11 years married today💕💕💕
Grabbed breakfast, got our nails done ;), massages, painted our first shiplap wall (the true test of marriage...), and now headed to dinner. It hasn’t always been easy but it’s 1000% worth it because it makes today that much more sweeter than the beginning. Love you babe🥂🖤✨🎨
http://liketk.it/2Edin @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50

11 years married today💕💕💕 Grabbed...

My dress is on sale for $33 and going quick! Runs TTS. You can shop all of my looks at the link in my bio or download the @liketoknow.it app and follow me over there- Ellabrooksblog 🖤 http://liketk.it/2Eczh @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKsalealert

My dress is on sale...

Classic Mel😉 This cute coat sold out so fast during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I never had time to share! But it’s baaaack👏🏻 Yes I was dying of heat taking this pic☺️ but come Fall/Winter👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 Go down 1 size (wearing a size 2) http://liketk.it/2Eagc @liketoknow.it #liketkit #nordstrom

Classic Mel😉 This cute coat...

Full look at today’s OOTD🖤 My tee is from @zara which I can’t link😭 I’ll try to find it and put it up in my stories. I am going to link some graphic tees you guys went crazy over in my stories a few days ago- all around $15! My exact shorts are linked, $10 sunnies & $37 purse! Shop all of my outfits at the link in my bio🖤
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Full look at today’s OOTD🖤...

The perks of working together - “lunch meeting” 😊 #nonottlikethat #likefood #eating

The perks of working together...

Literally obsessed with this blazer😻 it’s on sale for $32 with code GET20. Wear it in the fall over denim shorts, with jeans and booties in the winter, or pair it with heels and black pants for workwear🖤 Fits TTS - wearing a size 4 Also, my oversized sunnies are only $10👏🏻
Shop it all at the link in my bio 
http://liketk.it/2E74h @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKsalealert

Literally obsessed with this blazer😻...

#sundayswiththecoles 🖤 Can we all take  a second to appreciate that huge genuine grin on Jude’s face😍😍😍 #judemood is feeling life today💃🏼👏🏻✨Ps- had to include our self time fail👌🏻
#sundayswiththecoles http://liketk.it/2E5oh @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKfamily

#sundayswiththecoles 🖤 Can we all...

Fresh hair✨✨ thanks to my girl @painted.by.trista 🌈 (cut, color, & hand tied extensions - I have one row for volume)
My denim jacket is on sale for $31 with code ENJOY- fits True To size. Everything else linked at the link in my bio! 
http://liketk.it/2E499 @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKunder50 #LTKsalealert

Fresh hair✨✨ thanks to my...

The perks of being the baby...
1. Mom and dad rarely say no
2. You get treated like a baby even when you’re no longer a baby 
3. When you fight with your siblings & everyone gets in trouble- you always win🥇
4. You get away with going barefoot👣 amongst other things because by the last, as long as they’re alive🙌🏻
#judemood #mybabyboy #guesswhoelseisthebaby🙋🏼‍♀️
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The perks of being the...

☕️ at one of my favorite coffee shops - @bluebottle in SF😍💯 Linking all outfit details at the link in my bio- my headband comes in a pack of 3 for $15, loooove the fit of this jacket, these are some of my go to mom jeans (on sale), and these slides are also on sale! http://liketk.it/2E1zp  @liketoknow.it #liketkit #LTKshoecrush #LTKsalealert #LTKunder50 #amazonfashion

☕️ at one of my...

Back To School Tips & Tricks

I can’t believe we’ve already reached a new school year. Next week my babies start school again (Jude in preschool, Brooklyn starting Kindergarten, and Ella entering third) and we’ll be back in a (somewhat) regular routine! (I’m currently typing this out while on a family vacation in Orange County). We’re ready! I’m ready! I love the sunshine, spontaneous adventures, and loads of family fun and memories made that Summertime brings, but I’m ready for a little bit more of a scheduled routine.

I have a few tricks up my sleeve when it comes to prepping and getting the kiddos out of the house and on time every morning. Honestly, they’re not genius or light bulb ideas but hey- one of you might read it and think “Yes! Why didn’t I think of that”!

  1. Make lunches the night before, keep in fridge, grab n go in the morning!
  2. Pick/set out their clothes. My (amazing) husband would do this every morning before he left for work. It saves so much time being that you’ll spend half of your morning dragging them out of bed 😉
  3. Stuff/pack backpacks and place all to go items by the door the night before.
  4. Buy grab n go breakfast items. We rarely make anything that takes longer than 5 min to prep in the morning. Bagels, pop tarts, yogurt, fruit, frozen waffles, protein bars… those are our go-tos.
  5. For the morning of – wake the kids up 15 minutes earlier than your targeted “wake up” time. This allows for a more stress free morning and this is KEY to getting their (and your) day started on the right foot. Chances are, there will be something one of you will forget to grab or remember to do. This extra time allows for these moments to occur without causing extra stress.

Have any other helpful tips to share?!

Everything my kiddos are wearing below are from Walmart – their backpacks, outfits (we picked up their outfits in store)… we even order most of my daughters everyday school uniform from Walmart. They have the best prices and a great selection! PLUS I love that they now offer free 2 day shipping on most of their online selection.

Shop their backpacks and other cute options below…

Huge thank you to Walmart for sponsoring this post. As always, all opinions are completely my own.

XOXO
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