July 2017 | Dearest Lou

Perfect Pineapple Tote

Today I choose to be happy! Although I feel like I have an endless amount of work and things to do on my to-do list I can choose to be happy. 

Life has been insanely busy since little A joined our family. I'm sure you have noticed the spurts of time I haven't posted on here. I'm really trying to "do it all" but also be present for my family. It's such a juggling act and I'm hoping I figure it out because when I'm excelling in one area another area gets hardly any attention. Do you ever feel like you're in the same boat?

Cappelli Straworld Inc. sent me this gorgeous tote to style earlier this summer. I'm just now getting around to sharing it on the blog but it's been a go-to this summer!  I love the pineapple print, neutral color, and that it's super spacious! It's been perfect for the splash pad, pool, or even as a diaper bag (I just insert my tote savvy and voila... instant diaper bag). I also love that it matches perfectly with my favorite birks (; You can get it over here for $33.75, such a steal for a statement tote.

Superyard Colorplay Review + Giveaway

Thanks North States for collaborating on this post. All opinions are my own.
Adrien is such a mischievous baby, ever since I can remember he has been extremely curious and looking for trouble. He is such a fast crawler and when he sets his eyes on something he is faster than lightening. He isn’t quite walking yet, but I know it will happen any day now. It’s pretty difficult keeping the house 100% baby proof and doing just about anything when Adrien is awake. We are always finding random small things in his mouth and he will pull himself up and climb just about anything.

A baby product that has made my life so much easier is the Superyard Colorplay! Whenever I’m cooking dinner, want to do a quick workout, garden, or simply get a little bit of work done during the day the Superyard Colorplay comes to the rescue!

The Superyard offers 18.5 feet of play space and gives me a peace of mind knowing Adrien has a safe place to play. I love that it’s versatile and can be used both indoors and outdoors.They sell an extension kit that increases the play area to 34 feet! I’m thinking I may need the expansion for our yard or when we have multiple baby friends over for playdates (; The Superyard Colorplay is lightweight and assembling and disassembling is simple and quick which makes it easy to move from space to space.

I have teamed up with North States to giveaway a Superyard Colorplay to one lucky reader!

To enter, simply fill out the rafflecopter widget below so I can keep track of your entries. The more entries you complete the better chance you have of winning. Giveaway is open to US & Canada Dearest Lou readers thru August 2 at 11:59PM EST. If your twitter, facebook, or instagram profile is on P R I V A T E please set your settings to P U B L I C on August 3, 2017 since I will be verifying the random winners entries at that time, private profiles will not be eligible of winning. Winners will be announced here on or after August 3rd and contacted via email shortly after.
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Comfortable Skechers and a Cute Top

My Outfit: Top || Jeans || Shoes
Z's Outfit: Top || Shorts || Shoes 
A's Outfit: Romper || Crochet Lamb

Oh man has it been a while since I have updated this space. You know that duplex we applied for back in May? Well, we got it! I have absolutely adored living in Lehi so far and am excited for all the memories we will make here. 

Our previous Skechers look was very casual and I got these shoes with the intention of wearing them for date nights and church. I love that Skechers offers a variety of shoes for different occasions. 

Cecilia's Monarch's Blue Nights- First of all I need to mention that these wedges are INSANELY COMFORTABLE. I'm not one to choose fashion over comfort so if you ever see me in heels or wedges you know they are both cute and comfortable (; I also love that they are simple to put on!

Z's Lil Lad Taxen's- These shoes are comfortable, cute, and easy to put on. They have a memory foam insert and elastic fabric bands that give off the lace appearance without the hassle. These are perfect shoes for a semi-formal look and can be dressed down like Z is wearing them in the photos above.