We’ve been following Petit Peony for a while and always love their creations. Every season we feel like they move the bar higher - on cuteness, on quality and on common sense clothing for children. PP reminds us of clothing our moms used to put us in. Clothing that will last in bins for generations to come. Silhouettes, fabrics and patterns we will never regret and that can transition from a family photo shoot to a playground. Well, their spring/summer 2019 collection is definitely one worth sharing, so if you haven’t peaked at it yet now is your chance….
Motivation Monday at its finest…. Oh boy do we have something FUN to motivate you on this SNOW DAY Monday! We recently paired up with Stefanie Jones of The Realistic Organizer for some home organization projects. Today, we’re sharing all about Stefanie and her amazing company as well as how she transformed a tricky space in our new Living Room built-ins into a tip-top establishment. Before and afters that will leave you saying HALLELUJAH!
It is a known thing that I like to organize. I get such a high off of sorting, purging and re-organizing. Lately, however, we have been so overwhelmed with our renovations that those fun, little projects have become a burden. Enter Stefanie, THE Realistic Organizer.
We were recently asked to collaborate with a brand we didn’t know. After scrolling through the brand’s website - Baby18World - I decided it was worth a shot and their prices were right. I am not one to take on a collaboration unless I believe in the product and would use/put it on my own children. So, as I shopped and picked out what I liked I stuck with a dress theme since that is all Greer wants to wear to school everyday. I figured I would make this collaboration functional and truly wearable and see if Baby18World’s brand could handle it. Not going to lie, their site definitely didn’t speak volumes to me. There are a lot of sites these days that are being advertised on Instagram and
We recently came across a show on the Amazon Prime app called Cosmic Kids Yoga. Our girls are obsessed with it. Like, ask to do yoga before breakfast obsessed. So since they’ve been consistent with this show and really enjoy doing yoga together along with Jaime, the host, we decided to gift them their own yoga mats. Lucy is obsessed with owls and Greer loves anything with birds, so we chose these mats for them…
We’ve been holding on to these fabulous paper dolls we bought the girls a while ago waiting for them to be old enough to cut them out and play with them. We finally gave them each a set for Valentine’s Day and have had so much fun playing with them since! We are home on vacation this week, so they have been such a great stay-cation and/or snow day activity! They are easy to store and the girls can pull them out whenever they wish and have fun with them all over again!
I feel like everything has been coming back to our recent farmhouse renovation! Truth be told, the reno really gave us a chance to re-think our processes as a family and get our day-to-day routine back on track. When we lived in our old house we had very limited space, especially downstairs. As Lucy started Kindergarten, the paperwork coming home and her backpack/lunch box/coats/hats/gloves/STUFF just overwhelmed our space and really took over our downstairs. A friend had given me the tip to purchase this Magnetic Wall Folder. It was a place we kept the important papers Lucy and I would need to access frequently (like the letter day rotation schedule, lunch menus,
In honor of my & Other Stories Dino cardigan arrival and Greer’s dino valentine choice we thought it would be a “roar” to share some of Bitsy’s favorite dino-wear that we’ve spotted in the past few weeks. Let’s be honest, dino patterns are popping up everywhere lately so they weren’t tough to find. But we were determined to find some pieces that have that good ‘ol Bitsy swing…
We struggle with finding the right, cool art for our home that not only goes with our aesthetic/decor, but has meaning and isn’t $1M! Finding something we actually WANT to look at all the time that makes us happy for any particular reason. In our old house we were building our collection as we started to build our family so naturally we had a lot of walls to fill.
Having a little one during the Holidays is challenging - for many reasons. But if you want to know honestly, what I find most difficult during the Holiday prep season when kids are 3-5 years old is how their “Santa List” changes at a rapid pace! Greer was 4 this past Christmas and had a very solid Christmas list. I always go for the top 3 and figure I can talk my way (Santa’s way - you’re welcome, big guy!) out of the things they “didn’t get”. Most of the time this isn’t even an issue because my girls are so pumped with what they did receive that they forget about what they didn’t.
Just like our Christmas cards this past year, I am outsourcing our Valentine’s! We need easy-peesy. (Mama’s got a lot on her plate in 2019!) Actually, I typically try to do this every year. I find Valentines that the girls can help create, but make sure they aren’t going to take over our lives. A couple of times Ive made the mistake of falling in love with a design that I can’t talk myself out of while telling myself they will be easier than they look. Yet, there I am stressed and overwhelmed! Don’t get me wrong, they are usually worth the time and I end up loving them (like when we did THESE!). It’s just that some years there isn’t time for them to take up more of MY time than my daughters’! All that being said, we’ve been on the hunt for the right Valentines for Lucy and Greer these past few weeks. Here are some of our top picks (source links listed below):
I used to be a saver. I saved evvvverything. After our recent move and reno, however, my perspective has completely changed. The moving and storing and sorting of all of this “stuff” created such a burden on us all. There are things my mom saved that I so appreciate. Heck, that is the reason Bitsy ever came to be! So recently there has become this fine line - we thin ourselves out from the things that we really dont need, but save (and use!) the things that bring us great joy. And maybe we can even incorporate those things into our home’s decor and our daily lives. Here’s my system…
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so of course we are already planning our girl’s outfits! We’ve also been gathering some sweet V-Day swag for your little ones as well. Check out our collection below PLUS a DISCOUNT CODE for you Bitsy followers ! How sweet is that?! More info below…
A sale from one of our most favorite brands - La Coqueta! Yes, please. Lucy and Greer wear a ton of La Coqueta for many reasons. The first reason being that the clothing is made SO well. It is true craftsmanship - something that we don’t see much of in these times. The other reason is that their styles are spot on - classic and easy to tailor to your own every day (or even special occasion) vibe.
One of my most favorite pieces in my closet for the past 2 years has been my faux fur jacket. I actually have a few, but the one that has the loudest style and is most obnoxious surprisingly wins as the one I wear the most! Dress it up or down. So, it was only natural that I went on a hunt for Lucy and Greer. Here are the 2 cutest, most fun, least expensive brands I settled on…
We are looking to help you get motivated in this New Year to get organized! As we get our house back in order from the pre-holiday construction and the holidays themselves we’ve been on an organizing rampage. It is my absolute favorite thing to do. I could walk around and organize (and I’ve become obsessed with purging and tossing lately!) for hours. I get lost in it and have to pull myself away!
Today we’re sharing Bitsy’s children’s Duck Boots picks. We love duck boots because they are a practical, cute, one-shoe option for the munchkins in the colder/wet months. See our good ‘ol stand-bys, some new options ( we’ve personally tried this year for Lucy) and styles that make our eyes smile!