I usually like to be the one behind the camera, not in front of it. In my younger years, clothing and personal style was fun. But, with 3 kids and trying to run my own business, life is busy and how I look everyday usually isn’t a priority. But, this week, I finally donated all the clothes that I’ve been hoping to fit into since having Olivia (which is actually most of my closet). I’ve got about 15 lbs. that just wants to stay put, and therefore every morning I’m faced with a closet full of frustration. So, instead of feeling sorry for myself and picking out all the negatives, I’m trying to enjoy this body that has brought me 3 beautiful kiddos and gets me through each hectic day. And while yoga pants and pjs are comfy, I need to wear real clothes more often.So here’s what I’ll be wearing most days this Summer. First of all, I’ve found the perfect, almost, 40 year old, mom cut-offs. They are so comfy, and I don’t have to worry about my butt cheeks showing. I also made a fun DIY shirt out of a scarf (check out the tutorial below). It’s a little boho and I the breeziest top ever for hot California days. Having fair skin and red hair, hats are my friend. This faux-suede flopping black hat is going to a staple. I’m also wearing all my favorite jewelry and, of course, my clogs.
Yep, you read that right, it’s Sven Clog giveaway time!!!!!
What better way to treat your mom then with a pair of Sven Clogs? Or if you are the mom, hook yourself up! You totally deserve it.
My girls and I are loving our Fawn leather sandal clogs with brown bases for the Spring and Summer. I find myself wearing this at least 4 or more days a week. They seem to go with everything! I love them with shorts, dresses and jeans. I’m so glad we took these pictures together this week, I’m so proud of my beautiful girls. I’m a very lucky mom. The oleander is blooming in our neighborhood, it’s it gorgeous?
I’ve given you 5 ways to enter to win a pair of clogs. Check out the rafflecopter below to enter. Oh, and there is a way to get more then 5 entries. You can share one Instagram image per day during the give away, that gives you 4 extra entries.
Before Christmas, Lonnie and I did the Whole 30 Program and I felt great! So, I’m back on it again. It’s definitely a plan that I can stick with. It’s all about putting the right fuel into your body and breaking sugar addictions. For one, I used to love sweetened creamers in my coffee, now I only want coconut milk in it. Sweet coffee just doesn’t even sound that good anymore. And my hair and skin definitely benefitted from the diet.
I thought I’d share some of my go-to GET FIT gear. I got the Up Jawbone Band for Christmas, it’s been really helpful in keeping me active throughout the day. I have it set to alert me every 15 mins. as a reminder to get up and move. I try to do squats or just walk around a bit when I feel it vibrate. It’s also helped me track my sleep and makes me conscience of getting to bed before midnight.
A good sports bra is a MUST. If the girls are bouncing around, workouts and runs are no fun at all. And right now, while it’s still a little cooler here, capris are my go-to pants. When it comes to socks, I’m not fancy. I love Target’s $1.50 socks that come in lots of fun patterns and designs. They feel like a treat for my feet. These buffalo ones are my current favorites. I might buy cheap socks, but my shoes are a priority. My brother convinced me to try Adidas Boost shoes and I don’t think there is anyway I can go back to regular running shoes. I feel like I have pep in my step with these runners. My 37 year old knees and feet are happy I’m wearing these as well.
While I’m trying to drink a lot of water, I need a treat once in a while. Coconut Water and Sparkling Water are always in the fridge these days.
I’ll be sharing bits pieces of my GET FIT journey on Instagram and Facebook. Don’t worry I’m not becoming a fitness blogger, I’m just going to try to share some of the recipes, tips and tricks that are working for me. I hope you’ll stick around. Do you have any advice or help you can give me. Can you relate to my situation at all? Is your health the last thing you make time for?
Yippee! Day 5 of our giveaway is here. And that means you can enter to win a pair of Sven Clogs!
I’m a huge fan of Sven Clogs, and this holiday season my girls and I are matching with Bronze clogs. Denali and I have Bronze Bow Tie Peep Toe Clogs and Olivia has Bronze Side Slit Clogs. They look great with everything!
1. Visit the 14 Days of LOVE giveaway Facebook page.
3. Follow @oleanderandpalm on instagram.
4. Share a pick of Sven Clogs on instagram and be sure to mention the giveaway and @oleanderandpalm and @svenclogs. (You can just repost my instagram image) This entry will count for 2 entries.
5. Visit Sven Clogs on Facebook.
Let me know you entered by filling out the rafflecopter entry below.
Thanks P.S. from Aeropostle for providing paid shirts for my kiddos this Winter.
I’m so excited about this giveaway! You guys, Sven Clogs is giving away one pair of clogs to one very lucky Oleander and Palm reader. This is an instagram giveaway, so you gotta have an IG account to enter.
My mom bought Olivia a pair for her birthday, and they are here favorite pair of shoes. And when I saw the amazing color and style choices, I knew I had to have a pair. I chose a pair of the T Strap high heels in this gorgeous spruce color. You even get to pick the color of the wooden base, I chose a natural color. I wear mine all the time. When the weather cools off, I’ll be wearing them with skirts and tights.
I’ve got 4 ways for you to enter:
1. Follow @svenclogs on instagram.
2. Follow @oleanderandpalm on instagram.
3. Share a pick of Sven Clogs on instagram and be sure to mention the giveaway and @oleanderandpalm and @svenclogs. (You can just repost my instagram image) This entry will count for 2 entries.
4. Head over to Sven Clogs and then come back and leave a comment sharing which style and color you would pick if you won.
Let me know you entered by filling out the rafflecopter entry below.
Good luck friends!
For US residents only. One winner will win one pair of clogs (not clog boots).
I’ve told you before that I married a nerd. I highly recommend it, he’s loyal, level headed and is always thinking about something interesting. Well, as a result of marrying a nerd I also gave birth to a mini one. Meet Dylan Robert. Olivia, my 2 year old, dominates my instagram feed, because she’s with me all day long and she’s pretty darn cute. But, I want you to know about my other amazing kids as well. I introduced you to Denali a couple months ago.
Dylan is my middle child and our only boy. He is a nerd. He’s smart and very curious about life and how things work. He’s in GATE school and takes it very seriously. He’s also my sweetest, most thoughtful kid. He usually hugs us 2 or 3 times before he goes to bed. He’s a bit of a clean freak and keeps a pretty organized, neat room (for an 11 year old). He LOVES lego. Since he was 3 years old, he’s probably spent a couple hours a day building and creating things (mostly Star Wars type space ships) with Lego. He’s very generous and he loves his sisters. He asks lots of questions. And his personality is most like mine. He is passionate about perfection and is very diligent. He doesn’t do half-hearted and he’s a great artist. This kid is going to go places, I know it.
We got Dyl ready for back-to-school with a little shopping at P.S. from Aeropostle. I made my life a little easier and did all his shopping online. With a couple pairs of skinny jeans, I great pair of black high tops and two new shirts, he’s set for Fall.
The second look was shot in the amazing Banff Springs Hotel. We celebrated my parent’s 39th anniversary with high tea, it was a good excuse to get dressed up.
All these items are available in Aeropostale stores now (and yes, even the cute fringy moccs).