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Christmas Gift Idea - smarTrike 3-in-1 Activity Center Trampoline



Hey there! I know what you're thinking, Thanksgiving is in TWO DAYS! Christmas will be here in 4 short weeks! AH!!! Don't panic though, you can do this! Although this time of year is outrageously busy for a lot of us, don't fret and make the most of this fun time with your families! Start some traditions! This is such a fun time of year and it's hard not to let it become overwhelming and stressful but always remember what's the most important thing, family! I also want to admit that I've had our tree up since the beginning of November. I might be a little excited especially since Nixon is way more into it this year so I just want to show him all of the fun and magic of the season. Don't worry though, we don't forget about Thanksgiving! Growing up, my house was always fully decorated for Christmas for Thanksgiving dinner so it's not even weird to me at all. Plus, I need more than a month to enjoy that tree, I mean, come on! 

So, we couldn't wait and we decided to surprise Nixon with a bit of an early gift (then we'll probably hide it and regift it to him for Christmas, that's not mean right? haha) thanks to smarTrike and he loves it! It's the smarTrike 3-in-1 Activity Center Trampoline from Toys R Us and it adjusts into three age appropriate activities(pictured below) to keep your little ones active. Nixon is 15 months now so he's been enjoying the ball pit and he loves it! He is able to climb in and out of it on his own and play with it as he pleases. The only thing is that I don't think it comes with quite enough of the balls though so I would recommend buying some more if this is something you're grabbing for your little ones this year but Nixon didn't seem to mind! He just brought a bunch of his toys in there with him! He's not quite big enough for the trampoline part of this yet but I can't even wait for him to experience that! I know he'll love it!





Ball pit for ages 12 months and up. Nixon loves it!


For 2 years and up you can flip it over and it turns into a trampoline with a handle bar to help keep them steady and safe while they're bouncing away! It will help develop balance and keep them active even if you're stuck inside during a cold winter!


The third stage is for around 3 and up, and once they're confident enough you can remove the handle and it turns into a little personal trampoline! And its great because it all folds down super flat so its easy to store under your bed or in a closet without taking up a bunch of space.  

I hope you all have a great holiday and enjoy spending time with your families! And if you're braving the crowds this friday, be careful! It can get pretty intense out there! I'm not sure if this activity center will be on sale for Cyber Monday or this weekend but I'll watch it and let you know if it is!

xo
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smarTrike 3-in-1 Activity Center Trampoline c/o smarTrike. All opinions are my own. 

Glamour Gels Nail Bar Review









Hey there! Long time no see! I've been busy lately with life, you know how it is. One day you realize its been like 3 months since you've posted last and you think, "what have I even been doing?!" Yeah, I don't even know haha. Oh well. I did want to make sure all of you locals to northern Utah knew about my new favorite place to treat yourself though! If you are a gel nail connoisseur or even if you aren't, you need to know about the cutest salon, Glamour Gels Nail Bar located in Sandy, Utah. I've recently started going there and seriously, their gel is magic! They have created an amazing gel that lasts for so long without chips, lifts or cracks! They even guarantee them for 3 weeks after your appointment and will fix them if they do chip crack or lift which is unheard of! 

I have a really embarrassing pic of my nails 6 weeks after having them done that I want you to see because, aside from the major regrowth, the gel still looks amazing and has zero chips or scratches. and it left my nails feeling so strong with is also unusual when you use gel or shellac. 


After 6 weeks. Yikes! But that gel held up!

Right after appointment. Color is called Allure and made into a matte. I'm obsessed with them and the shape and stare at them all day. 


You need to go there if you are into gel nails or even if you ever get your nails done. They also offer pedicures! Go treat yourself! You'll fall in love!

xo
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Jacket: Similar // Tee: Similar (mine is also from men's dept.) // Chambray Top: Here // Jeans: Similar // Shoes: Similar

Fall Transitions











Fall is coming. I can feel it. It might still be ridiculously hot here in Utah but I know it's coming! That or I'm just doing some serious wishful thinking. Probably that. I say it every year, fall is my favorite and around July 5th I'm craving it. I've started adding some transitional items into my closet so that the one day fall decides to surprise us, I'll be ready for it. 
I'm loving this kimono from PB&J Boutique, its a little heavier than all of my other kimonos so instead of it disappearing when it gets too cold, I can keep wearing it all fall and winter long! I love the detail in the design as well, gives you options to wear it with a lot of different looks. I'm so excited to try them out!
I'm also loving my new ankle booties that I found at Ross, of course! I definitely had my eye on a few pairs during the Nsale but even though they were all on sale, they still weren't in my budget so I was so excited when I came across these babies for an affordable price. I've been loving the cut out style on the ankle booties lately so I definitely grabbed them and ran -- straight to the cash register that is...

Are you ready to transition your closet to fall yet or am I just crazy? haha

Hope you have a great weekend! 

xo 
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Kimono: c/o PB&J Boutique // Tee: Target // Jeans: Target (similar on sale) // Ankle Boots: Ross (check your local Ross stores)

Denim Jacket - Holey Shirt - Distressed Jeans










Happy Friday y'all! It's always tough getting through the week after a holiday but we did it!! Go ahead and get yourself a donut. And a friendly reminder, Monday is 7/11 so you know what that means, free slurpees from 7/11! Woot Woot! Mark your calendars! A Coke and Cherry mixed slurpee was my number one pregnancy craving in case you were wondering. Such a delight. 

 Anywho, back to business, I am so excited because a friend of mine recently opened up an online shop called Darling Me Avenue! They've been up and running for just over a month now and it's so exciting! I can't wait to see how they grow! This shirt is from her shop and I'm not kidding when I say it has become one of my favorite shirts and that I wear it once a week, for real. It's so comfortable and the fit is perfect and I love the holes, which seems weird to say but it's true! I've been looking for a cute holey shirt for a while now and when I saw this one I just knew it was right. 

Make sure you check out Darling Me Avenue and follow them on Instagram so you can see the new items they're adding to the shop! She has some cute stripey and floral flowy things coming soon soooooo you'll want to keep up with them to see when they release! 

I hope you have such a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!

xo
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Top: c/o Darling Me Avenue // Denim Jacket: Similar // Jeans: Similar, Similar // Shoes: Similar // Hat: Target (only in stores)

Mama & Little Teething Jewelry Discount





 Happy Monday Loves! Hope you all had such a great weekend! We had a great time taking Nixon to the splash pad and for a walk up in the mountains and just spending time together! In past summers, I was always super busy with work and school so I felt like I spent the whole season inside and really wasn't that excited about it since I wasn't able to actually enjoy it. This summer has been completely different! Now that I'm done with school and am able to spend my days with my little guy, there is so much to experience! I love that we have so many fun local splash pads these days, they are such a fun free activity for everyone to enjoy! What are some things you other Utahans like to do with your kids during the summer?? I'm new to this so I'm always looking for new ideas for us!





 Nixon is almost 11 months old now and has 6 teeth and the last week I think he was probably getting another one somewhere because he was super ornery and he's usually a super happy guy. He wouldn't let me look of course, but he has been loving these new teething accessories we got from Mama & Little! They are literally the cutest teething necklaces and bracelets ever. These are from their Rose Luxe line and I love them so much! They are so stylish and I don't feel like I'm wearing a child's toy around my neck! The necklace I'm wearing is such a unique shape and has subtle marbling throughout and the bracelets are so cute and perfect for stacking. They're super flexible and babies love to bite on the texture and the best part is that they are all made of 100% food-grade silicone, are BPA and phthalate free and are dishwasher safe. I've also noticed that they help Nixon stay focused at feedings too, he has been all over the place lately and if I have my necklace on while I feed him he just plays with it instead of flailing around. So much nicer!


Look at those blue eyes! So sweet!





This little guy loves the camera! Such a ham!




 I have teamed up with Mama & Little and are offering you 20% off with code ARROWSANDAPRICOTS today through June 29th! Plus they already offer free shipping on all U.S. orders! Seriously, if you have a teething babe at home, take advantage of this! They are amazing! We will also be giving away a $50 Mama & Little shop credit this week so keep an eye out for that to start on Wednesday on my Instagram!


I'm so excited for you to try these out! They are my favorite! 
Thanks for reading! Have such a great day!

xo
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Me 
Top: Similar on sale || Skirt: Similar || Chambray Top around waist: Similar || Sandals: Similar || 
 Hat: Target (Only sold in store) || Glasses: Eyebuydirect || Diaper Bag: Fawn Design

Nixon
Top: DIY project I made || Shorts: Similar || Shoes: Old Navy


Moto Jacket and Boyfriend Jeans











Moto Jacket: Old (Other options linked below)
Fringe Tank: Target
Heels: SimilarSimilar
Glasses: Eyebuydirect
Diaper Bag: Fawn Design


Happy Friday! Coming back from a holiday weekend is always rough, and I tell you what, this week was rough for us. Well, for my husbands car specifically. Tuesday someone swiped the back of his car at his work and drove away, classy, and sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning someone BROKE INTO his car. IN OUR DRIVEWAY! Talk about feeling violated... They got away with some of his work things and then some really weird things like 15-20 paint rollers, a pair of his pants and a belt...? Good one. So yeah, to say we are ready for this week to be over is an understatement. It's hard to feel secure again after something like that but we are grateful it wasn't worse. 

Anywho, back to business, sometimes you have to dress up in heels and take your son for a walk, am I right? Haha but no, really I know it's summer now but I love a good moto jacket. They're perfect for those cool summer date nights. I found a lightweight cotton moto jacket that I've linked HERE too if you're looking for something a little cooler. I wasn't able to find this exact one I'm wearing so I'm linking some other options of colored (like blush, grey, creme and navy) faux leather moto jackets for you HERE, HEREHERE and HERE. I love pairing it with some boyfriend jeans and some heels and a bold necklace to really dress it up. Perfect for a night out on the town! 

Welp, I hope you all have a great weekend! I'm excited to spend some time outside with my family! 

xo
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