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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!



1. Nike ‘Knockout’ Racerback Tank 2. Nike ‘Legenday’ Print Dry-Fit Tights 3. Nike ‘District 72’ Leggings 4. Argento Vivo Teardrop Earrings 5. Wildfox ‘Malibu’ Pullover Hoodie 6. Rag & Bone Zip Detail Skinny Jeans 7. Frye ‘Phillip’ Riding Boot 8. Sam Edelman ‘Palma’ Suede Sandal 9. Nike ‘Lunaracer+ 3’ Running Shoe

This is my favorite shopping day of the year!! It’s Nordstrom’s best sale of the year on NEW arrivals. Yep, you read that correct. This is THE sale before they are marked up to regular prices. You have from now (if you have Early Access, regular access starts July 18) until August 3rd to get your shopping on, but don’t wait long because they usually sell out quickly on the most popular stuff. Every year I usually grab jeans for the whole family, Frye boots, and running shoes. It was hard but I narrowed it down to my top 9 above. I would love to know what your favorites are too so please leave a comment with what you like!! 


Zumba Christmas Ornaments


To show appreciation to my students I made them Zumba ornaments this year. Even if the zumba guy doesn’t appeal to you, maybe it can inspire another idea.

I started out using a sharpie paint pen and free handed the zumba guy. Next I used a glue pen and traced just on the inside of the black. I sprinkled with glitter and then wrapped up for giving.


I made almost 100 of them.


ImageHope you are having a happy holiday season. XOxo


The Happiness Project: Children Memory Boxes


I’m starting a new series…. The Happiness Project. When we moved into our house I was 9 months pregnant. The biggest worry I had at the time was getting my 2 year old’s room and the nursery ready before having the baby. Everything else got shoved into a little corner here or there to be sorted through when I had more time. And now, 5 years later all that junk is still there. It pains me (even if it’s just a little) when I see those little unorganized, how do I even start spaces. Sound Familiar?

I’ve started several new little projects that make up my whole Happiness Project and this is the first one I completed…Memory Boxes for my boys. It’s pretty laughable how many papers and items of theirs I had spread around the house for me to attend to never someday . Well, that someday was today and when I really got down to it it didn’t take very long. I purchased file boxes and hanging folders at Office Depot and labeled each folder: baby info. preschool, primary, 1st grade, etc. I also used a sharpie and stencils to label the boxes with each of the boys’ names. (I think vinyl letters would be way cool too!) I’m storing them in my office for right now to easily access them when I get new papers to add. Not sure if they’ll stay there but believe me I’m already feeling happier knowing that I got all my boys’ papers together and hopefully one day they will enjoy going through them with me.




Halloween decorations inspired by Pottery Barn

I LOVE holidays, especially Halloween. I try to decorate a little different every year. And this year, I was inspired by Pottery Barn’s spooky theme (lots of skulls, body parts, and snakes).


I was able to find silver glitter spray, small and medium size skulls at Walmart. Target also had the medium size skulls. I simply took them to my backyard and spray painted them a fun sparkly silver.


I added a few bought items (towels used as cloth napkins from Target and tombstone vase filler from Oriental Trading Company) to ones I already had and created a feastive table setting.


IMG_5866Also borrowing a couple snakes from my son to create a spooky vase.

IMG_5963Some of the skulls I did not paint and instead added spanish moss and sand to create more of the “lost at sea” look.

IMG_5870Hope you enjoyed a little look into our Halloween decorations. How did you decorate?KoyoteKate_Logo