Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Our Valentine Breakfast

Happy Valentine's Day! I always look for an excuse to celebrate/decorate and Valentine's day is always a good day to do that. Here are a few photos of our morning. xoxo

The table ready for the kids when they wake up.

They were so excited to get presents!

I got these felt envelopes in the dollar spot and filled them with so many little trinkets...
pencils, chocolates, stickers, Band-Aids etc...they were all a hit with a 2 and (almost) 4 year old:)

Heart shaped pancakes, grapefruit juice and strawberries to eat.

Emmerich and I in our jams.

She was pretty excited about her Frozen Band-Aids!



Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Emmerich Turns 2!

This weekend we celebrated our little man's 2nd birthday...boy does time fly...it seems like he was just born! So much fun celebrating with friends...for activities we just let the kids go wild in the playroom and had a pinata! Here are a few pics from the party...enjoy! xoxo

The birthday cake!

His adorable invites we found on Etsy!

The welcome sign.

The food table.

Cupcakes!

Matches, fire hoses and fire flames:)

Party favors!

The party table ready for all of the kids!


Pinata!

Of course fire on the TV!

The spread...we had sloppy joes, veggies & hummus, chips & salsa.

Waiting in the playroom for their friends to arrive!

Of course a family party photo.






Saturday, January 7, 2017

Charleston....with toddlers


Last week we went to Charleston for 4 days while Ben was still on Christmas break...we were lucky to get warm weather! Especially after being in chilly Minnesota for Christmas. Here are some photos and explanations of what we did, ate and saw...enjoy! xoxo (this is not sponsored by any of the activities we did...just showing you what we did:)


DAY 1:

We stayed just over the bridge from Charleston in beautiful Mt. Pleasant.

The vintage coffee cafe was definitely a favorite...so adorable...

and a fun vintage truck turned playground for the kids.

next stop was the beach..Sullivan's Island public beach was just a few miles from our hotel. This was definitely a toddler approved activity.

Dinner at the Hominy Grill was delicious and a good taste of Low Country food.

DAY 2:

Walked along Waterfront Park...fountains and big swings make for a perfect activity with kids. 
  
We found this little gem...Tom's Toys was a big hit...spent almost an hour in here building things with these blocks.
  
So many fun places to shop on King St.

And tacos at  Basico. 

DAY 3:

This morning started with a tour at the historic Boone Hall Plantation.


The kids loved walking through the gardens.

We had lunch and walked the Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant before heading back to Charleston 
for treats and coffee!

Isn't this shop adorable! And filled with cupcakes etc:)


Found this fun toy store on our walk...the Magnifilous Toy Emporium!

Then a mocha for momma at Kudu...while the kids threw coins in the fountain.

Ended the day with dinner at Butcher & Bee...in their beautiful new location.

Whipped feta, hummus, pitas and bacon wrapped dates!!


DAY 4: 

Before the 4 hour drive home we stopped at the Memorial Waterfront Park in Mt. Pleasant
 for the views and...

Fun play ground!

But we couldn't leave Charleston without getting a few donuts...

and a Jasmine tea.

Such a fun trip to the Holy City!











Monday, December 12, 2016

Christmas Cookies

What a fun and relaxed December weekend! Lots of baking, friends over for dinner, I hosted a mini pop-up shop for my girlfriends...not to mention a shopping and coffee date with my 3 year old daughter on Saturday afternoon! These are the cookies I bake almost every year and package up to give to friends.  Here is the cookie recipe I use. I had some of the cute cupcake boxes left from our trip to the Magnolia Silos last month so I am using those to package up and deliver to friends. Below are the pics...Enjoy! xoxo 

I love these cookies!

The fun cupcake boxes I had saved from our Magnolia trip!

Packaging them up with wax paper to separate.

Packaged up and ready to deliver!



Friday, December 9, 2016

Wreath Workshop & Christmas Party

What a fun girls night! Last night we went to a friends beautiful house, on top of a mountain, here in Asheville for a wreath making workshop and Christmas party. It couldn't have been more fun and who knew wreath making isn't even that tricky?!  Here are pics from the night and a mini tutorial on how to make your own wreath!

Her beautiful and gigantic MAGENTA tree!

What you'll need to make your wreath:
-A straw wreath form
- Pruning clippers
-Floral pins
-Greenery...we used Frasier Fir, Boxwood, Magnolia leaves etc.
-Any flowers, bows or extra decor you want to put in your wreath
-A spray bottle with floor wax and water to spray on after you are done so that 
the wreath will last longer. (only spray the greenery...not the extra trimmings:)

All of the greenery...filling up the entire car!

Just start making little bundles of greenery and 
attach them to the wreath form with a floral pin and that is it! 
I went in and added pinecones etc at the end 
(after I sprayed it with the floor wax/water combo) with wire.

Some of the ladies hard at work!

We made quite a mess:)

All of us with our beautiful wreaths!

My wreath hanging in our front porch. xoxo