|Jumpin’|

Hey guys!!!

I’ve been dying to show you this amazing little jumper from the sweetest girls over at www.avenle.com. It fits great and is so comfy. I wore it with my FP bralette and it was a total match since the back is open! I also seem to gravitate to adding brown with black. I don’t know why, but I just love how it keeps it casual yet mixed up. These brown sandals are from the good ol www.forever21.com and sadly they are a tad old. Seriously, girls I have yet to be disappointed on their shoes. All have been cheap and comfy and I seem to be living in these suckers! I also changed up this look by adding this cute little turban from www.dodawraps.etsy.com. I swear head wraps look great with anything! You must try one if your not rockin them by now.

Happy almost Friday…

xoxox,

Brooke

|Jumper| Avenle |Shoes| Forever 21 |Turban| Doda Wraps  |Necklace| Bleached Tea| |Phototag| @lauren_pollard_photography

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|Boho Free|

Hey guys!

I have just loved sharing these last 2 looks from Gypsy Soul Collective and here is another one! This loose fitting dress can be worn many ways. It can be used as a beach cover up or like I did with or without a kimono, and booties. Or you can even throw on gladiator sandals, flats… I mean it can be a look that is changed up easily. I do have a white tube top worn as a skirt under since it is so sheer and a bralette from FP. If you have been following along, you may have heard me brag about this sucker!! It is a true essential for your closet…. but anyways lovin this look.

And how fab is this guitar that was borrowed from #thebrains Lauren Pollard . Yes, it totally completed the look.

Thanks guys for the love!

xoxo,

Brooke

|Dress| Gypsy Soul Collective |Kimino| Studio 1220 |Hat| The Minted Exchange |Booties| Target Old  |Necklace + Bracelets| World Market |Photos| Lauren Pollard Photography

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|Tie-Dye DIY|

 I’m finally getting around to posting about this fun little DIY project I did with Caprice this summer!

We had a Summer Bucket List that was so great and I felt like we got a bunch done on it! Super fun! It kept me organized and I felt like this summer I spent good quality time making some great memories with the girls, and one thing on the list was to make Tie-dye shirts. I have always wanted to do this! I got the kits at Michaels and bought white shirts there too. Everything came in the kit and was great. I don’t remember the name of which one I got, but any basic kit will do the job. It shows you three different ways to do it which was perfect for us so we decided to try each way. For mine though I did end up cutting the top after because I really wasn’t loving how it fit…

She had so much fun making them! I hope Caprice will always keep hers and remember us in the backyard all messy making these together.

The girls are also wearing the cutest healing bracelets from Baltic Mermaid. These suckers are great. They are made out of Jade and other healing stones that are great for teething and more!

My good friend Alex from Alexandra Heckaman came by recently and shot some quick last minute photos of us playing at home. I just adore these pictures. I’m the one always taking the girls’ photos and it’s so nice to be captured lightheartedly playing with them….. This summer was great and I’m blessed to have been off with my girls. And. Just. Play.

Xoxo,
Brooke

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|be still|

My walk with God has deepen so much these past six months. I have strengthen my trust, have been working on hearing His voice, and have been spending meaningful time with Him…. these are just some ways that my walk has grown recently. I have to owe it to this amazing devotional book by Sarah Young that one of my besties told me about. Seriously. This is a life changer. My husband is even now hooked on it to.

20140622-201044-72644125.jpg the reason why I share this is that as believers we need to encourage and share our faith with others. If by doing so we may inspire or leave a mark on someone’s heart, then we are doing right.

Marissa the owner of @bestillclothingcompany is just this type of example. She is sharing God’s words through her clothes. I’m so inspired and in love with it all. She pays such attention to detail in designing each of her pieces. It’s all the cutest. When I got her package I instantly fell in love with what she gave my girls and I, even her business cards are awesome. I have them hanging in my kitchen as a daily reminder of God’s words. I love what these shirts are all about. Be you, bravely. This so speaks to me and something that I only hope that my daughters will learn from me, is to be you but do it bravely.

Check out her shop and her Instagram !! She shares with you what made her start her company and you’ll be so inspired… bestillclothingcompany

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|Arrow Pom Poms|

These shorts. yes, I’m in love for sure. @shoplovethreads has the cutest stuff you guys! These shorts are comfy and can be styled with a band tee, vest, kimono, or even a top like I did. Wear with booties, boots, sneaker wedges, converse, i mean it’s endless. Go purchase or something else..  just saying.

Sooooo on to my boots which are years old in case you were wondering. Do you have any items in your closet that you can’t live without and you are so glad you got? Well these Steve Madden boots are mine. Let’s just say there is a fire (God forbid) and you have to grab something quick… well, you better believe that these are what I’m holding on too… They look cute with it ALL. I am sure you could still find them on Zappos. Probably an updated version now I’m sure!

Thanks for following along!

xoxo,

Brooke

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|Top| Nordstroms

|Boots| Old

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|moon child|

So work ended Wednesday for the summer and of course I get the worst. Case. Ever. Of strep throat known to man the next day! I’m finally coming out of the trenches today. 3 days of sleeping and smoothie drinking, I’m finally able to comprehend life!!

Anyways, laying in bed I realized I never blogged about this look. Hope you like!

I’m a true sucker for graphic and band tees and this one from @divanycom is perfect. And obvi I needed another fedora hat from @themintedexchange had to have black this time…. Check out both of these shops on IG!! And Of course my girl @lauren_pollard_photography nailed it again!

Xoxo,
Brooke

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|stars + stripes|

Stars and Stripes. No it’s not the 4th yet but hey it works right?…

You have seen these bells from @shopryanandreese but when I got this star cardigan from @shoplovethreads I’d knew they’d be a perfect match… Check out shoplovethreads you’ll love her stuff!

And @lauren_pollard_photography of course has the best hidden gems to shoot at. This graffiti spot in a hidden ditch is really cool. I think they gave up all hopes to stop the “art” going on here… I think it’s pretty rad though.

Happy week! I have 2 1/2 more days left of work, then I’m off for summerrrrrrr! Whoohoooooo!

Xxxx
Brooke

Bells @shopryanandreese
Cardigan @shoplovethreads
Bracelets @juneauluxe

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|My Girl @Tess_Made|

So I have this friend. She is beyond talented. I mean seriously, you give her an idea that umm I don’t know, you want a pancake to look like… A flower garden and she’ll do it beyond what you even thought was possible.

She has been apart of many memories in my life by making such amazing designs for me. She made my wedding 7 years ago look like a floral dream and now she is making these ridiculous like amazinggggg real flower, feather headpieces and just much more creativity. If your not already following @tess_made you need to. I look forward to her posts on the daily! Oh and did I add she really is the SWEETEST thing out there!

Ok, so this feather headpiece umm I die. I asked her to throw together something for Stella’s + Beckham’s Indian shoot if you missed it here is what she made.

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Tess of course saw the vision and threw in one for mama too. I had to fully document this one on a later shoot with my girl @lauren_pollard_photography. How amaze is this piece?!!! I die. And of course it went perfect with these pants from @boomboombrazil my other good friend’s store. She seriously has the cutest suits from Brazil for so cheap. If you live in San Diego check out her website for the stores Open Hours since they change weekly. She also ships world wide too! this is my second pair of these pants. I’m obsessed. So comfy and light. Perfect for the beach or just those days you want to be comfy!

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This basic white tee from @themintedexchange is another must needed item for your closet. Goes with so much!

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| Indian Love |

20140518-103842.jpgThis photo shoot you guys. Is the sweetest thing. My sis n law and I were pregnant together with each of our 2 babies. She had 2 boys and I had 2 girls. So crazy. And with both pregnancies we were 5 to 6 months a part. The best thing!! Just love having these cousins so close in age!! Our oldest Caprice + Noah are seriously bff. They are the cutest together and their bond is so sweet. We are planning and hoping Stella + Beckham will be too. So of course we had to document their cuteness. @Lauren_pollard_photography of course did it again with this shoot. Check her out, especially if you are local in the San Diego area. She lives in Temecula but travels to surrounding areas. Great prices, seriously the BEST set design, and she seriously is the sweetest thing ever!! My SIL found her on Facebook a few years ago and she has captured many memories for us and has turned into a great friend!! Her ideas are out of control. She needs to be famous. Can we make her please….

Ok, so when we showed up to shoot both of us lost it. Lauren and her bestie collab on this set. I mean. Seriously. Every detail was perfection. And the babies headpieces were made by one of my besties if your not aware of this chick @tess_made you need to, and the fringe diaper covers by my friend @b_savy seriously made this shoot. Both SO good!!!

Find Lauren on Facebook and like her page to see all of her photos. You will die.
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Enjoy loves!!! Thanks for reading!
Xoxo,
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| Indian Love |

20140518-103842.jpgThis photo shoot you guys. Is the sweetest thing. My sis n law and I were pregnant together with each of our 2 babies. She had 2 boys and I had 2 girls. So crazy. And with both pregnancies we were 5 to 6 months a part. The best thing!! Just love having these cousins so close in age!! Our oldest Caprice + Noah are seriously bff. They are the cutest together and their bond is so sweet. We are planning and hoping Stella + Beckham will be too. So of course we had to document their cuteness. @Lauren_pollard_photography of course did it again with this shoot. Check her out, especially if you are local in the San Diego area. She lives in Temecula but travels to surrounding areas. Great prices, seriously the BEST set design, and she seriously is the sweetest thing ever!! My SIL found her on Facebook a few years ago and she has captured many memories for us and has turned into a great friend!! Her ideas are out of control. She needs to be famous. Can we make her please….

Ok, so when we showed up to shoot both of us lost it. Lauren and her bestie collab on this set. I mean. Seriously. Every detail was perfection. And the babies headpieces were made by one of my besties if your not aware of this chick @tess_made you need to, and the fringe diaper covers by my friend @b_savy seriously made this shoot. Both SO good!!!

Find Lauren on Facebook and like her page to see all of her photos. You will die.
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Enjoy loves!!! Thanks for reading!
Xoxo,
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