Monday, August 24, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fall... Please Visit Soon!

Randomly I visited Target's kiddo section. I haven't been a regular because I am not finding great sales and honestly I can have it shipped to my house for less from better brands. They do, however, have a lovely Where the Wild Things Are  collection that is pretty much something that will jump right into your buggy! Pottery Barn has a wonderful costume series from the book as well. I highly recommend it.
Summer shorts are also currently 30% off at Target for around $5. I like to go 50% so I am waiting it out. I purchased about four pairs from there last year on clearance for $2.70 and it made a big difference. We need a LOT of shorts given that Sammy comes home looking like he's a regular on the dirty jobs show. But if you don't want to risk it head on over!

I ended up being able to get most of Sammy's Fall/Winter 5T wardrobe second hand on the Gap Boys Resale page on facebook. Most of the things are timeless so I will start doing the weekly outfit posts once it is not so hot out. That will be coming so this space won't be so barren. I do have more inspiration lately so that has been a great feeling.

Boden is back in action a bit. We did buy a few things from there. They take paypal which is amazing. I view it as Mommy Currency and I love that I can really count on paypal to keep me safe. Hanna Anderssen is still not my thing but sometimes they have a one off piece that we get. I still find shopping online is the key to saving money.

Carters is having a $10 off $30 sale through today so if you are in need of smaller kiddo clothing- hit that up! We are semi done with Carters for Sammy because the styling isn't really edgy enough to suit our tastes. Also we prefer somewhere with a loyalty program so we can earn back money and points towards free clothing. Also Carters changed their savings polices a bit after Sammy turned two and made it more expensive. Gap on the other hand for us is always the cheapest option. They just sent me another $10 off today. Woot woot!!

I am gearing up for Apple picking and pumpkin everything. I love Fall. I know it's "basic" of me. But the crisp air and the lack of sweating is really my thing. Sammy and I take a morning walk these days before we jet off to school/work and I would love it to be really cool out.

So Happy Back to School! Sorry no back to school posts yet. I feel like August pretty much happened and we are still trying to catch our breath!

Thursday, July 9, 2015


The last few months I haven't felt terribly inspired. My son is now 4.5 and I still love buying him adorable outfits and he is still such a joy. (That will never change!) But since he is now school aged the daily fun outfits are mostly at an end. He needs to wear things for school that he can get dirty. (It kills me)

I have often said that boy fashion is just as fun and exciting as girl fashion and I wholeheartedly believe that. I often look at girl clothing and am just drawn back to the boy section. I know that this rut is because Summer is hard to dress a child because of the play clothes factor and that he's just getting a bit older.

Until he started actual school I had never purchased anything for play or specifically that he can get dirty. It just wasn't needed. Now I have a set of almost identical shorts that he wears to school. We do have some rockin cut outs and some amazing swim wear (see below post) so those are making my heart happy while I wait for Fall to roll back in so I can get some plaid and sweaters on my boy and sit back and enjoy.

I hope everyone's summer is just fantastic. We have rain - basically perma rain and I am ready for some steady sunshine.

Happy Summer!

Swim Roundup 2015

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Little Boy Meets Playground

Little Boy Meets Playground

Target... I am side-eyeing you right now.

Usually I can enjoy shopping at Target in the small kiddo section often. They usually have several things I want and it is a joy to pick something adorable out for Sammy.

Not lately. It has been so boring and lame in there - my money is quite safe. The husband is probably wondering where this sudden boon of income has come from. I am sure I will find something to spend my hard earned pennies on but- Genuine Kids and Target come on!

Friends have told me it is the same for the girl's section as well. I found the same to be true a couple of years ago. Some times target is just hit or miss. I probably am over annoyed at them but I am just going to let myself be mad.

That along with Sammy coming home from school looking like a box car kid daily- there has been a shocking lack of inspiration lately. I know that will pick up soon. I did get some adorable sandals and he looked pretty darn cute this morning. So ebb and flow I guess.

Happy Wednesday! We have a three day week this week. Friday the hubs and I are spending the day in Cincinnati where Jungle Jim is located. We clearly need cheese! That and Sammy is going to make the change from toddler bed to twin bed. He's not keen yet. I am hoping a bed setup in his room will be appealing. I am excitedly trying to decide on bedding so that has been something I am enjoying. More to come on that!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Montessori Update

We just had our first conference and were so pleased with the results and feedback given.

Seriously if you are on the fence about a Montessori education for your child- I can't tell you how much it's enhanced my son's life. Apparently he is also extremely social and has many friends which pretty much is the best feedback I've been given.

We just don't have the same problems we did before. The peace and understanding there are amazing. The kids are so much more like Sammy and our family. Before we had problems with punching and random violence that children should not be exposed to. We have not had that issue in the slightest at Montessori.

Sammy is surrounded by true diversity. There are children from all kinds of backgrounds and I am so proud that he gets to learn in an environment that respects culture so richly. The teachers are supportive of anything going on at home and he is just so at home there.

I was never nervous about this change but I can tell you it was the best change I've made for Sammy. We are thrilled and I want to encourage everyone to listen to your heart about education and doing what you think is best for your child.

Happy Tuesday.

(yesterday i managed to completely break the computer at work and a tech had to fix it... so anything above that is pretty much winning!)