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art for a special cause

October 16, 2016

i’ve shared about plum print before–the super easy way to archive your kids artwork–but, now i wanted to share about plum print marketplace… specifically because alexa’s art is on display and for sale! the plum print marketplace enables artists, of all ages, to sell products featuring their unique creations. artists receive royalties to benefit a favorite charity, an education fund, a growing career, or even a toy wish list! sales from alexa’s art are benefiting the good+ foundation (formally baby buggy). check out her artwork below–and shop for a good cause! so proud of my little artist!


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sweet greetings

September 28, 2016

every since alexa and hayden could crawl/walk, they have always greeted me at the door when i get home from work. its always been the best feelings and one of my favorite parts of my day… now that they are “big kids” they are often busy playing games or they decide to hide so that i come and find them (which is super cute too). now rowie has taken the lead in the role as “mommy’s door greeter” and it is absolutely priceless to see him crawling fast as he can till i can sweep him up into my arms. Continue Reading…


#lifehack: chat books

August 29, 2016

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i felt compelled to share some love for chatbooks because it has recently become my favorite go-to gift for family these days. of all the photo book creation services out there that i have come across, i am pretty certain chatbooks is the easiest–and most affordable. i love that its simply an app that you download and it syncs to your instagram, facebook, cloud and iphone photos so you can easily pick the images you want to appear in the book. It’s that simple actually… pick the images, decide if you want a soft or hard cover and what you want the cover to say and you are done. the printing quality is great. i’ve made a book for nate, for the grandparents and for our nanny. they deliver the final printed books pretty fast too… i highly recommend this as a quick and easy gift–or as a way to print out all your digital photos and create your own library.

be sure to use this code to get your first book free–H76VFCW6!!


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August 27, 2016

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the kids and i were at nate’s studio on friday so we decided to do a little impromptu photo session with rowie… he has a lot of energy these days so sitting still on set wasn’t going so well, but nate captured some pretty amazing pictures nonetheless. Continue Reading…

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say cheese!

August 23, 2016

my friend katie had a brilliant idea… she showed up to hayden’s birthday last year with two disposable cameras, one for alexa and one for hayden. the kids thought it was such a novelty to have their own littler cameras. somehow we forgot about the cameras for months and months and recently, nate developed the film. i am kind of obsessed with how the pictures turned out… Continue Reading…

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baby must haves, 9 month edition

August 14, 2016

baby must haves
a friend of mine is having her first baby (so excited for her) and i told her i would send her a list of all of my baby must haves, but i figured why not do a blog post to share some of my favorites. i posted a list awhile back (here), after rowan was born, but here is the “9 month edition” of my most recent baby must haves.

oak & navy bibs
i randomly ordered these on amazon awhile back and they are now my major baby must have. not only because they are cute, but because they are also so absorbent and hide yucky drool.

rosie pope onesies
of all the onesies out there for babies, rosie pope makes my absolute favorite. they are affordable and have super cute graphics that are clever, cool and unique to the endless obnoxious graphics out there.

baby bjorn travel crib
this little crib has been amazing for us, especially since we are always on the go. we take it with us everywhere. we bought it for alexa when she was a baby and we have now used it for all the kids.

zolli on the go formula/snack dispenser
my friend suzanne sent me this when rowan was born. i have used every kind of formula dispenser out there and this one is the best. its easy to use and carries a lot while staying sim and compact.

cloud b lamb baby soother
this is another one of those items we purchased for alexa and have used for all three kids now. we travel with it and use it every night. there are a lot of sound machines out there, but i love that this one is cuddly and attaches to the crib.

lollaland playmat
forget all other playmats… this one rocks. it is well cushioned, reversible, waterproof and easy-to-clean. it is a hypoallergenic, non-toxic, non-slip protective alternative to nursery/playroom rug.

parasol diapers
i am planning an entire post dedicated to these amazing diapers, but in the meantime i had to add them into this list because i really love these new diapers and i recently left the beloved honest co. and switched over completely to parasol.

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desk ready #backtoschool

August 11, 2016

now that alexa and hayden are older our cute little “art table” doesn’t quite cut it anymore. i replaced it with a desk system–it really felt like the passing of an era. especially as the kids are starting school now and since alexa will be in first grade i have feeling homework is in our future! (at least i am not saying good bye to the little art table, i am saving it for rowan now!)

after much deliberating on the right desk system (and many hours on pinterest) i ended up choosing an industrial wall desk unit for the kids from restoration hardware. Continue Reading…