Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Only Hat you Need to Buy Your Kid

I don't know about you, but trying to keep a hat on a 2 and a half year old isn't easy. Well that was until I purchased a Sunday Afternoon hat! And for the record they are by no means paying me to say this. Seriously though Emerson will rock the Kids Play hat fishing, hiking, at the beach, etc. Best money spent this summer!

Shoes | Overalls
I'm just going to lay it out there it's not the most fashionable hat, but it's practical and in my opinion Emerson looks pretty darn cute in it.

It all started at the beach. There's a group of us who meet at beach, with the kids, every Sunday like clock work. (Nick usually stays home to work on the house.) Two of the kids had Sunday Afternoon hats and after weeks of noticing how they NEVER took them off I knew Emerson needed one.

Later that night you better believe I ordered one from Amazon! Yes, they are pricey for a kids hat however they are worth EVERY penny! It'll be a great hat for our upcoming trip to Mexico! Yup, tickets and hotel are booked. Via la Mexico!

Oh, and the best part about this specific hat is it will grow with her head!

Amazing Features Include:
- Down-sloping brim with floatable foam core
- Full neck veil for protecting back of neck
- UPF 50+ Certified Sun Rating
- Strategic mesh ventilation on Child & Youth sizes
- Water Repellent/Stain Resistant
- Packs flat for travel SmartStrap® Breakaway Chinstrap Technology
- Stroller-Friendly Wearability
- Adjustable sizing

I should mention I'm not alone, all the other parents from our beach group also purchased the Sunday Afternoon Kids Play Hat! We might have to lined them up at the beach for a photo or two.

For sizing questions, we purchased a medium for Emerson and it's perfect.

FYI: they make some cute lifestyle hats for women and men. I'm digging this, this and this for myself and I could see Nick rocking this hat.

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Hiking with a Toddler

Are you ready for this? We took Emerson hiking! I'll let it and this view fully soak in.

You're probably thinking we're crazy. I might agree with you, but it went way better than I expected. Especially considering we don't have a pack, like one of  these, to carry her in. That's right she walked or road on dad's shoulders!

We tried to keep it fun and made sure to snap photos and stop for plenty of snacks along the way.

While we had an end destination we gaged whether to continue based on Emerson. Yes, I would have liked to hike further or faster, but our goal was to keep it fun and get her use to hiking. It's something we enjoy doing and hope she will too.

Around an hour in we could tell she was getting tired and decided it was time to turn around. On the way back we saw goats! Yes, goats. To top it off they were pet goats. There was a woman walking 3 leashed goats! That was a first. It might have been the highlight of the hike.

Tips for hiking with a Toddler
- keep it fun
- pick a simple hike
- talk about hiking before you go
- pack lot of snacks
- sunscreen and a big hat are musts

This time around we picked a beginner hike to Lake Winnemuca. It's mostly a covered hike, but offers gorgeous views and if you time it right you can catch the wildflowers blooming.

What type of adventures are you taking with your kids this summer?

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Stitch Fix #5

Hi, Hey, Hello!

I know it's the weekend and I hope you're having a blast, but I decided I couldn't wait until Monday to share my latest Stitch Fix Box! Plus, I need your help. My stylist nailed it and I want to keep everything... People this has NEVER happen. I'm not going to lie, but I typically send everything back! Yup, I've only ever kept one piece. However, when Stitch Fix said they would waive my $20 styling fee I said what the heck. Boy am I glad I did.

So let's dive right in.

Kut From the Kloth Callie Denim Jacket | $78
First things first I requested a denim jacket. I've wanted one for awhile and figured I should just ask. Lucky me there was a denim Jacket in my box. The fit is amazing and it has the perfect stretch to denim ratio. The price is on point with what you would find at Nordstrom (see here, here, and here). Bottom line it's a great basic and fits great! Verdict: KEEP

Collective Concepts Niara Dress | $78
When I pulled this dress out of the box I thought no way. Gold stripes...come on. Then I put it on and it felt amazing. It's doesn't look too bad either. I could see myself pairing it with a pair of booties. Here's the thing it's dry clean only! I'm a low maintenance kind of gal and I just don't know if I should buy it. Verdict: On the fence

Laila Jayde Taranto Button Back knit Top | $58
Oh how I love a good striped top. This top is amazing. The right length, color, fit and extra detail on the back. The dilemma -- is it worth $58? Verdict: On the fence

Just Black Channing Distressed Skinny Jean | $78
Another item I specifically requested was a pair of white jeans. Again, I've really wanted a pair. These fit like a glove and are super soft. They are more of a stretchy jean verse true jean. While I loved these I'm sending them back because they are just a tad too see through. Verdict: RETURNED

Daniel Rain Abram Eyelet Back Detail Top | $64
While I didn't love this top when I pulled it out of the box I loved it on. Paired with jeans or shorts this number is perfect for any backyard BBQ. Sadly it's hand wash only and mama doesn't have time for that. Verdict: RETURNED

What do you think? What would you keep /return?