March 3, 2017

Styling a Graphic Tee & The Weekly Style Edit Link Up

Happy Friday! This week has been an interesting one for me. If you follow me on Instagram or Snapchat (@lindsayrutland), you may know that on Wednesday my husband and I started our very first Whole30 journey. The past few days haven't been as difficult as I thought they would be, but I feel like it's a total honeymoon period. I also haven't been faced with too many temptations yet, so we will see how this progresses! It's kind of ironic that I'm wearing a tee that says "Different is Beautiful" today because it seems like every blogger in the world has done Whole30 before. Speaking of my shirt, how awesome is this graphic tee from Sevenly? A little known fact (in the blogging world) about me is that my day job is actually in the social work field. Before having Harper, I worked with kids and families as a licensed mental health therapist. I currently work in a different capacity with adults with various disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder. As soon as I found out that a portion of each sale of this tee would be donated toward the Global Autism Project, I knew I had to have it. I usually don't wear a ton of graphic tees, but there's no way I could pass up one that supports a good cause! 

P.S. Today the beautiful Angela of Pretty in Her Pearls will be joining Megan from The Fashionista Momma and I today to co-host The Weekly Style Edit link up. Be sure to come by and link up your favorite look of the week with us below!

Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAB (same bag in opal)
Karen Walker Sunglasses (on sale for only $150!)

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March 1, 2017

Making Story Time Fun with Bookroo

A huge thank you to Bookroo for sponsoring today's post. All opinions are my own.

Can you guys believe it's already March 1st? Although this year is already flying by, I am excited to welcome spring! I was browsing through Instagram the other day and discovered that March is National Reading Month. Although Harper isn't even 2 yet and can't read on her own, I thought this would be the perfect year to start celebrating National Reading Month. I'll be honest, Harper isn't really a sit on your lap and enjoy a few stories in a row type of girl. She is way too active and curious about what's going on around her... I've always referred to her as my little FOMO baby. It's still pretty difficult for her to sit still for an extended period of time, so a lot of the time she will sit for a few pages of a book, and then get up to play before the story is even over. There are a few books that she has always gravitated toward, but the rest of the books we own, which are a ton, don't tend to get lot of attention. I recently heard about a monthly children's book subscription service, Bookroo, and was intrigued. I'm a huge fan of subscription services. I mean, who doesn't love a nice surprise package in the mail? After learning more about it,  I thought it might be perfect for Harper - receiving 3 new books each month, each individually wrapped like a present. You can choose to receive either three board books, which are appropriate for ages 0-3, or two picture books, perfect for ages 2-6. I went ahead and decided to get the board books, as they are shorter and more likely to keep Harper's attention. She had so much fun unwrapping the books, and I completely think that aspect added to the appeal! The books we received were darling and were ones I had never seen before. Harper just loved the interactive book I Can Play, and my favorite is Little Pea. Each book kept her attention, and we were actually able to make it through two in one sitting, which was a total victory! I can't wait to see what our March box has in store for us! If you're interested in trying out Bookroo, you can use the code MIDDLEOFSOME to get 15% off your first order.

Have you heard of Bookroo before? What are your thoughts on this subscription box for kids?

February 24, 2017

My Favorite Pieces from the Nordstrom Sale & The Weekly Style Edit Link Up

TGIF! Earlier this week I posted about my Nordstrom Winter Sale picks that are all under $100, and while I was writing the post, it totally dawned on me that I already own a few of the pieces I included. You may know I've been obsessed with these booties since I got them last year and have worn them quite a few times in various posts (last seen here). They are super comfortable and can really be worn no matter what season it is. This Lush tunic is another great piece and is on sale now for $27! It comes in a ton of colors and is the perfect length to wear with any jeans or leggings. I plan on picking up this tunic in a few more colors before the sale ends on 02/26.

Be sure to join Megan from The Fashionista Momma, our lovely co-host Susan from Susan Padron, Stylist, and I for The Weekly Style Edit link up below and share your favorite outfit post from the week with us!

Lucky Brand Perforated Booties (on sale for less than $100!)

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February 22, 2017

Nordstrom Winter Sale Picks Under $100