Category Archives: Holidays

Prepping for Holiday Fun with Famous Footwear!

Thank you to Famous Footwear for sponsoring this post!

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On a scale of 1 to 10, my family is an 11 when it comes to loving the holidays. I feel like even stating that should be obvious? Because what’s not to love? Family, friends, sparkling decorations, tasty food, Christmas lights, parties, presents, cute outfits?! It’s basically the season my heart was made for. Every year, when prepping for the holidays, I like to shop for a few special outfits for the kids to wear for Thanksgiving, Christmas, school holiday shows, etc. I feel less guilty spending a little extra on these special outfits when I know lots of pictures will be taken on those days. Pictures I will treasure forever. I’m very sentimental, if you haven’t gathered that by now.

I’ve been trying to think outside of the box when putting together Ruby’s holiday outfits. The traditional ruffly, sparkly, twirly dresses are great, don’t get me wrong, but I thought it would be nice to try something a little more modern this year. Thankfully, Ruby and I do not struggle over what she is going to wear yet. I have fellow Mom friends who are constantly battling with their kiddos about what to wear (“YES TO HAVE TO WEAR PANTS TODAY!”) and I sometimes find myself holding my breath thinking PLEASE DON’T TURN ON ME, RUBY. She’s great about letting me do my thing. She seems to trust me when it comes to making her look cute. I try to include her in certain aspects of her outfits by offering her certain choices and allowing her to voice her opinions. So far for us, it works out great.

A few weeks ago I was looking over Famous Footwear’s #ohsofamous style gallery, looking for some shoe-spiration and asked Ruby if anything caught her eye. If you haven’t checked this yet, #ohsofamous is a fun place to get inspiration, explore what others are wearing, and see the variety that Famous Footwear offers.  Like all basic girls, she is obsessed with boots. So we took a look at Famous Footwear’s selection for little fashionistas and oh my goodness they have so many adorable options!

Here are some of my favorite shots of Miss Ruby Mae in one of her modern holiday outfits! How cute are these boots she chose?!

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Get inspired by what others are wearing and share your own #ohsofamous moments!

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Jude’s 6th Batman Birthday!

I’m going to start this birthday arty re-cap post the same way I always do: by pointing out how I can’t believe this child is bigger and time is an asshole and I’m one step closer to all of my children leaving me and beginning my collection of teacup pigs in an attempt to heal my broken heart.

Okay. Done. Totally fine. Anyways, Jude wanted a Batman birthday party this year and I was just relieved that he didn’t force me into throwing him an Angry Birds party.

I’ve got three kids now, so my party planning game has not been as strong as past years, however my kids don’t care. They still find me impressive somehow. Jude really only cared about a few things: friends/family, sweets and presents. Those are his party essentials and he’s not wrong. Oh, he also wanted tacos because hes not an idiot. So we had a taco bar (and pinata, long story) and it was super easy and delicious.

I’d like to give a big giant shout out to Sean of Sean Greeley Photography for capturing some awesome moments of the day. You should check out his website and like him on Facebook.

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Lookie Boo’s Holiday Gift Guide 2014!

Tis the season to be shopping! I’ve made a small list of some of my favorite new products & brands I discovered this year!

Lookie Boo Gift Guide 2014 Baby & Kiddos

For Babes & Tots: 1. Skip Hop Toys, Mealtime Kits, Diaper Bags, etc!  Skip Hop products meet or exceed all applicable standards for product safet. This includes physical/mechanical standards, as well as recent legislation regarding chemicals and minerals such as BPA, lead and Phthalates. 2. aden + anais Muslin blankets, swaddles & lovies! From the breathability and natural give to the softness and durability, aden + anais aims to bring global awareness of cotton muslin and all of its benefits. 3. Lalabu Soothe Shirt Easy to use pouch calms newborns. Built-in nursing bra for convenient breastfeeding. Perfect for all seasons – stylish enough to wear alone, light enough to wear under layers. Soft, wrinkle free fabric. Made in the USA. 4. Redbubble’s Unique Baby One-Pieces & T-Shirts Redbubble’s Kids clothes are beautiful soft, 100% cotton and ethically sourced, sweatshop-free apparel. Available in a kaleidoscope of colors and sizes ranging from 3 months to 12 years. 5. ClickN Kids Tablet 2 The ClickN KIDS Tablet 2 comes with more than 30 premium pre-loaded games including Talking Tom 2 and Talking Ginger, Diversion & Team Awesome. The ClickN KIDS Tablet 2 also comes exclusively with CNK Digital’s new educational apps including its newly launched SmartRunners™ phonics and math endless runner games, Learn2Write – Start2Finish™ and the multi-award winning Looney Tunes™ Phonics program. ClickN KIDS Tablet 2 Features: Android 4.4 OS (Kit Kat)- 7”, 1024 x 600 resolution, capacitive multi-touch screen- HD quality display, 16.9 aspect ratio- 1.2 GHz Intel® Atom™ Processor Z2520 1GB RAM 8GB onboard storage memory, up to 32GB additional memory via micro SD card slot- 5GB of Cloud storage with Google Drive- Front facing webcam (3 MP), Rear facing webcam (2MP), with microphone- Built-in Wi-Fi- Micro USB port- 5-8  hours of battery life (3600 maH battery). 6. Augie & Lola Modern Baby Must-haves  Handmade in the USA, Augie & Lola offers an array of modern, unique and inspiring essential baby products. Tons of customizable options to suit every style & price range.

 

Lookie Boo Gift Guide 2014 for Mama

My Wish List 2014: 1. SOL REPUBLIC RELAYS RELAYS are SOL REPUBLIC’s award-winning sports headphone that keeps up with you. Our patented FreeFlex™ technology provides a seamless, adaptable fit that’s easy to put in and won’t fall out. From the gym to the street, from the train to the slopes, RELAYS are the first sports headphones you will want to wear all day. 2. Urban Decay’s Naked on the Run Palette A limited-edition, all-in-one travel palette loaded with exclusive eye shadows, blush, bronzer, lip gloss, and mascara—everything needed for a complete Naked makeup look. 3. Kate Spade Satchel Handbag High quality leather handbags with an exuberant approach to the everyday encourages personal style with a dash of incandescent charm. 4. Shark® Rotator® Powered Lift-Away® Complete home cleaning has never been so convenient! This vacuum cleans where others can’t, with unprecedented versatility and under furniture reach. Fingertip Controls allows seamless transition from hard floors to carpet cleaning. Some highlights include: Rotator® power nozzle with motorized brush that deep cleans and reaches further under furniture. Powerful LED headlights on the nozzle and handle to improve visibility under furniture or in dark, hard-to-see spaces. Fingertip Controls for easy transitions between hard floors, carpet and area rugs. Hard Floor Genie™ bare floor attachment picks up large debris and fine dust in one easy step. Extra-long 30 foot power cord provides maximum range for cleaning large spaces. Specialized tools to offer versatility in cleaning include a premium pet power brush, upholstery tool, flexible crevice tool and canister caddy.

 

What is on your wishlist this year?!