11.28.2018

our girls christmas wishlist

Christmas is less than a month away and Dustin & I have had so much fun shopping for our girls this year. Olivia and Penelope are at the ages where they totally know what Christmas is about and get so excited about it. The other day we were running errands and Poppy saw a bunch of trees with lights and said, "Mama, Christmas is ALL AROUND!!" and it melted my heart. 

They are also at the age where they know very specifically what they want. Olivia asked for slippers, new legos & paints and Poppy asked for a triangle. Like, a musical triangle ;) It made me laugh out loud but she's got her heart set on it so of course we will get her one. Della is a little too young to ask for anything but she loves everything her sisters do so she is probably the easiest to shop for. I thought it would be so much fun to share what is on their wishlist this Christmas!! 
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I found the cutest glitter slippers (one) on sale from Mini Boden this past weekend and can't wait to give them to Olivia!! She will also be getting a Cinderella Castle lego set (two) and Poppy will be getting this coordinating lego set. We started getting Olivia legos for her 5th birthday this past Spring and they have become one of the girls' favorite toys. They grew up with Lego Duplos and always loved those but the bigger (smaller pieced) sets are so much fun for them. We use these stacking containers to organize their legos by color and when Della is napping on the weekends they will spend hours playing together with them. Olivia also asked for this Ski Lift lego set to go with her Ski Chalet. Building sets with them is even fun for me!!

I've shared this before but I created Amazon wishlists for each of our girls and anytime I come across something they'd like or they ask for something specific, I add it to their list. Then when Christmas (or their birthday) comes, I send the link to family and friends who ask what they'd like. It makes gifting so easy!!

The other gifts we are so excited to give them are pretend makeup sets. My best friend has a three year old daughter who has pretend makeup and anytime we are at their house, all the girls love playing pretend with makeup. Poppy even stands on her stepstool when I'm getting ready in the morning and plays with my brushes, its the sweetest thing. They are at the age of loving to play dress up so Olivia and Penelope will each get a makeup set (three / eight - both are so cute in person!) and then a dress up necklace (nine) to go with it.

Olivia is learning to write and Poppy of course wants to do everything her big sister does so we are getting this Unicorn stationary set (ten) for Olivia and then the most darling letter tracing practice book for Poppy (four). 

Other things on their list that family will be gifting them are Cook in a Book! books (seven), cat puzzles (five) and art supplies (eleven).

For Della, her favorite toys right now are her wooden Ostheimer animals (twelve) so we will be giving her a few more of those and then the prettiest magnolia quilt from one of our fav shops, Clementine Kids.

The hardest part is the countdown until we can gift them everything! What is on your littles' wishlist this year?? Hope your holiday season is off to a magical start!! XO

11.24.2018

weekend sales

Happy Weekend!! Hope everyone had a wonderful and restful Thanksgiving with those you love most! 

We hosted my family, skipped naps and put the girls to bed early then stayed up late enjoying leftovers, pie & playing games. It has been so nice having both Dustin and Olivia home more than usual for the long weekend and being together as a family without any real plans.

With all the amazing sales happening this weekend I wanted to share what I've purchased for myself, our girls and gifting incase you are still on the search for that perfect gift!!


FOR MYSELF
My all-time favorite Botanical Kinetics lotion is 20% off (and shipping is free!), no code needed // I also picked up this clay mask to try from the same line. I love gifting the lotion to friends for birthdays and use it every morning and night on my face after the shower and before bed!

I have been obsessed with mustard + rust clothing lately so I ordered this cozy sweatshirt in Golden Craft (50% off!) and these sweater leggings from Aerie/AE - 40% off and free shipping, no code needed. 

My fav custom jewelry is 20% off - Dustin gave me this dainty bar necklace for our anniversary in September with the girls' names on it (in rose gold!) and I wear it every single day. 

BeautyCounter is having 15% off and free shipping on orders over $50 so I grabbed the tinted moisturizer I use daily, Dew Skin, and also a tube of my fav shade of their Color Intense Lipstick - Twilight

Obsessed with these Pixie Pants in Tobacco Leaf - they are so comfortable and the color is right up my alley!! // 40% off, no code needed

FOR OUR GIRLS
My fav spot to shop this weekend for clothing for our girls has been J Crew - the clearance is already crazy great prices and then you get an additional 50% off the markdown, so I stocked up on clothing for them for Summertime and a few things for Winter too! Shipping is always free if you sign up for J Crew rewards (also free!). A few of my favorites:

This floral cutout swimsuit for Della, only $10.49 (originally $49.50)
This half-zip hoodie in Navy for Olivia for $24.99 (originally $59.50)
This chambray button skirt for Olivia for Summertime
The sweetest stripe nightgowns for the girls, only $10.95 each

Everything at Mini Boden is 30% off with code V4N9 // I love their cable footless tights (lots of colors, only $11.20 each), pajamas and underwear sets for the girls - best quality, so soft and last wash after wash!

Our fav bow shop, Wunderkin Co., is having a huge Cyber Monday sale with $5 bows - a perfect time to stock up at a huge savings! Bows make the perfect stocking stuffers!

Poppy and Olivia love wearing nightgowns so these long sleeve ones from Tea will be part of their Christmas gifts // Less than $20 after code CYBER30 - more than 50% off the original price. They are so soft!!


What do you have your eye on this weekend?! So excited to start wrapping gifts when everything arrives!! 

11.12.2018

stocking stuffers for little ones

Happy Monday!! Even though Thanksgiving isn't quite here, with all the snow we've been having lately it has me in the holiday shopping + decorating mood. One of my favorite ways to celebrate the holiday season with my girls is with stockings. I remember as a little girl having so much fun opening the small wrapped gifts from my stocking and we've loved carrying on the same tradition for our girls. We keep gifts pretty simple (usually just a few things for each of them) so putting stockings together is one of my favorite things! So excited to share all my top picks for Stocking Stuffers this season for your little ones!
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When gifting, whether in stockings or not, I try to give a mix of gifts that are practical and will be used (clothing, shoes, art supplies) and fun (play masks, toys, cuddly animals). 

The girls will each be getting a pair of our fav ever cable knit tights (one) in different colors. They are so warm and cozy and perfect with dresses and oversized sweaters all Winter long. We especially love them paired with these dresses

Olivia and Penelope love playing pretend with their Maileg mice (two) so its always fun to add a few new ones to their collection. I thought this little yellow pram to go along with them (five) was so darling. 

I've shared about Cuddle + Kind before and how much we love their dolls (three). For each doll purchased, they donate 10 meals to a child in need. Their dolls come in two sizes so you they are perfect for little babes and bigger kids alike. How sweet will this Penelope Flamingo be sticking out of the top of Poppy's stocking?! 

Our girls love dressing up and I thought these colorful masks (six) were so much fun, along with some new gel pens for Olivia (eight) since she is learning to write and ocean life flash cards (eleven) for all three of them to play with.

I love putting rolled up pajamas in their stockings and can't ever resist a good polka dot. I bought the pink polka dot ones (seven) for Della a few weeks ago and sadly they're now sold out but found similar ones here in blue. Hoping the pink ones come back in stock because they are so bright + fun. 

Of course with three little girls, shoes almost always make their way in to stockings or under the tree and this year we'll be giving our fav Mon Petits in White Gold. Both Poppy and Della wore the soft soles (ten) since they were just tiny babies and now that Adaline is almost 2 (what???) we are upgrading her to Mon Petit hard soles in the same gorgeous White Gold - love the neutral color because it pairs with everything so nicely plus its festive for the holidays!

If you've got a little babe, I am loving Childhoods new knotted sleeper (four) which come in lots of different colors and this pretty marble teether (nine). Another favorite go-to gift for stockings are the softest swaddles ever from Max + Moose. We have lots of these from when Della was born and they are still her very favorite. Think of your favorite tee in swaddle form...so cozy that all three of our girls snuggle with them. 

What are you putting in stockings this year for your littles?? Whether you keep it simple or go all out, I hope you enjoy every moment of this special season!! XO

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