Are you ready for a new year? After the holidays, I often work on getting my house in order. It’s also fun to stock up on stylish essentials such as buying colorful socks! Here are some of my family’s go-to basics that are helpful year round!
Little boys are full of energy and are eager for the chance to explore and go on adventures. My 2-year-old boy loves going outside and learning new life skills, all the while running and climbing. A little boy with all this energy benefits from some toys and activities that live up to the excitement in a little boy’s life.
The holidays are a fun time to try new recipes, make yummy snacks and mix up delicious hot beverages. We’ve partnered with SheSpeaks, Inc and the Simply Orange Juice Company to share some easy holiday ideas you can use at your next party.
I love making our Christmas morning breakfast extra special but I also do not want to be stressed about getting up early or being preoccupied cooking when I could be cuddling my little elves and reading the story of our Saviors’ birth before opening gifts. My mom’s Christmas breakfast casserole is PERFECT for mornings like this. Add some bell peppers or green onions for a pop of flavor and festive color! (more…)
Our wedding day was colorful, casual and attended by friends and family who knew us best. Just 20 years old, we planned our wedding as best we could right out of college; on a budget with a simple cake and decorations, a lovely dress from a bridal shop liquidation sale, flower bouquets I made myself, and my hairstyle, makeup and photos done by friends. Our wedding was perfect for our stage in life — and even more importantly, initiated our marriage which we’ve enjoyed for almost 10 years. In May 2018 we will celebrate our 10th anniversary and I can say with confidence that while our wedding was pretty, our marriage and family life have been even more lovely and meaningful. I feel very blessed. To celebrate our 10th anniversary milestone we thought it would be fun to use my budget-friendly wedding dress (which still fits after 3 babies!) and take Trash the Dress photos! This glamour style photoshoot turned out gorgeously with the fall colors around our home!
Learning how to swim is a great skill kids can use year round and swimming lessons are especially important for water safety. Sun Tail Mermaid fins are a fun way to encourage kids to learn how to swim and get comfortable around water.
My kids love collecting tiny toys. They enjoy adding to sets they already have and they love setting up little play sets and making up story lines. My girls typically are able to play pretend around age 3, and now that both my girls are older than 3 they have lots of fun playing together and setting up their toys. We recently discovered some fun play sets from Wicked Toys that feature re-imagined mini versions of the Cabbage Patch dolls. My girls loved checking out the details of these miniature Little Sprouts play sets and also discovering which surprise creatures were inside their Egg Babies!
My kids love being cozy and new pajamas are an exciting and practical gift. Finn + Emma soft Organic cotton pajamas are a great choice for baby and toddler pajama sets. I love the soft modern patterns and roomy designs that also fit over cloth diapers!
The winter holidays are my favorite time of the year. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years are wonderful opportunities to create memories with my family, establish traditions and throw festive parties! Don’t miss our ideas for kids’ styles and fun holiday activities.
Fall weather means wardrobe transformation right? I put away my tanks and shorts and get out my sweaters and cozy scarves. It’s fun to pick up a few new fashion basics for each season too! As a mom of 3 little kids, I love the ease of shopping online. Even if I find something I like in the store, I rarely have time to try it on with the 3 kiddos in tow. I much prefer finding my favorite fashions in my size online and having my new clothes shipped to my house. Top Tier Style is a trendy clothing shop where you can shop for a little of everything in a variety of styles at affordable prices.