Saturday, March 17, 2018

March Amazon Purchases

Good afternoon and happy, happy Saturday! The weather is gorgeous here today, so Todd and I are planning to clean off and stain the deck, and then if we have time we're going to plant a few flowers. Todd usually does the cleaning while I handle the staining. I'm not sure why, but I love to do the staining / painting of anything outdoors :) 

But anyway, as promised, here are my Amazon purchases from March so far. I feel like I buy SO much stuff from Amazon these days, but they literally have everything (and usually the best prices). Not to mention the convenience of Amazon Prime's free one day shipping. 

I LOVE these bows for Taylor's hair. They have the good, sturdy alligator clips, plus, the quality of the ribbon is awesome. And you just can't beat 15 hair bows for $11! 

I just ordered these tees and I'm obsessed! Later today, I'll share what they look like with you guys! 

We just used these pulls on our updated cabinet and drawer fronts, and they are gorgeous. Plus, the price was unbeatable for good quality hardware.

This picture does not do this dress any justice at is soooo pretty in person! This is another dress that I will show you guys later today. 

If you have never used oils, this is the set I swear by and you really need to try it. And these days, Todd loves them as much as I do. Knock on wood (and I am not saying this is the reason), but neither Carson nor Taylor have gotten sick once this entire winter. Every single night we mix health shield, breathe, and good sleep into their diffusers...and we swear by these three for a good night's sleep and no cold symptoms. 

I just ordered this stuff about two weeks ago and I've only used it twice, but I am loving it so far. My hair feels so soft and silky after I blow dry it. 

These are like mini Yeti cups for kids! They keep drinks super cold, and I just love the no-slip rubber grips and lids. To top things off, they're dishwasher safe...which is a big plus in our house. 

Taylor has grown out of all of her pajamas over the last few months, so I did a lot of digging on Amazon and found the two adorable pairs below. Both are super super soft and the prints are adorable. 

Taylor's sweet Easter's even more gorgeous in person! The quality is amazing and so is the price tag. 

The kids and I are planning to make some sugar cookies with these today. And I also ordered this royal icingthese bottles for the icing, and these pastel food colors.

How adorable are these bunny pajamas! And again, these are super soft as well. 

Carson is obsessed with this gaming headset. I did some research and these had awesome reviews, plus, the price was about half of what it was at Target and Walmart.  

I had so many questions on Instastories about these rollerblades for Taylor. She loves them, and has actually gotten pretty good with them. These are the ones I ordered for myself and they are really good as well. I used to roller blade and ice skate a good bit in my younger years, so thank goodness my old body still remembers how to do it...ha! 

I've been using this stuff in Carson's and Taylor's hair since they were both babies, and to this day, they both still use it every morning. It's the best de-tangler, and makes their hair smell so good. 

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Kids Easter Outfits and Basket Ideas

Can you guys believe Easter is less than three weeks away!? For once, I'm actually ahead of the game this year! I already have Easter outfits for both kids and most of the goodies for their baskets. If you don't already have baskets for your kiddos, I highly recommend these from PBK. We bought Carson's when he was only a year old and eight years later it's still in great shape. 

As far as their outfits go, I bought Taylor this dress (I showed it to you guys earlier this week on Instastrories) and I bought Carson this shirt and these shorts

I know a lot of you have been requesting Easter outfits for babies and toddlers through dm messages so I rounded up my absolute favorites for you guys below. 

- I cannot get over how adorable the matching brother and sister smocked short sets are, and those mini boat shoes...I die. 

- Lace white dress with bloomers, such a sweet, classic look for Easter. 

- And oh how I remember the sweet little Robeez shoes, they were favorites of mine for both Carson and Taylor. 

- Love those ruffle sleeves on that seersucker smocked dress. And the price is so good! 

- I'm not sure what it is about that yellow, but I am so drawn to this dress. And of course it would look so good with the classic salt water sandals

- That little man seersucker suit, I have no words. 

- And how darling is that shirt and suspender short set

Along with requests for Easter outfits, a lot of you also wanted to see Easter basket ideas as well. And I am pretty excited about all the super cute and fun stuff I found! 

- Oh how I miss the cute little hooded towels. And this one is a great price and has wonderful reviews. 

-  This little finger painting art set is so fun, and I love that it's their actual fingerprints they use to create the art. 

Easter egg hunt Legos...both my kids will LOVE these! 

- This pollinator push garden set is so cool, and I know Taylor is going to have a blast planting and watching everything grow. 

- No matter what age, this light up football would be something all boys would like. 

- I've been on the hunt for the perfect little tea set for Taylor for a while now and I love every single thing about this one. 

- One can never go wrong with Play-Doh... especially in adorable Easter eggs :) At age nine, Carson still loves Play-Doh! 

- Cutest sidewalk chalk I ever did see. 

- Perfect basket filler for those of you with new tiny ones. 

-  Go Fish, Old Maid, and Slap Jack all in one set! And the Easter themed cards are way too cute.  

- Taylor is going to flip over these decorate your own butterfly magnets. She has really been into playing school with the chalkboard and magnets in our laundry room, so this craft kit is a total winner.

- OBSESSED with these name books. Taylor and Carson both have one, and they still get excited to flip the pages and see their name throughout the entire book. 

- Someone please get this bunny, if y'all don't then I'm going to have to. And trust me, we DO NOT need another stuffed animal. 

- I feel like my kids would've really enjoyed this interactive puppet set when they were younger. Heck, Taylor may still enjoy it now. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

This and That

Happy Tuesday! Sorry for the unexpected five day break, but it's been a little crazy around here. To add to the craziness, we are having all of our cabinet doors and drawers in the kitchen replaced. I'll share more with you guys on Instastories today about this situation.

// This past Saturday, I had wonderful (but short) little girls night away at Kiawah! I always enjoy my time with these ladies.

We ate lunch at Fuji in Fresh Field Village and their sushi was amazing! 

After lunch, we did a little shopping and you guys know I had to stop at my favorite Lilly Pulitzer store. I can't wait to show you guys what I grabbed for Taylor and myself. I'm hoping it warms up this weekend so that I can take some photos. I also finally got to try on their new swimsuits, and you guys, they are even better than I expected! The styles, the material, and the support were amazing! 

Isle Lattice One Piece (runs tts - I am wearing size 2)

Lanai Halter One Piece (runs tts - I am wearing size 2)

I also tried on this top and loved it! It runs tts and I'm wearing the xs. 

After a fun day of shopping we headed out to Turtle Point and had dinner at the club house. You guys, the views were breathtaking and we watched the most gorgeous sunset I have ever seen. 

// Found the cutest top ever and it is so comfy!! It runs really big so make sure you size down. 
For reference, I'm wearing the xxs.

And these high waist distressed jeans are such a good fit and also at a great price! 

// I had so many requests for this recipe!! It was SO good, but a little time consuming. 

Luckily, there was enough leftovers for Todd and I to enjoy it again for lunch the next day. And these meal prep/leftover containers are the best! 

Okay, off to go grab a few groceries and tackle my never ending laundry load. I hope you all have a great Tuesday! 

Thursday, March 8, 2018

10 Gorgeous / Affordable Spring Dresses

Good morning friends and happy almost Friday! Do you ladies have anything fun planned for the weekend? I have a girls night Saturday out on Kiawah and I can't wait! It's been forever since I've been out there, and I'm so excited to catch up and spend some time with my girlfriends. Added bonus, the weather is going to be sunny and gorgeous on Saturday! 

And speaking of sunny and gorgeous, I've had a lot of requests to share some of my favorite spring dresses with you all. I love each and every one of these dresses, and they would all be perfect for Easter, church, a spring wedding, or just a day or night out. 

They had me with the ruffle sleeves on this beauty, and of course, the pale pink color. 

This brand is my favorite for any special occasion dress, but they always nail it with all of their maxi dresses as well. Along with the dress below, I also have my eye on this one

Love the cut and the gorgeous lace detail on this one. 

Give me all the stripes! And how fun is this twist front bow.

Y'all know I'm always a sucker for anything pink gingham, plus, I love the ruffles on the sleeves and at the bottom. 

So excited to see a lot of off the shoulder dresses this season. This little beauty is also 40% off today! And you have to check this one out too, it's so pretty and also on sale as well. 

Nothing beats a good white dress for spring, and I'm dying over the split neck and ruffle sleeves. 

Pretty floral print, plus, I just adore the crisscross back on this one. 

Baby blue lace perfection. This is a classic dress that can be worn to almost any and every event. 

Of course I love the print and the off the shoulder, but I also love that it's lined so you don't have to worry about it being see through. 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Our Stay at Great Wolf Lodge

Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday! 

I know a lot of you were interested in hearing about our stay at Great Wolf Lodge, so I thought I would give you all a little re-cap!

First off, we all had a blast, and no matter where you go, getting out of town with your family and enjoying some fun together is always a treat! Add in an indoor waterpark, 4-D movies, treats galore, a huge arcade, and it's pretty much heaven on earth for kids. 

We arrived Thursday evening around 7pm and the first thing we did was check out our rooms. I highly recommend the themed rooms, we did a 'Kid Kamp' suite, and both Taylor and Carson loved having their own little space with bunk beds and their own tv. After we checked out our rooms, we ventured around the lodge and checked out everything else. The kids were so excited that they could barely sleep, but thankfully, they passed out by 10pm. 

On Friday morning, this was them ready to rock and roll by 8am...and the water park didn't even open until 9am...ha! And thanks so much to one of my readers who suggested that we purchase warm robes for them to wear when they got out of the water. These robes were a lifesaver and kept them warm when we got out to visit other areas of the lodge. I purchased them here and here off Amazon for anyone wondering. And Carson has still been wearing his every morning at home while he eats breakfast :) 

Speaking of breakfast, this was ours every morning. I swear that I'm still dreaming about these doughnuts, y'all! If you ever visit Great Wolf Lodge in North Carolina, make sure you go by OMG doughnuts. It is hands down the best doughnuts I've ever eaten and it's walking distance from the lodge. 

The waterpark was SO fun for all of us! Taylor was tall enough to ride all of the slides except one, so she was super excited. The higher and the faster a ride (or a slide) is, the more she loves it! Our favorite slides were the Alberta Slides and River Canyon Run. All four of us could ride the River Canyon Run together so that was awesome! 

You can find all of Taylor's swimsuits in yesterdays post here, and mine is on major sale here. This high neck one-piece by the same brand would have been even better for the waterpark! 

After a few hours at the waterpark we decided to grab lunch and shower up for some arcade fun. We ate lunch at the Lodge Wood Fired Grill and it was mediocre at best. But it was convenient, laid back, and the kids were able to just toss on their robes to eat. 

The arcade was huge (not crowded) and the kids had the best time!! 

Carson even won 1,000 tickets on one of the games...he was so pumped! 

After the arcade we headed back to the waterpark to play in the wave pool and ride a few more slides. And later, we ended up grabbing dinner at the Buckets, which is a walk-up burger and fries place inside the waterpark. The kids loved their hot dogs, but Todd and I both thought our burgers were terrible...ha! So take note, get the hot dog if you grab a bite there :) 

Bedtime movies and snuggles in our bed, even though they had their own tv :) But honestly, I didn't mind one bit! 

On Saturday morning, we hit the waterpark one last time for a few hours. 

And by noon, we were ready to get on the road to go enjoy some good lunch. Thanks to everyone who recommended Bad Daddy's Burger was awesome!! The fried pickles were some of the best I've ever had and my shroom burger was amazing! 

The Great Wolf Lodge was truly the perfect little weekend getaway for our family. Carson and Taylor's laughs and smiles this past weekend were some I hope I never forget because they were priceless.