Tuesday, December 10, 2019

toddler boy stocking stuffers

Jacks is all boy. He just started to get into superhero's,  loves dinosaurs, Toy Story and his daddy! I found a mini version of the wooden cars I included in his gift guide. These are so cute. The mini potato heads, he is obsessed.

girls stocking stuffers

more stocking stuffer finds...
My girls love all arts and crafts and making letters for friends and family. The super fun pens like the glitter filled ones and the wands are perfect for my girly girls. Just discovered this kids makeup line, Petite and Pretty. I think I'm going to love it as much as the girls. The packaging is adorable and they have so many fun pieces.  The star wand bath bomb is probably my favorite find. Always grab a few blind bags and surprise toys from Target like the L.O.L dolls and the adorable Cry Baby. We of course include all the fun candy. My girls are going to love that L.O.L  candy cane. 

Thursday, December 5, 2019

mommy gift guide

After I put this together I realized I basically put together not of my typical "momiforms". This is something you can find me wearing almost daily. 

sweater / I am in love with this color combo! They have so many cute ones that are on sale right now! linking all my favorites below.

Shoes / I've bought this exact shoe for myself three times over the past four years now. I love it so much that  I have gifted a pair to all my family members. They're that good! This is the shoe I wear almost every single day, they are so comfortable, perfect for walking at Disneyland, working out, running everyday errands, everything. I wanted to switch it up and grab the black leopard version but chickened out and went with my normal all black pair. They have quite a few colors. Love the black and leopard but love the army green color too. 

clutch / This was my birthday gift to myself and love it. You are able to get it monogrammed which I think is the cutest little touch. It has enough room for quite a few cards, a little coin pocket plus my phone, keys, hand sanitizer, chapstick all fit in it. I usually just pull this out of the diaper bag and use it as my purse when I'm out without the kids. It makes the perfect gift for Christmas or birthdays.

curling iron / Am I the only one that has that one old, curling iron that you've saved for years because it's the only thing that works for your hair? I have a super old Conair curling iron that is hanging on for dear life but it's the only thing that works. I'm in desperate need of a new one and really want to try this one. I've heard so many wonderful things about this wand from people I know and reviews I've read. Plus I like that you can interchange that wands to different sizes and styles.

beanie / Another mommy staple. I live in baseball caps and beanies.

slippers / How cute are these!? Plus the leopard? sold! Out of everything on my list this is what I want the most.

Label maker / Not sure how I don't own one of these yet but I need. I love the look of these labels and plan on using them for crafts and adding names to gifts. You can see all the cute ways to use them on the product photos. So fun.

Leggings / Don't know what rock I've been living under but I recently bought my first pair of workout leggings and omg so good. I usually just wear regular, cheap, stretchy, leggings. I love the look of these and how you can dress them up or down. This is another item Ive heard good things about and really wanted to try them.

house numbers / Need. Plus the price is amazing.

more sweaters that are long enough to wear with leggings plus all the cute mommy things

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

big girl gift guide

Jules is seven now and knows exactly what she wants, anything and everything PINK! She is still L.O.L obsessed, loves unicorns and is into playing board games. Then she has the big seven year old girl side that wants scrunchies to wear on her wrist, and a gold necklace with her name on it.

cape / The perfect accessory for the girls talent shows and all the princess dress up's we have over here. But also, how pretty would this look hung up in their room?

beret / she wanted a pink Paris hat. She has been obsessed with Paris since watching Fancy Nancy. Found this one on amazon at a killer price! Getting her a few different colors.

camera / This is just amazing! If you have one of the smaller Polaroid cameras you know your kid waste a ton of expensive film on blurry, dark, cut off photos. This camera is what all us moms have been praying for. It's a camera and a printer. You get to pick which pictures to print. Genius. If the photo came out blurry or dark just delete it, and try again. No more wasted film! You can also add borders, filters, stickers and it connects to your phone!

unicorn nightlight / Jules is so scared of the dark. She has a nightlight in the room now but this is something that doesn't have cords, so she can fall asleep with it right next to her which I think she will really love. Plus it's a unicorn, major win. 

lol furniture set / I think I love these as much as Jules. Santa brought her a doll house two years ago and it has turned into the L.O.L house. These little furniture pieces will fit in so perfectly.

tie dye sweatshirt / She is all about tie dye lately. This one with the pink was a must!

pretty pretty princess game / Probably totally aging myself but who else loved this game as a kid? My sister and I loved this game.

connect four / How cute is this pink version?

glitter purse / Love this one and I'm so sad I can't link it because it's sold out.  Definitely try checking in store at Cotton On. Here is something similar. Also really love this one.

ugg slippers / Another cute pink find!

scrunchies / The first thing she added to her Christmas list were scrunchies!

gold necklace / I just love that she wants this! She is always reminding me to wear my necklaces and loves to read what they say. I found the cutest shop on Etsy that makes some really cute kid jewelry. They even make matching mommy and me bracelets and the dantiest initial stacking rings that I'm adding to my gift guide!

puppy / Okay, so the puppy. She took us by surprise a few months ago when she told us she was asking Santa for a red headed puppy and to top it off she already had the cutest name picked out! Is that not the cutest thing ever? We already knew we wanted to get another dog but weren't planning on getting one until we moved next summer. I have tried to talk her out of it and even said that Santa might not think it's a good idea. She seemed okay and understanding but when I asked her what the second thing on her list was she said a dog bed, third on the list were doggie bowls! Then one day she said she would just ask for a stuffed animal that looks like the dog she wants. Cool. Then she broke down crying saying that she really wanted a puppy and has been secretly asking Santa since last Christmas. Call us SOFTIES! But she's the best big sister, the easiest child on the earth, really what difference does a few months make and how magical would is be to give her a puppy on Christmas morning!? If things work out and the puppy we love (and have fallen in love with),  is in the clear to fly,  Jules, Kourt and Jacks will be getting the biggest Christmas surprise ever!

more good stuff and a ton of great sales...

little girl gift guide

 I love shopping for four year olds. Kourt is at such a fun age and loves all things girly. She is makeup obsessed and lives for dressing up. Give the girl a tutu, some heels and a lipstick and she's set! 

cape / I saw this and instantly thought of Elsa! she's is her current favorite princess.

peppa pig toy / my kids are Peppa pig obsessed. All three of them (2,4&7 years old) can sit and play together for a long while. We still have pieces Jules got when she was Kourt's age so they have a pretty big little Peppa city to enjoy!

microphone / "introducing, Kourtney Jay!" is what I hear all day long. She loves putting on performances, singing and dancing, and making all of us laugh. The best part about this is it's a pretend microphone that looks pretty and won't give us a headache! WIN

shoes / How cute are these? I was scrolling online, she saw them and asked me to tell her grandma she wants these for Christmas.

singing unicorn / Jules got this for her birthday so it's only fair Kourt gets one too. I just realized they come in different colors too! Her favorite color is purple and sparkle so she's getting the purple one.

sleeping bag / Obsessed with this and you can personalize it!

ring / One of the most asked questions I get daily is where I get Juliannes rings. She asked her daddy for a real ring about two years ago. He got her one for Christmas, got on one knee and did the whole thing. It was the cutest thing EVER! Kourt is always asking to wear my engagement ring so I think this is the perfect year for her daddy to gift her her very own big girl ring.

chalkboard laptop / Another item that I think all the kids would enjoy. Jules and Kourt are into playing school and always do work on their "laptops" (books they grab and open up).

picnic basket / Perfect for the the girls tea parties and a pretty place to store the tea set their grandma is buying them this Christmas.

Minnie Mouse purse / a Disney must have! This purse comes in a ton of different colors. I will probably grab Jules one too because it just so cute.

elsa vanity / I get my kids one obnoxious toy each Christmas. This is hers. haha Its an eye sore and we have no room for this but she asked Santa for it and I just can't say no.

glittery slippers / these are already sold out but love these unicorn ones too!

more things Kourt put on her list and a few things she already has and loves.

toddler boy gift guide

I'm still in that, what do I buy a boy when all I know are girls, slump. I have the hardest time finding things that I love, stuff that doesn't just turn into junk. My favorite kind of toy to buy my girls are pieces that they can save for their kids, like their knitted Cuddle and Kind animals, wooden doll house with the cutest dainty accessories and their American girl doll babies. Maybe Jacks won't care when he's older but I wanted to try and find him a piece or two that I could save for him, plus a few things that would last him a few years and of course, it wouldn't be Christmas without some Toy Story. 

Mickey Jacket / saw this in the Disney Store and loved it! We are big Disney people and it's hard finding simple, neutral pieces for little boys. If you can't tell by the collage I'm not too big on color for Jacks. They also have a matching dad jacket, that would be so cute! We also have this Mickey jean jacket and love it too!

wooden cars / pricy? yes! But totally worth it to me. This is one of those quality pieces that I was looking for! I think they are so cute and would be adorable to add more here and there on birthdays and holidays. He loves cars so I know he is going to love these plus they'll look so cute sitting lined up on a shelf. I will be starting his collection with just two this Christmas. 

road / another investment piece that he can use for years to come. I stumbled upon these on someones instagram. The little boy had them laid out on his bed and down the ground. The way they work is genius! Love that you can arrange them on different surfaces, including outside in the dirt (boys), in the bathtub and even the grass. I also like that you can wash them, simple for a two year old to assemble and that you can put them away in a box! Perfect for small home living and staying organized. I'm also thinking they would be fun to pack a few pieces in a diaper bag for restaurant entertainment. 

Ham piggy bank / We went to my friends salon and she had a pink piggy bank on her shelf.  He was obsessed and played with it the entire time we were there and screamed when he couldn't bring it home. It was a normal pink pig and he kept calling it Ham! His love for Toy Story is fierce. This is something he is going to LOVE! 

Vans / I always do a pair of shoes for Christmas. He is in desperate need of new ones and these check vans go with everything.  No one warned me that boys feet grow so fast. He is already in the same size shoe as Kourt. She's 4!

Lego storage / Okay, this is so cool! It is a giant Lego that opens up and you can store legos in, or whatever you want really. they come in different Lego shapes and colors and can be stacked just like real legos! He is just getting into the super tiny Lego's and begs for the little bags the Target checkout. When I asked you moms what little boys love you all said Legos. I have a feeling we will be getting good use out of these storage containers for a while. 

Mickey Lego / Isn't this so cute? It's a, My First Mickey Build. 

Buzz command center / Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without this big, obnoxious toy! He has cried a few times at Target because I wouldn't buy this. Santa is going to be his best friend this year. 

Bike / I'm just in love with the look of this thing. It's totally Jacks! I especially love that it converts from having training wheels to a full on balance bike. I linked a few similar, less pricy ones below. 

Helmet / love the simplicity of this one. I'm going to be adding his name to the back of it with white block/varsity letters.

here are a few more things that we put on his list for family plus things he already has and loves.

Monday, October 7, 2019

easy DIY costume you can use all year round

What is better than a cute halloween costume? A costume made from cute pieces you can use all year round. We teamed up with Mini Boden and created a super girly witch costume with some of our favorite items. My girls love tutus so that was a must and those leopard shoes are so perfect for fall. We have these tights in quite a few colors and prints, they're perfect for layering under dresses during our So Cal winters. Once we picked the cute outfit we headed to our local halloween shop and got the with essentials. Click here for more Mini Boden items and if you find something cute use CODE: HLWN for a surprise discount! 

s h o p   t h i s   c o s t u m e   b e l o w 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

cute halloween pajamas for boys + girls

Is it even October if you don't have matching halloween pajamas? I've rounded up a few of our favorites below. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Kourtney Jay's third birthday

Better late than never right? Finally sharing Kourtney's third birthday party pictures, a day before her fourth birthday! She wanted a balloon party. That part was easy, balloons everywhere. This was her first birthday party that she was actually exited about planning and I really wanted her to have the absolute best time ever! She is a girly girl though and through. Loves makeup, dress up, painting her nails, tea parties! When I came across Sugar Plum Parties I knew this was the place for her! It's a little girls dream come true. They have different themes from spa days for the older girls, mommy and me painting parties, art and craft parties and princess makeover parties! They take care of every single detail, provide lunch, cake, all the tea party decorations, table decor and making throwing parties easy! I did take a few of my own decorations like the paper goods, disco ball favors, and centerpieces. We picked the princess makeover, tea party theme. As each girl arrived they were able to pick a princess dress they provided, then it was time to get your hair done toped with sparkles and a crown, nails painted and every little girl got to make a custom bracelet that they were able to take home. After the makeovers it was party time! They had a host that introduced each little girl for crowning. they dances, played with balloons and played games. Once that fun was over everyone sat down for the tea party where they ate pizza, and small appetizers. Then we celebrated the birthday girl and took all the pictures. 

Balloons and paper goods by Shop Sweet Lulu
Personalized wood name cutouts by Modern Birch Co
Cake topper by Fancy Free Finery
Balloon garland by Oh Shiny Paper Co
Birthday pom hat by Little Blue Olive
Birthday crown by Everly's Story
Cupcakes by The Cake Mamas
Photo strips by me (tutorial coming soon)

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