Friday, March 16, 2018


It's been chilly here and we're kind of over it. Ready for spring blooms and warmer weather. I am ready to tuck away my Uggs in exchange for my flip flops!

These cute kids are my life! Their little outfits are darling and a lot is on sale. It was really chilly when we took these pics so I wasn't expecting a great turn out, but they are adorable! The kids were in the silliest moods and I love those moments. (You know, opposed to the moments when they're both having melt downs and screaming.)

Mom life sure isn't easy. It's way harder than I ever expected! But the love in my heart is insane. It's just overflowing in a way I can't even put into words. I can not squeeze these kids enough. And as they get a little older, the more fun we have! I will miss the baby phase and have baby fever forever. I looooove babies. But this stage is so much freaking fun. They are a handful, but so funny and full of life!! Being a mom is the best gift I've ever been given. I think I'll have five more. ;)

You can shop their outfits below and you can see my outfit details here. xo

Photos by Jenna Sparks Photography

Blakes Bows // Sweatshirt
Ryder's Sweater // Adidas - we all have these! :)
My Full Outfit HERE

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Eyes For You

Hey guys! Thank you so much for all the positive comments and texts sent my way about Styled by Stef. I'm so excited about it! I really appreciate the encouragement from so many friends and have so much fun working with people to get looks they love for their shoots or special events. Thanks again, from the bottom of my heart!

This eyes for you sweater is darling - linking similar looks below as well. I love lashes in general and this sweater just had to get in my closet! :) This outfit is simple and easy. My gold wallet/clutch is so easy to take out of my giant purse if I'm just running in the store and don't need my big tote. I think this thing is six years old! So I will link similar ones I'm loving below.

I was actually freezing when we shot these pics and wish I had planned to wear warmer shoes! But spring is just around the corner, and I'm so excited. These heels are classic. But you could also pair this look with Vans (I love these!) or booties (wear these all the time). 

Photos by Jenna Sparks Photography
Very similar ring here + here

Monday, March 12, 2018

Stop Saving It

These kids are too dang cute. I feel like they have the cutest wardrobes, but most the time they are in mismatched pjs, messy hair and covered in marker, food or dirt? Ha. Toddler life is tough, guys. So I love taking the time every now and then to get them dressed and ready. I also hate that I feel like I need a "special" occasion for them to look put together and I kind of save their best outfits for an important occasion that never seems to happen anyway.

Tell me I'm not the only one who does this?? I do it for myself, big time! Always "saving" things for a better day. But with kids I feel like I do it even more! Because I know they'll get dirty, etc. And the thing that really sucks is when I finally go to put them in something I've been saving and then I realize they've grown out of it! Gah. #firstworldproblems

I always tell myself to stop saving things. Everyday is worth wearing cute outfits. Even if it ends up getting messy, hair gets pulled out of ponytail, etc. Anyway, nothing about these outfits is overly special or fancy. But it's just the fact that they are both clean, hair done, their outfits match... makes my heart happy. Real life is tough. LOL But I'm really trying to take the time to get the kids dressed (and myself!) in the things I "save" for more "important" days.

I will link their items below. Tons on sale!! I freaking love Blakes bows and she has this cardigan in three colors because they are easy to throw over tees and she also wears them over her leotards for ballet every Friday. You can see full outfit details for me here.

Photos by Jenna Sparks Photography
My full outfit post HERE

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Styled by Stef

I am so excited to announce that I am now offering my styling services for any special event, vacations, and photo shoots of any kind! Styled by Stef has taken on a life of its own, and I'm loving it. I have had a lot of friends and followers reach out to me over the past couple years since I started my blog, asking for tips and advice about packing for trips, styling their family for photos, etc and it's become something I have truly enjoyed.

I would love to work with you for future events, family trips, photo shoots for work, family, and more. You can see what people are saying about Styled by Stef here

Thank you so much for your love and support! I have loved blogging and sharing bits and pieces of my life and love for travel, family and fashion with you guys. It means so much to me to have you all cheering me on!

If you or someone you know would benefit from Styled by Stef, please contact me at Thanks again for your encouragement and support!

Much love! xo

Styled by Stef

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Modern Birch Co

We are still working on little details throughout the house. I actually just met with a contractor yesterday to do a few projects around the house and we can't wait to get those started!! :) So much fun.

In Blakely's room we added this custom script wood name from Modern Birch Co and I loooove it! It is the prettiest little detail in her room and brought everything together. Modern Birch Co is the cutest Etsy shop I discovered on Instagram and I knew I needed this piece the second I saw it! Modern Birch Co also has photo props, cake toppers, banners and more. Everything is so cute.

We also added this adorable light fixture and a plant next to her crib (not pictured). I love these little details. This room might be my favorite in the house! :)

Photos by Lisa Pummel Photography

Fig Leaf Tree // Basket (for tree)