Texas Summer is Still Strong- Swimsuits Needed

One of the few benefits of the Texas Summer Heat is that swimsuits go on sale waaaaay before southerners pack them away for the fall and winter. I mean, even though we are in hurricane season, we had 100+ degree weather a couple of weeks ago and that heat isn’t going away over night.

Also, I’m planning a trip to Puerto Rico in January so I’m still on the hunt for swimsuits for the kids. My babes are growing like weeds so I’m putting my scientific-mom brain to work to guestimate what size my kids will be in 5 months [insert a rolling eye emoji here].

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While my kids are about 17 months apart, I can’t help but think it’s adorable to match them like they are twins sometimes. Hopefully they won’t hate me for it when they get older. Hopefully I’ll realize that they are too old for this before they turn 12…..

Anyways, I found some super cute swimsuits that tend to my “twinning” obsession. Bobo Choses, Noe & Zoe, Tiny Cottons, and Nununu for the win.

Around Town

I went home this past weekend (super last minute, with very little time to do anything) and we made the most of our 30-hour window. Lots of food, fruit picking (& throwing), and dirty toes thanks to my aunts’ secret garden of a front yard.

We drove in around 7PM on Friday and I pretty much handed the kids off to my mom and took a 2 hour nap.

As if a 2-lane highway isn’t bad enough, one lane was closed for construction so the usual 3 hour drive turned into a 5 hour drive without anywhere to pull over for a rest or bathroom break. RJ had a loose poop incident and I had to tuck a diaper into my jeans to pee while stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic.

Yea–that happened. Hashtag: Epic Fail.

Anyways, Saturday morning we went to breakfast at Magnolia Pancake Haus (as seen on Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives).

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This place really is amazing–If you’ve never been to one, definitely seek one out. I ordered bacon pancakes and corn beef hash.

Amaziiiiiing.

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Around to the back!

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Backyard shenanigans at Magnolia

Later that day we went to my aunts’ house and had some good, old-fashioned garden fun. My aunt, funny enough, calls herself the “accidental gardener”; if she sees a plant or a flower she loves, she just grabs some of the buds and plants them in her yard, haphazardly.

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There is absolutely nothing like being home.

Bobo Choses-Der Blaue Reiter

AND WE’RE BACK, MAMAS!

Bobo Choses’ SS 16 collection has completely given me life. Named, Der Blaue Reiter, Bobo Choses took inspiration from the Der Blaue Reiter art movement lasting from 1911 to 1914, fundamental to Expressionism, named after this Kandinsky painting:

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Other inspiration for this line come from the other genius artists that made up the movement:

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Franz Marc

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Auguste Macke

Beautiful, right? Well, Kandinsky, Marc, and Macke have been well represented in this line. Take a look at these beauties and tell me what you think.

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But, wait, it gets better. They have a mama line! WHAT?!

Twinning just got real.

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Lady Thirty|| Illustrator/Mom

I found Maria Andersson online while looking for amazing illustrators to capture the likeness of my kiddos. I immediately fell in love with her style of drawing. I thought it was very unorthodox and hip and fun and everything I wanted in a drawing of my babies.

I contacted her and within a few days Maria aka Lady Thirty responded and so our relationship began. She is a very humble and lovely lady. In addition to being a mother (the best title any woman can have!) she is an accomplished illustrator in children’s books.

She also does freelance/custom orders and sells some of her illustrations here. What I found most adorable about her custom drawings is that she draws the children wearing some of my favorite small shop brands!

Mini Rodini here…. vvv

+ my baby girl in Bobo Choses here! vvv

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I am such a fan. Check out her website or IG page (@ladythirty) and enjoy the visuals!

Swimsuit Styles|Boys Edition

After finding some amazing girls swimsuits, I had to show you some cute boy swim shorts! Your kiddo will be rockin’ in these fun + hip shorts. I’m leaning towards the Zuttion Watermelon Board Shorts for RJ (last photo).

Bobo Choses- Watermelon Short Swimsuit

Bobo Choses- Watermelon Short Swimsuit

Bobo Choses- Waves Short Swimsuit

Bobo Choses- Waves Short Swimsuit

Escargot- Aloha Swim Shorts

Escargot- Aloha Swim Shorts

Zuttion- Watermelon Boat Shorts

Zuttion- Watermelon Boat Shorts