Gender Reveal!

Hey guys! If you are following me over on Instagram, you probably saw that we have some exciting news! We are expecting our 5th baby in March!

I have three girls and one boy, so I reeeeaaally wanted to add another boy to the mix. Guess what we are having?

 

We are having a GIRL! I guess we are meant to be a family with LOTS of estrogen. 

We tried something new this pregnancy, I used a test called Sneak Peak Test. You guys! This is so cool! It is an at home test that you use that predicts gender. You can do it at 9 weeks, so you don’t have to wait as long as an ultrasound. It was super easy and the results came back so fast, I would totally recommend it.

You take the test and mail it back and then they email you the results. I was able to find out in 24 hours! It was really convenient and so nice to know the gender so early on in the pregnancy. 

And I am still in need of baby products that you guys recommend. Anything you can’t live without? Put it in the comments below!
 

 

CALIFORNIA 2017 TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

First Highlight of our trip: Jujube #JUJUBEACH

We just got back from jujubes 2nd annual Jujubeach party! to release their latest print and partnership with Tula (baby carriers) and it was AHH-MAZING. The latest print “rosy posy” is the prettiest floral, (more pic to come on that later) Everyone should know that you do NOT ever miss Jujube party, they do it right! From the food down to the swag bags, and custom floral crowns, they don’t miss a detail! My Bro and his wife came down to Laguna from LA to spend the weekend with my family, and we are so glad they did! I am pretty sure one of my kids would have drowned without them there to keep tabs on my daring little girls… They are a tad too brave for this mama.

First pic we took when we walked into Jujube’s party at the private beach in Laguna! my Bro and wife Witney Carson joined us, and thanks to Wit and her celeb status from “ABC’s Dancing with the stars” this was featured in a few tabloids… LOL thanks Wit;) When we walked in we were greeted with food and handmade floral crowns from The Crown Collective and My girls were in heaven. Floral crowns are just an obsession of every girl I think.

Love the blue flower in Brightons crown!

I know, I have a 2000’s swoop bang thing going on but this was the best I could get outta the girls

Handsome hubby enjoyed the food and this pic. (he hates pics, like most husbands) I, like most wives do, forced him to look happy about this one. He is learning:)

Loving my girls new swim from rad swim! I got a matching one, but Its white and I didn’t want sand in mine. Now I wish I would have just worn it!

These were taken as she was seeing her floral crow in the mirror for the first time! Her dimples kill me. Only kid or grandkid yet that got my daddy’s dimples!

And Hal my ginger beauty! I am obsessed with her hair color!

My swim is from Kingdom and State, and its quickly become a favorite this year! so comfy and flattering on every figure!

Yes Ty was with us, but I couldn’t get him outta the ocean for long enough for a pic so this is what we got from him. Men/boys +photos=nonexistent….

these two divas… actually make that 3 divas.

These little surfboards are so fun! you throw them out into the waves and they “surf” back to you! so fun and came in our jujube swag bag!

2. Disneyland

First and foremost, we were so excited to make our own custom Disney shirts with my Cricut explore air 2! I have another post about my Cricut here. I used their Iron on transfer paper and man was it a fun and easy project! I was able to finish all 6 shirts from design to finish in one night! and how cute is the glitter iron on! quit tip: make sure and pre-wash your shirt without fabric softener, I didn’t wash 2 of them and the letters started peeling up a bit, but the other 4 I washed first have been great, rewashed and still look good! Lesson learned to follow the instructions on the package;)

When you have a cricut you are able to use the software to customize the designs you want. This made our shirts super easy to do. Like I mentioned before, I was able to do all the shirts in one night.

 

And we made it!  We had a great time at Disney with the kids and our cute shirts. (Note Landree and Brighty have writing on their arms with my phone number in case they got lost. Luckily they never got lost.)

 

3. Huntington Beach

We also had a fabulous bike ride around Huntington Beach. I have a friend there who let us take her bikes around. The weather was gorgeous!

 

Our whole trip was busy and really fun. Do you have favorite things to do in California or Anaheim? Always looking for great suggestions, so feel free to share any.

 

Hot Tots Hair Care for Toddlers

A few weeks ago I posted on my Instagram about a product I love for my girls: Hot Tot. Here are some more photos of my toddlers with their Hot Tot’s products.  One of the things I love about the Hot Tot’s products is how good they smell (think cabbage patch doll…yum), plus they are fun and safe for kids. I only condition their hair once a week as I find too much conditioning  pulls some of their cute curl out, but the shampoo we use daily!

 



I use the gel daily on wet hair in prep for any style, then always finish with the hairspray. The structure whip is really nice to get some extra grip on tiny braids! You can’t go wrong with this line, and did I mention it smells like heaven? hehe, get Hot Tot products 20% off using code KYLEE  here.

Friday Favorites: That Hair Though

Happy Friday! I want to start doing a regular fashion post every week on Fridays. I love the relaxed look in preparation for the weekend, especially when I can easily match with my girls. Plus, its a bonus that I can keep the matching going with our Ju-Ju-Be bags.

 

And of course they had to do their fashion walk

Shirt; Sunglasses unavailable, similar hereSweatpants; Jacket from Piper Street Shop unavaliable, but similar hereShoes Bags: Ju-Ju-Be

How to Add Extensions

Hair extensions add volume and length to any amount of hair. I wanted to share some professional tips about putting them in so they look natural.

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I love Rapunzel of Sweden extensions. You can shop their entire collection here.

Here is how I add my clip-in extensions. See my note at the bottom if you have shorter hair.

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Because I have long hair, I start close to the nap of my neck. My goal is to create a weaved layering effect of the extensions, so I begin with the first clip in on the bottom left.

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The next layer, I do on the bottom right, beginning the brick layer pattern. I want them to overlap to create a natural look.

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I then go back to the left side and add them in again.

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And then again on the right. I do a total of four layers of extensions, keeping to the back and alternating left back, right back, left back, right back.

I prefer to add all of my extensions in the back because it adds a lot of natural volume and length. I don’t like adding my extensions on the sides of my head, but you can do that as well.  If you add extensions on the sides, you will want to create a brick layer pattern when you add your extensions: one in the middle back, then one on the right side and one on the left side, and repeated with multiple extensions, as needed.

Tips for short hair: if your hair is shorter you will need to start adding your extensions up higher and not close to your neck. This will help your extensions look more natural.

If you have questions about extensions, put them in the comments!

XOXO - Kylee (Bonus!!)

7 A.M. Enfant

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It’s spring here in Utah but still a tadchilly…Check out these cute Pookie Ponchos by 7AM Enfant.  they are so easy to attach to any stroller, stay put, and their feel are totally covered (like mini sleeping bag).  My girls and I love them!

I’m also loving this super comfy floral raglan shirt from Brickyard Buffalo.

Brighty packed her own @jujube_intl mini-be back pack for church today. I also used this little guy skiing last week. It's the perfect size and kept my things inside nice and dry. My dress is from @pinkishtrends and busted out my @numestyle octowand for my curls today! #jujube #stylishmom #stylishdiaperbag #blonde #blogger #fashion #toddlergirl #toddlerhair #numestyle #dutchbraid #frenchbraid #familylife #mommyandme #momlife

Brighty LOVES her @jujube_intl "pack-pack" and her 4 strand rope "Anna braids" today. #frenchbraid #dutchbraid #pigtails #annabraids #toddlerhair #toddlergirl #babygirl #instatoddler #toddlerhairideas #toddlerhairstyles #blogger #blondehair #blonde #fashionkids #familylife #momlife #mommyandme

Brighty packed her own Ju-Ju-Be mini-be back pack for church today. I also used this little guy skiing last week. It’s the perfect size and kept my things inside nice and dry. My dress is from Pinkish Trends and busted out my NuMe Style Octowand for my curls today.  And Brighty loves her four strand “Anna” braids.

Miko Leon

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I just love MikoLeon! They make eco-cool, up-cycled, 100% cotton, chemical free, dye free, fare trade, reduced CO2, and sustainable up-cycled denim dresses and children’s clothing (whew that’s a mouthful!).  And my favorite… Brighton’s boots are hand made in Guatemala. The kind of quality you don’t get with a machine…