Blushing Dahlia

By: Cassie Cottura

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Fashion, Life

TIPS FOR DOING DISNEYLAND WITH A TODDLER

With our recent trip to Disneyland, I wanted to share with you some of my tips for tackling Disneyland with a toddler! Let me start by saying you know your child best. These are just tips and tricks that worked for us, but each child is different. These tips are pretty similar to my Disneyland with a Baby post, but slightly updated since little man is mobile! It’s a lot of work, but I loved it! Stroller- I know strollers can be ...
Life

PICNIC IDEAS WITH RUNA TEA

Last week, San Francisco had one of the hottest heat waves ever recorded. We are not equipped for scorching weather like that. Most homes here don’t have air conditioning so it’s important to find other ways to cool off. With that heat wave, I thought it would be the best time try these RUNA TEAS. This tea has a beautiful mission. The making of RUNA helps reforest the rainforest. RUNA is made from the guayusa (GWHY-YOU-SA) leaf ...
Beauty, Life

BEST AT HOME WHITENING KIT

I am the type of person that is always smiling. I’ve always been that type of person. Lately I wasn’t too confident with my teeth. They have been very dull and off white. With work during the day and blogging at night, and being a full-time mom, there is no break. I’ve been drinking a lot more coffee then I ever used to. It’s really taken a toll on the color of my teeth. I haven’t been wearing bright lip colors ...
Fashion, Life

EMBRAZIO LEATHER

leggings// shoes// top// leather bag c/o I recently had the opportunity to work with Embrazio, a leather company that specializes in belts, bags and other fine leather products. I received this Media Lightweight Leather Crossbody at the perfect time. Caden has been somewhat outgrowing the diaper bag stage. I don’t have to pack up a ton of things for him when we go out for a few hours. In all honesty, I do love my diaper bag, but I have ...
Fashion, Life

THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE IS COMING!

It’s that time of year again!! THE BEST sale of the year is right around the corner. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins July 21, but if you are a card holder it begins July 13. Prices go up August 7! Here are a few of my tips for shopping the sale: I highly recommend joining their card holder rewards program. You can choose either a debit or credit card to use while shopping at Nordstrom. As you shop your accrue points to use ...
Fashion, Life

HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

Happy Fourth of July! Hope everyone has a safe and fun holiday. We will be hanging out at the pool and enjoying some good food! Found this cute off the shoulder top at Target recently and wore my favorite sneakers to dress it down. Plus it’s fun to match the kiddo! I have been buying a lot of his clothing from Target. We love the Cat & Jack brand. They have some of the cutest clothes! They are also guaranteed for one year! Gotta ...
Fashion, Life

THE BEST LEGGINGS FOR POST BABY

Happy Monday! The days are just flying by, but I love it. I recently received these Snapback Postpartum Leggings from preggoleggings.com and wow I can’t say enough good things about them!!! They are super high-waisted to help tighten the tummy, thighs and lift the booty. As a mama to a one year old, I still don’t feel completely content about my postpartum body. Pregnancy is amazing and our bodies are capable of growing a tiny ...
Beauty, Fashion, Life

SUMMER HAIR CARE TIPS

wearing this top and sunglasses Summer can be very harsh on our delicate tresses. During the summer our hair takes a beating from the hot sun and gets dried out. Fortunately, there are ways to protect your hair while you enjoy some time in the sun. I’ve made a list of some tips to help keep your hair moisturized and healthy. Shielding your hair from the sun. Hats are not only a cute accessory, but protect your hair from the sun. Just ...
Fashion, Life

5 BASICS FOR YOUR CLOSET

Everyone has their go to items in their closet. Mine is definitely basic items that can be worn over and over again in various outfits. They are my tried and true basics that I can’t seem to quit. I’ve put together a list of 5 items everyone should have in their closet as basics for any outfit. Hint: I’m wearing a few of these items in this outfit! A basic t-shirt in any color of your choice. I have so many plain t-shirts ...
Fashion, Life

DIY DISTRESSED DENIM

It’s true, I have an unhealthy obsession with holes in my jeans. Most of my denim collection consists of distressed jeans. I do have some with no distressing. At my job we can’t wear jeans only, on days where the elementary school kids do (free dress days are the best days). When I can wear jeans at work, I wear jeans with no holes because I still want to look professional (a previous school I worked at allowed jeans, but none ...