Monday, November 17, 2014

merry advents

when i first spotted these i thought hello darling what a fabulous way to incorporate Christ into the entire month leading up to christmas!!

and what little munchkin wouldnt love a mini toy, Jesus christmas story book, bible verses or tiny lil gifts to open each day?! just making the season that much sweeter... and i think these are the cutest!



and perhaps i'll even have time to create one of these {before my patience runs out and i get one in the mail?? ha ;)} but time is going by so fast with only 12 {yes twelve} days till december! eek.

hope you get some mini moments to remember that the real reason we celebrate is CHRIST.

and come shop early at our christmas fair happening THIS weekend!


{via land of nod}

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

crunchy caramel corn time!

my favorite baking holidays are coming up and that means lots o amazing recipes & sweet treats! this is one of our faves for an easy-quick-snack... and one that only lasts a day around here! enjoy...

Saturday, November 1, 2014

hello november!

brrrr. tis a little bit chillier out there... hello mittens and scarves!
well november just means it's almost december and christmas and tinsel and it t'will all be here in a flash!

oh crazy cakes!

our party prep is well under way for our {6th annual} christmas fair and you are invited to the festivities as always friends!!

november 22!
jot it down in that date book of yours and come celebrate! {and message me for details if ya need em}

it's always so much fun and i love to see all your sweet faces, come one come all!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

polka dots and bows for all!

get excited! eek!


enough said right?! 

coming OCTOBER 30th.

izzys begging for the whole collection ;)

can't wait to see all the styles... love it all! my favorite bags {over here} are from kate and hubs has an awesome bright orange one from jack! they last so long and are so durable and have just the right pockets and pouches that everyone needs.







{via gap}

Saturday, October 18, 2014

sip n shop

just in time for the holidays... target starbucks finally lets you pick up your lucky 12 and birthday rewards at their locations, yahhoooooo! great for mamas that don't want to drive 2 more miles to the real bucks, har har. lazy.

but i do love to sip n shop :)

grab an account {on your phone, easy-peasy} and get a FREE drink for signing up! then every 12 you buy you get a FREE one, and a FREE birthday reward, love it!

{via}

Friday, October 17, 2014

birthday freebs + fun.

ya'll have gotta sign up for bday freebies! 
{ok, its been a month since my birthday} but i am still picking up free stuff - yahoo! 



here's my short list, ha! 

i am sure there are way more out there so let me know what other goodies you find! :)
hubs and i eat out for free and half price for weeks on end... love it!


abuelo's - sign up for mi abuelos rewards and get free food or dessert for your birthday. a free entree is emailed to you shortly after signing up too. 
applebee’s – free dessert on your birthday.
aveda - sign up for email from aveda and get a freebie for your birthday! this year i picked a fragrance oil in a custom scent.
baskin robbins – coupon for a free 2.5 oz scoop of ice cream on your birthday, join the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club.
ben & jerry’s – get a free ice cream treat on your birthday when you join ChunkSpelunker with Ben & Jerry’s.
benefit brow bar - happy we have one of these finally, ha! sign up for email and update with your birthday to get a free brow service on your big day.
blue bell – blue bell country club will receive a gift certificate for a free half gallon of blue bell ice cream during the month of their birthday.
boston market – kids 12 and under will receive a birthday coupon good for a free kid’s meal, drink, and dessert at boston market.
buffalo wild wings – get a coupon for a free dessert to celebrate your birthday at buffalo wild wings.
california pizza kitchen – Children (10 and under) in the cpkids program receive a free cpkids meal during the month of their birthday.
caribou coffee – create an account and be sure to update it with your birthday. a free coffee drink coupon will be sent on your birthday.
cold stone creamery – cold stone creamery will send you an email with a coupon for a buy one get one free ice cream creation.
cracker barrel – come into cracker barrel on your birthday and get a free dessert and song.
dairy queen – dq blizzard fan club will get you a free ice cream cone on your birthday as well as a buy 1 get 1 blizzard when you join.
famous daves bbq – free food coupon via email for your birthday when you join the pig club.
firehouse subs – firehouse subs birthday club gets you a free sub on your birthday.
helzberg diamonds – sign yourself up for free email updates at helzberg diamonds and receive a coupon for free pearl earrings for your birthday.
macaroni grill – macaroni grill give you a free dessert on your birthday.
noodles & company – just join the Noodlegram to get a coupon for a free dish on your birthday.
on the border – get a free appetizer on your birthday when you join on the border’s club cantina. you can also get an instant coupon for a free bowl of queso or empanadas.
outback – snag a free dessert when you go to outback on your birthday.
p.f. changs – come in and get a free dessert on your birthday.
red robin – the red robin club gives you a card for a fee burger on your birthday {for all ages}
sephora – beauty insiders get a free gift from sephora on your birthday {pictured!}
texas roadhouse – be a texas roadie and get a coupon for a free dessert or appetizer on your birthday.
toys ‘r’ us – kiddos aged 2–10 get a birthday card and surprise gift from Geoffrey when you sign them up for geoffrey’s birthday club.
ulta - join ultra rewards for a free full sign mascara on your birthday
victorias secret - get the angels card and receive a $10 birthday reward, plus other specials all year. 
world market - sign up for explorer rewards and get lots of coupons and a free $10 for your birthday.

powerfully petite.

did you see all the new kids on the block?


mama definitely has her eye on a gold mini to match my phone - lovin this goldy trend!

i can see this bad boy - the retina 5k iMac - in our near future! can't imagine how crystal clear that baby is.

and oh lala, we were just thinking to get another apple tv for the living room tv {coming on black friday, ha} but now our thoughts have turned to a mac mini, wowzas its powerful and another great backup space to hold all our movies and pics.

hmmm, daddy's bday is coming right up after all!

happy friday ya'll! loving this fall day :)

{via}

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

mason jar happy

spotted this darling set at our very own world market - that thinks its anthropologie, hello i love that. adorbs!


i have some sistas that would die for these, thinking christmas is coming!! wahoo :)

{via}

Monday, September 29, 2014

seat to set.

okee, someones finally thinking this through!

hello, ive literally been telling my hubby to make my carseat transform into a stroller!
and now they've done it, whoop!

i am definitely gonna have to snag this puppy for future babies...


so simple

so easy

perfect for those of us that havta get outa the house and shop with babes in tow :)

{via}


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

fall prep

kinda like love fall over here!
and these are our favorite things to kick off the next season...

pumpkin spice lattes were released early so of course we were there!

sweet cinnamon pumpkin is really the only way to get into fall...

iz and i got our toes painted in yoga-ta-get-this-blue... baby toes are just darling!

and new yogas and tights for tunics and tops, love it all, comfy and cozy!

now off to get some mums and pumpkins, maybe izzy love with even get to go to her first pumpkin patch this fall?!?! fun!

{check out our pics over here}

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

it's time.

so we're kinda apple nerds around here and the release of new products means excitement in this household, lol!

a few features i love...



about the apple watch...

uh it comes in white, hello come to mama! and silver and gold ooh lala.

those mini apps are adorbs!



and the little messages and sending your sweetie a heart beat have my heart beating.

plus it has my fave feature of all...



your wallet. ha.

safe? who knows... but what mommy doesn't need this!? i can't tell you how many times ive had to hunt-shuffle-dig for cards at different stores... hope it loads my target and starbucks ones and gah! i could leave the house with just a diaper & wipes?! say what!!


the iphone 6 plus looks pretty sweet with a bigger screen and more space! i love my full size ipad for certain things, g's mini ipad for travel and our iphones for everything else so i guess time will tell if i like an in-between bigger phone/smaller ipad size :)

happy new apple product day!




Wednesday, September 3, 2014

glazed apples! oh my yumo.



this is one of my fave apple recipes... and baby and i just got back from picking fresh ones from the orchard!

{pics from the orchard over here!}

{adapted recipe}
{canister/lecreuset/microwave/cinnamon}

Friday, August 22, 2014

a splish splash.

whilst summer is still beaming us with golden rays {read i'm so over the 90-100 degree temps} my mood is shifting towards fall!

in the meantime... pool floaties are perfect for our last fling with summer!


these puppies gotta go on my list for next year {or clearance finds!} i think i could maybe fit 3 in the pool... hmmm.

aren't they so fun?! plus that pretzel looks pretty tasty.

{via, via, via}

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

too cool for school

back-to-school already?! summer just started!
kiddo pics are showing up everywhere with sweet little bags packed with school supply goodies!

makes me wanna go back... ha ha okay just for the supplies.



poppin pens in hues so fun… {via bando}

clipped up in a bow... paper clips. oh la la. {via kate spade}

a giant gem speaker in the coolest shade around {via bando}


push pin bows add a tiny sparkle to that drab to fab bulletin board {not sure where i will use these, but i gotta find some, so bow-ti-ful}{via kate spade}

a retro mint to be calculator... almost makes me wanna calculate something! {via anthropologie}

who doesn't need an - i am very busy pocket calendar?? {via bando}

and mini hello cards are a perfect treat to ship through the mail... and way sweeter than a text ;) {via kate spade}


izzy didn't wanna miss out on the fun either... for her first day of toddlerhood check out her pics over here ;)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

happy b-day baby pants!

mama and daddio shopped for little baby's first birthday week!

she was so so darling learning to unwrap!
oh what fun christmas will be.

my baby is a snuggler so anything soft, plushy n squishy fit the bill...
and here's our top picks for babes numero uno...


this wooden bike was a must-add to our wood inspired toy collection.
plus it is hot pink - oh la la. it's a tad big {at the moment} but she loves to ride it with a little help. ideally it's for a 18 mo - 3 year old so a perfect combo for her first mobile year!

{via glodos bit bike - on sale here}

bath tub time has always been a fave around here and iz could spend.all.day.long splashing around. these bath squirties are the sweetest little creatures and her very favorite?? the aqua octopus. adorbs.

{via elegant baby sea party & elegant baby lagoon party}

boon links for baby baths are just as sweet and stick to the tub walls, yes please! baby just figured out how to get them stuck!

{via boon links}

the softest lil bunny plush around is a bunnie by the bay. so incredibly soft i think i could snuggle him too!

{via bunnies by the bay}

my baby girl grew out of her 9 month jammies one day after she turned 1! lol. and crazy cakes but baby gap had us covered with some sweet milk n cookies 12 month jams. oh my, that tiny elastic waist band is so squeezably precious on her! she loves a good sleeve too so these are a great fit summer fall winter.

{via baby gap}

a soft little plushie, now officially named piggy, was loved and kissed on by my sweetie poo the second it left it's package!

{via ganz mayhem zoo}

bibs are needed everywhere these days and this one was polka dot delicious! whilst baby never did need the burpie cloth i love the giant size that more than covers all her cute lil outfits!

{via aden+anais}

and this precious oh joy- land of nod pachyderm just happened to land at our doorstep! a perfect match for her room :)

{via oh joy - land of nod}

happy birthday week baby girl, you were so darling to celebrate! mommy & daddy love you so very much.

{for all her party pics click over here to my family blog!}