Summer Style Staples

Phoenix Blogger Summer Style Staples -
Well, I'll say it again, how the heck is it already August?! I swear this year is just flying by quicker than any other. Summer has been pretty low key around here, baby man had swim lessons (the class was 6 months - 3 years old so it was a little advanced for him, but he seemed to enjoy it), and we've been enjoying the local splash pad. I am definitely looking forward to the cooler weather again so we can do some more morning hikes and walks around the neighborhood. I also wouldn't mind getting through this humidity that has been sticking around lately, my hair and humidity do not mix. These photos were only taken about 3 hours after straightening, haha! My hair, for the most part, is totally straight except for around my face, and those bad boys have a curly mind of their own. 
Phoenix Blogger Summer Style Staples -
Phoenix Blogger Summer Style Staples -
top and jeans // Old Navy
shoes (old) // Lulus 
glasses //
necklace // my Nana's
Phoenix Blogger Summer Style Staples -
This has been my go to outfit as of late, it's just incredibly comfortable. I feel like it's definitely the type of comfy that doesn't just look like stay at home wear, I can easily chase baby around the house or jump in the car and run to the store (and by store I almost always mean Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, or Dutch Bros for coffee, haha). I actually bought three of these tops in different colors because I love them and there were on super sale for only $2 each! So you will probably end up seeing the other ones relatively soon. 

What are some of your favorite clothing staples that you've been rocking this summer? 

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Life Lately

Life Lately -
I can hardly believe it's already July! Where the heck did the first half of the year go?! Things are going pretty well here, I'm keeping busy with baby man who is basically a full blown toddler now! *emoji crying face* 

It has been almost unbearably hot in Phoenix, so we've been spending lots of time in the pool or hunkered down inside (which means lots of TV shows and Netflix when baby man's sleeping). I am excitingly waiting for our first official monsoon of the season, it has been ridiculously humid the last couple of days, so I feel like it could be any day now.

The only thing we really have planned for the rest of summer is a family wedding out in mid-west next month. I'm actually a little nervous about this flight because baby man is definitely a certified toddler with way too much energy, and that's not a fun flight ingredient. Let's be honest, the majority of people on a plane are not looking forward to a rambunctious toddler a plane, let alone one that likes to climb and grab (even if he gives out plenty of cute little waves with his chunky arms.) Thankfully, we are flying out with some other family members, so hopefully, between all of us, we can keep him entertained. If you guys have any tips or tricks for flying with a toddler PLEASE SHARE :)

What have you guys been doing this summer?

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Just Hanging Around

I received this Pet Magasin Cat Hammock at no charge in exchange for my honest opinion. 
Pet Magsin Cat Hammock -
As you all probably already know I love my cats and getting them fun things that I think they will like. Enter: the Pet Magasin Cat Hammock. I really like the natural wood and how sturdy it is, it even looks perfect by the front window. It was shipped in pieces to assemble, but assembling it was straight forward and gave me confidence that it was easily capable of holding up my two floofs. Because they have a window seat on the sliding glass door in the back of the house, I figured this would work perfectly in the front window so they'd have a secondary perch to watch birds from. Now I just need to get get some nice house plants to make it even homier for the cats. 
Pet Magsin Cat Hammock -
Although the build is good and the spot is great, both cats have only expressed interest in sniffing the hammock so far. No doubt there's a learning curve, so I've been liberally applying treats to the surface to encourage them to give it a try. They haven't taken me up on the hammock, but they are finding ways to get their paws on the treats, haha. Once they actually get a hang of it, they are going to have to learn to share because I have a feeling they are both going to want to use it. 

If you think your cat or cats would love to have themselves a hammock you can get 30% off using this code 5F2WSQO4 at either Pet Magsin or Amazon.

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