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🥂🖤✨🎨
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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 
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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! 
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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...

Christmas with the Coles

Hi guys! Thought I’d give you a little inside look at our Christmas this year. We had four Christmas’ this year between both families & these pictures capture it perfectly because it shares the messy-ness, joy, and love it brought us this year. Having an (almost) five year old in the house means Christmas was serious business, particularly for mom, dad, Santa, and Charlie (our elf on the shelf). Charlie came up with some pretty creative ways to say good morning to Ella every day and I think it was just as fun for us as it was for her. Thanks for being willing to try just about everything Charlie 😉

One thing I was reminded of this Christmas was how much true joy it brings parents when they watch their kids light up. Nothing makes me more happy than seeing my kids happy, and that’s the truth!

I hope you all had a fun-filled & memorable Christmas with your families!

I’ll start with the messy/blurry/realistic/not-so-perfectly-captured pictures… because that’s real life over here most of the time.

p.s. ALL my daughter talked about was THIS barbie house… this particular one. It had to have the elevator, garage, and pool (it’s seriously been upgraded since I was a kid!) – her dream came true and she’s been glued it to it ever since! Thank you Santa!




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  • colleen K
    December 29, 2015

    Your family just could not be any cuter! I am due with my 2nd in a week or so and I just cannot to make our little girl a big sister so she can have a buddy like yours have!! Happy holidays!!

    xoxo http://www.touchofcurl.com

    • Melcali05
      December 31, 2015

      CONGRATS mama! Nothing is better than watching your little ones love each other- the BEST! Excited for you!!

  • andrea worley
    December 29, 2015

    What a beautiful Christmas with your family! love the pics!

    • Melcali05
      December 31, 2015

      Thank you girl! Hope you had a great Christmas as well!!!

  • Sarah
    December 30, 2015

    Love how candid this post is! It’s relatable and engaging!


    • Melcali05
      December 31, 2015

      Aw, thank you girl! Means a ton!

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