Tag Archives: christmas

twink + sis winter party

We had to share this darling Winter Party from Twink + Sis before we head out for our Christmas break! This is such a refreshing take on Holiday themes, with bright colors and natural elements. We love it!! Welcome, Marlan! “My sister and I wanted to create a fun holiday playdate for our kids (Mila, 3 and Brixton, 2) and their friends. Inspired by gold bells, we set out to create a backdrop resembling that look. We came up with a balloon installation made up of huge gold balloons from Koyal Wholesale. We loved the idea of bringing Christmas trees to … Read more

color blocked ornaments

Another day another craft to get our kids through the longest wait of their lives – nine days to Christmas! Nothing we love more than a pop of color, a graphic shape, and a natural material. These colorblocked ornaments are super easy to whip up with kids or without!All you need is painters tape, flat trim from the hardware store, unfinished wood craft circles, a drill bit to drill holes, string to tie and acrylic paint! We taped off all directions to create that graphic look but all are different so they keep your tree interesting. Find circles with pre-cut … Read more

gift guide: bike + helmet

Priority Bikes

So many of you let us know you were on the hunt for a bike for one or more of your kids this Holiday and here’s what we’re suggesting this holiday. Priority Bikes are relatively new to the scene, with a crazy successful Kickstarter only just last year! Based in NYC you’ll see why we love these: Perhaps the best feature of the “Priority Start” bikes for kids are their tires don’t require air. This innovative style is so great for our kids who rarely want to stop to refill those tires, and who haven’t yet learned to avoid things … Read more

happiest little baker

We couldn’t be more obsessed with today’s feature – Happiest Little Baker is flawless as far as we’re concerned! We had to share this idea as soon as we were introduced because we knew it will make such great holiday gift! For those of you who like giving experiences over things, this is for you! All you do is sign up for their monthly baking kit and wait for the fun to arrive! They send these darling packages filled with pre-measured ingredients and instructions so all you have to do is pre-heat the oven and get your aprons on! We … Read more

holiday card holder DIY

By Emily. I finally got around to making a Holiday Greeting card holder (since cute ones don’t exist for purchase) and it actually ended up being pretty painless, so I wanted to share! Every year I usually end up washi-taping the cards up on the wall somehow, but so many of the cards we get are great on front AND back so I wanted them to be easy access all season long without damaging them! That is where this DIY came to be. Each shelf has grooves so the cards settle right on top but are easy to take on … Read more

santa hat kisses garland

The Christmas waiting game is torture for our kids so we’ve been trying to come up with things for them to do each day to help them help us get ready for the Holidays. This is a super easy project they can do, and fast too! We made a few extra to take to friends, too. Here’s what you’ll need:–HERSHEY’S KISSES Santa Hat Chocolates (exclusively at Target, so head there! Or buy now!) -Mini Marshmallows -Red string or twine –Edible glue Now all you need to do is let your kids dab a dot of glue onto the bottom of the HERSHEY’S … Read more

gift guide: kids coloring books

Another gift idea we love to gift the kids (and their cousins and friends) is a beautiful coloring book! It’s such a great activity to do while they’re out of school and there are so many beautiful options!Paris, of course. //Drawings from some of our favorite bands! // We love the idea of showing our kids the world but letting them decide how it should look. London, too! //  NYC like a real New Yorker // Patrick Hruby art book – with guides to show just how colorful and intricate it can be, or of course color in your own style. … Read more

black fryday

Black Friday deals are here and these are the ones we’ll be taking advantage of: Small shops we love at amazing deals like June & January — check out her Black Friday guide that summarizes the best deals around for the small shops you love. 50% off EVERYthing at Gap and up to 60% at its sister store Old Navy. 40% off select and 30% of EVERYthing else at Jcrew (leather jackets, coats, things that never go on sale.) 30% everything at Asos. Killer deals at Nordstrom on favorites like Zella ($14 for pants!!) Ray-Bans for $100, about 100 beautiful Holiday dresses … Read more

gift guide: holiday PJs

Next up in our guide to holiday gifts is pajamas! It’s a tradtion we all grew up with and passed onto our families, and we just can’t help it, honestly. Is there anything sweeter than seeing your kids sleepy-eyed padding down the hall in their matching festive sleepwear? Nope. Here’s what we’re eyeing this year: We discovered Garnet Hill this year and are dying over their classic pajama styles. This stripe flannel is so perfect! All our kids have different levels of being clothed at night. Some are just in undies, some like to be extra toasty. If your kid … Read more

shutterfly christmas cards!

Is Christmas really almost here?! I can’t help but compound both Lolly’s first Christmas and first birthday soon thereafter. My emotions are so close to the surface on this one! Spending so many months aching, wishing for, and then anticipating her arrival, each milestone while she’s here breaks my heart a little more! How is time going so fast when it felt so slow before she came? Since my family and I will be visiting my family in Turkey this holiday, I wanted to share our Christmas card early. Earlier than I’ve even mailed them, so you sweet readers get … Read more