How cute are these ‘Heartbreaker’ button-ups for the boys? I was obsessed the second I saw them & I loved that Kannon wanted to match with his brother. They look so adorable when they’re in matching clothes! Also, I’m obsessed with the fit of these jeans. They are beyond comfortable & I love the mix of different color denim together!

If you’re still in the market for some cute clothes for you & your family for Valentine’s Day (or spring in general), go check out Old Navy! They had such cute pieces for all of us & they always have the best deals. We’ll be headed back soon to pick out some more spring/summer clothes for the boys soon because it has been blazing hot here in Los Angeles lately. I can see a lot of beach days in our future!

As for our plans for Valentine’s Day, we’ll probably be spending the day on an adventure with the boys & then having a date night in when they go to sleep. Are we the only ones who love to have date nights in after the kids go to sleep? We love to order in (or make) food & watch movies cuddled up on our couch. Might sound basic to some but it’s our absolute favorite!

Do you guys have any fun Valentine’s Day plans?!

*Special thanks to Old Navy for sponsoring this post!

Staying Active With Your Kids

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We are really trying to start this New Year off with a great start & being active is one of our main priorities. Goodbye holiday weight!

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Our boys are obviously still quite young so our goal is to teach them to be active at this age & hope that it will stick with them throughout their lives. When being active is almost second nature, it makes it much easier to live a healthy lifestyle!

Honestly, getting our boys outdoors, running around & playing with them is one of my favorite things because they are just incredibly happy when they’re playing & out in nature. If you’re a parent, I’m sure you know exactly what I’m talking about! Kids are just meant to run & play! It’s not only good for their physical health but their mental health as well!

Now, I don’t know about you guys but we’re suuuper excited for the Olympics this year!! This will be the first Olympics Kannon can actually watch & understand so that makes it even more exciting for our household. He’s always fascinated by people playing sports & is obsessed with running fast so I can’t wait to see his reaction to these incredible athletes performing! With that said, we loved heading into Old Navy & picking out our favorite Team USA pieces. You guys know that we love Old Navy because it’s the perfect one stop shop for our whole family & new active wear was the perfect motivation for getting out & about! Plus, Old Navy is having an incredible sale (20% off everything today!) that you DO NOT want to miss! Seriously, it’s that good!

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Is being more active one of your goals/resolutions? Are you excited for the Olympics?

 

 

My Outfit:

USA Tank Top

Black Long Sleeve Open Back Top

Black Leggings

Sports Bra

Adam’s Outfit:

Long Sleeve USA Zip Up

Grey Sweatpants

Kannon’s Outfit:

Red USA Tee

Navy Pants

Navy Zip Up

Hendrix’s Outfit:

Red & White Baseball Tee

Navy Leggings

*Special thanks to Old Navy for sponsoring this post!

I hope you all enjoyed this post about staying active with your kids 🙂

 

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How-To Change Your Mindset

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When I started thinking of ways I could make this year great, the words ‘slow down’ immediately popped into my head. It was honestly like magic & in that moment, I knew that was exactly what I wanted (& needed) to do. The past year left me feeling tired, weak, completely barren of creativity & with the New Year approaching, I was ready for a new start. The second the clock chimed on January 1st, I was determined to make some changes!

I have full intentions to make this year wonderful. That’s not to say that I won’t have trials or hard times but I know that a major shift in attitude can alter my life in a drastic way. I realize we’re only a week into the New Year but I honestly feel like a new person & I feel so much more capable to handle whatever life throws at me. Which brings me to the whole point of this post: What exactly I’m doing different! & honestly, I think you’ll be surprised by the large impact a few small changes can have on your life.

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Self-Care

How come society makes us feel weak or like we’re not doing enough if we take some time for ourselves? It drives me crazy how we are expected to go a million miles per minute & accomplish 596 things every single day or else we’re just not trying hard enough! I think that the constant stress of trying to keep everything in my life perfect was slowly driving me insane. I hit a point where I just couldn’t do it anymore & I’m so happy to let you guys in on a little secret.. The world will keep turning, even if you take 30 minutes to just be still, read a book, take a bath, or whatever makes you happy! & guess what?! That time you spent on yourself might actually make you feel human again & in turn, make you feel productive enough to tackle that to-do list (or whatever you were putting off)! In all seriousness though, don’t forget about YOU. Take care of yourself! It is so much more important to keep your body & mind healthy than to just rush through life filling every second of everyday with mundane things. Life is far too short to not enjoy it!

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Being Present

This has been a long time coming & finding the book “Present Over Perfect” was the kicker for me. Balancing working from home, being a full time mom & homeschooling Kannon has proven to be overwhelming at times. I knew that would be the case when we decided to homeschool but we thought long & hard/prayed over that decision for over a year (I’ll save that story for another time) & so I knew that I would manage somehow. It’s hard to work, teach school & be a family all out of the same space. It’s not impossible but it does take patience & a bit of planning. The hardest thing for me over the past year was shutting off my work mind & really being present with my boys & husband. I felt like I was missing out on so many moments just because I wasn’t “present” & since my family is my #1 priority, I knew that needed to change. While I still have my moments here & there (I’ve been practicing this one for the past couple of months), I’ve really been trying to separate my mom life from my work life & I can see such a difference in everyone’s moods. I love putting my phone away & concentrating 100% on my boys! I know they have noticed a major difference as well & that makes me a happy momma 🙂

Simplifying

When we moved home from NYC before Hendrix was born I had a major wake up call. We had too many things & they were actually stressing me out! I’m the type of person who’s brain can’t function properly if things in my home aren’t in order. Might sound a bit dramatic but especially as a creative mind, it’s truly hard for me to get work done when I’m surrounded by clutter. So ever since we’ve been back in our apartment here in LA (yes, Hendrix is 18 months old so it’s been a while haha), I’ve been slowly clearing out closets & getting rid of SO many things. & then when I think I’m finally finished, I realize I still have too many things & start all over again. It’s been a major process but I can honestly say that life runs a whole lot smoother when you don’t have so many things to clutter your space & in turn, your mind. It’s been a very freeing process!

I know that these may seem like very broad intentions but they are already changing my mood, my work & my life in general. Like I said before, it’s not always necessary to make a million changes or set an entire list of goals for the New Year. For me, it’s all about changing my mind set & using each day as a fresh start. We’ll all have ups & downs this year but with a different mindset, we’ll make it through!

I’d love to know what goals/resolutions/intentions you all made this year! Comment below if you’re comfortable sharing 🙂

Hello, 2018

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2017

A year full of many highs but also many lows. The highs leaving me feeling exhilarated & flying on cloud 9. The lows leaving me feeling stressed & uncomfortable.

Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be a downer post though! I’m not telling you this for pity & I’m definitely not going to give you a play by play of the last year because that would take far too long. I’m simply telling you this because I feel the desperate need to be honest with you all. 2017 was a HARD year for me.

I told you guys that 2017 was going to be a time where I opened up & got more personal. Unfortunately, instead, this past year was full of experiences that made me want to disappear & hide from the online community. Which in turn led to many weeks where I didn’t want to post at all. The struggle between wanting to share my life & be personal, while still keeping my life just that, “personal”, can be tough but I’m determined to find a balance.

All in all, 2017 was a year full of learning experiences & figuring out who I am now as I’m getting older. I love that the harder moments made me realize certain things about myself & helped me grow so much as an individual & mother. I’m so thankful that I have such a supportive & wonderful husband & I love how much closer I have grown with my little family over the past year!

I’m starting 2018 completely different than I have started any other year & I am beyond thrilled for this fresh start! Stay tuned for a couple of posts on how I’m making this year different & how I’m going to make intentions instead of resolutions!

Hello, 2018!!

Old Navy Pajamas

My Favorite Tradition | Jingle Jammies

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Growing up we had quite a few Christmas traditions. While I loved them all, my absolute favorite tradition was new Christmas pajamas every year. This was a tradition that I knew I wanted to carry on in my little family & it just gets better every year as the boys get older! Watching their eyes light up when they opened their Christmas pajamas this year was my absolute favorite! I know I’m biased but how adorable are they in their matching onesies!?
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This year, we chose our pajamas from Old Navy’s Jingle Jammies & it was honestly difficult to narrow it down to one pair because they have the cutest selection! (I was also obsessed with this pair & this pair for the boys) Also, the pajama pants I’m wearing are my new favorites, comfy & cute! & how amazing is the print on Adam’s pants? I died when I saw them!!
Growing up we always opened up our Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve but the past couple of years we’ve been opening them earlier so that we can get more wear out of them. I’ve loved this change so much because I love to celebrate Christmas for as long as I can! Let’s be honest, who doesn’t? 🙂
Old Navy Christmas Old Navy Holiyay Family Christmas Pajamas Old Navy Holiday Pajamas Old Navy Baby Holiday Family Jammies  Do you guys have a holiday pajama tradition?? If you do, check out Old Navy‘s selection because you will not be disappointed! Also, if you’re looking for a last minute gift, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a pair of comfy Jingle Jammies! (I’m also obsessed with that name & think I’ll call our pajamas that every year now!)

*Special thanks to Old Navy for sponsoring this post!

 

 

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Into The Wild

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Our favorite time of the year has finally arrived! The temperature has dropped & we’ve already taken our second trip to the mountains. We headed a couple of hours out of LA for a little getaway in the mountains & it felt so good to get out of the city. We all are so much happier when we get outdoors, so I think you could say this holiday season is off to the perfect start!
family photo outfitsSince we would be in the perfect setting, I figured this would be the perfect opportunity to take a few family photos. How adorable are all of my boys in their matching buffalo plaid!? I couldn’t resist these little Sherpa & plaid jackets for the boys from Old Navy. All 3 of them were so excited to be matching & I’m not exaggerating when I say that they’ve been wearing these everyday since they arrived because they are beyond cozy. They’re the perfect pop of color for these photos too!
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I am obsessed with the Sherpa trend right now & Old Navy has the cutest pieces for the whole family. We’re already planning another trip to the mountains for more of an excuse to bundle up in these comfy pieces! Also, you guys might not be able to tell from the photos but these are the softest jeans I’ve ever worn & I legitimately can’t stop wearing them. I’m all about comfort AND style when it comes to our fall/winter wardrobes, it’s so important!
family holiday photo idea father and son photo ideas couples holiday photosIf you’re in search of the perfect gifts for family & friends, check out these Sherpa pieces! They would make the perfect gift to cozy up in all winter long 🙂

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Special thanks to Old Navy for sponsoring this post!

 

Gregory Family Vlogs

The Gregory Family Vlogs

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I’m really excited to introduce you all to our fun new little project, The Gregory Family Vlogs! I always get requests for more posts including my little family & we thought this would be the perfect way to show you guys more of our “real” life! This is #4 so make sure & head on over to our channel to see the others.

I hope you guys enjoy the videos & make sure to subscribe to see more!

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