Sunday Funday

 

Lila’s Outfit: DRESS // SHOES // BACKPACK

Hi Everyone!

I hope you all had a good weekend. I love the weekend because it means Hubs is home and we usually use of those days to wander around town. Yesterday we ended up in South Pasadena where they host their weekly farmer’s market. We got there pretty early so we had the place to ourselves. We got pastries at a local bakery, walked around a bit, and waited/cheered when a train came by. Lila always runs straight to these rocks whenever she sees them so we let her play with them for a bit. She is getting pretty good at throwing them and Hubs loves making it their little activity.

We brought along our alphabet Chatbook which has 26 photos from my Instagram page and 26 letters. It’s a fun way to read the alphabet but also look back on a memory. One of our favorite artists, Dallas Clayton, designed it making it even more special. We let Lila keep it in her backpack which she has been obsessed with carrying around lately. I’ll link below the book template so you can check it out. It is one of the most special books in Lila’s library right now. And really who can say no to a book?

Today me and Lila are doing a craft so check back in a few days and I’ll share how it turned out. Until next time…<3

Click Here To See The Dallas Clayton Alphabet Chatbook

Continue Reading

Hey There Little Mama


Triokid Deluxe Baby Doll Stroller // Lila’s Shoes

Good Morning Friends!

On our coffee run this morning Lila insisted on bringing her new -adorable- baby doll stroller. We normally wouldn’t let her bring something this big on a walk, but she looks so dang cute pushing it that I caved. You can’t tell from the photos (because she sinks to the bottom) but she puts her little baby Anna from Frozen in it. The whole walk she would say “How ya doin’ Anna? You okay?” It was seriously cute.

Jake and I sipped our cold brew and let her push it around for a bit. We parked the car nearby so we thought it was perfect to let her get some energy out before we packed her back in the carseat. She means serious business with that stroller. And I seriously -can’t even- with how much I love seeing her push it.

I’d be lying if I said seeing her with this little stroller hasn’t given me a feeling or two of wanting a newborn around. Then I remember that when she was that little she wouldn’t sit in the stroller for more than a few minutes without crying for me to hold her. -And the feeling fades.- Haha. Maybe if we get her a baby carrier to practice being a big sister because then it would be way more accurate.

Seriously though, if you are pregnant and need a little help teaching your babe the responsibilities of being a big sister this stroller is perfect for that. OR if your little mama loves babies and needs an excuse to look super cute walking around town, this works great for that too. 😉

I hope everyone is having a fantastic Saturday!

 

Treat your little mama to the cutest baby doll stroller, like ever.

Triokid Deluxe Baby Doll Stroller

 

 

See the Instagram Post!

Save this post to your favorite Pinterest board!

SaveSave

SaveSave

SaveSave

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

Matcha Matcha

My Dress // My Shoes // My Tote // Lila’s Dress // Lila’s Shoes // Lila’s Backpack

Hi Everyone!

After a long week at home recovering surgery it felt so good to get dressed in something other than pajamas and hit the town. The second Jake got home from work we went to our local mall so that Lila could run around freely and I could get some fresh air. I wore my new dress from Olive Ave and it instantly became my new favorite. I seriously want my closet to have 20 of these dresses in different colors and patterns. It is comfortable and perfect for adventures.

Thank you to everyone for your sweet comments, messages, and emails with well wishes. Every single one of them lifted my spirit! I can’t wait to feel 100% again. My family has been a huge help this week, whether it was entertaining Lila or keeping me company. I have the best parents and siblings and it’s times like these that make me love them 100x’s more.

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Continue Reading

Four Unforgettable Mother’s Day Gifts

 

 

Hi everyone!

Since Mother’s Day is just around the corner I’m sharing with you some of my favorite, unique gift ideas. I even have some exclusive coupon codes for you so scroll to the bottom of the page if you just can’t wait.

Shopping for Mother’s Day gifts has always a been a fun tradition for me and my siblings to do together, but since becoming a mom it has been even more fun because I know I’ll be getting something the morning of too. By the way, mark your calendars, because May 14th is Mother’s Day! That’s right it’s less than two weeks away so without further ado let’s get shopping!!

 

 

Vichy: This is new product I recently discovered and it because an instant must have item for me. MINÉRAL 89 is a new generation of moisturizer, that combines 15 Mineral Rich Water with Hyaluronic Acid to fortify skin and make it more resistant to visible aging caused by environmental factors. Can I hear a heck yes?! This is like magic in a bottle and everything I’ve been looking for. My skin instants feels a boost of hydration and I’m left with more vibrant, healthy looking skin. Who is else is chasing the ‘glow’? I switched out my regular moisturizer for MINÉRAL 89 and I apply 2 drops spending with outward movements from the middle of my face, without applying too much pressure. This is my new favorite face moisturizer.

Exclusive offer! get 20% off and free shipping – Code: BABBLE – valid through 6/30/2017 – over at Vichy

 

 

 Sabon – Butter Hand Cream: You really can’t go wrong giving your mom a hand cream. Sabon’s signature Butter Hand Cream is perfect for any mom because it is super nourishing and will also soothe, protect, and heal busy hands. The consistency is think and creamy and soaks into your skin for a silky soft touch. If that isn’t enough reason to be excited about this one then let me paint a picture of the fresh, sweet scent of almond and the gentle notes of vanilla. Ahhhh. Reminds me of a warm and cozy memory with mom. Sabon is enriched with shea butter for healing and intense hydration. In case you didn’t know shea butter is amazing! It is known to reduce inflammation and heal many skin conditions. If I am looking through ingredients for a hand cream, she butter is the first thing I look for. The size o the bottle is perfect for a nightstand table or as a travel size item or on the go.

 

 

 

23andMe: This one was a no brainer to tell you about since both of my parents just broke down their DNA with this ancestry kit. We don’t know most of my mom’s family and it was super useful information to learn about my family background. Some cool things you get to learn are: your ancestral origins, see where your ancestors lived 500+ years ago, and see how each of your biological parents contributed to your ancestry composition. Cool, right? And a totally unique and awesome gift! It’s really easy to do too all you have to do is provide a saliva sample from home and mail it in (prepaid postage included.) Easy peasy lemon squeezey.

Exclusive offer! Get $20 off through 5/14 – No special code needed – over at 23andMe

 

 

A JaffeThis last gift idea has a very special place in my heart. This custom map necklace marks with a diamond the exact location of a very special memory, the place of Lila’s birth. On the back of the necklace I have her name engraved and one day when she is older I plan on passing it down to her. I have so many wonderful memories in this city and I love having this piece around my neck. All of A Jaffe’s sterling silver custom maps include a small diamond that mark the exact location of a special memory, and a custom message is also engraved on the reverse side. You can choose any location in the world, and mark an exact spot with a diamond. This is the perfect Mother’s Day jewelry gift because it is something personalized, unique, and unforgettable.

Exclusive offer!  Buy one. Gift one. Buy a Sterling Silver Round Pendant with a Diamond and get a second one free. Code: MD53MAP – Add both pendants to the shopping cart and then apply the promo code and receive the discount. Chain and back engravings are not included. Multiple offers do not apply. This exclusive offer is valid until 5/24/2017.

 
* Thank you to BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Singe Edition Media for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

 

** Coupon Code Round Up:
  • 23andMe – $20 off through 5/14 – No special code needed
  • Vichy –  20% off and free shipping – Code: BABBLE – valid through 6/30/2017
  • A Jaffe – Buy One, Get One. Sterling Silver Round Pendant with Diamond – Code: MD53MAP – valid through 5/24/2017

 

 

SaveSave

Continue Reading

The Shop Up: Blogger Breakfast

 

Hi Everyone!

On Monday morning Lila and I attended a super fun breakfast for LA Bloggers at the Springs in Downtown LA. After the breakfast we got to spend a whole hour getting meet and mingle with our favorite brands. It was such a fun morning and Lila loved all the pink donuts, glitter tattoos, and fun crafts. I’ve rounded up my top favorite shops and I can’t wait to share them with you!

 

  • Tula: I never owned a Tula until two days ago, and I have to say- I’m hooked! It is so comfortable to wear my 30 pound toddler in and the prints/patterns are beyond cute. It was so fun getting to meet some of the girls and have them show me all the amazing products they offer besides carriers. Their swaddle blankets are beyond soft. Love em so much!
  • Minnow: Lila has one of their swimsuits and it was so fun to meet the mama behind the brand. Her suits are the absolute cutest! A must have for summer.
  • Alice + Ames: I’m sure this is obvious, but the couple behind Alice + Ames are total goals! If I was still single and I met them, they would make me want to get married and start a family before I went to bed that day. Seriously the most beautiful family inside and out. So no surprise that their dresses are perfection. I got Lila a leotard dress and she has worn it nonstop since. I think I may have to stock up because it’s all she’ll wear.
  • Zozu Baby: If Lila is wearing bows, there is a 99% chance they are Zozu Baby bows. Why? Because they are the BEST bows. I have gotten a lot, like a lot a lot, of bows for my little girl, but nothing compares to these. We can’t get enough of them. It was so fun to meet Sandy in person and get to squeal over her new patterns coming soon.
  • Sakura Bloom: I have a few ring slings that I love so I knew I was going to love Sakura Bloom. I got a darling gray linen sling in my gift bag and went to their booth to have them fit me. They helped me put Lila in the sling and tightened it to me and I swear I could have done an entire workout with my 30 pounds slung to me. It was amazing! Those girls are pro and I need to call one to come fit me every day. Haha.
  • Seedling: We love our friends at Seedling and all their fun activities for toddles. Their craft area did not disappoint and Lila made about 5 pom pom necklaces. They have the cutest new toddler activity kits too! Perfect gift for any birthday party coming up!
  • Rose & Rex: I saved the best for last! My friend Allie runs the worlds most fun and lovely toy shop. She curates the shop with the best, most innovative brands and to top it all off she is so fun and lovely in person just like her brand. We love you Allie! If you’re looking for some super cool toys to distract your toddler long enough so you can go to the bathroom alone click here.

Thanks for reading!

*Photos via Babycinno Kids

Continue Reading

Toddler Fashion Favorites with Wilshire + Cooper

Dress // Shoes // Tote

Hi Everyone!

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

**Wilshire + Cooper     website | facebook | instagram

You can get 15% off your entire order with code: OHHELLO15

Continue Reading

Mother’s Day with Bouqs

Above And Beyond Bouquet

Hi Everyone!

Today and just in time for Mother’s Day I am sharing with you my favorite flower shop! The Bouqs Co. is a Venice CA-based flower company that ships beautiful ‘Bouqs’ from their farms directly to customers. Living in Los Angeles I love shopping at small, local shops around me. All their farms practice sustainable, eco-friendly farming, and they cut only what they sell – so they don’t waste 1 out of every 3 stems like others. Who can’t get on board with that?! So awesome.

Every year for Mother’s Day my mom gets a bouquet for me and this year I’ll be getting her one for BOUQS. I also like to get one for my sisters, closest mommy friends, and even my neighbor. Because who doesn’t like getting flowers? I love giving them almost as much as I love getting them so today I am sharing with a very special 20% off code so that you can check a special woman in your life off your list. You can use code: XOCELESTEWRIGHT for 20% off your order. You’re welcome 😉

 

One of my favorite parts of motherhood is watching Lila blossom. Lately she has become so outgoing and so sweet to other children and it really makes me proud to be her momma. I love looking over and seeing that she is sharing with other children or that she is helping a smaller kiddo do an activity. She also loves babies when they are in their carseats and will be so sweet to them. I really love watching her personality develop and seeing her sweet spirit grow. I am so happy to be her momma!

Happy Mother’s Day to all you lovely mommas out there. Xoxo

*Thank you to BOUQS for sponsoring this post.

**You can use code: XOCELESTEWRIGHT for 20% off your order

Continue Reading

A Cottage To Call My Own

Cottage Playhouse // Dress // Capri Leggings

Hi Everyone!

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.

Continue Reading

Tea Time for Two

Sunset Side Chairs in White from Apt2B

Hi Everyone!

 

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.

Continue Reading