a holiday gift guide for the men in your life! #theldlhome #giftguide #mensgiftguide

gift guide: for the men

I think many of us will agree, men are the hardest to shop for! I am so thankful that this year, my husband actually OFFERED to help me with this gift guide: for the men. I of course am super excited about this because he’s making my holiday shopping for him all that much easier!

STEM toys for boys and girls this holiday season

gift guide: STEM toys

I’m excited to share a series of my Gift Guides this year, and we’re starting it off with STEM Toys! This post will be some of our new and classic favorite STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) toys that we have in our home or have tried out through friends. As today is National STEM

easy like sunday morning fall pumpkin pancakes. #theldlhome #pancakes #pumpkinpancakes
eats + drinks

fall pumpkin spice pancakes

This is a sponsored written by me on behalf of  Safeway. As always, all opinions expressed here are honest and 100% my own! Today I wanted to share one of our favorite family traditions, with a little twist for this cozy season upon us – fall pumpkin spice pancakes. Of course, you know in our family

a boho chic baby shower. #thelovedesignedlife #theldlparty

desert boho chic baby shower

A couple of weeks ago, I had the honor of co-hosting a baby shower for a dear friend of mine, Nakeesia, who is due any minute now with her firstborn. It was such an honor to create this desert boho chic baby shower for her, and I wanted to share the details here with all

the most beautiful fall leaves on the aspen trees in aspen, colorado #thelovedesignedlife #theldltravels #fallleaves
travel + adventure

finding fall in the mountains

Living here in Arizona, we don’t really get traditional autumn, as temps stay in the 90s-100s well through October. A couple of years ago, our family was invited to South Dakota for a fall trip. It turned out to be such a magical experience I never even knew my heart needed of true fall with

a sweet and simple family birthday party at home for our boy. #thelovedesignedlife #birthdayparty #stayhome

a simple birthday party

This is a sponsored written by me on behalf of  Safeway. As always, all opinions expressed here are honest and 100% my own! Last month, we celebrated my sweet boy turning 5 years old with a simple birthday party! I know every mom everywhere says this, but I can’t believe my baby is FIVE. I