Friday faves

ALongPath.JPG[Everett loves to race me during our walks…I may let him win]

Local to Des Moines, then make plans to head downtown tomorrow for the annual Friendly Sons of St. Patrick parade starting at Noon. Take the kids along then plan to stop by the Pappajohn Sculpture Park to check out it’s most recent addition, “Pumpkin Large” by Yayoi Kusama.

I’m so weird, but sometimes I wish I could go back and pick a different baby book for each of my boys. The store bought ones that I currently update just lack an overall ‘look’ that is pleasing. Wish I had known about these first year journals from Baby Boy Bakery, or this playful graphic version from Lucy Darling when they were both born.

I ran into my sister the other day and we were basically wearing the same thing, but I liked her striped top better than mine. The faux knot detail on the front is one of my favorite looks thats been popping up lately.

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TTD faves: Easter baskets 2018

Easter is only a few weeks away so the bunny better hop to it if s/he wants to get everything ordered on time!

This bunny has already made her list and even secured a few goodies already for the boys. In case you (ahem, I mean the bunny) is still looking for ideas, I’ve got you covered!


Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Gardening Toy Tool Set // Lindt Gold Mini Bunnies
Toysmith Colorful Bunny Crayons // Threshold Small Milk Crate Wire Basket
Kikkerland Design Stack The Carrots Game // Tubby Todd Sweets Bundle
Petit Collage Modern Bunny Stacker // Tomy Lil Chirpers Sorting Eggs
Skylar Luna Surfboard Pajama Set

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Little looks: St. Patrick’s Day 2018

This seems crazy, but St. Patrick’s Day is this Saturday so why not bring out all the green gear for your littles! I’ve rounded up my favorite looks fit for a little luck and to keep the pinches at bay.

LittleLooks_StPats2018one // two // three
four // five // six // seven
eight // nine // ten

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Friday faves

[snow + Marcus’ Lexus needing to be towed to the shop = a rough beginning to the week]

One of my faves, Tubby Todd, released their line of spring goodies earlier this week. The Tubby Sweets collection was designed in collaboration with Baby Boy Bakery and is perfect for springtime – and to tuck inside Easter baskets!

If you have kids that are a little older the ours and are local to Des Moines make plans to  join Polk County Conservation naturalists for a campfire program about the wild night life in Jester Park on March 15.

I’m trying to find more time for reading these days and I just started The Woman in the Window and can’t put it down. On deck: Ready Player One.


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Little looks: spring break 2018

Spring Break across the country is right around the corner, so it’s time to start thinking about picking out some new warmer weather gear for the littles.

I am doing the exact same thing ahead of our Californian adventure, so I have rounded up my faves to share!

LittleLooks_SpringBreak2018one // two // three
four // five // six
seven // eight // nine

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Life lately: March madness

The past few weeks have been very busy around here, hence the radio silence on the blog. Thought I would share a few of my favorite photos lately to give you a quick peek into our world.

[finally got to visit The Hall for a beer]LifeLately_March2018_03
[woke up to this sweet scene on Saturday morning]LifeLately_March2018_05
[sunshine + warmer temps = family hikes behind the house]LifeLately_March2018_06LifeLately_March2018_07
[the sweetest little dude]LifeLately_March2018_08
[obsessed with my new chairs]LifeLately_March2018_09
[lazy Sunday mornings in bed with Karl]LifeLately_March2018_10
[much needed self care]LifeLately_March2018_02[Sid made it (and WON!) the ‘ship]

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Friday faves

[poor little buddy was diagnosed with strep earlier this week hence my radio silence]

I may have had a ten minute freak out when I heard this news yesterday morning. My absolute favorite wellies company is doing a collaboration with my favorite box store and it’s coming April 14 (a week earlier if you are a REDcard holder!).

Childhoods Clothing has quickly become one of my favorite kid clothes brands. The boys have a few of their basic crewneck sweatshirts and I constantly reach for them! Ev just tore the knee of his striped night set so I’m eyeing this beautiful citron color for him.

The Ever Co is launching their spring line this Sunday at 9PM and boy, do they have some cute gear in the line up this time! I’m particularly fond of the ‘That Ballpark Life” baseball tee.

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