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Back to School Shopping at Nordstrom!

It’s no secret that I love back to school shopping at Nordstrom. They have the cutest things for Emmy and Elliott! The selection of kids’ clothes far surpasses any other retailer and their variety of price points is great because there really is something for everyone!
This was the first year that both Emmy AND Elliott went to school together so I had to make sure to pick them up some fun and colorful clothes for this exciting year ahead! I don’t tend to wear a ton of color in my wardrobe but I am very opposite with my kids- the more color, the better! My absolute favorite thing I picked up was this furry hoody for Emmy. I love the color and the soft fuzzy fabric on the inside. I was also really drawn to these Courage tees– I am all about positive messages and I love that they can match without actually matching- if that makes sense! Lastly let’s not forget about their backpacks! They are only $20 and just so fun. They are a good size too, completely functional and can hold all their school supplies and extra clothes. I hope you enjoy these pictures. I just tried to catch them in their element playing together and I just love how they came out! So apologies now for the massive amount of pictures in this post. They were having fun and I was having fun watching them play and taking their photos. It really doesn’t get any better than that! 🙂

Sizing Info-
Emmy’s Hoody is a 4/5- I sized up on purpose so it will last longer!
Elliott’s pants run big. He is wearing a 2 but I had to fold the waist over.
Emmy’s Sneakers– She is usually a 9, these are a 10 and seem to fit well.
Emmy’s jeans are the cutest little Levi’s i have ever seen and they were only $16.99! Fit is true to size, but the length is a little long on her. NBD.
Elliott’s sneakers– He is usually a 7 but I got these in an 8, they seem to fit fine!
Elliott’s tee– I sized up to a 3 and it seems to fit him great so size up!


back to school shopping at nordstrom
back to school shopping at nordstrom
back to school shopping at nordstrom
back to school shopping at nordstrom
back to school shopping at nordstrom
back to school shopping at nordstrom
back to school shopping at nordstrom
back to school shopping at nordstrom
back to school shopping at nordstrom
back to school shopping at nordstrom
back to school shopping at nordstrom
back to school shopping at nordstrom
back to school shopping at nordstrom
back to school shopping at nordstrom

Emmy’s Outfit:

Elliott’s Outfit:

 

 

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

My Favorite Kids’ Car Seat for Travel!

This little post is long overdue. My #1 most asked question of all time is- “what color is the paint on your walls?” BUT my #2 most asked question has got to be, “what was that kids’ car seat you talked about that using when you travel?” No joke I must get asked about it at least 5x a day. So now hopefully doing this mini blog post about it will make it easier and more accessible for all of you!

Traveling with kiddos is no easy task. Especially when they are at the age where they don’t want to sit on your lap anymore but they also don’t get the appeal of an ipad either. We had a terrible trip down to Florida at the beginning of the year and one of my amazing followers recommended this car seat for travel. It;s great because it’s super light-weight and inexpensive and it allows your kiddos to fall asleep once in flight. We always talked about taking our big, heavy, everyday car seat with us on trips but it is SO cumbersome and I really didn’t want to worry about anything happening to it. So this $45 car seat was the perfect solution. I know TONS of you, probably hundreds have ordered it and used it for flights with great success. (thank you for all the messages- again, I get them almost daily!)
Another question I get asked is if we use this car seat while on vacation. The answer is yes- sort of. The times we have traveled with it, we are going to a destination with extended family who are able to watch and play with our kids so that my husband and I can go out and do things together. We use the car seats to go to and from the airports to the hotel but not much after that. They are a five-point harness but I just don’t want to rely on it’s safety in an accident so we really just use as minimally as possible once we get to our destination.


I hope this answers all of your questions- if you have anymore, feel free to DM me or leave it in the comments!

Emmy Gets a BIG GIRL BED!

So for the last few months, Emmy has been asking us for a big girl bed. We were a little reluctant at first but decided it was a good time for her to work towards it- as a goal. She loves sticker charts and is always asking to make them for one thing or another and she is at the age where she totally understands the actual concept and that she has to earn what she wants and if she does what we ask of her, she will get a reward at the end. So my husband and I decided we would make her a sticker chart and once she stayed in her bed a certain number of nights- she would get her big girl bed And low and behold- it worked like a charm. We went through a really rough patch for a while where she would not stay in her bed at all. Every night we would have to bring her back into her room over and over again. We really did not want her to get into the habit that it’s okay and normal to sleep in our bed. For us, that just won’t work. I know for some people it does, but we did not want to get into that.

Anyways- I digress. My point is, the sticker chart worked like a charm and after she filled up the first row, she was able to get her big girl bed. My husband built it and I dressed it all up one day when she as out with her Mimi. The look on her face when she saw her new bed was absolutely PRICELESS. She is so in love with this bed, words can’t even describe it!

So here is her bed (and Emmy) in all her glory! This bed was actually a crib first and with the bed rails, we were able to make it into a full size bed. I plan on her being in this bed until college! Ha! We shall see!
big girl bed
big girl bed
big girl bed
big girl bed

Big Girl Bed- Delta Children |Full Size Bed Rails- Delta Children | Purple Sheet Set- Target | Pom Pom Comforter Set- Target | Mesh Canopy- Pottery Barn Kids | Rug- Lulu & Georgia

 

 

Thank you to Delta Children for sponsoring this post!

Fall Fashion for Toddlers- Part 2

fall fashion for toddlers
Now it’s Elliott’s turn to show you guys some cute fall fashion for toddlers. Just like with his big sister Emmy, Nordstrom is my favorite one stop shop for fall clothing. They carry all of my favorite brands, even for Elliott’s size! I mean, how cute is this Patagonia Vest? I can’t even handle it! He looks so stylish but I know he is also warm and cozy. Best of both worlds, right?
fall fashion for toddlers
fall fashion for toddlers
fall fashion for toddlers
fall fashion for toddlers
fall fashion for toddlers
fall fashion for toddlers
fall fashion for toddlers
fall fashion for toddlers
fall fashion for toddlers

Elliott’s Outfit:


Patagonia Vest $79 | Jeans $35 | Henley Top $25 | Plaid Hat $25 | Converse Sneakers $35 | Baby Sunglasses $20

 

My Outfit:


Sweater $59 | Vest $99 | Jeans $225 | Boots $90 | Similar Necklace $31

 

 

 

 

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!

Fall Fashion for Toddlers- Part 1

cutest kids clothes
I get a lot of questions about where I buy my kids’ clothes. Just like for myself, Nordstrom is one of my favorite places to shop for their clothes. They have a huge selection of the absolute cutest kids clothes and brands to shop from. Some of my favorites are Tucker + Tate, Mini Boden, Ugg, Hunter and Patagonia.
This was probably one of my favorite “photo shoots” to do because 1. I got to do it with Emmy and 2. she was in the best mood! You can see it on her little face- she was having so much fun and loving her outfit! Emmy’s cute little leggings have hedgehogs on them so that basically sealed the deal for me, I had to buy them! Her tunic is also so adorable, I would love it in my size! And how cozy is her fuzzy zip up. She absolutely LOVES it!
For anyone who is contemplating getting your child Hunter boots– do it! They are so easy to slip on/off and Emmy just loves jumping in rain puddles with them. She basically can wear them for 2-3 seasons. Spring and Fall for sure and in the early winter here with heavy socks. They are a great shoe to buy if you were thinking about doing so!

cutest kids clothes
cutest kids clothes
cutest kids clothes
cutest kids clothes
cutest kids clothes
cutest kids clothes

Emmy’s Outfit:
Tunic $29 | Leggings $14 | Fuzzy Hoodie $52 | here is the baby version and I almost got this Patagonia one | Hunter Boots $55

My Outfit:
White Tank $20 | Cardigan $116 | Jeans $68 | Boots $249

 

 

 

Thank you to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post!