Soooo the big question was what do we wear to the Living with Landyn Live show?

Here is what we ended up wearing.  We wanted layers because sometimes those facilities are freezing with the AC blasting.

We opted for fall colors and booties.

Sarah (wine color dress)

Dress (comes in several colors)| Denim jacket | Hat | Bracelets | Crossbody | Booties

Rachel (navy dress)

Dress | Denim jacket | Necklace-similar | Booties-similar | Clutch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rachel

Dress | Denim jacket | Necklace-similar | Booties-similar | Clutch

Sarah 

Dress | Denim jacket | Hat | Bracelets | Crossbody | Booties | Earrings

Logan my oldest son signed up to be the “Chicken Checker” at school one weekend.  He loves animals so of course, he’s obsessed with these funny chickens they have at his school.

The role of a “chicken checker” is to wake the chickens up at 8:00 am (they like you to keep them on schedule), Feed, Water, etc.  I think Logan has a future as a farmer because he was so excited each day to take on his role.  His grandpa would have been proud.  After the morning chores, he loved running around, picking them up, chasing them, watching them peck and kick up mulch.

The evening chores start at 8 pm.   The chicken checker rounds up all the chickens and gets them in their coop for the night.  (This was not easy, herding chickens is hard work).

It is such a great learning experience for the kids.  Logan even told me he saw one lay an egg one day.  LOL.

 

Target has so many adorable fall options.  Both Logan and Mason are wearing @TargetStyle.

Logan has on a colorful flannel from Cat & Jack and Mason is rocking a button down from Genuine Kids Osh Kosh

These shirts are great quality and so soft.  My boys are picky about what they wear but I wanted them to dress the part.  The official and cute “Chicken Checker Look”.

 

Nashville here we come!  We have been planning this girls weekend for months.  On our agenda: Shopping, spa treatments, great restaurants, photo-ops, and fun night life.

From St Louis, it took us about 4 41/2 hours to get to Nashville.  We arrived just in time for lunch so we headed straight to Caviar and Bananas.  I heard about this place from one of my favorite Nashville bloggers @Living with Landon

Caviar and Bananas

 

 

 

 

 

This place is gorgeous.  It’s a fast casual cafe and market.  We created our own sandwiches and salads.  They have huge pastries, cookies the size of a dinner plate, a coffee bar, wine, brunch, cheese plates and Fro-zay that looked AMAZE!

Curious about the name?  I was.   An employee told me originally it started as a market and expanded into a cafe selling everything from Caviar to Bananas.  Clever.  The decor alone made me so happy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We had manicure appointments booked that afternoon at Poppy and Monroe a natural salon in Germantown.

We got relaxing gel manicures, picked the perfect neutral nail color #30 and soaked up the peace and quiet without having the kids around.  Next time I want to try the sugaring which is a natural alternative to waxing.  Have you tried sugaring?  The salon also has amazing natural skin care, jewelry, and other goodies in their gift shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After our mani’s we walked to a cute shop Alexis and Bolt Boutique.  You have to check out their greeting card selection and other cute gifts and clothing.

For dinner, a Nashville BBQ joint came highly recommended.  Martin’s BBQ. They are known for the “Redneck taco” and brisket sandwich.  There was a long line but it moved quick.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After dinner, we had to make a sweet treat stop to 5 Daughter’s Bakery.

We indulged in the decadent Maple, Chocolate, and Purtin.  These are 100 layer cronuts.  They are unlike anything I’ve tasted nothing like a regular donut because they have 100 layers of heaven in each bite.  YUM!

 

 

We stayed at the Mariott Renaissance Downtown.  It was a perfect location.  Everything we wanted to see and do was within a few miles.  Our room overlooked from a distance Broadway and all the Honkey Tonks. There is a Starbucks in the lobby for coffee if you’re a coffee fanatic like me.  Parking tip:  We parked across the street at the Nashville Public Library garage for $13 a day (there is a covered cross walk to the hotel on the 4th floor) vs. the hotel valet $40.

We packed a lot into our first day.  Day two includes Proper Bagel, 12 South Shopping, Roof tops, mural photos, and more.  Are you ready to get your girl gang together and go?

The weather has cooled off in St Louis so I’m obsessed with getting my boys outside as much as possible.  Many nights we will take our dinner to a playground or park and enjoy the outside while we eat.  Being a working mom, I don’t have loads of time with my boys so I try to find ways to make our time together special without a lot of work.

Here’s what we do:

  1.  Keep a blanket, towel, even your yoga mats in your car so you can be spontaneous when you’re in the picnic mood.
  2. If packing food isn’t an option and you’re not in the mood for fast food, we like to get “grab and go” from The Art of Entertaining in Webster Groves.  They have healthy options my kids like too.  Mason is eating the Smart Start breakfast option which includes fruit, yogurt, and a popular mini muffin.
  3. One additional thing I like to do is use these fun kids conversation cards to generate interesting dialogue with my boys.  It helps keep topics off the bathroom which for some reason boys love to talk about.  🙁  LOL

Fill me in on how you like to picnic.  Have fun enjoying your quality outdoor time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a side note, my boys LOVE dogs.  They want to pet every dog they see.  I was recently looking for some cute graphic T’s for a family photo and found these adorable options.

Puppy Applique T-shirtPuppy long sleeve optionRound towel for picnic | Art of Entertaining grab and go foods

My trunk club box arrived and I know your dying to see what I got.

First I wanted fall transitional pieces for work.  I love jackets, vests, need some peep toe booties and dresses I can wear now into fall.  Second I wanted some fun tops for the fall for a couple of GNO’s and a winery trip.

Here is what I found:   A personalized note from the stylist Lyndsey, and prepaid shipping labels to send back anything that doesn’t work.  There was also a note about free alterations at any Nordstrom if needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I tried everything on but the lighting was horrible so I took pics that were easier for you to see.  I added my own jeans.

The perfect dress to wear now and transition into fall.  I love this wine color.  A soft taupe moto jacket for layering and taupe peep toe booties and some bling. I’m obsessed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cute GNO/Winery tops,  cold shoulder is still all the rage, peep toe booties and my jeans.  What do you think?  What should I keep?

 

 

 

 

 

If your thinking you want to try trunk club check out this link.  It will save you time and money and you’ll have a stylist helping you pull it all together.  XOXO Sarah

Hey friends.

Fall is around the corner and I can already smell the pumpkin lattes.  YUM!!  I am in need of a couple of fall updates to my wardrobe.  I have an upcoming girls trip to Nashville and a couple of work trips and no time to shop so I decided to try the “Trunk club” a Nordstrom company for some updated pieces to take with me.  Here are the steps I took:

  1.  I logged in to https://www.trunkclub.com/my/invite/APLJPZ and filled out a profile.  They asked my style, taste, occasion, price points, etc.  I wanted all clothing under $100 and good transition and layering pieces for Fall.
  2. I was assigned a stylist…Lyndsey.  She messaged me a few questions to get a good idea of what I was looking for, my taste, etc.  I had also set up a Pinterest board and pinned a few looks I liked to give her a better idea of my style and what I am looking for.
  3.  She then curated looks for me to approve/not approve.  Once everything was approved it was shipped.

If you need some wardrobe updates, don’t have time to shop or don’t like to shop I’d recommend trying Trunk Club.  They waive your $25 styling fee if you purchase something OR if you have a Nordstrom credit card so you have nothing to lose.  Shippingand returns are free and you can try on at home.

Use this link to try for yourself:  https://www.trunkclub.com/my/invite/APLJPZ

Stay tuned to see all the fun goodies that came in my trunk.

XOXO  Sarah