Sometimes it’s good for the soul to just jump in the air. Especially on Thursdays. You should try it today….:)



Happy Valentines!! Can you feel the love in the air??

This morning my husband and I woke up early to make the kids a Valentines breakfast. Honestly, we never get up earlier than the kids, or at least Eden, so we tried our best and still got beat by Eden! This is her favorite holiday so I’m sure she didn’t sleep much last night. And because this is her favorite holiday, I wanted to make it extra special. Both kids got dessert treats along with their breakfast food of choice. I also made fresh juiced orange juice, which doesn’t last long in this house. We ended breakfast by giving them little v-day presents. Gotta love the dollar section at Target for that purpose!

We ended with an attempt (I repeat, an attempt) to take a picture together.

Wishing you and your loved ones a fabulous Valentines! xxoo



It’s no surprise that I love dressing my kids. There are so many awesome options for kids clothing and with two kids that love fashion, how can I not love it. Recently Eden Jo received this confetti print dress from Sailor Rose. Now, Eden has had quite her share of dresses over the years. I have to say that this is my FAVORITE dress yet! The fit, the fabric, all of it. It’s hard not to dress her in it every other day. And she feels the same. She says that it makes her feel like she’s always going to a tea party. Love that!

Read my complete review on Sailor Rose over at Cool Mom Picks.



I instagrammed this picture before I even noticed the 2 ships. Ethan knew what he was doing!

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One passion I have in life is dressing my kids. Both are extremely willing to try new outfits and both love fashion. Thank you Jesus! Right now I have serious love for a few clothing sites, including MUNKSTOWN, My Little Square and Wintery Water Factory. Here are a few outfits from each site that my kids have been calling their winter wardrobes.

Ethan is rocking the circle pink tee from MUNKSTOWN.  He also has the triangle green tee that he wears constantly!

Eden Jo and Ethan are rocking Wintery Water Factory this winter. Eden loves her Aurora dress and Ethan looks cozy cool in his Pirate Ship tee.

Ethan is staying warm and looking cool in his Dandy Star Bomber Eagle Jacket from My Little Square. I seriously cannot get enough of this site!!

Shop My Little Square, Wintery Water Factory and MUNKSTOWN for some cool holiday threads and great gift ideas!



What can I say Tea Collection!  You’ve produced some sweet threads once again!

When my kids started school it was still so hot outside.  I was super excited to have the weather cool down a bit just because they could wear their cute back to school pieces from Tea Collection.  Eden is wearing the Finn Flora T-Shirt Dress which I paired with leggings from Target and shoes from Zara.  Ethan has the Mod Stripe Tee on which is paired with H&M jeans, shoes from Target and a red belt from Shawn White for Target.

Thanks Tea Collection!

This is not a sponsored post. I agreed to accept and write about Tea Collection because I’m a huge fan of their product.



They’ve Got Style is poking it’s head back in the game with Eden rocking this cuter than cute clothing line.  I am so in love with this line, Girl and a Mouse, sold at Little Bean.  Which can we just talk about Little Bean??!!  I could buy EVERYTHING!  Seriously!  Ok, back to the clothes-  Girl and a Mouse is whimsical yet so super stylish for your little girl.  Eden is modeling the Flare Pom Skirt and the Sailor Jacket.  Underneath the jacket is the Indigo Tee.

Cute cute cute!!

Btw, her shoes are Target and Headband is Gap.






I thought that my recovery time for getting over a collection of viruses would be slim to none.  I mean with me being a mom and stuff, I don’t have time to sit around…ya know??  Well, here I am, still in bed and my husband being the superman that he is, is taking on all roles, including getting the kids all ready for their first day of school today.  I did muster up 5 minutes of strength to make sure Eden’s hair didn’t have anything living in it.  Both kids successfully made it to school (isn’t Eden a doll-face??) and I was sad to miss the moment but they will just have to let me replay it again later this week!

I’ll be back well rested and ready to post some great design!!







We are on day 11 of both my kids being sick.  Ethan has been sick the full 11 days and Eden Jo is on day 5.  Last night Eden Jo’s temp got all the way up to 103.9.  Not what I want to see.  But as a mom, you keep doing what you do, which sometimes I forget what we do out of exhaustion but I keep doing it.  Right moms??

This cute little guy has been keeping both my kids entertained since we got him in the mail.  Hullabalu, which kicks off October 1st (but you can sign up for the referral system now) is a toy site that will be making their own toys with a hand-picked selection of the best stuffed animals.  I tried getting some cute picks of Ethan and “Charles Cheever” the cat, but Ethan just wanted to pose like this.  Understandable.

(My wallpaper is from Tempaper.)






With summer here, my kids and I spend alot of time together.  I’m loving every moment of it!  The only downfall is when mommy has to work, the kids get bored.  Any advice from you mommy’s that work from home??  What fun home activities can you suggest?

Btw, I finally got a new camera so expect lots of pictures!!

Melissa & Doug Puzzle.



It’s been a blast having my nephews with us these last 2 weeks!  Though I’m painfully behind on emails and work projects, I wouldn’t trade these moments for anything.  I mean, come on!!  Look how cute they are!!  Plus my kids have been in cousin heaven.  This last Sunday we had a little photo shoot prior to church.  Included in the last picture is my beautiful mom.

See you on Monday!! xxoo

Starting left:  Regan’s outfit- thrifted shirt, Mini Rodini Jeans and Crocs at Target.  Eljin’s outfit-  Esp No 1 yellow jeans, Zara shirt and Vans.  Eden’s outfit-  Target tank, D-Signed for Target skirt and Link shoes.  Ethan’s outfit-  Volcom shirt and shorts, Puma shoes.







A family hike last night landed us at the old state penitentiary.   A bit creepy but so beautiful.  Eden has created a handful of “stories” about her visit there…:)

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I haven’t posted a They’ve Got Style in awhile.  This is the perfect post to bring it out of retirement!  Recently Tea Collection sent my kids some pretty cool threads.  We picked out stripes, a little bit of checkers and a few other cuter than cute options.

Check out this mini shoot with my kids and the oh so talented Joyce Alexander.  (Speaking of Joyce, she’s is amazing.  Really, truly amazing.)

I paired the Ubud Ikat Top from Tea Collection with this cute skirt from Harajuku Mini for Target.

These color block shorts are Ethan’s favorite piece of clothing right now!  They’re super comf.

I love stripes on kids and Eden loves to wear stripes so this dress is perfect!  The Happy Morning striped dress is comfortable yet so stylish.  I paired it with a pair of socks from Bobo Choses.

Ethan has already worn this outfit a number of times!  The Poleng long shorts matched with the Fish Market tee is a nice, relaxed ensemble for the summer time.

So….do YOU want to win a $150 Tea Collection e-Gift Certificates??????  Here’s your chance.

All you have to do is leave a comment below to enter!  If you Tweet about it or Facebook about, that will give you more entry’s.  And if you start following  Simply Grove on Twitter or Facebook, that will give you another two entry’s.  Just don’t forget to leave an extra comment, telling me. Contest will close Sunday night at midnight and I will announce the winner on Monday.

HOPE YOU WIN!!!! xxoo



Going along with this post, I put together a little video of Eden twirling the Sky Umbrella.  She’s a cutie, that Eden Jo!



MoMA Design Store is celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Tibor Kalman’s Sky Umbrella.  It is such a serene piece, don’t you think??  I was happy to receive it in the mail to feature on Simply Grove to style however I pleased.

My daughter immediately snagged it and called it her own.  She is obsessed with umbrella’s and obsessed with rainy days!  So here is the umbrella styled on my daughter.  It fits her so well!

What I love about the sky umbrella is that it’s beautiful enough that you’re happy to store it by your front door or entryway because, as opposed to the umbrellas that are hidden in closets worldwide.

Further inspired by this moment, MoMA has launched a “Celebrating Twenty Years of Blue Skies” Facebook Contest, asking users to submit their photos of the Sky Umbrella for their chance to win a prize package from the MoMA Design Store.  Photos can be submitted now through April 23rd. MoMA Facebook Fans will then vote on their favorite photo to determine a winner. To find all the contest details, visit the Official Contest Page.

ALSO use code “SKY20” to receive 20% off on all versions of the sky umbrella from today until April 30!