Summer & Swim Must haves

Friday, April 21, 2017

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So, swimsuit season is upon us, and while I may not be prepared for that I'm absolutely looking forward to it for charlie, I mean leg roles, and mini bums in swimwear, gah I die! While there are SO many cute swimsuits out there, my recent is Kortni Jeane, but with her growing so fast I try to find some inexpensive swimsuits. Check out targets Cat & Jack collection, or Old Navy's swimsuits that are cute & 30% off right now.

I love all these find for pool, beach, splash pad, vacation must haves! If you have't picked up a pair of mini melissa's its worth it, Charlie LOVES these shoes, she picks them over everything else, they are the softest jellies. That H&M bag is only $5.99, it's a must have. and I love the idea of a towel cover up, this way when she gets in the car after being wet, her carseat wont be completely sogged out. Good pool that we will pack is sippy cup, snacks, toys, towel, SPF sunblock, hair clips.

These are just some of my favorite things for summer, and right now we can't get enough hair clip to get the bangs out of her eyes. These H&M ones are so cute, if you need hair clips check them out.

Sunshine and Springtime!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

We anxiously awaited spring for WEEKS, and finally it came! It just snuck up on us so quickly! I love this season because everything is blooming, and we spend most our evenings outdoor, eating, playing, painting, planting! I just wanted to share a little photo of last year and one from this year. Our neighbors magnolia tree bloomed, and we had to recreate last years photo, well as best we could! My sweet charlie girl, is 22 lbs heavier, which made it hard for mike to lift her up, but he managed, he's such a good sport. 

Here's last years photo 4 months old! 

This year! 16 months old, a lots of sass, fun, and she is quite adventurous!

And I might add we are up to our usual 47 projects, but seriously, we are working out outside and if you haven't checked out my outdoors board on pinterest, follow along, because I have goals of my outside looking like that!

Toddler Approved Snack

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Today I'm sharing toddler approved snacks. I have a picky eater, if she could she would eat the same 10 things everyday so every once in awhile I like to switch things up!

I'm sharing a "toddler trail mix" for on the go! When we're running errands and I need her to stay in the cart, this toddler trail mix is perfect for it. I like to switch this mix up but this week I did a combo of light salted popcorn, fruit loops (ps I prefer Aldi's cereals they have natural coloring), whole wheat goldfish crackers, Add raisins to this for a fun combination! I like to make this in a big back however if I handed her that bag she would dump it all over in about 10 seconds, so these cute Ubbi Tweat Snack containers are so cute & they store her trail mix! Phew, a lot less mess + easy for on the go.

Snacks at home! She loves fruit, and honestly I can't say as a blame her! I cut up from fruit and added them to a rainbow, with some yummy greek yogurt as "clouds". I added a little agave to the greek yogurt to sweeten it a bit. This snack was a hit with her!

Summer Days

Monday, February 27, 2017

We can practically taste spring and summer over here! We had a whoooppping 72 degrees last weekend, here in Iowa. I know, I know, hard to believe. So this girl put on her swimsuit, I briber her with a sucker and we hit the outside! The entire weekend outside!

With spring and summer on their way, I'm over here purchasing swimwear & jelly sandals like crazy! This adorable swimsuit is from Crew & Lu's new spring 2017 line, you need it, the details are so perfect! And you guys have to check out Pippa & Indy bows, I'm obsessed!

I'll share a round up all my favorite toddler swimsuits!

Toddler Transition

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Guys! Today it hit me, that suddenly I have a VERY busy toddler!
With that we are starting to make a few small transitions, I do mean small! We gave her a pillow and blanket, she still is very confused with what to do with a pillow, and she has shown a HUGE interest in these cups so she is NOT a fan of the 360 cups, but these OXO cups have a slow flow that allow her to drink like a regular cup, when the tip the water pour out, just like a regular cup!

Also we are starting on her big girl toddler room! I'm pinning some fun things over here, and we've got our eye on some CUTE dog wallpaper choices here & here. You can see a cute sample of it in the background of the bottom photo to the left!

P.s. head over and snag that heart foot stool from Oh Joy for Target for $47 + 10% off!


Friday, January 27, 2017

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Today I'm sharing some valentines day favorites with you!
We won't be doing a lot since christmas was just a little while ago, and yes we just got rid of toys, so I tried to think more practical for these gifts, books, a few clothes, and a play toy! We already ordered her these two books at the beginning of the month, and if you haven't ordered the love is a tutu, it keeps selling out to make sure to get on the list! I just ordered a few things from gap & old navy, and right now at old navy you get Super Cash so you have free money to spend Feb. 4th, there spring collection for toddler girls right now is ADORABLE.
And that little dress is only $12.50, perfect for dress up or play, and for that price get one of every color!

Ps. if you haven't hit up target dollar section for valentines, be sure to check them out! We scored some cute valentines for Charlie to hand out at church nursery!

Babe's First Swan Birthday

Thursday, December 29, 2016

tassel garland: GlamFete Swan Cookies: Domestique Bakery  party supplies: Kate Aspen

We celebrated our baby's first birthday a few weeks ago! Boy quickest year yet! Since she's our winter baby we decided to go with a princess swan party! We knew we were having lots of family over so we needed to keep this buffet style, and you guys, we live in a pretty small house so we had to rearrange our entire furniture JUST to get enjoy chairs for everyone to sit. We even brought in our outdoor chairs! It was great all the family who came and celebrated our sweet baby turning 1! 

I made the balloon garland with these balloons, added these, a few hot pink ones, and a few small clear, we used a compressor to fill them up and added them to this balloon tape, it was super easy! We used a majority of the tape, but it made making a balloon garland SO easy in just 45 minutes! 

Happy Birthday to our Baby Girl, which I'm still in denial that shes a toddler now!