Red, White, and Blue

This weekend was pretty incredible considering we are finally, as a country, recognizing the universal right to love. Regardless of your religious beliefs, some basic human rights should just always be allowed. It couldn’t have come at a more perfect time, with Independence Day around the corner. This year I’ll be celebrating just a little bit more!

I was thinking of decorating our home a bit, especially on the outside. I might put up a wreath showcasing the flag’s colors, or maybe get a house mount flagpole (from a website like to hoist the flag and showcase our pride a little bit. After all, that feeling when you see the flag waving in the wind; it’s an indescribable feeling. Although I don’t want to take it overboard, as we’re not going to be celebrating this Independence Day at home anyway! But still, the 4th of July always calls for a little extra display of patriotism.

Another slightly less monumental event also occurred this weekend, we adopted a kitten! It started as it always does, with an innocent hypothetical conversation about the possibility of having one. Then a quick trip to the pet shop ensued, where they happened to be having a special adoption day with multiple shelters bringing kittens in. Adam immediately fell in love with one tortoise kitten named Seema (which he later changed to Sheema), and we couldn’t resist her either. Since then, we have been amazed at how calm and gentle our rambunctious 4-year-old has been when he is around his new pet. He spent the entire weekend holding her in a blanket on the couch, I even caught him sneaking little kisses on her head – talk about a cuteness overload!

Today’s look is perfect for wearing for a casual 4th of July celebration. These shoes are my new favorites by Everlane, one of the brands I listed on the ethical companies list, they have some amazing pieces and they are so reasonably priced – I highly recommend!

This year we plan to spend the weekend in Wisconsin at our family cabin, per Sandberg family tradition. It is so much fun to spend time with the family outside in nature, fishing, having bonfires, and especially going out on the boat to watch the fireworks over the lake. For a few days we take a break from technology (for the most part) and just enjoy hanging around with eachother. Wishing you all a safe and happy 4th!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week xx
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Aloha-tommy-bahamaTop: Thanks to Tommy Bahama (available in store) | Jeans: AG | Shoes: Everlane (sized up 1/2 size) | Hat: Nordstrom | Bracelets: Nordstrom | Ring: Trina Turk via Rocksbox (use code Lovezahraxoxo at checkout for a free trial!) | Watch: Michele

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Last week we took a quick trip to escape the snow for some sunshine in Key Largo, Florida☀️ We spent every moment possible outside, Tom and Adam got their Scuba Diver PADI certification (yay!) while Sophia and I spent our days either swimming or drawing marine life and landscapes. This was my first trip after my sister passed last November, and even though I look so happy here, there were so many moments I felt the grief and sadness, as if it happened just yesterday. I am still figuring out how I want to show up in this space, as I have changed so much as a person since the loss. I just don’t feel called to post some of the things I shared before. Maybe that will change someday, or maybe it will just naturally evolve into something new. I think I will take this year to just process it all. (Even the idea of taking an entire year to think through something is a huge shift for my usually hyperactive type A personality) My focus at the moment is just living in the moment with my family and friends, spending time doing things that make me happy and healthy. I hope to share some of that journey here with you ~ thanks for following along ❤️
I had planned to shoot this outfit in collaboration with @lenacoutureofficial right before my dear sister passed away. Saba, the designer, was more than understanding if I didn’t want to anymore - but after thinking on it for a while I decided I wanted to - in my sister’s honor 💗 She was always my biggest hype woman. When i would feel like I’m not good enough or that I should quit (which was often) she would tell me I was unique and great and to keep it up. When I think of my sister, beauty and love is all that she embodied in her being. She expressed that on the outside also - as she loved to wear everything glam, bright & colorful, and full of bling. Hair done, nails done, everything did - that was Nusrat. For this shoot I took the time to get glam after a long hiatus - and makeup and hair took so long because I think I forgot how to do it, but afterwards I was surprised how I felt transformed. When I wore this gorgeous outfit that I know was designed with such love and incredible attention to detail by @lenacoutureofficial, I felt all of that beauty - like a walking piece of art, and very much at peace. Thank you so much to @divmophoto for capturing the feeling so well 💕
Ski weekend with my favorites ❄️❄️ So proud of Sophia for skiing on her own for the first time!
There are some trees with seeds that only grow after a fire. Their seeds are completely sealed with a resin that have to be physically melted off by a great fire in order to propagate. So to do we as humans, gain wisdom only after great pain and suffering.*
A month ago (and one day) I lost my sister and best friend to cancer. I am still completely gutted and broken. But, I’m also so so grateful to have had felt the love that now brings me so much heartbreak. ❤️ I am so inspired by her - and I will forever live my life to honor her memory. Miss you sis ❤️
Classic outfit combo: oversized blazer + denim 🖤fendi mules @shoeslutz
Just a mom who loves mums 🌸 🪴
Cozy for a coffee date ☕️
French. Toast. Egg. Bake. Save this recipe for a weekend or holiday brunch - it’s SO good and fool-proof! I’m not even a sweet person and I love it. The pecans are a non-negotiable IMO - I get honey bourbon vanilla pecans for this and it is just heavenly. Enjoy!