kid costumes : the sandlot

It’s COSTUME time! We wanted to go with a little theme of movies we loved while growing up and how to get an at-home super easy costume out of it. We have three sets of costumes to share, and we’ll be posting the throughout the rest of the week! First up, The Sandlot! We’ll spare you the incessant quoting, but we will warn you if you haven’t seen this coming of age baseball flick, you’re missing out. So many good one-liners and memorable scenes, but who can forget the (temporarily) unrequited love Michael “Squints” Palledorous had for Wendy Peffercorn, a much older pool lifeguard and all-around hottie.

Here’s how you can put this together at home!

the sandlot halloween costume


For Wendy:

A thick white headband, white Cat-Eye Sunglasses, a gingham dress (we scored this one at Whirliss an awesome vintage Etsy shop (grab a 10% off coupon below!) and a little coy attitude and you’ve got Wendy down pat.

The Sandlot - Squints & Wendy Halloween Costumes

For Squints: An open button-down shirt, a white undershirt, cuffed denim (via Rowen Christian Couture), some high-top Chuck Taylors, and some Wayfarers (try either the fake reader style or pop the lenses out of the sunglass version!) and you’ve got yourself  Squints!

The Sandlot - Squints & Wendy Halloween Costumes

This couple’s costume is so good, and of course can be scaled up for adults, no problem. Check back Thursday and Friday for the rest of our favorite childhood movies turned kid costumes!The Sandlot - Squints & Wendy Halloween Costumes

Also, the vintage shop we scored Wendy’s dress at, Whirliss, is offering 10% off your purchase! Enter “SMALLFRY” at checkout! Shop here!

Find last years’ costumes here: James and the Giant Peach, Floyd from “Stuck”, Gnomes, and Vector and Minions from Despicable Me!

**To see if you’re the winner of the Little Black Legging Giveaway go here!**

SnapRays Guidelights

We’re going to go ahead and say it, after being sent approximately one million pitches for “the next big product” for kids, SnapRays Guildelights took the cake for us this year! With a few toddlers between us, we are all in different stages of transitioning from cribs to beds, and from diapers to undies. With each passing day our boys become a little bit more independent right before our eyes, and SnapRays Guildelights has filled a big need for all of us!  So what is this amazing product?Snap Power SnapRays Guildelights is a new start-up that essentially replaces your outlet covers with covers that have three small LED lights installed right into the outlet! The LEDs last for 25+ years and cost about ten cents a year in electricity. They are activated when the lights are turned off, so they only run when other light isn’t present.

Snap Ray Guildelights

We’ve all installed them in our kids’ bedrooms and down the hallways to their little bathrooms, and we love that we don’t have remember to turn them on or off, curious little brothers can’t unplug or misplace them. We don’t have to replace lightbulbs or worry about something overheating or burning near the bulbs. The light is soft and just the right amount of intensity. When we stumble through the hallways at night to assist one of our kids, no more stepping on toys or stubbing toes. It really is such a wonderful product and we know you all will love them, too!

Snap Ray Guildelights

You can order them in two different outlet styles, for those with the switch style, that one is coming soon! As moms, being able to install these on our own with no headache, and everyday tools is so awesome.

SnapRays Guildelights

These little covers have had a ton of positive press so we’re sure you’ll be seeing and hearing of them a lot in the future, but we knew we had to share this one with you as soon as we saw it. After using them in our homes for a couple of weeks, we don’t know how any home has done without them! Check out SnapRays Guildelights in action:

Thanks to SnapRays Guildelights  for sending us this product to review, as always, all opinions are our own. We choose to share products we know our readers will love, and these definitely fit the bill!

See how the Guidelights fit into any home and decor via their Pinterest Page, follow along with their crazy growth and new products via Facebook and Twitter!

FRYday : Nicole

Happy Fryday everyone! Had to share what I’m picking up (and what I’ve already bought NOT at a discount, dang it) during this crazy awesome J.Crew sale going on right now! Enter “WEEKENDPLANS” at check out for a whopping 40% extra off sale. Yes please.

J.Crew Sale for Me

When I’m at home, my number one priority is comfort, this sweatshirt ($32) and drawstring twill pant ($43) are on heavy rotation! // I love the stripe chiffon peeking out of this perfect Fall sweater. ($54) // And the real leather detailing on this wool sweater. ($66) // I love a polished flat and this red suede is gorgeous! // I bought this phone case months ago and haven’t removed it since, which is a welcome surprise as I usually get the itch weekly. And ($9), really? // It’s All Good, and when in French, especially so. ($15) // Another chic option for my most trusted accessory. ($15) // Toothpicks at ($54)? Everyone get a couple pairs, stat! // A leather bag is hard to find at such a great price. This embossed cross-body is such a perfect everyday bag, too! ($126). I also picked up this darling sunburst skirt and mixed media sweater, too! Who can resist?

Here’s what I’m eyeing for Dash and Sunny:




Jcrew Sale for Boys

Love this button up for school or church, it goes with everything and keeps it’s shape. ($15) // Buy this for your guys, steal it for yourself! ($14) // Most perfect raglan, ever. ($19) // Can’t pass up the striped sleeves, obviously. ($15) // Great graphic tee for ($13) // Can’t resist a tiny guy in a tie! ($9) If mama is getting cozy, everyone is! ($15) This henley is so cute layered under a cardigan, over a long sleeve shirt, or plain! ($14)

And to be fair (and because I couldn’t resist) here’s some musts for girls:

Jcrew Sale for Girls


First, bright Sunnies for ($9)! // Next, striped tees to go with everything ($13) //  More French for your little lady. ($16) // Toothpicks for her with a little moto edge. ($36) // Wishing these zip sweats came in my size! ($22) This pom pom tunic, too! ($26) The only thing that could make these MacAlisters better was glitter, so go you J.Crew! ($70)

Happy shopping and Happy WEEKEND!



Fall Pregnant Picks

By Jenna.

I’m sailing on through my second trimester and with every passing week things are a- growin! Dressing the bump can be challenging for a normal girl like me who carries everywhere and not just in the tummy, but I’ve made some recent purchases for Fall that I’ll gladly share with all my pregnant friends out there! pregnant picks

1. Zara // Long Voile Shirt

The weight and length of this shirt are PERFECT for Fall and for a growing belly (and let’s be honest, booty.) This covers me where I want it to & is a staple in my wardrobe. I dress it up with a leather jacket & slacks or dress down with denim & sneakers. Buy a larger size to allow more room to go & also to give yourself additional length.

2. Madewell // Daywalk Shirt Dress

I am OBSESSED with this dress. It’s so classic for fall with it’s plaid print, I know I’ll be wearing A LOT of this. It’s super cozy, a great length and basically it’s like I’m wearing a nightshirt out and about which is incredible. I dressed it up with metallic booties one day, and dressed down with sneakers the next. If you see me in the next three months, I’ll be in this dress.

3. Bare Minerals // Stroke of Light Eye Brightener

So it appears that child induced sleep deprivation creates dark circles under the eye. I never had this problem before but in-between pregnancy insomnia and a needy three year old I now look like i’ve been punched in the eye come morning. Then I met this LIFE CHANGING under eye brightener by Bare Minerals of all places. I’ve never owned their makeup but I bought this the other night at Sephora & it’s a dream. I look like a 21 year old with 14 hours of sleep under my belt. SUCH great stuff! I wear Luminous 1, it’s so pink and bright.

4. LuLu Lemon // Unity Pullover

I can’t get enough of this pullover. It’s Lulu so you know it’s going to be soft, well made and fit just right. Best of all it’s on sale… which rarely happens in LuLu land. I went up two sizes because I wanted it to extend over my butt and be able to grow with my belly. It’s perfect for working out, but let’s be honest I don’t do much of that these days, so it’s also great for just day to day! The cut out in the back is sexy, I love it.

5. Zara // Jogging Pants with Zips

Whoever was responsible for making the look of sweat pants a trend, I BOW TO YOU. Bless you, from the bottom of my soul, bless you.  And since these are a Polyester Blend they really do feel like a nicer pant but with ultimate comfort. I like to wear a graphic tee or my favorite v-neck with these pants. They’re the most versatile pant in my wardrobe and they’ll stick around post-baby.

6. Madewell // Coated Roadtrip Jacket

** ON SALE** This jacket is the most stellar must have for Fall. It’s such a great weight, light enough that it’s not too hot but perfect for cooling down temps! I love the coated aspect of it, makes a preppy design kind of edgy. The best part about this for a pregnant girl is it cinches at the waist giving you some definition and curves vs being a boxy blob. It’s so versatile and I wear it daily

7. Boob Design // Super Stretch Maternity Jeans

Okay let me first say that I’ve ordered several things from Boob Design and have been beyond impressed. This Swedish company uses only the softest textiles and tests them for any harmful chemicals. They’re designs are all to make pregnancy, post baby and nursing comfortable and easy. These jeans are easily my favorite purchase. They’re so soft and the wash is perfect. I love that because of the waistband, if a shirt rolls up I look like I’m in normal pants which makes me feel like a freaking rock star. These are the one investment you should make while pregnant.

8. Gap // Chelsea Booties

When all else fails buy shoes and jewelry. They’re the ultimate pick me up and always fit :) I’ve been in  search of a good brown boot for Fall and these ones from Gap are fantastic. The price is killer, especially when you can usually dig up a 40% off coupon from somewhere.

9. ASOS // New Look Maternity Jeans

As you might have heard I’ve been committed to finding the perfect legging this pregnancy. This is a great option for a slim black pant that can be worn if you feel leggings are too dressed down. I had  to get these hemmed but other than that they’re a great fit–and a great price!

Fellow pregnant friends, what would you add to this list? I still have a ways to go and would love your suggestions, too!

Land of Nodtober pt. 2

We’re back with Lately Lily and Land of Nod for their next Getting to Know You installment. Have you entered their awesome giveaway with Delta Vacations® for a trip for 4 to Chicago + $1000 to spend at Land of Nod? We’re sharing a bit about this awesome collaboration every week until their Pop-up Shop Party on October 25th in Chicago. Next up is Laurie, Land of Nod’s Marketing and Event Manager (what a dream job!)
Laurie | Land of Nod Event Planner


And here’s our questions for Laurie:


Laurie | Land of Nod Event Planner
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