Sunday, April 16, 2017

Agnes & Dora Clothing // Stylish Clothes for Moms on the Go

Who says you can't be comfy AND look super chic and gorgeous? 
Agnes & Dora provides a variety of fun and beautiful patterns in all different styles!
As a mom, I've quickly learned that comfort is definitely important while chasing a toddler around! 

Agnes & Dora designs and manufactures a variety of products to fit every age, shape & style. The majority of their products are made in the US and may be purchased through any independent sales representative across the US or Canada on their site. 

The amazing Katie with Agnes & Dora sent us a super fun pair of their leggings to review! 
These fun aztec patterned leggings included lots of fun colors and are perfect for spring! I chose to pair them with a button up denim high low top and added a turquoise chunky necklace and sandals. 

The leggings are made of 80% polyester, 12% cotton and 8% spandex and its recommended that they are washed inside out in cold water and dried flat! After wearing these throughout the afternoon and chasing my daughter around, I am definitely impressed. There was no riding up at all and the super stretchy material allowed me to play and run around with ease! 
The leggings are available in sizes xs through xl.

Agnes & Dora has so many more amazing pieces of clothing.
I absolutely LOVE their tops and the dresses are gorgeous! Everything is designed for comfort!

Katie is giving away a $10 shop credit to one of our lucky readers!
To enter, head on over to our Facebook Page for details!

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Essential Oils & Terrible Two's

If you have kids then you probably know the "terrible 2's" all too well....
The meltdowns over pretty much nothing, yeah.

From the time we walk through the door in the evenings till bedtime, life is SO dramatic for our toddler. Absolutely EVERYTHING is a big deal!

She didn't want her pink sippy cup, she wanted her "big girl cup" that she got for christmas....the one that doesn't have a lid and she spills everywhere
She wanted the WHOLE bag of chips, not the little bowl of chips you gave her
She didn't want you to break her piece of candy in half (we knew she'd shove the whole thing in her mouth at once)
She didn't want you to tear her coloring sheet out of her coloring book
You touched her
You wouldn't let her walk around with no diaper
You put beans on her plate....she didn't want them on her plate, she wanted them on her tray to her highchair
......and the list could go on FOREVER!

Usually by the time 8:00 rolls around we're putting on her Pj's and trying to get her calmed down for bed time (which again is another battle). I've recently started getting into Essential Oils and I have stumbled across a few oils that are great for helping us through these wild days with our 2 year old!
If your like me, your desperate to try anything to calm down your kiddos....or help them sleep. 


I absolutely love lavender for Sophia. Its a great oil for a couple of reasons. Its wonderful for skin support (dry skin, excema, burns, scarring, rashes, cuts), calming, sleep, allergies, stress

Gentle Baby

calms & relaxes babies, relieves colic, diaper rash, reduces stress during pregnancy, reduces stretch marks, soothing for chapped skin, rejuvenate skin, reduces scar tissue
(dilute with carrier oil and rub where needed; put a drop in moms hand and have baby inhale, diffuse 2 to 3 drops in room)

Peace & Calming

meditation, tantrums (yes please-dilute and apply to back of neck and feet of children to calm over activity and put a stop to tantrums!), overactive pets, teeth grinding, insomnia, relaxing bath, anxiety, massage


Does exactly what it says! AND its part of Young Living's KidScents collection! 
They are specially formulated to just the right strength for children so you never have to dilute them!
Apply to children's feet as a part of a before nap or bedtime routine! 

To learn more about essential oils, check out my website below:

Sunday, March 26, 2017

A Bubbleguppies Birthday Party ~ Sophia Turns 2

Its hard to believe that Sophia is 2! It seems like just yesterday when we were rushing to the hospital! I can remember all the details so vividly!  Choosing a party theme for a toddler can be tough! I started my party planning back in December. At the time Sophia wasn't really into anything so I had decided on a Mermaid Theme! Pinterest had given me plenty ideas on cheap DIY decorations as always and I couldn't wait to get started! As January rolled around she became a bit more interested in Nick Jr's Bubbleguppies! She loves the music and can't wait to watch it in the evenings when we get home! Luckily for mommy, it was easy enough to transition from a mermaid theme to Bubbleguppies! 

The Invitations

This mom always likes to do fun custom invitations. Its one of the things I spend a little extra money on just to make it special! As I browsed the web, I just couldn't find anything to match what I wanted.  Thankfully being a photographer, I'm familiar enough with Photoshop to be able to create my own designs! I was able to put together this adorable invitation for Sophia's 2nd birthday! 

I was also able to luck out and find the characters on google for download for FREE!
They are great to print out for decoration!

Y'all, our decorations were super SIMPLE. 
I'm talking balloons and then lots of green crepe paper "sea weed"
I also had a super cute "happy birthday" banner that I found at Target's dollar section a while back. The colors matched perfectly!

I also created a fun chalkboard with her stats for everyone to see as they walked in!

The Cake
A special cake makes the party! We love to put a lot of thought into the cake! 
The amazing Sarah's Cuppycake Boutique made Sophia's cake. She even added a little something extra special by adding the fish bowl in the middle! It was a bit hit and Everyone absolutely LOVED it! The inside of the cake was a delicious cookies & cream on the bottom layer and a yummy strawberry flavor for the top layer! 

Throwing a Bubbleguppies party for your little one? We'd love to hear your ideas! 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

The terrible two's - Choosing your battles wisely

Wow! Its hard to believe that in just a couple of months my baby will be 2! I remember like it was yesterday being in the hospital room holding her. Time flies by so fast its scary! 
My Sophia is currently 22 months old. She is sassy, smart and loves to laugh. She's super polite and will repeat everything you say. 

She absolutely LOVES eating. She's constantly wanting a "nack" and usually asks for a "tootie" (cookie) or "tattur" (cracker). She looks at you with those big puppy dog eyes and its hard to say no (after she's eaten half the bag) because you don't want her to get a tummy ache. 
When you say that horrible 2 letter word NO, oh my goodness. Its like her world crumbles.
She fall into the floor face down and cries. OR something she stomps her little feet and says "no no no no no!"....and then peeks at you to see if its working. 

Oh the terrible twos.....and she's not technically two yet!
One thing I've learned so far is that mommy tends to give in to more than daddy does.
To me its choosing your battle wisely. Is it really worth a meltdown to let her get her own cookie out of the bag instead of me handing it to her? 
She's very independent and loves to do everything herself. 
I love that about her but at times it can be a little frustrating when you know she needs help.

How did you handle your terrible twos?