Annie here…Baby + Anniversary Sale is a dangerous time for me. Especially this year with all kinds of darling fall clothes and accessories for Margot! Lucky for us, there are some great deals and steals!
The North Face ALWAYS comes through for the Nordstrom Anniversary sale! Nicole & Emily stock up for the big kids’ winter coats every year and they always have great new color combos in time for the sale. This coat would be so cute for Margot to match the big kids and I love that they’re all reversible!
You asked. We answered! We loved hearing from YOU!! Thanks for helping us make some fun Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish Lists!
Petunia Picklebottom–not part of the Anniversary Sale this year:(( but we’re putting together a big Baby post to share soon! I did see this really cute Freshly Picked baby bag, though! I love that it’s a backpack too and its a great olive color that dads wouldn’t mind carrying either.
Frye–yes! This was a great suggestion! I only wish there was going to be MORE! These are ALL the Frye options in the #Nsale this year. Really cute. These will all be offered in 2-3 colors and the boots will be in extended calf sizes too. I think I’m going to try on the Carly boot. Hope they fit, so I can head into fall with cute new tall boots, rather than scrambling around after Christmas for boots on sale after all the sizes and good colors have been picked over!
Ugg–the best deal all year on our favorite Scuffette Slipper!! I also like the long hooded cardigan–a nice change from the annual Barefoot Dreams cardigan options for something cozy. And this year, it looks like your best Ugg bargains are going to be for your kids or your home!
Hunter–These will all be included in tons of colors! And the kids options are so cute too!!
Burberry Sunglasses–3 great choices included in the sale! I think my favorite are the 57mm Vintage Check! These will never go out of style.
You guys were hoping to see all the Vineyard Vines in the #NSale this year, and guess what?! There isn’t anything included for Women or Girls in the sale! Bummer. But, I linked up all the VV for Men & Boys below:
Vineyard Vines–for boys:
Vineyard Vines–for men:
Stay tuned for more!! XOXO, Emily, Nicole, Annie & Emma
June is zipping by so quickly with the kids’ summer programs and lots of trips to the pool!
This week, my girlfriends and I celebrated our beautiful friend Michelle’s birthday with dinner and dessert at one of our favorite locally owned restaurants, Table 128, and another local fave, Trostel’s Dish, for a nightcap. Love these girls!
The next day, the girls and I got a good workout in at Lifetime, then had a pool date all day with allllllllll the kiddos! It was my favorite day of this summer so far! The kids all kept each other so busy and we enjoyed the beautiful weather with mimosas and plenty of good poolside snacks! I think we all felt like we were on vacation-mode for the day!
The kids and I have been spending a lot of time in the sun, so I restocked my favorite sunscreen for our beach bag. I keep Sun Bum shampoo and conditioner in our kids’ bathroom and in our beach bag and try to get them to rinse the chlorine off their hair shortly after swimming. Pro tip: apply conditioner to kids’ hair before playing in the pool, so their hair absorbs the conditioner and NOT the pool chemicals that end up making their silky hair turn crunchy or green. Sun Bum just smells like summer! I also added the Sun Bum Sunscreen Coconut Lip Balm to my Target store pick-up order this week and can’t wait to try it!
After a busy week of swimming and activities, we had a few cloudy hours and decided to make a little pillow and blanket fort for some downtime with movies and popcorn! We also put new batteries in our old friends, Violet and Scout, that the kids have had since they were babies. Teddy and Cate have been taking them everywhere again now–so cute!
On Saturday night, Tim and I had a surprise birthday party for his friend (and boss) Brent! My mom offered to have Clare, Cate and Teddy over for a slumber party at her house. She always makes even the smallest get together feel special and the kids were so excited. Mom always makes every detail so pretty.
After dropping the kids off, Tim and I headed over to the party and we had a blast! Brent was completely surprised and Esther had tons of delicious food and desserts for the celebration! I didn’t get a picture with the birthday boy, but lucky for Tim, I did have him take a picture of what I wore. Our husbands are all really enjoying their new jobs as photographers so we can share our outfits with you guys!
On Sunday, Tim and I enjoyed a relaxing Father’s Day morning by sleeping in and drinking our coffee before it got cold! Then we went to pick up the kiddos from Nanny’s house. They had made Daddy lots of homemade cards and wrapped his presents themselves!
We also discovered a little family of cardinals living in our playset!
…and we got in a couple of hours at the pool!
That evening, we went over to Grandma and Grandpa’s to celebrate all of the great Heaston dads. My mother-in-law and niece had baked lots of homemade desserts and we brought over one of Tim’s favorites, a key lime pie! My mother-in-law, Ramona, is from Puerto Rico and she had made coquito using a recipe from one of her favorite cookbooks!
I’m thankful for a happy and sunny summer weekend with special girlfriends, healthy family, and a day dedicated to the best husband and daddy I know!
Thank you so much for joining us here on ClearLakeCousins.com. We are having so much fun doing this together and we’re learning so much along the way. Make sure to check out our new Shop page–we’ll be updating it as we find cute new items for ourselves and our kids. As Annie said, “I always feel like I need to save my cute outfits and this is giving me permission to wear my cute stuff on normal days!” We all agreed! So thanks for giving us an excuse to get a little more fancied up than usual!
When you have little kids, your weekends revolve around them and their activities. But I wouldn’t trade this busy stage of life for anything!
Maeve’s suit is last year’s Hanna Andersson but I am linking something similar!
We had so much fun watching Lily play softball on Saturday morning. She had three big hits and is really enjoying her first year on the field!
Saturday was my day to work the snack shack. My little helper (who also happens to be a junk food fanatic) thought this was the BEST job ever. She even earned some tips!
We had friends over Saturday evening after games! We grilled and made ice cream sundaes! It was a perfect summer evening! Find Lily’s striped dress on our shop page. There are three great color options!
This poppy colored ruffled tank is perfect for humid Midwest evenings. I love these Gap sandals – so comfy, and they come in four colors. Linking the denim shorts and jewelry to our Shop page as well.
The temperature dropped 30 degrees on Sunday so our options were limited! I had been hearing great things about the Children’s Museum in Lincoln, so we headed about 50 miles west to check it out! It was a great time and a perfect indoor activity for the day.
My girls are thrilled to start Vacation Bible School this week! Signing off after another great Summer weekend!
Today I’m reviewing a kids’ product that we have really enjoyed using in our family. My daughter Lily was given a Garmin Vívofit Jr. for her 7th birthday this year. I had only recently heard about how popular the device was becoming among the kids her age at school!
This activity tracker is designed to be kid-friendly; comfortable and water resistant. Lily even wears hers when swimming!There are band choices for boys and girls. It tracks steps, sleeping patterns, and gives recommendations for 60 minutes of activity a day. Lily loves the alarm feature and prefers the sound to her regular alarm clock.
The compatible app home page. Incredibly user friendly! You can also add multiple children to the app.
One of my favorite features is the chore tracker. Your child can earn coins to redeem for agreed upon rewards managed by mom or dad on the free compatible app. You choose the chores or behavior, and send the coins right from your phone when accomplished. The app also includes mobile educational adventures that Lily loves to play. In addition, the program unlocks different trails as fitness goals are met. I love to watch her excitement when her tracker beeps because she has met a step goal!
Another attribute to mention – The user replaceable battery will keep kicking for up to a year, so there is no need to recharge!!Lastly, the Vivofit Jr. fits bands for the Vivofit 3. As they get older it will not look childish with a replacement band.
This is a fantastic product with useful, practical functions. Summer is a great time to give the Vívofit Jr. a try! Add summer reading and studying to your child’s list of chores and let them choose a reward for earning theircoins.It’s all about BALANCE, and I love that you can alter this fitnesstracker to meet your needs in all aspects of your child’s life. Let us know what you think!!