(photo from when I visited my new favorite store, Terrain)
I know… I promised you all that I would be better about regularly publishing Swoon Worthy posts, and now you’re probably wondering what the heck happened, right? The truth of the matter is, life has been crazy for us lately. Lots of stuff is going on behind the scenes, and our weekends have been consumed with road trips and T-ball games, among other things. Swoon Worthy posts have always been near and dear to my heart. I began writing them way back when I first started blogging, and they have always gotten such a great response from you as readers… however, when life has gotten busy, these posts always seem to be the first thing that I have to drop off of my (too full) plate. So, I decided it was time for a change. I still want to write these posts, and I still want to share with you guys all of the things that my family and I are loving at the moment. I just simply can no longer keep up with writing these posts on a weekly basis. For the time being, I have decided to make Swoon Worthy a monthly post, with no set scheduled day of the week. My hope is that by lessening the frequency of these posts, that I can focus more on the quality of them, rather than the quantity. The lists will likely be longer and more detailed, but what I want you to know is, that if something makes my monthly list, then I really and truly love it and felt that it was worthy of sharing with you. So without further ado, here are all of the things that I am currently swooning over…
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This tee from Loved Mama and Little. My friend Melanie, from The Story of Five, started a shop that sells the most amazingly soft tees, with the greatest quotes on them. I’m a huge fan of graphic tees and supporting small mama-run businesses, and I have been living in mine!
I wish I could tell you all that my kids eat everything that I make, but that would be a total lie. Lately Ella has become the pickiest eater. Sometimes she skips meals altogether. Obviously this is super frustrating, because I want to ensure that she is getting all of the nutrients that she needs to grow and thrive. This is why I’m so happy that she has been loving Kidzshake! It’s a nutritional drink (available on Amazon, because Prime, duh!) that includes vitamins and probiotics. She loves it because she thinks that she’s getting a treat, and I love it because I know she’s getting all of the good stuff that she needs without putting up a fight!
If you’re on the hunt for the perfect baby shower gift, or just want to wrap yourself, or your own little ones, in the most luxurious blankets around, I can’t rave enough about the blankets from Little Giraffe. This Luxe Herringbone blanket that Theo is snoozing under is the softest thing that I have ever touched! You can save 20% site-wide on any of their full priced items with the code KOZYANDCO.
I have to be honest, once my kids are over a year old, I totally fall off the wagon when it comes to keeping track of their milestones. Of course I take a million photos, and keep every piece of art they have ever created, but I haven’t been the best about keeping a record of memories and stats from a year on. I recently discovered Polka Dot Print Shop, and I’m OBSESSED! These books are modern and unique, and offer up a great way to track your children’s growth. I started the book above for my youngest, Theo, who turned one in April. This “Toddler” book is for beyond the first year, so it’s been really fun to stay on top of documenting things that have happened over the last couple of months. Polka Dot Print Shop also offers, Bump Books, Baby Books, and School Years Books (I plan to start one of these for Max in the fall). You can save 15% off of your purchase (valid for 7 days from today) with the code KOZYANDCO15.
Okay, lets talk about food! If you missed it, I recently shared this recipe for one of our favorite summer salads, but there have been a bunch of great recipes that we have been enjoying lately that I simply must share…
I literally cannot get enough of this Mexican Street Corn Dip. To be honest, we have been eating it as a side dish rather than as a dip, but you guys, it is SO good!
I don’t know about you, but I am a chicken salad addict. This Lemon Almond Chicken Salad is to die for. Use a store-bought rotisserie chicken for an easy short cut! It’s great over greens, on crackers, and of course on bread.
When it starts to get warm out, I swear that I could eat bruschetta every day. There’s just something about fresh tomatoes and basil, paired with creamy mozzarella, that always leaves me wanting more. This Grilled Chicken Bruschetta has become a summer staple in our house.
Some other things that I can’t get enough of lately, besides peonies, are this limited edition rosé, which is amazing. This super budget friendly candle that smells incredible. This adorable dress… I mean, the tassels!!! These gladiator sandals that I just can’t quit wearing. These great basic tanks that come in a handful of colors and are perfect for summer. The cutest little color block romper (that’s on major sale right now!). Oh, and my kids have been obsessed with this daily calendar… they love waking up each morning and changing all of the magnets around!
Whew, I think that about covers it for now. I hope that you guys understand why I needed to make this change and will continue to keep up with these posts. I love sharing all of my favorite things with you!