So last time on my “Mommy Must Haves” series I shared my top swimsuits for this upcoming summer (if you missed it you can find it here). Well, this time I am going to continue our summer accessories discussion by covering beach essentials. If you live in Southern California then you know that summer and beach days go together like lemons and lemonade. You really can’t have one without the other. But I understand that as a mother with two little ones, having a beach day isn’t as easy as throwing on your bikini and grabbing your towel. Nowadays this fun little activity involves some planning and even packing. So with summer quickly approaching, I figured why not share my top beach essentials and make your planning that much less of a headache. So whether your plans involve hitting the beach or just taking a trip to the nearest lake or river, these are some products you are not going to want to leave home without.

Let’s get started!

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MOMMY MUST HAVES-Okay, so I may be jumping the gun, since it’s still April, but I want to talk about swimsuits. Before I had the little ones I LOVED buying bikinis. For me, finding the perfect bikini was like finding the perfect outfit. Anything from bandeaus, triangle tops, to Brazilian bottoms I wanted them all. And usually the tinier the bikini the better. Fast forward to today and my criteria for bikinis has totally changed.  Continue reading “MOMMY MUST HAVES: SWIMSUIT EDITION”


mommy-must-havesHello, everyone! Can you believe it is almost Spring??! And you know that that means, lots and lots of babies! So I am back again with another post for my “Mommy Must Haves” series and this time I’m talking about newborn essentials. Continue reading “MOMMY MUST HAVES: NEWBORN ESSENTIALS”



If you know me, then you already know I am not a party planner. In fact, the last party I planned was Hayden’s first birthday nearly six years ago. But it seems now that I am older and have actually embraced the realm of domesticity, party planning has become much more appealing. After casually researching etiquette, the art of hosting, and planning the perfect party I think I’ve gotten a pretty good idea of how this whole thing works. Lucky for me, Holland’s first birthday is just around the corner which is the perfect occasion to embrace my inner hostess. Continue reading “MOMMY MUST HAVES: PARTY PLANNING”



With the holidays quickly approaching I know most moms must be pulling out their hair trying to complete everything on their “to-do list.” From gift shopping to preparing for the invasion of family members, us moms need some extra TLC this time of year. That is why I have compiled a list of my top hair care essentials. My ‘Mommy Must Haves’ not only will make your hair look and feel gorgeous, but they will save you a TON of time during one of the most hectic times of the year. So if you’re looking to streamline your hair care routine and look great with minimal effort then continue reading! Continue reading “MOMMY MUST HAVE: HAIR CARE ESSENTIALS”