Mommy and Me Style: Vests and Blush in Winter

After spending the last several weeks cooped up in the house, the weather warmed up enough to enjoy a little time outside this weekend. We took a walk to the park, and I also (finally) got some outfit photos taken. I hope to get back to regular style posts in 2018, but I just can't motivate myself (or Aaron) to take photos when it's below freezing out.

Inspired by a post last week on The Blended Blog where everyone was styling vests, Violet and I are sharing our winter vest style. We've both been wearing vests a lot this season, and I love how they add warmth without too much bulkiness. (Plus as long as they're not too puffy, it's a layer I can leave on in the!)

I've also carried over my love of blush pink into this season, and I think it's a color that can totally work for winter. When paired with darker colors, like black and olive, blush pink adds a bit of lightness that I love to incorporate this time of year.

Violet, fairly new to the walking world, was having a blast walking around outside on our driveway. I can't wait for spring when she'll be able to explore outside on a more regular basis! (And run some of that energy off!)

{mommy and me style: vests and winter blush}

On Violet: Chambray peplum top: Cat and Jack, Target (similar) | black leggings: Cat and Jack, Target (similar) | pink quilted vest: Old Navy (how cute is this rose gold one?) | pink moccasins: Little Wanderers
On me: black gingham shirt: Target (similar) | olive utility vest: Old Navy (similar) | black jeans: J.Crew via ThredUp (current version) | earrings: Nickel and Suede (LOVE this blush knit version) | Teething Necklace: Mama and Little | black ankle boots: Arizona, JC Penney

On Privilege at Year of Gratitude Blog

Hey there happy Friday! I wanted to let you know that today I'm guest posting at my friend Alexandra's new project, Year of Gratitude blog.

Each week, Alexandra and her co-author Rachel share journaling prompts that aim to help you foster more gratitude and mindfulness in your life. They each answer the prompts and feature guest writer's responses as well. I'm happy to be writing a guest post for this week's prompt related to privilege. Go check out my post here. Be sure to follow the blog for more gratitude inspiration. 

Have a great weekend!

7 Day Capsule Challenge with Cladwell

A few years ago, tired of cramming too many clothes in a too-small closet, I took on the challenge of a capsule wardrobe. I did it for a few seasons and learned a lot, but eventually got tired of the restriction. Since then we've moved and I have a much larger closet. Now I'm having quite the opposite problem: I feel the need to fill the space and in turn have too many options to choose from.

$10 at Target: Healthy Snacking

I'm doing a Happiness Project this year (inspired by Gretchen Rubin), and this month I'm focusing on health. One way I am trying to be healthier is by cutting back on the amount of sugar in my diet. I have a major sweet tooth and I know that the amount of sugar I eat is my worst eating habit.

There are certain parts of my sugar consumption that are non-negotiable to me. I love to bake and I don't plan to give that up anytime soon. And you know how I feel about ice cream. However, I know that I could significantly reduce my sugar intake by making better snack choices.

For this month's $10 at Target I decided to find some fun, healthy snacks that I don't usually buy to shake up my snacking habit.