Ever since I fell in love with one of the original American Girl dolls, Samantha, many moons ago, the brand has held a place in my heart. So you can imagine how thrilled I was to introduce it to my daughter when the time came. We started with a Bitty Baby and have continued on with favorites like Melody Ellison and Gabriella McBride. So, when they released their latest girl, Z Yang, I knew my baby girl would adore her too. You see she, more often than not, plays model for me and and my camera. While she loves saying cheese, she's also fascinated by my equipment, often asking if she can try taking her own photos when we're done. And being that Z Yang's storyline revolves around her filmmaking, she was just the right birthday present for my budding shutterbug's fifth birthday!
5 Pretty Ways To Organize Your Jewelry
I admit - I'm guilt. Despite my best efforts, my "jewelry drawer" has become a tangled mess of necklaces, bracelets and earrings. This cluttered collection not only makes it hard to see what I have, but difficult to untangle the pieces I do want to wear! This summer, I'm ...read more
This Year's Coolest Jumbo Pool Floats
Pool season is almost here! I can't wait to relax, read a book, and sip a cocktail while lazily drifting in an oversized float. (Just kidding, I have two toddlers--but a swim mama can dream, right?). If you've got a staycation planned, check out this year's coolest jumbo pool ...read more
Crystal Clear and Pristine: Pool-Cleaning Tips
Tropical Storm Isaiah gave us quite the midsummer surprise here in the suburbs of New York City. We just got our power back on after a whole week of darkness! With trees down, debris everywhere, and lots of uncertainty, one thing we forgot to check on: our above ground Intex ...read more
And what better way to celebrate than with an American Girl Doll and me matching outfits photo shoot? Well, they're outfits aren't so much matching as coordinating. We chose a Burt's Bees striped tank and tie dye leggings look in navy and pink that picked up on those same colors in Z Yang's outfit. And both girls are rockin' some seriously sparkly shoes, my daughter's being Freshly Picked moccasins. There's no reason a girl can't be sparkly AND comfy. Am I right? And speaking of comfort...
One of the reasons we love Burt's Bees Baby so much is because it's made out of their special organic cotton which is perfect for summer's sweltering temps. Not only is it ridiculously soft, but it lasts. We all know how much us mamas have to wash our kiddo's clothes, especially in the summertime, and it's great to know that the Burt's Bees Baby organic cotton is up for the job. Plus, it's earth friendly. Now I can feel great about putting my kids in clothes that are kind to our planet and they can play the day away in comfort! You can bet there was a lot of playing in these doll and me matching outfits!
We were not paid for this post. We did receive samples.