Wednesday, February 3, 2016

dressing little boys

**affiliate links are used in this post.  while I have worked with a few of these companies, nothing was gifted for this post**

People always say dressing little boys isn't as fun as little girls ... and while I can't speak to dressing little girls, I have A LOT of fun dressing my boys.  Where I get my boys clothes is also a frequent question I get on IG.  So I thought I'd do a big round up for y'all, in case you have boys to shop for.

Bella Bliss  - I love this site for both of my boys.  Their play shorts and pima shirts are great for Tuck.  The quality is so good I know I'll be able to pass it on to Wesley.  This pima footie (with a monogrammed booty) is one of the most darling things I've ever seen on W.  I'm also thinking this romper would be great for little Wesley for Easter.  Ps:  If you sign up for their newsletter you get 15% off your first order!

Zara - Their shoes are some of my favorite.  Especially their loafers, bluchers, and tennis shoes.  I always stock up at the end of season sale where everything is extremely reduced.   also, I love their trousers!

H&M- I love their basics and their pricing is so good!  This old man sweater !

The Beaufort Bonnet Company - Their new swimwear line is so adorable!  I love the boone hall stripes and cabana leaf lounge.  Their pima cotton sleepwear are super sweet and soft.  JB is fine with jon jon's on our boys, as long as they are under two.  ha. So I pretty much agree with him on that, save Easter.

Honey Bee Tee's.  - I've mentioned these before but they are our FAVORITE T-shirts.  Specifically the- Fly Fishing, golf, boats, and bird dog t shirts.

Petite-Plume - Anyone who sees Tuck in these about dies over how cute he looks in them.  Toddlers in sophisticated Pajamas?  You just want to hand them today's newspaper and a cup of coffee.  The quality is excellent- they hold up so well.  The french ticking is my favorite, but they are all precious. And hooray!  they are coming out with an infant line, which I can't wait to see.  You can use SARAHTUCKER1 for 25% off! 

Feltman Brothers -  Heirloom quality.  I even have a little dress from them that my mother just could not part with.  I love their bubbles for little boys!

Baby Gap - I love their styles.  I'm especially a big fan of their jeans.  And their teeny tiny duck boots!

Janie & Jack - Perfect for church clothes.  I usually wait until the end of the summer season when pricing is cheaper, since we live in Florida and can wear a lot of warm weather clothes year round.

Nordstrom - They have a lot of brands I love, in one spot.  Mini Boden , Peek , aden and anais,  tucker and tate, and hunter boots for mini's.

Kickee Pants  - Made out of bamboo rayon!  These are so soft, and hold up very well.  The ones without prints hold up even better.  I love this little bunny booty one.  Their big boy underwear is the best!

kissy kissy - Pima cotton, and so cozy, especially for the early newborn days.  These make great gifts to new moms!

Cabana Life - All 50+ UV protection, and their prints just get cuter and cuter each year.  Love this one for Wesley and this one for Tuck.

Jojo Maman Bebe - Great quality, cute classic designs, and they often have sales.  I especially love their pajamas.  This double decker london bus sleep set!

rikshaw design - I love their cotton voile.  It gets better with every wash!  And those hand blocked designs are beautiful.

cienta shoes - These shoes are so easy for everyday for Tuck.  Slip on and off, and they stay on!

Monday, February 1, 2016


bed sheets, pillows, and my pregnancy pillow - ha!  
little rug rat (: // my camping appropriate camping sneakers c/o new balance
{Shannie made the adorable sign that I picked up at hobby lobby  // everyone loved these Camp Tuck Sippy Cups!  c/o Shindigz - heather made the cute logo!}
{tucks shirt and hat c/o bella bliss}
{found these little enamel cups at michaels for $2} 
{my dad helped me put up the cafe lights}
{shannie made this adorable sign.  Tuck says this to me almost every morning!  "get cozy wif me momma"}
{custom plates c/o shindigz & Heathers fun camp tuck design}

I got this fun idea from Julia who posted on IG about her sons "camp tagg".  My wheels instantly started turning for a little Camp Tuck.  His birthday is in early January, but we had just traveled and hosted heathers baby shower... so we wanted to wait a bit.  Plus, who doesn't need a little pick me up at the end of January?  The weather was perfect.  Which was surprising because the whole week had been cold and rainy.  Guests arrived at 5:30, the kids all ran around playing with toys or jumping on the trampoline for about an hour, and we had dinner.  It was just pulled pork and chicken sandwiches, baked beans and cole slaw.   Then we started the movie around 7.  We played "Little Rascals".  Tuck had never seen it before, but he loved it (and the other kiddos too!).  For dessert we had S'mores - what is better than a s'more around a camp fire on a chilly night?!  We hosted about 40 people, kids included. And I was sort of amazed that I wasn't in my usual one hour before party freak out mode.  But I kept reminding myself that it's just friends coming, who cares if my house isn't tidy?  A full house is my happy place, even when that house is a mess.  Tuck woke up the next day and said "Oh NO!  where the party go?!".  He had the best time and I loved watching that and being able to celebrate him.  

Friday, January 29, 2016

When I was in grad school at Ole Miss my sister and I would go out to Taylor, Mississippi, the cutest little town with a saturday morning farmers market, an adorable shop, our favorite restaurant at the time, and the southern living idea house.  I went to that idea house, happily forking out ten dollars, a handful of times.  I was so in love with it.  Apparently you can even rent the idea house out now for the weekend.   Who wants to go tailgate in the grove in the fall and stay here? (: Yes, please.   This image isn't from that idea house but from another SL one.  I saw it in the magazine a few years ago and was like THIS.  this is what I am going for.  I probably pinned this a dozen times prior to that "you've already pinned this" being developed.   It's just perfect to me.  It's the image I always go back to for inspiration.  We are working on this kinda feel - kick your feet up, a bit beat up, and that cozy lived in look.  But still pretty classic, somehow.  One project by project at a time.   Just wanted to share it.  Maybe you love it too?  

Some other favorites/thoughts lately:

how to make your own magnolia wreath

these new mom cards ... and this whole blog about motherhood.

going to make this crockpot meal next week.  sounds so good!

I asked y'all on facebook which leggings are the best.  Most said lulu, but I had a nordstrom giftcard from christmas burning a whole in my pocket, so I picked out these zella ones from there.  I love them!  but apparently lulu is better?  I don't even know how.  They are so comfortable!  And then my girlfriend was wearing the spanx ones which looked soooo good on her.  so basically, they are all winners.

I read someone's new years resolution was to learn to put contacts in.  I instantly loved them.  I'm terrible at it which is why I'm always in glasses.  These new warby parker ones are lovely.  The kimball in whiskey tortoise are my current ones.  Which is probably my most asked question on IG.  I just go to walmart to get my prescription every year for $50, and then get a pair from WP for $95.  Beats what I used to pay by a ton!

I have been audible obsessed lately.  especially since tuck goes to school two mornings a week, and wes usually takes his two hour nap during that time.  The power of vulnerability - I can't recommend it enough!!  I just finished Scary Close by Donald Miller, and I'm now onto The Child Whisperer.  Any favorite parenting books?

In between my binge of Fixer Upper (how cute are jo and chip?!), I've been getting my bachelor fix.  I don't get into every season but this one is good.  Ben seems so normal and nice!  I cannot get over Olivia - so much second hand embarrassment.  I just wanna give her a hug and tell her to not say everything on her mind.  "Ben Higgins IS my husband" ... reminds me of the "i will find you" girl on the movie wedding crashers.

Shannies work is now in Hallmark (online and in stores)!!  Go check it out!  They are gorrrrgeous.

Now off to clean up my redneck backyard (so many plastic toys. everywhere.) for Camp Tuck tonight!  He's so excited for his party!!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Valentine's Day Gifts - for him, for her, for them

*affiliate links are used*

For him:   1.  brooklyn eagles ball cap 2.  personalized collar stays  3.  a bass bottle opener 4.  pima cotton under shirt 5.  this little vintage looking bluetooth speaker from RH

For her: 6. bloom2bloom - my favorite blooms that always give back with each bouquet (use code Tucker20 for 20% off) 7.  cheetah print tassel keychain 8.  These Maggie Louise Confections gourmet chocolate sets are as good as they look. 9.  this beautiful dainty diamond band by nashelle - for every piece of jewelry sold you are donating a plate of food for someone in need 10.  heart pin board 11.  This endurance necklace (c/o) was given to me by Alyxs Ryan.  I love the simple design and the quality is excellent!

for them: 12. MOM with anchor shirt.  they'll wear it for as long as they'll let me. 13.  the little honest diapers with the XOXO .  adorable.  14.  Bachelor lounge set 15.  fjallraven kanken mini backpack:  These swedish utilitarian backpacks come in mini size perfect for toddlers.  soo cute.  They come in a ton of different colors. 16.  jellycat unicorn 17. love lounge set

not pictured but a few other favorites:
-Honey bee tees Cupid's bow and arrow:  I'm in love with HBT's.  I snatch their t's up all the time for Tuck and they always get a ton of compliments.
- the valentines from Minted.  Tuck picked this one out for his friends at school.
these onesies from old navy are adorable!
-fringe bow mocs! for that sweet little miss in your life.
-this cheery pink and red set from lake pajamas.  soooo soft.  
-this funny card.  
-the valentine cards from pinhole press are always a favorite for grandparents.
-these gorgeous and apparently delicious bottles of wine 

Also sorry it's been quiet, I am getting ready for  #camptuck ... I was trying to be low key about the party (and some parts have remained so ... after all, it is a three year olds birthday party!!)  but my wheels have started turning and I am finding it hard to stop!  (:  can't wait to share soon. 

Friday, January 22, 2016

Busch Gardens Tampa

{carrier, shirt, and new balances (c/o)  you can't see but are SO comfy!}
{on tuck: TBBC cabana leaf swim trunks, iplay rashguard, babiators c/o in "you're the palm"} {on wes: TBBC diaper cover and old rikshaw top} {both are wearing salt water sandals}

On our actual anniversary we took both boys to Busch Gardens.  It's about an hour north of us and we were given year passes by JBs parents for Christmas.  There is a ton for preschoolers to do.  There is this whole sesame street area that we could have spent the whole day in, easy.  But on this day we mostly just saw the animals, and rode a few kid friendly rides.  I'm still cracking up because this random safari car that kids can crawl around in and look out into the "serengeti" was the biggest hit with both boys.  It was such a great day and I wouldn't have wanted to spend our anniversary any other way!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  My best friend Haley and my goddaughter get here this afternoon, and I can't wait to have a house full for the weekend! 

ps:  this is great- the messier the house the better the friend.  I so agree!