Author Archives: Noelle

Emmy Fashion For Less!

Ellie Kemper


ML Monique Lhuillier Navy Tulle To Lace Gown – $50.00

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Thandie Newton


Marchesa Notte Eden Gown – $130.00

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Gillian Anderson


Halston Heritage Dahlia Cape Gown – $70.00

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Nicole Kidman


allison parris Red Dark Charm Gown – $95.00

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Laverne Cox


Halston Heritage Antique Silver Lucy Gown – $55.00

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Jane Fonda


Badgley Mischka Red Forbidden Territory Gown – $80.00

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Issa Rae


Carmen Marc Valvo All Eyes On You Gown – $105.00

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Millie Bobby Brown


allison parris Sugar Coat Dress – $70.00

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Exploring The San Francisco Zoo With Ergo!

I received a free Ergo baby carrier from Ergo in exchange for writing a review on the blog. This is a sponsored post that contains affiliate links.

This past weekend Dino Boy and I took miss Ella to the zoo for the first time! In addition to seeing the lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) it also gave us the perfect chance to try out our new Ergo baby carrier given to us by the fabulous Ergo company!

The San Francisco zoo is huge! 100 acres to be exact, so we definitely needed something that would keep both Ella comfortable, and not leave us looking like hunchbacks at the end of the day.

We’ve tried a few baby carriers, and this one by far, has been the best! We love that we can put her in multiple different seating positions. Front facing, facing us, strapped to our back, or even putting her in a side sling.

Our previous baby carrier only allowed her to face towards us. While this was awesome when she was an infant, Ella has not gotten to the point where she wants to see the world around her, and she would often get frustrated in it.

With the Ergo, she’s now able to face out and see everything around her! Super essential for viewing red tigers with her dad!

As you can probably see, the ergo allows Ella to sit securely, but also high enough to see everything around her. A bonus, is the little bib in the front for her. She loves using this as a little teether, and we love that it’s able to soak up all her drool. Have an infant? The flap flips up so it can keep them secure! Best part? It’s all machine washable, so after a long day of looking at animals, we just throw it in the wash!

Ella’s wingspan is still pretty small, but she loves tasting things!

Dad loved that the Ergo was made of comfortable material, didn’t dig in anywhere, and felt super sturdy!

With Ergo in place, Ella discovered some of her new favorite animals! These were her top 3!

She loved the awesome colors of this macaw!

She liked watching the grizzly bear just lounging around!

But her favorite was probably the tiger! It was close to feeding time and this guy was just pacing back and forth waiting for lunch! Ella loved watching him walk around!

We’re really excited that Ella did so well at both the zoo and in the ergo! We’re looking forward to using it when we go to Disneyland in December!

Get 10% off your purchase of your own Ergo carrier! 

Ergobaby Omni 360: When You Need Every Option



The Best Labor Day Sales

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ModCloth 25% off everything, plus 30% off orders over $150 and 40% off orders over $250

Buzz Just Because Flat in 6

I love these flats that are under $30!

Forever 21 Buy one sale item, get another one free

Sequin French Bulldog Hoodie

I can’t resist this Boomer inspired Frenchie hoodie

Banana Republic 40% off

 

Banana Republic Womens Rouched Fit-And-Flare Dress Granite Blue Size 8

This is the perfect fall dress for upcoming weddings

Old Navy 50% off all jeans, dresses, and tees

Old Navy Womens Fitted Crew-Neck Tee Dress For Women Brown Leopard Size S

This is the perfect dress to transition into fall with! 

BHLDN30% off sale items

 

Copper Oak Confetti

I can’t wait to use this as table scatter for our future dinners with friends

 

Express 40% off

Express Womens Side Tie Ankle Booties

These booties are surely coming home with me! Love the little ties! 



Labor Day BBQ Essentials

Summer is ending and it’s time to celebrate with a bbq! I have rounded up my favorite picks to help make your BBQ a success!

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I love this DwellBee chalkboard to let guests know what is on the menu!

The gingham table runner adds a fun vintage flair to any table! 

Gingham Poly Check 72-Inch Table Runner in Red/White

 

You don’t even need a new serving platter when you place burgers on this awesome cutting board

Eat, Drink & BBQ 10-Inch x 14-Inch Bamboo Cutting Board

I may be trying to convince Dino Boy we need to upgrade to this bad boy soon

Pit Boss 71700FB Wood Pellet Grill with Flame Broiler

 

How cute are these appetizer plates for guests?

Vintage Farm to Table Melamine Appetizer Plates (Set of 4)



Shark Week Ooh Ha Ha

Celebrate Shark Week with these fun shark facts!

Not only did sharks first appear 400 million yeas ago, they are still here today. They have survived 5 massive planet extinction events. 

While many of us have learned to fear sharks, they’re the ones who should fear us. People are sharks’ most deadliest predator. In fact humans kill more than 100 million sharks each year.

Most sharks species will drown if they stop moving. Great white, mako and salmon sharks don’t have the muscles they need to pump water through their mouth and over their gills. As long as they keep swimming, water keeps moving over their gills, keeping them alive.

Humans are the shark’s biggest predator, but killer whales, crocodiles and seals have been known to eat sharks as well. Large sharks will even go after smaller, younger sharks that might make easy prey.

Even though sharks have rows and rows of razor-sharp teeth, they don’t use their pearly whites to chew their prey. Shark teeth are strictly for snapping, grip, crush or rip, and the resulting chunks are swallowed whole.

Galeophobia is the excessive fear of sharks. It comes from the Greek word “galeos,” which was a particular type of shark.

Be glad you’re not a shark, moms! The gestation period for a pregnant female shark can range anywhere from five months to two years.

Sharks’ eyes are on the sides of their heads, so they have an amazingly wide sightline spanning nearly 360 degrees. Their panoramic view of the undersea world is inhibited only by two blind spots, one in front of the snout and the other directly behind the head.

Instead of closing its eyelids, a great white shark rolls its eyes into the back of its head when it attacks. This behavior helps the shark protect its eyes from debris and the thrashing of its prey.

These are some of the best shark goodies on the market right now!

Shark Jumbo Rider

Knit Shark BlanketOcean Animals Paperback



Sunday Scripture: 1 Timothy 4:12



10 summer essentials under $50

I am a huge fan of grab and go pieces and I love this crochet boho inspired maxi dress. Layer in a pair of sandals and a denim jacket and you are ready to go! 

Hippie Hippie Chic Cream Maxi Dress

I see so many bloggers rocking the Karen Walker sunglasses but I can’t justify the price tag for a trendy piece. These are super cheap and so much fun!

Hamptons Honey Black Cat-Eye Sunglasses

These wedges are easily my favorites for summer. I love the unexpected patchwork detail. They will look great with the white top below!

Nell Natural Suede Embroidered Platform Espadrille Wedges

This shirt is so comfy and the tie knot keeps it lightweight and trendy. I will pair them with the white shorts below for a stylish pulled together look. 

In the Raw Distressed Heather Slate Blue Tee

Off-Road White Cutoff Denim Shorts

The off the shoulder trend makes this dress the best cheap piece. It is the perfect date night dress!

Al Fresco Evenings Black Off-the-Shoulder Dress

I feel like this pattern is a Lilly tunic on a budget. The tassels and criss cross detail give it a fun flair and will also look great paired with the white shorts above. 

Sweetest Charm Blue Floral Print Long Sleeve Top

I am in love with the length of this top and how versatile it will be. Wear it with shorts and wedges or with skinny jeans and heels. 

Ethereal View Ivory Lace Off-the-Shoulder Top

These make a bold statement that will surely turn some heads!

Temptress Teal Blue Tassel Earrings

This dress is adorable and features all kind of trends! The tassels and funky shoulder straps are perfect for the summer. 

In Love with Love Blue Print Backless Skater Dress