Christmas Card Reveal 2014 + Our weekend in photos

Monday, December 15, 2014

I hope you all had a fantastic weekend!!! With the holidays so close, I know there's so much going on!! We did lots of family time this weekend with lots of Christmas festivities. Now that Gus is 3...he gets everything so the holidays are so much more fun!!! Here is a summary of our weekend in photos...

Gus and I were NOT planning on getting in on this Santa photo but the kids were very unexpectedly thrilled about meeting him and we just HAD to ;). They are both terrified of all life size characters so this was huge for us! 

Thank you Target for your wonderful Gingerbread house kits....It was $9.99 and a total hit!! They both LOVED decorating it!! Well, more Gus than Olivia. All Olivia wanted was to eat the candy! haha . Guessing we starting a new tradition this year of Gingerbread house making!!!! 

I also revealed our Christmas card  Friday on Instagram, which I was really excited about!! This is the first year that Gus and I get in the picture. And let me just tell you i was sooooo happy with the way they turned out this year. So that being said I am linking up with Brettni and some other fabulous ladies for a Christmas Card Link-Up! Thank you so much for hosting girls!!! 

I absolutely love sending these out to our family and friends and i love receiving them just as much!! I have family and friends all over the U.S. that I don't really get to see very often so seeing everyone's photos in the mail is soooo fun!!! 



Timeless and Classic || This and That for Kids Christmas Collection

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Happy Tuesday!! 
I have shared This and That for Kids before on here but I couldn't help share a couple pieces of their Christmas Collection this year, that I am so in love with!!

It's no secret I have loved dressing Gus and Olivia in smocked clothes since they were babies! It just such a classic style that I love love love!! This and That for kids has a great selection of smocked and applique Christmas outfits for little ones right now...I literally want them all! 

When shopping for toddlers the thing I look for the most is quality and budget friendly because although they will look so adorable in their Holiday outfits, kids are messy and it is very likely those adorable outfits will not stay intact. Been there, done that. These guys are so affordable for the quality of the clothes! Wash wear is minimal. The fabrics are top notch and designs are incredible! 

This year in their Christmas collection they included bow ties for the boys that match the little girl's dresses! Seriously, so perfect for siblings!!! And so perfect for us since my husband said no more to smocked clothes for Gus...that was a sad day for me. But I love I can still match them with their new bow ties!!

If you haven't purchased holiday outfits for your little ones yet or you have upcoming holiday parties, you're in luck because This and That for kids is generously offering all of my lovely readers 25% off any purchase of $50 or more with the coupon code below. 


Happy Shopping!!



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**Photo Credit: Natalie Atick Photography **

Gus turns Three + Thanksgiving

Monday, December 1, 2014

The craziness of the holidays had definatley hit us!

Gus turned three last Saturday. I can't believe he's three. This last year he has changed so much. His language has developed incredibly! He went from saying a few words to expressing himself in almost complete sentences. He is such a sweet boy with such a kind heart. And although he is 95th percentile for height and weight, his baby cheeks are still hanging in there and this momma isn't complaining! His cheeks are the softest cheeks in the world. 

My parents flew in town for the weekend and it was soo nice to have them in town! My mom had been planning on being here---she hasnt missed a single birthday party for either one of my children and my dad, well, he was a little sneaky this time! heheh! My mom flew in Friday night and my dad flew in early Saturday morning and surprised us! totally caught everyone off guard! but it was such a nice surprise and Gus felt so special he was able to have both sets of his grandparents with him on his birthday! 

We had a birthday party for him on Saturday. Cars themed of course, at a children's gym similar to Gymboree and let me tell you he had a blast. Every child that joined us had a blast. From the second they stepped onto that gym floor to the second they stepped off of it, each and every child had a huge smile on their face, regardless of their age. The point being---it was worth every penny!! 

This birthday was special. He actually understood that it was his birthday and enjoyed it all. He knew that everyone was there to celebrate him and it was so fun seeing his reactions to everything!!! 

So my parents left and then the kids got fantastic right before Thanksgiving right?! well it wasn't anything major...ha yeah right. I wish! Gus had a double ear infection and Olivia a mild case of bronchitis...and they are still recovering but doing so much better!!! 

And then there was Thanksgiving!!! We ate and ate and ate! My sister in law hosted at her house! It was so much fun and everything turned out beautiful!! 

 How was your Thanksgiving?!?! 
Hoping it was just as great as ours!!! 



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