Monday, November 11, 2019

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE LITTLE GIRL

It’s time to start thinking about all of the magical moments this holiday season and holiday gift giving.  Lexi’s birthday is also in December which makes her one of the hardest people for me to shop for. Last year she didn’t start to really say what she wanted for Christmas until after her birthday which makes shopping early for her hard.  This year she’s given a few ideas (and has said them more than once so I’m confident they are things she actually wants and will use).  Here are a few things currently on my radar for Lexi for Christmas or her birthday.  I hope it helps give you ideas for the little girls in your life.

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE LITTLE GIRL

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  1. Lexi has been asking for a piggy bank.  I think she would really like this star bank.  Plus it’s neutral enough that it can grow with her and her room for a number of years.
  2. Lexi really loves her dolls.  I know we are growing near the end of this phase of her childhood (someone pass the tissues) I think she would love this one.  Although she did just find a couple of dolls in stores that she really liked so we will see which one makes it under the tree.
  3. She’s been asking for an anywhere chair for a long time now.  She really wants a reading nook in her room, how can you say no to that?
  4. She really loves jewelry and accessories.  I picked these up on major sale awhile back and have them stashed for either her birthday or Christmas.
  5. She loves doing puzzles and needs some that are a bit harder than what we have.  I think she would really like this one.
  6. Her friend got this karaoke microphone for her birthday recently and Lexi loved it and asked for one as well.
  7. Lexi has outgrown her bike and asked for a new one.  I think this one is super cute.
  8. Another thing she’s outgrown and has been asking to have replaced, rain boots.

I hope this was helpful for your holiday shopping!

Thursday, September 26, 2019

DANCE CLASS FAVORITES

This is Lexi’s fourth year in dance, which doesn’t seem possible.  This picture is from her very first day of dance class at 2 years old.  It’s also quite possibly one of the few times she’s ever worn a plain pink leotard to dance.

While I’m not claiming to know all things dance, little girls in cute dance wear is something I can weigh in on. My love of small shop dance wear has been strong her first three years of dance. There was no dress code and we took full advantage with the cute leotards from shops like This Tribe of Three, Alice & Ames, and Remie Girl.  Now that she’s a little older, her ballet class is strictly black leotards with pink tights and pink ballet slippers. Her other classes don’t have strict dress codes and we’re both loving big girl dance wear mixed in with our old favorite small shops.  Here are some of our tried and true favorites for tiny dancers.

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DANCE CLASS FAVORITES

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Lexi wore 1, 2 (in smoke) and 4 to ballet a couple of weeks ago.  It’s such a cute combination and we received so many complements.

DANCE CLASS FAVORITES

 

Monday, September 16, 2019

JEREMY ROENICK HOCKEY SCHOOL 2019

Just before school started Dylan attended the Jeremy Roenick Hockey School and had the best time.  Jeremy and his team put on a great camp with lots time both on and off the ice.  There was no shortage of special guests and opportunities for photos and autographs.

JEREMY ROENICK HOCKEY SCHOOL

Dylan with Jeremy Roenick.

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Clayton Keller signing Dylan’s jersey.

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Dylan with Clayton Keller.

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Dylan with Rick Tocchet, the Arizona Coyotes Manager.

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Dylan with Tyson Nash.

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Last day of camp after their game.

All images were purchased by me from Fat Cake Media.

Friday, March 8, 2019

MAMA STYLE: SWIM FAVORITES

We’re (finally) starting to get a taste of spring weather, spring break is right around the corner and then it’s full steam ahead to summer and lots of pool time and this mama needs a new swimsuit or two.  I absolutely loved my suit from last year but by the end of the season it had seen better days and needs replacing badly. I’ve been on the hunt for a new suit or two and found some that I’m really loving.

Swimsuits and cover ups are worn daily around here when the weather warms up so having a couple on rotation is a must have in my spring and summer wardrobe.  After having worn a black suit for the last couple of years, I’ve forgotten how much I like a swimsuit in a fun color!  Here are a few current favorites.swim favorites

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striped cover up (also here) | hat | black suit | eyelet cover up | tie shoulder suit | sandals | bikini top | bikini bottoms

Monday, February 4, 2019

WISH LIST: FOR THE HOME

We’ve been in our home for almost two years now and I still have plenty of places that need some major help in the decor department.  I’ve had a hard time making decisions because decorating a whole house is one pricy and two I’ve been nervous to commit to our decor and accessories because I know we will be here for the foreseeable future and I want to love what we choose for quite some time.

The main living areas of our home are probably best described as modern farmhouse-ish.  Our main living areas are mostly white and gray with wood and metal accents and pops of blue for color.  Now that the Christmas decorations have been put away, I am committed to adding a few permanent things to our home and thought I’d share a few of my favorites today.
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fringe basket / blue dot framed art / tufted bowl / vase / round basket / faux fiddle fig tree

I would say Lexi’s room is 90% complete.  It needs a few finishing touches that match both her personality and are functional.  This fringe basket checks both boxes and  is perfect for either the bottom shelf of her nightstand or on her dresser.

I’ve had my eye on this framed art from Target for years.  I finally pulled the trigger and brought it home with me.  I think it will be the perfect addition to our breakfast nook.  I’ll hang it on one side of our picture window with a fiddle fig tree in a cute basket on the other side.

This vase is actually pretty big and I think it would be perfect on or dining room table or console table in our great room with some faux greenery.  I like pieces I can easily move around our home when I want to change things up a bit.

I love this bowl and think it would be so fun filled with oranges on our kitchen counter.