Monday, October 7, 2019

Easy Halloween Costumes with Mini Boden

It's finally fall which is exciting and special for so many reasons!  Obviously number one being the arrival of our sweet baby boy, Autry Baker!  He is just the sweetest baby and we are all enjoying fighting over holding him ;).

No one loves this season quite as much as Phayre Bear though, Halloween is her absolute favorite thing ever (remember her Halloween birthday party in August?!)!  Dressing up and eating candy?  Sign her up all day long.

We have so many fun events and birthday parties in October.  My kids don't usually like to repeat costumes and I'm not up for buying multiple costumes each year so I usually try to get creative and use items that we have or grab things I know we can use more than one time.  Mini Boden has the absolute cutest Halloween items, perfect for everyday wear, but also easy to turn into quick costumes!  We have a Halloween themed birthday party coming up and thanks to Mini Boden, I'll be bringing the cutest witch, kitty cat, and monster to the party!

I've shared before how much I love Mini Boden because their quality for children's clothing just cannot be beat!  I love all of their Halloween items this year.  Everything is super festive, but can easily be worn all year long.  Plus my kids think festive outfits are so fun!! We all got such a kick out of Briar jumping and screaming "RAWWWWR" when he was wearing his monster sweatshirt!

My kiddos are dressed head to toe in Mini Boden!  Shop their looks here:

Shop Sloan's complete witch costume here.

Shop Phayre's complete kitty cat costume here.

Shop Briar's complete monster costume here.

But wait for the very best part!!!  I have a coupon code for you guys!

15% off plus free shipping & returns over $49 with code HLWN (valid: 10/2-10/26).

Shop Sloan's outfit here.  Witch hat is a few years old.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Back to School Favorites 2019

Sloan and Phayre start school in 25 days!!!  I'll be honest, I am SO not ready to get back on an early morning schedule.  I also just love having them home so much!!!

I took the girls school clothes shopping this morning and we found a few cute things, but I was kind of disappointed with how picked over the stores were!  I couldn't find anything they liked in their sizes!  We came home and finished up our shopping online and I am happy to check school shopping off of my list!  Now I just need to start preparing for this baby to come (so soon!!).

Here are our favorite back to school essentials, I hope you find something for your little lady here!

Striped dress (Both girls loved this dress so I had to order one in each of their sizes!)
Pink water bottle (These are our favorite, they're so durable and keep drinks ice cold!)
Pink polka dot coat (Got this one for Sloany! Seriously considering ordering it got P too.)
Rainbow freezer pack (these are my favorite kind, I order a few new ones each year)
Cardigan (my girls have these cardigans in so many colors, they go with everything and you can't beat the price!)
Glitter backpack (Sloan finally wore me down and I splurged on this for her, it is SO cute!!)
Skinny jeans (If you have a long and slender girl, she needs these.  These are the ONLY jeans that fit Sloan!)
Pointelle long sleeve tee (Favorite basic tees ever.  There is also a short sleeve version.)

I also wanted to mention that I love the name labels from Stuck on You.  Sloan uses these bento boxes to take her lunch to school and Phayre uses these divided containers to take her snack to school!

A Halloween Birthday Party (in August!) // Happy Birthday Phayre and Briar!

I love love love celebrating my two summer babies together!  Phayre and Briar's birthdays are just two weeks apart so it's been so fun the last two years throwing them joint birthday parties.  The best part about summer birthdays is getting to plan the party outside.  I rented a space at our local park and it was just perfect.  It's actually the same space we had their party at last year (remember their cute little Camp Brown party??).

Phayre is so excited to finally turn four!  All of her little friends have already turned four so she's been dying to join the big four year old club.  She's also the last of her little friends to move up to the pre-k class at church which has been a very big deal for her.  They're all reunited on Sunday's so life is just as it should be :).

I cannot believe Briar is about to turn two.  Even though I am pregnant and about to have another baby, I still feel like I was just pregnant with B!  Fastest two years of my life I swear!!  Briar is at such a fun age.  He's talking like crazy, is so polite, and one of the funniest humans I have ever known.

Phayre Bear requested a Halloween dress up party this year which was pretty funny since their birthdays are in the summer.  I thought for sure she'd eventually change her mind and pick a different theme, but she was adamant that it be a Halloween dress up party so that's just what we did!

So many friends came to celebrate P and B.  They had the best time and we are so grateful we got to share such a fun day with so many friends!  Phayre wanted to be Tinker Bell at the party so that meant Briar had to be Peter Pan, Sloan had to be Wendy, and Eric and I had the worst Captain Hook and Nana costumes of all time! 😂

Phayre's Tinker Bell costume  /  Wings  /  Shoes  /  Headband  /  Briar's Peter Pan costume  /  Green tights  /  Sloan's Wendy nightgown  /  All of the banners and cake toppers are from Pearl and Jane  /  Eyeball balloons  /  Spiderweb tablecloth  /  Black cauldrons  /  Candy Corn  /  Ghost piñata  /  All of the little pumpkins on the table are from Hobby Lobby

Two Year Old Boy Gift Guide

Our little Briar Brown is almost two!!!  I know I know, I can't believe it either.  How on earth can this sweet boy of ours already be turning two?!

I rounded up some fun gifts for a two year old boy.  Briar is obsessed with airplanes so you'll see lots of airplane toys!  I can't wait to spoil our boy in just over a week!

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