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Apr 28, 2014

Happy Monday Friends!  Sorry for the lack of a post Friday.  If you follow me on Instagram then you know I went to Dallas for the weekend for a blogging conference.  It was so much fun to meet some of my favorite bloggers in real life- highlight was dinner with the fabulous and insanely talented Jamie Meares and Erin Gates one night.  I was in heaven as they are two of my biggest inspirations. As fun as it was I was so ready to get home and see my babies, I am such a homebody and I missed them so much!  I know it does us moms good to get away every now and then but man was I glad to get back!  I will try and share some pictures later this week when I have time to upload photos!


I ended up getting this tank in blue and gray I love it so much- you can get it for 25% off at Saks thru tonight.  It is such a great everyday shirt.  It is super soft and I find it goes with everything, it is even super cute under a blazer too.  Use code FRNFAM at checkout.


I made this potato salad per my Mom’s recommendation for our Easter dinner and it was amazing.  I loved the combo of potatoes and lentils.  There is no mayo in it so it is super fresh and light!  I ate the leftovers for my lunches last week and it still stayed fresh and delicious!


I stopped in my favorite department store here Gwynns last week to let Sterling pet the Easter bunnies.  While I was there I remembered I had a birthday gift certificate- if you live locally sign up and they will send you $20 the month of your birthday to spend there.  I decided I needed some new lipstick.  I went in wanting to buy neutral but the woman that worked there was great and talked me into this fun new color which I just love!  It is the perfect bright pink for Spring.

They snapped a picture of us while we were there and put it on there FB page (it’s a little blurry).

This is me wearing the lipstick. I am not a big lipstick person but loving this color!


Download their whole album its amazing.  I have always loved them but then got sucked into watching a live performance videotapped from Coachella and it made me love them even more.  They rock.

and I have a weird crush on the lead singer, I have a thing for men who can sing.


I am a stalker mom and love watching my kids sleep.  I started noticing that Frances always sleeps in the same position with her arms behind her head.  It is crazy adorable.  I decided I am going to capture as many pictures of her sleeping like this thru the first year or so and make a book out of them!


Matt and I are officially hooked on House of Cards we can’t get enough of it!  We are almost done with Season 2 and can’t wait for Season 3 to start. It is so nice to have a show we can watch together and both enjoy!  I highly recommend this if you have not watched it yet.


The Tory Burch Friends and Family Event ends today.  So one last chance to snag some goodies.  Get 25% off with code FRIENDLY.  

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  1. Can't say enough how much I love that lipstick. I'm a major big fan of bright pink lipstick! And I'm officially a stalker of Frances sleeping as well šŸ™‚

  2. Natalie says:

    Yes, totally agree with House of Cards, we are obsessed! I was so sad when the season ended. Frances Moon sleeping is the cutest thing ever and that lipstick color is gorgeous on you!

  3. That lipstick is awesome on you and so is that dress! I'm thinking I need it for an upcoming wedding! Frances is the cutest! Yes, we watched both seasons of House of Cards in a few days. I love binge watching! Are you into Scandal? That's my newest addiction. Loved all of your RS Con pics. I was so jealous about missing all the fun! šŸ˜‰

  4. Liz says:

    The picture of Frances Moon reminds me of that Theo and Beau series – have you seen? So cute! Glad you had fun in TX.

  5. omg frances is SO cute! i love those photos. xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  6. Nat says:

    I love The Head and the Heart- I'm trying to convince my husband we need to go see them when they come to Baltimore this summer. I love hot pink lipstick- I don't wear lipstick often but when I do I go bright. I love that Frances stays in one position while she sleeps- my son is all over the crib like a crazy person

  7. Jenna says:

    Baby Frances — you are killing me you are so sweet!

  8. Sara Mueller says:

    We finished Season 2 of House of Cards before the hubby left! And I can't wait to see photos of your weekend in Dallas!

    Oh and Frances Moon is the cutest baby!

  9. Frances sleeping is adorable!! She looks more and more like Sterling!

  10. I snagged some stuff from both sales, too. I'm going to be broke going into the summer, ha! Glad you had a great time!

  11. my daughter sits with her hands behind her head when we read and sleeps the same way. it absolutely cracks me up because i can't remember a time when i thought that position was comfortable. she is an absolute doll.

  12. Katie says:

    What sweet pictures of your baby girl!! I am a sucker for a sleeping baby.

    I have to ask, out of curiosity, as I have a daughter only a couple months younger than Frances – do you swaddle her and she breaks out of it? Or do you just tuck the blanket around her to keep her from getting chilled? I only ask because I'm at such a crossroads with the swaddle – my baby busts out of it during her sleep but seems to still need it. I've got to figure out what to do.

  13. Meredith says:

    I cannot get enough of those Frances Moon sleeping pictures! TOO CUTE!

  14. SOOO loved finally meeting you and hanging out!! Wish it had been more! And just you wait until the season finale of HOC…you'll DIE!

  15. Loved seeing your instagram updates all weekend–looks like you and Caycee had a great time! The pictures of Frances Moon sleeping are delectable! Seriously, the hands behind the head are too cute! We are HOC addicts over here too! It is a great show to watch with the husband since many of my shows he isn't into.

  16. Katy Byrne says:

    So jealous of everyone at the RScon. Looked amazing. Hope you had a great time in Dallas!


  17. Thanks for the idea to try HOC. I like it when both J and I can get into a show together!

  18. Frances is just TOO cute!! And love that lipstick!

  19. That lipstick color is gorgeous! My son sleeps with his hands behind his head too, and I think it is the most precious thing in the world. šŸ™‚
    The Grass Skirt

  20. Val says:

    You need to frame those 3 pictures of Francis. ADORE….Loving the lipstick.

  21. Loving The Head and the Heart! Thank you for the new music!

  22. That salad looks amazing! And House of Cards is the best! Obsessed!

  23. Hi! As always, you and your children look adorable. I hope you're enjoying spring – it must be in full force where you are!
    London's a little cooler I expect but I'm hoping for some warm days soon! Haven't started House of Cards yet but I'm thinking I'll have to soon!

    I'm a blogger too and whilst I write about things to do in London, beauty, and all that, I'd really like to writing more about clothes, like you do!

    Anyway what I was wondering was how you make that thing where you show the stuff from the Tory Burch sale? And readers can click through all the different pieces and see where they;re from and how much they are sometimes?

    I'd really appreciate your help so I can make my blog look a bit more professional šŸ™‚

    Thank you for writing a fantastic blog Natalie! I read it every day. Your style picks are always so great, it's a shame that we don't have a lot of them in Europe!

    Love from London