Twin Pregnancy Questions (and Answers!)

As soon as people find out I’m having twins, they inevitably have the same questions. Coming from close friends it’s fine, but some of them feel weird when coming from strangers. I’m starting to realize that these are questions every twin mom and/or twin gets, and I better get used to answering them because they won’t stop after the twins are born! Apparently a double stroller is a magnet for questions like these. So to…
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We’ve Moved! | Moving Tips from a Frequent Mover

Guys, we’ve moved! We were living in an apartment in Costa Mesa, and we moved to a house less than ten minutes away. Still in Costa Mesa, but feels like a different world! We are both so happy to be in a house with a little more space and a yard. We were also having a crazy mold issue in our old apartment (don’t ever live in 27 Seventy Five OR a UDR Property –…
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We’re Having TWINS! | How we found out…

Guys, we are having TWINS. It’s happening.  We found out about 6 weeks ago, but it’s taken some time (and a couple of ultrasounds) for me to REALLY believe it.  We got pregnant right away, but I was worried leading up to my first ultrasound because of a previous miscarriage (more on that another day). I was trying to mentally prepare myself for the worst, and felt so many nerves going into that first ultrasound.…
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Red and Off-the-Shoulder

Jen Hawkins wearing off-the-shoulder dress on Palms to Pines lifestyle blog
This weekend, we loved the warmer weather and lived it up in the sun!  We had out first proper beach day with a big crew, and it felt like the kick-off of summer.  But then we got on a plane and came to Utah, where it’s cold and rainy but I get to snuggle my nieces and nephew.  Fair trade, I think ;).  This off-the-shoulder dress is easy to throw on, comfy, but feels cute enough…
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Blue & White

Jen Hawkins - California street style on Palms to Pines blog
Do you ever find yourself buying the same thing over and over without realizing it?  Lately for me it’s been anything blue, white, or striped.  And what I think that means is that I’m ready for a nautical vacation ;).  I love this jumpsuit from Urban Outfitters – it’s so fun for summer! Yarn-Dyed Cutout Jumpsuit | Cognac Suede Saddle Bag | Sunglasses | Sandals Vacation, where you at? xx Jen
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Favorite things in Yellow

Guys, I’m really into this shade of mustard yellow – I keep finding myself buying things this color over and over.  Like these sandals, this tunic, this comfy tee, and this dress.  So when I saw this dress by House of Harlow at the Revolve Social Club, I had to snag it. House of Harlow Dress | Black Platform Wedges More of my favorites in yellow: DRESSES TOPS SWIM SHOES & ACCESSORIES
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Spring Layering | Embroidered Denim

Palms to Pines lifestyle blog | layering embroidered denim
This time of year, it’s all about layering.  It will be hot one second, and cold the next.  And you can always count on it being chilly at night, even in the desert!  One of my favorite spring-y things to layer with this year is a good embroidered denim! Embroidered Denim Jacket | Grey Knot-Front T-Shirt Dress | White Sneakers | Clutch | Sunnies   Embroidered Denim Jacket | Grey Knot-Front T-Shirt Dress | White Sneakers | Clutch |…
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Astrological Signs | Cheatsheet

Ok, so I like the idea of astrology, and I at least know what MY sign is when people ask.  But I always get nervous if the conversation goes further than that!  Especially when people get into what other signs your compatible with, or explaining behavior or events based on someone’s Zodiac sign.  So, if you’re like me and want to feel somewhat cool when these conversations come up, I found a couple cheat sheets!…
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Easy Breezy | Floral Wrap Dress

The weather is finally turning warm again here, and it feels like all is right in the world.  I wasn’t feeling well this week, so on the warmest day I spent the morning at the pool with old friends, then put on this breezy dress and headed to Wolf Camp to get some work done.  I had a meeting with the photographer Camila, who is new to the area and so excited about all the…
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California Poppies | 2017 Superbloom

Jen Hawkins among California Poppies
Yesterday, my good friend Courtney text me and asked if I wanted to go have a picnic in the poppies with her.  If you haven’t heard, there is a major “Superbloom” happening in California, due to all the rain we’ve had.  This means that the wildflowers, including the poppies, are basically exploding across hills and valleys like I’ve never seen before.  Apparently people are coming from all over the world to see the Super Bloom of…
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