Kicking Off Summer with Stripes and Memorial Weekend Sales

It’s a long weekend, and I am so happy about it! I love Memorial Weekend – it’s a time to spend with friends and family, a chance to kick off summer, and most importantly a chance to remember those who have sacrificed for our country and freedom. It also happens to be a time when there a lots of great sales ;). Since I’m hoping you’ll be outside and spending time with loved ones, I…
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Pregnancy Workouts (or lack of!) + Favorite Workout Attire

I have to admit something – working out during pregnancy for me has so far been kiiiind of a joke.  Because first of all, can we just talk about how much the first trimester sucks?! More on that later, but it’s so frustrating because you feel pressure to establish a really good workout routine in the beginning of your pregnancy, but you also feel (unless you’re one of those rare lucky ones) like you literally can’t…
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The Bump in Action + The Gender Roller Coaster

Guys – hi! Can I just say that pregnancy is a ROLLER COASTER?! And it just so happens that for us, finding out the gender has been no different. Since our pregnancy is considered high risk (just because of the fact that it’s twins), we get more ultrasounds than most would. Side note – if anyone has thoughts/research regarding the number of ultrasounds you should/shouldn’t get, I’d love to hear it! Right now, this is our…
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15 Weeks | Pre-Maternity Clothing Tricks

Guys – these babies are getting bigger!  I’m 15 weeks, which means they are the size of either a navel orange, an apple, or a pear, depending on what pregnancy app I look at ;).  Blake and I die over the fruit comparisons every week, especially when they give you fruit that varies in size or is shaped super weird!  And the babies aren’t the only ones getting bigger – I am, too. I’m to the…
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Twin Pregnancy Questions (and Answers!)

As soon as people find out I’m having twins, they inevitably have the same questions. Coming from close friends it’s fine, but some of them feel weird when coming from strangers. I’m starting to realize that these are questions every twin mom and/or twin gets, and I better get used to answering them because they won’t stop after the twins are born! Apparently a double stroller is a magnet for questions like these. So to…
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We’ve Moved! | Moving Tips from a Frequent Mover

Guys, we’ve moved! We were living in an apartment in Costa Mesa, and we moved to a house less than ten minutes away. Still in Costa Mesa, but feels like a different world! We are both so happy to be in a house with a little more space and a yard. We were also having a crazy mold issue in our old apartment (don’t ever live in 27 Seventy Five OR a UDR Property –…
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We’re Having TWINS! | How we found out…

Guys, we are having TWINS. It’s happening.  We found out about 6 weeks ago, but it’s taken some time (and a couple of ultrasounds) for me to REALLY believe it.  We got pregnant right away, but I was worried leading up to my first ultrasound because of a previous miscarriage (more on that another day). I was trying to mentally prepare myself for the worst, and felt so many nerves going into that first ultrasound.…
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Red and Off-the-Shoulder

Jen Hawkins wearing off-the-shoulder dress on Palms to Pines lifestyle blog
This weekend, we loved the warmer weather and lived it up in the sun!  We had out first proper beach day with a big crew, and it felt like the kick-off of summer.  But then we got on a plane and came to Utah, where it’s cold and rainy but I get to snuggle my nieces and nephew.  Fair trade, I think ;).  This off-the-shoulder dress is easy to throw on, comfy, but feels cute enough…
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Blue & White

Jen Hawkins - California street style on Palms to Pines blog
Do you ever find yourself buying the same thing over and over without realizing it?  Lately for me it’s been anything blue, white, or striped.  And what I think that means is that I’m ready for a nautical vacation ;).  I love this jumpsuit from Urban Outfitters – it’s so fun for summer! Yarn-Dyed Cutout Jumpsuit | Cognac Suede Saddle Bag | Sunglasses | Sandals Vacation, where you at? xx Jen
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Favorite things in Yellow

Guys, I’m really into this shade of mustard yellow – I keep finding myself buying things this color over and over.  Like these sandals, this tunic, this comfy tee, and this dress.  So when I saw this dress by House of Harlow at the Revolve Social Club, I had to snag it. House of Harlow Dress | Black Platform Wedges More of my favorites in yellow: DRESSES TOPS SWIM SHOES & ACCESSORIES
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