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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Monday, May 1st, 2017

Happy Monday friend!

Today I’m excited to share all my top picks for gift ideas for Mother’s Day. There are so many great things and deals out there right now that would make lovely gifts!

 1. Aren’t THESE gold-foil recipe cards amazing?!

2. THIS Rifle Paper Co recipe box is darling.

3. Have you heard of Chatbooks? If you haven’t they are a busy Mom’s best friend for scrapbooking/memory keeping. They take your photos from your phone’s photo scroll or Instagram account and print them into the cutest little books. They are insanely cheap and absolutely adorable. You can also make custom photo books which are the perfect presents especially for those who are hard to buy for!

4. I love wearing a basic necklace with my kids’ initials every day. THIS one is a great deal for a gold-filled, instead of plated necklace. Such a perfect present for Mother’s Day!

5. How cute is THIS Kate Spade Tumbler? Mamas need sippy cups too :) Each initial comes in a different color which are all so cute.

6. THESE New Balance blush sneakers are the perfect mom shoe and such a steal at $65.

7. THESE candles are heavenly. They are a little expensive but very fragrant so you don’t need to light them long at all to have your house smelling divine. Worth the splurge!

8. You probably don’t “need” a new diaper bag but a nice clean fresh one sure sounds nice, right? I found the cutest diaper bag for under $50 HERE.

9. Every day when I’m on the floor cleaning up after Ben I am coveting a Gathre mat. These mats are bonded leather, easy to clean with a simple wipe and fold up so nice and small. We all need one right?  My current fave is this floral HERE. I think the highchair mat HERE is genius!

10. Since becoming a Mom I’ve found it harder to shop for myself or in fact take any time on myself like I used to. I think a Birchbox subscription is such a great gift idea for Mother’s Day. It’s a great way to try new products on the market and assist with a much needed pampering session. Receiving little treats in the mail every so often is the best thing ever, right? I love that this subscription is such a nice little treat and priced at only $10/month or $100/year.

Do you have any great gift ideas to share? Please tell us what you’re hoping for this year!
Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away, time to get shopping!

-Emily xo

Em’s Little Bunnies

Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Sarah and I were discussing Easter outfits for the kids last week and thought it was about time to give the kids a dress rehersal. Jane has been obsessed with her bunny ears since we brought up the Easter bin from the basement. We stuck a homemade pom pom onto Ben’s shorts with a safety pin, and what do you know we have our own little Benjamin Rabbit and Janey Cottontail.

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Jane’e dress is last year Ralph Lauren (similar HERE)
Jane’s bunny HERE
Ben’s outfit is last year Ralph Lauren (similar HERE)

Ralph Lauren is one of our favorite places for kids clothes. They usually have two major sales a year…one after Christmas, the other sometime after Easter. This is when we stock up for the following year and get crazy prices. Both of these outfits were around $20 last summer and have been sitting patiently in the closet til now.

The day of Easter is always so crazy I’m loving I have this year’s Easter outfits documented before the big day.
I’m starting a new tradition of ‘dress rehearsal Easter’, will you join me?!

Holler Dollar: Little Black Notebook

Monday, October 24th, 2016

Are you a list maker?
If so, we have the perfect holler dollar for you!
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We found these ‘moleskin-like’ basic little notebooks at the dollar tree and are loving them to make our daily and weekly lists.

We keep on trying to convert to our phones for lists, but there’s nothing like crossing off a physical to-do list. Please tell us we’re not the only ones that still do this?!

A Costco Cardi You’ve Gotta Go Get!

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

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You know you’re a mom when you get excited about a fashion find at Costco. Oh man!

We are used to seeing these cute ‘BNCI’ brand cardigans at Nordstrom Rack, but were so excited to see this one at Costco for a fraction of the price, just $15!!!

It comes in a few different colors, but we love this grey for an every day look. The fit is flattering and we love that it has pockets perfect for keys and your cell phone. It’s a perfect lightweight cardi for the fall, and will be great in winter with a heavy scarf.

Time to treat yo’ self, add it to your grocery list ladies!

– Emily x

Say ‘Cheese’, and head to Costco!

Friday, October 14th, 2016

I have such a sweet tooth that it’s hard for me to get as equally excited about anything savory, but cheese does just that!

Really, this is the perfect snack/meal for me: a great cheese, yummy crackers and ripe fruit.

(Lets not forget, easy prep and zero clean up)

I sometimes wonder why I don’t eat like this every day!

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Costco is by far the best place for cheese. This Cranberry Wensleydale is a family favorite and although it’s imported from England I swear you wouldn’t know it by the price. Only $6 for the block above. With the holidays right around the corner their selection is better than ever. What I always love about Costco is that if I buy something I don’t love, it’s always returnable…even food!

These crackers are also on sale now for around $5,50 for 5 boxes. My twins have been loving them.

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With these prices it’s basically the same as nibbling on Cheddar and Wheat Thins, but SO MUCH BETTER and more sophisticated don’t you think?! I feel like a grown up now…well, almost!

Sarah, x.