Recently my baby celebrated his first birthday, and with it being so soon after Christmas, I was unsure of how to make it special. I'm sure we will come up with creative birthday celebration ideas in the future, but this year we kept it simple with some fun cake photos, a few practical gifts, and a fun little family party. Fortunately my baby boy is easy to please, but what 1-year-old isn't?? This year has been such a blessing, watching my infant grow up into a little guy and learn new skills. He always has a smile for everyone and recently adopted his own one-of-a-kind wave to everyone he sees. I can't wait to witness all he learns this year as my little guy discovers how to walk, talk, run, and explore. For the big One-Year-Old Birthday, I outfitted my little man in a darling sweater vest and dapper baby moccs and a coordinating baby bow tie from Sweet N Swag. I've always loved accessorizing my little man with a bow tie; he definitely has the look for it!
American Girl is one of my all time favorite brands, with darling dolls and accessories and even outfits for little girls to match their dolls! My daughter had so much fun checking out some of American Girls' latest little girl fashions that allow her to match her doll! This gorgeous Merry Magenta dress comes in a range of sizes for little girls and coordinates perfectly with the matching dress for my daughter's American Girl doll Maryellen. I'm excited to share all the gorgeous details about this American Girl outfit for girls!
We know all about little girls around here. My girls love ruffles, dressing up, and accessorizing. They need no convincing to try on new outfits, unless my youngest is feeling particularly partial to her beloved purple tutu. If so, good luck getting it off of her. I'm excited to feature some of the latest fashions from Matilda Jane Clothing's Once Upon a Time collection! Many of these MJ dresses, tops, and leggings incorporate my favorite colors into darling designs; pink, lavender, dusty aqua, and mauve. These beautiful fashions for little girls spare no detail when it comes to buttons, lace, ribbons, trim, coordinating and contrasting patterns, and layers of ruffles.
Ready for 2017? This year I'm going to be all about cleaning out, fixing up, exiting the baby stage (for now) and storing away all the baby equipment, keeping up with my rambunctious baby boy, and making daily memories with my kiddos. It's hard to have fun when your house is cluttered! This is why I've been cleaning out closets and only keeping things that are classic and high quality. My girls will wear any clothes they can reach and they love dresses, so these gorgeous playtime dresses from Olive Mae Clothing are perfect for everyday wear and dressing up for fun outings! Olive Mae dresses are detailed with so many gorgeous patterns, trims, and ruffles. They are perfect for tea parties, playing in the sunshine, and layering under a cozy sweater.
One of my favorite things about the changing seasons is breaking out a new wardrobe; scarves and boots for fall and winter and pretty dresses and flouncy tops for spring and summer. The winter holidays spark so much excitement especially for kids and it is lots of fun to dress up for the occasion! Our girls are all set for Christmas and New Year's with their colorful mix and match outfits from Kelly's Kids. The bright colors and fun patterns add to the festive excitement of the season.
Little girls bring with them lots of love, emotions, affection, tutus, and enthusiasm for accessorizing and creating pretty things. I have 2 girls in my house, and while I didn't grow up with a sister myself, I'm quickly learning how to navigate the sister dynamic in our family. Most of the time we have lots of fun and special times together. My girls love playing pet shop and coloring alongside each other. Here are some fun outfits, accessories, and toys that were designed especially for little girls!
Looking to doll your little guy up this winter? As a mom of two girls, I've had plenty of experience with accessorizing, but it can be slightly more challenging to dress up a baby boy. Doodle Pants cozy baby leggings are adorable knit pants available in a variety of styles and each design has a cute character or illustration on the bum. Doodle Pants are super cozy and can be worn for dressing up or casual wear. After all, keeping baby warm is a top priority and with Doodle Pants you don't have to sacrifice style for warmth. They just released their woodland collection featuring foxes, deer, owls, bears, raccoons and more!
Being a mom is a lot of work and also a lot of fun! One of my favorite things to do is spend one-on-one time with each of my kids separately. I feel that I can get to know them each on a deeper level when I have this focused time with them. I have also noticed that my kids greatly appreciate this mommy and me time! Here are some ideas for five simple and inexpensive mommy dates with the little girl in your life! I'm also excited to feature some gorgeous fall shoes from Livie & Luca!
It can be fun and easy to accessorize your little boy if you know what items to buy and why. We welcomed our little boy into our family after having two girls who LOVE accessories. Because the piles of tutus and dress-up jewelry, purses and shoes in our house, I can imagine my little boy asking, "What's for me?" I've discovered some wonderful clothing essentials for little boys that address a very specific, practical need of feeling cozy and loved. I'm excited to share with you some of my fall fashion favorites for baby boys!
One of my favorite things about cold weather is dressing up in cozy outfits, scarves, and boots! My girls love boots and they've collected a variety of little girl boot styles for dressing up, stomping in mud puddles, and traipsing about through the forest. One of the best kinds of boots are cute and casual styles that are cozy and perfect for playtime. Cool Beans offers two different styles of adorable kids' footwear; leather and wool boots and sheepskin winter slippers for toddlers. A fun Christmas gift for toddlers!