Saturday, May 19, 2018

Paige's Favorite Things

Hello! I have so many things I'm LOVING lately that I wanted to get on and share them with you! NONE of these are sponsored. I just really love them all and wanted to share the goodness! Below are 10 of my current favorite things :)



I finally got one this year and have to say it just adds something to your outfit. The one I'm holding above and have linked is from BP so it's super affordable (under $40)! It goes with everything and you can switch out the little pom hooked on it to one of your own or a cute scarf! Super fun for summer!



With gorgeous wood and the base, a white marble top for the salt, and black marble for the pepper, what's not to love! They sit out front and center in my kitchen and I love looking at them :)



Under $60, ruched side (flattering), midi length and super cute! Need I say more? I got it in the color Rust Madder



Ok this may be random, but I LOVE this gift wrap organizer! I used to have everything just shoved in a closet is our old house. I finally got this from my mother-in-law and am obsessed. It fits perfectly in an average sized coat closet, so we put it in the one in our office. I keep boxes in the bottom two larger drawers, and cards, tissue paper etc in the top three smaller drawers. As you can see in the photo below theres a spot on the sides for wrapping paper and ribbon too!


So I bought one of these and loved it so much that I reached out to the company to see if they'd send me another larger one in exchange for love on the blog. They never wrote back haha. Oh well. Still one of my favorite things! I got one initially because I wanted a glass water bottle to cut back on drinking so many plastic ones! Now I take it with me everywhere I go and get so many compliments on it! It's almost like a little accessory :)



They call it a "park pack" but...it's a fanny pack haha. I got one with a gift card I had and love it! Great for multiple reasons. For one, it's so nice to be totally hands free if I'm running out somewhere without the diaper bag. There's slots for your cards, my iPhone plus fits in it perfectly, and there's an extra hidden zipper pocket on the back! Secondly, it actually covers your lower belly so if you've eaten a lot and are wearing a tight shirt or dress nbd! Just throw on your fanny and it's magically camouflaged :)



I've posted about these before and am posting again! I love these so much and they're the ONLY flip flops I can where ALL day whether I'm walking miles and miles on vacation or just around town. They have the comfiest soles and perfect arch support!



You've probably seen me wearing them multiple times on our instagram stories, because I have one on all the time! All of their hats are the cutest, but I especially love the look and fit of their baseballs caps! Use code: saltyblondes at checkout with them for free shipping!



Ok guys, these tees are pricey (fair warning)! I got one with a gift card and then had to get another when I saw one on sale because the fit is so perfect! They have a couple questionable prints haha, but there are some cute ones too and they're so flattering and comfy! I love them because they're made out of a nicer fabric, so they not only look great tucked into high waisted jeans, but with skirts too!



I love these because they're the perfect summer sandal, super comfy and under $100! I may have them in multiple colors #shopaholic


Bonus: Glotrition

Ok guys, I'm including this as a bonus but not actually on the list for a few reasons: 1. It's KIND OF sponsored (I got it for free). BUT I reached out to THEM for it. 2. It's expensive!



That being said, I do love the product. It tastes yummy, and although it may be the placebo affect I feel like my skin actually looks better already! Basically it's a collagen peptide drink mix (all the rage these days) with other supplements in it too like Biotin which are supposed to help your hair, skin and nails look fabulous. I've been taking it for a week and really like it so far!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Sidney's Black Bean Veggie Burger + Fries

Eating burgers while getting bikini body ready? Yes please! Our clean eating health nut sister (Sidney) kindly made these for all of us for dinner the other night, and they were so yummy we had to post!



Now, as a disclaimer, are these burgers juicy, Smash Burger yummy? Not quite. BUT they are delicious for a healthy alternative, and super clean! Even Regan (Mrs. Junk Food Junky) downed the whole thing (after it was smothered in mayo and ketchup, haha)!


Sidney used multi-grain buns, and topped the burger with lettuce, tomato, and hummus. She served the burgers with watermelon and oil-free, oven-baked fries! Now these were actually SO delicious.  Like, "we'd take these over In-N-Out fries any day" kind of good. 


See the full recipes below! The original recipes are from Forks Over Knives and From My Bowl



Black Bean Veggie Burgers

1 cup cooked brown rice (we used this)
1 15-ounce can black beans
½ onion, diced
¼ cup corn
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
¼ teaspoon chili powder
¼ cup cornmeal
2 tablespoons salsa

Preheat oven to 350º F. Lay a piece of parchment paper on sheet pan.

Sweat the onion in a sauté pan. Sweat means the moisture comes from the veggies so no oil is needed. Just remember to keep a lid on the pan. If the onions do start to stick, add a little bit of water. When onions become translucent add corn and spices. Cook for a few more minutes.

Add cornmeal, salsa, veggies, and rice to bean bowl. Mix everything together so there is an even consistency. Feel free to do this with your hands. Then form mixture into patties. A good thickness is about ½ inch and I like to make mine around 3 inches in diameter.

Place patties onto parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes at 350ºF. Flip the patties and bake for another 15 minutes. Serve between two leaves of romaine lettuce with tomato, onion, ketchup, and mustard. Or try putting the burger on a bed of fresh spinach instead of the bun…. delicious!


Oil-Free Fries

2-4 Organic Russet Potatoes, depending on size
Seasonings of Choice + Salt
Silicone Mat on baking sheet (or parchment paper)

Preheat your oven to 425F. Scrub your Potatoes clean, and peel them if desired.
Chop your fries into any shape of your choice; wedges that are between 1/2″ and 3/4″ are recommended.
Toss your Fries into a large bowl, sprinkle with any Seasonings and Salt you desire, and stir well.
Place the Seasoned Fries onto a baking tray lined with a Silicone Mat, making sure they do not touch.
Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy. Serve as desired.



Hope you enjoy(the burgers, and your bikini bod for summer ;)


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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Bath Time with Dr. Brown's

It's been so fun to see our boys (Cal + MJ) start to play and interact with each other a little more! When Cal was first born, MJ wasn't too sure about him (or maybe it was the idea of sharing his grandparents and aunts + uncles with another baby - he was the only grandchild on both sides of his family before Cal was born! haha). 



But now that Cal is crawling around (YAY!!!) and more interactive, the two boys have become buddies! MJ is such a nice cousin to "baby Cal" and Cal loves watching and learning from MJ.

Both boys love bath time, and it's fun to watch them play and splash around in the tub together.

We've been using Dr. Brown's products since Cal and MJ were tiny babies.  We use several of their products every night during bedtime routines.  

We start with brushing their teeth with Dr. Brown's toothbrush + toothpaste. Their toothpaste is all natural and safe to swallow. 


MJ loves using his own toothbrush (and is so cute when he does it, haha). They also have a little finger toothbrush that's perfect for smaller babes getting new teeth in!





We bathe the boys using Dr. Brown's Foaming Bath Wash. We love that this cleans skin + hair without drying it out, and that it's made of all natural ingredients! It contains natural essential oils, organic aloe vera, calendula and chamomile. It's hypoallergenic, gluten, phthalate, sulfate, petroleum and paraben free. It smells delicious and our boys love the foamy bubbles :)



The last thing we include in our nightly routines with our boys is the Dr. Brown's Daily Diaper Cream.  Regan has been putting this on Cal every. single. night. since he was brand new, and he has never had a diaper rash! Just saying ;) This stuff is good.




We highly recommend all of Dr. Brown's baby care products.  We feel confident using them on our babies, knowing they are safe for their delicate little bodies. 



Thank you Dr. Brown's Baby for sponsoring this post.  All opinions are our own.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Basic Tees

If you've been following us for a while, then you know we LIVE for a good basic tee.  We like to keep it casual 90% of the time, and when we find a good casual t-shirt, we usually buy it in multiple colors!


Regan: Tee // Denim // Jacket (similar) // Shoes // Hat
Paige: Tee // Denim // Sandals // Hat



These striped Madewell tees are a couple of our most recent favorites, and they pair perfectly with our most frequently worn, high waisted Madewell jeans!



We love how casual this look is for summer, especially when worn with these adorable jean + linen baseball caps!


We linked more of our favorite, tried + true basic tees below. 

To name a few:
The Madewell Whisper Cotton Tee

This is Sidney + Regan's favorite, most over-worn (lol) tee.  They both have them in multiple colors.  This is one that Madewell always has in stock, and is always coming out with in new colors.  There are also always colors that will go on sale for $14, so make sure to check to see which ones are marked down!



The Michael Stars Shine Tee

Paige's favorite for a staple, fitted tee! We get them from Anthropologie (head to the link to view all their different styles in the 'Shine Tee').  These tees have a fun shimmery material, and are really good quality! They come in different colors, and styles, and come and and go during different seasons.  So just keep your eye out on the Anthro site if you don't see the color/style you love currently available.



Sol Angeles Tees

We've talked about these before.  Also a tee we like to get from Anthropologie.  These are just cute graphic tees that come in so many cute designs and with different sayings.   Definitely a little more pricey, but there are always styles going on sale, which is when we like to buy them! Plus, Anthro often does 20-30% off sale items, which marks them down even more! You can also check out the Sol Angeles website and buy directly from them.  



Click on the images to shop all of our favorite tees below (we added a few more, not talked about above).  Thanks for reading!


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Black + Cognac

These are two of our favorite colors to pair together!  For some reason we used to think you couldn't wear blacks + browns together.  Now we love mixing the two colors in the outfits we wear, and in our home decor!

Below are two casual outfits showing how we paired the colors together.  


Regan: Dress // Hat // Shoes
Paige: Jeans // Top // Necklace (similar) // Shoes

My (Regan) dress is so comfortable is only $21! Like, whattt?  My shoes are just as comfy, but, unfortunately, not quite as affordable. So worth the splurge though to at least have one cute pair of espadrilles this season.  I got mine last year, and this same pair is still selling in stores and so on trend.




These are Paige's new favorite pair of jeans! The perfect #momjean and so easy to wear with a fitted top and statement necklace.  Throw on some cute wedges and you have an easy, perfectly put together date night outfit. 


Last thing I want to talk about is my cute hat! I've been so in to hats lately and Gigi Pip is making all my dreams come true from their baseball hats to their wide brim fedoras, and everything in between. Their spring collection is heaven, which also includes the cutest scarves, bags, and now sunglasses!  Go check them out, you won't be disappointed. Use code saltyblondes for free shipping!





Below are a couple more easy, casual outfits where we paired black + cognac together.

Regan: Dress // Shoes // Bag // Scarf
Paige: Top // Denim // Shoes



Now to show how we combine blacks + browns in our homes.

Below is a shot of the office in my home.  I wanted to go with a black + gold color scheme, but am loving the pop of color that the cognac chair in the corner adds.





Paige just added these cute bar stools to her kitchen.  The ones she had before were black, and it's amazing how much adding this cognac color adds to the space.  





Thanks for reading!

Friday, April 20, 2018

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day is coming up, and with so many amazing mother's to celebrate, we started planning our gifts early.  We have ideas for anyone on any budget, and categorized our gift guide by price range.  Check out our ideas below! 


Under $25:


Guys we've said this before, but THIS is the absolute best body butter ever! We've given it as gifts countless times and will continue to do so!



Great by themselves or combined with the body butter above!



LOVE this cute summer hat from Target, and also love that it's only $14! I (Paige) actually just bought it for myself and it's the perfect size (not too big and not too small)!



Ipanema has super cute affordable flip flops that we love! This would be another cute gift combined with the summer hat above :)



How Cute are these mini hoops?! We love that they have both gold and silver in them so they can be worn with either!



Under $50:

Anthro Candle

Anthropologie has THE prettiest and best selling candles. They look so cute out in any home, and can be cleaned out once they're burnt out and used as a cute dish or bowl!



Glass Water Bottle

Stay hydrated in style! I finally just got myself one of these and love it :) The larger spiked one is on my birthday list! I got one of these because I was drinking 4 water bottles a day and read some things that got me paranoid about the plastic! Invest in a glass one of these cute glass water bottles for your mom AND yourself this year :) If you don't do it for the health or environmental reasons, do it for your bank account! I've saved so much money not having to buy cases and cases of plastic water bottles!



Yoga Mat

This would be cute by itself or combined with the gift above! Great for any mom who likes to workout, and comes with an over the shoulder handle!



Swim Cover

How cute is this beach cover? It can be worn as a dress, sarong, or used as a beach blanket :) Yes, please!


Sol Angeles Tee

These are just the best fitting and cutest tees ever! They're a little pricey but you can always find cute ones on sale like the one below!



Under $100

Sorel Sandals

Just got these actually in the metallic color and absolutely love them! Super comfy and cute too!



Massage

You just can't go wrong with a massage! We linked Massage Green Spa above which is great for Utah :)



Made by Mary Jewelry

Made by Mary has the cutest customizable jewelry! We gave our mom a necklace from here with all of our initials on it for Mother's Day last year and she wears it all the time!



Workout Leggings

Is there anything better than high quality yoga pants? When they're flattering, cute AND comfy it just doesn't get better :)



Olukais

OK guys, bear with us here. If you don't know about Olukais, you'll just think we're crazy for putting an overpriced pair of flip flops on here :) We're not! These are the ONLY flip flops we can wear all day no matter how much walking we do because they provide the perfect amount of support for your feet and are so comfy! Invest in a pair for you OR your mom. You won't regret it!



Under $200

Adidas

If you haven't noticed, Adidas are the new Nike! Love these cute slip ons for working out or everyday wear!



New Bag

Below is a great one that's high quality, sleek and reasonably priced!



Madewell Denim

Keep yo mama up to date and looking good in some made well denim! Madewell just has the best jeans. Period. Below is one of our favorites :)




Anti Aging Facial

We suggest one of the top 3 from the list of facials on the link above. Plus, if you mention us when you call to by and gift card at Trilogy here in Utah, you get a discount! Yay!



Marc Fisher Wedges

He just has hands down the cutest espadrilles on the market. Below is one of our favorites :)




Hope you guys found this helpful! Happy Mother's Day shopping!



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