our most recent staycation at Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, AZ | thelovedesignedlife.com #staycation #vacation #hotelvalleyho #holidaygift
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our holiday gift tradition to one another

For the past four years, since my youngest babe was brand new, my husband and I have forgone traditional holiday gifts to one another and instead planned a staycation at a local resort. We love exploring all the cool little corners of our hometown here in Arizona! It’s a great way to reconnect and escape

pretend christmas cooking baking with melissa and doug set from kohl's. all the best holiday toy shopping here for you! | thelovedesignedlife.com @kohls #ad #christmascookies #imaginaryplay #christmastime #holidaygifts

holiday toy shopping guide

This post is sponsored by Kohl’s. I was paid for this post and received the included toys as compensation. Now that the turkey and stuffing are all gone, it’s time to get holiday shopping! The kids have been busy already making their Christmas wish lists and “baking” pretend holiday cookies, so they are getting in

how we get around town for our everyday adventures safely with the Maxi-Cosi Magellan Max carseat | thelovedesignedlife.com #motherhood #toddler #carseat #safety

everyday adventures with mom

Thank you Maxi-Cosi for sponsoring this post. Keep your little adventurers comfy, safe & stylish with the Maxi-Cosi Magellan™ Max 5-in-1 Convertible Car Seat! This last month or so since the kids went back to school, we have been slowly finding our rhythm. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that this

how we chose our location this year for family photos | thelovedesignedlife.com
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how to pick a location for family photos

Over the past few years, I have been sharing some of my tips for family photos. I am so happy to have received so much amazing feedback from so many people on my tips! [See previous years’ tips on how to nail your family photos here, and how to style family photos here.] So this

sharing our living room update reveal | thelovedesignedlife.com #livingroom #homedesign #theldlhome
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the ldl home: our living room reveal

This post contains some affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Some items included in this post were also gifted in exchange for me sharing with you my honest opinion. It’s funny, the living room has been at the top of my room redecorating to-do

review of the new Olay Brightening Eye Cream | thelovedesignedlife.com #o

help with tired mom eyes

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Olay. The opinions and text are all mine. If you’re a mom like me, I don’t even have to explain this concept of tired eyes to you. Moms do it all, from working, shuttling kids, making meals, wiping bums, kissing boo-boos, you name it.