Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Product Love: Grazie Mamma Headbands

If you follow me on IG or Facebook, you probably already know that I'm obsessed with bows and headbands. Out of all the things I love about having a daughter, buying bows, headbands and barrettes is probably one of my favorite things to do. 

I'm a fan of delicate simple accessories and when I discovered Grazie Mamma, I knew their headbands would be perfect for Lucia. 

Lucia wearing a suede Liberty of London headband in coral

Italian for thank you mom, Grazie Mamma is handmade in Rome and California by sisters Shannon and Lara. They offer a collection of hair accessories including suede headbands, tweed headbands and hair clips as well as adorable little girl dresses. 

 Lucia's festive 4th of July attire included an adorable navy knot headband

I'm a huge fan of bright colors and his hot pink bow headband is perfect for summer! 

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Reading Corner: The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home

Back in 2014, I shared LostMy.Name - personalized books that take children in a magical adventures.  The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name and The Little Boy Who Lost His Name each follow a child who misplaces their name and bravely sets out to find the missing letters. Along their journey, they encounter an aardvark, a Viking, an ostrich, a nabarlek and other delightful creatures.

LostMy Name has recently released The Incredible Intergalactic Journey Home, a new story that follows a curious little explorer from outer space right to their own front door. Jack's favorite part of the book was the satellite view of our actual neighborhood - bonus, he could even see his preschool! The book is super easy to personalize, all you need to do is add your child's name and address and voilĂ  - a book created just for them!

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Company Spotlight: Silly Pickles Kids

I love personalized items! I love ordering products for my children that are especially made for them. Selecting fabrics, patterns, color threads and fonts allows me to become a designer and create unique, one of a kind pieces for my kids.

Silly Pickles Kids gives it's customers creative freedom when ordering one of their fully customizable products. From towels to diaper covers, blankets to necessity pouches, Silly Pickles Kids is THE destination for personalized gifts for your entire family!

Founded in 2001 by Erica Rothkoff - a busy mom of 5 - Silly Pickles Kids is a one stop shop for boutique quality handmade children’s accessories. Every piece is custom made with the finest quality materials available. They allows customers full creative freedom by allowing them to select their favorite fabrics and patterns before every product is assembled. 

Ideal for baby showers, birthdays and other special celebrations, Silly Pickles Kids offers a wide range of products guaranteed to make every occasion a memorable one!

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Out and About with JJ Cole

On a recent trip to my mother and father in law's lake home, Brad and I decided to take the kids and our chihuahua Nico on a walk down to the lake. It was late spring and the weather was absolutely perfect.

I grabbed my new JJ Cole Heathered Backpack and packed it with a few of the kid's favorite snacks - chips, pretzels, fresh pineapple, some apple juice and we took a short but beautiful walk through the woods. The kids absolutely loved exploring. Jack took the lead and Dylan pointed and awed at everything he saw!

Once we got close to the water, the boys picked their favorite spot and we laid out our Blue Iris Outdoor Blanket. This generously sized blanket features a water-resistant outer fabric that is easy to clean  -- and I discovered this quickly since Dylan decided remove the straw from his drink and dump it all over the blanket. The blanket also features detachable straps for easy carrying. It folds into  a handy messenger bag, and it's the ideal size to keep in your car. This versatile blanket can be used year round at the beach, park, campsite and when the temperatures start to drop, you can bring it inside to an indoor play area.

Let me tell you a little bit more about my new backpack diaper bag. I've been looking for the perfect style for a while. With 3 kids, I not only needed one that was big enough to pack things for all of them but I also needed one that was light weight and easy to carry.

With three carrying options and multiple pockets, the JJ Cole Backpack is not only super stylish, 
but fully functional. 

It can be worn as backpack or messenger bag, it can also be attached to a stroller with the included no-slip Grips. It features an spacious interior and zipper front pockets for easy access to keys, cell phone, and pacifiers plus it also includes an easy to clean changing pad.  #jjcolespringstyle

Disclosure: This post is written in collaboration with JJ Cole who provided samples. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I personally believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.
Monday, June 20, 2016

Summertime is here!

Summer is here! For us it means endless hours at the lake and at the pool. Last week I shared about The Children's Place huge summer sale - the entire site is  still 50-60% off - my order arrived so we are all set to enjoy this season. There are still tons of items available so don't wait and stock up!

I ordered this adorable watermelon one piece for Lucia to wear next year? Only $8.48!

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