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August 23, 2016


i'm back - two days in a row. that's a pretty big deal. but when i'm talking about fellow mama business owners i like to share and show all the love. 

love love love. 

plus i'm positioning my two best gals to be able to date katie's boys here in 20 years. (and not a moment earlier. i mean - 24 and 22 are super great ages to start the dating game, right?)

anyway...yesterday i shared all about my little model, kaye. when we went out for her photo shoot to feature her Little Mango outfit i was expecting tears, frustration, babbling...all from me. you family unit HATES the camera. that's why i keep insisting they are trying to sabotage my #bloggoals.
but you can see from yesterday's post - kaye totally rocked it! my best gal! she was happy to put the clothes on. she picked out her shoes. she even let me put the headband on her. you should have seen my face as she happily agreed to each of my requests. apparently she likes Little Mango goodies as much as I do.
but let's rewind to a few days prior when i took sawyer out for her moment in the spotlight. i dodged a few hits, slaps...and i think she even tried to bite me. don't get me wrong...i know she loved the clothes. and even if she didn't...i LOVED the clothes...and that's really what's important here. 
can we talk about the sequin booty shorts? oh mercy. sequin booty shorts on baby thighs all day errr day.

a note to my second born - sawyer. embrace those booty shorts that make your derrière sparkle and shine. your window to pull those off is closing.
regardless...i gave her my iphone and a binkie and placed her in the middle of a dirt patch on our property and started snapping away. my game plan was strong and to only have closeup shots of her thighs or body shots of her back. through her tears she really had no idea what was going on. 
35 seconds later she had a snack and was back in my arms. 

i'm not sure if that's a testament to her modeling skills and effortlessness in front of the camera...or me. whatever the case - i could eat her thighs. 

things just got weird. 

mission accomplished. 
so, while i'm eating my youngest gal's thighs...i'll also be doing a bit more shopping - Little Mango style. and you should too!

you can follow Little Mango on all their social media outlets! do it for the cuteness. do it for the inspiration. do it to support a fellow mama small business owner!

side note - except it's not a side's an important note - get your discount on!

after you're done adding way too many goodies to your shopping cart, use the code SEPTEMBERFARM for 15% off your entire purchase! (cannot be combined with another coupon)

shop 'til you drop!
August 22, 2016


when it comes to this blog there are a few things we can all agree on -

+ i'm a little bit crazy. if you're new here...we should just get that on the table. 

+ i live on a farm but i know not nearly enough about farming.

+ i try to write fun reads about daily life.

+ i like to share healthy living tips and recipes.

+ i DO NOT claim to be a fashion expert. it's not my thing. not for me. not for my farmer. not for our girls.

i mean, sure. i'll put together a post with some shirts i think are cute or with the latest babygap finds i bought for my gals...but that's usually for one of two reasons - i didn't have anything to write about and / or i was trying to make a little affiliate mula.

now that that's out there - i want to express that this post IS a fashion post. i did take my girls out to take pictures of them in specific clothes. and no...this is not an affiliate program.

a friend, katie, who used to blog (her blog was fantastically funny and witty and wonderful) recently started her own children's clothing boutique. i knew this was the perfect move for her because her son cruz was always looking super fresh and fly in all of his pictures. all i could think in my head was, "my poor gals. i'm doing them a disservice."

enter Little Mango.

i can't say enough about the cuteness of their goodies. not only are they cute, but check out my best gal in this black romper. i've had her in rompers before and she was not a fan. something about the connection of the shirt and shorts. she's a dress or stretch pants kind of gal. but girlfriend thought this black romper was a total keeper. it's super soft and comfortable and perfect for her wild ways.

and while i give this romper a trillion heart eyes and praise hands and fist bumps...the purse. the gold purse is everything.

friends - if you have a special gal on your list between the ages of three+...go ahead and snag this gold purse. you won't regret it. kaye wears it every day and stores her most important gear - chapstick, a rock, small stuffed animal, etc. all at the same time. i'm shocked at how much a mini-purse can hold. 

i encourage you to not visit little mango's website. okay, do. maybe you'll snag this striped tunic dress that you wish came in your size? or maybe your gal needs a peplum top to match the three you already have in your collection?
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to complete your purchases...don't forget...they have headbands! darling headbands. or maybe i just think kaye is darling? or maybe i just couldn't believe she was letting me take pictures of her? maybe it's all three.
even more good news, friends.

you can follow Little Mango on all their social media outlets! do it for the cuteness. do it for the inspiration. do it to support a fellow mama small business owner!

side note - except it's not a side's an important note - get your discount on!

after you're done adding way too many goodies to your shopping cart, use the code SEPTEMBERFARM for 15% off your entire purchase! (cannot be combined with another coupon)

and while i may be talking all things girl clothes today...don't be afraid to peruse for all the boy options too. 

and katie - if you're reading - please start offering a styling service. k...thanks.

pop over here tomorrow where i'll be sharing sawyer's photo shoot in her sparkle booty shorts and talk about how to take pictures while your child cries the entire time. super fun.
August 19, 2016


oh mercy. is it just me or is waking up early getting harder and harder? maybe it's because i haven't been working out? maybe it's because i've been eating chocolate chips and animal cookies for the past four nights...for dinner. (seriously...this is not okay.) what i do know is it's having a direct effect on my motivation and exactly my lack of getting anything accomplished in a day.

must get back on track.

so, while i'm doing that, you should...

1 | grab this here snazzy summer-themed button and link back to Sept. Farm.
2 | link up your post at the bottom of this post.
3 | tell all your friends + have a fantastic friday.

my five - 
1 | little mango
so...have you all heard of little mango? well, i'm telling you what...they have the cutest, little clothes you have every seen. i talked about them on snapchat a little bit, and then posted a picture of my sawyer-muff in her sparkle shorts yesterday to my instagram.

(instagram? not following me? well...we should remedy that! click here.)

as i was saying - i posted a picture of sawyer in her shorts, but here is the full outfit. and blah blah blah their clothes are beyond darling...but my girls don't deserve them. my girls deserve $2 shirts from wherever. because, i mean, just look at sawyer. 
when we went out to do her little photo shoot to feature little mango and share with everyone how darling their clothes are...she cried the entire time. so basically now i'm just talking about how my farmer AND sawyer are trying to sabotage my blog. i'm doing kaye's photo shoot today in her  little mango clothes and i have a feeling it's going to go about the same way. 

2 | french braid
i can't remember if i shared this or not, but it's worth another mention if i already best gal...she finally has enough hair on her sweet head for some french braid piggies. we've waited four long years for this day. granted...she's still learning to hold still for 10 minutes and i'm still learning to negotiate five baby-fine hairs...but together we put together two sweet braids...before bedtime...because she's recently informed me that she hates her curls. she calls her curls her crazy hair. bless her.

3 | fair party
while we were in mccall last week...and all four cousins were together, my younger sister's daughter celebrated her second birthday. my stepmom just went to the dollar store and snagged color coded fairy goodies for a perfectly whimsical party for her four granddaughters. kaye was in all purple, sawyer in green, bailey in pink, and reese in blue. they all had skirts, wings, crowns, wands, necklaces, bracelets...they were in woodland fairy heaven. it really was the sweetest scene.

so if you're in a pinch for a cost-effective birthday party...apparently the dollar store is where it's at. and trust'll be a huge hit. don't forget the tattoos.

4 | my new home office
so...i haven't even started in on the girl's new room and i'm already chomping at the bit to get sawyer's crib out of my new home office. right now i have my eye on some west elm desks. 
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i'm loving the mid-century modern paired with a nice, clean white. i'm also loving that teal chair. but maybe it's a little too much? as in, too wild? normally i'd go for that white tufted chair, but 1 - it doesn't really match the style of the desks, and 2 - white furniture. i just can't get on board with that yet.

5 | workouts
help! i've been working out awesomely all summer. i've also been so so consistent with my nutrition and found a really great balance when it comes to eating healthy but also not depriving myself...which was a terrible habit from my past. since may i've managed to drop eight pounds and several inches here and there. i was really feeling great! ...until i wasn't. 

in a matter of weeks we had several birthday celebrations, a wedding, and vacation. true to form, i threw caution to the wind and said i'll get back at it when everything calms down. well...things have calmed down and my 33rd birthday is exactly one month away. help!

i need some motivation and your tips and tricks. oh...and maybe a healthy recipe or two or five sent my way. believe it or not...i'm tired of grilling. unless it's marinated pork chops with mashed potatoes. i made those last week and i've decided i should NEVER go that long without eating mashed potatoes again. downright sinful.

okay! happy happy friday. i'm probably going to go change into my workout clothes and then not workout. guh.

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