My family loves all things deer. All the men in my family hunt and we always had deer heads hanging on our walls, growing up. I realize this may be controversial or foreign to some of you, but in Alabama, it is extremely common. My mom always had lots of deer mixed in our decor – especially at Christmastime! I love continuing the tradition in our home! While Ryan does not hunt and we do not have deer heads on our walls, I do love adding deer decor where I can. When I saw these deer sweaters, I had to have them for Sophie and me! They are two of my favorite colors and both have the sweetest deer on them!
We received products from Gap Kids in exchange for an honest review. #GapToSchool
My kid’s first day of school went better than expected. Don’t you love it when that happens? They both walked right in their classrooms like they owned the place! It was a magical feeling. Even Weston cooperated – thanks in a big part to his new carrier that he sat in like a champ! You know what they say… you have to dress the part… something like that? Well, that is just what we are doing this year thanks to Gap kids and Just for Me Too!
Last year, I really over bought for Sophie. I think it can be so easy to do with little girls, especially. I found so many mommy and me pieces that I just “had to have” and I ended up buying way too much. This year, i am determined to save more money and have created a capsule wardrobe for Sophie. She has a few things that she can still wear from last year that will be bonuses, but other than that, this (or similar to this) is what I am buying her. Well, throw in a couple of holiday outfits in there, too. 😉
Happy Monday, friends! Did you see my mommy and me fashion post last night on IG? Lately, I’ve had a thing for matching Sophie. It started one day when I realized we were wearing a similar outfit and got so many compliments on our “matching” clothes. I thought it was so funny because it was a complete accident. I saw how excited and special it made Sophie feel, so since then, I have enjoyed trying to find clothes that are similar so that we can match and take “pit-ures.” Sophie girl loves to take photos with me, now! It used to be a struggle, but now she cries if I am taking them of anything else without her. haha Ohhh the joys of being a mom blogger. I snagged this adorable skirt about a month ago when it was on super sale (I think it is still on sale)! I bought it for under $30! I also got this top on sale a while back, too! My MIL bought Sophie this adorable little skort from Khols that actually has another matching top, but we paired it with a white tank to match mine for church on Sunday. I loved it. Let’s just say we were feeling a little ruffly.
It’s hard to believe that it is already time to talk about going back to school! I can’t believe how fast the summer has flown by. We are excited about the new school year, but the feelings are very bittersweet. My Sophie girl will be going to 2K two days a week and Camp will be heading into 3K. I am excited about the extra time that it will allow me to get some work done during the week, but I always miss them when they are away. It was dogwood for Hampton last year, and I am praying big blessing for both of them this year. I can’t wait to watch them learn, grow and get so excited to show me what they made or colored every day! Those moments were so fun for us last year, and I can’t wait for Sophie to experience school for the first time.
I thought it would be fun to round up a few of the kid brands and small shops that we have worked with over the last couple of months and love to shop with! I get asked all the time where I shop for them, so here is a big roundup of a lot of the things we have been gifted and shop at frequently!
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.
We leave on our spring break trip in less than a week and we are excited to get away for a few days! I am so looking forward to that Florida sunshine and warm weather! It is going to be cold here again this week, so I am praying we don’t get sick again after having a really warm week last week. Love this Alabama weather, let me tell you! The beach is calling my name!
So, I have had a little fun picking out these adorable spring break essentials for mama and her mini! One thing I love about having a little girl is dressing her and even matching her sometimes when the mood strikes! It’s so fun! I have more fun shopping for her tan I do for myself and I have been obsessing over all the toddler things they make to match mommy now! Here are a few of my favorites:
Happy Wednesday! Is this week going by super fast for anyone else or is it just me? I feel like it should still be Monday. But, that’s life as a mom, right? You blink and it’s been three years. It has been raining here the last couple of days and we are definitely looking forward to some sunshine this weekend (I hope!). Until then, I wanted to share these three truths with you…
Christmas is finally here! My kids ( mostly Hamp) are so excited this year which is making it even more fun than it normally is! Hampton is so into every detail. He wanted to decorate the tree “by himself” #threenager, and he loves turning the lights on every night! Sophie has learned a thing or two from watching him. I walked into her eating one of my Auburn ornaments. Yes, eating it. Things are looking up, through. She is now only pulling the ornaments off the tree and no longer eating them. Baby steps, people.