Hi, my name is Emily. I was born and raised in Des Moines, IA. I graduated from Dowling Catholic High School in 2001, Iowa State University in 2005 and DePaul University in 2007. Tim and I got married in 2009; we have three kids, Clare, Cate, and Teddy, and one puppy, Yankee. I'm excited to share my favorite things with my lifelong friends and cousins!
I hadn’t planned on posting anything today, but when I saw that my favorite kids’ swimwear is on sale I had to share! The exact swimsuits I bought for my kids’ Easter baskets is crazy affordable today and priced even better than the sale prices I paid last month!
Sunsoft Terry Cover-Up–Clare and Cate have these in White, Swedish Yellow and Fresh Pink. They hold up so well and when I pass Clare’s cover-ups down to Cate, they still look as good as new!
I really love the sun protection built into these swimsuits, and I’m lucky that Teddy insists on wearing rash guards, so he is still protected from the sun if we need to reapply sunscreen. For the girls, I find that it’s so much handier buying two-piece swim suits when they need to use the restroom, and they love the idea that they’re wearing “bikinis.” There are so many cute options for swim tops and bottoms for girls. Now that Clare and Cate are getting a little older, they like having outfits that coordinate, but don’t match exactly, so these options are great for letting them pick what they like and what fits them best!
Last weekend, Clare celebrated her friend’s birthday and we wanted to pick out a special gift. The birthday girl loves to bake and we had the best time picking out ingredients for her!
Every year, I like to put new swim suits, books, and chocolate in my kids’ Easter baskets, and this year I thought they might enjoy their own special ingredients for baking too! Here is what the bunny is bringing, and bonus–its so inexpensive and you get to eat cake at the end! I hope this helps for any last minute bunny shopping!
Unicorns for Clare
Mermaids for Cate
Funfetti for Teddy
I also got a large pack of cute Easter Bunny Baking Cups to split among the kids’ baskets. Nicole and I were just talking about how our moms would sometimes bake cupcakes into ice cream cones and I found the handiest baking rack so the cones won’t tip over in the oven–I can’t wait for it to get here to make these with my kids!
Tim and I are heading to NYC tomorrow am, and I’m trying to decide what to pack! It’s nearly mid-April, but it’s FREEZING and last night it was hailing here in Iowa, so I’m having trouble picking out Spring clothes! It’s only in the 40s in NYC today too, so I need to pack warm stuff that will be comfortable for walking a lot! Here are some favorite early-Spring outfits for Saturday daytime:
What kind of friend would I be if I didn’t pass along some coupon codes? Many of the items in today’s post are linked to Shopbop which is having a gigantic sale! Use code EVENT19 to take 20% off.
Keds is also 20% off with code 20FORME.
Take 40% off full-price styles at J. Crew using code REFRESH. Happy Shopping!
Look how happy I am!! And it’s not because we’re at Disney World–it’s because I love my black satin turban headband! I wore this all winter and it is soooo comfortable. NOT what my mom would call a headacheband. I wore this headband for four 12+ hour days straight of theme parks, and when we got home, I bought the pink gingham one! I am the Mom-Blair Waldorf!! Go buy one.