Favorite Cyber Monday Deals

Monday, November 28, 2016

This weekend has been nothing short of chaos with Rowan's newfound ability to climb out of his crib. Sooo needless to say I'll be getting all of my holiday shopping done online today!

There are so many good deals out there so if you've been putting your shopping off like me, here are some of my favorites!

Pehr Pom Pom Bin. Bannor Toys Wooden Camera. Gap Softspun Hi-Lo Tee. Childhoods Clothing Hoodie.
Toddler Hunter Boots. Capri Blue Candle. J. Crew Messenger Bag.

Pehr Designs: 30% off all storage and free shipping with code STORAGE30. We love our Pehr bins so this is a great deal!
Bannor Toys: 15% off with code CYBERMAMA
Childhoods Clothing: 25% off with code BLACKFRIDAY
Hanna Anderson: 20% off everything with free shipping 
Joss and Main: 30% off everything with code CYBERDAY
J. Crew: 40% off and free shipping with code
J. Crew Factory: 60% off everything and extra 40% off sale with code HAPPYSALE
Gap: 50% off everything (no exclusions!) with code CYBMON
Old Navy: 50% off everything (discount applied at checkout)
Nordstrom: Extra 20% select sale items and 25% off Hunter Boots!
Anthropologie: 20% off full price items and 30% off sale with code STACKS
Target: 15% off your purchase. I love the Cat & Jack line for kiddos!, especially these soft skinny jeans for playdates and school!
Minted: 20% off everything with code CM2016. They have so many good gift ideas... R's footprint art is still my favorite!

Hope you all find some great deals!!

Friday Favorites

Friday, November 18, 2016

Happy Friday! This has felt like the never-ending week but now that it's finally Friday, I'm praying time will slow down! We have so much to do before we host a little Friendsgiving on Sunday and I'm just hoping they don't mind the mishmash of Fall and Christmas decor I've got going on over here! 

I wanted to share a few favorites from the week before we sign off and enter what I expect will be the last remotely non-crazy weekend before the holiday madness begins!

ONE. If you're looking for easy desserts for Friendsgiving, the Trader Joe's mini pumpkin pies and pumpkin cheesecake are a major addiction around here. Rowan commandeers that cheesecake the moment he sees it, so my husband and I have resorted to snacking while hiding in the pantry. Hashtag we're fatties.

TWO. Like every woman in America, I'm a big fan of athleisure and Gap's softspun knit line is hands down my favorite clothing ever. The fabric feels like butter. I have a few of these tees and cannot stop wearing this hi-low top. Treat yourself now because they are 40-50 percent off!! Also they run a little big so if you're in between sizes go smaller.

THREE. We picked up Rowan this 3 foot Christmas tree (for $18 I couldn't pass it up!) for his playroom and he is completely obsessed. He tells us all of the colors of the lights and makes us sit on the couch with him just to admire it. Totally got his mama's love for the holidays!

FOUR. Needing last minute table decor ideas? I love the look of silver dollar eucalyptus with copper accents! I'm totally going to try to recreate this gorgeous setup!

FIVE. I think we're leaning towards an easel and new art supplies for Rowan's Christmas gift (he loves painting and I'm hoping to avoid more toys!) but I'm eager to hear what you're getting your toddler! Anyone have fun ideas for an almost 2 year old?

Hope you all have a fun and festive weekend!

Thoughts on Family Photos with a Toddler

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

We had our family photos this past weekend with the super talented Shannon Michelle Photography and I adore them. Rowan was a little velcro toddler on my hip 90 percent of the session, so I tried to keep my expectations low, but Shannon seriously worked some kind of magic.

A photography session with a toddler is just as unpredictable as I expected, but here are a few thoughts that were running through my head as our session went on.

1. Really glad I skipped the dress and booties. Falling on my face while wrangling a 30 pound child is not a picture I'd like our photographer to capture.

2. Note to self: Just pay for the overpriced toddler haircut in an airplane chair instead of the cheap place down the road. Also don't under any circumstance let my husband go solo with him to the salon.

3. Thank you Jesus for the 60 degree weather.
4. I hope I brought enough marshmallows for bribes. Maybe I should have grabbed the lollipops too. Damn.

5. Next time we're leading with the ducks. He lit up the moment he saw them in the pond, and by then the photo session was over. Who knew my kid just needed a few ducks to quack at him?

If you're one of those toddler moms who thought through a styled photography shoot with perfect outfits, I applaud you. I'm lucky I had two of the same shoes on as we ran out the door at what felt like the crack of dawn.

PS These are just a few of the blog-approved photos, sorry I can't share more of the gems!