7.29.2016

five on friday

one. oliver + otis
I'm all about the shopping small.  and I almost prefer it to any of the major store brand items I can find.. especially for comfy tees and tanks.  I came across oliver + otis about this time last year and fell in love with their company- plus they are based in Texas, ya'll.  so, you know.. bonus for me:) they recently hit 40K and reached out for bloggers to share their fun t-shirt designs.  I have been eyeing this yellow rose of Texas.. and I've basically lived in it the last week. 
week.  yep.  that sounds about right.
this week they did a hooray for 40K giveaway- of FORTY of their t-shirts in honor of reaching 40,000 followers.  what?!  they do giveaways and special discounts like this all the time, so be sure to follow along.  AND.. they have the BEST holiday designs, my favorite from last year: "go Jesus, its your birthday.." and my fingers are burning to get my hands on more this coming season!
you can find my tee here, my shorts here (and on sale!) and my boots here for less than $50!
I couldn't help but to be just SO SILLY with my favorite big girls!  
gosh they make me so happy.  what isn't pictured is the part when they completely laid me out flat on the ground.
two. social print studio
I got Baker's birthday book in the mail this week and all I can say is, I've probably looked through it about 20 times.  there are about one million options for printing IG pics and making photo books for special events and whatnot, and I love social print studio!  I decided to make a book of pictures of her party + birthday pictures and after getting Baker's book I've decided I want to go back and get books for the twins' over the last three years!  these are so fun!  and the perfect size.  
 you can find Baker's bow here, her alphabet tee here, and the photo book here!

three. oscar
well.  this seemed like the most logical thing to do.  you know, with three young kids.. 
meet Oscar.  he's a four week old german wirehair pointer.  SO CUTE, but ya'll its like having a newborn.  getting up at night to take him potty.. feeding him multiple times a day and baby gates are basically in every doorway while we house train him.  Jordan has been looking for another hunting dog for about a year and came across a breeder up in Minnesota with a new litter of gorgeous pups.  his dad made the road trip to get him early this week and we've had him about 4 days.  he will get to be about 75-80 pounds.. and he's a boy. Jordan is clicking his heels in delight to have some testosterone in the house. ha! 
so, anyway.  the last time we welcomed a new dog into the family, she was an adopt-a-dog from a friend of a friend and it was a disaster.  she wasn't a terrible dog by any means, but really uncontrollable and we tried for over a year to love her through it. but alas we found her THE PERFECT home right before Baker was born because having a newborn and managing a dog just was going to be too much..and she is living the high life these days (get get pictures every now and again).  
I'm kind of excited to have an inside dog again.. because my kids seem to miss their mouth about 85% of the time.  he's a roomba puppy!
four. blended whole milk
when your child is obsessed with coffee- like freak out borderline panic attack until you let her have a sip- you get her one of her own.  blended whole milk.. made just like a frappuccino, but with milk + ice.  plus, the mini versions are perfect for her little hands to hold!
you can find her felt bow (my FAVORITE) here and her everyday comfy tee here
five. boutique style clothes for littles
I was asked this week where I usually shop for my girls and oh gosh there are so many places!  I always shop sales at those larger name brand stores (hello..I'm buying three!) and while they wear a lot of gap/oldnavy/target items, I incorporate boutique style clothes in with those staples.  one place I have found that has cuuuute stuff for my littles.. like, stuff I wish came in my size!  topknots and twirls has affordable and adorable boutique clothes- like these amazing cut out shoulder tops
you can get the sunnies, too! I've been eyeing this adorable dress for fall family pictures.. so many good things! 

 find these linen bows here, the sunnies here, cut out top here, and the jeans here (on clearance!) 
also.. Britt sent this picture to me she saw on pinterest somewhere.  
Parker + Jolie in 16 years.

also.. for fun.. ask Siri what zero divided by zero is.
have a fun weekend, friends!  see ya on Monday!
XO!

7.28.2016

baby style + mini boden

earlier this week myself and a handful of other bloggers shared an amazing giveaway with mini boden.  I have always LOVED shopping mini boden, and can always find something absolutely adorable for the big girls.  when presented the opportunity to share mini boden's new line with wider  size ranging from baby to 16 I was p u m p e d!
...and we all know how much I love to coordinate (match!!) all three of the babes.
AND- you guys!  have you seen the new stuff?  two words
flare.jeans.
okay.
dressing my girls in these matching cardigans just really solidified the fact that I am ready to rush through the rest of July and August and welcome September and October with open arms.

my kids are string beans.. and need the larger size for length, but everywhere else they could actually go down a size!  we are in their weird in between stage of clothing where the 4T is way too big/long and the 3T is just too short.  I know before I know it they'll be growing out of these 4T pants.. but for now, thank goodness for the adjustable waist!  
I cant focus on anything else except Baker's thighs.
and her hair.

its been awhile since I hopped in with all three of my girls- an we were kinda coordinated. you'll see more of this tee and my outfit in tomorrow's post- so stay tuned!
in the mean time- head over to this post to enter in the $750 (!!!) giveaway that runs through Saturday.
good luck!
special thank you to mini boden for their sponsorship of this post and to Brittany, as always, for capturing my girls in their sweetest light! you are just the best!!
flare jeans c/o mini boden
striped tee c/o mini boden
yellow knit cardigan c/o mini boden
zoo animal romper // james vincent design co
moccasins c/o hello moccs
chambray sneakers c/o children's place
woolie ball necklaces c/o hooray everyday
yellow bow c/o jb handmade
b+w dot sailor bow c/o free babes handmade
gold dot wrap c/o shelby chic boutique 


7.25.2016

Baker's Berry Sweet First Birthday

I cant believe the day has come and gone so quickly!  celebrating miss Baker was so much fun and we had all our best friends and family there to wish her a very happy FIRST birthday!  when I started to think about what I wanted to do for Baker's birthday party, I knew I wanted to embrace summer time for all its worth.  After having winter babies before her, this was a new ballgame for me.  from one seasonal extreme to another, literally.  that being said, after she was born I started dreaming up ideas and planning her birthday celebration really quickly.. and Jordan just rolled this eyes at me and encouraged me to focus on actually brining baby number three home from the hospital FIRST:)  summer time to me is all about the freshness of produce and the outdoor activities that go with this time of year.  which brought me to the idea of Baker's Berry Sweet First Birthday.. playing off the fun of the summer season, picnics, chilled lemonade, and of course, strawberries!  











the menu
strawberry puree (for the lemonade)
2lbs strawberries + 4-5 cups sugar // blend and refrigerate
swirly dogs 
hot dogs on a stick wrapped in crescent roll dough and baked
mac + cheese cupcakes
 bacon cups + catered mac + cheese
gouda + beef sliders (catered)
green chili turkey sliders (catered)
spinach + artichoke dip (catered)
mason jar strawberry shortcake
cubed pound cake + sugared strawberries + strawberries puree + lemon curd + whipped cream






as for the party favors go.. about 6 months ago I saw these mini strawberry seeds + pots in the target dollar spot and bought them out with thought of giving them to the kiddos as their take-away!  I also had Hana do her amazing work on some woolie ball necklaces and threw in a strawberry foam soap for the adults.
the party was inside and outside- we had the bounce house set up for the kiddos and a monster sized fan moving air in and around the patio.  it wasn't too miserably hot and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves- especially the birthday girl!  which is all that matters anyway, right?
the big girls were running around like mad with their little friends and had NO TIME to get in on the photo action. 





I had custom tattoos made for the guests- and they turned out SO dang cute!  I want them for ALL my parties!!  Parker still has remnants of her watercolor tattoo on her arm from last week.  I love it.


time for CAKE!









after a sink bath + an outfit change we opened presents.
the sunglasses were a HIT!

..and the baby stroller.


AND she about had a stroke when she saw what Auntie had picked out for her! the twins got bitty babies for their first birthday, so Ash had to keep up with the tradition.

such a berry sweet and berry beautiful day spent in honor of our girl!!
CREDITS
photography by b faith photography
invitations + food labels: CK Fireboots
canvas prints: canvas on demand via groupon
pink + green berry baskets: buttercup blossom
berry sweet pennant banner c/o pearl + jane
fabric tassel banners c/o pearl + jane 
"ONE" cake topper pick c/o pearl + jane
highchair fabric banner + glitter ONE banner c/o pearl + jane
wooden spoons + forks: lola loves a party
red cake plate: target dollar spot
red milk bottle set: pier 1
paper straws: the shindiggity shoppe
wood cake pop display:  bella boutique
'one' krispie treat topper c/o hooray everyday
'berry sweet' glitter banner c/o hooray everyday
custom tassle balloon garlands + 36" balloons: genwoo
cake pops + cake: jenny layne bakery (local)
paper flowers: paper flora
"B": hobby lobby
custom baker is one + berry sweet + watercolor strawberry tattoos: love and lion
paper plates + cups + napkins: tomkat studio
'eat cake' balloon: tomkat studio
party favor boxes: tomkat studio
strawberry favor labels: icustom label
woolie ball necklaces (not pictured): hooray everyday
strawberries + cream foam soap: bath + body works
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Baker's outfit details
custom strawberry flower headband c/o jameson monroe chelsea
ONE flower crown c/o little blue olive
romper c/o purl lamb
handmade felt flower headband c/o floral + fern









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