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We just made the CUTEST update in Lilly’s room! I partnered with DucDuc (our favorite furniture line for kids) on a new dresser for Lilly’s clothes that were beginning to bust out of her teeny closet. Putting away her clean clothes is SO much more enjoyable now.

And it doesn’t hurt that this Austin 6 Drawer Credenza is absolutely gorgeous! The fun thing about DucDuc is that all of their furniture it customizable! You can pick your colors, your trim finish, your drawer color, hardware… The possibilities are practically endless. We chose a classic look and went with white with natural oak finish.

And we did a fun orange drawer interior for some color and to coordinate with Lilly’s DucDuc Cabana Desk! Photo below is from a couple of years ago, Lilly has grown!

We chose white ring pull hardware to coordinate as well. I love the look!

I love how it turned out, and so does Lilly! I highly recommend checking out DucDuc’s whole collection. They have the perfect mix of fun yet beautiful pieces, and each piece is hand crafted and made to order in Connecticut! Big thanks to DucDuc for this beautiful new piece!

Featured:

ducduc austin 6 drawer credenza (gifted),

battery operated white star light,

blue record player,

taylor swift 1989 album,

hanging good vibes only banner,

colorful felt pom garland,

white wire coat rack,

2020 bubble wrap wall calendar,

lilly’s embroidered sweatshirt

Photography by Julie Livingston. Thank you to DucDuc for partnering on this post.

Chassity

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Sponsored by Vera Bradley and ShopStyle.

Today’s post feels extra special to me because it’s all about nostalgia. Do you remember the first brand that you collected that you were excited about? Mine was Vera Bradley. My friends and I collected the many different patterns and colors of Vera Bradley duffel bags, totes, and cosmetic bags. When one friend would get the new pattern, we all needed it. And trust me, we knew about all of the new bags because we lived just a couple of hours south of the Vera Bradley headquarters in Indiana. We were in the know. Their soft and feminine designs were fun for everyday use, sleepovers, and road trips. I could cram SO much into my duffel bag. And bonus, mom could just throw the bag in the washing machine when it needed a refresh!

Well, for Lilly’s birthday this year I gave her her very first Vera Bradley piece. It felt really special to tell her how I started collecting my pieces as a young girl. Of course, she loved it. It’s hard not to appreciate Vera Bradley’s whimsical patterns and bright, bold colors. Lilly is now the proud owner of the Lighten Up Journey Backpack in the Indiana Blossoms print (because obviously). And it’s the Dashing Deal of the Day today on Vera Bradley’s site, so you can buy them for $100 each (reg. $175) with the code LIGHTENUPLOVE!

This Lighten Up Journey Backpack has the most storage of any backpack I’ve seen. From a designated spot for special papers to a ventilated pouch to stash shoes and worn clothes, it’s the perfect kid and adult friendly backpack for school, work, or travel. It has a padded laptop compartment, a hard case top pocket for sunglasses, and a trolley sleeve that accommodates luggage handles. It has even more storage tricks you can read about here.

For as roomy and durable as this Lighten Up Journey Backpack is, it’s actually surprisingly light weight! It’s also water-resistant.

Vera Bradley is an awesome source for gifts this holiday season! Here are a few more great gift ideas from their site!

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I have a feeling the Hanging Travel Organizer and the Travel Duffel will be next on Lilly’s wish list. Check out the Lighten Up Journey Backpack today while it’s the Dashing Deal of the day and make some progress on your holiday shopping!

Photography by Julie Livingston.

Chassity

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Date: Nov 21 2019

Filed Under: Entertaining, Family, Lilly Likes

Today’s Gift Guide is the most fun because it’s for the kids. It’s full of incredible shriek inducing ideas (24 of them, to be exact). It’s so good you guys.

12 SHRIEK INDUCING IDEAS:

Gingerbread Dollhouse – This makes me want to be a kid again. This company has the most gorgeous dollhouse collection!!

Green Wagon – Great for playing around the neighborhood, storing toys, and taking to the beach. Bonus, it’s gorgeous.

Gymnastics Monkey Bars – Every girl’s (and boy’s) dream. When Lilly saw this she said “I want that!”!

Piano Tutor – This is adorable, and it actually helps your kids learn how to play and is app-connect capability! So cool!!

Tetherball Game Set – We love playing this game with the kids!

Ride On Unicorn – The dream toy of little girls everywhere. The wheels light up!

Basketball Set – A sturdy, adjustable basketball set for $50! It’s weather resistant and easy to use!

Blue Fiat Ride On Car – Oh my Gosh. Have you ever seen anything SO cute?? Even I want this.

Light Up Scooter – This comes in so many colors and how fun that it lights up! Kick scooters are my kids’ favorite things!

Round Ball Pit – This comes in a lot of pretty colors and the kids would just love it! Fun ball color sets, too!

Tent Climbing Jungle Gym – This is a play house and play set all in one and can be easily set up in the back yard!

Play Kitchen Set – So pretty that it might put my own kitchen to shame. I definitely wouldn’t mind having this set up in my house.

12 MORE SHRIEK INDUCING IDEAS:

Telescope & Astronomy Kit – For the curious kid, wouldn’t this be fun to have in your bedroom?

Rattan Doll Crib – Like it or not, dolls and their accessories are just a part of childhood. Wouldn’t it be nice if their things were nice to look at? Well here you go!

Kayla Wooden Blocks – Okay this is one of our favorite things ever – we have about 500 of them, no kidding. These little blocks are the coolest and have amazing colors and just make for the best creative moments. My kids STILL play with these on the regular and we’ve had them for probably 8 years!!

Backlit Creativity Easel – This is double sided and as a fun neon backlight!

Cat Ear Headphones – These light up, are wireless, and SO cute. And these are awesome for the boys.

Blue Suitcase – A roller suitcase that is so beautiful you’ll want to leave it out as decor.

Girl Power Clutch – For all the fashionistas!

Wobble Board – The “IT” toy of the year! It comes in a lot of great colors, too.

Snow Scooter – Who even knew this existed?! This looks like such fun.

Wooden Castle Blocks – This is a block building set for all the dreamers. Design your own dream castle!

String Harp With Bench – I mean!! And it’s pink!

Magic Kit – There are 150 tricks in this kit and what kid wouldn’t love this?!

CHECK OUT MORE OF MY GIFT GUIDES RIGHT HERE!

Chassity

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Date: Nov 12 2019

Filed Under: Entertaining, Family, Fashion, Lilly Likes

Over the weekend we took the kids to NYC for Lilly’s 10th birthday. They had never been before so it was much anticipated, and truthfully it was the best NYC trip I’ve ever taken. We were there for two days, 1 night. A quick trip, but that’s how I like to do it. We landed at 9 am Saturday and hit the ground running. We stayed at The Langham in Midtown and it was freaking fantastic. I’ve stayed at the Langham in Chicago and had been so blown away that I wanted to splurge for this one night trip as well. It was nicely located for the things we wanted to do!

Lilly wanted to do a little shopping so we walked from the hotel to Zara and Macy’s and a few other places. My cousin Wes met us for lunch at Shake Shack right in that area, too. By the way, I’ve gotten a few messages asking where all we ate with the kids there, and to be honest we just chose spur of the moment places that were convenient to where we were when we were hungry. I didn’t have any meals planned because I didn’t want to overload us by rushing around.

similar black puffer coat, blue chanel bag, white sneakers

We checked out SpyScape, the Spy Museum and LOVED it. It was Fletcher’s favorite of everything we did. I’m bummed I didn’t take great photos, but it was really cool and totally interactive. There’s a challenge room you go in that is filled with lasers that you have to navigate through and gather points. It was as cool as it sounds.

We were really excited about stumbling upon our friends at Vintage Barbie & Ken on the street! It made the city seem small to Lilly and Fletch. We have his prints here and also at Coral House!

This is my cousin Wes by the way. I know you’ve seen him on here before, we’re close and I visit him in NYC often. He’s Lilly and Fletcher’s Godfather!

We took a little break back at the hotel before dinner. Lilly was surprised to find birthday chocolates in the room. The Langham is the best.

I was exhausted and managed a 20 minute nap.

Lilly’s wearing this sweatshirt. I’m wearing this turtleneck sweater.

But I rallied and was ready for dinner and a show. The concierge recommend a great pizza place a block away (sorry I don’t remember the name). Fletch wanted to try all the pizza in NYC so this was his first and he ate the whole thing.

I’m wearing this dress and these boots. Lilly is wearing this pink dress.

I waited for YEARS to see Wicked on Broadway. It was incredible. Even better than I hoped it would be. The kids loved it, too. So, so very special.

Little tired. Lot happy.

The next morning we went to the Color Factory in Soho! This was the very first thing I bought tickets to after we booked our flights to NYC. I knew the kids would love it, and they were both over the moon there. It amazes me that there are people out there so creative to put together an experience such as this. 100% recommend this!

Color galore, and put together so beautifully. This ceiling is in the entrance.

So simple and so visually stunning and interesting.

And they had a LOT of snacks. All adorable and interesting and offered in all the colors. This conveyer belt of macaroons was my favorite.

And this blue ball pit room was obviously the favorite. I mean. Have you ever?

Pure delight. And our next stop (after a quick lunch with Wes along the way) was really cool, too. SlooMoo Institute just recently opened like a week or two ago. It’s a SLIME museum. I knew Lilly would just die, and I was right. It was her favorite.

There are huge interactive displays of slime everywhere, all the different kinds that you can think of. Fun rooms to walk through with various activities. A store (of course, which would be great for Christmas shopping). A HUGE slime making bar (I even enjoyed this). But best of all, a sliming room. Naturally I signed up Lilly and Fletch for this. Oh, and all the “sloomoos” are wearing these amazing jumpsuits in different colors. They’re singing and dancing and just being so fun.

A pretty epic 10th birthday trip. Somehow everything went smoothly and was a success. I can’t wait to go back with the kids again. I want to go when it’s a little warmer next time so that we can do the whole Central Park experience and other classics.

Chassity

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I hope you all had a fun Halloween! Our’s was so great. Everything went as planned, there were no melt downs or malfunctions, and it didn’t rain (it was however REALLY hot). Halloween as a parent is basically my favorite thing. It’s almost the most important day of the year to kids. And they like to see us get dressed up too, and not be “boring”. I couldn’t wear my Cruella de Vil costume trick or treating because that just would have been a disaster. So I dressed up as Friday Night In. Or Slumber Party Girl. Or My Favorite Thing To Do. You could really call this costume so many things. I wanted to be comfortable walking around the neighborhood, so I threw on my favorite stripe pajamas!

My navy pompom slippers are the most comfortable thing I’ve ever put on my feet. They’re lined in velvet, and have a memory foam insole!! They’re only $23 and come in grey and pink as well. And I just couldn’t resist getting this Happy Place eye mask! It’s so cute.

Wearing:

lake blue and white stripe pajamas,

happy place sleep eye mask, navy pom pom slippers

My pajamas are pretty much the best thing ever, and are by my favorite pj brand, Lake. They’re just a classic pj, simple cotton and super soft.

blue | green | red

Lilly dressed up as an 80’s jazzercise girl, which was hilarious and awesome. And Fletch dressed up as Harry Potter, which is basically his favorite thing ever. Josh surprised him and threw together a last minute Hagrid costume.

Only 364 more days until Halloween! I hope you all have a nice weekend!

Chassity

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I’m SO excited to share the photos from my dear friend Lauren Lail’s latest Library Littles Fall Collection! Not only is the collection adorable, but Lilly was one of the models!! I’m so proud of her. She doesn’t do a lot of modeling, but the chance to take pictures in one of her favorite clothing brands with some of her best besties was too good a gig to pass up! The collection just launched on the Library Littles website so you can shop it all now!

The wide leg knit pants are literally Lilly’s favorite item in her closet. She basically lives in them! 

One of the cutest new arrivals this season is the new customizable sweatshirt. It’s the softest sweatshirt ever, and it can be embroidered with names, symbols, initials… Pretty much the best, and it comes in light pink or ivory!

How precious is this ruffled jumpsuit and that elastic detail ivory dress?!! I mean!!

SO cute! Shop all of Library Littles new collection (there’s more to see!) right here!

Photography by Lindsey Shorter.

Chassity

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