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Heirloom toys

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When Steve was younger, he was very into Star Wars (o.k., he still is, but understandably, amiright?) One Christmas, he wanted the hot toy at the time, a model of the Millennium Falcon. However, it was sold out, everywhere. His mom searched and searched but couldn’t get her hands on one, remember, this was all pre-internet, pre-ebay, pre- apps that notify you of where you can score sold out toys, etc. So, his mom went to the one place she thought she would still be able to buy one, New York City. She got on a bus, took it all the way from Hanover, Massachusetts, into NYC, by herself, and set her sights on Han Solo’s fateful ship. She found one! And rode all the way back with it on her lap. (It was a pretty large model too!) This is a story Steve has shared with me on a few occasions, because, A. it’s a pretty cool story, and B. it totally exemplifies the stuff we are willing to do to make our kids smile. Unfortunately, that version of the Millennium Falcon is long gone, who knows where most of our childhood toys went at this point, but the memory of that story and the feeling that Steve had on Christmas morning when he opened that gift will stay with him for life. Fast forward about 28 years later to Steve’s 40th birthday, a couple of weeks ago. I had come across a cool model of the Millennium Falcon online and couldn’t stop thinking about how cool it would be to get it for Steve, to even just relive that excitement for a little bit, plus, I loved the idea of Steve getting to play with it with Dash! (Even though Dash doesn’t know Star Wars yet at all…)

This got me thinking about the idea of heirloom toys, toys that can be passed down throughout generations, that will withstand the test of time, and the wear and tear of little hands (and mouths.)

Here are some that I think would be perfect gifts for a new Mama and baby team. (…that can later be enjoyed by siblings, and maybe their own kiddos one day!

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Wooden tree (spinning) tops
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Wooden slingshot with felt “ammo”
midcentury dollhouse
This amazing mid century dollhouse with furniture and accessories
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Forest Stacker
hape bike
My first bike

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Counting Koi- Comes in b&w and color!
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Custom handmade dolls
car
Woody car
water
Grimm’s water stacker
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Multi-way puzzle
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Grimm’s Rainbow Stacker
Entertaining · Food · Shopping · Travel

The best thing you NEED for the beach this summer!

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We went to the beach for the first time this season! It was a gorgeous day on Friday and our friends invited us for pizza on the beach! Not only did we all need a break from the usual nighttime routine, it was so nice to enjoy a beautiful night on the ocean! Sailor had never been to the beach and she loved getting her feet all sandy (and yes, she did put a fistful of sand into her mouth…but I think that’s a rite of passage) and Dash got to play with sand toys and dip his toesies into the ocean! And we all got to enjoy dinner al fresco. Since it was our first trip to the beach this season (and with 2 kiddos), we are not yet seasoned in the ways of packing for a successful beach trip. I remembered most of the important things, and we figured our friends (who also have small kiddos) would be able to fill in the gaps. When we got to the beach, our friends had THE BEST beach table. It was this cool little table they had set up in the middle of our ring of beach chairs and blankets. It kept all our drinks, chips and pizza sand free ALL night! (I honestly hadn’t even thought of where we were going to put the pizza boxes down once we got to the beach, so we were grateful our friends are seasoned beach pros!) This little table was seriously a life-saver! Then, as we were getting ready to leave and pack it up, my friend flipped the table over into the sand, unscrewed the legs and ROLLED IT UP! It even fit into a little beach bag!!! I was literally geeking out over this table; it’s so portable and so convenient, and perfect if you’re bringing any food or drinks at all to the beach. Long story long, I ordered two as soon as we got home, one for us and one for my folks. I can’t wait to use it on our beach vacay to South Carolina this summer! Oh, also, it’s on sale! Do yourself a favor and order it now! Don’t be intimidated by the third picture of the table below- the assembly is literally 2 seconds and my 2 year old could do it! (p.s. This post is not sponsored in any way, at all, I’m just obsessed with this table!)

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Table In A Bag

Table In A Bag

Shopping · vegan

Cruelty free clothing!

A roundup of my favorite vegan propaganda clothing & accessories!

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Vegan Pizza

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Living without cheese!

Motive Company The Future Is Vegan Organic Natural Infant Onesie : Straight Edge And Vegan Clothing | MotiveCo.
Vegan Future
Vegan Lunch Bag // No Animals Harmed // Recycled Cotton printed with Eco friendly inks
No Harm in this bag!
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Go Vegan!
Plants in my tummy!

 

Vegan Vibes tee
Vegan Vibes tee
Tank Tops - Plants Have Proteins - Muscle Tank
Don’t freak out! Plants have protein!

 

 

Thank You For Vegging With Us tote
Let’s Veg tote
Plant Based Babe Organic Tee
Plant Based Babe

 

Please offer more vegan options restaurant receipt stickers (30 stickers)
Receipt Stickers
Magic Mushroom stickers, vegan stickers,nature planner stickers, mushroom scrapbook stickers, vegetarian stickers, chef stickers, food
I’m a Fun-gi Sticker Pack
Sexy Veggie Sticker Pack | vegan sticker | veg sticker | veggie illustration
Sexy Veggies Sticker Pack
Vegan Sticker Pack | 6 Handmade Stickers | Tofu, Soy Milk, Daiya Cheese, Falafel Femme, Plant Based Banner | Animal Rights, Laptop Stickers
Vegan Sticker Pack

 

Vegan t shirt shirts Farm animals tops& tees Animal rights activist tshirt Save animals t-shirt Rescue tee Foodie top Pig tshirts Chef stars
Nothing tastes as good as being vegan feels tee
Eat like you give  damn tank
Herbivore Tank
Bacon had a Mom sticker

 

The world used to be cooler tote

 

Holy Guacamole! Tote

 

Eating Meat is fucking up the planet sticker

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Fashion · Shopping

Bathing Suits!

Capture_170509.pngAs you can see, the last time I bought a bathing suit, I was incredibly pregnant… If you’ve ever had to buy a bathing suit while pregnant, you know it’s not the most fun thing. There are very few choices, like honestly, I think I had 2 total choices, because I was not going to spend a ton of money on a maternity suit that I wasn’t that thrilled to be buying to begin with. So, now, here we are, almost a year later, and I’m so excited to go bathing suit shopping! There are so many cute styles out there this season! (I especially love the original prints and vintage cuts!) Here are some I’m swooning over! (Plus, I included a little bonus Mommy and Me section at the bottom of this post, now that I have a little girl to buy for too!)

*Also, many of these links are from Unique Vintage– which carries many of these suits in all sizes!*

Palm Leaf
Red Chevron (on sale!)

 

 

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This sleek suit is from Target!

 

Shell Yeah!
Kind of obsessed with these scallops!
Confetti Party!
Cactus! I totally ordered this already!

 

Swan Song! (I ordered this one too…eee!)

 

If you wanna match your little one and you love that pink cactus suit…

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Matching cactus

or if you need that swan suit!

Swan Swimsuit
Mini swans

Or… try one of these sets!

Dinosass Swimsuit
Mama’s
Little Dino Swimsuit
And little’s!
That's Bananas Swimsuit
Mama’s
Little Bananas Swimsuit
And little’s!
Gift Guide · Shopping

Mom’s Day Cards

IMG_6085I swear, every time I go to the store to buy a card, I can’t believe how much they cost..it seems like they get more expensive by another dollar every time I buy one..but alas, I love cards. I love their message, I love the feelings they convey, I love the laughs they give and the sweet sentiments they leave you with. This Mother’s Day, if you’re going to spend $6 on a card anyway, why not support a small business owner and maker? And also, these cards are pretty damn rad. Click on the caption below each card to purchase! Happy Mother’s Day to all the kinds of Mama’s out there! (this is not a sponsored post- Supporting Small Businesses is good for all of us!)

 

Mothers Day From Husband. For Wife. Mothers Day Card. Mother's Day From Wife. This Parenting Stuff Is Hard
Parenting is hard!
Funny Mother's Day Card - Card for Mum - Alternative Mother's Day Card - Card for Mom- Favourite Financial Burden Mum
Financial Burden
Funny Mother's Day Card ~ You Were Right by Cypress Card Co.
You were right.
Will Ferrell "Ma! The Meatloaf" Funny Mothers Day Card- (Mother's Day Card, Funny Cards for Mom, Pop Culture Cards, Greeting Cards)
Meatloaf!
Funny Mother's Day Card - Mom, Thanks For Putting Up With My Sh*t - Funny - Mother's Day - Greeting Card - Cards - Paper
My $hit
Funny Mother's Day Card - Mom Birthday, Sarcastic Card for Mom, Card for Mum, have become my mother
Happy?
Funny Mothers Day Card - Funny Mom Card - Well Done Mom - I'm awesome - Mom Birthday Card - MD32
Awesome!
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Little Piece of You
Shopping · Style

70’s vibes

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I’m seriously crushing on everything 70’s this season! The only pants I’m ever on the hunt for are bell bottoms, (I may have just bought 3 pairs in the last week!) and am also not ashamed to say that I’m incredibly excited to pull off  knee high socks with platforms.

I wrote a post a few weeks back about my go-to sources for inspiration. I neglected to credit Pinterest as a tried and true fount for all things inspirational. (The above screencap is just a preview of the far out 70’s vibe that results from the Pinterest search “70s outfits”.)

Below are some of my favorite 70s picks. Can you dig it?

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Denim        Venice Beach Crop and Shorts                   Platforms                        Love More tee                         Buttoned up skirt                 Knee Socks                       70s Sunnies

 

Shopping

Pretty little lounge clothes

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Today was rainy. And kind of cold. It was one of those April days where you know summer is just around the corner and if you can put up with the crappy weather just a little longer, the sun will be on the other side to start warming you. All I wanted to do all day today was slip into something soft and lay around our bedroom. Of course when there are appointments, cooking, cleaning, laundry, etc, it seems that there is little time left for lounging. But truly, is there anything that sounds better than slipping into some cute, comfy clothes and lounging around in your room before bed? It’s pretty much my favorite thing to do, even though I barely have the time to do it lately. Here are my top picks for getting you in the mood to lazy around…

This great jumper.

Sleeping In shirt.

This super soft nightie.

This mini dress. (which is probably too great to only sleep in)

These overalls.

These pants.

and… I just ordered this.

Happy lounging!