romper run down

By Emily. You all know how I feel about the romper. My all time faves are from Rags to Raches (June and January is launching some next month, too!) but I’m stoked you can find them pretty much anywhere lately! ragsHere’s 30+ options from around the web to prove my love. Most of these are under $12. A few scattered throughout that are more, but all good deals to be had, especially today on Memorial Day!30+ rompers around the webFlutter Sleeve Playsuit // Red and Blue Stripe // Floral Romper // Buffalo Plaid Romper boys // Buffalo Plaid Romper girls // Hawaiian Floral // Fringe Halter // 2 Pack Rompers in plain tipped and striped // Taco Bout It Romper // Retro Stripe Romper // Hooray for Today Hands Romper // Wink Stripe // Panda Romper //Scallop Romper //Coolest Baby Ever // Oh Joy Graphic Tipped Romper //Star Denim Collared // Handprint // Candy Striper // Splash Nununu // Shorty Camper //Sleeveless Pastel Stripe

A few more unpictured: Whale Sleeveless // White Eyelet Romper // Striped Henley // Ice Cream Rock and Roll

and 9 more!

memorial day deals

SO many good deals to share today! Scroll down to see the rest of the posts!

FIRST: JUNE & JANUARY – our favorite place for baby, toddler and kid basics! Here’s some of our favorite deals:juneandjanuary

Euro Swim Trunk — Our boys have these and they are perfect. They have this tiny little pocket that makes us swoon and the colors are amazing. Buy two get one half off! //Twirl Dress — this is such a staple for any girls wardrobe. You can style it to suit any personality and its only $19 down from $27! // Hoodie Jumper — Even in the Summer you gotta keep your little ones covered some times. This is lightweight and breathable but has that coverage for too much sun-days. // I personally love the look of a jersey tied bow on litle girls, this is what my girls would wear, you know… And $4 off! // You know how I feel about a tank jumper, I basically collect them at this point for Raleigh. $17!

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nordstrom half yearly sale picks


Easily the best deals have to be via Madewell. Since they rarely do sales for more than 25% (and when they do everything sells out in minutes) we’re stoked about these 35-40% off deals!! We have our favorites strewn throughout these round-ups but our favorite high waisted denim is $70, these gingham beauties, tan wide leg crops, ACK soooo good! Find all our favorite denim and pant trends on super sale below:

SHOES! These are all 35% off or more. So many options and color ways of each I wish i could show them all in one!

CLOTHESThey’re just aight  but heres a few easy pieces worth checking out!

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MORE Memorial Day Deals!

Old Navy is 50% off Summer gear // Jcrew is 30% off // Asos is 20% off // Cotton On is BOGO for all kinds of great tops and random but all their round beach towels are $20! They have a killer selection.

You guys heard my review of ABC Mouse and right now they’re offering 50% off their subscriptions. WAY better than a free month right? 50% Off Annual Subscriptions — Only $45 from 5/24 through 5/29!MKT-10811_Memorial-Day-2017_02B

Raleigh’s First birthday is in a couple of weeks (sob) and I’ve got birthday party ideas swirling. I checked Paperless Post which is always so spot on with their birthday invitations and they have 20% off going now! Here’s my favorites:Paperless Post

I love this confetti theme you can get it with a photo or without!

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And another one! It looks like the theme is already forming. Ha! More Birthday cards here!

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grilled pizza pool party

By Emily, brought to you by Red Baron.

Now that we’re renters we have an HOA pool of our very own this Summer! That means all the pool days we can handle fairly close to home! With the grill right there it has me thinking about how I can use it to my advantage this Summer! Did you know Red Baron Frozen Pizzas can be grilled? I didn’t either! grilled pizza pool partyThey wanted to work together as sponsors so we gladly gave it a try at our last after school dip in the pool and I was surprised at how delicious they were!grilled pizza pool partyGrilling the pizza made the crust so nice and crispy! I feel like its hard to acquire that in the oven or microwave, I sort of prefer them grilled now, ha!grilled pizza pool partyI love doing the personal pizza size because I can keep better track of how much the boys have eaten.grilled pizza pool party They tend alternate bites with cannonballs so the personal size is perfect for making sure they eat enough. They cook up nice and quick too so when you’re ready to eat you won’t have to wait too long after!grilled pizza pool partyI am so glad its grilling season, because I turn into an infinitely better and more willing cook. Summer foods are just my jam, and we save so much money staying home and grilling!grilled pizza pool party These cheese and pepperoni personal size pizzas are sold at Sam’s Club in 12 packs so you can easily entertain with one box and a bucket of drinks! And unrelated: would you look at that face?!grilled pizza pool partyGrab your own Red Baron 12 Pack at Sam’s Club, if you aren’t yet a member you can grab a free day-pass to check it out for yourself, too!



Pizzas // Plates // Tablecloth // Napkins // My Swimsuit // Raleigh’s Rash Guard // Pizza Raft // Duck Raft

From Head to Toe: Gymboree

It has been a hot minute since we did a Head to Toe post! Today we’re sharing all darling pieces from Gymboree‘s Americana line just in time for Independence Day festivities! One of our favorite 4th of July traditions is the local parade. We park it street side, keep cool with popsicles and watch all the floats cruise by! Its so fun being around so many strangers but come together as a community in our love for the USA! One Big Happy Family! We’ll share our favorite girl pieces at the bottom of the post, but since boys is all we know, boys is what you’re gonna get. 😉 Gymboree Americana LineThe line is filled to the brim with stars and stripes and cool details like this cork tongue tag that says “CHILLN” on these white lace-up sneakers! These flag sneakers (seen on Sunny above!) were also a huge hit!Gymboree Americana LineOr how the inside of this Chambray button up (it’s cotton but it has that denim look!) has a darker contrasting navy. Perfect for rolling! This tiny flag print button down is so cute, too!Gymboree Americana LineAnd since Raleigh LIVES in rompers, it’s always exciting to find a cute option for a sweet deal! $12.99 for the win! STARS ONE PIECE HERE.Gymboree Americana LineDinosaur Tee // Flag Swim Trunks //  Flag Polo Shirt // Sunglasses // Embroidered star flat front shorts  // Star Button Down // Tan Shorts (cutest waist band detailing seen at the bottom of the post!)DSC_7210 Gymboree Americana Line And a few more pieces to see up close as well as those girl pieces we promised!gymboree

Hoodie // Stripe Dress // Flag Button-Down // Popsicle Purse // Tan Shorts // Socks // Star Wedges // Flag Sneakers //

Thanks to Gymboree for sponsoring this post!

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Summer Ideas: Read-A-Thon

By Emily, sponsored by!

Now that Summer is merely days away we’re scrambling to prepare ourselves. Prepare for the over exhaustion by packing too much in June, the lazy days after the 4th of July and then hoping they haven’t totally lost all they learned for the new year in August. No matter what month you’re looking at this idea is good for all! The Elephant and Piggie Like Reading! Series launched a new title “The Good For Nothing Button” and it is so cute.  Summer Ideas: Read-A-ThonIt’s all about a Button that does nothing according to its owner Yellow Bird. But Red and Blue bird discover the button DOES make them happy, and that is something? It just makes Yellow Bird mad, which is also something. 🙂Summer Ideas: Read-A-ThonAll you need to do is set up a comfy cozy read-a-thon area for your kids and surprise them with it! Set up cozy pillows and blankets and lay out a few favorites and a few new titles and see what happens. Put together up a yummy breakfast they can snack on and enjoy a lazy morning of reading!Summer Ideas: Read-A-ThonElephant and Piggie also shared with us this super great coloring kit you can download and print right at home! My boys love creating their own words in the thought and speech bubbles for their favorite characters. They also have this darling DIY where you can make your own Gerald and Piggie Paper Lanterns!Elephant and Piggie Coloring Pages

It’s the 10th Anniversary of of the Elephant + Piggie Series and if you’re looking to add to your collection here are our 10 favorites!elephant and piggie

Let’s Go For A Drive // The Good For Nothing Button // Elephants Cannot Dance // Should I Share My Ice Cream? // Can I Play Too? // There is a Bird On Your Head // Waiting is Not Easy! // I Broke My Trunk // The Cookie Fiasco // I Will Take a Nap //

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Kids Summer Travel Essentials

Summer is here! Let the traveling begin. Wether you are heading to the mountains or the beach, there are some key items we have learned fit the mold through and through. As we will get more detailed later on for specific destinations, today we are focusing on the basics. If you see us camping or on a road trip, you won’t catch us with out these few items.


Lookout Duffle // Meadow Backpack // Adventure Pak  // Gathre Playmat // Wipe Clean Travel Doodle Book // Natives // Life Factory Bottle //

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FRYday Sandals Shopping

Have you been sandal shopping like us? We are finding it’s not the easiest task. We want something chic, fresh AND comfortable. Here is a lineup of a few of our favorites that fit the criteria! AND they are almost all under $50Sandals-

Black Espadrilles // Gingham Espadrilles // Brown Leather Slides with Toe // Black Platform Slides // Black Slides // Katy Perry Color Block Slide // Katy Perry in Black // Two Tone Leather Sandal // Red Strappy Sandals // White Strappy Sandals // Braided Sandal // Striped Espadrilles 

And here’s a dupe for the Loeffler Randall Starla sandal from our insta today! Steve Madden’s for $60!Loeffler Randall Knock off