Monday, December 27, 2010

The After Math

Christmas was WONDERFUL! My babies are precious and I had so much fun watching the magic though their eyes. We had a great few days with family and now it is back to reality.
Reality is, that I am leaving town soon and I have packing, un-decorating, and a LOT of work to do since I am so behind. (thank you large kidney stone, so nice of you to take total control of my body a few days before Christmas. I have plenty of time to work, nothing but problem)
I will be back with more cute kid finds in a week or so. I hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas!

                              Merry Christmas, from our monitor to yours!

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, full of sweet memories and love!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

alacrity shout out!

I was so excited when I woke up and saw this shirt featured on the blog famous nie nie dialogues this morning!
My friend, Kelly, is the designer behind alacrity designs and I am so thrilled Nie Nie loves her bronco shirt as much as I do!

Grammy has this shirt waiting under her tree for Dean this year, and I am SO excited for him to wear it. Total preciousness!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Anthro Kids

Anthropologie for kids? Yes, please. Good thing the only available size in this dress is size 6 month, because I would have been tempted. Very, very tempted.

BB Blocks

We have all seen adorable monthly photos of sweet growing newborns on our favorite blogs and friends facebook profiles, right? I came across these sweet blocks and they are the perfect addition to these little weekly or monthly photo sessions. They are $40. for the set and I think they make a fabulous, unique baby gift.

You can purchase them here!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Grace's First Birthday

Since I get so much joy from planning my babies birthday parties, I thought I would share some of the cuteness. I really try to keep things cute, inexpensive, and FUN!
It only makes sense to start with Grace's first birthday. It was a cute, sassy zebra and hot pink party. 
I wanted her to have an outfit to match the theme. Shockingly this was before etsy changed my life forever, so I purchased this somewhere on ebay.
The table was so fun and girly! I purchased cheap, pink feather boas, and the table cloth was just fabric from Walmart. I added fresh pink flowers, some beads and bling, food and voila, done!

I ordered cookies with the #1 from Posh Cookies. This is such a cute shop and they even do cute baking birthday parties!

Her cake was made by Virginia's. Y'all her cakes are soooo good. My goodness.

This just makes me want to curl up on the couch and cry.

Cake Time!

That was such a great day! I remember feeling heavy that my baby was turning one, but also excited about all the adventures that were ahead of us. I am so very thankful for this little girl!

Friday, December 10, 2010

That was Fun!

I just did some serious shopping for my kids and it was! I feel a little guilty, like I did something wrong, but it also feels so good to spoil my babies.
I went to baby gap, and the entire store is buy one get another for 60% off.  So go, shop, and love.

Remember this dress? Well, it is even better in person, and I purchased it for my dress loving girl. oh, yes i did. She is going to LOVE it. I even bought it a little big so it has ultimate princess length and twirl potential.  

Guess what is even better? I bought these shoes to go with it! They match perfectly. Grace Parker will refer to these as glass slippers, i GUARANTEE you!

She will be ripping off her P.J.'s on Christmas morning extra fast to put this little ensemble on. I can't wait!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bulletin Board

I love this cute cork board! I think it would be so cute to hang two side by side in our utility room. It would be a fun spot for the kids special art work and birthday party invitations.
You can find it here!

Monday, December 6, 2010

so, this one is not for the kids

 If you have an extra $1250.00 you have been wanting to spend, I can help! How about this hat?!

You're welcome.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Mr. Darcy Proposal

I love this Pride and Prejudice quote so sweetly placed on a baby onesie.

"In vain I have struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you." 

SWEET. The end.
You can find it here!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My Little Princess Would Approve

I love the sweet dresses at Baby Gap right now.
I also love that when I am searching at gap for Grace, she is still under the babyGap link, rather than the GapKids link. She is getting so big and I am holding on to the baby while I can.
I searched and I think out of the standard gymboree, old navy, crazy 8, and baby gap; baby gap wins for this seasons holiday dresses.

 this one is my favorite out of the fancy dresses. Grace would LOVE this!
 and this one would look so great with Grace's skin tone and dark hair. Have I mentioned that I really like animal print? I do. Really.
You can find these sweet styles here!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

This is the Thanksgiving turkey recipe that Grace dictated to her pre-school teacher.

 It reads:

Ingredients: feathers, snacks, chocolate

Directions: Mix it up and put it in the oven and it will turn into my birthday cake in a long, long time.

i love my girl!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Small Words

While setting up Grace's big girl room I was searching high and low for some whimsical, girly bird art to hang above her bed. I found Small Words through Kelly's Korner, and I am so glad I did! Small Words specializes in custom name canvases for your little ones, but she can really do anything. Kim is so talented and so great to work with. Most her canvases are created with some 3 dimensional detail and it really makes her art unique. Here are some examples of her work.

This is one of the bird paintings small words did for my Grace Parker. I LOVE them. Look at the feathers! I chose two square canvases that compliment each other and hang side by side over her bed. I think these birdies will be hanging around Grace's room for a long time!

Go here and fall in love with Small Words!

Monday, November 29, 2010

My Wild Man

I recently came across these two shirts that have Dean's name all over them.

This Little DJ Onesie would be so cute on my Little Dean Jackson

and this just cracks me up. Seriously, I have been meaning to take a nap since mid October. 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Lil' Bug Clothing

I love Lil' Bug Clothing on their huge selection of sweet, little girl clothes.
I actually purchased Grace's 2nd birthday outfit from there and it was pretty darn cute.

Right now I am loving the Lil' Bug Christmas outfits!

                 I think this one is my favorite. I have serious animal print love. 

Find Lil' Bug's Christmas items Here!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, from my family to yours!

My little Dean is feeling yucky and did NOT want to be photographed today. He visited the dr. yesterday and on top of a bad cold, sometime in the last 4 weeks he lost a tube and already has an ear infection! Here we go again.......

Miss Grace Parker has some funny Thanksgiving smiles for you, though!

Her shirt was made by She She Made!

I hope you have a great day, surrounded by the people you love!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dean's Hat

In August of 2009, Jeremy's brother got married to my dear sister-in-law and they had a seriously beautiful wedding. Dean Jackson was only 5 months old at the time, and I was determined to find a stylish hat for him to wear to the wedding. I found the perfect hat on etsy at Kid in the Hat. It is SO well made and it was perfect with his little man suit! Just look at my little baby boy!!
You can purchase Dean's hat here!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Planet Pudge

Isn't Planet Pudge such a cute etsy shop name? I love the name, and I love the shop.

I know some sweet little boys who would love this train shirt

                                        Trendy Merry Christmas

        Planet Pudge has a big selection of CUTE birthday shirts for both boys and girls

                                     and some cuteness for everyday wear

        I really think Dean might need this for valentines day. stinkin' cute!

You can find these precious designs here!