Meet the MAMA: Chelsea Munoz

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 gathre mat | outfits | photographer

Chelsea Munoz is a sweet mama of two that is married to her high school sweetheart. She has been a June Park supporter since the beginning and I just adore her. Read below to get to know a little bit more about her and what she loves about June Park. If you want to follow along and see cute photos of her littles, check out her IG account over at: @sweetlittlewildflowers

What do you love about being a mama?

I love how pure and unconditional it is, and not in the way I love them but the way that they love me. In every action of the day they are looking at me for each answer and assurance, I am their everything. Even in my less proud moments of feeling impatient they are quickest to forgive and move on with a new change of attitude, that's powerful. They make me strive to always be a better human, and raise them to be even better.

What are your favorite activities to do as a family?

Before having kids my husband and I used to always just take drives with no destination and see where we'd end up, now that we've moved to a different state we are able to explore and experience new adventures like that with them. We pile into the car and drive, finding beautiful hidden places. Honestly though, I live most for the slower days when we are all piled into my bed as a family, there's nothing like taking it all in and watching the memories being filled in our home.
sweater | bloomers | June Park overalls (sold out; similar here)

When did you first become a June Park customer?

I came across June Park on Etsy one day while heavily pregnant with my first baby searching for bows, that's when I discovered her head wraps. They came just in time before Savannah was born and she lived in them! We were instantly in love and quickly expanded from head wraps to bloomers, harems, and basically all things June Park. Three and a half years and two baby girls later, I'm lucky to call Katie my good friend and June park our absolute favorite small shop.

Why do you continue purchasing from June Park?

Through the years I've come to love Katie and her cute little family, and I love knowing that I'm helping support her and her growing brand. Putting our friendship aside, I continue to purchase her products because I know that they're going to be everyday basics for my girls (and those mama items for myself too) and they're not only going to be well made and comfortable, but long wear beyond the time marked on the tags.
June Park holiday sets | June Park henley (sold out; alternative henley here or here)
Chelsea's mom is also a June Park supporter! How sweet are these girls and their grandma, all in June Park! Thank you Chelsea for always supporting me, encouraging me, and trusting me to dress your kiddos. I love that we've become friends over the years and am thankful that our paths crossed.
A few more of my favorite photos of this sweet family:
Chelsea's current shop favorites:
use promo code CHELSEA for 15% off these items through 10/3/17
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Halloween Crafts + Our Favorite Decor

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Painted Pumpking (via The Beauty Dojo)
Halloween is quickly approaching! One of the best ways to get in the spooky spirit is by doing some fun crafts with your little ones. They'll be entertained and you'll have a festive keepsake for yourself or to give as a gift.
Halloween Twig Wreath (via Earnest Home Co)
Paint Splattered Pumpkins (via Homey Oh My)

Halloween sharpie Mugs (via Anne Le)

Ghost Tassels (original source)
Wonder Webs (via Parents)


Here are a few of our favorite holiday decor finds:
 
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My Skin Care Routine + a GIVEAWAY

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Skin Care is one of the things I go in and out of using regularly, but I always feel much better about myself when I'm doing a regular skin care routine Things that affect my routine include: pregnancy, nursing, budget, time, etc. I find that I switch out certain products depending on what's going on in my life at the moment. There are so many great products out there and so many more are starting to focus on offering more natural solutions which is great.
As a mom, I've found that a little extra self care provides me with a little boost of confidence and I really enjoy the 5 minutes or so that I spend on myself and my skin care routine. My face products are one of the only things in our house that belong to me, and only me. So I've decided to treat myself to a few of my favorite products and soak up the extra 5 minutes of quiet time I get each morning and night.
With that said, bear with me as this is a bit of a longer post, but it has lots of good information and product shares! Some of you know this about me and some of you don't, but if you follow my blog, you'll come to learn that I am a MAJOR researcher. I mean, I research things to death before making a final decision. Sometimes I'll research and read blogs and watch videos and so on for weeks before making a decision on what things I want to buy. Sometimes I wish I wasn't this way, but it also results in me being much more confident in the items I choose to buy. I've finally decided on, and invested in, a few skin care products that I've been using regularly for about a month and am really loving. *All opinions and product recommendations are my own; this is not a sponsored post*

 

MORNING ROUTINE

Pixi Hydrating Milky Mist - I use this pretty much anywhere in my routine, but usually right after cleanser/toner and before serum. It feels so nice and refreshing!

Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser - all natural and super refreshing/light face wash

Drunk Elephant C-Firma Day Serum - all natural vitamin c serum that I've been using every morning and love. There aren't a ton of natural serums, but this company is raved about!

The Ordinary Natural Moisturizing Factors + HA - this line is SUPER inexpensive and I love their moisturizer - especially in the morning!

Maelove sunscreen - an all natural sunscreen made by a small startup company in CA! Win-win in my book! (See below for a giveaway + coupon code)

NIGHT ROUTINE

The two most important things in my night time routine are double cleansing and the Pixi Glow Tonic. I still really want to add in a night time serum, but haven't decided on which one I really want to try yet (and they aren't cheap).

Pixi Glow Tonic - this toner is AMAZING! I never got breakouts until I got pregnant and I've been getting hormonal breakouts since! I use this every night and it really helps to clear up those breakouts! I've also recommended it to friends and they love it! It's sold many places, but you can grab it at Target!

Indie Lee Rosehip Cleanser - use this for my first cleanse at night and to remove makeup

Min Erbs Charcoal & Rose Face Cleanser - an all natural charcoal face wash made by a small women-owned company. I use this as my second cleanse at night.

The Ordinary 100% Plant Derived Squalane - used as extra moisture. Another item I love from the super affordable line called The Ordinary. From their site: "Squalane is a saturated and stable hydrocarbon that is found naturally in the skin. It has very high emollience, is an exceptional hydrator and can prevent ongoing loss of hydration that impairs dermal suppleness."

Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Moisture Cushion - I love a good moisturizer at night and I've always loved Dr. Dennis Gross products. This one does not disappoint. 

GIVEAWAY + COUPON CODE

Maelove has been kind enough to give away one sunscreen to one of our followers! I have fallen in love with this product for so many reasons. Sunscreen is so important, but I often avoid it because of the sticky feeling, smell, or ingredients. I really think you all will love this as much as I do. It is formulated without parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes or fragrances, it is hypo-allergenic, and won't clog your pores. It is PETA-certified cruelty-free and vegan. Here is a bit about the company:

They are a Silicon Valley skincare line startup that was started by a group of friends from MIT comprised of engineers, chemists, medical researchers and doctors. They believe in formulating skincare essentials that are of high-quality, good for you ingredients, without any of the fuss. This sunscreen took over 3 years to reach the perfect formulation that women would actually want to wear. According to their research, daily sun protection is the #1 wrinkle fighter - it does more to fight wrinkles than any other skincare products combined! Because of this, they formulated a mineral (18% zinc oxide) sunscreen, and aimed for a pure zinc solution since it's better against wrinkle causing UVA than titanium oxide. 

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY
 1. Must be following @shopjunepark on IG
2. Must be following @maeloveskincare on IG
3. Must tag two friends in the IG post over at @shopjunepark
 

THE PROMO CODE
Use promo code "shopnow" is available from now until October 31 and it will be for 20% any order + free shipping!

 

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A June Park Halloween + a GIVEAWAY

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LITTLE BANDIT

 

 JUNE PARK COSTUMES


Halloween is so much fun with little kids and I feel like the window of getting to choose their costume (or help them put one together) is so small. There is something so fun about hunting down the perfect items to create your own version of whatever your child chooses to be. I personally love to use clothing that my son can keep in his closet long after the holiday and either buy or make a few coordinating accessories. Below are some costumes ideas I put together using June Park pieces + other items from some awesome shops. All items are linked below the outfit, but many can also be fairly easy DIY projects. I can't decide which one is my favorite! What are your kids going to be for Halloween?

 

FOX

 FAWN 

PIG

Dress | Tights | Ears + Tail (or DIY Here)

WOLF

Top | Bottoms Opposite of Far Wolf Mask | Wolf Scarf

Aviator

Top | Bottoms | Bonnet | Aviator Goggles

UNICORN

Dress | Gold Glitter Tights Unicorn Headband | Tail (I suggest DIY)

Princess Elsa

 

GIVEAWAY

Want the chance to win a June Park outfit (up to $50 value) to use for your Halloween costume?
Here is how you can win:
1. Must be following @shopjunepark on IG
2. Create your own June Park inspired Halloween costume using at least 1 item from the shop (I use the app bazaart to create my collages)
3. Share your Halloween costume idea on your IG or on your IG story + tag @shopjunepark

CUSTOM ORDERS

I am able to do custom orders if time permits. I am not able to create new patterns or designs, but I can make different colors or variations of current or previously used June Park patterns. If interested in a custom order, please send an e-mail to juneparkblog@gmail.com

 

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Fall Favorites

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I can't even believe it's fall already (probably because it's still nearly 90 degrees outside), but pumpkin everything has started to emerge and the temperature is slowly dropping which results in me shopping for all the sweaters and cozy things. I gathered a few of my favorite fall finds below - some of them I've already purchased and love  and some are on my wish list. What's on your list?

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