Parenthood is… bringing home snow from vacation

Now where do you stop? As a parent who has let their child take home snow from a Christmas Vacation, now what? I mean you’re not going to say no to that half coconut shell she drank from on your Hawaiian vacation, or that rock she found at the Grand Canyon. How about the magical water she collected from Lake Louise? EXACTLY! Look what you’ve done now! We saved it all weekend in our freezer at the hotel, and then when it came time to pack up, we put it in a ziploc bag and brought it home. It was one of those days, we were not […]

Our Christmas Traditions; What Do We Do?

We’ve been asked a few times about our family traditions over the holidays like, “do you have any family traditions you’ve carried into your family that were from your childhood?” or even “does your family have any modern holiday traditions” and my favorite yet “what in the world are you doing! this is a family tradition?!“. Clearly you’re all very excited to learn about our family’s Christmas Traditions… so let’s get right into it.  I thought now, more than ever, was a good time. The last few days here in November, before the Christmas Music hits the radio waves, before people start updating their e-mail signatures to […]

2017 Gift Guide: for the Men

We all have men in our lives, have it be a father, a grandfather, a brother, uncle, boyfriend or husband, and they’re all IMPOSSIBLE to buy for! #amiright Don’t bother asking them either, the answers the same all around… *insert nothing helpful*. This gift guide is featured last in our Gift Guide Giveaway EXTRAVAGANZA for a reason, not coincidental at all, but rather one that I felt I work on the hardest, dug the deepest and really tried to pull a rabbit out of a hat here.   Let me guess, you’ve got one last person on your list you’re struggling to buy for? IS IT SAFE TO SAY […]

2017 Gift Guide: for the Coffee Addict

I don’t personally have a coffee addiction (hello! tea granny here), but I can understand and appreciate a person who does. So much so I’ve created the ultimate collection of gifts for the Coffee Addict. We’ve all got that person we know, love and wan’t to spoil over the Holidays that need coffee to start, pick-up and end their day. THAT or this person is you and you deserve a gift under than tree labeled To: me Love: me. #nojudgementhere Do you have a friend that’s obsessed with the bean? I’M GUESSING YES, BECAUSE WHO ISN’T A COFFEE ADDICT?!  We’re BUZZING with excitement to bring to you […]

2017 Gift Guide: for the Couples in Love

  I mean, you could just buy for the one half of the duo that you’re closest with, but why be that person? Why not make two people smile over the holidays… in this instance, two is better than one! Buying gifts for a couple has never been so easy, and fun, I mean look at all these options you guys, a custom portrait, matching bedside smartphone stands, his and her keyholders! YOU GUYS! I want all this stuff! I mean, who doesn’t have a friend who loves another friend of yours, OF COURSE YOU HAVE COUPLE FRIENDS?!  We’re excited to be sharing a collection of gifts perfect […]

2017 Gift Guide: for the Homebody

There are two kinds of people in this world, one who loves a good night out, and the other who would much prefer a night in cozy and bundled in layers. I have a tough time deciding which side of the fence I fall on, I do love getting a sanity break every now and again, going out with friends, however give me the option and I’d probably say night in, with good snacks, a cup of tea and and a binge-worthy series on Netflix. Do you have a friend like this? OF COURSE YOU DO, WE’VE ALL GOT A HOMEBODY FRIEND! We’re excited to once again […]

2017 Gift Guide: For your Mom Squad

You owe them your sanity; with you virtually (even if only by emojis) everyone of the 8 night feeds you were get up for, bringing you a coffee (that you didn’t have to make or reheat) on a rough day, and comforting you at those ugly feeling-like-you’re-never-doing-enough mom moments. They’re your people, they understand you, they feel you, THEY’RE YOUR MOM SQUAD! This is the first time we’ve included gifts from a mom, to a mom and we sorta’ feel GITTY about the whole collection. All very meaningful gifts that we know any mama, no matter what stage of motherhood, would love to recieve this Christmas Holiday. So, without […]

DIY Christmas Crackers

Hi, my name is Tairalyn, and I have a toilet paper roll ADDICTION.  I SWEAR this rings true for every parent? I mean, you can do so much with a toilet paper roll. Don’t believe me, hit up Pinterest and look for yourself, you start to type in T-O-I and it finishes your sentence for you, TOILET PAPER ROLL CRAFTS. No joke! Check for yourself! I give you my apologies now, I’m not helping either of our addiction much with this post, #sorrynotsorry. I can however use up some of your overflowing stash, so I guess that’s a big win right? Make room for more… more… toilet paper […]

She’s not afraid of anything {VLOG}

CONSIDERING HOW TERRIFIED I AM ALWAYS I don’t get how Stella is afraid of nothing!  As I mentioned before, I’m not too much a fan of Halloween, but I go all out anyways. No different than any other year, we do all things spooky and make it THE BEST NIGHT EVER as per Sofia. Stella had her first real taste (pun-intended) of the Holiday and I think she thoroughly enjoyed it. She walked into homes, helped herself to candy and anything else that looked interesting. These kids… they sure do make me laugh!  As we do every Friday, we’re sharing our vlog on YouTube… CHECK IT OUT! CLICK HERE […]

Halloween; the holiday that gets in the way

Now before you go and add our house to your hit list, HEAR ME OUT! (save those eggs for your neighbors, you know it’s his dog that take a dump on your lawn) Let me clarify, I don’t NOT celebrate Halloween, I mean if you really break it all down, I probably over celebrate; We give out fists full of candy to each trick-or-treat’er We buy the good stuff, NO RAISINS HERE! We carve pumpkins, HECK! we even grow some of our own I spend countless hours hunting down the kids requested costumes Sofia takes Halloween treats to class and hands out Halloween tattoos  I plan a […]