12.02.2016

Our Christmas Tree (+My Favorite Ornaments)


My biggest concern with our tree this year was if Camden would try to knock it down or try to climb it....seriously. Ha! I honestly thought he would constantly be touching it or pulling ornaments off, but much to our surprise he leaves it alone for the most part, otherwise we just redirect him and tell him the ornaments stay on the tree.

It's going well so far and I think it helps that most of the ornaments are shatterproof anyways so I'm less worried about them (and the ones that aren't I just put at the top out of his reach...) Grayson loves to lay by it and look up at the lights, so of course I jump at every chance for a mini photoshoot of that. I've got to get all the pictures I can before he turns mobile!

Our tree looks small in these pictures for some reason and these are just quick iPhone shots, but thre tree is actually a really good size and I LOVE the flocked style! I decided to just do red and silver bulbs this year and I really love how it turned out.

Anyway, I wanted to share some of my favorite personalized ornaments because I got a bunch of questions on my snapchat about them...

I got these adorable silhoutte ornaments of the boys from my friend Julie's 3 Daughters Design Etsy Shop! You can also find her on facebook here or instagram here.

 Julie creates the silhouttes herself so all you have to do is send her a side profile picture of your child and she does it all herself! These would make great gifts for your friends with kids, too! (Note: use the code KEEPCALM10 if you want 10% off! The last day for Christmas orders is Dec. 6th so if you're interested order before then)

On the back of Grayson's it says "1st Christmas 2016" and on the back of Camden's it says "2016". They stand out on our tree so well (you can get others color combo's too) and are SO cute!

 And then...as I was trying to find an ornament to honor Rocky (ugh-we miss him so much), I found this 'In Our Hearts Forever' from Personal Creations online and decided I needed it. I also had to get this Baby Mitten ornament for Grayson from there, too...
They have a huge selection of personalized ornaments for the whole family and the personalization is included in the price. You can see all their personalized Christmas ornaments here...

This one is next on my list to get, it's too cute!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

12.01.2016

Splurge Worthy Holiday Gifts For Her

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Barbour Coat (on sale) // It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye Cream // Stila Lip Set // Tory Burch Leather Crossbody Wallet (love this gray color) // Pajama Set (other colors available) // Patagonia Pullover (need this-love the cream too) // Nike Juvenate Sneaker (this is the pair I'm always wearing on my snapchat that I get so many questions about!) // Tory Burch Link Tote (carry everything in this) // Oribe Gold Lust Set // UGG Dakota Slippers // It Cosmetics Bye Bye Lines Serum // Sequin Sweater (gorgeous) // neuLash Lash Enhancing Serum (top of my list) // Lululemon High Times Pant (couldn't live without these!) // UGG Fleece Robe (so warm and cozy)


This is my second to last gift guide I will be featuring on my blog! Next week I will have my favorite picks for men and that'll be it, but if you have any requests please let me know! And if you missed my gifts for her under $50 you can see that here.

These are the items you ask your husbands for ladies (or maybe treat yourself to?) because they will surely be the favorite under the tree! Whether it's a new coat (this Barbour coat is on sale and is my new favorite brand), running shoe, purse, or pajama set you will definitely get your use out of them. 

To highlight my favorites: I recently splurged on the Oribe texturizing spray after JoJo raved about it and I'm obsessed. It's like a dry shampoo/volume booster in one. I use it every time I curl my hair, and the gift set is a great deal! These Lululemon pants I ask for every year because they keep me warm and are so flattering because they are high waisted and suck you in! The It Cosmetics anti-aging serum I've been using with this eye cream for the past few months and I will be re-purchasing once my bottles are up. I am picky about eye creams and this one I have no complaints about and has gotten a ton of beauty awards. Lastly, the Patagonia pullover is something I would wear on the daily just running errands and going places with the kids!

Happy Thursday!

11.30.2016

Gift Guide For The Kids

Kids Christmas

 Frame (another cute option here) // Mud Pie Treasure Box Set // Toddler Vest // Blanket // Little Me Pajama Set (obsessed!!!) // TOMS Cuna Baby Shoe (thinking Grayson needs these) // Finding Dory DVD (Cam's fav!) // Baby & Toddler One-Piece Sleeper // Chicco KeyFit 30 Infant Car Seat // Nike Free Toddler Sneaker (Cam has these!) // Elf On The Shelf // Chicco Next Fit Zip Convertible Car Seat // Paw Patrol Zoomer Marshall // Book // Hooded Romper (I love this!)

If you have kids then you know that most of your money will go towards them during than holidays than anyone else. I have to force myself to stop buying for them sometimes and actually buy for the other people on my list...ha.

I try not to go overboard on the toys and get things that they really need (books, new pajamas or  coat, an extra car seat if needed, a new movie that is actually really for me for those times I need to get something done, etc.), so here's my list including all of those items!

Two things: I can't tell you how often I recommend Chicco's car seats. They are the only car seats I will ever use...I love them that much. We just got Grayson's convertible car seat (this Next Fit Zip) and it is AMAZING! They have the best safety ratings, are easy to install and clean, and they are really comfortable. My kids love them. Right now they have $100 off at checkout - if you're in the market for one! Zoomer Marshall is the one toy I included because it was the first thing I bought for Camden...he is going to freak! He is obsessed with Paw Patrol right now (actually ever since Rocky passed he has been...sad face) and this toy is at the top of the list for kids this year! 

Happy shopping for the little ones! xo