Thursday, July 27, 2017

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: What's still Available

There's still 10 day left to score some sweet deals during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Things might be flying of the shelf, but there's plenty of great deals to be had and I rounded up a number of in stock items under $100!

Items from my first order, yes I made a few, are starting to roll in some are hits and other are misses. Since the closest Nordstrom is 2 hours away I ordered a number of things because you never know what you're going to like or not. What's been your favorite score from the sale?

Happy Shopping:


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Only Hat you Need to Buy Your Kid

I don't know about you, but trying to keep a hat on a 2 and a half year old isn't easy. Well that was until I purchased a Sunday Afternoon hat! And for the record they are by no means paying me to say this. Seriously though Emerson will rock the Kids Play hat fishing, hiking, at the beach, etc. Best money spent this summer!

Shoes | Overalls
I'm just going to lay it out there it's not the most fashionable hat, but it's practical and in my opinion Emerson looks pretty darn cute in it.

It all started at the beach. There's a group of us who meet at beach, with the kids, every Sunday like clock work. (Nick usually stays home to work on the house.) Two of the kids had Sunday Afternoon hats and after weeks of noticing how they NEVER took them off I knew Emerson needed one.

Swimsuit
Later that night you better believe I ordered one from Amazon! Yes, they are pricey for a kids hat however they are worth EVERY penny! It'll be a great hat for our upcoming trip to Mexico! Yup, tickets and hotel are booked. Via la Mexico!


Oh, and the best part about this specific hat is it will grow with her head!

Amazing Features Include:
- Down-sloping brim with floatable foam core
- Full neck veil for protecting back of neck
- UPF 50+ Certified Sun Rating
- Strategic mesh ventilation on Child & Youth sizes
- Water Repellent/Stain Resistant
- Packs flat for travel SmartStrap® Breakaway Chinstrap Technology
- Stroller-Friendly Wearability
- Adjustable sizing

I should mention I'm not alone, all the other parents from our beach group also purchased the Sunday Afternoon Kids Play Hat! We might have to lined them up at the beach for a photo or two.

For sizing questions, we purchased a medium for Emerson and it's perfect.

FYI: they make some cute lifestyle hats for women and men. I'm digging this, this and this for myself and I could see Nick rocking this hat.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Hiking with a Toddler

Are you ready for this? We took Emerson hiking! I'll let it and this view fully soak in.


You're probably thinking we're crazy. I might agree with you, but it went way better than I expected. Especially considering we don't have a pack, like one of  these, to carry her in. That's right she walked or road on dad's shoulders!

We tried to keep it fun and made sure to snap photos and stop for plenty of snacks along the way.


While we had an end destination we gaged whether to continue based on Emerson. Yes, I would have liked to hike further or faster, but our goal was to keep it fun and get her use to hiking. It's something we enjoy doing and hope she will too.


Around an hour in we could tell she was getting tired and decided it was time to turn around. On the way back we saw goats! Yes, goats. To top it off they were pet goats. There was a woman walking 3 leashed goats! That was a first. It might have been the highlight of the hike.


Tips for hiking with a Toddler
- keep it fun
- pick a simple hike
- talk about hiking before you go
- pack lot of snacks
- sunscreen and a big hat are musts

This time around we picked a beginner hike to Lake Winnemuca. It's mostly a covered hike, but offers gorgeous views and if you time it right you can catch the wildflowers blooming.

What type of adventures are you taking with your kids this summer?

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Stitch Fix #5

Hi, Hey, Hello!

I know it's the weekend and I hope you're having a blast, but I decided I couldn't wait until Monday to share my latest Stitch Fix Box! Plus, I need your help. My stylist nailed it and I want to keep everything... People this has NEVER happen. I'm not going to lie, but I typically send everything back! Yup, I've only ever kept one piece. However, when Stitch Fix said they would waive my $20 styling fee I said what the heck. Boy am I glad I did.

So let's dive right in.

Kut From the Kloth Callie Denim Jacket | $78
First things first I requested a denim jacket. I've wanted one for awhile and figured I should just ask. Lucky me there was a denim Jacket in my box. The fit is amazing and it has the perfect stretch to denim ratio. The price is on point with what you would find at Nordstrom (see here, here, and here). Bottom line it's a great basic and fits great! Verdict: KEEP


Collective Concepts Niara Dress | $78
When I pulled this dress out of the box I thought no way. Gold stripes...come on. Then I put it on and it felt amazing. It's doesn't look too bad either. I could see myself pairing it with a pair of booties. Here's the thing it's dry clean only! I'm a low maintenance kind of gal and I just don't know if I should buy it. Verdict: On the fence



Laila Jayde Taranto Button Back knit Top | $58
Oh how I love a good striped top. This top is amazing. The right length, color, fit and extra detail on the back. The dilemma -- is it worth $58? Verdict: On the fence



Just Black Channing Distressed Skinny Jean | $78
Another item I specifically requested was a pair of white jeans. Again, I've really wanted a pair. These fit like a glove and are super soft. They are more of a stretchy jean verse true jean. While I loved these I'm sending them back because they are just a tad too see through. Verdict: RETURNED


Daniel Rain Abram Eyelet Back Detail Top | $64
While I didn't love this top when I pulled it out of the box I loved it on. Paired with jeans or shorts this number is perfect for any backyard BBQ. Sadly it's hand wash only and mama doesn't have time for that. Verdict: RETURNED



What do you think? What would you keep /return?

Friday, July 21, 2017

#NSALE Top Toddler Picks

TGIF!

The Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is now open to non-cardmembers! YAY! You better believe my cart is full with these and these! The NSALE is a great time to stock up on fall staples and those items you've been waiting to go on sale.

For Emerson I'm specifically looking for warmer items she can wear to school or running errands with mom. Honestly I think this kid is more stylish than her mom. No shame.

Here are a few items I'm digging for Emerson.


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What's in your Nordstrom shopping cart?

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Crossfit Comp Recap

Hello, hello!

If you follow me on instagram [@tiara_wasner] then you might have noticed on Saturday there was some serious fitness going on. Yup, I competed in a Crossfit competition. Not only was it a blast I worked my little butt off. In the end I placed 6th overall and missed the finals by only 4 points! That's basically a matter of seconds.


This year I completed in the Masters 35-44 division. Yay, for being an old lady. Above is just a few of the crew with Coach Del - 3x Crossfit Games Masters Athlete!

The WODs were fast and dirty. While I placed 3rd in WOD 1 when it came to the 1,000m row apparently I just couldn't row fast enough and placed 9th. whomp, whomp.



Hey, that's ok because I placed 4th in WOD 3 - Max 3 rep front squat from the ground. Oh it happen immediately after rowing 1,000 meters! You had 9 minutes to complete both. Yours truly hit 135 lbs.



Del coaching me through my lift while I'm trying to catch my breath after rowing.


WOD 4 was running and ground to over head. I pushed it too hard, burnt out, and finished in 9th place. At the end of the day I'm extremely happy with the progress I've made over the last 3 months. While I would have loved to make it to the finals I know I tried my best. After thinking about each WOD I know where I could have improved.

But my girl Nicole placed 1st overall! So pride of her.


Just two fit moms!

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Monday, July 17, 2017

#NSALE Top Athletic Wear Picks

Girls, you know I had to share my athletic picks stat! This gal will never steer you wrong when it comes to athletic wear/gear. Tested and approved right here! You should know, at minimum, I workout 2 hours a day 5 days a week! This does not include all the extras like walking the dog, bikes rides etc. However, it should be noted when I'm not working out I'm still rocking my athleisure.

Ok enough rambling let's get to my athletic wear picks!

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

#NSALE My Early Access Picks

Yup, it's that time of year again and yes I'm just another blogger jumping on the #NSALE wagon. It's a fun wagon to be on.  Today I'm just sharing a few favorites, but you better believe I'll be sharing my top workout, toddler and fall picks! So stay tune. If you don't have a Nordstrom Card (cough, Like me, cough -- sorry I'm a one credit card kind of gal. That's a blog for another day) don't fret. Just window shop and cross your fingers it's still there come July 20.

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

This + That


Happy Friday Friends! 

I seriously can't believe we're nearly half way through summer! We've been fully enjoying the long summer days.

I'm still looking for the perfect swimsuit so if you have any you love help a girl out.

We finally switched over to a cast iron skillet! It was time.  In fact, yesterday I picked up the Tramontina Cast Iron Skillets 2-pack (similar) for $29 from Costco! Speaking of Costco I picked up another Tommy Bahama Backpack Beach Chair and 3 pack of cutting boards. I almost purchased a Core Kitchen 10-piece Ergonomic Silicone Utensil Set -- I love the feel, etc., but I kind wish they were black.

A few weeks again I started tracking my macros, again. In two weeks I've lost 4 pounds. My overall goal is to get lean without losing strength and so far I'm happy with my progress. I'm actually working one-on-one with a nutritionist to dial things in and I'm learning so much along the way. I'll likely start sharing progress and tips, etc along the way. I'm just waiting a few more weeks. If you want to see what I'm eating follow me on MyFitnessPal.

The Poshmark app is amazing! With a little effort you can easily sell used/new clothes from your phone. It's super easy -- snap a few photos, write a short description and set your price. They do keep 20% but you'll still make more money than donating or selling it at a garage sale. Sign up with code PTGUE to get $5 off your first order.

TGIF!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Because I have Amazon Prime

Happy post Fourth of July! Hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday. Anyway after being non-existent pretty much all of June I'm starting to get back into the swing of things. First things first, mark your calendar Amazon Prime Day is July 11. It's a shopping day that's not to be missed. Honestly you'll find some of the best deals you'll see on Amazon during the Prime Day sale. I'm not kidding when I say it, but last year I bought Christmas presents for Emerson during the prime sale!

If you don't have prime you must be living under a rock because it's seriously a game changer. Especially for those of us living 25+ miles from Target, or basically any real shopping. My prime membership pays for itself 10 times over.

In fact here are 10 of the 28 items I've ordered in the last 6 months.