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It’s hard to believe we are already onto the next holiday..but here I am sharing another round up of PJs the first week in January. Some have already sold out!! I hope you find this post helpful if you’re looking for seasonal treats for your kiddos! Lola Dutch I Love You So Much LOVE (by […]

2022 Valentine PJs & Books

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I’m excited to finally share a peek at the transformation that’s been happening down in our lower level! We have a split-level home so our ‘basement’ is half above ground and gets some natural light. It’s where our playroom, guest room, office, laundry room, full bath & storage room are. I’ve slowly been renovating the […]

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Last Minute Gifts from Amazon

Unicorn Wooden Stable My girls LOVE this toy, it gets so much use in our house! Harmonica Wooden Coffee Set Mushie Stacking Cups– A favorite to gift ! Indoor Mini Golf Course AirFort Kid-friendly Digital Camera Balancing Flamingo Game Wooden Cutting Food Roller Skates – Piper got these for her 6th birthday and they are so […]

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What I’m Packing For Europe In Winter

Like a lot of people I alllllways over pack. This is our first time taking our kids over seas and we are trying to be very thoughtful about every single item that goes into our bags. Lugging extra suitcases along with all of our carseats, stroller and other gear through airports, train stations & taxis […]

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Holiday Gift Guides: Francophiles

I couldn’t resist putting together a little gift guide for those budding Francophiles! Here are some utterly adorable French-inspired gifts for your little ones! You can see all of my 2021 gift guides here! This post contains affiliate links. I make a commission when you make a purchase from one of my links! Moulin Roty […]

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Holiday Sugar Plum Hot Cocoa Bar

This post is sponsored by ALDI. ‘Tis the season for merry making!! Today I’m partnering with ALDI to show a festive and fun hot cocoa and mimosa bar that you can put together for the holiday season! You know I’m a big fan of the ALDI Finds aisle – where you can find everything you […]

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Holiday Gift Guides: 4-6 Year Olds

Today I’m sharing my last age-specific gift guide, but don’t worry, I have a few more fun guides for you! This one is full of gift ideas geared towards kiddos 4-6. You can see all of my 2021 gift guides here! This post contains affiliate links. When you make a purchase from one of my […]

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Holiday Gift Guides: Unicorn Gift Ideas

I happen to have two unicorn obsessed girls on my hands so this year I thought I’d share a few unicorn gifts in case any of you are in the same boat!! So here you have all of the best unicorn gifts of the year! You can see all of my 2021 gift guides here. […]

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Holiday Gift Guides: 2-4 Year Olds

You can see all of my 2021 gift guides here. *This post contains affiliate links, when you make a purchase from one of my links I earn a small commission with no additional fee to you! Indoor Pink Tent My First Dollhouse Ball Pit Alimrose Awake Asleep Doll Magnetic Trains Balancing Flamingo Game Rocket Music […]

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Holiday Gift Guides: Mother-in-Law

Here are some pretty gifts for that hard-to-shop-for MIL! You can see all of my 2021 gift guides here. *This post contains affiliate links, when you make a purchase from one of my links I earn a small commission with no additional fee to you! Longchamp Tote Always Pan Set Wine Chiller Leather Toiletry Bag […]

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New Holiday Usborne Books

We have so many FUN, new holiday books this year at UBAM! Our collection seems to get better year after year! Here are a few to check out if you’re looking for a new holiday book for your child! Holidays & Celebrations – Shine-a-Light Nibbles: Christmas In the Arctic Christmas Mystery, A Sticker Dolly Story […]

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Recent Amazon Finds

Instagram is having some issues with links so I quickly put together all of the finds I shared yesterday here for you! Paris Toddler Sweatshirt (comes in a few colors)The Night Before Christmas (pre-order now!!)Cozy HoodieGirls Fleece with Pink ZipperRibbed Joggers (this brand always sells out in a flash!)Tory Burch Bag (on my wish list)Cozy […]

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