red, white, and blue jeans. cake.

here's an easy & cheap outfit to quickly pull together to run out the door to any type of event. classic white button down, jean shorts, and some funky/trendy accessories. you should already own about 90% of this look and if you don't cake's shirt & shorts are both from F21. she also opted for trendy studded gladiator sandals, a borrowed belt from her husband for a men's wore addition, a statement bag, and her go to aviator shades.  what could possibly be easier?!?!?!

oh, also it's a super comfy, so feel free to over indulge at your memorial day BBQ this weekend.
happy friday & enjoy the long holiday weekend.


cake & valley.

shirt: F21, shorts: F21 {bought one size up for a slouchy boyfriend look}, shoes: rebecca minkoff, bag: fendi {new version here}, shades: ray-ban, belt: banana republic.


red, white, and blue jeans. valley.

yes we're fully aware we aren't ground breaking with our original title or our looks this week but we're keeping it real. nothing like prepping for the long weekend with a fresh mani & some quality twin sister time.

in all honestly these looks were taken forever ago and now we're really wishing we were actually together and could recreate that time together! why oh why do we have live 900 miles apart. life isn't fair sometimes.

the silver lining is we both have the sweetest husbands who deal with our crazy twin obsession and allow us to talk at all hours of the day, multiple times a day, and always always support our need to see one another. love you long time amazing husbands :)

"see" you guys tomorrow with another "new" post.


cake & valley.

shirt: cynthia rowley {fun alternative here}, jeans: paige, shoes: tory burch, bag: j.crew {similar pink version here}, sunglasses: F21 {similar here}, earrings: kenneth jay lane.


son. cake.

alright today is cake's turn to talk about prescott. the most dreamy little boy there ever was.

the first thing to know is, like an asshole that i was, my heart sank a little when it was confirmed that we were having a boy. i had had a gut feeling. it wasn't that i didn't love him, i had loved him before i we known it was a him, it was that i was scared. i had grown up with three sisters & had been a mom to a girl, so the idea of raising a little boy was terrifying to me. what if i couldn't be what he needed? what if i wasn't good at playing trucks, or building legos, and not to mention i'm terrible at like 75% of all sports . . . . turns out none of that matters. because being a mom to a little boy is such an honor. the way he loves me, the way he stalks me around the house, the way he needs me is in so many different ways then how georgina did. it's the most innocent and pure love and i can hardly stand it. boy oh boy do i love the way he loves me & i hope i can mirror my love for him so purely and innocently.

prescott since day one was a totally different baby then i had experienced with my first. on the day he was born, saint patrick's day, he nursed and then promptly slept for a solid ten hours straight. like slept through shots & me trying to wake him to eat. he was having non of it. it was a so delightful to start the newborn phase again with a few hours of unexpected sleep. thanks for that little guy :)

he has this "secret" hiding spot that we recently discovered.  wedged between our tv and a chair is a speaker and this little guy is always standing over there.  recently i went over there and looked down and found a little pocket of space where he'd been taking over some toys & markers and dropping them into it. it's the sweetest thing to see him crawl over there with something and drop it into this spot because he has to stand on his little tippy toes to see down into the space to confirm his prize has landed safely in his hiding spot! heart melting.

he loves to sit under the table and push out all the chairs. he will only eat pureed fruit still. he shovels mac n' cheese into his mouth like he hasn't eaten in days. he will crawl at lightning speed to any toy, drink, or book that his sister drops to the floor. he loves to play catch by himself, he'll throw a ball and chase it down, he'll do this over and over again, all over the house. he loves to "pet" snoopy and will point out any dog he sees any where. he talks & babble alllllll the time {just like his dad}, his first word was mama. he laughs out loud at his own jokes & when he does something he deems funny. when he gets in the zone he can play by himself for a good 30-45 minutes.

he hates getting his diaper changed. he hates when we close the baby gates. he hates going down for a nap but almost always sleeps for 90 minutes or more. he hates that he can't run & play like his sister. he hates socks. he hates when i put him down form being held. he hates getting his nails trimmed. he hates/loves being tickled & he is sooooooooooooo ticklish {sorry scotti, thats from me!}

having a second kid is very freeing. it lifts any regrets or short comings a parent can hold onto from their first baby. it showed me that babies come into the world as they are and as a parent we can teach them but we can't change them. mold them, yes; but we can't make a baby smarter, or sweeter, or more thoughtful, or more athletic, or more driven . . .  we can help them develop into who they were born to be.

oh how i love being a boy mom; especially to my little guy. and i love the challenge of finding the best & most cute little boy clothes . . . because, duh (and it's the only sport i'm decent at!!!! ha!)
now, just like yesterday. lots of mommy & prescott never before shared photos to enjoy.




daughter. cake.

with mother's day coming up cake is taking over the blog and talking shop . . .  as in mom talk. and no it is not a gift guide on what you should buy your mom that we've never met before!
today ya'll will get a chance to get to know her daughter a little better & maybe cake too :)

georgina lea was born on a tuesday morning & right from the start she knew who she wanted and who she liked. within minutes of meeting anyone new she made it clear if she liked you or not. she's 100% sure of her internal instincts and she's a tough cookie to sway. she's always preferred a female energy versus any male energy, which still holds true to this day. ironically she refused to go to her papa george when she was a newborn, who she is named after, and it has taken three long years for him to get in her good graces {most kids just adore him, he makes kids puzzles for a living!} good luck to her future boyfriends & ex-boyfriends.

georgina is extremely routine oriented, as a baby she would get tired for a nap at exactly three hours of wake time, like to the minute of three hours. she would always sleep the same amount of time, 40 minutes. she kept this routine until she turned one and a half and went to a one nap routine.  and even now at three years old she still requests an afternoon "quite time" at 1 pm. we've tried breaking up her routine but she thrives on it. i'm curious to see how strict she will be on herself when we give her more freedom to stray from her routine. but for the time being the routine works for us!

because of her natural intuition & her love of a routine we're pretty sure she'll have one best friend for life. she'll find that one friend and stick to them like glue and hold them in a special place in her heart. i hope they're worthy of this type of loyalty. we've already seen a glimpse at the future and georgi's loyalty to her first daycare teacher, miss lily. five months ago she switched classrooms and to this day she still talks about how much she loves miss lily & that she was her best friend. georgi has even gone to the her old classroom and invited miss lily over to our house to eat fruit roll-ups and watch mickey mouse clubhouse.

she loves beef jerky. she loves to wear a swimsuit in the bathtub. she could read & draw all day. she hates to disappoint you & when she does something she knows you like she'll ask, "does that make you happy mama?" she can be bribed into taking a picture with a piece of taffy. she loves elle king & any song she sings. she has so much confidence in herself & i hope she never loses it. she hates, like hates, to splash in the bath or get water on her face. she still asks to get "uppy." she loves the idea of treats & sweets but after a few bites she's over it & is happy to share. she sings in the car. she loves getting new books & clothes. she wants mary poppin's to be her nanny. she named her first baby doll Caramel. she's can not be talked into doing something new, she will do it on her own time & when she's ready. she is not competitive in the less, it doesn't motivate her.

in a nutshell, she is perfect for us. we love her to pieces and even though we go through rough phases with her {i.e. she's a threenager right now} she's amazing. she's the daughter i could never have dreamed up or known i needed so badly. thanks to whom ever i need to thank for letting me be her mama.



ps. tomorrow is Prescott's turn. and now for an absurd amount of never before shared pictures <3