Style Watch: Elevated Jelly Shoes

stylish jelly shoes

Remember the jelly shoes we all wore as kids? Well they’re back! You can find all the classic shapes and colors in a huge size range. But they’ve also moved, way, way beyond the nostalgic shoes of our childhood. You can find High Heeled Jellies, Platform Jellies — even Designer Jellies! Here are a few stylish jelly shoes that caught my eye — including 5 from the amazing Vivienne Westwood summer line:

1) Marbled grey bowtie jellies.
2) Heart + Bird Jellies. Go see more pics of these because the snapshot above doesn’t do them justice.
3) This flat by Jason Wu is inspired by grosgrain ribbons.
4) Another heart + wing option. They come in black matte or a bold glossy red.
5) The sweetest bubble gum pink jellies ever — and they have hidden wedge too. 
6) Simple slingback wedge sandals.
7) This summer wedge sandal with black trim has a bubble gum scent.
8) A tall feminine jelly with a dramatic profile.
9) Possibly the prettiest option of the bunch, these classic jelly heels come in red or black.
10) A friendly flat with the cutest ankle strap.

P.S. — Want something more affordable? Find a huge selection of stylish jelly shoes with tons of options in the $10-20 range. I’m favoring these — beautiful design, available in four colors and only $11.99. Or these Birkenstock-style jellies in 5 colors for $17. And one more that might surprise you — elegant, graceful, jelly shoes (by Crocs?!) starting at $23.


Credits: Shopping assistance and graphic design by Audrey Moore.

Slow Cooker Recipe: Teriyaki Pulled Pork Bowls with Lime Juice Coleslaw and Coconut Rice

Slow Cooker Teriyaki Pulled Pork Bowls

It’s the end of the school year and our schedule of band concerts, choir performances, track meets, and school open houses is feeling overwhelming. So when Lindsey texted me about this recipe for Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork, with Lime Juice Coleslaw, and Coconut Rice, I practically begged her to send it over ASAP.

It looks super-easy and I know my kids will love the Hawaiian flavors. Plus, I love having a new addition to our Slow-Cooker Series.

I can’t wait to make this tonight.

Click to find recipes for the pulled pork, the lime juice cole slaw, and the coconut rice. So yummy!

What, Are You Crazy? You Should Totally Be Taking uberPOOL to the Airport

I know I’ve mentioned before how much I love Uber. I use it so much that I keep the app on the first page of my phone — with iMessage and Gmail and Facebook and Instagram and the weather app. It’s one of my essentials. I was introduced to Uber on a trip to Washington D.C. several years ago, and it was like magic for me. Suddenly, I could show up in any city and have a stress-free transportation situation. No having to find a local cab company or rent a car. No having to talk to anyone on the phone. I love it so much! So I’m delighted to tell you I’m working with Uber on a 3 part series happening May, June & July.

For this first post, I want to make sure you know about uberPOOL. Why? Because it’s going to save you money, and if you haven’t tried it yet, you are going to be pleasantly surprised.

Let me convince you to give it a try. Let’s all save some money!

Living With Kids: Kate Lao Shaffner

I think sometimes the biggest times of growth in our lives come when we shake things up a bit (or a lot!). Today’s Living With Kids story is such a great example of that. Kate and her husband took an opportunity to sell their home, take a new job and move to the other side of the planet with their two small kids. And not only that, they rent an apartment in a building with Kate’s work colleagues, which means she might find herself riding in the elevator after work, arms full of groceries, with her boss.

Kate has a great perspective on being happy with what you have and really making the most of your surroundings. Come say hello…

Read more to see this darling rental that is styled to inspire!

The Treehouse: Master Bedroom Remodel with Before & After Photos

Ready to see some before and after photos of our Master Bedroom remodel? We’ve been living in the finished space for over 5 months now, and I am happy to tell you that every single day I wake up and grin about the new space. Not exaggerating. I love it so much. I don’t know if you remember, but it was such a weird space before. Yes, the room had lots of potential — interesting angles, tons of windows + skylights, great views of our little forest, a big balcony and wonderful light — but the layout just didn’t make sense at all.

Tons more photos and all the details. Keep reading.



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