Easter is just about here and it has me so excited! It always means Spring is just about here and good weather is coming! Like any holiday, I try to incorporate some fun Easter traditions to make it special for my little people! Since I love hearing what you guys do to celebrate, I thought I’d share some of our favorites, as well as some new ones we are thinking about starting this year!
Spring is in the air and it has me so excited! Finally seeing the sun + the trees start to bloom again is my favorite time of year! I’m learning the hard way that Northern Utah weather is kind of a tease with spring one day and snow the next, but we have high hopes spring will come for real soon! With the weather changing, so are our wardrobes! Since Easter is usually one of the first signs and celebrations of spring, Spring Dresses are usually the first thing we think about! Normally I like to do a roundup of what I’m loving for myself, but since I’ve been getting a lot of requests for kids options too, I thought I’d switch things up and do a roundup of favorite Spring Dresses for the Family!
Ever since I mentioned that Joe + I are from St George, I have been FLOODED with requests to share all of our favorites! It is seriously the best little place to escape to and enjoy the sun, especially if you are a few hours away in Northern Utah! It’s safe to say we are experts + definitely have some tried and true favorites! Since we (well not just joe + the boys) are visiting this weekend, I thought it would be fun to share some with you for today’s Favorite Finds!
Time is flying by, and if it means winter is almost over I might just be okay with it! Haha! Spring is one of my very favorite times of year. We can finally start to play outside more, the little people are full swing into all of our favorite sports, and it just feels like such a happy time! For me Easter is always the sign of that new fresh season coming in and it gets me so excited! The aisles of Target are already full of yummy treats + cute finds, so I wanted to share a few of my favorite Easter Basket ideas for all my little people! I’ve broken it down into each of their age groups to make it easy to find some fun options!
Since Joe + I were first married, we knew we wanted to have a big family. We both have close relationships with our siblings and wanted the same for our little people too! Along with having a big family, comes a BUSY schedule. Sometimes it feels like we are constantly on the go. As parents, one of our top concerns + focuses was if each of our people is getting enough one on one time. Having that strong bond individually with each of them is so important to us, so we started what we call our Kid Dates. I shared a little about doing this around Christmas and had a lot of questions, so I thought I’d share some tips we’ve learned from doing our Kid dates + some fun ideas we’ve done or are dying to try!
For this week’s Favorite Finds, I decided to do something a little different, that I have been getting a lot of questions about! A couple of weeks ago, I showed a little clip of our post Costco snack prep over on Instagram Stories. It is honestly such a life + time saver for us, I had to share how we do it + why it is one of my favorite mom hacks!
Before we start any snack prep, we always take a trip to Costco. This is in NO WAY sponsored! It totally doesn’t have to be Costco, but them selling in bulk helps. And you guys, I just found out they DELIVER!!! Yes you read that right. Deliver to your door! Mom dreams coming true everywhere! haha!
When we started designing our house, I told Joe there were a few things that in my mind were non-negotiable. At the top of the list, was this vision I had for a Playroom Closet. We honestly designed our basement layout around making this work. I am so so happy with how it turned out. I showed a little sneak peek on my Instagram Stories a few weeks ago. The flood of requests for more details was crazy, so I decided today I’d take you inside our playroom closet + share the 3 design features that were most important to us!
When it comes to my little people’s wardrobe, I kind of like to be in charge. It is one of those things that is really hard for me to let them take the reigns on. As they’ve gotten older, they have started to want more freedom when it comes to what they wear. To save us all a headache in the morning, we decided to make a wardrobe compromise!
Sometimes they still struggle to find things that match…or in Hudson’s case fit the right season. haha! (I’m sure you’ve seen the shorts he’s wore when it’s snowing) So shoes is an easy compromise! They get to pick out their own shoes, if I get to have input on the rest of the outfit. I can’t even tell you how many morning tantrums this has saved us!!
When it comes to my little people’s clothes, its safe to say I’m pretty picky. I like to keep their style current, but pretty basic + neutral at the same time. I’m sure you can guess I’m not a huge fan of subscription boxes. I haven’t had the best experiences in the past, so I was hesitant to try again. But let me tell you, after trying Kidbox, I have found the subscription box you + your kids will love! We’re talking name brand kinda stuff!!
When I was growing up, my mom made holidays so special for us. Valentine’s was no exception and one of my favorite days of the year! Every year we would make yummy treats + Valentine’s Cards and package them up for the neighbors. Instead of delivering them like a normal gift, we would doorbell ditch them with the little surprise. We LOVED it and thought it was the best thing ever as kids.
Now fast forward to when we moved to California. I loved the tradition so much I wanted to do it with my little family. We loved it so much but I always thought it was weird nobody ever did the same to us. Yes I was that naive! I had no idea doorbell ditching your friends and neighbors wasn’t the norm! I’ve continued to do it with my kids and they really look forward to it. It is such an easy way to spread a little love around the neighborhood.