Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Easter Baskets 2015!

I was extra excited to do up Kinsey and Brielana's Easter baskets this year!  I ample time to plan and prepare.  And maybe the fact that it's Brielana's First Easter made it that much more festive.

These pictures don't do the cuteness justice, my baskets had a case of Goldilocks syndrome (this one's too small, this one's too big) but I made it work ;)  

Kinsey's basket:
Peter Rabbit Says/ Gummy fruits/ mini chocolate Peter Rabbits/ Easter plate/ Egg-shaped chalk (all purchased from Target, but can't find them online)

Brielana's basket:
Gerber bunny PJs/ 2 soft cover Easter books/ Bunny socks (purchased at Target, can't locate online)

I may find just one more item for the girls and put them in those cute plastic eggs already in their baskets haha.

This was Kinsey's Easter basket last year if you want to reminisce.

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What's in your Easter baskets?
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Favorite Things: Nail Polish

Soooo, a little awkward but, my 4 year old wears nail polish more frequently than I do #truth. She has been rocking polish on her person since 1.5 years old. And she looks good :)

Piggy Paint
Kinsey first manicure
Piggy Paint is by far out favorite natural polish. Their tagline is "as natural as mud" and that is key when kids put their fingers in their mouth all day long. Quality and good customer service make Piggy Paint stand out. And this stuff lasts- we've been enjoying the same bottle of Fancy Pink since 2012. 

Just recently Piggy Paint launched an adult line (read bolder colors) under Sophi Nail Polish and I won an IG giveaway! I was ecstatic because 1) quality and  2) good customer service. It's also nice to pamper yourself once in awhile. And mama felt sassy after her manicure, too!

When a little sparkle is needed Essie glitter Set in Stones is great, it takes a little longer to dry (hit it with a blow dryer on medium heat) but the glitter stays put.

This post is brought to you by Instagram ;)  You can follow me herePiggy Paint here and Sophi Nail Polish here.

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Easter books for Preschoolers

Burlap home decor / The Golden Egg Book (Big Little Golden Book) / Max's Chocolate Chicken (Max and Ruby): Rosemary Wells: 9780140566727:... / Peter Rabbit Easter Egg Hunt: Beatrix Potter: 9780723263548:... / God Gave Us Easter / The Bunny Rabbit Show!: Sandra Boynton: 9780761180609: Amazon.com:... / The Easter Story / Happy Easter, Little Critter (Little Critter) (Look-Look): Mercer...

We can't celebrate around here unless some special books are involved.  Here is a roundup of our favorite Easter stories.  Some stories I grew up reading (Happy Easter, Little Critter, The Golden Egg Book and The Easter Egg) and some are picked by Kinsey (Max's Chocolate Chicken), but all are loved in our house.

Do you have any favorite Easter books?

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Where I'm at Wednesday: March Madness

March has come and gone faster than a blink of an eye!  Here's how I spent it:

I participated in a Spring Cheer Box Exchange hosted by Astleigh and Rachel.  It really helped usher in the new season.  You can read more about that here.  Because there's nothing like losing an hour of sleep and having to suffer through 2 children regulate their sleeping patterns to accommodate for the Time Change that really screams "Spring!" (harhar.)

My car is fixed!!!  Enter all the happy face emojis and memes!  We have been going somewhere every day just because we can.  What a novelty.  Thank you to the men in our families for all the hard work!
Going to Target!!!  Mama's back in business!

I got a haircut and our wonderful hairstylist wants to dye my hair for freeee (spoken like Adam Sandler in Bed Time Stories) and I'm actually contemplating it.  I haven't dyed my hair since high school, that was a decade ago.  I'm loving all the ombre styles and it's actually pretty maintenance free once the initial dye job is done.  That is something I can get behind.  Mama doesn't have time for upkeep ;)  And if you're so inclined, chime in on my Poll (upper right hand corner)!!!

I've been keeping the pace of reading about 3 books per month; If You Were Here by Jen Lancaster, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold and Emily of New Moon by L.M. Montgomery.  And I know these are the 3 most random book pairings ever, but I like to mix it up :)  

We're going to a Just Between Friends sale this weekend and am super excited to get some good deals. This will be my first time going, but a few friends have gone and raved about it.  What's not to like about cheap stuff, right? Some items on my To-Purchase list include:  a two-seater bike trailer, some 9 month clothes, 4T clothes, size 9.5-10 shoes, and books.  I'll let you know how it went!

And TMI Disclaimer:
Gahhhh, can I just say how lovely it was to not have a period since September of 2013?!  It hasn't been awful, just mild cramping and aches, but the hormonal rage is terrible.  And if you want angst, totally read what I learned this weekend to put some perspective on life, ha.

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