HAPPY Friday my Honeybeeee Fam! It’s been a minute so today I am sharing some random Camera Roll Love and little REAL TALK on life lately…
First I wanted to say thank you girls so much for all the warm wishes and birthday love you showed on instagram this past weekend. I feel so blessed to have such a loyal little community and seriously appreciate each and every one of you! The kids made their annual mommy breakfast in bed which consisted of instant oatmeal with a candle in it 😉 (freakin’ melts my heart! I shared it on my insta stories if you girls caught it) and a big ol’ chocolate cake from Susie Cakes (another tradition we seemed to have started).
For date night we got a little more fancy and the hubby took me to Nobu to finish off the day! We made it home early enough to finish Narcos (have you girls seen this season? I swear its better than the last one!)
Obsessing over the prettiest light fixtures at Nobu (if you girls haven’t been, definitely put it on your list!) It’s definitely pricey but even if you just go for drinks before sunset it’s so pretty right on the water.
Being that it is my birthday month I had to do a little #TreatYo’Self 😉 I love golden goose sneaks and was on the hunt for this style everywhere last year but they were sold out. They finally came back in stock HERE and I had to snag them! If you dig The Goose here are a few more i’m loving…..
Over the weekend Pelican Hill treated us to a cabana at their pool so we went a few friends and enjoyed these amazing views!
(Ruffle Off the Shoulder Swimsuit HERE)
And apparently I have been living under a rock because this was my first time trying F`rose and it was LIFE CHANGING;) (no but really SO good!)
SUNDAYS are for Sidecar Donuts
My Boys xoxo
My bestie had her gender reveal recently and they did it in the cutest way. They had two cakes, put candles on both and when they blew them out … the cake of the gender they were having had trick candles on it….so they stayed lit. I just thought it was such a cute idea and had to share!
Big Boy Status
Lots of play dates and pool parties at friends houses this Summer…
as well as trips to the zoo and disneyland.
(I just got the hubby These Sneaks and he loves them)
Early morning “coffee” dates with this babe
These moments are EVERYTHING
U2 was on my hubby’s bucket list so I surprised him with tickets when they came to LA this Summer.
andddd the best part about concerts…the food!
and lastly lets talk back to schoooool
As you mama’s know school is officially back in session and I have to say it hasn’t been the easiest adjustment over here. Ava LOVES kindergarten and is pretty much excited to go everyday but it’s definitely been harder for me than I thought it would be. I held back the tears on the first day at school but totally had a moment when she came downstairs with her little backpack on (and mama quickly had to put on her shades). Kindergarten just feels like SUCH a long day and I only know what’s going by asking her a million questions at pick up (and you moms know how un detailed their responses can be lol). I do feel much better now after going to back to school night and have signed up to volunteer in the class so we’re making progress! I hope to look back on this post and say “omg you were such a new Kinder mom….Now I can’t wait for Summer to be over and for the kids to back in school all day” lol.
Celebrating her first day at big girl school with a little Pinkberry stop:)
As for Luca…
Let me just say kudos to you mama’s who got their first day of school shot with the cute little chalk board because this is only shot we got this week.
I didn’t expect starting school to be so tough for this guy and don’t you just feel the worst when you have to leave them crying?! Ugh! As soon as I leave he stops crying but I just HATE that feeling. Luca has also been potty trained for months (still sleeps in a diaper though) but he already had two accidents at school which he never does at home. I’m not sure if he’s regressing or just out of his routine but it just hasn’t been the smoothest start. I think maybe I remember Ava having a couple accidents too but just not back to back. I know it will just take him a couple weeks to get adjusted to the new schedule and today he actually didn’t cry at drop off today so YEAH!
I also receive a lot of comments and questions about blogging full time and “how do you do it all” and the answer is …I don’t. I have days where I am kicking ass and think… yes I got this! Then I have days were I feel so busy and overwhelmed (and without sounding too dramatic….defeated). This new schedule with two kids in two different schools with two different drop off and picks, plus soccer and swim practice, meeting with contractors/ architect and picking out finishes for our new home andddd attempting to grind away on The Honeybee is a CONSTANT juggle. I know social media is place to share inspiring photos and your “highlights” but I also feel like sometimes it can have a negative effect and make people feel like they don’t have it all together like everyone appears to on their insta feed. I feel it’s important to share that as much as I do try….most days (especially lately) I struggggle too.
So I wanted to apologize again for the lack of posts recently. I truly do have a million different things I want to share and incorporate on here but feel like i’m all over the place with our new schedule. So needless to say I am realizing I can’t “do it all” and am now focusing on growing my Honeybee Team (we’re hiring!) and can’t wait to just focus on the creative content and the interactions with you guys!
Anyhow sorry for the rambling on today but thank you girls for all the bday love and I hope you mama’s had a better back to school experience than we did 😉 xo