3.22.2017

Currently Loving

currently loving
Striped Ruffle Top (just got this & shared on my snapchat-size up, I got a medium)
Neon V-neck TShirt (many colors-under $15)
Scalloped Shorts (bought these in black)
Lace-Up Sandal (ON SALE for under $50!)
Cold Shoulder Tee (under $40! many colors, a great everyday casual top)

I have been so excited to share these finds! I mean....how good are these?! Obsessed with them all!

So happy that it's officially spring + since we're heading to Florida in less than a month I've kind of told myself it's OK to splurge a bit lately. Last week I donated a TON of old clothes that have been sitting in my closet that, sadly, I will probably never fit into anymore (mainly all size XS-woof) so many of these actually fall into the "need" vs "want" category now. Yep...that's my story and I'm sticking with it. 

I also have to share these sandals and scalloped espadrilles.... (both are under $50!)

Crown Vintage Bahamas Flat
(these come in black too)


TOO GOOD, right? Spring clothes > Winter clothes. Always.


Get your spring shop on...

3.20.2017

CJK: 2 Year Update


I've been working on this post in my head for months now, always repeating to myself, " Must remember what he did today for the blog!" Camden is so much fun at this age. Definitely more challenging (he knows what he wants when he wants it, that's for sure), but fun and oh so sweet. I don't want to forget a single thing...like how he says "go mommy!" when I make a basket in his basketball hoop...how he says "lub ew" to us and Grayson...how he says "bye car! bye truck!" when we drive pass them in the car...how he insists on holding at least 2 or 3 balls on his lap/my lap when he watches movies because he loves them so much...how every single time I pick him up from school he runs at a full sprint to me when he sees me...or how he still holds my left hand when reading books (he's done this since he was little.) Ugh, I'm just soaking all of him in right now.

Cam has always been outgoing and social, but lately we've him get a little shy when first seeing people, or when I drop him off at school. He clings to me for a bit, but it doesn't take long before he's back to being social and wanting to play. He is fearless and not scared of anything (that scares me DAILY!) He is extremely coordinated - we cannot wait to get him into sports! He has so much energy and zest for life, it's infectious. He also challenges me like crazy and constantly keeps me on my toes, but I'll get into that more below!

Since my last update (I know I talked about on the blog here and there), Camden started school 3 days a week and he's done so great there. He's learned to follow directions more, his speech has exploded, he's mastered sleeping on a cot (never thought that would happen!), and he LOVES to tell us (and show us with his artwork and such) about his days at school and what he did! 

And then there is the older brother aspect. Oh man, watching the type of brother Camden is better than I ever imagined, and makes me want 8 more kids because this sibling thing is AMAZING! I kid...I kid...but at least 1 more. He shows Grayson so much love + affection and luckily, we've yet to have any jealousy issues. He runs into his room every morning and never wants to go to bed without making him laugh or giving him a kiss. I am working on a post about how much I love their age gap, so I'll share more then!

MILESTONES/MOMENTS TO NOTE:
-Height: Over 3" tall! Weight: 28 lbs
-Has all his teeth (his 2 year molars were BRUTAL-on all of us)
-Wearing: Size 5 diapers and all size 2t clothes, but he really could probably be wearing 3T pants just for the length! He's constantly growing out of pants because he's so tall! In regards to potty training, he's great about telling us when he has to go (mainly for #2) so we've been working with him often but he hasn't gone on it yet. We're not trying to rush him at all, so we just keep putting him on and take him off when he wants down. 
-Sleeping: After mastering climbing out of his crib, we just transitioned him to a big boy bed (his crib converts to a full size) this past week and it has gone so smoothly! Since he's only been in it a few nights now and it's new, I will lay with him and sing him a song and then he's usually asleep within 15-20 minutes.  He's been falling asleep around 730 and sleeps until 7ish. Crossing our fingers it continues to go this way! 
-Napping: Eats lunch around 1130-1145 and takes a nap at 12-230ish 
-Learning: He knows all his colors and shapes (it's the best hearing him say "hart! twiangle! sware!" and knows most letters. 
-Favorite things he's said recently: "my name is Camden!"..."I colored it!"..."bye car (truck/ball/house/etc-he LOVES saying bye to things and waving at them)..."lub ew!"..."night night"...the names of shapes. 
-Favorite foods: "Dip" aka ketchup, applesauce, and yogurt are his ALL TIME 3 favorite foods right now, ha. I always ask him what he wants for lunch and dinner and he says them all each and every time. He still eats really well, even though he's a little more picky than when he was younger. He loves all fruit, avocado, tomatoes, pasta, pizza, peanut butter, mac and cheese, pancakes, eggs, muffins, and quesadillas. He's not big into meat right now-it's hit or miss that he will want it but I try to get it in his diet somehow.
-Favorite shows/movies: Toy Story, Frozen, Paw Patrol, Mickey and The Roadster Racers, Finding Nemo/Dory, Cars. He loves to ask to listen to let it go from Frozen when we get in the car.
-Loves to have "his turn" to brush his teeth with his Paw Patrol toothbrush
-Had to get 5 stitches right above his eyebrow after taking a fall at school
-took him to his first Disney on Ice! 


LIKES:
His stuffed animal Rocky from Paw Patrol (his fav!) // To "help us" clean! He loves when we tell him how helpful he is (he will go around with a duster dusting our tables and floors and the tv, ha) He has a toy broom and dust pan that has gotten a lot of use over the past few months // Play-doh and coloring with crayons // Shooting hoops in our basement (he is crazy good at making baskets-some from all the way across the room) // Puzzles // Trying to feed and share his food with his stuffed animals // Any and every activity with a ball // Buzz Lightyear and Woody // Playing with his cars and legos // LOVES being outside (we're itching for spring/summer) // Still loves to read! I have to be more intentional about getting him to sit down to read since he's so busy these days, but once we do he will often go and pick out 5-10 others that he wants to read together. He also likes turning the tables and quizzing me-he will point to certain things like I do to him and want me to tell him what it is-it's so cute!

CHALLENGES:

The biggest challenges right now with Cam are pretty normal toddler behavioral things, but I would say the biggest is just trying to teach him to not get into everything he shouldn't. He's into everything! I will go to put Grayson down for a nap and he climbs up on to the kitchen counters, grabs things off the counters, or tries to pull literally everything out of the refrigerator/pantry. We really have to baby proof all the things! Meltdowns have been minimal lately, though, which I think is because his speech has grown so much and he understands so much more. We've found what helps him the most is just us giving him warnings of what to expect next. For example, saying "in 5 minutes we are going to get in the car" or "you can play for 10 more minutes and then it's time to eat lunch and take a nap". This way he feels more in control and it's easier on us when having to leaving the house and such.

Alright, apparently I need to do these updates for him more regularly since I just wrote a NOVEL. Sorry ya'll!

favorite pictures from the past few months: 








3.13.2017

You Don't Want To Miss This


+THE BEST JEANS UNDER $60 
(in all caps because they're that good...just got them last week-they're so flattering & i love the front slit detail. size up)



+Planning on trying a lot of whole 30 recipes! All of them look so good!



+Love this peplum top that is under $45, would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day or Easter (4 colors)



+Trying to put together a toddler meal inspiration monthly post with suggestions that I get from you guys on snapchat! stay tuned!

+Seriously lusting after these gorgeous sandals


+My fav Sunday night ritual: nails (Snap Happy-Essie), face mask, these tan towels!


+Cutest bracelet trio for under $25

Random update: We are finally supposed to get Camden's bed in the mail today, so I'm crossing my fingers we will have it set up & transitioning him to sleeping in it the next few days! I took him to pick out some cool sheets which was fun! Here goes nothing (or just our sleep/sanity for the next who knows how long... :))