6.14.2021

DAD'S DAY GIFT GUIDE

Father's Day is right around the corner, it's the perfect time to show the dad in your life (whether that's your husband, the father of your children, your dad, grandpa or an important father figure in your life) a little extra appreciation for their hard work and dedication. Of course the best way would be to spend quality time with them, but if you can't be with them that day, or just want to go the extra mile to make them feel extra appreciated, a gift (or a few) is the perfect way to go! I've rounded up some of my favorites (that I'll be gifting to my husband this year) and I know you will love them too! Read all about them below!



Every man needs a good belt. I got my husband his first belt from Mission Belt about 4, maybe 5, years ago and he's been wearing their belts ever since! He LOVES them, they're comfortable and easy to adjust. We love that there are no holes so your belt is never too loose or too tight, they are micro-adjustable so they'll always fits just perfect every single time and you'll never have to damage your belt by having to put new holes in it to make it fit just right. I love how these belts are better for the environment because you don't have to replace them very often, they last forever, where when he was using traditional belts, they'd crack and break within a few months of daily use. The quality of Mission Belts is absolutely amazing, and worth every single penny. Okay, so their name is Mission Belt, so you're probably wondering, what exactly IS their mission? Well let me tell you, it's a good one.  One dollar for every single belt sold at Mission Belt fight hunger and poverty world wide through micro-lending! Since the beginning of Mission Belt, they have helped offer over 200,000 unique loans in over 79 nations across the globe, loans ranging from $25 to $500, helping people put food on their tables, start businesses and get on their feet to have a chance of a better life for themselves and their children, a way out of poverty and a way out of hunger.  There are millions of motivated and hardworking people dreaming of a better life and most times the only thing holding them back is a little bit of money to get started. As Mission Belt Company often says... "It’s a hand up, not a hand out". When your pants stay up well, you'll have both hands to give a hand up because you won't have to use your hands to hold your pants up haha. Mission Belt not only makes the absolute best pants-holder-uppers around, but also offers a hand to those who need it which we love! I chose the Boss Collection Chevron Full-Grain Belt for my husband, and then he picked out this Stars & Straps USA Swat (Engraved) Belt and this Western Collection Western Bull Belt. Find whatever style speaks to your heart here!
I've been slowly gathering décor for our new home (which we haven't even found or purchased yet haha) since we'll be moving later this year, and when I came across this Wave Clock from Timber Wave I instantly knew it was perfect for our new home. I have a very beachy, surf inspired and minimal style so it's going to fit right in, and I know my husband will love this clock just as much as I do. If you're needing a unique gift for someone in your life who also loves the ocean, Timber Wave is the perfect place to find it! They have so many beautiful clocks and plant holders (which I mayyyyy need to get too), each with different designs, perfect for every aesthetic! Timber Wave is a small family owned shop, based in San Clemente, California, where each item is hand created using sustainably and locally harvested woods and eco friendly water based paints (that are also fade proof). All of the printing on each clock is done using 100% solar power (which is super rad), the clock parts are manufactured in the USA, and each item is assembled by hand! Not to mention that a portion of the proceeds from each sale goes to non-profits who help protect and preserve our oceans. I chose the "Bird's Eye View" Ocean Table Clock for my husband and I can't wait to see it sitting on his night stand! It's even prettier in person than in photos and the attention to detail and craftsmanship put into this clock is perfection. I'm thinking this surfboard plant holder might just be perfect for our future home too (how cute would it be in a bathroom or laundry room?). Find all the perfect gifts for your ocean loving family and friends here and make sure to use my code JOYFUL15 for 15% off your purchase!



Everyone (not just women) deserves to be pampered and have a good self care routine, and I am so stoked to gift these self care products from Jack Henry Co. to my husband for Father's Day this year! I know he's going to love them! I was so excited when I opened the packages because everything smells SO GOOD, I literally can't wait for him to start using them, aaaaand I mayyyy even borrow them on occasion for myself because they smell THAT amazing haha! Not to mention being made from clean, high quality, sustainable and environmentally friendly ingredients! I'll be gifting Frank The Face Kit, which includes Cleans+ Cleanser (which can also be used as shampoo), Face Toner, Nightly Detox Oil and Super Face Oil, along with the Hair Refresh Salt Spray (which smells good enough to eat). All of their products are made in Southern California and crafted with organic and minimal ingredients (ingredients you can actually read the name of instead of being like "say what?"). Jack Henry Co. came about because the founder of the company one day looked at one a hair product they had been using and found that it contained 33 ingredients (many of which were synthetic and known irritants) and decided they wanted better! Something that was effective, contained no harmful ingredients, and that was full of ingredients that are better for you (and the earth). Jack Henry remains steadfast in their desire to create products that are top notch, formulated and crafted in-house, and never tested on animals. Their containers are made from amber glass and are 100% recyclable (it's also great to note that the amber tint to the glass protects the ingredients inside from light and UV rays that could potentially damage the products at a molecular level). Definitely have my eye on their Beard Oil, Deodorant and Supremo Organic (Fair Trade) Coffee for my husband's upcoming August birthday! Check them out here and don't forget to use JOYFULTRIBE at checkout for 20% off!



There's nothing like a good tee (it's one of my favorite things to gift to my husband) and these from True Classic are just too good! They have the perfect flattering fit, come in about a million amazing colors and are just plain comfortable (according to my husband, I haven't personally worn them haha). You won't find these are too baggy or too tight (and they even have a "find my fit "calculator on their website so you can make sure and get the perfect fit). Whether you wanted one shirt (trust me you'll want more), a pre-made pack of tees OR want to create a custom pack of tees (that you can earn up to 30% off on by bundling), True Classic have you covered (figuratively AND literally haha). I don't love this brand only for their awesome tee shirts though, another reason we are such big fans of this brand is because of their mission! What is that mission you are probably wondering... for every purchase made helps give homeless veterans shelter! No one should ever have to be homeless, especially military veterans who have served our country and fought for our freedoms, they deserve someone to fight for them. So many times, sadly veterans are overlooked in our society and I absolutely love that True Classic is taking a stand! True Classic has teamed up with CSAH and The Tiny House Project to not only help eliminate homelessness, but to create a tiny house community! The community, called the Cove at Dundee, plans to provide 37 permanent homes and 11 transitional homes for veterans, and will also include 2 clubhouses, a tiny medical clinic, and gardens! True Classic was kind enough to send over their Sergeant 3-Pack Tees (which includes White, Heather Gray and Sand) as well as their Black Crew Neck T-Shirt and this awesome True Classic Trucker Hat for my husband (who also happens to be a US Air Force Veteran)! Grab your True Classic Tees here and use TCTSHARE for a discount on your purchase!



5.28.2021

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Happy Friday and Memorial Day weekend! I'm so happy about my husband having an extra day off this weekend, not many plans here, just gonna take it easy and go from there (but probably gonna make a target run because we need more bubbles for our bubble machine, and thinking we might pick up a rotisserie chicken for tomorrow's dinner). I am of course, eternally grateful for the ultimate sacrifice made by so many so that we can have our freedoms. What are your weekend plans? Sharing all our recent favorites below, let me know if any of them are year favorites too or if you found some new favorites to love from this post! Happy Memorial Day (and the unofficial start of summer) friends!

Unless you're new around here, you'll know how much I LOVE the ocean, and all things ocean and surf inspired. The ocean is my happy place. I recently came across the sweetest little shop, Ocean Inspired Soaps, and I am absolutely in love with all of their handmade products. Their soaps are all handmade (and hand poured) with natural ingredients and the soaps are even created using sea water! Yes, sea water! How cool is that?! And not just any sea water, ocean water from our future home (we are planning on moving later this year), Myrtle Beach, South Carolina! They paddle out on paddleboards and collect sea water from the Atlantic Ocean to create these soaps! Ashley, the owner, was so kind to send over the Betty Bar for myself, and the Dawn Patrol Coffee Soap Bar and Nomad Bar for my husband (thinking I'll give him one now and save one to add to his Father's Day gifts), and this All Natural Coconut Oil Lip Balm (that I'm loving)! I love how clean, simple and natural the ingredients are, no chemicals or toxins to worry about, plus the soaps smell naturally amazing (such a light and wonderful scent)! These soaps are perfect for any ocean loving person in your life, those who feel the pull of the tides in their souls... or I mean, ya know, anyone bathes. Haha. They're just really great soaps and you NEED them. Grab yours here and make sure to use my code JOYFUL for 10% off your purchase through next Friday!



I've been smoothie obsessed for ages, but since I started working out a few months ago, one of my favorite things after a workout is a cold protein filled smoothie! I found one I loved, but it was sadly a little out of my price range after the first month, so I was on the hunt for a really great protein powder that was plant based AND also tasted good. I'm happy to report I found the best protein powder ever from EarthChimp! It tastes amazing, so good that I can combine it with just ice and almond milk in the blender and enjoy it without having to add a bunch of stuff to mask the taste ( even though  I do love adding some peanut butter sometimes). It's also really affordable, less than $40 for around a month supply! It's plant based and full of amazing ingredients like pea, sunflower and coconut proteins, an organic fruit blend (made from bananas, dates and baobab, flax seeds, chicory root, probiotics and digestive enzymes, monk fruit extract, agave fiber, and more! It's not too sweet, not too unsweet, it's just right and doesn't give your stomach any icky feelings that some protein powders give you. It's literally one of my favorite treats, you can drink it by itself, add it to any smoothie (I love adding it with frozen bananas, peanut butter and cocoa powder for an extra rich taste), add it to muffins, pancakes (adding it to banana egg pancakes is another one of my favorite ways), add it to chia pudding, the options are endless! It has 20 grams of protein per serving, plus it's only 120 calories for an entire serving (2 scoops), not to mention being non-gmo and containing no added sugar or salt, dairy, gluten, gums or soy! The packaging is environmentally friendly, it comes in a paper bag rather than a plastic tub, it's made in small batches in Dublin Ireland AND available on Amazon (so you can prime it and get it to your home in 2 days)! So many reasons to love this protein powder! Grab it here and let me know how you like it! Make sure to head here and sign up for their emails to get $5 off your first order!



Recently I came across the cutest boutique on Instagram and I am obsessed with everything they offer! Everything is so cute, I mean, just look at this Here Comes The Sun tee! It's one of my favorites, so cheery and perfect for summer, you'll find me wearing it constantly! Plus everything is so affordable too! This Ribbed Cropped Racerback Tank is one of my new favorite pieces in my closet, it is SO COMFORTABLE, like never want to take it off kind of comfortable, aaaaaand it's only $12! No I did not make a typo, seriously run, don't want, and go order yourself one! I may or may not be thinking of ordering a second one just to have a backup. Ngenuitity Boutique is a black owned, woman owned boutique and Latoya (the owner) has the best style! I simply love everything she curates in her boutique, and she doesn't just sell clothing! She offers some of the prettiest home decor too! This Iris Macrame Wall Hanging is so beautiful, it reminds me of moonlight and I love seeing it hang in our home, it brings a smile every time I walk past it. She just released some of the cutest pieces for summer, this babydoll top is adorable, I love this spring bralette (it's super cute), these twist front tanks are only $12 (and come in the cutest colors perfect for matching anything in your closet) and I love this Better Days Ahead tank too (it would pair perfectly with these denim shorts)! Make sure to check out everything over at Ngenuity Boutique here and let me know what you snag for your own wardrobe! Use SHOP15 for 15% off your first purchase!


Where do I even start with these sheets? We've been using these sheets from Cozy Earth Bedding for almost 3 years now and I'm not even joking when I tell you I adore these sheets. They are the most comfortable sheets we've ever owned (or slept on), it's like sliding into butter every night and it makes for the best night's sleep. They are made from 100% viscose from bamboo fabric (and tested free of harmful chemicals), easy to wash, hypoallergenic, and best of all, temperature regulating! You'll never get too warm and they don't make you sweat like some fabrics, the bamboo is super breathable and literally the softest thing that will ever touch your skin. Okay, can you tell I'm obsessed yet? Haha, but seriously, these are 1000000% worth every single penny. We've never had any issues with shrinking after washing and drying them (like so many sheets do), they're perfect for sensitive skin because of how smooth and soft they are (no scratchiness here), and you'll never want to get out of bed again after you purchase these. Make sure to use CE-APRIL at checkout for 40% off your Cozy Earth goodies!



I'm always looking for unique little shops and I recently stumbled upon one of the cutest, DayCrafter! Kathryn, the artist and owner, makes the sweetest modern bohemian accessories, so many cute nature inspired things,  and of course the Ocean Collection caught my eye (because let's face it, I'm pretty sure we all know by now how much I love the sea and all things ocean inspired). I absolutely adore the Cowrie Seashell Air Vent Diffuser and I am SO STOKED to have it in our car, I've been wanting a little car diffuser for essentials oils for awhile but just never found one that I really loved and seemed perfect, until I found this one that is. ;)  It's the perfect way to diffuse oils in our car and also add some beachy vibes! She also sent over these Handmade Rattan Coasters Set, I cannot even tell you how excited I am for these, they'll be so perfect in our new home when we move later this year! I can't wait to finally have room for a coffee table and can keep these handy! Also IN LOVE with this adorable Wood Seashell Phone Grip, I've never had a pop socket before and I'm loving it so far! Grab all of the cutest accessories, like this macramé air plant hanger, tan rattan pop socket, seashell necklace and this rattan keychain bangle!  Use APRIL10 for 10% off at DayCrafter!



What is Beach Rinse you might be wondering? It's an all in one ocean inspired soak, scrub, and rinse for hair, body and bath! It smells like summer time in a container, and is created from 100% natural and organic ingredients! Beach Rinse is crafted from ingredients like salt, kelp and natural oils (like nut and seed oils and essential oils for fragrance). They sent over the Pacifica and Maui Beach Rinses and I am OBSESSED with both of them. The Pacifica one smells like coconut sunscreen, it reminds me of a long day spent by the sea, soaking in the sun and splashing in the waves. The Maui Beach Rinse is equally as amazing, it smells so good, just like piña colada, I could literally eat it (I mean, not gonna of course, haha, but it smells that good enough to eat). What I'm loving most about these products besides how amazing they smell, is how versatile they are! I love how I can use it to give texture and moisture to my hair (kind of like a salt spray), that I can use it as an exfoliant for my skin that leaves is silky smooth and moisturized. If it's a warm and relaxing bath you've been looking forward to all day after the kids are asleep, you can even use it as a salt soak in your bath! The Holidays may be awhile off still, but there's no better time to start thinking ahead, and these would make the perfect gifts or stocking stuffers. Beach Rinse is also ocean friendly, all of their packaging is recyclable, and they also sell reusable glass containers with compostable refill bags! Find your Beach Rinse here! Get 10% off at checkout by using my code TRIBE10!



Bee Balm and Ash is a shop I found out of desperation haha, desperation of a tired mama. Bodhi is almost 2.5 and still rarely sleeps through the night, and that's what lead me to discover this amazing shop! First off, I'm just gonna say that Ashley, the owner of Bee Balm and Ash, is pretty much the sweetest and most down to earth person on earth. Not to mention how helpful she is! I came to her recently with an issue that I've been stumped on, and she suggested her Fertility Roller, I promptly ordered it and low and behold, the difference it's already making is amazing and insane! Definitely NOT trying to get pregnant (in case you were wondering that because of the name of the roller haha. I am very happy with our two and very done having more kids), BUT fertility equals hormonal health and hormonal health and fertility equal whole body health. I've been having issues with my cycles for a little over a year now so I'll update in another month or two after I've used it longer, I can for sure tell a difference already though! Anyways, back to my original story, sleep deprivation! When I found her shop, I was of course immediately drawn to the sleep products, both the Sweet Dreams Roller and Slumber Room Spray in particular. We LOVE them both, the roller is perfect to swipe on him during our bedtime routine, and I love spraying the slumber room spray right before bed. The room spray is such a calming, light and lovely scent, it's something I look forward to every evening now because it smells so amazing and is such a calming scent to make counting sheep easy. Ashley also sent over this Focus Roller that we are completely in love with! I roll it on Bella's wrists when it's time for her school every day and I can 100% tell you it works. She has always had a lot of difficulty concentrating on her work but whenever she uses this, she has so much more focus and get's her school done so much faster. She actually asks for it if I forget because she can tell a difference in herself with it. I may or may not have even used it myself a few times when I didn't feel like working out and needed a little more focusing myself. You can use my code JOYFULTRIBE for 20% off!



Another brand we have all the heart eyes for is... yep, you guessed it, Sun Bum and of course their kids brand, Baby Bum. their products are the greatest, full of natural ingredients and they small AMAZING. Not to mention their company is probably the coolest brand on earth. They just released a new scent for the groms (but I mean, adults can totally use it too), Banana Coconut, and Bella and Bodhi are living for it, it smells so good, plus I love how gentle their products are on the kiddos skin. We are super excited to use their products all summer (who am I kidding, all year) long. If you walk past and you smell bananas or coconuts, it's probably just our Sun Bum / Baby Bum haha. I also recently grabbed this 3-in-1 leave in conditioner (that comes with the most darling scrunchie set) for myself, this after sun cool down aloe gel in case we have too much sun exposure (which does happen on occasion in the early summer and our bodies are getting used to the sun again after the long winter), this foaming shampoo and body wash for the kids, this rad bubble bath, and of course this sunscreen and super cool beach flyer that our entire family can use and share. If you need a good lip balm, our entire family is OBSESSED with their cocobalm lip balm. It is literally the best lip balm I have ever used (and I've tried a lot to find one I actually liked because I'm picky with lip balm), and probably the best lip balm in the entire world. My husband loved it so much after he tried it that I ended up giving mine to him... good thing I had a spare to keep for myself hahaha. Trust the bum and grab allllllll the raddest sun protection and body products here!

4.16.2021

FRIDAY FAVORITES

Happy FriYAY! Who else has been counting down the minutes until the weekend? We are planning on...well, to be honest, we don't exactly know yet, we're just gonna play it by ear haha but I do know we'll have lots of family time and all the fun! What are your weekend plans? Don't forget to check out all of our favorites below... which ones are your favorites?

BABYLIT BOOKS
Babylit books has been one of our go-to places for children's books since... well, a long time haha. I purchased our first Babylit book (Pride and Prejudice) as one of Bella's first birthday gifts if that tells you anything about how long ago it's been (she's going to be 8 later this year!). Their board books are perfect for little hands and they hold up amazingly well to all of the craziness that toddlers put books through (if you're a parent you definitely know what I'm talking about lol). Bodhi loves pulling all of our Babylit collection out and sitting on the floor by the bookshelf, looking over all of the pages in the books. He loves pointing things out in the books and they also make a pretty fun toy when you stack them up and then knock them over (he thinks anyway haha). Some of our recent favorite titles are Little Naturalists Ansel Adams and His CameraLittle Naturalists Johnny Appleseed and Swan Lake. They also sell books for older kiddos too! Bella absolutely loves this The Llamacorn is Kind book and the illustrations are the sweetest. Check out all their books here!



LITTLE SYCAMORE JEWELRY
When I was younger I didn't wear or like much jewelry, but the older I get, the more I love jewelry. I mean, don't get me wrong, I'm still very particular about the jewelry I wear, I prefer dainty and natural looking pieces, and I love that Little Sycamore checks all of those boxes (and more) for me! Their jewelry is made with raw crystals and stones, and made to wear on a daily basis, quality is very high up on my list of things I look for when buying jewelry, because I want it to last for years and years while still looking nice and Little Sycamore's pieces are some of the best I've come across. I am obsessed with their Elements Collection, and since I'm drawn to water, naturally the Water Element Ring was my first choice. I chose rose gold (it also comes in silver and gold) and are made with 4 rectangular crystals (blue and green variations of Tourmaline) lined up in a row. Each ring is completely unique and the crystals have subtle differences in height to represent the movement of water, with waves and ripples gliding across it. I absolutely love it. I'm already planning on wearing it for our next family beach photo session later this year. The next pieces I chose were the Wave Ring (are we sensing a theme of water loving here? haha) and the Smaller Pebble Ring, these are both so beautiful, can be worn separately but I love stacking them and I wear them constantly, like every single day kind of constantly! I also decided to branch out and try something new, because why not right? I've never had an anklet before but decided it was time to change that when I spied the Pebble Anklet (that I also chose in rose gold just like all of the rings). It's so beautiful and dainty, and adds such a fun little unexpected statement to any outfit! They also sell necklace extenders (for only $5!) and I'd been needing some so I grabbed a couple of those. I'm pretty sure I'll never not be in love and obsessed with all of Little Sycamore's designs, they're just so natural and it's like wearing a bit of nature since so many of their designs are hand crafted from the earth or nature inspired. Already have my eye on some more beautiful pieces from Little Sycamore because I truly LOVE their jewelry... like this Multi Rainbow Ring (from their new Rainbow Collection), this Peak Ring, this Air Element Ring, and of course this amazing New Beginnings Ring. All of the heart eyes. Head to Little Sycamore here and check out all of their lovely designs to add to your own jewelry collection!



BLABLA KIDS ARTISAN HAND KNIT PILLOWS AND DOLLS
Blabla Kids have been one of my go-to places for the past few years for the cutest throw pillows for Bella's bed, and also for the sweetest little knit dolls for both our kiddos (as well as for gifts). Their designs are so soft and so perfectly huggable, perfect for any kiddo. Each doll is made from hand picked cotton, and Peruvian artisans who are paid fair trade wages and benefits hand knit each and every stitch that goes into making your doll. Blabla Kids has actually been working with the same artisans for almost 20 years to sustainably create each doll they offer which I think is absolutely incredible in our fast paced world. Their sweet and simple designs are a child's dream, Bella absolutely adores her Pink Rainbow Pillow and her Butterfly Pillow, they sit on her bed after she makes it every day and are such a cute pop of color in her room. Bodhi loves this Jasper the Deer and he's had this TouTou the Dog since before he was even born! Currently I'm crushing on this Sunrise Pillow and this Yoyo The Monkey that I'm pretty sure Bella and Bodhi need! One more reason to add a Blabla Kids doll or pillow to your life? For every doll purchased, a tree is planted! Through their partnership with One Tree Planted, they are working to plant more trees and focusing on global reforestation to combat the effects of forest fires and climate issues! Find all their too cute for words designs here!



CAMELBAK KIDS INSULATED REUSABLE WATER BOTTLES
We're all about reusable and earth friendly products, and we always opt for reusable water bottles and try to bring them everywhere with us so we never have to purchase or use single use water bottles, I'm also all about minimal design and a sleek simple look, so when I found these kids water bottles from Camelbak, they definitely caught my eye! They're made from stainless steel, vacuum insulated so your kiddos water can stay cold for hours on end, BPA/BPS/BPF free, super easy for small hands to open and close, and they are spill proof when open and leak proof when closed! The 12 ounce size is great for kids of all ages, ours are 7 and 2 and these work great for both of them! We chose the bare steel option, but if minimal isn't your jam, they come in a bunch of other cute options with colorful prints that your child will love! They're also dishwasher safe which all of us busy moms love, they are sweatproof and stay dry on the outside, and we love the handy carry handle! Check them out here!



SEAESTA SURF SWIMWEAR
Okay but do you ever find a brand that just exceeds all your expectations and goes above and beyond? We found that recently with Seaesta Surf. We are huge fans of their swim apparel and after waiting forever for their Triple Scoop Pistachio Board Shorts to restock, I was finally able to snag them for Bodhi for this year. They arrived and were so cute, but had a few damaged spots, Seaesta Surf was the greatest after I asked them about it and sent a replacement pair that same day! Color me impressed because they are the greatest, not only are their pieces super high quality, but the customer service is a reason to love them all in itself, oh, I mean it doesn't hurt that EVEYRTHING they make is so stinking cute too! Bodhi is gonna look awesome this summer with his triple scoop boardshorts and Charcoal Rash Guard, I also picked up one of their surfy birdy collab swimsuits for Bella recently and she loves it, they have matching Surfy Birdy Boardshorts here and I literally could die from the cuteness... adding these to my wish list for Bodhi asap, because it's a need. Make sure to grab the cutest oversized beach towel ever for all your summer adventures while you're at it!



PURA VIDA BRACELETS
Bella loves jewelry more and more the older she gets, and her favorite jewelry shop of all time is Pura Vida! Their designs are just so fun and super casual and cute, perfect for dressing up or down, wearing to church or wearing to the beach. They're wax coated so they are 100% waterproof and they last forever! I love that their sizing is so inclusive, from adults all the way down to small kids, their sizing is amazing and fits so many of all shapes and sizes. Bella's favorite bracelets are the Mermaid Fin Charm Bracelet, the Sand Dollar Charm Bracelet and this Shaka Bracelet, she wears them constantly and rarely takes them off I recently grabbed this Rose Gold Wave Ring for myself during their spring break sale and I am loooooving it, it's so dainty and cute. I also have this Malibu bracelet and love it. Use APRILBONDI20 to get 20% off your first Pura Vida order!



FIN FIRST CLOTHING
One of our all time favorites, Fin First is pretty much the coolest brand ever. They're actually based in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and we cannot wait to hang out with them when we move down there, I actually met Allison (one of the owners) a couple years ago when we were on vacation in Myrtle and it was so cool to finally meet in person and put a face to the name! We have several of their pieces but this "Long Live Long Haired Boys" raglan tee is probably one of my most favorite, I mean, since we have a long haired boy, how could I not love this one? We may even have a sticker with the same design on his reusable water bottle and also on his skateboard helmet too haha (along with this "Here Comes The Sun" Sticker too on his helmet too). My husband has this "Fin First Logo" raglan and it's been one of my favorites on him for years. Currently crushing on this "Sol" (Monochrome) Slouchy Tee for myself and this "Save Our Oceans" tee for Bella and adding them to our wish list. Shop all of their fresh duds and rad designs here!

4.12.2021

MONDAY MUST HAVES

Happy Monday friends! Life is busier than ever and I don't find time to show up here as often as I'd like (working on that), buuuuut I wanted to pop on and share some recent favorites! But first, what we've been up to recently! We are one day closer to our move (not sure when it is yet but sometime in the next 6 months) to South Carolina and we are counting down the days with crazy excitement, I joined Beachbody and it has changed my life! I'm not saying that lightly, I'll probably share a full post on that soon, but just gonna say, if you're tired of feeling tired all the time and are ready for a change, Beachbody might be for you too! If you need an in or want more info, I got you girl! (Just send me an email or message me on Instagram and I'd love to share more). We've been staying outside as much as we can now that the weather has gotten warmer (today is rainy and cold but it's been so nice lately), skateboarding a tonnnn (finally nailed that rail grab after almost a year of skating and it was the best feeling! We've taken lots of trips to local parks which the kids love (the giant sandbox at one of the nearby parks is Bodhi's favorite), Bella has been drawing lots of awesome pictures (she drew the raddest photo of me on a skateboard on a half pipe for my birthday gift). Oh yeah, I turned 27 last week, still not sure if I feel older or the same, but I'm grateful for another rotation around the sun with the people I love. Easter was fun, I shared the kiddos Easter baskets in my Instagram stories and if you didn't catch it, I decided to go with an ocean theme and I am still so happy with how they turned out. Anyways, enough of that, who's ready for some favorites?!


Okay, so I'm literally so stoked about this brand, Carly Jean Los Angeles has been one of my favorite clothing boutiques for ages, so I may or may not have fan-girled out a little bit when they agreed to send a few pieces my way to add to my closet and to share about with you guys! I've been wearing the pieces for a couple months now and I can say that without a doubt that the quality is amazing and the pieces are also comfortable and so effortless to style. The Logan skinny jeans they sent are favorite my go-to piece, I actually love wearing jeans and I wear them almost daily, these fit perfectly, run true to size and are so stylish. I usually throw them on with a solid colored tee, my checkered vans and a necklace. On chilly days I love pairing them with this stinking adorable "California Dreaming" pullover (also can be found here in grey) that I am absolutely obsessed with. I love that the sleeves aren't your average sweatshirt sleeves and these are fun and feminine, the neutral color is kinda right up my alley, plus it give me that California surf vibe and you know I'm here for it. Lastly they send this Ellie Floral Tiered Midi Dress that I LOVE (found here in mustard and here in taupe)! It's a completely different style than I've normally ever worn but hen I saw it on their website I fell in love. I wore this dress recently on a date day when my husband and I went to Phipps Conservatory and since I knew we were going to be doing a lot of walking I wore some white sneakers with it and they complemented each other so well. I plan on adding a few more CJLA pieces to my wardrobe this year since I'd like to  create more of a capsule wardrobe and their pieces are such staples.



Sometimes late night etsy browsing leads to finding the coolest things, that was what happened not too long ago. I probably was typing in shaka art or surf décor or something along those lines and the absolute raddest piece of art ever popped up! This little Shaka hand sculpture from Mark Koenig Sculpture, he's a California based artist who obviously makes some pretty cool stuff. I mean, if you're going to live the stoked life, why not let your home reflect that and be stoked too! I seriously cannot wait to decorate our new home when we move later this year (we have no idea yet when, but when we do, things will probably move pretty quickly) when we move to South Carolina. I plan to keep a beachy bungalow, modern surf shack vibe throughout our new home and this is gonna be the raddest addition to a bookshelf or my nightstand! Grab your own shaka right here!



Bella and Bodhi like most kids absolutely LOVE play dough, but I'm not a fan of some play dough brands because, I mean, what is even in that stuff anyway? I mean, while they do play wit traditional play dough sometimes, I much prefer other brands who actually tell you more about themselves. I've had my eye on the coolest playdough ever from The Land of Dough for awhile and I was able to include some in their Easter baskets this year.  Their dough cups are really unique and completely safe for kiddos, not to mention they are eco friendly! The combination of all that really brought it all home for me. They're crafted from all natural ingredients, the colors are plant based (say whaaaaa!), all of the glitter is COMPOSTABLE (yasssss), they are scented with essential oils (and not artificial fragrance made up of a million toxic ingredients), they come in eco friendly packaging, come in the most fun designs AND they are hand crafted right here in the USA! If that all didn't get your attention (or maybe it did) you can read a little more about them here). This mermaid lagoon and sand and sails play dough are perfectly adorable and I love this rad over the rainbow dough cup! I can't wait to use this learning numbers kit to work with Bodhi for number learning (he knows some numbers and can count some but more learning can't hurt haha). They also come with the cutest little wooden scoops and I fully plan on swiping one for our laundry detergent when the kids aren't looking hahaha.



Who needs a good pair of shoes? I mean, besides me, like literally everyone haha. Merrell is a brand we really love and they recently sent us some goodies to add to our shoe collection (not that I really have that much of a collection, I own like maybe 9 pairs of shoes lol). Their brand is outdoorsy and they carry a lot of sustainable, eco friendly styles so they fit right in with our lifestyle since we like to stay active. We love hiking on the weekends, I workout at home every day plus I love skateboarding in my free time, my husband has to walk a lot at work during the work week, so it's important we both have good shoes in our life. My current favorite pair of shoes are these MTL Skyfire Undyed Shoes, they are literally are a cloud like hug for your feet. I wear them every single day when I exercise and I love how supportive they are throughout my entire routine whether I'm doing cardio, Pilates, running, leg day... I haven't found any reason to dislike them, only more and more reasons to love them! They can even be dressed up to go with a pretty dress like I wore recently! These barefoot shoes (women's vapor glove) are another favorite of mine, I actually also have them in aqua and have worn them hiking all over and I love how i can feel the earth better with the thinner soles so I can keep better footing while climbing on steeper areas. I love this grey color and I discovered they're also pretty nice for skateboarding in addition to hiking, walking, running and everyday errands. My husband got this pair of Men's Trail Glove Leather shoes and he loves them, they're also the barefoot style and he said he couldn't get over how comfortable they are!



I've shared about Yogasleep before, but I can't help but share about them again because they truly are not only a favorite item in our home (and have been for YEARS) but we also pretty much cannot function without them haha. No seriously, we use them every single night. Every evening, when I flip the little switch on our dohm natural sound machines and the soothing sound starts, it signals the beginning of our bedtime routine and sleep coming soon. It's the perfect way to gently ease our kiddos (and ourselves) into sleep mode, and the way it covers up noise from outside our home is amazing. Very rarely can we hear things like cars and neighbors and all the noises that can come from outdoors when we turn these on. Having that constant and calming sound helps us sleep so much better. It's still so funny to me how that my husband had one of these sound machines when we first got married and at first I was like "oh my goodness I hate this so much, do we have to sleep with this noise on?", which then quickly changed to "oh my goodness I can't sleep without this and where has this been my whole life" haha. It honestly is a game changer for good sleep. Grab yours here!



I shared about these necklaces from Bela Co. Jewelry recently on my Instagram, not only are these necklaces absolutely stunning, but they're so special as well, since one is mine and the other is Bella's. I love that I can match with my girl, we are both sun seekers and love being outdoors as much as we can, soaking all of the healing rays of sunshine into our skin. We live for sunny days and skateboarding in the sun and beach days in the sun. Sun Sister, Sol Sister. These necklaces when joined together complete the circle of the sun, they are the perfect pair of necklaces for you whoever fills your life with light! Maybe it's your best friend, maybe your sister or your mom, maybe your daughter! We absolutely love that they are made in small batches with the highest quality metals here in the USA (in Tennessee). They are life approved, which basically means you can put them on and forget about them. They are made to be worn, so no worries about them getting damaged by elements or wearing them constantly. They are even water safe which we love, love, love! Grab your set here for you and your sol sister! Use JOYFULTRIBE at checkout for 15% off from now until Sunday!



Have you tried Public Goods yet? I first was drawn to their minimal and aesthetic branding hen I saw it several years ago on Instagram, I loved their simple look but especially loved their minimal and natural ingredients in all of their products. I'm going on almost 2 years now of using their shampoo and conditioner and still absolutely loving it and the way it makes my hair feel. Not to mention, their products are seriously affordable! I'm always looking for good deals since we are a single income family and I have been blown away at not only the quality of their items but the prices. Want to know how much a bottle of their shampoo (which lasts forever btw) is? $4.50! That's all! I love that they keep future generations in mind as well since a lot of their packaging is environmentally friendly! I love buying this $11 shampoo bag to refill my shampoo bottle, and their refillable real silk dental floss is unmatched, nothing else works as good on my teeth! Their bamboo toothbrushes are priced great ($4 for a set of 2) and brush awesomely. I also picked up this crystal deodorant spray to give a try, loving it so far! If you haven't tried any Public Goods products yet, check them out here and use my code JOYFULTRIBEPGA to get 15% off your first purchase!