My Spring Time Favorites

My Spring Time Favorites


It's Friday & happy day to you! I've got a bottle of Rose chilling in the fridge as I type this. Madeleine Peyroux, a glass of wine, & family time on the deck is on the calendar every single weekend from now on! Pulling Magnolia's high chair out to the deck for dinner is my new favorite thing, the mess is so much easier to clean up.

Summer is so close I can taste it, and I'm already calling our spring days summer, because honestly I don't really know when it's officially a new season half the time! Today I'm sharing a few of my favorites for this time of year.

If you're a regular Target shopper like me then surely you've already swooned over all the new Opalhouse home decor items. It's got that Anthropologie flair & I'm in love. The peacock king size sheets are only $50. Cannot beat that!

I have an obsession with sunglasses & I've finally found a brand called Wildfox that is not crazy expensive & they actually mix mirrored lenses with stylish frames. Maybe I've been shopping at Sunglass Hut for too long, because they always have mirrored lenses in boring frames & vice versa.

My gold J. Crew capri sandals are a summer staple. That's all I have to say about them! & you need a pair.

I'm still carrying a diaper bag, a heavy diaper bag I must say, & if I'm not using the stroller it's just too much. I keep my crossbody bag in the car for an easy swap if we are just running in & out of somewhere. The misty mint color is pretty pretty!

Cute, comfy, easy - this denim skirt!

Ryan surprised me with this bracelet on Valentine's Day. It's extra special to me because it's not something I would have picked out for myself, but now I adore it & wear it almost every day. It's lightweight & nice to wear alone or layered with other bracelets.

Hot pink lipstick called Candy Yum Yum that screams summa' time fun with your messy sea salt hair + mirrored sunglasses! 

Shop my favorites by clicking on the images/links below! Hoping your weekend ahead is full of laughter & some hot pink kisses.

xoxo


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Wendy Correen Smith
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Mother's Day

Mother's Day


That's my mom in the summer of 1981 holding me, her first daughter. This was her first year being a mom. Obviously, I don't remember anything from that first year of life, not in a conscious way. It wasn't until Magnolia made me a mom that I was able to understand all that comes along with that first year of motherhood. 


I have new eyes for my mom now. I've been blessed with a deeper understanding of all that makes motherhood motherhood. From the intensity & depth of love for another human being to the physical & emotional sacrifices that are made on a daily basis. This year & every year my heart is full of gratitude for my mom. For all she did for me & my three siblings, for the woman she is, and the life she gave us.

She raised four babies (& a bunch of animals too) & to imagine what I do each day with Magnolia times four is beyond impressive! Mom, if you're reading this, Happy Mother's Day & I LOVE YOU! Thank you.

To all the other mom's out there, I want to wish you a day full of sunshine, flowers, & laughter.

I cannot end a Mother's Day post without a little note to all the women waiting to become a mom. Mother's Day was one of the hardest days for me before becoming a mom. The love & desire to become a mom is just as worthy as celebration today. To the ones having a hard Mother's Day, I hope you take the time to care for yourself & reflect on your life now. Someday, once your baby is your arms, you'll look back & find deeper meaning in the wait. Don't Waste Your Infertility is a refreshing & uplifting read. 

Happy Mother's Day to all the women!
XO
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Summer Fun with Head Wraps, Dry Shampoo, & Sunglasses

Summer Fun with Head Wraps, Dry Shampoo, & Sunglasses


If you see me this summer you'll surely see me with my hair on top of my head with a bandana wrapped around it. I'll probably also be in cutoff jean shorts, a tank top & gold capri flip-flop sandals. I've declared my summer time uniform & it's a relaxed look that'll make fun times more frequent. Less time getting ready makes for more fun time hours in the day. My legs will have this organic self-tanner on them, my dirty hair will be fresh (oxymoron there) thanks to dry shampoo, & we'll be in this SPF that I realized I really like after our trip to Florida. And sunglasses too, of course!


I cannot tell you how many messages I've got asking about Magnolia's sunglasses & head wrap. I figured I should share the information here! Her sunglasses are from Janie & Jack and linked here. She wore them the whole time we were in Florida! Her head wrap that I call her "top knot" is from a small Instagram shop @poppyknots.co. I'm all about supporting small businesses & I think you should go get the baby girl in your life a Poppy Knot of her own right here.

I've linked all of my summer time favorites below!

XO Wen & Magnolia


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Wendy Correen Smith
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