Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Merry & Bright

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 Tis the season for all things merry and bright! Parker and I have both been wearing our pink Hunter boots a lot lately. Matching with her makes my mama heart so happy. Also, watching her take in all that is Christmas is pretty special too. This holiday season is going to be so fun. I love seeing the excitement and wonder in her eyes.

We got our Christmas tree on Sunday and she was right there the whole time helping us pick one out. Her knees and boots were completely muddy by the time we were done but it was worth it! I know she's still young but these are the memories I will always remember. Climbing up a hill for the perfect tree, not finding said perfect tree, driving to a different tree farm, stomping through the mud, blasting Christmas music and dancing while we decorated.

We have a full month of holiday activities planned - baking, ugly sweater parties, looking at Christmas lights, visiting family. But I'm most excited about the time we'll spend at home as a family, enjoying our giant tree! (scroll to the bottom for a picture)  

Parker's shirt is from Pineapple Lace. They have a ton of Christmas inspired shirts for kids and adults. Parker is only 21 months old but the 2-4 fits her pretty good. I love the lace sleeves and bright colored graphic. It's perfect for my girly girl!

On Parker: Shirt c/o | Jeans | Boots | Boot Socks

All photos courtesy of Photos by SW

Who else goes for the tall trees?
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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mama Style | Flowy & Free

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Can you believe tomorrow is the last day of the month already?! I'm sad to see November come to an end because it's always one of my favorite months. We came home from vacation, celebrated my birthday, the hubby's birthday, Thanksgiving, and then had a fabulous long weekend in Leavenworth! I'm exhausted but ready to start celebrating the holidays.

Luke bought me this Free People top for my birthday and I love it. It's pretty, flowy and a little boho. Everything I look for in a top! But there's just something not quite right about this outfit. Does that ever happen to you? You look at an outfit and think something is off? After seeing these pictures I think dark flare jeans with a pair of black heels would have looked a lot better. Or even my dark skinnies with tall boots. We are our own worst critic though, aren't we?

 Top | KFTK Jacket (similar) | Jeans | DSW Shoes (similar)

I received this faux leather jacket from Stitch Fix last fall and always forget about it. I love how it looks paired with this girly top though. I've made a promise to myself to donate any clothing items that I don't wear at least twice between now and January. I'm sure I have a ton of tees and blouses that can be layered with this jacket. Maybe even a dress? 

All photos courtesy of Photos By SW

What's your favorite way to wear a (faux) leather jacket?

These are the last photos of me with long hair. I chopped it off last week! That sounds dramatic. It's not that short but it's shorter than I wanted so I've been wearing a hat! I'll debut the new do soon.  

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Monday, November 28, 2016

10 Reasons I Don't Miss Breastfeeding

I originally wrote this post for Keepin' It Real Thursday over at Everyday with Bay. I love keeping it real with you too so I thought I'd share it here as well! Here is why I DON'T miss breastfeeding...

Don't get me wrong, I had a beautiful breastfeeding journey with my daughter. Sure we had our issues in the beginning (bad latch, thrush, engorgement, she wouldn't take a bottle) but otherwise it was smooth sailing. I breastfed her for 19.5 months. Like I mentioned she never took to the bottle and I hated pumping so I was her constant source of food. I loved our time together though. I got to know every inch of her face and little hands. I was her comfort, her security, her life. Now it's over and here's why I'm okay with it.

1. I'm a stomach sleeper and sleeping on tatas full of milk is not comfortable.
2. I can wear dresses again.
3. No more ugly bras with clips.
4. Two words - happy hour.
5. My kid now sleeps through the night. Who knew, I was her pacifier!
6. Sleepovers at Grandma's.
7. No more pump.
8. I can sleep or hang around the house bra-less. I never felt supported enough when I was nursing.
9. No more camis/layering just to leave the house.
10. Daddy does bedtime now!

All photos courtesy of Photos By SW 

Those are the reasons I don't miss breastfeeding but I miss it in so many ways as well! Nursing mamas - what do you love most about it? Or what do you miss if you've stopped? I will say this, I miss the snuggles. She's a busy toddler now and the snuggle sessions are few and far between!

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Christmas Pajama Roundup

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Toddler Girl 3 Piece Set with Tutu | Baby Striped Footed Pajamas | 2-Piece Deer Graphic Sleep Set Girl | 2-Piece Deer Graphic Set Boy | Red Pom-Pom Hat | Toddler Buffalo Plaid 2-Piece Set | Fleece Booties 

Christmas pajamas are kind of a big deal around our house. I always get Parker a pair or two in November so she can starting wearing them Thanksgiving night. But not before because my husband is against anything Christmas until after we eat Thanksgiving dinner! I love getting matching beanies and slippers to wear with our jammies too. It's starting to get really cold at night and I love cozying up with Parker in our pjs.

My Pajamas | Parker's Pajamas

How fun are these tutu pajamas from Carter's? I believe everything is better with a tutu! My top says Wake Me For Presents and Parker's says Wake Me When It's Christmas. I wish we could hibernate in these until Christmas!

Have you already bought your kids Christmas pajamas? All the sleepwear is 30% off at Target and 50% off at Old Navy for Black Friday. Get to shopping! My top picks from both places are above.  

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Taming Toddler Hair with SoCozy

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of SoCozy.  All opinions are my own.

Yes, it's true that Parker doesn't have a lot of hair (yet!). That does not stop me from using fun, safe hair products on her though. I recently came across SoCozy products and it was love at first sight. All of SoCozy's products are toxin free and made without parabens, formaldehyde, sulfates, phthalates, and a list of other chemicals I can't pronounce! They are also free of alcohol, gluten, wheat, peanuts, and tree nuts. It's such a shame that we still have to worry about chemicals being in our personal products. I feel good buying these knowing that SoCozy values clean products.

Our favorite SoCozy product is the 3-in-1 shampoo, conditioner and body wash. It smells like heaven and makes bath time a cinch (hence the name!). All we have to do is lather Parker up from head to toe and rinse. That leaves lots of extra time for playing!

SoCozy's product line includes shampoo, conditioner, styling cream, mouse, multitaskers and products specifically for curly hair. I was able to get Parker's hair into a tiny pony using the styling gel! It didn't leave her hair feeling greasy or hard either. It also tamed the tiny flyaways. Her hair has been really staticy lately because of the weather. I wish she had let me tighten the rubberband more. Her first pony didn't last long! 

You can buy SoCozy products online or at a variety of retailers, including Walgreens. Right now through the end of November all SoCozy products are $4 off at Walgreens! They make great gifts or stocking stuffers too.

What hair disasters (yes, I just made a Wiggles reference!) are you dealing with from your kids? Give SoCozy products a try!

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