Where is your favorite summer travel destination?
One of our favorite places is Southern California, we try to head back there at least once a year. That’s where Jean and Bill grew up and Stia and Justin spent most summers on the beach there. It’s a quick flight, the weather is always a lot cooler than Dallas and we have so many memories there! A few favorite spots are La Jolla, Del Mar and Laguna Beach.
Love the circle basket bag, where is it from?
We have had so many questions about this tote bag since we got it. It’s been a favorite for us this spring. We love it because it doesn’t look like a beach bag, and the basket circle shape looks cute with any summer outfit. It also comes in black leather trim.
Where did you find your personalized phone case?
Aren’t these the cutest phone cases?! They are from The Daily Edited and they have so many different options for customization. Choose your phone case size and then you can choose from shadow text, stripes or plain gold letters, you can even personalize it with your own handwriting.
What are your tips for getting an infant passport?
I should have revisited my own tips from when I had William’s passport made because I definitely forgot my checkbook when we went to get Henry’s passport. For his picture, we went to Costco. It was so easy and I had the picture in 5 minutes. Be sure to print and fill out the DS-11 form prior to going to the passport office. Your husband must be present at the passport office, or you need to have a notarized form filled out prior. Bring your checkbook! My husband waited in line while I ran home to get our checkbook, which ended up working out, thankfully. You’ll need an extra check for expedited service. We had no option but to do expedited (we needed Henry’s passport to book a flight within Europe) and had it in less than 2 weeks.
Who takes your pictures? What kind of camera do you use? Are all pictures professional or do you use your phones too? What do you use to edit pictures?
Jean takes most of our pictures – unless she is in them! She took a few photography classes in college, but has mostly just taught herself over the past few years. She uses a Nikon D7200 and a 50 mm fixed lense. We try to use mostly iphone images on Instagram. Jean edits our blog images in Lightroom.
Where is Katherine’s red dress from?
We’ve had so many questions about her cute summer dress! You can find the red dress that Katherine wore for dinner Saturday night at Four Seasons Dallas here.
What are some of your favorite workout classes?
Katherine’s favorite Dallas workout classes are Sculpt at Zynn 22 and Spin at Flywheel.
How does Minnow swim fit?
I sized up for both boys in Minnow Swim. William is in a 3/4 and Henry in a 2. The size 1 fit Henry – I just wanted to size up because we have a lot of Summer left and he is growing like crazy!
Do you like your stroller? Have you had issues keeping the white part clean?
I literally can not say enough good things about UPPAbaby and our stroller. It’s held up so well over the past 2.5 years and I love how it’s grown and adapted to fit our growing family. I struggled with getting the light color because I didn’t think it would stay clean, but I am so glad I did. I’ve been surprised at how the color stays clean and you can wash it if you need to.
What are your wardrobe staples?
A great pair of jeans: Mother and Frame Denim are our current favorites. The fit is perfect and they don’t stretch as you wear them. Katherine just added this pair and Stia has been wearing these non-stop since she picked them up a few weeks ago.
Comfortable flats: Stia lives in these flats, Katherine thinks these scalloped flats are the most comfortable flats and Jean loves her slip-on sneakers.
A classic bag: We feel like a splurge on a classic bag is money well spent. It will last forever and shouldn’t go out of style. This tote is a favorite of ours!
A casual dress: For summer, we have to have a simple t-shirt dress like this midi dress. It’s great to throw on with a pair of sandals and a denim jacket. So comfy and yet put together.
A striped shirt: We love finding these at J.Crew; inexpensive and look good with jeans, shorts or a skirt. They even work as a cover-up!
Nude pumps: Hands down, can not live with out a basic nude sandal, we also love this cork version.
A party dress: We love Misa, Rebecca Taylor and Free People.