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Thursday, December 31, 2015

16 Resolutions for 2016


Happy New Years Eve! I hope everyone had a great Christmas break and enjoyed time with family and lots of delicious food. I can't believe another year has gone by and by tomorrow we will be starting a brand new year. For us 2016 is a HUGE year since we don't know if it will be our last year living in England or not, only God knows how things will go. Regardless we will enjoy every bit of it and strive to achieve our 16 personal resolutions...
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Stocking Stuffers For Toddlers

|| 1. toy car | 2. socks | 3. candy | 4. harmonica | 5. bath abcs | 6. train whistle | 7. large crayons | 8. coloring book ||

Holiday Gift Guide || For Kids

|| 1. minions | 2. slinky | 3. play food | 4. shopping cart | 5. kindle | 6. car | 7. bowling set | 8. vacuum | 9. wagon | 10. camera ||

1. Minion - Lately my son has been obsessed over the minions, it was in fact the first movie he ever went to see. He knows almost every part of the movie by memory and learned to say banana thanks to them as well. A minion toy that talks, specially phrases by the movie is perfect! 

2. Slinky - This is such a 90s or even older toy and such a simple concept yet thats exactly what entertains them the most. push it down the stairs and they'll love it even more.

3. Play Food - Whether you have a boy or a girl there will be a point when your kid will pretend to eat something or cook it, you just gotta go along with it and enjoy that delicious felt cookie.

4. Shopping Cart - Every child goes through a moment of loving to push anything, from the moment they start to walk. My son has a simple plastic one a friend gave us and he takes it everywhere and I mean everywhere we go!

5. Kindle - As much as I love technology, I love that my son isn't glued to the tv or a tablet 24/7. However we do travel quite a bit and to get through those long 10 hour flights or 5+ drives we would fill up the iPad with all his favorite movies. However iPads aren't cheap and if they break, well you know the rest. The Kindle is not only built to handle hard falls but it had a kids mode that you are able to control and small enough to fit in those little hands. Also super inexpensive and affordable!

6. Car - Cars are just fun for any kid, they love to ride around and roam the streets. I made sure that when I was searching for a car I needed it to have a parental control (you never know where they may take off to) as well as a seat belt and music (my little one loves to jam in the car). Needless to say my already cars obsessed child will have endless fun.

7. Bowling Set - Sometimes our little ones love to throw things whether its in anger or for fun, I think this would really help them focus and hit some stuff all in good nature fun.

8. Vacuum - For the little one that likes to copy mommy or daddy and likes to push things around.

9. Wagon - So this may be more of a present for us parents but I'm sure they enjoy sightseeing in this. You can even add seats with seatbelt or a canopy for rainy days.

10. Camera - I'm a photography taker. I snap pictures as often as I can and when I can and I believe that rubs off. I've caught my son holding up my camera and pretending to snap photos and I just knew he would love this gorgeous wooden camera. That and i don't put my expensive camera at risk.

Ever since he was born I knew I didn't want to have endless amounts of toys all throughout my house, so I've always thought carefully of things that not only will last but he will be entertained by and aren't going to end up at a garage sale. Focusing only on his actual likes rather than the latest trend. His best Christmas yet!

Side note: Please remember that if you still keep the Santa gift tradition for your little ones, to be modest. Something small and simple. No Santa should be leaving an iPad while other kids only receive a train.

Happy Holidays!
Friday, December 18, 2015

Holiday Gift Guide || For Him & Her

||1. whisky wedge glass | 2. theme socks | 3. sunglasses | 4. working hands cream | 5. beats pill | 6. smart watch | 7. boots | 8. BB8 | 9. fitbit | 10. graphic tee ||
1. Whisky Wedge Glass - If your significant other enjoys a drink every now and then, this is perfect for a nice cool drink. Look even fancier than you are.

2. Theme Socks - As we get older we really do appreciate other things don't we? Socks just get better and better!

3. Sunglasses - Keep those beautiful eyes protected year round and in style!

4. Working Hands Cream - If your significant other works with their hands often this is a must have. My husband is a avionics specialist so his hands are roughen up, I like to make sure he keeps them nice and soft not just for himself but for myself as well. We don't want rough hands touching us don't we?

5. Beat Pills - Music on the go is perfect when they either have homework, work or just outside hanging out. Easy to carry anywhere and the sound quality is amazing!

6. Smart Watch - If your significant other is like mine and always "misses" calls from keeping his phone in his pocket then this is a great gadget for them. Not only is this a nice looking watch that he can wear anywhere but it takes your phone calls and shows you who is calling! 

7. Boots - I like to call these 'year round boots', we live in England so the rough roads and mostly cool weather allows this. They're comfy and stylish for you man!

8. BB8 - Star Wars has been the huge movie of the year. My husband is a huge fan (not going to lie, I'm becoming one the more I learn about it). This little droid is just a fun gadget for true star wars fans.

9. Fitbit - Perfect to keep in shape in a small accessories that fits perfectly on your wrist.

10. Graphic Tees - Tees are such a fun way to say funny things. I always get my husband graphic tees of things he likes.


|| 1. chatbooks | 2. pink bow pumps | 3. bathrobe | 4. starbucks tumbler | 5. leather gloves | 6. quay australia sunnies | 7. candle | 8. nikes | 9. polaroid camera | 10. journal ||

1. Chatbooks - I signed up a year ago and I wish I had known about it since Jax was born. You can make a lovely 60 page book full of images they find dear to themselves as a keepsake forever.

2. Pink Bow Pumps - New Year is right around the corner however so is Spring. These lovely bow pumps (bow can be removed) are a perfect match for a bodycon midi dress!

3. Bathrobe - Any robe really, I like to relax in something comfy in the mornings or before bed. This robe is so luxurious you'll feel like you are in a spa!

4. Starbucks Tumblr - Whether you are a coffee drinker, tea drinker, smoothie drinker, wine drinker? A cute tumblr has become more of a accessory than just a drink cup.

5. Leather Gloves - They just work so well for winter.

6. Quay Sunnies - Quay Australia has become my favorite sunglass company! I own 6 pairs and I want more! They're styles are so unique and make such a statement piece.

7. Candle - These not only smell like heaven... wait no.. thats it. They smell like heaven. Enough said!

8. Nikes - Make your new years resolution stick with these gorgeous stylish nikes! They're so comfortable and unique looking.

9. Polaroid Camera - For cute photo ops on the go.

10. Journal - I like to have notes by my desk every time, I come up with so many ideas that sometimes I feel like typing it isn't enough. Writing it down makes it happen! I love a sturdy college rule notebook with a gorgeous from design.