Thursday, August 28, 2014


Super Big SALE going on in our shop today!  Listing all of our summer gear for up to 60% off while supplies last because I honestly just don't have enough room with all of the fall/winter gear that is going on.  Don't miss out!!!!!!

**it seems silly to be having an end of summer sale when it is 95 outside today and I am planning a beach day this weekend. Oh well....***

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Halloween Outfit Prep

I grew up in Northern Virginia and going back to school meant layers, football games, flannel shirts, and Halloween Prep!  The weather seemed to automatically get cool in the evenings just in time for the first friday night football game.  I loved that!  I miss that!  It is a brisk 95 here on a daily basis and I think it is hard to get into the feel of fall! I think it makes me honestly go full force and truly embrace Halloween and all the I am in search for the feeling of fall! 

We currently have our Halloween gear in our shop for preorder pricing ($20 each) and that will be offered until this Friday.  Preordering not only gives you a makes it so that you don't miss out on wearing the coolest shirts ever for the upcoming holiday!  Last year we sold out SOO fast that I have literally received several emails a month for the entire year begging me to bring them back!  DON'T MISS OUT!  

I put together a little inspiration for getting your festive gear all set and ready to roll.  I like to plan ahead for holidays because I swear that EVERYTHING I put on my "Man, I want to get that closer to the holidays" list....sells out and I am stuck with a less than festive outfit.  I try to make sure that some of my layers can be used after the holidays too! This cardigan is kind of a must....thick stripes call to me! 

I honestly LOVE everything in this picture!  I have these shorts (on sale today) and I can't tell you how amazing they are!  They are long enough that you won't embarrass your kids, and the scallop is so cute!  I ordered this skirt from Brickyard Buffalo and I can't even wait to tuck in my bat shirt with some fun sandals! IS IT OCTOBER YET??????? 

Dressing halloween themed the ENTIRE month of October is kind of a fun goal.  It makes volunteering in school, grocery shopping, working, and basically everything seem more enjoyable!  Adding pumpkin flavored coffee, handful of candy corn daily, and decking your home out helps out too! back to 95 degree weather dreaming of a cool breeze! 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SHHHHHHHHH.... please!

I can't count the number of times that I have wanted to just say SHHHHH to someone!
Shhhh...I am thinking!
Shhhh...You talk too much!
Shhhh...I have a headache!
Shhhh...I thought I was 21 last night and now I feel 95!
Shhhh...I just want to sit in silence!
Shhhh...My favorite show is on!
Shhhh...I really am not listening to what you are saying, so it would just be so much better if you stopped talking now!

Well, none of those fit on a shirt, or are very I went with SHHHH PLEASE!

There is a SUPER cozy, SUPER thin, camo shirt that we have for preorder this week!  We have paired our new favorite gold foil print with a camo pullover for obvious reasons...when you wear camo....nobody can see you!

I am pretty sure this is going to be my new Saturday morning go to shirt with my favorite pants!
The print looks yellow...but it is really gold foil and AMAZING!  Check out our Rule The School shirt to see the foil a little closer.  

Friday, August 22, 2014

Baggage....The Pretty Kind

I have this strange obsession with duffle bags!  I need them to have no structure so that I can shove them in my tiny closet, they have to be able to be filled to the max and still zip, they need to be made of canvas or cotton, and I NEED a long strap to use them as a cross body bag as I carry it.  I have NO clue why...but I have always obsessed over these little details when picking out soccer bags as a kid, college luggage, and any bag after that!  

I found these super cute duffle bags at JCrew last winter and ordered it for Kacey but I totally ordered the WRONG monogram so I packed it up in my closet and waited to give it to her until I figured out exactly what to do!  With the help of some amazing ladies on instagram (@kcsnead) I was able to decide on a super cute monogrammed patch that I just sewed right on and covered up my big mistake! WINNER!!!!!

The bags are FINALLY back at Jcrew.....on sale....and now available in navy blue also!  (Note: They are small, I highly doubt it would be enough room for me to use as a weekender bag....BUT IT IS THE PERFECT SLEEPOVER BAG FOR KIDS!!!!!!!) AND because I am slightly in love with button down shirts and jackets...and I love a good sale....I surprised myself with this beauty!  Now I just have to wait for it to drop below 95 and hopefully I will be able to wear it soon!

BAG (BAG IN BLUE), MONOGRAM PATCH,  HAT, SHADES (brickyard buffalo last summer), SHIRT, BOOK

This picture was a few of Kacey's MUST HAVES on our Myrtle Beach trip a few weeks ago!  If you have a daughter interested in sports......BUY THIS SERIES!  I have never seen my daughter so into reading....and reading isn't really her thing! 


Thursday, August 21, 2014

Rule The School

This week has been INSANE and full of highs and lows! SaSea is growing and I honestly can't even tell you how excited, honored, proud, and giddy this makes me!  I LOVE my job but I LOVE that the feedback is all so positive!  I can't ever thank you all enough!!!!

I was in the car pick up line on the second day of school and I was tagged in a picture that said that our Coffee Carpool Cocktails Repeat shirt was on TORI SPELLINGS BLOG in the Back To School Must Haves!!!!!!!  Um.....this 90210 fan... and every show after that wanted to roll my car windows down and shout it to the world!  Instead I frantically called my husband, sister, and a load of friends telling them to check it out! (close second to causing a scene)

To be on the same page (not just TORI SPELLINGS PAGE!!!!) with these amazing shops makes me so excited!  Every single item on this page is on my birthday wish list, and I actually JUST purchased an Evy's Tree sweatshirt last week!  You can check out the whole magazine here and start making your wish list too!!!!! (and visit our back to school Mom Style here)

I also have been keeping a BIG secret that I can't even wait to show!  We have JUST added a new RULE THE SCHOOL girl's shirt!  The combo of NEON pink sleeves, gold foil lettering, AND the nod to Grease is my top favorite right now!  My inner school girl REALLY wants to wear this shirt around and pretend to be Rizzo for the day!  I could literally quote every line in Grease! 

 Her favorite shorts here (her stye is sold out but these are basically the same)

When you ask your 10 year old for a close up of the shirt.....this is what you get! ha!

I couldn't love this shirt any more than I already do! 

Gold foil= my new favorite! 
We have these shirts ready to ship (sizes 2-10) in our shop and are limited qty right now. 

1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
(huge sale at the gap and crew today! run!)

Those are all my super exciting things going on this week....and now I am off to eat lunch with my little man! He is NOT loving school this year!  I have NO idea what is going on with him, but he does NOT want to be there regardless of how much he likes his teacher!  He is BEGGING me to homeschool him, which is NOT going to happen.  This mama knows herself enough to know that I am the fun mom....not the teacher mom!  I am at a total loss as to what to do because he has always loved going to school and is so into learning anything and everything.  HELP!!!!! 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back To School For Us

My kids went back to school on Monday and I have to say.....I was super sad to drop them off knowing how quiet my house would be when I got back home!  I decided to stop off at Target instead of going straight home to work....and after getting 1 cup of coffee instead of also buying them a little something....walking around the entire store without anyone asking if we can buy anything.....I looked at a few magazines and books without being told that anyone was bored.....and I realized...I AM GOING TO BE A-OKAY THIS SCHOOL YEAR! 

This picture seriously makes me smile!  Kacey gives the BEST hugs, and sometimes the hardest hugs!  
This guy is SUCH a homebody!  He is pretty bummed to be back at school, but I know he will have a great year!  He is begging me already to come to lunch every day and start volunteering.  It makes my heart happy....but I need to let him get used to everything before I start going in! (at least that is what my husband is telling me....I REALLY want to go eat lunch with him!)

Kacey is SOO excited about school this year!  She is a really loving her teacher and one of her Best buds is in her class, so all is well in her world!  It is taking some serious getting used to her being in 4th grade because I can totally remember when I was in 4th grade...and I remember feeling so grown! 

Now for a little picture dump of our super fun summer vacation!  It felt like it went by SO fast, but at the same time it feels like these pics were taken FOREVER ago!

Chad surprised us with super close seats for the Rays VS Marlins game and the kids got 4 BALLS!!!!! One was signed by our friend from high school that plays on the Marlins and the kids pretty much still talk about how cool we are for knowing him! 

My parents planned a fun RV Camping trip with the kids...and I couldn't stay away! I drove over there every day and hung out because I really just hate to miss a good party!  Collin and my dad are best buds....just building a good smores fire and enjoying happy hour! ha!

We spent a week in Maine and loved every single minute of it! Being On Lake Time...and wearing matching clothes with your family makes me happy!  

We hiked, went for canoe rides, made a million Smores, went swimming in FREEZING water, went to my cousins wedding, played with cousins, mini golf, ate our weight in Lobster Rolls....and had a complete blast!  Maine is our happy place and I LOVE that my kids and Chad love it as much as I do!

We spent hours and hours at the pool! (seriously....the BEST way to get out of the house and wear your kids out!)
We spent 4th Of July with some of our favorite people on the lake!  These kids are lifers and they make me smile!

And I may or may not have spilled an entire glass of Sangria when we went over a big wave....and it looked like blood was splattered EVERYWHERE.  Pretty amazing and typical! 

My sister and I spotted a REAL LIVE cowboy while we were out on date night with our hubbies! 

Spent an amazing week at the beach with family! I could seriously pack up my entire house, sell everything except a few pieces and move to the beach tomorrow!  I just can't get enough!

My baby girl turned 10!!!!! She had a super fun party with her favorite friends!!!!! Watching your daughter interact with her friends and you can honestly say that if you were 10 years would WANT to be friends with pretty freaking amazing! 

Skateboarding in the house is kind of his favorite thing!  I have scratches and bumps on my walls to prove that he loves it...and does it daily!

Tacky Tourist day at myrtle beach pizza arcade was one of their favorites!  I also found out that I am the all time CHAMPION of arcade beer pong!  It may have taken me $25 in tokens....but I did not lose! I am currently trying to convince my husband that I need a ping pong table to challenge the world! 

I had an amazing idea to stop at Sam Snead's and we would all cover the Sam and it would look like we had our own restaurant...FAIL!  Oh well!  The best part is that my husband really used to be a golf pro and EVERYONE always asks if we are related...sometimes I lie!

My babies got to meet their baby cousin, Nolan!  I have listened to them ask me on a daily basis since we came home if we could go back and visit him....or when is he going to be able to play sports with them..and on and on!  I miss this little face!

And last week I took the kids to the beach with their buddies to get our fix before life gets all hectic with homework, sports, and just craziness!  
This might be my favorite shot of the entire summer!  Collin has pretty much mastered the skimboard because he practices for hours on end.....but I caught his big crash! ha!

August is honestly the one month I CAN NOT STAND!  There are zero fun holidays, school starts, it is entirely TOO hot in florida to even ever be comfortable outside....and I just feel like I want it to be Halloween already!  I am trying to embrace this month and find something to love about it! 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Halloween Preorder Sale

It is really no secret that I LOVE Halloween!  Not the spooky, goblins, and creepy type of Halloween......but the fun and exciting and festive type celebrations!  I am a total chicken when it comes to anything scary.....but there is just something so fun and amazing about getting to dress up, hang out with your friends, walk around the neighborhood collecting some serious candy....and just loving life!  What's not to love?!

I am doing a preorder on our Halloween shirts and I honestly can't even hide my excitement! They will be going up $5 per shirt after the preorders!  We sold so many of the witch hat last year, and have received requests all year long to bring them back and add a mini style as well. DONE!!!!!!

I also felt like boy mama's needed something fun and festive to wear with their I sat down with my little man and came up with a spooky-fun-festive bat and full moon combo!  The mama shirt has our signature striped bow on the bat giving it a cute little edge (so we aren't too spooky!) and the boys shirt glows in the dark (the moon). I LOVE the vintage vibe on these and they are totally soft!  That was a major requirement for my son! Clothes have to feel like pajamas for him.... and I totally get that! 

I promised my husband that I wouldn't decorate the house for Halloween until mid (maybe beginning) of September....BUT I did stop off at target this weekend and will be sporting this new cardigan to get in the spirit of fall! It is on sale today in stores for $14 so you should probably run!  (I know it isn't really a Halloween shirt.....but black cats = Halloween to me!)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Must Read For Your Next Beach Day!

I purchased this book for the beach......which isn't for a few days....and I couldn't sleep so I started reading it......and now I am finished and need to buy a new book!!!!!!

Any recommendations for easy beach reads?!

And if you are looking for a good read.....go pick this baby up!  This is the second book I have read by Beth Harbison and the second book that I have finished in less than 24 hours! LOVE HER!  This is the kind of book that I looked at the clock and realized that it was 3:00 am and my kids were going to be in my face in roughly 4 hours....and yet I wanted to keep reading.  IT WAS THAT GOOD!!!!!

I purchase my books on my nook 99% of the time, but I wanted this book for the beach and I am to chicken to bring my nook down to the beach!  I felt like a total brat as I was ANNOYED that I had to turn the page while reading this and hold my hands up to hold it! ha! I think I will be going back to reading on my nook....I am lazy like that!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Back To School Shopping- Mom Style

I remember setting out my clothes weeks before school started, having my binders (trapper keepers for days) all filled and ready for the first day of school.  I would organize my backpack over and over again, test out my pens and markers, and wait!

I kind of feel like I want to bring that excitement for the school year back for myself.  I mean....otherwise I will be depressed that the summer is over and I have to start my countdown till next summer.  I have put together a little back to school shopping list for moms!   It doesn't include pens (although, I do have an obsession for a good pen), or backpacks....but includes comfy clothes, the best purse imaginable, and basically an excuse to get your closet set.

August and September are the hottest months here in Florida, and I always am so ready for layers at this point.  Back to school means layers to me, so I try to stick with tank tops and cardigans.

am a coffee drinking, carpooling, cocktail loving I will be LIVING in this shirt again this school year!  We have added them back to the shop and can't wait to see the pictures of everyone in them!  (they are ready to ship!) I swear that I need to walk around with a video camera on my head and tape the reactions of every mom as she reads my shirt. 

Our back to school kids selections are coming soon!  I have a SUPER fun new shirt coming for your favorite school girl....and I can't even wait to show you!  Be on the lookout!

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