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Fresh Hair

I've been bleaching my hair pretty light this summer, the downside of doing that is the maintenance.  I foil my own hair and most of the time I don't mind doing it, but since it is so light, I'm having to bleach it every few weeks to keep up with my regrowth.  I finally checked it off my to-do list last night and I feel like a new woman.  I love having fresh hair, it really makes me feel so good.  
I'm headed out for a girl's night with my cousins tonight and I'm super excited. I don't get out much without my kids,  so I'm looking forward to being able to wear fun shoes (normally I wear flats so I can easily keep up with my kids) and have fun! Hope you have a fun Thursday night too ;)! 
Outfit Details:

Shirt: H&M -- super lightweight and very comfortable!
Skirt: Ross (similar similar)
Shoes: Target  (I'm wearing the chestnut color!)
Watch: Fossil 
Earrings: Target (similar similar)

Crop Top

I found these heels recently and I instantly fell in love with them.  I wasn't sure what I was going to wear them with yet but I knew I had to have them ;).  I ended up wearing this outfit on Father's Day to church and now I want to wear it every Sunday!  For high heels, they are surprisingly comfortable.  I'll be posting more about Father's day later this week, so keep an eye out for it!  
Outfit Details

Top:  Nordstrom 
(I couldn't find it on their website but brand is ASTR.. I also found a few cute crop tops right HERE and HERE that I liked)
Heels: Target (on sale!!!)

Bridal Veil Falls // Provo Canyon

Growing up my Dad was always very good about taking my family on adventures.  Adventures could be anything from riding our bikes along a bike trail, hiking to new places or just taking drives to somewhere that we hadn't ever been to. When we were younger we would always bring a sack lunch with us but as we got older, he would always say "lets go get a bucket of chicken and go have lunch down by the lake" or wherever the place was that we were going to go exploring.  In honor of my Dad recently, my whole family went and got "a bucket of chicken" and went and ate it at some picnic tables by Bridal Veil Falls in Provo Canyon.  It was a beautiful day and I know that my Dad was with us in spirit.

After lunch, a few of us climbed up to the base of the falls and got wet and enjoyed the day.  We also walked along the river trail and then ended the day by having root beer floats at home.  It was a perfect summer day with tired kids at the end!

My workout tank is found here
My favorite sports bra is found here
My baby/toddler carrier is found here

Utah Beaches + Paddleboarding

If you've ever been to Utah, you know that the although Utah lake is very conveniently located.. it is not the prettiest lake here. I do like that they have recently put in a small beach area and they have inexpensive rentals. We rented paddle boards and kayaks for $10 for an hour.  If you are in the area it is something fun for everyone.  We spent a few hours paddle boarding, playing in the sand and soaking up all the sun.  We brought a small grill and cooked some hot dogs and by the end of the day, we had two very tired, happy children.   

It's been fun being back in Utah for the summer.  The past two years I have pretty much been on my own while traveling since Andy has been in school but it has been so nice to have him around! We are trying to fit in as much fun stuff as we can before school starts again, and I'm really hoping that it doesn't come too quickly.

My swimsuit can be found here and the circle beach blanket can be found here!  (I also have my eye on these beach blankets here and here!) 

Freshly Picked Moccs Giveaway!

I am beyond excited today because I have teamed up with Freshly Picked to giveaway one pair of their cute soft sole moccasins to one lucky winner!  I've been a fan of Freshly Picked from when Susan first started making them and loved watching her on Shark Tank.  I love that they are such good quality leather and think it's amazing how they are all handmade.  The prints on the leather are getting cuter and cuter every time I look at their site.. I pretty much want every color! 
Moccs are c/o Freshly Picked.. all opinions are my own. 

Entering is super easy!  The giveaway is being run on Instagram..

All you have to do is 
1. Follow @katecrandall & @freshlypicked on Instagram.
2. Tag two friends on the giveaway picture on @katecrandall's Instagram giveaway picture!

Giveaway ends on June 12, 2016 at midnight.. Winner will be announced Monday, June 13. 

National Donut Day

It's National Donut Day today if you didn't know... so naturally I had to get donuts.  I introduced my kids to Daylight donuts.. the place where I went every morning while attending hair school.  Daylight Donuts helped me gain 10 pounds during hair school and I have to say their donuts are worth every calorie!  Happy Donut day everyone! 

Red, White and Blue

In honor of Memorial Day, for church on Sunday we wore red white and blue.  My Dad served in the Navy and I'm very grateful to all those who have served and are still serving in our Armed Forces.  I am missing my Dad today but I love that there are dedicated days to remember all those people that have done so much to make a better life for others.  Happy Memorial Day!

My Outfit Details:
Shirt: Fred Meyer (similar)
Skirt: Target (similar )
Wedges: Ross (similar & similar)
Necklace: JCrew

Carly & Elsie Outfit Details:
Bows: Target Dollar Spot

My Dad! ^^  Happy Memorial Day everyone!

Friday Vibes..

I took my kids for a walk around Target a few nights ago and found what I think to be the perfect dress for summer.  It's the perfect weight so it's comfortable in the heat AND it's the perfect length so when I bend over to pick up my toddler..it's ya know.. long enough ;).  I've pretty much worn it every day this week.. don't judge me.  I found it in the maternity section, but there is nothing maternity about it.  It is super, super comfortable, easy to dress up or down and I would definitely recommend it! 

Outfit Details:

Dress: Target
vest: Target (similar & similar)
Shoes: Converse
Necklace: Old (similar)

No Heat Curls

If you are anything like me.. then you've damaged your hair at one time or another by coloring it/ bleaching it and using so many different forms of heat on it. When Savvy Curls told me that they had come up with a great way to curl your hair by not using any heat, I was very interested.  It is very easy to use and I loved the outcome.  I use to use sponge rollers in my hair when I was younger but the curls you get from the Savvy Curl headband its soooo much cuter and it has so many different options of curls to get from it.

I have worn the headband two different ways.  I wrapped it really tight one time and slept in it and the next morning my hair was very tight curls.  The way I am demonstrating below it was that I put in on in the morning.  I was planning on being home most of the day and wasn't going out until that night.

 I have very straight hair, so I lightly sprayed my hair with water and put a little bit of mouse in my hair.  I wanted a little bit looser curl so I didn't pull my hair as tight when I wrapped it.
I started by parting off all my top layers so I could wrap those on the top wrap.  I have a lot of layers so I love that they have wrap available for those layers that won't wrap as well with just the single wrap.  
It really is so simple. Grab hair in about 1 inch sections and every time you wrap that strand, take the end of that wrapped section, add it to another one inch section and wrap it all together again. 
 Once the bottom is wrapped, I did the same thing with the top section that I had parted off.  It took me about 10 minutes to wrap my whole head and then I was able to work around my house all day while my hair dried.  When I was ready to go out that night, I just unwrapped my hair and I was ready to go! 

"When wrapped properly, these thermal insulating headbands produce glamorous, lush, Hollywood-like curls.  Best of all, by using these headbands you maintain the integrity & health of your hair avoiding breakage & damage caused by high heating electrical appliances.  Say goodby to tired, heat damaged hair and the appliances that caused it and say hello to healthy & gorgeous Savvy Curls."

I love this wrap so much that I teamed up with Savvy Curls to give away a single Savvy Curls wrap ($23.99 value).  The giveaway is open to US and Canada residents, ages 18 years or older! 

I also have a coupon code if you want to try out a wrap! Use code savvyc1 for $2 off any order! They also have a current kickstarter campaign you can check out right here with a video that you can watch to see hair being wrapped. 

To enter the giveaway:

1. Follow @KateCrandall on Instagram
2. Follow Savvy_curls on Instagram
3. Like the picture
4. Tag as many friends as you want on the picture. Every person you tag is an entry! 

Favorite One Piece Swimsuits this Summer

When I was growing up I don't remember very many cute one-piece swimsuits when swimsuit shopping.  They have really come back into style lately but one size does not fit all.  I have a long torso and I tried some different styles last year and didn't like any of them.  This summer I tried again and was very suprised by the options available and how much better quality and fit was.  I (along with my sisters) are sharing our favorite swimsuits that we have found and personally love.

Pines & Palms swim
I'm wearing their Wallflower swimsuit found here. 

I actually love this swimsuit.  As a mom, I am covered in all the right places, but as a teenager could wear this and feel cute too.    It's very comfortable and I love that the fabric feels like a good quality but isn't overly thick. I love the back of this swimsuit as well, it has a fun print and really stands out.  

Rad Swim
I'm wearing the Nicole swimsuit in black and my sister Anna is wearing the Lexi swimsuit in Mint

I initially thought that I wasn't going to like this swimsuit.  I thought that because of the design that it would show my mom belly really well but I was happily surprised when I put it on how well it fit.  The quality of this swimsuit is amazing and fits perfectly. It is a thicker fabric and feels like it pulls your in and really flatters your figure.  I have 4 sisters and we all have very different body types (as you'll see in these pictures) and this black and the mint swimsuit fit us all very comfortably and we all love them.  (The black one also comes with a strap around the neck, just not pictured)
Target is always a go to for cute clothes, swimsuits and pretty much anything cute. We found a few styles that have fit well on all of us too.  The purple swimsuit below is darling but probably not the best if you are chasing kids ;).  The black swimsuit and the black swimsuit with flowers are both very supportive and I was happy with the quality of them as well.   

Hope this helps anyone that is still looking for a cute suit for summer.  Let me know in the comments if you have found some cute ones worth checking out!