Month: June 2015 (page 1 of 2)

Must-Read Summer Book: My Sunshine Away

my sunshine away

{My Sunshine Away, by M.O. Walsh}

I always read most in the summer months with longer days and plenty of beach time, and I am always looking for good recommendations.  If you are searching for a new book yourself for your next vacation or lazy Sunday, read this: My Sunshine Away.  We recently flew to Vegas for the weekend and I started this novel just as we took off.  By the time we landed, I was still glued to my seat hours later, actually hoping the line that forms in the aisle before exiting the plane would be moving slowly enough to allow me to finish the last few pages.  It was that good.  The writing was beautifully descriptive and the story so perfectly executed.  Do you have any good recommendations to share?  Look forward to hearing them!

Happy reading!

xo gina

Happy Five Months, Reese Evelyn

5 months

Happy five months, Reese Evelyn.

5 months II

That’s five full months of this sunshine.

5 months III

And it gets better every day.


My Life Lately {As Told Through Photos}

beach babe 2 june 2015

The other day, I went to turn on my phone after leaving it to be charged and the screen never wavered from it’s pitch black state.  And being without a phone has been…well, weird.  That little piece of technology is my alarm clock, my calendar, my appointment book, my weather station, and most importantly my camera lens.  It’s where I take and house all of the photos of my girls.  Their popsicle stained lips, their first cries, their morning snuggles, their favorite pajamas on repeat, those two sets of bright blue eyes.  And that has been the biggest challenge, to not be able to snap away at all of the amazing moments that happen at random.  My life otherwise lately has been the same.  Consumed, in a good way, with my young daughters as I navigate my way as a mom all over again and am reminded how awesome this role really is.

reesey swinging

Lemons make lemonade.



cookie monster ice cream

Our very own cookie monster.


Chips and guac…she must be ours.

beach babe june 2015

Beach babe.

sunshine on a cloudy day

Sunshine on a cloudy day.

sunshine on a cloudy day 2


vegas poolside

A sunny escape.

vegas reflections

Reflecting a perfect pool day.

vegas reflections 2

For days.

big laughs

Big girl.  Big laughs.

pool days with my chicas

Baby feet and raspberry pops.


red lip pool days

Looking for airplanes.

pops on pool days

Another summer day, another popsicle.

Happy Friday!

xo gina







Black x White

black x white

White is a summer staple that I love wearing from head-to-toe.  It always looks clean and fresh and polished.  And although it goes with just about every other color, pairing an all-white outfit with black accessories is easy and chic.  Let a panama hat double as a sun protector and the final touch to your ensemble.  Not to mention, a hat is the easiest way to mask any hair woes.

black x white 2{VINCE rolled scoop neck tee, ON SALE NOW / PAIGE denim shorts – jimmy jimmy in optic white, ON SALE NOW / J.CREW tassel sandals, sold out, similar HERE and HERE, both options ON SALE NOW / RAY-BAN wayfarer sunglasses / old PANAMA HAT, similar HERE and HERE}

Happy summer!

xo gina

Roundup: Summer Popsicles To Try Right Now

The recent cool temperatures for June had me searching even more for summer-time recipes and fun ideas for warm weather activities.  Summer has long been synonymous with ice pops and vice versa, and they are always a perfect way to beat the heat or halt any potential toddler meltdowns.  Perfect for barbeques and hostess gifts (if you bring along a cooler), and you can pack them with healthy in-season fruits and veggies.  Here is a roundup of my six current favorite popsicles to try right now.


{All images and recipes found on Pinterest and hyperlinked below}

{Top Row, Left to Right: Watermelon Popsicles / Orange Creamsicles / Healthy Greek Yogurt Chocolate Fudge Pops}

{Bottom Row, Left to Right: Real Fruit Bomb Pops / Key Lime Pie PopsiclesGreen Juice Popsicles}



xo gina

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