Not that kind of bar :)

There are a million protein bars on the market marketed to us as "healthy" but many of them are anything but. I'd seen these RXBARS before (I'm a sucker for good packaging and anything GF) but hadn't tried them, so when they reached out to me to try a sample I happily agreed.

They're great. Chewy, delicious, not too sweet, packed with protein and clean and healthy. A great snack for toddlers and adults. They are on the pricier side of bars but they are big, so you can split into two snacks (IF you have enough self-control) :) The chocolate flavor is my favorite.


Shared in partnership with RXBAR.



I searched high and low for a modern play kitchen and when I found this one I gasped. Grey cabinets, gold hardware, and a farmhouse sink? Swoon. I'm only slightly jealous that my toddler got my dream kitchen before I did.

Play kitchens are great for developing play and language skills and it's one of those toys that will get used for years to come. This one comes in two separate pieces so the fridge is movable and doubles as extra storage. It's on sale this weekend here. Happy pretend cooking!


Nordstrom is kind of a THING in Seattle. The flagship and headquarters are here, and along with that there is a serious and loyal following of nearly every female across multiple generations in the Pacific Northwest. In college, my roommates would shop the pre-sale every year, usually with their moms or aunts or grandmas and it was an annual tradition. Pretty much on the same level as a national holiday.

You've probably seen hints that the pre-sale is currently running now. You have to be a cardholder to shop it, but if you're not, the sale opens (both in stores and online) to the general public July 21st and runs through August 6th.

These are things I'm either currently eyeing or own and love, across all categories: baby/home/clothing/accessories. Click each item to shop:

A few highlights:

Our favorite Thule stroller made the sale, and it's cheaper than amazon!

The sippy cups are another baby favorite, and that is the softest luxury baby blanket and makes a great gift.

These jeans are the non-maternity version I had and loved (everyone else seems to love them too... they were the number one best selling product of last year's sale.)

I am continuously learning how to shop for a (much, much) cooler climate than I'm accustomed too. I still don't know how to dress well for winter here. But I'm pretty sure that jacket and vest would help!

Along the same line... new duck boots for winter, also pictured are a similar version of my tried and true Hunters.

A few others in there too: I've heard great things about that lash serum, Aveda has always been a favorite (and rarely on sale), and a few pretty housewares.

What are you eyeing for fall? Do you shop the sale? So many good things to check out!