We are kind of obsessed with baby shoes around here. Keeping Arlo’s feet warm and protected in the winter months is very important to us. I’m not really into real shoes with hard soles yet. He isn’t walking and they just aren’t too practical. I’m loving baby booties, especially those from amazing handmade shops like The PaperKrane. Australian mama, Kate is the designer and maker of the original soft baby high top.
Each of these beautiful booties are handmade, making each pair unique and one of a kind. The fabrics Kate uses are soft and high quality. The soles have faux suede to make for better traction and protection for those little ones who are learning to walk.
We have two pair and adore them. Kate sent us the Baby Brains Brain Freeze high top booties, just in time for Halloween. These are the cutest and scariest little booties around. The soles are a pink brain faux suede and the tops are adorned with zombies! How fun is that? And for those of you who aren’t exactly into Zombies, no worries, she has a ton of to die for delicious little prints and combinations for these precious booties.
I love how soft and easy these booties are, they are easy to put on and keep on. Arlo doesn’t seem to pull at them or try to take them off. He can cruise along furniture just fine in them, no slipping or sliding on the hardwood floor. They are also easy to wash, Kate recommends to hand wash first and then throw in the cold washer. We have washed both our pairs and have had zero problems, they come out looking brand new. Easy to wash baby items are a huge plus in our household!
Paperkrane is Giving one of my readers a shop credit of $30 to purchase a pair of their very own booties! Follow the Rafflecopter prompts below, and good luck. This giveaway will run until Oct 14th.
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We love each new season but Fall is by far our favorite. Vibrant Orange Pumpkins , delicious apples, cool crisp air and the beautiful colorful leafs. Not to mention new beautiful clothing, in rich browns, pinks, oranges and purples. Fall is also my favorite season just for the clothing. I love sweaters, jeans, hats, and anything cozy. All of which Zutano offers and promises to adorn your little one in the most adorable, warm and fashionable clothing.
Zutano sent us a couple of outfits for Josephine and Arlo and I about died when I opened our package. Everything is just so gorgeous and so Fall. I couldn’t be more thrilled.
Arlo was sent The Fox and Friends long sleeve shirt, Pant and beanie. Along with the Forest friends screen print baby long sleeve shirt, perkiwinkle 5 stripe baby booties and mandarin cozie fleece cuff pant.
I’m in love the fox and friends print, furry little critters such a raccoons, foxes and bears are really in right now especially for fall. We are kind of into bears and we live in Montana so this print fits our lifestyle pretty well. The Mandarin cozie fleece pants are so incredibly soft and match with both tops. And of course, you all know how much we adore zutano booties. They are amazing. Such a fall and winter staple for us. I will truly be sad when Arlo grows out of zutano booties.
Josephine received The Pixie Toddler peter pan dress and super stripe leggings. The Toddler furry jacket (which is to die for) and an adorable Fuchsia Cozie Toddler Newsboy Cap.
The collar, back and sides of the dress are a rich chocolate brown, while the front has a beautiful soft grey and floral pixie print. This dress has a vintage feel and is just darling on Josephine. The super stripe leggings add a fun pop of color and accent the dress beautifully.
I really can’t say enough about the Furry jacket, I mean….look at it! It is seriously so so darling, I literally gasped when Josephine put it on. Zutano hit it out of the park with this one. They even make a furry bear suit just like it for the babes. This jacket is not only beautiful but it is warm and the turquoise sleeves give it just that right amount of color. And that adorable newsboy hat, in love! So cute and the perfect color for Josephine.
Zutano is giving one of my readers a $75 GC online to shop for a few new fall items. Follow the rafflecopter prompts below and good luck.
We were sent both the Inventure Pro Multi-Functional stroller and In trust 35 Pro car seat to review and keep. All opinions are honest and my own. And I must say, I’m super imoressed with both of these amazing products!
In Trust 35 Pro Infant Car seat
Well, I just wish we would have had this car seat to take Arlo home in. It’s that fantastic. It is made for babies from 4lbs to 35lbs and 32 inches tall.
This car seat is so easy to adjust with the smartAdjust headrest, meaning the harness and side impacted-tested headrest adjust stimultaneously making it so easy to adjust accordingly to babies size. and so easy to install as well. I mean this literally took us maybe 3-5 minutes if that. Arlo is super comfortable in this seat as well. He has plenty of room and is seems happy. His previous seat was great, but he seemed squirmy every time I put him it in and when I removed him he was sweaty, no matter what. Arlo seems to be able to stay cool in this seat, which means its very breathable and keeps baby comfy. Thanks to the airinfuse which helps air flow through mesh and ventilated panels.
Proper installation is made easy with the LATCH system and the car seat fits safely thanks to the sureclick feature that confirms that the seat is securely connected to the base.
This seat is also compatible with the Pro Multi-Functional Stroller, you can remove the stroller attachment and click the car seat right into the stroller base. So great for a sleepy baby on the go outside of the vehicle.
Inventure Pro Multi-Functional Stroller
This beautiful and study stroller adapts wonderfully to your everyday life. This Stroller was a breeze to put together. Took me maybe 5 minutes from out of the box to finish.
InVenture Pro Multi-Functional stroller offers a multi-view seat so you and baby can see each other or baby can enjoy the scenery while cruising along. This stroller is comfortable and has a 5 to 3 point harness, removable infant support and multi position recline.
This stroller has many sleek and handy functions, such as a height adjustable handle and one touch center break. I’m tall, so the adjustable handle is a such a great feature for us. rlo loved the cup and snack holdr as well, for his sippy of water and puffs snacks. I was also impressed with the cup holder and phone/music player tray.
We definitely are loving this light weight and easy to use stroller, it folds down quickly and compact and fits perfectly into our vehicle.
We are so incredibly happy with both these new Ingenuity products that will both be available ay Walmart and Target.
It’s that time again, a new season means new Moccs for your little one. Freshly Picked is our favorite moccasin brand. 100% genuine leather, hand made moccs. What could be better than that? We adore these sweet little moccasians. The colors are fantastic, the leather is smooth and supple. Not to mention you can’t beat the comfort.
I let each of the kids (except Arlo) choose their new colors. Josie chose Raspberry, which is a beautiful deep purple pink, the color is so delicious! Ezra chose Prince George, because blue, duh. And Finley chose Orchid because again, Purple. Her favorite color. I chose Walnut for Arlo, this color is a beautiful rich brown, perfect for fall and to go with almost every outfit.
As soon as we received our moccs, the kids had them on their feet and they were off. Finley and Ezra kept raving about how comfortable they were and they were never taking them off. I love how easy they can get them on and off, so nice for quick trips down to the bus stop or out to run errands. We get so many compliments on each pair out in public.
My one and only complaint is that Arlo’s pair came a little deformed. The stitching is off on one soul, and this mocc doesn’t stay on as well as the other, it’s constantly falling off due to this. I know not every pair can be perfect, but our previous pairs and the ones the older 3 received are all stitched consistently. So 1 out of 6, a little flawed. That’s okay. We still love them.
Freshly Picked is giving a pair of Moccs to one of my lucky readers, color of their choice! Follow the rafflecopter promtps below, good luck!!!
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Trish Scully is a beautiful and glamorous children’s clothing line, producing superior and quality designs for your little princess. Trish scully’s vintage inspired fabrics provide luxury and whimsical details.
The girls were sent a couple outfits to try out, unfortunately they didn’t fit so we called a dear friend to come up and model the outfits for us! Jemma is wearing the buttery yellow and grey dress and legging ensemble . She looks so stunning in the grey and yellow floral print. The yellow poms on the leggings and tier of the dress are to die for. The little details in this outfit really make it pop and give it lots of character. The designs are soft and comfortable, making this outfit great for play and special occasions.
The Fancy Silver lace sweetheart neckline dress is just amazing! Once again the details are spot on. The floral embellishments on the dress belt are just gorgeous. My girls oohed and awed over this dress and it should fit Josie by Christmas time. It is the perfect Holiday dress. You can pair it with reds, greens or blues for that perfect Holiday event or photo shoot.
We love everything about Trish Scully and her gorgeous clothing. Trish Scully is giving away The Silver Holiday dress above to one of my lucky readers in the size of their choosing. Follow the rafflecopter prompts below. Also be sure to check out HisforHillman on IG for extra entries. (You must be public or set your profile to public on the last day of the contest for this entry to count)
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I absolutely adore the Instagram community, I think I probably have expressed my love for Instagram before. But I’m again to tell you, it really is the best and most fun way to discover shops, meet new friends and purchase handmade goodness. I found this beautiful little shop called Edolette.
Shop owner Elizabeth is based out of Texas, she is a mama and lover of all things Lovely. And boy does she make some lovely treasures!!! Her beautiful handmade items are made of all sorts of materials including wood, burlap and chalkboard, paint and twine.
Elizabeth sent me one of her lovely Basswood Chalkboards with a gold circle wreath. We are revamping our bedroom, complete with new paint, bedding and décor. This little beauty of a chalkboard was the perfect addition to our gallery wall of new family photos.
Who knew something so simple, could be so beautiful and add such a bright touch to our room. This chalkboard is excellent quality, easy to hang and it’s such a fun place to write little love notes to each other.
Elizabeth’s etsy shop is full of wonderful little treasures! Go check out her shop and grab yourself some new beautiful décor to adorn your walls. You will not be disappointed, I promise!
Summer is finally here. This past week has been so hot and it only continues from here on out.
I thought I would compile a list of our favorite baby items and brands we have been using and needing for the summer!
1. Honest Company Sunscreen: This sunscreen is the safest spray sunscreen I can find out there right now. Advanced broad spectrum sun protection— NO synthetic chemical sunscreens, just pure mineral titanium dioxide. Its sprays on evenly and smooth. It is Water resistant for 40 minutes, Hypoallergenic , pH Balanced, Plant & Mineral-Based, Non-Greasy and Non-Whitening.
2. Zutano Striped Hoodie: Hoodies are great for cool summer nights. It gets pretty windy up here in the evenings which can produce a cool breeze. Zutano offers a nice light weight hoodie for those summer evenings around the camp fire. You can’t beat the comfort or adorable prints.
3. Aden & Anais bibs: These are our favorite bibs for feeding time. I love how they cover the shoulders and part of babies arm. I find that the straight drop down bibs don’t give as much coverage and food still gets on his shoulders and sleeves of his clothing. These do the trick to make meal time a little less messy.
4. Ella’s Kitchen Food Pouches: We are doing a combination of Baby Led Weaning and Purees. I really like the combinations of Veggie and Fruit that Ella’s offers. Arlo seems to enjoy these as well. We do purees in the morning mixed with oatmeal and then he enjoys a meal of table food at dinner. His favorites are slices of grilled chicken, steak or Pork and his favorites vegetables are Broccoli, Asparagus and butternut squash. He also loves watermelon and strawberries. But When we are out and about and he isn’t eating what we are for dinner, I usually pack up a couple of these pouches and they are perfect for on the go, out to dinner, the water park and playdates.
5. Sun Hats: Sun safety is important to us, keeping Arlo’s head and face covered is a must in this heat. We love Zutano sunhats, again they are comfortable and offer adorable prints. We also love our Little sunhat sunhats. They are also light weight and comfortable and he seems to not be bothered by them as much as other sunhats we have put on him.
6. Tommee Tippee Sippy Cups: Offering water is very important in this heat, we spend a lot of time outdoors so it is important that all my children stay hydrated. I love Tommee Tippee sippy cups, they truly are leak proof and easy for Arlo to hold and drink out of.
7. Swim Trunks: Arlo has quite a few pairs of swim trunks, a few hand me downs from when Ezra was a baby and a couple I purchased on sale from Gap. Gap always has great quality and fit, great sale prices and are on top of the trends.
8. Freshly Picked Moccs: Freshly Picked Moccs are the perfect summer shoe. They keep babies feet covered and safe without overheating. Arlo is starting to crawl and we live in some rocky rugged terrain so these are so great for his feet!
9. Spoons: We have the Munchkin heat sensory spoons that can tell you if the food is too hot before feeding baby. I really like these spoons, they are BPA free and dishwasher safe. They tuck nicely in the diaper bag too!
Links are below to all these wonderful products that we love and use daily, I hope you can find these items as handy as we do.
Gracee Collection is a beautiful little mama run business, local to Montana! Corrina, founder of Gracee Collection, creates the most beautiful headbands and tie backs. She puts a lot of hard work into her creations, producing unique and quality pieces.
We were sent two of her beautiful pretties for the girls. A tieback and an Elastic headband. I have never actually owned a tieback and I absolutely love it. Tieback headbands are becoming very popular right now and make the perfect photography prop or addition to a fancy little outfit!
The Coral Antique style tieback is my favorite, the colors are so nice and the piece is so dainty and unique.
We also got to try an elastic style that looks like a tieback, The blue Flowered headband. its absolutely beautiful and the light dusty blue color goes with almost everything!
We are so impressed with the designs and quality of these headbands, go check out Gracee Collection and keep up to date with them on Facebook as well.
It’s finally summer here, well kind of. We have been having a little crazy weather here. It actually snowed last weekend in the mountains. It was beautiful, but cold and windy. And cold and windy in June just doesn’t cut it. Especially if you have a bunch of adorable new summer Zutano duds to wear!
Zutano recently released their new summer line, and of course it is full of cuteness, bright fun colors, and adorable prints and styles. I’m loving their new dresses, one of which Josie got the pleasure of receiving. The colors are classic and the floral print is sweet and fun. Josie received the Blaue Bluemen Tie waste dress. With matching White and Navy stripe bike shorts. Which is darling and flowly and she looks so classy in it! She also received the White Terry Toddler Bodice Jacket. Which is again, absolutely darling and so classy.
Arlo received the Fish Friends Baby Short Sleeve screen print tee. With matching Sunfish Baby Shorts and Navy and White Reversible Stripe Hoodie. We love this outfit, the colors are great and the reversible hoodie is so nice for cool summer nights.
Zutano clothing is a go to brand for us. As most of you know my kids have been wearing Zutano from day one. The quality, comfort and styles fit our needs and desires in children’s fashion and durability. It will be a sad sad day when all my babies grow out of Zutano clothing.
Zutano is giving one of my readers a chance to win a gift card for $75 dollars! Follow the Rafflecopter prompts below. Giveaway ends 7/3/2014