Current Trends We’re in LOVE with!

I’m so excited for this spring’s trends, big hats, gingham and blush have always been some of my favorites as a kid. Inspired by childhood heirlooms they’re taking kids and mom’s fashion by storm! A few of our favorites include:

Bathing suits

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I love the laid back style that crips gingham gives. Pairing blush slides with this swimsuit & top for example. And a straw hat makes any photo insta-ready!

 

Mommy and mini sets

 

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I love the splurge worthy on trend sandals from Australia being worn right now, but I’m in love with these just as adorable pair from Old Navy! Mommy and mini can wear complimentary shoes and still keep family budgets on track! That’s a win in my book!

 

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I’m also loving mommy & mini rompers that have come out this season! We took a fun girls trip to our local outdoor science and technology museum and had so much fun wearing these not-so-matching rompers together!

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Spring Skin Care Updates

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Our current skin care obsessions are from Lancôme! We received these samples complimentary for testing purposes and couldn’t be happier with the results! A perfect tinted moisturizer you can wear all by itself, no other make up needed! (I use Golden Sand.) This amazing serum  that helps improve skin’s radiance, elasticity, firmness, skin tone, and smoothness. And this awesome firming and dark spot correcting moisturizer with sunscreen! If you like a little shimmer on your lips, you’ll like this prismatic plump lip gloss. Thanks so much to Influenster for sending these amazing skin care products our way for testing!

 

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What are your favorite trends right now? Share them below or join us on Facebook or Instagram for live conversations!

xo,

Christine

 

Easy Valentine Mobile Craft

I love Valentine’s Day, especially now that I’m a mom.  Children see the world with such wonder and amazement, it makes holidays even more fun! We love doing crafts together, and our favorites always include something personalized. Almost all of the supplies we used can be bought at the dollar store if you don’t already have most of it at home! Bonus points, right? Fun and almost free!

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Supplies

  • Large Foam Hearts (we got ours at Dollar Tree)
  • Small Foam Heart Stickers (also from Dollar Tree)
  • Bakers Twine, Yarn, whatever you have on hand
  • Paint & Paint Brush
  • Markers, Craft Pen, whatever you have on hand
  • Scissors
  • Tape or Glue
  • FREE Hearts Printable 

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Ready to get started? Grab a couple paper towels and let’s got!

Print out our hearts here, if you haven’t already. Then cut out the hearts and set them aside. Cut the baker’s twine/ string/ yarn to four pieces of 11 inches in length.

Ask the child to pick a paint color they’d like to do their hand print with. (Tip for those that don’t like messy hands, trace their hand on the Large Heart, then fill it in with paint together!) For the others, gently paint the palm of your child’s hand with their desired color and ask them to spread their fingers while you guide them to making their hand print on one of the large hearts! Set aside to dry.

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Lay out three pieces of baker twine and the heart cutouts with the small foam hearts in the pattern you would like for your mobile. Carefully remove the backing to each heart sticker and place adhesive side up with the string on top and place one printed heart on top making a sandwich with the string in the middle. (Tip, you could use red/ white/ pink hearts cut from construction paper in place of the heart stickers.) Repeat for all three strings attaching all the printed hearts to the heart stickers.

 

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“LOVE IS…” to the Large heart with the hand print, then turn over (make sure the paint is dry! and tape or glue the fourth piece of string to the back as a loop. While turned over, tape or glue to the bottom of the backside of the heart the three rows of hearts now dangling on the strings.

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Great work! Don’t forget to write your child’s name and the year on the back of their new master piece! These Easy Valentine Mobiles could be gifts for grandparents, teachers, godparents, elderly neighbors, anyone that could benefit from such a sweet homemade gift.

If you tried this craft, let us know! We’d love to hear from you. Comment below.

Valentine Craft