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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Girl Wearing Blue...

Posted by Lily Kay at 6:39 PM 3 comments
When Baby Z was born errr before she was even born my hand automatically grabbed every pink baby item in sight. Pink sleepers, socks, hats, onsies and yes even a pink bouncy chair. 

While I still enjoy a splash of pink here and there, I must say that I have shucked it to the side in favor of other colors. I love blue on little girls now. Any shade and all shades. Embrace the blue for your little girl...you just may never look at pink the same way again. 

Floral dress is from an Etsy Boutique called Baby Beenos. She makes such adorable items! 
White capri leggings are from H&M. For plain colored leggings you must purchase from H&M! Super cheap and great quality.
Blue Sandals (that I can't stop obsessing over) are from Zara Baby. I dont believe they are selling these ones anymore but trust me, your bound to find at least 5 more pairs of shoes that you will be drooling over.

Have a happy day!

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OOTD: Floral on Floral

Posted by Lily Kay at 12:03 AM 0 comments
Todays OOTD consisted of a little floral on floral action. A small floral print on a loose light fabric always looks sweet on a little girl. Looks pretty good on us mommies too! hehe. Z's top is from H&M and her ponte knit pants are from Zara Baby. 

The floral flats with patent pink bows are from Happy Soda. 

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Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Traveling Toddler Series...Coming Right Up!

Posted by Lily Kay at 3:18 PM 0 comments
Baby Z (who obviously isn't a baby anymore but mommy can't accept that) has been jet-setting and road tripping it up since she was 2 months old. With just coming home from from visiting 11 European countries we have decided to do a fun series on this blog called The Traveling Toddler. Lots of pictures, tips, tricks, advice and fun coming up on this little ones travels and how her parents make it work. YES you can travel with a 2 year old and still have fun!

Monday, April 1, 2013

Its VEDA Time...

Posted by Lily Kay at 11:23 PM 0 comments
I am jumping on the VEDA bandwagon and am kind of excited about it! Its definitely a challenge for myself! I kicked it off today with a short video on the super budge friendly Spring or Easter party favor gift basket I put together.

VEDA stands for Video Everyday In April. If you are participating please be sure to leave the link to your channel below!

Happy April everyone!

XoXo.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Trendy Tot Tuesday: T-Shirts and Maxi-Skirts!

Posted by Lily Kay at 4:57 PM 0 comments
Its Trendy Tot Tuesday over here again! Be sure to check out Table For Three to check out all the styling little cuties and to participate as well if you like!

Sometimes in a pinch we just throw random pieces together and they come out kind of cute!


Baby Z was enjoying her late afternoon stroll in a Zara t-shirt and flowy maxi skirt! The shoes are from Target.
Yes that is my shadow trying to capture moments!

One of the best things about having little ones is the constant reminder to stop and appreciate the little things in life...the unexpected beauty. Baby Z always stops to admire the little things.


XoXo!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Show Us Your Life SUYL Link Up - Vacation Spots

Posted by Lily Kay at 5:33 PM 0 comments


Every Friday Kellys Korner has super fun link ups that everyone gets to join in on. Today's is your favorite vacation spots. Here are a few of the favorite places my family has enjoyed over the past year and a half. Fortunately, Baby Z is a super good traveler...not that she had a choice! Baby Z started her travels at the young age of 2 months when we made her tag along to the beaches of Florida...

 Yep, thats Baby Z having her first layout on a sunny beach.










And this is Baby Z at Epcott Center after spending a few days lounging seaside. Even though the weather was extremely hot and humid I still consider it one of my favorite vacation spots thus far.











My all time favorite family vacation spot thus far has been....wait for it....
P A R I S...

Yes, believe it or not...the city of romance has a lot to offer no matter if you travel their alone, with your honey or with all your little honey's too. With the right expectations and attitude this city can be a wonderland for everyone. Their is so much to discover and explore. Even my 8 month old little one had a blast!

 She owned that Palace of Versailles... =)
And lets face it...who doesn't love to sink into a comfy hotel bed at the end of a long day.
Dont be afraid to venture out with the little ones...whether it be to a local park or across the world. Traveling provides some of the greatest learning experiences for everyone!

Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to see you here again real soon.

XoXo


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Irish Baby Girl Names...

Posted by Lily Kay at 1:55 PM 0 comments
Last week I posted some unique Irish baby boy names and now its time for the girl ones! Lets get right to it!!

1. Ailish pronounced ay+lish. It is basically the Irish version of  Alice.

2. Ealga pronounced ale+ga. Meaning is noble or brave.

3. Maebh pronounced as may+v. Stemming from an old Irish name (madb)that means cause of   great   joy.

4. Orlagh pronounced or+la. Meaning is golden princess.

5. Teagan and actually is the Irish version of the Welsh word Tegwin which means beautiful.

Those are the 5 that I found to be so unique and pretty. You have any favorites?

~Saint Patricks Day 2013 Posts~

XoXo!!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Items Added to Consignment: Janie & Jack, Baby Gap + More!

Posted by Lily Kay at 12:09 PM 0 comments
Finally added more items to my baby consignment sale on Facebook. You can access it BY CLICKING THIS LINK! Im gearing up to add a bunch more throughout the next couple of days. So sad parting with beloved baby items but really would rather them go to others than just sit in my bins *in case* we ever have another girl. Plus who am I kidding? Im a shopaholic...if we ever did have another girl I would not be able to resist buying more stuff!

Added Janie & Jack, Baby Gap, Gymboree and other items today!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Trendy Tot Tuesday: Pinafores, Patents & Polka Dots!

Posted by Lily Kay at 12:19 AM 6 comments
Baby Z never tires of "her" park! And mommy never tires of over dressing her but why not....its fun and this age only lasts so long. I mean how much longer will she allow me to put her in dresses and tights almost daily??


Red Pinafore Dress is from Janie & Jack. Unfortunately it is no longer being sold! Similar style here.

White collared onsie is also Janie & Jack. Similar style here.

Polka Dotted tights and patent bow shows are ...oh goodness...Janie & Jack. Similar style here.

I hope you are all having an amazing day! If you are not already participating in Trendy Tot Tuesday then visit HERE to do so. =)

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Xoxo!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Mini Cupcake Carousel...

Posted by Lily Kay at 11:50 PM 0 comments

Last week in Joanns Fabrics I spotted this adorable Egg Carousel in the Easter section. It is of course meant to hold eggs however I thought it would be a super cute way to hold mini cupcakes! Thus I purchased it at its 40% discount price (still going on, on all their holiday themed items) and happily brought it home. I think it looks super adorable with the cupcakes in it and probably looks equally adorable with colored eggs in it for Easter as well. I used it for my Welcome Little Sweetie party.
I am LOVING Joanns holiday themed items. They are super precious and pretty much never full priced.

You can check out the banner I made for my Welcome Little Sweetie Party.

XoXo.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

DIY Baby Name Banner...

Posted by Lily Kay at 11:20 PM 0 comments
I recently made a sort of rambly video on my DIY Budget friendly name banner I did for a Welcome Baby party I was hosting. It was super easy to create, super fun to create and easy on the wallet.
You can see here I used it behind my sweets table as a main focal point. I will be posting a more detailed blog of the party with pictures sometime this week. Instead of doing a baby shower since it was her second baby, we decided to throw a party after the baby was born as a way for friends to come and meet the new little one. I decided on the theme of  "Welcome the New Little Sweetie", thus the prolific sweets table.

More to follow.

Cupcake Carousel Display

XoXo.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Baby Z's Style: Ready For Rain...

Posted by Lily Kay at 2:35 PM 1 comments
 The forecast is calling for some pre-spring showers in our neck of the woods. No better time than this to pull out the new wellies in a super fun springy color. Baby Z loves her Hunter wellies but sure doesn't love looking at the camera anymore. If I am lucky enough to catch a fleeting glimpse of her face their will surely be no smile in sight. We will just call it photography art. Hair in face, hand by ear, wandering gaze "photography art". =)

White Knit Military Jacket is from Pumpkin Patch last year.
Nautical striped T-Shirt is from H&M;currently in stores.
Red Leggings are from Childrens Place.
I purchased Baby Z's Hunter boots directly from Hunter so I could choose from a more wide selection of colors.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Irish Baby Boy Names...

Posted by Lily Kay at 9:37 AM 1 comments
Photo from  here.

In honor of Saint Patricks day being right around the corner, I thought it would be fun to do some Irish themed posts over the next week. Lets kick it off with some Irish baby boy names! I picked my top 5 irish baby boy names. What are yours?

1. Ardan 
   Pronounced as are+dawn. Comes from the word ardenach meaning high aspiration.

2. Lorcan
  Means silent or fierce.

3. Niall
  Prounounced as nye+al. Thought to mean passionate or vehement.

4. Quinlan
   A surname that is now used as a first name and means athletic or gentle shaped.

5. Ronan
   I couldn't find an exact meaning on this name but did learn it comes from an old legend about a seal.

Hope you all are having a lovely day! Girls names to come tomorrow. XoXo

~Saint Patricks Day 2013 Posts!~

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Trendy Tot Tuesday: Park Time!

Posted by Lily Kay at 10:17 AM 14 comments
I can't believe its already Tuesday again! The good thing is that means its time for Trendy Tot Tuesday again though! Im having a lot of fun seeing everyones blogs and am so glad I found out about this via Table For Three.
This past week the sun started bringing some warmth with it and it was amazing! We didn't have to bundle up too much for our daily park visits. I know anyone who is reading this and lives in a truly cold area is probably laughing at me since where I live in California it doesn't really get too cold. 

Baby Z's top and knickers are from Janie & Jack. They were purchased on sale as with EVERYTHING I purchase from Janie & Jack. Never pay full price as all their items go on sale. 

Ribbed knit tights are from Baby Gap. I love the color of them. I am always on the lookout for unique colored baby tights that are under $20!

Nude flats are from Baby Gap and I am adoring them! They are a fairly recent purchase and so worth it as I have a hard time finding simple shoes that are easy to pair with any outfit. These answer that problem! They are easily the best pair of shoes I have purchased for her.

Another blue sky, sunny day with Baby Z "guarding" her playground.
Top and pants are from H&M.
Shoes are from Baby Gap. These shoes will be making many appearances on this blog!

Hope you are all having a lovely day no matter where you are!
XoXo, Lily & Baby Z


Monday, March 4, 2013

Janie & Jack Kids Fashion Haul

Posted by Lily Kay at 5:16 PM 0 comments
I just posted a haul video of some Janie & Jack goodies! As usual I hit up their sales which are always happening. You really dont ever need to purchase anything at full price at Janie & Jack as it will always go on sale within a few weeks. =)

Mommy Monday: J.Crew T-Shirts

Posted by Lily Kay at 5:05 PM 0 comments
Every Mommy Monday I want to start off with a quote I have enjoyed during the previous week!


First off...Happy March! Time just slips away from me and before I know it...my little blog has been gravely abandoned! Secondly...yay for the return of Mommy Mondays where I can talk with no abandon about anything that I love or want to love, have or want to have as a mommy!!! As a mommy blogger I usually talk about my daughter, my daughter and my daughter ( and I only have 1 daughter..1 child). You see, us mommies tend to neglect ourselves sometimes which is not good because as we have all heard before, a happy momma means a happy family. So lets jump right into this Mommy Monday post which is going to basically be me showing you some J. Crew T's I am currently craving. With the birth of Baby Z my fashion took a huge plummet. I happily overlooked dresses, purses, skirts and even t-shirts for pint sized ruffles, headbands and tights with cute teddy faces on the bum. My daughter dressed and dresses better than me. Mommy dresses her...do we see a problem here? Mommy needs a comeback and mommy is currently working on one. Now enough rambling and on to the J.Crew T's!
Pop Art Dot Tee

Double Square Tee

Collared Eyelet Tee

Tweed Front Tee
You can find all these T's HERE!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Trendy Tot Linkup

Posted by Lily Kay at 9:50 AM 8 comments
For todays Trendy Tot Linkup I wanted to post a few of my favorite pictures from this past month. I love the above pic of Baby Z holding on to her pet bunny. Dress is from Baby Gap last season and hat is from Janie & Jack.
I love the shorts with tights look! Add in a scarf and its unbearably adorable! Scarf and shorts and H&M. Shirt and boots are Zara. Tights are Circo from Target. Gorgeous scenery is Stinson Beach.

This photo is from a valentines photo shoot I did with Baby Z. Red knit beret is from Zara. Dress is from Etsy boutique The Jaded Boutique. Red lace bottom leggings are from The Childrens Place and Black Patent Bow mary janes are from Janie & Jack.
Lace dress is from Baby Zara. White tights are Circo by Target and purple ballet flats are by Baby Bloch.

XoXo,
Lily Kay and Baby Z

Friday, February 22, 2013

Photographing a Toddler: The Basics

Posted by Lily Kay at 10:05 AM 0 comments
Photographing my little toddler isn't an easy feat so I let nature take its course. I let her do things she enjoys..like getting to be naughty and stand on a park bench instead of sitting properly. I let her run, explore, search, dance...whatever her heart desires and then I just point and click.
Throw in some fun props that your toddler will enjoy. Baby Z LOVES ballons....so ballons it is.
Choose places that make for pretty or interesting backgrounds such as the park, a pond, your backyard...whatever you will enjoy seeing in your photographs. Play around with your lighting and focus and voila!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

HopScotch...

Posted by Lily Kay at 11:13 PM 0 comments
Remember the days before computer games, Xbox games, Playstation games etc?? Kids were excited to buy Jacks, Sidewalk Chalk, Jumping ropes and the such? I want baby Z to be excited about those things. Sometimes simple is simply just better.

Turquoise scarf by H&M (last season).
Beautiful scenery by Stinson Beach, California.

XoXo.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Tiny Fashion: Little Yellow Jacket

Posted by Lily Kay at 2:33 PM 0 comments
Splurge!!
This luxurious yellow wool coat is one I had been drooling over since Janie and Jack released it about a month ago as part of their Classic Garden collection. However, Baby Z's size sold out unusually quickly given its almost $80 price tag. Its currently on sale though so check it out if you adore it as much as I do!

Steal!!
This yellow trench by Carters was a lucky find! Its not the same fabric or cut as the Janie and Jack twill coat but its just as equally cute! It also comes with a much more friendly price tag of $40 but is currently on sale for $26. You can bet I picked up this sunny yellow number as soon as my eyes spotted it!

XoXo.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Crewcuts Cute Dresses...

Posted by Lily Kay at 3:45 PM 0 comments
I recently discovered Crewcuts...and the adorable ladylike dresses they make for the little girls in your life. It was a 'ah' moment for sure. I may just have to test out Crewcuts and order a few pieces to see what their quality is like. If they are anything like their mother J. Crew, I am sure I will not be disappointed.

All pieces discovered here.

P.S. Sorry for the recent onslaught of annoyingly small photos. Blogger has suddenly decided I cannot post large pictures. This issue is being worked on and I hope to have it solved very soon!

XoXo.

Friday, February 1, 2013

The Duck Pond...

Posted by Lily Kay at 10:59 PM 3 comments
 Took Baby Z to the local duck pond/park today. Perfect way to spend a sunny February 1st.


 When it comes to photographing a 20 month old, its best to just let them do their thing. If they wander around, capture it. If they sit on a bench, if they run like crazy or even if they eat the bread you were supposed to be feeding the ducks...just capture it. Capturing the natural moments are some of my favorite photos to take.
Baby Z's top, pants and vest are all from H&M. Shoes are from Baby Gap.
No duck pond post would be complete with a picture dedicated solely to our web footed and bread hungry friends.

XoXo!
 

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