Lifestyle

Nordstrom Sale Picks

1024 683 Melissa Mayer

Unless you haven’t been on social media this weekend, you are V aware that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started Friday! // Details: it continues through August 4th with exclusive access for cardmembers until the 18th, but opens up to all on the 19th //. The deals are seriously so good and as you know well, Nordstrom’s brands are the best of the best. Jase and I went yesterday and we had such fun!! I love using this sale each year to invest in quality pieces that I know I will love for seasons to come. Keep scrolling to see what I bought from the sale and click the links to shop! xo

7 looks, 10 pieces

the list

:cropped sweatshirt: :black leggings: :camel sweater:

:corduroy pants: :grey sweatshirt: :white tee:

:black jeans: :green sweater: :black tee: :blush jacket:

Favorite Cleaning Tool: Nellie’s WOW Mop

525 788 Lauren Kennedy

For all of you who know me, cleaning is a top priority in my every day life. I live with lavender wipes in my car, a hand vacuum at full disposal, and now, my new favorite cleaning tool, the Nellie’s WOW Mop.

You guys. This cordless and rechargeable, lightweight mop is first of all the cutest mop in all the land, and not to mention, it’s super easy to use!

It comes with reusable pads that can be thrown in the wash and reused up to 100 times. It is great on ceramic, hardwood, and tiles floors…and my favorite part? The Floor Care solution is plant based, contains a naturally derived fragrance, and is the best tool for removing dirt and odors.

Other benefits I love about this product line:

1) the products come in tins, which are easier to recycle and are in turn eco-friendly.

2) they are biodegradable and friendly to the environment.

3) they are hypoallergenic and are perfect for sensitive skin.

4) the powder is more concentrated than liquid detergents, so you’re not shipping water all around the world. Another eco-friendly perk.😉

5) the dryer balls are used to replace dryer sheets, which are usually very toxic!

P.S. Did you know? Most scented detergents just mask your clothes in a chemical fragrance instead of actually cleaning. Nellie’s powders are fragrance-free, leaving your clothes and dishes scentless – so you know they’re clean!

This line is becoming one of my favorites and a staple in our home. Shop it here and use LAUREN for 25% off at checkout!

Thank you, Nellie’s, for sponsoring this post! 

7 Non-Fiction Books To Read This Summer

1024 683 Melissa Mayer

Happy July 5th, friends! Hope everyone had a happy fourth full of fireworks, yummy food, friends, and family. Who agrees that summer is such a sweet season to start a new book? Whether you are traveling, on the beach, at home, or at the pool, taking time to dive into a new book feels so right during summertime. Below is a list of 7 books to read this summer including pages we have read and loved, ones we are reading as of now, plus books that are our own to-read list this summer and beyond.

The Next Right Thing

on moving forward by making decisions while trusting the Lord

Suffering

on walking through comfort victoriously thanks to God’s presence

Box Of Butterflies

on hope, encouragement, and comfort from the Lord

The Body Keeps The Score

on understanding the physical impact of emotional stress and trauma

You Are Free

on embracing our God-given gift of freedom in all aspects of life

The Tech-Wise Family

on putting technology in its proper place within your family

Love Letter Life

on the beauty of Godly pursuit, intentional dating, love and marriage 

Why I Love Our Time In Idaho

480 640 Melissa Mayer

Idaho is the place where I feel like I can fully shut down mentally and really open up relationally, spiritually, and emotionally. On many getaways, I still feel the urge to work and snap photos of our adventures and outfits, but this place makes it seem like responsibilities pause and relaxation sets in. For a getaway, this is so rejuvenating for the mind, body, and spirit! To me, Idaho feels like the good old days, where you don’t even know where your phone is! Instead, your heart is centered on card night with the family and friends, soaking in every bit of nature on the golf course, water skiing and boat riding until you are tanned, and ending with a night of cooking and sitting by the outdoor fire pits.

I love having a routine, and I think my Idaho routine is my favorite of all, starting with a celery juice of course! And here I define routine as having an open hand to whatever the day might hold, and letting it unfold as it does. I love the communal aspect of this place, especially on the pickle ball courts. I love that physical appearance is not even close to a priority…hello, lake hair! Not to mention, nature is what fully rejuvenates me; as you may know, I love all animals with all my heart, so it’s extra fun spotting different ones throughout the day!

Also, this place feels extra safe, peaceful, and absent of the stressors and troubles of the world. I couldn’t be more grateful for this getaway spot in the crisp air and beautiful mountains! It’s good for the soul, opens up space to think, and brings the important things into perspective: relationships, rest, and creating extra sweet memories.

Summer Shopping List

683 1024 Melissa Mayer

Hey friends!

It’s officially feeling like summer time, and that means summer style is on my mind. I recently shared my summer state of mind and with that comes fun, easy, carefree clothing to set the mood. Scroll down to see what staples are in my summer wardrobe. If you are looking to add a few new things to your own summer wardrobe, my hope is that this summer shopping list inspires you! Wishing you a relaxed summer season in clothes that you feel comfortable, confident, and totally “you” in.

xo Lo.

Summer Shopping List

Bikini top & bottom

One piece

Flip flops

Sun hat

Denim shorts

White top

Date night dress

Casual dress

Cover up

Comfy shorts

Basic tank

Baseball cap

 

What I’m Wearing

tee (c/o) | pants | sunnies | shoes (c/o)

Summer State of Mind

1024 683 Melissa Mayer

These are just a few things that come to mind when I think of welcoming summer this weekend with memorial day weekend. My summer state of mind is already in full gear and I am so expectant of this sweet season spent savoring moments of rest and new adventures with my guy, our friends, and our families. And side-note, how could this light & bright layer not make me dream of summer? The color seriously brings me so much joy and is the perfect light layer for summer athleisure.

S U M M E R

sun-filled days + cooled-down nights :: weekend escapes to the ocean :: late saturday nights and slow sunday mornings :: taking time to rest and dream :: & enjoying the season fully

WHAT I’M WEARING:

*all items c/o brands*

bike shorts | crop top | jacket

images: felicia lasala 

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!