Friday, February 24, 2017

Parker's Donut Party + Birthday Outfit

I've been trying to get this post published all week but life keeps getting in the way. Both Parker and I had doctors appointments this week and she decided she no longer needs to take naps! So that's fun. I'm hoping it's just a phase (a very short phase!). 

On Sunday we celebrated Parker's 2nd birthday with donuts and WiggleWorks. If you aren't familiar with WiggleWorks it's like a toddler's dream come true! It's a big indoor playground for  climbing, exploring and being crazy.

We rented it for a private party on Sunday morning because the place gets packed! We wanted it to be small so Parker could enjoy herself and not get overwhelmed. It was perfect. She and 10 of her friends were able to run about and have free reign on all the toys.

 
 Since the party was at 9:30 in the morning we went with donuts instead of cake. It worked out perfect because Parker hasn't been liking cake lately. She can't be my child! All the kids dug it though. We had little containers of milk and fruit salad to go with it. It was a perfect pick me up after playing!


 The best part of this party was I barely had to do anything! We brought the donuts and milk and WiggleWorks did the rest. They supplied the balloons, cups, plates, etc. They even had the room all setup when we got there. I may never have another party at home again! The day was virtually stress-free. I call that a win! {This post is not sponsored by WiggleWorks we just had an awesome time!}

Here's a few pictures of Parker's birthday outfit. She loves hamming it up for the camera!


  

Do you like to have your kid's parties at home or rent a place? I honestly feel like we spent less this year than we did having a ton of people at our house.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Birthday Gifts Made Easy with IncrediBundles

This post is sponsored by IncrediBundles. All thoughts and opinions are mine.

Birthday Gifts Made Easy With @IncrediBundles

Yesterday was this little one's birthday! I had the opportunity to create a custom IncrediBundle just for her. I'm all about books and toys that either spark imagination or creativity. IncrediBundles has a great selection of both!  

{Scroll all the way to the end for a giveaway}

Birthday Gifts Made Easy With IncrediBundles

Before I get into what I chose for Parker, I'll tell you a little about IncrediBundles. They are an online company that has created a new "baby gift basket." They got rid of the wicker baskets and cellophane and created a modern take on the baby gift. They take fun, reusable storage containers and fill them with the very best award-winning toys, books and products for babies (and toddlers) – selected by experts and approved by parents. You can choose from pre-made bundles or customize your own. They offer book bundles, diaper bundles, sleep bundles and much more!

Birthday Gifts Made Easy With IncrediBundles
Birthday Gifts Made Easy With IncrediBundles
Birthday Gifts Made Easy With IncrediBundles

For our custom bundle I chose from the selection of books and toys. But you can mix and match any of the categories, including: diapers, sleep, bath, or organics. Parker had so much fun opening her gift! It came so well packaged with a ribbon around it. She had it opened and was ripping the tissue paper out in a few seconds! She received 8 books and 2 Melissa & Doug toy sets. She didn't know what to look at first. SO much fun stuff. We ended up reading the Sesame Street ABC book right away and then she was into the Melissa and Doug Shape and Mold kit.

Birthday Gifts Made Easy With IncrediBundles
Birthday Gifts Made Easy With IncrediBundles
Birthday Gifts Made Easy With IncrediBundles
 
The reusable box is fun for playing in and on as well!

IncrediBundles made my life so much easier this year for Parker's birthday. I didn't have to leave the house, do any wrapping or worry about spending money on toys that will go unused.  

If you need a gift for a birthday or baby shower coming up I highly recommend checking them out! All bundles over $49 ship for free.

Birthday Gifts Made Easy With IncrediBundles
Birthday Gifts Made Easy With IncrediBundles

Now it's time for a giveaway! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter to win a $50 IncrediBundles gift card. Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Winner will be contacted directly by IncrediBundles.
 

Thursday, February 16, 2017

I Am Two

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I AM Two, 2nd birthday photoshoot

Parker's birthday shoot did not go as planned. AT ALL. She refused to take a nap that day and finally fell asleep in the car on the way to our photographer's house. To say she was pissed after being woken from a 15 minute car nap is an understatement. She went full on terrible two's on me. Which I suppose is fitting for her 2nd birthday photos!

I AM Two, 2nd birthday photoshoot
I AM Two, 2nd birthday photoshoot
I AM Two, 2nd birthday photoshoot


After a little bribing with a cheese stick, fruit snacks and finally a cookie she cooperated for a minute.

I AM Two, 2nd birthday photoshoot
I AM Two, 2nd birthday photoshoot
I AM Two, 2nd birthday photoshoot
 
Parker's outfit is a mix of new, old and sale items! I picked up the boots and dress on the clearance racks at Target after Christmas. Her sweater is from Old Navy last spring and her flower headband is from my friend Heather at Wildflowers and Wander.  I love how it came together. She looks like a little ballerina. Maybe we will attempt to take some more photos in this outfit this spring. Until then I will cherish these photos of my fiery red head! She has quite the personality already. I can't wait to see her grow and change this year. Hopefully not more sassy!

I AM Two, 2nd birthday photoshoot
I AM Two, 2nd birthday photoshoot

 Her birthday is this Sunday and we will be celebrating with donuts and fun at WiggleWorks! I have a couple more birthday themed posts coming up next week. Parker received an amazing birthday gift from Incredibundles that I'm going to share and there will also be a giveaway. And I'll share some photos from her donut party as long as I'm not in full on crazy mama mode and forget to take photos!

Photos courtesy of Photos by SW

Monday, February 13, 2017

Floral Peplum Dreams

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 On Friday night I went with my mother and sister-in-law to the Pinspiration Market at the Washington State Fairgrounds. It was a whole pavilion filled with handmade goodies for your home, jewelry, baby goods and items from women's boutiques. It really was any basic mom's dream Friday night! I left Parker home with the hubs and we made a whole evening of it. First we had dinner at a wonderful farm to table Italian restaurant, where I ate my weight in pasta and bread. Before we headed to the market we shared a yummy dessert. I was so glad we ate prior so we could walk it off!

 
 I picked up this adorable floral peplum top from Mabel McKinley's booth. I love the vintage floral pattern and faded wine color. It's the perfect top to finish out winter and welcome spring in! It's oversized fit and softness make it a top I want to live in. Plus, I'm drawn to anything with a peplum hem!

I also grabbed this Grey X Top. This neckline is really popular right now. I'm excited to wear this top with my boyfriend jeans for a relaxed look.


I was going back and forth on purchasing these black booties for awhile but I'm so glad I grabbed them. They are really comfortable! I first saw them on a girl at Walmart and of course I stalked her down the aisle and asked her where she got them. I was not surprised when she said the happiest place in the world - Target! I've been finding a lot of great shoes there lately for both Parker and I.


Top | Jeans | Booties | Bag c/o Newlie | Necklace

Did you do anything fun this weekend?