The countdown to Thanksgiving and the craziest shopping day(s) of the year is on! Have you decided if you’re braving the crowds this year or waiting until cyber Monday? If so, let me know what you’re after!
I’m always on the lookout for a good deal. I have a hard time splurging on anything other than classic denim, shoes, and handbags and even then I have a hard time pulling the trigger. This simple look is so cute for fall and the whole outfit (minus sunglasses) is only $135!! Seriously, that’s a price tag even my husband can get behind.
Sunglasses l Sweater l Boyfriend Jeans l Booties
Does anything say fall more than plaid? Ok, more than plaid and a pumpkin spice latte?
Whenever I think of fall my mind automatically goes to plaid. There’s just something about it that gives me the warm and fuzzies inside. With Thanksgiving just around the corner it’s the perfect time to add a little plaid into your turkey day wardrobe and make everyone feel the love of the season.
It’s that time of year again! Christmas will be here before we know it! In order to make your life easier and take the guess work out of gift giving, I’ll be posting gift guides over the next few weeks.
First up, toddlers! Since I have a little one at home, she gets most of my focus this time of year. Let’s face it, it’s just more fun to gift kids! I did my research and gathered a few of the hottest toys for tots!
1.) Thomas and Friends Super Station. This multi-system track allows kids to play with multiple different engines and can be configured into multiple different layouts to keep your kiddos entertained.
2.) BABY GUND ‘Flappy The Elephant’ my daughter received this as a gift last year and it is absolutely adorable. Flappy stays in here crib and when she wakes up in the morning she pushes one of his feet to either play peek-a-boo or to have him sing to her. On numerous occasions, Flappy has allowed me to get a little extra sleep!
3.) All things Moana. I don’t know a kid that isn’t obsessed with Moana right now. My daughter has this exact plush doll that she carries around and snuggles up to. We also picked up a Moana doll from Costco that she will be opening Christmas morning.
4.) Doc McStuffins All-in-one nursery. Little ones can pretend to be Doc and help care for their babies. It features a light up laptop with sounds, a rocking cradle, and a scale to measure babies height and weight.
5.) LeapFrog My Pal Scout, or My Pal Violet. Another lifesaver in our house! Violet also stays in my daughters crib and is part of our bedtime routine. Every night we snuggle her up and rock her for 5 minutes while violet plays lullabies. Our pediatrician recommended we do the same routine every single night in order to let our little one know it was bedtime. Which in turn, helps her go down easily and without a fight. She was always a good sleeper, but the moment we started doing the exact same thing every night it was life changing. She no longer gets upset when we lay her down for bedtime and it only takes us 5 minutes!
6.) Teddy Ruxpin. He’s back and better than ever! The new Teddy Ruxpin has LCD eyes with expressions that sync to the story he is telling. His hands allow for kids to start, pause, and skip to a new story.
7.) furReal Roarin’ Tyler the tiger or furReal Roarin’ Ivory. How cute are these interactive Tigers?! With over 100 different sound and motion combinations, your little Tiger will roar back if you roar at him.
8.) Little Tikes 3-in-1 Sports Zone. You can bet this will be under the tree this Christmas. My girl already loves to kick soccer balls around so I’m sure she is going to love this! I love that the sides fold in for easy storage!
9.) LeapFrog Scoop and Learn Ice Cream Cart. Another one that is sure to be under my tree. This adorable little cart helps kids learn colors, matching, memory, and number sequence.
I have a confession.
Last time I was pregnant it was the death of my blogging career. I felt so horrible about the way I looked, I didn’t want pictures taken of me. I realize that I was probably being irrational and the way I felt I looked didn’t neccessarily match what people saw when they looked at me. But, never the less it was how I felt.
After my baby was born and some time had passed, people would ask me why I stopped? They would tell me that I always looked so cute, and that it was hard for pregnant women because options are limited.
They were right. I missed a huge opportunity for growth.
This time around, I promise to be better. I’m not saying that I will be perfect, or that there won’t be days where I don’t want to photographed. Simply, that I will be better.
Better at documenting not only what I am wearing, but also sharing this journey with all of you.
Hello friends! I hope everyone had a blast yesterday!
We started the evening off at my parents house for a quick bite before taking Coco out for her first time trick-or-treating. Getting out the door proved to be a little challenging as she was totally oblivious as to why we were making her put her costume back on. She had worn it to daycare and was totally over it. In typical toddler fashion, she threw herself onto the floor and flipped around in our arms as we tried to slip her lobster costume on over her head. Obviously we succeeded, and after reassuring her that she looked adorable, she decided it was ok if she left it on.
And so the real fun began! We headed out the door and proceeded to the neighbors house. We made it to the driveway before she decided she was done and wanted to go back home. Clearly, unaware of why we were making her go for a walk in a lobster costume. ???? After some coaxing, she made it up to the front door. The neighbor answered with his big bowl of candy and suddenly she realized why were knocking on doors. She had no hesitation from then on, going up to door after door with mom, dad, nana, or papa and asking strangers for candy. In the beginning, she would leave the house and immediately sit on the driveway after getting her candy and pull the piece out of her bag and ask to have it opened. I think she thought it would disappear if she didn’t eat it right that second. We let her enjoy 3 driveway stops, and 3 pieces of candy before we told her that was enough for the night and convinced her it was ok if she didn’t eat each morsel the second it hit the bottom of the basket. She didn’t seem to mind too much though, she happily carried her little ghost basket filled with goodies all night long. Proud of her accomplishments.
By the end of the night she was happily walking herself up to doorsteps and slapping her palm on doors. She had a blast and so did everyone who encountered her.