Our Favorite Snack From Picnics To Parties

 

Hi Everyone!

I have still been at home recovering, so one of my favorite things to do with Lila is picnic in the front yard. She loves it because she loves to be outside and I love it because I feel like we are doing something without having to leave home. She gets so excited for our picnics and will choose random things that she wants to bring outside. I always let her fill a basket with fruit from the fridge because what’s the harm in that, right? She will usually eat the apple out of all the fruit she brings out because cantaloupe, mango, and orange all require preparation. My favorite guilt free afternoon snack that makes it to our picnic has to be Harvest Snaps.

If you haven’t tried Harvest Snaps you are seriously missing out. Harvest Snaps are made from real, all-natural peas. They have tons of protein and low fat and sodium. I have been eating them for years and my favorite part is that I have no guilt about snacking on them. Lila and my husband love them almost as much as me, so I always have a snack bag full of them in my diaper bag. They are perfect to take on the go and easy to eat in the car for long drives.

There are also eight different flavors, each better than the last. So you can still switch things up with a new flavor here and there. My favorite flavor is the light salted, because I think they are perfect. I’ll switch things up with tomato basil or mango chile lime. They are also gluten free and dairy free, so that’s a win!

I hope everyone had a great long weekend with family. If you are looking for a delicious, healthy snack for at home or on the go, you can find Harvest Snaps near the produce section almost anywhere. Happy Snacking!

 

*Thank you to Harvest Snaps for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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Something Every Backyard Should Have…

Water Table // Swimsuit // Water Shoes

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It is feeling a lot like summer these days! This weekend it was really hot and Lila basically lived in our backyard playing with her water table. This water table is amazing because it comes with so many toys and the second level rains water onto the lower level, which is sure to get a squeal out of your toddler. Living in California, this is a MUST HAVE with baby. I don’t know how I waited this long to get one. I am such a huge fan of this thing and it’s basically like a built in babysitter because this lady is outside for hours splashing away.

 

We had my family over this weekend it is such a hit with all the cousins. It’s so cute because the first thing they want to do when they get here is change into a swimsuit and run to the backyard. Thankfully we have a cemented backyard so it’s very easy to let the table drain onto the cement and clean up is a breeze.

I hope everyone had a good weekend that involved water!

*Thank you to Step2 for gifting me this item as part of the Step2 toy tester program.

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Toddler Fashion Favorites with Wilshire + Cooper

Dress // Shoes // Tote

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Today I am sharing with you my new favorite online store to shop for Lila. I love shopping online for her because if I find something I think like, I can very quickly see how others are styling it on Instagram and that helps a lot when everything toddler sized is so stinking cute and I can’t decide. I ordered her a few pieces from one of my favorite brands and in these photos she is wearing the dress. I ordered it size 18-24 months even though she is in 2T and as you can tell from the photos it fits her great even though it’s one size small. The dress is naturally suppose to be a bit flowy, so I love that instead it is fitted. It’s easily my favorite piece in her closet right now.

I got her dress from Wilshire + Cooper.  They are a new online destination for designer kids appeal and accessories, offering unique and designer brands from all over the world. The range is from handmade to runway fashion, so there is something for everyone. With one browse you’ll recognize some of your favorite brands and find brands that you can’t believe you didn’t know existed. I love that all my favorites are now in one place at Wilshire + Cooper. You can get 15% off your entire order with code: OHHELLO15

Check on my Instagram for how I style the rest of the pieces I got her. Have a great week!

*This post is in partnership with Wilshire + Cooper

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Hoppy Easter Lila Darling

 

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Easter is just around the corner and I could not be more excited. Easter is one of my favorite holidays and I have so many great memories of the day growing up. These past few Easters with Lila have been the most special yet. It has been our tradition to go to The Langham Hotel on Easter Morning for their Brunch and Egg Hunt. This year I am SO excited to share that we will actually be staying at the Langham for Easter weekend and we get to share our stay with all of you next week when we get back. I am beyond excited for this mini vacation and even more excited to bring Lila the BEST EASTER EVER!

Here are the details on Lila’s Easter Basket:

  • The Basket – I got Lila this pom pom belly basket because I wanted it to be something she could keep in her room after opening her present. We still have some baskets left over from last year and they are just so crazy looking. haha. So I wanted her to have a beautiful, multipurpose basket.
  • Bunny Knit Doll – Because what Easter basket is complete without a bunny doll? I’m sure Fleur the Bunny will be welcomed by all of her other knit doll friends.
  • Letterfolk Board – Instead of getting her a card, I thought why not get her a board that we can keep her in her room and I can reuse for the next holidays. Goodbye card buying!
  • Bunny Necklace – Lila really loves bunnies and I thought this handprinted necklace from one of my favorite small shops would be perfect for her wear on Easter. I can’t wait for her to see it. I know she’ll squeal!
  • Tutu + Butterfly Wings – My friends, The Wishing Elephant, sent this adorable Tutu/butterfly wings/headband set over for Lila and how could I not put it in her Easter Basket!! I see many hours of dress up ahead with these cute wings.
  • Flower Pillow – I have been looking for a few fun pillows for inside Lila’s teepee and this one is definitely a winner. It’s so cute and perfect for spring.
  • Board Books – Last year I went a little bit overboard on getting Easter books for Lila. She loves them each so much and she wants to read them everyday. I don’t think I could handle another Easter book on our shelf so I got her a few board books that feature some of her favorite knit dolls.
  • Sunglasses – Lila loves to wear sunglasses, but sadly has broken so many pairs in the past few months. These Babiators have flexible, durable frames and have 100% UV protection. I think this is a pair that is going to last.

 

I hope everyone has a great Easter and I can’t wait to share with you photos from our Easter weekend next week. HAPPY EASTER!!!

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A Cottage To Call My Own

Cottage Playhouse // Dress // Capri Leggings

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Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite new additions to Lila’s playroom. This courtyard cottage is the perfect size for a toddler and even has a working doorbell. Lila loves to ring the doorbell and it is so realistic that sometimes I get confused and have to double check that no one is at the door!

I keep a little basket of small toys for her toy play with and sometimes I’ll come in and find her playing quietly. It totally reminds me of when I was little and building a fort in my room. The color is girlie without being too bright and colorful. When summer gets closer we are going to move it into the backyard but for now it’s secret hideaway inside.

I had a playhouse similar to this when I was a kid and I think it is so cool that when she grows up she will have memories playing in one too.

What are your summer must haves for the backyard?

*Thank you to Step2 for gifting me this item as part of the Step2 toy tester program.

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Keeping Cool And Staying Dry

Lila’s Clip // Lila’s Dress // Rug // Pom Pom Bin // Stuffed Animals // Popsicles

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Today I am sharing with you one of Lila’s new favorite snacks… popsicles! I found these super natural and super delicious Squeaky Pops that are only 50 calories and perfect for kids. Even the packaging is fun and Lila yells out a big “Yay!” each time the freezer opens. It’s been the perfect afternoon treat for playing in the backyard or playing inside. Plus I am pretty sure I could never eat enough popsicles so I enjoy them with her.

Since it has been raining off and on this week we have playing indoors a lot. These stuffed animals from Mary Meyer have been a favorite of Lila’s lately. They are so soft and so small, making them easy to tote around. I let her pick one to take with us out and about because they are a good size to carry around. I love running them against her cheek and tickling her with them while I’m holding her. She thinks it’s hilarious!

I can’t wait for the rain to stop and for spring to finally be in full effect. I see a lot of water play and beach days in our future! Thanks for reading.

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Tea Time for Two

Sunset Side Chairs in White from Apt2B

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Today I am sharing with you one of my favorite pieces in the whole house! These Sunset Side Chairs in White from Apt2B are so versatile and the design is flawless. They have so many purposes in our home ranging from dining chairs, additional living room seating for guests, and also the perfect tea party chairs.

Lila has these exact chairs in kid size, but she always prefers the adult ones. I think she likes how high off the ground she is and how much additional space her booty gets. So often for playtime I use her kid table and pair it with the bigger adult chairs. Plus all three of her knit doll besties fit in one chair so she doesn’t have to pick just one to have a tea party with.

The chairs from Apt2B are amazing quality which my husband and I will both comment to each other. All in all we absolutely love these chairs and how they are so functional for a variety of reasons while still keeping the modern feel in our living room. I often will chose to sit in these chairs over the couch when getting some work done on my laptop.

What piece of furniture can you not live without? Thanks for reading.

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The Spirit Of Spring

Matching Blouse + Dress from Ele Story
Hi Everyone!
Spring is here and what a better way to celebrate than floral everything! My house is covered in fresh flowers because I can’t go to the market without picking out a bundle. What is it about flowers that make you so happy??
To into the spirit of spring we got these matching floral pieces from Ele Story. They have the sweetest dresses for your darlings and matching tops for the mamas. I love this print because it reminds of everything I love about spring! Judy the owner is also one of the sweetest mamas. It’s easy to love a business when the mastermind behind it is a total babe.
We also got Lila’s Easter dress from Ele Story which I can’t wait to show you. I am hiding it from Lila and I can’t wait to see her face when I show it to her. She’s gonna love it!
I get so excited for Easter every year. It’s one of my favorite holidays and it’s even better celebrating with my Lila girl. We have an awesome weekend of festivities planned that I am really looking forward to.
Thanks so much for reading and I can’t wait to share more soon!
*Photos by Sadaf Murad Photography
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