Finding the Perfect Coat!





Finding just the right everyday coat for my almost 3 year old has been challenging this year! It's a delicate balance of finding a coat this is fashionable but not too fussy and fancy, and that is playground appropriate but still makes her stand out in the crowd! It should keep her cozy all winter long and come spring time be in good shape to hand down to our friend Grace for next year! Well, I think all criteria have been met with this beauty! It's pink, it's chic, it has ruffles AND faux fur! What more could we ask for! Most importantly, she was all smiles showing off her new coat to her friends today!


Mommy's Wish List


Let's take (another) break from Gift Guides for others to discuss the things Mommy wants for Christmas. Is this list too much to ask?

1. A Hot Shower
This one should do
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2. A 3 Hour Nap
The whiter and fluffier the bedding the better.
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3. Something for the Closet
Always.
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4. Sensible Shoes
Do these come in flats?
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5. A Coffee Mug
Every Mom needs a coffee mug!
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What's on your wish list this year?

Friday Friend: Trisha's Top Holiday Picks


Oh, the weather outside is frightful….and every little girl must brave the cold with a stylist puffer jacket!
Check out this fabulous animal print faux fur piece found at The Children’s Place!
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I know I like to stay snug as a bug in a rug on Christmas Day…as should any stylish toddler!
Cuddle up in these cozy snowman fleece pjs in PINK, obvi! ;)
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This weekend, I was lucky enough to go on a shopping spree with one of my favorite tots!  Miss Gracie!  She gravitated right towards multi-colored UGG boots!  Unfort, they were adult and didn’t come in Gracie’s size….but here’s a great alternative to still get the splash without all that extra cash!
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Who doesn’t love a Scotti dog?  Especially around the holidays!  Stay stylish with these plaid leggings and embellished top!  Found at Macy’s!
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No Tutu left behind!
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Holiday events and parties are filling up our calendars, make sure your tot is dressed to impress!  Here’s a fab red dress found at Macy’s!  Throw on a black party cardi and add a pair of black patent leather flats and you're ready!
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It’s all about the accessories!  One of my favorite Tots, Miss Ella Bean, said “sometimes, I shower and get dressed the night before.  This way in the morning it’s as easy as throwing on a headband and tutu and in a few minutes you’re out the door!”  I couldn't have said it any better myself!
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Happy Holidays! ♥ Trisha


This reminds me....



I have a sister. She's two years younger than me, and infinitely more talented (but we'll get to that later). I saw this GIF today and it immediately reminded me of our relationship.

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But the thing is, as any siblings close enough to understand each other would know, this little shove comes out of a mischievous love. My sister and I used to spend a lot of time together. To the outside world we were very well behaved, however, we had our way of pushing buttons. I can remember an especially sisterly ritual of poking and scratching each other until someone cried or passed out when we had to sleep in the same bed (mostly at my grandparent's house). Luckily we've grown out of that by now. I still hide around corners and scare the crap out of her for old time's sake. Just saying.

So now that I have your attention, I'd like to take a few moments to brag about my aforementioned, very talented sister and her shop Restudios.

She creates word art using typography to shape the places you love with local landmarks, locations, and memories!

See some examples below or check our her Etsy site to see if the place you love is there. You can also customize your print with colors or your own words.


Rhode Island Anchor Word Art Print
Rhode Island Anchor - various sizes 

Brooklyn Bridge Word Art Print
Brooklyn Bridge - various sizes

16"x20" Gallery Wrap Canvas Print - Boston Map
16x20 Gallery Wrap Canvas - Boston City Map
Did you see anything you liked? I have pulled some strings to get a 20% off coupon on your purchases through Jan 1, 2014! Use HOLIDAY20 - *This discount may not be applied to custom colors or words.

Kind Words




Something we should all remember as we slide into the Holiday Season. Especially in parking lots.



Throwback Thursday: I Miss this Sweater!

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Thank God for Throwback Thursdays! It give me the chance to relive this adorable fall hat and sweater set that fit Grace last year when she was 8 months.
Sweater and hat c/o Grace's Mémère 

Babies grow out of clothes so fast! Do you ever find yourself longing for a particular outfit they once wore?

Enjoy the Little Things

We take a break from our 'GIF' Guide today to remind you: Enjoy the Little Things. 

Grace and I had a fun weekend of playgrounds, swim lessons, and shopping and it was perfect!


Helping Others!
Playing Dress Up!



And to top it all off... embrace the spontaneous dance party before kicking off the work week.



2013 Holiday "GIF" Guide: The Running Addict

Our second Gift Guide goes out to all of you searching for the perfect present to please the Running Addict on your list!





2013 Holiday 'GIF' Guide: Running Addicts