So let me just put it out there- matching your little one is the best right?! Well these backpacks just put it over the top for me. My backpack is actually my most favorite style diaper bag so I am carrying everything I need for my little lady while she packs everything she can fit from her room on our outings. I think it’s hilarious that she packs a bag each time we leave the house, but hey that’s not a battle worth picking for me. Just carry the bag girl, and I’ll just be over here matching you! Haha.
I like to think that we are pretty active and spontaneous with our adventures but this past month for us has been a doozie. We started the month sick, but inspired for the year ahead. Then right on the tail end of that sickness, Lila picked up a cold that spread to me and we both have been just feeling yucky all month. I am still going to the chiropractor to help my shoulder injury but I had to decrease my appointments to once a week because getting out of the house has been a bit difficult.
This week has been much better and I can feel our spirits coming alive again. We have had such great week doing small outings close by. Lila’s birthday is on Sunday, so while I want to take her to Disneyland so badly and go do other fun things I think I have to keep her home until her birthday. I can’t wait to share with you about her birthday weekend.
*Photos by Rebecca Orlandini Photography
Where has the week gone?! Lila and I have been sick this week and laying low at home but that didn’t stop us from going out today in the perfect rain. Lila loves putting on her rain boots and these pink ones are her favorites right now. The are so darling and are the most perfect shade of pink, so naturally I am obsessed with them too. To brighten up the day and stay warm she picked her ice cream sweater and naturally it paired with her ice cream skirt. (And yes- we got ice cream. How couldn’t we, ya know?)
As I was putting the links to her outfit I realized everything besides her shoes are now sold out. So below are a few things for your toddler inspired by ice cream. I hope everyone has a great weekend. Thanks for reading!
It’s no secret that my little lady, Lila, is my BABY. I have defiantly been known to be a helicopter parent because I am pretty much that girl’s shadow. Since she is my first and only kid I have been keen on not missing a moment. I mean, not missing a single moment. She spends nearly one hundred percent of her time with me. I rarely will have my mom watch her for any reason. I can’t explain why I feel so attached to her, I just never want to be without her. Does anybody else feel that way?
Now that Lila is in full on kid mode I wanted to share with you ways that I have been encouraging her independence in different ways around the house. It’s hard for me sometimes to stop myself from just doing everything for her.
I hope you enjoyed these simple ways I am encouraging independence at home. We are adding to the list everyday it seems that before I know it I’ll have a little citizen on my hands.
Lila is wearing the Caledonian Forest Sash Dress from Tea Collection
Can it just be November all year long? I love this month so much. The time change, the beautiful weather, the pep in your step from the cheer of the season. Oh and let’s not forget breaking out allll the sweaters!
I am getting so pumped I every time I look at the calendar for all the holiday parties coming up, and I might have done a little damage over at Tea Collection making sure my little lady has holiday dresses ready for every occasion- casual to formal.
Oh November, I really really really love you.
Housebed from: Sweet Home From Wood
Mattress + Sheets + Drapes from: Tomorrow
Lila’s Tutu from: Plum NYC
A few weeks ago I shared with you that we decided to add a bed to Lila’s room and it has been working out great. She absolutely loves her bed and tells me thank you everyday. It’s one of the sweetest things hearing her run into her room in the mornings and yell, “Mom! Mom, I just love my bed!” (my heart melts.)
This AMAZING house bed is from Sweet Home From Wood and I cannot say enough good things about it! She is basically a house bed fairy and has something for everyone. The photos on her site are so darling. I wish I could visit every room featured!
We just got it in the mail yesterday afternoon. I built it by myself and it took about thirty minutes. It was super easy to build, but I also had a tiny cheerleader that wanted it built immediately. The decor shown isn’t permanent. It’s just what I already had in her room. I will be decorating a bit over the next week or so and then giving a grand tour.
Thanks for reading and if you have any questions be sure to leave them in the comments below so I can answer. XO
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One of my favorites memories as a kid was waking up my sister on a Saturday and us driving all the way to Little Tokyo to buy Pocky. I associate Pocky with so many happy childhood memories and it’s so unreal to now enjoy one of my favorite snacks with MY child. Strawberry is my favorite flavor but don’t tell the others, because I love them all! 💘
*Thank you to POCKY USA for sponsoring this post.
Clothing Rack from Alluring Company
amber skirt leotard with long sleeves from Sugar Plum Lane Baby // deer skirt leotard with long sleeves from Sugar Plum Lane Baby // grey gingham romper from Sugar Plum Lane Baby // pumpkin romper from Sugar Plum Lane Baby // clementine ruffle leo from Remie Girl // “bonjour” overalls from Lily and Beau + 20% entire shop with code: CELESTE20// print harem romper from Hallmark Baby // swing dress in marigold from June and January
Today I wanted to share with you an update on Lila’s Montessori closet. Since October is creeping up on us I decided to swap out some of her blush pieces for a few pieces that are a bit more, fall. I love pumpkin colors on Lila! I wanted to get a few key pieces that would work paired with pieces she already has in her closet as well as on their own.
Since it probably won’t get cold here in Los Angeles until later this year, I decided to get her a few rompers and dresses that she could wear on a warm day but could easily pair with tights and a sweater if it gets cold. The amber skirt leotard with long sleeves is Lila’s favorite piece on her rack and she wants to wear it everyday. We also got these Mini Melissa shoes that I am really excited about! What are some of your fall favorites?
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Welcome friends! I’m Celeste. Wife to Jake and Momma to my little lady, Lila. We love and live in sunny Los Angeles, California. You can find us wandering around town coffee in one hand and camera in the other.
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