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...

Why I love being a boy mom

Boys- a noise with dirt on it.

I’ve read this saying/quote a few times and it rings so true! Having a daughter first, I wasn’t used to the “loud” that comes with having a boy. They’re loud, rambunctious, and WILD. Jude (my youngest) is getting to the age now where he’s able to wrestle and play chase/hide-and-go seek with my oldest son Brooklyn. It’s non stop guys, non stop 🙂 I have to remind myself to calm down and let it be when I sense myself getting annoyed or stressed by all of the noise and constant moving. I think someone is running past me about every five minutes of every day! But there are SO many things I love about being a boy mom…

  1. They want to be held, cuddled, or nurtured. I think it’s just apart of all boys’ DNA. Physical touch is huge for them! My daughter was never this way but both of my boys love to sit on our laps, cuddle with us, or sit right next to us and make sure at least one part of their body is touching us 😉
  2. They just have a way with mama’s heart. It’s true, I’m harder on my daughter than I am my boys. I don’t know what it is, but my boys just tug at my heart strings.
  3. They’re undeniably them. They just can’t help making fart noises, wrestling all the live long day, and screaming at the top of their lungs for no apparent reason.

One of the things we do almost daily to get the boy wiggles out is get outside! We have a loop in our neighborhood that we’ve recently been walking a lot. So whether that means the boys grab their scooters and ride around the block or dress up as cows (see below) and run up and down the street, they’re living their best, wild boy life and loving every fast paced second of it outside ( <— key word there).

They also LOVE chocolate milk (Trumoo specifically) and I love the beneficial roles it plays for their little bodies. Did you know Trumoo chocolate milk is a great post workout beverage? Even my husband will buy it and drink it specifically for this purpose/reason. It’s a great choice for replacing lost fluids, replenishing tired muscles, and helping regain energy. There are many articles that support this notion including being talked about in Men’s Journal, a highly credible source. It also contains many nutrients that are hard to match in just a few food groups. Also, as a mom, I know that sugar content plays a major role in what we decide to feed our children. Studies have shown that flavored milk contributes about 4% of added sugars to the diets of children ages 2 to 18, while soft drinks and non carbonated beverages account for 40% of the added sugars. With that said, the small amount of added sugars in flavored milks is a worthwhile trade off for the number of nutrients found in milk.

Let your little ones fuel up on Trumoo chocolate milk so they can play hard and feel good too!

Thank you to Trumoo for sponsoring this post. All opinions are completely my own. 

 

XOXO
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