a GIVEAWAY! hosted by Yours Truly, in collaboration with Freshly Picked

Hey There! 
If you remember a couple weeks ago I shared my review on Baby Moccs! Well, heads up to all my friends + blog readers that might not be following along on Instagram! Firstly... I post there WAY more often than i do anywhere else, so it wouldn't be the worst idea! Secondly.... I'm hosting an IG giveaway!! Head on over and win yourself some Freshly Picked Moccasins! Hollaaa!

Not in the market for baby moccs? 
Win them for a friend, family member or for your future children/grandchildren. The end!

lately in pictures...

^^^okay, i may be a little in love with my babies and their feet
^^^those red shoes, and old town walking weather
^^^every. single. day.
^^^my hooligan crew of kitchen help
 ^^^abel + his true love
^^^making penny wishes in the fountain with Auntie Tay
^^^please. PLEASE let there be baby chunk in Heaven!! also, see abel's chunky baby leg rolls HERE!

heart magazine

A lifestyle publication for women that celebrates the authentic living of your best life!

A couple weeks ago (okay a month ago... i'm behind on getting this post up!) Ash & I attended the sweetest little soiree to celebrate the launch of something so special to my heart.
Heart Magazine.
The gathering was held at a most precious champagne bar + was a fun night out, supporting a friend + this brave and incredibly special venture.

Meet Rachel (and her precious family), the founder + beautiful soul behind your newest dose of happy! She's pretty in an obvious way, but what you find out when you get to know her is that her soul is so incredibly wonderful + kind, and that to me is even more beautiful.
You owe it to yourself to have a little piece of her in your life through Heart...  Starting with "the why of heart" post HERE!

Heart features content that takes care of your heart. In its pages you’ll find celebrations of the real, a hand to hold through triumph and tragedy, and authentic stories from women living their best lives. You won’t find suggestions for thousand-dollar outfits, or recipes that leave you cursing and hopeless. No recommendations for a spotless house or creative projects you’ll never master. This magazine promises to encourage new pursuits while also assuring you that you’re just fine, as you are in this very moment.
Whether you’re living your dream life or wondering if it’s normal to still not know what you want to do when you grow up, we hope that you will feel safe within the pages of Heart. We hope you will feel inspired, comforted, and at home.
It is our firm belief that women deserve to feel uplifted. Women deserve to feel connected and supported by others who get it. Women deserve to tell the stories they’re used to hiding, and from that, to find peace and happiness, and feelings they’ve not felt in years.

There is no time like the present to say what you’ve always wanted to say, and to do what you’ve only thought was possible later on. Later isn’t coming. It’s now. Now is the time to share your heart, the time to tell your story, the time to build other women up instead of tearing them down. Now is the time to connect, and grow, and be OK with where you are. That’s the mission of this magazine, friends. To stop waiting for that perfect time to be a perfect person, and to right now, this instant, allow yourself the grace you so desperately deserve.
(Excerpt from Heart)

We seriously need more of this in our lives!
Do yourself a favor today and visit
theheartmag (dot) com
to BE inspired or for an outlet to share and INSPIRE others!

And now a few fun snippets from the launch party! xoxo
**Rachel's Family photo by: Danielle Defiore**
All other photos by me :) 

we are f a m i l y !

i can't read the title without singing it, can you?
over the weekend we headed south to spend the weekend with chris' side of our family. we stopped in colorado springs (where we both grew up + met) to spend time with his mom + ended up eating lunch at the CUTEST restaurant ever, called Shuga's... heart eyes. i don't know if it was the orange ceiling,  bright red door, the drool worthy food, or the company, but overall it was a win. 
^^^my sweet lucy little bit. i could not love this child more. easy + happy. currently in a mom + dad only phase, but soaking it up until she phases back into allowing anyone + their dog hold her :)
^^^umm any bathroom nursing station that is this inviting and adorable gets ten points!
also, abel + his yaya^^^
 all day long i dream of chris salvaggione... still can't believe he's mine^^^
^^^the springs happy wall game is onnn point... foco where my walls at?  
^^^we then drove down to pueblo, where my sister in law and her husband live, admiring pikes peak + all it's glory on the way.

pueblo was pretty much summer time... 75/80 degrees, blue skies and sunny, popsicle deserving weather. perfect for playing in the backyard, strolling downtown + chasing abel in every different direction, which is exactly what we did.
^^^i love his feet off the ground, he has the best dance moves + an even better sense of adventure. i love you abel.
^^^this is abel's new favorite activity with me... "crying" aka Flying like a bird and flapping his little wings while i spin him... it's mostly adorable + i am so excited that pretending is finally here! hoorah! today he brushed his dinosaurs teeth + pushed him in the swing :) 
^^^this is probably my favorite picture from last week. i have to break it down by weeks because i take a billion and five pictures every day + constantly have a new favorite... but this one is it for now!
^^^late night talks at the table... one of my very favorite things.... and after RUNNING through the entire city of pueblo (okay, not really) this little guy was zonked. 

the following day, abel got "don'ts" for breakfast, per his request + chris made everyone else grandma salvaggione's famous french toast, yummmm. it was such a great visit, quality time, 1,000 too many carbs, good conversation + lots of smiles. 
^^^four in a frame + light from Heaven... amen