Rompers and jumpsuits have always been a staple in Carter’s wardrobe—as previously shown here—they’re an excellent layering piece. I’m so delighted to have recently added this “Happy Romper” to Carter’s wardrobe. Comfort always comes first when it comes to dressing my boys, but that doesn’t mean you have to trade style for ease or vice versa. This hooded romper is made of lightweight organic French Terry and is great for year round wear. Non-restrictive and just right for indoor or outdoor, at home or out in the world—I never feel guilty having Carter in this romper all day. Credits // Romper | Boots | Shoes | Beanie | Black T-Shirt | Striped T-Shirt | Highchair
Whether it’s for play, work, or both, every kid needs a workstation where they feel comfortable and inspired. It’s their own special little spot where they can let their imagination run wild and free. Here are a few stylish, playful and attractive work zones that are simply inspiring.
Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Those are just some of the animals your little will find in I Like Animals from Wide Eye Books. Written and illustrated by Dahlov Ipcar, the book features beautiful and classic illustrations in a 70s style motif. The book brings a nostalgic feeling of finding a gem in the library when you were a kid! Accompanied with the animals in his life—and I’m not just talking about our old English bulldog Doug!—Carter loves to play and read the afternoon away with this book.
Credits // Hat by American Apparel | Top and Bottoms by Bang Bang Copenhagen from Minimodel Gallery | Onesie and Leggings by Bobo Choses from Minimodel Gallery | Moccasins by Minimoc | Animals from Schleich | I Like Animals from Cissy Wears
I’m so fortunate to have friends with kids around Carter and Mason’s age. It makes for great entertainment for both the kids and the moms when throwing little parties so we try to have as many get togethers as we can. It also gives me a great excuse to use the plethora of crafting ideas that I come across on Pinterest.
We had a little Valentine’s Day party earlier this week. Once upon a time I would have tried to make all the delicious treats myself, but now with a rambunctious toddler and an infant that is just about on the move, it doesn’t leave me much time to break out my dusty Kitchen Aid mixer. All the sweet treats were store bought. I did however make the chocolate dipped strawberries. Only because it’s super simple to do and I had a little helper who was eager to sprinkle on the Valentine’s jimmies for me. I also made all of the decorations: Pinwheel backdrop, banners, cupcake toppers, milk box favours and party hats. I don’t have to time bake during the day, but I do usually get 1-2 hours to myself an evening, after the boys are tucked away in bed and before it’s time to veg out on the couch with Mr. Smith.
Cardigans and cable knits. There is such a comfortable look to them that it kind of makes me want to stay in all day and snuggle my little guy, but of course sometimes that is not an option. With it still being winter and all, the most important consideration in an outfit is to keep my little man warm and comfortable, but yet of course stylish. I love the comfy inherent look of a chunky cable knit sweater against a finer knit oversized cardigan. This combination makes the outfit breathable yet warm and is also easy to remove the layers if your little one gets too hot from monkeying around. This hand knitted plus sign toque and plaid infinity scarf completes the outfit and will guarantee to keep my Carter warm and cozy on our chilly winter outings.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so I have a quick and easy DIY banner tutorial for you that you can whip up today with your babiekins. This garland is the perfect decoration for hanging along tables, windows, walls or anywhere else your heart desires. It adds just the right amount of whimsy to any space.
Coloured 8 1/2 x 11 sheets of paper. (You will need two of each colour or pattern to make one fan)
1″ thick ribbon
Step 1: You can either use a scoreboard like I did and score at 1″ increments, or fold your paper accordion style making your fold 1″ wide.
Step 2: Fold all sheets of paper accordion style. Take your paper with all the folds compressed, fold in half and glue together. Each page is half of your fan.
Step 3: Take the two corresponding fans and glue them together on one side.
Step 4: Take your ribbon and glue the fans onto the underside.
Voila, you’re done!
I’m quite obsessed with these cute little paper milk cartons at the moment. They’re easy to make and you can dress them up however you like, for any occasion. Just perfect for your special Valentine. I used my Cricut Explore to score and cut these out of cardstock, but if you don’t have a personal electronic cutting machine, you can follow the easy tutorials here or here for the template and how-to steps. Once you’re done decorating the boxes, you’ll be sure to have fun choosing what to fill them up with. I filled half the boxes with wine gums and the other half with little wooden blocks. What will you be filling them with for your sweet Valentine?