Sophie’s birthday party turned out to be so much fun. I’ll be honest, we got off to a rocky start. We woke up Saturday morning and walked outside to find that it was chilly (in the 50’s) – definitely not pool party weather – so we moved the party to our house at the very last minute. It was so fun having our family over to our new house! Some of our grandparents had not seen our home yet, so we enjoyed giving them a tour. The kids had so much fun playing outside with their cousins and it turned out to be a perfect day for bubbles – which is basically what we did most of the afternoon once her party was over.
…It’s true. Even though Hampton is almost 3 now, our little nickname for our first two kids when they are acting like crazy people is “two under two.” The last few days, we have been going non-stop. I have officially hit “I’m about to have a baby and haven’t done anything to prepare” mode, and it happened to hit me about the same time that my kids outgrew all of their shoes, planning for Hampton’s birthday and a million other little things we have going on this week. Adding to our crazy, I have been due for an iPhone upgrade for 2 months now, but because our nearest Apple store keeps running out of phones, it took me until yesterday to actually get mine. We have been checking in every day to see if they had the gold iPhone, and they finally got it in the store, which meant a very last minute trip to Birmingham.
Two of my favorite designers are Lily Pulitzer and Kate Spade. They produce pieces that just make me smile. They are always bright, classy and very feminine. I contacted LBH Creations to create a romper for me a few weeks ago and she blew my expectations out of the water! This Lily/Kate inspired romper made me giddy. I mean, can I have one?
LBH Creations creates custom baby rompers and shoes. You can literally pick the fabric you want her to use and she will make it specially for you. I am so impressed by this Etsy shop. The romper is very good quality and I couldn’t be happier with the way it turned out! I will definitely be ordering more from her in the future!
Be sure to check out LBH Creations on Instagram for the latest custom looks!
Who are your favorite designers and why?
I am so excited to do my first mommy and me styled post in a new series I’ll be doing over the next few weeks. I love to match SR in subtle ways. Don’t get me wrong, I do not like to dress like a baby, but I love finding little details that tie in our outfits.
I’ve always enjoyed color coordinating with Hampton, but I can take it a step further now that I have a little girl.
I am a huge fan of leopard print. I have been for many many years. I absolutely love it and it never goes out of style! I loved these adorable headbands that I found on Etsy at Urban Style Kids. I could’t help but snatch them up! USK has the cutest headbands and they are so comfortable.
I am also still loving the Chambray look that was really popular last year. I am so glad it is still in! I bought both of our chambray rompers at Old Navy and I am a huge fan of both of them! They are easy and you can style them so many ways. The possibilities are endless!
Confession: These pictures were taken 3 weeks ago and I’m just now posting this. Whoops. I am a little behind. 😉
I absolutely LOVE finding cute clothes for my little miss! Even more? I love finding cute clothes that don’t look like every other store’s style. I like to find unique things. That is just what I found at Made by Molly on Etsy. I first came across these adorable Henley shorts and fell in love with them. After perusing, I had to get SR these adorable moccs and sweat pants for this fall/winter! I am so in love! The shorts are so adorable on her and she will definitely be wearing them to death, so get used to seeing her in them! 😉
Don’t get me wrong, Target is my store. For everything. Even when I don’t need anything, I always come out of that store with something. It’s my crack. However, I do love dressing my kids in clothes that are a little more unique when I can. Made By Molly has so many adorable baby clothes and moccasins. I can’t wait to order more from her in the future!
Molly is being super awesome and giving away a $10 credit to her shop as well as a 10% discount if you use code SAVE10 at checkout! Enter in the rafflecopter below and GOOD LUCK!
Well, that was the fastest month of my life! I can’t believe it has been a month since we were in the hospital welcoming our newest angel into the world! To say I was excited to have a little girl is an understatement! I have had so much fun (probably a little too much) dressing her up and putting all these bows in her hair! I also can’t wait to be a dance mom! haha No, but really! The day we found out we were having a girl, she has been my “little dancer.” The girls in my family dance. It’s just what we do. She danced in my stomach for several months and already loves music. She definitely has some rhythm and is showing real potential. 😉
These leggings and matching turban are so cute for summer! I am so glad that I stumbled upon Autumn Nicole Designs on Etsy! They have the cutest leggings, turbans and so much more for your littles! I am loving this mommy and me pineapple romper/shirt!
Be sure to check out Autumn Nicole Designs on Instagram!
After I had Hampton, I noticed all these mothers with their chic baby wraps walking around with their infants all snuggled up to them. I was so intrigued and sad that I didn’t have one with Hamp. I had a carrier with him, but I didn’t get it until he was several months old. Needless to say, I am new to baby wearing.
I came across Happy Baby Wraps on Instagram and loved the easy tutorial on how to use their wraps on their website. I loved this seafoam color and couldn’t wait to get one for Sophie-Rae!
So far, I have loved using this wrap. I think I have finally figured out how to tie it correctly. I’ve taken SR on walks, shopping, and to the farmer’s market and they’ve all been successful outings. She loves being all cuddled up against me, but not as much as I love it! It’s so sweet and I love having her so close.
Did you wear your baby?
I love dressing patriotic. I’m proud of our country and very proud to be an american. I have always loved red. Why? Because growing up, my dance company and competition team wore red and black. I learned at a young age that red is the most intimidating color. We wore red costumes most of the time because my dance teacher was awesome. haha It is a very strong and bold color, so it’s fitting that it’s in our American Flag.
What I love more than dressing patriotic is dressing my kids up in red, white and blue! They make the cutest patriotic outfits for kids! I have loved going out and seeing all of our flag colors in all of our favorite shops. Here are some of my Memorial Day outfit picks for the whole family:
Blanket: The Buttercup Boutique
I had been in search for the perfect blanket for our sweet girl. It was like fate when I stumbled upon The Buttercup Boutique on Etsy. I was about to order a cute minky dot blanket when she told me she was starting to make personalized baby blankets. She ended up designing one specially for my baby girl which I thought was the sweetest thing ever. She definitely goes above and beyond for her customers.
Needless to say, I’m kind of in love with this sweet blanket, and I think it’s safe to say that SR is, too. I packed it up in our hospital bag and she has enjoyed being all bundled up in it ever since then. I think this will be something she will have and treasure forever.
What is something you gave your baby that is special to you?
My beautiful little girl, Sophie Raegan, was born on Friday May 1st at 11:43 A.M. She weighed 7lbs. 6 oz. and was 20 1/2 inches long. She is absolutely perfect and we are so blessed to have a healthy baby girl! Big brother Hamton is learning what “gentle” is and absolutely loves her. Just a little too hard sometimes. He is doing great. We are so happy to be home! Here are a few pictures from our first 2 days as a family of 4!