Derby Birthday Party

Check out the darling derby themed birthday party my friend Fergi did for her daughter Arden. At the end they brought in a pony for pony rides. I love this party because it is really thoughtful and cute but it doesn’t come off feeling contrived. Beautiful party Fergi!

Greetings from Disneyland + Happy Weekend

I am on vacation at Disneyland with family and we are having an amazing time. We used to go to Disneyland a lot when we were kids so it feels like a rite of passage to take my own kids. Also, my in-laws are with us so Paul and I have had plenty of time to roam the park without kids (can we talk about how the single-rider passes are SO AWESOME, no lines!) Hope you have a great weekend. I’ll be back on Monday with an exciting announcement.

I also write for here are my posts for this week.

My trick for getting expensive designer costumes for cheap. (these really are the cutest kid costumes out there, IMHO)
Super cute costumes from the Gap they can wear year round.
If I were having a Halloween party this year I would use these invitations.
In love with these paper garlands.
For sure the cutest Halloween favors out there.


Sometimes it seems like a treasure hunt finding cool stuff for kids, this store has a great little collection. I especially like the chubby knit t-rex with tiny little arms, so funny!

Sponsored Post: Ittikid

Ittikid was started in 2007 by Danish born designer, Melanie Miller. After selling her Los Angeles based family lifestyle store yolk in 2006, Melanie, along with husband Hus, and son Oliver, moved to Northern California to be closer to family, and to try their hand at Country living! Ittikid was born shortly thereafter. I love the graphic prints and I always get compliments when I dress little Roman in their jumpsuits (see picture below).

Baby Registry Guide

I wrote this Baby Registry Guide on Babble. It was challenging because I haven’t written anything this long and detailed since college. It seems like a simple topic but I wanted it to be comprehensive so I did a lot of research. I’m actually really proud of how it turned out. There is a main list and then you can click through to each topic that has commentary.

At a time in your life when you’ve got unsolicited advice coming out of your ears, “hello stranger lady on the street! Really? That is an interesting remedy for hemorrhoids!” We’re here to simplify the whole process and help you figure out what is vital, what is helpful, and what is technically “icing on the cake.” (Though we’ll totally back you up when you argue the case, “Dear, the Dwell crib bedding set is integral to the healthy development of our child.”)

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