Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tahoe Blizzard 2017

We survived the storm of the century! Just in case you're living under a rock the west coast was hit with some serious weather. In Lake Tahoe specifically we experienced rain, snow and 100+ mph winds over the course of FIVE days. Let's just say we currently have 3-4 ish feet in our yard and it's only January.

After a day and 5+ inches of rain, which created flooding, the temperature dropped and snow finally started to fall. Tuesday we woke up to around a foot or so of snow at our house.

It didn't stop there. Tuesday was the worst day of the storm creating white out conditions, road closures, blackouts and fallen trees. Needless to say schools were closed and we didn't leave the house. I'm lucky enough to work from home, but the hubby's office was closed. He actually had 3 snow days!

There was a lot of snow removal happening around the clock.

Luckily this one like the snow!

We didn't venture too far from the house, but we made sure to get outside, stretch our legs and play in the snow.

Check out the berm behind Emerson and Roxy!

The resorts are finally starting to dig out and I'm looking forward to get some turns in!

It's been a few weeks and I can honestly say this is the best winter jacket money can buy! While I have a puffy, the last few years I've been on the hunt for a not ski jacket that is longer, warm, fitted, etc. Before heading to colorado for Christmas I pulled the trigger and treated myself to a new North Face jacket. Honestly it's everything I wanted in a casual winter jacket -- I can wear to meetings or running errands.

Regarding sizing: The North Face 'true size' finder recommended a small so I went with it.  It's a perfect fit. I can layer a light sweater or hoodie under and still be comfortable. The length in the body and arms are perfect. Without trying on a medium I can safely say it would have been too big.
H: 5'4" W:130lbs Build: Athletic

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Friday, January 6, 2017

FriYAY: I'm back, Workout Gear + SNOW

Hey, hey -- guess who's back?! Yours truly. After enjoying a little holiday blog vacation I decided to give myself a few extra days. Because why not. The world didn't end, right? Anyway, I'm Back and not going anywhere.

Let's do a quick recap. Per usual Christmas was fun, mellow and went too fast. We spent the holiday in Colorado with Nick's family. New Years Eve was uneventful. The hubs and I didn't even make it to midnight. However we sipped champagne and watched Narcos on Netflix #winning!

While most americans are setting fitness related new years resolutions I'm just shopping for new gear. Yup, this mama didn't gain any holiday weight and is still eating and working out like normal. Ok, maybe I've stepped up workouts -- the open is in 50 days! WHAT! So back to workout gear since you can never have enough. I swear to never pay full price (unless it's lululemon) so here are a few of the best deals I've found this week -- Target BOGO 50% off, Zella and LUCY! Happy sweating.

If you haven't heard Tahoe is getting hammered with weather from snow to rain and everything in between. NOAA even issued a flood warning for the weekend. Here's Roxy in our backyard earlier this week after the first night of snow!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Toddler Approved Star Wars Rain Boots + a Giveaway!

Oh my goodness I hope you're ready for cuteness overload! My toddler loves shoes especially boots! So when Western Chief hooked Emerson up with R2D2 rain boots she was more than thrilled. She hasn't taken them off since they arrived Saturday. Not kidding. Even though it's not raining or snowing she insisted on wearing them to preschool today.

Getting a toddler to model rain boots, or anything, is no easy feat. But these are our "off to school" photos.

While these Western Chief rain boots are Emerson's first pair, I'm sure they won't be her last. Emerson can actually put them on all by herself. The two handles make it easy for kids to pull them on and off. Now she just needs to learn how to put them on the right feet.

The new Kids’ Star Wars Darth Vader collection of rain gear is available on the  Western Chief website as well as at major retailers including Nordstrom, Stride Rite and Amazon.

Kids (or parents) who love Star Wars need these boots R2D2 waterproof rain boots. They are perfect for girls and boys. May the force be with you. Other options include Star Wars Darth Vadar Rain Boots and Dark Side Lighted Rain Boots. Besides the new Star Wars Darth Vader rain gear, the company also has other licensed character boots and rain gear such as Disney’s Frozen!

P.S. Receive 15% off when you purchase a children's holiday bundle (jacket, boots and umbrella).

As part of my review, Western Chief is kindly offering one lucky reader a chance to win a pair of Star Wars Rain Boots [$40] for an awesome kid in their life! 

Prize: (1) Star Wars Rain Boots - R2D2Star Wars Darth Vadar Rain Boots, or Dark Side Lighted Rain boots.

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