Festive Bed Sheets by Linens and Hutch

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

I've been decorating Blair's room for Christmas for years. This year I decided that I wanted in on the fun and added some festive decor to MY bedroom! Why should kids have all the fun?! ;)

I recently picked out some darling sheets at Linens and Hutch to add some magic to my bedroom. We've been sleeping like babies in our cozy new sheets and my hubby even said, "Are these new sheets? They're so soft!" And that's saying a lot from a guy who doesn't usually notice when I change things around in our house. ;)

I love that when you walk into our room everything looks clean and white but when you get up close you can see the small swiss dots on our sheets. I like that they add a little playfulness to our space. These durable sheets resist static, stains, are fade resistant and are wrinkle-free! Bonus points that they are also hypoallergenic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial (perfect for people with allergies).

If you want to add a little Christmas spirit to your bedroom (or your kiddos!) make sure you check them out! Their prices are super reasonable for such a high quality sheet. 

Use code "natyouraveragegirl" to get 30% off your order from Linens and Hutch! With Christmas right around the corner this would be a great way to save on a thoughtful gift.

Halloween 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Before it gets too late (is it too late?!) I wanted to post our Halloween costumes! I decided that it would be funny to have the twins dress up as Grumpy and Happy from Snow White (because at least one of them is grumpy at any given moment). At first Everly earned the Grumpy costume but we ended up pulling a switcheroo because Cal has just been such a baby lately haha. And you can see he is playing the part in our family photo below!

Matt thinks I should wear the beard on a regular basis...thoughts?! ;)

A big thanks to Matt's Mom for making the twins' costumes...they were a hit! And what a good sport M was wearing his Dopey ears. :) Blair actually decided I should be Sleepy because I'm always tired and that M should be Dopey because he's such a silly Dad. Of course nothing fits her better than being the princess!

If You've got Ears Say Cheers!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Welp, I've officially signed up to gain ten pounds. Yep, that's right. I bought a Disneyland pass and you know what that means...corn dogs!!! Ha ha but for real I am SO freaking excited!!! We went to Disneyland last week with my family and it was so fun we decided to sign up for the year. I've missed the mouse house these last couple years!

My parents treated us to stay at the Grand California Hotel in Disneyland and omg what a treat! Blair loved the water slide there so much she didn't want to go to Disneyland (haha!). We stayed in a massive three bedroom suite with all six grandkids. That means the five of us were all in one room but it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Nothing was going to get me down at the happiest place on earth!

The twins had a great time although Everly enjoyed the rides much more than Cal. No surprise that he was a little scared by everything. Evie in particular really liked the carousel, Dumbo, Ariel, the Ferris Wheel, Toy Story, and Winnie the Pooh.

We're headed back again in a couple weeks and I just can't even wait to see the Christmas decorations!

The Best Time to be a Kid: Gymboree Gift Card

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

It seems like every year I get the itch earlier and earlier to bust out my Christmas decorations. I used to have a strict "no decorating till after Thanksgiving" policy but with three kids now I just want the season to last a little longer. I may have gotten a few things out already!

We have so many sweet traditions at our house around Christmas time and Blair just goes NUTS over all of it. Christmas really is the best time to be a kid! One of her favorite things is our advent calendar. Each day we read a part of the Christmas story and then follow it up with an activity (like decorating our tree in festive jammies) or an act of kindness (like buying a gift for a child in need). This keeps Christmas both fun and meaningful in our house.

Gymboree's holiday looks are the perfect fit for our holiday traditions. Putting on coordinating, festive jammies while decorating the tree gets everyone excited (and comfortable!). We love Gymboree's quality clothing especially since everything Blair wears will soon become Everly's! And you know it makes my heart go pitter-patter when I see all three of my kiddos in matching jammies. :)

I'm always on the prowl for cute festive jammies and accessories and Gymboree had me covered this year! They had everything I needed to keep my kiddos warm. Hats, scarves, slippers... you name it! Make sure you check out their holiday line and head over to my instagram (@natyouraveragegirl) for your chance to win a $50 gift card!

What are your holiday traditions? Do you get festive jammies every year? Tell me why you think the holidays are the best time to be a kid!

*This post was sponsored by Gymboree

They Go Together Like

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Happy Tuesday! What goes together better than hot dogs and hamburgers? These two sure are enjoying each other's company lately. They're the best of friends! Cal's darling organic onesie is by Estella

As you can tell the couch has been a huge hit lately. They can crawl up and down and all around on that thing. And isn't it always the things in your house that aren't toys that they enjoy the most?! Merry Christmas, Cal and Evie, you get a couch! 

Maskcara Make-up Review

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

When it comes to make-up I need something that looks good and is easy to apply. On a daily basis I'm putting on mascara and tinted lip balm and calling it good. I would like to contour and highlight but who has time for that?!

I recently met up with an old friend from high school who talked me into letting her do my make-up with Maskcara products and then taking some photos of me (without my kids! what does that look like?!). Her make-up is always flawless and put together so I wanted in on her secret and agreed to all the awkward posing alone pictures. ;)

After she did my make-up I posted a quick picture on my Instagram story and WOAH. I had tons of ladies asking me what kind of make-up I was wearing and telling me I looked gorgeous. Insert me realizing I should do my make-up more often ha ha. But it really didn't take more than 5-10 minutes and the result was really pretty.

The make-up really lasted and the packaging is gorgeous! So chic with all the marble and metallics.

Maskcara make-up was easy to apply and made me look like a more awake, happier version of myself. No more Mombie! Take a look! 

also don't mind my 12 week out hair color :)

dress from the loft

earrings and necklace by stella and dot

watch by daniel wellington

bag by freshly picked
shoes from nordstrom
If you love my make up as much as I do here is what I am wearing:

Highlight: Aura
Contour: Olive
Blush: Pink Grapefruit
Illuminator: Pearl
Lips: Ruby
Brows: Oak
Eyes: On Wednesdays, Coco, Kin, Sabrina
Brushes: 30 Second HAC Brush, I Shadow Everything Brush, the Multitasker Brush, Perfector Sponge

You can check out all the products HERE and be sure to enter my party number if you want to purchase: 12157

Happy shopping! 

*Photos by Michelle Gifford Photography

Fall Fun at Los Rios Ranchos

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

A couple weeks ago M and I took the kids to go apple picking in Oak Glen. This is my idea of fun (hello cute photo opps!) and M's idea of not so fun.

We got off to a rough start since it was almost 90 degrees and we both had sweaty babies attached to our body in the direct sun. I'm pretty sure there is nothing worse than being sweaty-hot while trying to help your wife get the "perfect shot" of the kids. Ha ha. Poor guy. I could tell our adventure was going down in flames fast so we hopped in the car to find a more comfortable location.

Just a few hundred feet down the road we pulled into Los Rios Ranchos and got the BEST parking spot in the whole place! Instantly our mood was lifted and we were able to spread out our blanket in the shade and enjoy some apple pie, cider, and a carmel apple. It ended up being super relaxing and the kids loved crawling/running around on the lawn.

Everly loves her...I promise ;) 

We ended the day with a walk around the farm to check out the butterfly garden. Blair was all about it and it really was beautiful.

Our tour guide
It ended up being a great family day and we really need to do things like this more often! Maayyybe with a little less heat though. ;)