Target Tuesday: Back 2 School for Mama

08.16.2016 by Emily |

We love back to school time and the excitement it brings! Another fresh start for structure is just what we need after the lazy days of summer
(even if no one going back to school in our homes!).

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Target is killing it as per… and has us oohing and ahhing to up the cozy factor for fall.

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Have you found anything amazing at Target lately? Please share your faves!

Grey Baby Gift Basket

08.08.2016 by sarah and emily |

When both my sisters announced they were pregnant last fall I had a feeling that they were both having boys.

And boy was I right!!!!

This was the first and probably the last time both Helen and Emily were pregnant at the same time, so I thought it’d be fun to get them matching gifts and throw them a double shower.

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Now that I’ve had my own babies I totally gift differently than I did before, I gift not only what I love, but what I found useful. In this case it was a cozy sweater with ears (my favorite go-to for my girlies), a soft blanket that also doubles as a quick background for photos and a classic wooden toy.

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pull-along elephant HERE | grey cardigan HERE | love blanket HERE

All these items are not only beautiful but very practical, which I love.

Wrapping them up into a gift basket just helps the theme come together. And who doesn’t love being handed a gift basket of goodies? I know I do!

Sarah x

We’ve Missed You!

08.02.2016 by sarah and emily |

What we thought we be a 3 week break, quickly turn into three months…

With the shock of our brother’s death, our lives have really been shaken.

Six days after Phil’s funeral baby Ben was born.

Everything went according to plan. Emily and Ben were home within a few days, and Ben is literally piece of heaven…sleeping through the night and as good as gold.

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Within a few weeks of Ben being born Emily’s father-in-law declined rapidly and passed away. I love this picture of him with my mother-in-law at our wedding.

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The week after that our sister Helen welcomed baby boy, Ollie!

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Our little world has changed so much!

There have been many tears, prayers and contemplation. Life has become much more sacred and we’ve been grieving and celebrating by spending our days together as a family. We’ve had more family come and visit us from England than we’ve ever had before, and although it’s for sad reasons we’re soaking up this precious time and reconnecting with all those we love so much.

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Long, unhurried walks, days by the pool, toddler dance parties. Good food and just enjoying each others company.

We have been blessed to have such amazing support from those around us. Thank you, thank you for your sincere and kind messages!

The blog has been calling us! We’re coming back. We have a long list of projects, and goals and can’t wait for life to feel normal again as we wind down summer and begin our favorite time of year.

Much love, Sarah and Emily xxx

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Taking a Break…

05.03.2016 by Sarah |

Last week our brother Phil was tragically taken from us in a car accident.

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(He’s the looker on the right!)

With this and then Em’s baby arriving very soon we’re unsure when we’ll be back to blogging.

Please bare with us, as we go through this difficult time.

Thanks, Sarah and Emily xxx

Guest Post on Lil Luna: A Spa DIY Mother’s Day Gift

04.22.2016 by Sarah |

I had so much fun putting this lovely gift idea together for Lil Luna and her readers.

I always thought spa products like these would be a little time consuming to make, but it was easy peasy and really enjoyable!

Pop over and take a look. (click HERE)

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