Friday, April 29, 2011

Moms with Style - Jen

Some of you may already follow miss Jen over at Jen loves Kev. If not, get over there right this minute! She has the coolest style, is super funny and Canadian, and has a beautiful baby girl. These are my favorite picks of Jen's files.

Find any outfit ideas?

Enjoy and Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Royalty wear

Is anyone else having so much fun with this royal wedding countdown? Loving it and totally can't wait to see all the royal attire. Here are my picks for the little ones. Crushing navy and gray with pops of color this spring, can you tell?

Best of luck to Kate and William! Can't wait to see your big day :)

Dress 1 - Iris and Ivy
Dress 2 - Isabella and Chloe
Dress 3 - Nicole Miller
Dress 4 - Biscotti
Girl Accessories - Crewcuts
Boy Suits - Nordstrom
Boy Ties - Crewcuts

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


Loving these sunsuits from Dagmar Daley as well. The ric rac is the perfect touch, don't you think?

Olives Friend Pop

Totally loving Olive's Friend Pop today. It is a collection of vintage-inspired clothing inspired by proper little-girls’ clothes of post WWII, from a time when little girls looked like, well, little girls. They call it "nostalgic playwear" and it is simply adorable!

The collection was designed by two beautiful Aussie mothers who specify that while their clothes are indeed "special" they are not special occasion wear. The materials are durable and robust, to be worn… because let’s face it, little girls may like getting dressed up, but they love getting dirty too.

I have a feeling this is a brand to watch out for. Available for purchase here 

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011

Kids with Style - Dane

If there is a child in this world with the most edible cheeks it is this little cutie, Dane. So scrumptious, right? I share with you today his style, his cheeese and his mama. Love her work and her style. Go send some love...and Happy Friday! Hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend. I'm sure you will all look super dapper in your Easter best ;)

From left to right - shirt: H&M, jeans: Baby Gap, shoes: Old Navy. shirt: H&M, grey jeans: Target. shirt: Nordstrom, grey jeans: Target, shoes: Target.  shirt: Target, Shorts: Old Navy. entire outfit and shoes: Target

And again, Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Clean Mamas

Have you guys checked out Clean Mama? I found it just in time for our spring cleaning, or "clean sweep." A-Maz-Ing. I'm converted 100%. Go check it out.

Also, this book is pretty darn awesome too. I was introduced to it by Heather. Go check it out of the library or buy it cheapest here. It's life changing!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

DIY - Vibrant Easter Eggs

I finally found a tutorial on how to dye your Easter eggs so they are vibrant in color. Mine always turn out pastel -ish and I'm super excited to try this one. Megan actually puts a little surprise in hers and it is so cute. Check it out here

I simply follow her instructions for dyeing the eggs and skip all the rest. They are as follows:

These instructions are for the familiar McCormick food coloring you can find in any grocery store, one box of regular colors and one box of neon colors. Each below will cover one egg at a time, you can either double the ingredients or let a second egg soak just a bit longer.

For each of these I used:
  • 2 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 1 cup just-boiled water
  • 10 minutes of soaking, turning the egg over half way through (15 minutes where noted)
  • 10 drops neon pink
  • 1 drop neon purple
  • 2 drops red
  • 20 drops yellow
  • 5 drops red
  • soak for 15 minutes
  • 15 drops yellow
  • 2 drops neon green
  • soak for 15 minutes
  • 20 drops neon green
  • 2 drops neon blue
  • 1 drop green
  • soak for 15 minutes
  • 6 drops neon blue
  • 1 drop blue
  • 7 drops neon blue
  • 5 drops neon pink
  • 10 drops neon pink
  • 2 drops neon purple
If you’d like to make your own colors know that I found starting with neon colors and adding regular colors to tone those down worked the best in most cases for me.

Have fun friends!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Easter reads

One thing I will never forget about my little boys childhood is our reading time. It is something that just naturally happens every single day. We love it, and could sit together for several minutes (thats a long time for us). Him because he loves the pictures and stories, and Me because he will snuggle me the entire time. (I don't get much of that these days with a busy 18 month old). We headed over to the public library yesterday and picked up all my favorite Easter reads. Those I share with you today.

 This one is my favorite. A bit over my little guys head, but I mostly checked it out for me anyway. If you haven't read this one, it is a must. 

 Love this one as well. The illustrations are tender

 A classic boardbook that everyone should own as well.

 This is a new one I haven't read before. The illustrations are cute and the story is quite funny. 

This one has a sweet, religous message. The illustrations are cute too.

What are your favorite Easter reads?

Monday, April 18, 2011

Easter best

There are so many wonderful things about spring that I love. For today it is Easter attire. Growing up we received a new spring outfit every Easter morning. My husband and I have continued that tradition in our family and I just love to peruse for months before in search of the perfect little outfit. Here are just a few I'm swooning over.

For the Girls

And for the Boys

Friday, April 15, 2011

Moms with Style - Heather

Today’s Mom with Style is coming at you from the lovely Coterie Blog. Heather is a mama, a blogger, a photographer, and the shop owner of Katan Designs.  She has the cutest little boy, Cole, and another little one on the way. I adore her and her style. Her blog is full of lovlies, and tons of inspiration. Head on over and say hello!

Heather's outfit: Necklace- Anthropologie Shoes- Ebay (hand-me-downs) Dress- Shade Tights- Old Navy

Cole's outfit: Tie- H&M Sweater- Gymboree Shoes- K-Mart Pants- Old Navy

Happy Friday Friends!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Kids with Style - Ellie

A new favorite blogger of mine is Paula over at Two Ellie. She is so refreshing to read and I just adore her love for beautiful things. Her little miss Ellie does not lack in the style department either. She has the most darling face and beautiful eyes. We are simply delighted to share her with you today.

Dress: Hijkids

Happy Friday!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Fun snacks for kids

Kids love to have fun, so why not make the dreaded mealtime more fun?

Dip - Kids love to doubt about it. It is my experience that if you give a child dip with anything, they will eat it. Here are some awesome recipes for healthy, yummy dips

Kabobs - With a little wooden stick you can turn any meal into a kabob. It's fun, different, and your kids will love it. If  your meal doesn't work on the kabob, try using a toothpick. They are fun to eat with too.

Quesadillas - You can hide almost anything inside a quesadilla and your kids will eat it. My favorite is sweet potato, black beans and carrots. Not all together of course, but just one petit serving with cheese underneath that tortilla will do just the trick. I also put in a little cilantro to add some flava flav.

Yogurt pops - If your little one isn't a big on eating a particular fruit, throw it in the freezer with some yogurt and a pretzel as the stick, and bam. You have a popcicle. I even prefer these over ice cream now. The combo of the sweet and salty is perfect. So yummy, and healthy.