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a sweet moment with my boy // outfit links

Who is ready for the weekend? Liam was a bit under the weather for a chunk of this week, but he seems to be feeling better and back to himself! It’s hard to see your kids sick, especially when they can’t articulate what’s going on. My parents got into town yesterday, so we’ve got some fun plans for the weekend!

Mike and I watched a movie for the first time in a long time last weekend. We watched The Dry through Amazon Prime. I remember considering reading the book awhile back, but never getting around to it. For a random Saturday night movie pick, I’d say it was pretty decent!

My sister and I made this pasta on Wednesday night and I’m still thinking about it. It was fantastic! And not hard to make. I will be making it again, probably alongside some crispy panko-crusted chicken. I’ll definitely make the pesto again and use it in other ways!

I just ordered this dress and I’m really hoping that it’s as cute on me as it is on the model!

Items Mentioned This Week

Nordstrom – Barefoot Dreams Into the Wild Throw: Part of the Nordstrom Sale and one of my favorite throw blankets!

Nordstrom – Strapless Bra: Hands down my favorite strapless bra! Also a part of the Nordstrom Sale.

Amazon – Fidget Toys: Liam loves these. I got ours at the Dollar Store so you can check there as well!

Yeedi Vacuum – This thing has been a game changer for us!

Amazon – Cropped Work Out Tank: Really like this and it’s at a great price point.

Dress Up – On My Level Cropped Tee: Another great basic! My 15% off code will still work until 8/1 — LAUREN15! 

Dime – Super Skin Toner & Hyper Glow Serum: I use both of these every single day! You can get 20% off with code “BOWN20” + free shipping over $39. I talk about some of my other skincare favorites in this blog post (the Power Glow Serum mentioned is now renamed the Hyper Glow!)

Active Discount Codes

Dime – 20% off with code “BOWN20”

Home Chef – $90 off with code “LAURENB90”

Safe + Fair – 10% off your entire purchase with code “BOWN10”

Care/Of – 50% off your first order with code “LAURENBOWN”

Bright Cellars – 50% off first 6-bottle box

Storyworth – $10 off with link

Gimme Beauty – 35% off with code “LAURENB”

Necessaire – 10% off with code “BOWN10”

Loopy Cases – 10% off with code “BOWN10”

Equilibria – 15% off with code “LAURENEBOWN”

Native Deodorant – 20% off your first order + free shipping with code “LAURENBOWN”

Newton Mattress – $50 off + Free Shipping with code “LAURENBOWN”

Tarte – 15% off with code “LAURENBOWN15”

Wellements – 15% off with code “LAURENBOWN”

Tao Clean – 50% off with code “LAURENEBOWN”

Victoria Emerson – 20% off all gold pieces with “20LAUREN”

Have a great weekend!

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  1. 8.1.21
    Kim said:

    Hi…..just wondering what size do you wear in the Athleta mesh shorts….thanks so much!!

  2. 8.2.21
    I learned so much and you are so positive said:

    Love following you
    I learned so much and you are so positive

    • 8.3.21
      Lauren said:

      That’s very kind – thank you!

  3. 8.3.21
    Collette Osuna said:

    I was able to pick up the strapless bra… bra ever!!