Monday, October 30, 2017

Ophelia's Favorite Things- Age 2

If anyone has a two year old on their holiday gifting list this year, here are some of my little one's top recommendations! 

1. Play-doh.  Pretty self explanatory, but it's a classic favorite for a reason. 

2. Baby doll.  We love the Correlle ones, they somehow smell super good?  But here is a more budget friendly one too!

3. A Cozy Coupe car!  My mom says this was one of my favorites too.  These get fought over like crazy at our local open gym tot time!

4. A good twirly skirt. Little miss pulls hers out to wear every day.  This tulle one is so adorable!

5. A balance bike!  Such a good concept. 

6.  This dollhouse is her absolute favorite right now.  She can play for hours with this!  We scored this amazing one second hand, but here is a more budget friendly one too!

7. Some people to live in the aforementioned dollhouse.

8.  A cash register!  We have a super annoying plastic one that sings, but I have my eye on this one for when that one mysteriously disappears. 

9.  This barn has truly been such a big hit.  It's super cute too!

10.  We love the Melissa and Doug puzzles. This one is the perfect ability level. 

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Time To Get Cozy

Well, we've got the little snow icon in our forecast here in Minnesota.  I for one, could not be more excited.  I am totally ready for a little hygge season.  I've got my eye on some cozy essentials-  this is our favorite candle, and how amazingly comfortable does this look?  These are my must wear all throughout winter, and for all my fellow moms looking for that perfect tunic turtleneck, this one is adorable!

click the pictures for more of my finds!

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Best Maternity Leggings

I have found them!  It was a harrowing quest, filled with pants that don't stay up, way too sheer of material, and the highlighting of all the wrong curves and bumps.  These are the keepers.

They stay up (no more constantly yanking the belly part up), are nice and thick, and have a nice amount of compression to hold all your parts in.  I'm satisfied.  Now if only I could find some maternity jeans that don't suck.  Any suggestions?

ALSO!! Today, they are 40% off with the code ACTFAST.

Some of my runner ups:

- I tried these, and they're not bad.  I personally like more of an athletic/workout style legging since I'm a runner and these were too thin for that purpose.

- These are a great budget friendly option, but they don't stay up super well.  They're also more cotton than spandex.

-These are also budget friendly,  and they were my second favorites.  They're nice and thick, but they run a little big. 

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A Quick and Easy Halloween Craft for Toddlers

Got white paint? Got leaves?  And a black marker?  
Make some leaf ghosts!  

Monday, October 16, 2017

Mama's Fall Wishlist- Baby Belly Friendly

Now that fall weather is here, I've got that hankering for some fun new purchases.  However, my baby belly is rendering a lot of my favorites impossible- goodbye, high waisted jeans.  I miss you the most.  So, I went on a little internet browsing expedition and found some goodies that are all belly accessible! I already bought this, and it's seriously the softest ever.  And shoes always fit, no matter what size your waistline is, and these are so much fun!

click the pictures to shop my finds! 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Outerwear Favorites for Toddlers

girlfriend is wearing this hat, this bunting underneath, and this fleece jacket

As I've stated like, uh, a billion times, I like to get myself and Ophelia outside every single day, no matter the weather.  As we live in Minnesota, that means we have to be prepared!  I recommend splurging out outerwear when you live in a cold climate, and of course layers- especially wool!    Here are some of our outdoor essentials, for everything from splashing in mud puddles to walks through blizzards- and this year, I think we will be able to take our little miss sledding! 

Some of our favorites:

-The Patagonia puff ball material is the best for warmth AND car seat safe!  Which is important to note, because most parkas/coats are not, so you're supposed to have your little wear a coat while in their seat.  Which isn't the most convenient thing in the world.  

-I also highly recommend these mittens, as they go up the arm and are our favorites for snow blocking.  

- Bog boots (fleece ones on sale here) are AMAZING and Ophelia pretty much wants to wear hers year round.  They are also toddler friendly, as in they can put them in all by themselves.  

- I personally like buntings better than a separate jacket and snow pants.  I know some people think pants are better for potty trained kiddos, but personally I think it's an equal hassle coming inside and shedding layers, no matter what you've got on.  Some personal favorites are this one, this one, and this one.  

click the pictures to shop our picks!