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An Amazing Find for Little Girl Clothes

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

Boy, are we excited for this blog post today!

We have just found one of our favorite clothing brands for children for a fraction of normal prices and Elizabeth, Jane and Hannah are here to show you all about it ;)

Biscotti clothing has amazing quality and designs that we have adored for years, especially for special occasions. We’ve only ever seen their clothing at specialty boutiques with a price tag you would expect close to $100.

Our sis, Helen, who is an amazing bargain shopper just found Biscotti at Costco!!!

Both of the outfits above were found (in store only) for under $20!!!!

The quality is superb and we love all the girly details of ruffles and bows. Best of all these outfits have easy laundering and no ironing required which means they’ll be worn over and over.

Look out for Biscotti at Costco, and if you don’t have a membership it’s time to call a friend for back up xxx

Halloween in the Twins’ Room!

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Now that the girls are three they are really enjoying all that the different holidays have to offer, but this Halloween they’ve been more scared than last year about enjoying decorations or going to the stores, just in case they bump into a witch! (Hello Costco, those witches even scare me!)

The words, “spooky not scary” have been our guidelines to halloween shows and decorations, so here we have their “SPOOKY NOT SCARY” room! Just enough festivities so they’ll still sleep!

(DIY tiny halloween houses HERE)


Halloween books and THESE jammies are the perfect pairing on these chilly nights.
What festivities is your family enjoying leading up to Halloween? We’d love to hear your traditions!

trick or treatpeppa’s halloween party | it’s pumpkin day, mouse | room on the broom | hurray for halloween | biscuit visits the pumpkin patch | matilda’s cat | eek! halloween! | the little old lady who was not afraid of anything | mog’s bad things | ollie’s halloween

Hi. We’ve Missed You!

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Well helloooo there stranger, it’s been a while!

Little did we know when we posted last, a little (BIG) life curve ball was about to take place. We truly hope you follow us on Instagram otherwise I betting your wondering what on earth happened?!

No, we are not stopping the blog, and no we didn’t forget about you!

For those who don’t follow us on Insta, we’ll give the little low down….

Sarah’s water broke with her little boy at just 24 weeks of pregnancy. She was immediately admitted to the hospital and put on bedrest, and had to stay there until she finally delivered at 30 weeks to the cutest little boy, Liam Max at only 3lbs 4oz.

Liam, now almost 4 months is doing remarkably well. But it’s been an insanely busy summer with his extended NICU stay and then pretty much house bound with oxygen for another couple of months. It’s been all-hands-on-deck helping her family and we’re all finally beginning to feel ‘back to normal’.

(Pics from Sarah’s Instagram)

This blog is a product of love. We love getting together and having our creative outlet, we love sharing a little of our lives and our finds! We love hearing we’ve helped or shared something you love too!

With now a combined 5 kids, three years and under, life is insane! Pretty much every day seems like a scramble of trying to piece together a life full of all the things we want it to be. But some days we need to strip it down to the basics. Are we fed? Are we dressed? Are we happy?! And after all that has been taken care of, we like to pop back here and check in with ourselves and share some things we’ve been enjoying.

As we try and get back to our pace of posting regularly, we hope you enjoy what you see as a little escape from your crazy lives too!

We appreciate your time, thanks for visiting!

Sarah & Emily

xoxox

(Pics from Em’s Instagram)

The Start of Baby Boy’s Nursery!

Monday, April 17th, 2017

Good Morning! We hope you had a fantastic Easter weekend. Ours was truly lovely, with the girlies ever more getting into the holidays and festivities, it’s just adding to the fun. It’s so nice to spend special days with lots of family, but we always miss those who don’t live near.

Ah Good times!

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On to the nursery…

I’ve been really excited to get going on baby boy’s room for a while now, but with so much fantastic design inspiration out there (thank you Pinterest!) I had a hard time narrowing down what style I really wanted to go with.

As with the girls’ nursery, I knew I wanted to stay pretty neutral, (it brings out my much needed calm side), and to add a little blue since it’s been my favorite “real” color since childhood.

My thought was traditional elements with a modern feel. When talking it through with Em, she suggested I just get started and put a design board together…so here we are, and I’m pretty please with how it’s all looking.

Curtains | Crib | Lighting | Rug | Dresser | Mirror | Lamp | Sloth

We’re reusing one of the girls cribs which we LOVED, and decided to stay with the same dresser as the girls, just the smaller version. I like to have small elements of consistency throughout the house to keep things looking coherent.

The blue is calming and so ‘baby boy”, while little black accents like the cameras and nobs on dresser with add just a spark of contrast. I’m not in love with the mirror for the space, I’m hoping I can find one at Home Goods, but I love how wood always adds warm and the cozy natural elements, I’ll be doing some wooded frames or shelfs too. The lighting is all pretty modern. The shapes are bold and clean.

Do you guys have a hard time choosing between styles too?

I’m really at my core modern, but always love the warmth of traditional…or maybe it’s the other way around. Either way, I’m pretty pleased with how this is all flowing together so well, at least on paper! Now time to get ordering and seeing it in person.

To see Baby Ben’s Nursery from last year click HERE. My twin girls’ nursery HERE, and Lady Jane’s HERE.

With our fourth nursery in 4 years, I love how they are all so unique, so see!

Sarah x

Easter Basket DEALS!!!

Monday, March 27th, 2017

I am so happy my Easter baskets are miraculously done and waiting for the big day! I stumbled on so many amazing deals, and am so excited to share them with you…

girl basket

For Jane’s basket:

HABA girl (only $5 HERE)
Melissa and Doug surprise ink (HERE), car version HERE
Melissa and Doug bead set HERE
Mini Lilly books HERE
White chocolate bunny HERE
Tolo cat (similar HERE)
Tolo lamb HERE

boy basket

For Ben’s Basket

Everywhere Babies Book HERE
HABA click clack rattle HERE
HABA wooly duo clutching toy HERE
HABA ring clutching toy HERE
Animal finger puppets (in store Target only)
White chocolate bunny HERE
Tolo boy (similar HERE)
Tolo moose HERE

Every Easter I want to make sure the kids have books and a chocolate bunny in their baskets, other than that I just look out for good deals for what the kids will like. Like Christmas stockings, little kids are so easy to please with every day items like a new toothbrush, fun bandaids, new crayons and bubbles etc. Last year I even added a new pair of sandals for Jane (see HERE), that matched her Easter dress. My favorite baby and toddler toys are Haba and Tolo, so I usually buy a few to add to our collection.

If you are looking for new baskets this year, we’ve been impressed with Target’s selection and price points. We like THIS large traditional basket paired with THIS monogramed liner for a total of $10. THIS little bunny basket is very cute, and THIS little roped white one is great too.

How about that Hollar.com?  Have you checked it out yet? If not, you need to! It is our new favorite place to stock up on kid presents. We CANNOT believe these prices on HABA toys. We usually pay double or triple these prices!

It will feel so great to get your baskets done early, get your shopping done now before all your favorites sell out!

-Emily x