Working In/Out and All About Clothing

“Working out” does not have to involve going to the gym or studio. Personally, I can work up a solid sweat redirecting my ten month old north of 100 times a day.

I will happily admit I wear tennis skirts to run errands. Perhaps one day I will invest in tennis lessons and actually give it a whirl. In the meantime, I just really enjoy wearing the stretchy skirts. The drool and vomit is super easy to wipe off and keep it moving. Same goes for yoga and yoga pants. I don’t wear the “work out attire” because I don’t care about my appearance. I wear “athletic style” clothing because there are days that motherhood truly does feel like training for a triathlon and this clothing best accommodates my on-the-go lifestyle.

Here are my favorite pieces to mix and match if you also enjoy wearing “athletic style” clothing for running errands or even the occasional stroller walk!

90 Degree by Reflex Power Flex RacerBack Tank Top

This is the BEST $13 Racerback Tank Top! It comes in all colors and I have 6 of them! It does run a bit on the smaller side but you can’t beat this price!

 

Adventure Timeline

Pump up the excitement for your next big adventure with this printable calendar! Creating a small timeline leading up to an event may help allow a child to better understand when a special event is happening. This is perfect for toddlers, preschoolers and even elementary students. Customize this printable calendar to create your own visual timeline at home! Just fill in the correct number of days until your fun adventure!

3 Ways To Conduct A Daily Countdown

  1. Place a sticker over the daily square leading up to your goal.
  2. Move a “symbol” to the next day using scotch tape.
  3. Color the entire daily square to eliminate that day from the countdown.

 DOWNLOAD AND PRINT BELOW

BLANK CALENDAR

Casual Mickey Gear

Walt Disney World hosts a magical melting pot of people every single day. However, the majority of people visiting Disney have one thing in common and that is planning the proper theme park attire ahead of time. Theme park gear means something different to everyone. While some prefer to show off their “Disney Style” by mirroring their favorite character, others prefer a more laid back theme park approach including comfortable sneakers, breathable tee shirts and dare I add…a pack around your waist that holds the essentials? Here is a more casual approach to a day at the parks…

The Pack Is Back!

I have been on the fence about this fashion trend for a few weeks now. Not because I don’t love this trend but simply because I was a tad worried about being socially acceptable with my beloved fanny pack. I finally took a step back and thought, it doesn’t matter if people think I am stuck in 1999. I like 1999, it was a fabulous year and I want to wear my 90’s pride around my waist!

The “Belt Bag” formally known as the “Fanny Pack” is now hitting mainstream stores at full speed! It is perfect for visiting theme parks, playground time with the kiddos, running a quick errand or even a night on the town. Catch the wave and ride it with me! I linked my FAVE belt bags below for your shopping pleasure!

Theme Park Style

I am gearing up to meet my favorite mouse! Without a doubt, I must look my absolute best! Disney fashion has become a world of it’s own these days. There are so many options and variations, it can be tedious narrowing it down to one or two outfits…

Do I wear red? Do I wear red, black and white? Do I dress up as my favorite character? Mickey Ears or Minnie Ears?

 I have researched trending styles, checked out trendy Disney bloggers and what I learned may surprise you. Finding your own “Disney Style” is actually pretty easy! It is all about what appeals to you! There is no RIGHT or WRONG! I personally think this is just another reason why visiting Walt Disney World is so much fun! Here are a few looks I personally LOVE for a day at the park!

MAGIC KINGDOM

ANIMAL KINGDOM

HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS

EPCOT

New Treylor Park In Nocatee!

The newest restaurant in Nocatee just unhitched its “Treylor” and is located in the Publix shopping center.

Treylor Park the restaurant offers an inviting atmosphere that is perfect for date night, drinks with friends or just family fun! The interior decor offers a relaxing, coastal vibe that overflows into the outdoor patio…complete with plastic flamingos. I was fortunate enough to be try some of their famous menu items prior to the grand opening and it was obvious, the owners as well the chef brought their “A” game to Nocatee.

Treylor Park’s motto is “Quality Over Quantity.” The food reflects this motto perfectly. Each item I tried featured a fun name, fantastic presentation but most of all was absolutely delicious! My favorite by far were the Shrimp & Grit Tacos. This is literally the combination of my two favorite food items in existence. The crispy shrimp and fried grit bites are complimented with chili aioli, chimichuri, red bell peppers and sprinkled with lettuce. These tacos will easily become your new favorite southern comfort food.  Pair your tacos with a fun drink such as the “Baby Doll” (vodka, fresh watermelon juice, lemon and simple syrup) for a fun experience!

If you are feeling extra adventurous, try a shot of Fernet Branca. If you have to ask what Fernet is, then you need to try it!

Treylor Park opens this Saturday in Nocatee, see you there! #HomeIsWhereYouParkIt

Check out their menu and website here…http://treylorparksavannah.com/#/menu-1-1/

 

 

Make It A Game Night!

Growing up, family game night was a household tradition.  We even had a designated “game closet” in our house! Playing board games can promote positive learning and social skills! I am so excited to introduce Hampton to classic games I grew up with along with a few new favorites! 

These fun games are perfect for birthday gifts, play dates or just good ole family fun!

Lucky Ducks Game 

This interactive game is all about color matching and includes a rotating duck pond, complete with duck quacking sounds!

 

POP The Pig Game

Roll the dice to see how many times you need to press the top of the piggy’s chef hat. Be careful, you just might POP the PIG! This game involves color recognition, number counting  and above all anticipation!

 

Let’s Go Fishing!

 

This game is a family classic and has been around for years! Perfect for practicing gross motor skills and color recognition!  Can you out fish your opponent?

 

 

 

 

Mr.Bucket Game

This game is was a personal childhood favorite and excellent for color recognition as well as hand eye coordination skills. Place Mr.Bucket on a hard surface for best results and watch him spin and spit out balls! Grab your shovel to collect the balls!

 

Don’t Drop The Meatball!

This game will leave everyone on the edge of their seat! Carefully pluck out the spaghetti noodles without dropping a meatball!

 

Barbecue Party

This hand eye coordination game is full of excitement! Winner is the first to pull three food items off the grill before the food spills!

 

 

 

Giggle Wiggle

Colors, music and movement! This game is excellent for color recognition as players race their way to the top, despite all the wiggles!

 

Doggie Doo

Everyone poops! Including the dog! This game combines real life responsibilities minus the mess!

 

 

 

 

Catch The Fox!

Rescue the chickens from this sneaky fox! Be the first player to fill up your coop with chickens before the fox fills his pockets! This fun game involves number recognition!

 

Shark Bite

Take turns fishing out these colorful sea creatures out of the shark’s mouth. Beware, this shark is known for jumping so you have to be quick to win this game!

 

 

 

 

 

Walk It Out!

Hampton’s NEWEST trick includes pulling up on ANY and EVERYTHING!

This little man is fearless and determined to make every single day an adventure! I am learning to plan ahead for each adventure and this includes the upcoming stages of being a full blown walker!

Here are my TOP 8 Push Walkers that received great reviews…

 

HAPE Zebra Walker

 

 

V TECH Sit To Stand Walker

 

 

Fisher-Price Learn with Me Zebra Walker

 

 

Bright Starts Giggling Gourmet Shop ‘n Cook Walker

 

 

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Chomp and Clack Alligator Wooden Push Toy

 

 

COSSY Learning Baby Push Walker

 

Little Tikes 3 in 1 Activity Walker

 

 

Brio Push Walker

 

 

Lilly Pulitzer Favorites

Happy National Wear Your Lilly Day!

Here are 5 fun tidbits about the iconic Lilly Pulitzer brand…

1.  The Lilly Pulitzer “bright and colorful” style was inspired by a citrus stand that Lilly herself began in Palm Beach, Florida.

2. Lilly Pulitzer was a trendy socialite and often referred to as the “Queen of Prep.”

3.  Jackie-O was a fan! Jackie Kennedy was photographed in Life Magazine wearing Lilly Pulitzer.

4. The first Lilly Pulitzer store opened in January, 1960 off Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida.

5. One of Lilly’s most famous quotes is “Life’s a party, dress like it!”

 

SHOP my favorite Lilly Rompers!

 

Lilly Pulitzer Coralie Romper

 

Jesse Skort Romper

 

Lilly Pulitzer La Fortuna Off The Shoulder Romper

 

Lilly Pulitzer Donna Romper

 

Lilly Pulitzer Lilly Pulitzer Womens Amerie Romper

 

Pearl Romper

 

Lilly Pulitzer Donna Romper

 

Lilly Pulitzer Lana Skort Romper

 

Lilly Pulitzer Gianni Romper

 

 

 

Pool & Bath Toys (Baby + Toddler)

Splash into summer time fun!

Hampton is a water loving baby! Bath time is so much fun and now that it’s hotter than the surface of the sun outside, we have leveled up into afternoon pool days! 

 Make a splash at your next pool play date by bringing along one of these fun toys for UNDER $15!

Regalo Super Suction Bath Toy Scoop Drain & Organizer, Includes Suction Hanging Mount

Boon Fleet Stacking Boats Bath Toy

Boon Water Bugs Floating Bath Toys

Skip Hop Dunck Stacking Bath Toys

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Louie Lobster Claw Catcher – Grab-and-Squeeze Pool Toy

MotherMed Baby Bath Thermometer and Floating Bath Toy BathTub and Swimming Pool Thermometer

Green Toys Submarine in Yellow – BPA Free, Phthalate Free, Bath Toy with Spinning Rear Propeller

Nuby Octopus Hoopla Bathtime Fun Toys

Boon Building Bath Pipes Toy Set

Munchkin Float and Play Bubbles Bath Toy

Moluk Plui Rain Cloud Tub Toy

Boon JELLIES Suction Cup Bath Toys

MooToys Under the Sea Animals Bath / Sand Stacking Cups

Skip Hop Zoo Bath Stack and Pour Bucket Rinse Cups

Melissa & Doug Sunny Patch Seaside Sidekicks Squirters

Boon Cast Fishing Pole Bath Toy

SwimWays Disney Finding Dory Mr. Ray’s Dive and Catch Game

Skip Hop Zoo Bathtime Basketball

Boon Chomp Hungry Whale

Boon Star Drain Cover