Three Things I’m Loving Right Now

three-things-summer-freebiesMy daughter and I are off at the beach today (checking things off our Summer List), so I hope you won’t mind if I leave you with three inspiring DIY and freebies that are perfect for Summertime. Enjoy! xo Ez

1. Free Printable Pineapple Gift Wrap?! Yes please!!

2. This Printable Summer Planner is both charming and useful! How many fun things will you check off your list this Summer?

3. How about an adorable DIY Pom Pom Blanket that is sew-free? Amazing!

Find more Things I’m Loving right here.

Indie Shop Finds: Summertime Picks

indie-shop-finds-61514Time for a bit of Summertime gladness with these bright and cheery picks from some of my favorite indie designers:

1. Give your kitchen wall a sweet Summer pick-me-up with this Ice Cream Art Print from Kelly Ventura | 2. Add a dash of beachy whimsy to your sofa with this Coney Island Beach Pillow from Minagraphy | 3. Keep your keys in check with this bright Neon Yellow Bag Bolo from Karen Kimmel Studios | 4. Everything will be lemonade-fresh when served inside this gorgeous Dipped Yellow Jug from ARumFellow | 5. Entertain in style with this Set of 6 Rainbow Colored Napkins from Shapes & Colors Textiles

Giveaway: Pick Your Own Prize Worth $180 from Flowie

flowie-giveawayToday I’m excited to introduce our lovely sponsor Flowie, and founder / designer Yaling Hou’s stylish line of handcrafted fashion + home accessories, with an incredible giveaway! One lucky winner will receive $180 worth of their favorite products from Flowie. Yes, that’s right. You get to choose exactly what your prize will be! Bonus…this giveaway is open to everyone (worldwide)!

This giveaway is now closed. Big congrats to dianna on her lucky win!

flowie-pouches Big thanks to Flowie for sponsoring such a lovely giveaway! Find more from FlowieSHOP | BLOG | PINTEREST | FACEBOOK | INSTAGRAM | TWITTER

Saturday Snaps

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I hope your weekend was wonderful. On Saturday my daughter and I took a quick road trip down to Santa Barbara to visit my grandparents for the day. We spent the time chatting, laughing, and making new memories with them…it was pretty much perfect! And then on our way home again I couldn’t help but veer off to the side of the road to snap a few photos of one of the vibrant Bougainvillea bushes that grow in abundance in their town. My daughter’s hair even matches the blooms!

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Wishing you a beautiful week! Be sure to check in tomorrow for a lovely stylish giveaway that I’ll be hosting! See you then! xo Ez

Balance

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Thing are busy as usual around here, but I have to admit that the new Summertime schedule (my daughter got out of school last Thursday) is going to take some getting used to. It seems that this quote that I’ve seen floating around online sums things up nicely (I just tweaked it slightly):

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Ha! Can I please see some hands in the air if you feel me on that one! Of course there are great things about having your kid(s) home everyday, so this is certainly not a complaint. I’m just currently trying to figure out how to balance work and wanting to spend as much time with my daughter as possible over the next couple months. Any suggestions to share savvy mamas and papas out there? I’d love to know your tricks!

And finally a few links of note:

  • There’s FREE worldwide shipping available in my Society6 shop right now. If you’ve been eyeing something in there…now’s the time to pounce.
  • We’re obsessed with Boba (aka Bubble Tea) around here, but our habit is getting pricey, so this Bubble Tea Recipe might be coming in handy soon!
  • While looking for a bubble tea recipe I stumbled across the post: It’s Not You, It’s Me (from Use Real Butter) and I couldn’t relate more! I’m not sure where all the inner contemplation will take me, but I can say that changes are afoot. Hopefully I’ll have more to share on that soon.
  • I’ve been loving the charming how-to cooking / food prep videos that Hatchery shares on their Instagram feed. Definitely worth following!
  • And I finally found a new book to fall in love with! All the Light that We Cannot See is beautifully written and the storyline is really pulling me in so far! I can’t wait to see how it ends! Have you read any great books recently?

Have a gorgeous day! xo Ez