Monday, January 16, 2017

On-The-Go Toddler Essentials

I received some of the mentioned products for free. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.


Parker has always been an easy going child. She's fairly low maintenance so I don't need to pack a bunch of things to entertain her. A book and her baby in the car and she's a happy camper! We do live about 45 minutes to an hour away from pretty much anything. That doesn't stop us from driving to Target twice a week though! I just make sure to pack the essentials...


Like most toddlers, Parker is a snacker. Every hour or two she wants to be munching on something! I make sure to pack plenty of snacks and water when we are on the go. I love loading up our Snap & Shop tray with puffs and fruit or goldfish crackers and cheese. I will admit, I like to munch out of it too! Use code KERRY15 for 15% off plus free shipping on your own Snap & Shop tray!

Parker's favorite cup is the Playtex Sipsters Insulated Sport Spout. It holds ice for hours! I usually have a granola bar and fruit snacks packed away too for really long outings.


Since it's cold and flu season, wipes and Germ-X are a must! I also keep our Covered Goods multi-use cover in my diaper bag for those extra nasty shopping carts! 



Parker's still in diapers so I carry a couple diapers, a wipes pouch, and a changing pad. I also carry one of these bibs. These are my favorite because they are machine washable. They can also go in the dryer since they don't have velcro like most bibs.

That's it! The rest of that suitcase diaper bag holds my wallet, cell phone and a few personal items. What are your on-the-go toddler essentials?


Wednesday, January 11, 2017

DIY (no sew) Toddler Blanket Scarf

One day while scrolling through Instagram I saw the cutest picture of a toddler in a blanket scarf. I about died. It was seriously the cutest thing I'd seen that day. So what did I do? I stalked the person's account until I figured out where the scarf came from of course. I then went to the Etsy store that makes them all ready to buy one and pay extra to have it here before the weekend because we were going out of town. BUT the scarves were $25! For a tiny, baby scarf! I'm sorry but that's just a little crazy. I knew I could make one for less than $5. So I did. And then I made two more because tiny, baby scarves!

DIY no sew toddler blanket scarf

See what I mean about cute? That's Parker on our recent trip to Leavenworth. It was really cold so these scarves were great to have! 

These toddler blanket scarves are so easy to make. There is no sewing required. All you need is some fabric and a pair of scissors! You probably don't even need this tutorial but since you're here I'll give you the breakdown...

DIY no sew toddler blanket scarf

1. Pick out your favorite fabric. Make sure it's a woven fabric not printed. I love flannels because they are warmer. The pink plaid pictured above is not flannel but it's a thicker woven material. Joann's has a ton of pretty plaids right now. I bought a yard of this fabric because I love it and will use it to make other things. But you can get away with only buying half a yard. 

2. Cut your fabric. Fabrics come in a wide variety of widths. You may need to cut it to size. The above material was 56"x36" so I cut it in half long ways to 56"x18". I'd say anywhere from 16-18" wide and 48-56" long is perfect. Trim all sides so they are straight. Sometimes they don't cut it straight at the store! It's easy to get a straight line with plaid though. Just take your scissors down one of the lines. 

3. Gently pull threads along the cut sides to fray the edge. I only did about 1/2" inch because Parker likes to put them in her mouth if they are longer. You can go up to an inch though. Fray all 4 sides.

4. Done! Wrap it around your child's neck for extra warmth and style. I should probably mention here not to leave your young child unattended while wearing the scarf. 

DIY no sew toddler blanket scarf
DIY no sew toddler blanket scarf
DIY no sew toddler blanket scarf
DIY no sew toddler blanket scarf

 She loves it! HA. What do you think? Pretty easy huh? 

I'll leave you with a couple more photos from our Leavenworth trip in case you weren't on board the toddler's-in-blanket-scarves-cuteness train yet!

DIY no sew toddler blanket scarf
DIY no sew toddler blanket scarf
DIY no sew toddler blanket scarf
DIY no sew toddler blanket scarf

CHEESE!!
 

Monday, January 9, 2017

Recent Stitch Fix Keepers (Nov-Jan)

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I haven't shared any of my recent Stitch Fix boxes with you because I'll be honest, they have been less than stellar. Some fit issues but mostly style or price issues. As a stay-at-home mom my wardrobe consists of mostly comfortable clothing and jeans. I hardly reach for blouses anymore. I'm all about that tee shirt life! I don't blame Stitch Fix, I just hope they get more casual wear in soon. From my last three boxes I've kept one thing from each. Two sweaters and a pair of jeans.


This is the Olive & Oak Lidy Cowl Neck Knit Top from my January fix and Kut From The Kloth Toothpick Skinny Jeans from my November fix. I can't find the style card so I don't have the exact name for them. I think Stitch Fix knows if they send me something super soft, I'll keep it. I'm even more likely to keep it if it has stripes as well! The Lidy Cowl Neck Top was love at first sight. 
 

It's been really cold so I paired the Lidy top with a basic long sleeve tee from PinkBlush, camel booties and my new Little Unicorn diaper bag. I love this look. I received this top on Friday and I wore it on Saturday! The Kut From The Kloth skinny jeans are a wardrobe staple of mine. I wear them all the time. They are stretchy with a slightly higher rise. These are a short (I'm 5'4") and they hit just at my ankle. They are great for tucking into my tall boots or for cuffing with booties.


Here's the sweater I kept from my December fix - the Fate Goodwin Cowl Neck Sweater. Apparently I have a thing for cowl necks! I loved this sweater because it was oversized, comfortable and had pockets! There is one downside to it though - everything sticks to it. I'm always covered in fuzz! I have to use a lint roller all the time. Not a deal breaker though because I've worn this at least once a week since receiving it early last month.


I paired the Goodwin sweater with the same KFTK skinnies and my striped PinkBlush tee. I cuffed the skinnies and threw on some brown booties. Like I said, I'm all about the layers. I've been wearing a blanket scarf with this because it's so cold! Hopefully this snow goes away soon.

What do you think of the three items I've kept? I'm going to keep receiving monthly fixes because I love the surprise of it. It's so fun trying on the clothes in the comfort of your own home too. If you still haven't tried Stitch Fix, what are you waiting for? You can sign up HERE.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mama Style | Little Unicorn Rotunda Diaper Bag

This post was sponsored by The Baby Cubby. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own.

Little Unicorn Rotunda Diaper Bag

You might be thinking how many diaper bags does this woman own?! It's true, I have a few! They all serve different purposes though and I love them all. My newest addition is the Little Unicorn Rotunda Diaper Bag. I picked it up from The Baby Cubby and it was love at first sight.

I get so many compliments on this bag. With it's sleek design it doesn't even look like a diaper bag!


Little Unicorn Rotunda Diaper Bag

Little Unicorn's Rotunda diaper bag has a lot of the key elements I look for in a diaper bag - tech pocket, changing pad, and key hook. With 8 pockets, there is a place for everything in this bag. Since Parker is a toddler now I don't carry as many necessities as I used to for her. More room for my things! My camera, a water bottle and lots of snacks all fit nicely inside. This bag is more structured than any of my other diaper bags. I feel that gives this bag a sleeker look. Plus it comes with a detachable messenger strap and stroller straps making it a totally multi-functional mom bag. 


  • Tech Pocket, protecting your electronics 
  • Handy Key Hook
  • 8 Pockets (two are zippered)
  • Doesn't look like a diaper bag
  • Smooth, durable zipper and high quality metal hardware
  • Stain Resistant Interior
  • - See more at: http://www.babycubby.com/little-unicorn-rotunda-diaper-bag.html#sthash.bKCNGNmZ.dpuf

  • Tech Pocket, protecting your electronics 
  • Handy Key Hook
  • 8 Pockets (two are zippered)
  • Doesn't look like a diaper bag
  • Smooth, durable zipper and high quality metal hardware
  • Stain Resistant Interior
  • - See more at: http://www.babycubby.com/little-unicorn-rotunda-diaper-bag.html#sthash.bKCNGNmZ.dpuf



    The Baby Cubby is my favorite place to find all things baby. They carry everything from clothes, strollers and car seats, to toys and nursery decor. The best part is they are made up of a team of parents that care about your baby's health and well-being! They are there to offer support and help find the best products to meet your needs. They even price match (including Amazon, what!!!). 

    The Baby Cubby: Online Store, Blog, Instagram, Facebook

    Little Unicorn Rotunda Diaper Bag

    What do you think of the Little Unicorn Rotunda bag? I know I'm going to get a lot of use out of it. It's a classic piece that will take me well beyond the diaper years (hopefully only months left!).

    Tuesday, January 3, 2017

    Winter Play Date at Chuck E Cheese

    A couple of weeks ago before Parker and I got the flu and the craziness of the holidays was upon us, we spent an afternoon at Chuck E. Cheese. We invited our friends and made a play date out of it. It was so much fun! I had not been to a Chuck E. Cheese in more than 20 years so I didn't know what to expect. I wasn't sure if they would have anything for Parker's age group (22 months) but I was pleasantly surprised. There was rides and games all suitable for toddlers and older kids.


    We were able to test out the new Play Pass system. Instead of tokens, the games and rides at Chuck E. Cheese now take the Play Pass. It was really neat actually. You just walk up to the game and hold the card in front of the reader and you start playing. Even Parker had it figured out! Most of the games and rides were only 1 point to play.



    On top of the rides and games there was a play area with tubes and slides. Parker was too scared to climb up it but she did have fun on the lower tube.



    We ate pizza and drank soda and had a great time playing! Parker and Sy wish we could have play dates at Chuck E Cheese every week. I am always looking for new places to take Parker in the winter so we aren't always stuck at home. I'm glad we have another option now.



    The kiddos cashed ALL of their tickets in for candy! Imagine that :)

    On Parker: The Good Life Tee c/o Funky and Little | Old Navy Sweater | Old Navy Jeans | Freshly Picked Moccasins | Little Poppy Co Headband

    All photos courtesy of Photos by SW. Special thank you to Chuck E. Cheese for hosting us.  

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