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lo-fi fun


(First of all, thanks so much to everyone who entered the Kiwi Crate giveaway!!  The winner is Denise, and I’ll be emailing you shortly!   Kiwi Crate is also offering $5 off a new subscription to Kiwi, Koala, Doodle, or Tinker crate, so if you were considering trying it out, here’s your chance!  Use code GG5OFF.)

children's records

Have you tried listening to records with your littles?  It’s one of my favorite things.  We have a record player I bought for Chip a few years back, and over time I have collected a few children’s albums from vintage shops and etsy.  The girls love them, and it’s so fun to watch them either cuddled up on the couch, completely enthralled with the story, or dancing around the room, acting out the parts and pretending to be a part of it.  It’s such a great option for non-screen, lo-fi entertainment, and it kind of feels like it takes you back in time.  If you haven’t tried it, go for it – you may be surprised at how much they love it, and the old records are just the sweetest!  You can also find lots of old Disney records of favorite movies – the girls adore RobinHood.  It’s fun for date nights, too; cozying up in front of the fireplace and listen to a favorite album is so romantical!

Sources: (1) Alice in Wonderland Album; (2) Pony Boy Record; (3) The Wizard of Oz; (4) Flower Record Player; (5) Navy Record Player; (6) Peach Record Player; (7) Gold Record Player; (8) Vinyl Record Player; (9) Turquoise Record Player; (10) Peter Pan Record; (11) Cinderella; (12) Peter and the Wolf


Joni"Aww, so fun, Jacqueline!!:) Great to hear from you! I think I probably had the same record player …"

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fall booties

It’s bootie season!  Do you love them as much as I do?  I think they are so fun, and love that I can wear them with jeans or dresses or just whatever.  Here are some that I’m crushing on right now (although I’d never actually get those leopard ones – I couldn’t possibly manage in those heels but they are striking!).  I got the Lucky Penny ones last winter, and they are my faves.  The metallic is just so good and the low heel is easy to manage with little people in tow.  Hope you all have a fantastic weekend enjoying this wonderful season!!

Sources: (1) Lucky Penny Boots; (2) Tapestry Wedge Boots; (3) Louie Boots; (4) Linden Zipper Booties; (5) Collins Fringe Moccasins; (6) Margot Booties;  (7) Splendid Suede Booties; (8) Leopard Booties; (9) Grey Booties


halloween decor ideas

I’m working on finishing up details for a harvest/halloween style challenge with the Home Depot.  I’m really happy with a couple of the updates we made to our living room – it was a fun excuse to take on a project!  It was a little hard for me to pin down the look I wanted to go for at first, because I’m not super into halloween (love dressing up the babies, but the creepiness is not my thing) and warm oranges and autumnal hues aren’t my favorite, either.  I love them in nature, but I tend to skew cooler when it comes to interiors.  I found the above images to strike a good balance on what I’m going for – love all of the above!

Sources: Black and White Dining Room; Wire Boo Sign; Boo Banner; Fall Place Setting


Joni"Thanks so much, Becky!! I really appreciate it!:) "

Becky"can't wait to see what you come up with. i always look to you for inspiration for the holidays and …"


diaper bag

It’s been quite awhile since I have done a roundup of diaper bags, so here are some favorites (for under $200 – some of those above are really great sales, like that Marc Jacobs bag, and the gorgeous hot pink Rebecca Minkoff number!).  When choosing a diaper bag, keep these things in mind: (1) Don’t skimp on size, (2) compartments are essential, especially to keep bottles or sippy cups upright, and (3) consider the closure and method of wearing.  I think it’s helpful to have a bag with a couple of options for wearing (i.e. over the shoulder or cross-body)- and stroller clips are an extra bonus!  Also, as a note, I bought Chip one of those Fjallraven bags, and he loves it.  It’s perfect for his laptop for work, and also great when he takes adventures with the girls. He can fit all the necessaries in there without having to carry around a diaper bag – so it’s a great daddy gift!!

Sources: (1) Pretty Eliz-a-baby Bag; (2) Messenger Diaper Bag; (3) Fjallraven Kanken Bag; (4) Harper Diaper Bag; (5) Olivia Nylon Bag; (6) French Stripe Duo Bag;  (7) Downing Tote (not super great as a diaper bag, but it is handy when you have a toddler and just need snacks and extra clothes); (8) Allure Stripe Bag; (9) Kate Diaper Bag; (10) Lina J Bag; (11) Cinnamon Grand Central Bag; (12) Amanda Zipper Bag

And if you are feeling extra spendy, or want to splurge on someone else, here are some fancier bags (my sister has the Knocked Up bag and is crazy about it! Sources below image.).

diaper bag splurges

Sources: (1) Marc Jacobs Eliz-a-baby Bag; (2) Danzo Baby Diaper Bag; (3) Kate Spade Stripe Stevie Bag; (4) Rebecca Minkoff Knocked Up Bag; (5) Kate Spade Stevie Baby Bag



Joni"So good to hear, Rebecca! My sister says the same thing, and it is so beautiful! "

Rebecca Voigt"I have the Knocked Up bag and LOVE IT! I went back and forth on whether it was worth the …"

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chloe's garden partyHooray for the weekend!  It’s nearly over, but we have really enjoyed it.  We spent some time at the farm relaxing, and spent a little time in the yard working this afternoon.  I’m not sure I’m ready for Monday, but I’m thankful to feel rested!!

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My friend Kristin (who happens to live within walking distance of our house – so awesome!) just threw this gorgeous garden party for her little Chloe (snapshot above).  All the details were so sweet, and Vivi had a grand time re-potting a flower (and being sure to take care of it since!), playing, and of course, eating yummy cake.  Kristin’s house is so lovely – I mean, just look at that dreamy kitchen nook that was just featured on Domino!  She’s super talented, and super fun to hang out with, too.

Loved this post from Lesley on how we can’t do it all.

Drooling over these gorgeous gilded gemstone popsicles.  They are almost too pretty to eat!

This chair from Ikea is the sweetest.  We hung it in the playhouse, and it’s the perfect little reading spot for Vivi.  Speaking of – can’t wait to share it this Friday!



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