Thursday, June 22, 2017

Summer Shoes

Splash pads and sandboxes and grassy fields are what summer is all about.  Summer shoes (when you can keep them on your little one- Ophelia is all about ditching her shoes lately) are key for keeping those little tooties safe.  Here are our favorites! 

NATIVES (pink ones are here, black ones are here): Natives are our very favorites. They're waterproof, and sand shakes out easily.  Ophelia wears these daily.  Until of course, she decides she's over shoes entirely.  

SEE KAI RUN SANDALS (stripe ones here, brown ones here): See Kai Run shoes are created by a podiatrist and they definitely seem super comfortable.  

STRIDE RITE WATER SHOES (pink ones here, back ones here): Perfect for the splash pad! 

KEEN SANDALS (pink ones here, black ones here): Awesome for the little outdoor enthusiast- you can match mom and dad when you're out hiking.  

JOULES WATER SHOES  (stars here, sharks here): These are just so cute. 

SALT WATER SANDALS (metallic ones here, black ones here): Summertime classics for a reason.  These seem to run a little big- I'm still waiting for Ophelia to grow into hers.  

and of course, here are some pretty picks for Mama as well.   Some slides that have caught my eye- and they're friendly on the wallet too!  All under $50! 
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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Summer Reading List

Since I recently wrote about how we help our little girl love reading, I thought I'd share some of my current reads! 

THE WOMAN IN THE CASTLE:  If you loved The Nightingale or  All The Light You Cannot See, you will ADORE this book too!  It's about three women whose husbands were in a plot to kill Hitler and the aftermath of WWII on their families after the plot fails.  

BEFORE THE FALL: This was the best book I've read in awhile.  I don't want to give away too much, but it is about the aftermath of a private plane crash and the only two survivors, a single painter and a four year old boy.  

INTO THE WATER:  By the same author as The Girl On The Train, this was a hotly anticipated book this spring.  I found some of the prose beautiful, however the story was a little bit confusing.  I'll admit, I didn't love this one.  

These three are in my Amazon cart to read next!

The Rules Do Not Apply: Apparently a tear jerker.

The Couple Next Door: This thriller gets amazing reviews.

Slightly South of Simple: Looks like the perfect beach read.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Fourth of July Toddler Style

Ophelia is wearing this dress and these sandals.  

Red, white and blue is kind of a summer must.  Littles in their patriotic best seriously kill me.  

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