it's okay to say no.

Hi loves!
I hope ya'll had the best Christmas!
I can't wait to share ours with yah real soon!
New Years it quickly approaching,
which means new goals, new resolutions and a new you!
I'm alllllll about the fresh start if yah couldn't tell?!

Sweater: HERE
Jumpsuit: HERE

I heard a quote that really spoke to me and wanted to post on here-

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully. I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things.” Steve Jobs.

And now as I think about my goals for 2018-
I'm keeping this in mind BIG TIME!
Quality over quantity.
Being Intentional.

I think my biggest goals are going to be from a creative standpoint-
and will have a lot to do with this little ole blog of mine!
I can't wait to share more of my plans with you!
Over the next few days I'm going to pin point my 2018 goals/mantras/resolutions and I'll share them with yah next week!

So as you start to plan the new year-
keep this quote in mind!
It's okay to say no.
It's okay not to be sooooo busy.
It's okay not to have a million projects going on. 
What does success look like to you?
Is it being active daily?
Taking time to read each night?
Having more girl time?
Remember, "her success isn't your failure!"
Figure out what success means to you in this season of life?
What do you want?
And what do you not want..
because the ladder is just as important!

I hope ya'll end the year with a bang!!
Ps big thanks to Romwe for these cute threads!
I'm obsessed with this jumpsuit and sweater!!


gift guides for babes.

Hi loves!
Okay so now here's my gift guide 
AKA wish list 
AKA I hope Zak reads this-
 because these are all the things mama wants!
I like to keep this short, sweet and inspirational if yah need a little help with gifts this holiday season!
Below are:

I'm dying for these eyeglasses from Sunglass Optical!
big frames are my jam- and something that lasts forever!
I love ordering from this local company and they have three different locations in SD-
all with the latest brands at the best prices.
Oh and they do custom fittings as well- fun gift for the holidays!
Also here's a coupon for $20 off your purchase of $100 or more:
Just print it out and bring it in the store with yah!

- My go to hair spray and blow dryer
- and the Caudalie I'm dying for (since yah know I'm on a fresh skin journey)!

- new Nikes and these are on major sale!
- and these are the leggings I'm obsessed with!
- Also in love with this sweater for after gym and crop top!

- and I'm all about the jumpsuits!

- these anthro bowls are my fave
- I collect these prints, love getting all the places we've been to!

Everything linked above-
is shown below!
Happy shopping loves!

gift guide for littles.

Hi loves!
So today I wanted to share my "favorite things" gift guides for littles!
High quality items {AKA they last}, aesthetically pleasing for you and great learning tools for them!
So in case yah need some inspo, ideas or last minute stocking stuffers-
here are my faves below!

Okay first up-
We absolutely adore Bookroo-
a monthly book subscription for kiddos-
you pick board or picture books and these beautifully curated, wrapped books are delivered right to your door.
Perfect present!
You can build their library and give them the gift of literature-
the benefits of reading are endless!
If you couldn't tell I could go on and on!
We love Bookroo so much and have been using the service since Liam was 3 months old-
and now he chooses books over screens.
Best gift ever.

My Cosatto umbrella stroller-
I literally use it twice a day!
It's soo cute, light weight and super easy to fold.
Fun design for kiddos and stylish design for parents!

We're big fans of the big wooden sets-
so much fun learning the shapes, colors and sizes!

Trains, plains and automobiles!
And these below are super cute!

Grocery carts, forts, pretend kitchen ware-
They love what you love and want to do everything you do-
but solo!
So I love getting Liam his own, "big boy" toys like the tool set!

Make sure and scroll to the next page to see some more ideas!
Happy shopping everyone!

my momiform.

Hi loves!
Okay I confess that I am a total outfit repeater!
If I like something, I wear it.
End of story!
Because for me, if it's comfortable, affordable and cute-
I'm sold!
So here are the links to my momiform and that I'm loving right now:

Sweater $19.99 - HERE
Leggings $34.99- HERE
Crop top $16.99- HERE
Tennies $69.00 (20% off)- HERE

PS I got high waisted in the leggings- and it's my favorite fit!

Okay now that I got the important stuff outta the way-
how have you guys been?!
We went to Utah this weekend to see fam- and yes I wore this traveling so it's airport approved too!
It was so nice and relaxing. 
But also sweet to be back in sunny San Diego- I'm not build for the cold anymore.
We have Disneyland, San Fran and then Christmas in the next two weeks and I'm just giddy with excitement!
I also have some big NEW plans for this little ole blog come the 2018 that I'm super thrilled about.
But anywho- I'll be posting a last min gift guide for babes and mamas this week sooo watch out for that!
Have you gotten your shopping done yet?!
I... have not.
Hence the gift guide my friends.
I hope you all have a kick butt Monday-
we're finally feeling better {no more red eyes!!}, back to our routine {made it to the gym this morning} and can't wait to do all the holiday things the rest of the month!


hambsch family Christmas card

Hi friends!
Okay big deal to tell yah about! 
We are sending out our Christmas cards BEFORE Christmas!
I mean, mom win or what?!
They are such cute Christmas cards thanks to the ever so cute Basic Invite!
We've been sending holiday cards since we were Newlyweds-
I think it's such a fun tradition!
I hang them up around Christmas and it's always sweet to look back and see the different cards from the different chapters in our life..
- Omaha- we used our wedding photo as our first!
- Iowa- I was reporting and Zak was in his second year of medical school!
- Phoenix- I was very preggo
- Scottsdale- Liam's first debut!
And now San Diego!
I also love writing a little "year in review" as well to kinda catch everyone up on what we're doing-
since yah know we tend to move just a bit!
Ps how dapper does Liam look in his bow tie?!
Can't handle his cuteness!
And PPS if yah still need to order your Christmas cards-
use "HOLI30" to snag 30% off your order!
Woot woot!
PPPS shout out to our wonderful neighbors Bailey Films for these photos-
priceless I tell yah!

We just got our cards back and LOVE how the turned out.
Ya'll know I'm obsessed with bright colors so this card was meant for me!
I also have the cutest assistant or cutest distraction {both work} helping me address all the envelopes so we can send them to our loved ones.
And as much as I love sending cards- it's always so fun to get them too!
See everyone's holidays photos, families growing, people moving-
such a sweet tradition!
Hooray for snail mail!

And speaking of color...
 Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews online. 
Once you select a design you can change the color of each element on the card to over 180 different color options- 
for example I changed this green to "mint" instead of "sea foam" and was obsessed with it!
 So you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail. 
They also have over 40 different colors when it comes to their envelopes-
so your card can be merry and bright before it's even opened!
Here are some more examples below!

This card was my runner up-
again you know I love the color!

So anywho-
Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
Here is our virtual holiday card- 
the real deal will be coming soon to a mailbox near you!
And a big thank you to Basic Invite for the beautiful and bright cards-
we love them!


cute pj's under 25 bucks.

Hi loves!
I always love getting festive pajamas for Christmas!
Don't you?!
Well while I was shopping for some I also found these fun pairs from Romwe too!
There are all under $25 and super fun so I thought I'd share!
Hope you enjoy!

1. $18.99 Cactus Print Top And Drawstring Waist Pants

2. $10.99 Banana Print Pocket Front Top With Shorts Pajama Set

3. $10.99 Striped Dip Hem Tee With Drawstring Shorts

4. $20.99 Contrast Piping Pocket Front Pajama Set

5. $10.99 Ice Cream Print Tee And Shorts Pajama Set

6. $15.99 Cactus Print Tee And Shorts Pajama Set

7. $15.99 Dropped Shoulder Heathered Pullover And Dolphin Hem Shorts


happy december!

Happy December friends!!
Are you getting into the spirit?!
We got our Christmas tree, decked the halls, hung the lights, bakes some treats and have been playing Jingle Bell rock all week!
This. time. is. the. best.
There's nothing better than seeing the holidays through your baby's eyes.
We went to our local Christmas tree stand {cutest little thing ever} and picked out our tiny, yet fierce tree!
One day I want a flocked big ole tree!!
But our little guy is perfect this year.
Liam honestly didn't really care for the tree-
didn't impress him like the "scary" stuff around Halloween did.
However he does like the "balls" on the tree-
so far only one ornament has kicked the bucket- crossing my fingers it's the only fatality.

Our house is now feeling so festive and cozy-
I just love it!
However.. the morning after getting our tree we all got pretty sick.
Long story short:
we have some type of cold virus-
I have infected eyes, Liam has a cough and runny nose and we all have sore throats.
So all the fun activities we had planned for the week {Christmas parades and all} had to be canceled and we've been snuggling, holiday movie watching and baking at home instead.
Crossing my fingers we'll be better soon!
We have a couple trips coming up and I want to be 100% by then!

But minus the illness we're doing great!
Zak's almost to his easier rotation, we have vacations, and a trip to Disney coming up and hello CHRISTMAS!!
I just wished this month could last forever!

Hope you're doing well!


liam aka the smartest babe around.

Where did my little baby go?!
Every time he gets a hair cut I cry a little on the inside.
Just looking too grown up!
He talks in sentences, counts to TEN, knows his colors, does puzzles, reads Harry Potter, like to play "fumble" with Zak, is on a soccer team-
It's like in a two month time span-
He just grew up.
He's so stinkin smart.
It amazes us.
Like how do you know so much Liam?!
He is a chatty cathy, has a memory like a computer and just surprises us with more words everyday!
Life with him is just the bees knees I tell yah.
The best.

One afternoon we had a mommy baby date-
went to our fun hair salon in Point Loma-
it's the cutest spot you guys!

Liam got to ride in a fire truck so he was totally fine with the sheers!
His face kills me!

And after got "candy!"
He was looking sharp!
After we walked around the market, grabbed ice cream and then met daddy for dinner!
It was one of those afternoons you just cherish.
I love my little best friend-
speaking of bffs-
he literally says, "best friend daddy I miss you!" to Zak when he sees him. 
I. Die.

Liam we love you so much!
You're the cutest, smartest, funniest 22-month old we know!
How did we get so lucky?!