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The family and I are off to NYC for Kids Fashion Week! I am also excited to do another Fox and Sparrow Session with some super cool Cali babes. Next week there will not be any blog posts, however I will be Instagram-ing up a storm so please come follow our adventures over there. I’ll be back the following week with a ton of new and exciting material. For this week’s Links I Love, here are all my NYC posts for years past, enjoy!

-An NYC weekend guide for tips and fun things to do with kids.

-NYC street style from my favorite little chica.

What I wore to NYC Kids Fashion Week last year.

-One of my all time favorite NYC kids shops for clothing.

Ten tips to shake a bad mood-with shots from NYC.

New York City 1977 vibes with some killer street style.

The Land of Nod NYC preview event.

-Some favorites from Fashion Week 2014.


Photo taken in SoHo by Brookelyn Photography



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Lately positive habits have been on my mind. And in particular, my morning habits. How you start the morning can really have an impact on the mood of your entire day. Have you ever had “one of those mornings” (especially on a Monday) it can ruin the whole vibe of your day, blech! Try these mood boosting habits during your morning routine and let me know if you have any tips yourself.

1. Morning Mantra: I love a good mantra, but one that gets me out of bed and feeling great is even better! Monday’s are the perfect day to set an intention (Mondays can be rough). Try setting one for your day then make it last all week by repeating it every morning before you get out of bed. My latest favorite is ” It’s (Monday) morning, today is a great day to start anew. I am going to be positive and grateful for every experience today” Let me know yours (comment below or on Instagram) I would love to hear!

2. Get Moving: Stretching in bed before you get up, is great for your body. Get that blood circulating though your body! Here is a quick routine you can do before stepping into your slippers…

3. Meditate: I learned to meditate because getting up before the kids was the only time I had to myself to practice it. It ended up being perfect for me because I am TIRED and being tired was the only was to really shut out the outside world and be in the moment. At the end of the day, I have way too much on my mind to zen out. Here are some tips to get relaxed.

4. Eat Breakfast: The very first thing you should put into your body before any caffeine, is room temperature, lemon water. There are endless studies on how great it is for your digestive system. I keep some next to my bed so I don’t even have to move except to reach over and grab my water bottle when I first wake up. Next I have either tea, coffee or a smoothie with either oat meal or a piece of toast. Breakfast is the MOST important meal! Skipping a healthy breakfast makes you cranky, but also doesn’t allow your brain to live up to it’s potential.

5. Shower: O.K. most people shower in the morning, but liven up your morning shower by playing some music, lighting a candle, etc to change up the routine. Be mindful of the water and the air while you are showering. Breathing in the steam is great for your body. You are the most relaxed when your in the water so stretch out your arms and enjoy it. A great shower is the perfect way to begin a hectic day head on!

Wesleigh is wearing this hat||shoes sold out but similar here||romper sold out but from Gap Kids Photography by Rebecca Hansen from First Mate Photo

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Gratitude is one of those words I’ve never thought about until a few years ago when I started my mindfulness journey. Now, I realize that gratitude is the very next step after following, believing and living mindfulness over a long period of time. What is gratitude? It’s feeling full and grateful in this very moment, no matter what that moments currently is. This means that we don’t just feel lucky for what we have when something goes wrong, or when we are in a beautiful place, or receive a nice gift, it’s that we feel thankful even when the moments are great, good, boring, or unmemorable.

When you are mindful, and living in this very moment, the smallest of things give you feelings of gratitude. I compare it to being peaceful. When you are peaceful, you feel gracious toward all the things in your life. So how do we practice being grateful? Well, we first need to practice mindfulness, and we will slowly but very surely realize that the quality of being thankful for each moment, happening, silence, pause in our lives will begin to flourish.

For thoughts on being mindful, please read these…

Staying Mindful at the End of the Summer

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The Mindful New Mother

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Being Mindful on Monday


 Photo by Rebecca Hansen from First Mate Photo