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For the Easter Basket

One of my favorite posts of the entire year, filling up that festive Easter basket!! We are so EXCITED have our first real Easter here, last year we were transitioning out of the hotel and into my parents house, it snowed & we couldn’t find any of our Easter stuff because it was all packed! So this year, we are going all out!!

Rounding up all of the goodies I am loving for baskets this year.

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One // Always books in the Easter basket!! I love this fun Mary Poppins book, the illustrations are so beautiful & of course the story is a classic. A few other suggestions: E.T, Pearl, Yellow Kayak & The Wonderful Fluffy Little Squishy.

Two // Pajamas! We always try to include pajamas as holiday gifts because 1. they always get excited for them 2. it’s an excuse to buy festive ones and 3. they need them anyway! This is one of my favorite sleep sets ever from Childhoods.

Three // All the accessories. All my girls are obsessed with rainbows lately, so they’re each getting one of these rainbow stretchies! Sunglasses, goggles, socks, slippers & keychains are also fun options!

Four // Glitter bunny ears are a must, and they’re on sale!!

Five // We are forever obsessed with Wunderkin bows, especially the oversized schoolgirl bows that can go over top knots or pony tails. My girls have almost outgrown bows so hopefully they will keep rocking this style just a little bit longer! I’m also Ryan & Wren’s biggest fan & their glitter snap clips are PERFECT for hiding in Easter eggs!!

Six // If you haven’t gotten your hands on one of the sweet Cuddle & Kind Dolls yet you absolutely MUST. They are so darling and fun!! Also, with each doll sale, they provide 10 meals to hungry children, the sweetest mission!!

Seven // These mini suitcase dolls are the cuuuuutest thing, they totally remind me of the original polly pocket from my childhood!

Each of the girls will get one or two main things + lots of little eggs filled with treats, accessories & love notes! What are you filling your baskets with this year?! Use the arrows below to scroll lots more fun picks, for boys & babies too!!


Valentine’s Day Cookies

This weekend, the midwest was basically a sheet of ice, so we decided to stay in and get some baking done! We go extra big on Valentine’s Day since it is Harper’s birthday eve (if you’ve been here a while, you know how we roll) so we baked up a giant batch of my grandma’s sugar cookies.

Watching the girls decorate cookies is probably my favorite thing ever. They concentrate so hard piling the frosting on two inches high and loading them with an impossible amount of sprinkles. The best part is loading up plates of them to deliver to our friends & neighbors, always double your recipe when it comes to sweets!

The recipe is super simple. I loved making them with my grandma when I was little and have her recipe card to keep forever, even though we know it by heart now.

Cream together: 1 Cup Sugar, 2 Sticks Softened Butter. Add: 2 Eggs, 4 Tablespoons Cream (Half & Half), a smidgeon of Vanilla. Mix Together. Then Add: 3 Cups Flour, 2 Tsp Baking Powder, 1 Tsp Baking Soda. Mix well (I used my hands here). Refrigerate dough at least two hours. Roll, cut & bake at 350 degrees for about 6-7 min.

We do a simple buttercream frosting using 1 cup softened butter, 3-4 cups powdered sugar, 2 tsp. vanilla & 2 tbsp. milk.

If you make these, be sure to let us know how you liked them!! Happy Valentine’s week friends!! XO


Valentine Vibes

Valentine’s Day is next week, and not that we need any excuse to love all the pink things any more than we already do, but we are excited for it!! Harper is turning 7 so we will be celebrating with heart shaped everything all week!!

I thought I would put together a few of the things I am loving for Spring that all just happen to give me all the Valentine feels!!

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One // Obsessed with these little pajamas, the girls are all getting a pair for Valentine’s Day to wear for spring & summer, I actually LOVE Crewcuts pajamas, I think they last way longer than most brands & the colors rarely fade.

Two // Heart shaped sunnies, always and always!! I also grabbed a few pairs of these for the girls for our beach trip in a few weeks & am loving these for myself (they’re on sale!)

Three // Coffee mug collectors, are you with me?! All three of these weekend coffee mugs jumped right into my cart last week & I am so excited about them! Sipping coffee out of a pretty mug is one of life’s simple pleasures!

Four // Ok I am OBSESSED with this swimsuit and it’s on sale right now!! I love the way these high waist suits fit, I got one last year that I wore all the time and cannot wait to wear this one to the beach and pool all summer!! I’m barely even an A on top so this style is flattering for me since there aren’t any cups I need to fill out, and the bottom is really flattering with full coverage! It also comes in a super cute one piece!! I also love this one shoulder suit and may grab it sometime this summer too, the sundrenched peony color is calling my name!!

Five // I loooove pajamas. I wear them far more than any other clothes (work from home mama!) and firmly believe investing in pajamas you love & feel good in! This vintage pink set is on sale right now for 30% off!

Six // You’ve heard me talk about our Winc wine subscription before, it’s the most fun ever because we always have a bottle or two to drink each month, and a bottle or two to gift!! Plus I’m a sucker for pretty packaging and they’re always on their game.

Seven // These vintage lunchroom trays make me way too happy. Brunch Lady, yes please! These would be cute for a million different things, propped up in the kitchen as decor or used to serve drinks on for a fun Valentine’s brunch!

There you have it, friends! All the heart eyes! Hope this has inspired you to get into the Valentine’s mood!! Have a happy weekend!! XO