lily jade giveaway [closed!]

Congratulations to Michelle Redd for winning this giveaway! Today we have a giveaway (and 20% code!) from one of our sponsors, Lily Jade! Lily Jade makes the most gorgeous bags for moms. Each of the styles has the included “baby bag” organizer which includes sixteen functional pockets and an easy-to-clean, detachable inner, you can use your bag for baby, then simply slip out the insert with its contents, to become a beautiful tote for Mom’s independent days out alone. No unzipping required. Genius, right? We had local friend and blogger, Stacey style the gorgeous leather Caroline bag for three occasions, to … Read more

Wren’s Nest giveaway [closed]

Congratulations to Ashley for winning this giveaway! Today we have an awesome giveaway from handmade shoe maker, Wren’s Nest! Wren’s Nest just had their one year anniversary and to celebrate are gifting one reader $100 credit to the shop! That’s oodles of darling handmade shoes for your favorite baby, your baby shower gift stockpile, Christmas gifts, and more! Wren’s Nest founder Lindsay left her job of art teaching at the collegiate level to have her first baby, and then a few months later out of necessity for some simple shoes for her baby, Wren’s Nest was formed! Lindsay prides in … Read more

trendy ties + dapper dudes

Since our boys are a little too young for official school photos, we thought it would be fun to snap a few formal pictures of them to mark this year in their lives.  A picture to send to grandparents, far away cousins, and even to frame for their dads’ desks at work. Trendy Ties sent these gorgeous thick cotton adjustable ties to help them look extra handsome, and all the sudden look like grown-ups! We also wanted a little card to send with the pictures, and if you’re interested it’s available for free download at the end of this post. We … Read more

ballet flats 3 ways

ballet flats three ways

Nothing gives us greater craft-joy then upgrading simple basics. Today we tried out three simple techniques to give your girl (or your) flats a little extra something. We snagged these at H&M, but Joe Fresh has some perfect ones here, too. Here’s what you’ll do: DIPPED //  For the asymmetrical gold dipped flats, all you need is painter’s tape and gold spray paint! Tape of your desired design and then cover the rest of the shoe with paper towel to avoid getting any over-spray. Let each coat dry, we only needed two, and then remove the tape! Easy, right? CONFETTIED … Read more

the look for less

One thing we all enjoy about fashion is spotting a killer look and then finding it in our own price range. Our very favorite designers and brands all have their own less expensive copy-catters and isn’t there so much more satisfaction knowing you did the same for less? We wanted to challenge ourselves to do the same for our kiddos. Here’s what we found for GIRLS: THE LOOK: Anchor T-shirt via J.Crew $26 // Microbe blazer  $118 // Polka Dot denim via Hanna Andersson $46 // Stuart Weitzman Glitter Flats $68 FOR LESS: Osh Kosh B’Gosh Anchor T $8 // Tommy Girl blazer$44  … Read more

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