Sep 30

Squirtini Bikini for little ladies!

Posted by Lookie Boo in Girls, Toddler Girls

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Squirtini Bikini, a surf-centric brand evolved when former volley ball player and model, Farley Boyle recognized a niche market when she could not find fashionable, age appropriate suits for her 11 year old daughter who could no longer shop in the girls department due to her size. Upon being forced to shop in the adult section Farley realized that the cuts, designs and overall construction were not suitable for the TWEEN girl. Girls at this age are not looking to accentuate what they are getting nor are they secure about their bodies recent transformations. Farley designed forgiving silhouettes using minor construction to help downplay attention to sensitive areas.
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Squirtini’s custom fabrics contains a built in 50 SPF and feature fun, beach inspired prints like: starfish, seahorses, palm trees, flamingoes, flip flops, suns, surfboards, waves, etc. Each collection contains a bevy of vibrant prints along with solid mix-and-match separates in a kaleidoscope of colors. Girls can reincarnate drawers containing suits from seasons past with solid reversible tops and bottoms, showcasing the true fashionista within.

To view the entire collection, visit www.squirtinibikini.com.

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Super dapper & adorable Lalo is our #lookieboo of the Day! Thanks to his Mama @mamazatto for tagging @lookieboo on Instagram!

Sep 27

Ruby Mae’s Outfit of the Day!

Posted by Lookie Boo in Girls, Ruby Mae, Toddler Girls

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Ruby Mae’s a Outfit of the Day: hat Janie & Jack // top Old Navy // jeans Circo via Target and boots H&M.


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Ruby Mae’s Outfit of the Day: daisy dress & moto bow boots from H&M // jacket by Design a History Girls.

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Adorable sisters Faye & Edie are our #lookieboo (s) of the Day! Thanks to their Mama @kelseyweiss for tagging @lookieboo on Instagram!

Sep 17

Ruby Mae’s Outfit of the Day

Posted by Lookie Boo in Brags, Girls, Ruby Mae

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Dress H&M // necklace Forever21 // shades, Daddy’s.

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Thank you to California Raisins for sponsoring this post and inviting my family to your awesome party!

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Recently, the kids and I had the pleasure of being invited to a California Raisin’s #SnackToSchool party! There are so many wonderful reasons raisins make a great snack! California Raisins are an all-natural, dried-by-the-sun fruit you can feel good about sending with your kids as they head back to school or offering as an after-school snack. The ingredient list says it all: Raisins. Convenient and portable, California Raisins are a great choice for wholesome, healthy, on-the-go snacking. They are a great value, too. According to the USDA, raisins are the most economical dried fruit. California Raisins come by their sweetness naturally. With California Raisins, the nutrition label tells a great story: Zero fat, no cholesterol and no added sugar. Plus, raisins offer 9% of your daily fiber and potassium, and 6% of your daily iron (per quarter cup serving). In fact, research suggests that among children, eating raisins as an after-school snack may prevent excessive calorie intake and may increase satiety (or feeling full) when compared to other common snacks, including cookies and chips.
When we first arrived at the party, Jude & Ruby were so excited about the raisin snacks!
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Delicious raisin bagels!
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Our favorite was the Trail Mix Bar! What an adorable idea, much healthier than a candy station for a party.
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My personal favorite snack was this epic pumpkin raisin bread. I’m totally one of those weirdos that likes pumpkin things year round.

After we finished drooling over the snacks, we made our way to the different school themed party stations. The kids loved coloring the California Raisin and designing a name tag for their lunch boxes! If you’d like to grab your own free California Raisin printables on their Facebook Page.
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Of course, the overall highlight for Jude & Ruby was getting to meet the California Raisin. Jude came running up to me and yelled, “He’s here! He’s here!!”
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Myself and the other lovely bloggers in attendance at the party.

I have some good news for you too! Leave a comment on this post or on the Facebook link and you will be entered to win a California Raisin back to school package. The winner will be randomly selected via random.org on September 14th 2014.

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Special thank you to Amanda Rose Photography for shooting this editorial! Make sure to check out her Photography Bloglike Amanda Rose Photography on Facebook and follow Amanda on Instagram for more awesomeness.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf California Raisins.

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Today’s outfits from H&M USA.

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Jude’s Shirt & shoes via Target. Ruby’s outfit from H&M.

I love this Land of Nod collection of costumes because they can be used for Halloween & future dress up!

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Find these and more at Land of Nod

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Ruby’s dress vintage (mine when I was her age). Jude’s button down Cherokee via Target, cutoff Levi’s.

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Adorable & meowvalous Leila & Hailey are our #lookieboo (s) of the day! Thanks to their Mama @jgvaldeezy for tagging @lookieboo on Instagram!

Aug 19

Vintage love.

Posted by Lookie Boo in Brags, Girls, Ruby Mae, Toddler Girls, Vintage

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Michael & I have been waiting for this vintage dress that was mine as a child to fit Ruby since before she was born.

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Jude & Ruby wearing their new Hello Apparel dinosaur tanks. Have a happy weekend!

Aug 16

Ruby Mae’s Outfit of the Day!

Posted by Lookie Boo in Brags, Ruby Mae, Toddler Girls

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Tunic by Lottekins on #Etsy. Shorts Circo via Target.

Aug 12

Q Wunder Boardgame!

Posted by Lookie Boo in Autism Awareness, Sponsors

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and EQtainment, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #Qsracetothetop http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV

photo 3I’m genuinely excited to share with you guys about the newest board game by EQtainment, Q’s Race to the Top!

photo 1As you can see, Ruby was pretty pumped about adding a new board game to our collection as well.

I’ve shared with you guys a little bit about our journey with Jude’s Autism Diagnoses here. As part of our therapy regiment for Jude, we have started doing in-home ABA Therapy 3 days a week. One of the things we do with his (amazing) therapist is play board-games, to practice things like emotional intelligence, social skills, sharing, learning to be flexible, sportsmanship, etc. So when I heard about Q’s Race to the Top and how it helps kiddos with Social Skills, Behavior, Physical Coordination and Emotional Intelligence, I knew we had to get our hands on it! If the term “Emotional Intelligence” is new to you as it was to me not long ago, essentially it means the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judiciously and empathetically. Think of EQ as all the important skills outside of IQ and academic education such as self control, motivation, empathy and social skills. Studies have shown that having a high emotional quotient boosts career success, relationship satisfaction, leadership skills, health, humor and happiness!

When the game arrived, Jude’s Therapist and I opened the box together and were so impressed with the amount of thought that went into developing a game like this. Plus, it smartly makes practicing these skills FUN which is obviously all 2 toddlers like mine really care about.

I also liked that the game is very simple and straight forward, put your cute little colored Q’s on the start arrow, take turns rolling the dice, read the appropriate colored card, do activity or answer question, etc. Ruby is only 3, and she was able to understand the rules to the game instantly.

photo 5Oh, and Jude loves that when you land on the square with the white monkey face you get to jump ahead or go back because he’s cute like that.

photo 4The game comes with 4 colored Q’s, however the game would be easy to play in 2 person teams as well.

I love the way the game mixes physical coordination in with the other important aspects of this game. Especially because with my kids, this helps them to burn their little energy and hold their attention MUCH longer. Plus, its been really hot outside here, especially in the later afternoons, so anyway we can come up with indoor activities that burn that extra toddler (non stop) energy is wonderful for us.

red (1)photo 2They get very serious about physical activity, obvi.

Here are examples of other types of questions:

red (2)red (3)Ruby REALLY needs help with the whole “inside voice” thing. Homegirl has two volumes 1. LOUD 2. Whisper.

EQtainment in addition to board games makes books & videos that teach emotional intelligence as well. We have the book Q’s Wild Ride and the kids have been enjoying that as well. They teach social stories including the same attributes the board game does. Check out EQtainment’s Kickstarter Campaign for more.

Mini Rodini Autumn // Winter 2014

Mini Rodini Autumn // Winter 2014

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Mini Rodini Autumn // Winter 2014

Mini Rodini Autumn // Winter 2014

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Mini Rodini Autumn // Winter 2014

Shop all New Arrivals at Mini Rodini

Mini Rodini was founded in 2005 by the Swedish illustrator Cassandra Rhodin as a tribute to all children, their imagination and sense that everything is possible. It is important that children have clothes that match their own mood and creativity. And while the aesthetic of the Mini Rodini design – playful and humorous – may speak to children, the quality of the garment is equally important. Mini Rodini wants to make it both easy and exciting for parents to buy better products for their kids in regards to design, but more importantly the environmental and ethical aspects.

With sustainability and quality in focus, Mini Rodini creates clothes that modern and conscientious parents want to dress their kids in, and that kids love to wear.

Mini Rodini is one of Scandinavia’s fastest growing children’s wear brands. Selling in some of the most prestigious department stores and independent shops world-wide, from Harvey Nichols in Kuwait, Selfridges in London and Little Fashion Gallery in Paris. As of now, Mini Rodini is represented in over 400 selected locations aside from the three fully owned stores and the successful web channel.

 

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Adorable Leila & Hailey are our #lookieboo (s) of the Day! Thanks to their Mama @jgvaldeezy for tagging @lookieboo on Instagram!

You’re probably wondering what the heck a Spring Kitten is? I was too when Ruby asked me for a “flower kitty” party, but somehow it worked out beautifully. Thank you so much to all of the Etsy Shops that partnered with Lookie Boo for this year’s party! You can find a complete list below! A special thank you must go out to Emily at Bake My Day who made the gorgeous cupcakes-in-a-jar and Ruby’s pink ombre cake & rose cookies. Last but not least, thank you to Amanda Rose Photography for shooting this editorial! Make sure to check out her Photography Bloglike Amanda Rose Photography on Facebook and follow Amanda on Instagram for more awesomeness.

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Thank you to these incredible Etsy Shops:

Glamor Princess 3rd Birthday Candle by Little Miss Mraz

 Pink & Purple Origami Bow Garlands by Dear Betsy

Custom Personalized Nursery Name & Birthday Hoop by Lola’s Little Place

Kitten Pin-back Buttons (on favor boxes) by Paper Candys

“Ruby Mae” Customized Nursery Print by Strawberry Jam Studio

17 Piece Paper Rosette Backdrop by Decor by Toria

XL Giant Tissue Flowers by Frilly Lane Handmade - Special for our readers! Use code LookieBoo5 to receive $5 off of a purchase of $20 or more. Expires August 1, 2014

Black & White Upcycled Cat Bunting Banner by Two Time Vintage

Pink & White Heart Pinwheels by Halo’s Haven

Pink & Purple Kitten Crayon Favors by Mini Monet Crayons

Sweet Sunset Tassel Garland in pink, purple, yellow & gold by Silverlake Sisters

 “Meow” Burlap Cat Lovers Banner by Mimi’s Creations for You

Custom Vintage Kitten Birthday Party Invitation by Itsy Belle

Vintage Kitten custom Candy Wrappers, Water Bottle Wrappers, Treat-boxes and Pin the Butterfly Game by Perfect Wrappers

Hello Kitty Vintage Inspired Cake Bunting Banner by Ali Eli Weddings

Rose Crown by Megan Madinger from Daisy Salon Sacramento

Free Printable! Instagram Hashtag Sign by The Elli Blog

Free Printable! Country Floral “Thank You” tags by The Elli Blog

 

 

 

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Ruby Mae’s outfit of the day: dress & kitten ears from H&M // bow belt by Down East Basics // shoes by Journey’s.