And Hattie Makes Three

Family Breakfast with Annie's Homegrown

For as long as I can remember since Miss H was born and eating table food, we made it a family priority to have breakfast together every single morning. For me, growing up eating organic just wasn't a thing. But when Hattie joined the team, it was a family priority to feed her the best we could and knew organic was the route to go. From healthy baby food options to getting produce from a local farmer, we knew instilling those values early would set her up for healthy eating success down the road.

On the weekend, Miss H will wake up at her normal time, but we let Jeff sleep because he works so hard during the week. We usually make some kind of indulgent sweet treat. On those mornings we have a little extra time, we love the Annie's Organic Cinnamon Rolls. There is a lot of misconceptions about eating organic means losing flavor and deliciousness. That's just not the case. These cinnamon rolls pack a punch and that sweet icing is indulgent treat!

Miss H likes helping arrange all of the cinnamon rolls in the pan. Then we have to keep the oven light on so she can watch them bake. She loves being in the kitchen. For me it is so important for her to be in the kitchen with me. Every meal she stands on her step stool and we talk about every ingredient and how they go together. It encourages her to try new things and learn about where foods come from. I think our garden this summer really helped her understand that concept.

During the week, Miss H will opt for fruit and cereal. Miss H loves the Annie's Cocoa Cocoa Bunnies Cereal. We even like to take some on the go for quick snacks in the car.

 Annie’s Certified Organic Cocoa Bunnies Cereal is made with Fair Trade cocoa, which helps provide sustainable incomes for farmers and their families. Don't tell anyone, but sometimes I have a bowl for a snack. Shhhh!

Check out this video to see how Annie's is making food you already love organic for your whole family.

How do you help your family stay healthy and focus on organic?

Any Annie's Homegrown products you can't live without?

Holiday Style at Gymboree + Giveaway!

This post is sponsored by Gymboree. All opinions are my own. #OneBigHappy

We are officially creeping into the holiday season and it's about the time that you need to have your holiday wear picked out and ready to go. Who is prepared? I am kinda ready. From the start of Thanksgiving through the New Year, we tend to have a handful of fancy events that Miss H attends with us. Of course, I'm that mom who doesn't wear things twice for big events, so we have to really plan ahead. This means Thanksgiving ( 2 of them), Friendsgiving, Pictures with Santa and Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. So many cute outfits and I love that we can find what we are looking for at Gymboree.

This year the Gymboree Holiday Collection is adorable. We were so excited with Gymboree reached out to us to see how Miss H would style her holiday wear. She's told us that she gets to wear this outfit to church on Sunday. Probably a little over dressed for a Sunday in October, but definitely an option in December. Let's start with this Bow Jacket. How darling is this? The thing I love about Hattie's style (which is really my style...but don't tell anyone) is that she can rock a pair of leggings, roll in the dirt but then still wear her big bows and frilly dresses. She's the perfect combo. This jacket just cried out Jackie O to me, and knew she needed it in her closet. While black isn't probably a traditional toddler color, I love the versatility of it. Paired with a dress for church, or even jeans and boots, she'll be one trendy toddler. If this came in my size, it would be in my closet immediately!



Her dress is the Duppioni Dress. How darling is the floral pattern? The drop waist with the velveteen bow and extra tulle underneath make the bottom extra fluffy and perfect for twirling. Let's not forget her classic beret. Her whole outfit just cries French Girl in Paris - maybe even a little Madeline. Of course, we had to pair her out fit with her classic signature jumbo bow.


We paired her dress with the Sparkle Tights and Bow Shoes. See a bow trend going on yet?

We're at that stage where Miss H has become quite the accessorizer on her own. She loves the glittery bangles (she calls them Tangles) and matching Bow Purse. She insisted on picking all the flowers and tucking them in her purse.

I am so excited to show of Miss H's fashionable choices at one of our holiday events. Now we just have to decide where she is wearing it! I do know that Bow Jacket will be making an appearance all winter long. It's too adorable to hang in a closet all winter! The thing I love more than anything about Gymboree is the quality of their clothing. As a mom, I feel confident knowing that Miss H is looking her best and her clothes will last for more than a couple of wears. This dress is classic and will last for quite a while or until she grows out of it!

I'm so excited to be teaming up with Gymboree for a $50 Instagram Giveaway! Head over to my Instagram and enter! Be sure to follow Gymboree too for all the latest is fashionable wears for your kiddos! Thanks again to Gymboree for help show how Miss H loves to style herself for our holiday fun!

Head over to Gymboree and tell me what holiday outfit you'd love to see your kiddo in this holiday season! What do you typically dress up for?

Day Date

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This past week was a little crazy and we needed a little bit adult time. I told hubs to secure a babysitter ( AKA Grammy) and I said I'd handle the rest. Knowing that it was going to be a GORGEOUS day we opted for a trip to wine country. The perk of living where we are, we are no more than 25 minute away from Missouri wine! Apparently, we thought it was a good idea as did EVERYONE else. Holy moly was it packed.

We opted for Cedar Lake Cellars and it was gorgeous. We had never gone before and it was so much fun. Gorgeous scenery. There is a huge outdoor area where a live band was playing and we enjoyed a nice bottle of wine and good conversation. Conversation consisted mostly of our future plans for remodeling our kitchen, but it wasn't kid talk or work talk - win-win!  We started out with a quick tasting. Jeff isn't much of a wine drinker, but I'm slowly converting him. I'm a chardonnay drinker, and I let him choose what he wanted and this Vignoles has a great pineapple hint. Delicious!

This time of year in St. Louis the weather can be SO confusing. Is it fall? Is it summer? I decided to go for a combo. I went with my favorite skinny jeans, chestnut Tieks, and this adorable ruffled top from eShakti. I've gotten a few things from eShakti over the years and I love that everything is customizable to you. You pick your style, tell them your measurements and they will make it for you. Want it longer? Different sleeves? No pockets? They can do that too! I actually didn't need to make any adjustments on this top as the ruffles and the stripes were adorable!

This is a great transition top into fall and will look adorable in the spring with white jeans. I can't wait!

 Top - c/o eShakti (similar), Jeans, Flats

Sadly, our day date was cut a little short with a sick toddler, but even if we had a couple of hours, it was still nice to get out, enjoy the weather and have quality time with Jeff.

Thanks to eShakti for my adorable top, I can't wait to pair it with more fun options into spring!

How was your weekend?

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