I love, love, LOVE Christmas decorations. Sadly, so do my children. And if there is one thing I know, it's that 14-month-olds and most home decor do not mix. The dilemma: how was I to go about decorating for the holidays while keeping my children (and my decorations) safe. I know there are plenty of options for gating off your tree, but I have two toddlers on my hands. They may be little, but they are smart. One will distract me while the other quickly and quietly gets into something they ... Read More about Toddler-Proof Christmas
A girlfriend introduced me to oreo truffles, aka "crack balls" a couple of years ago. Shout-out time: Thanks Danielle! Since then, I have seen all sorts of flavored oreos in the store, just waiting to be tinkered with. I was really excited as I went to the store to buy peppermint oreos. Imagine my disappointment when I found good old mint oreos. Mint. Mint? Maybe it all stems from my overall dislike for mint chocolate chip ice cream... or the knot in my stomach that tightens when I see a ... Read More about Peppermint Oreo Truffles
R & B turned one last month... I'm still shocked that I'm mom to TWO TODDLERS now! Where did the last year go?!?! For various reasons, a big family birthday party just wasn't going to work out this year, so we had a low-key birthday weekend. It was perfect. My (very pregnant) sister flew in from LA to visit. We went to a local apple orchard for one year pictures, and had a small family dinner, complete with smash cakes, to celebrate. ... Read More about they’re one!
It's the last of the twins' "firsts" as far as major holidays are concerned. Since the weather is finally making it feel like summer, I wanted to take R & B to the park to play in the grass and take some pictures. I really wanted to capture their first experience feeling grass, and I thought some 4th of July themed pictures would be cute. Well, this little trip to the park may have gotten a bit out of control (in a good way). ... Read More about 4th of July photo shoot
How to make simple baby headbands with bows for a baby girl We haven't always put headbands on Miss. B, but I feel like we should have. She looks so much better in them, and it eliminates (for the most part) the awkward "boy or girl?" inquiry from strangers. As if being decked out in a pink outfit wasn't clue enough. Seriously. It all started when Miss. B's hair started growing out. It was too short to lay flat, so it just kind of went every-which-way. A headband ensured that the ... Read More about Easy and Bow Headbands: How to make Simple Baby Headbands